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1. Covert Affairs (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in ... See full summary »

Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord | Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 20,504

2. Thirteen (2003)

R | 100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

A thirteen-year-old girl's relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend.

Writers: Catherine Hardwicke, Nikki Reed | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter, Nikki Reed, Vanessa Hudgens

Votes: 62,046

3. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

Votes: 67,926

4. Employee of the Month (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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36 Metascore

A slacker competes with a repeat winner for the "Employee of the Month" title at work, in order to gain the affections of a new female employee.

Writers: Don Calame, Chris Conroy, Greg Coolidge | Director: Greg Coolidge | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Dane Cook, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick

Votes: 34,315

5. Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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67 Metascore

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

Writers: Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin, Fabian Marquez | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Shirley Anderson

Votes: 7,746

6. Like Stars on Earth (2007)

PG | 165 min | Drama, Family

8.5
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An eight year old boy is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Writer: Amole Gupte | Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte | Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Sachet Engineer

Votes: 71,234

7. Sisters (1991–1996)

60 min | Drama

7.6
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"Sisters" follows the lives and loves of four close, but very different, sisters of the Reed family living in Winnetka, Illinois. Alex, the oldest, is a wealthy, slightly snobish, WASP wife... See full summary »

Creators: Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman | Stars: Swoosie Kurtz, Patricia Kalember, Sela Ward, Elizabeth Hoffman

Votes: 1,345

8. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Writers: Myla Goldberg, Naomi Foner | Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 5,789

9. Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into both a posh private school and an ordinary public school.

Writer: Cathy Randall | Director: Cathy Randall | Stars: Danielle Catanzariti, Cassandra Jinman, Talia Monaghan, Yen Yen Stender

Votes: 1,169

10. The End of Innocence (1990)

R | 102 min | Drama

5.5
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Seemingly autobiographical story of a woman overwhelmed with trying to please everyone except herself, and not finding any answers until she's admitted to a rehab center by her parents. ... See full summary »

Writer: Dyan Cannon | Director: Dyan Cannon | Stars: Dyan Cannon, John Heard, George Coe, Lola Mason

Votes: 137

11. Love That Boy (2003)

85 min

6.7
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A young women who sets out to find a boyfriend get's more than she bargained for when she falls for a much younger boy.

Writers: Jennifer Deyell, Andrea Dorfman | Director: Andrea Dorfman | Stars: Nadia Litz, Nikki Barnett, Adrien Dixon, P.J. Crosby

Votes: 357

12. Trolley Boy (II) (2009)

4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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Trolley Boy's frustration with his work builds up into a monster. He realises there's more to life than pushing shopping trolleys into stacks.

Writer: Teemu Auersalo | Director: Teemu Auersalo | Star: Bryan Quinn

Votes: 10

13. Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion (2014 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

7.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to New Zealand to compete in a reality TV competition and ends up investigating the strange mishaps that are causing the show to spiral out of control.

Writers: Nik Blahunka, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jennifer Pratt, Sofia Rybin, Shiromi Arserio

Votes: 11

14. Mr. D (2012– )
Episode: Bizarro (2015)

Comedy

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Something very strange is happening at Xavier Academy. The day to day goings on of Gerry and the rest of the staff have been completely reversed.

Creators: Gerry Dee, Michael Volpe | Director: Steve Wright | Stars: Gerry Dee, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Booth Savage

15. Portlandia (2011– )
Episode: Grover (2012)

Comedy

7.8
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Fred and Carrie try to escape the city as everyone is turning into a DJ. A couple of overachiever parents try to get their son into the right preschool. Kath and Dave take their rescued dog... See full summary »

Creators: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel | Director: Jonathan Krisel | Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Sophia Del Bosque, Mikel Chase

Votes: 112

16. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Stealing First Base (2010)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Bart gets Springfield Elementary School in legal trouble when he kisses the enigmatic daughter of two lawyers, while Lisa is depressed about being ostracized because she is smart.

Creators: Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, Sam Simon | Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 476