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1. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Writers: Shane Black, Greg Hicks | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

2. The Longest Yard (2005)

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

6.3
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48 Metascore

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

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

3. When in Rome (2010)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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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.

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

4. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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88 Metascore

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

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

5. How Do You Know (2010)

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

5.3
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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.

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

6. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.0
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54 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.

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

7. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, 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.

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

8. 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.

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

9. Bad News Bears (2005)

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

5.8
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65 Metascore

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

Writers: Bill Lancaster, Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden, Sammi Kane Kraft

10. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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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.

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

11. The Quiet Man (1952)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

12. 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.

Writers: Tracy Keenan Wynn, Albert S. Ruddy | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

13. Action Jackson (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.0
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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.

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

14. Meet the Browns (2008)

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

3.8
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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.

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

15. The White Shadow (1978–1981)

60 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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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.

Creator: Bruce Paltrow | Stars: Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten

16. 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.

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

17. Crying Fist (2005)

134 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
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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.

Writers: Cheol-Hong Jeon, Seung-wan Ryoo | Director: Seung-wan Ryoo | Stars: Min-sik Choi, Seung-beom Ryu, Kil-Kang Ahn, Jeong-ah Bae

18. 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.

Writers: Jo Eisinger, Gerald Kersh | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

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

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.

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

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

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

3.2
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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.

Writer: Stephen Harrigan | Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Bobby Hosea, Jessica Tuck, David Roberson, Janes Handy

21. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

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

22. 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.

Writers: Spencer Eastman, Anthony Palmer | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

23. The Poker Club (2008)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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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.

Writers: Richard Chizmar, Johnathon Schaech, Ed Gorman | Director: Tim McCann | Stars: Johnny Messner, Michael Risley, Jana Kramer, Lenny Levi

24. 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 »

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

25. The NFL on NBC (1965–1997)

Sport

7.6
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Stars: Bob Griese, Joe Namath, Mike Taliaferro, Chuck Noll

26. Tomorrow We Diet! (1951)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Dick Kinney, Milt Schaffer | Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Pinto Colvig

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

TV-PG | 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.

Writers: Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, Nahnatchka Khan | Directors: Albert Calleros, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

28. 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 »

Writers: Frank Andersson, Jacques Werup, Åke Whilney | Director: Håkan Ersgård | Stars: Nils Ahlroth, Arne Bertini, Carl Ingrell, Jan Malmsjö

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

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Writers: Rod Serling, Tom Palmer | Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Marc Singer, Amber Lea Weston, Tracy New, J. Winston Carroll

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

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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 »

Creators: Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Eddie Jemison, Charlie Saxton

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

Comedy

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