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1. StarCraft (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

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In 2499 in the Koprulu sector, a ferocious collective race known as the Zerg arrives to massacre the exiled human colonies while a highly advanced race, the Protoss, intervenes to exterminate the Zerg.

Directors: Chris Metzen, Matt Samia, Mark Schwarz, Glenn Stafford, Duane Stinnett | Stars: Glynnis Talken, Michael Gough, Paul Eiding, Lani Minella

Votes: 4,681

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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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: 43,135

3. Radiohead: Daydreaming (2016 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

8.4
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In this music video for Radiohead's new single, singer Thom Yorke traverses a shifting landscape of hall-ways, houses, department stores and mountains in search of an unknown destination. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Grace Illingworth, Ava Puorro, Thom Yorke

Votes: 891

4. Back Beyond (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

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A montage of unused scenes, shots and takes from P. T. Anderson's The Master (2012).

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rami Malek

Votes: 446

5. Jon Brion on Punch-Drunk Love (2016 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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Interview with the composer of the musical film score for 'Punch-Drunk Love' (2002), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Jon Brion

Votes: 6

6. Thefts (2006)

12 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.3
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A woman, a cop, and a stolen purse... The story of young pick pocket who gets a caught up in a heist bigger than he can imagine while on the run from the police.

Director: Brandon Webster | Stars: Zena Bernard, Jim Henderson, Zachary Davis Lindsey, Billy Olson

Votes: 60

7. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.2
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 476,772 | Gross: $40.22M

8. Phantom Thread: For the Hungry Boy (Deleted Scenes) (2018 Video)

5 min | Short, Drama, Music

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps

Votes: 59

9. The Movies (2019)
Episode: The Eighties (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary

8.2
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In the Eighties, stars like Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Eddie Murphy explode on the screen. Aliens, time travelers, ghosts and road warriors share the cineplex with troubled teens, battered boxers, classical composers and career girls.

Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lorraine Ali, Paul Thomas Anderson, Anne Archer

Votes: 109

10. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

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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: 40,200

11. Documentary Now! (2015– )

23 min | Comedy

8.1
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Documentary Now parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six different stories and stylistic approaches paying tribute to the doc format.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Deb Hiett

Votes: 4,583

12. 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: 16,371

13. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 274,766 | Gross: $22.46M

14. At the Movies (2004–2014)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.0
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Following the 18-year success of their reviews on The Movie Show (1991), renowned Australian critics and film supporters David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz take to a new show, where each ... See full summary »

Stars: David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz, Judith Lucy, Jason di Rosso

Votes: 202

15. Paul F. Tompkins: Laboring Under Delusions (2012 TV Special)

74 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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In this extended and uncensored stand-up special, Paul F. Tompkins takes us on a hilarious tour of his varied career. Relive his glory days as an employee at a Beta-only video store, a hot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Raboy | Star: Paul F. Tompkins

Votes: 130

16. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 224,588 | Gross: $26.40M

17. The Movies (2019)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

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A look at the history of movies and their impact on our culture.

Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Brad Bird, Alonso Duralde, Neal Gabler

Votes: 373

18. Anima (I) (2019)

15 min | Short, Music

7.8
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In a short musical film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead scores and stars in a mind-bending visual piece. Best played loud.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Gala Moody, Dajana Roncione, Thom Yorke

Votes: 6,445

19. Haim: Now I'm in It (2019 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.8
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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: HAIM, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim

Votes: 17

20. Haim: Night So Long - Live at the Greek (2018 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: HAIM, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim

Votes: 56

21. Radiohead: The Numbers (2016 Video)

6 min | Short, Music

7.7
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A promotional video for Radiohead's 2016 song "The Numbers."

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke

Votes: 239

22. Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (1998 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.7
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Music video of Fiona Apple's cover of The Beatle's hit song, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson in the diner used in 'Pleasantville'.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Fiona Apple, John C. Reilly

Votes: 213

23. Haim: Valentine (2017 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.7
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Music video by HAIM performing 'Something To Tell You,' 'Nothing's Wrong' and 'Right Now'

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: HAIM, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim

Votes: 53

24. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 228,458 | Gross: $52.99M

25. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 479,643 | Gross: $132.07M

26. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 73 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Directors: Steven Brill, Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Dan Bulla

Votes: 3,838

27. Radiohead: Present Tense, Jonny, Thom & a CR78 (2016 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

7.6
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Music video by music band Radiohead. The song "Present tense" from 2016 album "A Moon Shaped Pool" with Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwod

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Jonny Greenwood, Thom Yorke

Votes: 299

28. Haim: Right Now (2017 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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HAIM performs 'Right Now' live in Valentine Recording Studios to the smooth, graceful camera movements of director Paul Thomas Anderson.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: HAIM, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim

Votes: 163

29. KnockDown DragOut (2009 Video)

14 min | Short, Drama, Western

7.6
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A former outlaw, turned family man, has a decision to make. He must choose between his outlaw past with his brother and the future of his family. Ethan and Abby want the best for young ... See full summary »

Director: Clint Wayne Hudson | Stars: Matthew Green, Eli Klimek, Mallie McCown, Ethan McDowell

Votes: 15

30. Turning Point (I) (2008)

Short, Drama

7.6
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A depressed young man begins to doubt the existence of God or a Higher Being. This turns into a heated debate with his best friend. There is a Turning Point when, in an instant, his world is changed irrevocably.

