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1. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: Waterloo (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

9.5
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Don and Peggy prepare to pitch to Burger Chef, one day after the Apollo Moon Landing. Meanwhile, a power struggle in the firm between Sterling and Cutler leaves Don's future hanging in the balance.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray, Jonathan Igla | Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

2. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: The Strategy (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

9.0
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Peggy has second thoughts about her Burger Chef campaign when Don is asked to pitch her commercial, Pete visits his wife and daughter on his trip back to New York, and Bob Benson gets some surprising news from G.M. about the account.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla | Director: Phil Abraham | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

3. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: Field Trip (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

8.8
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After a fight with Megan during a surprise trip to California, Don decides it's time to get back to work. Meanwhile, Betty joins Bobby on a field trip to a farm.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Heather Jeng Bladt, Jonathan Igla | Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

4. Mad Men (2007– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

8.7
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

5. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: The Runaways (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

8.7
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While Lou becomes the object of ridicule for the copy writers, Don tries to get away to California after a call from his pregnant niece. Meanwhile, the new office computer drives Ginsberg to the brink of insanity.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, David Iserson, Jonathan Igla | Director: Chris Manley | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

6. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: The Monolith (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

8.6
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Don returns to work, but quickly falls off the wagon after learning that he's been assigned to Peggy. Meanwhile, Roger and his ex-wife go to a commune to rescue their daughter, who has abandoned her child.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy, Jonathan Igla | Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

7. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: A Day's Work (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

8.5
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Sally discovers that Don is not working, Pete lands a big account but is undercut by management, and Joan is forced to move some secretaries around after Lou and Peggy have some problems.

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Jonathan Igla | Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

8. Cadillac Desert (1997 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.4
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The amazing transformation of the American Southwest in the 20th century, from desert to oasis.

Stars: Alfre Woodard, David Brower, Floyd Dominy, Barry Goldwater

9. The Century: America's Time (1999 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 750 min | Documentary

8.4
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Peter Jennings hosts this 15 part documentary that chronicles the defining events of the 20th century. Through archive footage and hundreds of interviews the series examines 100 years of ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Jennings, Joseph Stalin, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose

10. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

11. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, Robert Culp, Robert Duvall

12. 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

13. Mad Men (2007– )
Episode: Time Zones (2014)

TV-14 | Drama

8.1
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Don is on the outside looking in on the forced indefinite paid leave from his job. While Ted heads back to New York for a few days, Don takes the opportunity to head to Los Angeles in part ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew Weiner, Jonathan Igla | Director: Scott Hornbacher | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

14. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)

228 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Arliss, Carroll Baker, John Barrymore

15. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.

Writer: Robert Mundi | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: I.A.L. Diamond, William Friedkin, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine

16. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)

50 min | Adventure

7.9
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The two top agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of THRUSH.

Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Barbara Moore

17. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

18. 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

19. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.8
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

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

62 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Writer: Mark Cousins | Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Norman Lloyd, Robert Towne, Paul Schrader

21. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Episode: The Chameleon (1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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To save Earth from invasion, scientists alter a human into a replica of one of the aliens. The human subject Mace is a remorseless killer, who easily adapts to any personality required. ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Towne, Lou Morheim, Joseph Stefano | Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Duvall, Howard Caine, Douglas Henderson, William O'Connell

22. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Dove Affair (1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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Solo steals a dove-shaped medal from the body of the leader of a European nation as the corpse lies in state. The medal has information concerning Thrush personnel operating in the country.... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Leo G. Carroll, Ricardo Montalban

23. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Writers: Robert Towne, Darryl Ponicsan | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

24. 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

25. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

26. Breaking Point (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Creator: Meta Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Richards, Eduard Franz, Cece Whitney, Virginia Gregg

27. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Thriller

7.3
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An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the worlds headlines.

Writers: David Giler, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Loren Singer | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

28. The Yakuza (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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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

29. Without Limits (1998)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Towne, Kenny Moore | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

30. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

G | 85 min | Family, Animation, Adventure

7.2
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Columbus, Richard Outten, Jean Giraud, Yutaka Fujioka, Winsor McCay | Directors: Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz | Stars: Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, Danny Mann

31. Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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This 90-minute documentary illustrates how directors pushed boundaries and altered the art of filmmaking during the turbulent, swinging 1960s. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, "Reel Radicals" ... See full summary »

Writers: Ethan Mordden, Lewis A. Bogach | Directors: Lewis A. Bogach, Don Fizzinoglia | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Fidel Castro, Phyllis Coates, John Connally

32. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1963)

22 min | Drama

7.2
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Writer: Robert Towne | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Michael F. Blake, Jeff Bridges, Lloyd Bridges, Morris Buchanan

33. Mission: Impossible (1996)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.

Writers: Bruce Geller, David Koepp, Steven Zaillian, Robert Towne | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny

34. The New Centurions (1972)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, Joseph Wambaugh | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Scott Wilson

35. Frantic (1988)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

Writers: Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Djiby Soumare

36. Heaven Can Wait (1978)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.9
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A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.

Writers: Elaine May, Warren Beatty, Harry Segall | Directors: Warren Beatty, Buck Henry | Stars: Warren Beatty, James Mason, Julie Christie, Jack Warden

37. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)

30 min | Drama

6.9
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Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Dub Taylor, Edgar Buchanan

38. The Firm (1993)

R | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

Writers: John Grisham, David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook

39. The 47th Annual Academy Awards (1975 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Theoni V. Aldredge, Irwin Allen, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall

40. Chinatown Revisited with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Robert Towne (1999 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Producer Robert Evans, screenwriter Robert Towne, and director Roman Polanski discuss the making of their film "Chinatown".

Stars: Robert Evans, Roman Polanski, Robert Towne

41. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Towne | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

42. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.7
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

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

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Writer: Dave Kehr | Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Ed Harris, Peter Bogdanovich, Larry Cohen, Andrew Sarris

44. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty (2008 TV Special)

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Writer: Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Dyan Cannon

45. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: A Sad Flower in the Sand (2006)

Documentary

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Writers: Lisa Ko, Eric Martin, Lois Vossen | Director: Jan Louter | Stars: America Ferrera, Nicholas Pap, Joe Weston

46. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Writers: James Cox, Captain Mauzner, Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott | Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

47. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Writer: Thomas McGuane | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

48. Salinger (2013)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

6.6
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40 Metascore

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Director: Shane Salerno | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Judd Apatow, John Cusack

49. Villa Rides (1968)

R | 125 min | War, Western

6.6
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Mexican rebel Pancho Villa lead a revolution helped by an American aviator imprisonned in Mexico.

Writers: Robert Towne, Sam Peckinpah, William Douglas Lansford | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Herbert Lom

50. Cisco Pike (1972)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.5
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Cisco is an ex-rock star, famous in the 1960s, whose life and career has been a mess because of drugs. Now with a pregnant girlfriend he has a chance to start a new life. A corrupt cop, Leo... See full summary »

Writer: Bill L. Norton | Director: Bill L. Norton | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black, Gene Hackman, Harry Dean Stanton