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1. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 679

2. Shaw vs. Shakespeare II: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1970)

Documentary, Short

9.0
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Director: John Barnes | Stars: Ernest Graves, Barnard Hughes, Richard Kiley, Donald Madden

Votes: 5

3. The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe (1962 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

8.9
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Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, Maurice Chevalier, Robert Goulet

Votes: 12

4. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Blindsided (2007)

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

8.9
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A reporter dies while Brenda helps him profile the LAPD, but Pope bars her from participating in the case until the department psychiatrist clears her for duty. At home, she and Fritz await her parents for a visit.

Director: Kevin Bacon | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 198

5. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 286,500

6. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.8
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This period in New York's history covers many local characters and the corruption but also the building of the Brooklyn bridge and the erection of the Statue of Liberty.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ruth J. Abram, Philip Bosco, Robert A. Caro, Caleb Carr

Votes: 9

7. Profiles in Courage (1964–1965)

30 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.7
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

Stars: Gene Darfler, John Hoyt, Walter Matthau, Simon Oakland

Votes: 44

8. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Enemies (1974)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.7
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Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: George Pentecost, Will Lee, Ellis Rabb, Jane Rose

Votes: 12

9. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Last Rites (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Brenda gets in more trouble with Pope when the Catholic Church stonewalls her investigation into a priest's murder. Meanwhile she also faces pressure at home caring for her sick father.

Director: David McWhirter | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 122

10. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: Order and Disorder (1825-1865) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.7
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The period of 1825 to 1865 in the history on New York City is narrated by David Ogden Stiers. We see the rise of the city as a cultural centre, to influx of blacks, Italians and Germans. ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Thomas Bender, Marshall Berman, Philip Bosco, Calvin O. Butts III

Votes: 10

11. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
Episode: The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999)

Documentary, History

8.7
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This episode covers the period from 1898 to 1914, and documents the rise of Al Smith to governer after he enacted laws to protect working people in the state of New York after the terrible ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Ruth J. Abram, Joan Allen, Carol Berkin, Philip Bosco

Votes: 9

12. Landfall (2001)

94 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Director: Dan Hamilton | Stars: Jean Louisa Kelly, Frances Sternhagen, Stephen Anthony, Dottie Arbogast

Votes: 9

13. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Partly Cloudy, Chance of Rain (2001)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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When a torrential rainstorm pounds Chicago, patients deluge the emergency room while Weaver speeds to an accident site. There, she finds a pregnant woman, Vicki lying injured inside a ... See full summary »

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 136

14. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: Subway Story (2004)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.6
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Linda deletes some important files and spends the day trying to recover them or cover up what she's done. Some out-of-town friends have come to see John but he's nowhere to be seen so Chris... See full summary »

Director: Ian Gurvitz | Stars: Ted Danson, Nancy Travis, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

Votes: 63

15. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Donner Party (1992)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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Doomed attempt to get to California in 1846. More than just a riveting tale of death, endurance and survival. The Donner Party's nightmarish journey penetrated to the very heart of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: David McCullough, J.D. Cannon, Timothy Hutton, Gene Jones

Votes: 260

16. Parenthood (2010–2015)
Episode: Road Trip (2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Seeking his mother's approval, Zeek demands the entire family caravan on a road trip where they encounter many road blocks along the way. While spending time on the road, Adam connects with... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 122

17. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,006

18. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Identity Theft (2009)

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

8.4
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When a confessed killer gets an important detail of the murder wrong during his allocution, Brenda suspects that he may be covering for his schizophrenic son. Meanwhile, Brenda gets a visit from her mother and teenage niece.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 122

19. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Living Proof: Part Two (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The investigation into the Albanian blood feud uncovers a surprising secret about the identities of one of the family members, and somebody breaks into Brenda's parents' RV.

