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1. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw (2000)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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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.

Stars: Harry Smith, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, James Spada

Votes: 66

2. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel (1995)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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A portrait of Paul Newman examines his film career, marriage to Joanne Woodward, interest in auto racing and line of food products.

Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Tom Bosley, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 60

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

Votes: 601,502 | Gross: $138.34M

4. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, 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, Oliver Platt

Votes: 889

5. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 417

6. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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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

Votes: 292,979 | Gross: $30.86M

7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 151,381 | Gross: $102.31M

8. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Henri Charrière | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 96,759 | Gross: $53.27M

9. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

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

Votes: 73,444

10. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

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

Votes: 579

11. 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

Votes: 5

12. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary

8.0
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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

Votes: 289 | Gross: $0.15M

13. 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

Votes: 490

14. A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall (2010 Video)

27 min | Short

8.0
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Director: Michael Brosnan | Stars: Byron Levy, Haskell Wexler, Conrad W. Hall, Janusz Kaminski

Votes: 9

15. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,082

16. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

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

Votes: 132,858 | Gross: $61.28M

17. 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

Votes: 268

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

180 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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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: 190

19. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

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

Votes: 42,810 | Gross: $9.49M

20. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, 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

Votes: 44,484

21. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

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

Votes: 40,135 | Gross: $50.80M

22. 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

Votes: 28,225 | Gross: $24.36M

23. History vs. Hollywood (2001– )

22 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Stars: Burt Reynolds, Josh Binswanger, Richard D. Zanuck, Geoffrey Wawro

Votes: 24

24. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 17

25. Jake and the Giants (2015)

Animation

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When Jake sees his mother and father kidnapped by Giants he leaves at once to rescue them.

Writers: Robert Bolt, William Goldman, Brian Stewart | Director: Kent Butterworth | Stars: Nick Delia, Debi Derryberry, Scott Jeffers, Katie Leigh

Votes: 457

26. As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Peter Diamond, Cary Elwes

Votes: 146

27. 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

Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $0.01M

28. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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

Votes: 1,460

29. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.1
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Long-running arts series.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Lenny Henry

Votes: 82

30. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)

138 min | Documentary

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Marty Farrell, Fred A. Rappoport, Gary Smith | Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

Votes: 576

31. 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

Votes: 194

32. 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

Votes: 82,225 | Gross: $101.63M

33. Harper (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 5,914

34. Soldier in the Rain (1963)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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

Votes: 1,137

35. Amateur (II) (2005)

19 min | Short, Comedy

7.0
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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.

Writer: Joshua Adler | Director: Joshua Adler | Stars: Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Jason Connery, Roberto Raad, Reggie Lee

Votes: 24

36. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: 'Dreamcatcher': Unraveling the Nightmare (2003)

Documentary

7.0
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Stars: Stephen King, Thomas Jane, Timothy Olyphant, William Goldman

Votes: 10

37. 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

Votes: 12,208

38. 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

Votes: 30,261 | Gross: $24.19M

39. 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

Votes: 96

40. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

87 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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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 »

Writer: Dave Kehr | Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Richard Burton, Joel Cox, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 323

41. Hollywood History (2002– )
Episode: The Western (2002)

Documentary

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Stars: Peter Firth, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 9

42. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.

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

Votes: 46,093 | Gross: $38.55M

43. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

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

Votes: 37,749 | Gross: $83.70M

44. 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

Votes: 3,768

45. 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

Votes: 6,361

46. 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

Votes: 39,402 | Gross: $50.01M

47. Going the Distance: Remembering 'Marathon Man' (2001 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Stars: Robert Evans, William Goldman, Dustin Hoffman, Marthe Keller

Votes: 71

48. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Miss America (2002)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.7
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Writer: Michelle Ferrari | Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Cherry Jones, Julia Álvarez, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Margaret Cho

Votes: 45

49. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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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, Josh Mankiewicz

Votes: 1,229

50. 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

Votes: 4,217