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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 144,130

2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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89 Metascore

In a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, two rebels just might be able to restore order: Max, a man of action and of few words, and Furiosa, a woman of action who is looking to make it back to her childhood homeland.

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 254,926

3. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Creator: I. Marlene King | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding

Votes: 97,186

4. The 100 (2014– )

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, when a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

Creator: Jason Rothenberg | Stars: Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell, Bob Morley

Votes: 57,972

5. Once Upon a Time (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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A woman with a troubled past is drawn to a town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

Creators: Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas

Votes: 145,908

6. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 140,637

7. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 93,128

8. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Creators: Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 195,032

9. Outlander (2014– )

64 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Creator: Ronald D. Moore | Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix

Votes: 31,667

10. Cinderella (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Writer: Chris Weitz | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 59,877

11. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Damian Lewis

Votes: 190,824

12. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Creators: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz | Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 102,107

13. Supergirl (2015– )

43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Active

7.2
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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Creator: Andrew Kreisberg | Stars: Melissa Benoist, Derek Mio, Jaidan Jiron, Ben Begley

Votes: 898

14. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, Alex Levine, Kim Coghill, Andrew De Angelis, Jeff Detsky, Adam Higgs, Bob Mackowycz Jr., Elize Morgan, Peter Rowley, Rebecca Sernasie | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 49,629

15. Agent Carter (2015– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Creators: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Enver Gjokaj, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 28,789

16. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena

Votes: 54,293

17. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies.

Creators: Lee Daniels, Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 15,315

18. Scandal (2012– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 42,067

19. Witches of East End (2013–2014)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day ... See full summary »

Creator: Maggie Friedman | Stars: Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick

Votes: 16,577

20. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 41,192

21. Devious Maids (2013– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Four Latina maids with ambition and dreams of their own work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Rebecca Wisocky

Votes: 12,596

22. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 20,318

23. Stitchers (2015– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.4
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A young woman is recruited into a secret government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders.

Creator: Jeff Schechter | Stars: Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Allison Scagliotti, Ross Kurt Le

Votes: 3,270

24. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 764,111

25. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Creator: Mike Kelley | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 92,307

26. The Killing (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Creator: Veena Sud | Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Liam James

Votes: 58,724

27. Bitten (2014– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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When she left Stonehaven - 'for good this time' - Elena Michaels thought she had left the world of supernatural behind. Until the night she got a mysterious call from her pack leader asking... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Steve Lund

Votes: 8,427

28. Weeds (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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When a suburban mother turns to dealing marijuana in order to maintain her privileged lifestyle after her husband dies, she finds out just how addicted her entire neighborhood already is.

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 80,970

29. Charmed (1998–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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Three sisters discover their destiny - to battle against the forces of evil, using their witchcraft. They are the Charmed Ones.

Creator: Constance M. Burge | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 50,474

30. The Americans (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Two Soviet intelligence agents pose as a married couple to spy on the American government.

Creator: Joseph Weisberg | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

Votes: 36,101

31. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Writers: Linda Woolverton, Charles Perrault, Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi, Winston Hibler, Bill Peet, Ted Sears, Ralph Wright, Milt Banta | Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 216,930

32. Hot Pursuit (2015)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.9
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31 Metascore

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Writers: David Feeney, John Quaintance | Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley

Votes: 6,442

33. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Creators: John Schulian, R.J. Stewart, Robert G. Tapert | Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 29,201

34. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Creator: Leila Gerstein | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 30,672

35. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Creator: Peter Nowalk | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 31,000

36. Switched at Birth (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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Two teenage girls lives are turned upside down when they find out they were switched at birth.

Creator: Lizzy Weiss | Stars: Sean Berdy, Lucas Grabeel, Vanessa Marano, Katie Leclerc

Votes: 16,768

37. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 90s.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 72,100

38. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 86,576

39. Fuller House (2016– )

30 min | Comedy, Family | Filming

D.J. Tanner-Fuller is a widow and mother of two who is expecting a third. Things become too much to handle, so she asks for help from her sister Stephanie and her best-friend Kimmy.

Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber, Dave Coulier

40. Continuum (I) (2012– )

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Creator: Simon Barry | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 40,768

41. Lost Girl (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her ... See full summary »

Creator: Michelle Lovretta | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer

Votes: 20,387

42. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.9
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Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Creators: Whitney Cummings, Michael Patrick King | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 61,744

43. Chasing Life (2014– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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Follows a young woman's life after she is diagnosed with cancer.

Creators: Susanna Fogel, Joni Lefkowitz, Ricardo Álvarez Canales | Stars: Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm

Votes: 3,489

44. Veep (2012– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.0
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Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about.

Creator: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott

Votes: 18,802

45. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Set after the events in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Creator: Josh Friedman | Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 49,101

46. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Creator: John Gray | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

Votes: 34,081

47. Tammy (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy

4.8
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39 Metascore

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

Writers: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone | Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney

Votes: 28,271

48. The Mindy Project (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

Creator: Mindy Kaling | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks

Votes: 19,297

49. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.

Creators: Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 18,374

50. Madam Secretary (2014– )

45 min | Drama

7.3
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A look at the personal and professional life of a Secretary of State as she tries to balance her work and family life.

Creator: Barbara Hall | Stars: Geoffrey Arend, Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

Votes: 6,956