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1. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 68,372

2. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 294,735 | Gross: $204.57M

3. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 86,007

4. 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: 16,049

5. Killer Joe (2011)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

When a debt puts a young man's life in danger, he turns to putting a hit out on his evil mother in order to collect the insurance.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 61,443 | Gross: $1.99M

6. The Hunted (2003)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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40 Metascore

An FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made a sport of hunting humans.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson

Votes: 36,908 | Gross: $34.24M

7. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 24,169

8. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,665

9. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

Votes: 13,757

10. Arbitrage (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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73 Metascore

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth

Votes: 42,894 | Gross: $7.92M

11. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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62 Metascore

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins

Votes: 28,541 | Gross: $7.01M

12. Rules of Engagement (2000)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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45 Metascore

An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 38,494 | Gross: $61.32M

13. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 22,042 | Gross: $0.97M

14. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.8
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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,577

15. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 10,439

16. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna

Votes: 9,520 | Gross: $9.80M

17. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell, J.T. Walsh, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 9,848 | Gross: $22.36M

18. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

Votes: 10,796

19. Without Limits (1998)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 5,948 | Gross: $0.78M

20. 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: 466

21. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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Phil and Kate have a baby boy named Jake. They hire a baby-sitter, Camilla, to look after Jake and she becomes part of the family. The Sterling's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to... See full summary »

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 3,810 | Gross: $17.04M

22. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 2,984

23. This Is Your Life (1961–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers the story of their life, featuring ... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 45

24. Rampage (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Liberal district attorney decides to seek the death penalty for a man who slaughtered a family at Christmastime, then drank their blood. He escapes, though, and starts killing again.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.80M

25. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

M | 99 min | Comedy

6.1
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A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,132

26. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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A small time arms dealer in South America to sell weapons to the revolutionaries, winds up negotiating the sale of an experimental plane to the nation's dictator.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 3,057

27. Rebel Highway (1994– )

Drama

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A series of made-for-TV movies inspired by B-movies of the 1950s.

Stars: John Hawkes, Christian Klemash, Dick Miller, Wendy Schaal

Votes: 64

28. The Brink's Job (1978)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 1,990

29. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.6
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 280

30. Good Times (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

4.7
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Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, Sonny & Cher, George Sanders

Votes: 395

31. Good Day L.A. (1993– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

5.8
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Stars: Steve Edwards, Rick Dickert, Maria Quiban, Lisa Breckenridge

Votes: 72

32. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 158

33. The Birthday Party (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 403

34. Lazarus: Apocalypse (2014)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Lazarus: APOCALYPSE revolves around the character of George A. Lazarus (Ray Capuana, Emerging Past), an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees and ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Churchill | Stars: Natalie Victoria, Ray Capuana, Kevin Eugene Franklin, James Duval

Votes: 59

35. Frankie Machine

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

An ex mob hit man living in rural comfort is lured back into his former profession by the scheming son of a Mafia Don.

Director: William Friedkin

36. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.6
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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita, John Migliore | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 37

37. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.8
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A diverse panel of experts on various social, political, economic, and legal issues that are key to Detroit's turnaround.

Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Bernie Sanders, Jesse Jackson

Votes: 269

38. The Hour (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.2
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

Stars: George Stroumboulopoulos, Ali Hassan, Naomi Snieckus, Liz Walaszczyk

Votes: 440

39. 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: 2,234 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Tournée (2010)

111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of... See full summary »

Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz

Votes: 2,187

41. Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter (2011)

145 min | Action, Crime, Horror

3.3
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Acid scarred teenager : Pheromone Labonza (aka Acid Head) is a vengeful, bloodsucking cannibal goth-girl killer that slashes her way though rural Buzzard Nuts County, N.Y.'s roadside and ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Watt | Stars: Vivita, Tony Watt, Lewis Mercer, Lana Tailor

Votes: 45

42. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.6
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71 Metascore

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

Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.03M

43. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.02M

44. C.A.T. Squad (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama

4.6
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A special government organization known as the C.A.T. Squad is formed to deal with terrorists.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Joe Cortese, Jack Youngblood, Steve James, Patricia Charbonneau

Votes: 102

45. 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

46. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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A countdown of the 100 greatest films, as voted by the British public via the Channel 4 website.

Directors: Matthew Cole, Simon Toyne | Stars: Graham Norton, Alessandro Alessandroni, Richard Attenborough, John Badham

Votes: 6

47. A Fuller Life (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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57 Metascore

Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs.

Director: Samantha Fuller | Stars: James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, James Toback

Votes: 85

48. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 104

49. The Chili Con Carne Club (1995)

30 min | Short

3.8
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When Pete Connely is dumped by his girlfriend, he is sentenced to a surrealistic, male-bonding prison known as The Chili Con Carne Club. Features Mel Gibson stars Kristy Swanson.

Director: Jonathan Kahn | Stars: John Philbin, Kristy Swanson, Martin Charles Warner, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 129

50. C.A.T. Squad: Python Wolf (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Joe Cortese, Jack Youngblood, Steve James, Deborah Van Valkenburgh

Votes: 87