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1. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Everyone's Waiting (2005)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

9.9
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Nate and Brenda's daughter Willa is born, but 2 months early and at only 2 lb. 4 oz., requiring a prolonged hospital stay. Nate is convinced she won't make it and insists that he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 6,719

2. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: All Alone (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

9.6
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The family prepares for the worst funeral of their lives. Ruth makes things worse on David by taking out her pain on him until he stands up for himself, and Nate makes things worse for ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Davidson | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,654

3. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Return to Murder House (2018)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

9.4
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After being sent to the Murder House to gather information on Langdon's past, Madison and Behold discover a horrifying secret about the next Supreme.

Director: Sarah Paulson | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd

Votes: 4,077

4. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends? (2017)

TV-MA | 61 min | Biography, Drama

9.3
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Joan accepts a leading role on a new film, despite her deteriorating health; Faced with a new rival, Bette reflects on her misplaced feud with Joan.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 951

5. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Could It Be... Satan? (2018)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

9.1
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Michael's history as a teenager, and how he came to find himself at the Hawthorne Boy's school, is revealed.

Director: Sheree Folkson | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd

Votes: 3,010

6. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Kathy Bates (1998)

Talk-Show

9.0
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Interviewee: Kathy Bates

Stars: James Lipton, Kathy Bates

Votes: 6

7. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Bow Tie Asymmetry (2018)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

9.0
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When Amy's parents and Sheldon's family arrive, everybody is focused to make sure all wedding arrangements go according to plan - everyone except the bride and groom.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,412

8. Six Feet Under: In Memoriam (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

8.9
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Director: Jesse Gordon | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Alan Ball, Kathy Bates, Les Brandt

Votes: 90

9. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: Abandoned! (2017)

TV-MA | 46 min | Biography, Drama

8.9
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With production of Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte' underway, the feud intensifies; Bette reveals her vulnerabilities to Bob.

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 780

10. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 311,960

11. Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary

8.8
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Director: Steven Kochones | Stars: Alan Ball, Alan Poul, Lauren Ambrose, Kathy Bates

Votes: 44

12. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Boy Wonder (2018)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.8
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After witnessing the Apocalypse, Cordelia must act quickly to stop Michael or face the end of days.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd

Votes: 2,522

13. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Orphans (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.8
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A death at the camp causes Elsa to seek out a new home for Pepper. Meanwhile, Desiree has enough of Dell's failure as a husband, and Stanley lends Jimmy a hand.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 3,396

14. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Search Committee (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy

8.8
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The Scranton branch puts together a search committee to find the next boss, but the pool of interviewees proves to be less than impressive, and Dwight demands an interview in spite of his gun accident.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak

Votes: 2,140

15. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of a dysfunctional family who run an independent funeral home in Los Angeles.

Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 112,189

16. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 82,742

17. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their craft.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,682

18. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (1993 TV Special)

Documentary

8.7
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Elizabeth Taylor becomes the twenty-first recipient of The American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award hosted by Carol Burnett and featuring appearances by Michael Caine, Angela ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kartun | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Kathy Bates, Carol Burnett, Michael Caine

Votes: 116

19. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager (2011)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

8.7
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When Jim rejects Jo's offer, Dwight becomes acting manager at the Scranton branch, but an accident could cause his tenure to be short-lived.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, B.J. Novak

Votes: 1,942

20. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Edward Mordrake: Part 2 (2014)

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

8.7
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Mordrake hunts for a freak soul to add to his ghost troupe. Jimmy and Maggie have a run-in with Twisty the clown.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 3,290

21. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Nobody Sleeps (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Robert Lamar Griffin's rare heart disease finally takes its fatal toll, leaving behind his boyfriend Kevin Lamb, a scene-designer of the opera company where he was a lighting-designer, who ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 973

22. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: Pilot (2017)

TV-MA | 57 min | Biography, Drama

8.7
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Cast aside by Hollywood, screen legends Joan Crawford and Bette Davis battle each other when they sign up for What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 1,245

23. The Legend of Pancho Barnes and the Happy Bottom Riding Club (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

8.6
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A documentary profile of Pasadena society girl turned adventurer and aviator, Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes. In the 1920's and 30's, Barnes was Hollywood's top woman stunt pilot. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Pope | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Kathy Bates, Buzz Aldrin, Jordan Black

Votes: 59

24. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Forbidden Fruit (2018)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.6
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Ms. Venable and Ms. Mead enact a sinister plan on Halloween, while a figure from the past resurfaces.

Director: Loni Peristere | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd

Votes: 2,654

25. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Sarah O'Connor's best friend and Nate's first love Fiona Lenore Kleinschmidt falls down a mountain on a hiking trip with Sarah, causing she and her friends to stay a few days at the Fishers... See full summary »

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 898

26. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

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

8.5
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 10,742

27. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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Planned anthology series centering on famous feuds, including Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that is discontinued at the moment.

Stars: Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 14,631

28. 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: 1,403

29. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: An Open Book (2001)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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An adult film star electrocutes to death in her bathtub, which leads to a memorial service that is anything but ordinary.

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,256

30. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Head (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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Cordelia's attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke's past.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,051

31. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: More, or Less (2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Drama

8.5
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As What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? opens, Bette and Joan face uncertain prospects, Bob deals with his own difficulties, and Pauline makes a surprising offer.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 824

32. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: The New Person (2001)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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An egocentric husband is killed with a frying pan after his wife finally has enough of his mouth.

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 1,085

33. Harry's Law (2011–2012)
Episode: The Whole Truth (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Two stories overlap in this episode. Harry and Adam are defending their client Colin Danes, who is accused of raping and killing Sarah Trassino. When the jury finds the defendant not-guilty... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Karen Olivo, Justine Lupe

Votes: 57

34. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)
Episode: Twilight (2003)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Woman-killer Carl Desmond Williman finally receives the death penalty by a lethal injection in Texas, and his unemployed daughter hires Fisher & Diaz for the funeral, and sleeps with Nate ... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 846

35. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,812

36. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,880

37. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Bitchcraft (2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.4
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After discovering her unique bloodline, a young girl is whisked away to a special academy for girls who share the same lineage.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters

Votes: 4,698

38. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Chapter 6 (2016)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.4
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After the wrap of the show My Roanoke Nightmare, the producer creates a follow up show called Return to Roanoke, bringing the actors of the previous show and the real Shelby, Matt, and Lee, back to the house.

Director: Angela Bassett | Stars: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lily Rabe

Votes: 3,129

39. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Nepotism (2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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Everybody demands that Michael fire the new office assistant, but he won't because he's his nephew. Meanwhile, Pam tries to play a prank on Dwight, who has bought the office building, to make up for ruining Jim's prank.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,011

40. Harry's Law (2011–2012)
Episode: Onward and Upward (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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The firm prepares for an anniversary party. Harry & Tommy help a man labeled as a person of interest in his ex-wife's death. Oliver represents a woman who was not accepted at the college of her choice. Adam helps a man fired from his job.

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Karen Olivo, Justine Lupe

Votes: 60

41. Feud: Bette and Joan (2017– )
Episode: The Other Woman (2017)

TV-MA | 51 min | Biography, Drama

8.4
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With production on Baby Jane underway, Bette and Joan form an alliance, but outside forces conspire against them.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Jessica Lange, Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman

Votes: 937

42. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Traitor (2018)

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

8.4
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With her powers waning, Cordelia enlists the help of Coco to bring justice for the coven and take the first step in stopping Michael.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd

Votes: 1,965

43. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,930

44. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Burn, Witch. Burn! (2013)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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Zoe reveals a new power during the zombie army siege. Meanwhile, Fiona exacts revenge on Myrtle when an attack leaves Cordelia blinded.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,113

45. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Chapter 5 (2016)

TV-MA | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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The Butcher and her mob arrive at the house, with intent on killing Matt and Shelby, who are saved by an unlikely ally. The origins of the house are revealed.

Director: Nelson Cragg | Stars: Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Lily Rabe

Votes: 2,647

46. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Fearful Pranks Ensue (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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Fiona's choices rattle a decades-long truce between the Salem witches and Marie Laveau. The Council of Witchcraft pays a surprise visit to the Academy with disturbing allegations.

Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters

Votes: 3,102

47. Harry's Law (2011–2012)
Episode: In the Ghetto (2011)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Adam is traumatized when he witnesses a gang related drive-by shooting, but is amazed when a teenaged, vigilante street doctor tends to the victim before paramedics arrive. Adam represents ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Brittany Snow, Aml Ameen

Votes: 79

48. Harry's Law (2011–2012)
Episode: Last Dance (2011)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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When Josh Peyton has a mental breakdown and is charged with breaking and entering, and assault, Harry comes to his defense. Meanwhile Adam and Rachel reluctantly team up to represent death ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Brittany Snow, Aml Ameen

Votes: 60

49. Harry's Law (2011–2012)
Episode: Les Horribles (2012)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Harry represents a school principal trying to expel a student with an anxiety-based condition which causes her to have uncontrollable outbursts. In addition, Harry reaches out to Roseanna ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Karen Olivo, Mark Valley

Votes: 43

50. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Monsters Among Us (2014)

TV-MA | 61 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.3
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After their mother's murder, conjoined twins Bette and Dot are hired by struggling freak show owner Elsa Mars.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Michael Chiklis, Frances Conroy

Votes: 4,742



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