All 94 Best Picture Winners, Ranked

Every year, after the fracas of awards season and studio campaigning, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out the ultimate prize in cinema, the explicit recommendation that if you’re only going to watch one movie, make it the one we picked. We’re talking the Oscar for Best Picture. Less than 100 of these have been handed out through the centuries. But ever wonder how the movies of this exclusive golden club would fare against each other?

Welcome to our countdown of every Best Picture winner ever, from the Certified Fresh (Casablanca, Schindler’s List, Argo, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King…most of them, fortunately), the kinda Fresh (Out of Africa, Forrest Gump), to the ‘HUH? HOW?’ Rottens (The Broadway Melody, Cimarron). We took ’em all and then ranked by Adjusted Tomatometer, which takes into account factors like year of release and number of reviews.

And now we’ve added Nomadland as the 94th Best Picture Oscar winner. See where all the films place in our guide to Best Picture Winners, Ranked by Tomatometer!

#94
#94
Adjusted Score: 35983%
Critics Consensus: The Broadway Melody is interesting as an example of an early Hollywood musical, but otherwise, it's essentially bereft of appeal for modern audiences.
Synopsis: Vaudeville sisters "Hank" (Bessie Love) and Queenie Mahoney (Anita Page) take their act to the Broadway stage in New York... [More]
Directed By: Harry Beaumont

#93
Adjusted Score: 53704%
Critics Consensus: The Greatest Show on Earth is melodramatic, short on plot, excessively lengthy and bogged down with clichés, but not without a certain innocent charm.
Synopsis: "The Greatest Show on Earth" is a dazzling spectacle of life behind the scenes with Ringling Bros.-Barnum and Bailey Circus,... [More]
Directed By: Cecil B. DeMille

#92

Cimarron (1931)
52%

#92
Adjusted Score: 54292%
Critics Consensus: Cimarron is supported by a strong performance from Irene Dunne, but uneven in basically every other regard, and riddled with potentially offensive stereotypes.
Synopsis: In 1889, adventurous lawyer and newspaper editor Yancey Cravat (Richard Dix) convinces his genteel wife, Sabra (Irene Dunne), to join... [More]
Directed By: Wesley Ruggles

#91

Out of Africa (1985)
62%

#91
Adjusted Score: 69514%
Critics Consensus: Though lensed with stunning cinematography and featuring a pair of winning performances from Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, Out of Africa suffers from excessive length and glacial pacing.
Synopsis: Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband,... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#90

Cavalcade (1933)
64%

#90
Adjusted Score: 67579%
Critics Consensus: Though solidly acted and pleasant to look at, Cavalcade lacks cohesion, and sacrifices true emotion for mawkishness.
Synopsis: Upper-crust Londoners Robert and Jane Marryot (Clive Brook, Diana Wynyard) and their working-class counterparts, Alfred and Ellen Bridges, experience life's... [More]
Directed By: Frank Lloyd

#89
#89
Adjusted Score: 81266%
Critics Consensus: This biopic is undeniably stylish, but loses points for excessive length, an overreliance on clichés, and historical inaccuracies.
Synopsis: This lively biopic depicts the rise of Florenz Ziegfeld (William Powell), a theater producer who became renowned during the 1920s... [More]
Directed By: Robert Z. Leonard

#88
Adjusted Score: 72866%
Critics Consensus: It's undeniably shallow, but its cheerful lack of pretense -- as well as its grand scale and star-stuffed cast -- help make Around the World in 80 Days charmingly light-hearted entertainment.
Synopsis: Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate... [More]
Directed By: Michael Anderson

#87

Forrest Gump (1994)
71%

#87
Adjusted Score: 78399%
Critics Consensus: Forrest Gump may be an overly sentimental film with a somewhat problematic message, but its sweetness and charm are usually enough to approximate true depth and grace.
Synopsis: Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field),... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#86

Crash (2004)
74%

#86
Adjusted Score: 82801%
Critics Consensus: A raw and unsettling morality piece on modern angst and urban disconnect, Crash examines the dangers of bigotry and xenophobia in the lives of interconnected Angelenos.
Synopsis: Writer-director Paul Haggis interweaves several connected stories about race, class, family and gender in Los Angeles in the aftermath of... [More]
Directed By: Paul Haggis

#85

A Beautiful Mind (2001)
74%

#85
Adjusted Score: 82548%
Critics Consensus: The well-acted A Beautiful Mind is both a moving love story and a revealing look at mental illness.
Synopsis: A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 81734%
Critics Consensus: A classic tearjerker, Terms of Endearment isn't shy about reaching for the heartstrings -- but is so well-acted and smartly scripted that it's almost impossible to resist.
Synopsis: Widow Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter, Emma (Debra Winger), have a strong bond, but Emma marries teacher Flap... [More]
Directed By: James L. Brooks

#83

Braveheart (1995)
79%

#83
Adjusted Score: 83502%
Critics Consensus: Distractingly violent and historically dodgy, Mel Gibson's Braveheart justifies its epic length by delivering enough sweeping action, drama, and romance to match its ambition.
Synopsis: Tells the story of the legendary thirteenth century Scottish hero named William Wallace (Mel Gibson). Wallace rallies the Scottish against... [More]
Directed By: Mel Gibson

#82
#82
Adjusted Score: 81372%
Critics Consensus: It occasionally fails to live up to its subject matter -- and is perhaps an 'important' film more than a 'great' one -- but the performances from Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire are superb.
Synopsis: When journalist Phil Green (Gregory Peck) moves to New York City, he takes on a high-profile magazine assignment about anti-Semitism.... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#81

Gladiator (2000)
77%

#81
Adjusted Score: 84942%
Critics Consensus: Ridley Scott and an excellent cast successfully convey the intensity of Roman gladitorial combat as well as the political intrigue brewing beneath.
Synopsis: Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#80

Oliver! (1968)
82%

#80
Adjusted Score: 85498%
Critics Consensus: It has aged somewhat awkwardly, but the performances are inspired, the songs are memorable, and the film is undeniably influential.
Synopsis: In this award-winning adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the Charles Dickens novel, 9-year-old orphan Oliver Twist (Mark Lester)... [More]
Directed By: Carol Reed

#79

Going My Way (1944)
81%

#79
Adjusted Score: 83888%
Critics Consensus: Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald are eminently likable, and film is pleasantly sentimental, but Going My Way suffers from a surplus of sweetness.
Synopsis: Father Charles O'Malley (Bing Crosby) is an easy-going, golf-playing young priest whose entry into a tough neighborhood parish in midtown... [More]
Directed By: Leo McCarey

#78

Gigi (1958)
81%

#78
Adjusted Score: 85042%
Critics Consensus: It may not be one of Vincente Minnelli's best, but the charming and flawlessly acted Gigi still offers enough visual and musical treats to satisfy.
Synopsis: Gaston (Louis Jourdan) is a restless Parisian playboy who moves from one mistress to another, while also spending time with... [More]
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli

#77

Tom Jones (1963)
82%

#77
Adjusted Score: 85593%
Critics Consensus: A frantic, irreverent adaptation of the novel, bolstered by Albert Finney's courageous performance and arresting visuals.
Synopsis: Tom Jones (Albert Finney), a bastard foundling raised by the kindly Squire Allworthy (George Devine), loves the beautiful Sophie Western... [More]
Directed By: Tony Richardson

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 86309%
Critics Consensus: While it's fueled in part by outdated stereotypes, Driving Miss Daisy takes audiences on a heartwarming journey with a pair of outstanding actors.
Synopsis: Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she... [More]
Directed By: Bruce Beresford

#75

Chariots of Fire (1981)
82%

#75
Adjusted Score: 88123%
Critics Consensus: Decidedly slower and less limber than the Olympic runners at the center of its story, the film nevertheless manages to make effectively stirring use of its spiritual and patriotic themes.
Synopsis: In the class-obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924... [More]
Directed By: Hugh Hudson

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 87943%
Critics Consensus: Solid cinematography and enjoyable performances from Paul Scofield and Robert Shaw add a spark to this deliberately paced adaptation of the Robert Bolt play.
Synopsis: When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage... [More]
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann

