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1. 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: 2,104,210 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

7.8
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73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 116,060 | Gross: $119.50M

3. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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67 Metascore

Two young brothers are drawn into an intergalactic adventure when their house is hurled through the depths of space by the magical board game they are playing.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins

Votes: 84,114 | Gross: $29.26M

4. Sleepwalkers (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.2
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38 Metascore

A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie

Votes: 18,412 | Gross: $30.52M

5. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 27,200 | Gross: $7.27M

6. The End of the Tour (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

Votes: 25,962 | Gross: $2.99M

7. She Hate Me (2004)

R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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28 Metascore

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 6,937 | Gross: $0.37M

8. Cry Wolf (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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39 Metascore

Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Julian Morris, Lindy Booth, Jared Padalecki, Erica Yates

Votes: 24,993 | Gross: $10.05M

9. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,332

10. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 1,105

11. Maze (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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48 Metascore

An artist with Tourette Syndrome falls in love with his best friend's pregnant girlfriend.

Director: Rob Morrow | Stars: Rob Morrow, Laura Linney, Craig Sheffer, Rose Gregorio

Votes: 757 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Magellan (2017)

103 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.

Director: Rob York | Stars: Brandon Ray Olive, K. Danor Gerald, Whitney Palmer, Matthew Mercer

Votes: 554

13. Sand Castles (2014)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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In rural Indiana, Noah and his impoverished family wrestle with the mysterious return of his now mute sister Lauren, who was kidnapped and held captive for over a decade.

Director: Clenet Verdi-Rose | Stars: Jordon Hodges, Anne Winters, Randy Spence, Saxon Trainor

Votes: 3,379

14. Queen to Play (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama

6.9
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70 Metascore

Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Bottaro | Stars: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 2,497 | Gross: $0.48M

15. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

5.1
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A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 411

16. The Chess Players (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent General Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,713

17. The Chasing World (2008)

98 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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Teenager is transported to a parallel world where everyone who shares his family name is being hunted down by the dictatorial government.

Director: Issei Shibata | Stars: Takuya Ishida, Mitsuki Tanimura, Shunsuke Daitô, Rio Matsumoto

Votes: 212

18. Scared Stiff (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Mystery, Comedy

4.9
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The jumpy chess editor at a newspaper accidentally gets involved in some murders at a sleazy tavern run by a pair of bizarre brothers.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Ann Savage, Barton MacLane, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 136

19. The Last American Soldier (1988)

99 min | Action, War

6.0
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Commander and his small band of freedom fighters make life difficult for the VC after the Vietnam War is over. They free Vietnamese prisoners, and destroy enemy convoys every chance they ... See full summary »

Director: Ignazio Dolce | Stars: Craig Alan, David Light, Max Laurel, Larry Brand

Votes: 95

20. Murray Head: One Night in Bangkok (1985 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

7.2
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Murray Head performs in the music video "One Night in Bangkok" from the album "Chess" recorded for RCA Records. The video begins with an animated chessboard breaking down. It features ... See full summary »

Director: David G. Hillier | Star: Murray Head

Votes: 65

21. The Mighty Pawns (1987 TV Movie)

57 min | Drama

6.0
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Inner city kids are given new direction when they are convinced to join the school chess team.

Director: Eric Laneuville | Stars: Rosalind Cash, Sean Thomas Danley, Theo Forsett, Shawn Harrison

Votes: 32

22. Little Adventures (2010)

Not Rated | 4 min | Short, Adventure

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Director: Andy Johnson

23. The Perils of E. Minors (2010)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short

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Director: Joe Carroll | Stars: Lance Bradley, Shilo Slider Turri, Wendy Keeling, Neal Ashmun

24. Chess Masterworks (2012 Video)

64 min | History

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Director: Pamela J. Conn

25. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: 18-5-4 (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A brilliant mathematician is shot and killed by a clown, and the team discovers that he was working on a priceless code-breaking device.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 760

26. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Bank Book 6565696 (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Rob discovers Laura's secret bank account. Its mystery preoccupies his thoughts till he finally has to confront her and ask what it's for.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 102

27. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Charlie X (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Captain Kirk must learn the limits to the power of a 17-year-old boy with the psychic ability to create anything and destroy anyone.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Walker Jr., DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,102

28. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Chess Pains (1996)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy

8.5
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Frasier buys an elaborate antique chess set, but becomes obsessed by his inability to win against Martin.

Director: Gordon Hunt | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 486

29. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Chess Set (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

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Ozzie discovers a neighborhood boy with a talent for chess is betting on his ability to win matches.

Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

30. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Chico (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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The IMF must rely on a trained terrier, named Chico, to retrieve a list of undercover agents from a drug lord's underground vault.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 73

31. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Commandante (1969)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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An enemy nation has hijacked a US supported revolutionary movement trying to overturn a dictatorship. The IMF posses as a religious organization seeking the release of the priest who is the... See full summary »

Director: Barry Crane | Stars: Peter Graves, Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus

Votes: 75

32. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Day of Reckoning (1994)

49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A deranged murderer with a penchant for puzzles and a pathological hatred of Lovejoy tries to lure him into a trap by kidnapping and threatening to kill Charlotte.

Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Caroline Langrishe, Diane Parish

Votes: 29

33. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Everybody Hates Hitler (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.7
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Sam and Dean go up against a group of Nazi necromancers.

Director: Philip Sgriccia | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Hal Linden, Adam Rose

Votes: 2,569

34. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Episode: Gun Shy (1958)

Not Rated | 26 min | Western

8.1
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In order to collect the gift of a precious jade chess set, Paladin must first intercept the men who stole it from Hey Boy's family.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Richard Boone, Jeanette Nolan, Lisa Gaye, Corey Allen

Votes: 69

35. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Hu a'e ke ahi lanakila a Kamaile (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Five-0 must find McGarrett and Alicia when they are kidnapped by the serial killer they've been hunting.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 311

36. Louis la brocante (1998– )
Episode: Louis et le double jeu (2000)

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Director: Michel Favart | Stars: Victor Lanoux, Evelyne Buyle, Sarah Bertrand, Alexis Loret

37. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Makaukau 'oe e Pa'ani? (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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When the bodies of two serial killers are found on Five-0 property with chess pieces in their mouths, McGarrett and the team hunt for a vigilante as fear grows that tourists aren't safe in Hawaii.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 396

38. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Palimpsest (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Nichols investigates the death of an old family friend, which may be related to a fabled manuscript that dates back to the time of Christ. But his investigation is complicated by his past relationship with the victim's daughter.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Saffron Burrows, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mili Avital

Votes: 151

39. The Boarding School (2007–2010)
Episode: Paula en el país de las maravillas (2009)

75 min | Mystery

9.0
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Appearing as Alice in a school production of Alice in Wonderland, Paula questions the condition of madness - perception or dysfunction - and believes Julia needs help.

Director: Alexandra Graf | Stars: Luis Merlo, Natalia Millán, Marta Torné, Martiño Rivas

Votes: 22

40. The Cape (2011)
Episode: Pilot (2011)

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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Fueled by a desire to reunite with his wife Dana and son Trip, former police officer Vince Faraday becomes "The Cape" -- his son's favorite comic book superhero -- and takes the law into ... See full summary »

Director: Simon West | Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain

Votes: 225

41. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)
Episode: Sun Probe (1965)

TV-G | 49 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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An exciting mission to the sun runs into trouble when their retro rockets fail to fire. International rescue springs into action using a two pronged plan to get a signal to the doomed ship.... See full summary »

Director: David Lane | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley, Christine Finn

Votes: 97

42. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Tapestry (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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When Captain Picard's artificial heart fails, he is offered the rare opportunity to go back in time and set right the mistake that led to his demise.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,304

43. Beware the Batman (2013–2014)
Episode: Tests (2013)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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Bruce tests Katana to ensure her loyalty.

Directors: Curt Geda, Butch Lukic | Stars: Anthony Ruivivar, Carlos Alazraqui, JB Blanc, Arif S. Kinchen

Votes: 109

44. The Prisoner (1967–1968)
Episode: The Chimes of Big Ben (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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A new Number Eight named Nadia arrives in the Village, and together she and Number Six plot their escape.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Leo McKern, Nadia Gray, Finlay Currie

Votes: 505

45. 100 Code (2015)
Episode: The First Blush (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime

7.6
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Following their lead on the copycat killer, the team finds yet another connection to L.H. and the "Temptations" chatroom. Meanwhile L.H.'s mission to recruit Andrej continues. He receives a... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Öhman | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Dominic Monaghan, Danilo Bejarano, Kristoffer Berglund

Votes: 71

46. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: The Future Dunphys (2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Phil and Claire get a possible glimpse at their future children, Gloria helps Lily get in touch with her Vietnamese heritage, and Jay tries to help Manny get into a prestigious prep school.

Director: Ryan Case | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 1,159

47. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Mark of Gideon (1969)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Kirk beams down to the planet Gideon and appears to find himself trapped on a deserted Enterprise. Spock on the real Enterprise must use his diplomatic skills to deal with the uncooperative inhabitants of Gideon and find the Captain.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sharon Acker

Votes: 1,630

48. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: The Perfect Guy (1998)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy

8.3
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Dr. Clint Webber, the station's new host on health issues, is not only dazzlingly handsome, but also an Oxford graduate, a gourmet chef, a star athlete, and a polyglot. Frasier makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 459

49. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Secret in the Siege (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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When evil tech genius Christopher Pelant returns to toy with the Jeffersonian team in their newest investigation, they discover that the string of murders that have been occurring are tied ... See full summary »

Director: David Boreanaz | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor

Votes: 596

50. Banacek (1972–1974)
Episode: The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973)

TV-PG | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Just before Cap'n Jack's seafood restaurant franchise is set to go public, millions of dollars in stock certificates are stolen from a non-stop elevator, leaving Banacek to find them before someone walks through walls with a fortune.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: George Peppard, Jessica Walter, Andrew Duggan, Linden Chiles

Votes: 58



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