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1. Othello (1965)

Unrated | 165 min | Drama

7.3
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A general's marriage is destroyed when a vengeful lieutenant convinces him that his new wife has been unfaithful.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Frank Finlay, Robert Lang, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 975

2. Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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Madea helps out her granddaughter after her husband leaves her.

Writer: Tyler Perry | Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Curtis Blake, Marva King, Ty London, Tamela J. Mann

Votes: 1,212

3. Pippin: His Life and Times (1981 TV Movie)

112 min | History, Musical, Romance

7.7
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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

Writer: Roger O. Hirson | Director: David Sheehan | Stars: Ben Vereen, William Katt, Leslie Denniston, Benjamin Rayson

Votes: 340

4. Just Say Love (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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After what is supposed to be a no-strings hook up, two men discuss their dreams, what ideal happiness might be like, and maybe a future together.

Writers: Bill Humphreys, David J. Mauriello | Director: Bill Humphreys | Stars: Bill Humphreys, Matthew Jaeger, Robert Mammana

Votes: 287

5. The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

8.0
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The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick

Votes: 236

6. True West (2002 TV Movie)

107 min | Drama

6.1
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Filmed play about two very different brothers, one a criminal and the other a screen-writing family man who becomes appalled by his wayward brother's relationship with a producer.

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Chad Smith, Andrew Alburger, Danielle Kennedy

Votes: 167

7. Camelot (1982 TV Movie)

150 min | Musical

7.7
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Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 240

8. All the Way Home (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.7
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A wife and mother in 1915 Tennessee copes with the loss of her husband and the necessity of raising their children alone.

Writers: James Agee, Jeff Cullen, Tad Mosel | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Sally Field, William Hurt, Ned Beatty, Ellen Corby

Votes: 47

9. Friends and Lovers (2005 Video)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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What happens when friends cross the line and become lovers? Lies fly, emotions erupt, and the stage is set for a totally uncensored, hilarious, and outrageously entertaining adventure in ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Dickey, Je'Caryous Johnson, Gary Guidry, Kim Collier, B. Mark Seabrooks, Kosmond Russell, Tonya Michelle | Director: Je'Caryous Johnson | Stars: Leon, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Mel Jackson, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 64

10. Le voci di dentro (2014 TV Movie)

109 min | Drama

6.1
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Writer: Eduardo De Filippo | Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Maria Angela Robustelli, Daghi Rondanini, Marcello Romolo, Francesco Paglino

Votes: 17

11. The Gin Game (1981 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

8.0
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Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of Gin. But is suddenly in for more than he wagers.

Writer: D.L. Coburn | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 92

12. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

8.2
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Theatrical sparks flew when veteran Eugene O'Neill interpreters Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst joined forces in the celebrated 1973 revival of O'Neill's tender semi-autobiographical ... See full summary »

Writer: Eugene O'Neill | Directors: José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby | Stars: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough

Votes: 110

13. The Gin Game (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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In a retirement home, a surly man and a withdrawn woman come to terms over a game of cards.

Writer: D.L. Coburn | Director: Arvin Brown | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Annie Abbott, Sheila Rogers

Votes: 141

14. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy

8.7
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Three guys, one dead playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. In this universally acclaimed theater experience, Adam Long (one of the troupe's founding members), Reed Marin, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield | Director: Paul Kafno | Stars: Adam Long, Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor, Daniel Singer

Votes: 689

15. St. John in Exile (1986)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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Writer: Don Berrigan | Director: Dan Curtis | Star: Dean Jones

Votes: 139

16. Passion (1996 TV Movie)

114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.1
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In 19th century Italy, a young soldier becomes shattered by the obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's homely, ailing cousin.

