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1. The Jerk (1979)

R | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Catlin Adams, Mabel King

Votes: 42,861

2. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 18,162 | Gross: $57.04M

3. All in the Family (1971–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A working class bigot constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 10,344

4. The Frisco Kid (1979)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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A Polish rabbi wanders through the Old West on his way to lead a synagogue in San Francisco. On the way he is nearly burnt at the stake by Indians and almost killed by outlaws.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 6,615

5. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The lives and trials of a young single woman and her friends, both at work and at home.

Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Valerie Harper

Votes: 4,523

6. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro, Penny Marshall

Votes: 3,435

7. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.2
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An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 2,408

8. Head of the Class (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students.

Stars: William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Dan Frischman, Robin Givens

Votes: 1,361

9. Love, American Style (1969–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.

Stars: Stuart Margolin, Barbara Minkus, William Callaway, Mary Grover

Votes: 1,225

10. Serial (1980)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.8
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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Jennifer McAllister, Sam Chew Jr.

Votes: 715

11. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Chet Kincaid, gym teacher at an inner-city Los Angeles high school, deals with students, principal Mr. Langford and counselor Marsha Peterson. He lives with his mother Rose, brother Brian ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Cosby, Joyce Bulifant, Olga James, Lee Weaver

Votes: 630

12. Lush Life (1993 TV Movie)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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Superb drama about two best friends who play jazz in night clubs.

Director: Michael Elias | Stars: Ernie Andrews, Jeff Goldblum, Buddy Arnold, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 329

13. Black Bart (1975 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy, Western

3.6
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on the feature film Blazing Saddles (1974).

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Steve Landesberg, Millie Slavin, Noble Willingham

Votes: 184

14. The Brig (1964)

68 min | Drama

7.2
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A ultra-realistic depiction of life in a Marine Corps brig (or jail) at a camp in Japan in 1957. Marine prisoners are awakened and put through work details for the course of a single day, ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Warren Finnerty, Jim Anderson, Henry Howard, Tom Lillard

Votes: 142

15. The New Dick Van Dyke Show (1971–1974)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dick Van Dyke and Hope Lange play modern married couple Dick and Jenny Preston, who have comic misadventures raising their teenage daughter.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Hope Lange, Marty Brill, Fannie Flagg

Votes: 132

16. No Laughing Matter (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.8
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Since 4 year-old Charlie Poleski's dad Matt's death while on police duty, he has been common working mother Emma's pride and joy. She messes up the first meeting with his girlfriend Lauren ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Elias | Stars: Suzanne Somers, Chad Christ, Selma Blair, Robert Desiderio

Votes: 122

17. Steve Martin: Comedy Is Not Pretty (1980 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.9
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Steve Martin's second NBC special was done entirely in sketches. Highlights include: Marty Robbins' "El Paso" with monkeys; "The Death of Socrates;" and "Bizarre Oddities of the World."

Director: Joseph Cates | Stars: Steve Martin, Marty Allen, Richard Deacon, Joyce DeWitt

Votes: 110

18. Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Steve Martin's first network special for NBC. The show is half concert footage (shot at the Universal Amphitheatre in LA) and half sketches. Sketches include: Martin as "Turtle Boy," ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Steve Martin, George Burns, Maryedith Burrell, Johnny Cash

Votes: 93

19. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Threat (1972)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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The Bunkers' house guest is the new, much younger wife of a war buddy. Archie, who can't take his eyes off of her, believes that she made a pass at him, and Edith overhears him telling Gloria and Mike so.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 61

20. Playboy After Dark (1969–1970)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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Stars: Hugh M. Hefner, Chris Cranston, Nanci Roberts, Bill Cosby

Votes: 60

21. The Good News (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The series focused on David Randolph (David Ramsey), a young acting pastor designated to Compton, California's African American Church of Life. Initially, the majority of the church's ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Cherelle Jones, Alexia Robinson, Guy Torry, Roz Ryan

Votes: 47

22. Another Nice Mess (1972)

PG | 66 min | Comedy

6.3
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Director: Bob Einstein | Stars: Rich Little, Herb Voland, Diahn Williams, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 40

23. Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
Episode: The Shame of the Cities (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Lou launches a major investigation into a city councilman and finds that he is not corrupt.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight

Votes: 30

24. The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Episode: The New Car (1973)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Winning a car in a contest is easy, finding to find a place to park in New York City is hard.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Dick Clark, John Byner

Votes: 28

25. Envoyez les violons (1988)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Director: Roger Andrieux | Stars: Anémone, Richard Anconina, Michel Galabru, Martin Lamotte

Votes: 23

26. All's Fair (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A middle-aged man and a young woman fall in love amidst the political backdrop of Washington, D.C.

Stars: Bernadette Peters, Richard Crenna, Lee Chamberlin, J.A. Preston

Votes: 22

27. The American Snitch (1983)

82 min | Comedy

5.4
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Satire spoof about a "National Enquirer"-type tabloid, featuring a cast of celebrity look-alikes.

Director: Richard A. Harris | Stars: Fred McCarren, Lane Smith, André De Shields, George Lindsey

Votes: 21

28. Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour (1970– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Experimental sketch comedy.

