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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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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 for her drug-dealing girlfriend.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

4. Damages (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth

5. Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

Creator: Lucy Prebble | Stars: Billie Piper, Iddo Goldberg, Cherie Lunghi, Ashley Madekwe

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

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

7.7
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Set after the events in 'Terminator 2' Sarah Connor and her son John, trying to stay under-the-radar from the government as they plot to destroy the computer network Skynet in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

7. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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33 Metascore

Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

Writers: Sara B. Cooper, Mike Werb, Michael Colleary, Simon West, Patrick Massett, John Zinman | Director: Simon West | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor

8. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Chris Parker agrees to babysit after her "dread" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening, Chris settles down with three kids for a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic ... See full summary »

Writer: David Simkins | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

9. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Writers: David Lynch, Robert Engels, Mark Frost | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

10. Just One of the Guys (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Terry Griffith has got it all -- looks, popularity, the perfect college boyfriend, and an article that's a shoo-in to win her a summer internship at the local newspaper... or so she thinks.... See full summary »

Writers: Dennis Feldman, Jeff Franklin | Director: Lisa Gottlieb | Stars: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner, Billy Jayne, Toni Hudson

11. Curse of Chucky (2013 Video)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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After her mother's mysterious death, Nica begins to suspect that the talking, red-haired doll her visiting niece has been playing with may be the key to recent bloodshed and chaos.

Writer: Don Mancini | Director: Don Mancini | Stars: Chantal Quesnelle, Fiona Dourif, Jordan Gavaris, Danielle Bisutti

12. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Writers: Danielle Alexandra, David Twohy | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

13. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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56 Metascore

Lizzie McGuire has graduated from middle school and takes a trip to Rome, Italy with her class. And what was supposed to be only a normal trip, becomes a teenager's dream come true.

Writers: Susan Estelle Jansen, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Terri Minsky | Director: Jim Fall | Stars: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Clayton Snyder, Hallie Todd

14. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother

Writers: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

15. Missing (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller | Active

6.8
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When a woman's son goes missing under suspicious circumstances, she will do anything it takes to find him.

Creator: Gregory Poirier | Stars: Ashley Judd, Cliff Curtis, Adriano Giannini, Nick Eversman

16. Supergirl (1984)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.3
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch.

Writer: David Odell | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Helen Slater, Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Hart Bochner

17. Judging Amy (1999–2005)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Creators: Amy Brenneman, Bill D'Elia, Connie Tavel, John Tinker | Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren, Richard T. Jones

18. Whiteout (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko tracks a killer in Antarctica, as the sun is about to set for six months.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes, Greg Rucka, Steve Lieber | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Tom Skerritt, Columbus Short

19. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

20. Moesha (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.4
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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Creators: Vida Spears, Sara V. Finney | Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

21. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show | Active

7.4
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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams, Lauren Graham

22. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father was a serial killer, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the centre of her own investigation, when her former lovers start dying around her at a furious pace.

Writer: Sarah Thorp | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

23. The Story of Tracy Beaker (2002– )

15 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Tracy Beaker is a 10 year old child, who was placed in a children's home. Tracy makes new friends along the way, and causes mischief where ever she goes.

Stars: Dani Harmer, Montanna Thompson, Ciaran Joyce, Ben Hanson

24. Blood Ties (2006– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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This gritty supernatural drama centers on Vicki Nelson a former homicide cop turned private investigator and Henry Fitzroy a 470 year old vampire. Together they form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.

Creator: Peter Mohan | Stars: Christina Cox, Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid, Gina Holden

25. Hanging Up (2000)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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33 Metascore

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.

Writers: Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron | Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, Walter Matthau

26. Irresistible (2006)

R | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

Writer: Ann Turner | Director: Ann Turner | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill, Emily Blunt, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

27. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Writers: Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

28. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

In England in the early 1930's, 20 year old Flora Poste, recently orphaned and left with only 100 pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. Everyone on the ... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Bradbury, Stella Gibbons | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

29. Against the Ropes (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.2
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36 Metascore

A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.

Writers: Jackie Kallen, Cheryl Edwards | Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

30. Carnival of Souls (1962)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

7.2
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After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

Writer: John Clifford | Director: Herk Harvey | Stars: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison

31. Come Early Morning (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

A 30-something southern woman searches for love, despite the burdens she carries with her.

Writer: Joey Lauren Adams | Director: Joey Lauren Adams | Stars: Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Donovan, Tim Blake Nelson, Jason T. Davis

32. Tracy Beaker Returns (2010)

28 min | Drama

7.6
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Stars: Dani Harmer, Connor Byrne, Kay Purcell, Amy-Leigh Hickman

33. Supernanny (2005–2012)

60 min | Reality-TV

5.1
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Creator: Nick Powell | Stars: Jo Frost, Jeff Bartsch, Hunter James Mckeever, River Stone Mckeever

34. Love's Christmas Journey (2011 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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While mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Natalie Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis (Greg Vaughan) and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her ... See full summary »

Writers: George Tierney, Janette Oke | Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Natalie Hall, JoBeth Williams, Greg Vaughan, Dylan Bruce

35. The Maid (2009)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

A drama centered on a maid trying to hold on to her position after having served a family for 23 years.

Writers: Sebastián Silva, Pedro Peirano | Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Catalina Saavedra, Claudia Celedón, Alejandro Goic, Andrea García-Huidobro

36. Rude Awakening (1998–2001)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
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Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces... See full summary »

Creator: Claudia Lonow | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jonathan Penner, Lynn Redgrave, Rain Pryor

37. The Client (1995–1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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This series was based on the book by John Grisham about Reggie Love, a lawyer, who just started her practice and is also a recovering alcoholic which was made into a movie starring Susan ... See full summary »

Stars: JoBeth Williams, John Heard, Polly Holliday, David Barry Gray

38. Lucky Christmas (2011 TV Movie)

Drama, Family, Romance

5.4
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A terminally unlucky single mother wonders if she will ever be lucky as Christmas approaches.

Writers: Sheri Davenport, Harry Winer | Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Elizabeth Berkley, Jason Gray-Stanford, Mitchell Kummen, Mike Bell

39. Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Daria, Jane, and the rest of the Lawndale High seniors face graduation and college in this series finale TV-movie from MTV's "Daria."

Writers: Glenn Eichler, Peggy Nicoll | Director: Karen Disher | Stars: Geoffrey Arend, Rand Bridges, Janie Mertz, Michelle Damato

40. Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?' (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 75 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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This animated made-for-TV movie, based on MTV's hit "Daria," explores the summer vacation of Daria and her classmates at Lawndale High.

Writers: Glenn Eichler, Peggy Nicoll | Directors: Karen Disher, Guy Moore | Stars: Rachel Anton, Brett Barsky, Corey Block, Cindy E. Brolsma

41. Junkyard Dog (2010)

R | 96 min | Thriller

3.9
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A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.

Writer: Kim Bass | Director: Kim Bass | Stars: Innis Casey, Vivica A. Fox, Galadriel Stineman, Brad Dourif

42. Jenny (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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After inheriting a residence in Hollywood, Jenny and her friend leave their crappy jobs in Utica, New York. The house being mortgage afflicted, they must rent the guest house to two ... See full summary »

Creator: Mark Reisman | Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Heather Dubrow, Dale Godboldo, Rafer Weigel

43. Barbara (1995–2003)

27 min | Comedy

7.1
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Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam ... See full summary »

Stars: Gwen Taylor, Sam Kelly, Benedict Sandiford, Mark Benton

44. Katy Brand's Big Ass Show (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

3.9
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Stars: Katy Brand, Katherine Parkinson, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, James Lance

45. Guinevere (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.1
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The legend of King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Guinevere, told from a somewhat more feminist perspective.

Writers: Persia Woolley, Ronni Kern | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Sean Patrick Flanery, Noah Wyle, Brid Brennan

46. And Then There Was One (1994 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

6.9
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And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola... See full summary »

Writer: Rama Laurie Stagner | Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Amy Madigan, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jane Daly, Jennifer Hetrick

47. Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown ... See full summary »

Writer: Alien Castle | Director: Alien Castle | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Whip Hubley, David Hewlett, David Johansen

48. Celeste in the City (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A small-town girl new to Manhattan gets the make-over treatment from her gay cousin, leading to a whirlwind of romantic adventures.

Writers: Abdi Nazemian, Micah Schraft | Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Majandra Delfino, Nicholas Brendon, Ethan Embry, Michael Boisvert

49. Wages of Sin (2006)

R | 93 min | Horror

2.7
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A Supernatural thriller that weaves a tale of darkness and suspense. The past will never stay hidden.

Writers: Adam S. Leslie, Christine Locker, Lee Ann Riddle, Aaron Robson | Director: Aaron Robson | Stars: Ashlie Victoria Clark, Ray Gunn, Emily Lucas, Brandon Michael

50. Guardian Angel (1994 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.5
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Christine McKay is a cop. She and some other cops which includes her lover are pursuing some criminals. Her lover gets killed by a woman named Nina, who is later caught. Because of his ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Hart | Director: Richard W. Munchkin | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Daniel McVicar, Lydie Denier, Marshall R. Teague