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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

Votes: 1,039,344

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

Votes: 312,076

3. Nine to Five (1980)

PG | 110 min | Comedy

6.7
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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

Votes: 18,378

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

Votes: 57,348

5. 1900 (1976)

R | 317 min | Drama

7.7
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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

Votes: 16,446

6. 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

Votes: 16,500

7. 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

Votes: 16,699

8. 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

Votes: 914

9. Banacek (1972–1974)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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

Votes: 777

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

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

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

Votes: 1,772

11. Suddenly (1954)

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

6.9
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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

Votes: 4,078

12. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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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

Votes: 10,375

13. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.7
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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

Votes: 203

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

381 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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America just before and during the Civil War, as seen through the eyes of an artist correspondent.

Creator: John Leekley | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Hammond, Diane Baker, Kathleen Beller

Votes: 1,045

15. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

Votes: 188

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

434 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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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

Votes: 2,313

17. 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

Votes: 938

18. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed the US President in 1960, in Philadelphia, but 19 years later a dying man confesses to be one of the real hit-men who killed President Kegan, sparking an investigation.

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

Votes: 1,320

19. The Golden Hawk (1952)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century.

Writers: Robert E. Kent, Frank Yerby | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, Sterling Hayden, Helena Carter, John Sutton

Votes: 185

20. 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

Votes: 1,399

21. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.4
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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

Votes: 768

22. The Starlost (1973– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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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

Votes: 301

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

Votes: 1,644

24. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 174

25. 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

Votes: 1,210

26. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Thriller

6.7
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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

Votes: 297

27. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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

Votes: 2,085

28. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Stan Kann

Votes: 256

29. Crime Wave (1954)

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

7.4
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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

Votes: 1,847

30. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.8
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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

Votes: 1,011

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

R | 81 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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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

Votes: 534

32. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Mort Lindsey Orchestra

Votes: 236

33. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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, William Cottrell, Edmund L. Hartmann, T. Hee, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 201

34. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Western

6.6
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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

Votes: 484

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 115

36. The Eternal Sea (1955)

103 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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Writers: William Wister Haines, Allen Rivkin | Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith, Ben Cooper, Dean Jagger

Votes: 109

37. So Big (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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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

Votes: 389

38. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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

Votes: 387

39. Loving (1970)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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

Votes: 379

40. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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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

Votes: 340

41. 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

Votes: 323

42. Valerie (1957)

84 min | Western

5.7
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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

Votes: 122

43. Gas (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy

2.7
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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

Votes: 257

44. Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

89 min | Adventure, Western

5.8
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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

Votes: 246

45. Naked Alibi (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A police chief fired for brutality, tries to get evidence on a man suspected of killing 3 police detectives.

Writers: Lawrence Roman, J. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater | Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 317

46. The Outsider (1980)

R | 128 min | Drama

6.8
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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

Votes: 117

47. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, John Doucette, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 131

48. Shotgun (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.1
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When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

Writers: Clarke Reynolds, Rory Calhoun, John C. Champion | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott, Guy Prescott

Votes: 151

49. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Romance, Western

5.8
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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

Votes: 401

50. Manhandled (1949)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Whitman Chambers, L.S. Goldsmith | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey

Votes: 215