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1. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

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

7.0
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 450,469 | Gross: $262.03M

2. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

Votes: 409,572 | Gross: $373.38M

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 381,734 | Gross: $336.53M

4. Unfaithful (2002)

R | 124 min | Drama, 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.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 62,940 | Gross: $52.75M

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.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 49,990 | Gross: $63.71M

6. Ordinary People (1980)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 35,066 | Gross: $54.80M

7. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In Hawaii in 1941, 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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 33,887

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.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 23,137

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.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 18,500 | Gross: $0.02M

10. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Joan Cusack

Votes: 17,638 | Gross: $19.49M

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.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Hart Bochner, Eileen Ryan

Votes: 14,754 | Gross: $18.65M

12. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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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 »

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 6,531 | Gross: $35.68M

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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 6,438

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), ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates

Votes: 5,773 | Gross: $17.49M

15. 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 »

Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 5,331

16. Bogus (1996)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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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.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Gérard Depardieu, Haley Joel Osment, Andrea Martin

Votes: 5,169 | Gross: $4.36M

17. 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.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 5,028

18. Nuts (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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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.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden

Votes: 4,659 | Gross: $8.15M

19. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 3,543

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.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Al Pacino, Marthe Keller, Anny Duperey, Walter McGinn

Votes: 2,857

21. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

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

Votes: 2,439

22. 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 »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Tom Hulce, Ray Liotta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Levine

Votes: 2,304 | Gross: $3.08M

23. Interrogation (1989)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 2,049

24. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

6.8
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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 »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster, Noland Clay

Votes: 1,524

25. 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 »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Anita Alberts

Votes: 1,440

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

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.6
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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 »

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry

Votes: 1,430

27. I Walk the Line (1970)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld, Estelle Parsons, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 1,146

28. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.7
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The adventures of two young drifters across America on Highway Route 66.

Stars: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown

Votes: 892

29. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 704

30. Ready or Not (1993–1997)

23 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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Two Teenage friends come of age while going through life's struggles together.

Stars: Laura Bertram, Lani Billard, Gerry Mendicino, Gail Kerbel

Votes: 656

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

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 571

32. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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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.

Stars: Vince Edwards, Sam Jaffe, Jeanne Bates, Harry Landers

Votes: 322

33. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 219

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

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 189

35. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 181

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.

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

Votes: 131

37. The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981 TV Special)

Family

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Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Johnny Carson, Alan Arkin, Lucie Arnaz, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 104

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

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Collinge, Jessica Walter, Don Chastain

Votes: 93

39. Odd Brodsky (2014)

93 min | Comedy

8.6
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A quirky dramedy about a woman who quits her steady job to become an actress.

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

Votes: 90

40. Coronet Blue (1967– )

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.8
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Michael Alden is an amnesiac, who must discover his real identity before the operatives of a mysterious group locate him and kill him. The key to his past might be "Coronet Blue" - a meaningless phrase he for some reason remembers.

Stars: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Brian Bedford, Robert Burr

Votes: 89

41. 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 »

Stars: James Franciscus, Dean Jagger, Burgess Meredith, Vince Howard

Votes: 89

42. Paper Moon (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The adventures of Moses Pray, a con artist selling bibles to credulous widows, and Addie , a young girl, as they travel the roads of America during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930s.

Stars: Christopher Connelly, Jodie Foster, Vern Porter, Jacques Hampton

Votes: 83

43. The Revlon Mirror Theater (1953– )

30 min | Drama

3.8
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Stars: Robin Chandler, Ellen Corby, Glenn Langan, Harry Harvey

Votes: 63

44. Footsteps (1972 TV Movie)

74 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.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Richard Crenna, Joanna Pettet, Forrest Tucker, Clu Gulager

Votes: 62

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, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 49

46. Bus Stop (1961–1962)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

Stars: Rhodes Reason, Richard Anderson, Joan Freeman, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 44

47. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.7
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Jim Redigo is foreman for the enormous Garrett Ranch owned by matriarch Lucia with her children Tal and Constance. Redigo had his hands full managing people, machines, and animals with a specific interest in the attractive Connie.

Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 33

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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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 »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Nancy Malone

Votes: 29

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

50 min | Adventure

8.0
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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 »

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Ralph Meeker, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 28

50. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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American Indians employed in NYC as "high floor construction workers" are a close knit group that follow tribal customs. A loveless arranged marriage that has not worked out eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Piper Laurie

Votes: 20