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1. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.5
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Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, Humphrey Cobb | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 107,366

2. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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53 Metascore

A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.

Writers: John Curran, Jim Thompson | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty

Votes: 27,044

3. The Killing (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.1
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Jim Thompson, Lionel White | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 57,341

4. The Getaway (1994)

R | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Walter Hill, Amy Holden Jones | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Michael Madsen, James Woods

Votes: 13,367

5. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Writers: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 19,446

6. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Writers: Jim Thompson, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

Votes: 19,610

7. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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The dramatic relationship between a young medical intern and his surgeon mentor.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Jean Inness, Ken Berry

Votes: 415

8. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, Raymond Chandler | Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 3,950

9. After Dark, My Sweet (1990)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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An ex-boxer is drifting around after escaping from the mental hospital. He meets a widow who convinces him to help fix up the neglected estate her ex-husband left. Her Uncle talks them both... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Robert Redlin, James Foley | Director: James Foley | Stars: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Votes: 2,328

10. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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Stars: Dan Hedaya, Lynette Walden, Grace Zabriskie, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 289

11. Hit Me (1996)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.

Writers: Denis Johnson, Jim Thompson | Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 407

12. Série noire (1979)

111 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Franck Poupart is a slightly neurotic door-to-door salesman in a sinister part of Paris' suburbs. He meets Mona, a teenager, who's been made a prostitute by her own aunt. Franck would like ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Georges Perec, Alain Corneau | Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Patrick Dewaere, Myriam Boyer, Marie Trintignant, Bernard Blier

Votes: 1,421

13. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Larry Gross | Director: Michael Oblowitz | Stars: Philip Loch, Elis Imboden, Christian Durango, Sloan Cobb

Votes: 942

14. The Killer Inside Me (1976)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Everyone figures Lou Ford, a small-town, Montana, deputy sheriff, to be a normal, good-old-boy kind of regular Joe. But no one knows about "the sickness" that drives him to kill.

Writers: Edward Mann, Robert Chamblee, Jim Thompson | Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Stacy Keach, Susan Tyrrell, Tisha Sterling, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 269

15. Coup de torchon (1981)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier, Jim Thompson | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 3,428

16. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A former underworld lawyer goes to work for the Federal Government, determined to bring 100 top criminals to justice.

Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Gavin MacLeod, Ted de Corsia, Martin Gabel

Votes: 46

17. Lunatic at Large

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Announced

Set in New York in 1956, it tells the story of Johnnie Sheppard, an ex-carnival worker with serious anger-management issues, and Joyce, a nervous, attractive barfly he picks up in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Stanley Kubrick, Stephen Clarke | Director: Chris Palmer

18. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)

30 min | Western

7.8
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Colonel Mackenzie, commander of the 4th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Clark near Brackettville in Kinney County in southwest Texas, during the 1870's receives secret orders from U.S. President ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Carlson, Art Gilmore, Riley Hill, Jack Ging

Votes: 37

19. Convoy (1965– )

60 min | War, Drama

8.1
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Civilian Captain Foster (the freighter "Flagship") and Commander Talbot (US Navy destroyer Escort "DD 181") are responsible for convoying ships across the Atlantic during World War II.

Stars: John Gavin, Horst Ebersberg, Michael Stanwood, Richard Angarola

Votes: 21

20. The Kill-Off (1989)

110 min | Drama

6.3
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Business at The Pavilion bar is down so Pete and Rags decide that the best way to get The Pavilion off the skids is to turn it into a strip joint.

Writers: Maggie Greenwald, Jim Thompson | Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Loretta Gross, Andrew Lee Barrett, Jackson Sims, Steve Monroe

Votes: 113

21. Pop. 1280

Western | Announced

Sheriff Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. But when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill . . . and convince others do his killings for him.

Writers: John Alan Simon, Jim Thompson

22. Nothing More Than Murder

Thriller | Announced

A tale of fraud, murder, lies and adultery with a small town movie theatre and the film distribution business as background.

Writers: John Alan Simon, Jim Thompson | Director: John Alan Simon

23. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Blood on the Rio (1959)

30 min | Western

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A flood changes the course of the Rio Grande putting the home of a rancher on the Mexican side of the river. The hot-headed owner ignores Col. Mackenzie's advice to vacate the property ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Russell P. Reeder | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Virginia Gregg, Robert Anderson, John Milford

24. Cain's Hundred (1961–1962)
Episode: Five for One (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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Creator: Paul Monash | Stars: Peter Mark Richman, Jim Backus, Ludwig Donath, Joanna Barnes

25. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Indian Agent (1958)

30 min | Western

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A crooked Indian agent encourages young Indian braves to attack white settlers. Colonel Mackenzie suspects his treachery, but needs to find proof before he can take action.

Writers: Jim Thompson, David Victor, Herbert Little Jr., Russell P. Reeder | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Stephen Ellsworth, Dehl Berti, Craig Duncan

26. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Joe Ironhat (1959)

30 min | Western

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Joe Topanga returns to Fort Clark as the first member of his tribe to receive a formal education. Upon his return, he suffers prejudice from the white and ridicule from his fellow tribesman... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Russell P. Reeder | Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Richard Carlson, Dehl Berti, Anne Anderson, Leonard Nimoy

27. Mackenzie's Raiders (1958–1959)
Episode: Long Ride Home (1959)

30 min | Western

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Colonel Mackenzie and his men capture three outlaws after a desperate gunfight that wounds half the troopers and most of their horses. In order to return to Fort Davis, they must walk ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Thompson, Russell P. Reeder | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Carlson, Ward Wood, Craig Duncan, Bern Bassey

28. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: My Name Is Lisa, and I Am Lost (1965)

60 min | Drama

8.6
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A sensitive young nurse is distressed by the spitefulness of a patient.

Writers: James P. Griffith, Jim Thompson | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Lois Nettleton, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 5

29. Convoy (1965– )
Episode: The Duel (1965)

60 min | War, Drama

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Writers: John Hawkins, Ward Hawkins, Jim Thompson | Director: Don McDougall | Stars: John Gavin, The Kingston Trio, Frank Marth, Edward Mulhare

30. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: The Frightening Frammis (1993)

Drama, Crime, Mystery

4.7
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We meet our anti-hero, grafter Mitch Allison, disheveled and walking by the side of the road. He tells us in a flash back narrative how he stole $25,000 from his con-artist wife Bette and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jon Robin Baitz, Howard A. Rodman, Jim Thompson | Director: Tom Cruise | Stars: Bill Erwin, Peter Gallagher, Jean Speegle Howard, Gene Price

Votes: 35