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1. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 32,339

2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 82,433

3. Wild River (1960)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,691

4. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 108,534 | Gross: $9.60M

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,335

6. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Unrated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 14,304

7. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,563

8. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 492

9. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 11,736

10. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 10,525

11. Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 7,934

12. Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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Czech circus owner-Clown and his entire troupe employ a daring stratagem in order to escape en masse from behind the iron curtain.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Fredric March, Terry Moore, Gloria Grahame, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 731

13. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 5,377

14. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

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A suicidal advertising executive is forced to re-evaluate his life while dealing with his unhappy marriage, his mistress, and his aging father.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr, Richard Boone

Votes: 1,976

15. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 285

16. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

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A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family's fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam, Harry Davis

Votes: 3,737

17. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,760

18. Pinky (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

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A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.

Directors: Elia Kazan, John Ford | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan

Votes: 2,076 | Gross: $4.20M

19. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 5,261

20. The Visitors (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

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Bill, Martha and their little child Hal are spending a quiet winter Sunday in their cosy house when they get an unexpected visit from Mike Nickerson and Tony Rodriguez. Mike and Tony are ... See full summary »

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Patrick McVey, Patricia Joyce, James Woods, Steve Railsback

Votes: 832

21. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,150

22. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,340

23. All My Sons (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton

Votes: 1,219

24. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

Votes: 953

25. The Sea of Grass (1947)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western

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This western begins with St. Louis resident Lutie Cameron (Katharine Hepburn) marrying New Mexico cattleman Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton (Spencer Tracy) after a short courtship. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Robert Walker, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 1,452

26. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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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, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 290

27. The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)

Approved | 124 min | Drama

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In Oklahoma in the 1920s, Ruben Flood loses his job as a traveling salesman, when the company goes bankrupt. This adds to his worries at home. His wife Cora is frigid because of trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Robert Preston, Dorothy McGuire, Eve Arden, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 594

28. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,676

29. Blues in the Night (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powelll, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 772

30. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 105

31. Sis (1988)

105 min | Drama

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Director: Zülfü Livaneli | Stars: Rutkay Aziz, Sevtap Parman, Asli Altan, Kenan Pars

Votes: 157

32. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 90

33. The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999 TV Special)

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Gene Autry

Votes: 503

34. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson

Votes: 136

35. Cinéma cinémas (1982–1991)

Documentary

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Stars: Michel Boujut, Jean-Claude Dauphin, Alain Delon, Robert Mitchum

Votes: 33

36. Die Drehscheibe (1964–1982)

40 min | Music

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Stars: Helge Philipp, Oldwig Jancke, Rut Speer, Gerd Mausbach

Votes: 36

37. Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Short documentary film about the Dumbarton Oaks plan and the proposed formation of the United Nations.

Directors: John Cromwell, Harold F. Kress, Alfred Hitchcock, Elia Kazan | Stars: John Nesbitt, Edward R. Stettinius Jr., Jonathan Hale, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 148

38. The People of the Cumberland (1937)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Elia Kazan, Jay Leyda, Sidney Meyers, Bill Watts | Star: Richard Blaine

Votes: 27

39. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James

Votes: 61

40. L'héritage de la chouette (1989– )

Documentary, History

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A 13-part documentary mini-series (directed by Chris Marker) on the significance of ancient Greek culture in the creation of the modern Western Civilization.

Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kostas Axelos

Votes: 52

41. Strangers All (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

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Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: May Robson, Preston Foster, Florine McKinney, William Bakewell

Votes: 31

42. The 34th Annual Tony Awards (1980 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Jason Robards, Debbie Allen, Maureen Anderman

Votes: 19

43. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

Votes: 31

44. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1979 TV Special)

95 min | Music

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Ashley, Count Basie

Votes: 44

45. Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey (1995)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

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Elia Kazan was one of the greatest Hollywood and Broadway directors. A three-time Academy Award winner, five-time Tony Award winner and winner of Best Dramatic Film at Cannes, he was also ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Elia Kazan, Eli Wallach

Votes: 141

46. Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady (1982 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Harry Kooperstein | Stars: Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Jim Backus, Martin Balsam

Votes: 18

47. Liv till varje pris (1998)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

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A tribute and portrait of the Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg. Thommy Berggren presents slices and comments on Widerberg.

Director: Stefan Jarl | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Roy Andersson, Kalle Boman, Tomas von Brömssen

Votes: 99

48. Elia Kazan: An Outsider (1982)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Michel Ciment, Tommy Bull, Robert De Niro, Elia Kazan

Votes: 60

49. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1983 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Warren Beatty, Art Buchwald, Carol Burnett

Votes: 47

50. Hello Actors Studio (1988 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary

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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Lee Grant, Elia Kazan, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 21