Director: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 102

20. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Slippin' (2006)

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

8.4
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The murder of two USC students in an apparent gang shooting that leaves another in the hospital has Brenda juggling responsibilities for entertaining her mother and solving the case.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 161

21. Spencer (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Offbeat Spencer Winger is coping with high school with the help of his buddies Wayne and Herbie, especially in dealing with his nemesis Mr. Beanley. His bemused parents are supportive. In a... See full summary »

Stars: Ronny Cox, Richard Sanders, Amy Locane, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 60

22. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Coney Island (1991)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The film explores the beginnings of America's first amusement park and takes us through its good times all the way up to its end. The show was originally produced for PBS's American Experience.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Philip Bosco, Andrei Codrescu, Vincent Gardenia, Judd Hirsch

Votes: 77

23. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Living Proof: Part One (2010)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An apparent Albanian blood feud puts the kibosh on everyone's Christmas getaway plans, all but for Brenda, who's parents have come to announce that they're moving to Los Angeles.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 103

24. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Loose Ends (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Weaver reprimands Carter for doing a dangerous procedure without consulting Kovac. She also talks to Hathaway about Hathaway's lack of focus on the job. And while treating a 6-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies, Laura Innes

Votes: 136

25. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part III - Sunshine and Shadow (1999)

111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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Episode three turns the spotlight on greed and wealth.

Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Ruth J. Abram, Philip Bosco, Robert A. Caro

Votes: 25

26. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Next of Kin: Part 1 (2007)

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

8.3
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Brenda tracks a robbery-homicide suspect back to Atlanta, Georgia, where her parents resent being lead to believe she's returned home to visit them for Christmas.

Director: Scott Ellis | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 139

27. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Next of Kin: Part 2 (2007)

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

8.3
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Brenda, her parents, Fritz, Wesley, Flynn and Provenza begin a cross-country RV trip to return her suspect to LA. Along the way, she administers one of her blackest lies.

Director: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 137

28. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 257

29. Prohibition (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

Votes: 1,434

30. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 40

31. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Greene's daughter comes to live with him and Corday. Carter and Abby become more intimate. Chen must prove her skills while saving a baby. Weaver terminates Malucci after witnessing him having sex in an ambulance.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 124

32. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Do You See What I See? (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Mark treats an old lady who has been brutally raped. Carter's grandmother visits Carol's clinic. After he's touched by Benton, a blind man can see again!

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 164

33. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Double Blind (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Brenda and Fritz both deal with cases on the day before their wedding; Provenza puts his foot down, resulting in a resignation.

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 111

34. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Grave Doubts (2007)

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

8.2
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The discovery of a body at a building site dating back to the L.A. Riots puts Brenda on a collision course with a priest, a politician, and one of her team.

Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 162

35. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Norm convinces Sam to install a satellite dish at Cheers. Carla finds a cheap, used dish, however it does not come installed. Despite not knowing how to do it, Sam and Woody tackle the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 138

36. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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Peter Benton's court battle enters its final stage and his lawyer advises him that if he wants to retain custody of Reese, he needs to re-evaluate his priorities. As a result, he puts his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 134

37. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Legacy (1997)

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

8.2
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After a mother orders a professional hit on her daughter-in-law's new husband, detectives reopen an investigation into her son's death.

Director: Brian Mertes | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 116

38. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Mom Duty (2006)

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

8.2
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When a juror dies during a mob boss trial, Brenda has to finesse her way to questioning the remaining jurors. Meanwhile, an unannounced visit put her plans with Fritz on hold.

Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 166

39. Parenthood (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The lives and tragedies of the Braverman family tree.

Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 25,122

40. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 476

41. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 14

42. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.1
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 23

43. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Benton Backwards (2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Benton is unable to find a job after Romano negatively influences local hospitals. He reluctantly agrees to accept Romano's demeaning offer of a per diem job at County with no benefits. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 127

44. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Culture Shock (2007)

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

8.1
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Brenda leaves Fritz in charge of her visiting parents while she investigates the death of a Chinese tour bus guide, much to Fritz' and her parents' irritation.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 147

45. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Episode: I Heart NY (2002)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Charlotte feels ready to date properly again, and has a lovely evening with divorced Eric, till he sees her (well, Trey's) apartment 'of the rich' and instantly considers them incompatible.... See full summary »

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 338

46. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: New York: Part II - Order and Disorder (1999)

114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Episode two looks at New York's rise as a burgeoning cultural center and multi-ethnic port.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Ruth Abram, Joan Allen, Thomas Bender

Votes: 27

47. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Relative Matters (2011)

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

8.1
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Brenda and Fritz butt heads when the FBI appears to sabotage her murder investigation because her main suspect is under their surveillance, and Brenda's parents come to town for the holidays with some bad news.

Director: David McWhirter | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 114

48. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Split Ends (2008)

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

8.1
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A movie studio hair-stylist is found beaten to death, making her physically abusive, soon-to-be-divorced husband the prime suspect.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 133

49. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 16,238

50. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 421