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1. Tales of the City (1993– )

Unrated | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.8
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 1,984

2. 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: 416

3. 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, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,425

4. The American Cinematheque Tribute to Robert Downey Jr (2011 TV Special)

8.2
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Friends, family and colleagues pay tribute to Robert Downey at the annual irreverent after dinner event produced by the American Cinematheque.

Directors: Leslie Wilson, Jeff Roe | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Jamie Foxx, Garry Shandling

Votes: 15

5. Tales of the City (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1993)

Unrated | 56 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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Whilst Anna and Edgar continue their platonic friendship Mary Ann allows herself to spend a week-end with Beauchamp at a hotel, where the promised Z-bed does not materialize and they end up... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 15

6. 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: 35,562

7. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 253,398 | Gross: $22.46M

8. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 201,637 | Gross: $26.40M

9. Scratch (2001)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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77 Metascore

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Chali 2na, Marc 7, Afra, Carlos Aguilar

Votes: 2,477

10. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler/Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host SNL alongside musical guest Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Sketches include GOP Debate Cold Open, Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Christmas Mash-up Monologue,... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Colin Jost

Votes: 248

11. 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.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,989

12. Life After (2009– )

Biography

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Stars: Flo Anthony, S. Tia Brown, Clay Cane, Kim Osorio

Votes: 37

13. Tales of the City (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1993)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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In 1976 innocent young Mary Ann Singleton comes to San Francisco and, after briefly crashing with worldlier school friend Connie Bradshaw, takes a flat at 28, Barbary Lane in a house owned ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 15

14. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 23,119 | Gross: $17.31M

15. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 31,188 | Gross: $0.22M

16. Remembering Greasers Palace (2010 Video)

Documentary, Short, Biography

7.3
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Cult film director Robert Downey Sr. on the making of his film "Greasers Palace".

Directors: John Carchietta, Carl Morano | Star: Robert Downey Sr.

Votes: 11

17. Strut! (2001)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

7.2
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STRUT! spotlights the world of the Philadelphia Mummers and their annual parade. Each New Year's Day, electricians, longshoremen, plumbers, cops and other working class wizards transform ... See full summary »

Director: Max L. Raab | Stars: Robert Bizik, Pete Ciarrocchi

Votes: 15

18. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: The Elevator/To See the Invisible Man/Tooth and Consequences (1986)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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Brothers Will and Roger use THE ELEVATOR to locate their father's growth serum, which was developed to ensure a plentiful food supply. In TO SEE THE INVISIBLE MAN, emotionally cold Mitchell... See full summary »

Directors: Noel Black, Robert Downey Sr., Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Robert Prescott, Douglas Emerson, Brandon Bluhm

Votes: 157

19. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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"Wordplay": A salesman at a medical firm finds everyone around him undergoing a linguistic transformation. "Dreams for Sale": A woman finds that her idyllic picnic may not be what it seems.... See full summary »

Directors: Wes Craven, Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Robert Klein, Annie Potts, Adam Raber, Robert Downey Sr.

Votes: 247

20. Matlock (1986–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 4,782

21. Radio Unnameable (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

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72 Metascore

Legendary radio personality Bob Fass revolutionized late-night F.M. radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics and audience participation for nearly half a century.

Directors: Paul Lovelace, Jessica Wolfson | Stars: David Amram, Judy Collins, Robert Downey Sr., Marshall Efron

Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.02M

22. Rittenhouse Square (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.1
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50 Metascore

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Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Caeli Veronica Smith, Zach DePue, Ranaan Meyer, Robert Downey Sr.

Votes: 42

23. Matlock (1986–1995)
Episode: The Annihilator (1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Ben's assistant Cassie convinces Ben to defend a professional wrestler accused of killing a rival wrestler.

Director: Christopher Hibler | Stars: Andy Griffith, Nancy Stafford, Kari Lizer, Kene Holiday

Votes: 38

24. Putney Swope (1969)

R | 84 min | Comedy

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Dark satire in which the token black man on the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. Renaming the business "Truth and Soul, Inc.", he replaces the tight ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Arnold Johnson, Stan Gottlieb, Allen Garfield, Archie Russell

Votes: 2,207

25. Pablo (2012)

90 min | Animation, Biography

7.0
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Pablo blends documentary and animation elements to tell the saga of "famous unknown" Pablo Ferro, a man with a personal journey that spans from Havana, during the pre-Cuban revolution to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Goldgewicht | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Julian Barry, Richard Benjamin, Beau Bridges

Votes: 131

26. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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"Healer": Small-time crook Jackie Thompson finds that a rock possesses special abilities. "Children's Zoo": An invitation to a unique zoo offers a girl a solution to her bickering parents. ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Downey Sr., John D. Hancock, Sigmund Neufeld Jr. | Stars: Eric Bogosian, Vincent Gardenia, Robert Costanzo, Joaquín Martínez

Votes: 193

27. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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"Teacher's Aide": A teacher at a tough inner-city school is possessed by a malevolent spirit. "Paladin of the Lost Hour": An old man with a special watch bonds with a tormented veteran.

Directors: Gilbert Cates, Bill Norton, Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Adam Postil, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Josh Richman

Votes: 187

28. Electile Dysfunction: Inside the Business of American Campaigns (2008)

89 min | Documentary

6.9
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Public disapproval of politics and politicians is at an all time high, and for good reason. Cynicism and distrust are the hallmarks of this public disenchantment. The unholy alliance of ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Barber, Mary Patel | Stars: Edward Asner, Hillary Clinton, Robert Downey Sr., Dwight David Eisenhower

Votes: 18

29. Cold Turkey (1971)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

6.8
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Hoping for positive publicity, a tobacco company offers $25 million to any American town that quits smoking for 30 days. Amidst a media frenzy, Eagle Rock, Iowa accepts the challenge while the company's PR man tries to sabotage the effort.

Director: Norman Lear | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Pippa Scott, Tom Poston, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,549

30. Chafed Elbows (1966)

63 min | Comedy

6.8
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A welfare recipient marries his mother.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: George Morgan, Elsie Downey, Lawrence Wolf, Tom O'Horgan

Votes: 245

31. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 90,510 | Gross: $75.79M

32. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.7
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A documentary about celebrities lives before and after being famous.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Chip Bolcik, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

Votes: 692

33. A Touch of Greatness (1964)

26 min | Documentary

6.6
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In an era when Dick, Jane, and discipline ruled America's schools, Albert Cullum allowed Shakespeare, Sophocles, and Shaw to reign in his fifth grade public school classroom. Through the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Star: Albert Cullum

Votes: 104

34. 1st & Ten: The Championship (1984–1991)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.5
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The comical exploits of the "California Bulls" (a fictional professional football team) and the organization's players.

Stars: Cliff Frazier, Prince Hughes, Donald Gibb, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 308

35. Pound (1970)

X | 92 min | Fantasy

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In a pound, eighteen dogs wait to be adopted.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Joe Madden, James Green, Mariclare Costello, L. Errol Jaye

Votes: 207

36. Sticks and Bones (1973 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

6.4
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A young man returns home from Vietnam blind. He is very bitter about the war and alienates his family and friends. This movie deals with the aftermath of war and how people react to it both veterans and their families.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Alan Cauldwell, Cliff De Young, Joe Fields

Votes: 37

37. From Other Worlds (2004)

88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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43 Metascore

A depressed Brooklyn housewife sleepwalks through her life until she is abducted by UFOs. Determined to solve the mystery of her otherworldly experiences, she embarks on a journey that ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Strugatz | Stars: Cara Buono, Jay Oakerson, Isaach De Bankolé, David Lansbury

Votes: 79

38. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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59 Metascore

When a group of hard-working guys find out they've fallen victim to their wealthy employer's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

Votes: 116,307 | Gross: $78.05M

39. The Sunchaser (1996)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Michael Reynolds is a rich oncologist who has a $175,000 sports car, a multi-million dollar home, and a new boost in his career. Brandon 'Blue' Monroe is a dying patient who kidnaps ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Jon Seda, Anne Bancroft, Alexandra Tydings

Votes: 3,084 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Greaser's Palace (1972)

TV-MA | 91 min | Comedy, Western

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A parable based on the life of Christ. This ain't your father's Bible story, full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Albert Henderson, Michael Sullivan, Luana Anders, George Morgan

Votes: 726

41. No More Excuses (1968)

62 min | Comedy

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Downey takes his camera and microphone onto the streets (and into some bedrooms) for a look at Manhattan's singles scene of the late sixties. Of course, that's not all: No More Excuses cuts... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Robert Downey Sr., Alan Abel, Lawrence Wolf, Prentice Wilhite

Votes: 225

42. Naughty Nurse (1969)

9 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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A doctor and nurse sneak away for a kinky encounter, only to be interrupted by a cop...with a secret of his own.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Valorie Armstrong, Ron Grathwohl, Christopher St. John, Alix Elias

Votes: 101

43. Moving Target (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A teenage musician goes on the run from killers and the police when he returns home to find his home empty and his family gone.

Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Jason Bateman, John Glover, Jack Wagner, Chynna Phillips

Votes: 353

44. The Last Party (1993)

R | 96 min | Documentary, History

5.7
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Robert Downey, Jr. gives reports and interviews with other stars in this documentary about the Democratic National Convention in 1992.

Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Bill Clinton, Ann Palmer, Hilary Anderson

Votes: 421

45. Babo 73 (1964)

57 min | Comedy

5.7
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Tribulations of a newly elected President.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Taylor Mead, Jim Antonio, Tom Gaines, James Greene

Votes: 192

46. Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight (1975)

85 min | Comedy

5.6
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An experimental, ludicrous, plotless, absurd, surreal comedy. It is seemingly intentionally impossible to understand. It leaps from scene to scene, world to world, with recurring names and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Leonard Buschel, Elsie Downey, Michael Sullivan, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 138

47. The Perfect Team: The Making of 'On the Bowery' (2009)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Michael Rogosin | Stars: Lionel Rogosin, Ray Salyer, Lorenza Mazzetti, Anthony Deene

Votes: 10

48. You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

5.4
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This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke | Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green, Richard Pryor

Votes: 37

49. Hugo Pool (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

Director: Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Mark Boone Junior, Malcolm McDowell, Brendan Dawson

Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $0.00M

50. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: The Gong Show (2003)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.0
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Stars: Chuck Barris, Chris Bearde, Dick Clark, George Clooney

Votes: 27