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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

44 min | Drama

8.8
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Inside the lives of staffers in the west wing of the White House.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, John Spencer

2. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

7.7
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The work and lives of a group of emergency room doctors in Chicago.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

3. Morning Glory (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.

Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Noah Bean

4. Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Creator: Victor Fresco | Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin

5. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.3
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73 Metascore

The true story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was found he had fabricated over half of his articles.

Writers: Buzz Bissinger, Billy Ray | Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

6. His Girl Friday (1940)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

7. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

8. Inherit the Wind (1960)

TV-PG | 128 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

9. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

10. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

11. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

12. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »

Writers: David Koepp, Stephen Koepp | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

13. E/R (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, where he soon locks horns with the vivacious Dr. Eve Sheridan and attracts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune

14. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Writers: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

15. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Writers: Harold Robbins, John Michael Hayes | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

16. Class Action (1991)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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58 Metascore

Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »

Writers: Carolyn Shelby, Christopher Ames, Samantha Shad | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin

17. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Sloan Wilson | Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

18. The Big Knife (1955)

111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this ... See full summary »

Writers: James Poe, Clifford Odets | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

19. Waste Land (2010)

99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

20. The Best of Everything (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Writers: Edith R. Sommer, Mann Rubin, Rona Jaffe | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer

21. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.6
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Writer: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

22. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.0
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Moorhouse, Denny Lawrence | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

23. Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A man refuses to believe that pilot error caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Writers: Ernest K. Gann, Harold Medford | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette

24. The Battle of Mary Kay (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see.

Writer: Patricia Resnick | Director: Ed Gernon | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, R.H. Thomson, Barry Flatman, Rachael Crawford

25. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Writers: Frank Tashlin, George Axelrod | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

26. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary

7.7
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

27. Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.3
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Two seemingly disparate men experience powerful life lessons when a wheat harvester gives a hitch-hiking male model a ride on what feels to be the worst day of their lives, at the peak of ... See full summary »

Writer: Ken Trevey | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham, Fran Brill

28. The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (2000)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality ... See full summary »

Writer: Philippe Falardeau | Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Jules Philip

29. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Writer: Mai Iskander | Director: Mai Iskander

30. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

6.6
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Writer: Steve Longmuir | Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone, Tom Clarke Hill

31. The Clock Watcher (1945)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Donald Duck shirks his duties while working as a gift wrapper in a department store.

Writers: Harry Reeves, Rex Cox | Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

32. The Ordinary People (2009)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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A pharmaceutical company throws a gala party where all the employees from the top to the bottom are invited. Asked to participate in a role playing game which is actually a massive training... See full summary »

Writers: Mathias Gokalp, Nadine Lamari | Director: Mathias Gokalp | Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Denis Podalydès, Mélanie Doutey, Pascal Greggory

33. The Country Bride (1938)

93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Writer: Yevgeni Pomeshchikov | Director: Ivan Pyryev | Stars: Marina Ladynina, Boris Bezgin, Ivan Lyubeznov, Stepan Shagaida

35. Ils ne mouraient pas tous mais tous étaient frappés (2005)

80 min | Documentary

6.9
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Directors: Sophie Bruneau, Marc-Antoine Roudil

36. Attention danger travail (2003)

109 min | Documentary

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Directors: Pierre Carles, Christophe Coello, Stéphane Goxe

37. A Taste of Success (1983)

107 min | Drama

4.9
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Martti A. Joenpää, a serious young man and son of a poor single mother in Finnish Lapland, marries a local girl and moves south to Helsinki after landing his first job as a copywriter at a ... See full summary »

Writers: Paavo Haavikko, Maunu Kurkvaara, Mauno Saari | Director: Maunu Kurkvaara | Stars: Jukka-Pekka Palo, Pekka Laiho, Kaija Kangas, Soili Markkanen

38. America Works When America Works (1981)

79 min | Documentary

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Writer: Lloyd Dobyns | Star: Lloyd Dobyns

39. Spin City (1996–2002)
Episode: The Great Debate (1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mike courts a wealthy NYC socialite to fund Randall's Senate campaign, which Caitlin bankrupted. Nikki and Janelle compete to mentor a hunky intern. Paul moves in with coworkers temporarily after a tiff with Claudia.

Writers: Gary David Goldberg, Bill Lawrence, Jill Cargerman | Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Richard Kind, Alan Ruck, Michael Boatman