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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.4
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Writers: Harper Lee, Horton Foote | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 171,066

2. Of Mice and Men (1992)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

7.6
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Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Horton Foote | Director: Gary Sinise | Stars: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 28,209

3. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 6,285

4. The Chase (1966)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

Writers: Horton Foote, Lillian Hellman | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 5,741

5. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,196

6. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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In 1940s Texas, an elderly woman is determined to visit her childhood home for one last time.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford

Votes: 2,697

7. Main Street (2010)

PG | 92 min | Drama

4.7
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Several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. In the midst of today's ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: John Doyle | Stars: Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,887

8. Infinity (1996)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Writers: Richard Feynman, Ralph Leighton, Patricia Broderick | Director: Matthew Broderick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Patricia Arquette, Jeffrey Force, Peter Riegert

Votes: 1,384

9. Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)

100 min | Drama

6.4
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Henry Thomas is out on parole in a small Texan town and, in the evenings, he is the lead singer in a band. He is being pressured by his foster mother to give up his singing and go back to ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Steve McQueen, Lee Remick, Don Murray, Paul Fix

Votes: 848

10. Tomorrow (1972)

PG | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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A lonely farmer takes in a pregnant woman and looks after her. After she gives birth, tragedy strikes.

Writers: William Faulkner, Horton Foote | Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Robert Duvall, Olga Bellin, Sudie Bond, Richard McConnell

Votes: 726

11. Hurry Sundown (1967)

Approved | 146 min | Drama

5.6
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Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann... See full summary »

Writers: Horton Foote, Bert Gilden, Katya Gilden, Thomas C. Ryan | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Diahann Carroll

Votes: 621

12. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 484

13. Convicts (1991)

93 min | Drama

6.0
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In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas, James Earl Jones, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 411

14. The Trip to Bountiful (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

7.3
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Carrie Watts begrudgingly lives with her busy, overprotective son, Ludie, and pretentious daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Michael Wilson | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood, Clancy Brown

Votes: 291

15. 1918 (1985)

94 min | Drama

6.2
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It's 1918, the height of United States involvement in World War I - Liberty Bonds are sold, German immigrants are suspected as traitors or saboteurs, young men everywhere succumb to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: William Converse-Roberts, Hallie Foote, Matthew Broderick, Rochelle Oliver

Votes: 245

16. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Milt Kamen, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 217

17. Storm Fear (1955)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Bank robber Cornel Wilde, after being wounded by a bullet, seeks shelter with his gang at his brother's mountain retreat. There he rekindles his romance with his brother's wife, and reconnects with the boy he believes is his son.

Writers: Horton Foote, Clinton Seeley | Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde, Dan Duryea, Lee Grant

Votes: 187

18. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 174

19. Old Man (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Drama, History

7.2
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Writers: William Faulkner, Horton Foote | Director: John Kent Harrison | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Arliss Howard, Leo Burmester, Daro Latiolais

Votes: 168

20. Fearful Symmetry (1998 Video)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writers: William Blake, Charles Kiselyak | Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Mary Williams, Horton Foote, Robert Mulligan, A.B. Blass

Votes: 167

21. Lily Dale (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Drama

5.3
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The story takes place in 1910, Texas. 19-year-old Horace Robedaux

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Mary Stuart Masterson, Sam Shepard, Stockard Channing, Tim Guinee

Votes: 133

22. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 126

23. Barn Burning (1980 TV Short)

41 min | Drama, Short, Family

5.9
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Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning.

Writers: William Faulkner, Horton Foote | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Kagan, Shawn Whittington, Carolyn Coates

Votes: 112

24. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

Votes: 104

25. On Valentine's Day (1986)

PG | 106 min | Drama

5.8
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On Valentine's Day is the central film in Horton Foote's semi-autobiographical trilogy that also includes Courtship and 1918. It is a nearly verbatim retelling of his stage play and the sets and costumes.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Ken Harrison | Stars: Hallie Foote, Michael Higgins, Richard Jenkins, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 104

26. Alone (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.1
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Widowed farmer John Webb (Hume Cronyn) has been depressed since the death of his wife Bessie. He would like to keep his yearly harvest going, but getting low on funds he has some hard decisions to make concerning his farm.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Hume Cronyn, James Earl Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Betty Murphy

Votes: 104

27. The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984 TV Special)

Documentary

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Writers: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Johnny Carson, Jane Alexander, Gene Allen, Herb Alpert

