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

27 min | Short

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

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

100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

3. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

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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. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

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

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

6. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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77 Metascore

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

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

7. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Western

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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

8. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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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

9. 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

10. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary

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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

11. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

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

Documentary

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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

13. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

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

14. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

15. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

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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

16. History vs. Hollywood (2001– )

22 min | Documentary, History

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

17. Dateline NBC (1992– )
Episode: The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat (2006)

74 min | Documentary, News

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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 »

Director: Joe Delmonico | Stars: Carl Bernstein, Benjamin C. Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Pat Buchanan

18. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

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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

19. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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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

20. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

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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

21. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

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

180 min | Documentary, History

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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

23. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

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

24. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

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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

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

27 min | Documentary, Short

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

26. 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

27. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

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Long-running arts series.

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

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

42 min | Documentary, Short

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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

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

87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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

30. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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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

31. Soldier in the Rain (1963)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

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

138 min | Documentary

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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

33. Amateur (II) (2005)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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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

34. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

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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

35. The Stepford Wives (1975)

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

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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

36. Harper (1966)

Approved | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

37. Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006 Video)

103 min | Documentary

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Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Kim Newman, Frank Darabont, Steve Jones, Bernie Wrightson

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

90 min | Documentary, History

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

39. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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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

40. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

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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

41. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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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

42. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

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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

43. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Western

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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

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

Documentary

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

45. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

46. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama

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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

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

29 min | Documentary, Short

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

48. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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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

49. All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (2006 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

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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.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: William Goldman, Paul Newman, Richard D. Zanuck, Lawrence Kasdan

50. Dateline NBC (1992– )

60 min | Documentary, News | Active

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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