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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: 191,867

2. 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: 152,503 | Gross: $47.70M

3. 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: 466,017 | Gross: $67.44M

4. 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 troublemakers have other plans for him.

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

Votes: 95,728 | Gross: $141.60M

5. 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: 201,409 | Gross: $140.53M

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: 258,135 | Gross: $171.03M

7. 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: 206,050

8. 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: 8,715

9. 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: 147,002 | Gross: $25.63M

10. 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: 91,114 | Gross: $15.23M

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: 74,301 | Gross: $12.71M

12. 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: 22,665 | Gross: $54.22M

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: 41,683

14. 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: 23,255 | Gross: $35.11M

15. 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: 13,150

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: 21,415

17. 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: 23,829 | Gross: $50.24M

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: 38,944 | Gross: $64.37M

19. 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: 2,137

20. 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: 5,871

21. 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: 15,097 | Gross: $13.90M

22. 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: 57,248 | Gross: $1.11M

23. 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: 40,456

24. 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: 8,477

25. 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: 12,251 | Gross: $22.73M

26. 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: 7,908

27. 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: 6,559

28. 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: 2,076

29. 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: 4,363

30. 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: 8,659 | Gross: $0.07M

31. 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: 7,542 | Gross: $1.27M

32. Rover Dangerfield (1991)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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: 2,467

33. 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: 2,660

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: 1,153 | Gross: $8.88M

35. 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: 1,024

36. 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: 7,114 | Gross: $0.59M

37. 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: 454

38. Manhunt in the Jungle (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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Adventurer George M. Dyatt is sent to find a fellow adventurer, Colonel Percy Fawcett, who went missing in the Amazon jungle in 1925 while searching for the lost city of Z (changed to El Dorado in the movie). Based on true events.

Director: Tom McGowan | Stars: Robin Hughes, Luis Álvarez, James Wilson, Jorge Montoro

Votes: 25

39. 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: 448

40. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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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: 748

41. 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

42. Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (1946)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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The always-welcome Elyse Knox and her All-American footballer turned broadcaster husband Tom Harmon appear together in this film but are not romantically involved, as she is the co-ed "... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Bernhard, William Beaudine | Stars: Phil Regan, Elyse Knox, Phil Brito, Ross Hunter

Votes: 10

43. George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Joan Davis, Jack Haley, Phillip Terry, Martha Holliday

Votes: 127

44. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 250

45. 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: 62

46. Cuban Pete (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts sends his assistant Ann to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Ethel Smith, Joan Shawlee, Beverly Simmons

Votes: 15

47. 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: 481

48. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Phil Regan, Bert Wheeler, Constance Moore, Virginia Dale

Votes: 76

49. 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: 147

50. O, My Darling Clementine (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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"Dapper Dan" Franklin (Frank Albertson)and his small troupe of actors become stranded in the small town of Harmony, Tennessee. The town is shackled by Blue Laws imposed upon it by a City ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Roy Acuff, Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys and Girls, The Radio Rogues, Isabel Randolph

Votes: 12