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1. Wild Card (2015)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Michael Angarano, Dominik García-Lorido, Milo Ventimiglia

2. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.2
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

3. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Writers: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Western

8.2
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58 Metascore

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

5. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

7.8
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Paul Sheldon, a successful novelist, is rescued after a snow storm by his "Number One Fan" and must rewrite his latest novel to her liking in order to stay alive.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

6. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

7. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Writers: Roy Huggins, William Goldman | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

8. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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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

9. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

10. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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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.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

11. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

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.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

12. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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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.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

13. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.8
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79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Writers: Warren Adler, Michael Leeson | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

14. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

15. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Writers: David Baldacci, William Goldman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

16. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

17. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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55 Metascore

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

18. The Stepford Wives (1975)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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.

Writers: Ira Levin, William Goldman | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman

19. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

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 »

Writers: John Wainwright, Claude Miller, Jean Herman, Michel Audiard, Tom Provost, W. Peter Iliff | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

20. Malice (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Jonas McCord, Scott Frank | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth

21. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Writers: H.F. Saint, Robert Collector, Dana Olsen, William Goldman | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

22. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

23. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

6.4
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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 »

Stars: Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison, Chris Hansen

24. Year of the Comet (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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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 »

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tim Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik

25. Heat (1986)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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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.

Writer: William Goldman | Directors: Dick Richards, Jerry Jameson | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Karen Young, Peter MacNicol, Howard Hesseman

26. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creators: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

27. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.8
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

28. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.3
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62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Writers: John Cleese, Iain Johnstone | Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

29. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

30. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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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...

Writers: Donald E. Westlake, William Goldman | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

31. Harper (1966)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Writers: William Goldman, Ross Macdonald | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill

32. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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

33. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: George Roy Hill, William Goldman | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon

34. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

5.6
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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.

Writers: William Goldman, Allan Burns | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

35. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.3
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

36. Soldier in the Rain (1963)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.

Writers: Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards, William Goldman | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jackie Gleason, Tuesday Weld, Tony Bill

37. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

38. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Thriller

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A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

Writers: John Gay, William Goldman | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart

39. The Princess Bride (2012)

Short, Fantasy

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Writers: Emma Bradfield, William Goldman | Directors: Emma Bradfield, Tyler Harrah | Stars: Cheylee Greene, Elijah Woodall, Emma Bradfield, Hunter Logan Francom

40. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

7.2
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

41. The Monkey Wrench Gang

Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Announced

Environmental activists fight the over-development of the 1970's American West.

Writers: Edward Abbey, Christian Forte, William Goldman, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

42. Masquerade (1965)

102 min | Adventure, Crime, Comedy

5.9
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The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.

Writers: Victor Canning, Michael Relph, William Goldman | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jack Hawkins, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli

43. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary

7.9
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73 Metascore

Going behind the curtain to capture the most controversial, passionate, risky and high-profile Broadway season in decades.

Writers: Dori Berinstein, Richard Hankin | Director: Dori Berinstein | Stars: Alissa Anderegg, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rob Ashford, Chris Boneau

44. The Human Face (2001 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

8.0
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

45. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Hugh Laurie

46. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Western

6.9
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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.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Karen Black, Richard Masur

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

180 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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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

48. The 49th Annual Academy Awards (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor

49. The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Crawford Jr. | Director: Robert Crawford Jr. | Stars: George Roy Hill, William Goldman, Paul Newman, Robert Redford

50. History vs. Hollywood (2001– )

22 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Stars: Burt Reynolds, Josh Binswanger, Richard D. Zanuck, Geoffrey Wawro