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1. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

2. The Mentalist (2008– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Stars: Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Simon Baker, Amanda Righetti

3. Elementary (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

4. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

5. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama | Active

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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Creators: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Len Cariou, Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan

6. Lie to Me (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »

Creator: Samuel Baum | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

7. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Creator: Hank Steinberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

8. FlashForward (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blackouts and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Creators: Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer | Stars: John Cho, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Courtney B. Vance

9. Mission: Impossible II (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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A secret agent is sent to Sydney, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera"

Writers: Bruce Geller, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Robert Towne | Director: John Woo | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames

10. Body of Proof (2011–2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Medical examiner Megan Hunt's unique approach to solving crimes puts her at odds with her superiors.

Creator: Christopher Murphey | Stars: Dana Delany, Jeri Ryan, Geoffrey Arend, Windell Middlebrooks

11. No Ordinary Family (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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A typical family has special abilities.

Creators: Greg Berlanti, Jon Harmon Feldman | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz, Kay Panabaker, Jimmy Bennett

12. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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35 Metascore

As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace -- at first -- in her imaginary friend.

Writer: Ari Schlossberg | Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

13. Swimfan (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Thriller, Drama

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29 Metascore

A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.

Writers: Charles F. Bohl, Phillip Schneider | Director: John Polson | Stars: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Kate Burton

14. Tenderness (2009)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A policeman works to figure out whether a violent teen murdered his family.

Writers: Emil Stern, Robert Cormier | Director: John Polson | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub, Laura Dern

15. Happy Town (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg | Stars: Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker, Robert Wisdom

16. Sirens (1993)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.

Writers: John Duigan, Josep Llurba | Director: John Duigan | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson

17. Two Hands (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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A 19 year old (Heath Ledger) finds himself in debt to a local gangster (Bryan Brown) when some gang loot disappears and sets him on the run from thugs. Meanwhile two street kids start a ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregor Jordan | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long

18. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)

50 min | Drama

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This series chronicles the events surrounding the activities of the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which operates its own aircraft -in this case from the base at Coopers Crossing, an ... See full summary »

Stars: Lenore Smith, Robert Grubb, Maurie Fields, Val Jellay

19. The Square (2008)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A man's life begins to unravel when his mistress brings him a bag of cash.

Writers: Joel Edgerton, Matthew Dabner | Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Joel Edgerton, Peter Phelps

20. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Writer: David Stevens | Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

21. A Country Practice (1981–1993)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Shane Porteous, Brian Wenzel, Lorrae Desmond, Joyce Jacobs

22. Prisoners of the Sun (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, War

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The island of Ambon in Indonesia, 1945. During the War, the number of Australian POWs on the island had dropped from 1100 to less than 300 due to abuses by their Japanese captors. Capt. ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Whitburn, Brian A. Williams | Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach

23. September (2007)

85 min | Drama

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Set in the Australian wheat-belt in 1968, SEPTEMBER is a character driven film about two 15 year old boys - one black, one white - whose friendship begins to fall apart under the stress of ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Carstairs, Ant Horn | Director: Peter Carstairs | Stars: Xavier Samuel, Clarence John Ryan, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Kelton Pell

24. Vietnam (1987 TV Mini-Series)

45 min | Drama, War

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Stars: John Allen, Alan Cassell, Pauline Chan, Brett Climo

25. Bear (I) (2011)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Nash Edgerton, David Michôd | Director: Nash Edgerton | Stars: Nash Edgerton, Teresa Palmer, Warwick Thornton

26. The Boys (1998)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

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Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Graham, Stephen Sewell | Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: David Wenham, Toni Collette, Lynette Curran, John Polson

27. Heartland (1994 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Cate Blanchett, Ernie Dingo, Grahame Mundara Rich, Paul Caesar

28. Idiot Box (1996)

83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Looking for the fast track out of suburban hell, two natural born losers scheme an impossible heist. Mick is slack, cynical, and most of all, unemployed. He masterminds the plan while Kev, ... See full summary »

Writer: David Caesar | Director: David Caesar | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Jeremy Sims, John Polson, Graeme Blundell

29. Sydney Unplugged

Comedy, Drama, Romance | Announced

A series of short films that serves as a love letter to Australia's largest city.

Directors: Toni Collette, Russell Crowe, John Curran, Kieran Darcy-Smith, Anthony LaPaglia, Ray Lawrence, Alex Proyas, Liev Schreiber, Ivan Sen

30. For Love Alone (1986)

102 min | History, Romance

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A poor young woman in 1930's Australia falls in love with a dashing but arrogant teacher who preaches free love and watered down socialist precepts. She follows him to England, meeting a ... See full summary »

Writers: Christina Stead, Stephen Wallace | Director: Stephen Wallace | Stars: Helen Buday, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Huw Williams

31. Dadah Is Death (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama

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On 9th of November 1983 two Australians, Kevin Barlow and Geoff Chambers were arrested at Penang Airport in Malaysia carrying 179 grams of Heroin. A crime which in Malaysia carries a ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Kerby | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Julie Christie, Hugo Weaving, John Polson, Sarah Jessica Parker

