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1. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

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

3. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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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

4. The Chase (1966)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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

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

680 min | Documentary, History, War

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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

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

6. The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

PG | 108 min | Drama

7.7
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Carrie Watts is living the twilight of her life trapped in an apartment in 1940's Houston, Texas with a controlling daughter-in-law and a hen-pecked son. Her fondest wish -- just once ... See full summary »

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

7. Main Street (2010)

PG | 92 min | Drama

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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

8. Infinity (1996)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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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

9. Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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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

10. Tomorrow (1972)

PG | 103 min | Drama

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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

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. Storm Fear (1955)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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

16. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

17. Fearful Symmetry (1998 Video)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: William Blake, Charles Kiselyak | Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Mary Williams, Horton Foote, Robert Mulligan, A.B. Blass

18. Old Man (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Drama, History

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

19. Lily Dale (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Drama

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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

20. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: Betty Furness, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva, James Daly

21. 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

22. On Valentine's Day (1986)

PG | 106 min | Drama

5.9
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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

23. 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

24. Alone (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

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

25. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Franz

26. 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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

27. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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

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

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

29. 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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

30. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.9
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Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

31. Courtship (1987)

84 min | Drama

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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

32. 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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

60 min | Drama

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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

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

Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

37. The Displaced Person (1977 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

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

Writers: Horton Foote, Flannery O'Connor | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Dina Herrington, John Houseman, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Earl Jones

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

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

Documentary, History, War

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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: Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman

41. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

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

42. The Habitation of Dragons (1992 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

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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

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

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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

44. The Gulf Playhouse (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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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

45. Playwrights '56 (1955– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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

46. 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

47. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

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

48. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Keeping On (1983)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Alice Beardsley, James Broderick, Rosalind Cash, Danny Glover

49. Miracles & Mercies (2002 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Hertz | Stars: Bruce Beresford, Wilford Brimley, Betty Buckley, Robert Duvall

50. The Gabby Hayes Show (1950–1954)

15 min | Family, Western

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Stars: Wright King, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Andrew Duggan, Truman Smith