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1. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Episode: Security (2014)

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama

8.9
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Olive goes to see Christopher and his second wife in New York, but soon returns to Maine, where she receives some bad news about Henry.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, SerahRose Roth, Sean Vincent, Patrick French

Votes: 436

2. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 328,756

3. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Episode: A Different Road (2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.7
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Christopher comes up with the idea of counseling after Olive and Henry have a scary episode following dinner with friends.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, SerahRose Roth, Sean Vincent, Patrick French

Votes: 461

4. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Episode: Incoming Tide (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama

8.7
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Kevin returns to Maine and Olive is able to convince him to stay over and attend Christopher's wedding-rehearsal dinner. Olive clashes with the bride's mother and scares the flower girl at the ceremony.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Nancy E. Carroll, Rosemarie DeWitt

Votes: 507

5. State of Grace (2001–2004)
Episode: Love, Love Me Do (2001)

Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bailey-Reed, Jason Blicker, Carl M. Craig

Votes: 6

6. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Oliver Platt, Michael Murphy

Votes: 1,326

7. The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001 TV Special)

8.5
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Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.

Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Javier Bardem, Jamie Bell, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 73

8. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
Episode: Pharmacy (2014)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama

8.4
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Math teacher Olive Kitteridge attempts to help Kevin, a smart but timid student whose mother is suffering from depression. Her son Christopher isn't happy though. Henry goes on a hunting trip that concludes with a tragedy.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Nancy E. Carroll, Rosemarie DeWitt

Votes: 580

9. Olive Kitteridge (2014)

TV-14 | 239 min | Drama

8.3
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A middle-school math teacher Olive and her marriage with Henry which spans 25 years.

Stars: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Ken Cheeseman, Ann Dowd

Votes: 15,029

10. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 329,877 | Gross: $54.51M

11. State of Grace (2001–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Set in 1965 this comedy/drama follows the adventures of a 12 year old Jewish girl named Hannah who is best friends with Grace, a 12 year old Catholic girl. They both attend the local ... See full summary »

Stars: Mae Whitman, Alia Shawkat, Michael Mantell, Erica Yohn

Votes: 541

12. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 555,333 | Gross: $24.61M

13. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.1
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 6,263

14. Leg Work (1987– )

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The life and cases of a female ex-prosecutor turned private detective.

Stars: Margaret Colin, Frances McDormand, Patrick James Clarke, Robert Dorfman

Votes: 44

15. 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018 TV Special)

Comedy, Music

8.1
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The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2017, were presented on January 21, 2018 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.

Director: Alan Carter | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Rosanna Arquette, Jonathan Banks, Kristen Bell

Votes: 35

16. The 42nd Annual Tony Awards (1988 TV Special)

Family

8.0
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Tony Award is the popular name of award, annually awarded for achievements in area of the American theatre, including a musical theatre. Complete official name of bonus - "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre".

Director: Walter C. Miller | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Kimberleigh Aarn, Joan Allen, Scott Bakula

Votes: 23

17. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 101,561 | Gross: $32.02M

18. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 233,235 | Gross: $32.53M

19. The 65th Annual Tony Awards (2011 TV Special)

185 min | Music

7.9
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Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Frank Abagnale Jr., Nick Adams, Theoni V. Aldredge

Votes: 92

20. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)
Episode: A Day's Wages (1986)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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A young ex-con named Louis Harper steals from his boss, John Brady. Brady hires Spenser to prove it and Harper hires Hawk to protect him from leg-breakers. Spenser and Hawk team up to solve Louis' murder.

