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1. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
Episode: Part 1 (1977)

Biography, Drama, History

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After Joseph and Mary's betrothal, Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel, who tells her she will bear the Son of God. Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem to take part in Herod's census, where Jesus is born.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, Ernest Borgnine, Claudia Cardinale

2. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: The Tyrant (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

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When a controversial African politician falls ill, he is brought to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. The team struggles with whether to help a merciless dictator being subpoenaed for ... See full summary »

Writers: David Shore, Peter Blake | Director: David Straiton | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family | Active

9.0
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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

4. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Creator: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

5. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )
Episode: Episode #5.92 (2009)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Writer: Joe O'Brien | Director: Brian McAloon | Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt, Craig Ferguson, James Earl Jones, Shadoe Stevens

6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

7. Jesus of Nazareth (1977 TV Mini-Series)

382 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.8
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A reverent depiction of the life of Christ using the Gospel accounts.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

8. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy | Active

8.7
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Creator: Chuck Lorre | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

9. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

10. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

11. The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011 TV Movie)

185 min | Music

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Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Frank Abagnale Jr., Nick Adams, Theoni V. Aldredge

12. Today (1952– )
Episode: Episode dated 21 April 1989 (1989)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Bette Davis, James Earl Jones

13. Monitor (1958– )

Documentary

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Arts magazine.

Stars: Huw Wheldon, John Berger, Oliver Reed, Peter Brett

14. The View (1997– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 November 2010 (2010)

TV-14 | Talk-Show

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Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachael Ray, Joy Behar, Quincy Jones

15. The Lion King (1994)

G | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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83 Metascore

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton, Brenda Chapman, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Andy Gaskill, Gary Trousdale, Jim Capobianco, Kevin Harkey, Jorgen Klubien, Chris Sanders, Tom Sito, Larry Leker, Joe Ranft, Rick Maki, Ed Gombert, Francis Glebas, Mark Kausler, J.T. Allen, George Scribner, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Jenny Tripp, Bob Tzudiker, Christopher Vogler, Kirk Wise, Noni White | Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Whoopi Goldberg

16. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

17. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

18. Roots (1977 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, John Amos

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

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

8.5
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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

20. Under One Roof (1995– )

60 min | Drama

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Short lived (6 weeks) show about Neb Langston, a widowed African-American police officer sharing his home in Seattle with his family. His son, Ron,

Creators: Paul Aaron, Michael Henry Brown | Stars: Essence Atkins, Vanessa Bell Calloway, James Earl Jones, Joe Morton

21. The States (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Jane Alexander, Tom Arnold, Lewis Black

22. Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement (1978)

130 min | Documentary

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This documentary explores the growth and development of black theatre from its earliest roots, also examining its close ties with the civil rights movement. Included are interviews with ... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Ed Bullins, Lorraine Hansberry, James Earl Jones

23. Howard Stern (1994–2005)
Episode: Episode dated 1 July 1996 (1996)

Comedy, Talk-Show

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Stars: Howard Stern, Nicolas Cage, Marc Coppola, James Earl Jones

24. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

25. Reading Rainbow (1983– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

8.4
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Levar Burton introduces young viewers to illustrated readings of children's literature and explores their related subjects.

Stars: LeVar Burton, Jennifer Betit Yen, Arnold Stang, Fred Newman

26. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

27. Troldspejlet (1989– )

25 min

8.4
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Jakob Stegelmann reviews upcoming movies, video and dvd releases, video games, comic books, and role playing games.

Stars: Jakob Stegelmann, Carl Giacomello, Loui Giacomello, Christopher Hedegaard Andersen

28. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

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Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

29. Under a Killing Moon (1994 Video Game)

Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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In the year 2042, a clumsy noir gumshoe named Tex Murphy must stop a cult of religious fanatics who plan to destroy the human race.

Writer: Aaron Conners | Director: Chris Jones | Stars: James Earl Jones, Brian Keith, Russell Means, Margot Kidder

30. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

31. La Premiere (2009)

20 min | Short, History

8.4
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A story of two brothers and their creation of the first motion picture exhibition.

Writers: Michael Regalbuto, Nick Regalbuto | Directors: Michael Regalbuto, Nick Regalbuto | Stars: James Earl Jones, Ronald Guttman, Henri Lubatti, Matthew Wolf

32. Ennis' Gift (2000)

51 min | Documentary

8.4
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Ennis William Cosby was dyslexic. As a boy, he struggled to learn in school. And he didn't know why. Eventually, Ennis came to understand that he simply learned differently and that he ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Miller | Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Ed Bradley, Ann Bancroft, Chris Belair, Marcy Bloom

33. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: King Lear (1974)

175 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Douglass Watson, Paul Sorvino, Raul Julia, James Earl Jones

34. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Roz's Krantz & Gouldenstein Are Dead (1997)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.4
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Roz is sentenced to community service for a speeding ticket. Visiting elderly people in a retirement home, she panics when one, and then another of her charges dies suddenly.

Writers: David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee, William Lucas Walker, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

35. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs.

Creator: Joan Ganz Cooney | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

36. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show | Active

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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Richard Malmos

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

38. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History

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This documentary chronicles the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from start to finish. We get some background on George Lucas' start in the business and then continue with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom, Leo Braudy

39. Super Bowl XXVII Halftime Show (1993 TV Movie)

Music

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Michael Jackson, James Earl Jones, Mike Kopplin, Anahita Perez

40. Field of Dreams: Passing Along the Pastime (2004 Video)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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Writer: Jim Bacon | Director: Jim Bacon | Stars: Dusty Baker, Dwier Brown, Timothy Busfield, Chris Capuano

41. Roots (1977– )
Episode: Part XII (1977)

Drama, History, War

8.3
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Writer: Alex Haley | Stars: Lane Binkley, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Olivia Cole

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

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

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

43. The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2000 TV Special)

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Stars: Jensen Ackles, Julia Barr, Jennifer Bassey, Peter Bergman

44. The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1990 TV Special)

120 min

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Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, Danny Aiello, Kristian Alfonso

45. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: The House of Luthor (1994)

TV-PG | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Clark, Perry, Jimmy, and Jack start investigating how the bombing and sale of the Daily Planet. Meanwhile Lois and Lex prepare for their big day.

Writers: Dan Levine, Deborah Joy LeVine | Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

46. Square One TV (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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In this sketch comedy series for preteens, principles of mathematics are presented through parody and music videos. Also featured is a mock video game called "Mathman," the bumbling cartoon... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Howard, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Beverly Mickins

47. Long Ago and Far Away (1989–1993)

Animation, Drama, Family

8.1
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Stars: Mia Farrow, Tim Curry, Tammy Grimes, Kim Loughran

48. The 36th Annual Tony Awards (1982 TV Special)

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Tony Randall, Karen Akers, Judith Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

49. Athens 2004 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony (2004 TV Movie)

188 min | Sport

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Director: Bucky Gunts | Stars: Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Jan Peter Balkenende, Cherie Blair, George Costacos

50. Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Episode: A Song of Songs (1987)

Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Gabe, a jazz musician, is reunited with his old flame. He finds out that after all these years, the woman he once loved has changed.

Writer: Dan Gordon | Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Michael Landon, Victor French, Akosua Busia, Rosalind Cash