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1. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 125,441 | Gross: $43.98M

2. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 118,120 | Gross: $83.30M

3. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 53,683 | Gross: $94.21M

4. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.8
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73 Metascore

In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

Votes: 9,290 | Gross: $1.19M

5. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Votes: 9,497

6. The Last of the High Kings (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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It is 1977, Dublin rocks to the music of Thin Lizzy and the world is stunned by the death of Elvis Presley. Frankie, caught between acne and adulthood, has just completed his final exams in... See full summary »

Director: David Keating | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Jared Leto, Christina Ricci, Gabriel Byrne

Votes: 1,546

7. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 12,960

8. Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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59 Metascore

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

Director: Damien O'Donnell | Stars: James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Steven Robertson, Alan King

Votes: 11,611 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Son of the Bride (2001)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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68 Metascore

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn't spend enough time ... See full summary »

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro, Eduardo Blanco

Votes: 11,576 | Gross: $0.62M

10. Fedora (1978)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

Votes: 2,384

11. Blonde (2001 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Eric Bogosian, Niklaus Lange, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 704

12. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 3,750 | Gross: $0.51M

13. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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40 Metascore

Shy, chain-smoking, insomniac Peter McGowan is an L.A. playwright with a string of hits that preceded his current ten years of failed productions. His mother-in-law is sinking into senility... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kalesniko | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Robin Wright, Suzi Hofrichter, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.7
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Molly McCarthy, Allen Baron, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 2,754

15. Murder with Mirrors (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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When Carrie Louise Serrocold suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help - her old friend Miss Marple.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern

Votes: 858

16. Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Jimi is surprised when his family announces an arranged wedding to Simran, especially as he is gay and has a boyfriend, Jack. The easy way out? No - he decides to arrange something a little unorthodox instead.

Director: Harmage Singh Kalirai | Stars: Chris Bisson, Saeed Jaffrey, Sally Bankes, Peter Ash

Votes: 482

17. Gracie! (2010 TV Movie)

77 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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In 1939 Gracie Fields, the 'Queen of Hearts', is at the height of her success as a singer and actress and the whole nation seems to wish her a speedy recovery from cervical cancer. When ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Jane Horrocks, Tom Hollander, David Dawson, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 126

18. Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.3
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81 Metascore

The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi | Stars: W.H. Auden, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, James Berg

Votes: 667 | Gross: $0.21M

19. Spin the Bottle (2000)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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When five childhood friends reunite for a weekend in the country, old jealousies resurface, sexual debauchery ensues, and it quickly becomes clear that time may not heal all wounds...

Director: Jamie Yerkes | Stars: Heather Goldenhersh, Michael Conn, Jessica Faller, Allison Gervais

Votes: 382

21. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.4
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The American Film Institute gives its eighth Lifetime Achievment Award to James (Jimmy) Stewart in a ceremony hosted by his long-time friend Henry Fonda.

Stars: James Stewart, Don Brodie, Kathryn Grant, Henry Hathaway

Votes: 112

22. Hollywood Mouth (2008)

75 min | Drama

7.5
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In Hollywood, a film buff gets involved with selling a Faberge egg.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Michael Abruscato, Katy Baker, Sam Bologna, Veli Erturk

Votes: 8

23. Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)

84 min | Drama | Completed

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A film buff discovers strange goings-on at a movie museum and elsewhere in Hollywood.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Jordan Preston, Jordan Mohr, Sam Bologna, Janelle Powers

24. Filming 'Othello' (1978)

84 min | Documentary

7.4
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Essay film shot for TV including Orson Welles reflections on Othello close to the Moviola, a chat with Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and fragments of a conversation with the audience in Boston after a screening of the film.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Robert Coote, Hilton Edwards

Votes: 227

25. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin

Votes: 135

26. Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short

8.8
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Stars: Lincoln Hurst, Rudy Behlmer, Bob Thomas, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 71

27. Who Wants to Steal a Million? (2003 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Family

8.2
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A special episode of the British version of _"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" (1998)_, which features the controversial never-before-seen episode where contestant Major Charles Ingram "won" ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Burke, Kevin Duff, Colman Hutchinson, Arvid Kappas

Votes: 15

28. Zvlástní prípad (1971 TV Movie)

72 min | Crime

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Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Helga Cocková, Jana Hlavácová, Zdenek Hodr, Ladislav Kazda

29. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: After the Funeral (2005)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.0
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When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate.

