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1. Pueblo (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.2
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Dramatization showing the 1968 seizure of the spy ship, Pueblo, by the North Koreans and the treatment of the Pueblo's crew during their year of captivity through flashbacks during the 1969... See full summary »

Writer: Stanley R. Greenberg | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Ronny Cox, Andrew Duggan, Stephen Elliott

2. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

3. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

4. 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

5. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York locations, as well as episodes based on real New York police cases.

Creators: Arnold Perl, David Susskind | Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Ted Beniades

6. 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

7. 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

8. Tickling Leo (2009)

91 min | Drama

7.7
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49 Metascore

A man unwillingly tries to get to the bottom of his families dysfunctionality. It all has something to do with the deportation of Jews from Hungary during WWII, something his grandfather ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeremy Davidson | Director: Jeremy Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Pressman, Daniel Sauli, Annie Parisse, Sarah Wikenczy

9. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Attorney and US Navy vet Stuart "Mac" McMillan is appointed Commissioner of Police for the city of San Francisco. He often handles the very high profile cases personally. Helping him out on... See full summary »

Creator: Leonard Stern | Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James, Nancy Walker

10. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

7.1
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Avila Mayer, Claire Labine | Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

11. A Question of Guilt (1978 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Inspired by the Alice Crimmins case in New York, Doris Winters (Tuesday Weld) is an attractive woman whose personal lifestyle is viewed by many as distasteful when she is accused of murdering her young daughter.

Writers: Mary Pleshette Willis, Jack Willis | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Tuesday Weld, Ron Leibman, Peter Masterson, Alex Rocco

12. The Stepford Wives (1975)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Writers: Ira Levin, William Goldman | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman

13. City in Fear (1980 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

6.9
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A psycho-on-the-loose story, about a burned-out newspaper columnist and his circulation-hungry publisher who wants him to turn the killer into Page One news.

Writers: Peter Masterson, Albert Ruben | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Perry King, Mickey Rourke

14. Mermaid (2000 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Four year old Desi learns to accept the death of her father by sending him a letter on a balloon to which she receives a reply.

Writer: Todd Robinson | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Jodelle Ferland, David Kaye

15. McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Episode: Terror Times Two (1972)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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The mob doesn't want a man named Benson to testify. To prevent this, they kidnap Mac and replace him with a shady lookalike to impersonate him.

Creator: Leonard Stern | Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Susan Saint James, John Schuck, Nancy Walker

16. Man on a Swing (1974)

PG | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However, when the chief discovers that the "psychic" is in possession of information known only... See full summary »

Writer: David Zelag Goodman | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Joel Grey, Dorothy Tristan, Elizabeth Wilson

17. Gardens of Stone (1987)

R | 111 min | Drama, War, Romance

6.4
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A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.

Writers: Nicholas Proffitt, Ronald Bass | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

18. The Stepford Life (2001 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: David Gregory | Stars: Edgar J. Scherick, Bryan Forbes, Nanette Newman, Paula Prentiss

19. Counterpoint (1967)

107 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, is forced to put on private concerts for the Nazi generals.

Writers: James Lee, Joel Oliansky, Alan Sillitoe | Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen

20. 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

21. Terra Nova (1998)

85 min | Drama

6.0
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A disturbed young woman (Jeanette Cronin) runs away from her New Zealand home and hides away in an Australian boarding house, named Terra Nova. There she finds that every one else in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Martin Edmond, Paul Middleditch | Director: Paul Middleditch | Stars: Jeanette Cronin, Paul Kelman, Trent Atkinson, Angela Punch McGregor

22. Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)

PG-13 | 97 min | War, Action, Drama

5.9
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The story of Manfred von Richtofen, the german air ace during the World War I and his truggle with the enemy aces and some jealous german officers.

Writers: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: John Phillip Law, Don Stroud, Barry Primus, Corin Redgrave

23. The Only Thrill (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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Reece McHenry is a used-clothing store owner and Carol Fitzsimmons is a seamstress working in that store. The film follows the story of their relationships from 1960s till present time (as ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Ketron | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane, Robert Patrick

24. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Town Sheriff and regular patron, fights to keep a historical whorehouse open when a TV preacher targets it as the Devils playhouse.

Writers: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Colin Higgins | Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning

25. Whiskey School (2005)

87 min | Drama

5.7
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Leopold De Angeli is a talented playwright, but like many scribes he fancies the drink a little too much. In the hopes of saving Leopold's life, his theater friends come together to stage an intervention for him.

Writer: Jo Ann Tedesco | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Alexandra Eitel, Thomas Flanagan, Carlin Glynn

26. Lost Junction (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Romance

5.6
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While trying to fix his Mustang on the road, Jimmy McGee gets a lift in the Cadillac of a sweet lady, Missy Lofton. Missy invites Jimmy to stay at her house in Lost Junction, a very small ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeff Cole | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Neve Campbell, Billy Burke, Jake Busey, Charles Edwin Powell

27. Delta County, U.S.A. (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.6
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Story of life in a small southern community, dominated by generational barriers and political intrigue.

Writer: Thomas Rickman | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jim Antonio, Jeff Conaway, Robert Hays, Edward Power

28. The Storyteller (1977 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

5.6
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A television writer is troubled by accusations that a young boy's death resulted from actions the boy copied from the writer's teleplay.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Martin Balsam, Patty Duke, Doris Roberts, Rose Gregorio

29. The Open Road (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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47 Metascore

Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father.

Writer: Michael Meredith | Director: Michael Meredith | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Ted Danson, Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen

30. Full Moon in Blue Water (1988)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Floyd, the owner of a bar on the Texas coast, has been depressed for a year after his wife disappeared in a swimming accident. He lives with his senile father-in-law "The General" and is ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Bozzone | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Teri Garr, Burgess Meredith, Elias Koteas

31. Ambush Bay (1966)

Approved | 109 min | War, Drama

5.3
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A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas.

Writers: Marve Feinberg, Ib Melchior | Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney, James Mitchum, Peter Masterson

32. 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

33. Arctic Blue (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

5.1
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An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to... See full summary »

Writer: Ross LaManna | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Dylan Walsh, Rya Kihlstedt, Johnny Cuthbert

34. Night Game (1989)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

4.9
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A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins.

Writers: Spencer Eastman, Anthony Palmer | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

35. Witchfire (1986)

Comedy, Thriller

3.5
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When her psychiatrist is killed in an auto accident, his mentally deranged patient and two of her even crazier companions hide out in a house in a rural area where, years ago, the woman had... See full summary »

Writers: James Orr, Vincent J. Privitera | Director: Vincent J. Privitera | Stars: Shelley Winters, Vanessa Blanchard, Corinne Chateau, Francesca De Sapio

36. Blood Red (1989)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance, Western

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The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Cutler | Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young

37. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Comedy, Musical | Announced

A madame and a sheriff trying to save their local whorehouse.

Writers: Colin Higgins, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith

38. The Quinns (1977 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

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The story of three generations of firefighters of a New York Irish-American family.

Writer: Sidney Carroll | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Susan Browning, Liam Dunn, Patricia Elliott

39. Coyote Mountain (1989)

27 min | Short, Drama

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Writer: Jeffrey W. Mueller | Director: Jeffrey W. Mueller | Stars: Ariel Heitler, Wes Wilson, Carlin Glynn, Sam Vlahos

40. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.569 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama

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Writers: Paul Avila Mayer, Claire Labine, Mary Munisteri, Judith Pinsker | Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Bernard Barrow, Gloria Cromwell, Earl Hindman, Michael Levin

41. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)
Episode: Episode #1.570 (1977)

TV-PG | Drama

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Writers: Paul Avila Mayer, Claire Labine, Mary Munisteri, Judith Pinsker | Director: Lela Swift | Stars: Nancy Addison, Bernard Barrow, Gloria Cromwell, Frances Foster

42. N.Y.P.D. (1967–1969)
Episode: Red Headed Pigeon (1968)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Creators: Arnold Perl, David Susskind | Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, Frank Converse, Peter Masterson

43. Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963–1967)
Episode: Runaway Boy (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy

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Writers: Tom Mankiewicz, Benjamin Masselink | Stars: Lola Albright, Nicholas Colasanto, Sean Garrison, Berry Kroeger