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1. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 256,263

2. Bosch (2014– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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An L.A.P.D. homicide detective works to solve the murder of a thirteen-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick

Votes: 36,126

3. The Deuce (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva

Votes: 20,911

4. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 91,296

5. Dumb and Dumber (1994)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy

7.3
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41 Metascore

After a woman leaves a briefcase at the airport terminal, a dumb limo driver and his dumber friend set out on a hilarious cross-country road trip to Aspen, to return the briefcase to its owner.

Directors: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Mike Starr

Votes: 335,712 | Gross: $127.18M

6. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 12,760

7. Quarry (2016– )

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

8.1
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Quarry, a disillusioned Vietnam War vet, returns home to Memphis in 1972 only to find rejection and scrutiny at every step. A mysterious man known only as The Broker gives him an offer he can't refuse - to work for him as a hitman.

Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 10,398

8. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.4
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Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Tom Vitale, Zamir Gotta, Todd Liebler

Votes: 5,899

9. Caught (1996)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Joe and Betty run a fish market and have sunk into a comfortable, if somewhat boring life. Enter the drifter Nick, who takes a job in the store and a place in their home. He proceeds to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Maria Conchita Alonso, Arie Verveen, Bitty Schram

Votes: 1,099 | Gross: $0.32M

10. Fishbowl (2018)

85 min | Drama

8.3
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In a small town filled with secrets, three sisters are forced to cling to each other as they cope with loss and a father who's growing increasingly obsessed with the rapture he thinks is coming.

Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos | Stars: Khali Addair, Ken Arnold, Mackenzie Astin, Tony Barber

Votes: 14

11. The Fence

Drama | Announced

An African-American undercover cop in Boston is mistaken for a suspect and brutally beaten by officers from his own force.

Star: Sterling K. Brown

12. Whatever (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.4
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A teen faces her impending adulthood in the carefree sex and drug revolution years of the early 80's prior to fears of AIDS. She lives with her bitter, divorced mother and her sadistic kid ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Skoog | Stars: Liza Weil, Chad Morgan, Frederic Forrest, Kathryn Rossetter

Votes: 956 | Gross: $0.31M

14. A Dry Run

Drama, History, War

A drama series following members of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion who came to Spain from the U.S. to fight fascism during the Spanish Civil War. It will follow the Abraham Lincoln and ... See full summary »

15. Baltimore Rising (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

6.2
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Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.

Director: Sonja Sohn | Stars: Devin Allen, Genard Shadow Barr, Elijah Cummings, Kevin Davis

Votes: 242

16. BlackMale (2000)

R | 90 min | Thriller

4.6
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Two desperate con men attempt to blackmail a psychotic doctor who may just be a serial killer.

Directors: George Baluzy, Mike Baluzy | Stars: Bokeem Woodbine, Roger Rees, Justin Pierce, Sascha Knopf

Votes: 347

17. Cut Off

Drama | Announced

An escaped murderer and a timid young hitchhiker share a crazy road trip cross-country in search of love and forgiveness.

18. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.4
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 318

19. Salad Days (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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72 Metascore

"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Crawford | Stars: Fred Armisen, Brendan Canty, Dave Grohl, Tim Kerr

Votes: 467

20. Road Narrows

Drama | Pre-production

A daughter travels to her homeland of Mani, Greece to bring her ailing mother back to Boston with her.

Director: Fay Efrosini Lellios | Stars: Alexis Georgoulis, Yorgos Karamihos, Ioannis Tsoumarakis, Alkis Kritikos

21. TCM Guest Programmer (2005– )

Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Robert Osborne, Ben Mankiewicz, John Landis, Stephen Sondheim

Votes: 13

22. Shoedog

Action, Crime | Pre-production

After a seventeen year absence, a drifter named Constantine returns to his hometown of Washington, D.C. and becomes a driver in a dual liquor store robbery.

Director: Claudio Fäh

23. The Rules of Film Noir (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Documentary that shows the characteristic traits of film noir and their historical context.

Director: Elaine Donnelly Pieper | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Sheri Chinen Biesen, Neil Brand, Sarah Churchwell

Votes: 123

24. The Talk (VI) (2016)

Short, Drama | Completed

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A father, a son and a life or death conversation. The Talk is a short film that takes you through the minds of 2 African American men in relation to police brutality in the USA.

Director: Justin Christopher Vaughn | Stars: Avant Strangel, Aj Lloyd, Syed Sahil, Jordan Daley

25. Breeding Grounds

35 min | Short, Comedy | Post-production

In an economically diverse suburb, this darkly comedic series exposes what is behind the slights, insults, and bad behavior moms perpetrate on each other as they attempt to raise their kids

26. Granite State (2007)

Documentary

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Two towns, one city, and one unincorporated village in New Hampshire each offer a unique story stemming from the state motto's themes of endurance and community.

Director: Fay Efrosini Lellios

27. Q with Tom Power (2014– )

60 min | Talk-Show

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Hollywood's big celebrities discuss their lives and careers; weekly-in-studio musical performances.

Stars: Tom Power, Tom Powers, Noah Cyrus, Alan Doyle

28. Native (II) (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

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While on a ceremonial walkabout a young boy must defend his tribe against a mysterious force.

Directors: Travis Champagne, Stephen Kinigopoulos | Stars: Zach Crosby, Divine Prince Ty Emmecca, Kojo Ennin, Anwan Glover

29. The Confidential Informant (2016)

21 min | Short, Crime

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A young man in Washington, DC, out of options, makes one last, desperate attempt to earn his father's love and respect.

Director: Stephen Kinigopoulos | Stars: Thaddeus Street, Steven Maurice, Darren Alford, Richard Pelzman

30. Breeding Grounds: Bulky Waste (2017 TV Short)

28 min | Short, Comedy

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In a world of bake sales and playdates, some women go to war, one passive aggressive slight at a time.

Director: Susan Skoog

31. The Long Haul of A.I. Bezzerides (2005)

61 min | Documentary

7.6
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A celebration of the life of singular artist, A.I. Bezzerides; novelist, screenwriter, contemporary of William Faulkner and John Fante, and the last of the proletariat poets.

Director: Fay Efrosini Lellios | Stars: Jason Baldwin, A.I. Bezzerides, Jules Dassin, Barry Gifford

Votes: 16

32. The Bake Sale (2017)

23 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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Debra, a privileged stay at home mother, aggravates her bake sale co-chair, Cyndi, a struggling nurse, to the point of fisticuffs when Debra gets a call that her mammogram is positive.

Director: Susan Skoog | Stars: Stephanie Ellis, Liz Samuel, Margot White, Claudine Ohayon

33. Silver Spring: Story of an American Suburb (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Documentary history of one of Washington, DC's oldest and most important suburbs, founded by a member of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet, mainline stop on the historic B&O railroad, way ... See full summary »

Director: Walter J. Gottlieb | Stars: Dominique Dawes, Goldie Hawn, Jerry A. McCoy, George Pelecanos

34. What Martha Said (2016)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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After seeing on Facebook that her child wasn't invited to a birthday party, the PTA president, Martha, confronts the offending mother, and spreads some ugly gossip.

Director: Susan Skoog | Stars: Elizabeth Nee, Robert Farrior, Rhonda Keyser, Thea McCartan

35. Jason Baldwin: I No Longer Face the Storm Alone (2007)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

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One of the West Memphis Three, Jason Baldwin is doing life without parole for a crime he did not commit. This film focuses on Jason's writings which enable him to get through his days at Grady Correctional in Arkansas.

Director: Fay Efrosini Lellios | Star: Jason Baldwin

36. A Night at the Movies: Cops & Robbers and Crime Writers (2013 TV Special)

55 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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Writers of crime fiction and nonfiction discuss influential movies about police officers and the criminal element.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Robert Daley, James Ellroy

Votes: 13

37. Greektown (2011– )

Documentary

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Stars: Ted Manousakis, Eugene Rossides, Evangelos Alexiou, Michael Angelakos

38. Code(s) Polar (2016 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Directors: Stéphane Bergouhnioux, Jean-Marie Nizan | Stars: Lydia Andrew, Carlo Bonini, David Cage, Michael Connelly

39. A Beacon in Havana (2015)

19 min | Documentary, Short, History

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The story of St Nicholas of Myra Greek Orthodox Church in Havana, Cuba; the first Church built by Fidel Castro's government and the only Church in over 50 years.

Directors: Wilton Cruz, Fay Efrosini Lellios

40. Pascha (2008)

Documentary, Short

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The journey to Pascha in the Eastern Orthodox Community of Concord, New Hampshire.

Director: Fay Efrosini Lellios

41. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: ... To Miss New Orleans (2013)

TV-MA | 75 min | Drama, Music

8.7
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Series Finale. Colson is offered a transfer; guardians send Lambreaux home; Batiste takes his sons to a Dr. John gig; Hidalgo returns to Texas; McAlary revisits his pothole, now decorated.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Chris Coy, Kim Dickens

Votes: 130

42. Quarry (2016– )
Episode: A Mouthful of Splinters (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Joni gets visited by an unexpected guest. Mac comes home for an unpleasant surprise, that makes him contact The Broker.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini

Votes: 463

43. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: All Due Respect (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Omar continues his bold strikes on the heavily guarded Barksdale stash houses. McNulty launches his own investigation into last year's prison suicide of D'Angelo Barksdale. On the streets ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,267

44. The Deuce (2017–2019)
Episode: All You'll Be Eating Is Cannibals (2018)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama

8.1
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Temporarily flush with cash, Frankie is tapped by Candy to be a co-producer on "Red Hot"; with Rudy's blessing, Big Mike and Black Frankie hit a gambling house in the Bronx; Paul encounters resistance to his elaborate renovation plans.

Director: Zetna Fuentes | Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer

Votes: 421

45. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: At the Foot of Canal Street (2010)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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While Antoine heads to Baton Rouge for a holiday visit with his sons, LaDonna and Toni probe a case of mistaken identity in New Orleans; Sonny takes a gig in Texas, leaving Annie behind; ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Michiel Huisman

Votes: 198

46. The Deuce (2017–2019)
Episode: Au Reservoir (2017)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama

8.6
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[HBO] HD. 'Au Reservoir.' (Season One) The Deuce's pimps face obsolescence; Candy eyes a higher profile; Vincent confronts Abby's past.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer

Votes: 782

47. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Back Burners (2004)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Daniels goes ballistic when the detail gets reassigned to the Western District. Stringer Bell learns from Donette that Brianna is thinking about talking to McNulty. Bunk receives a gift ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,193

48. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Bad Dreams (2003)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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The detail makes a desperate move. Nick's deceit is in the open, as Sobotka is overwhelmed by bad news. The Greeks confidently ease out of a brief encounter with the detail and Omar's ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,917

49. The Pacific (2010)
Episode: Basilone (2010)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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Outmanned and with supplies low, Basilone and other marines on Guadacanal rally to repel superior Japanese forces.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 1,595

50. Treme (2010–2013)
Episode: Careless Love (2012)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Sonny rushes, but still misses the boat. Fats Domino tickles Davis McAlary's fancy and a few of the ivories. Antoine Batiste seeks reading help for Jennifer. Janette Desautel endures ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Chris Coy, Kim Dickens

Votes: 119



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