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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

3. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

Writer: Joss Whedon | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

4. Bull Durham (1988)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season meets an up-and-coming pitcher and the experienced catcher assigned to him.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson

5. TRON (1982)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Writers: Steven Lisberger, Bonnie MacBird | Director: Steven Lisberger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan

6. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action

5.9
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Writers: H.G. Wells, David Duncan, John Logan | Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

7. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

8. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

9. Lord of the Flies (1990)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.

Writers: William Golding, Jay Presson Allen | Director: Harry Hook | Stars: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly, James Badge Dale

10. Tin Cup (1996)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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60 Metascore

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

Writers: John Norville, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

11. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

12. White Men Can't Jump (1992)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell

13. Broadcast News (1987)

R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

Take two rival TV reporters: one handsome, one talented, both male. Add one producer, female. Mix well and watch the sparks fly.

Writer: James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Robert Prosky

14. Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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47 Metascore

Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

Writers: Robert Souza, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isaiah Washington, Lena Olin

15. Cobb (1994)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.

Writers: Al Stump, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy

16. Play It to the Bone (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.4
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32 Metascore

Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time.

Writer: Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Antonio Banderas, Lolita Davidovich, Tom Sizemore

17. Gardens of Stone (1987)

R | 111 min | Drama, War, Romance

6.4
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A sergeant must deal with his desires to save the lives of young soldiers being sent to Vietnam. Continuously denied the chance to teach the soldiers about his experiences, he settles for trying to help the son of an old army buddy.

Writers: Nicholas Proffitt, Ronald Bass | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B. Sweeney

18. The Wind and the Lion (1975)

PG | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.

Writer: John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston

19. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.2
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Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

20. Band of the Hand (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under the Indian Joe. When this is successful, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Leo Garen, Jack Baran | Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, Lauren Holly, John Cameron Mitchell

21. Megaforce (1982)

PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Action

3.4
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Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.

Writers: Bob Kachler, James Whittaker, Albert S. Ruddy, Hal Needham, Andre Morgan | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare

22. Blaze (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama

5.9
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This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper ... See full summary »

Writers: Blaze Starr, Huey Perry, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin, Gailard Sartain

23. The Sacketts (1979 TV Movie)

240 min | Western

7.7
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Two part TV adaptation of Louis L'Amour's third novel in the Sackett series. The story follows the three Sackett brothers out west from their Tennessee home. Along the way the oldest, Tell,... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Byrnes, Louis L'Amour | Director: Robert Totten | Stars: Sam Elliott, Tom Selleck, Jeff Osterhage, Glenn Ford

24. Sibling Rivalry (1990)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

5.4
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A frustrated woman's life gets even more frustrating once she gets into an affair with a man who suffers a fatal heart attack after their fling.

Writer: Martha Goldhirsh | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Jami Gertz

25. Wet Gold (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

4.8
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Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that ... See full summary »

Writers: Otis Jones, David Sherwin | Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith, Thomas Byrd, Brian Kerwin

26. Wild Times (1980 TV Mini-Series)

195 min | Western

6.8
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A sharpshooting saddle tramp with a price on his head falls for the daughter of a wealthy ranch owner. He vows to win enough money in shooting contests to win her father's approval, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Penny Peyser

27. A Whale for the Killing (1981 TV Movie)

145 min | Drama

6.8
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Writers: Lionel Chetwynd, Farley Mowat | Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Peter Strauss, Dee Wallace, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill

28. Speed (1984)

30 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.9
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A documentary on the history on mankind's attempts to reach high speeds. Starting with the invention of the bicycle, going on to sports cars, cars with jet engines, rocket-powered cars, ... See full summary »

Writers: Greg MacGillivray, Steven Henschel, Jim Foster | Director: Greg MacGillivray | Stars: James Burke, Monty Cox, Shane McCamey, Linda Hoy

29. The Reversal of Richard Sun (1970)

55 min

7.0
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Follows the rise and fall of rebel leader in a post-apocalyptic world.

Writers: David V. Lester, William Phelps | Director: John Milius | Stars: Richard Martens, John Milius

30. Wild Times (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1980)

Western

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Writers: Don Balluck, Brian Garfield | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Penny Peyser

31. Wild Times (1980– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1980)

Western

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Writers: Don Balluck, Brian Garfield | Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Bruce Boxleitner, Penny Peyser