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1. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

2. The Graduate (1967)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine.

Writers: Calder Willingham, Buck Henry, Charles Webb | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross, William Daniels

3. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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39 Metascore

Broadway musical based on the Little Orphan Annie comic strip. A young orphan girls adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Writers: Carol Sobieski, Thomas Meehan | Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

4. Closer (I) (2004)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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65 Metascore

The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

Writer: Patrick Marber | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts

5. Friends with Kids (2011)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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55 Metascore

Two best friends decide to have a child together while keeping their relationship platonic, so they can avoid the toll kids can take on romantic relationships.

Writer: Jennifer Westfeldt | Director: Jennifer Westfeldt | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd

6. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

7. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Writers: Jean Poiret, Francis Veber, Édouard Molinaro, Marcello Danon, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

8. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

TV-MA | 131 min | Drama

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A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

9. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

10. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

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70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

11. Solaris (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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65 Metascore

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Writers: Stanislaw Lem, Steven Soderbergh | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis

12. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

13. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job.

Writer: Kevin Wade | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

14. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

15. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Writers: Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

16. Annie (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Family, Comedy, Musical

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Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two ... See full summary »

Writers: Irene Mecchi, Thomas Meehan, Martin Charnin | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald

17. The Magic School Bus (1994–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Fantasy, Adventure

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An eccentric schoolteacher takes her class on wonderous educational field trips with the help of a magical schoolbus.

Creators: Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Daniel DeSanto, Erica Luttrell, Tara Meyer

18. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Writers: Nora Ephron, Alice Arlen | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

19. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

20. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

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Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits ... See full summary »

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

21. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

22. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

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71 Metascore

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »

Writer: Carrie Fisher | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

23. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

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An autobiographical look at the breakup of Ephron's marriage to Carl "All the President's Men" Bernstein that was also a best-selling novel. The Ephron character, Rachel is a food writer at... See full summary »

Writer: Nora Ephron | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

24. Primary Colors (1998)

R | 143 min | Comedy, Drama

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70 Metascore

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Writers: Joe Klein, Elaine May | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates, Larry Hagman

25. Family (1976–1980)

60 min | Drama, Family

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The joys and heartaches of the Lawrence family of Pasadena, California.

Creator: Jay Presson Allen | Stars: Sada Thompson, James Broderick, Gary Frank, Kristy McNichol

26. Carnal Knowledge (1971)

R | 98 min | Drama

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The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in ... See full summary »

Writer: Jules Feiffer | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret, Art Garfunkel

27. The Pallbearer (1996)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

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A young man's life is thrown into a loop when he is asked to be a pallbearer for the funeral of a classmate he doesn't remember, and his old high school crush temporarily returns to town.

Writers: Jason Katims, Matt Reeves | Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Rapaport, Toni Collette

28. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

29. What Planet Are You From? (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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41 Metascore

A highly-evolved planet, whose denizens feel no emotion and reproduce by cloning, plans to take over Earth from the inside by sending an operative, fashioned with a humming, mechanical ... See full summary »

Writers: Garry Shandling, Michael Leeson, Ed Solomon, Peter Tolan | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, John Goodman, Greg Kinnear

30. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

31. Biloxi Blues (1988)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

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A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern, Corey Parker

32. Wit (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Writers: Margaret Edson, Emma Thompson, Mike Nichols | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald

33. The Day of the Dolphin (1973)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited... See full summary »

Writers: Buck Henry, Robert Merle | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino, Fritz Weaver

34. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

35. Audition (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance | Post-production

A torrid romance is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two lead roles and the chance to perform the final terrifying scene.

Writer: Matt Herron | Director: Matt Herron | Stars: Lolita Foster, Margaret Keane Williams, Tyler Elliot Burke, Paige Spara

36. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

37. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

38. The Graduates (2008)

97 min | Comedy

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Four friends head to Senior Week in Ocean City, Maryland, to celebrate high school graduation.

Writer: Ryan Gielen | Director: Ryan Gielen | Stars: Rob Bradford, Blake Merriman, Nick Vergara, Mike Pennacchio

39. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

40. The Longshot (1986)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Comedy

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Four losers borrow money from gangsters to bet on a "sure thing", but lose. The gangsters go after them to get their money.

Writer: Tim Conway | Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Tim Conway, Jack Weston, Harvey Korman, Brad Trumbull

41. The Fortune (1975)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

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Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . not even murder.

Writer: Carole Eastman | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Ian Wolfe

42. Fatherhood (2014– )

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Hank Azaria, Stephen Moyer, Jerry Stahl, Kevin Bacon

43. One Last Thing Before I Go

Drama | Announced

A divorced father suffering through a mid-life crisis finds out he may die if he doesn't proceed with a medical operation.

Writer: Jonathan Tropper | Director: Mike Nichols

44. Deep Water

Thriller | Announced

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

Writers: Zach Helm, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Adrian Lyne

45. The 66th Annual Tony Awards (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 180 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

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A performance featuring the cast of Good Lovin.

Writers: Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Talon G. Ackerman, Nina Arianda, Emanuel Azenberg

46. Gilda Live (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Documentary

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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Writers: Anne Beatts, Lorne Michaels, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Don Novello, Michael O'Donoghue, Gilda Radner, Paul Shaffer, Rosie Shuster, Alan Zweibel | Directors: Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels | Stars: Gilda Radner, Don Novello, Paul Shaffer, Nils Nichols

47. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

48. That Was the Week That Was (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy

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An Americanized version of the famous hit British TV show, retaining David Frost from the British cast.

Stars: David Frost, Nancy Ames, Paul Sand, Phyllis Newman

49. Person to Person (1953–1961)

30 min | Documentary, News

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Stars: Edward R. Murrow, Charles Collingwood, Audrey Meadows, Jerry Lewis

50. The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956–1963)

60 min | Music

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Dinah hosted this hour-long weekly for seven years. It featured Dinah and guest stars in a variety of songs, skits, production numbers. Also featured: her "See the USA in your Chevrolet" ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Janet Blair