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1. Airplane! (1980)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.8
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielsen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 159,593 | Gross: $83.40M

2. Coming to America (1988)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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48 Metascore

An African prince goes to Queens, New York City to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos

Votes: 119,578 | Gross: $128.15M

3. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent cop Frank Drebin has to foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Writers: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Pat Proft | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 114,307 | Gross: $78.04M

4. Scary Movie 4 (2006)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy

5.1
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40 Metascore

Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them.

Writers: Craig Mazin, Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Bill Pullman

Votes: 93,479 | Gross: $90.70M

5. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Lieutenant Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Pat Proft | Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 82,925 | Gross: $86.93M

6. Hot Shots! (1991)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy

6.7
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A parody of Top Gun (1986) in which a talented but unstable fighter pilot must overcome the ghosts of his father and save a mission sabotaged by greedy weapons manufacturers.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 78,518 | Gross: $69.47M

7. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Writers: Pat Proft, David Zucker, Robert LoCash, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 76,557 | Gross: $51.11M

8. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna

Votes: 66,879 | Gross: $38.91M

9. Top Secret! (1984)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Writers: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Martyn Burke | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Peter Cushing, Jeremy Kemp

Votes: 46,040

10. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 43,924 | Gross: $8.27M

11. Oscar (1991)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".

Writers: Claude Magnier, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland | Director: John Landis | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Ornella Muti, Peter Riegert, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 23,435 | Gross: $23.56M

12. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Writers: Dale Launer, O. Henry | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 21,429 | Gross: $71.62M

13. The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.5
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Series of short, highly irreverent, and quite often tasteless skits.

Writers: David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker | Director: John Landis | Stars: Evan C. Kim, Bong Soo Han, Bill Bixby, George Lazenby

Votes: 13,878

14. Mafia! (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father

Writers: Jim Abrahams, Greg Norberg, Michael McManus | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, Lloyd Bridges, Billy Burke

Votes: 12,443 | Gross: $19.88M

15. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 9,928

16. Big Business (1988)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

6.3
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In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family ... See full summary »

Writers: Dori Pierson, Marc Reid Rubel | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Fred Ward, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 9,004 | Gross: $40.15M

17. Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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A small town prepares for the homecoming of superstar Roxy Carmichael, as does a young outsider, who believes Roxy is her mother.

Writer: Karen Leigh Hopkins | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Winona Ryder, Jeff Daniels, Laila Robins, Thomas Wilson Brown

Votes: 3,736 | Gross: $3.99M

18. 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, Richard Lewis

Votes: 2,712

19. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,101

20. ...First Do No Harm (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of one woman's struggle against a narrow-minded medical establishment.

Writer: Ann Beckett | Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Meryl Streep, Fred Ward, Seth Adkins, Margo Martindale

Votes: 1,283

21. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,082

22. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Lorne Greene

Votes: 347

23. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Ring of Fear (A Dangerous Assignment) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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In order to infiltrate a criminal gang that bribes boxers Frank makes a contract with one of them, Buddy. This leads to a kidnapping of his girlfriend and Frank has to find her before Buddy forfeits.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Georg Stanford Brown

Votes: 309

24. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The daughter of a textile tycoon is kidnapped and Frank must find her before it's too late to pay the ransom.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Director: Georg Stanford Brown | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Robert Goulet

Votes: 275

25. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Revenge and Remorse (The Guilty Alibi) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A judge is blown up as a session starts. Frank's investigation soon leads to a man who was convicted by him in the past.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, William Shatner

Votes: 265

26. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Rendezvous at Big Gulch (Terror in the Neighborhood) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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When a woman reports being blackmailed by some thugs, Police Squad get even more reports of the same kind from other shop owners. To gain a better perspective, Frank and Norberg open up a key store in the most troubled area.

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Florence Henderson

Votes: 260

27. Police Squad! (1982)
Episode: Testimony of Evil (Dead Men Don't Laugh) (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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When a drug courier is found dead after a car accident, Frank and the team traces his work to the nightclub "Mr V's".

