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1. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Pilot (1999)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama

8.7
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A mobster passes out at a family barbecue and seeks therapy to understand why.

Creator: David Chase | Director: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

2. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

3. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

4. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

5. Judy Garland in Concert (1964)

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Director: Buddy Bregman | Stars: Judy Garland, Vic Damone

6. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

7. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.1
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

8. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Writers: Erich Maria Remarque, Maxwell Anderson, George Abbott, Del Andrews, C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

9. The Star Wagon (1966 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy

8.1
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In middle age, inventor Stephen Minch is happy enough with his life, despite the fact that he has never risen to prominence even though his innovations have made others rich. His wife ... See full summary »

Writer: Maxwell Anderson | Director: Karl Genus | Stars: Orson Bean, Eileen Brennan, Hal Burdick, Richard S. Castellano

10. The Bad Seed (1963)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Nevzat Pesen | Director: Nevzat Pesen | Stars: Alev Oraloglu, Lale Oraloglu, Öztürk Serengil, Nedret Güvenç

11. The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, etc. during it's eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's Equity ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

12. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)

60 min | Family, Drama

8.0
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Stars: William Lundigan, Jack Benny, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa

13. Key Largo (1948)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Writers: Richard Brooks, John Huston, Maxwell Anderson | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

14. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1950–1952)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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Dramatic anthology series presenting plays adopted from Pulitzer Prize winning stories, plays, novels, etc.

Stars: Elmer Davis, Charles Dingle, Richard Bishop, Nina Foch

15. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

7.7
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Brian Rix, Victor Platt, Peter Cushing, Michael Brennan

16. John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988)

126 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Biography of risk-taker and raconteur John Huston from his childhood to become one of the most highly respected filmmakers in the world.

Writers: Frank Martin, Charles Degelman | Director: Frank Martin | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lauren Bacall, Paul Newman, Evelyn Keyes

17. The Edsel Show (1957 TV Special)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra host a program that's wall-to-wall music.

Writer: William Morrow | Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong

18. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)
Episode: High Tor (1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.7
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A musical version of Maxwell Anderson's never-filmed fantasy play.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, John Monks Jr. | Directors: James Neilson, Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Julie Andrews, Hans Conried

19. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

20. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

21. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Stars: Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde, Alfred Burke

22. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

7.6
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The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Robert Hartung | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Eric Berry

23. Sinatra: The Classic Duets (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

7.6
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Writers: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Directors: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Ella Fitzgerald

24. The 31st Annual Tony Awards (1977 TV Special)

Family

7.6
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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Jack Albertson, Theoni V. Aldredge, Jane Alexander, Alan Arkin

25. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

26. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

M | 145 min | Drama, History

7.5
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Henry VIII of England discards one wife, Katharine of Aragon, who has failed to produce a male heir, in favor of the young and beautiful Anne Boleyn.

Writers: Bridget Boland, John Hale, Richard Sokolove, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle

27. The Wrong Man (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

28. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Previews (2012)

Drama, Musical

7.5
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In the lead up to tonight's first preview of three in a row in Boston, many things going on behind the scenes are preoccupying the minds of the cast and creative team. Julia has returned ... See full summary »

Creator: Theresa Rebeck | Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

29. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against invaders...and themselves.

Writers: Waldemar Young, John L. Balderston, Achmed Abdullah, Grover Jones, William Slavens McNutt, Francis Yeats-Brown | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

30. Bragging Rites: The Carolina-Clemson Rivalry (2003)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writers: Jeff Sumerel, Chris White | Director: Jeff Sumerel | Stars: Tommy Bowden, Rhett Bryson, Todd Ellis, Danny Ford

31. A Trip to Swadades (2008)

R | 65 min | Drama

7.4
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This feature length film (shot on black-and-white super-16mm) tells the story of a 74-year-old ex-professor who, after many years of living away from Philadelphia, the city where he came of... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel Kremer | Director: Daniel Kremer | Stars: William Cully Allen, Stephen Hatzai, Daniel Kremer, Gregory Lytle

32. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

33. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Unrated | 79 min | Romance, Fantasy

7.2
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Death decides to take a holiday from his usual business to see what it is like to be a mortal. Posing as Prince Sirki, he spends 3 days with Duke Lambert and his guests at his dukal estate.... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander

34. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Æneas MacKenzie, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

35. Ford Star Jubilee (1955–1956)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Stars: Noel Coward, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Herbert Anderson

36. What Price Glory (1926)

116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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U.S. Marine sergeants Quirt and Flagg are inveterate romantic rivals on peacetime assignments in China and the Philippines. In 1917, W.W. I brings them to France, where Flagg, now a captain... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, James T. O'Donohoe, Laurence Stallings | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Dolores del Rio, William V. Mong

37. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

7.2
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George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Sidney Carroll | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell

38. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

39. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Rotter, Robert Thoeren | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

40. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

41. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Writers: William Trevor, Hugh Whitemore | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, Chris Cooper, Benno Fürmann

42. Shower of Stars (1954–1958)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (1954)

60 min | Family, Drama

7.0
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Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Charles Dickens | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: William Lundigan, Mary Costa, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone

43. Midnight Lace (1960)

110 min | Thriller, Mystery

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In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Janet Green | Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

44. Rain (1932)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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A prostitute finds redemption in Pago Pago thanks to a hard missionary man.

Writers: John Colton, Clemence Randolph, W. Somerset Maugham, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Fred Howard, Ben Hendricks Jr., William Gargan, Mary Shaw

45. So Red the Rose (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.9
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SO RED THE ROSE is King Vidor's quietly affecting Civil War romance, starring Margaret Sullavan as a Southern aristocrat, the mistress of a Southern plantation, whose sheltered life is torn... See full summary »

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Laurence Stallings, Stark Young | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Walter Connolly, Randolph Scott, Janet Beecher

46. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

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Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Alfred Hayes, Alan Paton | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis

47. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth the 1st is the ruler of Great Britain. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essexaster is her lover, best friend and worst enemy.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, John Edward Friend | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Charlton Heston, Michael Allinson, Alan Caillou

48. Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (1968 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Writers: Ernest Chambers, Saul Ilson | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, The 5th Dimension, Billy Davis Jr.

49. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
Episode: Liberace Show (1954)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Jack visits the home of Liberace, but even he isn't ready for the outrageous extravagance he sees there.

Writers: Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Milt Josefsberg, John Tackaberry | Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Liberace

50. One Magic Christmas (1985)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy

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An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.

Writers: Thomas Meehan, Phillip Borsos, Barry Healey | Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill