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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 25,056

2. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 55,410

3. Cheers (1982–1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name.

Stars: Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger, George Wendt

Votes: 34,516

4. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

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

7.4
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 17,990

5. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 208,541 | Gross: $52.35M

6. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.1
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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 1,782

7. Rescue Me (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Comedy

8.4
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth

Votes: 22,328

8. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

Votes: 23,315 | Gross: $43.00M

9. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

Votes: 7,481

10. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington | Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise, Nate Parker

Votes: 47,546 | Gross: $30.23M

11. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

4.3
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 18,326 | Gross: $8.75M

12. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 5,708

13. Thirtysomething (1987–1991)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst. Michael runs an ad agency with his friend Elliot, whose marriage ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris, Peter Horton

Votes: 1,544

14. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 34,759

15. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 526

16. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, War

8.2
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Dateline: November 1967, within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach. This is the 'Nam, filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but ... See full summary »

Stars: Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo, Concetta Tomei

Votes: 1,898

17. The Commish (1991–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

Votes: 1,178

18. Alien Nation (1989–1990)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 3,874

19. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (1997–2002)

PG | 60 min | Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy

8.0
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Within the course of one hour 5 stories are shown. None of these stories have any logical explanation, and some of them actually occurred. You are left to decide which of these stories, if ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Don LaFontaine, James Brolin, Gary Imhoff

Votes: 2,940

20. Shadows and Fog (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

6.8
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Kirby, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 13,081 | Gross: $2.74M

21. Gracie (2007)

PG-13 | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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52 Metascore

A teenager faces an uphill battle when she fights to give women the opportunity to play competitive soccer.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Carly Schroeder, Andrew Shue, Elisabeth Shue, Jesse Lee Soffer

Votes: 3,620 | Gross: $2.96M

22. NightMan (1997–1999)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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After lightning strikes saxophonist Johnny Domino, he finds he is telepathically tuned to the frequency of evil. This gives him an edge for finding the bad guys, and some special classified... See full summary »

Stars: Matt McColm, Earl Holliman, Jayne Heitmeyer, Derek Webster

Votes: 407

23. Hack (2002–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

Stars: Andre Braugher, David Morse, Matthew Borish, George Dzundza

Votes: 711

24. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 118

25. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.

Director: Jill Sprecher | Stars: Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaughey, David Connolly

Votes: 8,600 | Gross: $3.29M

26. The $treet (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in the world of corporate stock trading, "The $treet" follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company whom include expert broker ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Nina Garbiras, Christian Campbell, Melissa De Sousa

Votes: 258

27. Boss of Bosses (2001 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Chazz Palminteri, Angela Alvarado, Jay O. Sanders, Clancy Brown

Votes: 948

28. Prison of Secrets (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Finola Hughes, Gary Frank, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 233

29. Stranger in My House (1999)

TV-14 | 94 min | Thriller

5.5
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A middle-aged woman takes on a young female tenant to help pay her debts, but gets a lot more than she bargains for when the girl starts to act very strangely indeed . . .

Director: Joe Cacaci | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Zoe McLellan, Dan Lauria, Jay Thomas

Votes: 262

30. The Education of Max Bickford (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Ian Goldberg, Katee Sackhoff

Votes: 201

31. In My Daughter's Name (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.2
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Laura Elias's daughter is raped and murdered by Peter Lipton. With the support of Peter's affluential parents he pleads "guilty due to insanity". The jury acquits him because of insanity. ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Donna Mills, John Getz, John Rubinstein, Ron Frazier

Votes: 83

32. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
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In early twentieth-century Atlanta, the murder of a young girl prompts strong reactions from the community, and ultimately leads to the arrest of a man who may actually be innocent.

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Richard Jordan, Robert Prosky, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 536

33. A Woman Named Jackie (1991 TV Mini-Series)

PG | 246 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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This starts when Jackie Kennedy was working after college; and spans her life through the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and her marriage to Aristotle Onassis after the assassination of President Kennedy.

Stars: Marianna Bishop, Ann Buckles, Andy Buckley, Stephen Collins

Votes: 175

34. American Dreamer (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Following the death of his wife, a world-travelling reporter decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind, packs up his kids and moves to a quiet little town in Wisconsin, ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Carol Kane, Chay Lentin, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 31

35. L.A. Firefighters (1996– )

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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"L.A. Firefighters" (1996)" follows the lives of the members of Fire Co. 132, in Los Angeles County, California. Jarrod Emick stars as Jack Malloy, 132's fire captain who has recently had ... See full summary »

Stars: Jarrod Emick, Christine Elise, Miguel Sandoval, Carlton Wilborn

Votes: 35

36. Running Against Time (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.4
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History professor David Rhodes never has got over the death of his older brother, 1966 in Vietnam. When he hears the rumor that a famous professor is working on a time machine, he ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Robert Hays, Catherine Hicks, Sam Wanamaker, Wayne Tippit

Votes: 260

37. The Slap Maxwell Story (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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"Slap" Maxwell is a sportswriter of the old-school--hard-working, uncompromised. Unfortunately, his type of writing doesn't fit well in the modern world. His wife wants to discover her own ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Brian Smiar, Megan Gallagher, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 72

38. A Matter of Degrees (1990)

R | 88 min | Comedy

5.0
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A college student living in a commune decides that he doesn't want to go on to law school. When a corporation takes over the campus radio station, he decides to disrupt the graduation ceremonies.

Director: W.T. Morgan | Stars: Za Za Dupre, Arye Gross, Tom Sizemore, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 68

39. Lip Service (1988 TV Movie)

67 min | Comedy

5.6
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A young news reporter schemes to take over the job of a veteran news anchor whose ratings he's been hired to promote.

Director: William H. Macy | Stars: Griffin Dunne, Paul Dooley, Jonathan Katz, Fran Brill

Votes: 66

40. Radical Jack (2000 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure

3.0
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After quitting his job, a man decides to go after the one person responsible for ruining his life.

Director: James Allen Bradley | Stars: Billy Ray Cyrus, Dedee Pfeiffer, Noah Blake, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 238

41. The Bachelor's Baby (1996 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Jake Henry, freewheeling product reviewer, is surprised one night when Jamie appears on his doorstep with a baby she claims is Jake's. When Jamie can't care for Zack, Jake volunteers for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Scott Bakula, Chelsea Field, Dan Lauria, Cynthia Martells

Votes: 109

42. Kiss of a Killer (1993 TV Movie)

93 min | Thriller

6.5
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A rapist stalks a witness endangered by the secret life she has created to escape her mother.

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Annette O'Toole, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Wimmer, Gregg Henry

Votes: 63

43. Shannon's Deal (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Martin Ferrero, Jenny Lewis

Votes: 106

44. Stat (1991– )

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Dr. Tony Menzies oversees the chaos of a NYC emergency room while trying to mentor new resident Dr. Elizabeth Newberry. His fellow MD "Cowboy" Doniger finds time to be very popular with the ladies between saving lives.

Stars: Dennis Boutsikaris, Ron Canada, Cynthia Lea Clark, Alison La Placa

Votes: 6

45. Lethal Innocence (1991 TV Movie)

7.1
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Director: Helene Whitney | Stars: Margaret Barker, David Strathairn, Blair Brown, Kevin Coleman

Votes: 8

46. Age Isn't Everything (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Drama

5.5
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Young man gives up his dream of becoming an astronaut to go into business--and finds himself turned into a little old man.

Director: Douglas Katz | Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Robert Prosky, Rita Moreno, Rita Karin

Votes: 52

47. Retreat (2004)

Drama

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Director: Brad Jacques | Stars: Alicia Brockwell, Melissa Cook, Josh Cox, Elizabeth Dann

48. L.A. Firefighters (1996– )
Episode: A Mad Tea Party (1996)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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Stars: Jarrod Emick, Christine Elise, Miguel Sandoval, Brian Smiar

49. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
Episode: A Town's Revenge (1989)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Teenager tries to convince the town to farm without the use of pesticides, and finds many in the town resistant to change.

Director: Helen Whitney | Stars: Keith Coogan, Elizabeth Franz, Brian Smiar, Donna Haley

Votes: 5

50. Alien Nation (1989–1990)
Episode: Alien Nation (1989)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Johnson, Harry Longstreet | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 797