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1. 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: 1,562

2. Aquaman (2006 TV Short)

42 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.4
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A young twenty-something diver living in the Florida Keys discovers he has the power to breathe underwater.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Justin Hartley, Lou Diamond Phillips, Denise Quiñones, Rick Peters

Votes: 1,655

3. 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: 503

4. 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: 3,687

5. 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: 830

6. Delirium (2014 TV Movie)

43 min | 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, Jeanine Mason, Michael Michele, Billy Campbell

Votes: 1,612

7. 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: 6,711

8. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.1
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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: 354

9. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 1,565

10. Blackjack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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: 3,361

11. Heat Vision and Jack (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Short, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Astronaut on the run with special powers and his talking motorcycle must deal with a malevolent artificial life form that's possessing people and turning them into dust, as well as NASA's hitman and real life actor Ron Silver.

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

Votes: 1,359

12. The Brotherhood of Justice (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "... See full summary »

Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Kiefer Sutherland, Lori Loughlin, Joe Spano

Votes: 1,271

13. Genesis II (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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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: 640

14. Korgoth of Barbaria (2006 TV Short)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

8.7
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Unsold TV pilot and a dark, violent and gory sword and sorcery spoof set in a postapocalyptic new dark age about a Conan-like barbarian warrior hired to steal a golden goblin from a dangerous wizard who lives in a tower in the sky.

Directors: Aaron Springer, Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Corey Burton, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny

Votes: 2,446

15. Locke & Key (2011 TV Movie)

Adventure, Drama, Horror

7.2
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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: Sarah Bolger, Ksenia Solo, Miranda Otto, Mark Pellegrino

Votes: 104

16. Clerks. (1995 TV Short)

22 min | Short, Comedy

5.3
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Another day in the life of Dante and Randal, from Kevin Smith's indie film.

Director: Michael Lessac | Stars: Andrew Lowery, Jim Breuer, Larry Brandenburg, Bodhi Elfman

Votes: 334

17. Everyday People (2004)

Not Rated | 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: 1,005

18. The Sixth Gun (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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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: Pedro Pascal, Michiel Huisman, Elena Satine, Graham McTavish

Votes: 14

19. Mamma Dallas (2016 TV Movie)

Comedy

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

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

20. 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: 417

21. Nick Knight (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 387

22. The Questor Tapes (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Project Questor is the brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he has disappeared and half of he programming tape was erased in ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Mike Farrell, John Vernon, Lew Ayres

Votes: 545

23. Arwin! (2007 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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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

24. 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: 194

25. The Witches of Eastwick (1992 TV Movie)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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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: 35

26. The Fog of Courage (2014)

TV-Y7 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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Proposed CGI pilot for a revival of Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999) show. Courage unearths a cursed amulet which unleashes the furious spirit of a dead man who wants it back in order to be reunited with his lost love once again.

Director: John Dilworth | Stars: Arthur Anderson, Marty Grabstein, Paul Schoeffler, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 109

27. Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (1987 TV Short)

25 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.6
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Rock sensation Barbie and her band The Rockers, beloved by everyone all around the world, decide to do something no band has ever done before - preform a charity rock concert in outer space.

Director: Bernard Deyriès | Stars: Sharon Lewis, John Stocker, John Payne, Veena Sood

Votes: 203

28. Back to Norm (2005 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Directors: Michael Dimich, Bruce McCulloch | Stars: Norm MacDonald, Rob Schneider, Janet Varney, Max Wright

Votes: 96

29. Space Police (1986 TV Movie)

52 min | Action, Crime, Family

5.7
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A New York cop is put in charge of a space police precinct and charged with the duty of protecting alien worlds from the evils of organised crime.

Director: Tony Bell | Stars: Shane Rimmer, Catherine Chevalier, Desirée Erasmus, Jeff Harding

Votes: 12

30. The Omen (1995 TV Movie)

60 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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Unsold TV pilot about epidemiologist Dr. Linus, A.P. photojournalist Jack Mann and E.R. nurse Annalisse, who try to stop a demonic entity that's possessing people from unleashing a biological weapon during the Saint Patrick's Day parade.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Brett Cullen, Chelsea Field, William Sadler, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 77

31. 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

32. Save the Last Dance (2002 TV Movie)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Chelsea Hobbs, Crystal Celeste Grant, Faune Chambers Watkins, Keith Robinson

Votes: 41

33. This Girl for Hire (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 93

34. The Underworld (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Crime

6.4
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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: 58

35. 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.

Director: James Widdoes | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christine Baranski, Paula Cale, Dennis Cruzado

Votes: 73

36. 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: 28

37. 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 »

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

Votes: 92

38. Kook's Tour (1970)

Not Rated | 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: 129

39. Father Lefty (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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Father Lefty, a Roman Catholic priest, who sang Frank Sinatra by day and was a private detective by night.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Danny Nucci, Marina Benedict, Viola Davis, Frank Gallegos

Votes: 25

40. Evil Men (2015 TV Movie)

Drama

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

41. The Comedy Spot (1960–1962)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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, Margaret O'Brien, Carl Reiner, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 7

42. 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: 132

43. Taste (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

5.4
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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: 12

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

Votes: 42

45. Eligible Dentist (1993 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

8.6
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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: 10

46. American in Paris (1964 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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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: 18

47. 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 office building.

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

Votes: 9

48. Desert Breeze (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

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

49. 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

50. Campo 44 (1967 TV Movie)

30 min | 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