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1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 589,318

2. The Big Sleep (1946)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Writers: William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, Jules Furthman, Raymond Chandler | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 51,846

3. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Western

8.1
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Leigh Brackett, B.H. McCampbell | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 35,565

4. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Raymond Chandler | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 14,110

5. El Dorado (1966)

Approved | 126 min | Western

7.7
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Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Brown | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

Votes: 14,004

6. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos. Will the arrival of a female wildlife photographer change their ways ?

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Harry Kurnitz | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 7,533

7. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

6.8
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After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose perfidy caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Writers: Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 5,549

8. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-con turned private investigator.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 3,584

9. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 1,589

10. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

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Writers: George Lucas, Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Steve Perry, John Wagner | Director: Jon Knoles | Stars: Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Lisa Fuson, Tom Kane

Votes: 568

11. Gold of the Seven Saints (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Western

6.4
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Fur-trapper Shawn Garrett gets out of a horse-stealing charge in a small, frontier town by agreeing to buy the horse with a gold nugget. This nugget attracts the attention of a man named ... See full summary »

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Steve Frazee, Leonard Freeman | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Clint Walker, Roger Moore, Letícia Román, Robert Middleton

Votes: 242

12. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

Votes: 228

13. 13 West Street (1962)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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An aerospace engineer (Ladd) ignores a policeman (Steiger) and hunts down a gang of juvenile delinquents.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Robert Presnell Jr., Bernard C. Schoenfeld | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Alan Ladd, Rod Steiger, Michael Callan, Dolores Dorn

Votes: 228

14. Crime Doctor's Man Hunt (1946)

Passed | 61 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The Crime Doctor comes up against a criminal with a dual personality.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Eric Taylor, Max Marcin | Director: William Castle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Ellen Drew, William Frawley, Frank Sully

Votes: 175

15. The Vampire's Ghost (1945)

Passed | 59 min | Horror

5.9
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In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

Writers: John K. Butler, Leigh Brackett | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Abbott, Charles Gordon, Peggy Stewart, Grant Withers

Votes: 157

16. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 152

17. The Unholy Four (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Mystery

5.6
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A man on a fishing trip with three of his friends receives a blow to the head that makes him lose his memory. Three years later it all comes back to him, but on the day it does one of the men who was on the trip with him turns up dead.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Michael Carreras, George Sanders | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Paulette Goddard, William Sylvester, Patrick Holt, Paul Carpenter

Votes: 138

18. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Death of a Cop (1963)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A remorseful detective vows to find the men who killed his son, who was also a cop.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Douglas Warner | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Victor Jory, Peter Brown, Paul Hartman

Votes: 75

19. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Terror at Northfield (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A small-town is rocked by a series of murders which begins with the killing of a local farmer's son.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Dick York, Jacqueline Scott, R.G. Armstrong

Votes: 64

20. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)
Episode: The Four Pound Brick (1975)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A cop dies in an accident that his mother refuses to accept. Rocky offers Jim's services free of charge. After begrudgingly accepting the case he discovers that dirty cops might be involved... See full summary »

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Edith Atwater, William Watson

Votes: 63

21. Archer (1975– )

60 min | Drama

5.1
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The adventures of Ross Macdonald's literary dick Lew Archer.

Stars: Brian Keith, John P. Ryan, Edward Andrews, Allan Arbus

Votes: 17

22. Checkmate (1960–1962)
Episode: Face in the Window (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A well respected archaeologist is about to murder a mysterious man, supposedly dead for many years. The doctor's fiancée hires the Checkmate team to stop the murder.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 11

23. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Eye for an Eye (1958)

60 min | Drama

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When a wife runs away from her vicious husband, the man kidnaps a girl and hires a private detective to find his spouse and tell her he'll kill the captive unless she returns to him.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Jameson Brewer, John Kneubuhl | Director: Jules Bricken | Stars: Ray Milland, Macdonald Carey, Kathleen Crowley, Andrew Duggan

24. Archer (1975– )
Episode: The Body Beautiful (1975)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Ross Macdonald, Leigh Brackett | Director: Edward M. Abroms | Stars: Brian Keith, John Calvin, Kim Darby, James Daris