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1. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

2. Dying of the Light (2014)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

Nicolas Cage ignites a powder keg of action as a veteran CIA agent who goes rogue to hunt down his nemesis, a deadly terrorist.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Anton Yelchin, Alexander Karim, Irène Jacob

3. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.3
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92 Metascore

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Writers: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

4. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

5. The Canyons (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

3.9
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36 Metascore

When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

Writer: Bret Easton Ellis | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks

6. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

7. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.

Writers: Joe Connelly, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames

8. Auto Focus (2002)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

A story about "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane and his friendship with John Carpenter.

Writers: Robert Graysmith, Michael Gerbosi | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

9. The Mosquito Coast (1986)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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49 Metascore

An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build an ice factory in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Theroux, Paul Schrader | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix, Conrad Roberts

10. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

Writers: Jonathan Harr, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

11. Cat People (1982)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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A young woman's sexual awakening brings horror when she discovers her urges transform her into a monstrous black leopard.

Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, Alan Ormsby | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, Annette O'Toole

12. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

13. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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55 Metascore

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Writers: William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

14. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

Writers: Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Leonard Schrader | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

15. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

16. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

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A businessman becomes fixated upon a young woman who resembles his dead wife.

Writers: Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams

17. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Writers: Russell Banks, Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

18. Hardcore (1979)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

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A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in California's porno pits.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

19. The Jesuit (2014)

Action, Crime, Thriller | Post-production

A man nicknamed "the Jesuit," is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. When his wife is murdered and his son kidnapped and taken to Mexico, he devises an elaborate and dangerous plan to rescue his son and avenge the murder.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Alfonso Pineda Ulloa | Stars: Tommy Flanagan, Ron Perlman, Karla Souza, Shannyn Sossamon

20. Rolling Thunder (1977)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Crime

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Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero. Some greedy thugs decide that they want to steal a number of silver ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Heywood Gould | Director: John Flynn | Stars: William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes, James Best

21. The Walker (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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55 Metascore

An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lauren Bacall, Ned Beatty

22. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd, Lars von Trier

23. Light of Day (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music

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The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band, The Barbusters, Joe also cares for the family and the ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett, Michael McKean

24. City Hall (1996)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

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The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.

Writers: Ken Lipper, Paul Schrader, Nicholas Pileggi, Bo Goldman | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda, Danny Aiello

25. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima. Three of the segments parallel events in Mishima's life with his novels (... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Ken Ogata, Masayuki Shionoya, Hiroshi Mikami, Junya Fukuda

26. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

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Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader, Sydney A. Glass | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

27. Forever Mine (1999)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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An affair between a cabana boy and the young wife of a sinister politician triggers a 16-year vendetta between the two men.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Laresca

28. Adam Resurrected (2008)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

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58 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWII, a former circus entertainer who was spared from the gas chamber becomes the ringleader at an asylum for Holocaust survivors.

Writers: Yoram Kaniuk, Noah Stollman | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Cristian Motiu, Derek Jacobi

29. Light Sleeper (1992)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

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A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, Dana Delany, David Clennon

30. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

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The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces... See full summary »

Writers: Patricia Hearst, Alvin Moscow, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

31. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)

R | 101 min | Documentary

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Writers: Kevin Burns, James Petersen, Steven Smith | Directors: Kevin Burns, Steven Smith | Stars: Brandy Snow, Shannon Tweed, Richard Roeper, Paul Verhoeven

33. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

34. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

35. Milius (2013)

103 min | Documentary

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59 Metascore

A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: John Milius, Dennis Aaberg, Peter Bart, Bill Cody

36. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

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An English couple holiday in Venice to sort out their relationship. There is some friction and distance between them, and we also sense they are being watched. One evening, they lose their ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian McEwan, Harold Pinter | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren

37. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

Documentary

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The life and times of Richard Pryor

Writers: P.G. Morgan, Chris A. Peterson, Marina Zenovich | Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: David Banks, Rona Barrett, David Brinkley, Skip Brittenham

38. Hollywood's Best Film Directors (2009–2014)

26 min | Biography

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Creators: Mark Kaplan, Martin Saint Charles, David Freydt | Stars: Chris Columbus, Francis Ford Coppola, Andrew Davis, George Lucas

39. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

40. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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63 Metascore

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »

Writer: Jason Cohn | Directors: Jason Cohn, Bill Jersey | Stars: Charles Eames, Ray Eames, James Franco, Jeannine Oppewall

41. Witch Hunt (1994 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

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In a twisted 1950's where everyone does magic, a private detective investigates a murder case without it.

Writer: Joseph Dougherty | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Bogosian, Sheryl Lee Ralph

42. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Writers: Douglas Blush, Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

43. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Writers: Peter Biskind, Kenneth Bowser | Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah

44. Old Boyfriends (1979)

R | 103 min | Drama

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When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her ex-boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way.

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader | Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Belushi

45. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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

46. Días de cine (1991– )

60 min | News

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Antonio Gasset hosts this show in which recently released movies and DVDs are thoughtfully discussed, in a documentary-like way.

Stars: Antonio Gasset, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Henar Álvarez, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón

47. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

48. The Doors of Perception (2014)

Drama | Announced

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Writer: Paul Schrader

49. Scene by Scene (1996–2001)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Mark Cousins, Woody Allen, Sean Connery, Paul Schrader

50. The Rules of Film Noir (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Matthew Sweet explores his rules of 1940s and 50s American film noir thrillers: *Choose a dame with no past and a hero with no future *Use no fiction but pulp fiction *See America through a... See full summary »

Writer: Matthew Sweet | Director: Elaine Donnelly Pieper | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Sheri Chinen Biesen, Neil Brand, Sarah Churchwell