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1. Troy (2004)

R | 163 min | Adventure

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An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Writers: Homer, David Benioff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Julian Glover

2. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

3. The Perfect Storm (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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59 Metascore

An unusually intense storm pattern catches some commercial fishermen unaware and puts them in mortal danger.

Writers: Sebastian Junger, William D. Wittliff | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly

4. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

5. Bicentennial Man (1999)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Robin Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt

6. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

7. Poseidon (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner, Poseidon, capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for survival as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Paul Gallico | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Kurt Russell, Emmy Rossum, Josh Lucas

8. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?

Writers: Laurence Dworet, Robert Roy Pool | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

9. Enemy Mine (1985)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Longyear, Edward Khmara | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett Jr., Brion James, Richard Marcus

10. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

11. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

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When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Writers: Gerald Di Pego, Daniel Quinn | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

12. Shattered (1991)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Neely, Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Tom Berenger, Bob Hoskins, Greta Scacchi, Joanne Whalley

13. Tatort (1970– )

90 min | Crime

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A long running German cop show where detectives work to solve a crime.

Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Nemec, Udo Wachtveitl, Dietmar Bär

14. Red Corner (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.

Writer: Robert King | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann

15. Das Boot (1985 TV Mini-Series)

293 min | Drama, War

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A World War II German U-Boat crew have a terrifying patrol mission in the early days of the war.

Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

16. The Agency (2001–2003)

60 min | Drama, Thriller

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A look at the inner workings of the CIA.

Creator: Michael Frost Beckner | Stars: Paige Turco, Rocky Carroll, David Clennon, Will Patton

17. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

18. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

19. Old Man's War

Drama, Sci-Fi | Announced

On his 75th birthday, John Perry visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Humans have made it to the stars, and have colonized many planets, but colonization is strictly controlled. ... See full summary »

Writers: John Scalzi, David Self | Director: Wolfgang Petersen

20. Avenger (2006 TV Movie)

92 min | Thriller

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A CIA Agent steps in to stop a former Special Forces Operative on a for-hire mission that poses a global threat.

Writers: Alan Sharp, Frederick Forsyth | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Sam Elliott, Timothy Hutton, James Cromwell, William Hope

21. Wetten, dass..? (1981– )

165 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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Each show has several celebrities invited who have to bet on different contestant(s) achieving his/her/their goal of performing a stunt. If the celebrities fail to anticipate whether their ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Elstner | Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Frank Elstner, Mirjam Weichselbraun, Jessica Schwarz

22. Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009–2014)

26 min | Biography

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Creators: Mark Kaplan, Martin Saint Charles, David Freydt | Stars: Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrew Davis, George Lucas

23. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

24. Die Konsequenz (1977)

100 min | Drama

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Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexander Ziegler, Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Ernst Hannawald, Werner Schwuchow, Hans-Michael Rehberg

25. Corazón de... (1997– )

30 min

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Stars: Anne Igartiburu, Alejandra Navas, Yolanda Vázquez, Gonzalo Miró

26. The 100 Greatest War Films (2005 TV Movie)

385 min | Documentary

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The 100 Greatest War Films of all time, as voted for by the public of the UK.

Director: Mark Murray | Stars: Sean Pertwee, David Aaronovitch, Ken Annakin, Jean-Jacques Annaud

27. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

28. For Your Love Only (1976)

87 min

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Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Christian Quadflieg, Klaus Schwarzkopf

29. One or the Other (1974)

105 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

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Writers: Horst Otto Oskar Bosetzky, Manfred Purzer | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Elke Sommer, Jürgen Prochnow, Ulla Jacobsson

30. A Spell for Chameleon

Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

On Xanth, a world where every citizen possesses some sort of special ability, Bink, a young man, lives his life as a powerless being. If he cannot develop some sort of skill, however, he will be exiled.

Writers: Piers Anthony, Tim McCanlies

31. HypaSpace (2002–2008)

25 min | Documentary

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An informative look at news and gossip from the Entertainment Industry as it relates to SF.

