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

90 min | Documentary

9.5
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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

Votes: 366

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

Drama, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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Stars: John Conte, Conrad Janis, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 13

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

8.9
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 72

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

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 712,050 | Gross: $112.00M

5. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A hospitalized doctor learns that his wife is pregnant, and searches to find someone to take over his practice.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 15

6. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 919,074 | Gross: $132.37M

7. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,426

8. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 195

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

30 min | Drama

8.5
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Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Stephen McNally, Tenen Holtz, Lewis Martin

Votes: 17

10. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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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.

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

Votes: 645,488

11. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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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: 55

12. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: A Patient Lost (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Kildare catches a patient/doctor snooping on the interns and incurs the wrath of Dr. Carl Noyes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

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

Comedy

8.4
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Stars: Paul Kaye, Kriss Akabusi, Giorgio Armani, Baz Bamigboye

Votes: 7

14. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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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.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 8,785

15. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

8.3
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Philip Ahn

Votes: 91

16. Tinseltown TV (2002– )

60 min | Music, News

8.3
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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

Votes: 887

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

120 min | Documentary

8.3
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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

Votes: 106

18. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Out of a Concrete Tower (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.3
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The animosity between Dr. Noyes and Dr. Orloff reaches a boiling point after Yvonne's overdose. Conclusion of five-part story.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 14

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

228 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Arliss, Carroll Baker, John Barrymore

Votes: 186

20. 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.

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

Votes: 450,074 | Gross: $18.35M

21. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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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.

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

Votes: 226,807

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

TV-14 | 210 min | Comedy

8.2
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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,718

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

30 min | Western

8.2
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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 »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mari Aldon, Morris Ankrum, John Archer

Votes: 13

24. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 34,364

25. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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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

Votes: 301

26. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 465

27. Very Important Pennis (1995– )

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Dennis Is Back And This Time Its Not Just England Now The Whole World Is In Trouble As Dennis Travels Around The World Interviewing More Celebrities Than Ever Before And Even Touring The BBC Televison Centre

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

Votes: 121

28. One Voice (1986 TV Special)

68 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Barbra Streisand preformed some of her favorite songs and changes the world with one voice.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jim Cox, Michael Fisher, Barry Gibb

Votes: 178

29. Elephant's Child (1986 TV Movie)

27 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.1
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That's the story of the Elephant's Child, who at the time has only a small nose and gets spanked by all his dear family because of his insatiable curiosity.

Director: Mark Sottnick | Star: Jack Nicholson

Votes: 78

30. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Taste of Crow (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.1
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Kildare thinks he's finally diagnosed a dancer's mysterious malady but must persuade her to re-enter Blair Hospital for tests to prove his diagnosis.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 14

31. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.0
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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 »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 176

32. 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, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 8,646

33. Wings Over the World (1979 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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Stars: Howie Casey, Tony Dorsey, Joe English, Steve Howard Jr.

Votes: 29

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

Western

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 24

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

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Patrick McGilligan, Martin Landau, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 58

36. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.9
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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.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

Votes: 268

37. Sea Hunt (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Adventure

7.9
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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 »

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Ken Drake, Courtney Brown, Jan Harrison

Votes: 723

38. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,184

39. 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.

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

Votes: 216

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

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 33

41. As Good as It Gets (1997)

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

7.7
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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 assaulted in a robbery.

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

Votes: 231,053 | Gross: $147.64M

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

30 min | Western

7.7
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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.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Jason Evers, Chuck Horne

Votes: 287

43. The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993 TV Special)

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Directors: Ken Shapiro, Gene Weed | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Nielsen, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander

Votes: 15

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

Documentary, Music

7.7
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Stars: Barbra Streisand, Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, James Brolin

Votes: 139

45. Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A look at 'Jack Nicholson''s iconic performance as The Joker in the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Tim Burton, Graham Churchyard, Nick Dudman, Tom Mankiewicz

Votes: 45

46. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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69 Metascore

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

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 279,160 | Gross: $251.19M

47. 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.

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

Votes: 188,717 | Gross: $141.34M

48. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 16,896

49. Professione: reporter (1975)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

Votes: 15,617 | Gross: $0.62M

50. 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, Vivian Kubrick, Terry Needham, Stanley Kubrick

Votes: 1,679