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1. Remember the Titans (2000)

PG | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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48 Metascore

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 191,849 | Gross: $115.65M

2. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 3,278

3. My Cousin Vinny (1992)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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68 Metascore

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 102,106 | Gross: $52.93M

4. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

5.7
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52 Metascore

Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 129,012 | Gross: $72.59M

5. Matlock (1986–1995)

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

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 6,087

6. Gator (1976)

PG | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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41 Metascore

Agents force a former con man to help them nab a corrupt politician.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jack Weston, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed

Votes: 3,593 | Gross: $11.00M

7. Maximum Overdrive (1986)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.5
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24 Metascore

A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.

Director: Stephen King | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 28,948 | Gross: $7.43M

8. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 16,409

9. Tank (1984)

PG | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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39 Metascore

Sergeant Major Zack arrives at a new army base with his wife, son and Sherman tank. One night at a bar he "stops" a pimp/deputy from beating a girl. The corrupt sheriff uses Zack's son for revenge and Zack uses his tank.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: James Garner, Shirley Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Mark Herrier

Votes: 3,890 | Gross: $14.13M

10. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 2,009

11. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, History

8.6
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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 10,522

12. Sharky's Machine (1981)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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58 Metascore

Tom Sharky is demoted to vice after a bust goes terribly wrong. He and his team stumble across a mob murder tied to prostitution and government.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman, Brian Keith

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $35.61M

13. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

6.7
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47 Metascore

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

Votes: 52,322 | Gross: $30.70M

14. Little Darlings (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

Two fifteen year-old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon

Votes: 4,744 | Gross: $34.33M

15. The Long Riders (1980)

R | 100 min | Biography, Crime, Western

7.0
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64 Metascore

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Dennis Quaid, Keith Carradine

Votes: 9,431 | Gross: $23.00M

16. Fled (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke

Votes: 8,338 | Gross: $17.10M

17. Juwanna Mann (2002)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.6
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24 Metascore

A basketball star is booted out of the NBA when his on-court antics go too far, so he poses as a woman and joins the WUBA.

Director: Jesse Vaughan | Stars: Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Christopher Simmons, Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 6,040 | Gross: $13.57M

18. The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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39 Metascore

In this tongue-in-cheek sequel, the benevolent bog creature falls for the vegetarian, plant-loving daughter of the evil scientist who created him.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Dick Durock, Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas

Votes: 4,080 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 14,502 | Gross: $17.13M

20. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.8
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An emotionally fractured Vietnam vet returns to his family in rural Mississippi, counseling his kids when they have to fight their own neighborhood battle. From the director of Fried Green Tomatoes.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 11,777 | Gross: $16.55M

21. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 9,956 | Gross: $22.23M

22. The Program (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Several players from different backgrounds try to cope with the pressures of playing football at a major university. Each deals with the pressure differently, some turn to drinking, others to drugs, and some to studying.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: James Caan, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Craig Sheffer

Votes: 8,793 | Gross: $23.00M

23. Something to Talk About (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A woman's world is rocked when she discovers her husband is cheating on her.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 12,327 | Gross: $50.89M

24. Eddie (1996)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

5.2
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Coincidences lead to the New York Knicks, getting its loudest fan, Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg), as coach. Season victory?

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 9,089 | Gross: $31.36M

25. The Loveless (1981)

R | 82 min | Drama

6.1
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44 Metascore

Trouble ensues when a motorcycle gang stops in a small southern town while heading to the races at Daytona.

Directors: Kathryn Bigelow, Monty Montgomery | Stars: Willem Dafoe, J. Don Ferguson, Robert Gordon, Marin Kanter

Votes: 1,515

26. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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Gus Cantrell turns his team from a laughingstock into the equivalent of blue-chip stocks in this third Major League comedy that reunites five series returnies, including wisecracking play-by-play man, Bob Uecker.

