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1. Family Guy (1999– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy | Active

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In a wacky Rhode Island town, a dysfunctional family strive to cope with everyday life as they are thrown from one crazy scenario to another.

Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

2. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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44 Metascore

After dying in a car crash a man searches the afterlife for his wife.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Ronald Bass | Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

4. Star Trek (1966–1969)

4,050 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

5. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

6. Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts, Vaughn Taylor

7. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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56 Metascore

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Writers: John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Jeremy Leven, Richard Matheson | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

8. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Writers: Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

9. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Horror

3.5
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The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a Sea World theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Richard Matheson, Carl Gottlieb, Guerdon Trueblood | Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

10. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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Science fiction anthology series that occasionally features twist-endings, sometimes continues some of the stories in later episodes and avoids fantasy or supernatural story elements entirely. A modern revival of the classic 1960s show.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross, Kavan Smith

11. Masters of Horror (2005– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror ... See full summary »

Creator: Mick Garris | Stars: Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll, Miho Ninagawa, Anthony Harrison

12. Stir of Echoes (1999)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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67 Metascore

After being hypnotized by his sister in law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.

Writers: Richard Matheson, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Zachary David Cope, Kathryn Erbe, Illeana Douglas

13. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

14. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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38 Metascore

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Writers: Rod Serling, John Landis, George Clayton Johnson, Richard Matheson, Melissa Mathison, Jerome Bixby | Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

15. Duel (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

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A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by a malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzell

16. I Am Legend 2

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A look at the plague that decimated New York City and gave birth to creatures known as the Infected.

Writers: Arash Amel, Richard Matheson

17. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to find the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

18. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

19. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

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

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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

21. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

22. Thriller (1960–1962)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that originally told ordinary tales of crime and mystery, but later became a showcase for gothic horror stories, many of which were based on works ... See full summary »

Stars: Boris Karloff, Richard Peel, Henry Daniell, David Frankham

23. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Writers: John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, Richard Matheson | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

24. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

25. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series hosted by the master of suspense and mystery. When the series Alfred Hitchcock Presents was revived in 1962, the name was changed, but the ... See full summary »

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

26. The Legend of Hell House (1973)

PG | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

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A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: John Hough | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Gayle Hunnicutt, Pamela Franklin, Clive Revill

27. The Last Man on Earth (1964)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter.

Writers: William F. Leicester, Richard Matheson, Ubaldo Ragona, Furio M. Monetti | Directors: Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

28. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

29. Trilogy of Terror (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

6.8
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Three bizarre horror stories all of which star Karen Black in four different roles playing tormented women.

Writers: William F. Nolan, Richard Matheson | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes

30. House of Usher (1960)

Unrated | 79 min | Horror

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A man, upon entering his fiancées's family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Matheson | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, Harry Ellerbe

31. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 98 min | Horror

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"Bistritz, Hungary May 1897". Natives in Transylvania seem afraid when they learn solicitor Jonathan Harker is going to Castle Dracula on business... See full synopsis »

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown

32. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Add a Plot

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

33. The Raven (1963)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

34. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Horror

7.1
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Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the brutest torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, Luana Anders

35. The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 TV Mini-Series)

434 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan

36. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Whe Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton

37. The Martian Chronicles (1980 TV Mini-Series)

281 min | Sci-Fi

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Earth sends its first manned probe to Mars in 1999, and a jealous Martian murders the two astronauts when his wife has erotic dreams of meeting them. Members of a subsequent expedition are ... See full summary »

Stars: Rock Hudson, Gayle Hunnicutt, Bernie Casey, Christopher Connelly

38. The Night Stalker (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

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An abrasive Las Vegas newspaper reporter investigates a series of murders committed by a vampire.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Jeffrey Grant Rice | Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker

39. Lawman (1958–1962)

30 min | Western

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Lawman is the story of Marshal Dan Troop of Laramie, Wyoming and his deputy Johnny McKay, an orphan Troop took under his wing. In the second season Lily Merrill opens The Birdcage Saloon ... See full summary »

Stars: John Russell, Peter Brown, Peggie Castle, Emile Avery

40. Tales of Terror (1962)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife's black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man's death.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage, Peter Lorre

41. I Am Omega (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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The last man on earth (Mark Dacasos) must battle the undead horde that rules Earth, in this low budget post-apocalyptic thriller that bears more than a passing resemblance to I AM LEGEND.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Geoff Meed | Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Geoff Meed, Jennifer Lee Wiggins, Ryan Lloyd

42. Loose Cannons (1990)

R | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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An unconventional cop who doesn't take any bull, is paired up with an amazing detective to capture some powerful criminals but the cop soon realizes that his by the book partner has split personality disorder.

Writers: Richard Christian Matheson, Richard Matheson, Bob Clark | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Ronny Cox

43. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

PG | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy

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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Jane Wagner | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

44. Cold Sweat (1970)

PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A brutal drug trader takes his violent revenge after his wife is captured by a drug boss.

Writers: Dorothea Bennett, Jo Eisinger, Richard Matheson, Shimon Wincelberg | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, James Mason, Liv Ullmann, Jill Ireland

45. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

46. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Waldo Trumbull, an undertaker who hasn't had any 'customers' in a long time is forced the pay one year's back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients.

Writer: Richard Matheson | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

47. Captains and the Kings (1976 TV Mini-Series)

540 min | Drama

7.6
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Rags-to-riches tale of an Irish immigrant in late 1800s.

Stars: Richard Jordan, Harvey Jason, Patty Duke, Blair Brown

48. De Sade (1969)

X | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Hounded by the police on charges of inflammatory writing, the once handsome Marquis De Sade seeks refuge in an abandoned family mansion. This colorful movie depicts DeSade's life from ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Matheson | Directors: Cy Endfield, Roger Corman, Gordon Hessler | Stars: Keir Dullea, Senta Berger, Lilli Palmer, Anna Massey

49. Master of the World (1961)

102 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

5.9
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The world in the late 19th century: A scientist and his team are held as "guests" of Robur on his airship, that he want to use to ensure peace on earth. Peace with all, even if he has to ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Matheson, Jules Verne | Director: William Witney | Stars: Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Henry Hull, Mary Webster

50. Die! Die! My Darling! (1965)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

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A young woman is terrorized by her fiance's demented mother who blames her for her son's death.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Anne Blaisdell | Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Maurice Kaufmann