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1. State of Affairs (2014–2015)

45 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

Stars: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand

Votes: 5,168

2. Signed Sealed Delivered (2013 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A two-hour backdoor pilot of the TV series with the same name that focuses on four postal workers who take it upon themselves to track down intended recipients of undeliverable mail.

Director: Scott Smith | Stars: Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson

Votes: 634

3. Hatfields & McCoys (2013 TV Movie)

Drama

7.4
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The traditional Hatfields versus McCoys family fued with an in depth look at the inner workings of each family. Focusing on the patriarchy and rigid dislike from long term and out dated ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Sophia Bush, Virginia Madsen, Rebecca De Mornay, James Remar

Votes: 53

4. Survival Code (2013 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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In 2045, a former MMA fighter turned government agent, runs a bar in the tiny town of Borealis - where a number of international interests are vying for control of the area.

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Ty Olsson, Patrick Gallagher, Michelle Harrison, Christine Horne

Votes: 995

5. Tilda (2011 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.4
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A powerful Hollywood journalist and an upstart creative assistant.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Diane Keaton, Ellen Page, Sanaa Lathan, Jason Patric

Votes: 46

6. The Ratings Game (1984 TV Movie)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Gerrit Graham, Bernadette Birkett

Votes: 403

7. Gimme Shelter (2010 TV Movie)

Drama

6.5
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Adrianne (Sissy Spacek_ is a strongly motivated leader, brings a team of volunteer doctors around the world to help people in dire need of medical attention.

Director: Christopher Chulack | Stars: Michael Beach, John Harrington Bland, Christa Beth Campbell, Parker Chapin

Votes: 23

8. Purves + Pekkala (2009 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The New Town area of Edinburgh is a magnet for architects, estate agents and upwardly-mobile families, each wanting to remould it in their own way. So when the head of Scottish Heritage ... See full summary »

Director: Annie Griffin | Stars: Cameron Bowie, Ewan Donald, Gabriel Quigley, Natasha Watson

Votes: 76

9. Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965 TV Movie)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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The mighty Hercules battles a sea monster to save the legendary city of Troy.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Gordon Scott, Paul Stevens, Mart Hulswit, Diana Hyland

Votes: 151

10. Red Shoe Diaries: Las Vegas (2006 TV Movie)

Romance

8.3
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Director: Zalman King | Stars: Domiziano Arcangeli, Lucas Babin, Lori Heuring, Lisa Marie

Votes: 12

11. Anxiety (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Thriller

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Director: Gianni Siragusa | Stars: Malisa Longo, Christian Borromeo, Lia Dhom, Paul Muller

12. In Trouble (1981 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Generic, formulaic comedy taking place on a high school campus.

Stars: Deena Freeman, Lisa Freeman, Tim Thomerson

13. Spoof Troupe (2014 TV Movie)

23 min | Comedy

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A sketch comedy show that spoofs everything.

Director: Charles Dewandeler | Stars: Julie David, Diane Harman, BJ Lange, David Lautman

14. Husbands and Wives (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Bill Persky | Stars: Eddie Barth, Cynthia Harris, Randee Heller, Mark Lonow

15. Beniamino Gad - Alle soglie dell'incubo (1994 TV Movie)

80 min | Thriller

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The complicated puzzled story of a therapist and his teenager adopted daughter who finds access to his patients' stories of murder and supernatural events.

Director: Enzo Papetti | Stars: Gianni Ansaldi, Vittorio Ristagno, Vincenzo Crocitti, Maddalena Fellini

16. Elias Paniki (2010)
Episode: A New Hero Is Born (2010)

Action

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Director: Tots Mariscal | Stars: Jake Cuenca, Cherry Pie Picache, Baron Geisler, Jojit Lorenzo

17. The Invaders (1967–1968)
Episode: Beachhead (1967)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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An architect's close encounter with a spaceship leads him to investigate a small town's hydroelectric plant.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Diane Baker, J.D. Cannon, James Daly

Votes: 119

18. Concrete Cowboys (1979– )
Episode: Concrete Cowboys (1979)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure

5.1
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Two Montana saddletramps head to Nashville to open up a detective agency. At first, the agency begins on a lark, but soon they get involved in a case involving a kidnapped singer.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Jerry Reed, Tom Selleck, Morgan Fairchild, Claude Akins

Votes: 166

19. Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2013– )
Episode: Doorway to Destruction Part 1 (2013)

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Hulk's best pal Rick Jones begins making a web-series to show the world Hulk is a hero, and Big Green gets his first chance to prove it when Annihilus invades Earth.

