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1. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Nan's Ghost: Part 1 (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A haunted spirit and antique smugglers are just a few challenges Jessica faces on her Irish vacation.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Leslie Bevis, Edita Brychta, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 86

2. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)
Episode: Once Upon a Time (1987)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

8.2
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Attacked, mutilated and left for dead, Catherine Chandler is rescued by the mysterious man-beast called Vincent.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone

Votes: 103

3. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Nan's Ghost: Part 2 (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Jessica is trapped in the dungeon of an ancient Irish castle, but uses her ingenuity to get rescued and find the treasure and a murderer.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Leslie Bevis, Edita Brychta, Mark Lindsay Chapman

Votes: 75

4. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Evidence of Malice (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jessica has to solve two murders to clear the name of her old friend Deputy Andy, who becomes a suspect when a murder weapon is found in his car.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Colleen Coffey, Stephanie Dunnam, Louis Herthum

Votes: 50

5. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Home Care (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Jessica immerses herself in the medical profession when a young nurse is accused of murdering two patients to whom she was providing home care.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Frances Bay, William Converse-Roberts, Megan Follows

Votes: 65

6. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Death by Demographics (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A radio station's new manager is murdered after changing their format from classical music to hard rock.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, James Acheson, Christian Bocher, Diana Canova

Votes: 68

7. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Film Flam (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Homicide haunts the release of a restored movie, and Jessica investigates the current crime and the 1960 murder that prevented the original release.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, John Astin, Jim Caviezel, Mike Connors

Votes: 76

8. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Track of a Soldier (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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On vacation in the Tetons, Jessica encounters jewel thieves and a man from her Army vet host's past.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Vaitiare Hirshon, Brandon Douglas, Wings Hauser

Votes: 58

9. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: What You Don't Know Can Kill You (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Johnny is engaged to Seth's niece Amy but enrages Les by visiting Sherri. When Johnny is the victim of a motorcycle accident, Amy insists that it was murder.

Director: Kevin Corcoran | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michele Abrams, Anthony Michael Hall, Jerry Hardin

Votes: 69

10. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 61,184 | Gross: $94.18M

11. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Dream Team (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The townspeople of Cabot Cove are concerned about a massive development on their shore and it is further complicated for Jessica since the firm employs her nephew Grady.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Katherine Cannon, Frank Converse, John D'Aquino

Votes: 59

12. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Unwilling Witness (1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After being subpoenaed to testify at the jury probe of a brokerage house, Jessica is charged with contempt for speaking to a witness who is killed.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Joel Brooks, Ron Dean, J. Downing

Votes: 59

13. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Frozen Stiff (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Gary and Larry's Frozen Stuff accountant is found dead. Shortly thereafter, $750,000 earmarked for Jessica's Literacy Fund is found missing. It's up to Jessica to find the killer.

Director: Paul Lazarus | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Dirk Benedict, Christopher Curry, Kristen Dalton

Votes: 68

14. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Dark Side of the Door (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Jessica's friend Erin is haunted by being kidnapped as a child, and when Erin reads a novel with a story too close for coincidence, Jessica makes a shocking revelation.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Richard Beymer, Dennis Creaghan, Meg Foster

Votes: 59

15. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Secret of Gila Junction (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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When Jessica's friend Norma asks her to come to Gila Junction, Jessica is roped into helping Norma investigate a possible conspiracy while a rumored treasure may have led to a murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lawrence Bayne, Guy Boyd, Dorothy Lyman

Votes: 63

16. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: A Quaking in Aspen (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Jessica is fired up to find the murderer of her friend's husband, but private detective Charlie Garrett is unwittingly putting out the flames.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Wendy Benson-Landes, Victor Bevine, Thom Bierdz

Votes: 63

17. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Big Easy Murder (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Jessica travels to New Orleans and is caught up in a web of voodoo related murders.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lisa Akey, Elizabeth Ashley, G.W. Bailey

Votes: 70

18. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: School for Murder (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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It seems that more than schoolboy pranks are going on between a Cabot Cove prep school and its rival.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Dana Barron, Roy Dotrice, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 68

19. Walking Tall (1981– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Action

7.5
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Sheriff Buford Pusser maintains law and order in McNeal County, Tennessee with the help of his loving family, loyal staff and a large club he calls his "pacifier."

Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger

Votes: 129

20. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Death 'N Denial (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Jessica takes a trip to Egypt to finalize a cultural exchange program and ends up searching for a killer and a stolen artifact.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Turhan Bey, Finn Carter, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 57

21. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Fatal Paradise (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Charlie Garrett is in luck when Jessica is in Martinique for her vacation at the same time he is accused of murder.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Christopher Allport, Patricia Barry, Michael Callan

Votes: 50

22. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Game, Set, Murder (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A domineering father forces a teenager to play beyond her desire and she suffers emotional problems.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, J.C. Brandy, Bobby Hosea, Joyce Hyser

Votes: 54

23. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Mrs. Parker's Revenge (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A switched packet of amateur-written stories involves Jessica in an international plot to steal a biological-weapon virus.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Erick Avari, Gregg Henry, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Votes: 57

24. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder by Twos (1994)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Jessica searches for a link between the town bully's death and the death of the woman he was having an affair with.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Bibi Besch, Ben Browder, Claire Malis

Votes: 64

25. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Something Foul in Flappieville (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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After Jessica's story for children becomes a television puppet show, she must find the fiend who used one of the puppets as a murder weapon.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Corinne Bohrer, Maryedith Burrell, Bryan Cranston

Votes: 62

26. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Twice Dead (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When a brilliant scientist fakes his own death and is then actually murdered, Jessica sets the record straight when the wrong man is arrested.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Sam Anderson, Annie Corley, Robert Curtis Brown

Votes: 59

27. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Crimson Harvest (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The mysterious deaths of a winery matriarch's son and a rival vintner lead Jessica into a world of greed and betrayal.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Joseph Cali, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Diane DiLascio

Votes: 58

28. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder a la Mode (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Jessica's excursion into the world of the fashion elite in Paris leads to murder, sweatshops and smugglers.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Clifford David, David Garrison, François-Eric Gendron

Votes: 48

29. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder of the Month Club (1994)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The taping of an infomercial by Jessica and two fellow novelists is plagued by problems including the mysterious death of an audience member.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Jeff Conaway, George DiCenzo, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 63

30. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Nailed (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Jessica uses her head to weave through the makeup and hairspray concealing the murderer of a financier at a beauty salon.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Daphne Ashbrook, Rosalind Chao, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 55

31. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Southern Double-Cross (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In Australia, Jessica may be the legal owner of a valley that the sheepherders and miners are arguing over, and may be the cause of the disappearance of Jessica's lawyer.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Briony Behets, Donald Burton, Lisa Darr

Votes: 56

32. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Murder Channel (1994)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In a friend's apartment, Jessica and her friends are amused and then puzzled by the strange drama unfolding on TV.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, John Capodice, Dan Ferro, Charles Hallahan

Votes: 68

33. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Another Killing in Cork (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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While Jessica is enjoying her stay at a fishing lodge in Ireland, she finds out the owner is beset by a consortium that wants to buy his land for a strip mine.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Eleanor Comegys, Bairbre Dowling, Francis Guinan

Votes: 62

34. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Kendo Killing (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Jessica's delivery to a motorcycle racer in Japan speeds up a series of events that result in the death of another racer.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Cheung, Maggie Han, Jim Ishida

Votes: 54

35. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: To Kill a Legend (1994)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Jessica discovers a letter from George Washington that leads to a hero's disgrace and a director's murder.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Todd Eric Andrews, Greg Cruttwell, Alan Fudge

Votes: 59

36. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,014

37. Human Target (1992– )

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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The cases of a unique bodyguard/detective who protects his clients from murder by impersonating them to draw the killer's fire.

Stars: Rick Springfield, Kirk Baltz, Sami Chester, Signy Coleman

Votes: 77

38. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: An Egg to Die For (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Jessica helps a Russian police officer capture the elusive mastermind behind the theft of a Faberge egg.

Director: Robert M. Williams Jr. | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Efrain Figueroa, Kaitlin Hopkins, Sara Melson

Votes: 54

39. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Deadly Bidding (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Charlie Garrett's outrageous bid at an auction arouses Jessica's suspicions after the artist becomes the subject of a homicide photographer.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tyrees Allen, Kathleen Garrett, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 54

40. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder Among Friends (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The producer of a hit TV show featuring an ensemble cast is about to kill off one of the characters when she is found dead in her office.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Bill Brochtrup, Frederick Coffin, Robin Curtis

Votes: 63

41. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder in Tempo (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Seth's benefit concert to save the woods near Cabot Cove is endangered when the lead singer is permanently silenced.

Director: Kevin Corcoran | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Sam Anderson, Keith Coulouris, John D'Aquino

Votes: 55

42. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Race to Death (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Jessica investigates when a wealthy yachtsman is murdered two days before a big race, and the daughter of his rival is charged with the crime.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Dwier Brown, Christopher Buchholz, Steve Forrest

Votes: 65

43. Walking Tall (1981– )
Episode: The Killing of McNeal County's Children (1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Action

7.2
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Sheriff Buford Pusser investigates when two teenagers are hospitalized after smoking potent PCP cigarettes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Bo Svenson, Walter Barnes, Harold Sylvester, Courtney Pledger

Votes: 9

44. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Scent of Murder (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The pervasive stench of death looms over Jessica and Seth's visit to his cousin's South Carolina plantation.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Byron, Ann Cusack, Robert Hooks

Votes: 63

45. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 239,363 | Gross: $78.62M

46. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Murder in High "C" (1995)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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An opera singer tries to make her debut before a stalker can fulfill his promise to kill her.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Bruce Abbott, Lorenzo Caccialanza, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 62

47. Beauty and the Beast (1987–1990)

60 min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama

7.0
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The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City.

Stars: Ron Perlman, Roy Dotrice, Jay Acovone, Linda Hamilton

Votes: 4,508

48. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 41,496 | Gross: $40.90M

49. American Hot Wax (1978)

PG | 91 min | Drama, History, Music

7.0
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This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »

Director: Floyd Mutrux | Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman

Votes: 975

50. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Death Goes Double Platinum (1996)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Desi Ortega and his Latin group have a single climbing the charts until Max Daniels wants to own the group. When Daniels' assistant turns up dead, has someone in the group struck back?

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Jason Bernard, Robert Clohessy, Jsu Garcia

Votes: 51