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

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

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 63,605

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.

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

Votes: 264,204

3. 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.

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

Votes: 54,506

4. 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.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 74,046

5. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

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

Votes: 13,785

6. 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.

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

Votes: 39,085

7. 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.

Writers: David Griffiths, Peter Griffiths, Art Monterastelli | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Connie Nielsen, Leslie Stefanson

Votes: 33,332

8. 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.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 21,451

9. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

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

Votes: 9,945

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

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

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

Votes: 19,358

11. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 26,260

12. Rules of Engagement (2000)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, 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.

Writers: Jim Webb, Stephen Gaghan | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 35,918

13. 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.

Writers: Walon Green, Georges Arnaud | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 8,059

14. 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.

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

Votes: 11,943

15. 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.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 5,248

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 5,662

17. 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" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,055

18. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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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.

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

Votes: 8,752

19. Blue Chips (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 9,010

20. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 2,626

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 Sheridan's friend and neighbor, Ned, takes a liking to... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Greenburg, Stephen Volk, William Friedkin | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Votes: 3,274

22. Rampage (1987)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 1,347

23. 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.

Writers: Paul Brickman, Bernard Edelman | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Vince Edwards

Votes: 2,874

24. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 386

25. The Brink's Job (1978)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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After a long spate of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transports, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. ... See full summary »

Writers: Noel Behn, Walon Green | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 1,783

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

PG-13 | 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.

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Sidney Michaels, Norman Lear, Rowland Barber | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,051

27. 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.

Writer: Don Winslow | Director: William Friedkin

28. Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead (2014)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

George A. Lazarus is an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees and owner Mammon Beelzebub of the Deadly Sin Cigarette Company upon the receipt of a ... See full summary »

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

29. Rebel Highway (1994– )

Drama

6.1
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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: 65

30. Good Day L.A. (1993– )

180 min | News, Talk-Show

5.7
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Stars: Steve Edwards, Rick Dickert, Maria Quiban, Lisa Breckenridge

Votes: 71

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

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 32

32. Good Times (1967)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

4.6
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Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.

Writers: Tony Barrett, Nicholas Hyams | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Sonny & Cher

Votes: 376

33. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

6.1
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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 »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Eric Sykes

Votes: 34

34. On Tour (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 »

Writers: Mathieu Amalric, Raphaëlle Desplechin, Philippe Di Folco, Tom Frank, Marcelo Novais Teles | Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey, Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz

Votes: 1,958

35. 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: 2,108

36. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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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: 150

37. 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.

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

Votes: 355

38. The Hour (2004– )

60 min | Comedy, Music, News

6.1
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A Canadian talk show hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos.

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

Votes: 428

39. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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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, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 236

40. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.4
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 227

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

145 min | Action, Crime, Horror

3.6
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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 »

Writers: Tony Watt, Luke van Belkom, Vivita, Lewis Mercer, Elvin Domenic, Edo van Belkom | Director: Tony Watt | Stars: Vivita, Tony Watt, Lewis Mercer, Lana Tailor

Votes: 44

42. Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck.

Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Richard D. Zanuck, Darryl F. Zanuck, Virginia Fox, Lawrence Gordon

Votes: 90

43. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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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: 257

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.

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

Votes: 103

45. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 98

46. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

4.6
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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: 8

47. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

Votes: 140

48. A Fuller Life (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.9
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57 Metascore

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

Writers: Samuel Fuller, Samantha Fuller | Director: Samantha Fuller | Stars: Samuel Fuller, Jennifer Beals, Robert Carradine, Joe Dante

Votes: 49

49. Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)

140 min | Documentary

7.9
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Interview with the director of "M" & "Metropolis"

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, Fritz Lang

Votes: 180

50. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

8.0
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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Creator: Hans-Günther Brüske | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

Votes: 143