#73
#73
Adjusted Score: 87602%
Critics Consensus: Dances with Wolves suffers from a simplistic view of the culture it attempts to honor, but the end result remains a stirring western whose noble intentions are often matched by its epic grandeur.
Synopsis: A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle,... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Costner

#72
#72
Adjusted Score: 88776%
Critics Consensus: Well-written, well-meaning and solidly acted, The Life of Emile Zola film may ultimately be more earnest than dramatically engaging.
Synopsis: After struggling to establish himself, author Emile Zola (Paul Muni) wins success writing about the unsavory side of Paris and... [More]
Directed By: William Dieterle

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 90372%
Critics Consensus: Though it suffers from excessive length and ambition, director Minghella's adaptation of the Michael Ondaatje novel is complex, powerful, and moving.
Synopsis: The sweeping expanses of the Sahara are the setting for a passionate love affair in this adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Minghella

#70

Gandhi (1982)
85%

#70
Adjusted Score: 90288%
Critics Consensus: Director Richard Attenborough is typically sympathetic and sure-handed, but it's Ben Kingsley's magnetic performance that acts as the linchpin for this sprawling, lengthy biopic.
Synopsis: This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who... [More]
Directed By: Richard Attenborough

#69

Ben-Hur (1959)
86%

#69
Adjusted Score: 90718%
Critics Consensus: Uneven, but in terms of epic scope and grand spectacle, Ben-Hur still ranks among Hollywood's finest examples of pure entertainment.
Synopsis: Charlton Heston plays a Palestinian Jew who is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#68
#68
Adjusted Score: 92304%
Critics Consensus: The divorce subject isn't as shocking, but the film is still a thoughtful, well-acted drama that resists the urge to take sides or give easy answers.
Synopsis: On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns... [More]
Directed By: Robert Benton

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 93271%
Critics Consensus: Unapologetically sweet and maybe even a little corny, The Sound of Music will win over all but the most cynical filmgoers with its classic songs and irresistible warmth.
Synopsis: A tuneful, heartwarming story, it is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of... [More]
Directed By: Robert Wise

#66

Platoon (1986)
87%

#66
Adjusted Score: 92478%
Critics Consensus: Informed by director Oliver Stone's personal experiences in Vietnam, Platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no-holds-barred performances from Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.
Synopsis: Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#65

Grand Hotel (1932)
86%

#65
Adjusted Score: 91044%
Critics Consensus: Perhaps less a true film than a series of star-studded vignettes, Grand Hotel still remains an entertaining look back at a bygone Hollywood era.
Synopsis: At a luxurious Berlin hotel between the wars, the once-wealthy Baron Felix von Gaigern (John Barrymore) supports himself as a... [More]
Directed By: Edmund Goulding

#64

Green Book (2018)
77%

#64
Adjusted Score: 99088%
Critics Consensus: Green Book takes audiences on an excessively smooth ride through bumpy subject matter, although Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen's performances add necessary depth.
Synopsis: Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South... [More]
Directed By: Peter Farrelly

#63

Chicago (2002)
86%

#63
Adjusted Score: 93812%
Critics Consensus: A rousing and energetic adaptation of the Broadway musical, Chicago succeeds on the level of pure spectacle, but provides a surprising level of depth and humor as well.
Synopsis: Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to... [More]
Directed By: Rob Marshall

#62

Ordinary People (1980)
89%

#62
Adjusted Score: 93876%
Critics Consensus: Though shot through with bitterness and sorrow, Robert Redford's directorial debut is absorbing and well-acted.
Synopsis: Tormented by guilt following the death of his older brother, Buck, in a sailing accident, alienated teenager Conrad Jarrett (Timothy... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#61

The Last Emperor (1987)
89%

#61
Adjusted Score: 93938%
Critics Consensus: While decidedly imperfect, Bernardo Bertolucci's epic is still a feast for the eyes.
Synopsis: This sweeping account of the life of Pu Yi (John Lone), the last emperor of China, follows the leader's tumultuous... [More]
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci

#60

Rain Man (1988)
89%

#60
Adjusted Score: 94185%
Critics Consensus: This road-trip movie about an autistic savant and his callow brother is far from seamless, but Barry Levinson's direction is impressive, and strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman add to its appeal.
Synopsis: When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#59

American Beauty (1999)
87%

#59
Adjusted Score: 94756%
Critics Consensus: Flawlessly cast and brimming with dark, acid wit, American Beauty is a smart, provocative high point of late '90s mainstream Hollywood film.
Synopsis: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is a gainfully employed suburban husband and father. Fed up with his boring, stagnant existence, he... [More]
Directed By: Sam Mendes

#58
#58
Adjusted Score: 94858%
Critics Consensus: Though it perhaps strays into overly maudlin territory, this working-class drama is saved by a solid cast and director John Ford's unmistakeable style.
Synopsis: Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall), the academically inclined youngest son in a proud family of Welsh coal miners, witnesses the tumultuous... [More]
Directed By: John Ford

#57

Wings (1927)
93%

#57
Adjusted Score: 98432%
Critics Consensus: Subsequent war epics may have borrowed heavily from the original Best Picture winner, but they've all lacked Clara Bow's luminous screen presence and William Wellman's deft direction.
Synopsis: With World War I afoot, David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) and Jack Powell (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) join the military with an... [More]
Directed By: William A. Wellman

#56

Midnight Cowboy (1969)
87%

#56
Adjusted Score: 97440%
Critics Consensus: John Schlesinger's gritty, unrelentingly bleak look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life is undeniably disturbing, but Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight's performances make it difficult to turn away.
Synopsis: Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck (Jon Voight) quits his job and heads for New... [More]
Directed By: John Schlesinger

#55
#55
Adjusted Score: 100193%
Critics Consensus: Clint Eastwood's assured direction - combined with knockout performances from Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman - help Million Dollar Baby to transcend its clichés, and the result is deeply heartfelt and moving.
Synopsis: Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length, except his... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#54

Rocky (1976)
93%

#54
Adjusted Score: 98650%
Critics Consensus: This story of a down-on-his-luck boxer is thoroughly predictable, but Sylvester Stallone's script and stunning performance in the title role brush aside complaints.
Synopsis: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight... [More]
Directed By: John G. Avildsen

#53

Patton (1970)
94%

#53
Adjusted Score: 97904%
Critics Consensus: George C. Scott's sympathetic, unflinching portrayal of the titular general in this sprawling epic is as definitive as any performance in the history of American biopics.
Synopsis: Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning... [More]
Directed By: Franklin J. Schaffner

#52

The Departed (2006)
90%

#52
Adjusted Score: 102502%
Critics Consensus: Featuring outstanding work from an excellent cast, The Departed is a thoroughly engrossing gangster drama with the gritty authenticity and soupy morality we come to expect from Martin Scorsese.
Synopsis: South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of gangland chief Frank Costello (Jack... [More]
Directed By: Martin Scorsese

#51
#51
Adjusted Score: 100115%
Critics Consensus: Endlessly witty, visually rapturous, and sweetly romantic, Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy that succeeds on nearly every level.
Synopsis: "Shakespeare in Love" is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy... [More]
Directed By: John Madden

#50

The Sting (1973)
94%

#50
Adjusted Score: 99037%
Critics Consensus: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.
Synopsis: Following the murder of a mutual friend, aspiring con man Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) teams up with old pro Henry... [More]
Directed By: George Roy Hill

#49

The Deer Hunter (1978)
91%

#49
Adjusted Score: 99164%
Critics Consensus: Its greatness is blunted by its length and one-sided point of view, but the film's weaknesses are overpowered by Michael Cimino's sympathetic direction and a series of heartbreaking performances from Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, and Christopher Walken.
Synopsis: In 1968, Michael (Robert De Niro), Nick (Christopher Walken) and Steven (John Savage), lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cimino

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 96687%
Critics Consensus: It has perhaps aged poorly, but this languidly paced WWII romance remains an iconic, well-acted film, featuring particularly strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift.
Synopsis: At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion... [More]
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann

#47

My Fair Lady (1964)
95%

#47
Adjusted Score: 100592%
Critics Consensus: George Cukor's elegant, colorful adaptation of the beloved stage play is elevated to new heights thanks to winning performances by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.
Synopsis: In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes... [More]
Directed By: George Cukor

