Highest Rated Titles With Robert Towne

1. The Century: America's Time (1999 TV Mini-Series)
750 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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 »

2. Cadillac Desert (1997 TV Mini-Series)
Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

3. Chinatown (1974)
130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Metascore: 86/100 (10 reviews)

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

4. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

5. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
60 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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

6. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Metascore: 81/100 (8 reviews)

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

7. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

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

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.

9. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.9 (2011)
62 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
10. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)
228 min | Documentary, Biography, History, Music, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
11. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)
Episode: The Chameleon (1964)
51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

12. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
Episode: The Dove Affair (1964)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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 »

13. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.5 (2011)
62 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
14. The Last Detail (1973)
104 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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

15. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
138 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (16 reviews)

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.

16. The Parallax View (1974)
102 min | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

17. The Yakuza (1974)
112 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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...

18. Breaking Point (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
19. Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (2002 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

20. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
85 min | Family, Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his 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 »

21. Without Limits (1998)
117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

22. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
Episode: My Daddy Can Lick Your Daddy (1963)
22 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
23. Mission: Impossible (1996)
110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Metascore: 60/100 (16 reviews)

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

24. Chinatown Revisited with Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Robert Towne (1999 Video)
14 min | Documentary, Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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

25. Frantic (1988)
120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

26. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an over-anxious angel before he was supposed to die, comes back to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire.

27. The New Centurions (1972)
103 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

28. The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962–1963)
30 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
29. The 47th Annual Academy Awards (1975 TV Special)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
30. The Firm (1993)
154 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Metascore: 58/100 (16 reviews)

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

31. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
81 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

32. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

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

33. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005 TV Movie)
86 min | Documentary, Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
34. Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde' (2008 Video)
65 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
35. Wonderland (2003)
104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Metascore: 43/100 (36 reviews)

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

36. The Missouri Breaks (1976)
126 min | Drama, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

37. Cisco Pike (1972)
95 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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 »

38. Villa Rides (1968)
125 min | War, Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

40. CBS This Morning (1987–2002)
120 min | News, Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
41. Chinatown: Filming (2007 Video)
26 min | Documentary, Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
42. Salinger (2013)
120 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Metascore: 40/100 (28 reviews)

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

43. Rescued from the Closet (2001 Video)
56 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Omnibus made up of outtakes from the documentary "The Celluloid Closet."

44. Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
135 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes... See full summary »

45. Shampoo (1975)
109 min | Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

46. The Bedroom Window (1987)
112 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

47. Personal Best (1982)
124 min | Drama, Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

48. The Outsider (2005)
85 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Metascore: 64/100 (8 reviews)

Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.

49. Budd Boetticher: An American Original (2005 Video)
51 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
50. The Escape Artist (1982)
94 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The young and self-confident Danny blufs at the local police-station that he will escape out of prison within one hour. What follows is a flashback about his childhood with his uncle and ... See full summary »