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1. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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53 Metascore

A poor and passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences.

Writers: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

2. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Writers: Brad Ingelsby, Scott Cooper | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

3. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: John Wells | Stars: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis

4. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Writer: Jeff Nichols | Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

5. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.7
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74 Metascore

123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

6. Safe House (2012)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.

Writer: David Guggenheim | Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga

7. Cold in July (2014)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

6.9
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73 Metascore

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Writers: Nick Damici, Joe R. Lansdale, Jim Mickle | Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

8. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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64 Metascore

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, George V. Higgins | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

9. Klondike (2014 TV Mini-Series)

274 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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The lives of two childhood best friends, Bill and Epstein, in the late 1890s as they flock to the gold rush capital in the untamed Yukon Territory. This man-versus-nature tale places our ... See full summary »

Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

10. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Writers: David Benioff, Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

11. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Writers: Andrew Dominik, Ron Hansen | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

12. Swordfish (2001)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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32 Metascore

A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.

Writer: Skip Woods | Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle

13. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Harling | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

14. The Right Stuff (1983)

R | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Writers: Tom Wolfe, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

15. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 147 min | Drama

8.1
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A man wanders out of the desert after a four year absence. His brother finds him, and together they return to L.A. to reunite the man with his young son. Soon after, he and the boy set out ... See full summary »

Writers: L.M. Kit Carson, Sam Shepard | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Sam Berry

16. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

17. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick, Earl Hamner Jr., E.B. White | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

18. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

19. Bandidas (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn, Dwight Yoakam

20. Stealth (2005)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Writer: W.D. Richter | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

21. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

22. Bloodline (2015– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller | Filming

A family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Brandon Larracuente, Jeremy Hale, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Rouviere

23. Purgatory (1999 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Fantasy, Western

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An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.

Writer: Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Uli Edel | Stars: Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid, Peter Stormare

24. Ithaca (2015)

Drama | Post-production

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after ... See full summary »

Writers: Erik Jendresen, William Saroyan | Director: Meg Ryan | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard, Jack Quaid

25. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

26. Midnight Special (2015)

Drama, Sci-Fi | Post-production

A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.

Writer: Jeff Nichols | Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Michael Shannon

27. The Accidental Husband (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Writers: Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor, Bonnie Sikowitz | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Justina Machado, Colin Firth

28. Felon (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Writer: Ric Roman Waugh | Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer

29. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Writers: Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

30. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Michael Almereyda | Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

31. Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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44 Metascore

A Japanese-American fisherman may have killed his neighbor Carl at sea. In the 1950's, race figures in the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.

Writers: David Guterson, Ronald Bass, Scott Hicks | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney

32. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

5.8
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55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Writers: Cormac McCarthy, Ted Tally | Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

33. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

5.9
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25 Metascore

SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Carter, Annette Haywood-Carter, John Eugene Cay Jr. | Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

34. Fitzcarraldo (1982)

PG | 158 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes

35. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

36. Blackthorn (2011)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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61 Metascore

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorne) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

Writer: Miguel Barros | Director: Mateo Gil | Stars: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier

37. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The true story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Writers: Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

38. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama

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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los ... See full summary »

Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Franco Rossetti, Sam Shepard, Tonino Guerra, Clare Peploe | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

39. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Chita Rivera

40. Inhale (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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39 Metascore

A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.

Writers: Walter A. Doty III, John Claflin, Christian Escario | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger, Sam Shepard, Rosanna Arquette

41. Darling Companion (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

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The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. And then her husband loses the dog.

Writers: Meg Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins

42. The Return (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.8
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38 Metascore

Joanna Mills, a traveling business woman, begins having nightmares of a murder that occurred 15 years ago. Soon she is drawn to an old farmhouse, where the murder took place.

Writer: Adam Sussman | Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sam Shepard, Peter O'Brien, Adam Scott

43. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Writer: John Fusco | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

44. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

45. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

46. It All Came True (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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A bachelor afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a splendid townhouse just for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple, who teach... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew S. Karsch, Todd Alcott | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: James Spader, Polly Walker, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith

47. Fool for Love (1985)

R | 106 min | Drama

5.9
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May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

48. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Writer: Beth Henley | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

49. Simpatico (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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41 Metascore

As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Matthew Warchus, David Nicholls | Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener

50. Streets of Laredo (1995 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty