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1. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Heartbreak House (1985)

122 min | Music

8.6
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Re-creation of the Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's 1920 comedy of manners.The troubles of England are parallel with the domestic troubles of Captain Shotover's household.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Rex Harrison, Amy Irving, Rosemary Harris, Dana Ivey

Votes: 41

2. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: True West (1984)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A videotaped stage performance of Sam Shepard's play

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: John Malkovich, Sam Schacht, Gary Sinise, Margaret Thomson

Votes: 430

3. 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: 680

4. Trouble (I) (2019)

87 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A pampered dog named Trouble must learn to live in the real world, while trying to escape from his former owner's greedy children.

Director: Kevin Johnson | Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Kevin Chamberlin, Ludo Lefebvre, Colby Lopez

Votes: 315

5. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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84 Metascore

A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 573,759 | Gross: $267.67M

6. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: George Gershwin Remembered (1987)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Stars: Harold Arlen, Fred Astaire, Leonard Bernstein, Anne Brown

Votes: 61

7. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul (1988)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Aretha Franklin's recording career is examined through archival footage and interviews with family and prominent figures within the music industry.

Director: Cathe Neukum | Stars: Aretha Franklin, C.L. Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Erma Franklin

Votes: 67

8. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.5
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 509

9. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Grapes of Wrath (1991)

142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Frank Galati | Stars: Gary Sinise, Robert Breuler, Ron Crawford, Mark Deakins

Votes: 81

10. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (1986)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young boy is ridiculed by his school mates for his eccentric behavior and assertions that he can fly. Little do they know..... All parts are performed by adults in a stage-play type ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Tim Daly, James Eckhouse, Elizabeth Franz, Tom Hulce

Votes: 48

11. Shrek 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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75 Metascore

Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews

Votes: 390,366 | Gross: $436.47M

12. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 180

13. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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55 Metascore

True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud | Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako

Votes: 115,294 | Gross: $37.96M

14. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Rocket to the Moon (1986)

118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1938 New York, a dentist finds his business failing and his marriage on the rocks. Turning 40, he is a hen-pecked husband with little drive left for success. That is, until he starts ... See full summary »

Director: John Jacobs | Stars: Connie Booth, Judy Davis, William Hootkins, John Malkovich

Votes: 50

15. The Dining Room (1984 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.8
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Play by A.R.Gurney. Series of story's were it takes place in one dining room

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: Frances Sternhagen, John Shea, William H. Macy, Pippa Pearthree

Votes: 22

16. Spalding Gray: Terrors of Pleasure (1988)

60 min | Comedy

6.7
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In this comedic monologue, Spalding Gray talks about impulse-buying an old cabin in the woods and the various, constant upkeep required.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Bonnie Crotty, Ron Dunham, Bob Egan

Votes: 147

17. Puss in Boots (2011)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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65 Metascore

An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.

Director: Chris Miller | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 135,527 | Gross: $149.26M

18. Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (2001)

4 min | Short

6.6
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Director: Ian Freedman | Stars: Campbell Lane, Michael Dobson, Sam Vincent

Votes: 7

19. Hello, He Lied & Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches (2002 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary, shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel, answers the question "What does a movie producer do?" It takes the viewer through every step of movie production.... See full summary »

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Lynda Obst, Barbara Boyle, David Brown, Mark Canton

Votes: 75

20. The Junction Boys (2002 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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Story of Bear Bryant's first summer as head football coach at Texas A&M. Bear takes his charges out onto the scorched plains and sees who survives.

Director: Mike Robe | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bernard Curry, Fletcher Humphrys, Ryan Kwanten

Votes: 863

21. Shrek Forever After (2010)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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58 Metascore

Rumpelstiltskin tricks a mid-life crisis burdened Shrek into allowing himself to be erased from existence and cast in a dark alternate timeline where Rumpel rules supreme.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 171,173 | Gross: $238.37M

22. Shrek the Third (2007)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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58 Metascore

When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king. Princess Fiona, however, rallies a band of royal girlfriends to fend off a coup d'etat by the jilted Prince Charming.

Directors: Chris Miller, Raman Hui | Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 261,262 | Gross: $320.71M

23. Vinyl (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

5.9
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Aging rock group use a young fresh faced punk band to front new recordings to fool the music industry.

Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley, Perry Benson, Keith Allen

Votes: 671

24. Charming (2018)

85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Three fairy tale princesses find themselves engaged to the same guy, Prince Charming.

