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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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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

2. True Grit (2010)

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

7.7
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80 Metascore

A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer.

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

3. 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.

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

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 trouble-makers have other plans for him.

Writers: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst

5. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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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.

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, George Wells, Richard Conlin, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

6. 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.

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

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.

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

8. La Bamba (1987)

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

6.8
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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.

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

9. George Lopez (2002–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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.

Creators: Robert Borden, George Lopez | Stars: George Lopez, Constance Marie, Luis Armand Garcia, Belita Moreno

10. Miracle (2004)

PG | 135 min | Drama, Family, 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.

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

11. Reaper (2007–2009)

45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Active

7.9
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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.

Creators: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas | Stars: Bret Harrison, Tyler Labine, Rick Gonzalez, Missy Peregrym

12. [Rec] 2 (2009)

R | 85 min | Horror

6.6
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52 Metascore

In order to ascertain the current situation inside, a supposed medical officer and a GEO team step into the quarantined and ill-fated apartment building.

Writers: Jaume Balagueró, Manu Díez, Paco Plaza | Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Jonathan D. Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra, Ariel Casas

13. 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.

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

14. 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.

Creators: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

15. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

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

5.8
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.

Writers: Jacqueline Susann, Helen Deutsch, Dorothy Kingsley | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

16. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)

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

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

Writers: Robert Clouse, Linda Lee Cadwell, Edward Khmara, John Raffo, Rob Cohen | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner, Michael Learned

17. 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.

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

18. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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What's Happening is loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High written by Eric Monte. Monte created What's Happening and was also a co-creator and writer for the TV series Good Times.

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

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

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

7.0
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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 »

Creators: Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Sarah Silverman | Stars: Sarah Silverman, Laura Silverman, Brian Posehn, Steve Agee

20. Home Movies (1999–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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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.

Creators: Loren Bouchard, Brendon Small | Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

21. 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.

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

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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An unusual feature of Dr Katz is the novel animation technique called Squigglevision, whereby, essentially, there is no lateral movement by any of the characters or objects, with only lips,... See full summary »

Creators: Jonathan Katz, Tom Snyder | Stars: Jonathan Katz, H. Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will Le Bow

23. Chakde! India (2007)

153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.5
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68 Metascore

The story of a hockey player who returns to the game as a coach of a women's hockey team.

Writer: Jaideep Sahni | Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat

24. So Weird (1999–2001)

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

8.8
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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".

Creator: Tom J. Astle | Stars: Cara DeLizia, Mackenzie Phillips, Patrick Levis, Eric Lively

25. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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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.

Writers: Kellie Madison, Clark Peterson, Jason Moss, Jeffrey Kottler | Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana, Cole Heppell

26. The Inkwell (1994)

R | 110 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1976, Drew Tate is a young teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny and Brenda decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to ... See full summary »

Writers: Trey Ellis, Paris Qualles | Director: Matty Rich | Stars: Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Suzzanne Douglas, Glynn Turman

27. 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.

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

28. Rockin' in the Rockies (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.6
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While Rusty Williams is away at college, he leaves his cousin, Shorty Williams, in charge of his large ranch. Shorty, more concerned with his prospecting ambitions, wanders into town ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Benton Cheney, John Grey, Louise Rousseau, Gail Davenport | Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: The Three Stooges, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

29. 24 Exposures (2013)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.4
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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.'

Writer: Joe Swanberg | Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Helen Rogers, Caroline White

30. 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.

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

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.

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

32. Blazing Across the Pecos (1948)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.6
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A gambling czar's efforts to take over the town are foiled by the Durango Kid.

Writer: Norman S. Hall | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, Patricia Barry, Paul Campbell, Charles C. Wilson

33. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Colonel Krishnakant Puri and his colleagues are all court-Marshall from the Indian army because they all are accused of aborting mission 'China-Gate'. 17 years later a young woman, Sandhya ... See full summary »

Writers: Vijay Deveshwar, K.K. Raina, Anjum Rajabali, Rajkumar Santoshi | Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

34. Whirlwind (1951)

70 min | Western

6.9
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Big Jim Lassiter is trying to put together a western crime syndicate, but postal inspector Gene, with the help of agent Burnette (posing as a horse doctor), are out to stop him.

Writer: Norman S. Hall | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gail Davis, Thurston Hall

35. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Writers: Clemence Dane, Helen Simpson, Alfred Hitchcock, Walter C. Mycroft, Alma Reville | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

36. Riders in the Sky (1949)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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When asked about the Ghost Riders song he sings, Gene Autry (Gene Autry) tells this legend: Gene is about to resign as an investigator for the county attorney and go into the cattle ... See full summary »

Writers: Herbert A. Woodbury, Gerald Geraghty | Director: John English | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Gloria Henry, Mary Beth Hughes

37. 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.

Writers: Darrell Ware, Karl Tunberg, Rian James, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

38. Home Early (1939)

Approved | 9 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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A businessman goes home early to surprise his family and is treated with suspicion, mostly by his wife's bridge club.

Writer: Robert Benchley | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Benchley, Ruth Lee, Jimmy Lydon

39. Not One Less (1999)

G | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

40. A Journey to Planet Sanity (2013)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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Follow Blake Freeman as he takes 69 year old Leroy, across the country on a hilarious journey for the truth about Aliens, Psychics and the Paranormal.

Writers: Blake Freeman, Josh H. Etting | Director: Blake Freeman | Stars: Blake Freeman, LeRoy Tessina, Nir Assayag, Mayank Bhatter

41. Back in the Saddle (1941)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.0
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After Gene discovers copper on his ranch, Bennett tries to get control of the fortune by framing him in a jail-break.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Lee, Edward Norris

42. The Harlem Globetrotters (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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Abe Saperstein, owner/manager of the world-famous "Harlem Globetrotters", an all-Negro professional basketball team, signs Billy Townsend, an All-American, to play with the "Globetrotters."... See full summary »

Writer: Alfred Palca | Directors: Phil Brown, Will Jason | Stars: Thomas Gomez, Dorothy Dandridge, Bill Walker, Angela Clarke

43. 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 »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Gene Fowler, Lewis R. Foster, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

44. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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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 »

Writers: Edmond Kelso, Edward James, Paul Girard Smith | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Ernest Truex

45. 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.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

46. Moxina (2012)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Adventure, Horror

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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'.

Writer: Ryota Nakanishi | Director: Ryota Nakanishi | Stars: Mario Bava, Pengquang Chen, Shunji Chen, Carl Theodor Dreyer

47. Alles Atze (2000– )

25 min | Comedy

4.2
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Creator: Michael Gantenberg | Stars: Atze Schröder, Fatih Cevikkollu, Heike Kloss, Norbert Heisterkamp

48. Reveille with Beverly (1943)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Howard J. Green, Jack Henley, Albert Duffy | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell, Franklin Pangborn

49. Red River Valley (1936)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Music, Western

5.6
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Gene and Frog set out to find out who has been causing the accidents at a dam construction site.

Writers: Stuart E. McGowan, Dorrell McGowan | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Frances Grant, Boothe Howard

50. Sierra Sue (1941)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.6
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Gene is a government inspector looking into what's killing cattle. The ranchers want to burn the area to clear of a poisonous weed, but Gene favors chemical spray from an airplane.

Writers: Earl Felton, Julian Zimet | Director: William Morgan | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Fay McKenzie, Frank M. Thomas