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1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 26,527

2. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

8.1
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89 Metascore

A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 69,931

3. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, History, War

8.3
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 35,951

4. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.

Writer: William Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 25,708

5. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.2
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Creator: Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. | Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,017

6. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.5
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During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Writers: Robert Crichton, Ben Maddow, William Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 1,911

7. The Wild One (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.9
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Writers: John Paxton, Frank Rooney | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

Votes: 10,277

8. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, History

8.2
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Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith, Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 18,752

9. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 868

10. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

7.9
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When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Writers: Stanley Roberts, Michael Blankfort, Herman Wouk | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 18,645

11. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Writers: John Paxton, Nevil Shute | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 8,492

12. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 1,627

13. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Writers: Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 8,566

14. Ship of Fools (1965)

149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way it will stop in Cuba to pick up... See full summary »

Writers: Katherine Anne Porter, Abby Mann | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 3,462

15. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

Votes: 541

16. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 364

17. The Men (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs.

Writer: Carl Foreman | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb

Votes: 2,910

18. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

7.0
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The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his ... See full summary »

Writers: Dr. Seuss, Allan Scott | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig, Peter Lind Hayes

Votes: 2,757

19. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 741

20. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Writer: Abby Mann | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

Votes: 1,631

21. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Writers: Edmond Rostand, Brian Hooker, Carl Foreman | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 2,466

22. The Pride and the Passion (1957)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon,... See full summary »

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt, C.S. Forester | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 1,801

23. Eight Iron Men (1952)

80 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Stanley Kramer's WW-II character study has Lee Marvin as the Sergeant of a small squad laid over during fighting in Italy. During the otherwise boring time between battles, tensions arise ... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Brown | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley

Votes: 271

24. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyril Hume, H.W. Hanemann, Erwin S. Gelsey, Anne Caldwell, Lou Brock | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 2,324

25. Champion (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Writers: Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

Votes: 2,130

26. The Domino Killings (1977)

R | 100 min | Thriller, Drama

5.7
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Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was ... See full summary »

Writer: Adam Kennedy | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,358

27. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.4
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Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.

Writers: Arthur Miller, Stanley Roberts | Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 558

28. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.1
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Writers: Harry Brown, Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 1,483

29. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Sergio Franchi, Joe Harnell Sextet

Votes: 249

30. Oklahoma Crude (1973)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.3
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In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle, aided by her father and a hobo, is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Writer: Marc Norman | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, John Mills, Jack Palance

Votes: 638

31. Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

GP | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A group of social misfits band together and run away from summer camp. Along the way, they take up a crusade to save penned in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.

Writers: Glendon Swarthout, Mac Benoff | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Bill Mumy, Barry Robins, Miles Chapin, Darel Glaser

Votes: 976

32. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.7
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

Votes: 148

33. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy

7.5
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Damon Runyon | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 2,480

34. Not as a Stranger (1955)

135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt, Morton Thompson | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,202

35. Pressure Point (1962)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Writers: Hubert Cornfield, S. Lee Pogostin, Robert M. Lindner | Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 837

36. R.P.M. (1970)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.6
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R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the hedy days of campus activism in the late 1960s. ... See full summary »

Writer: Erich Segal | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood, Paul Winfield

Votes: 352

37. The Runner Stumbles (1979)

PG | 109 min | Drama

5.9
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Father Rivard is a priest in a small, economically depressed coal mining town. Working on what he thinks is a "controversial" work, he lives with the brutal lives of his poor parishioners, ... See full summary »

Writer: Milan Stitt | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Maureen Stapleton, Ray Bolger

Votes: 156

38. The Happy Time (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.1
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Spring inspires lessons in love and life for a French family in 1920s Ottawa, especially for teenage Robert, who's blind to the attentions of an American neighbor girl, because he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Felton, Robert Fontaine, Samuel A. Taylor | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 339

39. The Moon and Sixpence (1942)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.8
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Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life, his family, his duties to start painting, what he has... See full summary »

Writers: W. Somerset Maugham, Albert Lewin | Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Herbert Marshall, Doris Dudley, Eric Blore

Votes: 447

40. Home of the Brave (1949)

88 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A sensitive, educated black man's World War II-time problems. This is essentially the duplicate of his peace-time problems which are pointed up in a flashback of his life, and primarily of ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Foreman, Arthur Laurents | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 388

41. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

7.8
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 77

42. The Member of the Wedding (1952)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Writers: Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt, Carson McCullers | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz

Votes: 875

43. The Juggler (1953)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, History, War

6.4
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In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life.

Writer: Michael Blankfort | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 355

44. Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (1975 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama

6.5
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Writer: Henry Denker | Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Musante, Richard Basehart, Olive Clark, Oliver Clark

Votes: 86

45. So Ends Our Night (1941)

117 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Talbot Jennings | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Fredric March, Margaret Sullavan, Frances Dee, Glenn Ford

Votes: 278

46. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 95

47. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.1
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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 193

48. My Six Convicts (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Michael Blankfort, Donald Powell Wilson | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Millard Mitchell, Gilbert Roland, John Beal, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 146

49. So This Is New York (1948)

79 min | Comedy

6.7
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A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

Writers: Carl Foreman, Herbert Baker, Ring Lardner | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 158

50. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min

8.6
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Hollywood celebrities are interviewed, often at their homes.

Stars: Dean Miller, Helen O'Connell, Jack Linkletter, Joanne Jordan

Votes: 65