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1. The West Wing (1999–2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.8
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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: 57,124

2. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 46,811

3. Unsane (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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63 Metascore

A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple

Votes: 33,663 | Gross: $7.73M

4. Morning Glory (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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57 Metascore

An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Noah Bean

Votes: 68,422 | Gross: $31.01M

5. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 30,953 | Gross: $9.46M

6. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival television reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one Producer, female. Mix well, and watch the sparks fly.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

Votes: 25,083 | Gross: $51.25M

7. Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss.

Stars: Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 23,667

8. Gung Ho (1986)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

When a Japanese car company buys an American plant, the American liaison must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Gedde Watanabe, George Wendt, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 10,982 | Gross: $36.61M

9. Shattered Glass (2003)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, History

7.1
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73 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Peter Sarsgaard

Votes: 31,727 | Gross: $2.22M

10. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 24,954

11. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 9,547 | Gross: $22.23M

12. Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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An airline executive refuses to believe that pilot error by his friend caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 1,335

13. The Paper (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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New York City tabloid editor Henry's faced with tough decisions while he faces several serious life challenges, and a tempting job offer.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 12,181 | Gross: $38.82M

14. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

Votes: 2,845

15. E/R (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital, where he soon locks horns with the vivacious Dr. Eve Sheridan and attracts the ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliott Gould, Conchata Ferrell, Lynne Moody, Shuko Akune

Votes: 483

16. Filmworker (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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73 Metascore

A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.

Director: Tony Zierra | Stars: Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Brian Capron, Mike Alfreds

Votes: 1,949 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Class Action (1991)

R | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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58 Metascore

An attorney representing a traumatized accident victim finds that his opponent is a very familiar defense attorney - his own daughter.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin

Votes: 6,230 | Gross: $24.28M

18. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 3,028 | Gross: $10.88M

19. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Jonas Cord's a disagreeable young tycoon who's building planes, directing films and catting around on the corporate make, in the 1930's Hollywood.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,795 | Gross: $28.41M

20. The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, Chris Haywood

Votes: 2,707

21. The Best of Everything (1959)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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An expose of the lives and loves of Madison Avenue working girls and their higher ups.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Martha Hyer

Votes: 1,598

22. The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,951

23. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 8,050 | Gross: $0.19M

24. Happy (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.2
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Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.

Director: Roko Belic | Stars: Marci Shimoff, Ed Diener, Richard Davidson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Votes: 3,042

25. Three Little Pigs (1933)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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When a hungry wolf starts blowing down some pigs' houses, they take refuge in their sensible brother's brick house.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Dorothy Compton, Mary Moder

Votes: 4,476 | Gross: $0.25M

26. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.5
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,636 | Gross: $5.73M

27. Choose Connor (2007)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama

6.2
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46 Metascore

Idealistic 15-year old Owen gets the chance of a lifetime to be the youth spokesman for U.S. Senate Candidate Lawrence Connor, only to be exploited in a fierce campaign of TV and radio ads,... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Elliot Eberl | Stars: Darin Cooper, Chris Marquette, Alex D. Linz, James Runcorn

Votes: 287 | Gross: $0.01M

28. A Man's Job (2007)

104 min | Drama

6.6
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Unemployed man forgets his dignity to support his family.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Tommi Korpela, Maria Heiskanen, Jani Volanen, Stan Saanila

Votes: 1,908

29. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.2
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73 Metascore

A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Thomas Sung, Hwei Lin Sung, Cyrus Vance Jr., Matt Taibbi

Votes: 2,454 | Gross: $0.10M

30. Owaranai hito: Miyazaki Hayao (2016 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki following his retirement in 2013.

Director: Kaku Arakawa | Stars: Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Yuhei Sakuragi, Yukinori Nakamura

Votes: 260 | Gross: $0.19M

31. The Battle of Mary Kay (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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The film is about two companies who are battling it out for customers, Mary Kay, and one of her workers Lexi Wilcox are fighting it out with Jinger Heath. Who will win? You will have to see.

