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1. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 209,961

2. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Votes: 892,674 | Gross: $130.06M

3. Banshee (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 66,395

4. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 99,146

5. Towelhead (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.0
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57 Metascore

A young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession, a bigoted Army reservist and her strict father during the Gulf War.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Summer Bishil, Aaron Eckhart, Peter Macdissi, Chris Messina

Votes: 10,611 | Gross: $0.37M

6. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds

Votes: 1,444

7. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Grace is a recovering alcoholic, now divorced from an abusive husband, struggling to bring up three children on her own.

Stars: Brett Butler, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum, Dylan Sprouse

Votes: 2,519

8. Here, Now (2017– )

Comedy, Drama | Pre-production

A multi-racial family made up of husband, wife, three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia and one biological child, find their bonds tested when one of the children begins seeing things which the rest cannot.

Stars: Holly Hunter, Sosie Bacon, Jerrika Hinton, Raymond Lee

9. Cybill (1995–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A struggling, middle-aged actress attempts to make a career in Hollywood, all while surrounded by her hard-drinking best friend Maryann, her two ex-husbands, Ira and Jeff, and her two daughters, headstrong Zoey and agreeable Rachel.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 2,689

10. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 310

11. True Blood: Webisodes (2010– )

5 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Short mini spin-off of True Blood, in which each episode addresses a situation centered around one, two or three of the leading characters.

Stars: Claudia Abrego, Ryan Kwanten, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin

Votes: 452

12. Virtuoso (2015 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

6.4
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A group of aspiring musicians in 18th century Vienna come from all over Europe to attend a prestigious musical academy.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Alex Lawther, Ben Daniels, Freya Mavor, Nico Mirallegro

Votes: 14

13. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.8
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 289

14. I Dream of Gene

Comedy | Announced

A guy stumbles upon Aladdin's magic lamp and becomes the master of an irreverent male genie.

Director: Alan Ball

15. The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000 TV Special)

Family

6.0
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2000's Oscars. The 72nd annual event was hosted by Billy Crystal. Films contending for the awards (Best Picture) includes: American Beauty (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Insider (1999)... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Troy Miller | Stars: Billy Crystal, *NSYNC, Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodóvar

Votes: 573

16. Oh, Grow Up (1999– )

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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This series centers on three guys who were friends in college and are still close to this day and are living together. Hunter, a construction worker and womanizer who discovers that he has ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Dunham, David Alan Basche, John Ducey, Rena Sofer

Votes: 41

17. Tru: A XXX Parody (2010 Video)

X | 135 min | Adult, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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A XXX-rated parody of the vampire series True Blood.

Director: Lee Roy Myers | Stars: Ashlynn Brooke, Bill Bailey, James Deen, Levi Cash

Votes: 22

18. America in Primetime (2011– )

Documentary

7.5
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This documentary series looks at the evolution of specific character types appearing on American primetime episodic television from post WWII to the early twenty-first century. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Diablo Cody, David Chase, Judd Apatow, Alan Yentob

Votes: 302

19. All Signs of Death (2010 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Centers on an inveterate twenty-something slacker who stumbles into a career as a crime scene cleaner, only to find himself entangled with a murder mystery, a femme fatale and the loose ends of his own past.

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Ben Whishaw, Dale Dickey, Clayne Crawford

Votes: 26

20. The Culture Show (2004– )

57 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.2
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Stars: Mark Kermode, Lauren Laverne, Andrew Graham-Dixon, Alastair Sooke

Votes: 69

21. Showboy (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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37 Metascore

Fired from a TV show, a writer looks into becoming a chorus boy while a documentary crew follows his efforts.

Directors: Lindy Heymann, Christian Taylor | Stars: Christian Taylor, Lindy Heymann, Joe Daley, Erich Miller

Votes: 269 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Drakul (2015 TV Movie)

Action, Drama, Horror

7.3
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Sen. Drake is on a quest to initiate a Vampire rapture upon the world, while the members of Cronos - labeled as international terrorists - will risk all to save the world from the darkness of Drake and his minions, known as The DRAKUL.

Director: Michael Merino | Stars: Joe Estevez, Elyse Dufour, Lyon Beckwith, Suzi Lorraine

Votes: 12

23. 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress (2015)

9 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Eric Hicks | Stars: Eric Hicks, Jessica Rose

24. The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2000 TV Special)

Family

4.5
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Stars: Ben Affleck, Pedro Almodóvar, Alec Baldwin, Alan Ball

Votes: 98

25. Scream Awards 2010 (2010 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Horror

6.7
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Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Halle Berry, Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 52

26. What's the Matter with Margie?

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A pent-up office worker loses her cool.

