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1. Delirium (2014 TV Movie)

Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Set in a world where love is deemed illegal and can be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Emma Roberts, Gregg Sulkin, Billy Campbell, Daren Kagasoff

Votes: 1,367

2. Zombieland (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Four survivors are killin' zombies and searching for a place to call home. At least they have each other.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross, Maiara Walsh, Izabela Vidovic

Votes: 6,560

3. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Charity Wakefield, Mason Cook

Votes: 3,564

4. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

3.9
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A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.

Director: Richard Rothstein | Stars: Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry

Votes: 700

5. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

4.6
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Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

Votes: 1,507

6. Blackjack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Dolph Lundgren plays Jack Devlin, a U.S Marshal who protects high-profile clients when it comes to a matter of security.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Kate Vernon, Phillip MacKenzie, Kam Heskin

Votes: 3,232

7. L.A. Takedown (1989 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Plank, Alex McArthur, Michael Rooker, Ely Pouget

Votes: 1,457

8. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.3
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A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 340

9. Genesis II (1973 TV Movie)

74 min | Sci-Fi

6.2
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A scientist who has been preserved in suspended animation wakes up to find himself in a primitive society in the future.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Alex Cord, Mariette Hartley, Ted Cassidy, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 581

10. The Ranch (2004 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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A professional bordello in Nevada, where prostitution is somewhat legal, the sex workers employed there and the clients that frequent it.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Jennifer Aspen, Jessica Collins, Samantha Ferris, Nicki Micheaux

Votes: 479

11. Heat Vision and Jack (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.0
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As the result of a NASA miscalculation, Astronaut Jack Austin flies too close to the sun, the rays expanding his mind and making him the smartest man on the planet. Now he and his talking ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Ron Silver, Christine Taylor

Votes: 1,284

12. Locke & Key (2011 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.5
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An adventure story centered around three children who become the caretakers of a New England mansion that is home to a bevy of secrets and magic.

Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Ksenia Solo, Sarah Bolger, Mark Pellegrino, Miranda Otto

Votes: 93

13. Everyday People (2004)

91 min | Drama

6.7
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The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Nathan De'Shon Myers, Jordan Gelber, Bridget Barkan, Stephen Henderson

Votes: 954

14. Semper Fi (2001 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Action

5.2
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Cliff Truckee refuses a privileged start in life at a top college while other young men are enlisting. On the bus out of Chicago he meets a girl on her way to join the Marines, falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Scott Bairstow, Steve Burton, Vicellous Shannon, Alex Burns

Votes: 411

15. Mamma Dallas (2016 TV Movie)

Comedy

A Texas couple hire a drag queen as their live-in nanny.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Gabriel Bateman, Nico Tortorella, Augustus Prew, Talitha Bateman

16. This Is How the World Ends (2000 TV Movie)

45 min

6.9
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Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Alan Simpson, Michael J. Anderson, Lucas Babin, Molly Brenner

Votes: 165

17. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)

92 min | Horror

6.6
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Detective Nick Knight is investigating a series of murders in which the bodies are found drained of blood - but the most recent one doesn't fit the pattern. Instead it involves the cure ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Rick Springfield, John Kapelos, Robert Harper, Richard Fancy

Votes: 353

18. Arwin! (2007 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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Centers on the character of Arwin the handyman, who moves in with his sister to take care of her kids.

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Chad Broskey, Samantha Droke, Selena Gomez, Logan Grove

Votes: 121

19. Kook's Tour (1970)

53 min | Comedy

6.6
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After nearly 50 years of eye-poking and face-slapping, the Stooges decide to retire and tour the world with their dog, Moose. They start by touring America's national parks, however, with ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Maurer | Stars: Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Norman Maurer

Votes: 122

20. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Failed pilot adaptation of an eponymous comic book set in the old west about six cursed guns that give dark powers and are tied to its owners until their deaths. A heroine and an antihero are after the sixth gun that grants visions.

Director: Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Michiel Huisman, Pedro Pascal, Graham McTavish, Aldis Hodge

Votes: 12

21. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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An unsold TV series pilot about three single witches living together who try to conjure up their idea of the "perfect man". One day, their wish comes true when a seemingly perfect man named... See full summary »

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Julia Campbell, Catherine Mary Stewart, Ally Walker, Michael Siberry

Votes: 32

22. In the Game (2004 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Riley Reed (Hewitt) is an up-and-coming sports producer and single mom who unwillingly gets thrusted into the spotlight when she becomes an on-camera reporter for ESPN.

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christine Baranski, Paula Cale, Dennis Cruzado

Votes: 68

23. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.6
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In this pilot for a proposed TV series, B.T. Brady is a flippant, but somewhat klutzy female private detective in Hollywood who sets out to solve the murder of a obnoxious mystery writer. ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Celeste Holm, Cliff De Young, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 87

24. Save the Last Dance (2002 TV Movie)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Crystal Celeste Grant, Faune Chambers Watkins, Keith Robinson

Votes: 41

25. The Underworld (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime

6.3
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The head of an organized crime family hounds an ex-con who only wants to go straight.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 56

26. Alien Tracker (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 103 min | Sci-Fi

4.9
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In a galaxy far away, alien criminals organize a spectacular prison break. Pursued by their home planet's authorities, their leader Zin decides there's one place to go: through a wormhole ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Girotti, Bruce Pittman | Stars: Adrian Paul, Amy Price-Francis, Leanne Wilson, Geraint Wyn Davies

Votes: 127

27. Evil Men (2015 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Clifton Collins Jr., Parminder Nagra, Dallas Roberts

28. What's Alan Watching? (1989 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Seventeen-year-old Alan is a couch potato who views life, and his family, as if they were on television. Libby and Leo are his parents, Gail is his sister (who's engaged to Lenny Kling the ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Corin Nemec, Barbara Barrie, Peter Michael Goetz, Fran Drescher

Votes: 87

29. Back to Norm (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Directors: Michael Dimich, Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Norm MacDonald, Rob Schneider, Janet Varney, Max Wright

Votes: 88

30. Taste (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.5
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A fresh culinary graduate gets a first job.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Lombardo Boyar, Lola Glaudini, Jane Krakowski, Alexander Leeb

Votes: 11

31. The Call (2007 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.8
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A team of gifted yet unconventional LA paramedics saves people's lives while screwing up each other's.

Director: Michael Alan Spiller | Stars: Danny Comden, Kal Penn, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley

Votes: 41

32. The Ten Commandments (1959 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Pilot for a proposed anthology series where each story revolved around the meaning of one of the Ten Commandments in modern times. The theme for this story was the third commandment: "Thou shalt not take the Lord's name in vain."

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Richard Erdman, Anne Francis, John Hoyt, Arthur Kennedy

33. Slow Bob in the Lower Dimensions (1991 TV Short)

6 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Nightmarish pilot about Robert Potemkin, a man with deformed back, who lives in the attic of his family's house. One night, his siamese sisters plan a prank on him, but sentient lizards send him to a parallel world to save photo-people.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Hannah Sim, Mark Steger

Votes: 152

34. The Chadwick Family (1974 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

6.3
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A father finds himself taking care of a "family" that in addition to his son and three daughters, also consists of two sons-in-law and his youngest daughter's Chinese boyfriend.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Kathleen Maguire, Darleen Carr, Jane Actman

Votes: 26

35. The Bunny House (2010 TV Movie)

30 min | Reality-TV

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Aspiring Playmate Claire Sinclair is introduced to life at the Bunny House, and Hope Dworaczyk is honored in Las Vegas as the 2010 Playmate of the Year.

Stars: Darya Astafeva, Anna Sophia Berglund, Jason Burns, Cristal Camden

36. City Beneath the Sea (1969 TV Short)

11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Failed pilot for a show that was meant to replace Star Trek after it got canceled. In the future, humans and humanoid amphibians live in cities beneath the sea. Matthews and the crew of his sub Titan must save their city from a saboteur.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, James Brolin, Glenn Corbett, Norman Grabowski

Votes: 27

37. Campo 44 (1967 TV Movie)

Adventure, Comedy

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Pilot for a proposed comedy/adventure series about hijinks in an Italian P.O.W. camp during World War II.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Philip Abbott, Vito Scotti, Dino Fazio, Fred Smoot

38. American in Paris (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The owner of a travel agency in Paris tries to help fellow Americans in trouble.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Van Johnson, Marcel Dalio, Jan Sterling, Judi Meredith

Votes: 14

39. Stepsisters (1974)

PG | 71 min | Thriller

3.3
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A man and his sister-in-law plot to kill his wife, but things don't turn out quite the way they planned.

Director: Perry Tong | Stars: Hal Fletcher, Bond Gideon, Sharyn Talbert, Byron Wolfe

Votes: 78

40. New Year (1993 TV Movie)

Sci-Fi

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Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Roma Downey, Joanna Going

41. The Comedy Spot (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

9.0
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Summer replacement series for "The Red Skeleton Show" during their annual hiatus from 1960-1962, this series featured unsold pilots for comedy series as well as reruns from other comedy anthology series.

Stars: Nancy Kulp, Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren, Candy Moore

Votes: 5

42. Untitled Kanye West HBO Project (2008 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Kanye West, Leila Arcieri, Jordan Black, P.J. Byrne

Votes: 34

43. Desert Breeze (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Margaret Bishop, Colleen Ann Brah, Clancy Brown, Tia Carrere

44. Eligible Dentist (1993 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.8
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A failed TV pilot about a recently widowed dentist who must take care of his three kids alone as well as consider potential remarriage.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Dylan Baker, Jill Clayburgh, Francis Dumaurier, Mary Gross

Votes: 5

45. Shangri-La Plaza (1990 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A musical-comedy unsold pilot made by CBS in 1990. Macho Ira and sensitive George are two polar-opposite brothers who own an auto-repair shop in Southern California. Both men quickly fall ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Terrence Mann, Jeff Yagher, Melora Hardin, Carmen Lundy

Votes: 13

46. Blind Men (1998 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.3
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Director: Andrew Tsao | Stars: Robin Duke, Arabella Field, Brian Howe, Jay Paulson

Votes: 20

47. ABC Saturday Comedy Special (1976– )

Comedy

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Another summer comedy compilation show, this program featured pilots for shows that had not been selected as part of the 1978 fall season, reruns of shows from earlier seasons, and a set of... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis Bowen, Whit Bissell, Susan Blu, Jim Boelsen

48. Ghostbreakers (1967 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

7.3
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A professor and his beautiful assistant investigate a murder which occurs in a supposedly haunted house.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Diana Van der Vlis, Norman Fell, Larry Blyden

Votes: 9

49. O'Malley (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Peter Coffield, Tony Devon, Sarah Abrell

50. Island Sons (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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A successful businessman in Hawaii disappears amid allegations of illegal activities. Years later his four sons bear the burden and repercussions of these allegations as well taking care of... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Henry Bal, Ben Bottoms, Joseph Bottoms, Sam Bottoms

Votes: 11