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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

2. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Are You Listening? (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Stars: John Conte, Conrad Janis, Jack Nicholson

3. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Movie)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

4. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

Upon admittance to a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients to take on the oppressive head nurse.

Writers: Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman, Ken Kesey, Dale Wasserman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

5. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: The Mink Coat (1960)

30 min | Drama

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Writer: Blanche Hanalis | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Stephen McNally, Tenen Holtz, Lewis Martin

6. Tinseltown TV (2002– )

60 min | Music, News

8.6
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Five camera crews are in action all week bringing audiences the best in film premieres, behind the scenes exclusives, music events, fashion shows and celebrity parties across the globe.

Stars: Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Griffin, Jennifer Love Hewitt

7. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

8. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

9. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history.

Writer: Bob Geldof | Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Adam Ant

10. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney.

Creators: Sheldon Leonard, Danny Thomas | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

11. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Writers: James Anderson, Fred Armisen, Tina Fey, Steve Higgins, Chris Kelly, Erik Kenward, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Jeff Richmond, Akiva Schaffer, Tom Schiller, Sarah Schneider, Marc Shaiman, Michael Shoemaker, Robert Smigel, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan H. Tucker | Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

12. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
Episode: Episode dated 28 December 2007 (2007)

News

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Director: Dennis Coleman | Stars: Thea Andrews, Mark Ballas, Valerie Bertinelli, Sabrina Bryan

13. Very Important Pennis (1995– )
Episode: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996)

Comedy

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Writers: Paul Kaye, Anthony Hines | Stars: Paul Kaye, Kris Akabusi, Giorgio Armani, Baz Bamigboye

14. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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86 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

15. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy, Stephen McNally, Leon Ames

16. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964–1968)
Episode: The Lost Bomb (1966)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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An unfriendly government shoots down a cargo plane carrying a new top secret bomb. The race is on to retrieve the bomb and avoid detection from the enemy before the bomb can be accidentally exploded.

Creator: Irwin Allen | Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Richard Basehart, David Hedison, John Lupton, Gerald Mohr

17. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer | Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

18. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music | Active

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The classic late night live sketch comedy show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Seth Meyers

19. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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A daily anthology show, featuring orginal material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

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

20. Very Important Pennis (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Paul Kaye, Demi Moore, Joan Collins, Jean-Claude Van Damme

21. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

8.2
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

22. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)

228 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Arliss, Carroll Baker, John Barrymore

23. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Movie)

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

24. Elephant's Child (1986 TV Movie)

27 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Writers: Rudyard Kipling, Mark Sottnick, Joel Tuber | Director: Mark Sottnick | Star: Jack Nicholson

25. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
Episode: Episode dated 30 December 2008 (2008)

News

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Director: Dennis Coleman | Stars: Paula Abdul, Thea Andrews, George Carlin, Julie Chen

26. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: Operation Fortuna (1960)

30 min | Drama, Adventure

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Armed juvenile delinquents rob the Fortuna II's Cash Room and Dining Room customers. Their efficient heist even included knocking out the Ship-to-Shore radio. Mr. Lucky and Andamo suspect an awkward young waiter may be involved.

Creator: Blake Edwards | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Jack Nicholson, Buzz Martin

27. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: That Washburn Girl (1961)

30 min | Western

8.1
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Wells Fargo agent Jim Hardie (Dale Robertson), becomes involved with a woman Wells Fargo agent, Nora Washburn (Mari Aldon), whose brother, Tom Washburn (Jack Nicholson), has become engaged ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudy Makoul, Charles A. Wallace | Director: William Witney | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mari Aldon, Morris Ankrum, John Archer

28. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

29. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

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Mike Nelson is a Scuba Diver in the days when it was still very new. He works alone and the plot was always mostly carried through his voice over narrations. These gave the show a flavor of... See full summary »

Creator: James Buxbaum | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

30. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

31. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Tom Cruise, Ken Adam

32. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Son for a Son (1967)

Western

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A farmer provides Jeff, ill with fever, a bed while his wife tends. The Sonnett's don't know the farmer offered because Jim Sonnett killed their son in a shootout in the last year. The wife, sick with grief, thinks Jeff is the dead son.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Royal Dano, Jack Elam

33. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Creator: Susan Lacy | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Fred Astaire

34. Wings Over the World (1979 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Joe English, Steve Howard Jr.

35. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jack Nicholson: The Joker Is Wild (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life and times of famous Jack Nicholson include his 30-years relationship with Anjelica Houston and find out his sister is his real mother.

Writer: Gary Simson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Patrick McGilligan, Martin Landau, Sally Kellerman

36. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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67 Metascore

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Writers: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

37. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama, Adventure

7.8
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Creator: Blake Edwards | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

38. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Creators: Frank Gruber, James Brooks, Gene Reynolds | Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

39. One Voice (1986 TV Special)

68 min | Documentary, Music

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Writers: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jim Cox, Michael Fisher, Barry Gibb

40. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004 TV Special)

120 min | Biography

7.8
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Peers honor the actress for her contributions to movies.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols

41. The Passenger (1975)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama

7.7
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90 Metascore

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

Writers: Mark Peploe, Peter Wollen, Michelangelo Antonioni, Miguel De Echarri | Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

42. The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards (1990 TV Special)

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Writers: Buz Kohan, Gary Smith | Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Paula Abdul, Louisa Abernathy, Kirstie Alley, Mitchell Anderson

43. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

44. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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62 Metascore

Neo military lawyer Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder; they contend they were acting under orders.

Writer: Aaron Sorkin | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

45. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

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Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Writers: Robert Towne, Darryl Ponicsan | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

46. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)

30 min | Western

7.6
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An old former Army scout and his grandson search the west for the man's son, a gunfighter on the run.

Creators: Richard Carr, Aaron Spelling | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Chuck Horne

47. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Writer: Alex Stapleton | Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

48. Making 'The Shining' (1980 TV Short)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining (1980).

Director: Vivian Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Stanley Kubrick, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

49. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn (2005 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of the making of the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Robert Wuhl, Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Peter Guber

50. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (2001 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

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Writer: Bob Gazzale | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, James Brolin