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1. Divergent (2014)

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

6.9
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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.

Writers: Veronica Roth, Evan Daugherty, Vanessa Taylor | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney

2. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

3. The Good Wife (2009– )

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

8.2
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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

4. New Girl (2011– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

5. Frozen (I) (2013)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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74 Metascore

When a princess with the power to turn things into ice curses 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.

Writers: Jennifer Lee, Hans Christian Andersen, Chris Buck, Shane Morris, Dean Wellins | Directors: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee | Stars: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad

6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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75 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, Suzanne Collins | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

7. Parks and Recreation (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy | Active

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, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

8. The Hunger Games (2012)

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

7.3
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67 Metascore

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

Writers: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

9. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

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

10. The Help (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama

8.1
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62 Metascore

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Writers: Tate Taylor, Kathryn Stockett | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard

11. 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.

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

12. Grease (1978)

PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Writers: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, Bronte Woodard, Allan Carr | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway

13. Nashville (2012– )

43 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising teen star.

Creator: Callie Khouri | Stars: Connie Britton, Eric Close, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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

8.2
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A young girl, 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

15. Clueless (1995)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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68 Metascore

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Writer: Amy Heckerling | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

16. The Mindy Project (2012– )

30 min | Comedy | Active

7.3
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A young Ob/Gyn doctor balances her personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office.

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

17. 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 | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

18. 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

19. 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

20. Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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33 Metascore

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Steve Shibuya | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone

21. Pitch Perfect (2012)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Writers: Kay Cannon, Mickey Rapkin | Director: Jason Moore | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp

22. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

23. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

24. Gravity (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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96 Metascore

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Orto Ignatiussen

25. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008– )

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.9
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A look at the relationship between teenagers.

Creator: Brenda Hampton | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley, Mark Derwin

26. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Writers: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

27. 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

28. 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.

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

29. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

30. Tangled (2010)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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71 Metascore

The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.

Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Dean Wellins | Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard | Stars: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman

31. The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.

Writer: Pete Chiarelli | Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

32. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

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

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Creator: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

33. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy | Active

7.0
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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: Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

34. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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62 Metascore

A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.

Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna, Lauren Weisberger | Director: David Frankel | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Adrian Grenier, Emily Blunt

35. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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87 Metascore

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Writers: James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

36. Lost Girl (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Fantasy

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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: M.A. Lovretta | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Richard Howland

37. The Legend of Korra (2012– )

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.

Creators: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko | Stars: Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino, J.K. Simmons

38. Covert Affairs (2010– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in ... See full summary »

Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord | Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

39. Mary Poppins (1964)

Approved | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family.

Writers: Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, P.L. Travers | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

40. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

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

8.8
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

41. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

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

7.2
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70 Metascore

A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.

Writers: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik

42. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Writer: Katie Dippold | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir

43. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

44. Laggies (2014)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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67 Metascore

A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.

Writer: Andrea Seigel | Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Kaitlyn Dever

45. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle.

Writer: Eleanor Bergstein | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

46. Call the Midwife (2012– )

60 min | Drama | Active

8.3
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The lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s.

Creator: Heidi Thomas | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Bryony Hannah, Helen George, Jenny Agutter

47. Brave (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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69 Metascore

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

Writers: Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Irene Mecchi, Michael Arndt | Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters

48. Wild (2014)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.

Writers: Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Laura Dern, Charles Baker

49. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

50. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Writer: Steve Antin | Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane