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1. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an ... See full summary »

Writers: John Irving, Steve Tesich | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

2. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

3. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

6.3
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48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

4. Take the Lead (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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55 Metascore

The real story of a dance teacher who believed in the talent of a group of problem kids.

Writer: Dianne Houston | Director: Liz Friedlander | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard

5. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

60 min | Comedy, Western

7.7
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Hannibal Heyes and Kid Curry, two of the most wanted outlaws in the history of the West, are popular "with everyone except the railroads and the banks", since "in all the trains and banks ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

6. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

A Brooklyn youth feels his only chance to get somewhere is as the king of the disco floor.

Writers: Nik Cohn, Norman Wexler | Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

7. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

8. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Dorothy, saved from a psychiatric experiment by a mysterious girl, is somehow called back to Oz when a vain witch and the Nome King destroy everything that makes the magical land beautiful.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Gill Dennis, Walter Murch | Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

9. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Writers: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock | Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

10. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Writer: Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

11. The Virginian (1962–1971)

TV-PG | 75 min | Western

7.7
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The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

Stars: James Drury, Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, Sara Lane

12. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.8
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

13. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

14. Alice (1976–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character, Alice Hyatt, is an aspiring singer who arrives in Phoenix with her teenaged son, ... See full summary »

Stars: Linda Lavin, Beth Howland, Vic Tayback, Philip McKeon

15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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Kevin and Perry are two 15-year-old boys whose desperation to lose their virginity is so great that it inspires a sort of awe. In the rare moments when they're not thinking about girls, ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Enfield, Dave Cummings | Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans, Laura Fraser

16. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Writers: John Godey, Peter Stone | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

17. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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35 Metascore

Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.

Writers: Peter Hyams, Douglas Morrow | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Joel David Moore

18. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Writers: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

19. Monkey Shines (1988)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A quadriplegic man has a trained monkey help him with his paralysis, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master.

Writers: Michael Stewart, George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten

20. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away,... See full summary »

Writers: J.P. Miller, Cynthia Whitcomb, W.H. Echols II | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

21. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Creator: Collier Young | Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

22. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, Eric Overmyer, Larry Gross | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

23. The Women of Brewster Place (1989 TV Movie)

200 min | Drama

7.5
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Writers: Gloria Naylor, Karen Hall | Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole, Robin Givens

24. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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During an argument, a divorced executive and his 11 year old son casually touch a magical Tibetan skull, releasing a mysterious power that transfers the father's mind to the body of the son and vice versa. Their problems have just begun.

Writers: F. Anstey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

25. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Sam McCloud is a rustic country sheriff from a rural part of the United States. He travels to the big city and joins the police force, using his country ways and laid-back approach to nab the bad guys.

Creator: Herman Miller | Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

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

300 min | Drama, Western

7.3
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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

27. Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An English teacher and struggling single mother has her life disrupted when the father who abandoned her as a child comes back into her life.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

28. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Bunker, Alvin Sargent, Jeffrey Boam | Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

29. Quitters (2014)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family | Completed

A teenager's family falls apart, so he finds a better one.

Writers: Noah Pritzker, Ben Tarnoff | Director: Noah Pritzker | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Kara Hayward, Saffron Burrows, Kieran Culkin

30. The Big Bus (1976)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Action

5.6
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The ultimate disaster film parody. A nuclear powered bus is going Non-stop from New York to Denver and is plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Freeman, Lawrence J. Cohen | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Rene Auberjonois

31. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia (1981)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Music

5.8
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A small town stud wants to go to Nashville and be a big country star. His ambitious kid sister works as his manager. When they cross paths with a small town sheriff, their dream comes in jeopardy.

Writer: Bob Bonney | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

32. The American Side (2014)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

In 1943, inventor Nikola Tesla died penniless in the New Yorker Hotel. Within 24 hours the U.S. government seized everything in his room. But one design was missing. 70 years later in Buffalo, NY, a brilliant young engineer has found it.

Writers: Greg Stuhr, Jenna Ricker | Director: Jenna Ricker | Stars: Greg Stuhr, Alicja Bachleda, Camilla Belle, Matthew Broderick

33. The Promise (1979)

PG | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.

Writers: Fred Weintraub, Paul M. Heller, Garry Michael White | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill

34. Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991 TV Movie)

G | 98 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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A single New England woman responds to an advertisement by a Midwestern widower in which he asks for a bride to help him raise his two children.

Writers: Patricia MacLachlan, Carol Sobieski | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

35. Last Stand at Saber River (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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As America recovers from the Civil War, one man tries to put the pieces of his life back together but finds himself fighting a new battle on the frontier. Cable is an embittered Confederate... See full summary »

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Ronald M. Cohen | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan, Haley Joel Osment

36. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

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What would you do if someone you loved sat down with you one night and calmly told you that they were going to end their life before morning? This is Thelma Cates' dilemma. Her daughter, ... See full summary »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Tom Moore | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Ed Berke, Carol Robbins

37. The Fortune (1975)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.8
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Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them . not even murder.

Writer: Carole Eastman | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Florence Stanley

38. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Writer: Lanny Cotler | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

39. Skin Game (1971)

GP | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke have pulled off every dodge known for conning a well-heeled sucker, but it wasn't until they hit on the old skin game that they started to ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Stone, Richard Alan Simmons | Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

40. These Old Broads (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Comedy

5.6
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After a re-release of their 60's film hit "Boy Crazy" becomes a smash, three actresses (Piper Grayson, Kate Westburn and Addie Holden) reunite for a reunion show, with help from Kate ... See full summary »

Writers: Carrie Fisher, Elaine Pope | Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Collins, Elizabeth Taylor

41. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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This, the second adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novel, is much closer to the source text than the original - Murder, My Sweet (1944), which tended to avoid some of the sleazier parts of ... See full summary »

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, Raymond Chandler | Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

42. The Sixth Sense (1972– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony Lawrence | Stars: Gary Collins, Catherine Ferrar, Rod Serling, Percy Rodrigues

43. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Writer: Barry Beckerman | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

44. Drive, He Said (1971)

X | 95 min | Drama, Comedy

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Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Larner, Jack Nicholson | Director: Jack Nicholson | Stars: William Tepper, Karen Black, Michael Margotta, Bruce Dern

45. God Bless the Child (1988 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

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Single mother, Theresa Johnson, becomes homeless, loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter, Hillary, through charities and public shelters.

Writer: Dennis Nemec | Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Mare Winningham, Grace Johnston, L. Scott Caldwell, Obba Babatundé

46. Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.8
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On a cold winter day a mysterious stranger shows up at the Witting Farm. He is John Witting, the father of Jacob Witting who abandoned Jacob and his mother when Jacob was little. Jacob is ... See full summary »

Writer: Patricia MacLachlan | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Jack Palance, George Hearn

47. Skylark (1993 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Drama

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Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm.

Writer: Patricia MacLachlan | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Christopher Bell

48. Old Boyfriends (1979)

R | 103 min | Drama

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When her marriage falls apart, a psychiatrist seeks out those of her ex-boyfriends who left the biggest impact on her life, mostly in a bad way.

Writers: Paul Schrader, Leonard Schrader | Director: Joan Tewkesbury | Stars: Talia Shire, Richard Jordan, Keith Carradine, John Belushi

49. Only When I Laugh (1981)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A boozy Broadway actress comes out of a 12-week cure to face the problems of her best friends as well as her needy daughter. She tries to balance the terrors of returning to work with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Marsha Mason, Kristy McNichol, James Coco, Joan Hackett

50. Ash Wednesday (2002)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

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40 Metascore

Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers (Burns and Wood) who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Brian Burns, Vincent Rubino, Jimmy Cummings, Elijah Wood