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1. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.3
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A pair of losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, but the murderer is out to "finish him off."

Writer: Robert Klane | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser

2. Smash (2012–2013)

44 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Creator: Theresa Rebeck | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

3. Moonstruck (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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83 Metascore

Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously).

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello

4. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music

4.3
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17 Metascore

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenger yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Writers: Nik Cohn, Sylvester Stallone, Norman Wexler | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

5. Ironside (2013– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Active

5.5
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Centers on Robert T. Ironside, a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases.

Creators: Michael Caleo, Collier Young | Stars: Blair Underwood, Kenneth Choi, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber

6. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

1973, suburban Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex, drink, etc., find their lives out of control.

Writers: Rick Moody, James Schamus | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

7. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

8. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Creators: Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

9. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Writers: Mick Garris, Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

10. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »

Writers: John Irving, Steve Tesich | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

11. Big Business (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

6.2
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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family ... See full summary »

Writers: Dori Pierson, Marc Reid Rubel | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann

12. C.H.U.D. (1984)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets.

Writers: Parnell Hall, Shepard Abbott | Director: Douglas Cheek | Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

13. Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Music

6.8
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader Eddie Wilson may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

Writers: Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson, P.F. Kluge | Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance

14. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.6
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A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.

Writer: Jay McInerney | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Swoosie Kurtz

15. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

16. Legal Eagles (1986)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ivan Reitman, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr. | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robert Redford, Debra Winger, Daryl Hannah, Brian Dennehy

17. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Writer: Wesley Strick | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

18. Clara's Heart (1988)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.2
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David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Olshan, Mark Medoff | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan, Neil Patrick Harris

19. They All Laughed (1981)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

Writers: Peter Bogdanovich, Blaine Novak | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter

20. Double Whammy (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Denis Leary, Elizabeth Hurley, Luis Guzmán, Victor Argo

21. C.P.W. (1995–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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Ambitious New Yorkers maneuver against each other as they pursue their passion for money, sex, and power.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Mädchen Amick, Lauren Hutton, Justin Lazard, John Barrowman

22. The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1987–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Molly Dodd was a mid-30s, divorced woman living in New York and facing the comedy and drama of a widely changing career, difficulties of apartment living, love life and its consequences, and so on.

Creator: Jay Tarses | Stars: Blair Brown, James Greene, Allyn Ann McLerie, William Converse-Roberts

23. Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992–1996)

30 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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Based on true stories, this series depicts a variety of important and critical events that can happen in the lives of teenagers.

Stars: Craig Wasson, Calista Flockhart, Adam LaVorgna, Benari Poulten

24. Stone Pillow (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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In an effort to understand the plight of homeless women living on the streets, young social worker, Carrie Lange (Daphne Zuniga) attempts befriending a homeless woman named Florabelle ('... See full summary »

Writer: Rose Leiman Goldemberg | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Lucille Ball, Daphne Zuniga, William Converse-Roberts, Stephen Lang

25. Popeye Doyle (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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While Popeye Doyle (Ed ONeill) is investigating what appears to be a very simple drug overdose, he becomes involved in international intrigue. The Mosad and various other foreign diplomatic... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Di Lello | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Matthew Laurance, James Handy, Candy Clark

26. The Acting Class (2000)

Comedy

5.7
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A comedy about an exceptionally dysfunctional acting class. Playing unsuspecting college students Holder and Hennessy set off to find the most influential acting teacher of the decade and ... See full summary »

Writer: Jill Hennessy | Directors: Jill Hennessy, Elizabeth Holder | Stars: Jody Booth, Jill Hennessy, Elizabeth Holder, Ken Murton

27. Dream Street (1989– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Blue Collar twenty-somethings live and love in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Peter Frechette, David Barry Gray, Tom Signorelli

28. The Children's Story (1982 TV Short)

30 min | Drama, Short

8.1
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A just-established totalitarian government places a new teacher in a classroom of young children while the old teacher is sent away. The new teacher challenges the students' view of their ... See full summary »

Writer: James Clavell | Director: James Clavell | Stars: Max Barabas, Michael Belleran, Vanessa Biery, Michaela Clavell

29. DMZ (1990)

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Stars: Benjamin Chan, Jongiorgi Enos, Tzi Ma, Paul Sorvino

30. Quiet on the Set: Behind the Scenes of Molly Dodd (1990 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Cast members and others discuss the series and its production.

