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1. That '70s Show (1998–2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.

Stars: Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson

Votes: 143,171

2. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 390,775 | Gross: $59.70M

3. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.6
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77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 250,710 | Gross: $173.84M

4. The Stand (1994)

Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 29,511

5. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 200,549 | Gross: $30.65M

6. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

Votes: 333,379 | Gross: $166.11M

7. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Set in Genoa City, this is the long-running soap that tells the story of the struggle behind the business, and sex-savvy Abbott and Newman clans.

Stars: Doug Davidson, Eric Braeden, Peter Bergman, Joshua Morrow

Votes: 5,333

8. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.4
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

Votes: 14,607

9. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke

Votes: 264,786 | Gross: $97.10M

10. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Two families become one, step by step.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 11,488

11. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 239,515 | Gross: $39.20M

12. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 148,062 | Gross: $31.97M

13. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.8
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86 Metascore

Bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 95,972

14. NewsRadio (1995–1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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The workplace sitcom "NewsRadio" explores the office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 12,358

15. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 157,619 | Gross: $31.84M

16. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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34 Metascore

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Eugene Levy

Votes: 51,377 | Gross: $82.57M

17. The Straight Story (1999)

G | 112 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

An old man makes a long journey by lawnmower to mend his relationship with an ill brother.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter

Votes: 75,797 | Gross: $6.20M

18. Swingers (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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71 Metascore

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Votes: 71,967 | Gross: $4.51M

19. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 91,078 | Gross: $31.50M

20. The Domestics (2018)

R | 95 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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In the weeks following an apocalyptic event, a husband and wife venture across the countryside inhabited by deadly factions in search of safety, and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.

Director: Mike P. Nelson | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Tyler Hoechlin, Sonoya Mizuno, Lance Reddick

Votes: 7,078

21. Picket Fences (1992–1996)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Family

7.7
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An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in Rome, Wisconsin, a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

Stars: Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 3,577

22. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 39,898 | Gross: $28.70M

23. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps, among others, as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.

Directors: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner

Votes: 4,112

24. Proof (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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64 Metascore

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 41,478 | Gross: $7.52M

25. The Prince and Me (2004)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.9
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47 Metascore

At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Miranda Richardson, Ben Miller

Votes: 36,039 | Gross: $28.18M

26. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 21,181 | Gross: $20.34M

27. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 22,700 | Gross: $3.12M

28. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 15,965 | Gross: $1.16M

29. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

5.4
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A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,267 | Gross: $12.21M

30. The Real Cancun (2003)

R | 96 min | Documentary

2.8
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34 Metascore

Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Director: Rick de Oliveira | Stars: Benjamin Fletcher, Nicole Frilot, Roxanne Frilot, David Ingber

Votes: 3,694 | Gross: $3.71M

31. The Silent Natural (2019)

140 min | Biography, Family, History

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HE MADE THOUSANDS OF FANS CHEER, BUT NEVER HEARD ONE. William "Dummy" Hoy was one of the first Deaf Major League Baseball players in the 1800's. Being Deaf, he introduced Hand Signals for ... See full summary »

Director: David Risotto | Stars: Tyler Mane, Courtney Gains, Kathleen Kinmont, Vernon Wells

32. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,897 | Gross: $0.01M

33. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 7,022 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Stroszek (1977)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens Scheitz, Wilhelm von Homburg

Votes: 11,958

35. The Night Listener (2006)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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51 Metascore

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.

Director: Patrick Stettner | Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Joe Morton

Votes: 14,223 | Gross: $7.83M

36. The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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53 Metascore

A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 2,232

37. Blood Hook (1986)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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During a local fishing contest, people are being violently dragged into the lake and killed by a giant fish hook.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Mark Jacobs, Lisa Jane Todd, Patrick Danz, Sara Hauser

Votes: 900

38. Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Director: Eric Mandelbaum | Stars: Thora Birch, Keith Carradine, Brendan Sexton III, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.01M

39. A Map of the World (1999)

R | 125 min | Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

Director: Scott Elliott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Dara Perlmutter, David Strathairn

Votes: 3,887 | Gross: $0.54M

40. Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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62 Metascore

Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill

Votes: 2,481 | Gross: $0.10M

41. Club Wild Side (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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A couple try to save their marriage, while their houseguest discovers her sexuality.

Director: Lawrence Lanoff | Stars: Sage Kirkpatrick, Matt Fling, James Horan, Caroline Ambrose

Votes: 202

42. Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson | Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,629

43. The FBI Story (1959)

Approved | 149 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.6
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A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell

Votes: 2,735

44. Sunshine State (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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69 Metascore

A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Alex Lewis, Alan King

Votes: 3,719 | Gross: $3.06M

45. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980–1981)

Animation, Short, Adventure

5.3
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Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and his dog Mr. Cool meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time machine. The group has various adventures in different times and ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Didi Conn

Votes: 179

46. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

Votes: 5,457

47. Parting Glances (1986)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood | Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $0.54M

48. Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007 Video)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.7
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Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman, Priscilla Barnes

Votes: 1,798

49. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,583

50. It's a Great Feeling (1949)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,316



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