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1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

2. Slaughter High (1986)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.0
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Eight different people are invited to their 10-year high school reunion at their now-closed down high school where a former student, disfigured from a prank gone wrong, is there to seek revenge.

Writers: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, Peter Mackenzie Litten | Stars: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaccone, Donna Yeager

3. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A group of nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's day weekend.

Writer: Danilo Bach | Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

4. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Writer: Kar Wai Wong | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Faye Wong

5. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Writers: R.C. Sherriff, Claudine West, Eric Maschwitz, James Hilton | Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

6. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

3.7
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A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.

Writers: Mikey Wigart, Danilo Bach, Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Taylor Cole, Josh Henderson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joe Egender

8. Killer Party (1986)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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Three gorgeous babes decide to join a sorority, and a whole bunch of horny guys dump bees in the sorority's back yard where a bunch of girls are naked in the outside hot tub so when the ... See full summary »

Writer: Barney Cohen | Director: William Fruet | Stars: Martin Hewitt, Ralph Seymour, Elaine Wilkes, Paul Bartel

9. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)

Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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Prakash (Saif Ali Khan) is a handsome gold digger who thinks he has made it when he woos and subsequently marries Sapna (Sonali Bendre) , only daughter of a rich businessman Mr. Chopra (... See full summary »

Writer: Rajnish Thakur | Director: Eeshwar Nivas | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Fardeen Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonali Bendre

10. Next of Kin (1984)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Twenty-three-year old Peter Foster is an only child who lives at home, where he constantly hears his parents arguing. Because Peter does nothing all day, the family goes to a clinic where a... See full summary »

Writer: Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Patrick Tierney, Berj Fazalian, Sirvart Fazlian, Arsinée Khanjian

11. Alternative 3 (1977 TV Movie)

56 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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World ecological collapse; the next ice-age has already begun! Lucky for us, governments know what to do. Unfortunately it's a conspiracy to end all conspiracies. Vanishing scientists, ... See full summary »

Writers: David Ambrose, Christopher Miles | Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Tim Brinton, Gregory Munroe, Carol Hazell, Shane Rimmer

12. Eight O'Clock Walk (1954)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Taxicab driver Tom Banning is led to an abandoned bomb-site by an eight-year-old girl as an April-fool prank. The girl is later found murdered and Manning is picked up by Scotland Yard for ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Roffey, Gordon Harboard, Katherine Strueby, Guy Morgan | Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Cathy O'Donnell, Derek Farr, Ian Hunter

13. Sisters (2009)

107 min | Drama

6.3
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Lyon, France in 1970s, Sibylle, Corinne, and Georgette are sisters who share everything, as they live with their Italian mother. Sibylle is the only blonde in the family, except for their ... See full summary »

Writers: Éléonore Faucher, Sylvie Testud | Director: Éléonore Faucher | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Marc Barbé, Amira Casar, Jérémy Charbonnel

14. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

6.5
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Writer: Steve Longmuir | Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone, Tom Clarke Hill

15. 1. April 2000 (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.0
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It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudolf Brunngraber, Ernst Marboe | Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas, Judith Holzmeister

16. Dobutsu no mori (2001 Video Game)

E | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A game in which players live a second life in a virtual town - decorating their houses, interacting with fellow villagers, and more.

Writers: Rich Amtower, Nate Bihldorff, Kenshirou Ueda, Makoto Wada, Kunio Watanabe | Directors: Katsuya Eguchi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Hisashi Nogami

17. Stand Off (1994)

Thriller

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Writer: Murray Battle | Director: Murray Battle | Stars: Stephen Shellen, Djanet Sears, David Strathairn, Gordon Clapp

18. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987 Video Game)

Sport

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Director: Genyo Takeda

19. Bulldog Edition (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Two rival newspapers are engaged in a circulation battle, complicated by the fact that a vicious gangster inserts himself into the middle of it. Also complicating matters is that one ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard English, Karen DeWolf, Daniel Ahern | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Ray Walker, Evalyn Knapp, Regis Toomey, Cy Kendall

20. Holiday Highlights (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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Blackout gags about the holidays. New Year's (the baby speaks to us). Valentine's Day (it's Leap Year, so the girl turns to the boy) Washington's Birthday (the cherry tree story). Arbor Day... See full summary »