Votes: 97

28. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Cause (1861) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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Slavery began to flourish in the U.S. at the end of the 18th century with Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin. Whereas it would take one person a day to produce a pound of clean ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Ed Bearss

Votes: 94

29. 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

Votes: 86

30. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.3
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By 1862, both sides had 1 million men in uniform across a 1000 mile battle front ranging from Manassas, Virginia to Missouri. Battles had taken a horrendous toll in human lives on both ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris

Votes: 79

31. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Forever Free (1862) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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While Gen. McClellan sat outside Richmond, three Union armies were being kept occupied by Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart in northwestern Virginia. Lee was named commander of the army ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, William Safire

Votes: 76

32. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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"Armchair Theatre" is a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid-1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 75

33. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best TV shows ever shown. Over 200 live plays covering all aspects of society were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Jeff Donnell, Mona Freeman

Votes: 74

34. Courtship (1987)

84 min | Drama

5.9
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Young Elizabeth is courted by Horace, but the deeply conservative parents disapprove of the relationship.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Howard Cummings | Stars: William Converse-Roberts, Horton Foote Jr., Daisy Foote, Hallie Foote

Votes: 70

35. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Simply Murder (1863) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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By early 1863, Union soldiers with the Army of the Potomac had not been paid for 6 months and supplies were thin. Some 200 men were deserting every day and by January one-quarter of the men... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Barbara Fields, Paul Roebling, James Symington, Sam Waterston

Votes: 70

36. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Universe of Battle (1863) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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In trying to draw Union troops away from the siege of Vicksburg, Robert E. Lee invaded Pennsylvania and over three days 150,000 men would do battle at Gettysburg. Confederate soldiers had ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields, Daisy Turner

Votes: 69

37. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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The North celebrated Lee's surrender and the end of the war. On April 14, Good Friday, John Wilkes Booth learned that President Lincoln, General Grant and others were to attend a play at ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Barbara Fields, Shelby Foote, James Symington

Votes: 66

38. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Most Hallowed Ground (1864) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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By the summer of 1864, the Union push had been stopped. At Petersburg, Union troops had been entrenched in an intricate network trenches for two months. The key to victory lay in Sherman ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Stephen B. Oates

Votes: 65

39. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: Valley of the Shadow of Death (1864) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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By 1864, Union forces had the upper hand, though the end of war was not yet in sight. President Lincoln named U.S. Grant overall commander of the Union army, 533,000 strong and the largest ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, Sam Waterston

Votes: 61

40. The Civil War (1990– )
Episode: War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

Documentary, History, War

8.7
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea. Lincoln approved Sherman's plan against the advice of those ... See full summary »

Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns | Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Shelby Foote, Ed Bearss, James Symington

Votes: 61

41. 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

Votes: 57

42. The Displaced Person (1977 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

6.6
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A conscientious but driven Polish refugee disrupts the hierarchy of power on a Georgia farm in the 1940s.

Writers: Flannery O'Connor, Horton Foote | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Irene Worth, Shirley Stoler, Lane Smith, John Houseman

Votes: 57

43. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

44. The Habitation of Dragons (1992 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

7.3
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Two brothers of totally different natures live in a small town in Texas. Since the death of their father they confront one another all the time for all kind of major and minor problems.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Brad Davis, Frederic Forrest, Hawthorne James, Jean Stapleton

Votes: 41

45. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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Stars: James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Tim O'Connor, Max Adrian

Votes: 32

46. One Armed Man (2014)

27 min | Short, Drama

8.6
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A wealthy cotton gin executive is confronted by a disgruntled former employee demanding the return of an arm lost in the gin's machinery, in Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote's chilling drama, One Armed Man.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Tim Guinee | Stars: Charles Haid, Carson Kinney, Terry Kinney, John Magaro

Votes: 27

47. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

4.1
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This live show was seen through the "eye" of the camera. The actors in each episode would talk to the camera as if it were a person.

Stars: Mildred Dunnock, James Westerfield, Eddie Bracken, Henry Jones

Votes: 24

48. The Trip to Bountiful (1953 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Lillian Gish, Eileen Heckart, Dennis Cross, Will Hare

Votes: 22

49. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Gene Saks, Albert Dekker, Nina Foch, Russell Hicks

Votes: 21

50. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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Stars: Campbell Singer, Dinsdale Landen, Thomas Heathcote, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 20