Director: John Warren | Stars: Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Dennis Haysbert, Takaaki Ishibashi

Votes: 6,945 | Gross: $3.55M

27. Date with an Angel (1987)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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An aspiring composer discovers a broken-winged, beautiful angel in his swimming pool. When everyone finds out, he must deal with his jealous fiancé, his future father-in-law, and his friends who have a business plan.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Michael E. Knight, Phoebe Cates, Emmanuelle Béart, David Dukes

Votes: 2,423 | Gross: $1.99M

28. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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54 Metascore

A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 849 | Gross: $14.92M

29. Radioland Murders (1994)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A series of mysterious crimes confuses existence of a radio network.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Brian Benben, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ned Beatty, George Burns

Votes: 3,287 | Gross: $1.30M

30. Savannah (1996–1997)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Based in Savannah, Georgia, it follows the lives of 3 best friends that have grown up together. Lane Mackenzie left Savannah after graduating for college to become a big journalist in New ... See full summary »

Stars: Robyn Lively, Jamie Luner, Shannon Sturges, David Gail

Votes: 685

31. I'll Fly Away (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Waterston, Regina Taylor, Jeremy London, Ashlee Levitch

Votes: 745

32. Murder in Coweta County (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Johnny Cash, Andy Griffith, Earl Hindman, Ed Van Nuys

Votes: 404

33. Fast Food (1989)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

4.7
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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: 636 | Gross: $0.47M

34. Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder

Votes: 414

35. Kidco (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

6.1
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Kids who live on a horse ranch decide to sell the excess manure as fertilizer, but their new company soon comes under fire from the state tax board.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Marty Van Hoe, Scott Schwartz, Mahlon Richmond, Cinnamon Idles

Votes: 590

36. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Based on writer Maya Angelou's childhood, this story is about a young girl in the South who is sent to live with her grandmother after her parents divorce.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Paul Benjamin, Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Roger E. Mosley

Votes: 244

37. Our Winning Season (1978)

PG | 92 min | Drama

5.3
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The story follows three teenagers through their senior year of high school in the 1960s, focusing on the star athlete of the group.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Deborah Benson, Dennis Quaid, Robert Wahler

Votes: 153

38. Windmills of the Gods (1988)

187 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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When Mary Ashley (Jaclyn Smith) is approached to become Ambassador of the United States of America in Romania, she does not take the offer, because her husband does not want to give up his ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Robert Wagner, Ian McKellen, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 275

39. Nightmare in Columbia County (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: William Devane, Jeri Ryan, Michele Abrams, Nick Searcy

Votes: 253

40. The Prize Fighter (1979)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

5.7
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A mobster tricks an ex-boxer and his manager to take part in a series of (fixed) fights as part of a scheme to get his hands on an old boxing gym.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne, Robin Clarke

Votes: 276

41. The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.7
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Former mercenary Karl Thomasson returns once again as a substitute teacher, this time to infiltrate a military school's faculty to cease the actions of white supremacists.

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Treat Williams, Angie Everhart, Patrick Kilpatrick, Bill Nunn

Votes: 1,055

42. The Second Chance (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Michael W. Smith, Jeff Obafemi Carr, J. Don Ferguson, Lisa Arrindell

Votes: 1,239 | Gross: $0.43M

43. A Kiss to Die For (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.5
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Those Bedroom Eyes - William, a Harvard psychology professor is having trouble dealing with life after the death of his wife when he meets a beautiful woman named Ali. As their relationship... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Tim Matheson, Mimi Rogers, William Forsythe, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 172

44. Unconquered (1989 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama

6.5
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In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, State Attorney Richard Flowers is one of few willing to fight racial injustices even if it costs him his family's peace.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Peter Coyote, Dermot Mulroney, Tess Harper, Jenny Robertson

Votes: 133

45. Big Dreams & Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story (1995 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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The biographical story of the life of country music legend Dottie West.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Michele Lee, Chet Atkins, David James Elliott, Larry Gatlin

Votes: 159

46. Linda (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Two couples, friends for a long time, decide to go away together. Things soon take a turn for the worse when Linda and Jeff spend far too much time together instead of with their respective... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Gutman | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Richard Thomas, Ted McGinley, Laura Harrington

Votes: 299

47. Summer of My German Soldier (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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A young American girl meets a German prisoner of war.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Bruce Davison, Esther Rolle, Michael Constantine

Votes: 366

48. The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977)

G | 90 min | Drama

6.1
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Sunn Classics "speculative fiction" film proposing a theory that the killer of Abe Lincoln escaped to Canada instead of being tracked down and killed soon after the assassination.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Bradford Dillman, John Dehner, John Anderson, Robert Middleton

Votes: 121

49. F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A semi-fictional account of how writer F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife while he was in the army and stationed in Alabama in 1919.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Blythe Danner, Susan Sarandon, David Huffman

Votes: 221

50. In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Gordon Kahl is man who feels that the U.S. government doesn't care about the American farmer, so he retaliates by not paying taxes. He would be sent to prison and upon being released, his ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Rod Steiger, Michael Gross, Gary Basaraba, Christopher Rich

Votes: 157



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