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1. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Writers: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock | Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

2. 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

3. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

4. Torremolinos 73 (2003)

Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

Writer: Pablo Berger | Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Juan Diego, Fernando Tejero

5. Dodsworth (1936)

TV-PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Writers: Sinclair Lewis, Sidney Howard | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

6. Maîtresse (1975)

X | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A common thief (Depardieu) breaks into the house of a professional dominatrix (Ogier), and begins to help her "train" her clients. Though this world is alien to his experience, he finds ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Voujargol | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Bulle Ogier, André Rouyer, Nathalie Keryan

7. Civilisation (1969– )

50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

8. Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (2010)

85 min | Documentary

7.3
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After viewing this provocative documentary, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill | Stars: Richard Branson, Vint Cerf, Ed Chi, Noam Chomsky

9. Character (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Writers: Ferdinand Bordewijk, Mike van Diem, Laurens Geels, Ruud van Megen | Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

10. The Cherry Orchard (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

Madame Ranevskaya (Rampling) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage... See full summary »

Writers: Anton Chekhov, Mihalis Kakogiannis | Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, Katrin Cartlidge, Owen Teale

11. Devil May Hare (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Bugs Bunny finds the Tasmanian Devil in his encyclopedia just as the animal threatens to devour him.

Writer: Sid Marcus | Director: Robert McKimson | Star: Mel Blanc

12. Pokémon Red Version (1996 Video Game)

E | Adventure

8.4
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Director: Satoshi Tajiri

13. The J-K Conspiracy (2004)

72 min | Comedy

7.7
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San Diego radio host Dave Rickards is accused of stealing his partner's encyclopedia, triggering a comedic misadventure co-starring Bob Costas, Dom Irrera, Doug Flutie, Davy Jones, Dr. ... See full summary »

Writer: Cookie 'Chainsaw' Randolph | Director: Cookie 'Chainsaw' Randolph | Stars: Dave Rickards, Shelly Dunn, Cookie 'Chainsaw' Randolph, Tom Stephenson

14. Woodman, Spare That Tree (1942)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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The Fox, a lumberjack, sets off to chop down his daily tree. He decides on the Crow's but the Crow is determined to save his home. He tries appealing to the Fox's sympathies with poetry and... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Cosgriff | Director: Bob Wickersham | Star: Frank Graham

15. Nit-Witty Kitty (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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Tom has amnesia and believes he's a mouse. Jerry, finding him more obnoxious as a fellow rodent than as a cat, seeks to cure him with a blow to the head.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

16. Encyclopédie audiovisuelle du cinéma (1978–1979)

Documentary

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Star: Jean Rochefort

17. Death of a Champion (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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Oliver Quade is a pitchman who follows state fairs that feature dog shows---which limits his territory more than a little---at which he sells encyclopedias...and does it well as he ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Gruber, Stuart Palmer, Cortland Fitzsimmons | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Lynne Overman, Virginia Dale, Joseph Allen, Donald O'Connor

18. I Dream of My Friends (1993)

114 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Dimitris Nollas, Nikos Panayotopoulos | Director: Nikos Panayotopoulos | Stars: Lefteris Voyatzis, Akilas Karazisis, Giannis Karatzogiannis, Stathis Livathinos

19. A Zombie's Life (2009)

2 min | Short, Comedy

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Writer: Juan Pérez | Director: Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, María Eugenia López, David Hernández, Juan Pérez

20. This Month in History (2010– )

22 min | Documentary, History, Talk-Show

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Dr. Leigh-Davis hosts "This Month in History," (formerly & a.k.a. "On This Very Month" & "On This Very Week";) telling listeners about historical events which occurred in the present month.... See full summary »

Creator: Dr. Leigh-Davis | Star: Dr. Leigh-Davis

21. Disneypedia: JungleMania! (2007 Video)

G | 14 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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A trip into the jungles of India to learn about the real life counterparts to your favorite "Jungle Book" animals.

Writer: Eddie Bonin | Director: Eddie Bonin

22. Volume I (2008)

8 min | Short

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An animation film, based on an extensive collection of commercial stock photos. A selection of 12.000 royalty free images are arranged according to criteria of form and content and ... See full summary »

Creator: Fred Froehlich | Director: Fred Froehlich

23. Pokédex 3D (2011 Video Game)

Animation

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24. Pokédex 3D Pro (2012 Video Game)

E | Animation, Fantasy

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Star: Marc Thompson

25. Unnatural History (2010– )
Episode: Fountain of Truth (2010)

Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Henry's Godfather leaves Henry a trunk containing artifacts which leads him to uncover a secret discovery made by Ponce de Leon.

Creator: Mike Werb | Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan

26. The Flying Doctors (1986–1992)
Episode: Friends and Lovers (1987)

Drama

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Writer: John Reeves | Director: Mark Defriest | Stars: Robert Grubb, Lenore Smith, Peter O'Brien, Max Cullen

27. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: It Came from Beneath the Sink (1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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When her family moves into a new house, Kat finds a sponge which appears to be alive, but no-one will believe her. After the discovery, the family is besieged by bad luck, and Kat is convinced the sponge is behind it.

Writers: Rick Drew, R.L. Stine | Director: David Winning | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Tyrone Savage, Amanda Tapping, Howard Hoover

28. Three's Company (1977–1984)
Episode: Jack Looks for a Job (1977)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.0
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Jack's job search lands him a job as a nude model and an encyclopedia salesman.

Writers: Don Nicholl, Michael Ross, Bernard West, Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke | Director: Bill Hobin | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers, Audra Lindley

29. You Can't Do That on Television (1979–1990)
Episode: Rumors

TV-Y | Family, Comedy

When the nameplate and star disappear from Christine's dressing room door, and her key no longer fits the lock, word spreads that she's being fired.

Writers: Londos D'Arrigo, Geoffrey Darby, Brian Nichol, Roger Damon Price | Director: Geoffrey Darby | Stars: Abby Hagyard, Kevin Kubusheskie, Les Lye, Christine McGlade

30. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Space Mutiny (1997)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.3
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Mike and the 'bots learn the 80s were worse than they thought as they endure the putrid sci-fi epic, Space Mutiny (1988).

Creator: Joel Hodgson | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Bill Corbett, Patrick Brantseg, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy

31. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
Episode: The Answer (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A disillusioned Hollywood screenwriter returns to his old neighborhood bar, where he meets an alcoholic genius and undergoes an epiphany.

Writer: Leonard Freeman | Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: David Niven, Anthony Caruso, Nestor Paiva, Carolyn Jones

32. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The Encyclopedia Hustle (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The Evans family realizes that they may have been scammed by a blind man selling encyclopedias.

Writers: Eric Monte, Mike Evans, Norman Lear, Bob Shayne, Eric Cohen | Director: Herbert Kenwith | Stars: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter

33. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the 'Cuffs (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Monica tries to avoid criticism when she caters a party for her mother. Chandler ends up half naked and handcuffed to a chair in Rachel's boss's office. Joey tries to get educated.

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

34. Wide Country (1962–1963)
Episode: The Quest for Jacob Blaufus (1963)

60 min | Drama, Sport, Western

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Writer: Harold Swanton | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Earl Holliman, Andrew Prine, Peter Whitney, David Macklin