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1. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | 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: 1,047

2. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

8.7
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate, John Huston

Votes: 89

3. Here's Hollywood (1960–1962)

30 min | Talk-Show

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: 75

4. The Woody Woodbury Show (1967– )

60 min | Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Robert Ridgely, Woody Woodbury, Cliff Arquette, Bob Blasser

Votes: 17

5. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Humphrey Bogart (1977)

Documentary, History

8.6
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A profile of Humphrey Bogart, one of the stars of Hollywood's golden age.

Stars: Lauren Bacall, Nathaniel Benchley, Joan Bennett, Ingrid Bergman

Votes: 53

6. Telescope (1963–1973)

30 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary and biography with interviews as the central element of the show.

Stars: Fletcher Markle, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 16

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

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,451

8. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

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

Votes: 113

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

8.4
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 201

10. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

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

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

Votes: 50,972

11. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.3
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Rose Marie

Votes: 93

12. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, 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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 22,513

13. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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89 Metascore

A town marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 84,664 | Gross: $9.45M

14. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 523

15. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Spencer Tracy: Triumph & Turmoil (1999)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director: Selina Lin | Stars: Peter Graves, Spencer Tracy, Stanley Kramer, Robert Wagner

Votes: 53

16. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

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

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 21,188 | Gross: $21.75M

17. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,288

18. The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986 TV Special)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Joan Bennett, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Widmark

Votes: 193

19. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 79

20. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Man Called Bogart (1963)

30 min

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Director: Al Ramrus | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 13

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

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 31,776 | Gross: $56.70M

22. 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 rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 875

23. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 186

24. Return to Peyton Place (1972–1974)

30 min | Drama

7.8
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This daytime soap was a sequel of sorts to the primetime series Peyton Place, revolving around the lives of the citizens of that community. It did not carry over the stories, however, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bettye Ackerman, Ben Andrews, Susan Brown, Betty Ann Carr

Votes: 28

25. Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man (1988 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.8
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A retrospective of the life and career of actor Cary Grant, including clips from his films and interviews with his friends and co-workers.

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Richard Brooks, Michael Caine, Leslie Caron

Votes: 87

26. Anthony Quinn: An Original (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille - ... See full summary »

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Federico Fellini, Anthony Franciosa, Giancarlo Giannini, Julie Harris

Votes: 12

27. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

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

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 10,414

28. Sophia: A Self-Portrait (1968 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of Italian actress Sophia Loren, with clips from her films and interviews with her friends and colleagues.

Directors: Robert Abel, Mel Stuart | Stars: Sophia Loren, Joseph Campanella, Omar Sharif, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 6

29. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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In this series entry, actor/director Sidney Poitier discusses his life and career. He tells of his upbringing in Jamaica; the difficulties he encountered in New York City at the start of ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Akihito, James Baldwin, Janet G. Bostwick, Marlon Brando

Votes: 82

30. 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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 31,633 | Gross: $46.30M

31. Humphrey Bogart: You Must Remember This... (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Chris Hunt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Stephen H. Bogart, Robert Sklar

Votes: 33

32. Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (1991 TV Movie)

61 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Director: Ronnie Johnson | Stars: Chuck Riley, Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar

Votes: 42

33. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Spencer Tracy (1977)

Documentary, History

7.6
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A profile of Spencer Tracy, one of the leading stars of Hollywood's golden age.

Director: Judy Lindsay | Stars: Joan Bennett, George Cukor, Garson Kanin, Stanley Kramer

Votes: 49

34. 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

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 2,446

35. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 2,886

36. 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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 2,949

37. Champion (1949)

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

7.4
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

Votes: 2,881

38. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.4
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An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 689

39. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, 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.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 10,107 | Gross: $11.00M

40. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,956

41. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for post-war Germany represents a microcosm of 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 4,155

42. Pressure Point (1962)

Not Rated | 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.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,016

43. The Men (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 3,538

44. The Sniper (1952)

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

7.2
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 1,885

45. Home of the Brave (1949)

88 min | Drama, War

7.2
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During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 475

46. Journey Into Self (1969)

47 min | Documentary

7.2
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The film portrays a 16-hour group-therapy session for eight well-adjusted people who had never met before.

Director: Bill McGaw | Stars: Richard Farson, Stanley Kramer, Carl Rogers

Votes: 31

47. 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 »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 357

48. The Member of the Wedding (1952)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz

Votes: 1,058

49. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin

Votes: 143

50. 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.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

Votes: 12,261