Director: Ed Gernon | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, R.H. Thomson, Barry Flatman, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 386

32. Poltron (1989)

101 min | Comedy

7.0
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Radivoje is a typical bad employee in a state-run company, who has mastered the art of sucking up to the higher-ups, so he prospers none the less. His boss is Miodrag, a hard worker who despises suck-ups. However, Miodrag is in minority.

Director: Svetislav Prelic | Stars: Ljubisa Samardzic, Zoran Cvijanovic, Mira Furlan, Radmila Zivkovic

Votes: 268

33. Amber Waves (1980 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

7.6
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A drifter stranded in Kansas accepts a job offer from a wheat harvester who, in desperation over his cancer and financial woes, attempts suicide but becomes a father-figure to the young man.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Kurt Russell, Mare Winningham, Fran Brill

Votes: 174

34. Workingman's Death (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary

8.0
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67 Metascore

A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living.

Director: Michael Glawogger

Votes: 1,584

35. Rich Hall's Working for the American Dream (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.7
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In this sobering look at the current state of the American Dream, comedian Rich Hall explains how the US viewed and treated labor throughout its history and why this inevitably led to the economic and social problems Americans face today.

Director: Chris Cottam | Stars: Rich Hall, Raymond W. Johnson

Votes: 19

36. The Ordinary People (2009)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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A pharmaceutical company throws a gala party where all the employees from the top to the bottom are invited. Asked to participate in a role playing game which is actually a massive training... See full summary »

Director: Mathias Gokalp | Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Denis Podalydès, Mélanie Doutey, Pascal Greggory

Votes: 326

37. The Left-Hand Side of the Fridge (2000)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Jules Philip

Votes: 484

38. The Clock Watcher (1945)

8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.2
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Donald Duck shirks his duties while working as a gift wrapper in a department store.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 424

39. The Country Bride (1938)

93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Director: Ivan Pyrev | Stars: Marina Ladynina, Boris Bezgin, Ivan Lyubeznov, Stepan Shagaida

Votes: 36

40. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 138

41. Forestillingen om et ukompliceret liv med en mand (2006)

50 min | Comedy

6.6
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Directors: Ib Kastrup, Jørgen Kastrup | Stars: Rikke Louise Andersson, Martin Buch, Jakob Cedergren, Maria Rich

Votes: 14

42. A Taste of Success (1983)

107 min | Drama

4.9
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Martti A. Joenpää, a serious young man and son of a poor single mother in Finnish Lapland, marries a local girl and moves south to Helsinki after landing his first job as a copywriter at a ... See full summary »

Director: Maunu Kurkvaara | Stars: Jukka-Pekka Palo, Pekka Laiho, Kaija Kangas, Soili Markkanen

Votes: 9

43. Attention danger travail (2003)

109 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Pierre Carles, Christophe Coello, Stéphane Goxe

Votes: 132

44. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.4
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone III, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 14

45. Ils ne mouraient pas tous mais tous étaient frappés (2005)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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Directors: Sophie Bruneau, Marc-Antoine Roudil

Votes: 29

46. Stick It (2014)

5 min | Short, Romance, Sport

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The single channel video STICK IT combines television footage of women's gymnastics with recordings of the artist attempting the same routines. Merging himself and the young gymnasts of the... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ramirez Perez

47. Uncertainty (2017)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Uncertainty focuses on a man named Walter Tuchowski, born February 20th, 1929, and the struggles of his family coming from Poland to America to start new lives. Settling in Crystal Falls, Michigan.

Director: Rebecca Lunn | Star: Walter Tuchowski

48. The Pleasure of Being Served (2017)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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ROSA, a domestic worker from the Philippines must choose allegiance between her boss HUDSON a rich young American and LYNN his Filipina girlfriend.

Director: Michael Manese | Stars: Mara Lee Gilbert, Angelita Esperanza, Graham Powell

49. America Works When America Works (1981)

79 min | Documentary

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Star: Lloyd Dobyns

50. Is Capitalism the Real Problem? - Rebutted! (2017 Video)

Talk-Show

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Stefan Molyneux rebuts the idea that capitalism promotes inequality.

Star: Stefan Molyneux



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