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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 373,664 | Gross: $117.24M

2. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 126,333 | Gross: $90.80M

3. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.1
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him; As the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 92,201 | Gross: $40.95M

4. The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)

PG | 113 min | Action, Family, Romance

5.9
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Daniel accompanies his mentor to Okinawa who is off to see his dying father and confront his old rival, while Daniel inadvertently makes an enemy of his own.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson, Bruce Malmuth

Votes: 52,331 | Gross: $115.10M

5. The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.0
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Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 34,444 | Gross: $38.96M

6. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 14,542 | Gross: $31.91M

7. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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The Power of One is an intriguing story of a young English boy named Peekay and his passion for changing the world. Growing up he suffered as the only English boy in an Afrikaans school. ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 7,460 | Gross: $2.83M

8. Inferno (II) (1999)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.1
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In the spring, the full moon shines for the warrior who has lost his way. Coyote is the spirit that leads back to life. If he follows the coyote when the moon is full, the warrior will see the path once more...

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Pat Morita, Danny Trejo, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick

Votes: 6,954

9. Neighbors (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.6
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A quiet man's peaceful suburban lifestyle is threatened by the new, obnoxious couple that moves in next door.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Kathryn Walker, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 5,998 | Gross: $28.73M

10. 8 Seconds (1994)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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This film chronicles the life of Lane Frost, 1987 PRCA Bull Riding World Champion, his marriage and his friendships with Tuff Hedeman (three-time World Champion) and Cody Lambert.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Luke Perry, Stephen Baldwin, James Rebhorn, Cameron Finley

Votes: 3,819 | Gross: $19.60M

11. Save the Tiger (1973)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton

Votes: 3,537

12. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary

7.3
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 3,218

13. For Keeps? (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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After she gets pregnant, a teenage girl must decide whether she should keep the baby or not.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn

Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $17.51M

14. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,188 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Joe (1970)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick, Susan Sarandon, Patrick McDermott

Votes: 1,879 | Gross: $19.18M

16. The Formula (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

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A detective uncovers a formula that was devised by the Nazis in WW II to make gasoline from synthetic products, thereby eliminating the necessity for oil--and oil companies. A major oil ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: George C. Scott, Marlon Brando, Marthe Keller, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,869

17. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,084

18. Mickey One (1965)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

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After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One" from a stolen Social Security card from a homeless bum he witnesses being beaten up and ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Franchot Tone

Votes: 973

19. A Night in Heaven (1983)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

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Faye Hanlon is a community-college professor with an emotionally depressed husband and an abundance of sexual frustration. Her sister drags her to a male strip-club for a girl's night out, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren, Robert Logan, Deborah Rush

Votes: 831

20. Hurry Sundown (1967)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

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Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 716

21. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

5.9
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W.W. is a happy-go-lucky crook who makes his living robbing gas stations through the drive-up windows. The Dixie Dancekings are a country music band trying to get their first big break. W.W... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Art Carney, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed

Votes: 660

22. The Real Miyagi (2015)

80 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.3
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The life of Fumio Demura, the greatest karate master of a generation.

Director: Kevin Derek | Stars: John G. Avildsen, Billy Blanks, Lauro Chartrand, Michael Chavez

Votes: 497

23. Black Like Me (1964)

105 min | Drama

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Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.

Director: Carl Lerner | Stars: James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.

Votes: 423

24. Happy New Year (1987)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas

Votes: 411

25. Cry Uncle (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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Private detective takes on a case and gets mixed up in murder, sex and blackmail.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Jackson Beck, Pamela Gruen, Allen Garfield, Devin Goldenberg

Votes: 340

26. Make Your Own Damn Movie! (2005 Video)

300 min | Documentary

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Based on the book of the same name, Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Studios team share their wisdom about filmmaking to independent filmmakers everywhere. They make a documentary of the team's ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Trey Parker, George A. Romero, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 157

27. Slow Dancing in the Big City (1978)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.5
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An aging out of shape reporter falls for a pretty but seriously ill ballerina.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anne Ditchburn, Nicolas Coster, Anita Dangler

Votes: 142

28. The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor

Votes: 109

29. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Sylvester Stallone (2005)

Approved | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

4.0
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The second biography already been produced by A&E, which produced a 60 minute biography of Stallone in 2001 has a whole new biography out. With new interviews, never before seen footage and... See full summary »

Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Frank Stallone, John Travolta, Sharon Stone

Votes: 101

30. Out of It (1969)

M | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The story of two high-school students: one an intellectual but socially inept, the other a not- so-bright football hero and lady-killer.

Director: Paul Williams | Stars: Barry Gordon, Jon Voight, Lada Edmund Jr., Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 90

31. The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance (2011 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

8.7
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The story about the rocky movies and the hard work that gained awards.

