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1. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 11,731

2. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 8,342

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,425

4. Hud (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 16,254

5. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 516

6. Hombre (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Western

7.4
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80 Metascore

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento

Votes: 9,154

7. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 8,129

8. Murphy's Romance (1985)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Emma is a divorced woman with a teen-aged son who moves into a small town and tries to make a go of a horse ranch. Murphy is the widowed town druggist who steers business her way. Things ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, James Garner, Brian Kerwin, Corey Haim

Votes: 4,540 | Gross: $30.76M

9. Stanley & Iris (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton

Votes: 5,869 | Gross: $5.82M

10. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 203

11. Paris Blues (1961)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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During the 1960s, two American ex-pat jazz musicians living in Paris meet and fall in-love with two American tourist girls.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 1,940

12. 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: 4,984 | Gross: $8.15M

13. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,783

14. The Molly Maguires (1970)

M | 124 min | Drama, History

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Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish immigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Votes: 2,774

15. The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,946

16. End of the Game (1975)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

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While investigating a high-profile murder case, a savvy but unorthodox veteran police inspector has to cope with a bad conscience, bad health, an overzealous partner, a timid superior and ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilian Schell | Stars: Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt, Robert Shaw

Votes: 733

17. Cross Creek (1983)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Rip Torn, Peter Coyote, Dana Hill

Votes: 1,215 | Gross: $0.20M

18. The Front (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Michael Murphy

Votes: 6,848

19. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western, Crime

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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,618

20. Conrack (1974)

PG | 106 min | Drama

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White Pat Conroy was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina. In March, 1969 under the Beaufort School District, he starts a job teaching at a small poor school located on Daufuskie ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Jon Voight, Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Tina Andrews

Votes: 1,371

21. Back Roads (1981)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

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A prostitute and a drifter find themselves bound together as they make their way through the rural South, doing what they have to do to survive.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Keith, Miriam Colon

Votes: 600

22. The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

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Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 608

23. The Brotherhood (1968)

PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Drama

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The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Alex Cord, Irene Papas, Luther Adler

Votes: 629

24. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 129

25. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Approved | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Beymer, Diane Baker, Corinne Calvet, Fred Clark

Votes: 409

26. No Down Payment (1957)

105 min | Drama

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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 560

27. The Slugger's Wife (1985)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

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A major league star who is on the verge of breaking a record, meets a singer and they get married, but they have different goals, so they separate, jeopardizing his opportunity in sports and the possibility of making up with his wife.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay, Martin Ritt, Randy Quaid

Votes: 875

28. Edge of the City (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 1,910

29. Pete 'n' Tillie (1972)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Unassuming and single thirty-three year old Tillie Shlain is at that phase of her life of being known as a soon to be spinster if she doesn't marry soon. She isn't looking forward to ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page, Barry Nelson

Votes: 626

30. The Black Orchid (1958)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

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After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sophia Loren, Anthony Quinn, Peter Mark Richman, Virginia Vincent

Votes: 682

31. 5 Branded Women (1960)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

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Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Van Heflin, Silvana Mangano, Jeanne Moreau, Vera Miles

Votes: 357

32. Casey's Shadow (1978)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Sport

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Casey is a young boy in a family that trains racehorses. His best friend, a foal they call "Casey's Shadow", looks to be a loser, but comes out a champion.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Robert Webber, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 453

33. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

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Actor, Producer, and Director Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars, and sometimes appearing in the play.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 65

34. Winged Victory (1944)

130 min | Drama, War

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Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Jane Ball

Votes: 119

35. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 43

36. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 52

37. James Wong Howe: Cinematographer (1973)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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1973 documentary about the Oscar-winning director of photography, featuring lighting tutorials with Howe.

Director: Arthur M. Kaye | Stars: James Wong Howe, Martin Ritt

38. Awake and Sing (1972 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Directors: Robert Hopkins, Norman Lloyd | Stars: Felicia Farr, Leo Fuchs, Robert Lipton, Walter Matthau

Votes: 37

39. Norma Rae (1981 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Edward Parone | Stars: Cassie Yates, Nancy Jarnagin, Keith Coogan, Barry Corbin

40. Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: W. Somerset Maugham, John Baragrey, Robert H. Harris, Sylvia Field

Votes: 20

41. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 29

42. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )

30 min | Drama

7.2
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ABC, which had a reputation for producing shows that were not as good as their competitors CBS and NBC, used this program to audtition possible series in the hope of gaining sponsorship for... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Cook, Wendell Corey, Wanda Hendrix, Murray Matheson

Votes: 10

43. Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.3
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The documentary analyzes a dark period in Hollywood's history due to the Red Scare of the 1940's and 1950's, when actors, writers and directors were persecuted and investigated by the House... See full summary »

Director: David Helpern | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Walter Bernstein, Alvah Bessie, Herbert J. Biberman

Votes: 83

44. Film Night (1970–1976)

Family

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Stars: Philip Jenkinson, Sheridan Morley, Tony Bilbow, Frankie Howerd

Votes: 16

45. Legacy of the Hollywood Blacklist (1987 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Judy Chaikin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Sylvia Jarrico, Evelyn Keyes, Sadie Ornitz

Votes: 24

46. Cinema (1964–1975)

30 min | Documentary

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Weekly film magazine, featuring film reviews, interviews with celebrities and historical lookbacks.

Stars: Michael Parkinson, Michael Scott, Brian Trueman, Clive James

Votes: 63

47. The Paul Ryan Show (1977–1992)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Paul Ryan, Gilbert Cates, Lainie Kazan, Jim Bailey

48. Starlight Theatre (1950–1951)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 9

49. The Making of 'Casey's Shadow' (1978 TV Movie)

Documentary

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This made-for-TV movie provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this family drama about a young boy raising a foal in the hopes of making him a championship racer. ... See full summary »

Director: William Riead | Stars: Steve Burns, Murray Hamilton, Walter Matthau, Maureen McCormick

50. The Rocket (1952 TV Movie)

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Stars: Lee Graham, Harry Kadison, Jonathan Marlowe, Martin Ritt