Director: Ross Venokur | Stars: Demi Lovato, Wilmer Valderrama, Sia, Nia Vardalos

Votes: 1,708

25. Gnome Alone (2017)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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When Chloe discovers that her new home's garden gnomes are not what they seem, she must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life and taking up the fight against the Troggs.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis | Stars: Becky G, Josh Peck, Tara Strong, Olivia Holt

Votes: 2,006

26. Shrek: Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

5.6
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Stars: David Tennant, Antonio Banderas, Richard Blackwood, Bill Damaschke

Votes: 8

27. Valiant (2005)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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45 Metascore

At the height of World War II, a tiny wood pigeon enlists in the elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service to serve Britain, as the fearsome General Von Talon and his deadly squadron of falcons patrol the English Channel. Is he a war-hero in the making?

Director: Gary Chapman | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 19,546 | Gross: $19.45M

28. Balloon Farm (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Uplifting tale about a man who grows a crop of colored balloons.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Rip Torn, Mara Wilson, Roberts Blossom, Fredric Lehne

Votes: 291

29. The Tuxedo (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.4
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30 Metascore

A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

Director: Kevin Donovan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar

Votes: 74,418 | Gross: $50.55M

30. Apprentice to Murder (1988)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.8
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Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Chad Lowe, Mia Sara, Knut Husebø

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.47M

31. Happily N'Ever After (2006)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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28 Metascore

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

Directors: Paul Bolger, Yvette Kaplan, Greg Tiernan, Dino Athanassiou | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Warburton, George Carlin

Votes: 9,682 | Gross: $15.59M

32. Space Chimps (2008)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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36 Metascore

Three chimps are sent into space to explore the possibility of alien life when an unmanned space shuttle crash lands on an uncharted planet.

Director: Kirk DeMicco | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 10,226 | Gross: $30.11M

33. A.C.O.R.N.S.: Operation Crackdown (2015)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

3.6
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A squirrel plots to pull off a major heist at a giant nut factory.

Director: Ross Venokur | Stars: Jason Jones, Will Forte, John Leguizamo, Samantha Bee

Votes: 316

34. Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010 Video)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

2.7
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Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back follows Comet, the cool techno chimp who longs to be taken seriously as a full-fledged space chimp. Comet journeys to the fantastical Planet Malgor and ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Williams | Stars: Tom Kenny, Zack Shada, Patrick Warburton, Cheryl Hines

Votes: 1,548

35. The Twits

Animation, Comedy | Announced

A pair of wicked pranksters plan an elaborate heist along with their crew of highly-trained animals.

Director: Conrad Vernon

36. Fearless (IV)

Animation, Comedy, Family | Post-production

A pair of teenagers will take on the hardest babysitting job on Earth when three super-powered babies are unlocked from a video game.

Director: Cory Edwards

37. Oz Wars

Animation | Announced

A modern-day Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" gets trapped in a world of black magic, martial arts and monsters.

Director: Mike Johnson

38. The Silk Road Rally

Animation | Filming

Racers compete in a high-stakes rally along the famous Silk Road trade route.

Director: Ross Venokur

39. The Future Is Wild

Not Rated | 88 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

A look at how life of Earth will look millions of years into the future.

40. Making of: Valiant (2005 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Barnaby Thompson, John H. Williams, Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais

41. Goose Chase

Animation | Pre-production

Characters from Mother Goose's nursery rhymes embark on an adventure to save Little Bo Peep.

Director: Ross Venokur

42. Atomic Circus

Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

A fast-talking con-man makes his way in a post-apocalyptic world.

43. Emo Boy

Comedy | Announced

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44. Alien Rock Band

Adventure, Comedy, Music | Announced

A garage band journeys across the universe to qualify for a shot at superstardom in an Intergalactic Battle of the Bands.

Director: John Stevenson

45. Chupacabras (I)

Horror | Announced

A tabloid journalist doesn't believe a word he writes, until he gets sent to investigate cattle mutilations in a West Texas.

46. Rotten Island

Animation | Announced

Story takes place on an island where monsters reign free, until one day, when a beautiful flower changes everything.

Director: John Stevenson

47. City of Dragons

Action, Fantasy | Announced

A supernatural martial arts movie set in Shanghai.

48. Buzby

Animation, Comedy, Romance | Announced

the world's first high speed animated romantic comedy starring fruit flies.



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