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1. ...And Justice for All. (1979)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

7.4
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An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.

Writers: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

2. The Champ (1979)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over whom he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, Walter Newman | Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

3. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and its rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Jack Carter

4. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Writers: Clifford Odets, Ernest Lehman | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

5. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

6. The Untouchables (1959–1963)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Special Agent Eliot Ness and his elite team of incorruptable agents battle organized crime in 1930s Chicago.

Stars: Robert Stack, Walter Winchell, Nicholas Georgiade, Paul Picerni

7. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Writer: George Wells | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

8. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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The story of an affair between an English nurse an an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Ernest Hemingway, Laurence Stallings | Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

9. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

10. Brute Force (1947)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

11. Last Embrace (1979)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.2
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Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Writers: Murray Teigh Bloom, David Shaber | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover, Sam Levene

12. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

13. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

14. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track.

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Harry Kurnitz, Irving Brecher | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

15. God Told Me To (1976)

R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney

16. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

17. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Writers: Lewis Meltzer, Daniel Taradash, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Clifford Odets | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

18. Crossfire (1947)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Writers: John Paxton, Richard Brooks | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

19. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

20. 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

21. Dial 1119 (1950)

Passed | 75 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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A former mental patient murders a bus driver, then takes refuge in a bar, where he holds the patrons hostage.

Writers: Hugh King, Don McGuire, John Monks Jr. | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field, Andrea King, Sam Levene

22. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Writers: John Howard Lawson, Guy Gilpatric, A.I. Bezzerides, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

23. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

88 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Writers: W.S. LeFrançois, Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Hoffman | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

24. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.5
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The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »

Writers: George Callahan, Bob Considine, Babe Ruth | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: William Bendix, Claire Trevor, Charles Bickford, Sam Levene

25. 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

26. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Hilliard née Ashley, are getting a Kay-initiated Reno ... See full summary »

Writers: Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, Clare Boothe Luce | Director: David Miller | Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan

27. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.1
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

28. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

29. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

7.9
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Legendary entertainer Bob Hope hosted, and occasionally starred in, one of the last major anthology series on network TV. Both dramatic and comedy shows were presented, featuring many of ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Weston, Jack Kelly, Ricardo Montalban

30. Such Good Friends (1971)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.

Writers: Lois Gould, Elaine May, David Shaber | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dyan Cannon, James Coco, Jennifer O'Neill, Ken Howard

31. The Big Street (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Little Pinks is in love with a nightclub singer named Gloria. But it is a unrequited love as she does not know that he exists. Pinks is a shy busboy and Gloria only goes out with men who ... See full summary »

Writers: Leonard Spigelgass, Damon Runyon | Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Barton MacLane, Eugene Pallette

32. The Purple Heart (1944)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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This is the story of the crew of a downed bomber, captured after a run over Tokyo, early in the war. Relates the hardships the men endure while in captivity, and their final humiliation: ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Cady, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea

33. The Aquanauts (1960– )

60 min | Adventure

8.0
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Professional salvage divers Larry and Drake (later replaced by Mike) made their livings braving the dangers of the deep recovering sunken wrecks off the Southern California coast. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Ely, Keith Larsen, Jeremy Slate, Peter Falk

34. The Milton Berle Show (1948–1956)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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The Texaco Star Theatre was one of the most popular shows in the history of television. In the first year, Milton Berle was not the permanent emcee, but once he replaced the rotation, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Stone, Jimmy Nelson, Ruth Gilbert

35. The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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During WWI Bill Pettigrew, a naive young Texan soldier is sent to New York for basic training. He meets worldly wise actress Daisy Heath when her car nearly runs him over. Daisy agrees to ... See full summary »

Writers: Waldo Salt, Dana Burnet | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel

36. Broadway: The American Musical (2004– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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A six-part documentary about the Broadway musical

Stars: Julie Andrews, John Lahr, Stephen Sondheim, Philip Furia

37. The Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Writers: Philip G. Epstein, Wilson Collison | Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene, Frances Mercer

38. Us Two (1979)

112 min

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Writer: Claude Lelouch | Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Dutronc, Jacques Villeret, Paul Préboist

39. A Dream of Kings (1969)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.A film released by the U.S. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian McLellan Hunter, Harry Mark Petrakis | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Inger Stevens, Sam Levene

40. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

41. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.

Writers: William J. Keating, Richard Carter, Lawrence Roman | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams

42. Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

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Writers: Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, George Bruce, Thomas Lennon, George Oppenheimer | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

43. Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Writers: Roland Kibbee, Devery Freeman, George S. Kaufman | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Sam Levene

44. I Dood It (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Reynolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her friend, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Sig Herzig, Fred Saidy | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane

45. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Writers: Nat Perrin, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

46. Grand Central Murder (1942)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A convict being escorted in for retrial escapes at Grand Central and threatens his old girlfriend on the phone. She flees for her new beau's private railcar at the same station. When she is... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Ruric, Sue MacVeigh | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Van Heflin, Patricia Dane, Cecilia Parker, Virginia Grey

47. Act One (1963)

110 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dore Schary | Director: Dore Schary | Stars: George Hamilton, Jason Robards, George Segal, Jack Klugman

48. The Ford Theatre Hour (1948–1951)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Stars: William Brower, Ernest Truex, Ruth McDevitt, Pat Kirkland

49. Yellow Jack (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, History, Mystery

6.3
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In the fever-stricken areas of Cuba a brave band of scientists, doctors and U. S. Marines fight a losing battle against the deadly plague of 'Yello Jack,' until the great heroic risk taken by an Irish sergeant brings victory.

Writers: Edward Chodorov, Sidney Howard, Paul De Kruif | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Virginia Bruce, Lewis Stone, Andy Devine

50. Rheingold Theatre (1953–1957)

23 min | Drama

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Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made anthology series which presented everything from drama to mystery to farce. Filmed in England, usually with lesser known actors.

Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Christopher Lee, Ron Randell, Barbara Mullen