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1. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

2. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

3. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

4. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Writers: David Lee Henry, Hilary Henkin | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

5. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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59 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

6. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Writers: Alan Trustman, Leslie Dixon, Kurt Wimmer | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

7. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Writers: Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss | Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

8. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

10. Happiness (1998)

134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

11. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall | Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

12. Capone (1975)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

13. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

14. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

15. Bloodline (1979)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

Writers: Laird Koenig, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Claudia Mori

16. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

17. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon

18. Believe (I) (2000)

PG | 96 min | Family, Horror

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After being continually kicked out of boarding schools, Ben is sent to live with his stern Grandfather in a small town. While there, no one is interested in him with the exception of a girl... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Goudreau, Roc LaFortune, Robert Tinnell | Director: Robert Tinnell | Stars: Ricky Mabe, Mario Boni, Justin Bradley, Vlasta Vrana

19. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

20. The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

M | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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As the Allied armies close in, the Nazis decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

Writers: Richard Yates, William Roberts, Roger O. Hirson | Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman

21. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

22. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

23. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama

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A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

24. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

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An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

25. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Writers: Steve Shagan, David Butler, Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan Witts | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

26. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

27. They All Laughed (1981)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

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A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

Writers: Peter Bogdanovich, Blaine Novak | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter

28. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Sport

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The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

Writers: Gale Sayers, Al Silverman, William Blinn, John Gray, Allen Clare | Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

29. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

M | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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Womanizing Brit Charlie Cartwright is about to conduct Worldwind Tour #225, a nine country, eighteen day bus trip from London to Rome. He uses these tours in large part to catch up with his... See full summary »

Writer: David Shaw | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Mildred Natwick, Murray Hamilton

30. A Letter to Three Wives (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Three women are going on a trip that leaves incommunicado with the rest of the world and before they leave; a woman who either has a history or relationship with each of their husbands ... See full summary »

Writers: Vera Caspary, John Klempner, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Sally Robinson | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Loni Anderson, Stephanie Zimbalist, Michele Lee, Charles Frank

31. Hysterical Blindness (2002 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.

Writer: Laura Cahill | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Rowlands, Justin Chambers

32. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

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A noisy and absurd re-telling of the great 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War which was masterminded by General Douglas MacArthur.

Writers: Robin Moore, Laird Koenig, Paul Savage | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

33. Illuminata (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

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60 Metascore

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

Writers: Brandon Cole, John Turturro | Director: John Turturro | Stars: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo, Fernando Bolles

34. Stag (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Bermel, Jason Schombing, Evan Tylor | Director: Gavin Wilding | Stars: John Stockwell, Mario Van Peebles, Jerry Stiller, Gerald Anthony

35. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

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A common friend's sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be ... See full summary »

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

36. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

37. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet

38. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about... See full summary »

Writers: Adi Hasak, Ric Gibbs | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

39. Howard Stern (1994–2005)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.7
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Raunchy interviews, sketches, and social commentary from the king of shock radio.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, John Melendez, Elephant Boy

40. Pope John Paul II (2005 TV Movie)

201 min | Biography, Drama

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Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a ... See full summary »

Writers: John Kent Harrison, Francesco Contaldo, Salvatore Basile, Francesco Arlanch | Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Jon Voight, Cary Elwes, James Cromwell, Christopher Lee

41. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

42. The Professor (1986)

171 min | Crime, Drama

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Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by ... See full summary »

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Massimo De Rita, Giuseppe Marrazzo | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta, Marzio Honorato

43. QB VII (1974 TV Mini-Series)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A physician sues a novelist for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

44. Saint Jack (1979)

R | 112 min | Drama

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Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Sackler, Paul Theroux, Peter Bogdanovich | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

45. Too Tired to Die (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the ... See full summary »

Writer: Wonsuk Chin | Director: Wonsuk Chin | Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Mira Sorvino, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Imperioli

46. An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.

Writers: Ron Cowen, Daniel Lipman, Sherman Yellen | Director: John Erman | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, Aidan Quinn

47. Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.9
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Writers: Marco Ferreri, Sergio Amidei, Charles Bukowski, Anthony Foutz | Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

48. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

49. Blindsided (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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An ex-cop is temporarily blinded when he steals cash from a money laundering operations. While recuperating in Mexico, the thief falls in love with a beautiful woman who has underworld ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas Michael Donnelly | Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Mia Sara, Rudy Ramos, Jack Kehler

50. Holy Money (2009)

Thriller

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Anthony's family runs a small Italian restaurant in London. When his childhood friend, Dario, dies in a suspicious accident, Anthony inherits a vineyard in Sant'Angelo, the village his ... See full summary »

Writers: Maxime Alexandre, Philippa Goslett, M. Christine Vanden Eede | Director: Maxime Alexandre | Stars: Aaron Stanford, Joaquim de Almeida, Karel Roden, Ben Gazzara