Director: Richard A. Colla | Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Barbara Stock, Ron McLarty

Votes: 12

21. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 288,760 | Gross: $45.51M

22. Mississippi Burning (1988)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.8
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65 Metascore

Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif

Votes: 77,959 | Gross: $34.60M

23. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 117,321 | Gross: $5.08M

24. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 8,298

25. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 161,760 | Gross: $56.12M

26. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 103,393 | Gross: $6.15M

27. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 39,304 | Gross: $6.11M

28. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 491

29. The Botany of Desire (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Schwarz, Edward Gray | Stars: Frances McDormand, Michael Pollan

Votes: 465

30. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 78,903 | Gross: $2.15M

31. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

Votes: 96,671 | Gross: $7.49M

32. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 813

33. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker | Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 269

34. The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1997 TV Special)

News

7.6
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Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.

Stars: Andre Agassi, Joan Allen, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 28

35. State of Grace (2001–2004)
Episode: A Book by Its Cover (2001)

Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Director: Dennis Erdman | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bailey-Reed, Taylor Beacom, Jason Blicker

Votes: 5

36. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Washington Deceased (1985)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama

7.6
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The hunt is on for the so called 'Melon Felon' who decapitates his female victims. Chief Daniels criticizes Mayo's work the morning after they had dinner together. LaRue tr's attempt to pull a prank on foul mouthed Lt. Tabor misfires.

Director: Mark Frost | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 34

37. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

Votes: 25,965 | Gross: $13.27M

38. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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68 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 115,511 | Gross: $22.85M

39. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 58,438 | Gross: $19.39M

40. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Passage to Libya (1985)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.4
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Operation Dirty Disco sees Goldblume and Coffey posing as waiters and Gina Srignoli wearing a mic to catch Al DiPiano. Belker and Tataglia are back together and suddenly Jablonski is giving... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 36

41. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: Queen for a Day (1985)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.4
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Hunter buys a tank and blows Renko and Belker's undercover operation on his first outing. Several officers pose as streetwalkers and Coffey is conflicted when he has to arrest his high ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 36

42. North Country (2005)

R | 126 min | Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States, Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Director: Niki Caro | Stars: Charlize Theron, Jeremy Renner, Frances McDormand, Thomas Curtis

Votes: 36,781 | Gross: $18.32M

43. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery and suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 1,725

44. She's The Best Thing In It (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Mary Louise Wilson, Tony Award winner (Grey Gardens), travels to her hometown of New Orleans to teach acting to skeptical members of the You Tube generation. An examination of the actor's ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Nyswaner | Stars: Mary Birdsong, Tyne Daly, Dave Davis, Valerie Harper

Votes: 30

45. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: G.Q. (1985)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

7.3
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Hill refuses to work with Renko anymore after the latter hesitated the night before. Coffey and Bates clean up a bum for Davenport so she can use him as a witness. Jablonski is accused of setting fire to the BowlMor Lanes bowling alley.

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 38

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Springfield Elementary is divided into two separate schools (one for boys, one for girls) following Principal Skinner's demotion. Concerned that the boys are receiving a higher standard of education, Lisa disguises herself as a boy.

Director: Nancy Kruse | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 904

47. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Need to Know/Red Snow (1986)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.3
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In NEED TO KNOW, government investigator Edward Sayers visits a small rural community where insanity is spreading among the residents. In RED SNOW, Russian KGB Colonel Ulyanov goes to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Lynch, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: William Petersen, Robin Gammell, Frances McDormand, Harold Ayer

Votes: 172

48. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Talking With (1995)

69 min | Music

7.3
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Adapted from the group of stage monologues by the pseudononymous "Jane Martin," this is a series of characters snake handler, daughter, baton twirler, washed-up rodeo cowgirl, tattoed woman... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Kathy Bates, Beverly D'Angelo, Marcia Gay Harden, Celeste Holm

Votes: 23

49. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
Episode: The Life and Time of Dominic Florio Jr. (1985)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

7.3
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While demonstrating, a pro-life activist accidentally sends a pregnant woman into premature labor. LaRue and Washington film a home security video but the director is aiming for a more ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, Robert Prosky

Votes: 36

50. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

Votes: 24,861 | Gross: $12.29M



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