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1. Weird Science (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

2. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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63 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

3. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Writer: Marc Klein | Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

4. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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51 Metascore

Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

5. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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55 Metascore

A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl's old... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, Lea Thompson, Craig Sheffer

6. Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.5
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

7. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

8. The Great Outdoors (1988)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

6.5
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A Chicago man's hope for a peaceful family vacation in the woods is shattered when the annoying in-laws drop in.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy, Annette Bening

9. She's Having a Baby (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jake and Kristy Briggs are newlyweds. Being young, they are perhaps a bit unprepared for the full reality of marriage and all that it (and their parents) expect from them. Do they want ... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin, James Ray

10. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Writer: George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

11. Diary of the Dead (2007)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.8
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66 Metascore

A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.

Writer: George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde

12. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.5
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

13. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

14. Angel Eyes (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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39 Metascore

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard

15. Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (2002–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Based on a true story, Sue Thomas:F.B.Eye follows the adventures of Sue Thomas at the FBI in Washington, D.C. She's one hard-headed, soft-hearted woman whose talent for reading lips helps ... See full summary »

Creators: Dave Alan Johnson, Gary R. Johnson | Stars: Deanne Bray, Yannick Bisson, Rick Peters, Marc Gomes

16. Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from a prep school....only to learn that her son's not the nicest kid.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald

17. ReGenesis (2004–2008)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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Geneticist David Sandstrom is the chief scientist at the prestigious virology/micro-biology NORBAC laboratory, a joint enterprise between the USA, Canada and Mexico for countering bio-terrorism.

Creator: Christina Jennings | Stars: Peter Outerbridge, Mayko Nguyen, Conrad Pla, Dmitry Chepovetsky

18. Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

4.5
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Larry and Richard use a voodoo revived corpse to track down hidden money to clear their names.

Writer: Robert Klane | Director: Robert Klane | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Troy Byer

19. War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.7
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Humanity must resume its war against the Martians after they revive after decades of hibernation after their defeat in the 1950's.

Creator: Greg Strangis | Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin, Richard Chaves

20. My Secret Identity (1988–1991)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend.

Creators: Fred Fox Jr., Brian Levant | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Marsha Moreau, Derek McGrath, Wanda Cannon

21. Twice in a Lifetime (1999–2001)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The inspiring and provocative series is back for a second season tapping into the universal fantasy: to be given a second chance to fix an error of the past. Every episode features a guest ... See full summary »

Creator: Steve Sohmer | Stars: Al Waxman, Gordie Brown, Paul Popowich, Kim Schraner

22. Agency of Vengeance: Dark Rising (2011 Video)

Action, Sci-Fi

3.1
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Two years after Jason Parks (Landy Cannon) saved Warrior Princess Summer Vale (Brigitte Kingsley) from her life hunting Killopoths in the demon dimension, a sudden surge of supernatural ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Cymek | Director: Andrew Cymek | Stars: Brigitte Kingsley, Landy Cannon, Julia Schneider, Mike 'Nug' Nahrgang

23. A House Divided (2000 TV Movie)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.7
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In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the ... See full summary »

Writers: Kent Anderson Leslie, Paris Qualles | Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Sam Waterston, Jennifer Beals, LisaGay Hamilton, Tim Daly

24. A Cool, Dry Place (1998)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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A single father balances his work as an attorney with the care of his five year old son and his work as a high school basketball coach in rural Kansas, where he moved after his wife ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Grant Jaffe, Matthew McDuffie | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Monica Potter, Joey Lauren Adams, Bobby Moat

25. Street Legal (1987–1994)

50 min | Drama

7.2
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The professional and private lives of a group of young, aggressive attorneys in partnership together in Toronto.

Creators: Guy Mullally, William Deverell | Stars: C. David Johnson, Eric Peterson, Cynthia Dale, Julie Khaner

26. Sensation (1994)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Lila a college student discovers a latent ability to see into the past. When a professor hires her for some psychological tests she becomes the target of the killer of the woman she sees in... See full summary »

Writer: Doug Wallace | Director: Brian Grant | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kari Wuhrer, Ron Perlman, Paul Le Mat

27. Wind at My Back (1996–2001)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A recently widowed mother loses her children to a cold mother-in-law in Ontario during the Great Depression.

Creator: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Shirley Douglas, Kathryn Greenwood, Dylan Provencher, Tyrone Savage

28. Maniac Mansion (1990–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Creators: Paul Flaherty, John Hemphill, Eugene Levy, Michael Short | Stars: Joe Flaherty, Deborah Theaker, Kathleen Robertson, Avi Phillips

29. A Holiday for Love (1996 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.5
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A man is sent to a small town to assess which of the workers in the local factory that supplies the town with jobs should get the boot when the downsizing begins. He gets sidetracked when he falls in love with a local, a cute single mom.

