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1. Bewitched (1964–1972)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 12,566

2. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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28 Metascore

An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 47,152 | Gross: $40.85M

3. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,279

4. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.6
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'It's Monopoly out there'. Jason Staebler, The King of Marvin Gardens, has gone directly to jail, lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is also a dreamer ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Julia Anne Robinson

Votes: 3,992

5. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,557

6. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.7
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 6,017

7. The Hollow (2004 Video)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.5
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Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

Votes: 1,803

8. Bell from Hell (1973)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.

Directors: Claudio Guerín, Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Renaud Verley, Viveca Lindfors, Alfredo Mayo, Maribel Martín

Votes: 912

9. Laughter in Paradise (1951)

93 min | Comedy

7.2
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When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton, George Cole

Votes: 965

10. Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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Raggedy Ann and Andy leave their playroom to rescue Babette, a beautiful French doll kidnapped by a pirate.

Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Fred Stuthman

Votes: 567

11. Frauds (1993)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an ... See full summary »

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Phil Collins, Hugo Weaving, Josephine Byrnes, Mitchell McMahon

Votes: 784

12. Murder à la Mod (1968)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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Naive young lady Karen wants to help her struggling amateur filmmaker boyfriend Christopher raise enough money so he can divorce his wife. Meanwhile, jolly psycho prankster Otto stalks the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Andra Akers, William Finley, Margo Norton, Jared Martin

Votes: 541

13. Pierino contro tutti (1981)

92 min | Comedy

4.8
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Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Alvaro Vitali, Michele Gammino, Michela Miti, Sofia Lombardo

Votes: 321

14. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish

Votes: 318

15. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.3
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson

Votes: 957

16. Alone in the Woods (1996)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.5
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Two dopey kidnappers get more than they bargain for when a super-smart ten year old which gets separate from his parents, which also uncovers their plot....and swings into action, Home Alone-style.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Daniel McVicar, Laraine Newman, Sarah Bibb, Brady Bluhm

Votes: 173

17. The Virginian (1914)

TV-G | 55 min | Western

5.7
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A good-natured but chivalrous cowboy romances the local schoolmarm and leads the posse that brings a gang of rustlers, which includes his best friend, to justice.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Jack W. Johnston, Sydney Deane, William Elmer

Votes: 124

18. Love Is a Racket (1932)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Jimmy writes the 'Up and Down Broadway' column for the New York Globe, and he is head over heels for Mary. But Mary is more interested in her career and is looking at starring on Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy

Votes: 330

19. Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy (2008 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

8.6
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for her friend's missing fiancé at a remote castle in the Irish countryside.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Evan Mosher, Alycia Delmore, Matt Shimkus

Votes: 33

20. Atta Boy (1926)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Monty Milde, a copy boy on a large daily newspaper in New York, dreams of becoming a real reporter. On his birthday, which is April 1st (April Fool's Day), a practical joker tells him he ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Monty Banks, Virginia Bradford, Ernest Wood, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 10

21. The Impractical Joker (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Betty Boop's baking is interrupted by her obnoxious practical-joking cousin, Irving. Can Grampy out-joke the joker?

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 137

22. Frontier Justice (1935)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.1
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When Brent Halston returns he finds his father in an insane asylum and Wilton about to foreclose on their ranch and bring sheep onto the cattle range. When Wilton kills a rancher, Brent is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Jane Barnes, Richard Cramer, Roger Williams

Votes: 30

23. Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (1978)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.5
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Documentary on Georges Méliès life and works.

Directors: Luciano Martinengo, Patrick Montgomery | Star: Georges Méliès

Votes: 86

24. Get Along Little Hubby (1934)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

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When a man's wife inherits $50,000, he quits his job and assumes that he can now take life easy. However, his newly rich wife has her own ideas of how he is going to spend his time.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Walter Catlett, Vivien Oakland, Monte Collins, Heinie Conklin

25. Soup and Fish (1934)

Passed | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.6
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At a ritzy beauty salon, while a mud pack is on her face, a wealthy socialite invites Thelma and Patsy, two salon attendants, to a party, mistakenly thinking they are social acquaintances ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Gladys Gale, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 36

26. Half Shot at Sunrise (1941)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy

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Roscoe's wife is fed up with his fondness for practical jokes, and announces she is going home to Mother with no intentions of returning. The next day, a beautiful girl calls at his home ... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Roscoe Karns, Ann Doran, Bobby Larson, Symona Boniface

27. Sappy New Year (1961)

Animation, Short, Comedy

3.7
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Heckle and Jeckle's New Year's resolution is to refrain from any more practical jokes, but their attempts at good deeds meet with more hostility than their annoying gags.

Director: Dave Tendlar | Star: Roy Halee

Votes: 9

28. Madcap Magoo (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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Expecting a visit from his practical joker friend Smiley, Mr. Magoo instead entertains an escaped mental patient.

Director: Pete Burness | Stars: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner

Votes: 12

29. The City Slicker (1938)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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Scrappy, the city slicker, goes to visit his country cousin. Scrappy is a practical joker and carries an electrical buzzer in his hand, and water-squirting bouquets in his button hole. But ... See full summary »

30. The Kitchen Cynic (1944)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

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Edgar Kennedy's brother-in-law finds what he thinks is a missing boy, whose return carries a $500 reward, and takes him the Edgar's home. Once there, the kid turns into a brat and begins to... See full summary »

Director: Hal Yates | Stars: Edgar Kennedy, Florence Lake, Jack Rice, Sarah Edwards

31. Cannonball (1958– )
Episode: Big Buck (1959)

Adventure, Drama

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Mike and Jerry decide to get even with "Big Buck" Harris for his constant practical jokes by stealing one of his loads.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Paul Birch, William Campbell

32. Jiskefet (1990– )
Episode: Debiteuren Crediteuren - Ruimtetaxi (1995)

25 min | Comedy

8.9
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Director: Ellen Jens | Star: Annet Malherbe

Votes: 255

33. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Joker's Dead (1958)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Blake investigates when a compulsive practical joker is found dead at a resort.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Whit Bissell, Eleanore Tanin

34. The Smurfs (1981–1990)
Episode: Jokey's Medicine/Vanity Fare (1981)

TV-Y | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Directors: George Gordon, Bob Hathcock, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Frank Welker, Michael Bell, William Callaway

Votes: 38

35. La famille Passiflore (2001– )
Episode: La clé du bonheur (2004)

Not Rated | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Believing it will make their family richer, Poppy and Periwinkle set off to find the "Key to Happiness" inside an old library.

Director: Eric Berthier | Stars: Flora Balzano, Julie Burroughs, Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque, Mario Desmarais

36. Family Business (2003– )
Episode: Spunk'd (2004)

Documentary

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Stars: Seymore Butts, Lila Glasser, Stevie Glasser, Corey Bishop

37. Union Pacific (1958– )
Episode: The Impractical Joker (1958)

Western

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A notorious practical joker is accused of causing a serious accident.

Stars: Jeff Morrow, Judson Pratt, Susan Cummings

38. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)
Episode: The Practical Joker (1974)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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The computer of the Enterprise gains partial sentience and starts playing practical jokes on the crew.

Directors: Bill Reed, Hal Sutherland | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 257

39. Thunder (1977–1978)
Episode: Thunder and the Jokesters (1977)

Action, Adventure, Drama

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Thunder saves Willie and Cindy from a forest fire caused by a practical joker.

Stars: Clint Ritchie, Melissa Converse, Melora Hardin, Justin Randi