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1. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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60 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the members of the lynch mob that killed him.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

3. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

4. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Writers: Stephen King, Bill Phillips | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

5. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Writers: David Mamet, Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, James Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

6. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do.

Creators: Martin Cohan, Howard Leeds, Ben Starr | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins, Franklyn Seales

7. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Creators: Bridget Dobson, Jerome Dobson | Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Lane Davies, Nancy Lee Grahn

8. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Creator: Diane English | Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Kimbrough

9. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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50 Metascore

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Jay Friedman | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

10. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Writers: Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

11. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

12. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Writers: Steve Bloom, Jonathan Roberts | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

13. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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After he's laid off, a husband and wife switch roles with her returning to the work force and he becoming a stay at home dad, a role to which he doesn't have a clue.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Fred Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

14. #1 Cheerleader Camp (2010 Video)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

3.7
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A pair of horny college guys get summer jobs at a sexy cheerleader camp.

Writer: Naomi L. Selfman | Director: Mark Quod | Stars: Charlene Tilton, Seth Cassell, Jay Gillespie, Erica Duke

15. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Writers: Peter Dexter, Thomas Babe, Walter Hill | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

16. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Koslow | Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Carmen Argenziano, Andrew Marton

17. Little Britain USA (2008– )

Comedy | Active

7.7
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Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Brett Gentile

18. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard US-Entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team they tour from North ... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Jimenez, Lindy Laub, Marshall Brickman | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

19. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

20. High School U.S.A. (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

5.6
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Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

Writers: Alan Eisenstock, Larry Mintz | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Todd Bridges, Angela Cartwright

21. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

22. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

Writers: Henry Rosenbaum, David Taylor | Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

23. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

48 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.1
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Creator: Michael Landon | Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

24. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

25. Lottery! (1983–1984)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A lottery representative and his IRS partner meet various winners across the country present the prizes and change their lives.

Stars: Marshall Colt, Ben Murphy, Brendon Boone, Rebecca Balding

26. Lovelines (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.5
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Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it,... See full summary »

Writers: Chip Hand, William Byron Hillman | Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

27. Supermarket Sweep (1990–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.3
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Creator: Al Howard | Stars: David Ruprecht, Johnny Gilbert, Randy West, John Richard Petersen

28. The Cartier Affair (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Curt Taylor is a convict and owes Phil Drexler the number 1 convict in the prison. Now to settle his debt Drexler sends Curt to be the secretary for Cartier Rand so that he can steal her ... See full summary »

Writers: Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner, Michael Devereaux | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Joan Collins, David Hasselhoff, Ed Lauter, Randi Brooks

29. Stitches (1985)

R | 89 min | Comedy

4.2
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The misadventures of three students in medical school.

Writers: Michel Choquette, Michael Paseornek | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Tochi, Robin Dearden

30. 1 vs. 100 (2006– )

Game-Show

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One contestant competes against 100 people by answering trivia questions for a chance to win a huge cash prize.

Stars: Bob Saget, Dexter Takashi Odani, Richard Rubin, Jaclyn Dahm

31. Space Rage (1985)

R | 77 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Western

3.3
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In this sci-fi/western film set two hundred years from now, a bank robber, Grange is captured and sentenced to the penal colony on the mining planet Proxima Centauri 3 where he meets ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Lenahan, Morton Reed | Director: Conrad E. Palmisano | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Michael Paré, John Laughlin, Lee Purcell

32. Sweet Revenge (1984 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

5.8
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While a major in the U.S. Army, Joe Cheever has a fling with his commanding officer's daughter that results in a pregnancy. Cheever convinces the girl to have an illegal abortion. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Peter Marin | Director: David Greene | Stars: Kevin Dobson, Kelly McGillis, Alec Baldwin, Savannah Smith Boucher

33. The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (1984 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy

6.3
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D.C. is a dreamer who can't keep in the real world longer than a few minutes. After a top secret disk finds its way in his backpack, he finds himself right in the middle of a big spy ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Cohan, Phil Margo | Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Gary Coleman, Bernie Casey, Shelley Smith, Fred Dryer

34. Kissing School for Losers (2011)

24 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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Two stoner brothers try to save their mother's house from foreclosure by opening up the very first 'Kissing School for Losers', where they hire hot girls to teach geeks/nerds/anyone who will pay how to be cool.

