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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

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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. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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82 Metascore

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?

Writers: Jane Austen, Deborah Moggach | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland

3. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

4. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Writer: Amy Heckerling | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

5. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Writers: Truman Capote, George Axelrod | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

6. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Writers: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

7. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

8. Carnal Knowledge (1971)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »

Writer: Jules Feiffer | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel

9. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Writers: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis | Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

10. Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV Mini-Series)

55 min | Romance, Drama

9.2
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Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occurred between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker, Julia Sawalha

11. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.

Writers: Jane Austen, Emma Thompson | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

12. What a Girl Wants (2003)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

An American teenager learns that her father is a wealthy British politician running for office. Although she is eager to find him, she realizes it could cause a scandal and cost him the election.

Writers: William Douglas-Home, Jenny Bicks, Elizabeth Chandler | Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston, Eileen Atkins

13. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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66 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

14. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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82 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

15. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

16. A Room with a View (1985)

Unrated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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80 Metascore

When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperone Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting... See full summary »

Writers: E.M. Forster, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Maggie Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands

17. Emma (2009 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her... See full summary »

Stars: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller, Jodhi May

18. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)

TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverence is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Teddy, Matilda Ziegler, Robin Driscoll

19. Emma (1996)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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66 Metascore

In rural 1800s England things go bad for a young matchmaker after she finds a man for another woman.

Writers: Jane Austen, Douglas McGrath | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi, Alan Cumming

20. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

21. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

22. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Oliver Parker | Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

23. Arthur (1981)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Gordon | Director: Steve Gordon | Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Geraldine Fitzgerald

24. Designing Women (1986–1993)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl ... See full summary »

Creator: Linda Bloodworth-Thomason | Stars: Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor

25. Harvey (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six-foot rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Writers: Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake

26. Northanger Abbey (2007 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

Writers: Andrew Davies, Jane Austen | Director: Jon Jones | Stars: Geraldine James, Michael Judd, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien

27. Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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46 Metascore

A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee | Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K., James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery

28. Le divorce (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

4.9
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51 Metascore

French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris.

Writers: Diane Johnson, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Jean-Marie Lhomme

29. Gung Ho (1986)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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48 Metascore

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liason must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.

Writers: Edwin Blum, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers

30. Damsels in Distress (2011)

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

5.8
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67 Metascore

A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.

Writer: Whit Stillman | Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke

31. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.3
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As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are ... See full summary »

Writers: Ava Ostern Fries, Pamela Norris, Margaret Oberman | Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross

32. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Writers: Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, Jane Austen, Helen Jerome | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Ashley, Marten Lamont

33. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Mazursky, Larry Tucker | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

34. Alfie (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle.

Writer: Bill Naughton | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Julia Foster

35. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Writers: Emlyn Williams, David S. Ward | Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

36. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.1
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Writers: René Fauchois, Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

37. Mon Oncle (1958)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy

7.9
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Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Writers: Jacques Lagrange, Jean L'Hôte, Jacques Tati | Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

38. Emma (1996 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Emma Woodhouse has a rigid sense of propriety as regards matrimonial alliances. Unfortunately she insists on matchmaking for her less forceful friend, Harriet, and so causes her to come to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jane Austen, Andrew Davies | Director: Diarmuid Lawrence | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Bernard Hepton, Mark Strong, Samantha Bond

39. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

40. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Writers: Jean Renoir, Carl Koch | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

41. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

42. The Buccaneers (1995 TV Mini-Series)

212 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Four American girls go to England to find husbands.

Stars: Carla Gugino, Alison Elliott, Mira Sorvino, Rya Kihlstedt

43. The Road to Wellville (1994)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

Writers: T. Coraghessan Boyle, Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

44. Born Yesterday (1950)

TV-PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Writers: Garson Kanin, Albert Mannheimer | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

45. Never on Sunday (1960)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An American scholar in Greece sets about improving a prostitute he's infatuated with.

Writer: Jules Dassin | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassin, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

46. Made in America (1993)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy

4.8
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A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Writers: Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff, Holly Goldberg Sloan | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long

47. Pride and Prejudice (1980 TV Mini-Series)

265 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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While the arrival of wealthy gentleman sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson, Priscilla Morgan

48. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Comedy

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

49. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but amoral model sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Writers: Frederic Raphael, John Schlesinger, Joseph Janni | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

50. Brannigan (1975)

PG | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Trumbo, Michael Butler, William P. McGivern, William W. Norton | Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer