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1. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 287,388 | Gross: $101.07M

2. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 70,285

3. The Age of Innocence (1934)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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An engaged attorney and a divorcee fall for each other in 1870s Manhattan.

Director: Philip Moeller | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley

Votes: 266

4. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 7,812

5. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 4,289 | Gross: $25.60M

6. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 10,765

7. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

Directors: John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

Votes: 5,931

8. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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An animated adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow".

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

Votes: 9,616

9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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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.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,967

10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1980 TV Movie)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Angered that Katrina has grown fond of schoolmaster Crane, Brom Bones determines to scare off the interloper by filling his head with spooky tales of a Headless Horseman. Crane disparages ... See full summary »

Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Paul Sand, Meg Foster, Laura Campbell

Votes: 497

11. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999 TV Movie)

105 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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Ichabod Crane, a Yankee wanderer, arrives in Sleepy Hollow and becomes the new schoolmaster. He meets Katrina Van Tassel, and blissfully fantasizes about how can marry her, ultimately, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Gang | Stars: Brent Carver, Rachelle Lefevre, Vlasta Vrana, Kathleen Fee

Votes: 708

12. Alice Adams (1935)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 3,060

13. The Hollow (2004 Video)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.5
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Restless spirits stir this Hollow's Eve, beckoning Ian Cranston, the last blood relative of Ichabod Crane, back to Sleepy Hollow. Thundering hooves unleash a wave of bone-chilling screams ... See full summary »

Director: Kyle Newman | Stars: Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Ben Scott

Votes: 1,815

14. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

Approved | 131 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 864

15. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)

Approved | 34 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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In a small town, a brewing romantic rivalry with a local tough and a school-teacher culminates in a terrifying ride in the night.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Pinto Colvig, The Rhythmaires

Votes: 3,105

16. Babbitt (1934)

74 min | Drama

6.2
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Middle aged George F. Babbitt is a leading citizen in the town of Zenith, the fastest growing community in America according to its town sign. George is a large part of that growth as a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Claire Dodd, Maxine Doyle

Votes: 196

17. Sleepy Hollow High (2000)

81 min | Horror, Mystery

3.8
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5 teenagers are forced to clean up the woods of Sleepy Hollow, but one by one they are decapitated by a man with a jack-o-lantern mask and a sword, but who could it be?

Directors: Chris Arth, Kevin Summerfield | Stars: Meagan Lopez, Ruben Brown, Antonio Benedict, Wendy Donigian

Votes: 228

18. The Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 47 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.6
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It's Halloween and friends Nick and Kate are on a mission to find the biggest pumpkin in the patch. Unfortunately, the pumpkin they choose is haunted by the ghost of the Headless Horseman, and he wants his head back.

Director: Vong Zeven | Stars: Joanna Ruiz, Jules de Jongh, Eric Meyers, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 44

19. Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White is a series of three feature length films telling the story of modern Southern Literature, one of the major cultural achievements of our time.

Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler | Stars: Cynthia Burke, Pat Conroy, Rita Dove, Barbara Edwards

Votes: 8

20. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)

Documentary

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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.

Director: Gustave Reininger | Stars: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 20

21. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

22. Washington Irving: An American Original (2020)

Documentary | Pre-production

Washington Irving was the first true American-born celebrity of literary fame. His contributions to both short fiction and biography were unparalleled by his contemporaries. After creating ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Tooma | Stars: Shaheed K. Woods, Brian Jay Jones, David Hunscher

23. Farther Along: The World of Donald Harington, Part 2 (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

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What happens when a sprightly divorcée school teacher writes a fan letter to a lonely, depressed novelist who hasn't been published in years? Will the writer's improbable new muse somehow ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Walter | Stars: Donald Harington, Kim Harington, Brian Walter

24. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)
Episode: Head Over Heels (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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The Headless Horseman from the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is haunting Melinda and when the legendary book mysteriously shows up at Aiden's school Melinda becomes worried for Aiden's safety.

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy

Votes: 90

25. The Funky Phantom (1971– )
Episode: The Headless Horseman (1971)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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When the Looney Duney gets a flat tire in Sleepy Hollow, the gang must walk to town while avoiding the Headless Horseman.

26. The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (1976–1978)
Episode: The Headless Horseman of Halloween (1976)

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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In Sleepy Hollow, the gang investigates the legendary Headless Horseman when he shows up at a Halloween costume party at Crane Manor.

Director: Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Daws Butler, Janet Waldo

Votes: 62

27. Charmed (1998–2006)
Episode: The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell (2004)

TV-PG | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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The Charmed Ones learn about Magic School and have to determine which magical student has summoned the Headless Horseman who is beheading teachers.

Director: Jon Paré | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause

Votes: 310

28. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)
Episode: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1985)

Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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Director: Edd Griles | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 27

29. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Midnight Ride (1994)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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Ian Matthews arrives in the legendary town of Sleepy Hollow where he meets a new girlfriend, the tough guy and the notorious Headless horseman

Director: D.J. MacHale | Stars: Tighe Swanson, Rachel Wilson, François Gauthier, Arthur Holden

Votes: 186