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1. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 214,859

2. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 354,257

3. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

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

7.5
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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: 143,248

4. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 28,411

5. The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 63,020

6. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

Votes: 107,570

7. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 13,460 | Gross: $13.99M

8. The O.C. (2003–2007)

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

7.5
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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: 75,668

9. Overboard (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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42 Metascore

After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah

Votes: 26,420 | Gross: $50.32M

10. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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An emotionally troubled young woman sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 107,719

11. The Young and the Restless (1973– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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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: 5,259

12. General Hospital (1963– )

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

6.7
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Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.

Stars: Maurice Benard, Steve Burton, Laura Wright, Kelly Monaco

Votes: 3,995

13. Days of Our Lives (1965– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.

Stars: Frances Reid, John Clarke, Macdonald Carey, Josh Taylor

Votes: 5,695

14. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013– )

Unrated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots) whose lives intertwine when Hanna Young begins working for the Cryers.

Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 2,505

15. Dallas (1978–1991)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

Votes: 10,420

16. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox

Votes: 86,195 | Gross: $30.08M

17. Home and Away (1988– )

22 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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"Home and Away" chronicles the lives, loves, happiness and heart-breaks of the residents of Summer Bay, a small coastal town just outside of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

Stars: Ray Meagher, Lynne McGranger, Emily Symons, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 5,087

18. EastEnders (1985– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.9
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The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.

Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Pam St. Clement, June Brown

Votes: 6,982

19. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 5,887

20. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Romance

3.6
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The saga of high fashion glamour, honor, romance, passion, and most importantly, family.

Stars: Katherine Kelly Lang, Ronn Moss, Susan Flannery, John McCook

Votes: 6,570

21. Melrose Place (1992–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Classic serial drama around a group of friends living in Melrose Place, California.

Stars: Heather Locklear, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thomas Calabro

Votes: 10,146

22. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,396

23. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor, Simon Gregson

Votes: 4,364

24. All My Children (1970–2011)

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

6.7
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Set in the fictional East Coast suburb Pine Valley, All My Children is the decades-old, risk-taking soap that centers around Erica Kane and her long line of husbands.

Stars: Len Carter, Cameron Mathison, Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight

Votes: 2,325

25. Lonesome Dove (1989)

TV-14 | 384 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.7
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Two former Texas Rangers renew their spirit of adventure as they and several other residents of a small Texas town join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory.

Stars: Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover, Diane Lane

Votes: 18,678

26. Casualty (1986– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama

6.1
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The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall, Ian Bleasdale

Votes: 2,253

27. Emmerdale (1972– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Jeff Hordley, Elizabeth Estensen

Votes: 2,547

28. Joy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

Joy is the story of the title character, who rose to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 118,563 | Gross: $56.45M

29. Passions (1999–2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

6.1
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In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Most of ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsay Hartley, McKenzie Westmore, Galen Gering, Juliet Mills

Votes: 2,309

30. One Life to Live (1968–2013)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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One Life to Live centres takes place in the fictional town of Llanview, PA.around the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and Rileys.

Stars: Erika Slezak, Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Votes: 2,053

31. If Loving You Is Wrong (2014– )

30 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Follows the lives and relationships of a group of five husbands and wives who live on the same street in the fictional community of Maxine.

Stars: Heather Hemmens, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Joel Rush, April Parker Jones

Votes: 1,041

32. Hollyoaks (1995– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.0
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Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Kieron Richardson, Nick Pickard, Ashley Taylor Dawson, Jennifer Metcalfe

Votes: 3,654

33. Santa Barbara (1984–1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the ... See full summary »

Stars: A Martinez, Marcy Walker, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jed Allan

Votes: 2,125

34. Army Wives (2007–2013)

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Four women and one man share the common bond of loving someone in the U.S. Army.

Stars: Brian McNamara, Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 5,994

35. Guiding Light (1952–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centers on the middle class Bauer family.

Stars: Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin, Maureen Garrett, Robert Newman

Votes: 1,353

36. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 2,023

37. Soap (1977–1981)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates.

Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, Richard Mulligan, Cathryn Damon

Votes: 5,398

38. Another World (1964–1999)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The continuing story of life in the Midwestern town of Bay City, and the love, loss, trials, and triumph of its residents, who come from different backgrounds and social circles. Those who ... See full summary »

Stars: Victoria Wyndham, Constance Ford, Hugh Marlowe, Beverlee McKinsey

Votes: 749

39. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 85,752 | Gross: $35.33M

40. Falcon Crest (1981–1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family, owners of the vast Falcon Crest Winery.

Stars: Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas, Chao Li Chi, David Selby

Votes: 2,904

41. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Maureen Deiseach, Angela Deiseach

Votes: 2,458

42. Dallas (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo

Votes: 9,709

43. General Hospital: Night Shift (2007– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Add a Plot

Stars: Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Sonya Eddy, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 250

44. Sunset Beach (1997–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas on their wedding day to start a new life in Sunset Beach, California. Her goal is to ... See full summary »

Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Sam Behrens, Susan Ward, Clive Robertson

Votes: 2,117

45. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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36 Metascore

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 4,160

46. Hotel (1983–1988)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook, Shari Belafonte

Votes: 1,076

47. North Shore (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Brooke Burns, Corey Sevier, Nikki Deloach

Votes: 904

48. Search for Tomorrow (1951–1986)

30 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Jo Gardner lived in Henderson where she wed many times. She was a motel owner, librarian, then a B&B owner with best pal Stu Bergman. Jo's daughter Patti and Janet Bergman were good friends. Stu married 1st Marge, then Ellie.

Stars: Mary Stuart, Sherry Mathis, Lisa Peluso, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 194

49. Melrose Place (2009–2010)

60 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A new generation of young professionals living at the infamous Melrose complex deal with obtaining their own personal goals, drives, and desires, both amongst themselves and others.

Stars: Katie Cassidy, Stephany Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady

Votes: 3,661

50. Rubí (2004– )

TV-PG | 210 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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An ambitious woman of humble background and stunning beauty is determined to change her poor situation, using her seductive skills on a millionaire doctor.

Stars: Bárbara Mori, Eduardo Santamarina, Jacqueline Bracamontes, Sebastián Rulli

Votes: 1,809



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