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1. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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The personal and professional misadventures of an opinionated but beloved woman working as a TV journalist.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 7,138

2. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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76 Metascore

The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 178,861 | Gross: $25.50M

3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy

7.8
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61 Metascore

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 280,622 | Gross: $70.14M

4. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the nineteenth century American Midwest.

Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Rachel Lindsay Greenbush

Votes: 13,986

5. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 15,258

6. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Horror

6.7
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57 Metascore

A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

Votes: 60,541 | Gross: $21.20M

7. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan

Votes: 2,032

8. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 9,351 | Gross: $7.56M

9. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do.

Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Joel Higgins, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 3,026

10. Mr. Mom (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

After he's laid off, a husband switches roles with his wife. She returns to the workforce, and he becomes a stay-at-home dad, a job he has no clue how to do.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Frederick Koehler, Taliesin Jaffe

Votes: 18,523 | Gross: $64.80M

11. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 23,575 | Gross: $7.94M

12. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 21,874 | Gross: $101.30M

13. The Sure Thing (1985)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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76 Metascore

A college student plans a cross-country trip to get laid, but ends up traveling with a young woman. They hate each other, so naturally...

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, Anthony Edwards, Boyd Gaines

Votes: 17,366 | Gross: $18.14M

14. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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

Votes: 6,732

15. About Last Night... (1986)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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70 Metascore

A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair, despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jim Belushi, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 12,928 | Gross: $38.70M

16. Wild Bill (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Biography, Western

5.9
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The early career of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickock is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane

Votes: 5,668 | Gross: $2.17M

17. #1 Cheerleader Camp (2010 Video)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy

3.8
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A pair of horny college guys get summer jobs at a sexy cheerleader camp.

Director: Mark Quod | Stars: Charlene Tilton, Seth Cassell, Jay Gillespie, Erica Duke

Votes: 2,825

18. For the Boys (1991)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.3
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With the help of the singer and dancer Dixie Leonhard, U.S. entertainer Eddie Sparks wants to bring some fun to the soldiers during World War II. Becoming a perfect team, they tour from ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, James Caan, George Segal, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,637 | Gross: $17.86M

19. Supermarket Sweep (1990–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Family, Game-Show

7.5
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In this game show, contestants answer trivia questions and then compete in a timed race through the supermarket. The team that has the most valuable items in their shopping cart at the end of the race wins.

Stars: David Rupprecht, Johnny Gilbert, Randy West, John Richard Petersen

Votes: 504

20. Little Britain USA (2008)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The characters of the original 'Little Britain' and some new characters feature in this comedic exploration of the modern American society from, and starring, British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker, Brett Gentile

Votes: 5,392

21. High School U.S.A. (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy

5.6
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Set in a senior high school class, J.J. pursues the girlfriend of a rival from a higher clique.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Todd Bridges, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 1,015

22. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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CBS late afternoon specials designed for middle school and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teenagers.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti, Beau Dremann

Votes: 182

23. Hanky Panky (1982)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,015 | Gross: $9.82M

24. The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (1981)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite ... See full summary »

Directors: Roger Spottiswoode, Buzz Kulik | Stars: Robert Duvall, Treat Williams, Kathryn Harrold, Ed Flanders

Votes: 906 | Gross: $3.70M

25. Father Murphy (1981–1983)

Not Rated | 48 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.6
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John Murphy leads a struggle against a mining boss causing some children to be orphaned. Assuming responsibility, he poses as a priest to circumvent authorities. He and schoolteacher Mae ... See full summary »

Stars: Merlin Olsen, Katherine Cannon, Timothy Gibbs, Moses Gunn

Votes: 204

26. Lottery! (1983–1984)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A lottery representative and his IRS partner meet various winners across the country to present the prizes and change their lives.

Stars: Marshall Colt, Ben Murphy, Brendon Boone, Joe Colligan

Votes: 131

27. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Bill Bittinger is the egotistical host of a local daytime talk show on WBFL in Buffalo, NY., unhappy at being a big fish in a small pond (but unable to break into the big leagues). Bill ... See full summary »

Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 327

28. The Cartier Affair (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Curt Taylor is a convict and owes Phil Drexler the number 1 convict in the prison. Now to settle his debt Drexler sends Curt to be the secretary for Cartier Rand so that he can steal her ... See full summary »

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Joan Collins, David Hasselhoff, Ed Lauter, Randi Brooks

Votes: 124

29. Space Rage (1985)

R | 77 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Western

3.8
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In this sci-fi/western film set two hundred years from now, a bank robber, Grange is captured and sentenced to the penal colony on the mining planet Proxima Centauri 3 where he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Conrad E. Palmisano | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Michael Paré, John Laughlin, Lee Purcell

Votes: 252

30. Torchlight (1985)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

4.0
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The marriage of a young and successful couple is jeopardized when he becomes heavily addicted to cocaine. Her inability to help him and his inability to stop are leading them both into a downward spiral.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Steve Railsback, Ian McShane, Al Corley

Votes: 81

31. Lovelines (1984)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.4
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Greed, lust, dirty tricks and bloody fist fights... All those things that make life worth living. When Piper and Rick, the two hottest properties in the Battle of the Bands want to make it,... See full summary »

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Greg Bradford, Mary Beth Evans, Michael Winslow, Don Michael Paul

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.29M

32. The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins (1984 TV Movie)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy

5.3
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D.C. is a dreamer who can't keep in the real world longer than a few minutes. After a top secret disk finds its way in his backpack, he finds himself right in the middle of a big spy ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Gary Coleman, Bernie Casey, Shelley Smith, Fred Dryer

Votes: 151

33. Stitches (1985)

R | 89 min | Comedy

4.4
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The misadventures of three students in medical school.

Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Geoffrey Lewis, Brian Tochi, Robin Dearden

Votes: 271

34. Sweet Revenge (1984 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

5.5
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While a major in the U.S. Army, Joe Cheever has a fling with his commanding officer's daughter that results in a pregnancy. Cheever convinces the girl to have an illegal abortion. The ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Kevin Dobson, Kelly McGillis, Alec Baldwin, Savannah Smith Boucher

Votes: 200

35. The Ghost Dance (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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The spirit of a long-dead warrior possesses the body of an Indian medicine man and turns him into a homicidal maniac.

Director: Peter F. Buffa | Stars: Julie Amato, Victor Mohica, Henry Bal, Frank Salsedo

Votes: 131

36. Sins of the Past (1984 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

6.7
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A ring of call girls leaves the "business" when one of them is murdered. The survivors change their names and leave town. However, they are reunited 15 years later when another one of them ... See full summary »

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: Barbara Carrera, Kim Cattrall, Debby Boone, Tracy Reed

Votes: 69

37. My Life and Times (1991– )

30 min | Drama, History, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Ben Miller was an elderly man living in a nursing home in the year 2035, who frequently reminisced about his past life in this critically acclaimed series. Each episode was set in a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Irwin, Megan Mullally, Helen Hunt, Matt McGrath

Votes: 35

38. The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years (2004 TV Movie)

6.4
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The Brady family is having dinner and their long missing beloved dog Tiger appears, but something is diffrent about him. He tries to attack the family but Mike defends them and is bitten in... See full summary »

Stars: Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland

Votes: 63

39. 1 vs. 100 (2006– )

Game-Show

6.2
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One contestant competes against 100 people by answering trivia questions for a chance to win a huge cash prize.

Stars: Bob Saget, Dexter Takashi Odani, Richard Rubin, Jaclyn Dahm

Votes: 814

40. Happy (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A former child show host misses the good old days. He and his sidekick from the show are doing a gig when the place gets robbed and the sidekick murdered. The host is the only one who saw the robber well so the robber goes after him.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Dee Wallace, Henry Silva, Jack Gilford

Votes: 45

41. Freak Out (2014– )

30 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.3
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This hidden-camera show features unsuspecting people, whose fears come to life before their eyes with elaborate special effects, intricate makeup, twisted actors and multiple cameras capturing the scenario from every angle.

Stars: Daniel Amerman, Jessica Jade Andres, Shakira Barrera, Julie Birke

Votes: 35

42. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

Votes: 842 | Gross: $0.30M

43. The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion (1993 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

8.5
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Director: Dave Powers | Stars: Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Pearl Bailey, Lucille Ball

Votes: 72

44. The Go-Go's: Turn to You (1984 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

6.5
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The Go-Go's perform in the music video for the song "Turn to You" from their album "Talk Show" recorded for I.R.S. Records. Belinda Carlisle and several members of the band are dressed in ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's, Gina Schock

Votes: 6

45. Kissing School for Losers (2011)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Two stoner brothers try to save their mother's house from foreclosure by opening up the very first 'Kissing School for Losers', where they hire hot girls to teach geeks/nerds/anyone who will pay how to be cool.

Director: Chris Kato | Stars: Robbie Moore, Jirard Khalil, Laura Oliver, Amanda Groth

Votes: 33

46. This Is a Business (2006)

103 min | Comedy

7.5
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Resolved to become a "somebody," a shipping clerk starts his own business knowing only that he intends either to create a product or to provide a service, and whichever one it is, he pledges, it will be good, for everyone.

Director: Tom Stern | Stars: Nathan Nolan, Rick Schiaffo, Henry Vega, Liz Maccie

Votes: 19

47. Strange Felony Files: Deadly Sinner (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime

8.2
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Director: Keith Cornell | Stars: Heather Brooker, Samm Hill, L.G. Ross, Mark Lezotte

Votes: 8

48. Balderdash (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Stars: Tim Meadows, Stephanie Miller, Andy Kindler, Wendy Liebman

Votes: 11

49. Nun Fu (2005)

5 min | Action, Short

7.9
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Director: Chris Hall | Stars: K.K. Goodrich, Nick Machado, John Richard Petersen, Beth Gargan

Votes: 19

50. Harmony Heights (2006)

30 min | Short, Comedy

8.5
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Everyone lives comfortable, predictable lives. Everyone except the four residents of 734 Leary Way. Hunter is a young man living on his own for the first time and trying to live a life ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Brown | Stars: Curt Clendenin, Michelle Lang, Christopher DeMaci, Darline Jarry

Votes: 6



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