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1. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A ne'er do well wins $100,000 in the lottery and decides to right all the wrongs from his past with his newfound realization.

Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 83,218

2. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,163 | Gross: $3.42M

3. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 31,592 | Gross: $72.00M

4. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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This Masterpiece Theatre production, set at the cusp of the Industrial Revolution, chronicles the life, loves, foibles and politics of the fictional English town of Middlemarch. Adapted ... See full summary »

Stars: Juliet Aubrey, Douglas Hodge, Robert Hardy, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 1,697

5. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $4.20M

6. Toys in the Attic (1963)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Julian Berniers and Lily Prine have just gotten married. They have been in Chicago on business before returning to their home town of New Orleans, where they will meet with Julian's older ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 732

7. Bond of Silence (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 98 min | Drama

6.2
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A widow's forgiveness. A killer's remorse. Bond of Silence is the true life story of a shocking murder and the amazing bond that came from it. Katy and Bob live a perfect life in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kim Raver, Greg Grunberg, Charlie McDermott, Haley Ramm

Votes: 782

8. Crackers (1984)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.0
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Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 933

9. Encore (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The film is made from three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham. The first, "The Ant and the Grasshopper" concerns the trials and tribulations a ne'er-do-well brother, Tom Ramsey, puts his... See full summary »

Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

Votes: 338

10. Studs Lonigan (1960)

95 min | Drama

5.3
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig

Votes: 203

11. Crackie (2009)

94 min | Drama

5.9
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Life on the Rock never seemed easy, but for Mitsy it is especially rough. The teenager has been abandoned by her mother, a particularly unfit parent prone to both the bottle and the sex ... See full summary »

Director: Sherry White | Stars: Mary Walsh, Meghan Greeley, Cheryl Wells, Joel Thomas Hynes

Votes: 129

12. Dancing Trees (2009)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Martha is an autistic mathematical genius. Suddenly, her mother is viciously murdered before her eyes and she along with her cousin Nicole must use her unique abilites to catch the killer.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Brooke Burns, Katie Boland, Amanda Tapping, Silvio Pollio

Votes: 83

13. Menace (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.8
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A semi-fictional story about the shooting of four Canadian RCMP officers during a drug raid in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Henry Czerny, Brian Markinson, Waneta Storms, Diane Ladd

Votes: 98

14. Good Housewrecking (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Edgar and his bumbling in-laws are interior decorators but they end up in the wrong house and trash it with their incompetence.

Director: Harry Sweet | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, Florence Lake, Dot Farley, William Eugene

Votes: 18

15. Will Power (1936)

Approved | 16 min | Comedy, Short

5.8
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Edgar decides on a plan to get his freeloading slacker of a brother-in-law, who hasn't worked in four years, to get a job by faking a heart attack.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, Florence Lake, Kitty McHugh, Dot Farley

Votes: 26

16. Duffy's Tavern (1954– )
Episode: Archie the Hypnotist

30 min | Comedy

While Duffy is under the influence of a hypnotist, Archie convinces the tavern's owner to give him three days so the bartender can get his first vacation in years. Archie hires a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Gardner, Pattie Chapman, Jimmy Conlin, William Fawcett

17. Cold Blood (2008– )
Episode: Blood on the Snow (2008)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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Director: Alan Goluboff | Stars: Don Berns, Miachel Rode, Michael Cooper, Mark Wiebe

18. Dual Suspects (2010– )
Episode: Body in the Orchard (2011)

Drama

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Directors: Karl Jason, P.J. Naworynski | Stars: Jacqueline Bynon, Shayna Fairman, Michael Ian Farrell, Shaquan Lewis

19. La huella del crimen 2 (1991)
Episode: El crimen del expreso de Andalucía (1991)

Crime

6.5
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Madrid, 1924. A ne'er-do-well in his 30s, perpetual disappointment to his aging military father, hatches a plan to rob the mail train to Andalusia. He intends the hit to be bloodless, but complications arise soon.

Director: Imanol Uribe | Stars: José Manuel Cervino, Mario Pardo, Tito Valverde, Enrique San Francisco

Votes: 12

20. Surviving Evil (2013– )
Episode: Handcuffed (2014)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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A group of violent and sadistic thugs overpower and abduct 19-year-old Kim Case from her driveway. And although they torture and rape her throughout the night, she ultimately proves to be a... See full summary »

Director: Robin Bicknell | Stars: Charisma Carpenter, Jessica Allen, David Johnson, Paul Moncrieffe

21. Cold Blood (2008– )
Episode: In Plain Sight (2012)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Colorado, a lifelong bad boy comes home to finds his wife, savagely raped and strangled to death. Evidence indicates the attack is personal. But is the husband is trying to get away with murder or could someone else be involved?

