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1. 42 (2013)

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

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62 Metascore

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

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

2. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the 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

3. A Knight's Tale (2001)

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

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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

4. Robin Hood (2010)

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

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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

5. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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84 Metascore

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

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

6. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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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

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

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

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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

8. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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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

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

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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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

10. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 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: Donald E. Westlake, Brian Helgeland, Terry Hayes | Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

11. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

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

12. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A drifter with no name finds a Jeep with the skeleton of a postman and a bag of mail and dons the postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in the post apocalyptic America.

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

13. Assassins (1995)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

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Robert Rath is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain is having a field day ... See full summary »

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

14. The Order (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

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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

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

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

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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

16. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

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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

17. Blood Work (2002)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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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

18. Legend (II)

Thriller | Announced

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

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Brian Helgeland | Star: Tom Hardy

19. 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 | Director: Ang Lee | Star: Angelina Jolie

20. 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

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

22. Highway to Hell (1991)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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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

23. 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: Maria Bello, Hugh Callaly, Stephen Cinabro, James Coburn

24. 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 | Star: Bradley Cooper

25. 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 | Star: Will Smith

26. 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

28. 976-Evil II (1992)

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

29. On Story (2011– )

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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Michael Brandt, John Turman, Herschel Weingrod

30. 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

31. 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

32. Paybacks Are a Bitch (2007 Video)

50 min | Documentary

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

33. 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

34. Heath Ledger Profile (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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

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

23 min | Documentary, Short

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

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

19 min | Documentary, Short

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

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

4 min | Documentary, Short

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

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

25 min | Documentary, Short

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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

39. The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' (2001 TV Movie)

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

40. School of Hard Knocks (2001 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Allan Graf, Brian Helgeland, Alan Tudyk, Tim Van Rellim

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. 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

45. The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004 TV Movie)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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

46. The Rules of Love (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon

47. 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

48. Mystic River: From Page to Screen (2004 TV Movie)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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

49. 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

50. The Marquee Event (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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