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1. The Recordist (2007)

23 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a ... See full summary »

Writer: Zal Batmanglij | Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Annie O'Donnell, Dwight Bacquie, Kandice Stroh

2. Marrying God (2006)

19 min | Short, Drama

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In a seedy Hollywood motel where her mother works as a maid, a little girl must find the courage to confront the harsh reality of life when she discovers that nothing is quite what it seems... See full summary »

Writer: Sage Wells | Director: Duke Johnson | Stars: Ashlyn Sanchez, Alexa PenaVega, Diana Franco, Jesse Garcia

3. 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.

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

4. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

5. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001 TV Special)

Documentary

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A look at the 100 most thrilling films in over 100 years of American cinema.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Anne Archer, Linda Blair, Ernest Borgnine, Sandra Bullock

6. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)

138 min | Documentary

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The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

Writers: Marty Farrell, Fred A. Rappoport, Gary Smith | Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

7. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

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This special is a recounting of the top 100 movies of all time, updated from the list of 10 years ago aired in the first AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges

8. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Apted, Sean Astin, Angela Bassett

9. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary

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On March 7, 1979, Alfred Hitchcock becomes the seventh recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievment Award. Hostess Ingrid Bergman introduces an array of actors and writers and... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Judith Anderson, Ned Beatty, Ingrid Bergman, Mel Brooks

10. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999 TV Special)

135 min | Documentary

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The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.

Writers: Marty Farrell, Richard Schickel | Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Kevin Bacon, Alec Baldwin, Drew Barrymore

11. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Lucas (2005 TV Special)

TV-PG | 120 min | Biography

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The American Film Institute awards George Lucas with their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Melissa Disney, Warren Beatty, Tom Brink, James Cameron

12. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary

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A look at one hundred years of romance in American cinema.

Writer: Bob Gazzale | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Candice Bergen, Honor Blackman, Peter Bogdanovich

13. AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008 TV Movie)

132 min

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AFI'S 10 TOP 10, a new chapter in AFIs Award-winning AFI's 100 Years... series, counts down the 10 greatest films from 10 classic American film genres... See full synopsis »

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Jessica Alba, Tim Allen, Sean Astin, Edward Burns

14. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Music

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The top 100 songs of the past 100 years chosen by the American Film Institute are presented by host-actor John Travolta.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: John Travolta, Clay Aiken, Debbie Allen, Julie Andrews

15. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000 TV Special)

Documentary

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Writers: Richard Schickel, Marty Farrell | Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Tim Allen, Milton Berle, James L. Brooks, Mel Brooks

16. The Mexican Dream (2003)

28 min | Short, Comedy

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The Mexican Dream, is a Tragic comedy about the longings and delusions that lure so many illegal immigrants to this country. It's a fractured story about a naive, impulsive, but above all ... See full summary »

Writer: Gustavo Hernández Pérez | Director: Gustavo Hernández Pérez | Stars: Jesus Perez, Martin Morales, Jeff LeBeau, Leonard Rodriguez

17. Sweetiecakes (2001)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

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A baker tries to get her Husband and Lover to get along.

Writer: Geretta Geretta | Director: Geretta Geretta | Stars: Stephanie Berger, Urs Althaus, Schugi Schoch, Stella Bieri

18. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty (2008 TV Special)

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Writer: Jon Macks | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Halle Berry, Dyan Cannon

19. Santa Croce (2007)

23 min | Short, Drama

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The remains of a small town girl's dissipated faith are put to the ultimate test when a Virgin Mary statue begins bleeding from the eyes in Santa Croce, California.

Writer: Gavin Heffernan | Director: Gavin Heffernan | Stars: Abby Eiland, Bradley Fisher, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Suzanne Ford

20. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg (1996 TV Special)

Documentary

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A biography of producer/director Steven Spielberg, showing clips from many of his films and interviews with actors and crew members he has worked with.

