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1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

2. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

3. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

4. 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

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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32 Metascore

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who takes control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic and his daughter for help.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci

6. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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77 Metascore

Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

Writers: Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

7. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

8. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Writer: John Swetnam | Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

9. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.4
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

10. American Beauty (1999)

R | 122 min | Drama

8.5
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86 Metascore

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

Writer: Alan Ball | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

11. Hart of Dixie (2011– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Active

7.8
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New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Creator: Leila Gerstein | Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

12. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

8.5
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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

13. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

8.9
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

14. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

15. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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55 Metascore

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Writers: Steven Knight, Richard C. Morais | Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

16. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

17. True Blood (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten

18. The Judge (2014)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.6
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48 Metascore

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, David Dobkin | Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton

19. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith

20. Under the Dome (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

Creator: Brian K. Vaughan | Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford

21. Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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55 Metascore

Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane

22. Banshee (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed... See full summary »

Creators: Jonathan Tropper, David Schickler | Stars: Rus Blackwell, Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

23. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville.

Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar | Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

24. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

25. Thor (2011)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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57 Metascore

The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne, J. Michael Straczynski, Mark Protosevich, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

26. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

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

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A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

27. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Creator: Mark Brazill | Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

28. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Writer: Jack Paglen | Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

29. Friday Night Lights (2006– )

44 min | Drama, Sport

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Brad Leland

30. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

31. Twilight (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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56 Metascore

A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.

Writers: Melissa Rosenberg, Stephenie Meyer | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke

32. The Salvation (2014)

92 min | Drama, Western

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60 Metascore

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

Writers: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring | Director: Kristian Levring | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Eric Cantona

33. Need for Speed (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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39 Metascore

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins..

Writers: George Gatins, John Gatins | Director: Scott Waugh | Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi

34. Bates Motel (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Mystery, Thriller

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"Bates Motel" is a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film "Psycho," and gives a portrayal of how Norman Bates' (Freddie Highmore) psyche unravels through his teenage years. Fans ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony Cipriano | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz

35. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

36. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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63 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

37. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

38. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

39. Haven (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Active

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She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be an FBI agent. That's why Audrey Parker is sent to a distant Maine village called... See full summary »

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

40. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Writers: Drew Pearce, Shane Black, Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Warren Ellis, Adi Granov | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

41. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

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79 Metascore

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

42. The Outsiders (1983)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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38 Metascore

The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

Writers: Kathleen Rowell, S.E. Hinton | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze

43. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

44. The Middle (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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The daily mishaps of a married woman and her semi-dysfunctional family and their attempts to survive life in general in the city of Orson, Indiana.

Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

45. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

46. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Not Rated | 161 min | Western

8.9
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

47. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Harling | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

48. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Music

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82 Metascore

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

49. The World's End (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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81 Metascore

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike

50. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin