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1. The Descendants (2011)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Writers: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Kaui Hart Hemmings | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause

2. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

3. Nebraska (2013)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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86 Metascore

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.

Writer: Bob Nelson | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk

4. Sideways (2004)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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94 Metascore

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

Writers: Rex Pickett, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

5. Hung (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama | Active

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A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

Creators: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Charlie Saxton, Sianoa Smit-McPhee

6. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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37 Metascore

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

Writers: Barry Fanaro, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Lew Gallo | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd

8. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | 107 min | Comedy

6.8
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55 Metascore

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Writers: David O. Russell, Jeff Baena | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg

9. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Writers: Louis Begley, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

10. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

11. The 86th Academy Awards (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 214 min

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the year's achievements in film.

Writers: Kristin Gore, Amy Ozols, Jon Macks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alison Balian, Vance DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jason Gelles, Mike Gibbons, Alex Herschlag, Kevin Leman, Kevin Nealon, Paula Pell, Lauren Pomerantz, Allison Silverman, Adam Yenser | Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Hathaway, Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper

12. The Savages (2007)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

Writer: Tamara Jenkins | Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman

13. The Visitor (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.7
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79 Metascore

A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment.

Writer: Thomas McCarthy | Director: Thomas McCarthy | Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Gurira, Hiam Abbass

14. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

15. Cedar Rapids (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans.

Writer: Phil Johnston | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

16. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Writer: Mike Cahill | Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

17. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

Writer: Sue Kramer | Director: Sue Kramer | Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon

18. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

105 min | Drama

7.2
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87 Metascore

A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

Writers: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner | Director: David Zellner | Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner

19. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.

Writers: Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller | Director: Niels Mueller | Stars: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson

20. Committed (I) (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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44 Metascore

A young woman goes in search of her midlife crisis suffering husband who left her.

Writer: Lisa Krueger | Director: Lisa Krueger | Stars: Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic

21. Citizen Ruth (1996)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An irresponsible, drug-addicted, recently impregnated woman finds herself in the middle of an abortion debate when both parties attempt to sway her to their respective sides.

Writers: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Laura Dern, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary Kay Place, Kurtwood Smith

22. Humboldt County (2008)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

Writers: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs | Directors: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs | Stars: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Vicky Monroe

23. 71st Golden Globe Awards (2014 TV Special)

Reality-TV

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 71 annual event honoring excellence in film and television.

Writers: Barry Adelman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Lawrence, Jacqueline Bisset

24. Inside Out (1991 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Brush Strokes"; "Shrink Rap"; "Doubletalk"; "The Leda"; "My Secret Moments"; "Life ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Golin, Robert Karstadt, David Rupel, Ali Adler, Peter Atkins, Tony Randel, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Kenneth Deifik, Lizzie Borden, Mark Haskell Smith, Temple Mathews | Directors: Jeffrey Reiner, Lizzie Borden, Adam Friedman, Linda Hassani, Alexander Payne, Tony Randel, Richard Shepard | Stars: Varda Appleton, Gavin Atkins, Terrence Atkins, Parley Baer

25. Sideways (2009)

124 min | Drama

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A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one last trip to Napa Valley, where they taste wine, ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Payne, Rex Pickett | Director: Cellin Gluck | Stars: Fumiyo Kohinata, Katsuhisa Namase, Rinko Kikuchi, Kyôka Suzuki

26. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

27. The 84th Annual Academy Awards (2012 TV Special)

Comedy

7.3
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.

