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1. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 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: 337,740

2. Toy Story (1995)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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95 Metascore

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.

Director: John Lasseter | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 810,175 | Gross: $191.80M

3. Toy Story 2 (1999)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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88 Metascore

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.

Directors: John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 482,693 | Gross: $245.85M

4. Roseanne (1988–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A revival of the popular 1990s sitcom 'Roseanne,' which centered on the everyday life of an American working-class family.

Stars: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Fishman

Votes: 37,646

5. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Votes: 93,792 | Gross: $84.05M

6. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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The misadventures and trials of an aspiring singer and her co-workers at a greasy spoon diner.

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

Votes: 3,410

7. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)

120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Experience the magic and adventure from Walt Disney world of color

Stars: David Sparrow, Will Friedle, Laurie Murdoch, Neil Crone

Votes: 421

8. Hee Haw (1969–1997)

60 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Televised comedy/variety show with a country bent.

Stars: Roy Clark, Gunilla Hutton, Buck Owens, Junior Samples

Votes: 1,145

9. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,474

10. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.0
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37 Metascore

A feature adaptation of the classic television show, when nice guy redneck Jed Clampett strikes it rich when he finds black oil, and moves him and his kin to posh Beverly Hills.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 16,368 | Gross: $44.03M

11. Daddy and Them (2001)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Dark comedy where a married couple comes to the aid of a jailed uncle.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Kelly Preston

Votes: 2,033

12. Ernest Goes to Camp (1987)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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24 Metascore

Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents as well as stop a shady strip mining company from closing the camp.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Victoria Racimo, John Vernon, Iron Eyes Cody

Votes: 10,314 | Gross: $23.51M

13. Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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38 Metascore

Ernest accidentally unleashes an ugly troll that plots to transform children into wooden dolls in the town of Briarville, Missouri.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Eartha Kitt, Austin Nagler, Shay Astar

Votes: 9,990 | Gross: $14.14M

14. Hercules (1998–1999)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.6
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This spin-off of Disney's Hercules (1997) follows Hercules' many labors during the years he spent training how to be a hero under the tutelage of satyr Philoctetes. Olympian Gods and Goddesses, as well as Hades and Pegasus, often visit him.

Stars: Tate Donovan, French Stewart, Sandra Bernhard, James Woods

Votes: 9,019

15. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

2.9
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44 Metascore

Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Loni Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Jim Varney, Victor Wong

Votes: 10,274 | Gross: $0.38M

16. Live! with Kelly (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

4.6
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A live morning talk show with hosts Kelly Ripa, Ryan Seacrest and special guests.

Stars: Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan, Ryan Seacrest, Tony Pigg

Votes: 1,624

17. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.

Stars: Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis, Dweezil Zappa

Votes: 5,130

18. Ernest Goes to Jail (1990)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
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40 Metascore

Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Bill Byrge, Barbara Tyson

Votes: 8,424 | Gross: $25.03M

19. Operation Petticoat (1977–1979)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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It's hijinks on the high seas when a U.S. submarine has to take on a collection of female nurses. Somehow or another, the sub gets painted pink in the process.

Stars: Melinda Naud, Jim Varney, Richard Brestoff, John Astin

Votes: 166

20. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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44 Metascore

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Noelle Parker

Votes: 9,359 | Gross: $28.20M

21. Ernest Goes to School (1994)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.7
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Jim Varney's recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma.

Director: Coke Sams | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Bill Byrge, Jason Michas

Votes: 2,190

22. Fast Food (1989)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

4.6
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What would happen if a sex drug ended up in the Secret Sauce of a new burger joint?

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Clark Brandon, Randal Patrick, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.47M

23. Ernest in the Army (1998)

PG | 85 min | Family, Comedy

4.7
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Ernest joins the Army reserves so he can drive the bigrigs, but ends up being sent into combat!

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Hayley Tyson, David Müller, Christo Davids

Votes: 2,093

24. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family

4.7
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The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Jamie Bartlett, Clare Marshall

Votes: 1,857

25. Wilder Napalm (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.5
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Two brothers with the secret power of starting fires with their minds, reunite after years apart, only to find conflict with their differing lifestyles.

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.08M

26. Fernwood Tonight (1977)

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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Barth Gimble and Jerry Hubbard are the host of a talk show produced in the fictitious town of Fernwood, Ohio (also the setting of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"). The show featured parodies ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Frank De Vol, Tommy Tedesco

Votes: 549

27. Slam Dunk Ernest (1995 Video)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

4.7
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Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Cylk Cozart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Colin Lawrence

Votes: 1,929

28. Toy Story 2 (I) (1999 Video Game)

E | Action, Family

7.4
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Game players have the chance to join with Buzz and his group of toys to help rescue Woody.

Stars: Tim Allen, Jim Hanks, Don Rickles, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,712

29. Ernest Rides Again (1993)

PG | 96 min | Family, Comedy

5.0
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28 Metascore

Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Ron James, Tom Butler, Linda Kash

Votes: 1,851 | Gross: $1.45M

30. Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1985)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller, Jackie Welch

Votes: 455

31. Annabelle's Wish (1997 Video)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,477

32. Treehouse Hostage (1999)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Timmy is a bright boy but a lousy student. His teacher, Mrs. Stevens, has threatened to fail him. While he is supposed to be working on a current events project, he captures an escaped convict and holds the man hostage in his tree-house.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jim Varney, Joey Zimmerman, Todd Bosley, Kristopher Kachurak

Votes: 555

33. Hey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Hey, Vern. Ernest is on Saturday morning. The series follows Ernest, and several other colorful characters having all sorts of wacky fun.

Stars: Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett, Daniel Butler, Bill Byrge

Votes: 408

34. The Expert (1995)

R | 92 min | Action

4.5
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Johnny's sister is brutally attacked and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. At the trial, he is sentenced to be electrocuted, but a bleeding heart liberal has the sentence commuted to a ... See full summary »

Directors: Rick Avery, William Lustig | Stars: Jeff Speakman, James Brolin, Michael Shaner, Alex Datcher

Votes: 552

35. The Ernest Film Festival (1986 Video)

55 min | Comedy

7.6
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Before he went to camp, before he went to jail, before he saved Christmas, before he was scared stupid, before he went to Africa and before he was in the army, Ernest P. Worrell hosted a ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 192

36. Snowboard Academy (1996 Video)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sport

2.5
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A wacky free-for-all comedy about the riotous rivalry between snobby skiers and knuckle-dragging snowboarders.

Director: John Shepphird | Stars: Jim Varney, Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen, Joe Flaherty

Votes: 2,231

37. Pink Lady (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

4.8
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A musical variety show starring a popular Japanese musical duo and their comedian sidekick/translator.

Stars: Keiko Masuda, Mie, Jeff Altman, Cheri Steinkellner

Votes: 79

38. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 146

39. Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album (1983 Video)

57 min | Comedy

7.9
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Ernest finds his old family album and we are treated to a series of skits starring his family members.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, David Landon, Bruce Arntson, Mac Bennett

Votes: 275

40. Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain (1989 TV Movie)

22 min | Comedy

6.4
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Ernest P. Worrell becomes the world's first "Splashronaut", when he volunteers to be the first person to ride Disneyland's Splash Mountain.

Stars: Jim Varney, Danny Breen, Sheryl Bernstein, Bruce Gordon

Votes: 285

41. The New Hollywood Squares (1986–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show

5.8
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An updated version of the classic game show, hosted by John Davidson. Celebrities, seated in squares in a tic-tac-toe arrangement, would give their answers to questions on various subjects.... See full summary »

Stars: John Davidson, Shadoe Stevens, Jim J. Bullock, Joan Rivers

Votes: 117

42. Existo (1999)

94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Musical

5.1
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In a post-critical thought dumbed down world, art and theatre is outlawed. Only the bravest most rebellious artists remain. With this comes the underworld art-scene, not unlike the alcohol ... See full summary »

Director: Coke Sams | Stars: Bruce Arntson, Jackie Welch, Mark Cabus, Jim Varney

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.01M

43. The Rousters (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Adventure

6.5
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This series follows the exploits of Wyatt Earp's descendants. His namesake works as roustabout at Slade Town Carnival. His eccentric family includes his slightly senile mother, Amanda who ... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Chad Everett, Jim Varney, Mimi Rogers, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 75

44. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001 Video Game)

Sci-Fi

6.9
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A group of adventurers are in the search of the lost city of Atlantis.

Director: Douglas Carrigan | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Cree Summer, Corey Burton, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 108

45. The Rousters (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

7.6
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Wyatt Earp III is a bouncer for a small carnival which travels from town to town. He also works as a bounty hunter to keep his family's law enforcement legacy alive.

Stars: Chad Everett, Jim Varney, Mimi Rogers, Maxine Stuart

Votes: 44

46. XXX's & OOO's (1994 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Four ex-wives become friends bonding through their shared experiences as ex-wives of country music singers.

Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Debrah Farentino, Andrea Parker, Nia Peeples, Susan Walters

Votes: 102

47. America 2-Night (1978– )

30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The second season version of "Fernwood 2Nite". The small time talk show from Fernwood, Ohio has moved to Alta Coma, California, where it has taken on a more national flavor. This satire of ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Mull, Fred Willard, Bill Kirchenbauer, Kenneth Mars

Votes: 268

48. Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992 Video)

Unrated | 50 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Hey Vern! Your ol' buddy Ernest is back in a new video that features Commercials, Bloopers, Behind-the-Scenes looks, and special surprises! Ernest sells things like ice cream, soft drinks, ... See full summary »

Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 195

49. Pop! Goes the Country (1974–2016)

30 min | Music

7.2
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Syndicated country music program from Nashville.

Stars: Ralph Emery, Dolly Parton, Geri Reischl, Vern Gosdin

Votes: 28

50. Your World as I See It (1994)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short

6.7
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A comedy short anthology series featuring forty stories about Ernest P. Worrell's family with the way our world is, but how billionaire Astor Clement sees it.

Star: Jim Varney

Votes: 141



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