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1. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Active

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Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

Stars: Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams

2. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama

8.1
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Writer: Larry Kramer | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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70 Metascore

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Ed Brubaker, Joe Simon, Jack Kirby | Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

4. House of Cards (2013– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

9.1
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A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright, Kate Mara

5. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.5
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When Marine Nicolas Brody is hailed as a hero after he returns home from eight years of captivity in Iraq, intelligence officer Carrie Mathison is the only one who suspects that he may have been "turned".

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin

6. Tyrant (2014– )

60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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Series tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Creator: Gideon Raff | Stars: Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Fares Fares

7. 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

8. 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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48 Metascore

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Frank Miller | Director: Noam Murro | Stars: Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson

9. Scandal (2012– )

43 min | Drama, Thriller | Active

8.0
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A White House Communications Director leaves to start her own crisis management firm only to discover she has not left the past behind.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

10. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Deirdre Lovejoy, Wendell Pierce

11. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

Writer: John Briley | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

12. 24 (2001–2010)

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

8.5
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

13. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Gene Roddenberry | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

14. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Fantasy, War

7.8
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51 Metascore

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Michael Gordon, Frank Miller, Lynn Varley | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

15. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

16. Pompeii (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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39 Metascore

A slave-turned-gladiator finds himself in a race against time to save his true love, who has been betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator. As Mount Vesuvius erupts, he must fight to save his beloved as Pompeii crumbles around him.

Writers: Janet Scott Batchler, Lee Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

17. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Writer: Richard Curtis | Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

18. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

19. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

20. The Newsroom (2012– )

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama | Active

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A news anchor's life is stirred up when he's forced to work with a new team of colleagues.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Margaret Judson, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr.

21. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

22. Donnie Darko (2001)

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

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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

23. 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

24. Braveheart (1995)

R | 177 min | Action, Biography, Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

25. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Creator: Michael Hirst | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

26. Rome (2005–2007)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

9.0
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

27. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.4
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95 Metascore

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May 2011.

Writer: Mark Boal | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

28. Planet of the Apes (2001)

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

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

29. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

30. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

31. 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.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

32. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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50 Metascore

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Jon Gries

33. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

34. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Writers: Kevin Reynolds, John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

35. Lincoln (2012)

PG-13 | 150 min | Biography, Drama, History

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86 Metascore

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

36. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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74 Metascore

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

37. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

38. Idiocracy (2006)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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64 Metascore

Private Joe Bauers, the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future. He discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.

Writers: Mike Judge, Etan Cohen | Director: Mike Judge | Stars: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews

39. Gone with the Wind (1939)

TV-PG | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

40. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres

41. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

42. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.4
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Writer: Peter Shaffer | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

43. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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48 Metascore

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Writers: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

44. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.

Writers: Frank Herbert, David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

45. Alexander (2004)

R | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

5.5
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39 Metascore

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

Writers: Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle, Laeta Kalogridis | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Colin Farrell, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie

46. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

47. Salt (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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65 Metascore

A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski

48. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Writers: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest, Traudl Junge, Melissa Müller | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

49. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

60 min | Drama

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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Creator: Jon Robin Baitz | Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

50. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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45 Metascore

A young woman with a Southern background runs away from her husband in Alabama and reinvents herself as a New York socialite.

Writers: Douglas J. Eboch, C. Jay Cox | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas, Candice Bergen