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1. 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.

Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Kirk Ward, Tyler Ross, Maiara Walsh, Izabela Vidovic

Votes: 6,345

2. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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 »

Writers: Bryan Fuller, Norm Liebmann, Ed Haas, Allan Burns, Chris Hayward | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Charity Wakefield, Mason Cook

Votes: 3,436

3. 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.

Writers: Lauren Oliver, Karyn Usher | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Emma Roberts, Gregg Sulkin, Billy Campbell, Daren Kagasoff

Votes: 1,191

4. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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 »

Writers: Dean R. Koontz, John Shiban | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

Votes: 1,454

5. 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.

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

Votes: 1,371

6. 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.

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

Votes: 613

7. 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.

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

Votes: 3,082

8. 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.

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

Votes: 529

9. Locke & Key (2011 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.4
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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.

Writers: Josh Friedman, Joe Hill, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Ksenia Solo, Sarah Bolger, Jesse McCartney, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 89

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.

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

Votes: 464

11. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)

92 min | Horror

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Barney Cohen, James D. Parriott | Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Rick Springfield, John Kapelos, Robert Harper, Richard Fancy

Votes: 333

12. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.4
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A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

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

Votes: 327

13. The Underworld (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime

6.1
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The head of an organized crime family hounds an ex-con who only wants to go straight.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Kevin Pollak, Lucy Webb | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Kevin Pollak, Josh Charles, Felicity Huffman, Geoffrey Lewis

Votes: 58

14. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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.

Creator: Ryan Condal | Director: Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Aldis Hodge, Michiel Huisman, Laura Ramsey, Graham McTavish

Votes: 11

15. Arwin! (2007 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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Centers on the character of Arwin the handyman, who moves in with his sister to take care of her kids.

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

Votes: 119

17. 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 »

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

Votes: 417

18. 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.

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

Votes: 944

19. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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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 »

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Michael Cristofer, Carlton Cuse, John Updike | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Julia Campbell, Catherine Mary Stewart, Ally Walker, Michael Siberry

Votes: 30

20. Kook's Tour (1970)

53 min | Comedy

6.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 119

21. In the Game (2004 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 75

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

45 min

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

Votes: 151

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 »

Writers: Terry Louise Fisher, Steve Brown, Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday, Barney Rosenzweig, Clifford Hoelscher, Jean Hoelscher | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Bess Armstrong, Celeste Holm, Cliff De Young, Hermione Baddeley

Votes: 85

24. Alien Tracker (2003 Video)

PG-13 | 103 min | Sci-Fi

4.8
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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 »

Writers: Gil Grant, Scott Peters, Jeannine Renshaw, Grant Rosenberg | Directors: Ken Girotti, Bruce Pittman | Stars: Adrian Paul, Amy Price-Francis, Leanne Wilson, Geraint Wyn Davies

Votes: 123

25. Save the Last Dance (2002 TV Movie)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.4
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Writer: Toni Ann Johnson | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Crystal Celeste Grant, Faune Chambers Watkins, Keith Robinson

Votes: 42

26. The Call (2007 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.6
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A team of gifted yet unconventional LA paramedics saves people's lives while screwing up each other's.

Writers: Robert Cochran, David Hemingson, Joel Surnow | Director: Michael Alan Spiller | Stars: Danny Comden, Kal Penn, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley

Votes: 44

27. 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 »

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

Votes: 87

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

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Kanye West, Leila Arcieri, Jordan Black, P.J. Byrne

Votes: 30

29. Taste (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.1
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A fresh culinary graduate gets a first job.

Writer: Kirk J. Rudell | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Lombardo Boyar, Lola Glaudini, Jane Krakowski, Alexander Leeb

Votes: 10

30. St. Sass (2002 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.6
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Writer: Ryan Murphy | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Delta Burke, Gregory Harrison, Natalia Cigliuti, Joanna Canton

Votes: 15

31. The Chadwick Family (1974 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 24

32. 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.

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

33. 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."

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

34. Eligible Dentist (1993 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 7

35. City Beneath the Sea (1969 TV Short)

11 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

5.4
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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.

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

Votes: 31

36. 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.

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

37. 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.

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

Votes: 79

38. 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.

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

Votes: 147

39. Just Add Bridget (2010 TV Movie)

Reality-TV

6.8
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Follows the new life of former "Girls Next Door" star Bridget Marquardt and her boyfriend Nick Carpenter in their daily adventures.

Stars: Bridget Marquardt, Nicholas Carpenter

Votes: 6

40. New Year (1993 TV Movie)

Sci-Fi

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Writers: Tom Fontana, Bruce Paltrow, John Tinker | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Roma Downey, Joanna Going

41. Desert Breeze (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: John Byrum | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Colleen Ann Brah, Clancy Brown, Tia Carrere, Joe Chrest

42. Jerks of All Trades (1949 TV Movie)

21 min | Comedy

6.8
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Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wreck a hapless couple's home.

Writer: Henry Taylor | Director: George Cahan | Stars: Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard, Emil Sitka

Votes: 141

43. Las Vegas Beat (1961 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure, Mystery

7.2
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Bill Ballin, a former policeman who now works for the Las Vegas casinos as a private detective, helps the police crack a violent armored car robbery.

Creator: Andrew J. Fenady | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Graves, William Bryant, Diana Millay, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 5

44. American in Paris (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The owner of a travel agency in Paris tries to help fellow Americans in trouble.

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

Votes: 14

45. Rubbing Charlie (2003 TV Movie)

Comedy

3.5
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Failed pilot for a sitcom about a doctor who loves helping people but often thinks about changing his life and profession.

Writer: Tom Palmer | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Scott Wolf, John Asher, Mary Birdsong, Robin Atkin Downes

Votes: 12

46. The Comedy Spot (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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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.

Creators: Carl Reiner, Ronald Alexander | Stars: Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren, Candy Moore, Barbara Britton

Votes: 8

47. O'Malley (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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

48. This Is Kate Bennett... (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

4.1
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In this pilot for a prospective TV series, Kate Bennett is an investigative TV news reporter who finds her life imperiled, along with that of her young daughter, Jennifer, after she ... See full summary »

Writer: Sue Milburn | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Janet Eilber, David Haskell, Greg Mullavey, Kyle Richards

Votes: 8

49. Neurotic Tendencies (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Creators: Camille Grammer, Kelsey Grammer | Director: Kelsey Grammer | Stars: Dedee Pfeiffer, Gary Cole, Ellen Cleghorne, Randy J. Goodwin

50. Shangri-La Plaza (1990 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Nick Castle, Mark Mueller, Craig Safan | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Terrence Mann, Jeff Yagher, Melora Hardin, Savion Glover

Votes: 13