Writer: Dave Monahan | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Gil Warren

21. Uuno Turhapuron poika (1993)

91 min | Comedy

4.2
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Writer: Spede Pasanen | Director: Spede Pasanen | Stars: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Jukka Puotila, Tapio Hämäläinen, Marita Nordberg

22. Cookin' with Gags (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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The boys are taking Olive on a picnic. It's April 1, and Bluto plays a series of "jokes" on Popeye, though of course they go beyond the bounds of acceptability, particularly once they get ... See full summary »

Writer: Carl Meyer | Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

23. Atta Boy (1926)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Monty Milde, a copy boy on a large daily newspaper in New York, dreams of becoming a real reporter. On his birthday, which is April 1st (April Fool's Day), a practical joker tells him he ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Horan, Alfred J. Goulding, Harold Christie | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Monty Banks, Virginia Bradford, Ernest Wood, Fred Kelsey

24. Poison d'avril (2006)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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A pretty girl is hired to take care of a couple's baby. Not trusting the young woman, the mother hides a video camera to tape the goings-on in her home after she leaves for the evening. ... See full summary »

Writer: Jimmy Bemon | Director: Jimmy Bemon | Stars: Hélène Merlin, Astrid Adverbe, Giovanni Portincasa, Éléonore Michelin

25. God Damn April Fool's Day (2013)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Mark is constantly playing pranks on his neighbor, Chris, through out the year. But on April Fool's Day, Chris always gets his revenge.

Writers: Nick Messina, Justin Rossire | Director: Christofer Gutekunst | Stars: Chris Ross, Vaughn Schmidt, Julie Temple, Robyn Wheeler

26. Shigatsu no sakana (1986)

109 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writers: Jêmusu Miki, Tadashi Naitoh, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Miyoko Akaza, Nao Asuka, Wakaba Irie, Shigeru Izumiya

27. April Fool (1924)

Not Rated | 12 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Jimmy Jump is a cracked reporter at a behind-the-times daily newspaper. He also happens to be in love with the managing editor's daughter. It's Monday, April 1st and the paper's editorial ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ceder | Stars: Charley Chase, Blanche Mehaffey, Noah Young, Jack Gavin

28. Doing What's Fright (1959)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.0
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Casper, the Friendly Ghost, encounters his misbehaving fellow-ghost, Spooky, and Spooky immediately makes Caster an April-Fool's victim. Wimpy (as always) Casper tries his best to persuade ... See full summary »

Writer: Carl Meyer | Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Sid Raymond

29. Sheepshit (2008)

33 min | Short, Comedy

8.9
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Three guys walk into a bar to put in place the makings of one of the best April Fool's gags ever. The heroes here - a world class dart champion, Lewis Newsome, known around dart ... See full summary »

Writer: Sean Stanley | Director: Sean Stanley | Stars: Leon Cox, Matt Dawson, Marc Gammal, David Lahti

30. April (2009)

14 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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Winning Award short film "April" a surrealist and stylish short with a healthy dose of black comedy. April, the film's eponymous heroine, dreams about losing her umbrella, a dream which is ... See full summary »

Writers: Joel Meire, Warren Pole, Biancamaria Herbert | Director: Erica Herbert | Stars: Valene Kane, Keith Parry, Howard Swinson

31. The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966)
Episode: April Fool (1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Buzz Berry, Mary's favorite rock singer, is coming to town for a show. On the night of the show, however, Buzz comes down with a bad case of the measles, and is taken to the Stones' house ... See full summary »

Creator: William Roberts | Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen

32. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: April Fool's Day (1990)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The countdown to the deadline for filing their tax returns finds Dan and Roseanne running around in circles trying to get it done in time.

Writers: Matt Williams, Roseanne Barr, Steve Paymer | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

33. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: April Fools (1980)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.2
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Spit and polish Colonel Tucker visits the camp at the worst time during April Fool's Day. Klinger, egged on by Sergeant Rizzo, uses reverse psychology to try to get out of the Army.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Dennis Koenig | Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

34. Smurfs (1981–1990)
Episode: April Smurf's Day/The Magic Stick (1983)

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Jokey tries to avoid the pranksters on April Smurf's Day as Gargamel disguises himself as a smurfberry bush for his own evil prank. Clumsy makes trouble for everyone when he borrows Papa Smurf's magic stick.