#46

West Side Story (1961)
93%

#46
Adjusted Score: 103673%
Critics Consensus: Buoyed by Robert Wise's dazzling direction, Leonard Bernstein's score, and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics, West Side Story remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to visit the big screen.
Synopsis: A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh... [More]

#45

Hamlet (1948)
95%

#45
Adjusted Score: 99932%
Critics Consensus: A well-executed labor of love from star and director Laurence Olivier, Hamlet not only proved that Shakespeare could be successfully adapted to the big screen, it paved the way for further cinematic interpretations.
Synopsis: Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" continues to be the most... [More]
Directed By: Laurence Olivier

#44

Mrs. Miniver (1942)
95%

#44
Adjusted Score: 99784%
Critics Consensus: An excessively sentimental piece of propaganda, Mrs. Miniver nonetheless succeeds, due largely to Greer Garson's powerful performance.
Synopsis: A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes.... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#43
#43
Adjusted Score: 99065%
Critics Consensus: Tense, funny, and thought-provoking all at once, and lifted by strong performances from Sydney Poitier and Rod Steiger, director Norman Jewison's look at murder and racism in small-town America continues to resonate today.
Synopsis: African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the... [More]
Directed By: Norman Jewison

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 108356%
Critics Consensus: Broderick Crawford is spellbinding as politician Willie Stark in director Robert Rossen's adaptation of the Robert Penn Warren novel about the corrosive effects of power on the human soul.
Synopsis: Drama about the rise and fall of a corrupt southern governor who promises his way to power. Broderick Crawford portrays... [More]
Directed By: Robert Rossen

#41

Amadeus (1984)
93%

#41
Adjusted Score: 101534%
Critics Consensus: A lavish, entertaining, powerful film about the life and influence, both positive and negative, of one of Western culture's great artists.
Synopsis: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the... [More]
Directed By: Milos Forman

#40
Adjusted Score: 102804%
Critics Consensus: Visually breathtaking and emotionally powerful, The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King is a moving and satisfying conclusion to a great trilogy.
Synopsis: The culmination of nearly 10 years' work and conclusion to Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the timeless J.R.R. Tolkien... [More]
Directed By: Peter Jackson

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 98979%
Critics Consensus: The historical inaccuracies in this high-seas adventure are more than offset by its timeless themes, larger-than-life performances from Clark Gable and Charles Laughton, and Frank Lloyd's superb direction.
Synopsis: As the cruel captain of the HMS Bounty, a ship bound for Tahiti, William Bligh (Charles Laughton) wins few friends.... [More]
Directed By: Frank Lloyd

#38

Titanic (1997)
89%

#38
Adjusted Score: 101423%
Critics Consensus: A mostly unqualified triumph for James Cameron, who offers a dizzying blend of spectacular visuals and old-fashioned melodrama.
Synopsis: James Cameron's "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride... [More]
Directed By: James Cameron

#37

The Apartment (1960)
93%

#37
Adjusted Score: 100891%
Critics Consensus: Director Billy Wilder's customary cynicism is leavened here by tender humor, romance, and genuine pathos.
Synopsis: Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs.... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 102932%
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful.
Synopsis: As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks... [More]
Directed By: Danny Boyle

#35
Adjusted Score: 101615%
Critics Consensus: It's predictably uplifting fare from Frank Capra, perhaps the most consciously uplifting of all great American directors -- but thanks to immensely appealing performances and a nimble script, You Can't Take It With You is hard not to love.
Synopsis: Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective... [More]
Directed By: Frank Capra

#34

Sunrise (1927)
98%

#34
Adjusted Score: 103707%
Critics Consensus: Boasting masterful cinematography to match its well-acted, wonderfully romantic storyline, Sunrise is perhaps the final -- and arguably definitive -- statement of the silent era.
Synopsis: Bored with his wife (Janet Gaynor), their baby and the dull routine of farm life, a farmer (George O'Brien) falls... [More]
Directed By: F.W. Murnau

#33
Adjusted Score: 101022%
Critics Consensus: The onscreen battle between Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher serves as a personal microcosm of the culture wars of the 1970s -- and testament to the director's vision that the film retains its power more than three decades later.
Synopsis: When Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes... [More]
Directed By: Milos Forman

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 105780%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by powerful lead performances from Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee Jones, No Country for Old Men finds the Coen brothers spinning cinematic gold out of Cormac McCarthy's grim, darkly funny novel.
Synopsis: While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he... [More]
Directed By: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

#31

Marty (1955)
99%

#31
Adjusted Score: 105413%
Critics Consensus: Scriptwriter Paddy Chayefsky's solid dialogue is bolstered by strong performances from Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair in this appealingly low-key character study.
Synopsis: This acclaimed romantic drama follows the life of Marty Piletti (Ernest Borgnine), a stout bachelor butcher who lives with his... [More]
Directed By: Delbert Mann

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 105863%
Critics Consensus: Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama.
Synopsis: England's Prince Albert (Colin Firth) must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech impediment. Knowing... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

#29
Adjusted Score: 107474%
Critics Consensus: This complex war epic asks hard questions, resists easy answers, and boasts career-defining work from star Alec Guinness and director David Lean.
Synopsis: Adaptation of the Pierre Bouelle novel about POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort... [More]
Directed By: David Lean

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 104284%
Critics Consensus: Director Jonathan Demme's smart, taut thriller teeters on the edge between psychological study and all-out horror, and benefits greatly from stellar performances by Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.
Synopsis: Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#27

Unforgiven (1992)
96%

#27
Adjusted Score: 105259%
Critics Consensus: As both director and star, Clint Eastwood strips away decades of Hollywood varnish applied to the Wild West, and emerges with a series of harshly eloquent statements about the nature of violence.
Synopsis: When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#26

The Lost Weekend (1945)
98%

#26
Adjusted Score: 102075%
Critics Consensus: Director Billy Wilder's unflinchingly honest look at the effects of alcoholism may have had some of its impact blunted by time, but it remains a powerful and remarkably prescient film.
Synopsis: Writer Don Birnam (Ray Milland) is on the wagon. Sober for only a few days, Don is supposed to be... [More]
Directed By: Billy Wilder

#25

Annie Hall (1977)
96%

#25
Adjusted Score: 104369%
Critics Consensus: Filled with poignant performances and devastating humor, Annie Hall represents a quantum leap for Woody Allen and remains an American classic.
Synopsis: Comedian Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) examines the rise and fall of his relationship with struggling nightclub singer Annie Hall (Diane... [More]
Directed By: Woody Allen

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 100615%
Critics Consensus: Gone with the Wind's epic grandeur and romantic allure encapsulate an era of Hollywood filmmaking -- but that can't excuse a blinkered perspective that stands on the wrong side of history.
Synopsis: Presented as originally released in 1939. Includes themes and character depictions which may be offensive and problematic to contemporary audiences.... [More]
Directed By: Victor Fleming

#23

The Artist (2011)
95%

#23
Adjusted Score: 109094%
Critics Consensus: A crowd-pleasing tribute to the magic of silent cinema, The Artist is a clever, joyous film with delightful performances and visual style to spare.
Synopsis: In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working... [More]
Directed By: Michel Hazanavicius

#22
Adjusted Score: 105921%
Critics Consensus: A thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
Synopsis: Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life... [More]

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 105463%
Critics Consensus: The epic of all epics, Lawrence of Arabia cements director David Lean's status in the filmmaking pantheon with nearly four hours of grand scope, brilliant performances, and beautiful cinematography.
Synopsis: Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to... [More]
Directed By: David Lean

#20

The Hurt Locker (2008)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 108127%
Critics Consensus: A well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War.
Synopsis: Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of... [More]
Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow

#19
#19
Adjusted Score: 105966%
Critics Consensus: Realistic, fast-paced and uncommonly smart, The French Connection is bolstered by stellar performances by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider, not to mention William Friedkin's thrilling production.
Synopsis: New York Detective "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) and his partner (Roy Scheider) chase a French heroin smuggler.... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#18

Schindler's List (1993)
98%

#18
Adjusted Score: 108408%
Critics Consensus: Schindler's List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg's signature tender humanism to create the director's dramatic masterpiece.
Synopsis: Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 107233%
Critics Consensus: Drawing on strong performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, Francis Ford Coppola's continuation of Mario Puzo's Mafia saga set new standards for sequels that have yet to be matched or broken.
Synopsis: The compelling sequel to "The Godfather," contrasting the life of Corleone father and son. Traces the problems of Michael Corleone... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#16

Argo (2012)
96%

#16
Adjusted Score: 110928%
Critics Consensus: Tense, exciting, and often darkly comic, Argo recreates a historical event with vivid attention to detail and finely wrought characters.
Synopsis: On Nov. 4, 1979, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, taking 66 American hostages. Amid the chaos, six... [More]
Directed By: Ben Affleck

#15

12 Years a Slave (2013)
95%

#15
Adjusted Score: 110556%
Critics Consensus: It's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave's unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly essential -- cinema.
Synopsis: In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is... [More]
Directed By: Steve McQueen

#14
Adjusted Score: 107776%
Critics Consensus: An engrossing look at the triumphs and travails of war veterans, The Best Years of Our Lives is concerned specifically with the aftermath of World War II, but its messages speak to the overall American experience.
Synopsis: Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews)... [More]
Directed By: William Wyler

#13

Nomadland (2020)
93%

#13
Adjusted Score: 117588%
Critics Consensus: A poetic character study on the forgotten and downtrodden, Nomadland beautifully captures the restlessness left in the wake of the Great Recession.
Synopsis: A woman embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession.... [More]
Directed By: Chloé Zhao

#12
#12
Adjusted Score: 110580%
Critics Consensus: With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan's thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape.
Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb)... [More]
Directed By: Elia Kazan

#11
Adjusted Score: 109101%
Critics Consensus: Director Lewis Milestone's brilliant anti-war polemic, headlined by an unforgettable performance from Lew Ayres, lays bare the tragic foolishness at the heart of war.
Synopsis: The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their... [More]
Directed By: Lewis Milestone

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 108899%
Critics Consensus: The plot may be problematic, but such concerns are rendered superfluous by Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron's star power, the Gershwins' classic songs, and Vincente Minnelli's colorful, sympathetic direction.
Synopsis: Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an American ex-GI who stays in post-war Paris to become a painter, and falls for... [More]
Directed By: Vincente Minnelli

#9

Spotlight (2015)
97%

#9
Adjusted Score: 111815%
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
Synopsis: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan,... [More]
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

#8
#8
Adjusted Score: 126964%
Critics Consensus: The Shape of Water finds Guillermo del Toro at his visually distinctive best -- and matched by an emotionally absorbing story brought to life by a stellar Sally Hawkins performance.
Synopsis: Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962... [More]
Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

#7

Rebecca (1940)
100%

#7
Adjusted Score: 111077%
Critics Consensus: Hitchcock's first American film (and his only Best Picture winner), Rebecca is a masterpiece of haunting atmosphere, Gothic thrills, and gripping suspense.
Synopsis: Story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the... [More]
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock

#6

Moonlight (2016)
98%

#6
Adjusted Score: 123099%
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
Synopsis: A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His... [More]
Directed By: Barry Jenkins

#5

All About Eve (1950)
99%

#5
Adjusted Score: 109926%
Critics Consensus: Smart, sophisticated, and devastatingly funny, All About Eve is a Hollywood classic that only improves with age.
Synopsis: Backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington. Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway... [More]
Directed By: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

#4

The Godfather (1972)
97%

#4
Adjusted Score: 111545%
Critics Consensus: One of Hollywood's greatest critical and commercial successes, The Godfather gets everything right; not only did the movie transcend expectations, it established new benchmarks for American cinema.
Synopsis: Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, this mob drama, based on Mario Puzo's novel of... [More]
Directed By: Francis Ford Coppola

#3

Casablanca (1942)
99%

#3
Adjusted Score: 115077%
Critics Consensus: An undisputed masterpiece and perhaps Hollywood's quintessential statement on love and romance, Casablanca has only improved with age, boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.
Synopsis: Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town... [More]
Directed By: Michael Curtiz

#2

Parasite (2019)
98%

#2
Adjusted Score: 127418%
Critics Consensus: An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, Parasite finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in near-total command of his craft.
Synopsis: Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.... [More]
Directed By: Bong Joon-ho

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 116297%
Critics Consensus: Capturing its stars and director at their finest, It Happened One Night remains unsurpassed by the countless romantic comedies it has inspired.
Synopsis: In Frank Capra's acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her... [More]
Directed By: Frank Capra

The Gifted, Marvel's The Runaways, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fox; Hulu; WB)

(Photo by Fox; Hulu; WB)

12 Supernatural Teen Dramas by Tomatometer

Ever since the first Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! villain shook his fist at the gang and exclaimed, “I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids,” TV has tried to recreate the magical, mystical drama of that beloved animated series (though Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Scooby actually debunked a lot of its otherworldly activity). Here are the Tomatometer scores of a few teen dramas featuring kids with superhuman abilities, ghosts, vampires, aliens, and other spine-tingling chills that have tried.

The list tracks series with at least 20 reviews, and some supernatural teen dramas — like Beyond, ClassRoswell, Ravenswood, and more — didn’t have enough eligible reviews to be included.

Is your favorite not on the list? Tell us about it in the comments!

Stranger Things (2016)
93%

#1
Synopsis: The disappearance of a boy in Hawkins, Ind., is just the beginning of strange paranormal happenings in the small Midwestern... [More]

Smallville (2001)
78%

#2
Synopsis: An interpretation of the Superman story features young Clark Kent coming to grips with his emerging superpowers. In the 10th... [More]

The Vampire Diaries (2009)
86%

#3
Synopsis: This supernatural drama, based on the series of novels by L.J. Smith, details the lives of two brothers, Damon and... [More]

Marvel's Runaways (2017)
85%

#4
Synopsis: There are times when pretty much every teenager thinks his or her parents are evil -- but what if it... [More]

Teen Wolf (2011)
81%

#5
Synopsis: The high-school anonymity Scott McCall was trying to break free from couldn't have happened in a more mysterious, complicated way.... [More]

#6
Synopsis: Sarah Michelle Gellar takes on the role of Buffy Summers in this TV version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," based... [More]

#7
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry Brooks, "The Shannara Chronicles" follows heroes in the Four Lands as... [More]

The Gifted (2017)
79%

#8
Synopsis: Produced in association with Marvel Television, and set in the "X-Men" universe, family adventure series "The Gifted" is about an... [More]

Shadowhunters (2016)
76%

#9
Synopsis: On her birthday, Clary Fray discovers a surprise concerning her life. The teenager is not who she thinks she is... [More]

Star-Crossed (2014)
57%

#10
Synopsis: When an alien spacecraft lands in 6-year-old Emery's town resulting in an immediate battle, she befriends one of the young... [More]

The Secret Circle (2011)
47%

#11
Synopsis: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) goes to live with her grandmother in Chance Harbor,... [More]

Hemlock Grove (2013)
38%

#12
Synopsis: Based on the book by Brian McGreevy and executive produced by acclaimed horror master Eli Roth ("Hostel"), this Netflix original... [More]

This week in TV news: Netflix reups The O.A. and Love and — ICYMI — releases new Iron Fist trailer; Battlestar Galactica star Richard Hatch dies; Annette Bening, Sarah Paulson, and Edie Falco in castings; Super Bowl ratings win; The Insider to end 13-year run; Jane the Virgin kills major character; and Milo Ventimiglia surprises an unsuspecting fan.


