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1. Psycho (1960)
TV-14 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
3. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.
5. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
6. All the President's Men (1976)
R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
7. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.
8. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
PG | 128 min | Mystery
In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
9. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
10. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.
11. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
13. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
15. The Delta Force (1986)
R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the ... See full summary »
17. Death Wish 3 (1985)
X | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
18. Seven Days in May (1964)
TV-14 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
19. Hombre (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Western
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.
21. The Sentinel (1977)
R | 92 min | Horror
Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably nice Brooklyn Heights apartment, where scary occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.
22. The Anderson Tapes (1971)
GP | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.
23. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.
24. The Silence of the Hams (1994)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Thriller
The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.
25. Two Evil Eyes (1990)
R | 120 min | Horror
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famous horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento.
26. Mitchell (1975)
R | 97 min | Crime, Action, Drama
A sleazy, incompetent detective tries to simultaneously take down heroin dealers and a socialite who murdered a burglar.
27. The Bedford Incident (1965)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.
29. After the Fox (1966)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise. After Aldo escapes from the Italian prison he was held in, he meets again... See full summary »
31. A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.
32. Two-Minute Warning (1976)
R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »
33. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History
True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.
35. Maude (1972–1978)
30 min | Comedy
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »
38. Cuba (1979)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train the corrupt General Batista's army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
39. The Stone Killer (1973)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Top detective Lou Torrey is transferred to Los Angeles and uncovers a plot by a Sicilian mafioso to use Vietnam veterans to murder all his enemies in a rerun of the "Sicilian Vespers" when ... See full summary »
40. The Carpetbaggers (1964)
PG | 150 min | Drama
Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.
Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Barbara Jean Trenton is a faded film star who lives in the past by constantly re-watching her old movies instead of moving on with her life, so her associates try to lure her out of her self-imposed isolation.
44. The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)
90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After an astronaut/test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.
45. Al Capone (1959)
Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This factual biography of gang lord Al Capone follows his rise and fall in Chicago gangdom during the Prohibition era.
46. Father Knows Best (1954–1960)
30 min | Comedy, Family
The popular radio show comes to life in this hit sitcom about a wise family man, Jim Anderson, his common-sense wife Margaret and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy. Whenever the kids need... See full summary »
47. Wagon Train (1957–1965)
75 min | Western
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
48. The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
M | 91 min | Comedy, Western
Marshal Flagg, an aging lawman about to be retired, hears that his old nemesis, the outlaw McKaye, is back in the area and planning a robbery. Riding out to hunt down McKaye, Flagg is ... See full summary »
49. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)
60 min | Drama
Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »
50. Time Limit (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, War
Military investigator Colonel Edwards is assigned a case involving Major Cargill, a Korean War POW who is accused of treason. Although Cargill admits his guilt and Edwards' superiors are ... See full summary »