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Anthony, Robert Bathurst, Anna Calder-Marshall

Votes: 1,095

30. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Blue Herrings (2000)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A visit to his convalescent aunt prompts Barnaby to investigate a series of suspicious deaths at the nursing home where she is staying.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 333

31. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth (2010)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

9.0
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Motivated by the drama teacher who inspired her, Dee takes a job as a substitute teacher and exposes her students to the culture of Paddy's with a field trip to see the Gang's take on the Lethal Weapon series: Lethal Weapon 5.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 818

32. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Deus Ex Machina: Part 1 (2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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When a Sudanese leader sews his mouth shut and goes on a hunger strike until the long-missing skull of the Mahdi is returned, the Foreign Office pressures the team to find it.

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 73

33. Countdown (1982– )
Episode: Episode #22.50 (1991)

30 min | Game-Show

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Chris Waddington vs. Terry Stapleton.

Director: John Meade | Stars: Richard Whiteley, Carol Vorderman, Sheridan Morley, Judy Pearsall

34. Vsechnopárty (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 16 June 2009 (2009)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Karel Síp, Ales Cibulka, Slávka Kopecká, Ondrej Suchý

35. Vsechnopárty (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 October 2007 (2007)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Karel Síp, Zora Jandová, Lubomír Lipský, Josef Mladý

36. Vsechnopárty (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 9 September 2008 (2008)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Karel Síp, Michal Nesvadba, Dagmar Patrasová, Magdalena Reifová

37. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Fledgling (1981)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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Elaine befriends a reclusive artist who is afraid to leave his apartment. She decides to take him to the garage to help him overcome his fears.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 34

38. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: Hay Bale Maze (2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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During Stars Hollow's annual Spring Fling festival, a huge hay bale maze leads to a chance encounter for Luke and Lorelai, where they apologize to one another and talk about the problems that led to their engagement being called off. As Rory shows Logan around town, Lorelai begins to feel that Logan might be too irresponsible for her daughter; meanwhile, Rory has a job interview with the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Clancy | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy

Votes: 221

39. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: Hi-Ho Silver (1991)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

7.3
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Will and Carlton think that the famous actress Sonya Lamor (Zsa Zsa Gabor) has stolen Vivian's silverware.

Director: Ellen Gittelsohn | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Janet Hubert, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 180

40. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Huggy Bear and the Turkey (1977)

49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The title of this show sums up viewers' attitudes toward it (this was the lowest-rated "Starsky and Hutch" ever), as their flamboyant informant Huggy Bear goes into business on his own with... See full summary »

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 50

41. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: Image of Evil (1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Barnaby investigates the death of an aging and alcoholic actor at the location of a movie shoot. While most believe he was the victim of a tragic accident Barnaby suspects a more sinister means is behind the actors demise.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Tom Skerritt, Dennis Cole

42. Taxi (1978–1983)
Episode: Jim's Mario's (1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Jim buys out their local hangout, Mario's. He has big plans but things aren't looking up, especially since his brother has made a surprise appearance.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza

Votes: 34

43. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Judgement Day (2000)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When a local thief and womanizer is killed with a pitchfork, the residents of Midsomer Mallow fear for their chances in the Perfect Village Competition.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 463

44. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Quadromania (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Starsky poses as a cabbie in order to catch a serial killer who has already murdered four other taxi drivers.

Director: Rick Edelstein | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 45

45. The Blacklist (2013– )
Episode: Quon Zhang (No. 87) (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After decoding the information embedded in the Fulcrum, Red is determined to stop the imminent threat. Meanwhile, the task force discovers that deceased bodies of Chinese-American women are... See full summary »

Director: Karen Gaviola | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 753

46. Lost Girl (2010– )
Episode: SubterrFaenean (2013)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Bo revels in a lotta lovin', but can't escape the new darkness that haunts her. When Kenzi's childhood chum is snatched, Bo follows her bestie underground - literally - to help find him. ... See full summary »

Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer

Votes: 170

47. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: The Better Half (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama

8.5
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Peggy becomes unsatisfied with her apartment and with Abe, Don has an eventful weekend with Betty while Megan has problems on the set, Roger has time with his grandson, and Pete begins exploring his options outside the firm.

Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 893

48. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Episode: The Case of the Lonely White Dove (2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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A smitten Russian parolee contracts Jonathan to track down a chanteuse known as "the Lonely White Dove." After a vodka-fueled reconnaissance mission at the Brighton Beach restaurant where ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns

Votes: 236

49. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Joey's Dirty Day (1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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After a fishing trip, Joey forgets to shower before working on a movie starring Charlton Heston. Rachel sets Ross up with her boss's niece so that she can go to a nightclub with Joshua. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 1,470

50. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (2009)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lewis investigates the murder of student Richard Scott. He was killed just before premiering The Merchant of Venice. During the investigation Lewis gets personally involved.

Director: Bille Eltringham | Stars: Jo Herbert, Bryan Dick, Ronan Vibert, Shaughan Seymour

Votes: 281