Creator: Peyo | Directors: Oscar Dufau, George Gordon, Carl Urbano, John Walker, Rudy Zamora, Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Lucille Bliss, Danny Goldman, Michael Bell

35. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Eat, Pray, Queef (2009)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy

6.3
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The fart-loving males of South Park try to ban vaginal flatulence in Colorado after "Terrance & Phillip" is replaced by "The Queef Sisters".

Writers: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Brian Graden | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mona Marshall, April Stewart

37. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.5894 (2010)

TV-G | Drama

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Rather then resigned to being dumped by Kate, Declan surprises her with a dinner dressed up like her favorite movie, An Officer and a Gentleman. Alas, the bill is so steep he can only foot ... See full summary »

Writer: Peter Dick | Director: Tony Osicka | Stars: Jackie Woodburne, Alan Fletcher, Matthew Werkmeister, Kym Valentine

39. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992– )
Episode: Episode #21.119 (2013)

TV-14 | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Jay Leno, Rickey Minor, Kim Kardashian West, Willie Geist

40. Jeopardy! (1984– )
Episode: Episode #26.144 (2010)

TV-G | 30 min | Game-Show

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Creator: Merv Griffin | Director: Kevin McCarthy | Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Probst

41. As the World Turns (1956–2010)
Episode: Episode dated 1 April 1986 (1986)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

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Lisa suspects Barbara caused Tom and Margo's separation. Lily refuses to go home with Lucinda, who accuses Iva of turning Lily against her. Lyla offers Casey a room at her place. More family arrives for the Hughes's anniversary party.

Stars: Michael Swan, Mary Lynn Blanks, Peter G. Boynton, Lisa Brown

42. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 April 1997 (1997)

TV-PG | Drama

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Writers: Tony Jordan, Ian Aldwinckle | Director: Stephen Moore | Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Brian Croucher, Gillian Taylforth, Dean Gaffney

43. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 April 2010 (2010)

TV-PG | Drama

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It is April Fool's Day and someone has put some human faeces through the Whitney's mail slot, but it is no joke... See full synopsis »

Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Michael Keillor | Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Devon Anderson, Shona McGarty, Scott Maslen

44. Johnny Bravo (1997–2004)
Episode: Fool for a Day/In Your Dreams/Some Like It Stupid (2000)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy

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Writers: Gene Grillo, Van Partible, John Crane, Jed Spingarn | Director: Kirk Tingblad | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Brenda Vaccaro, Mae Whitman, Tom Kenny

45. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Hand in Glove (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A divorced and disliked man living in a nobleman's estate is found in a sewer ditch after someone rolled a concrete pipe on his head.

Writers: Ken Jones, Ngaio Marsh | Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, William Simons, Dominic Snowdon

46. Wheel of Fortune (1983– )
Episode: Hawaii Week 4 (2010)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

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For April Fool's Day, "Wheel of Fortune" includes ten incongruities in the program for viewers to find.

Creator: Merv Griffin | Director: Mark Corwin | Stars: Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Charlie O'Donnell

47. Bonne nuit les petits (1962–1966)
Episode: Le poisson d'avril (1963)

5 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Claude Laydu | Director: Jacques Samyn | Stars: Georges Aubert, Claude Laydu

48. Bonne nuit les petits (1962–1966)
Episode: Rémi, Toto et Fanfan ont les oreillons (1964)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

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Writer: Claude Laydu | Director: Michel Manini | Stars: Claude Laydu, Jean Martinelli, Martine Merri, Monique Messine

49. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: So It's Come to This: A Simpsons Clip Show (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Homer plays a series of (childish) practical jokes on Bart. To get even, Bart uses a paint mixer at a local hardware store to shake up a can of Homer's beer. Homer opens the can, resulting in a huge explosion that seriously injures the Simpsons patriarch.

Writers: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon, Jon Vitti | Director: Carlos Baeza | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

50. VH1 Goes Inside (2003– )
Episode: South Park (2003)

41 min | Documentary

8.0
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Stars: Les Claypool, Trey Parker, Nick Rhodes, Matt Stone