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1. 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: 245,860

2. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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: 66,649

3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

7.8
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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: 59,015

4. Killer Joe (2011)

R | 102 min | Crime, 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: 48,328

5. 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: 35,760

6. Rules of Engagement (2000)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, War

6.3
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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: 34,216

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: 31,406

8. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | 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: 25,075

9. 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: 19,686

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: 17,784

11. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

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: 12,480

12. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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: 10,946

13. 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: 9,275

14. 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: 8,500

15. Jade (1995)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 8,195

16. 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: 6,487

17. 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: 5,402

18. 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: 4,467

19. The Guardian (1990)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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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: 3,039

20. Deal of the Century (1983)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.4
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Arms dealers from several companies vie to sell the most expensive and highest tech weapons to a South American dictator. There are complications; understanding the exact nature of how '... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,734

21. 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: 2,354

22. 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: 2,007

23. 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: 1,846

24. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,688

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: 1,658

26. 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: 1,210

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

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

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Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 960

28. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: Mascara (2009)

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

5.8
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One of Langston's former grad assistants is murdered. He discovers that she was investigating Mexican wrestlers to solve a series of unsolved murders.

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

Votes: 489

29. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: Cockroaches (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Two dead bodies lead CSI to an old-school mobster who runs a strip club. Meanwhile, divorce proceedings and prescription drug addictions cause Warrick's life to begin spinning out of control.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 429

30. The Hour (2005– )

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: 407

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

Documentary

6.9
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A look at the 100 most thrilling films in over 100 years of American cinema.

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

Votes: 394

32. The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

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The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.

Writer: Mark Kermode | Stars: Mark Kermode, Ellen Burstyn, William O'Malley, William Friedkin

Votes: 352

33. 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: 342

34. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 333

35. The Birthday Party (1968)

G | 123 min | Drama, Comedy, Mystery

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: 317

36. Rebel Highway (1994– )
Episode: Jailbreakers (1994)

R | 76 min | Drama

4.2
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A 1950's high school cheerleader meets a leather clad rebel biker and goes out on the town with him. When he steals an item of jewellery he gets thrown in prison but not for long. He makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Debra Hill, Gigi Vorgan | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Sean Whalen, Talbert Morton, Adrien Brody, Louan Gideon

Votes: 280

37. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: On a Deadman's Chest (1992)

Not Rated | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.6
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Arrogant and decadent singer Danny Darwin fronts the popular hard rock group Exorcist. Danny fears that guitarist Nick Bosch's marriage to the disapproving Scarlett will cause the band to ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Wilson | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Yul Vazquez, Paul Hipp, Tia Carrere, Sherrie Rose

Votes: 240

38. Making the Boys (2011)

Unrated | 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: 229

39. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.7
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 220

40. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 214

41. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.8
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 192

42. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005 Video)

53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."

Writers: Steve Haberman, Constantine Nasr | Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: James Cromwell, William Friedkin, Steve Jones, Steve Haberman

Votes: 190

43. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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The American Film Institute reviews some of the most memorable, evocative and influential dialogue in motion picture history.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Elayne Boosler, James Brolin, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal

Votes: 189

44. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

6.5
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This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 162

45. Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1974)

140 min | Documentary

7.8
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Interview with the director of "M" & "Metropolis"

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

Votes: 158

46. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 TV Movie)

245 min | Documentary, Horror

7.6
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A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers.

Writer: Les Keen | Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Kacey Ainsworth, Patrick Allen, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 156

47. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers (1985)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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"Little Boy Lost": a woman, struggling with the decision to settle down and raise a family or embrace her accelerating career, befriends a strange boy who seems to be stalking her. "Wish ... See full summary »

Creator: Rod Serling | Directors: Rick Friedberg, William Friedkin, Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Season Hubley, Nicolas Surovy, Scott Grimes, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 142

48. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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: 134

49. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

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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: 130

50. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

Votes: 129