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1. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 683,251 | Gross: $138.43M

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.8
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 300,733

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 214,663 | Gross: $44.82M

4. Married with Children (1986–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.1
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Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 83,765

5. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 42,444

6. Edtv (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Geoffrey Blake, Gail Boggs

Votes: 37,362 | Gross: $22.36M

7. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 35,966

8. L.A. Story (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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66 Metascore

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant, Richard E. Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 26,447 | Gross: $28.86M

9. Nixon (1995)

R | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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66 Metascore

A biographical story of former U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy, to his eventual Presidency, which ended in shame.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris

Votes: 25,544 | Gross: $13.56M

10. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 21,085 | Gross: $36.85M

11. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 19,294 | Gross: $1.66M

12. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 18,985 | Gross: $15.69M

13. Reds (1981)

PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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76 Metascore

A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski

Votes: 17,752 | Gross: $40.38M

14. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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38 Metascore

A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage, they make use of the services of a wizard. However, something goes wrong and they are transported from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 16,218 | Gross: $4.78M

15. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,093

16. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 14,904 | Gross: $1.15M

17. Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter. Unable to find a job anywhere ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal, Wendie Malick

Votes: 14,666

18. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,174 | Gross: $2.67M

19. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.7
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71 Metascore

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 12,251 | Gross: $25.01M

20. The Last Days of Disco (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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76 Metascore

Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin

Votes: 10,567 | Gross: $2.99M

21. Wings (1990–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 8,409

22. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

6.8
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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 8,279 | Gross: $9.27M

23. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,198

24. Volunteers (1985)

R | 107 min | Comedy

5.5
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Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 7,170 | Gross: $19.88M

25. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,404

26. Shortcut to Happiness (2003)

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

5.6
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A down-and-out writer sells his soul to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

Director: Alec Baldwin | Stars: Virl Andrick, Ray Aranha, Kaniel Arocho, Jorge Arocho

Votes: 4,245

27. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,348

28. Baseball (1994–2010)

TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport

9.2
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A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.

Stars: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent, Ossie Davis, Paul Roebling

Votes: 2,962

29. The Detective (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman

Votes: 2,327

30. Modern Marvels (1993– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Fast-paced, fun and informative, Modern Marvels is The History Channel's signature series focusing on historical technology. The series has focused (among other things) on wonders of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Harlan Saperstein, William Atwater, Alexander B. Rubinow

Votes: 1,508

31. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000–2002)

46 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

Votes: 1,312

32. Garbo Talks (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother's last wish: to meet Greta Garbo.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 1,241 | Gross: $1.49M

33. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,119

34. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,099

35. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 975

36. Paper Lion (1968)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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Sportswriter George Plimpton poses as a rookie quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a "Sports Illustrated" article.

Director: Alex March | Stars: Alan Alda, Lauren Hutton, Joe Schmidt, Alex Karras

Votes: 798

37. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Lisa participates in the Spellympics, but Homer is busy traveling cross-country as Krusty Burger test-markets a new sandwich. Lisa is confident that she will win, until she learns that the contest is rigged against her.

Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 770

38. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 729

39. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )

600 min | Documentary, History

9.1
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Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, John Steele Gordon, Kenneth Jackson, Robert A.M. Stern

Votes: 724

40. Soul Power (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary soul music concert staged in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte | Stars: Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Don King, Celia Cruz

Votes: 691 | Gross: $0.21M

41. Mark Twain (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 212 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A biographical film about the acclaimed American humourist and author.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Kevin Conway, Philip Bosco, Blythe Danner

Votes: 608

42. Breakfast with Hunter (2003)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Wayne Ewing | Stars: Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, Alex Cox, John Cusack

Votes: 590

43. The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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The story of the late J. Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI from 1924-1972. The film follows Hoover from his racket-busting days through his reign under eight U.S. presidents.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, James Wainwright, Michael Parks, José Ferrer

Votes: 428

44. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 426

45. A Fool and His Money (1989)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

3.9
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While watching TV, ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God. Advised by the Almighty to go into business for himself, Codman inaugurates his own religion, founded on a philosophy of selfishness.

Director: Daniel Adams | Stars: Jonathan Penner, Gerald Orange, Sandra Bullock, George Plimpton

Votes: 417

46. It's Like, You Know... (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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New York-writer Arthur Garment moves to L.A. to write a book about his hatred of the city and its vapid and superficial culture, however, the longer he remains there, he finds himself growing increasingly fond of it.

Stars: Steven Eckholdt, Chris Eigeman, Evan Handler, A.J. Langer

Votes: 416

47. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.1
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The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

Votes: 346

48. The Single Guy (1995–1997)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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A struggling New York writer (Jonathan Silverman) attempts to find success and dates.

Stars: Jonathan Silverman, Joey Slotnick, Ming-Na Wen, Ernest Borgnine

Votes: 343

49. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.8
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 308

50. Pumping Iron II: The Women (1985)

107 min | Documentary, Sport

5.9
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"Pumping Iron," the film that turned the obscure sport of male bodybuilding into an overnight phenomenon and made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, broke the ground. Now, experience PUMPING ... See full summary »

Director: George Butler | Stars: Kris Alexander, Lori Bowen, Lydia Cheng, Carla Dunlap

Votes: 297 | Gross: $0.63M