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1. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Active

8.0
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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.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding

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

3. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

44 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Follows a group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California, from their school days through to adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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: Deidre Hall, Josh Taylor, John Aniston, Bryan Dattilo

7. General Hospital (1963– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama | Active

6.9
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show... See full summary »

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

8. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama

5.3
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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

9. 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

10. 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.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

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

12. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

5.3
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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

Stars: Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

13. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

6.1
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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, Anne Kirkbride

14. 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

15. 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.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thomas Calabro

16. Hollyoaks (1995– )

30 min | Drama

5.4
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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

17. 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

18. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama | Active

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

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

19. 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

20. Lonesome Dove (1989 TV Mini-Series)

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

21. Old Acquaintance (1943)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

7.6
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Old friends Kit Marlowe and Millie Drake adopt contrasting lifestyles: Kit is a single, critically acclaimed author while married Millie writes popular pulp novels.

Writers: John Van Druten, Lenore J. Coffee | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, Gig Young, John Loder

22. 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

23. 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

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

25. 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

26. 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

27. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy

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

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

28. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family

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

29. 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.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

30. 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.

Creator: Darren Star | Stars: Katie Cassidy, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

31. 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

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, Lane Davies, Nancy Lee Grahn

33. 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

34. 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.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

35. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama

7.0
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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

36. Down to You (2000)

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

4.8
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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

37. 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

38. Peyton Place (1964–1969)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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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: Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, Ed Nelson, Christopher Connelly

39. Sunset Beach (1997–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.0
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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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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 »

Stars: Greg Mullavey, Louise Lasser, Graham Jarvis, Mary Kay Place

43. 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

44. Lone Star State of Mind (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Earl is engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his ... See full summary »

Writer: Trevor Munson | Director: David Semel | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, Matthew Davis, Ryan Hurst

45. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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 »

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

46. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Writers: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman | Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

47. Brazil Avenue (2012– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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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

48. La Dictadura Perfecta (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

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

49. Verbotene Liebe (1995– )

25 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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TV Series circling around young people, friends and families in Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. The series' trademark is that it tells both about life in rich (such as dukes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabriele Metzger, Konrad Krauss, Martina Servatius, Wolfram Grandezka

50. Cold Souls (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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69 Metascore

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

Writer: Sophie Barthes | Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, Armand Schultz