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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: A Wiser Heart (1981)

TV-PG | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.8
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Laura attends a writing seminar in Arizona, but the experience is marred by a rude professor who cuts her down at every turn.

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

Votes: 124

2. Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Episode: By the Bear That Bit Me: Part 1 (1981)

G | Drama, Family, Western

8.7
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A mountain man (Eli) comes down from the mountains with his adopted child (Drew) and brings the child to Gold Hill for some education. Later, a number of the kids get themselves put into ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 14

3. 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

4. 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

5. Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Episode: By the Bear That Bit Me: Part 2 (1981)

G | Drama, Family, Western

8.5
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After Ephram is jailed and sent to Claymore work house and Will and Drew get themselves sent there also to rescue Ephram, they discover that it isn't as easy to get out as they thought. It ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11

6. Father Murphy (1981–1983)
Episode: Establish Thou the Works of Our Hands (1981)

G | Drama, Family, Western

8.4
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Moses decides to take on a hate filled youth. The youth starts to change for the better, until a dreadful accident on a freight run.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Merlin Olsen, Moses Gunn, Timothy Gibbs, Katherine Cannon

Votes: 8

7. 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: 6,735

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Like No Business I Know (1994)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

8.1
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An appearance by Bobcat Goldthwait creates tension; Hank entertains a job offer from Regis Philbin.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 62

11. Lottery! (1983–1984)
Episode: Minneapolis: Six Months Down (1984)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Director: Peter Crane | Stars: Marshall Colt, Ben Murphy, Elgin Brown, Richard Eden

Votes: 8

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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: 280,705 | Gross: $70.14M

15. The Cost of Living (2013)

16 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.8
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The Cost of Living is a dark comedy that focuses on the friendship and betrayal of two childhood friends whose lives have led them down very different paths.

Director: David Beazley | Stars: Paul Popplewell, Adeel Akhtar, Endy McKay

Votes: 9

16. Little Britain USA (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2008)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy

7.7
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British tourists Lou and Andy check into their hotel in Mississippi. Carol helps a young patient check in for some surgery. Ellie Grace's mum hears her daughter saying some naughty words as... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Patrick Jann, David Schwimmer | Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Rosie O'Donnell, Harry Lennix

Votes: 140

17. 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

18. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)
Episode: Guess Who's Coming to Buffalo? (1983)

Comedy

7.6
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Bill complains of dull guests on his show while Jojo tries to get him to commit to her in their personal life. His estranged and divorced daughter Melanie Wayne visits and makes his world even more uncomfortable.

Director: Tom Patchett | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 11

19. 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: 178,951 | Gross: $25.50M

20. 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: 505

21. 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

22. 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

23. Little Britain USA (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2008)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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The President's meeting with his French counterpart is interrupted by a jealous Sebastian; Vicky Pollard vents during a boot-camp counseling session; a mens' room attendant protests, too much.

Directors: Michael Patrick Jann, David Schwimmer | Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Rose Bae, Rachel Bahler

Votes: 110

24. Little Britain USA (2008)
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2008)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

7.5
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In the Season One finale, Ellie Grace turns the table on her mom before her first sleepover; a convalescing Vicky Pollard finds a new voice; and yet another U.S. senator apologizes for an airport indiscretion.

Directors: Michael Patrick Jann, David Schwimmer | Stars: Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Harry Lennix, Davenia McFadden

Votes: 88

25. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)
Episode: Mrs. Buffalo Bill? (1983)

Comedy

7.5
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Bill suggests to JoJo that they take another stab at a relationship, then sleeps with her and changes his mind.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 11

26. 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: 13,999

27. CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Episode: Welcome Home, Jellybean (1984)

Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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A CBS Schoolbreak Special about a 12-year-old mentally-challenged girl whose parents decide to remove her from the institution where she was raised, and try to give her a home life.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Dana Hill, Deborah May, Burke Byrnes, Christopher Collet

Votes: 25

28. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)
Episode: Wilkinson's Sword (1983)

Comedy

7.4
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Unseen station manager Wilkinson devastates Bill and the entire crew by suddenly announcing, through Karl Shub, that he is canceling the program and replacing it with reruns of M*A*S*H.

Director: Tom Patchett | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 12

29. 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: 23,580 | Gross: $7.94M

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. Buffalo Bill (1983–1984)
Episode: Buffalo Bill and the Movies (1983)

Comedy

7.1
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Actress Lauren Stockton guests on Bill's show and plugs her latest movie, in which Bill wants a part. So he not only wangles an audition for a role, but even suggests a few changes to the script.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Dabney Coleman, Joanna Cassidy, Max Wright, John Fiedler

Votes: 12

35. 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: 15,264

36. 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: 17,370 | Gross: $18.14M

37. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Dead Eye (1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Murder, missing persons, and the Kennedy assassination are all part of the mysteries Jessica must face to solve.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lonny Chapman, Julian Christopher, Ben Masters

Votes: 109

38. 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: 7,167

39. 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: 21,885 | Gross: $101.30M

40. 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: 60,569 | Gross: $21.20M

41. 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

42. 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

43. Silver Spoons (1982–1987)
Episode: Band on the Run (1987)

Comedy, Family

6.6
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Alfonso quits Rick's band when they refuse to take his girlfriend's suggestions.

Director: Art Dielhenn | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Erin Gray, Alfonso Ribeiro, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 14

44. 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: 9,355 | Gross: $7.56M

45. 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: 18,525 | Gross: $64.80M

46. 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

47. Murphy Brown (1988–2018)
Episode: Hoarse Play (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Murphy loses her voice right after getting her credentials restored to the White House press room. She desperately needs a quote from the president for an important story.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Candice Bergen, Pat Corley, Faith Ford, Charles Kimbrough

Votes: 25

48. 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

49. Balderdash (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 11

50. 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: 4,638 | Gross: $17.86M



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