Writers: Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Billy Martin, Mason Steinberg, Tim Carvell, Ben Schwartz | Directors: Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, Archie Gips, Christopher Guest, Henry Hobson, Troy Miller | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, Christian Bale

28. The Motel (2005)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Kang | Director: Michael Kang | Stars: Jeffrey Chyau, Sung Kang, Jade Wu, Samantha Futerman

29. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

30. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Writer: Mark Jonathan Harris | Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

31. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

Documentary

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A group of filmmakers to visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

32. Inside Out III (1992 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Playboy does to softcore sex films what HBO's Tales from the Crypt did for horror. Contains the stories: "Dogs Playing Poker"; "The Branding"; "The Portal"; "The Perfect Woman"; "Within Ten... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Deifik, Bernard Rose, David Lawson, Joe Frank, David Rapkin, David Rupel, Temple Mathews, Ken Rudman, Stuart Cave, David Bernath, Mitchell Stone, Brian K. Roberts | Directors: Nigel Dick, Alexander Payne, Paul Rachman, Bernard Rose, John Wentworth, David Bernath, Stuart Cave, Martin Donovan, Charles McDougall, Yuri Sivo | Stars: Deke Anderson, Linden Ashby, Collin Bernsen, Alison Brooks

33. The Judge's Will (2015)

Drama | Announced

A judge in Dehli makes preparations for the women in his life as he approaches death.

Writer: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: Alexander Payne

34. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

35. The Passion of Martin (1991)

49 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writer: Alexander Payne | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Charley Hayward, Lauren Tuerk, Lisa Zane

36. Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton (2007 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

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Director: Loïc Prigent | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Marc Jacobs, Jade Jagger, Ludivine Sagnier

37. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

7.0
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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

38. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005 TV Special)

194 min | Music

5.9
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Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Writers: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rita Cash, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Nick DiPaolo, Richard Jeni, Carol Leifer, Ali LeRoi, Jon Macks, Chuck Martin, Bill Scheft, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Rich Vos, Mario Joyner | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

39. Downsizing

Comedy, Drama | Announced

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

Writers: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne

40. The Birches

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Writers: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

41. Wilson (I)

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Writer: Daniel Clowes | Director: Alexander Payne

42. Corked (2009)

90 min | Comedy

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"CORKED" ...is a hilarious tale told by documentary filmmakers of four distinctly different wineries and their intertwined fate in Northern California wine country. A prestigious celebrity ... See full summary »

Writers: Ross Clenenden, Paul Hawley, Brian A. Hoffman, Miguel Medina, Devin Westberg | Directors: Ross Clenenden, Paul Hawley | Stars: Ross Clenenden, Martina Finch, Brian A. Hoffman, Kimbell Jackson

43. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012 TV Special)

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Cut to the inside of the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors practice their "I'm totally laughing for real and not at all upset" faces as host Ricky Gervais comes out... See full synopsis »

Writer: Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Angelina Jolie, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio

45. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

Writers: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Allison Anders, Jeanine Basinger, Robert Benton, Karen Black

46. Breaking Night (2012)

Short

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Writer: Yolonda Ross | Director: Yolonda Ross | Stars: Yolonda Ross, Levi Fiehler, Otto DeJean, Clarke Peters

47. La Vida Norteña

Drama | Announced

A Latino Music Promoter befriends a small town Nebraskan Mayor to launch La Vida Nortena -- a one day celebration of Latino life in America's Heartland.

Writer: Anthony Drazan | Director: Alexander Payne

48. Sutton (2014 TV Mini-Series)

Adventure, Drama, History | Announced

This extraordinary journey begins on Christmas Eve 1969, when Willie 'The Actor' Sutton, Irishman, lover, folk hero, and the most prolific bank robber in American history, stepped out of ... See full summary »

49. The Replacement Child (2007)

Not Rated | 25 min | Short, Drama

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After spending a year in a juvenile center for beating up his stepfather, Todd Turnbull returns to his backwoods hometown a repentant, deeply religious boy. When he finds his best friend, ... See full summary »

Writer: Justin Lerner | Director: Justin Lerner | Stars: Daniel Booko, Travis Quentin Young, Matthew Fahey, Geraldine Bartlett

50. Carmen (1985)

Not Rated | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Steve Freedman, Khorshield MacHalle, Joe Marinelli, Margo Newman