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1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. Never Say Never Again (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.2
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A SPECTRE agent has stolen two American nuclear warheads, and James Bond must find their targets before they are detonated.

Writers: Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, Lorenzo Semple Jr. | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Max von Sydow

3. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

4. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

R | 164 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

The life of Jesus Christ, his journey through life as he faces the struggles all humans do, and his final temptation on the cross.

Writers: Nikos Kazantzakis, Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Paul Greco

5. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A corrupt businesswoman seeks to disable Robocop in favor of her own model of cyborg.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner, Frank Miller, Walon Green | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, Belinda Bauer, John Glover, Mario Machado

6. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

Stars: Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon, Paul Burke, Nancy Malone

7. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

60 min | Action, Family, Adventure

6.7
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In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Creator: Rockne S. O'Bannon | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

8. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

9. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.3
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Writers: Ed Horowitz, Robin U. Russin | Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

10. Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, History

6.9
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True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking.

Writer: Barry Beckerman | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Yaphet Kotto, Martin Balsam

11. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first... See full summary »

Writers: John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

12. Angus (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A miserable fat teenager secretly has a crush on the class beauty, ends up becoming the surprising participant to dance with her at a high school dance, meaning he's got to get his act together with the help of his best friend.

Writers: Chris Crutcher, Jill Gordon | Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Charlie Talbert, George C. Scott, Kathy Bates, Perry Anzilotti

13. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Gritty realistic hospital drama featuring manly Dr. Casey against the medical establishment, at first under the watchful eye of Dr. Zorba and later under the thumb of Chief of Surgery Dr. Freeland.

Creator: James E. Moser | Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

14. Up the Sandbox (1972)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A young wife and mother, bored with day-to-day life in New York City and neglected by her husband, slips into increasingly outrageous fantasies: her mother breaking into the apartment, an ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Zindel, Anne Richardson Roiphe | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Barbra Streisand, David Selby, Ariane Heller, Terry Smith

15. The Rebel (1959–1961)

30 min | Western

7.8
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After the end of the American Civil War, a former Confederate Army private roams the Wild West and, as a rogue drifter, gets involved in helping out various settlers threatened by various bad guys.

Creators: Nick Adams, Andrew J. Fenady | Stars: Nick Adams, Ross Sturlin, Chuck Hamilton, William Bryant

16. The Flim-Flam Man (1967)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

7.0
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Mordecai Jones (George C. Scott) is a rural con artist (a 'flim flam man') who takes on a young army deserter Curley (Michael Sarrazin) as his protégé and teaches him the tricks of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Rose, Guy Owen | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: George C. Scott, Sue Lyon, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson

17. A Fine Madness (1966)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Samson Shillitoe, mad genius of a poet irresistible to women but plagued by writer's block, agrees to see a psychiatrist... and his beautiful wife.

Writer: Elliott Baker | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O'Neal

18. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom, Leo Braudy

19. The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

PG | 129 min | Western, Drama

6.0
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The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Dorothy M. Johnson | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis, William Lucking

20. The Lost Tribe (2009)

R | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

3.8
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After a devastating boat crash, a group of friends are stranded on an uncharted island where they encounter an ancient tribe of humanoid creatures.

Writer: Mark E. Davidson | Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Emily Baldoni, Nick Mennell, Marc Bacher, Brianna Brown

21. S*P*Y*S (1974)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy

4.3
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In 1974, flanked by such filmic monuments to paranoia and corruption as Chinatown and The Parallax View, Elliott Gould and Donald Sutherland tried to re-create the screwball nonchalance of ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence J. Cohen, Fred Freeman, Malcolm Marmorstein | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Zouzou, Joss Ackland

22. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

23. Manhood (2003)

R | 82 min | Drama

5.5
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A black comedy about a reformed womanizer who struggles to keep his family together.

Writer: Bobby Roth | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, John Ritter, Janeane Garofalo, Bonnie Bedelia

24. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Writer: Alex Stapleton | Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

25. American Perfekt (1997)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Chart | Director: Paul Chart | Stars: Amanda Plummer, Robert Forster, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk

26. Loving (1970)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

Writers: Don Devlin, J.M. Ryan | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: George Segal, Eva Marie Saint, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

27. Berkeley (2005)

R | Drama

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Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and ... See full summary »

Writer: Bobby Roth | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Nick Roth, Laura Jordan, Henry Winkler, Sarah Carter

28. Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)

89 min | Crime, Drama

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Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew J. Fenady, Irvin Kershner, Irwin Schwartz | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Yale Wexler, Jonathan Haze, Steven Marlo, Abby Dalton

29. Wildfire (1988)

PG | Drama

5.2
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Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew Bright, Zalman King | Director: Zalman King | Stars: Steven Bauer, Linda Fiorentino, Will Patton, Marshall Bell

30. The Nature of Existence (2010)

94 min | Documentary

6.7
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41 Metascore

Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: A-Ha, Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Javed Akhtar

31. SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.9
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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Ben Burtt, Peter Diamond

32. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

TV-G | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Adventure

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Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Writers: Wallace Smith, Cyril Gardner, Donald McGibney, James T. O'Donohoe, George Marion Jr. | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith

33. The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

101 min | Drama

6.7
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Based on the life of Fr. Charles Clark, a minister to street gangs.

Writers: Joseph Landon, Don Murray | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Don Murray, Larry Gates, Cindi Wood, Keir Dullea

34. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.3
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

35. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

36. Traveling Man (1989 TV Movie)

105 min | Comedy

6.0
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A poignant comedy about a middle-aged salesman trying to get his life and career back on track while being pushed and antagonized by an aggressive rookie he has been teamed up with.

Writer: David Taylor | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: John Lithgow, Jonathan Silverman, Margaret Colin, John Glover

37. The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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An out-of-work Irish immigrant in Montreal remains hopeful that his luck is about to change but his disillusioned family grow tired of his pigheadedness and instability.

Writer: Brian Moore | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Liam Redmond, Tom Harvey

38. Face in the Rain (1963)

81 min | War

4.6
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Writers: Hugo Butler, Jean Rouverol | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Marina Berti, Rory Calhoun, Massimo Giuliani, Niall MacGinnis

39. Tell Them Who You Are (2004)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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72 Metascore

The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.

Writers: Robert DeMaio, Mark Wexler | Director: Mark Wexler | Stars: Haskell Wexler, Mark Wexler, Billy Crystal, Norman Jewison

40. The Young Captives (1959)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Gripping melodrama about newlyweds involved with a psychopathic killer who holds them captive.

Writers: Andrew J. Fenady, Gordon Hunt, Al Burton | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Steven Marlo, Luana Patten, Tom Selden, Joan Granville

41. When Star Wars Ruled the World (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Kenny Baker, Jeremy Bulloch, Ben Burtt, Anthony Daniels

42. Showbiz Today (1984–2002)

News

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Stars: Kate Linder, Mel Brooks, Micky Dolenz, Leslie Nielsen

43. Fog City Mavericks (2007)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.6
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Fog City Mavericks explores and applauds the extraordinary cinematic achievements of San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers, with notable attention to the way in which their lives and work ... See full summary »

Writer: Gary Leva | Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Carroll Ballard, Brad Bird, Ronald Colby, Chris Columbus

44. Star Wars: Music by John Williams (1980 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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Writer: David Buckton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Antony Horder, Irvin Kershner, Gary Kurtz

45. 'Star Wars': Feel the Force (2005 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

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Director: Stephen Franklin | Stars: Kenny Baker, Daniel Bedingfield, Jeremy Bulloch, Scott Capurro

46. The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of 'Star Wars' (2004 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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The Force Is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars is a Video Documentary included in the 2004 DVD of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. It explained the impact of "Star Wars" on various directors and actors.

Writer: Gary Leva | Stars: John Matthew, James Cameron, Ed Catmull, Richard Chew

47. Sodankylä ikuisesti (2010– )

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Stars: Peter von Bagh, Robert Parrish, Roy Ward Baker, Víctor Erice

48. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James

49. Bashevis: A Love Story (2016)

Documentary | Post-production

"BASHEVIS. A love story". The idea of this feature documentary is based on the meetings and interviews with characters of I.B. Singer's books intertwined with the real witnesses, ... See full summary »

Writer: Daniel J Strehlau | Director: Daniel J Strehlau | Stars: Irvin Kershner, Paul Mazursky, Andrzej Chyra, Isaac Bashevis Singer

50. Now Is Tomorrow (1958 TV Movie)

Sci-Fi

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A show about looking ahead, with stories of people today pursuing their destinies in the world of tomorrow.

Creators: Harve Bennett, Burt Rosen | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Charles Bickford, Robert Culp, Simon Scott, Sydney Pollack