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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

3. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama, History

7.8
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Set in Italy, the film follows the lives and interactions of two boys/men, one born a bastard of peasant stock (Depardieu), the other born to a land owner (de Niro). The drama spans from ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

4. The Killing (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.1
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Lionel White | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

5. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

6. Nine to Five (1980)

PG | 110 min | Comedy

6.6
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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Writers: Patricia Resnick, Colin Higgins | Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

7. Crime of Passion (1957)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Writer: Jo Eisinger | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

8. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

9. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.9
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Writers: Ben Maddow, John Huston, W.R. Burnett | Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

10. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

11. Fighter Attack (1953)

Approved | 80 min | War

5.6
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World War II action in Italy involving fighter pilot's last sortie, and the help he receives from Italian partisans in an effort to complete it.

Writer: Shimon Wincelberg | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, J. Carrol Naish, Joy Page, Kenneth Tobey

12. The Blue and the Gray (1982 TV Mini-Series)

381 min | Drama, History, War

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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker, Kathleen Beller

13. The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 TV Mini-Series)

434 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan

14. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Western

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A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Roy Chanslor | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

15. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Writer: Richard Sale | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

17. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek.

Creator: Anthony Wilson | Stars: George Peppard, Ralph Manza, Murray Matheson, Christine Belford

18. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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19 years after President Timothy Keegan was assassinated, his brother Nick discovers a dying man claiming to have been the gunman. While trying to avoid his wealthy and domineering father's... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Condon, William Richert | Director: William Richert | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

19. Zero Hour! (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Thriller, Drama

6.6
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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? If that sounds vaguely familiar, it's... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Hailey, Hall Bartlett, John C. Champion | Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch

20. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

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Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Maas, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

21. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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International terrorists attempt to kidnap a wealthy couples child. Their plan comes unstuck when, a deadly Black Mamba sent by mistake instead of a harmless snake, escapes, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Carrington, Alan Scholefield | Directors: Piers Haggard, Tobe Hooper | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

22. The Starlost (1973– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction.

Creator: Harlan Ellison | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gay Rowan, Robin Ward, William Osler

23. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

25. Crime Wave (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Writers: Crane Wilbur, Bernard Gordon, Richard Wormser, John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

26. The Last Days of Man on Earth (1973)

R | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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After the death of his Nobel Prize-winning father, billionaire physicist Jerry Cornelius becomes embroiled in the search for the mysterious "Final Programme", developed by his father. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Moorcock, Robert Fuest | Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Sterling Hayden, Harry Andrews

27. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Stars: Mike Douglas, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet, Jackie Gleason

28. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Romance, Western

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With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Writer: Daniel B. Ullman | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

29. Cipolla Colt (1975)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Western

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Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati | Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, Sterling Hayden, Martin Balsam, Emma Cohen

30. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

31. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

32. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

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After she misses her train, a young woman is forced to hitch a ride back to town. After managing to get away from a lecherous trucker, she is given a ride by a good-looking but somewhat ... See full summary »

Writer: Philip Levene | Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison

33. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Writers: Monte Brice, Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

34. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Western

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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Writers: Warren Duff, Sy Bartlett | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

35. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery

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A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Writer: S. Lee Pogostin | Director: S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith

36. Top Gun (1955)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.2
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A gunslinger returns to his hometown to warn of an impending outlaw gang attack, but he's met with hatred and fear for his previous killings.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Richard Schayer | Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth, James Millican

37. Gas (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

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Susan Anspach stars in this comedy as a news reporter who investigates a story about stolen milk causing milk and gas prices to rise. During the course of her investigation, other people ... See full summary »

Writers: Susan Scranton, Dick Wolf | Director: Les Rose | Stars: Susan Anspach, Howie Mandel, Sterling Hayden, Helen Shaver

38. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Writers: Hal Foster, Dudley Nichols | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

39. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Hayden Rorke, John Doucette

40. Loving (1970)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

Writers: Don Devlin, J.M. Ryan | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: George Segal, Eva Marie Saint, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

41. The Outsider (1980)

R | 128 min | Drama

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A idealistic American joins the IRA in Ireland -but finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Writers: Colin Leinster, Tony Luraschi | Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

42. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Ben Perry | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

43. Arrow in the Dust (1954)

79 min | Western

5.5
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A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack.

Writers: L.L. Foreman, Don Martin | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Keith Larsen, Tom Tully

44. So Big (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance

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After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. ... See full summary »

Writers: Edna Ferber, John Twist | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson, Steve Forrest

45. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | War, Drama

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Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in Korean waters during the Korean War, starts to think back to the rough days of the air-war against Japan during World War II, when he ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Fisher | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

46. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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When his car breaks down during a trip from Los Angeles to Texas John Emmett meets another motorist, Ann Nicholson, who offers him a lift. He learns that she is running away from her ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry S. Kesler, Donald Hamilton, Turnley Walker | Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines

47. Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

89 min | Western

5.9
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A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

Writer: Frank Gruber | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, Kasey Rogers

48. Valerie (1957)

84 min | Western

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John Garth (Sterling Hayden) is tried for critically wounding his wife Valerie (Anita Ekberg) and murdering her parents (John Wengraf and Iphigenie Castiglioni.) His testimony is one of ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Heath, Emmett Murphy | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg, Anthony Steel, Peter Walker

49. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

50. El Paso (1949)

103 min | Western

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Ex-confederate officer Clay Fletcher jumps at the chance to reunite with his once lady-friend, Susan Jeffers, when his father, Judge Fletcher, sends him on an errand to El Paso, Texas to ... See full summary »

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, J. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes