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1. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

7.9
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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: Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

Votes: 91,086

2. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

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

Votes: 98,037

3. 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: 20,770

4. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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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: 426,039

5. 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: 58,447

6. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama | Active

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

Votes: 3,944

7. Days of Our Lives (1965– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama | Active

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

Votes: 4,239

8. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama

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: 4,032

9. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama | Active

6.8
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Families, close friends, enemies and lovers go through drama and life changing events.

Creators: Doris Hursley, Frank Hursley | Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Rebecca Herbst, Laura Wright

Votes: 2,920

10. Melrose Place (1992–1999)

60 min | Drama

5.7
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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: 7,043

11. 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: 4,888

12. 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: 7,459

13. 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: 3,483

14. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.0
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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, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 3,084

15. Hollyoaks (1995– )

30 min | Drama

5.3
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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: 2,846

16. EastEnders (1985– )

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

5.2
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

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

Votes: 5,181

17. Lonesome Dove (1989 TV Mini-Series)

384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.9
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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: 12,701

18. All My Children (1970–2011)

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

6.6
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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.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Cameron Mathison, Michael E. Knight, Alicia Minshew, Susan Lucci

Votes: 1,757

19. Down to You (2000)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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13 Metascore

A young man wins and loses the first serious love of his life.

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

Votes: 11,332

20. Dynasty (1981–1989)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,732

21. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

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, Charley Webb, Mark Charnock

Votes: 1,499

22. 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: 19,735

23. Beaches (1988)

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

6.7
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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: 16,431

24. As the World Turns (1956–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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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: Terri Conn, Maura West, Michael Park, Roger Howarth

Votes: 1,312

25. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.1
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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: 1,890

26. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

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

6.3
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71 Metascore

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

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: 69,757

27. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.4
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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, Robert Newman, Lia Yang, Ron Raines

Votes: 985

28. 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: Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore, Galen Gering, Juliet Mills

Votes: 1,894

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: Rod Roddy, Katherine Helmond, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 3,809

30. 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: 1,496

31. 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, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

Votes: 3,130

32. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

60 min | Drama

6.1
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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: 1,876

33. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

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: 9,724

34. 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 »

Creators: William J. Bell, Irna Phillips | Stars: Stephen Schnetzer, Victoria Wyndham, Les Brandt, Amy Carlson

Votes: 514

35. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.8
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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: 1,333

36. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Writers: Luis Estrada, Jaime Sampietro | Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 1,817

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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, Ann Marcus, Gail Parent, Norman Lear | Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

Votes: 647

38. 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, Lance Gutterman

Votes: 1,590

39. 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, Ryan O'Neal, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 306

40. Soapdish (1991)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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: 10,538

41. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Writers: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman | Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 3,221

42. 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: 29,100

43. 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: 7,052

44. Hasta el fin del mundo (2014–2015)

45 min | Drama

7.3
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Sofia lives a life of success. She falls in love with her personal driver Salvador and they struggle to keep their relationship together.

Stars: Marjorie De Sousa, Diego Olivera, Claudia Álvarez, Jade Fraser

Votes: 29

45. Ellie Parker (2005)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

Writer: Scott Coffey | Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Greg Freitas, Gaye Pope

Votes: 3,885

46. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

7.2
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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: 231

47. Passion Fish (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.4
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May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ... See full summary »

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks

Votes: 3,936

48. Brazil Avenue (2012– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.9
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A young girl who had her life ruined by an ambitious, unscrupulous woman returns to her as an adult, under a new identity and seeking revenge.

Creator: João Emanuel Carneiro | Stars: Murilo Benício, Marcello Novaes, Adriana Esteves, Eliane Giardini

Votes: 763

49. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The elegant St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco is the setting for a string of distinct plots, usually romantic, often involving famous guest stars for an episode or two. Victoria Cabot runs... See full summary »

Creators: John Furia, Barry Oringer | Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 690

50. 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: 740