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1. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.6
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 172

2. Square One Television (1987–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.5
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A kids anthology show that humorously illustrates various elements of mathematics.

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

Votes: 375

3. My Mother's Early Lovers (1998)

105 min

8.5
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A young woman, while helping her father clean out his house, discovers her dead mother's intimate diary. As she transcribes the contents in order to make copies for her siblings, she discovers a shocking secret which transforms her life.

Director: Nora Jacobson | Stars: Sue Ball, George Woodard, Molly Hickok, Gilman Rood

Votes: 15

4. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Double Down (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Lawyers make a deal with a suspected cop killer in order to find a kidnapping victim. However, the DA's office wants to renege on the deal after the victim is found dead, and detectives suspect that he knew the victim was dead all along.

Director: Arthur W. Forney | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 97

5. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)
Episode: To the Light: Part 1 (1993)

TV-Y7 | Family, Mystery

8.3
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Jamal (Sheldon Turnipseed) and Rob (Todd Alexander) are walking on the street when they find the cart, box and books of the eccentric poet friend of Rob's, "Double T" (David Patrick Kelly),... See full summary »

Stars: Todd Alexander, Blaze Berdahl, David López, Marcella Lowery

Votes: 6

6. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Our Town (1989)

103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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This classic American play, performed on an almost-bare stage, is about the mundane but rather pleasant lives of the Gibbs family, the Webb family, and their neighbors in Grover's Corners, ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Spalding Gray, James Rebhorn, Atticus Brady, John Griesemer

Votes: 169

7. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)

TV-Y7 | Family, Mystery

8.0
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A group of teenagers solve local crimes, capers and mysteries in town, with the help of their invisible friend.

Stars: David López, Blaze Berdahl, Todd Alexander, Sheldon Turnipseed

Votes: 1,836

8. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 422

9. Queen (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1993)

96 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Part 1 develops the relationship between James Jackson, Jr., a rich plantation owner's son, and Easter, a slave.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Christopher Allport, Ann-Margret, Bob Banks, Suzi Bass

Votes: 9

10. Playing for Time (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Female prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp (Auschwitz) are spared from death in return for performing music for their captors.

Directors: Daniel Mann, Joseph Sargent | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Maud Adams, Christine Baranski

Votes: 929

11. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Flight (1998)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Prosecutors have trouble making a case against a father accused of injecting his son with deadly bacteria, so Jack is forced to play hardball with the bio-supplier that may have supplied him with it.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 92

12. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 26,165

13. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 67,541 | Gross: $48.17M

14. Queen (1993– )

282 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly, Ossie Davis

Votes: 1,080

15. Windy Acres (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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After New York marketing executive Stephanie Burns loses her job, she packs up her two daughters and moves to Vermont to manage the dairy farm of Lucien LaFlamme, hoping to convert it into a tourist inn.

Stars: Tantoo Cardinal, Rusty De Wees, Felicia Hammer, Ariel Kiley

Votes: 21

16. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 24,073 | Gross: $13.27M

17. Nothing Like Dreaming (2004)

95 min | Drama

7.6
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A film about a troubled fire artist and a teenage girl in rural Vermont.

Director: Nora Jacobson | Stars: Morgan Bicknell, George Woodard, Sue Ball, Siri Baruc

Votes: 25

18. In Jest (1999)

Comedy

7.6
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Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Kristen Bergeron, Katie Brooks, Tantoo Cardinal, Sascha Stanton Craven

Votes: 11

19. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Turnstile Justice (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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After a homeless man is accused of killing a woman at a subway station, McCoy learns that a health care provider may not have provided him with appropriate medical attention in order to save money.

Director: Richard Dobbs | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 93

20. City of Hope (1991)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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City of Hope is a portrait of a typical middle-sized American city of the present day. The crux of the story is an old apartment block which stands in the way of a major commercial ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Vincent Spano, Tony Lo Bianco, Stephen Mendillo, Chris Cooper

Votes: 1,870 | Gross: $1.26M

21. Eight Men Out (1988)

PG | 119 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: John Cusack, Clifton James, Michael Lerner, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 15,557 | Gross: $5.68M

22. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Kids (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The son of one of Briscoe's former colleagues is accused of shooting and killing an innocent 14-year-old. He claims that he was trying to shoot a gun dealer who threatened him, but the people's case against him is very shaky.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 92

23. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 42,887 | Gross: $16.94M

24. Tattinger's (1988– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Nick Tattinger runs a restaurant in New York City assisted by Sheila Bradey, the chef; Sid Wilbur, the maitre d'; Lou Chatham the head waiter; Marco Bellini the bartender; and Billie Low, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Collins, Blythe Danner, Jerry Stiller, Roderick Cook

Votes: 40

25. Brief Reunion (2011)

88 min | Drama

6.9
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38 Metascore

Aaron Clark's comfortable life in the bucolic New England countryside is shattered by the unexpected arrival of former classmate Teddy who accuses him of business improprieties and cover-ups, with unforeseen consequences.

Director: John Daschbach | Stars: Joel de la Fuente, Alexie Gilmore, Scott Shepherd, Francie Swift

Votes: 41

26. The Langoliers (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1995)

PG-13 | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Tom Holland, Patricia Wettig, Kate Maberly, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 84

27. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 29,996 | Gross: $7.34M

28. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 4,759 | Gross: $3.70M

29. The Sensation of Sight (2006)

R | 134 min | Drama

6.8
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This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Jane Adams

Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Where the Rivers Flow North (1993)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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In 1927, in Kingdom County, Vermont, a large dam is to be built; however, Noel Lord, a logger and cedar-oil harvester, won't give up his lifetime lease on land that will be flooded. The dam... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Bill Raymond, Mark Margolis

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.60M

31. The Langoliers (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1995)

PG-13 | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Tom Holland, Patricia Wettig, Kate Maberly, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 79

32. Northern Borders (2013)

108 min | Drama

6.2
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44 Metascore

'Northern Borders' tells the story of ten year-old Austen Kittredge who is sent by his father to live on his grandparents' Vermont farm, where he experiences wild adventures and uncovers ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Bruce Dern, Geneviève Bujold, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Tom Bodett

Votes: 130

33. The Langoliers (1995– )

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Tom Holland, Kate Maberly

Votes: 22,136

34. Orgasm Inc. (2009)

73 min | Documentary

6.0
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64 Metascore

Extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveals a drug company's fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for women - and offers a humorous but sobering look inside the cash-fueled pharmaceutical industry.

Director: Elizabeth Canner | Stars: Elizabeth Canner, Darby Stephens, Virgil Place, Leland Wilson

Votes: 476 | Gross: $0.05M

35. A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.0
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A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: David Lansbury, Ernie Hudson, Martin Sheen, Bill Raymond

Votes: 138

36. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.9
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Votes: 63,410 | Gross: $82.67M

37. Henry Hill (1999)

85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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Suffering from stage fright, a talented and shy violinist learns to conquer his fears with the help of a woman.

Director: David Kantar | Stars: Jamie Harrold, Moira Kelly, Susan Blommaert, Andrew Bowser

Votes: 88

38. Disappearances (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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57 Metascore

Quebec Bill Bohomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Charlie McDermott, Gary Farmer, William Sanderson

Votes: 483 | Gross: $0.01M

39. Guy X (2005)

R | 101 min | Comedy, War

5.1
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A black comedy set in 1979, about a soldier mistakenly posted to an Arctic military base.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Jason Biggs, Natascha McElhone, Jeremy Northam, Sean Tucker

Votes: 1,829

40. Raw Nerve (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

4.8
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A cop lures his girlfriend and his former partner into the dangers of arson, robbery, and murder.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Nicollette Sheridan, Zach Galligan, Monica Trombetta

Votes: 249

41. The Junior Defenders (2007)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

4.7
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A deranged fan goes on a mission to kidnap the former cast of a 1970s kids superhero show in order to produce his own episode.

Director: Keith Spiegel | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Brian O'Halloran, Justin Henry, Jason David Frank

Votes: 126

42. Parmalee (2016– )

53 min | Drama

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Stars: Dan Butler, Faith Catlin, Gordon Clapp, Caitlin Clouthier

43. Journey to the American Cinema (2014)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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A poor family, having received tickets, must struggle through the gloomy, impoverished, sometimes surreal eastern European countryside to bring Grandma to the American Cinema.

Directors: Evan Marsh, John Griesemer, Whittaker Ingbretson | Stars: Faith Catlin, Evan Marsh, Margaret Bingel, Deric Farris

44. Breaking Up (I) (2009)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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A couple tries not to break up, but they are hampered by the modern communications convenience of a cell phone and answering machines.

Director: Christopher Ivanyi | Stars: Suzanne C. Dudley, Alan Gelfant, Harry Knapton, Liz Ellison

46. Airfire (2016)

37 min | Short, Fantasy | Completed

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"Airfire" is the first two parts of a trilogy of short films. The first, "Air" is an allegory about a young woman who becomes lost in the Vermont woods while searching for a fabled ghost ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Silberfarb | Stars: John Griesemer, Allison Fay Brown, Suzanne C. Dudley, Raven Pierson

47. Tattinger's (1988– )
Episode: El Sid (1989)

Comedy, Drama

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Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Stephen Collins, Blythe Danner, Jerry Stiller, Chris Elliott

48. Square One Television (1987–1992)
Episode: Episode #4.2 (1991)

TV-Y7 | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Reg E. Cathey, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Cris Franco

49. Square One Television (1987–1992)
Episode: Episode #4.4 (1991)

TV-Y7 | Comedy, Family, Music

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Stars: Reg E. Cathey, Larry Cedar, Cynthia Darlow, Cris Franco

50. Mathnet (1987–1992)
Episode: The Case of the Unnatural (1991)

Comedy, Crime, Family

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With his new partner, Pat Tuesday, George scopes out journeyman baseball player Roy (Lefty) Cobb talent of hitting a ball at 143 miles per hour for a wicked batting average...but someone else is also watching Cobb.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Toni Di Buono, Joe Howard, Bari K. Willerford, David D. Connell