Highest Rated Titles With Melinda Dillon
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1. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »
Picket Fences (1992–1996)
Liver Let Die
60 min | Drama, Family
Sheriff Brock is called out when a homeless man is found murdered behind Reverend Novotny's church but is suddenly stricken with terrible pains at the scene. Dr Joey discovers he has a ... See full summary »
A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One
TV-PG | 60 min | Western
When Sheriff Roy Coffee and Ben are subpoenaed to testify in a land sharking trial in San Francisco, Hoss is appointed the acting sheriff of Virginia City. Hoss soon finds plenty of trouble... See full summary »
8. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.
9. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
11. Sara (1976– )
60 min | Drama, Western
Sara Yarnell leaves her staid existence back east to teach in a one room school in Independence, Colorado. Her students adore her but she clashes with the school board. Julia Bailey and newspaperman Martin Pope are her friends.
12. The Juggler of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)
50 min | Drama
A modernized, Americanized version of the story of the juggler who performs before the statue of the Virgin Mary.
13. Magnolia (1999)
R | 188 min | Drama
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Votes: 240,391 | Gross: $22.45M
16. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.
18. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
Votes: 138,651 | Gross: $128.30M
19. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 25,391 | Gross: $76.66M
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a young woman's baby is tossed out of a car, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out what happened, and after learning the young woman is addicted to prescription painkillers, ... See full summary »
Heartland (2007– )
TV-PG | 44 min | Drama
The staff prepare for a domino transplant and the nervous patients involved, Simon confronts Nate, and Bart comes home early.
22. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)
73 min | Documentary, Drama
A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet
TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
Shatterday: Peter Jay Novins calls his home, only to hear himself answer at the other end. A Little Peace and Quiet: a harried housewife struggling with rambunctious children, a demanding husband, and the stress of modern life, finds relief from an unusual source that brings both power and responsibility.
24. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.
25. Reign Over Me (2007)
R | 124 min | Drama
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Votes: 83,649 | Gross: $19.66M
26. The Mississippi (1982–1984)
60 min | Drama
Famed urban attorney Ben Walker leaves the fast paced world to buy a Mississippi tug boat and practice law from there. Cruising the river with help from Stella and Lafe, he finds difficult cases wherever he docks.
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Harry and Daphne
TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy
Harry Bentley's new girlfriend Daphne appears to be insinuating her way into his life, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, George plots to bribe the building inspector.
30. Space (1985 TV Mini-Series)
780 min | Drama
A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.
32. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)
Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
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 »
33. Fallen Angel (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie and joins the ... See full summary »
34. Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (1995 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Based on the lives of mother-daughter singers the Judds.
35. Judging Amy (1999–2005)
60 min | Drama
A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »
36. The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (2001 Video)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
37. Absence of Malice (1981)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel.
Votes: 9,278 | Gross: $40.70M
40. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Votes: 12,509 | Gross: $74.79M
41. A Painted House (2003 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama, Family
A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ... See full summary »
42. Men at Law (1970–1971)
60 min | Drama
David Hansen was a big-shot lawyer who grew tired of his important and expensive Los Angeles law firm. Hansen left his job to start a non-profit firm called Neighborhood Legal Services ... See full summary »
43. Transplant (1979 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama
Fact-based story about a hard-driving young executive who rebels against his failing heart and undergoes a risky transplant.
44. Nightbreaker (1989 TV Movie)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama
Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb ... See full summary »
45. The Making of 'Absence of Malice' (1982 TV Movie)
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Oscar-nominated film about an innocent man and a newspaper reporter being used by a manipulative prosecuter looking for a lead in ... See full summary »
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
Votes: 21,045 | Gross: $36.48M
47. F.I.S.T. (1978)
PG | 145 min | Drama
Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »
48. The April Fools (1969)
M | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy Company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is herself unhappily married - to the boss. They... See full summary »
49. The Lyon's Den (2003–2004)
60 min | Drama
Jack Turner, plucked from his free law clinc and brought to the white shoe law firm of Lyons & Lacrosse after the mysterious death of his mentor, Dan Barrington, who ran the place. Owing it... See full summary »
50. Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians ... See full summary »