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1. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 58,028 | Gross: $96.37M

2. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

Votes: 166,178 | Gross: $341.14M

3. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.8
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33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

Votes: 40,792 | Gross: $66.00M

4. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Jose, Lozano Corzo

Votes: 11,014 | Gross: $51.40M

5. 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, Scott Patterson, Keiko Agena

Votes: 63,271

6. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

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

7.7
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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.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 115,286

7. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 111,108

8. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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81 Metascore

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 560,369 | Gross: $936.63M

9. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 118 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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51 Metascore

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

Votes: 8,825 | Gross: $1.29M

10. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

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

8.1
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90 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 547,391 | Gross: $153.63M

11. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | Post-production

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was ... See full summary »

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Ruby Rose, Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen

12. Divergent (2014)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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48 Metascore

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

Votes: 339,562 | Gross: $150.83M

13. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama

8.3
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86 Metascore

A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 157,110 | Gross: $14.68M

14. The Boss (2016)

R | 99 min | Comedy

5.3
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40 Metascore

A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Ella Anderson

Votes: 15,330 | Gross: $63.03M

15. Girl Meets World (2014– )

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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More than a decade after "Boy Meets World (1993)", Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. Their daughter, Riley, faces life lessons through her family, friends, and school--where her father is her history teacher--as her parents did when they were younger.

Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel

Votes: 9,032

16. Jane the Virgin (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.8
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A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas, Justin Baldoni

Votes: 14,439

17. 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.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 115,579

18. Orphan Black (2013– )

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

8.4
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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.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 68,064

19. 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.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 121,783

20. New Girl (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 138,502

21. Spy (2015)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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75 Metascore

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham

Votes: 167,223 | Gross: $110.82M

22. Miracles from Heaven (2016)

PG | 109 min | Drama

6.7
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44 Metascore

A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.

Director: Patricia Riggen | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Brighton Sharbino

Votes: 5,715 | Gross: $61.69M

23. The Good Wife (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 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.

Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 49,140

24. Supergirl (2015– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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The adventures of Superman's cousin in her own superhero career.

Stars: Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan

Votes: 42,796

25. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 23,265

26. Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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34 Metascore

Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway

Votes: 20,490 | Gross: $76.35M

27. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 101,625

28. Bridesmaids (I) (2011)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride's best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Terry Crews

Votes: 218,007 | Gross: $169.08M

29. Inside Out (I) (2015)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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94 Metascore

After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen | Stars: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 340,883 | Gross: $356.45M

30. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.2
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 13,979

31. Pretty Woman (1990)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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51 Metascore

A man in a legal but hurtful business needs an escort for some social events, and hires a beautiful prostitute he meets... only to fall in love.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 212,806 | Gross: $178.41M

32. The Age of Adaline (2015)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker

Votes: 92,764 | Gross: $42.48M

33. Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Music

6.5
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63 Metascore

After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow

Votes: 96,986 | Gross: $183.44M

34. Trainwreck (2015)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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75 Metascore

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn

Votes: 93,396 | Gross: $110.01M

35. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Horror, Romance

5.8
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45 Metascore

Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.

Director: Burr Steers | Stars: Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote

Votes: 23,011 | Gross: $10.91M

36. 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.

Stars: Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, Rebecca Wisocky

Votes: 16,321

37. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 884,075 | Gross: $130.73M

38. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

Votes: 221,324 | Gross: $38.18M

39. Jem and the Holograms (2015)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

3.9
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42 Metascore

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Aubrey Peeples, Stefanie Scott, Aurora Perrineau, Hayley Kiyoko

Votes: 3,938 | Gross: $2.03M

40. Mean Girls (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

Cady Heron is a hit with The Plastics, the A-list girl clique at her new school, until she makes the mistake of falling for Aaron Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of alpha Plastic Regina George.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey

Votes: 245,108 | Gross: $86.05M

41. Brooklyn (2015)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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87 Metascore

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 71,910 | Gross: $38.32M

42. 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.

Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause, Rose McGowan

Votes: 56,837

43. Mistresses (2013– )

43 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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A drama about the scandalous lives of a group of four girlfriends - each on her own path to self-discovery as they brave the turbulent journey together. Meet Savi (Alyssa Milano), a ... See full summary »

Stars: Alyssa Milano, Jes Macallan, Rochelle Aytes, Yunjin Kim

Votes: 9,852

44. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 549,994 | Gross: $106.95M

45. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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68 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 699,910 | Gross: $408.00M

46. BrainDead (2016– )

44 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.7
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A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 2,243

47. Young & Hungry (2014– )

22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A well-off young tech entrepreneur hires a feisty young food blogger to be his personal chef.

Stars: Emily Osment, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, Rex Lee

Votes: 8,784

48. Frozen (I) (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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74 Metascore

When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

Votes: 420,248 | Gross: $400.74M

49. Cinderella (I) (2015)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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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 scheming step-sisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

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

Votes: 103,161 | Gross: $201.15M

50. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

6.8
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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.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 71,316