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1. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Steeped in Blood (2005)

48 min | Comedy

9.3
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Ellen confuses her auditor with a confessor but graduates to adulthood with the final tally of her back taxes. The police have developed a keen interest in Sanjay, whose real name is not ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Martha Burns, Paul Gross, Maja Ardal, Susan Coyne

Votes: 39

2. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Playing the Swan (2003)

47 min | Comedy

9.1
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It's opening night for Hamlet and though Jack has shown promise, insidious words from Richard send him running. Ellen and Geoffrey finally talk about the breakdown and the events leading up... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 61

3. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Birnam Wood (2005)

48 min | Comedy

9.0
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Youthquake--the magic of rebranding kicks in! Geoffrey works on his own brand of explosive magic, Oliver returns to the stage, Richard upgrades his dream quest to include Gilbert & Sullivan, and love conquers all.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Paul Gross, Susan Coyne

Votes: 53

4. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: The Promised End (2006)

48 min | Comedy

9.0
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"King Lear" finally opens with the original cast intact.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 52

5. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne

Votes: 2,008

6. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Outrageous Fortune (2003)

45 min | Comedy

8.9
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Following his drunken duel, Geoffrey is in jail. Ellen's young biker beau punishes those that offended the honor of her home. Jack and Kate grew closer during their night under the stars ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 44

7. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Madness in Great Ones (2003)

45 min | Comedy

8.8
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Having been named interim creative director of the festival, Geoffrey wisely cedes directing the festival's new production of Hamlet to a visiting director, but is distressed when the board... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 55

8. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Rarer Monsters (2005)

47 min | Comedy

8.8
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The curse of Macbeth kicks in when the director of Romeo and Juliet breaks her neck, forcing Geoffrey to invite show-dog Darren Nichols back from Berlin to fill in. Juliet meets her Romeo ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Geraint Wyn Davies

Votes: 40

9. Avonlea (1990–1996)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.7
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A young rich girl is sent to live with relatives in Prince Edward Island in early 1900s.

Stars: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Votes: 2,950

10. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Divided Kingdom (2006)

47 min | Comedy

8.7
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Trying to top the critical and financial success of its last production, the festival plans to stage King Lear, as well as a contemporary new musical. But creative director Geoffrey Tennant... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 33

11. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Fallow Time (2005)

45 min | Comedy

8.7
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Christmas comes to New Burbage and so do the interns, who are part of the new austerity program. Richard raises begging to new heights and hires Sanjay Ranier of the hip and edgy marketing firm Frog Hammer.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Geraint Wyn Davies

Votes: 43

12. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Aunt Hetty's Ordeal (1990)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.6
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Muriel Stacey, former teacher at Avonlea School and Hetty's colleague at teachers college, has just been promoted to Provincial Superintendent of Schools. This promotion irks Hetty, who has... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jackie Burroughs, Marilyn Lightstone, Michael Mahonen

Votes: 29

13. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Mirror up to Nature (2003)

45 min | Comedy

8.6
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Geoffrey assumes the direction of Hamlet and Richard and Holly assume that a disaster is just around the corner. Oliver's ghost frees Ellen's pet chameleon and viola Ophelia is recast.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 55

14. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Season's End (2005)

47 min | Comedy

8.6
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Geoffrey gets a permanent posting as the New Burbage artistic director after his triumphant Hamlet, but major challenges loom ahead. Richard, the CEO, must keep the festival from going ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Luke Kirby

Votes: 50

15. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Proof of the Pudding (1990)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.5
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While Alec and Janet are away, Felicity is in charge of the house. Sara stays with them while Hetty is in Charlottetown settling a water rights dispute with the owners of a neighboring farm.

Director: Richard Benner | Stars: Sarah Polley, Doris Petrie, Paul Haddad, Gema Zamprogna

Votes: 26

16. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: All Blessed Secrets (2006)

47 min | Comedy

8.4
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Anna, the festival's efficient assistant manager, steps in to help Geoffrey with Charles. But King Lear loses its Regan as actress Ellen Fanshaw flees the festival for the promise of a big payday on TV.

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 33

17. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Every Inch a King (2006)

47 min | Comedy

8.4
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The final rehearsal of King Lear turns into a full-on train wreck, as Charles fumbles dozens of lines. With East Hastings a smashing success, Richard--now known as "Big Dick" among his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 34

18. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Geoffrey Returns (2003)

45 min | Comedy

8.4
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Geoffrey returns to New Burbage, for Oliver's funeral while the festival's business manager Richard Smith-Jones aided by American Holly Day scrambles to assume control. Geoffrey is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 57

19. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Vex Not His Ghost (2006)

48 min | Comedy

8.4
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Charles Kingman--the theatrical lion whom Geoffrey has recruited to play Lear--brings some secret demons of his own to the production and immediately alienates cast and crew alike. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Sarah Polley

Votes: 35

20. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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An American version of the popular British children's program. Every episode, the kids (and sometimes the adults, too) at Shining Time Station learn some special lessons about life and ... See full summary »

Stars: Didi Conn, Brian Edward O'Connor, Alan Semok, Olga Felgemacher

Votes: 398

21. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: That Way Madness Lies (2006)

49 min | Comedy

8.3
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Charles's erratic behavior becomes more and more disruptive, prompting Geoffrey to consider replacing him. As tensions grow within the cast of Lear, personal and professional jealousies ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Susan Coyne

Votes: 35

22. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: May the Best Man Win (1991)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.2
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Olivia is getting tired of Hetty interfering in her life, especially Hetty's continual bad mouthing of Jasper. It is much like the bad mouthing Hetty did of Edwin Clark, Olivia's beau ten ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jackie Burroughs, R.H. Thomson, Mag Ruffman

Votes: 20

23. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)
Episode: Oliver's Dream (2003)

45 min | Comedy

8.2
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After recovering from a mental breakdown while performing Hamlet that left him hospitalized and without an acting career, Geoffrey Tennant is directing his cobbled together, cash-strapped ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wellington | Stars: Paul Gross, Stephen Ouimette, Martha Burns, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 70

24. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's (1990)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

8.2
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Circumstances throw Rachel Lynde, the most disagreeable woman in Avonlea, and Alexander Abraham, the most disagreeable man in Avonlea, along with Sara and Felix, in close quarters while ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Sarah Polley, W.O. Mitchell, Patricia Hamilton, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 26

25. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: A Night in Terror Tower: Part 1 (1996)

Not Rated | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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Eddie and Sue find themselves stuck in Terror Tower for the night and must try to find a way to escape.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Kathryn Short, Corey Sevier, Robert Collins, Diego Matamoros

Votes: 188

26. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: A Night in Terror Tower: Part 2 (1996)

Not Rated | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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Eddie and Sue get transported back to the Middle Ages only to find out that they are scheduled for execution. Can they return to present time?

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Kathryn Short, Corey Sevier, Robert Collins, Diego Matamoros

Votes: 156

27. Goosebumps (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A series of horror anthology stories based on the children's books by R.L. Stine.

Stars: R.L. Stine, Kathryn Short, Cody Jones, Scott Wickware

Votes: 8,189

28. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Misfits and Miracles (1991)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Hockey is on the minds of Avonlea residents. In her role as Superintendent of Schools, Muriel Stacey, bringing news from the Board of Education, institutes a mandatory Physical Education ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jackie Burroughs, R.H. Thomson, Marilyn Lightstone

Votes: 20

29. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Old Quarrels, Old Love (1991)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

7.8
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Hetty and Rachel recently reconciled after their thirty-six year old feud that started in the seventh grade over a boy named Romney Penhallow. Hetty broke up with Romney, the two having a ... See full summary »

Director: Allan King | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jackie Burroughs, Peter Coyote, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 25

30. Counterstrike (1990–1993)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.7
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After his wife is killed in a terrorist operation, international industrialist Alexander Addington assembles a private team of troubleshooters to help combat terrorism around the world.

Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Christopher Plummer, Tom Kneebone, Andre Mayers

Votes: 134

31. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 9,355 | Gross: $1.60M

32. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Of Corsets and Secrets and True, True Love (1990)

PG | Drama, Adventure, Family

7.5
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Marilla takes in two rambunctious young cousins of hers, Davey and Dora Keith, to live at Green Gables.

Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jackie Burroughs, Colleen Dewhurst, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 19

33. Mark Twain and Me (1991 TV Movie)

93 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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Dorothy Quick, a young girl, befriends the famous writer, Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemans, during the final years of his life.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Jason Robards, Talia Shire, R.H. Thomson, Fiona Reid

Votes: 91

34. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Conversions (1990)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

7.3
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When two residents of Avonlea attend church the town starts a muttering. Peter who is Methodist and Peg Bowen who is known as the Witch of Avonlea. The theme of intolerance and teasing is ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Sarah Polley, Barbara Gordon, Fiona Reid, Gema Zamprogna

Votes: 18

35. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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69 Metascore

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed

Votes: 41,780 | Gross: $8.08M

36. Avonlea (1990–1996)
Episode: Lonely Hearts (1995)

PG | 60 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

7.2
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As a fund-raiser for the hospital, Avonlea is hosting a Fair and Bachelor Auction at the White Sands Hotel. For the auction, the men are preparing picnic baskets, for which the women will ... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Lynch | Stars: Jackie Burroughs, Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Cedric Smith

Votes: 13

37. If I Were You (2012)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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28 Metascore

When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool.

Director: Joan Carr-Wiggin | Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell, Daniela Saioni

Votes: 1,282 | Gross: $0.01M

38. The Shields Stories (2004 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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One day, Tracey hurts her leg dancing, is dumped by her boyfriend, finds out her parents -- a deaf father and a sex-starved, dipsomaniac mother -- are seperating, and gets hit by a harp that falls out of a window.

Stars: Robin Brûlé, Kate Greenhouse, Aidan Devine, Jayne Eastwood

Votes: 12

39. J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993 TV Mini-Series)

183 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Looks at the early years of America's most dashing president from his early childhood through his nomination for Congress.

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Terry Kinney, Loren Dean, Yolanda Jilot

Votes: 236

40. Sugartime (1995 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.

Director: John N. Smith | Stars: John Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, Elias Koteas, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 537

41. The Life Before This (1999)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Several innocent bystanders are injured or killed when two robbers, fleeing from the police, run into the neighborhood cafe.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Joe Pantoliano, Sarah Polley, Stephen Rea

Votes: 413

42. On My Own (1991)

97 min | Drama

6.4
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Simon Henderson is at boarding school in Canada while his father works in Hong Kong, and his mother lives in England. When his parents visit him in the holidays, Simon discovers that his ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Tibaldi | Stars: Matthew Ferguson, Judy Davis, David McIlwraith, Jan Rubes

Votes: 144

43. Johann's Gift to Christmas (1991 TV Short)

23 min | Short

6.2
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Director: René Bonnière | Stars: Zacri Crane, Heath Lamberts, John Neville, Michael Polley

Votes: 15

44. Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993 TV Movie)

Unrated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet ... See full summary »

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Bruce Greenwood, Peggy McCay, Colin Fox

Votes: 119

45. Len and Hugo (2006)

22 min | Short, Drama

5.4
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Len is a young ventriloquist; Hugo is his dummy. Len dreams of a career in magic, but as his career has grown so has his dependency on Hugo as surrogate friend. Len is forced to make a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Trebilcock | Stars: Scott McCord, Michael Polley, James Rankin, Mark Rendall

Votes: 7

46. Wet Paint (2003)

10 min | Short

2.5
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After threatening to kill his fiancee's ex-boyfriend during a nightclub brawl, Dave is shocked to discover the ex's mutilated body in the car boot the next morning. As panic sets in that he... See full summary »

Director: Just | Stars: Rachel Grant, David Robertson, Andy Henderson

Votes: 15

47. Counterstrike (1990–1993)
Episode: Art for Art's Sake (1990)

Action, Adventure

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Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Cyrielle Clair, Stephen Shellen, Christopher Plummer

48. Counterstrike (1990–1993)
Episode: Dead in the Air (1990)

Action, Adventure

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Nicole wins the confidence of a nightclub-owning drug-dealer who is plotting to kill a prosecutor in Colombia. The Counterstrike team's mission is to foil his plans.

Director: Jorge Montesi | Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Cyrielle Clair, Stephen Shellen, Christopher Plummer

49. J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1993)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Terry Kinney, Loren Dean, Yolanda Jilot

50. J.F.K.: Reckless Youth (1993– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1993)

Biography, Drama

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Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Terry Kinney, Loren Dean, Yolanda Jilot