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1. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry.

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

Votes: 225,012 | Gross: $52.35M

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: 59,686

3. The Great Debaters (2007)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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: 50,212 | Gross: $30.23M

4. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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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: 40,231

5. 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: 37,868

6. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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

Votes: 26,693

7. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. As 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: 24,914 | Gross: $43.00M

8. 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: 22,929

9. 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: 19,974 | Gross: $8.75M

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

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

7.4
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This third Law & 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: 19,259

11. 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: 13,997 | Gross: $2.74M

12. 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: 8,877 | Gross: $3.29M

13. 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: 7,863

14. 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: 5,915

15. 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: 4,093

16. 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: 3,738 | Gross: $2.96M

17. 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: 3,154

18. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, War

8.2
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The trials of a weary nurse, her friends and colleagues in a Vietnam War field hospital.

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

Votes: 2,073

19. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

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: 1,896

20. 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: 1,700

21. 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: 1,318

22. 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: 1,037

23. 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: 805

24. 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: 753

25. 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: 604

26. The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988– )

PG | 251 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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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: 563

27. NightMan (1997–1999)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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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: 459

28. Total Stranger (1999)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama, 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: 283

29. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Party, Party (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.7
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Frasier tries repeatedly to arrange a date with a young woman he met at the opera, but is late time and again because of some accidents. On the last night before she leaves Seattle, she ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 276

30. 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: 275

31. Running Against Time (1990 TV Movie)

PG | 92 min | Sci-Fi

6.3
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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: 275

32. Radical Jack (2000 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure

2.9
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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: 274

33. Prison of Secrets (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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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: 247

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

60 min | Drama

7.0
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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: 213

35. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters (1982)

56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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Matt Dillon plays a young Jean Shepherd (author and narrator of A Christmas Story). Through Matt, Shep tells several humorous stories about his teen years in an Indiana steel town.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Matt Dillon, James Broderick, Barbara Bolton, Babe Sargent

Votes: 202

36. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Indifference (1990)

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

8.3
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A child's collapse in school from mortal injuries leads to an investigation that uncovers a family steeped in horrific abuse.

Director: James Quinn | Stars: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 201

37. A Woman Named Jackie (1991– )

PG | 246 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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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: 190

38. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985)

171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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This is a true story based on transcripts of the Salem Witch Trials. Sarah (Vanessa Redgrave) and her two sisters are put on trial for suspicion of witchcraft... See full synopsis »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Kim Hunter, Will Lyman, Buffy Baldauf

Votes: 185

39. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: By Hooker, by Crook (1990)

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

7.6
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A murder investigation leads detectives to a madam accused of running a prostitution ring disguised as a catering service.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: George Dzundza, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 179

40. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2003)

TV-MA | 19 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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Tyrone Biggums, returns in a skit. Plus Dave takes a look at racism amongst Hollywood's top animal stars, including Flipper, Ron Tin-Tin, and Lassie.

Directors: Rusty Cundieff, Andre Allen | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Daniel Stephen, Amanda Naughton, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 179

41. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Tomorrow (2002)

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

8.5
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The murder of a wealthy man's two children and their friend has Goren and Eames looking at his ex-wife, but a closer look at the evidence reveals a different connection and sisters with an unusual attachment.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 167

42. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

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

Votes: 150

43. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: The Girl in the Plastic Bubble (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Frasier is still wallowing in Lilith's announcement that she is leaving him for her colleague, Dr. Louis Pascal. What's worse, she has decided to let Frasier have sole custody of Frederick ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 133

44. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Humiliation (1995)

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

7.9
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After a prostitute is murdered, the detectives believe she was blackmailing a wealthy client. Kincaid prosecutes the case, but has second thoughts after the defendant's wife takes the stand.

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 118

45. 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: 114

46. Rescue Me (2004–2011)
Episode: Rebirth (2005)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Comedy

8.4
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Tommy finds a less-than-perfect way to rekindle his relationship with Janet. Franco asks for the crew's help in winning Laura back. Tommy's ideas about faith are challenged when an accident on the job nearly kills him.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, James McCaffrey, Jack McGee

Votes: 112

47. Shannon's Deal (1989 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A washed-up lawyer refuses to take a bribe and instead goes after the South American drug cartel that's trying to push those in its way.

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

Votes: 110

48. 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: 94

49. 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: 80

50. A Matter of Degrees (1990)

R | 88 min | Comedy

4.9
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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: 73