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1. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 174,665

2. North and South, Book I (1985)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 9,093

3. North and South, Book II (1986)

570 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff, Mary Crosby

Votes: 4,570

4. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

Votes: 4,906

5. Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ship (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

While Lt. Hornblower studies for his promotion examination, he is distracted by the serious supply problems that face his crew.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Denis Lawson, Ian McNeice

Votes: 3,678

6. Horatio Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil (1999 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Lt. Hornblower and his crew are captured by the enemy while escorting a Duchess who has secrets of her own.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford

Votes: 3,432

7. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 3,201

8. Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Lt. Hornblower and his mates are sent to accompany a doomed royalist invasion of revolutionary France.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Antony Sher, Samuel West

Votes: 3,484

9. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,767

10. Horatio Hornblower 3 (2003 TV Movie)

125 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Hornblower is given a dangerous mission to deliver an emigre French nobleman to a secret rendezvous near Brest while coping with enemy agents in his own ranks.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Greg Wise

Votes: 2,894

11. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 77,246

12. Jane by Design (2012)

44 min | Comedy, Drama

A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.

Stars: Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis, Erica Dasher, David Clayton Rogers

Votes: 9,821

13. The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Romance

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong, Katie Findlay

Votes: 25,124

14. Wives and Daughters (1999– )

TV-PG | 301 min | Drama

The daughter of a country doctor copes with an unwanted stepmother, an impetuous stepsister, burdensome secrets, the town gossips, and the tug on her own heartstrings for a man who thinks of her only as a friend.

Stars: Francesca Annis, Justine Waddell, Bill Paterson, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 6,365

15. North & South (2004)

TV-PG | 235 min | Drama, Romance

North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

Stars: Daniela Denby-Ashe, Richard Armitage, Tim Pigott-Smith, Sinéad Cusack

Votes: 28,116

16. The Forsyte Saga (2002–2003)

276 min | Drama, Romance

Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Rupert Graves, Gina McKee, Amanda Root

Votes: 4,916

17. Pan Am (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, History, Romance

Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Stars: Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley, Karine Vanasse

Votes: 18,385

18. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 90,633

19. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015)

60 min | Fantasy, History, Sci-Fi

In an alternate history, during the time of real life Napoleonic Wars, two men of destiny, the gifted recluse Mr. Norrell and daring spellcasting novice Jonathan Strange, use magic to help England.

Stars: Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren, Charlotte Riley

Votes: 11,153

20. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 122,192

21. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 144,056

22. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents, and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 18,150

23. Garrow's Law (2009–2011)

Biography, Drama

Garrow's Law is the true tale of William Garrow, who acted as counsel for the accused, introducing the concept of 'innocent until proved guilty' at London's Old Bailey.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Lyndsey Marshal, Rupert Graves, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 998

24. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama, Romance

In the arid 1920s Australian Outback, a Catholic priest and the beautiful granddaughter of a vast sheep station owner stand powerless before God's will, tormented by desire. How far are they willing to go in the name of love?

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 7,590

25. Braceface (2001–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

An 8th grader with preteenage problems on her mind and magical braces in her mouth tries to survive 8th grade and later, high school.

Stars: Marnie McPhail, Alicia Silverstone, Vince Corazza, Dan Petronijevic

Votes: 2,651

26. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)

159 min | Drama

In the mid 19th Century, an enigmatic young woman moves to Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone in the village and their prying questions, she remains totally aloof ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves, Sarah Badel

Votes: 2,380

27. Life with Louie (1995–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Adventures of Louie Anderson as a child, growing up with his sweet-hearted mother, his loud and war crazed father, his 10 siblings, and children at school who love to tease him.

Stars: Louie Anderson, Edie McClurg, Justin Shenkarow, Miko Hughes

Votes: 6,557

28. Princess Sissi (1997–1998)

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The smart and beautiful Sissi does everything to be with her beloved charming Prince Franz, but many people try to stop the couple from living happily ever after...

Stars: Jacob Tierney, Elle van Rijn, Wiebe-Pierre Cnossen, Vera Mann

Votes: 587

29. Sailor Moon (1995–2000)

24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The magical action-adventures of a teenage girl who learns of her destiny as the legendary warrior Sailor Moon and must band together with the other Sailor Scouts to defend the Earth and Galaxy.

Stars: Susan Roman, Jill Frappier, Katie Griffin, Ron Rubin

Votes: 11,005

30. Lovely Complex (2007– )

Animation, Comedy, Romance

Risa and Otani are always being laughed at as the comedy duo. Risa, a girl, is taller than the average girl, and Otani, a boy, is shorter than the average boy. However, Risa have a feeling for Otani that make him shock.

Stars: Akemi Okamura, Saori Higashi, Kazuko Kojima, Kae Araki

Votes: 1,888

31. Simsala Grimm - Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm (1999–2010)

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

In each episode of this German animated series, one of the famous Classical fairy tales of the brothers Grimm is told in the magical land of Simsala. The local characters Doc Croc and Yoyo ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Greaves, Nigel Pegram, Bert Franzke, Jörg Stuttmann

Votes: 525

32. Peach Girl (2005– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

Momo, a high school student, is torn between two love interests, each of whom possess great qualities.

Stars: Kate Oxley, Orion Pitts, Cherami Leigh, Robert McCollum

Votes: 300

33. Jane Eyre (2006)

TV-PG | 230 min | Drama, Romance

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.

Stars: Ruth Wilson, Toby Stephens, Lorraine Ashbourne, Aidan McArdle

Votes: 18,397

34. Dance Academy (2010–2013)

TV-PG | 24 min | Drama, Family, Music

At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. Jewish long line of doctors' heir Samuel 'Sammy' and minor juvenile offender... See full summary »

Stars: Xenia Goodwin, Alicia Banit, Dena Kaplan, Jordan Rodrigues

Votes: 3,995

35. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

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

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 145,817

36. Sex and the City (1998–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 1990s.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 99,321

37. The Hour (2011–2012)

60 min | Drama

A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

Stars: Romola Garai, Ben Whishaw, Dominic West, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 9,069

38. Cilla (2014)

138 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The life and career of British singer and entertainer Cilla Black

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Aneurin Barnard, John Henshaw, Kent Riley

Votes: 1,101

39. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 90,633

40. Girlboss (2017)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy

Sophia, a misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss. This show is loosely based on the true story of Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley

Votes: 13,986

41. We'll Take Manhattan (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Romance

A look at the love affair between 1960s supermodel Jean Shrimpton and photographer David Bailey.

Director: John McKay | Stars: Sascha Bailey, Frances Barber, Aneurin Barnard, Fiona Button

Votes: 943



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