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1. National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire (2014 TV Movie)

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Set in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the restless years following World War Two, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is the story of Blanche DuBois, a fragile and neurotic woman on a ... See full summary »

Directors: Benedict Andrews, Nick Wickham | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Clare Burt, Lachele Carl, Branwell Donaghey

Votes: 157

2. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 100

3. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1976)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.7
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Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Blythe Danner, Frank Langella, Tim O'Connor, Louise Latham

Votes: 46

4. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Paul Newman, Sharon Tate, Bette Davis

Votes: 80

5. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: On Location: Night of the Iguana (1964)

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Director: William Kronick | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner

Votes: 8

6. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 93

7. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Peggy McCay

Votes: 50

8. Everyday (1978– )

30 min | Family

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Pleasant daytime family show where singing, instrument playing and discussions and such would take place.

Stars: Stephanie Edwards, John Bennett Perry, Jed Allan, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 12

9. The Night of the Iguana (2000)

Short

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Director: Janusz Kica

Votes: 26

10. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 388

11. American Playwrights Theater: The One-Acts (1989– )
Episode: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (1990)

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Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Ray Sharkey, Peter Boyle, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 27

12. CBS Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie (1966 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past.

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Shirley Booth, Pat Hingle, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Loden

Votes: 27

13. Orpheus Descending (1990 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

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Val Xavier is a drifter in 1940's Mississippi who brings new life to an Italian immigrant woman trapped in a loveless marriage.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Brad Sullivan, Manning Redwood, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 169

14. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 33,631

15. Here Without Me (2011)

100 min | Drama, Family

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The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Saber Abar, Negar Javaherian, Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Parsa Pirouzfar

Votes: 3,008

16. V.I.P.-Schaukel (1971– )

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Margret Dünser, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, Carroll Righter

Votes: 69

17. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 78,214

18. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,368

19. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 174, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Alfred Burke, Derek Francis, Laurence Hardy, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 34

20. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Stars: Rene Auberjonois, George Voskovec, Richard Dysart, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 12

21. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

Votes: 8,425

22. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 44

23. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Robin Chadwick, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay

Votes: 22

24. The Migrants (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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A look at the lives of migratory farm workers, focusing on one family.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Ron Howard, Sissy Spacek, Cindy Williams

Votes: 62

25. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 10,163

26. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Heinz Moog, Rina Morelli

Votes: 4,207

27. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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Stars: Charles Gray, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud, Eric Porter

Votes: 64

28. Bourbon Street Blues (1979)

25 min | Short

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Directors: Hans Schönherr, Douglas Sirk, Tilman Taube | Stars: Michael Breining, Annemarie Düringer, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Doris Schade

Votes: 39

29. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 118

30. Un tranvía llamado Deseo (1956 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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Blanche is depending on everyone's will but she's always illtreated and tends get away from the real world and live in a world of her own.

Director: Luis Mottura | Stars: Mecha Ortiz, Fernando Siro, Aída Luz, Elena Cruz

Votes: 5

31. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 5,012

32. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

Votes: 5,244

33. The Glass Menagerie (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Amanda Wingfield dominates her children with her faded gentility and exaggerated tales of her Southern belle past. Her son plans escape; her daughter withdraws into a dream world. When a "... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 836

34. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Bob Hope, Patty Duke, Rich Little

Votes: 11

36. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: A Streetcar Named Desire (1998)

166 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Judith Forst, Rodney Gilfry

Votes: 43

37. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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The story of conflicts, power plays and secrets in a wealthy Mississippi family.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley, Robert Wagner

Votes: 205

38. Akale (2004)

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Human fragility inspired by "Glass Menagerie"; an Anglo-Indian family in northern Kerala. Neil, a middle-aged writer, struggles with the story of his life, which he has promised to give to ... See full summary »

Director: Shyamaprasad | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sheela, Geethu Mohandas, Tom George

Votes: 176

39. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Suddenly, Last Summer (1993)

82 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Maggie Smith, Rob Lowe, Gillian Raine, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 188

40. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

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Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence, a sex-starved woman whose husband Jabe M. Torrance is dying of cancer ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 3,946

41. The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

Votes: 2,602

42. The Glass Menagerie (1987)

PG | 134 min | Drama

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A son longs to escape from his stifling home, where his genteel mother worries about the future prospects of his lame, shy sister.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, James Naughton

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.90M

43. Actor's Studio (1948–1950)

30 min | Drama

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Produced by the ABC as its television network was just getting off the ground, this program was one of the first dramatic series television to attract top-name actors and actresses. ... See full summary »

Stars: Marc Connelly, George Keane, Don Hanmer, Nancy Franklin

Votes: 40

44. The Yellow Bird (2001)

30 min | Short, Drama

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A young girl escapes from the boredom of a small town existence in the 1950's.

Director: Faye Dunaway | Stars: Tennessee Williams, James Coburn, Jimmy Bangley, Brenda Blethyn

Votes: 66

45. This Property Is Condemned (1966)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

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A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson, Kate Reid

Votes: 3,768

46. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

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Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 786

47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1984 TV Movie)

119 min | Drama

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Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he knows was left to ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Ann-Margret, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid

Votes: 303

48. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1979 TV Special)

95 min | Music

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Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Alan Alda, Jane Alexander, Elizabeth Ashley, Count Basie

Votes: 43

49. Ten Blocks on the Camino Real (1966 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Jack Landau | Stars: Tom Aldredge, Michael Baseleon, Albert Dekker, Hurd Hatfield

Votes: 40

50. Linje Lusta (1981 TV Movie)

170 min | Drama

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Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Bibi Andersson, Kjell Bergqvist, Carolyn Carswell-Bennet

Votes: 15