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1. Bewitched (1964–1972)

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

7.7
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A witch married to an ordinary man cannot resist using her magic powers to solve the problems her family faces.

Creator: Sol Saks | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent, Agnes Moorehead

2. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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28 Metascore

A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Writers: Robb White, Dick Beebe | Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

3. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

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

4. 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 »

Writers: Ken Russell, Mardik Martin, Brad Steiger, Chaw Mank | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

5. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

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

Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Olive Higgins Prouty, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Gertrude Purcell | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

6. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.8
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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.

Writers: Frank Craven, Byron Morgan | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

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 »

Writer: Hans Rodionoff | Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

8. Frauds (1993)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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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 »

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

9. 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.

Writers: Johnny Gruelle, Patricia Thackray, Max Wilk | Director: Richard Williams | Stars: Claire Williams, Didi Conn, Mark Baker, Fred Stuthman

10. Bell from Hell (1973)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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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.

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

11. Murder à la Mod (1968)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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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 »

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

12. Alone in the Woods (1996)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
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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.

Writer: J. Riley Lagesen | Director: John Putch | Stars: Daniel McVicar, Laraine Newman, Sarah Bibb, Brady Bluhm

13. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.2
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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.

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

14. Pierino contro tutti (1981)

92 min | Comedy

4.7
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Writer: Gianfranco Clerici | Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Alvaro Vitali, Michele Gammino, Michela Miti, Sofia Lombardo

15. 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 »

Writers: Rian James, Courtney Terrett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Ann Dvorak, Frances Dee, Lee Tracy

16. The Virginian (1914)

TV-G | 55 min | Western

5.6
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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.

Writers: Kirk La Shelle, Owen Wister | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Jack W. Johnston, Sydney Deane, William Elmer

17. Georges Méliès: Cinema Magician (1978)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.3
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Documentary on Georges Méliès life and works.

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

18. 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: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

19. 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 »

Writers: Charles Horan, Alfred J. Goulding, Harold Christie | Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Monty Banks, Virginia Bradford, Ernest Wood, Fred Kelsey

20. Frontier Justice (1936)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Music

5.4
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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 »

Writers: George B. Rodney, Scott Darling, Homer King Gordon | Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Jane Barnes, Richard Cramer, Roger Williams

21. 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

22. Sappy New Year (1961)

Animation, Short, Comedy

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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.

Writer: Bob Kuwahara | Director: Dave Tendlar | Star: Roy Halee

23. 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.

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

24. Madcap Magoo (1955)

Approved | Family, Animation, Short

6.4
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Writers: Barbara Avedon, Dick Shaw | Director: Pete Burness | Stars: Jim Backus, Jerry Hausner

25. 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 »

26. 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 »

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

27. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Code of Conduct (2009)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A Marine, a practical joker, dies, apparently by suicide by carbon monoxide; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky rules out suicide, and Abby confirms. Tony starts to arrest the widow, but Gibbs stops him. The gang put the pieces together.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill | Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

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

25 min | Comedy

8.9
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Writers: Herman Koch, Annet Malherbe, Kees Prins, Michiel Romeyn | Director: Ellen Jens | Star: Annet Malherbe

29. 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.

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

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

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

6.8
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Creator: Peyo | Directors: George Gordon, Bob Hathcock, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Ray Patterson | Stars: Don Messick, Frank Welker, Michael Bell, William Callaway

31. The Bellflower Bunnies (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.

Writers: Valérie Baranski, Geneviève Huriet | Director: Eric Berthier | Stars: Flora Balzano, Julie Burroughs, Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque, Mario Desmarais

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

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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The computer of the Enterprise gains partial sentience and starts playing practical jokes on the crew.

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

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

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