Writer: Darrah Cloud | Director: Jerry London | Stars: Tim Matheson, Melissa Gilbert, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jayne Eastwood

30. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Estrin | Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

31. The Campbells (1986–1990)

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Stars: Malcolm Stoddard, Amber Lea Weston, Eric Richards, Cedric Smith

32. Running Mates (2011)

90 min | Comedy

5.8
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Two best friends run against each other for mayor of their home town.

Writers: Paolo Mancini, Thomas Michael | Director: Thomas Michael | Stars: DJ Qualls, Henry Winkler, Graham Greene, Jane McLean

33. My Own Country (1998 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Drama

7.1
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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »

Writers: Abraham Verghese, Jim Leonard, Sooni Taraporevala | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Glenne Headly, Hal Holbrook, Swoosie Kurtz

34. Run the Wild Fields (2000 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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The Story of a North Carolina woman and her daughter who take in a mysterious drifter to work their farm while the woman's husband is missing in action during WWII.

Writer: Rodney Patrick Vaccaro | Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Joanne Whalley, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cotter Smith, Alexa PenaVega

35. Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001 TV Movie)

163 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Randy Taraborrelli, David Stevens | Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Lauren Holly, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel Hugh Kelly

36. That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)

R | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.5
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A weathered detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumored to have curative powers. A story of two ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Budreau | Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Jane McGregor, Gordon Tootoosis, David Fox

37. D.C. (2000– )

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Stars: Jacinda Barrett, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Olds

38. Mail to the Chief (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 89 min | Comedy, Family

5.3
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A humorous and inspiring adventure about an ordinary middle school student who strikes up an online friendship with someone bearing the screen name Average Joe, only to discover that he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Champnella, Jack Thomas | Director: Eric Champnella | Stars: Bill Switzer, Randy Quaid, Holland Taylor, Ashley Gorrell

39. Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.9
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The story of the Pre-Fab Four and their fight to be taken seriously as musicians.

Writer: Ron McGee | Director: Neill Fearnley | Stars: George Stanchev, L.B. Fisher, Jeff Geddis, Aaron Lohr

40. Jewel (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

6.3
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In the 1940s a 40-year-old woman with four healthy children gives birth to a girl with Down syndrome.

Writers: Bret Lott, Susan Cooper | Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Patrick Bergin, Cicely Tyson, Ashley Wolfe

41. Double Standard (1988 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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The true story of a judge who lives a double life, and stays married to two women for more than 15 years. While one knows nothing of the other, his second wife doesn't care that he is ... See full summary »

Writers: James Whitfield Ellison, Robert E. Thompson | Director: Louis Rudolph | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Michele Greene, Christianne Hirt, James Kee

42. The Jane Show (2004–2007)

30 min | Comedy

2.9
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Stars: Teresa Pavlinek, Kate Trotter, Patricia Zentilli, Darren Boyd

43. The Women of Windsor (1992 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama

5.8
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Writer: Peter Lefcourt | Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Sallyanne Law, Robert Meadmore, Jim Piddock, Nicola Formby

44. Open House (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Based on the New York Times Bestseller "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.

Writers: Elizabeth Berg, Joyce Eliason | Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Christine Lahti, Daniel Baldwin, Mark Rendall, Chris Potter

45. A Midsummer Night's Dream (II) (1981 TV Movie)

156 min | Fantasy, Music, Comedy

7.4
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, James Bowman, Ryland Davies, Dale Duesing

46. Turning Points of History (1997– )

History

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Stars: Cedric Smith, Craig Cyr, James Kall, Ron Payne

47. Mozart's The Magic Flute (1978 TV Movie)

165 min | Music, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Writer: Emanuel Schikaneder | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Leo Goeke, Felicity Lott, Benjamin Luxon, Elisabeth Conquet

48. Beethoven's Fidelio (1980 TV Movie)

128 min | Music, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Jean Nicolas Bouilly, Joseph Sonnleithner, Georg Friedrich Treitschke, Stephan von Breuning | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ian Caley, Elizabeth Gale, Curt Appelgren, Elisabeth Söderström

49. Winslow Homer: An American Original (1999 TV Movie)

49 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.4
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Winslow Homer leaves his post as Civil War illustrator and seeks solitude. He meets two teenagers who, like him, are haunted by the aftermath of the war.

Writer: Heather Conkie | Director: Graeme Lynch | Stars: Wayne Best, Ryan DeBoer, Tamara Hope, Jennifer Gould

50. Land Above the Trees (1988)

19 min | Short, Documentary

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Writers: Michael Collier, Ron Payne | Director: Michael Collier | Star: Jim Hault