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1. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Survival of the Fittest (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Drama

9.3
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Lip is graduating from high school, so Fiona and the family prepare a surprise party for him. Frank wins a bet and uses the winnings to take Lip out for lobster and some quality father/son time.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,369

2. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part (2010)

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

8.9
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Shawn and Gus return to Vancouver to visit their old nemesis, Despereaux, in prison at the felon's request, who then uses them to escape. While planning the perfect theft, Despereaux is set... See full summary »

Director: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 502

3. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 233,508

4. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: El Gran Cañon (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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Fiona struggles to accept the new Jimmy, Frank wakes up in a place completely foreign to him.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,217

5. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Odyssey of Death: Part 1 (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Detectives Stoddard and Bagney look for a man involved in an armed grocery store robbery after he shoots and maims Officer Phillips, a personal friend of Stoddard.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Robert Stack, Brock Peters, Ed Lauter, Robert Sampson

Votes: 8

6. Shameless (2011– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives cope as best they can.

Stars: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 134,616

7. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 165,339

8. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Extradition: British Columbia (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.7
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While on vacation in Vancouver, Shawn finds himself in the presence of an elusive art thief that Lassiter has worked his whole career to catch, much to his ill, and Gus's as well.

Director: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 545

9. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: Parenthood (2012)

TV-MA | 54 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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When Lip quits school, Fiona makes a bargain with him to go back and get her diploma if he does. While she starts studying for the GED, Karen and Lip meet with adoption agencies.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,123

10. Shameless (2011– )
Episode: The American Dream (2013)

TV-MA | 56 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Fiona stresses about the money she used for her club night and it gets worse when Lip finds out. Frank makes his way home and he's the only one who can keep Hymie quiet. Kevin's wife resurfaces.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Ethan Cutkosky

Votes: 1,117

11. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 74,288

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

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

8.6
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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

Votes: 9,511

13. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,212

14. Police Story (1973–1979)
Episode: Odyssey of Death: Part 2 (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Detectives close in on the multi-generational hill-country family responsible for a series of armed robberies, rapes, and murders.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Robert Stack, Brock Peters, Ed Lauter, Robert Sampson

Votes: 8

15. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
Episode: Run for the Money (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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All of B.J.'s greatest adversaries are assembled in Las Vegas for a Sheriff's Convention when a criminal gang stages an ambitious and inventive robbery of the Dunes Casino. Caught near ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Greg Evigan, James Olson, Jeannie Wilson, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 5

16. Charmed (1998–2006)
Episode: The Good, the Bad and the Cursed (2001)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.6
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Phoebe somehow becomes psychically and physically linked with the violent past of an Old West ghost town complete with horses, petticoats, cowboys and six-shooters and Prue must go back in time to save her sister from a horrifying fate.

Director: Shannen Doherty | Stars: Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

Votes: 404

17. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Storm: Part 2 (1999)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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When a school bus becomes involved in an accident, Mark assists paramedics with treating injured children; Weaver make a discovery regarding a colleague.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 203

18. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Brothers (1978)

120 min | Western

8.5
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After he learns of presence of gold, Deek bribes a land agent to seize ownership of the Macahan creek. Tap takes extreme measures to keep Zeb from learning about the rustlers. Josh arrives ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 12

19. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Cattle Drive (1978)

120 min | Western

8.5
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Jessie recovers with the help of the Aapaho, but the tribe finds itself on the brink of starvation due to the broken promise of beef shipments. Zeb and Luke embark on a cattle-herding ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 11

20. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Old Man Quiver (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The detectives investigate the smothering death of an elderly man married to a voluptuous woman in her 20s; and a state judge pressures Medavoy and Jones to find out who poisoned her mother.

Director: Ed Begley Jr. | Stars: Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Henry Simmons

Votes: 23

21. The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000)
Episode: Vendetta (1999)

Action, Western

8.5
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Chris's father-in-law comes to town, bringing in his wake a bloodthirsty family bent on vengeance for a crime he committed against them.

Director: William Wages | Stars: Michael Biehn, Eric Close, Dana Barron, Will Cascio

Votes: 31

22. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 71,271

23. 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: 2,455

24. Ripple (1995)

20 min | Short

8.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Jonathan Segal | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Marcia Cross, David Hyde Pierce, Colm Meaney

Votes: 30

25. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Deek (1978)

120 min | Western

8.4
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Deek Peasley is reluctantly hired to lead the search party for Jessie, who tries to bridge the language gap with Teel-O. The cattle drive gets underway, shadowed by Tap's rustler cronies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 11

26. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Dog and Pony Show (1977)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Helping a young woman with a history of mental illness leads Jim into crossing paths with the Mob and federal intelligence.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Joanne Nail

Votes: 81

27. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: The Judge (1978)

120 min | Western

8.4
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Jessie and Teel-O have a fateful encounter with Teel-O's grandfather. While scouting for water, Luke comes to the rescue of Judge Rensen, who offers to seek a pardon for Luke's criminal ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 12

28. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: The Storm: Part 1 (1999)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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Doug faces possible criminal charges after Ricky Abbott dies when Ross shows Joi how to give Ricky a lethal dosage of medication. Doug is delegated to desk duty, Carol's clinic is shut down... See full summary »

Director: John Wells | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 203

29. How the West Was Won (1976– )

Western

8.3
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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

Stars: James Arness, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb, William Kirby Cullen

Votes: 1,335

30. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Operation: Silent Night (1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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It's Christmas time and TC is flying Magnum (dressed as Santa Claus), Rick and Higgins to three different islands. En route, TC is forced to make an emergency landing on an island that the Navy uses for gunnery practice.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 112

31. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Rescue Me (2000)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Abby's mother decides to stay in town; Carter attempts to find a drug addict who left the hospital: Greene discovers his health is failing.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston

Votes: 159

32. Miami Vice (1984–1990)
Episode: Shadow in the Dark (1986)

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Crockett risks his sanity to try and enter the mind of a creepy, bizarre serial home invader, who might change his exhibitionist m.o. to murder or worse unless he's stopped in time.

Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 238

33. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Car (1974)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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John Boy is in need of a car, now that he is in college. He finds a good car owned by a neighbor, but he refuses to part with it, even after John Boy makes a deal with him to trade the car for work performed on his house.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 38

34. B.J. and the Bear (1978–1981)
Episode: Cain's Cruiser (1979)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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A team has made a super computer police car that can tell everything wrong with vehicles, generating huge $$ for police dept's, FBI, etc. They target and harass BJ McKay and others to put ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Greg Evigan, J.D. Cannon, Erin Gray, Janet Julian

Votes: 5

35. How the West Was Won (1976– )
Episode: Robber's Roost (1978)

88 min | Western

8.2
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On the journey home, the stagecoach carrying Molly and Jessie is wrecked - and a dazed Jessie wanders into the desert, where she meets the young Navajo Teel-O. Zeb and Josh purchase a ... See full summary »

Directors: Bernard McEveety, Vincent McEveety | Stars: James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, Bruce Boxleitner, Kathryn Holcomb

Votes: 11

36. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 5,322

37. Millennium (I) (1996–1999)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A former FBI profiler with the ability to look inside the mind of a killer begins working for the mysterious Millennium Group whose interest lies in cases involving doomsday cults and killers obsessed with the end of the millennium.

Stars: Lance Henriksen, Megan Gallagher, Terry O'Quinn, Brittany Tiplady

Votes: 8,338

38. Longstreet (1971–1972)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a blind insurance investigator.

Stars: James Franciscus, Marlyn Mason, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Doran

Votes: 312

39. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Exodus (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Because of benzene that's been spread, the ER has to close. Weaver gets felled and Carter has to take the lead.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 415

40. JAG (1995–2005)
Episode: Whole New Ball Game (2004)

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

8.1
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A Marine colonel undergoes unusual scrutiny while under consideration as the next JAG of the Navy. Harm and Mac investigate a shooting during a dispute between a US fishing boat and a Canadian one. Mattie and Jennifer talk about fathers.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux, Scott Lawrence

Votes: 51

41. ESPN SportsCentury (1999– )

Documentary, Sport

8.0
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Man does sports. Man speaks about sports.

Stars: Chris Fowler, Dick Schaap, Edwin Pope, Robert Lipsyte

Votes: 149

42. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: And the Rockets' Dead Glare (1993)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Howard and Felton are in court over the Pony Johnson case, Crosetti and Lewis go head to head with the Secret Service and Bolander and Munch argue over drug legalization. Meanwhile, Pembleton gets an unexpected job offer.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Clark Johnson

Votes: 102

43. Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993–1997)
Episode: Circle of Light (1996)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A former cop has fallen from grace and is on the run. As Peter attempts to extradite him back to Chicago the cop's former unit commander does his best to see that he never makes it to Chicago alive.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: David Carradine, Chris Potter, Matthew Bennett, David Keeley

Votes: 8

44. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: One Small Step (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The team reopens the case of a murdered 12-year-old boy when a new clue is given to the cop who worked on the case.

Director: David Von Ancken | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 101

45. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Suit Warehouse (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dwight and Clark pose as father and son to get an account, Darryl goes for an interview with Jim's new business, and everybody in the office goes crazy over a new espresso machine.

Director: Matt Sohn | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms

Votes: 947

46. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)
Episode: The Confidence Mystery (1990)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Father Phil is over the moon about returning the Chalice of St. Sophia to Bucharest. Unfortunately, he falls victim to a confidence scam.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, James Stephens, Mary Wickes

Votes: 29

47. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 174,922 | Gross: $12.28M

48. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 203,270 | Gross: $44.67M

49. St. Elsewhere (1982–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.

Stars: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel, David Morse

Votes: 2,699

50. Chief Zabu (2016)

R | 74 min | Comedy

7.9
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An outrageous social comedy about a New York realtor who dreams of having political influence by taking over a new Polynesian nation.

Directors: Neil Cohen, Zack Norman | Stars: Allen Garfield, Zack Norman, Allan Arbus, Ed Lauter

Votes: 54