Highest Rated Titles With William Goldman
- Movies or TV
Biography (1987– )
Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw
100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Robert Redford has dazzled movie audiences for nearly 40 years-yet his love of privacy and low-key demeanor have made him an uncommonly mysterious figure.
2. 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).
3. 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.
Biography (1987– )
Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A portrait of Paul Newman examines his film career, marriage to Joanne Woodward, interest in auto racing and line of food products.
6. 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.
11. 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.
Dateline NBC (1992– )
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
74 min | Documentary, News
The mystery of the man who helped unravel the mystery of Watergate. Reporter Bob Woodward's secret source into the behind the scenes information that eventually led to the disclosure of ... See full summary »
19. 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
20. 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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
American Masters (1985– )
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows
87 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Clint ... See full summary »
24. 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.
25. 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.
26. Amateur (II) (2005)
19 min | Short, Comedy
Shawn Kline borrows $3,500 from his little sister's Bat Mitzvah fund and heads to Las Vegas with two friends to make his first Amateur Porn film.
31. 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.
32. 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.
33. Soldier in the Rain (1963)
88 min | Comedy, Drama
The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.
34. 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 »
42 min | Documentary, Short
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 »
37. 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.
36 min | Documentary, Short
A retrospective on the 1969 classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," its impact on the careers of the filmmakers and cast, and how the film made a distinct impact on the Western genre.
39. 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 »
40. 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.
41. 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.
42. 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...
43. 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.
47. 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 »
48. 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 »
50. 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 »