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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

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

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

2. Numb3rs (2005–2010)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Creators: Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton | Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

3. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

4. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Jonathan Larson | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

5. Nurse Jackie (2009– )

27 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.

Creators: Liz Brixius, Evan Dunsky, Linda Wallem | Stars: Edie Falco, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze, Dominic Fumusa

6. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

7. All My Children (1970–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

6.6
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Susan Lucci

8. The Kingdom (2007)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.

Writer: Matthew Michael Carnahan | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman

9. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

10. Cry_Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Writers: Beau Bauman, Jeff Wadlow | Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Jon Bon Jovi

11. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

12. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out from rehab for the past 10 years returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Writer: Jenny Lumet | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

13. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

14. The American President (1995)

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

6.8
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67 Metascore

Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. president and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception" and sparks fly anyway.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox

15. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

16. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

17. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Cornel West, Michael Moore

19. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

20. Life Support (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

Writers: Nelson George, Jim McKay, Hannah Weyer | Director: Nelson George | Stars: Queen Latifah, Vianca Mercedes, Anna Deavere Smith, Wendell Pierce

21. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Chuck Cooper

22. The Surgeon General (2013 TV Movie)

Drama

6.8
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Centers on Dr. John Sherman the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As America's doctor, Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces ... See full summary »

Creator: Samuel Baum | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Isaacs, Clancy Brown, Kathryn Morris

23. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

24. Twilight: Los Angeles (2000)

76 min | Drama

7.5
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62 Metascore

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Writer: Anna Deavere Smith | Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Anna Deavere Smith, George Bush, Reginald Denny, Daryl Gates

25. Presidio Med (2002–2003)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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Stars: Dana Delany, Paul Blackthorne, Jocelyn Rose, David Kaufman

26. My America (2012)

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A series that is comprised of twenty-one monologues written by American playwrights which form a sort of fractured portrait of the American collective psyche. Ranging from the sad to the ... See full summary »

Stars: Maechi Aharanwa, Greg Allen, Pascale Armand, Mia Barron

27. Soup for One (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.7
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Writer: Jonathan Kaufer | Director: Jonathan Kaufer | Stars: Saul Rubinek, Marcia Strassman, Gerrit Graham, Teddy Pendergrass

28. Touched (1983)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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Two mental patients in an institution fall in love and plan to escape in the search of a normal life.

Writer: Lyle Kessler | Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Hays, Kathleen Beller, Ned Beatty, Gilbert Lewis

29. Masterclass (2010– )

Family

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World renowned artists mentor a small group of high school students.

Creators: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon | Stars: James Sprang, Jaz Sinclair, Edward Albee, Jacques d'Amboise

30. Now (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Stars: David Brancaccio, Maria Hinojosa, Bill Moyers, Kevin Phillips

31. Ronan Farrow Daily (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Ronan Farrow, Richard Engel, Tom Costello, Michael Steele

32. Expert Witness (2003 TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery

5.8
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Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Matthew Modine, Sasha Alexander, Enrico Colantoni, Joe Howard

33. The 48th Annual Tony Awards (1994 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Gary Smith | Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Amy Irving, Anthony Hopkins, George Abbott, Jane Adams

34. Unfinished Business (1987)

67 min

6.0
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Writer: Viveca Lindfors | Director: Viveca Lindfors | Stars: Peter Donat, Herriett Guiar, Gina Hecht, Viveca Lindfors

35. Texas Monthly Talks (2003–2010)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Evan Smith, Mark Halperin, Gwen Ifill, Anna Deavere Smith

36. Legends Ball (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary, Drama

6.1
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Stars: Yolanda Adams, Debbie Allen, Maya Angelou, Ashanti

37. The Barnes Collection (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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The story of Dr. Albert Barnes (1972-1951) and his art collection, which includes works by Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, Gauguin, Matisse, and many others masters. The documentary also examines the new Barnes Foundation Museum.

Director: Glenn Holsten | Stars: David Morse, Anna Deavere Smith

38. Studs Terkel: Listening to America (2009 TV Movie)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Documentary about the life and career of the author and pioneer of radio & television, Studs Terkel.

Director: Eric Simonson | Stars: Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, David Isay, Tony Judge

39. The Mystery of Love (2006 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

4.8
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Writers: Joan Konner, Christopher Lukas, Christopher Lukas | Star: Anna Deavere Smith

40. New York 360º Presents: The 2007 Matrix Awards (2007 TV Special)

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Director: Adele Merlino | Stars: Cindy Adams, Oulimata Ba, Joy Behar, Lisa Caputo

41. Life 360 (2001– )

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Stars: Carmen Pelaez, Michel Martin, Margaret Cho, Mary Chapin Carpenter

42. The 2012 Annual Actors Fund Gala Awards (2012 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

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Stars: Harry Belafonte, Tracie Bennett, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman

43. Women's Day: The Making of a Bill (1998)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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The film documents first ever recorded official bill for International Women's Day in America in 1994. Remarkable women from different walks of life are honored through an annual ... See full summary »

Director: Beata Pozniak | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Gloria Allred, Allison Anders, Stefania Podgorska Burzminski

44. Nurse Jackie (2009– )
Episode: ...Deaf Blind Tumor Pee-Test (2011)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Akalitus is all over the staff: HR has mandated a urine sample from all the nurses. Jackie keeps dodging her. Coop's wedding is today and Jackie has forgotten to get the cake. Jackie is ... See full summary »

Creators: Evan Dunsky, Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem | Director: Linda Wallem | Stars: Edie Falco, Eve Best, Merritt Wever, Paul Schulze

45. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 18th and Potomac (2001)

60 min | Drama

8.8
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With hypothetical polling numbers showing them its political suicide, staffers prepare to announce the President's condition. As they do, a military crisis flares up in Haiti and Josh faces... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Robert Berlinger | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

46. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 20 Hours in America: Part I (2002)

90 min | Drama

8.6
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After Bartlet gives a campaign speech at an Indiana farm, Josh, Toby and Donna are left behind by the presidential motorcade and must work their way across the state with the help of the ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney

47. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: 7A WF 83429 (2003)

41 min | Drama

8.4
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Seven hours have passed since Zoey's kidnapping and and the Republicans are in charge of the White House. Rifts are appearing in the leadership of both parties further complicated by the ... See full summary »

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Joshua Malina

48. Masterclass (2010– )
Episode: Anna Deavere Smith (2014)

Family

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Stars: Anna Deavere Smith, Jaz Sinclair, Justice Smith

49. Texas Monthly Talks (2003–2010)
Episode: Anna Deavere Smith (2003)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Anna Deavere Smith, Evan Smith

50. Texas Monthly Talks (2003–2010)
Episode: Anna Deavere Smith (2nd Appearance) (2010)

Talk-Show

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Director: Michael Emery | Stars: Anna Deavere Smith, Evan Smith