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1. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

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

Votes: 103

2. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the master of suspense and mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 2,624

3. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Billy Wilder: The Human Comedy (1998)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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A profile of writer-director Billy Wilder.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: I.A.L. Diamond, William Friedkin, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine

Votes: 57

4. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

Votes: 23,955

5. The Sound of Hitchcock (2008 Video)

23 min | Documentary

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The cry of gulls. The ticking of a clock. The clatter of a shower curtain, torn from its rod. In this workshop-like documentary, Academy Award-winning sound designers invite you to join ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: William Friedkin, Mark Goldblatt, Bill Pankow, Gary Rydstrom

Votes: 10

6. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates.

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

Votes: 453

7. The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'The Exorcist' (1998 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

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The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.

Stars: Mark Kermode, Ellen Burstyn, William O'Malley, William Friedkin

Votes: 380

8. Durch die Nacht mit... (2002– )

Documentary

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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Fatih Akin

Votes: 156

9. Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Mick Garris, Rick Baker, Roger Corman, Frank Darabont

Votes: 27

10. Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Alfred Hitchcock often referred to his style of film making as "pure cinema" - using camera movement, editing, music and sound to tell stories that would be impossible in any other medium. ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, William Friedkin

Votes: 16

11. The Making of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (2013 Video)

68 min | Documentary

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Craig Barron, Robert A. Baum Jr., Ben Burtt, Peter Deming

Votes: 8

12. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 292,849 | Gross: $204.57M

13. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 15,928

14. Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)

140 min | Documentary

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Interview with the director of "M" & "Metropolis"

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, Fritz Lang

Votes: 192

15. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 TV Movie)

245 min | Documentary, Horror

7.9
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A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Kacey Ainsworth, Patrick Allen, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 157

16. Putting It Together: The Making of the Broadway Album (1985 Video)

40 min | Short, Music

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Behind-the-scenes look of Barbra Streisand taping an album of Broadway tunes.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, David Geffen, Sydney Pollack, Stephen Sondheim

Votes: 46

17. The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Lawrence, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 60

18. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 85,242

19. 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.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 6,488

20. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

Votes: 10,731

21. Intimate Portrait (1993– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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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: 157

22. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, History

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The American Film Institute reviews some of the most memorable, evocative and influential dialogue in motion picture history.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Elayne Boosler, James Brolin, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal

Votes: 192

23. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

24. Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of (2012)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Ben Burtt, Caleb Deschanel, William Friedkin

Votes: 8

25. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 68,152

26. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 10,276

27. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 2,945

28. Bravo Profiles (1994– )

Documentary, Biography

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Bravo network TV series that profiles creative artists in many fields.

Stars: Tony Roberts, Michael Musto, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt

Votes: 16

29. Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Michael Arick | Stars: William Friedkin, William Petersen, John Pankow, Bud S. Smith

Votes: 40

30. North by Northwest: One for the Ages (2009 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Francis Lawrence, Guillermo del Toro, Christopher McQuarrie

Votes: 26

31. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999)

59 min | Documentary

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Second episode of a two-part profile on the life and films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Denis Lawson, Dan Auiler, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert F. Boyle

Votes: 6

32. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,224 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Miller's Tale (2011)

Documentary, Biography

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Miller's Tale is a personal journey into the life of playwright and actor Jason Miller and his relationship with his hometown, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Best known for his performance as ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Ferris | Stars: Bruce Dern, William Friedkin, Stacy Keach, Jason Miller

Votes: 12

34. The Painter's Voice (2007 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

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Paintings conservators at the Getty Center reveal details of their craft as they restore two large paintings by French master Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Mark Leonard, Tiarna Doherty

Votes: 9

35. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Bob Hope, Patty Duke, Rich Little

Votes: 15

36. Casablanca: An Unlikely Classic (2012 Video)

35 min | Documentary

7.6
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The behind the scenes story of how "Casablanca" became an American film classic.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Don Davis, Caleb Deschanel, William Friedkin

Votes: 7

37. Time-Life Specials: The March of Time (1965–1966)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: William Conrad, Henry Fonda

Votes: 6

38. Shadows of Suspense (2006 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Stars: Drew Casper, Phil Cousineau, Caleb Deschanel, Paul Duncan

Votes: 50

39. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: Off Season (1965)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A trigger happy ex-cop gets a job as an unarmed deputy, but still has some very violent tendencies.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Gavin, Richard Jaeckel, Tom Drake

Votes: 91

40. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 148

41. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005 Video)

53 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: James Cromwell, William Friedkin, Steve Jones, Steve Haberman

Votes: 202

42. The Horror Hall of Fame (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary, Horror

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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 72

43. The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't (2008 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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On the 35th anniversary of the release of the landmark film "The Godfather," (March 15, 1972) we look back at the time and place of the film's conception and shooting. Forces in the film ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Aubry | Stars: Walter Murch, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Peter Bart

Votes: 52

44. Just the Facts (2004 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary

7.4
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About information on people in Hollywood not just actors but directors and producers and other Hollywood people and their life and work.

Director: Torrie Rosenzweig | Stars: Gordon Clapp, James Ellroy, Frank Jones, John F. Egan

Votes: 8

45. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Cockroaches (2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Two dead bodies lead CSI to an old-school mobster who runs a strip club. Meanwhile, divorce proceedings and prescription drug addictions cause Warrick's life to begin spinning out of control.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 492

46. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 21,808 | Gross: $0.97M

47. The 100 Greatest Films (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A countdown of the 100 greatest films, as voted by the British public via the Channel 4 website.

Directors: Matthew Cole, Simon Toyne | Stars: Graham Norton, Alessandro Alessandroni, Richard Attenborough, John Badham

Votes: 6

48. Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

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A look at the life and work of legendary film producer Richard D. Zanuck.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Richard D. Zanuck, Darryl F. Zanuck, Virginia Fox, Lawrence Gordon

Votes: 88

49. Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: George Lucas, Caleb Deschanel, Dennis Muren, Ben Burtt

Votes: 117

50. Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' (2007 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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In this documentary, we follow Stanely Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Bernard Williams, Paul Duncan, John Baxter

Votes: 102