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1. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

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A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,878

2. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Inspired by an earlier children's series, Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958), Shelley Duvall hosts this series featuring some of the best known actors in Hollywood performing adaptations of ... See full summary »

Stars: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Votes: 1,453

3. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

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A man who wants to move on with his life by moving to California and marry his girlfriend, finds it difficult as he still lives in the towering shadow of his aging father.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman, Dorothy Stickney, Estelle Parsons

Votes: 1,882

4. The Promise (1979)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance

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A rich student's fiancee has her face destroyed by a car accident, and refuses to return to him fearing the loss of his love.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 575

5. The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jane Alexander, Robert Altman, Luciana Arrighi

Votes: 320

6. The Last Married Couple in America (1980)

R | 103 min | Comedy

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Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper

Votes: 471

7. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

Votes: 1,804

8. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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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: 161

9. Backfire (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

Votes: 397

10. The Affair (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Romance

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A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 196

11. Consenting Adult (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Martin Sheen, Barry Tubb, Talia Balsam

Votes: 330

12. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998 TV Special)

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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck, David LeRoy Anderson

Votes: 655

13. Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A police officer and his wife are shocked to find that molestation has been going on at the neighborhood day care. They're devastated when they find that their own son might be a victim too. Should they have known, should they have seen?

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Pam Dawber, John Shea, Stephen Dorff, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 168

14. Call Me Anna (1990 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

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Actress Patty Duke portrays herself in this autobiographical film that details her long-time struggle with mental illness.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman, Deborah May

Votes: 118

15. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

PG | 93 min | Drama

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Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Tresa Hughes

Votes: 520

16. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min

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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,335

17. The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006 TV Special)

214 min | Music

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Films contending for the annual awards include Brokeback Mountain (2005), Capote (2005), Crash (2004), Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) and Munich (2005).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman, Troy Miller | Stars: Jon Stewart, Amy Adams, Moustapha Akkad, Jessica Alba

Votes: 999

18. Innocent Victims (1996 TV Movie)

240 min | Crime, Drama

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Tells the true story of Timothy Hennis' wrongful prosecution on three charges of murder and his sentence to death.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Ricky Schroder, John Corbett, Tom Irwin, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 181

19. The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995 TV Special)

215 min | Family

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Directors: Jeff Margolis, Rob Burnett, Adam Resnick | Stars: David Letterman, Ken Adam, Joe Alaskey, Tim Allen

Votes: 418

20. The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003 TV Special)

210 min

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Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Affleck, John Agar, Wayne Allwine

Votes: 895

21. The 66th Annual Academy Awards (1994 TV Special)

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It's the most prestigious award ceremony for movies & it's usually just a bunch of white ppl voting for a bunch of all white movies although every now & then they let minorities join in on the fun.

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Allen, Robert Altman, Don Ameche

Votes: 289

22. The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Danny Aiello, Ann-Margret, Anne Archer

Votes: 309

23. The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992 TV Special)

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Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bryan Adams, Antonio Banderas, Kathy Bates

Votes: 307

24. After the Fall (1974 TV Movie)

128 min | Drama

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Adaptation of Arthur Miller's semi-autobiographical play about Quentin, a Jewish intellectual from New York who must reexamine his life and his troubled relationship with Holga.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Christopher Plummer, Bibi Andersson, Mariclare Costello

Votes: 54

25. Child's Cry (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Thriller

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A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old (Taliesin Jaffe) whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 82

26. In My Daughter's Name (1992 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

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Laura Elias's daughter is raped and murdered by Peter Lipton. With the support of Peter's affluential parents he pleads "guilty due to insanity". The jury acquits him because of insanity. ... See full summary »

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Donna Mills, John Getz, John Rubinstein, Ron Frazier

Votes: 93

27. Dragonfly (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama

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A man, recently released from a mental hospital, tries to track down his family.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble, Harriet Rogers

Votes: 155

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

194 min | Music

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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).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

Votes: 1,043

29. A Death in the Family (2002 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

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A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Annabeth Gish, John Slattery, Austin Wolff, Kathleen Chalfant

Votes: 97

30. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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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: 129

31. Reach for the Stars (1967– )

TV-G | 25 min | Game-Show

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Stars: Bill Mazer, Gisele MacKenzie, Sandra Douglas, Chet Gould

32. To All My Friends on Shore (1972 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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An airport redcap works hard to get his family out of the ghetto, only to discover that his son has sickle-cell anemia.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Dennis Hines, Bo Enivel

Votes: 118

33. Hobson's Choice (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

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Daughter of the owner of a shoe store rebels against her father by marrying one of his employees.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Richard Thomas, Sharon Gless, Jack Warden, Lillian Gish

Votes: 108

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

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

Director: Glenn Weiss | Stars: Sofía Vergara, Tom Hanks, Christina Hendricks, Idris Elba

Votes: 214

35. Absolute Strangers (1991 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

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A husband tries to keep his comatose wife alive by allowing doctors to terminate her pregnancy. Hearing about this, anti-abortion protesters start a legal campaign to gain legal custody of the fetus.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Henry Winkler, Richard Kiley, Karl Malden, Patty Duke

Votes: 130

36. The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997 TV Special)

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Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Shanda Sawyer | Stars: Billy Crystal, Muhammad Ali, Joan Allen, John Alton

Votes: 349

37. Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

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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: 163

38. Have I Got a Christmas for You (1977 TV Movie)

60 min

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Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Steve Allen, Jim Backus, Adrienne Barbeau, Milton Berle

Votes: 8

39. Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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In the Christmas Eve murder of a police officer, two confessions come forward. One, Robert Paul Berndt, has a rather heavy criminal background, the other, William Mothershed, is a college ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Jason Bateman, James Wilder, Arye Gross, William Converse-Roberts

Votes: 108

40. My First Love (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

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A widow goes to her high school reunion and begins a relationship with an old boyfriend, now a successful doctor who has a much younger girlfriend.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Bea Arthur, Richard Kiley, Joan Van Ark, Barbara Barrie

Votes: 72

41. The Kid from Nowhere (1982 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Family

6.1
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A single mother is overprotective of her mentally challenged son which has made him angry and difficult, while she denies herself a social life. Things change for the better when the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Beau Bridges | Stars: Susan Saint James, Beau Bridges, Loretta Swit, Ricky Wittman

Votes: 32

42. The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999 TV Special)

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Gene Autry

Votes: 504

43. Burning Rage (1984 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

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While coal fires burn beneath a depressed mining town a greedy businessman stops at nothing to buy up the mineral rights.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Barbara Mandrell, Tom Wopat, Bert Remsen, John Pleshette

Votes: 46

44. Country Gold (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

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An aging country singer becomes irritated with the success of a popular young country singer. However, she is not yet ready to become yesterday's news.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Loni Anderson, Earl Holliman, Linda Hamilton, Cooper Huckabee

Votes: 46

45. $pent (2000)

91 min | Drama

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An out-of-work actor uses his skills to con everyone he knows into lending or giving him money to pay off his debts.

Director: Gil Cates Jr. | Stars: Jason London, Charlie Spradling, Phillip David Lewis, Erin Beaux

Votes: 109 | Gross: $0.01M

46. The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001 TV Special)

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Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Joan Allen

Votes: 769

47. Stubby Pringle's Christmas (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Family

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It's now Christmas Eve and Stubby Pringle is on his way to an annual dance that he went to the previous year and fell in love with a girl, who he forgot to ask the name of. He has bought ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Beau Bridges, Julie Harris, Edward Binns, Kim Hunter

Votes: 73

48. The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree (1979 TV Movie)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down.

Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 143

49. Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

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Based on the best-selling book, this movie focuses on John F. Kennedy's first run for a congressional seat in 1946.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Tom Berenger, Joseph Bova, Kevin Conway, Paddy Croft

Votes: 21

50. Fatal Judgement (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Patty Duke, Joe Regalbuto, Jo Henderson, Dana Gladstone

Votes: 29