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1. Metropolis (1997– )

55 min

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Stars: Rebecca Manzoni, Anja Höfer, Massimo Carlotto, Rosa Liksom

2. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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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

3. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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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

4. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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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

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

60 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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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

6. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John D. Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

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

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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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

8. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Writer: Mark Cousins | Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Buck Henry, Charles Burnett, Robert Towne

9. Erika Rabau: Puck of Berlin (2008)

87 min | Documentary

7.8
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A look at the life and work of Berlin Film Festival photographer Erika Rabau.

Director: Samson Vicent | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Mario Adorf, Robert Altman, Antonio Banderas

10. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

11. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Writer: Mark Cousins | Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Norman Lloyd, Robert Towne, Paul Schrader

12. 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

13. 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

14. Milius (2013)

103 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

15. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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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

16. 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

17. 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.

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

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

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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

19. The Hollywood Fashion Machine (1995 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Writer: Marcia Ely | Director: Marcia Ely | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Geoffrey Beene, Stanley Donen, Hubert de Givenchy

20. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2011)

62 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an epic journey through the history of cinema. Guided by film historian Mark Cousins, this 15-part love letter to the movies spans from the invention of ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Cousins | Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Lars von Trier, Stig Björkman, Paul Schrader

21. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

Documentary

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

22. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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

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

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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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

24. 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

25. The Road to Bresson (1984)

54 min | Documentary

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Writers: Leo De Boer, Jurriën Rood | Directors: Leo De Boer, Jurriën Rood | Stars: Robert Bresson, Louis Malle, Dominique Sanda, Paul Schrader

26. Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (2004 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

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Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Marksbury | Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Sam Peckinpah, Kris Kristofferson, Fern Lea Peter, Harry Dean Stanton

27. Producing 'Taxi Driver' (2007 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Michael Phillips, Paul Schrader

28. 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

29. 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

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

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

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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

31. Making 'Taxi Driver' (1999 Video)

71 min | Documentary

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Peter Boyle, Robert De Niro

32. Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008 Video)

105 min | Documentary

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Writer: Steven Smith | Directors: John Cork, Lisa Van Eyssen | Stars: Jeanine Basinger, John Belton, Janet Bergstrom, Robert S. Birchard

33. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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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

34. 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

35. 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

36. Hollywood Mavericks (1990)

90 min | Documentary

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A documentary focusing on seventeen maverick directors who were not afraid to break the rules of filmmaking to advance their art from John Ford to Martin Scorsese.

Writers: Todd McCarthy, Michael Henry Wilson | Directors: Florence Dauman, Dale Ann Stieber | Stars: Woody Allen, Robert Altman, George Bancroft, Richard Barthelmess

37. Nouvelle vague vue d'ailleurs (2009 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Luc Lagier | Stars: William Friedkin, James Gray, Arthur Penn, D.A. Pennebaker

38. Pickpocket: Paul Schrader Introduction (2005 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Paul Schrader

39. Bringing Out the Dead (1999)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

A Manhattan ambulance paramedic, overworked and haunted by visions of his failures, fights to keep a tenuous grip on his clarity.

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

40. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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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

41. Scene by Scene (1996–2001)

Talk-Show

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

42. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Dave Kehr | Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Ed Harris, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry Cohen, Andrew Sarris

43. 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

44. 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

45. 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

47. 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

48. God's Lonely Man (2007 Video)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Paul Schrader, Robert Kolker

49. Lindsay (2014 TV Mini-Series)

43 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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Following actress Lindsay Lohan as she attempts to rebuild her life after years of public struggles.

Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Cormier, Dina Lohan

50. 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