Netflix Renews The OA and Love and More in Development News…

THE OA - Brit Marling (JoJo Whilden/Netflix)

Love-it-or-hate-it drama The O.A. got a renewal from Netflix this week. The supernatural series will be back for round two, but no news yet on timing. Also in Netflix renewal news, the Judd Apatow-Paul Ruse-Lesley Arfin rom-com series Love will get a third season; season 2 premieres March 10 on the streaming service. (Stay up-to-date with all recent renewals and cancellations.) Plus:

  • The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki scored a pilot pickup as executive producer on Living Biblically, a comedy about a man who decides to live his life by the good book. [THR]
  • Just in case we didn’t have enough legal dramas inspired by the classic Steven Bochco 1980’s series L.A. Law, there’s a reboot on the books. The new series is “said to revolve around new characters, young lawyers, while also featuring several characters from the original series as bosses in an Upstairs, Downstairs-type dynamic.” [Deadline]
  • Update: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay–produced political drama Succession has gotten a 10-episode order from HBO. Series stars Brian Cox as patriarch of a powerful American media family. Series also stars Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbas, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, Parker Sawvers, and Peter Friedman.  [Variety]
  • And Distefano makes two for How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas. The Chris Distefano comedy marks the second CBS pick up written by the HIMYM pair this season. [THR]
  • The CW will revisit The Lost Boys and magical 1990’s hit Charmed with reboots from iZombie boss Rob Thomas and Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman. Thomas spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about his vision for the Lost Boys series, which would tackle a different decade in each season, starting with the 1960s.
  • Shonda Rhimes scooped up blogger Luvvie Ajayi’s novel I’m Judging You to develop into a cable series. [Deadline]
  • Fresh Off the Boat showrunner Nahnatchka Khan will helm ABC comedy pilot Jalen vs. Everybody. The joint production between ABC and sister company ESPN is a semi-autobiographical story about former NBA star Jalen Rose and also stars Anna Maria Horsford (The Bold and the Beautiful) and Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons). [Deadline, THR]
  • Street Dreams, a drama about the life of rapper Nas, heads to pilot on BET.
  • And Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin will head to TV to direct a reboot of the 1975 Aaron Spelling police drama S.W.A.T. for CBS. [THR]

Battlestar Galactica Star Richard Hatch Dies

Richard Hatch in Battlestar Galactica 1978 (Universal Pictures)
Richard Hatch, star of the 1978 Battlestar Galactica film and subsequent TV series, died of cancer at age 71 on Tuesday. The actor starred in the soap opera All My Children before joining the ’70s sci-fi hit and later the early 2000s reboot on Syfy.

Casting News: Annette Bening, Edie Falco, Sarah Paulson, Michael C. Hall, and More

Annette Bening (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for IFP); Edie Falco (lberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for TNT LA); Sarah Paulson (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Annette Bening has been cast as former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco in Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story take on Hurricane Katrina, due to air on FX in 2018. Bening joins actors Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Cuba Gooding Jr., all of whom appeared in the first season of the anthology series, 2016’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which scored nine Emmys.  [THR]

  • Speaking of Paulson, the newly minted Emmy winner will star in serial killer drama Lost Girls at Amazon. [Variety]
  • Sopranos alum Edie Falco will play attorney Leslie Abramson in NBC’s Law & Order: True Crime about the Menendez brothers. [THR]
  • In Lifetime’s TV-movie version of the Menendez brothers crime story, Nico Tortorella (Younger) and Myko Olivier (Glee) have been cast as Lyle and Erik, respectively, and Benito Martinez (American Crime) will appear as their father Jose. It was previously announced that Courtney Love will play family matriarch Kitty. [THR]
  • UPDATE: After the previous week’s announced casting of the teen leads in Marvel’s Runaways for Hulu, Marvel Television this week announced who would play the parents — aka, The Pride: Ryan Sands (The Wire) as Geoffrey Wilder, Angel Parker (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story) as Catherine Wilder, Brittany Ishibashi (This Is Us) as Tina Minoru, James Yaegashi (Madame Secretary) as Robert Minoru, Kevin Weisman (Hello Ladies) as Dale Yorkes, Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives) as Stacey Yorkes, Annie Wersching (Timeless) as Leslie Dean, Kip Pardue (Remember the Titans) as Frank Dean, James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Victor Stein, and Ever Carradine (The Handmaids Tale) as Janet Stein. [Marvel]
  • Coming off his run in the David Bowie musical Lazarus in London, Dexter star Michael C. Hall is joining the cast of Netflix’s The Crown as U.S. President John F. Kennedy. [THR]
  • Judy Greer heads to Hulu comedy Casual for a recurring role as Alex’s new coworker, a single mom who’s over worked and “in need of distraction.” [Deadline]
  • NYPD Blue alum Esai Morales will head west to Chicago P.D. in a recurring role. [THR]
  • Episodes star Kathleen Rose Perkins will lead the cast of NBC drama Good Girls, about three suburban moms who take matters into their own hands. She’ll star alongside Mike & Molly alum Reno Wilson. [THR, Deadline]
  • Be a drag and a queen is Lady Gaga’s new motto, as she’s booked to appear on an episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s about time! [THR]

Lady Gaga Scores a Super Bowl Ratings Touchdown

Lady Gaga Super Bowl 51 Houston, TX (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

And speaking of Lady Gaga, her performance at the Super Bowl halftime show scored Fox its second-highest ever ratings for the event. Meanwhile, always prescient The Simpsons had her acrobatic performance pegged five years ago in the 2012 episode “Lady Goes Gaga.” [Deadline]. The Super Bowl was also grounds for more than the game — check out the best commercials from Super Bowl LI and all the new movie and TV trailers.


Marvel’s Iron Fist Trailer Debuts


The new trailer for Netflix’s newcomer Marvel’s Iron Fist debuted this week. Check out the kung fu moves of billionaire Danny Rand (Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones) in the trailer. The series premieres March 17 on the streaming giant.


Spoiler Alert! Jane the Virgin Offs a Main Character

It was a huge week for Jane the Virgin fans as — spoiler alert! — Michael (Brett Dier) was killed off on the CW dramedy. The episode showed Jane hearing about Michael’s death before putting in a time jump taking viewers three years into the future. Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman took to Facebook to give fans the inside scoop on the episode: “… this was a devastating episode for us to write. It was also a decision made very early on, when I thought about our story as a whole.”


The Insider to End 13-Year Run

The Insider hosts Debbie Matenopoulos, Louis Aguirre (Cliff Lipson/CBS)

Long-running syndicated entertainment news show The Insider will end its 13-year run after the current season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, which THR says has been lagging behind sister show Entertainment Tonight and similar programs like Access Hollywood and Inside Edition, is hosted by Debbie Matenopoulos and Louis Aguirre.


This Is Us Star Milo Ventimiglia Surprises Fan

One unsuspecting neighbor was in for a treat as This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia caught him in the act — the act of watching This Is Us, of course — while the show was filming on his block. Life imitating art?

 

 

This week in TV news: HBO orders behind-the-scenes The Godfather drama; pilot orders abound at the networks, including series starring Toni Collette and Courtney Love; Peter Capaldi says goodbye to Doctor Who; Emma Stone and Jonah Hill go to work on their Netflix series Maniac; Oprah Winfrey heads to 60 MinutesTeri Hatcher plays a villain on Supergirl; and production begins on The Shannara Chronicles second season. Plus, new footage of Rihanna in Bates Motel, behind the scenes of Star Trek: Discovery, and from the final season of Broadchurch.


HBO Preps Godfather Drama, HIMYM Creators Head Back to CBS, More Deals

THE GODFATHER, Al Pacino, James Caan (Paramount Pictures)

A new HBO movie is in the works about the making of the classic 1972 Francis Ford Coppola mafia drama The Godfather, according to Variety. The feature script was on the 2015 blacklist and follows the behind-the-scenes story of the film, including casting Al Pacino and Marlon Brando and researching the real mafia in New York City.

  • Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s Netflix series Maniac will begin production August 15, Deadline reports. The series, a 10-episode dark comedy, is directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective).
  • CBS has ordered to pilot a drama about a team of investigators who handle hate crimes, produced by Katie Couric and written by Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married).
  • How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are teaming up with Hilary Winston (Bad Teacher) for a new “hybrid” comedy on CBS about a relationship between coworkers on opposite coasts who end up in the same office.
  • Over at ABC, United States of Tara star Toni Colette will next star in a new ABC spy dramedy, Unit Zero, from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, according to Deadline, and the network picked up police drama Salamander, based on the 2012 Belgian series.
  • The Agent Carter team’s new project The Gospel of Kevin about “a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world” marks ABC’s 14th pilot order of the season.
  • Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller and Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims will produce Drama High, which follows a high school drama department in a working-class neighborhood.
  • Pretty Little Liars alum Lucy Hale will star in Life Sentence, a dramedy on the CW from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. The network also picked up Insatiable, a drama about “a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client.”
  • Street Dreams, a drama about the life of rapper Nas, heads to pilot on BET.
  • Fox sent workplace comedies Type A and L.A. to Vegas to pilot. The network also gave the greenlight to Antone Fuqua (Training Day) drama The Resident and Controversy, produced by the This is Us team.
  • Lifetime will air a made-for-TV version of the Menendez Brothers’ story, starring Courtney Love.
  • And — surprise! — principal photography on Sharknado 5 (working title) has begun.

First-Look Footage of Star Trek: Discovery in Production

Go on set with a quick sneak peek at the new CBS All Access show Star Trek: Discovery.


Peter Capaldi Is Leaving Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who (Simon Ridgway / BBC AMERICA)

Doctor Who will soon be looking for its 13th Tardis traveler. Peter Capaldi, who has starred in the BBC series since replacing Matt Smith in 2013, is leaving the show, BBC America announced this week in a statement. His last episode will be the 2017 Christmas episode. “One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best,” Capaldi said in the statement. Writer Steven Moffat added that Capaldi’s time as the Doctor isn’t quite over: “Peter’s amazing, fiery, turbulent Doctor is still fighting the good fight, and his greatest adventures are yet to come. Monsters of the universe, be on your guard — Capaldi’s not done with you yet!”


Rihanna Checks into Bates Motel

Pop superstar Rihanna gets a room at the Bates Motel in her guest turn as Marion Crane on the A&E series.


Oxygen Rebranding as Crime Network

It Takes A Killer (Oxygen)

Cable network Oxygen will switch to a crime-focused programming slate this summer, Deadline reports. The network is already home to the long-running true-crime drama Snapped and hosts a weekend block of “Crime Time” programming. Deadline added that the network will focus on “original unscripted series” as well as potentially adding more scripted syndicated shows to its lineup of NCIS and CSI reruns.


Casting News: Marvel Announces Runaways Cast, The Voice Adds John Legend and Celine Dion, Teri Hatcher to Play a Baddie in Supergirl, Oprah Joins 60 Minutes, and More

Marvel's Runaways (Marvel.com)Marvel Television announced Thursday that it has cast its upcoming Hulu series Marvel’s Runaways: Rhenzy Feliz as loud-and-proud nerd Alex Wilder; Lyrica Okano as tough, intelligent, and independent goth Nico Minoru; Virginia Gardner as privileged and model-perfect Karolina Dean; Ariela Barer as purple-haired riot grrrl Gert Yorkes; Gregg Sulkin as high school jock and heartthrob Chase Stein; and Allegra Acosta as peppy, young, and innocent Molly Hernandez. The series is “the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe–their parents.”
  • John Legend, Celine Dion, Snapchat superstar DJ Khaled, and country crooner Luke Bryan are joining NBC’s The Voice as team advisers. Legend will support Adam Levine, Dion will work with Gwen Stefani’s team, Khaled will team up with Alicia Keys, and not surprisingly, Bryan will join fellow country star Blake Shelton.
  • From Lois Lane to the villain? Teri Hatcher, who starred in ’90s super series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, will join the cast of Supergirl for an arc as the big bad to Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl.
  • Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson will make her acting debut in an episode of the Fox drama Star.
  • Tamron Hall left NBC News this week following the unit’s decision that Megyn Kelly would take over the third hour of Today that Hall cohosted. Al Roker will continue to cohost the morning show until the new morning lineup begins in fall, Deadline reported.
  • In other news news, Oprah Winfrey will become a contributor on 60 Minutes.
  • And the Dynasty reboot on The CW casts Nathalie Kelley (The Vampire Diaries, UnREAL) to star as Cristal.

Broadchurch Trailer Teases Final Season

The most crime-ridden town in England has David Tennant and Olivia Colman back at it to investigate a sexual assault in the third and final season of Broadchurch, which premieres on BBC America this year.


Production Begins on Season 2 of The Shannara Chronicles

Austin Butler as Wil in The Shannara Chronicles (MTV)

After a silence that seemed to last an eternity, MTV announced this week that production has begun on the second season of The Shannara Chronicles, the network’s adaptation of Terry Brooks’ fantasy book series. No word yet on the expected premiere date, but here’s the official synopsis:

A year after the events of last season, The Four Lands is in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eretria, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. After reuniting with Eretria, Wil and Mareth seek out Allanon, only to learn that the Druid’s former protégé, Bandon, is on a mission to resurrect a creature of darkest evil: The Warlock Lord. Together, our heroes must band together to take down The Crimson and prevent Bandon from unleashing an even greater threat upon the Four Lands, before it’s too late.

Returning for season 2 are Austin Butler (Wil), Ivana Baquero (Eretria), Manu Bennett (Allanon), Aaron Jakubenko (Ander), and Marcus Vanco (Bandon). The series has added actors Malese Jow as Mareth, a volatile and unpredictable young woman with magical abilities; Vanessa Morgan as beautiful and mysterious Lyria; Desmond Chiam as turncoat General Rigam, leader of The Crimson organization, which hunts magical people; Gentry White as sly bounty hunter Garet; and Caroline Chikezie, as Queen Tamlin, the powerful ruler of the only remaining human kingdom.

This week on home video, we’ve got an animated treat, a spy franchise sequel, a couple of acclaimed smaller films, and more. Read on for the full list.


For the Love of Spock (2016) 100%

Adam Nimoy directs this affectionate documentary that offers rare inside looks at his father’s iconic character and the groundbreaking series as a whole. Special features include a look at Nimoy’s hometown, Boston, a Tribeca panel, a trivia segment with Jason Alexander, and more.

Get it Here


Don't Think Twice (2016) 98%

Mike Birbiglia’s comedy focuses on the members of a New York improv group whose friendships are tested as they come to grips with individual success… or the lack thereof. Bonus features include deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and interviews with the cast discussing improv.

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016) 72%

Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart lead an ensemble voice cast in this animated tale about a jealous Jack Russell terrier who must befriend his owner’s new dog when the two of them find themselves stuck in the streets. Extras include interviews with the cast and crew, dog grooming tips, various making-of featurettes, a sing-along, and more.

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Jason Bourne (2016) 54%

Matt Damon returns to reprise his role as the titular spy, who is drawn out from hiding when he learns new details about his father and his original recruitment into the program that made him a killer. The Blu-ray comes with a look at bringing the character back after so long, a three-part examination of Bourne’s fight scenes, and closer looks at the film’s action set pieces. Also, the entire Bourne franchise is being released in an Ultimate Collection.

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The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1 (2016) 59%

MTV’s fantasy drama series based on the novels by Terry Brooks centers on an unlikely trio of heroes who set out to save their world from the return of evil demons. The season set comes with a lengthy behind-the-scenes featurette, an interview with Brooks, a look at the villain’s costume and make-up, and a look at the filming locations.

Get it Here


Phantasm: Ravager (2016) 57%

The fifth and alleged final chapter in the long-running Phantasm horror franchise finds Reggie pursuing the Tall Man across space and time to finish him off. Special features include deleted scenes, breakdown of key scenes, outtakes, and a look behind the scenes. The remastered version of the original film is also available in a new release.

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The Hollars (2016) 47%

John Krasinski directs and stars in this dramedy as a prodigal son who gets caught up in his family’s problems during a rare visit back home. Special features include a commentary track, a look at the film’s family, and a LA Film Festival Q&A.

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Heart of a Dog (2015) 96%

Lastly, we have two choices from the Criterion Collection, the first of which is one of their rare contemporary releases. Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson created this free-flowing drama as an elegy to her dog, weaving philosophical musings and political ideas together with more surreal images. The release comes with an alternate no-music soundtrack, footage from Anderson’s Concert for Dogs, deleted scenes, and more.

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The Exterminating Angel (1962) 93%

Luis Buñuel’s high concept satirical comedy centers on a group of sophisticated friends who converge on a mansion for a dinner party and find themselves inexplicably unable to leave. The new Blu-ray comes with a 2008 documentary on Buñuel, interviews from 2006 with star Silvia Pinal, and more.

Get it Here

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Oscars Best Picture Nominees 2016 Ranked by Tomatometer

The 2016 Oscar nominations are officially in, and this year the Academy settled on eight candidates for the top prize. The nominees represent a fairly wide range of genres, from George Miller’s wild action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road to John Crowley’s period romance Brooklyn and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s survival thriller The Revenant. But how do they stack up against each other? See below for the full list of Best Picture nominees ranked by Tomatometer!

 

#8

The Revenant (2015)
78%

#8
Adjusted Score: 102647%
Critics Consensus: As starkly beautiful as it is harshly uncompromising, The Revenant uses Leonardo DiCaprio's committed performance as fuel for an absorbing drama that offers punishing challenges -- and rich rewards.
Synopsis: While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack.... [More]
Directed By:

#7

The Big Short (2015)
89%

#7
Adjusted Score: 101762%
Critics Consensus: The Big Short approaches a serious, complicated subject with an impressive attention to detail -- and manages to deliver a well-acted, scathingly funny indictment of its real-life villains in the bargain.
Synopsis: In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realizes that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting.... [More]
Directed By: Adam McKay

#6

Bridge of Spies (2015)
90%

#6
Adjusted Score: 103011%
Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood's classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Synopsis: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane.... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#5

The Martian (2015)
91%

#5
Adjusted Score: 107173%
Critics Consensus: Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.
Synopsis: When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

#4

Room (2015)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 106180%
Critics Consensus: Led by incredible work from Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay, Room makes for an unforgettably harrowing -- and undeniably rewarding -- experience.
Synopsis: Held captive for years in an enclosed space, a woman (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) finally gain... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

#3

Spotlight (2015)
97%

#3
Adjusted Score: 111815%
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
Synopsis: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan,... [More]
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 114414%
Critics Consensus: With exhilarating action and a surprising amount of narrative heft, Mad Max: Fury Road brings George Miller's post-apocalyptic franchise roaring vigorously back to life.
Synopsis: Years after the collapse of civilization, the tyrannical Immortan Joe enslaves apocalypse survivors inside the desert fortress the Citadel. When... [More]
Directed By: George Miller

#1

Brooklyn (2015)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 107343%
Critics Consensus: Brooklyn buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind.
Synopsis: Young Irish immigrant Eilis Lace (Saoirse Ronan) navigates her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis... [More]
Directed By: John Crowley

Winter/Spring TV Scorecard 2016

With more and more shows being released jockeying for your attention, Rotten Tomatoes offers up our Winter/Spring 2016 TV Scorecard where we rank new and returning shows by Tomatometer. We’re updating this countdown every Monday with new scores and critics responses, so say goodbye to being stuck with bad binges this season!

 

#102
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The visibly low-budget Hunters unsuccessfully searches for a well-executed plot in a forest of common tropes and cheap clichés.

Rosewood: Season 1 (2015)
9%

#101
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Rosewood comes up anything but roses with a poorly written, ill-paced, and overall insubstantial entry in the crowded procedural genre.
Directed By: Todd Harthan

Heartbeat: Season 1 (1992)
20%

#100
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Heartbeat is a Frankensteined drama made up of hospital genre cliches and unlikable characters, though the cases-of-the-week are sporadically interesting.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Beyond Borders relies on the same characters and storylines the franchise has used for years, with an extra undertow of xenophobic paranoia.

#98
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Second Chance boasts a few interesting ideas and Robert Kazinsky's game performance, but there aren't enough functioning parts in what's ultimately yet another mediocre take on the Frankenstein myth.

Crowded: Season 1 (2016)
32%

#97
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: A talented cast is left with no room to flourish in Crowded, a misfire whose dated feel is compounded by a pronounced lack of laughs.

#96
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: After the initial dose of nostalgia, Fuller House has little to offer to anyone except the original series' most diehard fans.

#95
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus:

Dice: Season 1 (2016)
43%

#94
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: The Dice man is back with a few surprisingly funny guest stars, but they're not enough to salvage a series of unfunny storylines.

#93
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Bordertown's controversy-rich premise is an idea disappointingly ill-served by its execution, which repeatedly mistakes crass, desperate gags for topical humor.

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Of Kings and Prophets tries to add a Game of Thrones-inspired spin to the Old Testament, but ends up an aimless muddle.

Flaked: Season 1 (2016)
35%

#91
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Dull and pointless, Flaked makes it uncomfortably clear that the man-child persona is no longer compelling.

#90
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Those Who Can't is sporadically funny, but its attempts at light-hearted comedy are undone by derivative writing and a crude, somewhat depressing tone.

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#89

#88
Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Banish thee from the airwaves, oh Angel from Hell, for sins of commonplace sitcom triteness and obnoxious use of an iconic comedic lead.

It’s time for our weekly countdown of the Winter TV premieres! Here are the best new shows for the week of Friday, January 8th. See how this week’s shows Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, The Shannara Chronicles, Bordertown, American Crime, Galavant, Downton Abbey, Shades of Blue, and Angel From Hell stack up against each other on the Tomatometer!

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Here it is: the ever-growing list of mid-season premieres for winter and spring, 2016. Included here are series and season premieres, as well as returns of shows that will have been on hiatus for a couple of months or more. So mark your calendars now. Will “peak TV” continue peaking in 2016? You be the judge.


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 January

Friday, Jan. 1
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride special event, 9 p.m., PBS

Sunday, Jan. 3
Galavant season two premiere, 8 p.m., ABC
Downton Abbey season six premiere, 8 pm, PBS
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life series premiere, FOX
Bordertown series premiere, 9:30 p.m., FOX

 

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Monday, Jan. 4
The Bachelor, season 20 premiere, 8 p.m., ABC
The Biggest Loser season 17 premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Jan. 5
The New Girl season five premiere, 8 p.m., ABC
Teen Wolf season five return, 9 p.m., MTV
The Shannara Chronicles series premiere, 10 p.m., MTV

Wednesday, Jan. 6
American Idol season 15 premiere, 8 p.m., FOX
Mike & Molly season six premiere, 8 p.m., CBS
American Crime season two premiere, 10 p.m., ABC
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 11 premiere, 10 p.m., FXX
Man Seeking Woman season two premiere, 10:30 p.m., FXX

Thursday, Jan. 7
Angel from Hell series premiere, 9:30 p.m., CBS
Beyond the Tank season two premiere, 10 p.m., ABC
Shades of Blue series premiere, 10 p.m., NBC
Todd Margaret season three premiere, 10 p.m., IFC

Sunday, Jan. 10
Shameless season six premiere, 9 p.m., SHO

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Pretty Little Liars season six return, 8 p.m., Freeform
Shadowhunters series premiere, 9 p.m., Freeform

 

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Wednesday, Jan. 13
Second Chance series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX
Younger season two premiere, 10 p.m., TV Land
Teachers series premiere, 11 p.m., TV Land

Thursday, Jan. 14
Colony series premiere, 10 p.m., USA
Workaholics season six premiere, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Idiotsitter series premiere, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

 

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Friday, Jan. 15
Hell’s Kitchen season 15 premiere, 9 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Jan. 17
Angie Tribeca series premiere, 9 p.m., TBS
Billions series premiere, 10 p.m., Showtime
Mercy Street series premiere, 10 p.m., PBS

 

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Monday, Jan. 18
War & Peace series premiere, 9 p.m., A&E, Lifetime, History
Almost Royal season two premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America
Hit the Floor season three premiere, 10 p.m., VH1

Tuesday, Jan. 19
Marvel’s Agent Carter season two premiere, 9 p.m., ABC

Thursday, Jan. 21
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow series premiere, 8 p.m., CW
The 100 season three premiere, 9 p.m., CW
Baskets series premiere, 10 p.m., FX
London Spy series US premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America
Portlandia season six premiere, 10 p.m., IFC
Dark Net series premiere, 11 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Jan. 22
Chelsea Does series premiere, Netflix
Mad Dogs series premiere, Amazon Studios
Children’s Hospital season seven premiere, 11 p.m., Comedy Central, Adult Swim

