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1. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

27 min | Comedy

8.6
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 5,534

2. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)
Episode: The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996)

Comedy

8.5
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Mr. Show presents Jeepers Creepers - Semi Star: The Musical (aka The Biggest Failure In Broadway History), David takes a look at the friendlier side of the KKK, and Mr. Show presents the American Ad Awards.

Writers: David Cross, Jay Johnston, Bill Odenkirk, Bob Odenkirk, Dino Stamatopoulos, Paul F. Tompkins | Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt | Stars: David Cross, John Ennis, Tom Kenny, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 60

3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 4,974

4. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Writers: Andrew Solt, Edmund H. North, Dorothy B. Hughes | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 14,501

5. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)

30 min

8.0
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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jan Chaney, Henry Daniell, Christopher Dark

Votes: 57

6. James Dean: The First American Teenager (1975 TV Movie)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Explores the myth and the man behind it.

Director: Ray Connolly | Stars: James Dean, Stacy Keach, Carroll Baker, Leslie Caron

Votes: 83

7. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Writers: Stewart Stern, Irving Shulman, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 56,539

8. America Revisited (1971 TV Mini-Series)

147 min

7.8
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Stars: Spiro Agnew, Lester Maddox, Nicholas Ray, Bobby Seale

Votes: 11

9. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: High Green Wall (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Thomas Gomez, Maurice Marsac, Marshall Bradford

Votes: 12

10. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A strong willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob, when she helps a wounded gang member.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Roy Chanslor | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 9,918

11. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Writers: Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Burton Roueche | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 4,151

12. They Live by Night (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Writers: Charles Schnee, Nicholas Ray, Edward Anderson | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 3,822

13. The Lusty Men (1952)

113 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.6
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When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud returns to his hometown after many years of absence. He signs on as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch... See full summary »

Writers: David Dortort, Horace McCoy, Claude Stanush | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 1,369

14. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 24,302

15. The American Friend (1977)

125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Writers: Patricia Highsmith, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 7,496

16. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden,... See full summary »

Writers: A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray, Gerald Butler | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

Votes: 3,647

17. I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1975)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writers: James C. Gutman, David Helpern, Myron Meisel | Director: David Helpern | Stars: Natalie Wood, John Houseman, François Truffaut, Nicholas Ray

Votes: 32

18. The Savage Innocents (1960)

110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

Writers: Hans Ruesch, Franco Solinas, Baccio Bandini, Nicholas Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yôko Tani, Carlo Giustini, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 1,059

19. Party Girl (1958)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Lawyer Thomas Farrell has made a career defending crooks in trials. He has never realized that there is a downside to his success, until he meets the dancer Vicki Gayle. She makes him ... See full summary »

Writers: George Wells, Leo Katcher | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Votes: 1,621

20. Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 276

21. Sorry, Wrong Number (1946 TV Short)

30 min | Drama, Short, Thriller

7.2
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Writer: Lucille Fletcher | Directors: Frances Buss, John Houseman | Stars: Mildred Natwick, G. Swayne Gordon, Esther Somers, Gilbert Mack

Votes: 10

22. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 4,192

23. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

7.0
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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Writers: René Hardy, Nicholas Ray, Gavin Lambert, Paul Gallico | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,066

24. Knock on Any Door (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Taradash, John Monks Jr., Willard Motley | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,081

25. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Writer: Budd Schulberg | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 541

26. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China U.S.Army Major Matt Lewis aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Writers: Robert Hamer, Philip Yordan, Bernard Gordon | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 4,050

27. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things... See full summary »

Writers: William Wister Haines, W.R. Burnett, Bartlett Cormack | Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 1,620

28. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 38

29. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1956–1959)
Episode: High Green Wall (1959)

30 min

6.8
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Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Evelyn Waugh | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 5

30. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stanley Rubin, Robert Creighton Williams | Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 1,775

31. Lightning Over Water (1980)

91 min | Documentary, Drama

6.7
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Director 'Nicholas Ray' is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film _Hammett (1983)_ in Hollywood, but flies to New York ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | Stars: Gerry Bamman, Ronee Blakley, Pierre Cottrell, Stefan Czapsky

Votes: 876

32. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis. The only one who sees through her facade is Nick, a rugged writer who loves ... See full summary »

Writers: Edith R. Sommer, Charles Schnee, Robert Soderberg, George Oppenheimer, Anne Parrish | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,210

33. Run for Cover (1955)

93 min | Western

6.6
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Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Writers: Winston Miller, Harriet Frank Jr., Irving Ravetch | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 665

34. Marco (1978)

Short

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Director: Nicholas Ray

Votes: 7

35. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War, Action

6.4
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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Writers: James Edward Grant, Kenneth Gamet | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Votes: 3,098

36. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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The last eighteen years in the life of Jesse James, showing his home life in Missouri, his experiences with Quantrill's raiders, his career of banditry with his brother Frank and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Newman, Nunnally Johnson | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 739

37. Circus World (1964)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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In the early years of the 20th century, Matt Masters takes his rambling Wild West Show to Europe. His decision is prompted by his desire to find Lili Alfredo, who disappeared fourteen years... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Julian Zimet, James Edward Grant, Bernard Gordon, Nicholas Ray, Philip Yordan | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 1,491

38. Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

6.2
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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.

Writers: Chester Erskine, Ken Englund, George Bernard Shaw | Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton

Votes: 473

39. A Woman's Secret (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.1
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Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Vicki Baum | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams

Votes: 788

40. Tuesday in November (1945)

16 min | Short

6.1
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Director: John Berry

Votes: 18

41. Hot Blood (1956)

85 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Writers: Jean Evans, Jesse Lasky Jr. | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 293

42. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan, Lee Marvin

Votes: 170

43. We Can't Go Home Again (1973)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

5.8
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The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of filmmaking as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Farrell, Nicholas Ray, Susan Ray | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Bock, Tom Farrell, Danny Fisher, Jill Gannon

Votes: 237

44. The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

5.8
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Writers: Jack Andrews, Leonard Praskins, Scott Darling, John W. Vandercook | Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Dunn, Sheila Ryan, Edward Ryan, Jackie Paley

Votes: 22

45. Roseanna McCoy (1949)

100 min | Drama

5.7
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Writers: John Collier, Alberta Hannum | Directors: Irving Reis, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford, Raymond Massey

Votes: 149

46. Wet Dreams (1974)

89 min | Drama

5.4
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Experimental anthology film consisting of nine segments - Contrasts, The Janitor, The Plumber, Another Wet Dream, The Happy Necrophiliacs, On a Sunday Afternoon, A Face, Politfuck, Flames - all focused on 70s sex, love and politics.

Writers: Art Epstein, Max Fischer, Heinz Freitag, Jim Haynes | Directors: Lasse Braun, Max Fischer, Oscar Gigard, Hans Kanters, Geert Koolman, Lee Kraft, Dusan Makavejev, Nicholas Ray, Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Heathcote Williams | Stars: Melvin Miracle, Jerry Abnes, Barbara, M.J. Bouwmeester

Votes: 76

47. Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.

Writers: Tim Ryan, Edmond Kelso | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Gale Storm, Phil Regan, Moe Howard, Larry Fine

Votes: 218

48. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Watt | Directors: Tony Watt, Vivita, John Migliore | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 19

49. Peter Przygodda, Schnittmeister (1993)

50 min | Documentary

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Writer: Peter Goedel | Director: Peter Goedel | Stars: Hartmut Eichgrün, Bruno Ganz, Peter Handke, Reinhard Hauff

50. If I Needed Someone (2010)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Two friends, both overcome by loneliness and rejection are hit by reality in one excruciating night.

Writer: Greg Beck | Director: Greg Beck | Stars: Kevin Cruz, Gabrielle Davison, Adam Langhorne, Stephany Napier