Creators: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, William Conrad

Votes: 255

28. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)

90 min | Music

8.5
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Late night rock and pop music performances are featured.

Stars: Wolfman Jack, Helen Reddy, Donna Summer, Tina Turner

Votes: 164

29. Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009)

98 min | Documentary

7.7
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Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London.

Writer: Paul Davis | Director: Paul Davis | Stars: Paul Davis, Jenny Agutter, David Schofield, Robert Paynter

Votes: 141

30. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 140

31. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary R. Benz, Stephen Rocha, Lise Romanoff | Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

Votes: 115

32. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Charlie Sheen: Born to Be Wild (2001)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Mimi Freedman | Director: Lawrence Williams | Stars: Jim Abrahams, Jeff Ballard, Barry Bostwick, Dale Dye

Votes: 96

33. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Bette Midler (2004)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Writer: John Scheinfeld | Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Jim Abrahams, Toni Basil, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 58

34. Hearts of Hot Shots Part Deux: A Filmmaker's Apology (1993 TV Short)

Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Writers: Victor Davis, Thomas C. Grane | Directors: Victor Davis, Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Jamie Abrahams, Jim Abrahams, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Badalato

Votes: 37

35. Life and Times (1996– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Biographies of famous Canadians.

Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, June Callwood, Norman Jewison, Peter Gzowski

Votes: 30

36. Cocaine Blues (1983)

52 min | Documentary, Crime

6.5
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A look at the problems associated with cocaine use, including the toll it takes, not only on the users themselves but on society in general.

Writer: John Langley | Directors: Malcolm Barbour, John Langley | Stars: Hoyt Axton, Jim Abrahams, Paul Krassner, Mercury Morris

Votes: 17

37. Wisconsin Born & Bred: The Entertainers (2004)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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A video documentary highlighting the biggest names in Entertainment to come out of Wisconsin. In addition to celebrities interviewed, also highlights Harry Houdini, The Ringling Brothers, ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Muraco | Director: Jim Muraco | Stars: Robert Richard Jorge, Jim Abrahams, Mark Borchardt, Frank Caliendo

Votes: 8

38. Lego Airplane!: Part 1 (2013)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

4.4
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Ted Striker tries to get back together with his girlfriend Elaine Dickinson. He decides to board the flight she's attending, but doesn't realize the flight is doomed!

Director: George O'Connor | Star: George O'Connor

Votes: 5

39. Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever (2015 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Director: Miranda Glasser | Stars: Mel Giedroyc, Jim Abrahams, Colin Bacon, Amanda Barrie

40. An Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet (1994 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Short

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An introduction to the Ketogenic Diet, a special high-fat diet used to treat seizures, as a treatment for childhood epilepsy narrated by Meryl Streep. The video provides a step-by-step ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Abrahams | Star: Meryl Streep

41. Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie (1991 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Jim Abrahams, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer, Cary Elwes

42. Airplane: Long-Haul Version (2005 Video)

166 min | Documentary

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An interactive DVD feature which includes brand new interviews from the cast and crew, deleted scenes and behind the scenes photos.

Stars: Jim Abrahams, Lee Bryant, Jon Davison, John Frazier

43. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–2002)
Episode: Episode #1.25 (1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jim Abrahams, Jack Larson, David Letterman, Paul Shaffer

44. The Midnight Special (1972–1981)
Episode: Episode #2.40 (1974)

Music

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Writers: Franklyn Ajaye, Frank Cotolo, David Steinberg | Stars: Jim Abrahams, Ace Trucking Company, Franklyn Ajaye, Graham Chapman

46. Life and Times (1996– )
Episode: Leslie Nielsen: The Last Laugh (2000)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jim Abrahams, Leslie Nielsen, Curry Walls

47. Movie Magic (1994– )
Episode: Physical Effects: Causes and Effects (1994)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Jim Abrahams, Everett Burrell, John Frazier, Mark Garbarino