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1. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

Writer: David S. Ward | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 155,146

2. Trading Places (1983)

R | 116 min | Comedy

7.5
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66 Metascore

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod | Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche

Votes: 93,171

3. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

Votes: 61,035

4. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Writer: Robert Hiltzik | Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 14,269

5. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 3,493

6. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Writers: William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Jim Haskins | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

Votes: 11,816

7. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.1
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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming

Votes: 388

8. Lou Grant (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.1
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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Gene Reynolds, Leon Tokatyan | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams, Jack Bannon

Votes: 915

9. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Action

5.8
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A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 3,742

10. Wild River (1960)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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A TVA bureaucrat comes to the river to do what none of his predecessors have been able to do - evict a stubborn octogenarian from her island before the rising waters engulf her.

Writers: Paul Osborn, William Bradford Huie, Borden Deal | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi

Votes: 2,829

11. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 231

12. The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation.

Writers: Dorothy Cottrell, Harold Yablonsky | Director: William Witney | Stars: Jeff Richards, Margia Dean, Peter Falk, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 87

13. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earle Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's... See full summary »

Writers: William P. McGivern, Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, John O. Killens | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,130

14. Cockfighter (1974)

R | 83 min | Drama

7.3
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Southern action drama film about cockfighting.

Writer: Charles Willeford | Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Warren Oates, Richard B. Shull, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 1,387

15. One Potato, Two Potato (1964)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed... See full summary »

Writers: Orville H. Hampton, Raphael Hayes | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton, Richard Mulligan, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 396

16. Rain Without Thunder (1992)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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It's the year 2042 and the threat is real...women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the convictions.

Writer: Gary O. Bennett | Director: Gary O. Bennett | Stars: Betty Buckley, Carolyn McCormick, Iona Morris, Steve Zahn

Votes: 207

17. True Blue (1989–1990)

60 min

8.4
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Creator: David J. Kinghorn | Stars: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Votes: 58

18. Ningen no shômei (1977)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.

Writers: Zenzô Matsuyama, Seiichi Morimura | Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Yûsaku Matsuda, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 185

19. Cold River (1982)

PG | 94 min | Adventure

6.1
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Based on the novel Winterkill, by William Judson, Cold River is the story of an Adirondack guide who takes his young daughter and step-son on a long camping trip in the fall of 1932. When ... See full summary »

Writers: William Judson, Fred G. Sullivan | Director: Fred G. Sullivan | Stars: Suzanne Weber, Pat Petersen, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Earl Jones

Votes: 102

20. The Displaced Person (1977 TV Movie)

58 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 64

21. The Sophisticated Gents (1981 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

8.0
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Successful black men who were saved from the streets as teenagers come together in a reunion to honor their mentor.

Writers: Phyllis Minoff, Melvin Van Peebles, John A. Williams | Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sonny Jim Gaines, Paul Winfield, Bernie Casey, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 57

22. Billions for Boris (1984)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy

6.1
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Writers: Sandy Russell Gartin, Tim Kazurinsky, Mary Rodgers | Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Scott Schutzman Tiler, Mary Tanner Bailey, Seth Green, Tim Kazurinsky

Votes: 63

23. Lying Lips (1939)

80 min | Drama

4.6
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A nightclub singer refuses to "date" customers, so she's framed for the murder of her aunt, convicted of the killing and sent to prison. However, her friend, who is a police detective, ... See full summary »

Writer: Oscar Micheaux | Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Edna Mae Harris, Carman Newsome, Robert Earl Jones, Frances E. Williams

Votes: 80

24. Jennifer's Journey (1979– )

60 min

6.3
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Three siblings get separated from their parent(s) by going out to sea with a crusty old sea captain. When they put to shore for repairs, they transfer to another ship, run by a husband and ... See full summary »

Stars: Denise Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, David Elliott, Robert Earl Jones

Votes: 7

25. Terror in the City (1964)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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Writer: Allen Baron | Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Lee Grant, Richard Bray, Michael Higgins, Robert Marsach

Votes: 11

26. Oye Willie (1980–1981)

Drama

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Stars: Robert Earl Jones, Alfonso Ribeiro, Lisa Vidal

Votes: 8

27. Starlight: A Musical Movie (1988)

78 min | Musical

6.0
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Talented youths go to the Starlight camp in trying to prepare for a musical concert.

Director: Orin Wechsberg | Stars: Kario Salem, Jean Taylor, Kathryn Eames, Ciro Barbaro

Votes: 20

28. The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

107 min | Drama

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Gangsters use a woman to get to a boxer and convince him to throw a big fight.

Writer: Oscar Micheaux | Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome, Edna Mae Harris

29. Mississippi Summer (1971)

88 min | Drama

6.4
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Writer: William Bayer | Director: William Bayer | Stars: Robert Earl Jones, Jared Martin, J.A. Preston, Lisle Wilson

Votes: 5

30. True Blue (1989–1990)
Episode: Blue Monday (1990)

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Creator: David J. Kinghorn | Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Dick Latessa, Nestor Serrano

31. Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Episode: Renewal (1978)

TV-PG | 47 min | Drama

7.6
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The paper does a story on a senior citizen whose apartment, decorated with art that reflects his life's work, is in danger of being torn down.

Creators: James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Gene Reynolds, Leon Tokatyan | Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Linda Kelsey, Mason Adams

Votes: 7

32. The Defenders (1961–1965)
Episode: The Brother Killers (1963)

60 min | Drama

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Creator: Reginald Rose | Director: Don Richardson | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Peter Fonda, Jon Voight

33. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: The Gospel at Colonus (1985)

Biography, Drama, Music

8.2
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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: The Blind Boys of Alabama, Morgan Freeman, Jevetta Steele, The Soul Stirrers

Votes: 47

34. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: Where Do You Go When You Have Nowhere to Go? (1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Joe Arrow, a Mohawk Indian recently fired, sneaks into his former boss's apartment to beg him to give him his job back, but a scuffle breaks out and he ends up accidentally killing the man.... See full summary »

Creator: Abby Mann | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 26