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1. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Creator: I. Marlene King | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 115,101

2. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Creators: Stephanie Savage, Josh Schwartz | Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 115,436

3. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Writers: David O. Russell, Annie Mumolo | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 73,592 | Gross: $56.44M

4. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

44 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Follows a group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California, from their school days through to adulthood.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 23,453

5. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

Votes: 504,638

6. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Creator: Josh Schwartz | Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 65,603

7. Days of Our Lives (1965– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

5.2
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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.

Creators: Irna Phillips, Allan Chase, Ted Corday | Stars: Josh Taylor, Bryan Dattilo, John Aniston, Deidre Hall

Votes: 4,810

8. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

5.1
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Set in Genoa City, Y&R is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business- and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Creators: Lee Phillip Bell, William J. Bell | Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Joshua Morrow, Peter Bergman

Votes: 4,433

9. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Creators: Doris Hursley, Frank Hursley | Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 3,308

10. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness, and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town in New South Wales, Australia.

Creator: Alan Bateman | Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Norman Coburn, Emily Symons

Votes: 4,463

11. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013– )

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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The Haves and the Have Nots is a prime time cable Drama Show writer by Tyler Perry, focusing on the interacting lives of the Rich Cryer&Harrington families, and the poor Young family. Hanna... See full summary »

Creator: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal R. Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 1,833

12. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama

5.6
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Serial chronicling the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street in the fictional Australian suburb of Erinsborough. When the series began, it revolved around three families - the Ramsays, ... See full summary »

Creator: Reg Watson | Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 3,779

13. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 18,044 | Gross: $57.04M

14. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

3.5
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The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Creators: William J. Bell, Lee Phillip Bell | Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 5,462

15. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.1
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Creators: Tony Holland, Julia Smith | Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 5,862

16. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

5.9
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The UK's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Creator: Tony Warren | Stars: Helen Worth, Simon Gregson, William Roache, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,509

17. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 8,475

18. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Creators: Kit Hood, Linda Schuyler | Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Duncan Waugh, Maureen Deiseach

Votes: 2,073

19. All My Children (1970–2011)

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

6.7
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Stars: Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Susan Lucci

Votes: 1,938

20. Melrose Place (1992–1999)

60 min | Drama

5.8
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The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives, the inevitable conflicts, conquests, and consummations ensue.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thomas Calabro

Votes: 8,232

21. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Writer: Douglas Carter Beane | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

Votes: 21,057 | Gross: $36.48M

22. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Creators: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 4,443

23. Lonesome Dove (1989 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.8
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Epic story about two former Texas rangers who decide to move cattle from the south to Montana. Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call run into many problems on the way, and the journey doesn't ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 14,842

24. Hollyoaks (1995– )

30 min | Drama

5.2
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Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Creator: Phil Redmond | Stars: Nick Pickard, Kieron Richardson, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Jennifer Metcalfe

Votes: 3,162

25. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

4.8
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Creator: Kevin Laffan | Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Elizabeth Estensen, Mark Charnock, Charley Webb

Votes: 1,825

26. Passions (1999–2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

5.9
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In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Most of ... See full summary »

Creator: James E. Reilly | Stars: Natalie Zea, Charles Divins, Amelia Marshall, Danica Stewart

Votes: 2,022

27. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An ambitious TV soap actress connives with her producer to scuttle the career of the show's long-time star, but nothing works as they plan.

Writers: Robert Harling, Andrew Bergman | Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 11,550 | Gross: $36.49M

28. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 76,361 | Gross: $35.10M

29. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Creator: Susan Harris | Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 4,421

30. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

Creator: Irna Phillips | Stars: Colleen Zenk, Kelley Menighan Hensley, Don Hastings, Jon Hensley

Votes: 1,442

31. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

6.2
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Creator: Earl Hamner Jr. | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 2,220

32. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Creators: Bridget Dobson, Jerome Dobson | Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan

Votes: 1,684

33. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.7
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary.

Creator: David Jacobs | Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 1,562

34. Sunset Beach (1997–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.9
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »

Creators: Robert Guza Jr., Josh Griffith, Charles Pratt Jr. | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens, Susan Ward, Clive Robertson

Votes: 1,792

35. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.5
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

Creator: Irna Phillips | Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,116

36. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Writers: Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey, Mildred Cram, Donald Ogden Stewart | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 21,839

37. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott, Fannie Hurst | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 10,882

38. Melrose Place (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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A new generation of young professionals living at the infamous Melrose complex deal with obtaining their own personal goals, drives, and desires, both amongst themselves and others.

Creators: Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, Darren Star | Stars: Katie Cassidy, Stephany Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

Votes: 3,327

39. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

7.1
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Creator: William J. Bell | Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 575

40. North Shore (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Elkoff | Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Brooke Burns, Corey Sevier, Nikki Deloach

Votes: 782

41. The Three Sides of Ana (2016– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.9
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Three identical twins with different personalities life changes upon a car accident.

Stars: Angelique Boyer, Sebastián Rulli, Blanca Guerra, David Zepeda

Votes: 39

42. Down to You (2000)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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13 Metascore

A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life. Al Connelly falls in love with the girl of his dreams. After the summer she breaks up with him. As he tries to recover Al goes to desperate measures.

Writer: Kris Isacsson | Director: Kris Isacsson | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 12,292 | Gross: $20.04M

43. Nurse Betty (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

Writers: John C. Richards, James Flamberg | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 30,086 | Gross: $25.17M

44. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

7.3
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Avila Mayer, Claire Labine | Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 254

45. Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the ... See full summary »

Creators: Jerry Adelman, Daniel Gregory Browne, Norman Lear, Ann Marcus, Gail Parent | Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 745

46. Deception (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in -- as the maid's daughter to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.

Creator: Liz Heldens | Stars: Meagan Good, Laz Alonso, Tate Donovan, Wes Brown

Votes: 3,472

47. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 793

48. Teresa (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Teresa is a young woman dominated by her greed. Her parents have made great sacrifices to give her a good, decent life, but Teresa wants more, a lot more.

Stars: Sebastián Rulli, Aarón Díaz, Angelique Boyer, Cynthia Klithbo

Votes: 423

49. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.5
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the ... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Monash, Irna Phillips | Stars: Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, Warner Anderson, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 336

50. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Writer: Alice Wu | Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 7,754 | Gross: $1.19M