Director: Barbara Kanowitz | Stars: Paul Anderson, Elaine Arata, Blair Brown, Gregory Criscuolo

31. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: 3 Dawg Night (2001)

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

7.3
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A hip-hop star goes on trial for the murder of a nightclub patron who accused him of being a sellout.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Stephen Wertimer | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

32. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: A Losing Season (2001)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A convicted drug dealer is accused of killing a pregnant loan officer, but it turns out to be part of a larger plot involving a professional basketball player who may be the baby's father.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

33. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Admissions (1999)

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

7.3
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An Hispanic mathematics professor is the prime suspect in the murder of a graduate student. He claims he is being racially profiled, but detectives have two potential motives. However, they cannot place him at the scene of the crime.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

34. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Age of Innocence (2005)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The bombing death of a husband set to remove the feeding tube of his wife, who's in a persistent vegetative state, focuses the investigation on the protesters.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: David Platt | Stars: Dennis Farina, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

35. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Ain't No Love (2005)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A young hip-hop performer is accused of murdering a rap mogul, but his friend testifies during the trial that he is the killer. Serena objects to prosecution tactics, and Branch fires her.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Dennis Farina, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

36. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: All New (2009)

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

7.7
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A firefighter and his wife are brutally killed. The DA's office faces the politically unpopular decision to prosecute another firefighter, who may have resorted to extreme measures to cover up his crime.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

38. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Anchors Away (2009)

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

7.9
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A murdered television news reporter was investigating allegations that a billionaire Wall Street investment adviser was a fraud, but figuring out who killed her proves to be difficult

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Alex Chapple | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

39. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Angelgrove (2008)

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

7.8
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A fanatical Christian teenager is implicated in the stoning death of his mother because of her adultery. Did the boy's pastor incite him to take action, and is he criminally responsible?

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Jesse L. Martin, Jeremy Sisto, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

40. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Attorney Client (2002)

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

7.5
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A sleazy criminal defense attorney is accused of killing his wife and using knowledge he obtained as a lawyer to frame a client. During the trial, he tries to further manipulate the system to avoid a conviction.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

41. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Avatar (2006)

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

8.2
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A murder is discovered on a social networking web site, and sorting out all the suspects and those who have moral responsibility complicates convicting the killer.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Vincent Misiano | Stars: Jesse L. Martin, Milena Govich, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

42. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bailout (2009)

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

7.4
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The manager of a failing youth recreation center faces trial in the kidnapping and death of a young woman. However, he blames his troubles on a disgraced Wall Street CEO--the victim's lover--who failed to provide an important donation.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

43. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bait (1998)

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

7.5
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A teenager who was shot in a drug deal gone bad claims to have been coerced into working as an informant for a corrupt narcotics officer.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Lewis Gould | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

44. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Betrayal (2008)

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

7.6
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A wife is accused of shooting her therapist husband over an inappropriate relationship with a teenage client. She acts as her own counsel and claims she was also one of his teenage victims

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Jesse L. Martin, Jeremy Sisto, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

45. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Birthright (2005)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A nurse is accused of performing illegal sterilizations on troubled teens without their knowledge, which resulted in the death of one of her patients.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Dennis Farina, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

46. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Black, White and Blue (2000)

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

7.8
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A lapse in judgment by two police officers results in two African Americans killing a white teen in Harlem. The case promises to set off a racial powder-keg, and drives a split between between Jack McCoy and Adam Schiff.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

47. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Blackmail (2010)

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

7.2
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The death of a journalist who worked for a celebrity gossip website leads detectives to her publisher, who sought to use information she gathered for a story to blackmail a well-known talk show host.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache

48. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bling (2007)

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

7.4
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A jeweler who caters to the hip-hop community pleads guilty to killing a female rap star. But he later claims that a violent record producer intimidated him into confessing to the crime.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: Jesse L. Martin, Milena Govich, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

49. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bodies (2003)

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

8.3
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A serial killer refuses to tell Jack McCoy the names and locations of all of his victims. The killer's defense attorney has the information too, but refuses to disclose it because of attorney-client privilege.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

50. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Bogeyman (2008)

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

7.6
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Lupo and his new partner, Kevin Bernard, discover that a woman's suicide may actually be a murder. The case appears to be tied to a secretive religious group that some people consider a cult, but is the group to blame?

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Anthony Anderson, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linus Roache