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1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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66 Metascore

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 338,573

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

7.4
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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 298,397

3. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 283,720

4. Unfaithful (2002)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 53,801

5. What About Bob? (1991)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

7.0
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60 Metascore

A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Laura Ziskin, Tom Schulman | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 43,367

6. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.

Writers: Judith Guest, Alvin Sargent | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 29,214

7. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 28,741

8. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 19,462

9. Killshot (2008)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Writers: Hossein Amini, Elmore Leonard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 17,153

10. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Writers: Laura Ziskin, Alvin Sargent, David Webb Peoples | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 15,901

11. Anywhere But Here (1999)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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59 Metascore

A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills.

Writers: Mona Simpson, Alvin Sargent | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan

Votes: 13,341

12. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Sterner, Alvin Sargent | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 5,896

13. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

7.4
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At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Alvin Sargent | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 5,405

14. White Palace (1990)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife. One night he is in a bar when he meets Nora Baker (Susan Sarandon) a... See full summary »

Writers: Glenn Savan, Ted Tally, Alvin Sargent | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates

Votes: 4,930

15. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.2
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Recently orphaned, a young boy is taken in by his godmother who is shocked to realize that she can see the boy's imaginary friend: a flamboyant, French magician named Bogus.

Writers: Jeff Rothberg, Francis X. McCarthy Jr., Alvin Sargent | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 4,706

16. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Writers: William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 4,281

17. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Bunker, Alvin Sargent, Jeffrey Boam | Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 4,171

18. Nuts (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Writers: Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, Alvin Sargent | Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden

Votes: 4,068

19. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

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An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Writers: Jack Davies, Alvin Sargent, Sidney Carroll | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 2,882

20. Bobby Deerfield (1977)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Erich Maria Remarque | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn

Votes: 2,452

21. Dominick and Eugene (1988)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

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Dominick and Eugene are twins, but Dominick is a little bit slow due do an accident in his youth. They live together, with Dominick working as garbage man to put Eugene through medical ... See full summary »

Writers: Corey Blechman, Danny Porfirio, Alvin Sargent | Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

Votes: 2,136

22. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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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

Votes: 1,663

23. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of.

Writers: Ryszard Bugajski, Janusz Dymek | Director: Ryszard Bugajski | Stars: Krystyna Janda, Adam Ferency, Janusz Gajos, Agnieszka Holland

Votes: 1,605

24. The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)

M | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams... See full summary »

Writers: John Nichols, Alvin Sargent | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Anita Alberts

Votes: 1,312

25. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

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When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Wendell Mayes, Theodore V. Olsen | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Noland Clay

Votes: 1,227

26. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama

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From the Pullizer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Zindel, Alvin Sargent | Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

Votes: 1,180

27. I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

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Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously. Then he meets Alma, a young beautiful ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Madison Jones | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 997

28. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Creators: Stirling Silliphant, Herbert B. Leonard | Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 655

29. Ready or Not (1993–1997)

23 min | Drama, Family

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Two Teenage friends come of age while going through life's struggles together.

Creator: Alyse Rosenberg | Stars: Laura Bertram, Lani Billard, Gerry Mendicino, Gail Kerbel

Votes: 567

30. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 526

31. Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

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American Walter Elbertson, in his late teens, is feeling lost within his family of overachievers. Thirty-something Englishwoman Lila Fisher is emotionally repressed. The two meet on their ... See full summary »

Writer: Alvin Sargent | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Don Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 475

32. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

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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

Votes: 264

33. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 189

34. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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Ben Gazzara plays a successful lawyer who is told by his doctor in the first episode that he will die in one to two years. He decides to do all of the things he has never had time for. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Nicholas Colasanto, Jack Krupnick, Fernando Lamas

Votes: 171

35. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

Votes: 158

36. The Impatient Heart (1971 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

4.7
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Social worker helps others with their lives but realizes she needs help with her own life.

Writer: Alvin Sargent | Director: John Badham | Stars: Carrie Snodgress, Michael Brandon, Michael Constantine, Marian Hailey

Votes: 132

38. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: The Ordeal of Mrs. Snow (1964)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A elderly woman is locked in an air tight safe, with one of her cats, by her niece's fiancée when she discovers he is a forger.

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Hugh Wheeler | Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Collinge, Jessica Walter, Don Chastain

Votes: 82

39. Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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The experiences of a young, tough-minded, idealistic high school English teacher on his first job provided the stories in this series. John Novak begins at Jefferson High School in Los ... See full summary »

Creators: E. Jack Neuman, Boris Sagal | Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 81

40. Coronet Blue (1967– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Mike is running from some men when he falls into the harbour. He climbs out remembering only that he was running and the phrase 'coronet blue'. As the show continues from week to week, Mike... See full summary »

Creator: Larry Cohen | Stars: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Brian Bedford, Robert Burr

Votes: 78

41. Paper Moon (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Stars: Christopher Connelly, Jodie Foster, Vern Porter, Nellie Bellflower

Votes: 76

42. Odd Brodsky (2013)

93 min | Comedy

8.6
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A quirky comedy about following your dreams.

Writers: Cindy Baer, Matthew Irving | Director: Cindy Baer | Stars: Tegan Ashton Cohan, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Scotty Dickert, Cindy Baer

Votes: 72

43. Footsteps (1972 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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A football coach is hired by a small college to shape up its football team, and he finds himself in trouble with local gamblers who don't want the team to improve.

Writers: Hamilton Maule, Alvin Sargent, Robert E. Thompson | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Forrest Tucker, Clu Gulager

Votes: 58

44. The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953– )

30 min | Drama

4.2
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Stars: Robin Chandler, Ellen Corby, Glenn Langan, Harry Harvey

Votes: 58

45. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Dana Elcar, Hilda Simms

Votes: 50

46. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

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Grace owns the bus stop in Sunrise CO. She, waitress Elma, Sheriff Will and D.A. Glenn watch life through the stories which unfold as passengers arrive and then depart the small town.

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 48

47. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.3
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 32

48. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Spectre of the Rose Street Gang (1962)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Construction workers unearth the skeleton of a 14-year old boy, dead and buried for about 25 years. The only clue to his identity -- and fate -- is a cigarette lighter with the monogram JLY... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Jerome Gruskin | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

Votes: 21

49. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Shadows of an Afternoon (1963)

60 min | Adventure

7.6
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Tod and Linc in Punta Gorda, Florida are working at a Shell plant. They are living at a rented house and responsible for lawn/garden work and the family dog. The dog becomes injured and a ... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Ralph Meeker, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 20

50. For the People (1965– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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David Koster is an obsessive New York City assistant district attorney who gets into trouble because of his passion for justice. His boss, Anthony Celese, tries to keep him under control ... See full summary »

Stars: William Shatner, Howard Da Silva, Lonny Chapman, Jessica Walter

Votes: 19