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1. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.

Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 104,971

2. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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71 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 4,474 | Gross: $15.48M

3. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 117,680 | Gross: $108.25M

4. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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75 Metascore

A tennis player frames his unfaithful wife for first-degree murder after she inadvertently hinders his plan to kill her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 142,314 | Gross: $0.01M

5. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy

5.9
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In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

Votes: 186

6. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 7,849

7. Manhattan (1979)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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83 Metascore

The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Michael Murphy

Votes: 122,664 | Gross: $45.70M

8. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 17,643 | Gross: $22.61M

9. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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61 Metascore

Two disparate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 20,455

10. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 6,991

11. What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018)

116 min | Documentary

8.6
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Ira Steven Behr explores the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Directors: Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone | Stars: Max Grodénchik, Andrew Robinson, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor

Votes: 550

12. I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Paul Rudd, Saoirse Ronan, Tracey Ullman

Votes: 16,353

13. Delirious (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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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: 7,202 | Gross: $5.55M

14. Nurse Betty (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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69 Metascore

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 31,952 | Gross: $25.17M

15. Permanent Midnight (1998)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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57 Metascore

A comedy writer struggles to overcome his addiction to heroin.

Director: David Veloz | Stars: Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Jay Paulson, Spencer Garrett

Votes: 6,618 | Gross: $1.17M

16. Promises..... Promises! (1963)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Director: King Donovan | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Mickey Hargitay

Votes: 345

17. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

Votes: 2,993

18. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Drama

7.3
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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 7,470

19. Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,069

20. Truth About Men (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Mads, a 34-year-old scriptwriter, goes through a crisis in life when a close friend of his has a stroke and ends up in a coma. Mads breaks up with his girlfriend for ten years and tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Tuva Novotny, Rosalinde Mynster, Signe Egholm Olsen

Votes: 1,205

21. Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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68 Metascore

A documentary that explores the world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them.

Director: Des Doyle | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Kristen Bell, David Boreanaz, Matthew Carnahan

Votes: 1,124 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009– )

Comedy

7.5
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Best friends and collaborators for over 20 years, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter finally have their own TV show. There's just one problem: they are their own worst enemies.

Stars: Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Jessi Klein, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 743

23. The Discarnates (1988)

115 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Harada is a successful scenario writer, and his best buddy has just announced an intention to propose to Harada's ex-wife. Recovering from the shock, Harada indulges in melancholy, mainly ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Morio Kazama, Kumiko Akiyoshi, Tsurutarô Kataoka, Atsuko Kawata

Votes: 177

24. Enemies of Laughter (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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47 Metascore

Enemies tells the story of a playwright and sitcom writer Paul Halpern (Academy Award Nominee David Paymer) who can't buy a break!

Director: Joey Travolta | Stars: David Paymer, Judge Reinhold, Rosalind Chao, Peter Falk

Votes: 140

25. The Martin Short Show (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Stars: Martin Short, Jan Hooks, Noley Thornton, Zack Duhame

Votes: 20

26. Dhill (2001)

158 min | Action, Drama

7.0
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A young police aspirant gets into an altercation with a corrupt cop, who then proceeds to ruin his life and career prospects.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Vikram, Laila, Ashish Vidyarthi, Nassar

Votes: 667

27. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

Votes: 146

28. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Harlan Ellison, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Edie Adams

Votes: 550

29. You Wrote It, You Watch It (1992– )

Comedy

7.4
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A very short-lived sketch comedy show which aired on MTV and was hosted by Jon Stewart.

Stars: Joe Finfera, Jon Stewart, Micki Barnett, Mike Grief

Votes: 32

30. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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69 Metascore

The story of the actress, writer, and broadcasting pioneer Gertrude Berg.

Director: Aviva Kempner | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Lewis Berg, Sara Chase, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Votes: 206 | Gross: $1.13M

31. Punched Up (2006– )

30 min | Comedy

2.1
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Punched Up is a 13-episode mockumentary series for the Comedy Network. Satirizing makeover programs and reality TV, the series features a crack team of comedy writers who take the average ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Baram, Pat Thornton, Lauren Ash, Scott Montgomery

Votes: 236

32. The Prince of Soap (2006)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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A soap opera screenwriter writes a romance for herself and the star of the show.