27. The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002 TV Special)

Documentary

4.3
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Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Robert Altman, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 191

28. In the Life (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

6.1
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Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Katherine Linton, Michael Billy, Bill Brochtrup

Votes: 34

29. Six Feet Under: In Memoriam (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Director: Jesse Gordon | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Alan Ball, Kathy Bates, Les Brandt

Votes: 88

30. American Beauty: Look Closer... (2000 Video)

21 min | Documentary

6.0
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A closer look at the making of Sam Mendes' American Beauty (1999), one of the greatest cultural phenomena of all time. The documentary focus on the film's explosive and successful impact ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Toennies | Stars: Scott Bakula, Alan Ball, Annette Bening, Wes Bentley

Votes: 147

31. Scream Awards 2009 (2009 TV Special)

Horror

6.5
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Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Jessica Alba, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Megan Fox

Votes: 62

32. The Parlor (2001)

11 min | Comedy, Short

8.2
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A group of people are gathered in a room, which is a "live" depiction of a typical Internet chat room. Some pretends to be much younger than they are, to chat up minors. Two of them falls victim of their own scam in a surprising way.

Director: Geoffrey Haley | Stars: Ian Vogt, Reggie Lee, Scott Alan Smith, Jan Hoag

Votes: 1,055

33. The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002 TV Special)

180 min

3.4
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 307

34. The M Word (2004)

4 min | Short

6.4
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Marriage becomes business as usual as a couple decide whether or not they're a good fit.

Director: Rocky Morton | Stars: Justin Edwards, Lucy O'Connell

Votes: 52

35. Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Lauren Ambrose, Kathy Bates

Votes: 44

36. I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2004)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

8.2
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A young man travels through time to be reunited with his girlfriend's ghost.

Director: Nik Tyler | Star: Nik Tyler

Votes: 8

37. True Blood-Lines: A New Type (2008 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Directors, writers and actors from some of Hollywood's most popular vampire stories join real-life vampires to discuss the modern vampire subculture. The documentary also follows how pop ... See full summary »

Director: Souzan Alavi | Stars: Len Wiseman, James V. Hart, Joel Schumacher, Anthony Timpone

38. The 14th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards (2003 TV Special)

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Stars: Alan Ball, Todd Black, Adrien Brody, Dick Clark

39. The Future of Fear (2011 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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Join some of the most talented legends of the Horror Film genre for discussion of what scared us before, and what's going to scare us next! The film is a dissection of the various ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Kennedy | Stars: Alan Ball, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Joe Dante

Votes: 19

40. Cut by Cut: Editing 'Six Feet Under' (2005 TV Short)

18 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Gary Calamar, Thomas Golubic

Votes: 26

41. Anatomy of a Working Stiff (2004 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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A behind the scenes look at the making of simulated corpses for the TV series "Six Feet Under".

Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Christine Estabrook, Todd Masters

Votes: 9

42. True Blood (2008–2014)
Episode: 9 Crimes (2010)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.2
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Sookie joins Alcide at a raucous engagement party for Debbie Pelt, his former fiancée; Eric is given a deadline to locate Bill; Andy gets a promotion and draws Jasonʼs attention; ... See full summary »

Director: David Petrarca | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 1,078

43. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Coat of White Primer (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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The insecure Andrea Kuhn is encouraged by her psychiatrist to disclose her true feeling to her family, and when she is happy being herself, her husband accidentally kills her after an ... See full summary »

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 741

44. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: A Hell of a Christmas (1996)

28 min | Comedy

6.9
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Cybill's mother comes for a visit and accuses her of favoring Zoey over Rachel.

Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Dedee Pfeiffer, Alicia Witt

Votes: 22

45. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: A Mixture of Madness (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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Rabbit sends a hit squad after Lucas. He is saved by an unlikely ally. Lucas makes a decision that will have dramatic consequences on many people in Banshee. Job, Carrie, Sugar and the three deputies go after Lucas.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,239

46. Grace Under Fire (1993–1998)
Episode: A Night at the Opera (1995)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Grace wins two tickets to the opera and goes alone when she can't find someone to go with her. There she meets a tall, dark stranger she believes was a set up by Nadine. She later meets up with Russell to visit his father.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Brett Butler, Dave Thomas, Casey Sander, Kaitlin Cullum

Votes: 18

47. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: A Private Life (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A gay couple is attacked and one of them is killed, causing controversy among the family and a confession to be made.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 973

48. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: A Who's Who for What's His Name (1996)

28 min | Comedy

7.7
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After Cybill fires her agent, he drops dead, so she reluctantly agrees to make his funeral arrangements. Meanwhile, Maryann attempts to seduce Ira.

Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Jay Paulson

Votes: 26

49. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: All Alone (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.2
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The family prepares for the worst funeral of their lives. Ruth makes things worse on David by taking out her pain on him until he stands up for himself, and Nate makes things worse for ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,382

50. Cybill (1995–1998)
Episode: All of Me (1997)

28 min | Comedy

7.8
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Cybill flips out when her body is drastically altered on a billboard campaign. Meanwhile, Ira gives up coffee, and Zoey starts dating Justin.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Christine Baranski, Alicia Witt, Alan Rosenberg

Votes: 18