32. Captain James Cook (1987 TV Mini-Series)

480 min | Biography, Drama

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Based on Captain James Cook's three voyages. It was on his first voyage, in 1770 (while in the South Pacific region to observe the transit of Venus), that Captain Cook discovered the east ... See full summary »

Stars: Carol Drinkwater, Keith Michell, John Gregg, Erich Hallhuber

33. G.P. (1989–1996)

Drama

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Stars: Denise Roberts, Michael Craig, Michael O'Neill, Brian Rooney

34. Siam Sunset (1999)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

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A British design executive, who seemingly has everything going for him has his life totally changed when a refrigerator falls from an aircraft and lands on his wife. He decides to getaway ... See full summary »

Writers: Max Dann, Andrew Knight | Director: John Polson | Stars: Linus Roache, Danielle Cormack, Ian Bliss, Roy Billing

35. Big Sky (I) (1997–1999)

50 min | Drama

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Stars: Gary Sweet, Martin Henderson, Rhys Muldoon, Robyn Cruze

36. Dangerous Game (1987)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A computer expert and his friends manage to disable a department store's security system so they can rob it, but once inside they find themselves stalked by a killer.

Writers: Jon Ezrine, David Groom, Stephen Hopkins, Michael Ralph, Peter West | Directors: Stephen Hopkins, David Lewis | Stars: Miles Buchanan, Marcus Graham, Steven Grives, Kathryn Walker

37. Holmes Sweet Holmes (2013 Video)

18 min | Short

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Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Carl Beverly, Robert Doherty, Jon Michael Hill, Rhys Ifans

38. A Holmes of Their Own (2013 Video)

12 min | Short

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Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Carl Beverly, Robert Doherty, Jon Michael Hill, Rhys Ifans

39. Kangaroo Palace (1997 TV Movie)

Drama

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The story of four young Australians trying their luck in 1960's London.

Writers: Deborah Cox, Andrew Knight | Director: Robert Marchand | Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, John Polson, Rebecca Gibney, Jeremy Sims

40. In Liu of Watson (2013 Video)

10 min | Short

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Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Carl Beverly, Robert Doherty, Jon Michael Hill, Rhys Ifans

41. Back of Beyond (1995)

R | 85 min | Thriller

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A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.

Writers: Richard J. Sawyer, Paul Leadon, A.W. Brooksbank, Michael Robertson | Director: Michael Robertson | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Colin Friels, Dee Smart, John Polson

42. Set Tour with Lucy Liu (2013 Video)

4 min | Short

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Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Jon Michael Hill, Rhys Ifans, Lucy Liu, Jonny Lee Miller

43. Embassy (1990–1992)

50 min | Drama

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A soap opera set in the Australian embassy to Ragaan, an imaginary South East Asian country.

Creators: Ian Bradley, Anne Lucas | Stars: Bryan Marshall, Ria Yazaki, Jim Holt, Gerard Maguire

44. Call Me Mr. Brown (1990)

R | 94 min | Crime

5.9
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Based on the 1971 true story known as "The Great Plane Robbery", this tele-movie tells the story of Peter Macari alias Mr. Brown. Under a grand extortion scam, he steals $500,000 in cash ... See full summary »

Writers: Scott Hicks, Terry Jennings | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Chris Haywood, Vincent Ball, John Frawley, Russell Kiefel

45. More Winners: The Journey (1990 TV Movie)

Family, Fantasy

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Twelve year old Ada is orphaned when her father is killed in a fall. Before he dies, he tells Ada to journey south to find her true inheritance. Together with the housekeeper's stepdaughter, Ada sets out on a journey full of adventure.

Writers: Ken Cameron, Jane Oehr | Director: Jane Oehr | Stars: Melanie Boomer, Christen Cornell, Jim Webb, John Polson

46. Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma (2003 Video Game)

Action, Thriller

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Director: J.D. Smith | Stars: Ving Rhames, Steve Blum, John Polson, Melinda Clarke

47. Gino (1994)

89 min

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Writers: Larry Buttrose, Max Dann, Vince Sorrenti | Director: Jackie McKimmie | Stars: Nicholas Bufalo, Zoe Carides, Bruno Lawrence, Rose Clemente

48. Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe (1985 TV Movie)

100 min

7.6
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Dramatisation of the life of the Australian rock singer from his peak success in the 1950s.

Writer: Robert Caswell | Director: Ted Robinson | Stars: Terry Serio, John McTiernan, Marcelle Schmitz, Candy Raymond

49. What's Going On, Frank? (1995)

10 min | Comedy, Short

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Writer: John Polson | Director: John Polson | Stars: John Polson, Hugo Weaving

50. Swinger (1995)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Writer: Gregor Jordan | Director: Gregor Jordan | Stars: Darren Gilshenan, Lucy Bell, Jerome Ehlers, Ian 'Dano' Rogerson