Stars: Pat Paulsen, Billy Sands, Venetta Rogers, Pepe Brown

Votes: 17

29. Love, American Style (1969–1974)
Episode: Love and the Dating Computer/Love and the Busy Husband/Love and the Watchdog (1969)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Directors: Bruce Bilson, Gary Nelson, Coby Ruskin | Stars: Michael Callan, Broderick Crawford, Herb Edelman, Penny Fuller

Votes: 16

30. The Best Friend (2010– )

6 min | Comedy

8.3
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Web series explores what it would look like to watch a romantic comedy through the eyes of the best friend character rather than the ingenue.

Stars: Marilyn Anne Michaels, Allie Smith, Eric Loya, Jeanette O'Connor

Votes: 15

31. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Let X Equal a Lousy Weekend (1969)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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When Chet is forced to fill in as a substitute algebra teacher, he comes across a word problem that he is unable to solve for the class. So, he spends most of his weekend trying to find the solution.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Hilly Hicks, Bill Zuckert, Ron Foster

Votes: 13

32. Co-ed Fever (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

5.2
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What happens when an all-girls school goes co-ed?

Stars: David Keith, Alexa Kenin, Christopher S. Nelson, Cathryn O'Neil

Votes: 12

33. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Poet (1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Bill Cosby, Joyce Bulifant, Ric Carrott, Isabel Cooley

Votes: 12

34. Szysznyk (1977–1978)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A former Marine named Nick Szysznyk takes over running an inner city playground in Washington, D.C. In this fish out of water comedy, he has to learn how to deal with the city bureaucracy as well as his co-workers.

Stars: Leonard Barr, Ned Beatty, Thomas Carter, Olivia Cole

Votes: 11

35. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Partners (1989)

Comedy

6.5
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Maria'a dating a hunk and tries to downplay her intelligence so as not to make him feel inferior. Dennis then gets her to work on a project and when it's done he claims that he did all the ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

Votes: 11

36. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Pilot (1986)

Comedy

8.0
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Substitute teacher Charlie Moore incurs the wrath of Principal Samuels when he allows math whiz Arvid Engen to miss a practice session for the Academic Olympics in order to attend a school dance.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

Votes: 8

37. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Barber Shop (1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Antonio Fargas, Arthur French, Isabel Sanford

Votes: 8

38. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Deluge: Part 1 (1970)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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A severe storm with flooding has Chet stranded at home without telephone or electrical service. To make matters worse, a neighbor has just gone into labor, and Chet is in a quandary as to what to do.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Parley Baer, Paul Jackson

Votes: 8

39. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Power of a Tree (1971)

Comedy

6.6
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Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Bill Cosby, Elsa Lanchester, Byron Morrow, Nathaniel Taylor

Votes: 8

40. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Sesame Street Rumble (1971)

Comedy

7.1
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Chet has a super-duper TV antenna installed, so he can pick up the big game, which has been locally blacked out. With a houseful of eager teachers, Chet's TV set breaks down right before ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Cosby | Stars: Bill Cosby, Bill Russell, Kelvin Cosby, Lee Weaver

Votes: 8

41. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Open House (1970)

Comedy

5.7
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Chet tries his luck at selling Real Estate, with memorable results.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Richard X. Slattery, Barbara Perry, Kip King

Votes: 7

42. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Swann's Way (1970)

Comedy

6.7
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A repossessor is intent on snatching Chet's TV set.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Don Knotts, Joyce Bulifant, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 7

43. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Deluge: Part 2 (1970)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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Dolores enters advanced stages of labor, and Chet enters advanced stages of unease.

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Parley Baer, Paul Jackson

Votes: 7

44. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Old Man of 4-C (1970)

Comedy

6.0
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Chet's life is turned upside down by a pesky neighbor, who is an insufferable bore.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Will Geer, Joyce Bulifant, Ellen Corby

Votes: 7

45. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Saturday Game (1971)

Comedy

6.4
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A boy, who practices Hasidic Judaism, joins the baseball team coached by Chet. The boy faces a dilemma, when the next weekly game's date switches from Sunday to Saturday, which falls on the Jewish Sabbath.

Director: Allan Sherman | Stars: Bill Cosby, Milton Selzer, Stella Garcia, Vincent Van Patten

Votes: 7

46. Who's Crazy? (1966)

73 min | Drama

6.2
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Directors: Thomas White, Allan Zion | Stars: Wimme Andre, Melvin Clay, Tom Edmonston, Carl Einhorn

Votes: 6

47. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: A Dirty Business (1971)

Comedy

6.5
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Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Darrell Larson, Alberto Isaac, Kip King

Votes: 6

48. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: Is There a Doctor in the Hospital? (1970)

Comedy

6.5
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Chet hurts his back while showing his class how to use the parallel bars. A fellow gym teacher helps him get to the hospital, but Chet discovers that that's only the beginning of his ... See full summary »

Director: Coby Ruskin | Stars: Bill Cosby, Miguel Monsalve, Billy Sands, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 6

49. Head of the Class (1986–1990)
Episode: Past Imperfect (1987)

Comedy

7.2
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Mr. Moore learns the students are taking short cuts like reading abridged versions of books or listening to tapes instead of reading the actual book. He says it's like cheating. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Howard Hesseman, William G. Schilling, Jeannetta Arnette, Leslie Bega

Votes: 6

50. The Bill Cosby Show (1969–1971)
Episode: The Lincoln Letter (1970)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Chet inherits his great-aunt's estate including a prized letter from Abraham Lincoln, and it brings him lots of unwanted attention and headaches.

Director: Sid McCoy | Stars: Bill Cosby, Rupert Crosse, Beah Richards, Isabel Sanford

Votes: 6