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1. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 333,270

2. Modern Family (2009– )

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

8.4
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Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 321,534

3. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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The absurd antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place.

Stars: Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt

Votes: 188,264

4. Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000– )

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy

8.7
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The life and times of Larry David and the predicaments he gets himself into with his friends and complete strangers.

Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

Votes: 90,103

5. What We Do in the Shadows (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

8.4
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A look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of three vampires, who've lived together for over 100 years, on Staten Island.

Stars: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén

Votes: 17,087

6. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.8
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 263,230

7. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

7.7
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76 Metascore

Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane - like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer, Jonny Brugh

Votes: 136,419 | Gross: $3.33M

8. The Office (2001–2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 90,758

9. To Die For (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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86 Metascore

A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck

Votes: 41,433 | Gross: $21.28M

10. Trailer Park Boys (2001–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.

Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Votes: 34,694

11. 3 from Hell (2019)

R | 115 min | Horror

5.6
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50 Metascore

After barely surviving a brutal police shootout, the demented Firefly clan unleash a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Jeff Daniel Phillips

Votes: 7,367

12. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 617,136 | Gross: $115.65M

13. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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66 Metascore

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

Votes: 159,094 | Gross: $148.21M

14. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

Votes: 212,511 | Gross: $107.92M

15. I'm Still Here (I) (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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48 Metascore

Documents Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.

Director: Casey Affleck | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, Carey Perloff, Larry McHale

Votes: 19,681 | Gross: $0.41M

16. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 339,376 | Gross: $128.51M

17. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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92 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 123,139 | Gross: $0.19M

18. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

7.4
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78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 52,385 | Gross: $18.62M

19. American Vandal (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 34 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.

Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro, Travis Tope

Votes: 24,167

20. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

Votes: 222,071 | Gross: $140.54M

21. The Visit (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie

Votes: 106,350 | Gross: $65.21M

22. The Fourth Kind (2009)

PG-13 | 98 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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34 Metascore

A thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up.

Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Votes: 71,316 | Gross: $25.46M

23. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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68 Metascore

When it becomes clear that his solo album is a failure, a former boy band member does everything in his power to maintain his celebrity status.

Directors: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone | Stars: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 49,650 | Gross: $9.39M

24. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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28 Metascore

A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

Director: Michael Patrick Jann | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney

Votes: 31,168 | Gross: $10.56M

25. Strictly Ballroom (1992)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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72 Metascore

A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson

Votes: 23,820 | Gross: $11.74M

26. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 23,138

27. 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: 4,699

28. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 157,455

29. Into the Storm (2014)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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44 Metascore

Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton.

Director: Steven Quale | Stars: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon

Votes: 61,923 | Gross: $47.60M

30. Life's Too Short (2011–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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The show centers on Warwick Davis in his day-to-day life, complete with the frustrations he faces.

Stars: Warwick Davis, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Rosamund Hanson

Votes: 13,802

31. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.8
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 136,537 | Gross: $60.05M

32. This Country (2017– )

21 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds.

Stars: Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Paul Chahidi, Trevor Cooper

Votes: 2,233

33. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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53 Metascore

After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Molly Ephraim, David Bierend

Votes: 95,186 | Gross: $84.75M

34. Threads (1984 TV Movie)

112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

8.0
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92 Metascore

The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, David Brierly, Rita May

Votes: 10,590

35. Killing Gunther (2017)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

4.7
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53 Metascore

A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world's greatest hitman, and decide to kill him, but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead.

Director: Taran Killam | Stars: Taran Killam, Dave 'Squatch' Ward, Bobby Moynihan, Hannah Simone

Votes: 9,786

36. What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires (2005)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.5
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Three male vampires who share an apartment are interviewed by a TV crew.

Directors: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi | Stars: Jonny Brugh, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, Cori Gonzalez-Macuer

Votes: 1,016

37. Trollhunter (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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61 Metascore

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum, Glenn Erland Tosterud

Votes: 65,475 | Gross: $0.25M

38. People Just Do Nothing (2014–2018)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A mockumentary series about a group of failed MCs from West London and their passion for pirate radio.

Stars: Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry, Steve Stamp

Votes: 3,212

39. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 13,230

40. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.5
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

Votes: 25,337 | Gross: $2.92M

41. Quarantine (2008)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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53 Metascore

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Columbus Short, Jay Hernandez

Votes: 66,827 | Gross: $31.69M

42. The Bay (II) (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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65 Metascore

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal

Votes: 24,055 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Apollo 18 (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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24 Metascore

Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Warren Christie, Lloyd Owen, Ryan Robbins, Michael Kopsa

Votes: 52,297 | Gross: $17.69M

44. Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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59 Metascore

In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner

Votes: 87,299 | Gross: $104.01M

45. Man Bites Dog (1992)

NC-17 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.

Directors: Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Nelly Pappaert, Hector Pappaert

Votes: 34,337 | Gross: $0.21M

46. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer

Votes: 24,718 | Gross: $17.51M

47. Surf's Up (2007)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick.

Directors: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 65,287 | Gross: $58.87M

48. The Hills (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

3.5
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After high school graduation, "Laguna Beach" alumna Lauren sets out to live on her own in Los Angeles and work as an intern at Teen Vogue.

Stars: Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt

Votes: 10,800

49. Lake Mungo (2008)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Strange things start happening after a girl is found drowned in a lake.

Director: Joel Anderson | Stars: Rosie Traynor, David Pledger, Martin Sharpe, Talia Zucker

Votes: 15,353

50. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 3,956



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