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1. 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

2. Odd Brodsky (2013)

93 min | Comedy

8.5
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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

3. 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

4. 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.

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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Follow the White Dove with the Broken Wing (1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.9
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A disturbed teenager's isolation and frustration lead him into accidentally killing his only friend.

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Lee Kinsolving, Bert Freed

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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.

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

17. 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

18. 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.

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

19. 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

20. Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )

Drama

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Stars: Don Taylor, James Whitmore, Richard Reeves, William Boyett

21. Naked City (1958–1963)
Episode: Color Schemes Like Never Before (1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A man with no "point of view" is strongly attracted to an opinionated woman. After he witnesses the accidental death of a "client" of his brother and his business associates he is told to ... See full summary »

Writer: Alvin Sargent | Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Johnny Seven

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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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 »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Ernest Kinoy | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Paul Burke, Horace McMahon, Harry Bellaver, Piper Laurie

23. 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

24. 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

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

PG | 100 min | Drama

7.5
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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

26. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action

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

27. 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

28. 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

29. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: In Search of April (1966)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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One night during Mardi Gras is all it takes to obsess Paul with April, a carefree young woman. She vanishes from the French Quarter the next morning, after being spied on by a tiny heckler ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Roy Huggins | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Carol Lynley, Don Rickles, Don Galloway

30. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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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

31. Ben Casey (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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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

32. Paper Moon (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

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

33. 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 his father's former partner, Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard.

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

34. 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

35. 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

36. 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

37. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: 93 Percent in Smiling (1963)

60 min | Adventure

7.0
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Tod and Linc are in Erie Canal,New York working in construction and living in a "mobile home court". Their know-it-all neighbor, who has moved his family to various cities because he cannot... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Albert Salmi, John Howell

38. The Stalking Moon (1968)

G | 109 min | Western

6.9
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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

39. 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

40. Route 66 (1960–1964)
Episode: Is It True There Are Poxies at the Bottom of Landfair Lake? (1964)

60 min | Adventure

6.9
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Tod and Linc, employed by a sign company in Savannah, deliver a neon sign to tiny Clausen, Ga., and a recently discharged Army vet intentionally damages it. Tod and Linc stay to repair the ... See full summary »

Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant | Director: John Peyser | Stars: Martin Milner, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Horne, Collin Wilcox Paxton

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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 »

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

44. Norman Corwin Presents (1972– )

30 min

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Stars: Norman Corwin, Diane Baker, Gale Garnett, David McCallum

45. 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

46. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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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

48. Hero (I) (1992)

PG-13 | 119 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

49. Run for Your Life (1965–1968)
Episode: A Choice of Evils (1967)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Alvin Sargent, Rita Lakin | Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Ben Gazzara, John Forsythe, Barbara Stanek, Wesley Lau

50. 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