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1. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.9
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93 Metascore

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Writers: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 758,006

2. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.1
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52 Metascore

The defiant leader Moses rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine, Steven Zaillian | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 99,157

3. 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

Votes: 264,890

4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 299,752

5. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 282,713

6. Hannibal (2001)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Writers: Thomas Harris, David Mamet, Steven Zaillian | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 194,047

7. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 303,818

8. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 262,368

9. The Girl Who Played with Fire

Action, Mystery, Thriller | Announced

After a sex-trafficking expose is written by journalist Mikael Blomkvist, cyberpunk hacker Lisbeth Salander is framed for three brutal murders. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander's innocence, must work to bring her justice.

Writers: Stieg Larsson, Andrew Kevin Walker, Steven Zaillian | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig

10. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Writers: Oliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 83,611

11. The Cold Light of Day (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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22 Metascore

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Writers: Scott Wiper, John Petro | Director: Mabrouk El Mechri | Stars: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver, Verónica Echegui

Votes: 26,576

12. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 63,850

13. The Interpreter (2005)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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62 Metascore

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.

Writers: Martin Stellman, Brian Ward, Charles Randolph, Scott Frank, Steven Zaillian | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen

Votes: 82,802

14. The Irishman (I)

Crime, Drama | Announced

A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Writers: Charles Brandt, Steven Zaillian | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Bobby Cannavale, Joe Pesci

15. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Writer: Mark Monroe | Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 37,663

16. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyer.

Writers: Jonathan Harr, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 22,079

17. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.0
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50 Metascore

On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

Writer: Ken Hixon | Director: Jake Scott | Stars: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo, David Jensen

Votes: 18,462

18. All the King's Men (2006)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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37 Metascore

Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Robert Penn Warren | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 19,838

19. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Writers: Fred Waitzkin, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 22,090

20. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 8,381

21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Announced

English-language adaptation of Steig Larson's popular novel featuring cyberpunk hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

Writers: Stieg Larsson, Steven Zaillian | Stars: Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig

22. Montezuma

Drama | Announced

Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez wages a historic battle against the Aztec emperor, Montezuma II.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Spielberg

23. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

This semiautobiographical story follows a lower-middle-class teenager (Lyonne) and her neurotic family in 1976 Tinseltown.

Writer: Tamara Jenkins | Director: Tamara Jenkins | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Bryna Weiss, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 9,059

24. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Writers: Robert Lindsey, Steven Zaillian | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 7,748

25. Breaker! Breaker! (1977)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.8
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Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.

Writer: Terry Chambers | Director: Don Hulette | Stars: Chuck Norris, George Murdock, Terry O'Connor, Don Gentry

Votes: 1,964

26. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 12,436

27. Criminal Justice (2014– )

Crime, Drama

8.6
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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Syam M. Lafi, David Chen, Reginald L. Barnes, Xavier Cadeau

Votes: 57

28. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Writer: Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 8,414

29. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977)

PG | 97 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

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Investigating the mysterious deaths of a number of farm animals, vet Rack Hansen discovers that his town lies in the path of hoards of migrating tarantulas. Before he can take action, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Robinson, Alan Caillou, Jeffrey M. Sneller, Stephen Lodge | Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: William Shatner, Tiffany Bolling, Woody Strode, Lieux Dressler

Votes: 3,043

30. A Thousand Splendid Suns

Drama | Announced

An Afghan war-set drama centered on two Muslim women who form a friendship while they are married to the same man.

Writers: Khaled Hosseini, Steven Zaillian

31. Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

6.4
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Danny De Vito is a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the onus falls on... See full summary »

Writers: Dan McCall, Steven Zaillian | Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise

Votes: 3,102

32. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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

Votes: 521

33. Wool

Sci-Fi | Announced

Set in a dark, dystopian future, the last remaining humans struggle for survival by living in secret societies.

Writers: J Blakeson, Hugh Howey | Director: J Blakeson

34. Timecrimes

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A thriller centered on a man who is accidentally sent one hour backwards in time, only to discover he now has the opportunity to prevent a serious crime.

Writers: Timothy J. Sexton, Steven Zaillian

35. A Foreigner (2015)

Drama, Thriller | Announced

A murdered Guatemalan man has videos of his killers distributed after his death in order to uproot the corruption that led to the death of many others.

Writers: David Grann, Chris Terrio | Director: Matt Damon

36. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.8
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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

Votes: 128

37. Cascade (II)

Sci-Fi | Announced

An oil tanker sets off an international crisis after it crashes in the Persian Gulf.

Writer: Kieran Fitzgerald | Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Star: Cate Blanchett

38. Red Sparrow

Thriller | Announced

A sexy Russian spy falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent.

Writer: Jason Matthews

39. Deep Water

Thriller | Announced

A well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers.

Writers: Zach Helm, Patricia Highsmith | Director: Adrian Lyne

40. Ubik

Sci-Fi | Announced

Joe Chip is a skilled engineer, called by his boss to make a journey to the moon to find out who is plotting against his company.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Jeff Vintar

41. Below the Belt (1980)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A New York City waitress decides to become a professional wrestler.

Writers: Rosalyn Drexler, Robert Fowler, Sherry Sonnet | Director: Robert Fowler | Stars: Regina Baff, John C. Becher, Mildred Burke, James Gammon

Votes: 133

42. My Dinner with Herve

Biography, Drama | Announced

A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize, co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.

Writers: Sacha Gervasi, Sean Macaulay | Director: Sacha Gervasi

44. Freezing People Is Easy

Comedy, Drama, Horror | Announced

A man experiments within the burgeoning field of cryogenics during the 1960s.

Writer: Zach Helm | Director: Errol Morris

45. The Current War

Drama | Announced

Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people.

Writer: Michael Mitnick

46. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Damon Lindelof, Matthew Hoffman Weiner, Roberto Orci

Votes: 14

47. The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994 TV Special)

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Writers: Billy Grundfest, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Drake Sather, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Allen, Robert Altman, Don Ameche

Votes: 280

48. Heist

Crime, Thriller | Announced

A man recruits his brother to help him pull off a risky heist.

Writers: John Hlavin, Oren Uziel | Director: Scott Waugh

49. Starhops (1978)

PG | 82 min | Comedy

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Three carhops try to help save a failing drive-in restaurant.

Writer: Stephanie Rothman | Director: Barbara Peeters | Stars: Dorothy Buhrman, Sterling Frazier, Jillian Kesner, Peter Liapis

Votes: 39

50. Syndrome E

Thriller | Announced

A detective team up with a police officer in Paris to investigate a series of deaths related to a rare film from the 1950s.

Writers: Mark Heyman, Franck Thilliez