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1. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

2. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.8
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A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller, E.M. Nathanson | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes

3. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 145 min | Western

8.1
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An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Writers: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

4. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

5. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | War, Action, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

6. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Bob Hope, Skitch Henderson

7. The Professionals (1966)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.4
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit.

Writers: Frank O'Rourke, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode

8. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Writers: Millard Kaufman, Don McGuire, Howard Breslin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

9. Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge

10. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.4
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Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

11. Best of the Badmen (1951)

Passed | 84 min | Western

6.1
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, John Twist | Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Jack Buetel, Robert Preston

12. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Franchot Tone

13. Clash by Night (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Writers: Alfred Hayes, Clifford Odets | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

14. Hour of the Gun (1967)

100 min | Western

6.7
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Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Writer: Edward Anhalt | Director: John Sturges | Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi

15. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.5
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Writers: Thomas Quinn Curtiss, Eugene O'Neill | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

16. Lawman (1971)

R | 99 min | Western

7.0
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A lawman from Bannock arrives in Sabbath to arrest all the cattlemen whose wild celebration the year before resulted in the accidental death of an old man.

Writer: Gerald Wilson | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall

17. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.9
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Writers: Louis O. Coxe, Robert H. Chapman, Herman Melville, Peter Ustinov, DeWitt Bodeen | Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

18. Caught (1949)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Libbie Block | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan, Frank Ferguson

19. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

20. 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

21. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.0
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When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers. He didn't know that the bank he robbed was owned by the syndicate. When he's... See full summary »

Writers: Donald E. Westlake, John Flynn | Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan

22. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Paul Dickey, Charles W. Goddard | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

23. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Writers: Ben Barzman, Alfred Lewis Levitt, Betsy Beaton | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

24. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Frank De Felitta, Duilio Coletti, Giuseppe Mangione | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

25. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed, Mark Lane | Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

26. God's Little Acre (1958)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A poor farmer is obsessed with finding gold on his land supposedly buried by his grandfather. To find it he conveniently moves a marker out of his way that designates the land on which it ... See full summary »

Writers: Erskine Caldwell, Philip Yordan | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

27. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War, Action

6.4
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

28. Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Writers: Charles O'Neal, Jack Natteford, Luci Ward | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

29. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden,... See full summary »

Writers: A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray, Gerald Butler | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

30. The Tall Men (1955)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Two brothers, Ben and Clint, join a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. While heading for Texas they save Nella from the Indians, and she decides to ride with them. Ben and Nella start to ... See full summary »

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Frank S. Nugent, Heck Allen | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell

31. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Arthur Q. Bryan, Bill Erwin, Macdonald Carey, George Sanders

32. Custer of the West (1967)

G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.7
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Writers: Bernard Gordon, Julian Zimet | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

33. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Western

7.4
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Cowboys and ranchers have to put their differences aside when a gang of outlaws, led by army captain Jack Bruhn, decide to spend the night in a little Western town.

Writers: Lee E. Wells, Philip Yordan | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

34. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.3
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

35. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.5
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Writers: Sam Rolfe, Harold Jack Bloom | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

36. 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

37. Act of Violence (1948)

Passed | 82 min | Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp..

Writers: Robert L. Richards, Collier Young | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

38. Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)

G | 105 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.6
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When their sailing ship founders at sea, several of the passengers are rescued and find themselves aboard a submarine in the command of Captain Nemo. They are amazed to find that Nemo has ... See full summary »

Writers: Pip Baker, Jane Baker, R. Wright Campbell, Jules Verne | Director: James Hill | Stars: Robert Ryan, Chuck Connors, Nanette Newman, Luciana Paluzzi

39. The Racket (1951)

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

6.8
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The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things... See full summary »

Writers: William Wister Haines, W.R. Burnett, Bartlett Cormack | Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

40. Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963–1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Stars: David Lewis, Francis De Sales, Harry Townes, Jack Kelly

41. Lonelyhearts (1958)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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Eager to land a journalistic position, Adam White goes to work as an advice-giving newspaper columnist. His editor, Shrike, takes pleasure in browbeating his alcoholic wife Florence for her... See full summary »

Writers: Dore Schary, Howard Teichmann, Nathanael West | Director: Vincent J. Donehue | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Myrna Loy, Robert Ryan, Dolores Hart

42. North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

Writers: Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky Jr., C. Gardner Sullivan | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster

43. The Love Machine (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

4.3
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An ambitious TV newscaster has an affair with the wife of a network executive to get a promotion.

Writers: Jacqueline Susann, Samuel A. Taylor | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper

44. Berlin Express (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.

Writers: Harold Medford, Curt Siodmak | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas

45. The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956–1960)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Les Brown

46. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Film-Noir, Sport

7.7
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Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit. But his manager Tiny is so confident he will lose, he takes money ... See full summary »

Writers: Art Cohn, Joseph Moncure March | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

47. Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)

PG | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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Two rustic families, headed by patriarchs Laban Feather and Pap Gutshall, are feuding. At first, it is comical, with just the sons of the two families playing tricks on each other. But soon... See full summary »

Writers: Rodney Carr-Smith, Sue Grafton | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Scott Wilson

48. And Hope to Die (1972)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

Writers: David Goodis, Sébastien Japrisot | Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari, Aldo Ray

49. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Writer: Louis Stevens | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

50. The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Writers: Frank Davis, Jean Renoir, J.R. Michael Hogan, Mitchell Wilson | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie