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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

2. 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, Billy Campbell, Gregg Sulkin, Daren Kagasoff

3. 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

4. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)

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

5. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.5
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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

6. 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

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

8. 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.

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

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.

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

10. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.5
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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

11. 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

13. 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

14. The Underworld (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime

6.0
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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

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

16. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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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: Elena Satine, Michiel Huisman, Laura Ramsey, Pedro Pascal

17. 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

18. In the Game (2004 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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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

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

45 min

7.2
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Writer: Gregg Araki | Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Alan Simpson, Michael J. Anderson, Lucas Babin, Molly Brenner

20. Kook's Tour (1970)

53 min | Comedy

6.5
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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

21. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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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

22. 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

23. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.7
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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

24. Taste (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.1
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A failed pilot for a sitcom about a fresh culinary graduate who gets a first job.

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

25. Save the Last Dance (2002 TV Movie)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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Writer: Toni Ann Johnson | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Crystal Celeste Grant, Faune A. Chambers, Keith Robinson

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

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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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

27. The Call (2007 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.7
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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 Spiller | Stars: Danny Comden, Kal Penn, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, John Francis Daley

28. St. Sass (2002 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.7
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Writer: Ryan Murphy | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Delta Burke, Gregory Harrison, Natalia Cigliuti, Joanna Canton

29. 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

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

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Kanye West, Leila Arcieri, Jordan Black, P.J. Byrne

31. Eligible Dentist (1993 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.2
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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

32. 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

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. 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.

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

35. American in Paris (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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

36. 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

37. Boston Terrier (1963 TV Movie)

30 min | Adventure

8.4
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Blake Edward's second try at creating a pilot for a proposed adventure series about a private detective who graduated from Harvard.

Writers: Blake Edwards, Frank Waldman, Tom Waldman | Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Stanley Adams, Paul Comi, John Hoyt, Frank Killmond

38. 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

39. 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

40. Baby Makes Three (1966 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Pilot for a proposed television series about a young doctor who can resist telling parents how to raise their children despite having none of his own.

Writers: Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch | Director: Richard Crenna | Stars: James Stacy, Joan Blondell, Lynn Loring, Gavin MacLeod

41. Ghostbreakers (1967 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

7.4
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A professor and his beautiful assistant investigate a murder which occurs in a supposedly haunted house.

Writers: Peter Stone, Sherman Yellen | Director: Don Medford | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Diana Van der Vlis, Norman Fell, Larry Blyden

42. Stepsisters (1974)

PG | 71 min | Thriller

3.2
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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

43. 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

44. Ride the High Iron (1956 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

5.3
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A publicity agent and his staff attempt to keep a client's reckless actions out of the newspapers.

Writer: Milton S. Gelman | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Don Taylor, Sally Forrest, Raymond Burr, Lisa Golm

45. Munroe (1963 TV Movie)

25 min | Comedy

4.7
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Munroe is military dog, though not the best trained dog ever, he has two good human friends.

Writer: James Poe | Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: Guy Marks, Jan Stine, Joan Freeman, James Flavin

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

100 min | Drama

4.3
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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

47. Jerks of All Trades (1949 TV Short)

21 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Television pilot for a Three Stooges situation comedy, where the Stooges are painters and paperhangers and completely wrecked a hapless couple's home.

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

48. Teenage Idol (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Musical, Comedy, Family

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Pilot for a sitcom about a family caught up in the craze over the latest teenage rock-and-roll sensation.

Writer: Louella MacFarlane | Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Darrell Howe, Patrick Wayne, Ida Lupino, Howard Duff

49. His Model Wife (1962 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Pilot for a situation comedy about the misadventures of a family consisting of a former model, a magazine publisher and two kids.

Writer: Barbara Avedon | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Jeanne Crain, John Vivyan, Jimmy Gaines, Alice Frost

50. Ben Blue's Brothers (1960 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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In 1958, Ben Blue played all four brothers (the wealthy snob, the vaudevillian, the tramp and the average guy), in this comedy pilot for CBS. The network didn't exercise it's option and the pilot wasn't aired until 1965.

Writers: Russell Beggs, Marion Hargrove | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Ben Blue, Ruth McDevitt, Barbara Heller, Robin Raymond