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1. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 150,189 | Gross: $41.61M

2. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 63,034

3. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 44,378 | Gross: $102.68M

4. Reindeer Games (2000)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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37 Metascore

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain

Votes: 32,432 | Gross: $23.36M

5. The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Eric Lively, Erica Durance, Dustin Milligan, Gina Holden

Votes: 30,363

6. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney

Votes: 29,487 | Gross: $41.81M

7. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 26,956 | Gross: $27.66M

8. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 16,252

9. French Connection II (1975)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 13,449

10. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 12,887

11. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 12,035

12. The Train (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Thriller, War

7.9
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

Votes: 10,801

13. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 9,865

14. Grand Prix (1966)

Approved | 176 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6,285

15. Black Sunday (1977)

R | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Black Sunday is the powerful story of a Black September terrorist group attempting to blow up a Goodyear blimp hovering over the Super Bowl stadium with 80,000 people and the president of the United States in attendance.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver

Votes: 5,436

16. Ambush (2001)

Not Rated | 6 min | Action, Short

7.2
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A mysterious BMW driver must protect an eccentric old foreigner from criminals.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Clive Owen, Tomas Milian, Franklin Dennis Jones

Votes: 4,072

17. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover

Votes: 3,702

18. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

5.4
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 3,169

19. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $8.13M

20. Path to War (2002 TV Movie)

165 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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In the mid-1960s, President Johnson and his foreign-policy team debate the decision to withdraw from or escalate the war in Vietnam.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill

Votes: 2,478

21. The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 2,195

22. Year of the Gun (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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David Raybourne is an American journalist covering political news in Italy during the 1970's. He is evolved with the Red Brigades when trying to help a friend (Alison King), who ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino, John Pankow

Votes: 1,942 | Gross: $1.18M

23. Against the Wall (1994 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Samuel L. Jackson, Clarence Williams III, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 1,822

24. The Young Savages (1961)

103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

Votes: 1,525

25. Andersonville (1996 TV Movie)

167 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 1,517

26. The Challenge (1982)

R | 108 min | Action, Drama

6.3
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A down-and-out American boxer becomes involved in a feud between two Japanese brothers.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Scott Glenn, Toshirô Mifune, Donna Kei Benz, Atsuo Nakamura

Votes: 1,450

27. The Gypsy Moths (1969)

M | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Gene Hackman, Scott Wilson

Votes: 1,363

28. All Fall Down (1962)

Approved | 111 min | Drama

6.9
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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 1,329

29. I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.7
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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,213

30. 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: 1,206

31. George Wallace (1997 TV Movie)

178 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Following Alabama governor George Wallace through segregation, presidential elections, an assassination attempt and personal trauma.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker

Votes: 1,121

32. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.4
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,103

33. The Fourth War (1990)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Cold War drama about two gung-ho border commanders (Roy Scheider, Jurgen Prochnow) who carry out their own private war against each other on the German - Czechoslovakia border.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jürgen Prochnow, Tim Reid, Lara Harris

Votes: 1,046 | Gross: $1.31M

34. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

7.0
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 941

35. The Horsemen (1971)

GP | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 795

36. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.9
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 668

37. The Escape (VI) (2016)

Not Rated | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

7.0
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Short movie Homage to the 15th anniversary, The Escape, is a short BMW film featuring the release of a new model series.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Clive Owen, Jon Bernthal, Dakota Fanning, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 564

38. The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994 TV Movie)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Raul Julia, Carmen Argenziano, Sonia Braga, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 545

39. 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Richard Harris, Edmond O'Brien, Bradford Dillman, Ann Turkel

Votes: 538

40. The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)

G | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

2.7
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Lt. Commander Finchhaven, a ghostly relic from the First World War, he had fallen down dead drunk on his first assignment and been consigned from the great beyond to sail the seas until a ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: David Niven, Faye Dunaway, Alan Alda, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 521

41. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 478

42. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001 TV Special)

Documentary

7.1
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A look at the 100 most thrilling films in over 100 years of American cinema.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Anne Archer, Linda Blair, Ernest Borgnine, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 411

43. The Young Stranger (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

6.7
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When a 16-year-old, neglected by his movie producer father, gets in trouble, his father doesn't believe his claim of self-defense.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: James MacArthur, Kim Hunter, James Daly, James Gregory

Votes: 316

44. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Maniac at Large (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.1
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A mousy librarian over-react reports of a serial killer.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Blythe Danner, Salome Jens, Clarence Williams III, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 311

45. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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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

Votes: 305

46. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 196

47. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
Episode: The Comedian (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his.... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé

Votes: 181

48. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 163

49. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 147

50. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The life and career of the renowned television writer and creator of the classic science fiction series, "The Twilight Zone."

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Lee Grant, Rod Serling, Mitchell Greenberg, John Frankenheimer

Votes: 136