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1. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Creator: Paul Abbott | Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan

2. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.4
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

3. The West Wing (1999–2006)

42 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

4. Southland (2009–2013)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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Southland takes a raw look at Los Angeles as it is in the 2000s and as well at the lives of the officers of the Los Angeles Police Department who are trying to contain it.

Creator: Ann Biderman | Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie

5. The Company Men (2010)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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69 Metascore

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Writer: John Wells | Director: John Wells | Stars: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzanne Rico

6. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

7. Doom (2005)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.2
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34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick | Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

8. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Writers: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner | Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

9. Dirty Girl (2010)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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37 Metascore

It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.

Writer: Abe Sylvia | Director: Abe Sylvia | Stars: Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, Zach Lasry

10. One Hour Photo (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Writer: Mark Romanek | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith

11. Mildred Pierce (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

7.7
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

12. Cracks (I) (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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54 Metascore

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

Writers: Ben Court, Caroline Ip, Jordan Scott, Sheila Kohler | Director: Jordan Scott | Stars: Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots

13. White Oleander (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Writers: Janet Fitch, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Peter Kosminsky | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Renée Zellweger, Robin Wright, Alison Lohman

14. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Writers: Douglas McGrath, George Plimpton | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

15. 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.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

16. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Writer: Todd Graff | Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

17. China Beach (1988–1991)

120 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A drama series set at an American base during the Vietnam War. Rather than focusing on the battle scenes that made up most other portrayals of the war, this show looked at the everyday ... See full summary »

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

18. Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Writers: Howard A. Rodman, Natalie Robins, Steven M.L. Aronson | Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

19. The Peacemaker (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Writers: Leslie Cockburn, Andrew Cockburn, Michael Schiffer | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev

20. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

The story of Bettie Page, uber-successful 1950's pin-up model, one of the first sex icons in America, and the target of a Senate investigation (based on her bondage photos).

Writers: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

21. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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This is the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, James St. James | Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

22. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

5.1
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56 Metascore

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

23. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Writer: Todd Haynes | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

24. Love & Mercy (2014)

Biography, Drama, Music | Post-production

The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

Writer: Oren Moverman | Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti

25. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Writers: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock | Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

26. The Company (2003)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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73 Metascore

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer.

Writers: Neve Campbell, Barbara Turner | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Neve Campbell, James Franco, Malcolm McDowell, Barbara E. Robertson

27. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

6.6
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Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »

Stars: Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison, Chris Hansen

28. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Cunningham | Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

29. Gigantic (2008)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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38 Metascore

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.

Writers: Adam Nagata, Matt Aselton | Director: Matt Aselton | Stars: Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner

30. Duma (2005)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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An orphaned cheetah becomes the best friend and pet of a young boy living in South Africa.

Writers: Carol Cawthra Hopcraft, Xan Hopcraft, Carol Flint, Karen Janszen, Mark St. Germain | Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Alex Michaeletos, Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, Mary Makhatho

31. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Writers: Miklos Nyiszli, Tim Blake Nelson | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

32. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Arlen, Victor Levin, Helen Hunt, Elinor Lipman | Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

33. Smith (2006–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A drama about the lives of a crew of professional criminals.

Creator: John Wells | Stars: Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker, Jonny Lee Miller

34. Motherhood (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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34 Metascore

In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.

Writer: Katherine Dieckmann | Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, David Schallipp

35. The Good Thief (I) (2002)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Writers: Auguste Le Breton, Jean-Pierre Melville, Neil Jordan | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

36. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

60 min | Talk-Show

5.5
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Creator: Cleveland O'Neal III | Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, Patrick Stinson

37. Chef

Comedy | Announced

A chef assembles a crew together in an attempt to create the best restaurant ever.

Writer: Steven Knight | Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Omar Sy

38. The Evidence (2006– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Creators: Samuel Baum, Dustin Thomason | Stars: Orlando Jones, Rob Estes, Martin Landau, Martha Christianson

39. Electric Slide (2014)

95 min | Action, Biography, Crime | Completed

A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.

Writers: Timothy Ford, Tristan Patterson | Director: Tristan Patterson | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Jim Sturgess, Christopher Lambert, Patricia Arquette

40. Nearing Grace (2005)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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In the shadow of a family loss, the youngest son develops interest in an attractive high school classmate, paying little mind of her athletic boyfriend or of his own female best friend.

Writers: Scott Sommer, Jacob Aaron Estes | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Gregory Smith, Jordana Brewster, Ashley Johnson, David Moscow

41. Bad Girls (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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Follows the ins-and-outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates - some mothers, some friends-who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and the outside.

Writer: Nancy Pimental | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Amy Smart, Jaime Pressly, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Carmack

42. Dark Shadows (2005 TV Movie)

Drama, Horror

6.0
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Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Alec Newman, Blair Brown, Jessica Chastain, Matt Czuchry

43. Mrs. Harris (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.0
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Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.

Writers: Shana Alexander, Phyllis Nagy | Director: Phyllis Nagy | Stars: Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman, Lawrence O'Donnell

44. Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians ... See full summary »

Writer: John Wells | Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Moira Kelly, Martin Sheen, Lenny von Dohlen, Melinda Dillon

45. Boomerang (2013 TV Movie)

Drama

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About a family who serve as assassins for the federal government.

Writer: Davey Holmes | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Stephanie Jacobsen, Felicity Huffman, Anthony LaPaglia, Rosa Salazar

46. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Creators: Jim Henson, Gary Markowitz | Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Holland Taylor

47. Nice Girls Don't Explode (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.6
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April has a problem. Whenever she gets anything like passionate with a guy all sorts of things seem to spontaneously combust. The only men she meets more then once are firefighters. ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Harris | Director: Chuck Martinez | Stars: Barbara Harris, Michelle Meyrink, William O'Leary, Wallace Shawn

48. Shameless Season 3: Being Mandy and Mickey Milkovich (2013 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Noel Fisher, Etan Frankel, Emma Greenwell, Mike O'Malley

49. Presidio Med (2002–2003)

60 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Dana Delany, Paul Blackthorne, Jocelyn Rose, David Kaufman

50. Gimme Shelter (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

7.1
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Writer: Hannah Shakespeare | Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Michael Beach, John Harrington Bland, Christa Beth Campbell, Parker Chapin