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1. John Adams (2008 TV Mini-Series)

501 min | Biography, Drama, History

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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

2. Into the West (2005 TV Mini-Series)

552 min | Western, Adventure, Drama

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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

3. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, War

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When the war began, she was only a little girl. When it ended, she was the voice of a generation... A compassionate and sensitive televisual portrait of the Holocaust's greatest diarist.

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Jean-Luc Julien, Brenda Blethyn

4. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)

170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Writers: Lorna Luft, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

5. The Three Stooges (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

Writers: Michael Fleming, Janet Roach, Kirk Ellis | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Handler, John Kassir, Michael Chiklis

6. The Grass Harp (1995)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Comedy

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After his mother's death, Collin Fenwick goes to live with his father's cousins, the wealthy, avaricious, and controlling Verena Talbo, and her compliant, earthy sister Dolly. When a city ... See full summary »

Writers: Truman Capote, Stirling Silliphant, Kirk Ellis | Director: Charles Matthau | Stars: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek, Walter Matthau, Edward Furlong

7. The Beach Boys: An American Family (2000 TV Movie)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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This movie re-creates the life stories of the members of the rock group "The Beach Boys. The film focuses primarily on the Wilson brothers and their parents, but also includes stories about... See full summary »

Writer: Kirk Ellis | Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Kevin Dunn, Jessica Shannon, Frederick Weller, Alley Mills

8. The Naked Truth (1993)

92 min | Comedy

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Two friends, both named Frank, accidentally obtain a suitcase at the airport. It contains incriminating evidence against a mafia boss, who sends his Terminator-like lackie to find them. The... See full summary »

Writers: Kirk Ellis, Nico Mastorakis | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Robert Caso, Kevin Schon, Courtney Gibbs, Herb Edelman

9. The Day the Laughter Stopped (TV Movie)

Drama | Pre-production

Hollywood screen legend Rosco "Fatty" Arbuckle's career comes to an end in the fall of 1921 when a young girl dies at his party and he is falsely accused of assaulting and killing her.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David Yallop | Director: Barry Levinson | Star: Eric Stonestreet

10. Moontrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary ... See full summary »

Writer: Tex Ragsdale | Director: Robert Dyke | Stars: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Leigh Lombardi, Robert Kurcz

11. Death Street USA (1988)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

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Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.

Writers: Nico Mastorakis, Kirk Ellis | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, George Kennedy, Kimberly Beck

12. The Wind (1987 Video)

92 min | Thriller

4.8
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A novelist is stalked by a psychopath one stormy night.

Writers: Nico Mastorakis, Fred Perry | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum, Robert Morley

13. Hired to Kill (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

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A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary and their job is to free an... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Perry, Kirk Ellis, Nico Mastorakis | Directors: Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader | Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, José Ferrer

14. Terminal Exposure (1987)

R | 105 min | Comedy

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Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in ... See full summary »

Writers: Kirk Ellis, Nico Mastorakis, Roger Tweten | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Mark Hennessy, Scott King, Hope Marie Carlton, Steve Donmyer

15. Flying Tigers

Action, Drama, War | Announced

Set in the early days of World War II, General Claire Chennault works to assemble a volunteer fighter squadron to help the Chinese fight the Japanese.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, Todd Weinger | Director: John Woo

16. 1776

Drama, History, War | Announced

A look at how General George Washington led the war of independence against the powerful British army in 1776. Based on the book by David McCullough.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough

17. Hold (I) (2009)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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"Hold" is a tense, spare, and lean drama about a young couple's relationship in the aftermath of a violent home invasion. Boasting no musical score and filmed in claustrophobic closeups, it... See full summary »

Writers: Robby Storey, Frank Mosley | Director: Frank Mosley | Stars: Robby Storey, Stephanie Rhodes, Jodie Moore, Andrew Sensenig

18. The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards (2008 TV Special)

180 min

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Writers: David Wild, Jon Macks, Ken Ehrlich, Michael Platt | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin

19. My Kingdom For... (1985)

85 min | Documentary, Sport

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When Robert and Rosemarie Stack (Robert starred in Boetticher's "The Bullfighter and the Lady") visit Mary and Budd Boetticher to attend the Boettichers' showing of their exquisite ... See full summary »

Writer: Budd Boetticher | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Carlos Arruza Jr., Budd Boetticher, Mary Chelde, Robert Stack

20. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Casualties of War (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Writer: William Mastrosimone | Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, Keith Carradine, Tyler Christopher

21. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Don't Tread on Me (2008)

69 min | Biography, Drama, History

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John and John Quincy sail to France to join Benjamin Franklin as part of the American mission but Adams' blunt style is ill-suited to diplomacy.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Dossett

22. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Dreams and Schemes (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Writers: Craig Storper, William Mastrosimone | Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan | Stars: Sean Astin, Tonantzin Carmelo, Sheila Tousey, Tyler Christopher

23. El Demócrata

Drama, History | Announced

In 1910, Francisco I. Madero, a wealthy Mexican businessman confronts the dictatorship of his country by initiating the first great revolution of the twentieth century.

Writer: Kirk Ellis

24. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2001)

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

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Writers: Kirk Ellis, Melissa Müller | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Jean-Luc Julien

25. Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2001)

TV-14 | Biography, Drama, War

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Writers: Kirk Ellis, Melissa Müller | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Jean-Luc Julien

26. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Ghost Dance (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Writer: William Mastrosimone | Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, Joanna Going, Joseph M. Marshall

27. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Hell on Wheels (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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Writers: Kirk Ellis, William Mastrosimone | Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Irene Bedard, Tom Berenger, Gil Birmingham, Tyler Christopher

28. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Independence (2008)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

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After the Battles of Lexington and Concord Adams becomes the voice for independence at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

29. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Join or Die (2008)

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Firebrand Sam Adams tries to dissuade cousin John from defending redcoats in the Boston Massacre, but later John changes his mind and joins the revolutionary cause.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Danny Huston, John Bedford Lloyd

30. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Manifest Destiny (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Writers: Cyrus Nowrasteh, William Mastrosimone | Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Beau Bridges, Jessica Capshaw, Tonantzin Carmelo, Derek de Lint

31. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Peacefield (2008)

Biography, Drama, History

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While in retirement in Peacefield, Adams looks back at his public life with some regrets and has to deal with tragedy in his personal life.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Sarah Polley

32. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Reunion (2008)

TV-MA | 66 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Adams is able to secure a loan from the Dutch for his fledgling country as Abigail joins him in France has he helps negotiate the peace treaty.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, Michelle Ashford, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

33. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unite or Die (2008)

51 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Frustrated in his undefined role as Vice-President, Adams is at odds with Jefferson over his support of a strong central government.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, David Morse

34. John Adams (2008– )
Episode: Unnecessary War (2008)

Biography, Drama, History

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After Adams becomes President continues Washington's policy of neutrality between England and France despite opposition inside his own cabinet.

Writers: Kirk Ellis, David McCullough | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Stephen Dillane, Rufus Sewell

35. Into the West (2005– )
Episode: Wheel to the Stars (2005)

Western, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Writer: William Mastrosimone | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Simon Baker, Josh Brolin, Gary Busey, Tonantzin Carmelo