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1. Legend (I) (2015)

Biography, Crime, Thriller | Post-production

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Christopher Eccleston

2. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Writers: James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 366,348

3. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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54 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 123,919

4. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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62 Metascore

The story of Jackie Robinson from his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization in 1945 to his historic 1947 rookie season when he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 58,971

5. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 191,929

6. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 307,828

7. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Writers: A.J. Quinnell, Brian Helgeland | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 238,895

8. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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46 Metascore

Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Writers: Donald E. Westlake, Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 102,907

9. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

Votes: 100,915

10. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 13,216

11. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 133,494

12. The Order (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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21 Metascore

A young priest is sent to Rome to investigate the troubling death of the head of his order.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann

Votes: 14,182

13. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 67,943

14. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Writers: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

Votes: 33,732

15. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Writers: David Brin, Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 51,250

16. Assassins (1995)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Brian Helgeland | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore, Anatoli Davydov

Votes: 56,286

17. Blood Work (2002)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Writers: Michael Connelly, Brian Helgeland | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus

Votes: 31,738

18. Payback: Straight Up (2006 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Kwame Amoaku, Justin Ashforth, Len Bajenski, Maria Bello

Votes: 3,483

19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may know the way to defeat him for good.

Writers: Wes Craven, William Kotzwinkle, Brian Helgeland, Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones

Votes: 31,252

20. Cleopatra

Biography, History | Announced

Cleopatra as a firm ruler and military tactician who embarked on a ruthless rise to power. Cleopatra twice married brothers, killing each of them as well as a sister. Romantic alliances ... See full summary »

Writers: Stacy Schiff, Brian Helgeland, Eric Roth | Star: Angelina Jolie

21. Friday's Curse (1987–1990)

60 min | Horror

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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

Creators: Larry B. Williams, Frank Mancuso Jr. | Stars: Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. LeMay, Steve Monarque

Votes: 2,082

22. Highway to Hell (1991)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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An eloping bride is taken into Hell, and her fiancée must pursue.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Adam Storke, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 2,378

23. 976-EVIL (1988)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

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People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Rhet Topham | Director: Robert Englund | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis, Jim Metzler

Votes: 3,145

24. The Wild Bunch

Western | Announced

A gang of American bandits try to elude bounty hunters during the waning days of the wild West. A remake of the 1969 film directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Writers: David Ayer, Brian Helgeland

25. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 286

26. Here There Be Monsters

Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Follows a disgraced British Naval officer who is hired by a rich shipping magnate to investigate the disappearance of his merchant ships in the North Atlantic, only to discover a giant sea serpent is the culprit.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Thomas Tull | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

27. 976-Evil II (1991)

R | 93 min | Horror

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A seemingly harmless telephone service endows an evil teacher with powers from beyond the grave

Writers: Erik Anjou, Rick Glassman, Brian Helgeland, Rhet Topham | Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Debbie James, René Assa, Patrick O'Bryan, Philip McKeon

Votes: 993

28. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998 TV Special)

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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

Writers: Dave Boone, Rita Cash, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Grundfest, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks, Billy Martin, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck, David LeRoy Anderson

Votes: 601

29. The Serpent and the Eagle

Drama, History | Announced

The story of how Spanish conqueror Cortez, one of Mexican history's most controversial figures, flattened the Aztec nation and plundered its riches with the help of an Aztec ... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Beimler, Brian Helgeland, Robert Hewitt Wolfe

30. The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004 TV Special)

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Writers: Barry Adelman, Ken Shapiro | Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Reiko Aylesworth, Kathy Baker, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 280

31. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Álvaro Rodríguez, Roberto Orci, Michael Brandt

Votes: 13

32. Slayer

Fantasy | Announced

A young doctor who discovers that his recently deceased father was a creature slayer, he learns he's the next in line to learn the trade.

Writer: Martin Helgeland

33. A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential (2008 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn and James Cromwell join director Curtis Hanson and others in this free-wheeling look at the incomparable ensemble cast of L.A. Confidential.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn

Votes: 19

34. Mystic River: Beneath the Surface (2004 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

5.7
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 76

35. Same Story... Different Movie: Creating 'Payback: The Director's Cut' (2007 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ericson Core, Mel Gibson, Brian Helgeland, Scott Stambler

Votes: 16

36. The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' (2001 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary about the production of Brian Helgeland's "A Knight's Tale."

Writers: Jed Dannenbaum, Tjardus Greidanus | Director: Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Allan Graf, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger

Votes: 58

37. Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire' (2005 Video)

73 min | Documentary

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Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Lucas Foster, Tony Scott, Brian Helgeland, Don Ferrarone

Votes: 52

38. L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Director: Bruce Stuart Greenberg | Stars: Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy, David L. Wolper, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 67

39. The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jerry Heiss, William Hooke | Stars: Marc Anthony, Paul Cameron, Dakota Fanning, Don Ferrarone

Votes: 35

40. Mystic River: From Page to Screen (2004 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

5.3
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 106

41. Heath Ledger Profile (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Stars: Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Todd Black, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 40

42. Sexy Armor and a Rock Band on Tour (2001 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Stars: Caroline Harris, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 24

43. Paybacks Are a Bitch (2007 Video)

50 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Maria Bello, James Coburn, Ericson Core, Bruce Davey

Votes: 19

44. No Time to Lose: The Making of 'Pelham 123' (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

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A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Tony Scott's remake, "The Taking of Pelham 123."

Stars: Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Denzel Washington, Tony Scott

Votes: 13

45. The Rules of Love (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 20

46. The Rock Music Scene in 1370 (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Jed Dannenbaum, Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Todd Black, Michael Blakey, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 21

47. L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen (2008 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Co-screenwriters Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland recount the challenges in bringing James Ellroy's sprawling novel to the silver screen in all its bloody, beautiful glory.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Brian Helgeland, James Ellroy, Michael G. Nathanson

Votes: 14

48. The Marquee Event (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Sam Stokes

Votes: 16

49. Tournaments: A Cross Between Pro Football and Stock Car Racing (2001 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Mark Addy, Brian Helgeland, Alan Tudyk, Paul Weston

Votes: 11

50. The World's First Sports Promoter (2001 Video)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Paul Bettany, Todd Black, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 11