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Alfonso Guerra, Zachary Connor, Ryan Griffiths, Melissa Medeiros

Votes: 5

22. Cold Blood (2008– )
Episode: Island of Lies (2010)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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An investigation into a 23-year-old Hawaiian tourist's rape and murder reveals a world of drugs and deception few vacationers ever see. And it's up to one lone detective to get the victims family some justice

Director: P.J. Naworynski | Stars: Alfonso Guerra, Samantha Brown, Tony White, William Butterfield

23. Cold Blood (2008– )
Episode: Kill Your Parents (2009)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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On New Year's Eve 1991, 45-year-old Catherine Carroll is stabbed 53 times and dies on the bathroom floor. Her 19-year-old son, Greg Parsons, discovers the grizzly scene and charged with ... See full summary »

Director: George D'Amato | Stars: Don Berns, Cindy Dick, Adam Cunningham, Devin Upham

24. The Doctor (1952–1953)
Episode: Luncheon at Casey's (1953)

Drama

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A small-time gambler tries to dissuade his daughter from marrying a young man who is a ne'er-do-well like himself.

Stars: Patricia Benoit, Lawrence Fletcher, Dean Harens, Murray Matheson

25. Dual Suspects (2010– )
Episode: Murder in Modesto (2011)

Drama

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Director: Karl Jason | Stars: Jacqueline Bynon, Richard James, Jennifer Baron, Jay Kee

27. F2: Forensic Factor (2003– )
Episode: Summer of Hate (2005)

Crime, Drama

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Directors: Sally Karam, Jonny Silver | Stars: John Robinson, Geoff Cowper-Smith, Burt Parkin, Terry Wells

28. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Blacktown Boys (2008)

Documentary

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When the body of a local beauty queen is found in a farmer's field near Sydney, Australia, the entire country is riveted. Eyewitness accounts lead to John Travers, an out of control kid ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

29. Heartland (2007– )
Episode: The Fix (II) (2009)

46 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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Tim Fleming has entered the horse he bought from Lisa Stillman in a local race and hires Ty to keep an eye on it at the track. Tim's rivalry with Lisa continues as she has another horse in ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan, Shaun Johnston, Chris Potter

Votes: 30

30. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Lady-Killer (2006)

Documentary

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A hunter on the outskirts of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan stumbles across human remains. Police are called to the scene and over the next two months, two more full sets of remains are uncovered ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Tina Lameman

31. Cold Blood (2008– )
Episode: The Lost Boy (2011)

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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In one of the most notorious missing children cases, Adam Walsh, 6, steps into a stranger's car and disappears. A manhunt is launched but Adam's severed head is found two weeks later. More ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Naworynski | Stars: Alfonso Guerra, Matt Dratva, Greg Milne, Amiel Beausoleil

Votes: 5

32. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Menthol Murderer (2008)

Documentary

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A week-long search for a missing 10-yr-old Indiana girl ends sadly with her body being discovered in a nearby stream. The ensuing investigation puts police through the wringer as they are ... See full summary »

Star: Bill Courage

33. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Night Stalker (2007)

Documentary

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In 1985, a brutal killer had Southern Californians fearing for their lives. Richard Ramirez, known as "The Night Stalker", entered homes in the dead of night to terrorize the people inside.... See full summary »

Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

34. The Collector (2004–2006)
Episode: The Old Man (2004)

44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A man who bargained for ten extra years of life looks for redemption in his past.

Director: Michael Robison | Stars: Chris Kramer, Carly Pope, Ellen Dubin, Winston Rekert

Votes: 9

35. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Yosemite Park Murderer (2008)

Documentary

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On Valentine's Day weekend 1999, three Yosemite National Park tourists disappeared and were found tragically murdered a month later. At the time, handyman Cary Stayner was questioned but ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Allen | Stars: James Naughton, Francis Carrington, Stacy Finz, Steve Grube

36. F2: Forensic Factor (2003– )
Episode: Yosemite Park (2007)

Crime, Drama

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Director: James Hyslop | Stars: John Robinson, Brad Hampton, Liam Card, Denis Germain