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1. 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: 79,022

2. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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: 102,009 | Gross: $9.60M

3. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 30,803

4. 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, Skitch Henderson, Doc Severinsen

Votes: 2,147

5. 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: 13,657

6. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

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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: 9,830

7. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 6,262

8. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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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: 10,907

9. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 5,099

10. 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: 7,473

11. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

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

Votes: 434

12. 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: 3,381

13. 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: 5,428

14. 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: 1,955 | Gross: $4.20M

15. The Arrangement (1969)

R | 125 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 1,857

16. America America (1963)

174 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 3,474

17. 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: 1,121

18. 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: 1,265

19. 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: 2,813

20. 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: 918

21. 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: 266

22. 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: 770

23. 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: 567

24. 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, David Brenner, Sergio Franchi

Votes: 268

25. 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: 5,039

26. 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: 1,369

27. 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: 649

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: 1,607

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: 694

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: 102

31. Mist (1988)

105 min | Drama

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

Votes: 149

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

Family

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

Votes: 132

33. 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: 87

34. 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: 490

35. Watchtower Over Tomorrow (1945)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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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: 140

36. Die Drehscheibe (1964–1982)

40 min | Music

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Stars: Udo Jürgens, Bielefelder Kinderchor, Oldwig Jancke, Gerd Mausbach

Votes: 34

37. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

6.6
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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: 58

38. Lunettes noires pour nuits blanches (1988–1990)

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Stars: Thierry Ardisson, Philippe Corti, Étienne Daho, Isaach De Bankolé

Votes: 8

39. 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: 15

40. Cinéma cinémas (1982–1991)

Documentary

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

Votes: 31

41. Elia Kazan: An Outsider (1982)

56 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Annie Tresgot | Stars: Michel Ciment, Tommy Bull, Robert De Niro, Elia Kazan

Votes: 51

42. 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

43. Pie in the Sky (1935)

22 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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At a skid row mission, a cleric opines as men wait to eat. After his sermon, he brings out a pie and cuts it into small slices. The two men at the end of the line get none. They leave the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Steiner | Stars: Russell Collins, Elia Kazan, Elman Koolish, Irving Lerner

Votes: 99

44. 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: 17

45. Diaspora (2001)

Short

2.9
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Director: Atom Egoyan

Votes: 197

46. The People of the Cumberland (1937)

18 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Directors: Elia Kazan, Jay Leyda, Sidney Meyers, Bill Watts | Star: Richard Blaine

Votes: 27

47. Strangers All (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Drama

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

Votes: 30

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

95 min | Music

7.1
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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Ashley, Count Basie

Votes: 43

49. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.9
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

Votes: 30

50. L'héritage de la chouette (1989 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.4
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Stars: André Dussollier, Daniel Andler, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Kostas Axelos

Votes: 51