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1. 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: 82,061

2. 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: 5,488

3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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: 35,545

4. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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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: 10,841

5. Today (1952– )

240 min | News, Talk-Show

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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker

Votes: 1,277

6. 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: 8,850

7. 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: 4,006

8. 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: 5,349

9. Great Performances (1971– )

Biography, Drama, Music

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

Votes: 421

10. 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: 1,683 | Gross: $0.90M

11. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

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

Votes: 139

12. A Streetcar Named Desire (1995 TV Movie)

156 min | Drama

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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 »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin, John Goodman, Diane Lane

Votes: 909

13. The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

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Tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis débutante daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Markell | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Will Patton, Ann-Margret

Votes: 1,914 | Gross: $0.12M

14. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

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Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.

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

Votes: 4,210

15. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.

Director: José Quintero | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Coral Browne, Jill St. John

Votes: 1,899

16. 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: 2,744

17. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 1,114

18. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 123 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, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Votes: 4,537

19. Summer and Smoke (1961)

118 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 1,428

20. 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: 828

21. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama

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An alcoholic and femme fatale face troubles before a family reunion.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Rip Torn, Kim Stanley

Votes: 391

22. BBC Play of the Month (1965–1983)

120 min | Drama

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

Votes: 70

23. 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: 316

24. 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: 874

25. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 102

26. Boom! (1968)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Thriller

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Explores the confrontation between the woman who has everything, including emptiness, and a penniless poet who has nothing but the ability to fill a wealthy woman's needs.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noël Coward, Joanna Shimkus

Votes: 1,041

27. Sweet Bird of Youth (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Aging film star Alexandra del Lago, also known as Princess Kosmonopolis, fears her career is over due to her fading youthful looks. She takes up with a handsome young man, Chance Wayne, who... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Geer

Votes: 350

28. Period of Adjustment (1962)

112 min | Drama, Comedy

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On December 23rd, Korean War veteran George Haverstick and nurse Isabel Crane - who George lovingly refers to as "Little Bit" - get married in a civil ceremony. They met when George was ... See full summary »

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 825

29. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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An anthology series from the United Kingdom, from 1955 to 1974, producing about 500 ninety minute episodes from Granada Television.

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

Votes: 36

30. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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

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

Votes: 56

31. 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: 51

32. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 34

33. Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)

X | 100 min | Drama

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After winning a game show contest, a newlywed couple travels to New Orleans where the husband seeks to reclaim his ancestral plantation mansion from his biracial stepbrother.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Hooks, Perry Hayes

Votes: 217

34. The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Ann-Margret, Karen Black, Yvonne Blake, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 70

35. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 104

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

100 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 212

37. 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: 178

38. 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, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Loden, Pat Hingle

Votes: 94

39. Inja bedoone man (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: 3,136

40. 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: 47

41. 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: 176

42. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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

Votes: 25

43. NET Playhouse (1964–1972)

90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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American television anthology series of wide range of genres - from history and drama to fantasy and science fiction. Fiction novels, stories, stage-plays, fairy-tales and actual historic events are dramatized in each stand-alone episode.

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

Votes: 14

44. 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: 65

45. Pool Days (1993)

27 min | Drama, Short

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Justin, a 17-year old entering his final year of high school, gets a job as a life guard at a fitness center. Surrounded by hard bodies of both sexes and instructed by his boss to keep an ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Sloan | Stars: Josh Philip Weinstein, Nick Kokotakis, Kimberly Flynn, Richard Salamanca

Votes: 244

46. 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: 45

47. 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: 15

48. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )

30 min

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

Votes: 85

49. 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: 69

50. Noir et blanc (1986)

80 min | Drama

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Antoine is an accountant, uptight and withdrawn, married to Edith, who picks out his clothes and shoes. He's assigned to a fitness gymnasium for a month to straighten out their books. The ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Devers | Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Marc Berman, Arnaud Carbonnier, Isaach De Bankolé

Votes: 115