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1. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.

Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 662,916

2. 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: 338,791

3. Futurama (1999–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Philip J. Fry, a pizza guy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out New Year's Eve 2999.

Stars: Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 199,185

4. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 88,935

5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.9
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Ryan Barger, Noel MacNeal

Votes: 69,887

6. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 28,554

7. Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The Planet Express crew discovers a tentacle covered, planet sized alien that wishes to copulate with it all the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 22,184

8. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,243

9. The Unbelievers (2013)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary

6.9
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32 Metascore

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world.

Director: Gus Holwerda | Stars: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Woody Allen, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett

Votes: 6,309

10. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.70M

11. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

Votes: 4,862 | Gross: $2.28M

12. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 4,723

13. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,699

14. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Hawking Excitation (2012)

TV-14 | 19 min | Comedy, Romance

8.7
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Sheldon uses any and all means to meet his hero, Dr. Stephen Hawking.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,752

15. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Extract Obliteration (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Penny enrolls in a college class and keeps it a secret from Leonard. Sheldon causes conflict with Dr. Stephen Hawking over an online game.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,265

16. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Troll Manifestation (2015)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Leonard and Sheldon defend themselves against criticism from an online bully, while the girls confront embarrassing moments from their pasts.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,137

17. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Relationship Diremption (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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Penny tries to help Sheldon when he reconsiders his "relationship" with String Theory. During a dinner with Howard and Bernadette, Raj discovers Howard once embarrassed himself on a date with Emily.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,135

18. Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Not Rated | 162 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical

7.7
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The reunion of the Monty Python team on stage for the first time in over 30 years, and for the last time ever.

Directors: Eric Idle, Aubrey Powell | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 2,089

19. Masters of Science Fiction (2007)

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A series adapting science fiction stories by well-known authors into sixty-minute episodes, introduced by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. Stories filmed, included those of science ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Jason Diablo, James Cromwell, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 1,984

20. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Proposal Proposal (2017)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Amy has trouble deciding whether or not she should marry Sheldon. Meanwhile, Bernadette confides in Penny when she finds out some huge news.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,880

21. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Celebration Experimentation (2016)

TV-PG | 19 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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The gang convince Sheldon to celebrate his birthday and throw him a party.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,878

22. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,729 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Descent (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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After an encounter with the Borg, Data feels his first emotion when he gets angry with the Borg. Data then tries to find ways to recreate the situation in order to feel emotions again, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: John Neville, Jim Norton, Natalija Nogulich, Brian Cousins

Votes: 1,704

24. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Geology Elevation (2016)

TV-PG | 19 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Sheldon can't contain his jealousy when Bert wins a grant for his geology research. A distasteful toy built by Howard faces judgement from the gang.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,600

25. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Anthology of Interest I (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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The Professor's "What If" machine answers 4 questions.

Directors: Chris Loudon, Rich Moore, Bret Haaland | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,570

26. Hawking (2013)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple

Votes: 1,543

27. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

5.9
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63 Metascore

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pope Francis, Ignazio Oliva, Sister María Eufemia Goycoechea, Joe Biden

Votes: 1,487 | Gross: $1.82M

28. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

7.3
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The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,385

29. David Blaine: Real or Magic (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.6
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Magician David Blaine ventures across America from New York to Los Angeles, performing to various celebrities and the general public.

Director: Matthew Akers | Stars: David Blaine, Hadji Ali, Woody Allen, Will Arnett

Votes: 1,302

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: They Saved Lisa's Brain (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Lisa is invited to join the Springfield chapter of MENSA and after Mayor Quimby flees, the group ends up running the city. Meanwhile, Homer poses for a series of erotic photos.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,224

31. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington

Votes: 1,146

32. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Reincarnation (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The episode contains three separate stories. In the first, which parodies the 1930s B&W cartoons, Fry wants to propose to Leela, so he blows up a comet made of "dimondium" to make her a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 1,115

33. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Don't Fear the Roofer (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.4
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Homer meets a new friend, Ray the Roofer, but gets confined to a mental institution when his friends and family think he made him up.

Director: Mark Kirkland | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,041

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Elementary School Musical (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.1
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While Homer and Bart accompany Krusty to Oslo so he can receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Marge enrolls Lisa for a week in performing arts camp.

Directors: Mark Kirkland, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 973

35. Larry King Live (1985–2010)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Popular and controversial journalist Larry King hosts this CNN call-in talk show.

Stars: Larry King, Bill Maher, Bob Woodward, Ryan Seacrest

Votes: 939

36. Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997– )

Not Rated | 360 min | Documentary

8.3
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking, which describes all current thinking on the Big Bang, origins of the... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Hawking, Eugene Babaev, Jeff Rawle, Gregory Benford

Votes: 934

37. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.7
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British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 886

38. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Stop or My Dog Will Shoot (2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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Homer unwittingly drags the family into a cornfield maze after attempting to leave a boring Harvest fest that Marge brought them to. When everyone except Homer escapes, Santa's Little ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Faughnan | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 868

39. The Last Leg (2012– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Aussie comedian and amputee athlete, Adam Hills, British comedian Josh Widdicombe, UK's most famous amputee comedian Alex Brooker, and their celebrity guests provide topical commentary on the week.

Stars: Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Brooker, Clare Balding

Votes: 772

40. Curiosity (2011– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

7.9
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This program is made by the Discovery Network, and the show's 'full-name' has the suffix phrase of "The Questions of Our Life", after curiosity. The show tries to answer mysteries and ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Charles, Martin Sheen, Sean Barrett, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 622

41. StarTalk (2015– )

Talk-Show

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Famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses science and pop culture with notable guests.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Chuck Nice, Charles Liu

Votes: 581

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homer is Where the Art Isn't (2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Homer is accused of stealing a multimillion-dollar painting and only freelance insurance investigator Manacek can prove his innocence or guilt.

Directors: Mike B. Anderson, Timothy Bailey | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 487

43. Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Episode: A Clean Escape (2007)

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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In John Kessel's short story about a post-apocalyptic near future, a psychiatrist (Davis) is trying to help a patient (Waterston) recover from a memory lapse.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Sam Waterston, Judy Davis, Allison Hossack

Votes: 468

44. Anyone Can Quantum (2016)

12 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Paul Rudd faces off against Stephen Hawking in a highly advanced game of Quantum Chess.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Paul Rudd, Keanu Reeves, Stephen Hawking, Alex Winter

Votes: 384

45. The One Show (2006– )

30 min | News

3.9
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A live magazine programme featuring topical stories and big name studio guests.

Stars: Alex Jones, Matt Baker, Christine Lampard, Adrian Chiles

Votes: 379

46. Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Episode: The Awakening (2007)

43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Major Albert Skynner is brought out of retirement when an alien creature arrives on Earth. The creature communicates through humans who appear to be in a hypnotic spell. The messages it ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Petroni | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Terry O'Quinn, Elisabeth Röhm, William B. Davis

Votes: 363

47. The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)

86 min | Documentary

6.7
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William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.

Director: J. Craig Thompson | Stars: William Shatner, Ben Stiller, Tracy Drain, Emily Lakdawalla

Votes: 356

48. Richard & Judy (2001–2009)

48 min | Talk-Show

4.0
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Magazine programme featuring news items, expert advice and celebrity interviews.

Stars: Richard Madeley, Judy Finnigan, Raj Persaud, Mike McClean

Votes: 347

49. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 345

50. Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
Episode: Jerry Was a Man (2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A wealthy couple come into possession of an anthropoid named Jerry. Based on a story by Robert Heinlein.

Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Malcolm McDowell, Anne Heche, Russell Porter

Votes: 330



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