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1. Big Little Lies (2017– )

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

8.6
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The apparently perfect lives of upper-class mothers, at a prestigious elementary school, unravel to the point of murder when a single-mother moves to their quaint Californian beach town.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz

Votes: 120,443

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,124,998 | Gross: $28.34M

3. South Park (1997– )

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes, Mona Marshall

Votes: 304,170

4. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

PG | 112 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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71 Metascore

Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.

Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 97,738 | Gross: $201.09M

5. Instant Family (2018)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Escobar

Votes: 52,932 | Gross: $67.36M

6. Incredibles 2 (2018)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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80 Metascore

The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner

Votes: 212,274 | Gross: $608.58M

7. The Nanny (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.9
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After being fired from her job and dumped by her boyfriend, a cosmetics saleswoman becomes the nanny to the three children of a rich English widower. As time passes, the two fall for each other.

Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 34,216

8. 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: 37,624

9. Splice (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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66 Metascore

Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon

Votes: 88,459 | Gross: $17.00M

10. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 317,646 | Gross: $25.38M

11. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.6
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The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.

Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 11,052

12. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 617,797 | Gross: $217.58M

13. This Is 40 (2012)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.

Director: Judd Apatow | Stars: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow

Votes: 119,686 | Gross: $67.54M

14. Bad Moms (2016)

R | 100 min | Comedy

6.2
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60 Metascore

When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun and comedic self-indulgence.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate

Votes: 102,514 | Gross: $113.26M

15. Step by Step (1991–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Two families become one, step by step.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan

Votes: 11,374

16. According to Jim (2001–2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A television show centered around a macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Larry Joe Campbell, Taylor Atelian

Votes: 32,464

17. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 5,969

18. Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

6.2
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42 Metascore

Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 98,460 | Gross: $150.36M

19. 20th Century Women (2016)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup

Votes: 32,994 | Gross: $5.66M

20. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

R | 104 min | Comedy

5.5
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42 Metascore

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Stars: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 33,923 | Gross: $72.11M

21. The Unicorn (2019– )

Comedy, Drama, Family | Announced

A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he's utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world where he's suddenly a hot commodity.

Stars: Devin Bright, Rob Corddry, Walton Goggins, Ruby Jay

22. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 145,618 | Gross: $98.71M

23. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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70 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness and redemption.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 35,123 | Gross: $2.00M

24. Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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83 Metascore

When social media, "boys will be boys", and vigilante justice collide, Steubenville, Ohio will never be the same.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman | Stars: Mark Cole, Anthony Craig, Rachel Dissell, Alexandria Goddard

Votes: 453

25. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 16,775 | Gross: $12.32M

26. Outnumbered (2007–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A part-improvised comedy about a couple bringing up their three young children.

Stars: Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche

Votes: 8,427

27. Instructions Not Included (2013)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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55 Metascore

A man who has made a new life for himself and the daughter left on his doorstep 6 years ago finds his family threatened when the birth mother resurfaces.

Director: Eugenio Derbez | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Karla Souza, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta

Votes: 27,151 | Gross: $44.47M

28. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

Votes: 12,778 | Gross: $26.71M

29. Still Standing (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Bill and Judy are not your average parents; the kids are the responsible ones.

Stars: Mark Addy, Jami Gertz, Jennifer Irwin, Taylor Ball

Votes: 6,906

30. Away We Go (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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58 Metascore

A couple who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family. Along the way, they have misadventures and find fresh connections with an assortment of relatives and old friends who just might help them discover "home" on their own terms for the first time.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 49,855 | Gross: $9.45M

31. Yes, Dear (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting.

Stars: Anthony Clark, Liza Snyder, Jean Louisa Kelly, Mike O'Malley

Votes: 6,006

32. Maggie's Plan (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 14,477 | Gross: $3.35M

33. Parental Guidance (2012)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

6.0
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36 Metascore

Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 23,834 | Gross: $77.27M

34. The Illustrated Man (1969)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins

Votes: 2,561

35. Mockingbird Lane (2012 TV Special)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vampiress. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Portia de Rossi, Charity Wakefield, Mason Cook

Votes: 3,824

36. Birthmarked (2018)

90 min | Comedy

5.7
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44 Metascore

Two scientists raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies to prove the ultimate power of nurture over nature.

Director: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais | Stars: Matthew Goode, Toni Collette, Andreas Apergis, Jordan Poole

Votes: 2,241

37. Beautiful Boy (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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62 Metascore

A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life.

Director: Shawn Ku | Stars: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Kyle Gallner, Logan South

Votes: 6,085 | Gross: $0.08M

38. Tea with Mussolini (1999)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Cher

Votes: 10,427 | Gross: $14.35M

39. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard C. Bennett, Ralph Senensky | Stars: Barbara Eden, Ronny Cox, Nanette Fabray, Louis Nye

Votes: 951

40. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 2,061

41. One Good Cop (1991)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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An NYPD Detective (Michael Keaton) and his struggle for justice, while taking care of his late partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of duty.

Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway

Votes: 3,601 | Gross: $11.28M

42. Early Awakening Report (1973)

X | 87 min | Comedy

5.4
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A series of "sex reports" intended to address the issue of pedophilia in the early 1970s.

Director: Ernst Hofbauer | Stars: Harald Baerow, Hans Billian, Ulrike Butz, Elke Deuringer

Votes: 238

43. Hey Dad..! (1987–1994)

23 min | Comedy

5.6
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Comedy series about a top architect, Martin Kelly, who gives up his business to cope with his three children when his wife dies. With the help of eccentric country cousin Betty, Martin soon... See full summary »

Stars: Julie McGregor, Robert Hughes, Sarah Monahan, Christopher Truswell

Votes: 296

44. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,499 | Gross: $0.20M

45. Year of the Dog (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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70 Metascore

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly, Peter Sarsgaard, Laura Dern

Votes: 5,861 | Gross: $1.54M

46. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,493 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Fly Away (2011)

TV-G | 85 min | Drama

6.3
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66 Metascore

The poignant yet humor filled story about a single mother of a teenager severely impacted by autism, forced to reckon with her daughter's future. As her child becomes an adult, what used to... See full summary »

Director: Janet Grillo | Stars: Beth Broderick, Ashley Rickards, Aramazd Stepanian, Promotion

Votes: 326

48. Jon & Kate Plus 8 (2007–2009)

30 min | Family, Reality-TV

4.5
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Documentary-style reality show about a Pennsylvania husband, wife and each of their 8 extremely individualistic children.

Stars: Kate Gosselin, Aaden Gosselin, Joel Gosselin, Leah Gosselin

Votes: 3,447

49. Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (2006)

TV-Y7-FV | 105 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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Our heroes must protect the Prince of the Sea, Manaphy, from the evil pirate Phantom, and return the young Pokémon to the Sea Temple with the help of the the People of the Water and Jackie the Pokémon Ranger.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Armen Mazlumian | Stars: Sarah Natochenny, Michele Knotz, Kayzie Rogers, Bill Rogers

Votes: 1,858

50. Hate Crime (2005)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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41 Metascore

Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher. One evening, Trey sets out ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Stovall | Stars: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 1,261 | Gross: $0.04M



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