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1. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 235,183 | Gross: $7.22M

2. Damages (2007–2012)

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

8.1
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Zachary Booth

Votes: 24,199

3. State of Affairs (2014–2015)

45 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president's daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America's most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job.

Creator: Alexi Hawley | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman, Sheila Vand

Votes: 5,150

4. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 1,901

5. The Nines (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Writer: John August | Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

Votes: 29,093 | Gross: $0.06M

6. Dr. Strange (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Fantasy

5.4
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A psychiatrist becomes the new Sorcerer Supreme of the Earth in order to battle an evil Sorceress from the past.

Writer: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Director: Philip DeGuere Jr. | Stars: Peter Hooten, Clyde Kusatsu, Jessica Walter, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 739

7. Life on Mars (2008–2009)

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

7.5
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A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series.

Creators: Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Matthew Graham, Tony Jordan, Ashley Pharoah | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy

Votes: 8,326

8. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 6,038

9. Hidden Palms (2007)

Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A rebellious teenager moves with his family to Palm Springs.

Creator: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Michael Cassidy, Taylor Handley, Amber Heard, Sharon Lawrence

Votes: 2,730

10. Bates Motel (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

3.9
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A mentally disturbed man, who roomed with the late Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum, inherits the legendary Bates Motel after the death of Norman and tries to fix it up to make it a respectable business.

Writer: Richard Rothstein | Director: Richard Rothstein | Stars: Bud Cort, Lori Petty, Moses Gunn, Gregg Henry

Votes: 687

11. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.2
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A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.

Writers: Barney Cohen, Kathryn Wallack, Nicholas Factor | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Sherry Miller, Charlene Fernetz, Michelle Beaudoin

Votes: 4,764

12. Atlantis: Milo's Return (2003 Video)

G | 70 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

5.0
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Milo and Kida reunite with their friends to investigate strange occurances around the world that seem to have links to the secrets of Atlantis.

Writers: Thomas Hart, Henry Gilroy, Kevin Hopps, Tad Stones, Steve Englehart, Marty Isenberg | Directors: Victor Cook, Toby Shelton, Tad Stones | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Cree Summer, John Mahoney, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 5,029

13. Kath & Kim (2008–2009)

Comedy

5.1
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U.S. version of the hit Australian comedy about a dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship.

Creator: Michelle Nader | Stars: Molly Shannon, Selma Blair, John Michael Higgins, Mikey Day

Votes: 1,885

14. Trailer Park Boys (1999)

67 min | Comedy

8.3
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Two petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.

Writers: Mike Clattenburg, John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells | Director: Mike Clattenburg | Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Lucy Decoutere, Jeanna Harrison

Votes: 2,221

15. Airwolf (1984 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A scientist who has created a super helicopter has defected to Libya and taken the machine with him. A secretive government agency hires an ex-Vietnam War pilot to go to Libya, steal the chopper and bring it back.

Writer: Donald P. Bellisario | Director: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, David Hemmings

Votes: 2,806

16. The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

Writers: Terrence McDonnell, Martin Caidin, Howard Rodman | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Lee Majors, Barbara Anderson, Martin Balsam, Darren McGavin

Votes: 2,194

17. Red Dwarf (1992 TV Movie)

26 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.6
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The adventures of the last human on earth, an evolved cat, a hologram and a senile computer stuck three million years in deep space.

Creators: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor, Linwood Boomer | Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Craig Bierko, Chris Eigeman, Jane Leeves, Hinton Battle

Votes: 679

18. Cane (2007– )

60 min | Drama

7.2
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A Latino family works together to operate a rum business.

Creator: Cynthia Cidre | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Nestor Carbonell, Polly Walker, Paola Turbay

Votes: 1,141

19. Cavemen (2007– )

30 min | Comedy

4.5
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A trio of Neanderthals struggle to live in modern day America. Based on the characters featured in a series of television ads for Geico Insurance.

