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1. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 27,139

2. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 14,432

3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 229,157 | Gross: $52.36M

4. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 673

5. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

Votes: 5,956

6. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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.

Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 638

7. Vampire's Kiss (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

5.9
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31 Metascore

After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 10,681 | Gross: $0.73M

8. The Secret of My Succe$s (1987)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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36 Metascore

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 25,026 | Gross: $67.00M

9. Shaft (1971)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi, Christopher St. John

Votes: 13,273

10. I.Q. (1994)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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66 Metascore

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi

Votes: 21,161 | Gross: $26.37M

11. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 6,690 | Gross: $6.10M

12. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 307

13. The Doctors (1963–1982)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Dr. Matt Powers is head of Hope Memorial Hospital in the town of Madison, concerning himself with the staff and patients with their attending dramas. He is primarily supported by his wife ... See full summary »

Stars: James Pritchett, Gerald Gordon, Elizabeth Hubbard, Carolee Campbell

Votes: 123

14. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 455

15. The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

6.1
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A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

Votes: 6,591 | Gross: $12.77M

16. Stella (1990)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A strong and eccentric woman's devoted relationship to her daughter through the years.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Bette Midler, John Goodman, Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins

Votes: 2,042 | Gross: $20.24M

17. Reuben, Reuben (1983)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A drunken Scottish poet, who has not written a word in years, feels compelled to regain control of his life and work after meeting a beautiful young woman.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Tom Conti, Kelly McGillis, Roberts Blossom, Joel Fabiani

Votes: 845

18. Kennedy (1983)

282 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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Biography of the 1961-1963 Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Andrew Rayden

Votes: 443

19. Nurse (1981–1982)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A widow, Mary Benjamin, a supervising nurse at Grant Memorial Hospital in New York City, returns to work after her husband dies and learns to live as a single woman again.

Stars: Michael Learned, Robert Reed, Hattie Winston, Bonnie Hellman

Votes: 45

20. Love, Sidney (1981–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl.

Stars: Tony Randall, Swoosie Kurtz, Kaleena Kiff, Chip Zien

Votes: 189

21. The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.6
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A State Department employee finds an egg-shaped device with a green fluid inside that makes the person who drinks it invisible. He finds himself being chased by foreign agents who want the substance.

Director: Bruce Malmuth | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Jeffrey Tambor, Art Hindle, Morgan Most

Votes: 431 | Gross: $2.44M

22. Key Exchange (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

4.6
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A young woman wants to get her boyfriend to commit to her, but the most she can get him to do is exchange apartment keys.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Brooke Adams, Danny Aiello, Seth Allen, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 222

23. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.5
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Wilson, Michael O'Hare, Wesley Addy, David Birney

Votes: 148

24. Simon (1980)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.

Director: Marshall Brickman | Stars: Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton, Judy Graubart

Votes: 567

25. Love or Money (1990)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

4.5
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Two young owners of a firm are about to make an important contract with a big company which will help them save their business from ruin. But they get scruples when they have to decide ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Hallowell | Stars: Tim Daly, Michael Garin, Haviland Morris, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 57 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Where the Heart Is (1969–1973)

25 min | Drama

8.7
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Set in Northcross, Connecticut, "Where the Heart Is" followed the dysfunctional lives of the Hathaway family and those near them. The problem of the Hathaway family was quite simple: ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Hammett, Gregory Abels, Tracy Brooks Swope, Peter MacLean

Votes: 15

27. Rockabye (1986 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.1
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A distraught mother (Valerie Bertinelli) and a tabloid reporter (Rachel Ticotin) search for the woman's son, who was kidnapped by a black market baby ring.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Rachel Ticotin, Jason Alexander, Ray Baker

Votes: 101

28. Hemingway (1988)

100 min | Biography

6.8
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Of all the memorable characters created by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Ernest Hemingway, none was more complicated, more fascinating, or more charismatic than Hemingway himself.... See full summary »

Stars: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes

Votes: 85

29. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987– )

178 min | Drama

7.6
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Family image matters more than anything to the Grenvilles, even when the son is shot dead by his former chorus girl wife, whom his mother despises.

Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

Votes: 271

30. The First Time (1983)

R | 96 min | Comedy

4.9
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A young film student pursues a woman while studying under a bizarre, eccentric film professor.

Director: Charlie Loventhal | Stars: Tim Choate, Krista Errickson, Marshall Efron, Wendy Fulton

Votes: 116

31. No Big Deal (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

6.1
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A school takes on a troublesome boy from juvenile hall, in order to try to help him settle back in to normal life. But everything seems to be mounted against him, including a drunken mother.

Director: Robert Charlton | Stars: Rex Robbins, Kevin Dillon, Chris Gartin, Mary-Joan Negro

Votes: 67

32. Breathing Room (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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She's Kathy, a comix cartoonist; he's David, teaching English to new immigrants. It's New York City, with 29 shopping days left until Christmas, and they're in love. Or are they? Their ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sherman | Stars: Susan Floyd, Dan Futterman, Joanna Chang, Jianzhung Gu

Votes: 99

33. The Day the Women Got Even (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stagestruck housewives get even with a talent agent who tries to blackmail them.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Jo Ann Pflug, Georgia Engel, Tina Louise, Barbara Rhoades

Votes: 56

34. The Tenth Month (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An unmarried, middle-aged woman accidently gets pregenant by an internationally renowned pianist and decides to keep and raise the baby on her own.

Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Carol Burnett, Keith Michell, Dina Merrill, Melissa Converse

Votes: 29

35. The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 37 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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A mysterious stranger descends on the small town of Hadleyburg to teach its deceitful residents a lesson. Inspired by writer Mark Twain's short story.

Director: Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Robert Preston, Tom Aldredge, Fred Gwynne, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 37

36. The Private History of a Campaign That Failed (1981 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Mark Twain tale of cowardly Confederate soldiers.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Joseph Adams, Gary McCleery, Roy Cockrum, Harry Crosby

Votes: 33

37. Double Negative (1985)

Short, Crime

5.9
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Horror film director must plot to steal the negative of his film in order to save it from being destroyed in an insurance scam cooked up by his sleazy producers.

Director: Sam Irvin | Stars: Bill Randolph, Dori Legg, Justin Henry, Wayne Knight

Votes: 27

38. Running Out (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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A young woman, unable to handle the stress of raising a family, runs out on her husband and young daughter and 12 years later, she returns in hopes of rekindling a bond with them.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Deborah Raffin, Tony Bill, Toni Kalem, Ari Meyers

Votes: 34

39. MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone? (1982 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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LaserDisc FMV game similar to Clue in the form of an interactive movie in which the players choose which chapters of the story they want to follow to solve the murder of a rich man and get one of 16 possible endings.

Director: Philip S. Goodman | Stars: Barbara Baxley, George Ede, Christine Estabrook, Paul Gleason

Votes: 20

40. Max's Christmas (1988)

5 min | Animation, Short

6.3
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Director: Michael Sporn | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Rex Robbins

Votes: 7

41. The Yanks Are Coming (1974 TV Movie)

Drama, History

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An hour-long documentary-style World War I drama, blending archival footage with a fictionalized account of four idealistic college buddies who ship off to France as doughboys. One of four ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Spiegel | Stars: David Huffman, Christopher Curry, Dennis Kear, Paulette Attie

42. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )
Episode: Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President (1976)

Drama, History

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Stars: Wesley Addy, Tom Aldredge, Philip Anglim, David Birney

43. Hemingway (1988)
Episode: Discovery of Europe (1988)

Biography

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Director: Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Stacy Keach, Josephine Chaplin, Marisa Berenson, Lisa Banes

44. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1987)

Drama

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Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

45. Kennedy (1983)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Martin Sheen, John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald

46. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1987– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1987)

Drama

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Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Claudette Colbert, Stephen Collins, John Rubinstein

47. Kennedy (1983)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kevin Conroy

48. Another World (1964–1999)
Episode: Episode #1.4307 (1981)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Director: Ira Cirker | Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Douglass Watson, Beverly Penberthy, Constance Ford

49. Kennedy (1983)
Episode: Episode #1.5 (1983)

Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: John Shea, E.G. Marshall, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kevin Conroy

50. Another World (1964–1999)
Episode: Episode #1.5252 (1985)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Director: Frank Gaeta | Stars: Larry Atlas, George Bamford, Pamela Brook, Diana Brownstone