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1. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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

2. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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49 Metascore

Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Cheryl McKay, Jim Stovall | Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

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.

Writers: Dan Fogelman, Jessie Nelson | Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

4. Middlemarch (1994 TV Mini-Series)

375 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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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

5. 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 »

Writer: Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn

6. Small Town Murder Songs (2010)

R | 75 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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66 Metascore

A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life.

Writer: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Amy Rutherford, Peter Stormare, Vladimir Bondarenko

7. Studs Lonigan (1960)

95 min | Drama

5.4
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Writers: James T. Farrell, Philip Yordan | Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson, Carolyn Craig

8. Bond of Silence (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 98 min | Drama

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Brian D. Young, Edithe Swensen, Teena Booth | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Kim Raver, Greg Grunberg, Charlie McDermott, Haley Ramm

9. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

Writers: Cid Ricketts Sumner, Philip Dunne, Dudley Nichols | Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

10. Toys in the Attic (1963)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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Sisters Carrie and Anna Berniers have been supporting their ne'er-do-well brother Julian through various failed businesses; now, he returns home with a sudden fortune and his young bride. ... See full summary »

Writers: Lillian Hellman, James Poe | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Yvette Mimieux, Wendy Hiller

11. Encore (1951)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Eric Ambler, T.E.B. Clarke, Arthur Macrae, W. Somerset Maugham | Directors: Harold French, Pat Jackson, Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Roland Culver, Alison Leggatt, Charles Victor

12. Dancing Trees (2009)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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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.

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

13. Crackie (2009)

94 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

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

14. Menace (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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A semi-fictional story about the shooting of four Canadian RCMP officers during a drug raid in Mayerthorpe, Alberta.

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

15. Good Housewrecking (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.4
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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.

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

16. 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.

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

17. 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

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

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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

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

Drama

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

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

Crime

6.1
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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.

Writers: Luis Ariño, Pedro Costa, Ricardo Franco | Director: Imanol Uribe | Stars: José Manuel Cervino, Mario Pardo, Tito Valverde, Enrique San Francisco

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

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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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?

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

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

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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A mother, Debi Whitlock, is found brutally murdered in her California home. Police discover that Debi's life was anything but peaceful. For six years Debi's mother leads a media campaign that is key to finding her daughter's killer.

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

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

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 »

Writer: Sean K. Robb | 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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Writer: Robert Eaton | 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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Writers: Christine Alexiou, Cal Coons, Rebecca Ruddle | Directors: Sally Karam, Jonny Silver | Stars: John Robinson, Geoff Cowper-Smith, Burt Parkin, Terry Wells

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

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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 »

Writer: Colin McNeil | Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

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

Drama, Family

7.9
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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 »

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

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

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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 »

Writer: Kenneth Bell | Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Glen Gould, Tina Lameman

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

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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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 »

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

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

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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)

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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 »

Writer: Bruce Edwards | Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

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

Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A man who bargained for ten extra years of life looks for redemption in his past.

Creators: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson | Director: Michael Robison | Stars: Chris Kramer, Carly Pope, Ellen Dubin, Winston Rekert

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

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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 »

Writer: Bruce Edwards | Director: Steve Allen | Star: James Naughton

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

Crime, Drama

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