Writers: Chris Kato, Laura Oliver | Director: Chris Kato | Stars: Robbie Moore, Jirard Khalil, Laura Oliver, Amanda Groth

35. Happy (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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A former child show host misses the good old days. He and his sidekick from the show are doing a gig when the place gets robbed and the sidekick murdered. The host is the only one who saw the robber well so the robber goes after him.

Writers: I.C. Rapoport, Larry B. Williams | Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Dee Wallace, Henry Silva, Jack Gilford

36. Torchlight (1985)

R | 90 min | Drama

4.1
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The marriage of a young and successful couple is jeopardized when he becomes heavily addicted to cocaine. Her inability to help him and his inability to stop are leading them both into a downward spiral.

Writers: Pamela Sue Martin, Eliza Moorman | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Steve Railsback, Ian McShane, Al Corley

37. Sins of the Past (1984 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

7.0
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A ring of call girls leaves the "business" when one of them is murdered. The survivors change their names and leave town. However, they are reunited 15 years later when another one of them ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Brown, David Soloman | Director: Peter Roger Hunt | Stars: Barbara Carrera, Kim Cattrall, Debby Boone, Tracy Reed

38. My Life and Times (1991– )

30 min | Drama

7.8
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Ben Miller was an elderly man living in a nursing home in the year 2035, who frequently reminisced about his past life in this critically acclaimed series. Each episode was set in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Irwin, Megan Mullally, Helen Hunt, Matt McGrath

40. The Cost of Living (2013)

16 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.3
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The Cost of Living is a dark comedy that focuses on the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths.

Writer: David Beazley | Director: David Beazley | Stars: Paul Popplewell, Adeel Akhtar, Endy McKay

41. The Ghost Dance (1980)

96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

Writers: Peter F. Buffa, Robert M. Sutton | Director: Peter F. Buffa | Stars: Julie Amato, Victor Mohica, Henry Bal, Frank Salsedo

42. Go-Go's: Prime Time (1985 Video)

25 min | Short, Music

7.2
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A collection of 7 music video hits from The Go-Go's first 3 albums

Stars: Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Rob Lowe, Gina Schock

43. Strange Felony Files: Deadly Sinner (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime

7.9
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Writer: Keith Cornell | Director: Keith Cornell | Stars: Heather Brooker, Samm Hill, L.G. Ross, Mark Lezotte

44. This Is a Business (2006)

103 min | Comedy

7.4
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Resolved to become a "somebody," a shipping clerk starts his own business knowing only that he intends either to create a product or to provide a service, and whichever one it is, he pledges, it will be good, for everyone.

Writers: Daniel L. Stern, Tom Stern | Director: Tom Stern | Stars: Nathan Nolan, Rick Schiaffo, Henry Vega, Liz Maccie

45. Balderdash (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy

4.6
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Stars: Tim Meadows, Stephanie Miller, Andy Kindler, Wendy Liebman

46. Laguna Cafe (2000– )

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Stars: John Richard Petersen, Scott Siegfreid

47. Harmony Heights (2006)

30 min | Short, Comedy

7.8
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Everyone lives comfortable, predictable lives. Everyone except the four residents of 734 Leary Way. Hunter is a young man living on his own for the first time and trying to live a life ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Brown, Dan Williams | Director: Scott Brown | Stars: Curt Clendenin, Michelle Lang, Christopher DeMaci, Darline Jarry

48. Nun Fu (2005)

Action, Short

7.3
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Writer: Chris Hall | Director: Chris Hall | Stars: K.K. Goodrich, Nick Machado, John Richard Petersen, Beth Gargan

49. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: A Wiser Heart (1981)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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Laura attends a writing seminar in Arizona, but the experience is marred by a rude professor who cuts her down at every turn.

Writers: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Chris Abbott | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush, Jonathan Gilbert

50. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: All the Kids Do It (1984)

49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.8
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A teenage boy (played by Baio) suffers the consequences of drinking and driving.

Writer: Paul W. Cooper | Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Scott Baio, George Dzundza, Jeremy Licht, Frances Lee McCain