Director: Dan Fausett | Stars: Fred Tatasciore, Clancy Brown, Seth Green, Ben Diskin

Votes: 66

20. Super Girl (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2011)

9 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

9.0
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The series begins: It's Super Girl's first year in college! She wants to be a regular college girl, but is compelled to help others when duty calls! When she gets into a bind, she is rescued by Bat Girl.

Director: Tom Madigan | Stars: Tiffany Giardina, Kaight Zoia, Daniel Klein, Ryan McIntyre

Votes: 8

21. MI-5 (2002–2011)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2002)

TV-14 | 59 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Twenty high-explosive devices are smuggled into England. When the first goes off killing a doctor and severely injuring her young daughter, the team scrambles to track down an American ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Jenny Agutter, Ken Bones, Paul Broughton, Bill Buckhurst

Votes: 300

22. Heer & Meester (2014– )
Episode: Fabergé (2014)

67 min | Drama

6.6
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Valentijn besluit de gastheer en zijn gasten te verrassen met een bezoek. Zonder enige moeite mengt Valentijn zich tussen de gasten. Door een onfortuinlijke samenloop van omstandigheden ... See full summary »

Director: Pollo de Pimentel | Stars: Daan Schuurmans, Sytske van der Ster, Hubert Fermin, Ferdi Stofmeel

Votes: 8

23. Rookie Blue (2010–2015)
Episode: Fresh Paint (2010)

41 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Triumph turns to humiliation when a high-stakes take-down of a suspect goes awry. Andy McNally has made a critical rookie mistake, ruining a long-running undercover drug sting, and tries to... See full summary »

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Missy Peregrym, Gregory Smith, Enuka Okuma, Travis Milne

Votes: 201

24. Saturday Night Live (1975– )
Episode: George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The host for the episode is George Carlin, and the musical guests are Billy Preston and Janis Ian. The skits for this episode are as follows: an ESL teacher gives increasingly bizarre ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: George Carlin, Janis Ian, Billy Preston, Albert Brooks

Votes: 228

25. American Odyssey (2015)
Episode: Gone Elvis (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Odelle Ballard obtains files that prove a major U.S. corporation is secretly funding terrorists.

Director: Peter Horton | Stars: Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost

Votes: 182

26. Van Helsing (2016– )
Episode: Help Me (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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Vanessa Helsing, a distant relative of the famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected, but soon realized that the world was conquered by vampires.Tya is humanity's last hope to lead people to regain their lost.

Director: Michael Nankin | Stars: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Rukiya Bernard

Votes: 19

27. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: Hot Footage (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Danny Arnold | Stars: Richard Greene, Robert Strauss, Hazel Court, Jerome Cowan

28. Daredevil (2015– )
Episode: Into the Ring (2015)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.6
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Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson open their law firm, and take the case of a woman accused of murder who Matt believes is innocent.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Toby Leonard Moore

Votes: 6,963

29. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
Episode: Kidnapping 2.0 (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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Avery investigates a string of infant abductions linked to an auction site hidden in the web.

Director: Eagle Egilsson | Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss

Votes: 478

30. Knight Rider (2008–2009)
Episode: Knight Rider (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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When a group of ruthless mercenaries kill a reclusive scientist, his creation, a new model of artificially intelligent supercar, escapes to find his daughter and recruit a ex-soldier to thwart them.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bruce Davison

Votes: 7,298

31. Outreach Connection (2007– )
Episode: Laura Willing: Care Net Pregnancy (2007)

Unrated | Talk-Show

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Laura Willing with Care Net Pregnancy sits down with Debra and is the first guest to be interviewed by Dr.Peppers in this pilot episode of the Outreach Connection program.

