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1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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75 Metascore

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.

Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt, Suzanne Collins | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Philip Seymour Hoffman

2. Parks and Recreation (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy | Active

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Creators: Greg Daniels, Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

9.0
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

4. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

8.2
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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

5. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

X | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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78 Metascore

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

6. American Dad! (2005– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

7.6
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The random escapades of Stan Smith, an extreme right wing CIA agent dealing with family life and keeping America safe, all in the most absurd way possible.

Creators: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes

7. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Writers: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Pam Brady | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

8. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

Writer: Joss Whedon | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

9. The Dictator (2012)

R | 83 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Ben Kingsley

10. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

11. Burn After Reading (2008)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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63 Metascore

A disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who attempt to sell it.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, John Malkovich

12. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

Writers: George Orwell, Michael Radford | Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

13. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

14. The Boondocks (2005– )

TV-MA | 20 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.4
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Based on the comic strip, Huey and Riley move away from the city and out to the suburbs with their irascible grandfather. Biting socio-political commentary ensues.

Creator: Aaron McGruder | Stars: Regina King, John Witherspoon, Cedric Yarbrough, Gary Anthony Williams

15. The Simpsons Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.

Writers: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Ian Maxtone-Graham, George Meyer, David Mirkin, Mike Reiss, Mike Scully, Matt Selman, John Swartzwelder, Jon Vitti, Joel H. Cohen, John Frink, Tim Long, Michael Price | Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

16. Three Kings (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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82 Metascore

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

Writers: John Ridley, David O. Russell | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze

17. MADtv (1995–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Late night sketch-comedy show based on the humor of MAD magazine. Material includes impersonations, fake commercials, mock movie trailers, and even Spy vs. Spy segments. Competes against ... See full summary »

Creators: Fax Bahr, Adam Small | Stars: Michael McDonald, Debra Wilson, Aries Spears, Bobby Lee

18. Portlandia (2011– )

22 min | Comedy

7.8
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A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan, Chloë Sevigny

19. In Living Color (1990–1994)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An afro-american focused comedy sketch show.

Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Kelly Coffield Park, David Alan Grier

20. Iron Sky (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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The Nazis set up a secret base on the dark side of the moon in 1945 where they hide out and plan to return to power in 2018.

Writers: Johanna Sinisalo, Jarmo Puskala, Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola | Director: Timo Vuorensola | Stars: Julia Dietze, Christopher Kirby, Götz Otto, Udo Kier

21. The Campaign (2012)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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50 Metascore

An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Writers: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

22. Epic Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

2.3
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17 Metascore

A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Adam Campbell

23. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

8.9
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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

24. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal.

Writers: Larry Beinhart, Hilary Henkin, David Mamet | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

25. I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy

6.5
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48 Metascore

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

Writer: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas, Steve James

26. The Rescuers (1977)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.9
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Two mice of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters.

Writers: Margery Sharp, Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Frank Thomas, Vance Gerry, David Michener, Ted Berman, Fred Lucky, Burny Mattinson, Dick Sebast | Directors: John Lounsbery, Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn

27. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Western

7.5
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El Topo decides to confront warrior Masters on a trans-formative desert journey he begins with his 6 year old son, who must bury his childhood totems to become a man. El Topo (the mole) ... See full summary »

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

28. Death Race 2000 (1975)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.

Writers: Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov

29. Game Change (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Follows John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.

Writers: Danny Strong, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Peter MacNicol

30. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

31. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

32. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

33. Man of the Year (2006)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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39 Metascore

A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected.

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Christopher Walken

34. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969–1974)

TV-14 | 1,325 min | Comedy, Music

9.0
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The original surreal sketch comedy showcase for the Monty Python troupe.

Creators: Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

35. The Colbert Report (2005– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Satirist news caster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger then life ego and overly patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

36. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

37. Dick (1999)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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65 Metascore

Story of two girls who wander away from a White House tour and meet President Nixon.

Writers: Andrew Fleming, Sheryl Longin | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Dan Hedaya, Will Ferrell

38. Canadian Bacon (1995)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: John Candy, Alan Alda, Rhea Perlman, Kevin Pollak

39. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

40. Black Sheep (1996)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.2
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A gubernatorial candidate hires a wormy special assistant whose only job is to make sure the candidate's well-meaning but incompetent brother doesn't ruin the election.

Writer: Fred Wolf | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Tim Matheson, Christine Ebersole

41. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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45 Metascore

A Florida con man uses the passing of the long time Congressman from his district who he just happens to share a name with, to get elected to his version of paradise, Congress, where the ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Kaplan, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Lane Smith, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Joe Don Baker

42. Duck Soup (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

8.1
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

43. Bananas (1971)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy

7.1
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When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Writers: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

44. Fritz the Cat (1972)

Unrated | 78 min | Animation, Comedy

6.2
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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

Writers: Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Rosetta LeNoire, John McCurry, Judy Engles

45. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

822 min | Comedy

8.5
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

46. Bulworth (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

Writers: Warren Beatty, Jeremy Pikser | Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Kimberly Deauna Adams, Vinny Argiro

47. Quo Vadis (1951)

TV-PG | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

48. The Candidate (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.

Writer: Jeremy Larner | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle, Melvyn Douglas, Don Porter

49. Eddie Murphy Raw (1987)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favourite subjects: sex and women.

Writers: Eddie Murphy, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Tatyana Ali, Billie Allen, James Brown III

50. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.2
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An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau