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1. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

8.7
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Creator: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 120,832

2. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

Votes: 40,039

3. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 497,885

4. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loath them.

Creators: Michele Abbott, Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 18,105

5. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

PG | 126 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison.

Writers: Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson | Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon

Votes: 105,631

6. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Writers: Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 160,595

7. Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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62 Metascore

A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide.

Writers: Goran Dukic, Etgar Keret | Director: Goran Dukic | Stars: Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham, Tom Waits, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 42,955

8. In Country (1989)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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Samantha Hughes, a teenaged Kentucky girl, never knew her father, who died in Vietnam before her birth. Samantha lives with her uncle Emmett, who also served in Vietnam. Emmett hangs around... See full summary »

Writers: Bobbie Ann Mason, Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,152

9. Conspiracy (2001 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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A dramatic recreation of the Wannsee Conference where the Nazi Final Solution phase of the Holocaust was devised.

Writer: Loring Mandel | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Clare Bullus, Stanley Tucci, Simon Markey

Votes: 11,184

10. Boy (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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70 Metascore

Set on the east coast of New Zealand in the year 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

Writer: Taika Waititi | Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore, Cherilee Martin

Votes: 6,891

11. Route 66 (1960–1964)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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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: 743

12. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.1
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 4,671

13. 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: 4,573

14. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Writers: Lawrence Sanders, Frank Pierson | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 4,612

15. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.

Writers: Scott Turow, Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 26,841

16. Cat Ballou (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Western

6.9
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A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Writers: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, Roy Chanslor | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 9,661

17. Naked City (1958–1963)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The cases of the NYPD's 65th Precinct.

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

Votes: 609

18. 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, Ken Berry, Jean Inness

Votes: 388

19. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

Votes: 368

20. Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)

Approved | 25 min | Western

8.6
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The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Creators: Herb Meadow, Sam Rolfe | Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham, Stewart East

Votes: 1,258

21. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.4
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Eric Roberts makes an impressive screen debut as Dave, grandson of the aging King Zharko, who is chosen by him to lead the gypsy clan at his death. Dave's only inclination is to join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Maas, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

Votes: 750

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

Votes: 918

23. 84C MoPic (1989)

R | 95 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in the form of a documentary; a camera team follows an Army unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. ... See full summary »

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Stars: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard

Votes: 1,295

24. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

Writers: David McCullough, Thomas Rickman | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 1,820

25. The Looking Glass War (1969)

M | 108 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.0
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From the John le Carre novel about a British spy who sends a Polish defector to East Germany to verify missile sites.

Writers: John le Carré, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Christopher Jones, Pia Degermark, Ralph Richardson, Paul Rogers

Votes: 633

26. A Brother's Kiss (1997)

R | 92 min | Drama

6.3
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Two brothers, Lex and younger Mick, are living in Harlem. Mick is a policeman, and Lex, who spent youth years in reformatory because of injustice after he confronted the cop who tried to ... See full summary »

Writer: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Director: Seth Zvi Rosenfeld | Stars: Nick Chinlund, Michael Raynor, Justin Pierce, Joshua Danowsky

Votes: 286

27. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Find out more about the women you love and admire who have made their mark in movies, music, politics, sports and more in these "Intimate Portraits."

Stars: Linda Emond, Lisa Friedman, Meredith Vieira, Robert Wagner

Votes: 145

28. The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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The cases of well-respected neurosurgeon Dr. David Craig and his two young charges.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Richard H. Landau, Paul Mason | Stars: David Hartman, E.G. Marshall, John Saxon, Robert Walden

Votes: 76

29. The Happening (1967)

101 min | Comedy

5.4
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A few hippies "go with the flow" and end up kidnapping a retired Mafia kingpin.

Writers: Frank Pierson, James D. Buchanan, Ronald Austin | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Anthony Quinn, George Maharis, Michael Parks, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 494

30. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Writer: Ilene Chaiken | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 695

31. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012 TV Special)

6.6
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Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring the best in television.

Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Dave Boone, Gary Greenberg, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Jon Macks, Molly McNearney, Jennifer Mischer, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner | Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Sofía Vergara, Ariel Winter, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 171

32. Nichols (1971–1972)

60 min | Western

8.2
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In 1914, Nichols, a soldier, sick of killing, returns to his Arizona home town, named after his family, and is strong-armed into serving as sheriff by the Ketcham clan, who run the area. ... See full summary »

Creator: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Garner, Margot Kidder, Neva Patterson, John Beck

Votes: 110

33. Citizen Cohn (1992 TV Movie)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.2
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As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.

Writers: Nicolas von Hoffman, David Franzoni | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Joe Don Baker, Joseph Bologna, Ed Flanders

Votes: 1,082

34. Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes, Bill Kerby | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Charles Abourezk, Dave Bald Eagle, Lawrence Bayne, Edgar Bear Runner

Votes: 221

35. Haywire (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.

Writers: Ivan Davis, Peter Davis, Frank Pierson | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Lee Remick, Jason Robards, Deborah Raffin, Dianne Hull

Votes: 85

36. Empire (1962–1964)

60 min | Western, Drama

8.5
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Creator: Kathleen Hite | Stars: Richard Egan, Ryan O'Neal, Anne Seymour, Terry Moore

Votes: 35

37. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.8
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Big time producer Peter Guber and Variety's Peter Bart sit down with the biggest names in the business.

Stars: Peter Guber, Jeff Brenner, Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron

Votes: 126

38. 17 Days of Winter

History, War | Announced

A chronicle of the 1950 battle at Chosin Reservoir, where 12,000 American troops fought a 120,000-man Chinese force in sub-zero temperatures.

Writer: Frank Pierson

41. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The American Film Institute reviews some of the most memorable, evocative and influential dialogue in motion picture history.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Elayne Boosler, James Brolin, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal

Votes: 190

42. The Neon Ceiling (1971 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.2
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A housewife and her teenage daughter, fleeing their boring lives, stops in a diner in the California desert. She runs up against the diner's owner, a gruff, beer-drinking artist whose ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Rodman, Carol Sobieski | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gig Young, Lee Grant, Denise Nickerson, Herb Edelman

Votes: 112

43. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005 TV Special)

194 min | Music

6.0
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Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Writers: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rita Cash, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Nick Di Paolo, Richard Jeni, Carol Leifer, Ali LeRoi, Jon Macks, Chuck Martin, Bill Scheft, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Rich Vos, Mario Joyner | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

Votes: 970

44. Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.6
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Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. ... See full summary »

Writer: Doug Magee | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bonnie Bedelia, Robert Carradine, Andre Braugher

Votes: 199

45. Paradise (I) (2004 TV Movie)

R | Drama

5.2
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Televangelist Bobby Paradise "saw God" in some space debris when he was returning to Earth as an astronaut. Or at least he was convinced he did by his wife, a Cape Canaveral groupie at the ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Richard Christian Matheson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: David Strathairn, Barbara Hershey, Kirk Acevedo, Anita Barone

Votes: 103

46. The Brothers Warner (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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An intimate portrait and saga of four film pioneers--Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack who rose from immigrant poverty through personal tragedies persevering to create a major studio with a social conscience.

Writer: Cass Warner | Director: Cass Warner | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Sherry Lansing, Debbie Reynolds, Haskell Wexler

Votes: 296

47. Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)

30 min | Drama

7.2
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Stars: Robert Ryan, David Niven, Jane Powell, Peter Leeds

Votes: 30

48. Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

6.9
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A documentary that highlights the deadly combination of sleep deprivation and long days of work.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: David Agus, Netta Bank, Annette Bening, Gilbert Cates

Votes: 136

49. Based on a True Story (2005)

75 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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'Based on a True Story' is a documentary on John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile's attempt to rob a bank in Flatbrush, NY, which was later made into a movie in 1975.

Writer: Walter Stokman | Director: Walter Stokman | Stars: John Cazale, Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino, Frank Pierson

Votes: 120

50. The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Hal Kanter, Mary Loos, Frank Pierson | Directors: Jack Haley Jr., Richard Dunlap | Stars: Fred Astaire, Burt Bacharach, Candice Bergen, Ingmar Bergman

Votes: 103