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1. Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey (2014)

Documentary

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Director: Scott Teems | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Hal Holbrook, Cherry Jones, Robert Patrick

Votes: 16

2. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 680,786

3. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)
Episode: Flip (1998)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy

8.9
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Larry, Hank, Arthur and the staff prepare for, and put on, Larry's last show.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Penny Johnson Jerald

Votes: 135

4. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: The Voice of Tinker Jones (1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.9
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A deaf-mute traveling tinker may have the only solution after Rev. Alden's request for a new church bell starts the Kennedys and Olesons feuding over who will donate the bell and who will take the credit.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 195

5. 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, Mustafa Sönmez

Votes: 4,657

6. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)
Episode: Money Crop (1975)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.7
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Fearing a swindle, angry Walnut Grove farmers vent their frustration on the anxious, pregnant wife of the man who promised them a good deal on hybrid corn and then doesn't show up with the ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 161

7. Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008– )

TV-14 | 4 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.6
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Zach Galifinakas comically interviews various celebrites between two ferns.

Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bradley Cooper, Misty Monroe

Votes: 4,059

8. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.6
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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,968

9. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Halloween Party (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.6
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Monica and Chandler are having a costume party for Halloween. Phoebe bumps into Ursula who is getting married in a week and invites her in return for Ursula's invitation for the wedding. ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,555

10. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014 TV Special)

150 min | Biography, Music

8.5
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A tribute to the Beatles, airing at the exact time as their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years earlier.

Director: Gregg Gelfand | Stars: Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons

Votes: 150

11. Iconoclasts (2005–2012)
Episode: Sean Penn and Jon Krakauer (2007)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary

8.5
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Sean Penn and author Jon Krakauer discuss their passions. Penn's film "Into the Wild," is based on Krakauer's true story set in the Alaskan wilderness.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn

Votes: 13

12. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.4
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Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, traveler, visits places all around the world sampling various foods.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Tom Vitale, Zamir Gotta, Todd Liebler

Votes: 5,760

13. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 36,840

14. Brando (2007 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.

Directors: Mimi Freedman, Leslie Greif | Stars: Marlon Brando, Edward R. Murrow, Janet Aemisegger, Betty Gossell

Votes: 567

16. The Graham Norton Show (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Irish comedian Graham Norton hosts his very own chat show, which includes chatting to A-list celebrities, the very famous Red Chair game, live music, lots of jokes and fun from Graham and the celebrities themselves.

Stars: Graham Norton, Ricky Gervais, James McAvoy, Jack Whitehall

Votes: 8,683

17. 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: 6,925

18. Tinseltown TV (2002– )

60 min | Music, News

8.3
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Five camera crews are in action all week bringing audiences the best in film premieres, behind the scenes exclusives, music events, fashion shows and celebrity parties across the globe.

Stars: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 889

19. Viva la Bam (2003–2006)
Episode: Fort Knoxville (2004)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

8.3
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Johnny Knoxville shows up at Bam's place and him and Dunn proceed to start a prank war with Bam and the others.

Stars: Bam Margera, Phil Margera, April Margera, Vincent Margera

Votes: 71

20. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 284,094

21. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.2
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 11,183

22. Into the Wild: The Experience (2008 Video)

17 min | Short

8.2
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Hal Holbrook, Jon Krakauer, Sean Penn

Votes: 69

23. Into the Wild: The Story, the Characters (2008 Video)

21 min | Short

8.2
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Marcia Gay Harden, Emile Hirsch, Hal Holbrook, William Hurt

Votes: 47

24. VH1 Rock Honors: The Who (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Music

8.2
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Directors: David Mallet, Jeff Roe | Stars: Jack Black, Roger Daltrey, David Duchovny, The Flaming Lips

Votes: 38

25. La nuit des Césars (1976– )
Episode: 34ème nuit des Césars (2009)

Documentary

8.2
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Stars: Antoine de Caunes, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christine Albanel, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 5

26. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Back Off Mary Poppins (2004)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Charlie is having some friends coming over to his house to have a gathering but Alan is not invited. Things got worse when Alan is also not invited to Judith's party even though her guests are Alan's friends.

Director: Pamela Fryman | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 1,068

27. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Sean Penn (2005)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Sean Penn, Neil Rosen

Votes: 47

28. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 525,189 | Gross: $18.35M

29. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,300

30. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 20,850

31. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 82,207 | Gross: $4.45M

32. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 389,244 | Gross: $90.14M

33. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 663

34. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | News

8.0
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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

Votes: 2,193

35. War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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57 Metascore

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Spiro Agnew, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Arnett, Wolf Blitzer

Votes: 1,051

36. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One with the Stain (2001)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Chandler hires a maid, whom Monica suspects is stealing her clothing; Eric has trouble forgetting Ursula when he breaks up with her to date Phoebe.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 2,366

37. Carlito's Way (1993)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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65 Metascore

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

Votes: 185,896 | Gross: $36.95M

38. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,481

39. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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A documentary featuring letters written by U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, J. Kenneth Campbell, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,649

40. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 3,185 | Gross: $0.30M

41. Ellen (1994–1998)
Episode: Emma (1997)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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While attending a Hollywood social party with Paige, Ellen spots British actress Emma Thompson making out with another woman and afterward convinces Paige to hire her as Emma's personal ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Joely Fisher, David Anthony Higgins, Clea Lewis

Votes: 59

42. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 315,617 | Gross: $48.32M

43. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 289,139 | Gross: $22.86M

44. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

TV-PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,401

45. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2005–2012)
Episode: Haiti (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

7.8
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In this episode, Tony visits the Caribbean nation of Haiti.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Sean Penn

Votes: 46

46. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Episode: Part One (2006)

TV-MA | 67 min | Documentary

7.8
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Act 1 of 4. Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans in 2005.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 54

47. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)
Episode: Part Two (2006)

TV-14 | 65 min | Documentary

7.8
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Act 2 of 4. Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans in 2005.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 48

48. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Richard Pryor/Sean Penn/Kenny G (1986)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.8
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Johnny delivers a eulogy for a rooster. Richard Pryor (Critical Condition (1987)); Sean Penn discusses his combative relations with the press and his marriage to Madonna. Also: Kenny G performs.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Richard Pryor

Votes: 5

49. 21 Grams (2003)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston

Votes: 213,075 | Gross: $16.25M

50. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

TV-PG | 90 min | News

7.7
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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 519



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