Director: Donette Douglas | Star: Debra Peppers

32. Roseanne (1988–1997)
Episode: Life and Stuff (1988)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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In the series pilot, Roseanne is summoned to a parent/teacher conference after Darlene has been barking in class.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sal Barone

Votes: 199

33. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: Log 1: The Impossible Mission (1968)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Malloy plans to resign at the end of shift due to the death of his previous partner but is assigned a rookie partner Reed. Malloy decides the green Reed is worthy of Malloy's effort to train him leading Malloy to stay on the job.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Art Gilmore, Ann Morgan Guilbert

Votes: 73

34. Gunsmoke (1955–1975)
Episode: Matt Gets It (1955)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

8.4
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Matt is critically wounded while attempting to arrest super-fast gunman Dan Grat. Grat runs rampant in Dodge while Matt recovers, but is unpleasantly surprised when the recovered marshal challenges him again.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake

Votes: 158

35. The Knick (2014– )
Episode: Method and Madness (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

8.4
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Dr Thackery is Chief Of Medicine in a 1900 New York hospital, The Kickerbocker, battling a cocaine addiction, high mortality rates and bureaucratic corruption to save lives in a world before antibiotics and blood transfusions.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 987

36. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Mexican Slayride (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Amy Allen is a reporter who is worried when her friend another reporter went to Mexico to do a story but appears to have disappeared. She tries to use everything she can to find even the ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: George Peppard, Melinda Culea, Tim Dunigan, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 291

37. Rude Awakening (1998–2001)
Episode: Naked Again (1998)

TV-MA | Comedy

7.9
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Actress-turned-writer Billie Frank confronts her problems with her addictions. She finds herself in Addictions Anonymous after a DWI accident.

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jonathan Penner, Rain Pryor, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 11

38. Guns of Paradise (1988–1990)
Episode: Out of the Ashes (1991)

Drama, Western

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Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Lee Horsley, Sigrid Thornton, Jenny Beck, Matthew Newmark

39. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 1 (2015)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Trouble starts when oldest son Danny Rayburn comes home for the 45th anniversary celebration of his parents' hotel in the Florida Keys' Islamorada.

Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 967

40. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, chemistry teacher Walter White teams up with a former student to cook and sell crystal meth.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 13,189

41. House (2004–2012)
Episode: Pilot (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after uncontrolled gibberish slips out of her mouth while she is about to teach students.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 2,864

42. The Flash (2014– )
Episode: Pilot (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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CSI investigator Barry Allen awakens from a coma, nine months after he was hit by lightning, and discovers he has superhuman speed.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett

Votes: 5,835

43. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Pilot (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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Billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen, has been considered dead for five years. Now, he has returned. But something, during those five years, has changed him into a mysterious green hooded archer.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey

Votes: 5,446

44. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Pilot (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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When the social security number of a young prosecutor comes up, Reese and Finch work together to figure out if their person of interest is the victim or perpetrator.

Director: David Semel | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 3,436

45. Preacher (2016– )
Episode: Pilot (2016)

TV-MA | 64 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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A preacher heads out on a journey to combat the supernatural evil that just decimated his Texas hometown.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Lucy Griffiths

Votes: 2,968

46. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: Pilot (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Student Wes Gibbins begins attending law classes taught by renowned lawyer, the tough and enigmatic Annalise Keating. She offers five students the chance to work with her, while in a flash forward, the students chosen dispose of a body.

Director: Michael Offer | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,877

47. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A group of detectives and officers work at the 15th Precinct, a seedy police station in Manhattan, New York City. Detective John Kelly, a 15-year veteran of the force, deals with his ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: David Caruso, Dennis Franz, James McDaniel, Sherry Stringfield

Votes: 126

48. Brotherly Love (1995–1997)
Episode: Pilot (1995)

Comedy

8.4
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Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, Michael McShane

Votes: 8

49. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Agent Dana Scully is instructed to debunk an FBI project dubbed "The X-Files," paranormal cases that have been reopened by Agent Fox Mulder.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Charles Cioffi, Cliff De Young

Votes: 7,732

50. Hand of God (2014– )
Episode: Pilot (2014)

67 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A morally corrupt judge suffers a breakdown and believes that God is speaking directly to him, compelling him onto a path of vigilante justice.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Andre Royo, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 917