Writers: Robert Shrum, George Stevens Jr. | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Tom Hanks, Jim Carrey, Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern

21. Henry and Marvin (2001)

22 min | Short, Drama, Comedy

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Henry, one of seven clients living in a large group home, finds himself with a new room mate. His name is Marvin. Henry manipulates Marvin with positive reinforcement techniques used by the... See full summary »

Writer: Adam Rehmeier | Director: Adam Rehmeier | Stars: Gregg Gilmore, Brian Beljanski, Jenn Mahoney, David Goldman

22. 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

23. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck (1989 TV Special)

Comedy

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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn

24. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: In Search of (1998 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

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Episode 4 of 10-part controversial series profiling the "hundred greatest movies" chosen by the American Film Institute in 1998. Companion piece to three-hour CBS special, this series ... See full summary »

Writer: Gregory Orr | Director: Gregory Orr | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlton Heston, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg

25. My Backyard Was a Mountain (2005)

24 min | Short, Drama, Family

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Ten-year-old Adan lives a carefree life in the rural town of Palmarejo, Puerto Rico, in the late 1950's, surrounded by his friends, his caring mother, Lilliam, and his beloved pet goat, ... See full summary »

Writer: Adam Schlachter | Director: Adam Schlachter | Stars: Andrew Aguilar, Wendeline Beltran, Marlon Correa, Jorden Davis

26. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973 TV Special)

75 min | Documentary

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Shortly before his death in 1973, John Ford was given is first ever Lifetime Achievement Award by the AFI while friends and co-workers shared reminiscences.

Stars: John Ford, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Clint Eastwood

27. Envying Alice (2004)

113 min | Drama

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Envying Alice follows four, twenty-something friends in their search for acceptance, happiness and fulfillment with love and life. Filled with comedic highs and dramatic lows, Envying Alice... See full summary »

Writer: Colby Hanik | Directors: Aaron Covich, Colby Hanik | Stars: Jeremy Curran, Jessica May, Jake Metiva, Jenny Joy

28. AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (2011– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Steven Spielberg, John Williams, David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg

29. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986 TV Special)

Documentary

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Legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder becomes the 14th recipient of The American Film Institute Life Achievement Award as clips from a number of his classic films are unreeled: "The Major and ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeffrey Lane, George Stevens Jr. | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Billy Wilder, Don Ameche, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett

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

120 min | Documentary

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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

31. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas (1991 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Lauren Bacall, Dana Carvey, Tom Cruise, Danny DeVito

32. American Film Institute Comedy Special (1987 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family

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Writers: Delle Chatman, Migdia Chinea, Richard Day, Leslie Fuller, Michael Sardo | Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Beverly Archer, Kaye Ballard, Jason Bateman, Orson Bean

33. But Seriously, Folks (2006)

25 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Shelly edits sitcom laugh tracks for a living, but while at work she daydreams of sharing her life's frustrations on a comedy stage. There she explains to a strange audience that she is the... See full summary »

Writer: Shannon Corder | Director: Michelle Opitz | Stars: Bonnie Brennan, Jeanette Dudley, Poppy Davis, Tawni Leigh Curtis

34. Caution to the Wind (2004)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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A teen prostitute struggles with the daily abuse that makes up the city streets of L.A.

Writers: Jamal Northington, Adam Schlachter | Director: Adam Schlachter | Stars: Scott Casperson, Enoch Cook, Ani Delara, Cheryl Francis Harrington

35. Palmarejo (2004)

Not rated | 20 min | Short, Drama, Family

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A Puerto Rican boy has two days to find a new home for his pet goat.

Writer: Adam Schlachter | Director: Adam Schlachter | Stars: Andrew Aguilar, Mark Aguirre, Sophia Cifuentes, Doralicia

36. Tumbling After (1997)

Drama, Romance, Short

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He's had it with her manipulative games and mistrust. She's had it with his mood swings and refusal to even try to communicate. Love doesn't always conquer all. So you break up...but then ... See full summary »

Writer: Jesse Wolfe | Director: Jesse Wolfe | Stars: Stacy Edwards, Jesse Wolfe