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1. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

6.4
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48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

Votes: 139,609 | Gross: $158.12M

2. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 111,544 | Gross: $9.60M

3. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Thriller

6.9
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A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 80,230 | Gross: $59.51M

4. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 102,216 | Gross: $40.95M

5. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 14,030

6. When in Rome (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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25 Metascore

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito

Votes: 53,848 | Gross: $32.67M

7. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.2
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 119,753 | Gross: $0.01M

8. How Do You Know (2010)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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46 Metascore

After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 37,561 | Gross: $30.21M

9. The Bronze (2015)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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44 Metascore

A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist with local celebrity status reluctantly trains a rising Olympics aspirant.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch

Votes: 7,498 | Gross: $0.62M

10. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 28,959 | Gross: $10.55M

11. Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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65 Metascore

A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

Votes: 18,254 | Gross: $32.87M

12. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Carl Weathers, Craig T. Nelson, Vanity, Sharon Stone

Votes: 8,054 | Gross: $20.26M

13. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 19,340 | Gross: $1.33M

14. The Upside of Anger (2005)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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63 Metascore

When her husband unexpectedly disappears, a sharp-witted suburban wife and her daughters juggle their mom's romantic dilemmas and family dynamics.

Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Joan Allen, Kevin Costner, Erika Christensen, Evan Rachel Wood

Votes: 19,712 | Gross: $18.76M

15. Meet the Browns (2008)

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

4.1
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45 Metascore

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tamela J. Mann, Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry, David Mann

Votes: 5,910 | Gross: $41.94M

16. The White Shadow (1978–1981)

60 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.

Stars: Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten

Votes: 857

17. Night and the City (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 9,098

18. Continental Divide (1981)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $15.58M

19. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 287

20. Jumeogi unda (2005)

134 min | Drama, Sport

7.4
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Tae Sik, a troubled middle aged man and Sang Hwan, a troubled youth will meet in the ring with their respective mission. To change their life.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-bum Ryoo, Kil-kang Ahn, Jeong-ah Bae

Votes: 2,495

21. Night Game (1989)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

4.9
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A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.34M

22. The O.J. Simpson Story (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama

3.7
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Dramatizes some of the more tawdry events in the relationship between O.J. Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown, up to and including his arrest for Brown's murder.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Bobby Hosea, Jessica Tuck, David Roberson, James Handy

Votes: 163

23. Sherman's Way (2008)

97 min | Comedy

5.5
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43 Metascore

An odd couple take to the open road. Having followed his girlfriend out to California's Wine Country for the summer, Yale law student Sherman finds himself dumped, and cut off from his ... See full summary »

Director: Craig M. Saavedra | Stars: James Le Gros, Enrico Colantoni, Michael Shulman, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 512 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Michael Imperioli, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Cohen, Alice Drummond

Votes: 475

25. The Poker Club (2008)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Four friends discover and accidentally kill a burglar -- who may not be alone -- in the kitchen during their weekly poker night.

Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Johnny Messner, Michael Risley, Jana Kramer, Lenny Levi

Votes: 336

26. The NFL on NBC (1965–1997)

Sport

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Stars: Dick Enberg, Charlie Jones, Curt Gowdy, Paul Maguire

Votes: 193

27. Caur Adatu (2014)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.3
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Biographical story about a 23 year old guy who is a heroin addict, and how it's ruining his life.

Director: Arturs Lapinskis | Star: Edijs Vitolins

Votes: 1,039

28. Tomorrow We Diet! (1951)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.9
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Indeed, man craves to eat and George Geef (Goofy) is no exception. He eats like it's going out of style. Finally, his reflection in the mirror tells him he's getting too fat. Goofy starts ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

Votes: 283

29. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Billabong (2016)

46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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An American family decide to take a trip to the Australian outback to try and rehabilitate their teenage daughter. After they have stopped to set up camp for the night, they run into a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cameron Caulfield, Maya Stange, Lucy Fry

Votes: 159

30. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Daddy Queerest (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.1
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Terry's father, a former star fullback for the Redskins, doesn't know that Terry is gay. So when he visits, Terry says he's living with Francine and that Stan is gay.

Directors: Albert Calleros, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 325

31. N.P. Möller, Fastighetsskötare (1972– )
Episode: Danskdödaren (1972)

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Börje Hallberg was once a famous football player, but now he is ignored by people in his surrounding. He takes Möller off to see a football match at the stadium. During the match they gulp ... See full summary »

Director: Håkan Ersgård | Stars: Nils Ahlroth, Arne Bertini, Carl Ingrell, Jan Malmsjö

32. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Extra Innings (1988)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

6.7
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To the chagrin of his wife Cindy, fading baseball star Ed Hamler sees an uncanny resemblance between himself and Monty Hanks, a fellow baseball player who has the same stats as Ed but lived 78 years ago.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Marc Singer, Amber Lea Weston, Tracy New, J. Winston Carroll

Votes: 116

33. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Kutyukutyu (2016)

43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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In Kutyukutyu; Eve runs afoul of the local police; Hill arrives in town looking for Eve; Taylor hears that an American girl has been looking for him.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry, Matt Levett, Jack Sumner

Votes: 124

34. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Opalville (2016)

44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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Eve arrives in Opalville, following up on the case of the missing girl; Hill tracks Eve.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Jake Ryan, Travis Jeffery, Lucy Fry, Jamie Hall

Votes: 105

35. Hung (2009–2011)
Episode: Pilot (2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Years ago, as a student at Detroit's West Lakefield High School, Ray Drecker was athletic, popular and destined for success. Today, as a West Lakefield teacher and coach of the varsity ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Eddie Jemison, Charlie Saxton

Votes: 379

36. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Provenance (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Reese rejoins Finch in New York, but when the team receives the number of a highly skilled antiquities thief, a surprising turn of events finds them planning a heist which could land them all in jail.

Director: Jeffrey G. Hunt | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 1,681

37. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Rome (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Eve takes a job as a waitress in the town of Rome, and waits for Taylor to arrive; Taylor abducts Hill.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: Jake Ryan, Travis Jeffery, Lucy Fry, Jamie Hall

Votes: 100

38. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Salt Lake (2016)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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At Salt Lake, Eve is attacked by Kevin; Hill, Taylor and the bikies search for Eve at the Face of the Madonna Roadhouse.

Director: Tony Tilse | Stars: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry, Kosta Keriac, Patrick Graham

Votes: 116

39. The Foundation (2009– )
Episode: Stamina Across Canada (2009)

Comedy

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Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Mike Wilmot, Rebecca Northan, Martin Sims, Cas Anvar

40. Stalker (2014–2015)
Episode: Tell All (2014)

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

8.0
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The estranged wife of a high-profile athlete is terrorized by a stalker, which may be connected to her tell-all memoir, which is soon to be published. Meanwhile, Janice helps Beth by investigating Perry.

Director: Dave Rodriguez | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Mariana Klaveno, Victor Rasuk

Votes: 310

41. Wolf Creek (2016– )
Episode: Wolf Creek (2016)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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Eve finds the location of Taylor and tries to rescue Hill.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Fletcher Humphrys, Lucy Fry, Isaac May, Jasper Darwent

Votes: 109