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1. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

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

Votes: 353,012 | Gross: $33.08M

2. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 83,226 | Gross: $70.60M

3. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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77 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life.

Director: John Badham | Stars: John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, Barry Miller, Joseph Cali

Votes: 59,496 | Gross: $94.21M

4. 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

Votes: 2,806

5. Short Circuit (1986)

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

6.6
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50 Metascore

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

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 47,931 | Gross: $40.70M

6. 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 Colonel MacKenzie. It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,318

7. Return to Oz (1985)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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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.

Director: Walter Murch | Stars: Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie

Votes: 21,012

8. 2010 (1984)

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

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

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

Votes: 44,342 | Gross: $40.20M

9. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 81,660 | Gross: $4.42M

10. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

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

Votes: 22,207 | Gross: $29.71M

11. Ironside (1967–1975)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 2,367

12. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.

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

Votes: 4,060

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

R | 104 min | Action, 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?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 21,683

14. Alias Smith and Jones (1971–1973)

Approved | 60 min | 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 »

Stars: Ben Murphy, Roger Davis, Pete Duel, Dennis Fimple

Votes: 1,276

15. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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61 Metascore

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

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 8,536 | Gross: $22.23M

16. Vice Versa (1988)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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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.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Corinne Bohrer, Swoosie Kurtz

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $13.66M

17. McCloud (1970–1977)

120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Sam McCloud is a Marshal from Taos, New Mexico, who takes a temporary assignment in the New York City Police Department. His keen sense of detail and detecting subtle clues, learned from his experience, enable him to nab unsuspecting criminals despite his unbelieving boss.

Stars: Dennis Weaver, J.D. Cannon, Terry Carter, Ken Lynch

Votes: 2,011

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

96 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.0
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After the Civil War, a returning Confederate veteran must reclaim his Arizona land and homestead from the Yankee carpetbaggers who illegally occupy it.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Rachel Duncan, Haley Joel Osment

Votes: 1,328

19. The Sixth Sense (1972)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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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 »

Stars: Gary Collins, Catherine Ferrar, Rod Serling, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 295

20. The American Side (2016)

90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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65 Metascore

Following a mysterious suicide at Niagara Falls, a low-rent detective unravels a conspiracy to build a revolutionary invention by enigmatic scientist, Nikola Tesla.

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

Votes: 2,888

21. Monkey Shines (1988)

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

6.2
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71 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 8,807 | Gross: $5.34M

22. One More Train to Rob (1971)

GP | 108 min | Western

5.8
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After taking the fall for a train robbery, Harker Flet is released from prison and exacts revenge on his former partners who cheated him out of his share.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: George Peppard, Diana Muldaur, John Vernon, France Nuyen

Votes: 324

23. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989– )

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,018

24. The Hindenburg (1975)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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A film that chronicles the events of the Hindenburg disaster in which a zeppelin burst into flames.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $27.95M

25. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

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

5.9
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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.

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

Votes: 11,301 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 2,392

27. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 4,792

28. Streets of Laredo (1995)

300 min | Drama, Western

7.4
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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: 1,455

29. Love After Love (2017)

91 min | Drama

8.1
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Following the death of their father, two sons deal with the trials of their own lives while watching their mother explore new beginnings of her own.

Director: Russell Harbaugh | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Chris O'Dowd, Francesca Faridany, James Adomian

Votes: 40

30. The Women of Brewster Place (1989– )

200 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole, Robin Givens

Votes: 879

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

PG | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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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.

Director: Ron Maxwell | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, Sunny Johnson

Votes: 746 | Gross: $14.92M

32. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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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.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 3,341

33. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.3
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The Mike Douglas Show was a variety show out of Cleveland OH and then Philadelphia PA, broadcast in the daytime. It's structure was similar to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, David Brenner

Votes: 311

34. The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Drama

6.2
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After a series of small tremors in Los Angeles, Dr. Clare Winslow, a local seismologist, pinpoints the exact location and time of when the long awaited earthquake--"The Big One"--will ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Dan Lauria, Bonnie Bartlett, Lindsay Frost

Votes: 471

35. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Fresh off his most recent prison term, an ex con assaults his former probation officer and goes on the run.

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 6,111 | Gross: $9.90M

36. 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 »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Stockard Channing, John Beck, Rene Auberjonois

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $3.54M

37. The Fortune (1975)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.7
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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.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Ian Wolfe

Votes: 1,854

38. The Care Bears Movie (1985)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.6
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The Care Bears watch over a young brother and sister who have lost their trust in humanity. Meanwhile an evil wizard wishes to cover the Earth in concrete.

Director: Arna Selznick | Stars: Georgia Engel, Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs, Sunny Besen Thrasher

Votes: 4,493 | Gross: $22.93M

39. Fast Break (1979)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

6.0
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David Greene is a New York basketball enthusiast, who wants to coach. He is then offered the coaching job at a small Nevada college. He brings along some players, who are a bit odd but good... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Harold Sylvester, Michael Warren, Bernard King

Votes: 583

40. Max Dugan Returns (1983)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 2,904 | Gross: $17.61M

41. Drive, He Said (1971)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,112

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

G | 98 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Walken, Lexi Randall, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska

Votes: 1,718

43. Quitters (2015)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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51 Metascore

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

Director: Noah Pritzker | Stars: Ben Konigsberg, Greg Germann, Mira Sorvino, Kara Hayward

Votes: 165

44. Skin Game (1971)

GP | 102 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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In 1857, con man Quincy Drew and his black friend Jason O'Rourke swindle slave owners into buying Jason, who's a free man, and later share the profits when Jason escapes captivity.

Directors: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Garner, Louis Gossett Jr., Susan Clark, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 1,260

45. Steelyard Blues (1973)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A group of misfits decide to leave for a place that they can all be free. Their mode of transportation is a PBY flying boat. The only problem is that the PBY needs a lot of work and they ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Mel Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Howard Hesseman, Morgan Upton

Votes: 669

46. 'night, Mother (1986)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,865 | Gross: $0.44M

47. Backfire (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

Votes: 408

48. Oh, God! You Devil (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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George Burns is back as God, but oops, here he is as Satan, too. A young rock star is ready to sell his soul to Satan, and Satan is all too happy to oblige. Oops! Seems the fellow was ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: George Burns, Ted Wass, Ron Silver, Roxanne Hart

Votes: 2,018 | Gross: $21.54M

49. The Promise (1979)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 594

50. Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | 115 min | Crime, Comedy

5.4
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Two hopelessly-out-of-their-class conmen attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the nineteenth century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank robber in the world, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton

Votes: 738