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1. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski

2. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.1
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

3. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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82 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

4. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

5. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Writer: Frederick Knott | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

6. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

7. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Stahl, David Veloz | Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

8. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Writer: Herb Gardner | Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

9. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Writer: Walter Bernstein | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

10. Promises! Promises! (1963)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Writers: Tommy Noonan, Edna Sheklow, William Welch | Director: King Donovan | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Mickey Hargitay

11. Michael & Michael Have Issues. (2009– )

Comedy

7.7
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Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter | Stars: Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Jessi Klein, Kumail Nanjiani

12. Enemies of Laughter (2000)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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47 Metascore

Enemies tells the story of a playwright and sitcom writer Paul Halpern (Academy Award Nominee David Paymer) who can't buy a break!

Writer: Glen Merzer | Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: David Paymer, Judge Reinhold, Rosalind Chao, Peter Falk

13. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

14. The Martin Short Show (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Creators: Paul Flaherty, Michael Short, Martin Short | Stars: Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Noley Thornton, Zack Duhame

15. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

Writer: Erik Nelson | Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Harlan Ellison, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Edie Adams

16. Dhill (2001)

158 min | Action, Drama

7.2
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Writer: Barathan | Director: Dharani | Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Laila, Ashish Vidyarthi, Nasser

17. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

99 min | Comedy

5.7
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In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Beich, Frank Tashlin | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

18. You Wrote It, You Watch It (1992– )

Comedy

8.0
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Stars: Jon Stewart, Kevin Allison, Micki Barnett, Michael Ian Black

19. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly ... See full summary »

Writers: Taichi Yamada, Shin'ichi Ichikawa | Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Yûko Natori

20. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

92 min | Documentary, Biography

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69 Metascore

The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Lewis Berg, Sara Chase, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21. Soap (2006)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A soap opera screenwriter writes a romance for herself and the star of the show.

Writer: Aleksi Bardy | Director: Janne Kuusi | Stars: Pamela Tola, Mikko Leppilampi, Outi Mäenpää, Teijo Eloranta

22. Coming Out Party (2003 Video)

79 min | Comedy

6.7
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Director: Rich Tackenberg | Stars: Renee Hicks, John Riggi, Bob Smith, Dan Renzi

23. Punched Up (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

1.3
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Punched Up is a 13-episode mockumentary series for the Comedy Network. Satirizing makeover programs and reality TV, the series features a crack team of comedy writers who take the average ... See full summary »

Creator: Allan Novak | Stars: Matt Baram, Pat Thornton, Lauren Ash, Scott Montgomery

24. Truthhorse (2004–2005)

22 min | Comedy

4.2
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Six guys set to make a TV show entirely on their own.

Stars: Brad Cowan, Matthew Kassirer, Art Maughan, Ryan McCammon

25. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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The life and career of the renowned television writer and creator of the classic science fiction series, "The Twilight Zone."

Writers: John F. Goff, Thomas Wagner | Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Lee Grant, Rod Serling, Mitchell Greenberg, John Frankenheimer

26. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Science Fiction, Science Fact (2009)

45 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Is science-fiction rooted in science? Has science caught up to science-fiction, past and present? Is there any scientific technology that has surpassed science-fiction? This episode explores these questions and more.

Writer: Colin Campbell | Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: André Bormanis, Alex Filippenko, Pamela L. Gay, Kevin R. Grazier