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1. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

2. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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81 Metascore

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

3. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

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A just-divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.

Writers: Avery Corman, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

4. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

5. Nobody's Fool (1994)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Russo, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, Melanie Griffith

6. Feast of Love (2007)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

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A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.

Writers: Allison Burnett, Charles Baxter | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Alexa Davalos, Greg Kinnear

7. Twilight (1998)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Benton, Richard Russo | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon

8. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

9. The Ice Harvest (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Writers: Richard Russo, Robert Benton, Scott Phillips | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Lara Phillips

10. What's Up, Doc? (1972)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

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The accidental mix up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

Writers: Buck Henry, David Newman, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars

11. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

12. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

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In 1930's Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

13. Billy Bathgate (1991)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Writers: E.L. Doctorow, Tom Stoppard | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

14. Bad Company (1972)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Western

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A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis, David Huddleston

15. Still of the Night (1982)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

Writers: Robert Benton, David Newman | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy, Joe Grifasi

16. Nadine (1987)

PG | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

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In 1950s Texas, a woman trying to recover sexy photos of herself and divorce her husband witnesses a murder and uncovers corrupt land dealings.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Rip Torn, Gwen Verdon

17. The House on Carroll Street (1988)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

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Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Bernstein | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Kelly McGillis, Jeff Daniels, Mandy Patinkin, Jessica Tandy

18. 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

19. The Late Show (1977)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Comedy

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A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Writer: Robert Benton | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche

20. Oh! Calcutta! (1972)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

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Based on the controversial off-Broadway musical comedy revue, "Oh! Calcutta! is a series of musical numbers about sex and sexual mores. Most of the skits feature one or more performers in ... See full summary »

Writers: Kenneth Tynan, Robert Benton, Sam Shepard, John Lennon, Jules Feiffer, Dan Greenburg, Jacques Levy, Leonard Melfi, David Newman, Margo Sappington, Clovis Trouille, Sherman Yellen | Director: Jacques Levy | Stars: Raina Barrett, Mark Dempsey, Samantha Harper, Patricia Hawkins

21. Cinema 3 (1984– )

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Monts Llussà, Crisol Tuà, Àlex Gorina

22. The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Nick Allder, Ann-Margret, Tamara Asseyev

23. Making the Boys (2011)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

24. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

25. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

26. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

Writers: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Allison Anders, Jeanine Basinger, Robert Benton, Karen Black

27. It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975 TV Movie)

Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

Writers: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, David Newman, Robert Benton, Romeo Muller | Director: Jack Regas | Stars: George Chandler, Stuart Goetz, Danny Goldman, Geoffrey Horne

28. A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

60 min | Documentary, Music

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Art Kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958, for a piece in Esquire magazine. Just about every jazz musician at the time ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bach, Susan Peehl, Matthew Seig | Director: Jean Bach | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton, Marian McPartland, Art Blakey

29. Cinema mil (2005– )

30 min

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Penélope Cruz, Victoria Abril, Pedro Almodóvar

31. The Windmill Movie (2008)

82 min | Documentary

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Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan ... See full summary »

Writer: Alexander Olch | Director: Alexander Olch | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Bob Balaban, Susan Meiselas, Richard P. Rogers

32. The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985 TV Special)

Documentary

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Writer: Larry Gelbart | Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

33. Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

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Writer: Constantine Nasr | Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Rudy Behlmer, Robert Benton, Sheri Chinen Biesen

34. You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006 Video)

89 min | Documentary

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Stars: Sam Hamm, Bob Gale, John Calley, Peter Guber

35. Homeward Bound (1994 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Documentary about how families are portrayed in American cinema through-out history.

Writer: Linda Schaffer | Director: Linda Schaffer | Stars: Robert Benton, Doris Day, Ruby Dee, Ron Howard

36. Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2003 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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The American Cinematheque brings Nicole Kidman together with her friends, family, and past co-stars to honor her for her contributions to film.

Writer: Paul Flattery | Director: Michael Dempsey | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Kathy Baker, Robert Benton

37. François Truffaut: Portraits volés (1993)

88 min | Documentary

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Twenty-six people - including two daughters, an ex-wife, his last lover, actors, fellow directors and writers, a neighbor, and boyhood friends - talk about François Truffaut. They discuss ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Pascal, Serge Toubiana | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Olivier Assayas, Alexandre Astruc, Jean Aurel

38. Bravo Profiles (1994– )

Documentary, Biography

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Bravo network TV series that profiles creative artists in many fields.

Stars: Tony Roberts, Michael Musto, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt

39. Finding the Truth: The Making of 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (2001 Video)

49 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at this Oscar-winning classic about a man who finds himself a single parent after his wife walks out on him, then is forced to fight for custody of his child in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arick | Stars: Jane Alexander, Robert Benton, Avery Corman, Justin Henry

40. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)

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Writer: Ken Shapiro | Director: Gene Weed | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Melissa Sue Anderson, Julie Andrews

41. Godard Made in USA (2010 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Luc Lagier | Stars: Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin

42. Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Christopher Spencer | Stars: Mark Halliley, Robert Benton, Peter Bogdanovich, Claude Chabrol

43. Magic Time for Piotr (1998 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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TV documentary for Polish TV on the Polish cinematographer Piotr Sobocinski from the set of "Twilight" (1998). Interviews with Paul Newman, director Robert Benton and producer Michael Hausman.

Writer: Andrew Chojecki | Director: Andrew Chojecki | Stars: Robert Benton, Michael Hausman, Paul Newman

44. Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde' (2008 Video)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Warren Beatty, Robert Benton, Robert Towne, Arthur Penn

45. The 47th Annual Writers Guild Awards (1995 TV Movie)

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Writer: George Kirgo | Stars: Alan Alda, Charles Bennett, Robert Benton, Marshall Brickman

46. Cinema 3 (1984– )
Episode: Episode dated 14 October 1987 (1987)

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Director: Jaume Figueras | Stars: Jaume Figueras, Victoria Abril, Vicente Aranda, Imanol Arias

47. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
Episode: Episode dated 2 April 2008 (2008)

News

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Director: Dennis Coleman | Stars: Julie Andrews, Mark Ballas, Robert Benton, Abigail Breslin

48. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Fade Out, Fade In (2010)

Documentary, History

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Writer: Jon Wilkman | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Peter Bogdanovich, Bob Balaban, Robert Benton

49. Bravo Profiles (1994– )
Episode: Gene Hackman (2000)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Oliver Miede | Director: Oliver Miede | Stars: Gene Hackman, Robert Benton, Ellen Burstyn, Clint Eastwood

50. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Paul Newman (1994)

Talk-Show

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Interviewee: Paul Newman

Writer: James Lipton | Director: Lou Del Prete | Stars: James Lipton, Robert Benton, Marlon Brando, Ellen Burstyn