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1. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

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

7.8
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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.

Creator: Rod Serling | Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 5,948

2. Oh, God! Book II (1980)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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God asks a young girl to help spread his word and influence with a slogan.

Writers: Josh Greenfeld, Hal Goldman, Fred S. Fox, Seaman Jacobs, Melissa Miller, Avery Corman | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Burns, Suzanne Pleshette, David Birney, Louanne

Votes: 1,685

3. I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

GP | 92 min | Drama

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 1,642

4. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.5
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At a time when most other shows for children were either low-budget productions or product-inspired cartoons that were little more than half-hour commercials, this program set out to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,304

5. 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).

Writers: Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rob Kutner, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, Bruce Vilanch | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Joseph Takats | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

Votes: 1,281

6. 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: 1,003

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

214 min | Music

6.7
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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).

Writers: Rich Blomquist, Josh Bycel, Tim Carvell, Jonathan Fener, Brendan Hay, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Jon Macks, Jason Reich, Rodney Rothman, Jon Stewart, Dan Vebber | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman, Troy Miller | Stars: Jon Stewart, Amy Adams, Moustapha Akkad, Jessica Alba

Votes: 955

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

Family

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

Votes: 757

10. 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.

Writers: Dave Boone, Rita Cash, Billy Crystal, Ed Driscoll, Billy Grundfest, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Jon Macks, Billy Martin, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck, David LeRoy Anderson

Votes: 626

11. The Promise (1979)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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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.

Writers: Fred Weintraub, Paul M. Heller, Garry Michael White | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Collins, Beatrice Straight, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 528

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

Family

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Writers: Dave Boone, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Macks, Billy Martin | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Affleck, Debbie Allen, Gene Autry

Votes: 487

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 461

14. The Last Married Couple in America (1980)

R | 103 min | Comedy

5.3
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Mari and Jeff Thompson start to doubt their own marriage when every couple they know separate.

Writer: John Herman Shaner | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin, Valerie Harper

Votes: 437

16. Backfire (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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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.

Writers: Larry Brand, Rebecca Reynolds | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

Votes: 374

18. 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 »

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, John McGreevey | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Martin Sheen, Barry Tubb, Talia Balsam

Votes: 309

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

Family

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Writers: Sheila Benson, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Marc Shaiman, David Steinberg | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jane Alexander, Robert Altman, Luciana Arrighi

Votes: 308

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

Family

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Writers: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, David Steinberg | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Bryan Adams, Antonio Banderas, Kathy Bates

Votes: 300

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

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Writers: Billy Crystal, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch, Robert Wuhl | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Danny Aiello, Ann-Margret, Anne Archer

Votes: 299

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

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Writers: Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Grundfest, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Drake Sather, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Allen, Robert Altman, Don Ameche

Votes: 276

23. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: Marty Farrell, Ernest Lehman, Melville Shavelson, Robert Wuhl | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Paula Abdul, Isabelle Adjani, Danny Aiello

Votes: 225

24. 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.

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: Emily VanCamp, Peter Dinklage, Christina Hendricks, Idris Elba

Votes: 191

25. The Affair (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A crippled lady songwriter meets an older lawyer, who becomes her first love.

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

Votes: 182

26. 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.

Writers: Scott Whisnant, Gy Waldron | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Ricky Schroder, John Corbett, Tom Irwin, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 169

27. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Episode: Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (1985)

TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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"Teacher's Aide": A teacher at a tough inner-city school is possessed by a malevolent spirit. "Paladin of the Lost Hour": An old man with a special watch bonds with a tormented veteran.

Creator: Rod Serling | Directors: Gilbert Cates, Bill Norton, Robert Downey Sr. | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Adam Postil, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Josh Richman

Votes: 154

28. 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?

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

Votes: 153

29. Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

78 min | Documentary

7.2
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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: 151

30. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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: 143

31. Dragonfly (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama

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

Writer: N. Richard Nash | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble, Harriet Rogers

Votes: 140

32. 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.

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

Votes: 124

33. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Rapunzel (1983)

51 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.2
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A sinister witch steals the baby of a simple candle-maker and his wife. Determined to keep the daughter for herself, she locks her up in a tower all alone. Wonders and dangers occur when the girl meets a handsome prince.

Writer: David Wyles | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Shelley Duvall, Gena Rowlands, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 124

34. Shootout (2003– )

30 min | Talk-Show

6.5
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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: 121

35. 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.

Creators: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain | Director: Mordicai Gerstein | Stars: Ron McLarty, Gabriela Glatzer, Jonathan Lewis, Pat Lysinger

Votes: 120

36. Call Me Anna (1990 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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Actress Patty Duke portrays herself in this autobiographical film that details her long-time struggle with mental illness.

Writers: Patty Duke, Kenneth Turan, John McGreevey | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Patty Duke, Timothy Carhart, Howard Hesseman, Deborah May

Votes: 112

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

70 min | Drama

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 110

38. $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.

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

Votes: 107

39. Hobson's Choice (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

7.3
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Daughter of the owner of a shoe store rebels against her father by marrying one of his employees.

Writers: Burt Prelutsky, Harold Brighouse | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Richard Thomas, Sharon Gless, Jack Warden, Lillian Gish

Votes: 103

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

90 min | Drama

4.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 102

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

91 min | Drama

6.4
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A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.

Writers: James Agee, Robert W. Lenski | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Annabeth Gish, John Slattery, Austin Wolff, Kathleen Chalfant

Votes: 91

42. 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 »

Writers: Sharon Michaels, Phyllis Vernick, Mimi Rothman Schapiro, Bill Wells | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Donna Mills, John Getz, John Rubinstein, Ron Frazier

Votes: 81

43. Faerie Tale Theatre (1982–1987)
Episode: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (1984)

Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A spirited young girl disobeys her parents and runs off to the wood for the afternoon. She visits a seemingly empty house, eats from three bowls of porridge, sits in three chairs, wrecking ... See full summary »

Writers: Rod Ash, Mark Curtiss | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Hoyt Axton, Alex Karras, Brandis Kemp

Votes: 77

44. Child's Cry (1986 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 100 min | Thriller

6.6
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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.

Writers: Jonathan B. Rintels Jr., Norman Strum | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 76

45. 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.

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

Votes: 71

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

55 min | Drama, Family

8.6
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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 »

Writers: James Lee Barrett, Jack Schaefer | Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Beau Bridges, Julie Harris, Edward Binns, Kim Hunter

Votes: 70

47. Intimate Portrait (1993– )
Episode: Pam Dawber (2002)

Documentary, Biography

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Writer: Mimi Freedman | Directors: Mimi Freedman, Mark Israel | Stars: Beau Bridges, Gilbert Cates, Pam Dawber, Mark Harmon

Votes: 52

48. 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.

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

Votes: 48

49. Collected Stories (2002 TV Movie)

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Writer: Donald Margulies | Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Linda Lavin, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 47

50. 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.

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

Votes: 45