Stars: Bill English, Kaitlin Doubleday, Stephanie Lemelin, Nick Kroll

Votes: 2,270

20. Babylon 5: The Gathering (1993 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Tamlyn Tomita, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 6,787

21. Pretty/Handsome (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Drama

7.3
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A married father of two tells his wife and teenage sons that he is transsexual.

Writers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy | Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 340

22. Sunshine (1973 TV Movie)

121 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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A young woman living in the woods with her husband, a struggling musician, and her daughter discover she has terminal cancer. She begins to tape-record a journal of the time she has left.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Jacquelyn Helton | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Cliff De Young, Meg Foster, Brenda Vaccaro

Votes: 369

23. 13 Graves (2006 TV Movie)

Drama

7.5
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An ex-treasure hunter's search for his missing brother coincides with a quest for buried Incan gold.

Writer: J.H. Wyman | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Rochelle Aytes, Yazmily Beato, Dean Chekvala, Claire Coffee

Votes: 85

24. The TV Set (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

Writer: Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer

Votes: 5,072 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Red Shoe Diaries (1992 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.4
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After the death of his beloved wife, a man reads her diary and finds out that she was having an affair with a young construction worker.

Writers: Patricia Louisianna Knop, Zalman King | Director: Zalman King | Stars: David Duchovny, Brigitte Bako, Billy Wirth, Kai Wulff

Votes: 1,116

26. D.R.E.A.M. Team (1999 TV Movie)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure

5.4
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Three beautiful undercover agents pose as international models in order to stop the threat of anthrax terrorism from taking over the world.

Writer: Mike Snyder | Director: Dean Hamilton | Stars: Jeff Kaake, Angie Everhart, Traci Bingham, Eva Halina Rich

Votes: 147

27. The Middle (2007 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.7
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A look at the life of a lower-middle-class family living in the Midwest.

Writers: Eileen Heisler, DeAnn Heline | Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Amanda Arentsen, Rusty Burns, Ashley Devane, Bonita Friedericy

Votes: 82

28. Under Cover (1991 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Writer: William Broyles Jr. | Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Tony Denison, Linda Purl, John Rhys-Davies, John Slattery

Votes: 35

29. Blossom (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

6.7
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The original pilot for the hit 90's show of the same name.

Creator: Don Reo | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Jenna von Oÿ, Barrie Youngfellow

Votes: 358

30. W*A*L*T*E*R (1984 TV Short)

25 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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The neurotic but perceptive Walter "Radar" O'Reilly joins the police force after the Korean war.

Writers: Bob Weiskopf, Bob Schiller, Everett Greenbaum, Michael Zinberg | Director: Bill Bixby | Stars: Gary Burghoff, Ray Buktenica, Victoria Jackson, Noble Willingham

Votes: 115

31. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sirois

Votes: 2,911

32. Not Another High School Show (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.5
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A parody of popular teen TV dramas such as "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Dawson's Creek" and "Laguna Beach."

Writer: Mike Bender | Stars: John Keefe, Jocelin Donahue, Rachel Specter, Jeffrey Christopher Todd

Votes: 113

33. K-Ville (2007– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Police officers patrol the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Creator: Jonathan Lisco | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Cole Hauser, Blake Shields, Tawny Cypress

Votes: 1,296

34. The Farm (2009 TV Movie)

Drama

7.4
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After being convicted of murder Jenny Schecter, Alice is incarcerated in California's Humboldt State Farm and Prison for Women. Arriving alongside Alice is Valentina Galindo, a seemly ... See full summary »

Writer: Ilene Chaiken | Stars: Famke Janssen, Melissa Leo, Laurie Metcalf, Eve Harlow

Votes: 43

35. The Brady Girls Get Married (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

4.8
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The pilot for "Brady Bunch" revival series, "The Brady Brides." Jan and Marcia have met the men of their dreams and decide to tie the knot. They agree to hold the weddings together in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Lloyd J. Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz | Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed

Votes: 302

36. Witchblade (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

4.9
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Witchblade is the story of New York detective, Sara Pezzini, whose search for justice leads her to an arcane weapon that grants her the power to battle Earth's darkest evil forces.

Writers: Marc Silvestri, J.D. Zeik | Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Yancy Butler, Anthony Cistaro, Conrad Dunn, David Chokachi

Votes: 1,893

37. Mr. Ed (2004 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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Writer: Drake Sather | Director: Michael Alan Spiller | Stars: David Alan Basche, Garret Dillahunt, Sherilyn Fenn, Sherman Hemsley

Votes: 26

38. Skyward (1980 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.5
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An aging Bette Davis is a flight instructor at an old Texas airport. When a young girl in a wheelchair finds the airport by watching gliders fly, she decides she wants to learn how to fly. ... See full summary »

Writers: Nancy Sackett, Anson Williams | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Bette Davis, Howard Hesseman, Marion Ross, Clu Gulager

Votes: 401

39. Big Shots (2007–2008)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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An inside look into the life of a CEO.

Creator: Jon Harmon Feldman | Stars: Michael Vartan, Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina, Paige Turco

Votes: 1,419

40. Remo Williams: The Prophecy (1988 TV Movie)

48 min | Action

5.3
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While Remo and his teacher work their missions, an elite assassin targets Remo.

Writers: Steven Hensley, J. Miyoko Hensley, Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy | Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Jeffrey Meek, Stephen Elliott, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 177

41. Something Is Out There (II) (1988 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo, George Dzundza, Gregory Sierra

Votes: 420

42. Adventures in Babysitting (1989 TV Short)

30 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Writers: Greg Antonacci, David Simkins | Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Jennifer Guthrie, Joey Lawrence, Courtney Peldon, Brian Austin Green

Votes: 143

43. The Cure (2007 TV Movie)

Drama

7.2
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A group of medical activists get care to those who need it most, by any means necessary.

Writers: Patrick Massett, John Zinman | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Garcelle Beauvais, Michael Reilly Burke, Joe Howard, David Hutchison

Votes: 30

44. The Stranger (2007– )

30 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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Stars: Jefferson Moore, Pattie Crawford, Shane Sooter, Alexis Hughes

Votes: 46

45. The Renegades (1982 TV Movie)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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In this drama, undercover investigators are recruited from the streets to prevent arms smugglers from getting their weapons to street gangs.

Writers: Lawrence Gordon, Rick Husky, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Philip Casnoff, Randy Brooks, Cheryl Paris

Votes: 84

46. Paper Dolls (1982 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.8
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Pilot for the TV series introduces the mothers of teenage fashion models who market their daughters for a powerful agent.

Writers: Leah Markus, Casey T. Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Joan Hackett, Jennifer Warren, Joan Collins, Daryl Hannah

Votes: 141

47. The Quest (1976 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers search the west for their sister, who was kidnapped as a child and is now living with a tribe of Indians.

Writer: Tracy Keenan Wynn | Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Kurt Russell, Tim Matheson, Brian Keith, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 176

48. Welcome to the Captain (2008– )

Comedy

6.1
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A young writer moves into a legendary Hollywood apartment.

Creator: John Hamburg | Stars: Fran Kranz, Chris Klein, Al Madrigal, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 362

49. Code Name: Diamond Head (1977 TV Movie)

78 min | Crime, Drama

2.9
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A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary. In this, his only adventure, Diamond Head has to ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul King | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Thinnes, France Nuyen, Zulu, Ward Costello

Votes: 347

50. No Place Like Home (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.7
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A Pittsburgh apartment superintendent loses his job and home when the apartment building where he lives and works at is suddenly destroyed by fire. Daniel and his family moves in with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Ara Watson, Sam Blackwell | Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Christine Lahti, Jeff Daniels, Scott Marlowe, CCH Pounder

Votes: 219