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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.9
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.

Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 190,414

2. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal lives with their professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 463,598 | Gross: $67.44M

3. Manchester by the Sea (2016)

R | 137 min | Drama

7.9
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96 Metascore

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 147,732 | Gross: $47.70M

4. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 205,548

5. Animal House (1978)

R | 109 min | Comedy

7.6
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82 Metascore

At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

Votes: 95,393 | Gross: $141.60M

6. True Grit (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, Josh Brolin

Votes: 257,140 | Gross: $171.03M

7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 200,692 | Gross: $140.53M

8. La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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65 Metascore

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

Director: Luis Valdez | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 22,536 | Gross: $54.22M

9. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

Votes: 90,919 | Gross: $15.23M

10. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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55 Metascore

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

Votes: 146,411 | Gross: $25.63M

11. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 74,105 | Gross: $12.71M

12. George Lopez (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Comedian George Lopez stars as a Los Angeles manufacturing plant manager attempting to deal with his wacky family along with other random mishaps.

Stars: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Valente Rodriguez

Votes: 8,676

13. The Cobbler (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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23 Metascore

A cobbler, bored of his everyday life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Adam Sandler, Melonie Diaz, Steve Buscemi, Method Man

Votes: 41,376

14. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 23,742 | Gross: $50.24M

15. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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A fictionalized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

Votes: 23,168 | Gross: $35.11M

16. Reaper (2007–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies.

Stars: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym

Votes: 21,378

17. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

7.5
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A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 13,127

18. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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68 Metascore

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 38,811 | Gross: $64.37M

19. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 5,849

20. Out Cold (2001)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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22 Metascore

A snowboarder's plans for his own snowboard park go awry when an ex-girlfriend returns to town.

Directors: Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy | Stars: Flex Alexander, David Denman, A.J. Cook, Caroline Dhavernas

Votes: 15,070 | Gross: $13.90M

21. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, Fred Berry

Votes: 2,123

22. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 40,336

23. So Weird (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

8.7
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A preteen girl travels around the country continually stumbling over supernatural occurrences. Without anyone to believe her, she posts what she finds on her website entitled "So Weird".

Stars: Cara DeLizia, Mackenzie Phillips, Patrick Levis, Eric Lively

Votes: 2,067

24. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy

5.6
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36 Metascore

A thirty-something former child star hires a foster family to re-create the childhood he never had.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: David Spade, Mary McCormack, Alyssa Milano, Craig Bierko

Votes: 12,217 | Gross: $22.73M

25. Home Movies (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Brendon Small, an ambitious eight-year-old filmmaker, shoots movies in his basement with his two best friends, while coming to terms with adolescence, life, and relationships.

Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

Votes: 7,872

26. Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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A divorced father, he has custody of his 23-year-old slacker son Ben, who dreams of wealth and freedom but is too lazy to find a real job. Dr. Katz's receptionist is the acerbic Laura. He ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

Votes: 4,344

27. Chak de! India (2007)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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68 Metascore

Kabir Khan is the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team and his dream is to make his all girls team emerge victorious against all odds.

Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla

Votes: 56,677 | Gross: $1.11M

28. The Sarah Silverman Program. (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.9
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Sarah Silverman stars as Sarah Silverman, an unemployed single woman who still behaves like a child. Sarah depends in everything on her sister (played by her real sister Laura). Sarah is ... See full summary »

Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee

Votes: 6,552

29. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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62 Metascore

In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

Votes: 8,625 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

Votes: 7,531 | Gross: $1.27M

31. Last Night (I) (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Robin Gammell

Votes: 8,456

32. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana, Cole Heppell

Votes: 2,640

33. Rover Dangerfield (1991)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

6.0
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A Vegas show dog gets ditched in the sticks and ends up working on a farm.

Directors: James L. George, Bob Seeley | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Susan Boyd, Ronnie Schell, Ned Luke

Votes: 2,460

34. The Inkwell (1994)

R | 110 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A shy, troubled young man who set his own house on fire and has an imaginary friend, is sent to a vineyard where he finds himself in the middle of his political-arguing, party-loving family and his love torn between two girls.

Director: Matty Rich | Stars: Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglas, Glynn Turman

Votes: 1,152 | Gross: $8.88M

35. 24 Exposures (2013)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.2
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42 Metascore

In this sexy thriller a photographer who specializes in erotic photo shoots is suspected of murder when one of his models is found dead. Starring the creators of 'You're Next.'

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Caroline White, Sophia Takal

Votes: 455

36. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 745

37. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

Votes: 1,018

38. Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

In a remote mountain village, the teacher must leave for a month, and the mayor can find only a 13-year old girl, Wei Minzhi, to substitute. The teacher leaves one stick of chalk for each ... See full summary »

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Minzhi Wei, Huike Zhang, Zhenda Tian, Enman Gao

Votes: 7,089 | Gross: $0.59M

39. The Kid from Broken Gun (1952)

Passed | 55 min | Western

6.6
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Charles Starrett makes his final appearance as The Durango Kid, this time as Steve Reynolds, a postal inspector who has gone underground to catch the bad guys. His longtime sidekick, Smiley... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jock Mahoney, Angela Stevens, Tristram Coffin

Votes: 84

40. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

Votes: 204

41. Out of This World (1945)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Diana Lynn, Cass Daley

Votes: 61

42. Strasidla (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy

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Add a Plot

Director: Zdenek Troska | Stars: Bronislav Kotis, Tereza Kostková, Carmen Mayerová, Jirí Dvorák

Votes: 17

43. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

Votes: 145

44. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

8.3
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In the winter of 2008, two climbers encountered the Taiwanese legendary monster 'Moxina'(a.k.a. Mô-sîn-á) at the evil mountain 'Wuzhishan'.

Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Sean S. Cunningham

Votes: 446

45. The Strip (1951)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.

Director: László Kardos | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Sally Forrest, William Demarest, James Craig

Votes: 480

46. Queen for a Day (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson, Melanie York

Votes: 30

47. Song of the Prairie (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Music, Western

6.9
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Joan Wingate's wealthy father doesn't want his daughter to go into show business. As they vacation in the west she gets a job with Dan Tyler's show and uses Wingate money to keep him afloat... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, June Storey, Andy Clyde, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 10

48. The Star Maker (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

5.8
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This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks

Votes: 32

49. Mystery at the Burlesque (1949)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

6.3
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A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Garry Marsh, Jon Pertwee, Jack Livesey, Eliot Makeham

Votes: 41

50. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Ernest Truex

Votes: 292