Stars: Kim Poirier, Jonathan Llyr, Natasha Eloi, Danielle McGimsie

32. Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (1978 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

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A scientist who swore off playing chess after a nervous breakdown as a boy wunderkind, creates an undefeated chess program. But the Russian world champ beats Tommy Rosemund's masterwork in ... See full summary »

Writers: Jochen Wedegärtner, Karl Heinz Willschrei | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Gila von Weitershausen, René Deltgen, Ljuba Tadic

33. I Will Kill You, Wolf (1971)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Wolf Roth, Ursula Sieg, Tilly Zinner, Ingrid Oppermann

34. Smog (1973 TV Movie)

86 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Writer: Wolfgang Menge | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Marie-Luise Marjan, Wolfgang Grönebaum, Heinz Schacht, Michaela Henner

35. Mundo VIP (1996–2001)

50 min | News

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50 minute weekly show covering show business from Hollywood movies, to Brazilian "novelas" and Portugal's film, theater and music scenes with interviews and reports made all over the world.... See full summary »

Stars: Felipa Garnel, Paulo Pires, Carlos Dias da Silva, Margarida Pinto Correia

36. Chicxulub (2006)

Short, Drama

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65 Million years ago, a meteor collided with earth and erased seventy-five percent of all living species. Tonight, Ted and Maureen Biehn receive a phone call that their daughter has been hit by a car. Two tragedies begin to intertwine and the Biehn's life is about to change forever.

Writers: Malona P. Badelt, T. Coraghessan Boyle | Director: Malona P. Badelt | Stars: Joel Swetow, Susan Tierney, Dale Raoul, Christopher Hoffman

37. Hollywood Science (2006– )

50 min | Documentary

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Find out how Hollywood brings the impossible to the screen. And see what science goes into making that impossible happen.

Stars: Dave Hoffman, James Cameron, Tom Mankiewicz, Kurt Russell

38. 60 Millionen für Phantásien - Wie die 'unendliche Geschichte' ins Kino kam (1984 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

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Writers: Wilhelm Bittorf, Ulli Pfau | Directors: Wilhelm Bittorf, Ulli Pfau | Stars: Donald Arthur, Robert Easton, Bernd Eichinger, Michael Ende

39. Arminius (I)

Drama | Announced

The story of Arminius, a Roman warrior who was German by birth and helped lead Germanic tribes to fight against the Roman Empire after its invasion of his homeland.

Writer: Frank Moll

40. The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983 TV Special)

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Writers: Hal Kanter, Jack Rose, Leonard Spigelgass, Rod Warren | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau

41. Starbuck Holger Meins (2002)

90 min | Documentary

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Writers: Gerd Conradt, Hartmut Jahn | Director: Gerd Conradt | Stars: Michael Ballhaus, Suzanne Beyeler, Manfred Blessmann, George Clooney

42. Na sowas! (1982–1987)

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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Stars: Thomas Gottschalk, Georg Danzer, Chris De Burgh, Mike Krüger

43. The Making of 'Troy' (2004 TV Movie)

24 min | Documentary

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Director: Sam Hurwitz | Stars: Wolfgang Petersen, Orlando Bloom, Eric Bana, Brian Cox

44. Ich nicht (1969)

13 min | Short

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Writer: Wolfgang Petersen | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Hans-Peter Korff, Ursula Sieg, Cornelius Bischoff, Horst Uhse

45. One Vision (1998)

Documentary

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Director: Rob Stone | Stars: Ron Howard, Lawrence Kasdan, Penny Marshall, Wolfgang Petersen

46. 37 Grad (1994– )

Documentary

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Stars: Rebecca Lena Hartl, Benjamin Lecce, Susanne Thurner, Renke von Lienen

47. Mein Leben (2001– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Michael Haneke, Susanne Lothar, Blixa Bargeld, Daniel Richter

48. Das ist Ihr Leben (1976–1979)

60 min | Biography

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Stars: Carlheinz Hollmann, Heinrich Albertz, Dietmar Schönherr, Caterina Valente

49. Rogue Waves (2006 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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Writers: Bill Froehlich, Cynthia Harrison, Susan Michaels | Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: David O'Brien, James Delgado, Frank Delaney, Brian K. Haus

50. Hans im Glück (1976 TV Movie)

97 min

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Writers: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Ursula Diestel, Christiane Domschke, Sigrid Lagemann, Jürgen Prochnow