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1. Family Guy (1998– )

12 | 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: 277,948

2. Doctor Who (2005– )

9 | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 180,752

3. The Simpsons (1989– )

AL | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 325,533

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,471,707 | Gross: $315.54M

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

12 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,455,075 | Gross: $377.85M

6. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

12 | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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65 Metascore

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Votes: 227,122 | Gross: $504.01M

7. De Hobbit: Een onverwachte reis (2012)

12 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 710,609 | Gross: $303.00M

8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

12 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,315,652 | Gross: $342.55M

9. De Hobbit: De Slag van Vijf Legers (2014)

12 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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59 Metascore

Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 429,421 | Gross: $255.12M

10. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

12 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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75 Metascore

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy

Votes: 605,183 | Gross: $233.92M

11. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

AL | 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: 38,429

12. Stardust (2007)

12 | 127 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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66 Metascore

In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Ian McKellen

Votes: 236,252 | Gross: $38.63M

13. X-Men (2000)

16 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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64 Metascore

In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 524,477 | Gross: $157.30M

14. De Hobbit: de Woestenij van Smaug (2013)

12 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

Votes: 556,553 | Gross: $258.37M

15. Cats (2019)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | Filming

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, James Corden

16. Last Action Hero (1993)

12 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

Votes: 122,404 | Gross: $50.02M

17. The Wolverine (2013)

16 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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61 Metascore

When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 391,682 | Gross: $132.56M

18. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

12 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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58 Metascore

The human government develops a cure for mutations, and Jean Gray becomes a darker uncontrollable persona called the Phoenix who allies with Magneto, causing escalation into an all-out battle for the X-Men.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

Votes: 442,631 | Gross: $234.36M

19. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

12 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 365,378 | Gross: $217.54M

20. X-Men 2 (2003)

12 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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68 Metascore

When anti-mutant colonel William Stryker kidnaps Professor X and attacks his school, the X-Men must ally with their archenemy Magneto to stop him.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

Votes: 470,877 | Gross: $214.95M

21. Coronation Street (1960– )

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: 4,240

22. The Golden Compass (2007)

12 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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51 Metascore

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.

Director: Chris Weitz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

Votes: 165,392 | Gross: $70.11M

23. All Is True (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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51 Metascore

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Doug Colling

Votes: 40

24. 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, Dawn French, Judi Dench

Votes: 8,254

25. The Daily Show (1996– )

22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.5
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 41,319

26. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Andrew Sullivan, Arianna Huffington, Michael Moore

Votes: 11,171

27. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Votes: 13,665

28. Extras (2005–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 47,031

29. Flushed Away (2006)

MG6 | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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74 Metascore

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

Votes: 100,180 | Gross: $64.67M

30. The Shadow (1994)

12 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In 1930s New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle

Votes: 21,206 | Gross: $32.06M

31. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.7
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto and the Cletones, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett

Votes: 11,888

32. Mr. Holmes (2015)

9 | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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67 Metascore

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan

Votes: 57,096 | Gross: $17.74M

33. The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015– )

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.3
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Each week night, The Late Late Show with James Corden throws a late-night after-party with a mix of celebrity guests, edgy musical acts, games and sketches. Corden differentiates his show by offering viewers a peek behind the scenes into the green room, bringing all of his guests out at once and lending his musical and acting talents to various sketches. Additionally, bandleader Reggie Watts and ... See full summary »

Stars: James Corden, Reggie Watts, Louis Waymouth, Harry Styles

Votes: 4,170

34. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

Votes: 32,645 | Gross: $8.84M

35. Animal Crackers (2017)

94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava, Jaime Maestro | Stars: Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, John Krasinski, Ian McKellen

Votes: 378

36. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,720

37. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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72 Metascore

An affluent New York couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

Votes: 18,362 | Gross: $6.41M

38. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 27,110 | Gross: $6.39M

39. David Copperfield (1999– )

185 min | Drama

7.8
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick, James Thornton

Votes: 3,727

40. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,081 | Gross: $0.37M

41. Tales of the City (1993– )

12 | 360 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.7
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The stories of several colorful characters living in San Francisco. Based on the book by Armistead Maupin (Is A Man I Dreamt Up).

Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Chloe Webb, Laura Linney

Votes: 2,162

42. The View (1997– )

60 min | Talk-Show

2.8
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A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sherri Shepherd

Votes: 5,653

43. Vicious (2013–2016)

23 min | Comedy

8.0
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Freddie and Stuart are an old gay couple who have been together for nearly fifty years. Their lives now revolve around entertaining their frequent guests and hurling insults at each other at every opportunity.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 7,141

44. Plenty (1985)

121 min | Drama

6.1
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A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, André Maranne, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $6.15M

45. The Good Liar (2019)

R | Drama | Completed

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

46. The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982 TV Movie)

142 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour, Ian McKellen, James Villiers

Votes: 3,942

47. The Talk (2010– )

60 min | Talk-Show

3.8
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A weekday gabfest offering a female perspective on the day's headlines.

Stars: Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert

Votes: 1,541

48. Scandal (1989)

R | 115 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Votes: 4,191 | Gross: $8.80M

49. The Keep (1983)

96 min | Horror

5.8
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34 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 9,668 | Gross: $3.76M

50. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

141 min | Drama, History

7.8
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The story of the discovery of the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 8,617



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