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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 659,412

2. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 145,561

3. Veronica Mars (2004– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 64,204

4. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 20,368

5. Brightburn (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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44 Metascore

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

Director: David Yarovesky | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Abraham Clinkscales

Votes: 43,936 | Gross: $17.30M

6. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 234,656

7. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A dramedy centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Patterson

Votes: 88,619

8. Smallville (2001–2011)

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

7.4
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 110,097

9. Halloween (I) (2018)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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67 Metascore

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney

Votes: 95,969 | Gross: $159.34M

10. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 157,852

11. Banshee (2013–2016)

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

8.4
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An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 77,760

12. Hemlock Grove (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 46 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Secrets are just part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove,where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.

Stars: Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 34,629

13. 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: 358,898 | Gross: $54.51M

14. Hart of Dixie (2011–2015)

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

7.7
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New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Wilson Bethel

Votes: 41,633

15. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 120,554

16. Welcome to Marwen (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel, Matt O'Leary, Nikolai Witschl

Votes: 11,618 | Gross: $10.76M

17. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.2
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35 Metascore

The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 86,492 | Gross: $63.08M

18. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Twin siblings Dipper and Mabel Pines spend the summer at their great-uncle's tourist trap in the enigmatic Gravity Falls, Oregon.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 56,531

19. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town just outside of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 5,137

20. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,426

21. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 322,790 | Gross: $127.00M

22. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller, Western

6.3
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 127,505 | Gross: $12.05M

23. Juliet, Naked (2018)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.6
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67 Metascore

Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Rose Byrne, Kitty O'Beirne, Alex Clatworthy

Votes: 13,538 | Gross: $3.44M

24. Cougar Town (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Follows the escapades and relationships of a group of neighbors living in Gulfhaven, Florida.

Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd

Votes: 38,991

25. The House (I) (2017)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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30 Metascore

After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas

Votes: 35,180 | Gross: $25.48M

26. Corner Gas (2004–2009)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The life, or lack thereof, of a proprietor of a gas station, which is the only stop for miles around and a hub of action on the Prairies.

Stars: Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson

Votes: 5,049

27. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 80,379 | Gross: $44.89M

28. The Glades (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall

Votes: 11,119

29. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 43,590

30. Odd Thomas (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 44,403

31. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 760

32. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)

TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

7.5
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Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."

Stars: Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Kristofor Brown, Tracy Grandstaff

Votes: 25,812

33. American Gothic (1995–1996)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A quiet and seemingly quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares standing in his way. The only one he does fear is a young boy whom he fathered through rape.

Stars: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 3,878

34. The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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53 Metascore

An unusually brave mouse helps to restore happiness to a forlorn kingdom after making friends with a gentleman rat.

Directors: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 34,301 | Gross: $50.88M

35. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robin Dunne

Votes: 13,799

36. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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49 Metascore

Two working class brothers court three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Crudup

Votes: 10,762 | Gross: $5.94M

37. Ballykissangel (1996–2001)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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An English priest is transferred to a small Irish village.

Stars: Frankie McCafferty, Joe Savino, Deirdre Donnelly, Gary Whelan

Votes: 1,213

38. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.3
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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect.

Director: Brent Maddock | Stars: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart

Votes: 14,813

39. Where the Heart Is (1997–2006)

Not Rated | 50 min | Drama

6.4
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The ultimate story of families, love, and growth within a small British community. Sisters-in-law Peggy Snow and Ruth Goddard deal with life's trials and tribulations realistically, very ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley Dunlop, Christian Cooke, Philip Middlemiss, William Travis

Votes: 248

40. Mystery, Alaska (1999)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.7
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49 Metascore

This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Russell Crowe, Burt Reynolds, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack

Votes: 24,540 | Gross: $8.89M

41. Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A teenage girl is visited by God, disguised as everyday people, and is given assignments and tasks that eventually have a positive outcome on people's lives.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Ritter

Votes: 8,563

42. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr

Votes: 7,222 | Gross: $5.55M

43. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

60 min | Comedy

6.5
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Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness

Votes: 1,105

44. Postal (2007)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

In the ironically named city of Paradise, a recently laid-off loser teams up with his cult-leading uncle to steal a peculiar bounty of riches from their local amusement park; somehow, the recently arrived Taliban have a similar focus, but a far more sinister intent.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Zack Ward, Dave Foley, Verne Troyer, Chris Coppola

Votes: 21,703 | Gross: $18.01M

45. The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1992–1996)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.

Stars: Michael C. Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Judy Grafe, Alison Fanelli

Votes: 8,600

46. Peacock (2010)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town's bank clerk.

Director: Michael Lander | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Susan Sarandon, Josh Lucas

Votes: 10,175

47. Wishbone (1995–1998)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.2
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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

Stars: Larry Brantley, Jordan Wall, Christie Abbott, Adam Springfield

Votes: 3,085

48. Freddy's Nightmares (1988–1990)

TV-14 | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Freddy, the dream serial killer, hosts this anthology of stories set in Springwood.

Stars: Robert Englund, Todd Allen, Sandahl Bergman, Anne E. Curry

Votes: 2,460

49. My Name Is Bruce (2007)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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36 Metascore

Mistaken for his character Ash from the 'Evil Dead' trilogy, Bruce Campbell is forced to fight a real monster in a small Oregon town.

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe, Ted Raimi

Votes: 23,002 | Gross: $0.17M

50. The Torkelsons (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.8
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As a single mother of five, Mrs. Millicent Torkelson is a do-it-yourselfer with a flair for finding ingenious ways to make ends meet and making the best of bad times. Her oldest daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette, Lee Norris, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 864



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