Director: Joshua Bevier | Stars: Eli Bildner, Gregory J. Moorman

Votes: 21

31. Rituals and Resolutions (1999)

29 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Arno, Will and Mirabelle all have their own problems and seek advice from their friends in a bar at Christmas time. They don't know each other, but their lives have more in common than one might think.

Director: Michael Stein | Stars: Bruce Altman, Bodhi Elfman, Brian McCardie, April Grace

Votes: 26

32. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Paul Thomas Anderson (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson stops by to talk about his movie "The Master."

Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Paul Thomas Anderson, Matty Blake, Mitch Cahn

Votes: 23

33. The Movies (2019)
Episode: The Nineties (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary

7.6
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As America falls for stars like Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington and Will Smith, masters like Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, Jane Campion and the Coen Brothers direct some of their best-loved work.

Stars: Thelma Adams, Lorraine Ali, Allison Anders, Paul Thomas Anderson

Votes: 85

34. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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90 Metascore

Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 92,378 | Gross: $21.02M

35. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 853

36. Fiona Apple: Hot Knife (2013 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.5
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Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video for Fiona Apple's song from her widely acclaimed album 'The Idler Wheel...', featuring alternated color/black-and-white and multiple split screens.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Fiona Apple

Votes: 211

37. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

Votes: 377

38. Documentary Now! (2015– )
Episode: Final Transmission (2016)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

7.5
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Deadpan spoof of Talking Heads' famous concert film Stop Making Sense (1984). In 1987, a new wave band called "Test Pattern" plays their final concert. The show also splices in clips from an interview with the band. The film is called "Final Transmission"

Directors: Alexander Buono, Rhys Thomas | Stars: Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Helen Mirren, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 217

39. Junun (2015)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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78 Metascore

Musician Jonny Greenwood travels to Rajasthan, where he performs with a multitude of Indian musicians.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Ehtisham Khan Ajmeri, Nihal Khan, Nathu Lal Solanki, Narsi Lal Solanki

Votes: 1,317

40. Mattress Man Commercial (2003 Video)

1 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Paul Thomas Anderson spoofs the famous 1980s Mattress Man commercial outtake using Dean Trumbell, the character played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in Anderson's 'Punch-Drunk Love', and he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, David H. Stevens, Jimmy Stevens, Nathan Stevens

Votes: 1,364

41. Possession(s) (2009)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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When Frank sees something, he must have it. So when he finally has the opportunity to own a painting by Peter Booth, he is willing to do anything to get it. But, he is not the only one consumed by the desire to possess.

Director: Jim Lounsbury | Stars: Trilby Beresford, Max Cullen, Laurence Fuller, Arianne Hough

Votes: 12

42. The Movies (2019)
Episode: The Seventies (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary

7.4
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Directors become masters of the medium as Spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese, Lucas and other filmmakers create a New Hollywood that pushes the medium of moviemaking to its apex, just as a new ... See full summary »

Stars: Lorraine Ali, Allison Anders, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hal Ashby

Votes: 58

43. The Movies (2019)
Episode: The Sixties (2019)

Not Rated | Documentary

7.4
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The Sixties are a decade of change off-screen and on. Classic musicals and epics featuring luminaries like Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor make room for meaningful ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Sean Baker, Alec Baldwin, Jeanine Basinger

Votes: 41

44. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 136,708 | Gross: $17.84M

45. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 119,275 | Gross: $28.75M

46. Punch-Drunk Love: Deleted Scenes (2003)

10 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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Alternate versions of 2 scenes from the film Punch-Drunk Love, titled: "The Sisters Call" and "Are You From California?"

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Star: Adam Sandler

Votes: 37

47. Haim: Summer Girl (2019 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: HAIM, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim

Votes: 38

48. Last Flowers (2009)

22 min | Short, Drama

7.3
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Harvey Harris is an author and his latest novel has been universally rejected. He is feeling more distanced than ever from the world and everyone that surrounds him. A desperate move leads ... See full summary »

Director: C.J. Wallis | Stars: Joseph May, Sarah Slean, Rikki Gagne, Troy De Lottinville

Votes: 14

49. The Master (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama

7.2
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86 Metascore

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 137,905 | Gross: $16.38M

50. Hard Eight (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 37,386 | Gross: $0.22M



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