Most Popular Titles With William Goldman
- Movies or TV
1. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama
Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
4. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.
Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
6. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
8. All the President's Men (1976)
R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
9. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.
10. Maverick (1994)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
11. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Set in 1898, this movie is based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 35 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill... See full summary »
12. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
14. The General's Daughter (1999)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
15. The War of the Roses (1989)
R | 116 min | Comedy
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
16. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
18. The Stepford Wives (1975)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
20. Malice (1993)
R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
21. Under Suspicion (2000)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »
23. Dateline NBC (1992– )
60 min | Documentary, News | Active
Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »
24. Harper (1966)
Approved | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.
25. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.
26. Magic (1978)
R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
28. The Chamber (1996)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.
29. The Hot Rock (1972)
GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
30. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama
A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »
31. Heat (1986)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.
35. Year of the Comet (1992)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
An extremely rare bottle of wine (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811) is discovered. Margaret Harwood is sent to retrieve it so it can be sold at auction. Oliver ... See full summary »
36. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western
A "prequel" of sorts to "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," chronicling the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the Newman/Redford movie.
37. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)
PG | 102 min | Documentary
Going behind the curtain to capture the most controversial, passionate, risky and high-profile Broadway season in decades.
38. Soldier in the Rain (1963)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.
39. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Thriller
A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.
44. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005 TV Special)
180 min | Documentary, History
The American Film Institute reviews some of the most memorable, evocative and influential dialogue in motion picture history.
47. Masquerade (1965)
102 min | Adventure, Crime, Comedy
The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.
48. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)
138 min | Documentary
The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »
49. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)
180 min | Western
The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.