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1. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Dear Antonioni (1997)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Gianni Massironi | Stars: Michelangelo Antonioni, Christine Boisson, Alain Cuny, Tonino Guerra

Votes: 20

2. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #2.5 (1968)

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

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Writers: Paul Keyes, Hugh Wedlock Jr., Allan Manings, Chris Bearde, David Panich, Coslough Johnson, Marc London, Dave Cox, Jim Carlson, Jack Mendelsohn, Jim Mulligan, Phil Hahn, Jack Hanrahan | Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Bobby Darin, Judy Carne

Votes: 15

3. Streets of Laredo (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1999)

Drama, Western

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Call finds he has more than just teenage killer Joey Garza to hunt down but the infamous "man-burner" Mox Mox and his gang.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 7

4. Streets of Laredo (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1999)

88 min | Drama, Western

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Woodrow breaks off from his posse to pursue Mo Mo while his men try to capture or kill Joey Garza. Meanwhile Lorena searches for Pea and Joey's mother Maria tries to help her son elude the law.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 7

5. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts programme.

Creator: Anthony Haas | Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 102

6. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: True West (1984)

110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A videotaped stage performance of Sam Shepard's play

Writer: Sam Shepard | Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: John Malkovich, Sam Schacht, Gary Sinise, Margaret Thomson

Votes: 402

7. Ithaca (2015)

Drama

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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, Hamish Linklater, Sam Shepard

Votes: 68

8. Jim Sheridan: Film and Family (2010 Video)

Short, Drama, War

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Director: Dan Kavanaugh | Stars: David Benioff, Frederick Elmes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nye Heron

Votes: 8

9. Bloodline (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

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A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 17,661

10. 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

Votes: 21,145

11. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 400

12. One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur (2008)

98 min | Documentary, Music

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"One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur" examines Jack Kerouac's escape from post "On The Road" fame to his dream of an isolated retreat in a cabin at Big Sur where he searches for ... See full summary »

Director: Curt Worden | Stars: David Amram, Erik Bauersfeld, Carolyn Cassady, Jami Cassady

Votes: 66

13. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 5 (2015)

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

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A sudden tragedy unsettles the Rayburn clan. While searching for evidence in his case, John finds something disturbing from the family's past.

Creators: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 445

14. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 147 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 46,942

15. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Jessica Lange (1998)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Jessica Lange, Liam Neeson, Alec Baldwin, Charles Durning

Votes: 26

16. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 2 (2015)

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

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An accident exposes old wounds, complicating the already difficult situation between Danny and his family.

Creators: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 568

17. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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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

Votes: 35,838

18. 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

Votes: 1,404

19. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Writers: Charlotte Gray, Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 78

20. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.6 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Writers: Charlotte Gray, Paul Scheuring | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 86

21. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 1 (2015)

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

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Trouble starts when oldest son Danny Rayburn comes home for the 45th anniversary celebration of his parents' hotel in the Florida Keys' Islamorada.

Creators: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Director: Johan Renck | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 749

22. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 3 (2015)

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

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With Robert's condition uncertain, Danny re-considers staying in Islamorada. Meg's personal and professional obligations become overwhelming.

Creators: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Erick Szot

Votes: 512

23. The Notebook (2004)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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

Votes: 379,473

24. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Drama, History

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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

Votes: 43,743

25. Streets of Laredo (1995– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1999)

Drama, Western

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Captain Woodrow Coll returns to his old profession of Texas Ranger in order to track down a killer who likes robbing trains and murdering victims on a whim.

Writers: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 11

26. Bloodline (2015– )
Episode: Part 4 (2015)

TV-MA | Drama, Thriller

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The family adjusts to Danny's new role at the inn. John and Marco discover a burned boat connected to their murder case.

Creators: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Director: Todd A. Kessler | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz

Votes: 470

27. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

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Creator: Marc Weiss | Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bayard Rustin

Votes: 93

28. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

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

Votes: 281,997

29. The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose (2006)

87 min | Documentary, Music

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After 40 years of unpredictable live shows, drug addictions & breakdowns, psychedelic folk rock legends, The Holy Modal Rounders survived one of the strangest careers in music

Directors: Sam Wainwright Douglas, Paul Lovelace | Stars: Robert Christgau, Dennis Hopper, David Reisch, Robin Remailly

Votes: 41

30. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Writers: Charlotte Gray, Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 89

31. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 128

32. The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down' (2002 Video)

150 min | Documentary

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Nearly every possible element to making the film Black Hawk Down (2001) is examined here in great detail. Both behind the scenes material and interviews with the cast, crew and actual rangers inform us how this film was pulled off so perfectly.

Stars: Razaaq Adoti, Lee Van Arsdale, Eric Bana, Brian Bean

Votes: 176

33. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Two friends (Bill and Epstein) travel to Dawson City, Yukon to find gold and strike it "rich" in the Klondike in the summer of 1897.

Writers: Charlotte Gray, Paul Scheuring | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 163

34. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Bill continues his adventure to complete his golden dream and seeking to catch the murderer of his friend. he is on one step away from catching the murderer.

Writers: Charlotte Gray, Joshua Goldin, Rachel Abramowitz | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 119

35. Klondike (2014– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2014)

Adventure, Drama, Western

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Writers: Charlotte Gray, Paul Scheuring | Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Ian Hart, Greg Lawson

Votes: 102

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

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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

Votes: 132,538

37. 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

Votes: 64,861

38. Klondike (2014 TV Mini-Series)

274 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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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

Votes: 4,584

39. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Kurosawa (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Writer: Adam Low | Director: Adam Low | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Sam Shepard, Paul Scofield, James Coburn

Votes: 346

40. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.4
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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

Votes: 128,628

41. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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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

Votes: 5,183

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

300 min | Drama, Western

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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

Votes: 1,290

43. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »

Writer: Lewis John Carlino | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,122

44. August: Osage County (2013)

R | 121 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 64,529

45. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 150

46. Ruffian (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s.

Writers: Jim Burnstein, Garrett K. Schiff | Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Sam Shepard, Mark Adam, Lisa Arnold, Laura Bailey

Votes: 349

47. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

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75 Metascore

HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Huber | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson

Votes: 479

48. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship and welcome her into the fold.

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

Votes: 33,351

49. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

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

Votes: 85,134

50. 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

Votes: 10,418