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1. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.7
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself in with his friends and complete strangers.

Creator: Larry David | Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 65,572

2. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Creator: Tina Fey | Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 91,477

3. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 369,024

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,629

5. Billy Madison (1995)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

6.4
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16 Metascore

In order to inherit his fed up father's hotel empire, an immature and lazy man must repeat grades 1-12 all over again.

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler | Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Adam Sandler, Darren McGavin, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 104,437

6. Wayne's World 2 (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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The inseparable duo try to organize a rock concert while Wayne must fend off a record producer who has an eye for his girlfriend.

Writers: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner | Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Christopher Walken, Tia Carrere

Votes: 62,091

7. Dirty Work (1998)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

6.4
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A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business.

Writers: Frank Sebastiano, Norm MacDonald, Fred Wolf | Director: Bob Saget | Stars: Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden, Traylor Howard

Votes: 19,896

8. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Creator: Sherry Coben | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Fred Koehler, Allison Smith

Votes: 1,130

9. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Marv Albert, George Miller

Votes: 2,673

10. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 569

11. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998 TV Special)

50 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.2
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A compilation of the best Saturday Night Live sketches as a tribute to the late Chris Farley, one of SNL's greatest Stars.

Writers: Andy Breckman, Tom Davis, James Downey, Hugh Fink, Al Franken, Jack Handey, Steve Koren, Norm MacDonald, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Michael McCullers, Tim Meadows, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Lewis Morton, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Robert Smigel, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Fred Wolf, Christine Zander | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, Tom Schiller, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Laurie Shephard, Christina Applegate

Votes: 1,878

12. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013 TV Special)

7.0
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An awards ceremony honoring the best in American primetime television programming.

Writers: Dave Boone, Ken Ehrlich, David Wild, Paul Greenberg, David Javerbaum, Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 286

13. Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (2008– )

Comedy

7.2
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"Saturday Night Live's" satirical news segment expands into primetime with three pre-election Thursday night specials.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader

Votes: 505

14. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)

161 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.6
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A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »

Writers: Tina Fey, Anne Beatts, Tom Davis, Steve Higgins, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Paula Pell, Paul Shaffer, T. Sean Shannon, Michael Shoemaker | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Candice Bergen, David Bowie

Votes: 1,155

15. The New Show (1984– )

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Sketch comedy show, similar to Saturday Night Live but nowhere near as successful. Ran one season. Guests included John Candy.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Valri Bromfield, Buck Henry, Maura Moynihan, Dave Thomas

Votes: 45

16. Live from New York! (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.8
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51 Metascore

"Saturday Night Live" has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for 40 years. Live From New York! goes deep inside this cultural phenomenon exploring the laughter that ... See full summary »

Director: Bao Nguyen | Stars: Fred Armisen, Alec Baldwin, Anne Beatts, Candice Bergen

Votes: 250

17. The Brain Machine (1977)

PG-13 | 85 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.0
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Several people volunteer for a scientific experiment about mind-reading and memory, but the experiment goes horribly wrong.

Writers: Thomas Hal Phillips, Christian Garrison, Joy N. Houck Jr. | Director: Joy N. Houck Jr. | Stars: James Best, Barbara Burgess, Gil Peterson, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 320

18. Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (1992 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Dana Carvey, Al Franken, James Downey | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Dan Aykroyd, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 69

20. The Little Patriot (1995)

PG | 90 min | Family, Adventure

5.1
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Join in one boy's heroic adventure as he fights in the struggle for freedom on the American frontier. James Todd is a young boy growing up in the hostile American wilderness-a rugged and ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Christian Ingvordsen, Rick Washburn | Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Ryan Washburn, Jacqueline Konx, J. Christian Ingvordsen

Votes: 71

21. The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

6.0
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Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and Chris Farley put together this hilarious Saturday Night Live sketch celebration! With each one of their memorable characters: ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Davis, James Downey, Tim Herlihy, Norm MacDonald, Lorne Michaels, Dennis Miller, Jay Mohr, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Robert Smigel, David Spade, Fred Wolf | Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade

Votes: 197

22. The Best of Dan Aykroyd (1986 Video)

Unrated | 56 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Festrunk Brothers; Bass-O-Matic; Bad Ballet - Leonard Pinth-Garnell; Consumer Probe - Irwin Mainway; The Corrida; Fred Garvin-Male Prostitute; Looks at Books-Mauled; The Decibet; E. ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, James Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Al Franken, Neil Levy, Brian McConnachie, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Don Novello, Michael O'Donoghue, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Walter Williams, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Dave Wilson, James Signorelli, Gary Weis | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin

Votes: 376

23. The Best of John Belushi (1985 Video)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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Compilation of SNL sketches including Samurai Deli, Star Trek - The Final Mission, The Luck of the Irish and Don Vito Corleone in group therapy.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Tom Davis, James Downey, Brian Doyle-Murray, Al Franken, Neil Levy, Brian McConnachie, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Don Novello, Michael O'Donoghue, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Rosie Shuster, Walter Williams, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Dave Wilson, James Signorelli, Tom Schiller | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin

Votes: 297

24. Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (1981 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Steve Martin's fourth NBC special.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Tom Gammill, Eric Idle, Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Sarah Paley, Max Pross, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Dave Wilson, Eric Idle | Stars: Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Gregory Hines

Votes: 108

26. Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.4
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A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.

Writer: Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Sheree Ali, Joan Armatrading, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Beatts

Votes: 379

27. Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989 TV Special)

Comedy, Music

6.8
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Writers: James Downey, Al Franken, Herbert Sargent, Tom Schiller, Robert Smigel | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal

Votes: 112

28. Saturday Night Live Backstage (2011 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.2
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Writer: Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, James Belushi

Votes: 20

29. Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial (1991 TV Special)

48 min | Comedy

7.6
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Saturday Night Live's best "commercials".

Writers: James Downey, Al Franken | Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Victoria Jackson, Kevin Nealon, Dan Aykroyd, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 135

30. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991 Video)

109 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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The well loved star of "Mrs Doubtfire", "Dead Pets Society", "The Fisher King" and "Good Morning Vietnam" is captured on video doing what he does best - live comedy. Supported by the ... See full summary »

Writers: Andy Breckman, A. Whitney Brown, E. Jean Carroll, Tom Davis, James Downey, Al Franken, Eddie Gorodetsky, Jack Handey, Phil Hartman, George Meyer, Dennis Miller, Robin Williams | Directors: Paul Miller, Matthew Meshekoff | Stars: Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Nora Dunn, Phil Hartman

Votes: 88

31. Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (2010 TV Special)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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Documentary looking back at the history of Saturday Night Live, focusing on the years 2000-2009.

Writer: Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Bernadette Lords, Fred Armisen, Ken Aymong, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 105

32. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005 TV Special)

93 min | Comedy

7.0
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Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Rosanna Arquette, Dave Attell, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 123

33. Night of Too Many Stars (2003 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.2
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Writer: Robert Smigel | Directors: John Fortenberry, Gil Bellows, Ron Yassen | Stars: Jack Black, Dana Carvey, Macaulay Culkin, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 59

34. Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000 (2000 TV Special)

Comedy

7.3
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Saturday Night Live salutes the fearless leaders of our country will these sketches of America's political elite! Raise a flag to the politicians past and present who have driven ... See full summary »

Writers: James Downey, Al Franken | Stars: Al Gore, Dan Aykroyd, Barbara Bush, George Bush

Votes: 169

35. Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash '08 (2008 TV Special)

Comedy

7.0
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A two-hour election-themed special that highlights skits from the current season as well as political satire taken from throughout the show's 33-year history. New material is also included.

Writers: James Downey, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Seth Meyers | Directors: Don Roy King, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase

Votes: 61

36. Bum Rap (1988)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Paul Colson is a New York cabdriver and struggling actor. When he learns that he has about three days left to live due to a rare blood disorder, he goes through all five stages of loss and grief in a darkly comedic way.

Writer: Danny Irom | Director: Danny Irom | Stars: Craig Wasson, Blanche Baker, Al Lewis, Anita Gillette

Votes: 29

38. Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
Episode: A Tree Grows on West 56th Street (1989)

TV-PG | Comedy

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Even though Kate organizes a block association to save a park, Allie is elected president.

Creator: Sherry Coben | Director: Linda Day | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Fred Koehler, Allison Smith

39. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Adam Levine/Kendrick Lamar (2013)

TV-14 | 52 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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After Obama receives a midnight visit on Inauguration Day from the all-too-human ghost of Dr. King, Adam Levine hosts - getting advice from Andy Samberg, Cameron Diaz, and Jerry Seinfeld. ... See full summary »

Writers: Seth Meyers, Colin Jost, James Anderson, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Josh Patten, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Alex Baze | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Taran Killam

Votes: 139

42. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Al Sharpton/Pink (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

3.6
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Creator: Lorne Michaels | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Will Forte

Votes: 39

44. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Alec Baldwin/Beastie Boys (1994)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Alec Baldwin hosts this episode (his fifth appearance as host), and The Beastie Boys are the musical guests. In the cold opener, former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders (Ellen Cleghorne)... See full summary »

Writers: Ross Abrash, James Downey, Al Franken, Tim Herlihy, Norm Hiscock, Brian Kelley, Laura Kightlinger, Steve Koren, Steve Lookner, David Mandel, Ian Maxtone-Graham, Margo Meyer, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Lewis Morton, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Resnick, Herbert Sargent, Drake Sather, Robert Smigel, Fred Wolf | Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Beastie Boys, Ellen Cleghorne, Chris Elliott

Votes: 36

45. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006)

TV-14 | 51 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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Sketches include a monologue featuring Alec's "30 Rock" costars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, Alec and Steve Martin battling over who has hosted SNL the most times (with appearances by Martin ... See full summary »

Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jim Cashman, James Downey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Perry Sachs, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Robert Smigel, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Andrew Steele, Jorma Taccone, Bryan H. Tucker | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond

Votes: 75

46. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Alec Baldwin/Coldplay (2001)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Alec Baldwin's ninth time hosting. Sketches include: A Message from the President of the United States, Alec Baldwin Montage, Reliable Investments, Delicious Dish, Tough Guy, Inside the ... See full summary »

Writers: James Anderson, Robert Carlock, Tony Daro, James Downey, Tina Fey, Hugh Fink, Melanie Graham, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Adam McKay, Dennis McNicholas, Lorne Michaels, Jerry Minor, Matt Murray, Paula Pell, Matt Piedmont, Jon Rosenfeld, Ken Scarborough, Michael Schur, T. Sean Shannon, Frank Sebastiano, Robert Smigel, Barry Sobel, Andrew Steele, Scott Wainio | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Coldplay, Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 40

47. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Alec Baldwin/Jonas Brothers (2009)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Check out selected sketches from an all-new SNL this week featuring host Alec Baldwin.

Writers: Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, John Lutz, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Perry Sachs, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan H. Tucker | Directors: Don Roy King, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone | Stars: Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Darrell Hammond

Votes: 85

48. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Alec Baldwin/Missy Elliott (2003)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Creator: Lorne Michaels | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Rachel Dratch, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Will Forte

Votes: 33