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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Enemies (1974)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.7
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Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: George Pentecost, Will Lee, Ellis Rabb, Jane Rose

Votes: 13

2. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The House of Blue Leaves (1987)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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Zoo attendant Artie Shaughnessy dreams of being a successful songwriter. What his mistress, Bunny Flingus, who lives downstairs from his Queens apartment won't tell him -- and what his ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, John Mahoney, Christine Baranski, Julie Hagerty

Votes: 111

3. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Millennium Approaches: Bad News (2003)

TV-MA | 66 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to his mother.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 376

4. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika (2003)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.4
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A fight with Joe leaves Louis badly scarred; Roy plays a final practical joke on Ethel; Prior wrestles the Angel and then addresses a review board in Heaven; Harper heads out West; Prior, ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 311

5. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 22,863

6. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

8.1
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

Votes: 7,753

7. Sara (1976– )

60 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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Sara Yarnell leaves her staid existence back east to teach in a one room school in Independence, Colorado. Her students adore her but she clashes with the school board. Julia Bailey and newspaperman Martin Pope are her friends.

Stars: Brenda Vaccaro, Jerry Hardin, Michael LeClair, Raymond Singer

Votes: 19

8. Mildred Pierce (2011)
Episode: Part Two (2011)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama

8.1
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Mildred brings a sample of her pies into the diner and they're a big hit with the customers. Soon she gets an order for 35 pies a week and the orders start to pile up from other restaurants... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, Morgan Turner

Votes: 322

9. Midnight Cowboy (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.9
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79 Metascore

A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver

Votes: 81,718

10. The 67th Annual Tony Awards (2013 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

7.9
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Awards show, which honors theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 134

11. Mildred Pierce (2011)
Episode: Part Five (2011)

TV-MA | 79 min | Drama

7.9
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Mildred is quite proud of Veda's accomplishments as a singer but finds that her daughter refuses to take her phone calls or respond to any of her letters. She and Monty Beragon spend some ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 265

12. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 437

13. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 149

14. Mildred Pierce (2011)
Episode: Part Three (2011)

TV-MA | 66 min | Drama

7.8
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After her youngest daughter's funeral, Mildred concentrates on opening her new restaurant. Opening night is a smashing success and even Veda seems to approve. It's all a little too busy for... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, Murphy Guyer

Votes: 271

15. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika: Heaven, I'm in Heaven (2003)

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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In the final chapter, Prior is accompanied to the hospital by Joe's mother, Hannah. Joe's mother is tremendously compassionate, and quick with a response. Harper finally leaves Joe, and she... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

Votes: 41

16. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 152,448 | Gross: $22.25M

17. Mildred Pierce (2011)

TV-MA | 336 min | Drama

7.7
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Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.

Stars: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne

Votes: 15,383

18. The Snoop Sisters (1972–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Lou Antonio, Bert Convy

Votes: 178

19. Mildred Pierce (2011)
Episode: Part Four (2011)

TV-MA | 70 min | Drama

7.7
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As the years have gone by, Mildred has become quite a successful businesswoman. It's now 1937 and she and Lucy, now a partner, is looking to open her third restaurant on Laguna Beach after ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo

Votes: 258

20. Mildred Pierce (2011)
Episode: Part One (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama

7.7
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After a fight with her husband, Mildred Pierce finds herself alone and caring for her two young daughters. She hasn't worked outside of the home for several years but is excellent at making... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, Morgan Turner

Votes: 352

21. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika: Beyond Nelly (2003)

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Joe's mother, Hannah Pitt, has come all the way from Utah to see her son, who revealed the truth to her in a phone call days earlier. Having gotten lost in the homeless person riddled ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

Votes: 40

22. Angels in America (2003)
Episode: Perestroika: Stop Moving! (2003)

TV-MA | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.7
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Louis, having forsaken his dying lover, Prior, returns to his apartment with the married lawyer, Joe, in tow. Cohn's doctor admits him to the hospital. Once there, Cohn meets Nurse Norman "... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

Votes: 41

23. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 201,038 | Gross: $34.18M

24. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 107,680 | Gross: $41.60M

25. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 28,907

26. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 3,233 | Gross: $7.47M

27. Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

7.6
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The experiences of a young female English teacher in an inner-city New York high school.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Patrick Bedford, Sandy Dennis, Eileen Heckart, Ruth White

Votes: 1,487

28. Doubt (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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68 Metascore

A Catholic school principal questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis

Votes: 105,238 | Gross: $33.42M

29. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 47,885

30. The Royal Family (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.5
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George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber collaborated on this 1927 hit comedy about an eminent and slightly eccentric theatrical clan. A Barrymore-like brood, the Cavendishes are as flamboyant ... See full summary »

Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Donald Barton, Forrest Buckman, David A. Butler, Michael Cuddy

Votes: 28

31. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 151,630 | Gross: $78.65M

32. The Way Way Back (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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68 Metascore

Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.

Directors: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb

Votes: 123,440 | Gross: $21.50M

33. The Yellow Birds (2017)

110 min | Drama, War

7.4
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50 Metascore

Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Director: Alexandre Moors | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Toni Collette, Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich

Votes: 110

34. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

Votes: 28,679 | Gross: $10.01M

35. Blow Out (1981)

R | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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85 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 31,150

36. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 26,653

37. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Votes: 10,073

38. The Best of Families (1977– )

Drama

7.4
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Drama set in late 19th-century America, following the lives of three families - one wealthy, one middle-class, and a family of poor Irish immigrants.

Stars: Guy Boyd, William Carden, Alice Drummond, George Ede

Votes: 29

39. The Snoop Sisters (1972–1974)
Episode: The Female Instinct (1972)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A spinster and her widowed sister, who are also mystery writers, try to track down the killer of a former movie star.

Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: Helen Hayes, Mildred Natwick, Charlie Callas, Jill Clayburgh

Votes: 101

40. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 147,495 | Gross: $81.29M

41. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

Votes: 176,766 | Gross: $33.99M

42. Coming Home (1978)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford

Votes: 10,041

43. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 75,449 | Gross: $51.77M

44. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

7.3
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In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 8,379 | Gross: $34.70M

45. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 80,522 | Gross: $0.25M

46. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 123,818 | Gross: $95.63M

47. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Votes: 21,820

48. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 16,985

49. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 15,049 | Gross: $35.60M

50. Pretty Poison (1968)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph

Votes: 2,502