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1. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

2. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan | Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

3. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Writers: Leslie Dixon, John Waters, Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

4. 50 First Dates (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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48 Metascore

Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.

Writer: George Wing | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider, Sean Astin

5. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Writers: Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness, David Mamet | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

6. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

7. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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32 Metascore

A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

Writer: Skip Woods | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

8. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Writer: Michael Sloane | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

9. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

R | 135 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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28 Metascore

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled.

Writers: David Lynch, Robert Engels, Mark Frost | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

10. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

11. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.9
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47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Writers: Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter | Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

12. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

13. Murder in the First (1995)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.

Writer: Dan Gordon | Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

14. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Writers: John Logan, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon | Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

15. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

16. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

17. Corky Romano (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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20 Metascore

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Writers: David Garrett, Jason Ward | Director: Rob Pritts | Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg

18. Waking the Dead (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Writers: Scott Spencer, Robert Dillon | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Billy Crudup, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu, Ivonne Coll

19. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

20. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

21. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Drama

7.5
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Writer: Daniel Giat | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

22. The Ruling Class (1972)

R | 154 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other somewhat-more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensues.

Writer: Peter Barnes | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Hugh Owens

23. Steal This Movie (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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36 Metascore

Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Hoffman, Abbie Hoffman, Marty Jezer, Bruce Graham | Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janeane Garofalo, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kevin Pollak

24. Stealing Sinatra (2003)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Writer: Howard Korder | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: David Arquette, William H. Macy, James Russo, Ryan Browning

25. Friends and Family (2001)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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36 Metascore

A gay couple are hit men for the mafia.

Writer: Joseph Triebwasser | Director: Kristen Coury | Stars: Greg Lauren, Chris Gartin, Rebecca Creskoff, Edward Hibbert

26. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Writers: Joseph E. Davies, Howard Koch | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

27. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

28. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Max Shulman, Richard Mealand, Arnold Horwitt, Sylvia Rosales | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr

29. A Bullet for Joey (1955)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Writers: James Benson Nablo, Daniel Mainwaring, A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Raft, Audrey Totter, George Dolenz

30. Cry Uncle (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Writers: David Odell, Michael Brett, Allen Garfield, John G. Avildsen | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen, Allen Garfield, Devin Goldenberg

31. The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the life of Errol Flynn, with recollections from friends and family.

Writers: Robert J. Jordan, Joan Kramer, David Heeley | Director: David Heeley | Stars: Ian Holm, Errol Flynn, Charles Chauvel, Patrice Wymore

32. Down on Us (1989)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

4.0
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The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.

Writer: Larry Buchanan | Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Sandy Kenyon, Joe Camp, Toni Sawyer, Steven Tice

33. The Chicago Code (2011)
Episode: Bathhouse & Hinky Dink (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a corrupt city official buys off a juror to guarantee a mistrial, Liam stumbles onto a clue that could connect the official to the Irish mob and perhaps alderman Gibbons.

Creator: Shawn Ryan | Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

34. Matty's Funnies with Beany and Cecil (1959–1962)
Episode: Beany Meets the Monstrous Monster/Tommy Hawk/Yo Ho and a Bubble of Gum

Animation, Comedy, Family

Beany Meets the Monstrous Monster Captain Huffenpuff (actually Admiral Huffenpuff this time) of the Leakin' Lena charges his crew with the task of locating the Monstrous Monster... See full synopsis »

35. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Better Call Saul (2009)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman.

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

36. Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Episode: Conspiracy Theory (2008)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The team descends into a bit of madness as working with a conspiracy theorist to solve bombing case exposes each of their own peculiar beliefs. Meanwhile, a mysterious stranger saves an agent's life.

Creators: Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton | Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

37. Archer (2009– )
Episode: Diversity Hire (2010)

TV-MA | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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A new field agent makes a splash at ISIS, but Archer and Lana suspect there may be something all too perfect about their new diversity hire.

Creator: Adam Reed | Director: Adam Reed | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler

38. Pastor Mike Online (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.36 (2011)

67 min | Talk-Show

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Creator: Michael Hoggard | Star: Michael Hoggard

39. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Island of the Darned (1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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The CONTROL agents are trapped on a KAOS island.

Creators: Mel Brooks, Buck Henry | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Fabian Dean

40. Decoded (2010– )
Episode: Mafia: Alive? (2011)

Documentary, Reality-TV

5.8
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What if I told you that the Mafia and organized crime have taken on a brand new look that most people would never recognize? Today's mob has evolved into something more powerful, ... See full summary »

41. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Members Only (2006)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

8.9
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Gene Pontecorvo makes a final break from the mob life, while Junior's paranoid delusions could be the end of Tony.

Creator: David Chase | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

42. White Collar (2009– )
Episode: On Guard (2011)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Despite successfully escaping after having robbed the Federal Reserve, a notorious thief returns to retrieve the stash he left behind. Peter and Neal must put their differences aside to capture the criminal before he disappears for good.

Creator: Jeff Eastin | Director: Russell Lee Fine | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

43. The X-Files (1993–2002)
Episode: Shapes (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A Montana Native American reserve is the center of attention as Mulder and Scully investigate the strange death of a local Indian man. The shooters claim they saw a monster attack them, and... See full summary »

Creator: Chris Carter | Director: David Nutter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Ty Miller, Michael Horse

44. Married with Children (1987–1997)
Episode: Shoeway to Heaven (1994)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
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Al and Jefferson decide to cash in on 1970s nostalgia by selling shoes from that period.

Creators: Michael G. Moye, Ron Leavitt | Director: Gerry Cohen | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse, Christina Applegate

45. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: That Old Gang of Mine (1994)

TV-PG | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A scientist who believes he can alter people's personalities using their DNA brings Bonnie Parker, Clyde Barrow, John Dillinger, and Al Capone back using a special cloning process. When ... See full summary »

Creators: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Deborah Joy LeVine | Director: Lorraine Senna | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Justin Whalin

46. The Newsroom (2012– )
Episode: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn (2012)

TV-14 | Drama

7.9
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To salvage their ratings, the news team decides to lead with lurid criminal trial coverage at the expense of more worthy stories like the debt ceiling debate.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

47. The Chicago Code (2011)
Episode: The Gold Coin Kid (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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While Colvin tries to secure new police radios, she puts Wysocki on a case involving the son of a powerful Chicagoan who is in a coma after a drug overdose. Meanwhile, Vonda nearly gets killed on her first day in her new position.

Creator: Shawn Ryan | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

48. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: The Groupie (1978)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Starsky and Hutch pose as an eccentric photographer and a timid swimwear buyer when the duo enter the fashion world to investigate a garment-business racketeering ring.

Creator: William Blinn | Director: Nicholas Colasanto | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

49. Revelation Decoded (2007– )
Episode: The King Is Coming (2007)

46 min | Documentary

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Star: John Triplett

50. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: The Weekend (2011)

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

8.9
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Aileen is taken into custody by Saul in Mexico. Meanwhile, Carrie and Brody share some quality time at a cabin in the woods, owned by Carrie's family. Everything seems to be going well until shocking revelations are made.

Creators: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon | Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood