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1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,966,437 | Gross: $534.86M

2. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...Nice Photos (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

9.0
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Sara's secret trysts with Jack bolster her confidence.

Director: Stephen Cragg | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 62

3. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Et Tu, Brute? (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

9.0
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Lucious makes a reckless move that could jeopardize everything; Cookie plans a concert at the prison where she was incarcerated for 17 years.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 436

4. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Rise by Sin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

9.0
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Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda's father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 304

5. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...The Things That Drive Men Crazy (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

8.9
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Sara's concerns intensify; a difficult confession leaves Jack vulnerable; Drew obsesses on finding out what his wife has been up to.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters

Votes: 59

6. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Cupid Painted Blind (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.9
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Cookie and Lucious take action when Diana Dubois' plan comes to fruition.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 144

7. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Unto the Breach (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.9
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Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 661

8. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...That Is Not What Ships Are Built For (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

8.8
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Karsten is willing to do anything to stay in power.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 68

9. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...We're Not Going to Bailey's Harbor. (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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Jack and Sara face the repercussions of Drew's discovery; Elaine turns to an unlikely source for support; Zarek takes drastic measures to deal with Brandy.

Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 57

10. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon's Roar (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.8
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Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 669

11. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.7
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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

Votes: 53,337

12. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...Number 16 (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama

8.7
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Elaine and Aidan struggle to define their relationship; Jack moves forward with Sara; Drew's renewed interest in the case yields shocking results.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 44

13. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: If You Want the Fruit... (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

8.7
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Sara is distracted by heart-racing fantasies as she tries to resist.

Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 75

14. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Our Dancing Days (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.7
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Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 664

15. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth... (2014)

TV-PG | 41 min | Drama

8.7
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Jack and Elaine work to navigate the situation with their kids; Sara and Drew threaten to fall back into bad habits; Jack and Drew decide to work together.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 38

16. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...Except When the Bear Is Chasing You (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

8.6
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Sara decides to recommit to her marriage.

Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 79

17. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...The Karsten Way (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

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A confession rocks the Karsten and McAllister families; Sara revisits the past in hope of finding exonerating evidence.

Director: John Scott | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 40

18. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...A Better Place (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama

8.5
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The two families are forced to confront their decisions as Sara's life hangs in the balance.

Director: David Zabel | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 56

19. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Dangerous Bonds (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 635

20. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Bad Parts (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie's sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 321

21. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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The discovery of a dark secret throws a wrench into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother; secret affairs compromise Hakeem and Jamal; Rhonda thinks she knows the identity of her attacker.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 258

22. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Who I Am (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.5
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As the time comes for the Empire stock launch and the celebratory tribute concert, Lucious picks a successor, but hasn't reckoned with the response.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 563

23. Sense8 (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

Stars: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Votes: 116,514

24. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sins of the Father (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 519

25. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Slave to Memory (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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The Lyons come up with a plan to take down the Dubois family once and for all.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 116

26. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Death Will Have His Day (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Lucious declares he will do anything to regain his power, but Cookie has her own ideas; a major tragedy changes the lives of the Lyon family.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 278

27. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Die But Once (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 517

28. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: It's Just You and Me Now... (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama

8.3
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Jack takes Sara away for a romantic road trip.

Director: Bethany Rooney | Stars: Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell, Wendy Moniz

Votes: 35

29. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Out, Damned Spot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 607

30. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sinned Against (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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A former prison mate helps Cookie and her sister, Candace a deep connection forms when Jamal works with a critically acclaimed pop star; Cookie makes a discovery about Laz.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 311

31. Underemployed (2012– )
Episode: The Heart (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

8.3
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It's time to get their dreams back on track! Miles pursues modeling abroad, and invites Daphne. Lou hopes to win Raviva back. Sophia wants her parents' approval and Daphne's forgiveness. Raviva takes charge of her music career.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Michelle Ang, Diego Boneta, Sarah Habel, Jared Kusnitz

Votes: 20

32. Betrayal (2013–2014)
Episode: ...One More Shot (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.2
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T.J. is unable to cope with a traumatic event; Karsten is forced to confront his past; Drew and Sara struggle with their new home dynamic and its impact on their son.

Director: Stephen Cragg | Stars: Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz, Chris Johnson

Votes: 44

33. Empire (2015– )
Episode: False Imposition (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival, Jamal works on composing original music, and Hakeem faces complications in the lead up to an important performance.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 599

34. Sense8 (2015–2018)
Episode: I Am Also A We (2015)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Nomi's fortunes take a dark turn, while the rest of the Sensates' connections become stronger and more dangerous.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai

Votes: 3,869

35. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Poor Yorick (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 356

36. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 745

37. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Lean and Hungry Look (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Eddie fights for his place at Empire and gets the board on his side, Lucious and Shine must find a solution to keep him out, Cookie is desperate and in dangerous mode.

Director: Bille Woodruff | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 89

38. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Camilla sinks her claws into Hakeem, the acting Empire CEO, while the rest of the Lyon family members try to get him back on their side; Jamal gets backlash from his fans; Rhonda and Andre's marriage is tested.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 267

39. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Fires of Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Cookie and Anika work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers' daughter, Young Ma, to ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 364

40. Underemployed (2012– )
Episode: The Days of Yore (2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

8.1
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Lou and Raviva butt heads over money. When Miles is hired on Daphne's first campaign, she worries his impulsive nature will jeopardize her job. Sophia's parents visit, and she struggles with revealing her new orientation.

Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Michelle Ang, Diego Boneta, Sarah Habel, Jared Kusnitz

Votes: 12

41. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious learns that someone witnessed Bunkie's murder, Cookie seeks help from an old friend, and another woman causes tension between Hakeem and Tiana.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 648

42. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devils Are Here (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 562

43. Underemployed (2012– )
Episode: The Gig (2012)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama

8.1
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Raviva scores her first gig, but things get complicated when Lou finds out Jamel had a part in it. Daphne worries Todd has a controlling streak. Sophia and Miles try to figure out which team the new girl at the park plays for.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Michelle Ang, Diego Boneta, Sarah Habel, Jared Kusnitz

Votes: 14

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Tameness of a Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Tensions rise between Lucious and his sons; Lucious recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for a new music video; Tiana and Laura fight to be spotlighted during the Mirage a Trois tour.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 240

45. Empire (2015– )
Episode: True Love Never (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious considers a partnership with Jago, the founder of a streaming music company; Andre must achieve a delicate balance between his new values and his career; Hakeem tries to turn Laura into a star.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 315

46. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without a Country (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it's off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new ... See full summary »

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 413

47. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Be True (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Cookie and Anika work with Laz to throw an event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a song written by Hakeem; Jamal works on his music with Ne-Yo; Hakeem begins a relationship.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 324

48. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Fortune Be Not Crost (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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The Lyons stand together as Anika and Hakeem begin a fight for custody of Bella.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 99

49. ER (1994–2009)
Episode: Heal Thyself (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Trying to rescue a three-year-old girl from drowning in a nearby lake, Banfield is reminded of her own experience at County with Dr. Greene caring for her son.

Director: David Zabel | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Parminder Nagra, John Stamos, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 298

50. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 1,009



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