Stars: John G. Avildsen, Garrett Brown, Tony Burton, Robert Chartoff

Votes: 79

32. Foreplay (1975)

R | 75 min | Comedy

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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 76

33. Guess What We Learned in School Today? (1970)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.6
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Parents in a small, conservative community don't think that the sex drive is a normal thing for children to experience. So much so, that they label education in that regard as a communist ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Dick Carballo, Devin Goldenberg, Jane McLeod, Yvonne McCall

Votes: 68

34. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance (2011)

Documentary, Biography

4.5
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Profiles the history of the making of the six "Rocky" films, and how Rocky Balboa's ups and downs mirrored those of his creator, Sylvester Stallone.

Stars: Muhammad Ali, John G. Avildsen, Garrett Brown, Tony Burton

Votes: 59

35. The Stoolie (1972)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Roger Pitman (Jackie Mason), a small-time grifter and crook, works with police-detective Alex Brogan (Dan Frazer), in trapping fellow thieves with bait money. Pitman decides to take some of... See full summary »

Directors: John G. Avildsen, George Silano | Stars: Jackie Mason, Josip Elic, Reid Cruickshanks, Dan Frazer

Votes: 57

36. The Way of the Karate Kid (2004 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

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Director: Michael Gillis | Stars: Robert Mark Kamen, John G. Avildsen, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Votes: 46

37. Too Young to Die (2012– )

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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The story of the famous Heath Ledger told by actors and actresses.

Stars: Karla Schlender, Tim Kazurinsky, Kim Ledger, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 45

38. The Troma System (1993)

30 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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The Troma System was a 30 minute infomercial that originally aired on Comedy Central in 1993. The idea was that by purchasing Troma Inc. movie products you could better yourself as a person.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, Jeffrey W. Sass | Stars: Theresa Lynn, Ron Fazio, Michael Opelka, Phil Rivo

Votes: 33

39. Family on Board (2014)

16 min | Short, Crime, Drama

9.5
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A family man and biker receives a questionable prison sentence. On his way to report to jail, he reflects on his life and anticipates what lies ahead - when catastrophe strikes.

Director: George Pogatsia | Stars: Karina Arroyave, Estelle Bajou, Laura Butler, Gino Cafarelli

Votes: 22

40. In the Ring (2006 Video)

76 min | Documentary

7.2
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An extensive look at the making of Rocky (1976).

Director: Michael Gillis | Stars: John G. Avildsen, Robert Chartoff, Talia Shire, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 18

41. Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring (2013)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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Danny Leigh explores the elemental drama of the boxing movie. For over 120 years, boxing and film have been entwined and the fight film has been used to address powerful themes such as ... See full summary »

Director: Angus McIntyre | Stars: Danny Leigh, John G. Avildsen, Ian Christie, Sarah Churchwell

Votes: 16

42. Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (2002 Video)

30 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short

7.0
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Stars: Jack Lemmon, John G. Avildsen, James Foley, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 16

43. Traveling Hopefully (1982)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary about Roger Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Star: Roger Baldwin

Votes: 13

44. Mr. Firth Goes to Washington (2008)

52 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Broadcast on Novermber 4th, the day of the US Presidential election, Mr Firth Goes to Washington is an SBS election special about how Charles Firth goes to Washington and manages to score ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley J. Howard | Stars: Charles Firth, Deborah Kuleff, Nich Richardson, Antony Stockdale

Votes: 12

45. Super Secret Movie Rules (2004– )
Episode: Sports Underdogs (2004)

Documentary

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Stars: Jim Thornton, Jill E. Alexander, David Anspaugh, Ant

Votes: 12

46. Refuge (II) (2015)

90 min | Drama | Completed

8.4
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Follows the intertwining tales of an actress battling drug addiction, a police officer involved in a love triangle, a high school teacher who fights to keep a dream alive, and a young refugee from Burma with a haunting past.

Director: Theodore W. Gyi | Stars: Soraya Moore, Sarah Rose Butler, Alex Acosta, Hser Kaw

Votes: 9

47. A Fine and Private Place (1998)

Romance

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A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.

Director: John G. Avildsen

Votes: 9

48. Tribute to James Crabe (2006 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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John G. Avildsen pays tribute to cinematographer James Crabe.

Director: Michael Gillis | Stars: John G. Avildsen, James Crabe

Votes: 9

49. Okay Bill (1971)

R | 91 min

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Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Bob Brady, Gordon Felio, Roz Kelly, Nancy Salmon

Votes: 7

50. Super Secret Movie Rules (2004– )

Documentary

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Stars: Ant, Frank DeCaro, Chris Jericho, Bob Marley

Votes: 7