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2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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90 Metascore

Archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

4. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

5. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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This documentary chronicles the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from start to finish. We get some background on George Lucas' start in the business and then continue with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom, Leo Braudy

6. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.

Writer: Cameron Crowe | Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

7. 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

8. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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67 Metascore

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Writers: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

9. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

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Writers: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Steve Perry, John Wagner | Director: Jon Knoles | Stars: Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Lisa Fuson, Tom Kane

10. Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989 Video)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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A shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark started by three 12-year-olds and completed over a period of six years.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Philip Kaufman, George Lucas | Director: Eric Zala | Stars: Chris Strompolos, Angela Rodriguez, Eric Zala, Ted Ross

11. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Writer: Mark Jonathan Harris | Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

12. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

13. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

14. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

15. Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

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The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth

Writer: Mimi Freedman | Director: Mimi Freedman | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Culp, Neile Adams, Suzanne Pleshette

16. Silverado (1985)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Mark Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover

17. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

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61 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a weekend reunion at a posh South Carolina winter house after the funeral of one of their friends.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Barbara Benedek | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

18. Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003 Video)

127 min | Documentary

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Tom Selleck

19. Memories of 'The Bodyguard' (2005 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Lawrence Kasdan, Mick Jackson, Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner

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

103 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Kim Newman, Frank Darabont, Steve Jones, Bernie Wrightson

21. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

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64 Metascore

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

22. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

23. The Accidental Tourist (1988)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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53 Metascore

An emotionally distant writer of travel guides must carry on with his life after his son is killed and his marriage crumbles.

Writers: Anne Tyler, Frank Galati, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Amy Wright

24. 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

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Documentary, based on a British poll, listing the 100 sexiest movie and TV moments, topped by Ursula Andress emerging from the ocean in the James Bond film "Dr. No" (1962), followed at #2 ... See full summary »

Director: Suzy Ratner | Stars: Anna Chancellor, Thelma Adams, Gerry Agar, Ursula Andress

25. It's Like Life (2004 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Geena Davis, William Hurt, Lawrence Kasdan

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

Documentary

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

27. The TV Set (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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65 Metascore

The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

Writer: Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer

28. 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

29. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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47 Metascore

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Writers: Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

30. In the Land of Women (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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47 Metascore

L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough after his actress girlfriend dumps him to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Kasdan | Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Elena Anaya

31. Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic Western.

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Bob Benecke, Maria Palacios de Erickson, Chazz Palminteri, John Carpenter

32. French Kiss (1995)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

A woman flies to France to confront her straying fiancé, but gets into trouble when the charming crook seated next to her uses her for smuggling.

Writer: Adam Brooks | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton, Jean Reno

33. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Koslow | Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Carmen Argenziano, Andrew Marton

34. I Love You to Death (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

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45 Metascore

Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

Writer: John Kostmayer | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, Joan Plowright

36. Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery (1997 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Host Howie Long takes viewers on a tour of the "Star Wars" universe, as Fox TV celebrates the re-release of the original three legendary films in this one hour special.

Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Drew Casper, Phil Cousineau, Anthony Daniels

37. 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

38. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Kevin Costner (2003)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Writer: Bill Evashwick | Director: Adam Friedman | Stars: Kevin Costner, Alison Bailes, Peter Bart, Christine Baumgartner

39. Continental Divide (1981)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

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A hard-nosed Chicago journalist has an unlikely love affair with an eagle researcher.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: John Belushi, Blair Brown, Allen Garfield, Carlin Glynn

40. Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

Writer: Barbara Benedek | Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

41. The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' (2004 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. It explained the impact of "Star Wars" on various directors and actors.

Writer: Gary Leva | Stars: John Matthew, James Cameron, Ed Catmull, Richard Chew

42. The Big Chill: A Reunion (1999 Video)

56 min | Documentary

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: William Hurt, Lawrence Kasdan, Kevin Kline

43. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic (1993)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.1
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An examination of the life and career of director George Lucas, including interviews with colleagues, cast and crew members from his films.

Directors: Jane Paley, Larry Price | Stars: Kate Capshaw, Francis Ford Coppola, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford

44. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

45. American Federale (2013)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, History | Completed

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American Federale is about the only American ever to serve as a Mexican Federale. Filmed in border Mexico and El Paso, this film gives us insight into a life in the trenches working on the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael D. Carlin | Stars: Michael D. Carlin, Wally Homouri

46. Cross My Heart (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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A man and a woman go out on a "big" third date. He's ashamed to admit he just lost his job, and she's afraid he'll run away if he finds out that she has a kid. Small lies lead to bigger ones and the night gets crazy very soon.

Writers: Armyan Bernstein, Gail Parent | Director: Armyan Bernstein | Stars: Martin Short, Annette O'Toole, Paul Reiser, Joanna Kerns

47. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Newt Gingrich, Harry Belafonte

48. The Martin Short Show (1999–2000)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Martin Short interviews celebrities with some Sketch Comedy on the side.

Stars: Martin Short, Chevy Chase, Thomas Gibson, Steve Martin

49. Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992)

R | 107 min | Drama

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Manny tries to get his crack addict brother, Danny, to clean up.

Writer: Jeff Stanzler | Director: Jeff Stanzler | Stars: Tim Roth, Alexis Arquette, Danitra Vance, Samuel L. Jackson

50. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis