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1. Unsung (2008– )
Episode: Billy Preston (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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Director: Anthony Storm | Stars: IsReal Benton, Rick Carson, Harold Childs, Merry Clayton

Votes: 9

2. Unsung (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.7
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A series that profiles some of the most influential, talented yet forgotten R&B, Soul and Gospel artists of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

Stars: Gary Anthony Williams, Steven Ivory, Dyana Williams, Tyrone Dubose

Votes: 293

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: George Carlin/Mark Harmon (1988)

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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Johnny polls the audience on the upcoming election, and audience members fill in as convention delegates. George Carlin (George Carlin: What Am I Doing in New Jersey? (1988)) performs stand-up and is interviewed; Mark Harmon (Stealing Home (1988)).

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Tommy Newsom, George Carlin

Votes: 6

4. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,900

5. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Don't I Know You? (1988)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Cagney is date-raped and has to deal with the trauma of that while simultaneously trying to prove that it actually happened.

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 28

6. Soul Train (1971–2006)

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

8.0
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Created by music impresario Don Cornelius, Soul Train is an African-American focused music-dance television program that spanned 35 years, primarily featuring performances by R&B, soul, funk, pop, and hip hop artists.

Stars: Don Cornelius, Diana Puskas, Queen Turner, Carole Creekmore

Votes: 443

7. T and T (1988–1991)

30 min | Drama, Crime

7.9
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T.S. Turner is a former boxer who is accussed of a murder he didn't commit. All was lost but, thanks to public defender Amanda Taler, he was proven innocent. Now he works as private eye and... See full summary »

Stars: Mr. T, David Nerman, Alexandra Amini, David Hemblen

Votes: 213

8. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: A Fair Shake: Part 2 (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The investigation into the stolen $100 million wraps up. Cagney and Lacey get a great surprise at the end.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 25

9. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Button, Button (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The girlfriend of a murdered federal witness asks for help finding his killer. Meanwhile, one of Alice Lacey's classmates has AIDS.

Director: Al Waxman | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 19

10. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: A Fair Shake: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Cagney and Lacey travel upstate in search of a missing bank president, and stolen funds that equal $100 million.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 25

11. Big Love (2006–2011)
Episode: For Better or for Worse (2009)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama

7.5
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Barb, Nicki and Margene bicker over living arrangements; Bill barters for a loan approval; Sarah, Ben, Heather and Franky make a dangerous foray into the heart of Juniper Creek; Roman summons his children to his motel.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin

Votes: 104

12. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 11,489 | Gross: $4.95M

13. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Old Flames (1988)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Harvey, Jr. stuns his parents on his 18th birthday by announcing he's enlisting with the Marines.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 23

14. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: School Daze (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Chris and Mary Beth have very different attitudes at a mandatory refresher for their precinct at the police academy.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 23

15. A Private Affair (2000 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno | Stars: Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Lou Myers, Merry Clayton

Votes: 20

16. Dirty Dancing Concert Tour (1988)

87 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Lada Boder, Eric Carmen, Bubba Carr, Merry Clayton

Votes: 33

17. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 180,937 | Gross: $0.62M

18. Brewster McCloud (1970)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy

Votes: 3,844

19. The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1988–1989)

60 min | Comedy

7.0
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Tom and Dick Smothers return to TV in this revival of the traditional variety show, mixing comedy skits, stand-up routines and musical numbers. Joining the Smothers each week were a number ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Jim Stafford, Pat Paulsen

Votes: 44

20. Performance (1970)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A violent gangster seeks refuge from the mob in the Bohemian home of a former rock star.

Directors: Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg | Stars: James Fox, Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Michèle Breton

Votes: 8,563

21. Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, James Naughton, David Paymer

Votes: 152

22. Dare to Love (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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A mentally fragile woman is pushed over the edge by the death of her brother, to whom she was inordinately close.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Josie Bissett, Jason Gedrick, James Sikking, Chad Lowe

Votes: 203

23. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Trading Places (1988)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Chris is disappointed when she's passed over to fill in during Lt. Samuels' vacation. Harvey assists in a case involving kickbacks at a construction site.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 20

24. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1987)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Cagney and Lacey go undercover on street corners to investigate a rash of middle-aged prostitute murders. Isbecki is thrilled to discover his new partner is a woman.

Director: Joel Rosenzweig | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 22

25. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

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

6.7
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, John Karlen

Votes: 2,956

26. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: A Class Act (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The theft of a valuable painting sends the detectives to upscale galleries, hoping to find out where it went. Christine realizes Nick is the opposite of David.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Norman Alden

Votes: 18

27. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Hello Goodbye (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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David Keeler proposes marriage to Christine.

Director: Janet Davidson | Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 15

28. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Land of the Free (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When a refugee from El Salvador is slain, different people give wildly different opinions of the life he led to Chris and Mary Beth during their investigation. Meanwhile, Chris meets a friendly, handsome plumber at AA.

Director: Stephen Macht | Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 19

29. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Secrets (1987)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Chris finally gets to work on the Major Task Force, and immediately is faced with finding out who the turncoat is in their midst.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 18

30. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Shadow of a Doubt (1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An undercover operation at a computer manufacturer is jeopardized when Chris fails the company's random drug test.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 15

31. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 30,445 | Gross: $24.08M

32. The X Factor: Celebrity (2004– )
Episode: Episode #5.4 (2008)

Music, Reality-TV

6.2
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Stars: Dermot O'Leary, Simon Cowell, Cheryl, Dannii Minogue

Votes: 8

33. Ibiza: The Silent Movie (2019)

91 min | Documentary

6.1
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Charts the history of the island Ibiza, leading to its current status as the clubbing capital of the world.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Bez, Claire Davis, Cathal Smyth

Votes: 116

34. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )
Episode: 2013: Auditions 6 (2013)

Game-Show, Music

6.1
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Stars: Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon

Votes: 8

35. 9½ Weeks (1986)

R | 117 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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50 Metascore

A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, David Margulies

Votes: 35,021 | Gross: $6.73M

36. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode dated 25 June 1970 (1970)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.0
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Stars: Jerry Lewis, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Merry Clayton

Votes: 7

37. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Greed (1987)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Chris and Mary Beth go uncercover as game show contestants to investigate a rigging accusation.

Director: Nessa Hyams | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 22

38. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
Episode: Video Verite (1987)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A missing music video may be linked to drugs. Chris' niece visits, with aspirations of becoming an actress in New York.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 24

39. Get Bruce (1999)

R | 82 min | Documentary

5.9
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61 Metascore

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch (1948- ), who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see... See full summary »

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Nathan Lane

Votes: 577 | Gross: $0.04M

40. The Rolling Stones: Under Review 1967-1969 (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

5.8
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The Rolling Stones - Under Review 1967 - 1969 is a 90 minute documentary film reviewing the music and career of the band during, arguably, their most creative period. In the second half of ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Altham, Thomas Arnold, Robert Christgau, Merry Clayton

Votes: 10

41. Maid to Order (1987)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.5
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A spoiled rich girl is visited by her fairy godmother and turned into a maid.

Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean, Valerie Perrine

Votes: 3,057 | Gross: $9.87M

42. Good Day L.A. (1993– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Stars: Steve Edwards, Maria Quiban, Rick Dickert, Lisa Breckenridge

Votes: 83

43. The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

R | 77 min | Animation, Comedy

5.4
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Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.

Director: Robert Taylor | Stars: Skip Hinnant, Reva Rose, Bob Holt, Robert Ridgely

Votes: 2,394

44. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.4
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 315

45. Blame It on the Night (1984)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.4
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When his unmarried mother dies, custody of 13-year-old Job is assumed by his alleged father, Chris, whom he has never seen. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Taft | Stars: Nick Mancuso, Byron Thames, Leslie Ackerman, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 157 | Gross: $0.20M

46. Cat Chaser (1989)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A Miami hotel owner finds danger when he becomes romantically involved with the wife of a deposed general from the Dominican Republic where he fought many years back.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Peter Weller, Kelly McGillis, Charles Durning, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 1,054

47. The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.2
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Don Adams, Andrea Howard, Sylvia Kristel, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $14.66M

48. The Arsenio Hall Show (2013–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.0
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Nineteen years after the original run, Hall returned with another season of his late-night talk show. The show predominately featured African-American celebrities.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Alex Al, Robin DiMaggio, Hugh Moore

Votes: 339

49. Made in Hollywood (2005– )

60 min | Talk-Show

4.2
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"MADE IN HOLLYWOOD", is an inventive behind-the-screen entertainment news, headline; magazine-styled series, featuring exclusive celebrity interviews with Hollywood's premiere talent. There... See full summary »

Stars: Kylie Erica Mar, Julie L. Harkness, Patrick Stinson, Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay

Votes: 257

50. Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

4.0
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In 1958 California, a teenage girl goes to work as a prostitute in a high-class brothel after the death of her father.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Nina Siemaszko, Wendy Hughes, Tom Skerritt, Robert Davi

Votes: 1,364 | Gross: $0.57M



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