Saturday, Jan. 23
Black Sails season three, 9 p.m., Starz
Beowulf series premiere, 10 p.m., Esquire

Sunday, Jan. 24
The X-Files season 10 premiere, 10 p.m., FOX

 

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Monday, Jan. 25
The Fosters season three return, 8 p.m., Freeform
American Dad! season 12 premiere, 8:30 p.m., TBS
Lucifer series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX
The Magicians series premiere, 9 p.m., SyFy
Recovery Road series premiere, 9 p.m., Freeform

Tuesday, Jan. 26
Outsiders series premiere, 9 p.m., WGN

Wednesday, Jan. 27
Lucha Underground season two premiere, 9 p.m., El Rey
Suits season five return, 10 p.m., USA

Thursday, Jan. 28
You, Me and the Apocalypse series premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

Friday, Jan. 29
The Vampire Diaries season seven return, 8 p.m., CW
The Originals season three return, 9 p.m., CW

Sunday, Jan. 31
The Venture Bros season six premiere, midnight, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim

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 February


Tuesday, Feb. 2
The Muppets season one return, 8 p.m., ABC
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson series premiere, 10 p.m., FX

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 3
Madoff series premiere, 8 p.m., ABC
Young & Hungry season three premiere, 8 p.m., Freeform
Baby Daddy season five premiere, 8:30 p.m., Freeform

Friday, Feb. 5
Sleepy Hollow season three return, 8 p.m., FOX
Animals series premiere, 11:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Feb. 8
Castle season eight return, 10 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Tosh.0 season eight return, 10 p.m., Comedy Central
Not Safe with Nikki Glaser series premiere, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Thursday, Feb. 11
Grey’s Anatomy season 12 return, 8 p.m., ABC
Scandal season five return, 9 p.m., ABC
How to Get Away with Murder season two return, 10 p.m., ABC
Those Who Can’t series premiere, 10:30 p.m., TruTV

Friday, Feb. 12
The Amazing Race season 28 return, 8 p.m., CBS

Sunday, Feb. 14
The Walking Dead season six return, 9 p.m., AMC
Vinyl series premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

Monday, Feb. 15
11.22.63 series premiere, Hulu
Major Crimes season four return, 9 p.m., TNT
Better Call Saul season two premiere, 10 p.m., AMC
Bitten season three premiere 11 p.m., Syfy

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 16
The New Yorker Presents series premiere, Amazon Studios
Rizzoli & Isles season seven premiere, 9 p.m., TNT

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Survivor season 32 premiere, 8 p.m., CBS
Broad City season three premiere, 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Thursday, Feb. 18
Vikings season four premiere, 8 p.m., History

Friday, Feb. 19
Love series premiere, Netflix

Sunday, Feb. 21
Girls season five premiere, 10 p.m., HBO
Togetherness season two premiere, 10:30 p.m., HBO

Thursday, Feb. 25
Prey miniseries premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America

Friday, Feb. 26
Fuller House series premiere, Netflix

Monday, Feb. 29
Gotham season two return, 8 p.m., FOX
The Voice season 10 premiere, 8 p.m., NBC
Blindspot season one return, 10 p.m., NBC
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 March


Wednesday, Mar. 2
Rosewood season one return, 8 p.m., Fox
The Real O’Neals series premiere, 8:30 p.m., ABC
CSI: Cyber season two return, 10 p.m., CBS
Hap and Leonard series premiere 10 p.m., Sundance

Thursday, Mar. 3
The Family series premiere, 9 p.m., ABC

Friday, Mar. 4
House of Cards season four, Netflix

Sunday, Mar. 6
Once Upon a Time season five return, 8 p.m., ABC
I Am Cait season two premiere, 9 p.m., E!
Quantico season one return, 10 p.m., ABC

Monday, Mar. 7
Bates Motel season four premiere, 9 p.m., A&E
Damien series premiere, 10 p.m., A&E

 

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Tuesday, Mar. 8
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three return, 9 p.m., ABC
Of Kings and Prophets series premiere, 10 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Mar. 9
The Carmichael Show season two preview, 10 p.m., NBC
Underground series premiere, 10 p.m., WGN

Thursday, Mar. 10
60 Days In series premiere, 9 p.m., A&E

Friday, Mar. 11
Bosch season two premiere, Amazon
The Characters series premiere, Netflix
Flaked series premiere, Netflix
Party Over Here series premiere, 11 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Mar. 13
And Then There Were None miniseries US premiere, 8 p.m., Lifetime
The Carmichael Show season two premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

Tuesday, Mar. 15
Crowded series preview episodes, 10:00 p.m., NBC
Faking It season three premiere, 10:30 p.m., MTV

Wednesday, Mar. 16
Happy Valley season two premiere, Netflix
Schitt’s Creek season two premiere, 8 p.m., POP
Nashville season four return, 9 p.m., ABC
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS
The Americans season four premiere, 10 p.m., FX

 

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Friday, Mar. 18
Marvel’s Daredevil season two premiere, Netflix

Sunday, Mar. 20
Crowded series premiere, 9:30 pm, NBC

Monday, Mar. 21
Dancing with the Stars season 22 premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

Tuesday, Mar. 22
Heartbeat series preview, 9 p.m., NBC
Stitchers season two premiere, 10 p.m., Freeform

Wednesday, Mar. 23
Heartbeat series premiere, 8 p.m., NBC
Rogue season four premiere, 9 p.m., DirecTV
The Carbonaro Effect season two premiere , 10 p.m., TruTV

Sunday, Mar. 27
Grantchester season two premiere, 9 p.m., PBS
Mr. Selfridge season four premiere, 10 p.m., PBS

Thursday, Mar. 24
The Catch series premiere, 10 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Mar. 30
The Path series premiere, Hulu
Empire season two return, 9 p.m., FOX
Lopez series premiere, 10 p.m., TVLand
The Soul Man season five, 10:30 p.m., TV Land

 

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Thursday, Mar. 31
Archer season seven premiere, FX
Rush Hour series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

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 April


Friday, Apr. 1
The Ranch season premiere, Netflix
Banshee season four premiere, Cinemax
Motive season three premiere (US), 10 p.m., USA
Wynonna Earp series premiere, 10 p.m., SyFy

Sunday, Apr. 3
Call the Midwife season five premiere, 8 p.m., PBS

Thursday, Apr. 7
The Odd Couple season two premiere, 8:30 p.m., CBS

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Friday, Apr. 8
Catastrophe season two premiere, Amazon

Saturday, Apr. 9
Outlander season two premiere, 9 p.m., Starz

Sunday, Apr. 10
The Girlfriend Experience series premiere, 8 p.m., Starz
House of Lies season five premiere, 9 p.m., Showtime
Dice series premiere, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
Fear the Walking Dead season two premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

Monday, Apr. 11
The Detour series premiere, 9 p.m., TBS
Hunters series premiere, 10 p.m., SyFy

Tuesday, Apr. 12
Ajin: Demi-Human series premiere, Netflix
The Mindy Project season four return, Hulu
Game of Silence series premiere, 10:00 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Apr. 13
The Last Panthers series premiere, 10 p.m., SundanceTV

Thursday, Apr. 14
Bones season 11 return, 8 p.m., FOX
Orphan Black season four premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America

Friday, Apr. 15
Cuckoo season three US premiere, Netflix
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season two premiere, Netflix

Monday, Apr. 18
12 Monkeys season two premiere, 9 p.m., SyFy

Tuesday, Apr. 19
Containment series premiere, 9 p.m., CW
The Night Manager miniseries premiere, AMC

Wednesday, Apr. 20
Deadbeat series 3 premiere, Hulu

Sunday, Apr. 24
Game of Thrones season six premiere, 9 p.m., HBO
Rebellion miniseries premiere, 9 p.m., Sundance
Silicon Valley season three premiere, 10 p.m., HBO
Veep season five premiere, 10:30 p.m., HBO

Monday, Apr. 25
Turn season three premiere, 10 p.m., AMC

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TBA


The Last Man on Earth season two return, FOX

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