Writers: James Lapine, Ettore Scola | Director: James Lapine | Stars: Donna Murphy, Jere Shea, Marin Mazzie, Gregg Edelman

Votes: 234

17. Men Cry in the Dark (2003 Video)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The future has never looked better for Derrick Reed. Bachelorhood is great, he has a group of guys he can really call friends, and he's the publisher of a magazine that he named after his ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Baisden | Director: Je'Caryous Johnson | Stars: Allen Payne, Rhona Bennett, Christopher Williams, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 25

18. To theatro tis Defteras (1970–1990)

Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Titika Vlahopoulou, Makis Revmatas, Maria Alkeou, Trifon Karatzas

Votes: 20

19. Kiss Me, Kate (1958 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

8.5
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Writers: Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes

Votes: 28

20. Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2002 TV Special)

PG | 105 min | Musical

8.0
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A musical revue made up of legendary song-writing duo, Leiber and Stoller's best-known songs.

Writer: Otis Sallid | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Matt Bogart, Brenda Braxton

Votes: 75

21. The Little Death (I) (2010)

75 min | Drama

4.6
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Writer: Bret Wood | Director: Bret Wood | Stars: Cynthia Barrett, Jerilynn Bedingfield, Bruce Bennett, Claire Christie

Votes: 31

22. The Trial of the Moke (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson, Franklyn Seales, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Votes: 38

23. The Journey of the Fifth Horse (1966 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Ronald Ribman, Ivan Turgenev | Directors: Larry Arrick, Earl Dawson | Stars: Jack Aaron, Susan Anspach, William Bassett, Jim Doerr

Votes: 56

24. The Oldest Living Graduate (1980 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

6.5
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Writer: Preston Jones | Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Henry Fonda, George Grizzard, Timothy Hutton, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 56

25. Mourning Becomes Electra (1978 TV Mini-Series)

290 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Stellar Bennett, Roberts Blossom, Bruce Davison, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 51

26. The Royal Family (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.5
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George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber collaborated on this 1927 hit comedy about an eminent and slightly eccentric theatrical clan. A Barrymore-like brood, the Cavendishes are as flamboyant ... See full summary »

Writers: Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman | Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Donald Barton, Forrest Buckman, David A. Butler, Michael Cuddy

Votes: 29

27. Ain't Misbehavin' (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical

9.2
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Televised version of the Broadway sensation celebrating the music, life and times of 'Fats' Waller, featuring 29 songs he wrote or performed.

Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Nell Carter, André De Shields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page

Votes: 164

28. Pajama Tops (1984 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy

7.3
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French inspired farce about affairs, mistaken identities and similar hijinks.

Writers: Ed Feilbert, Mawby Green, Jean de Letraz | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Susan George, Robert Klein, Pia Zadora, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 23

29. The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (2000)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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When the seed of West Side Story's "Somewhere" is planted into the soul of a gay child, the quest of the film begins. Nine inter-connected scenes interpret this landmark theatrical event, ... See full summary »

Writer: David Drake | Director: Tim Kirkman | Star: David Drake

Votes: 120

30. Richard II (1997 TV Movie)

Drama

8.2
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Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Deborah Warner | Stars: Fiona Shaw, Graham Crowden, Richard Bremmer, David Lyon

Votes: 55

31. Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982 TV Movie)

90 min

8.7
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Ian McKellen, alone on stage, with no props or scenery, performs monologues from Shakespeare and discusses some of his plays.

Writers: Ian McKellen, William Shakespeare | Director: Kirk Browning | Star: Ian McKellen

Votes: 54

32. Beyond the Fringe (1964 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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A TV version of the stage show originally performed at the Edinburgh Fringe (August 1962) and subsequently in London (Fortune Theatre) and Broadway.

Writers: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore | Director: Duncan Wood | Stars: Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Dudley Moore

Votes: 127

33. Medea (I) (1983 TV Movie)

Drama

7.9
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Writers: Euripides, Robinson Jeffers | Director: Mark Cullingham | Stars: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Anderson, Mitchell Ryan, Jacqueline Brookes

Votes: 38

34. Stage on Screen: The Women (2002 TV Movie)

180 min

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Writer: Clare Boothe Luce | Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Jason Alexander, Cynthia Nixon, Kristen Johnston, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 99

35. The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967)

Not Rated | 59 min | Family, Fantasy

3.0
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Shot entirely on a high school stage, a group of storybook characters emerge from the book of Mother Goose leading to Old King Cole walking out of the book and into our world, followed by ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Flubrer, Eve Weiher | Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Roy Huston, David Hammond, Judith Snow, Denny Ray

Votes: 44

36. Sabato, domenica e lunedì (2004 TV Movie)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Writer: Eduardo De Filippo | Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Anna Bonaiuto, Alessandra D'Elia, Toni Servillo, Roberto De Francesco

Votes: 53

37. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Writers: James Bridges, Angela Goldsby, Robert Goldsby, Dido Renoir, Jean Renoir | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 21

38. The Lawton Story (1949)

Drama, Family

5.7
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Drama set around the annual passion play in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.

Writers: Scott Darling, Mildred Horn, Milton Raison, DeVallon Scott, A. Mark Wallock | Directors: William Beaudine, Harold Daniels | Stars: Ginger Prince, Forrest Taylor, Millard Coody, Ferris Taylor

Votes: 22

39. Happy Days (2000 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

6.7
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A middle-aged woman, half-buried in the earth, chatters away to a taciturn man, who lives in a hole behind her. Later, she is buried up to her neck, and the man does not seem to be about.

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Rosaleen Linehan, Richard Johnson

Votes: 91

40. Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (1975 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.6
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Writers: Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel | Directors: Peter Levin, Alan Schneider | Stars: Joseph Wiseman, Richard Bauer, Robert Prosky, Sanford Seeger

Votes: 10

41. Ta... lamogia (2003 TV Movie)

145 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Writers: Giorgos Georgiou, Stamatis Orfanos, Markos Seferlis, Theofilos Verikios | Directors: Giorgos Filis, Fotis Metaxopoulos | Stars: Markos Seferlis, Nelli Gini, Yannis Kapetanios, Takis Anousis

Votes: 21

42. The Gospel According to Scrooge (1983 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

4.0
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Writers: James P. Schumacher, Charles Dickens | Director: Mark S. Vegh | Stars: Dean Jones, Robert Buchanan, Robert Whitesel, Melanie Burve

Votes: 22

43. The Sty of the Blind Pig (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Phillip Hayes Dean | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Mary Alice, Scatman Crothers, Maidie Norman, Richard Ward

45. La novia del príncipe (2001 Video)

111 min | Comedy

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The Communist owner of a nudist camp and his eccentric family must deal with the fact that the family's daughter has become the fiancé of Prince Felipe de Borbón.

Writer: Juan José Alonso Millán | Director: José Luis Sánchez Codina | Stars: Juanito Navarro, Mary Begoña, Perla Cristal, Natalia Robles

46. The Marriage of Figaro (1999 TV Movie)

191 min | Music, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Writers: Lorenzo da Ponte, Beaumarchais | Director: Alexandre Tarta | Stars: Roman Trekel, Emily Magee, Dorothea Röschmann, René Pape

Votes: 6

47. Children of the Sun (1995)

200 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Writer: Philippe Caubère | Director: Bernard Dartigues | Star: Philippe Caubère

Votes: 26

48. The Mound Builders (1976 TV Movie)

Drama

7.0
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Writer: Lanford Wilson | Directors: Ken Campbell, Marshall W. Mason | Stars: Tanya Berezin, Brad Dourif, Stephanie Gordon, Trish Hawkins

Votes: 22

49. A Life in the Theater (1979 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

8.4
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A veteran actor who's seen it all and a young, up-and-comer join up for a season of repertory theatre.

Writer: David Mamet | Directors: Kirk Browning, Gerald Gutierrez | Stars: Peter Evans, Ellis Rabb

Votes: 9

50. Another Part of the Forest (1972 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Lillian Hellman | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Barry Sullivan, William Bassett, Tiffany Bolling, Lane Bradbury

Votes: 11