Director: Janne Kuusi | Stars: Pamela Tola, Mikko Leppilampi, Outi Mäenpää, Teijo Eloranta

Votes: 627

33. Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary, Animation, History

4.8
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A retrospective look at the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon show, from the creative talent behind the scenes to the cast of animated characters and the cultural and historical influences behind the show's gags.

Director: Marino Amoruso | Stars: Howard Brandy, Allan Burns, William Conrad, June Foray

Votes: 50

34. Better Call Saul: Day One (2015 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stars: Jonathan Banks, Melissa Bernstein, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould

Votes: 6

35. Robert Caswell, Writer (1989 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Talk-Show

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Director: Jason Wheatley | Stars: Robert Caswell, Peter Thompson, John Seale

36. Coming Out Party (2003 Video)

79 min | Comedy

6.6
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One of a kind stand up comedy. It depicts seven Gay guys hilariously explaining their personal and their friends Coming out story. A great comical stand up comedy based on real life stories. Each comedian takes his hilarious time on stage.

Director: Rich Tackenberg | Stars: Renee Hicks, John Riggi, Bob Smith, Dan Renzi

Votes: 66

37. Scriptwriting: A Seminar with Robert Caswell (1985 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Crime, Talk-Show

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Director: John Wiggins | Star: Robert Caswell

38. Stark: An Interview with Ben Elton (2007 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Ben Elton, Colin Friels, Deborra-Lee Furness, Bill Hunter

39. Truthhorse (2004–2005)

22 min | Comedy

5.5
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Six guys set to make a TV show entirely on their own.

Stars: Brad Cowan, Matthew Kassirer, Arthur Maughan, Ryan McCammon

Votes: 126

40. Letterbox (2017– )
Episode: Episode #2.22 (2018)

29 min | Game-Show

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Mel Giedroyc hosts another edition of the game show in which contestants try to crack the passwords one letter at a time.

Director: John L. Spencer | Star: Mel Giedroyc

41. Talking Dead (2011– )
Episode: How It's Gotta Be (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Chris Hardwick and his guests Scott M. Gimple, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Khary Payton discuss tonight's mid-season finale of The Walking Dead (2010).

Director: Russell Norman | Stars: Chris Hardwick, Scott M. Gimple, Yvette Nicole Brown, Khary Payton

Votes: 41

42. Talking Saul (2016– )
Episode: Mabel (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Talk-Show

8.1
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Director: Russell Norman | Stars: Chris Hardwick, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 9

43. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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The life and career of the renowned television writer and creator of the classic science fiction series, "The Twilight Zone."

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Lee Grant, Rod Serling, Mitchell Greenberg, John Frankenheimer

Votes: 154

44. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Science Fiction, Science Fact (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Is science-fiction rooted in science? Has science caught up to science-fiction, past and present? Is there any scientific technology that has surpassed science-fiction? This episode explores these questions and more.

Director: Colin Campbell | Stars: Erik Thompson, Pamela L. Gay, André Bormanis, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 52

45. Talking Dead (2011– )
Episode: The Calm Before (2019)

TV-14 | 41 min | Talk-Show

9.0
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Host Chris Hardwick and his guests Scott M. Gimple, Avi Nash, and Brett Butler discuss tonight's episode of The Walking Dead (2010).

Director: Russell Norman | Stars: Chris Hardwick, Scott M. Gimple, Avi Nash, Brett Butler

Votes: 47

46. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)
Episode: The Mind Is Like a Monkey (2014)

TV-MA | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Torgeir wants to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Lillehammer Winter Olympics while Roar returns to Rio.

Director: Øystein Karlsen | Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Robert Skjærstad

Votes: 189

47. Talking Dead (2011– )
Episode: Wrath/What's Your Story? (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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Host Chris Hardwick and his guests discuss tonight's episode of The Walking Dead (2010).

Director: Mike Corey | Stars: Chris Hardwick, Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 47



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