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1. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 130,298

2. Goosebumps (2015)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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60 Metascore

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

Votes: 68,702 | Gross: $80.08M

3. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 89,347 | Gross: $2.54M

4. Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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54 Metascore

The big screen adaptation of Perry's stage play about the trials of marriage, and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Malik Yoba

Votes: 11,402 | Gross: $55.18M

5. 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: 57,963 | Gross: $19.39M

6. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 18,256 | Gross: $2.59M

7. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,147 | Gross: $18.05M

8. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda

Votes: 3,076

9. An L.A. Minute (2018)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.0
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15 Metascore

"An L.A. Minute" is a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of Celebrity. Best-selling author Ted Gold... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Adams | Stars: Kiersey Clemons, Gabriel Byrne, Bob Balaban, Kimberly Crandall

Votes: 28 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War

6.4
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65 Metascore

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Luke Ganalon, Joseph Garcia, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $1.55M

11. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

Votes: 646

12. Edo Porn (1981)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The famous woodblock artist Hokusai (1760-1849), a widower in need of a steady income, lives with his daughter Oei in the house of his friend Bakin.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Ken Ogata, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yûko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi

Votes: 246

13. How to Cook Your Life (2007)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

6.0
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A Zen priest in San Francisco and cookbook author use Zen Buddhism and cooking to relate to everyday life.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Edward Espe Brown, Doris Dörrie

Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.08M

14. Dora Heldt: Wind aus West mit starken Böen (2016 TV Movie)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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A researcher returns to her home island Sylt, Germany, in the context of a business trip and is confronted with her past love and her sister.

Director: Dirk Regel | Stars: Ann-Kathrin Kramer, Rhea Harder, Hannes Jaenicke, Sky du Mont

Votes: 7

15. Gifts from Eykis

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Announced

An intelligent female being from another Universe can save the world before it's too late by sharing her secret gifts with the professor who found and fell in love with her.

Star: Wayne Dyer

16. Cooking with Ishah Wright Produced in Full HD (2012– )

Family, News, Reality-TV

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Stars: Nate Shelby, Ishah Laurah Wright

17. Eugen Ruge - eine Familiengeschichte wird zum Bestseller (2011 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Arpad Bondy | Stars: Eugen Ruge, Alexander Fest, Christian Berkel

18. Feberdrømme (2015)

13 min | Short, Horror

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A bestselling author is struggling with writing her new book as well as a bad case of fever. Is the mysterious masked man in her dreams the key to her new novel or does he represent something far darker?

Director: Nicklas Tägtström Møller | Stars: Klaus Birkebæk, Anders Weinreich Gregersen, Sisse Engsig Karlsson, Andreas Sjølund Pedersen

19. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Allegory of Love (2009)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The fabulously successful Oxford-based fantasy novelist seems to Lewis to be the key to solving the bizarre murder of a beautiful woman with a mirror.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Katia Winter, Tom Mison, Louise Dylan, Olly Alexander

Votes: 386

20. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1958)
Episode: Ayn Rand (1959)

Talk-Show

8.3
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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand on her self-made philosophy, which Wallace calls Randism, but which Rand herself prefers to call Objectivism.

Director: Max Miller | Stars: Mike Wallace, Ayn Rand

Votes: 13

21. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Evil Eye of Egypt (2012)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When Detective Murdoch investigates a series of deaths linked to an exhibition of Egyptian antiquities, Constable Crabtree is convinced a mummy's curse is to blame.

Director: Don McCutcheon | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris, Georgina Reilly

Votes: 170

22. Michael Shayne (1960–1961)
Episode: Final Settlement (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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When Trina DeWitt, a best-selling novelist, informs her ne'er-do-well husband she has filed for a divorce, her spouse reacts violently. In the ensuing struggle the man falls on the ice pick... See full summary »

Director: Paul Stewart | Stars: Richard Denning, Jerry Paris, Patricia Donahue, Herbert Rudley

23. Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997–1998)
Episode: Halloween (1997)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Hammer's new girlfriend is brutally murdered on Halloween. It appears that a satanic cult leader who's doing time for other murders is behind it. But Hammer knows it's never that simple.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Stacy Keach, Shane Conrad, Shannon Whirry, Kent Williams

Votes: 18

24. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When the daughter of a retired police officer and a male friend are found beaten to death, Lynley brings in the recently demoted Havers to help.

Director: Sebastian Graham Jones | Stars: Tom Lawrence, Emma Willis, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small

Votes: 198

25. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's New Friend (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Maude's new male friend is gay, and Maude thinks she is being very liberal in understanding him. She learns a few truths about herself.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain

Votes: 21

26. Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)
Episode: Murder Is a Parlor Game (1979)

47 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.8
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A retired Scotland Yard homicide inspector and author of a best seller on perfect murders is forced to kill in self-defense.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Henry Jones, Lili Haydn, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 49

27. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Sex and the Married Detective (1989)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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When a successful sex therapist with a best selling book and a hit TV show is crushed to learn her business partner/lover is cheating on her, she plots appropriate revenge.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Lindsay Crouse, Julia Montgomery, Peter Jurasik

Votes: 1,146

28. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Sins of Commission (2004)

TV-14 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When Midsomer hosts its 12th Annual Literary Festival, an author is found with his neck broken. More writers will die before the winner of the competition is announced.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 383

29. Voxday Darkstream (2017– )
Episode: The Concept of the 'Right-Wing SJW' (2018)

45 min | News

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Vox Day disputes the idea that there is any such thing as a "right-wing SJW", arguing that a social justice warrior is an inherently left-wing phenomenon.

Star: Vox Day

30. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Gift of Promise (2011)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When a retired MI5 official writes her best-selling memoirs, a chapter in her book about an unsolved IRA cold case causes consternation and ultimately several murders.

Director: Metin Hüseyin | Stars: Matt Orton, Cherie Lunghi, Lucy Boynton, David Westhead

Votes: 295

31. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with Mrs. Bing (1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Chandler's flamboyant romance-novelist mother comes to visit, and Joey catches her kissing Ross. Meanwhile, Monica and Phoebe fight over a guy in a coma.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 3,023

32. The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985–1992)
Episode: The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone (1989)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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At a book signing, celebrated author Dudley Stone is approached by a rival who announces his intention to murder him. Stone turns out to be surprisingly enthusiastic about the idea.

Director: David Copeland | Stars: John Saxon, Alan Scarfe, Susan Wilson, Lewis Rowe

Votes: 54

33. What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Episode: Two Mystery Guests: author Herman Wouk; actor Van Heflin (1955)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.0
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Host and moderator, John Daly, asks panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf to don their masks, for fear they might recognize the first contestant. He is ... See full summary »

Stars: Dorothy Kilgallen, Fred Allen, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf

Votes: 18



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