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1. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

2. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives for ever.

Writers: William Nicholson, Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer, Victor Hugo | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

3. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

4. Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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59 Metascore

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a time rift they created.

Writers: Jay Ward, Craig Wright, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael McCullers | Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann

5. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

6. Tombstone (1993)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

Writer: Kevin Jarre | Directors: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin Jarre | Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton

7. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Writers: Michael Ondaatje, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

8. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

9. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

6.6
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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Creator: Beth Sullivan | Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen, Shawn Toovey

10. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

11. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

12. Wyatt Earp (1994)

PG-13 | 191 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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47 Metascore

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Writers: Dan Gordon, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman, David Andrews

13. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

R | 171 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives.

Writers: Milan Kundera, Jean-Claude Carrière, Philip Kaufman | Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint

14. The Man from Earth (2007)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he never ages and has walked the earth for 14,000 years.

Writer: Jerome Bixby | Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

15. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Writers: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

16. The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

R | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Writers: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara, Alberto Granado, Jose Rivera | Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mercedes Morán, Jean Pierre Noher

17. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young man leaves Ireland with his landlord's daughter after some trouble with her father, and they dream of owning land at the big give-away in Oklahoma ca. 1893. When they get to the new... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Dolman, Ron Howard | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

18. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Writers: Piers Paul Read, John Patrick Shanley | Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

19. Bright Star (2009)

PG | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

The three-year romance between 19th-century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne near the end of his life.

Writers: Jane Campion, Andrew Motion | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox

20. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

21. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

22. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

23. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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16 Metascore

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized ... See full summary »

Writer: Eddie Murphy | Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

24. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Writers: Frederick Forsyth, Kenneth Ross | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

25. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years post World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty has been.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

26. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Writers: Shawn Slovo, Louis de Bernières | Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

27. Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.2
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who is willing to do anything to become Valedictorian, even if it means murdering the teacher that stands in her way.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor

28. An American Haunting (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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38 Metascore

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Writers: Brent Monahan, Courtney Solomon | Director: Courtney Solomon | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James D'Arcy

29. Titanic (2012 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 190 min | Drama

6.0
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The world's largest ship, the Titanic, meets with disaster when it strikes an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

Stars: Peter McDonald, Steven Waddington, Glen Blackhall, Ruth Bradley

30. United (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.4
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United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League and the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the ... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Chibnall | Director: James Strong | Stars: Dean Andrews, Kate Ashfield, Natalie Burt, David Calder

31. Swing Kids (1993)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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39 Metascore

The story of a close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany who listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing and fun leads to more difficult choices as the Nazis begin ... See full summary »

Writer: Jonathan Marc Feldman | Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley, Barbara Hershey

32. Little Dorrit (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, Romance

8.4
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Emma Pierson

33. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller | Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

34. Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998 Video)

72 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

4.9
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Pocahontas sets off on a journey to England with Meeko, Flit, and Percy. Hearing rumors of John Smith's death, Pocahontas tries to prevent war and battle.

Writers: Allen Estrin, Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler | Directors: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond | Stars: Irene Bedard, Donal Gibson, Jim Cummings, Finola Hughes

35. The House of the Spirits (1993)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... See full summary »

Writers: Isabel Allende, Bille August | Director: Bille August | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Maria Conchita Alonso, António Assunção

36. Amelia (2009)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.8
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37 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Writers: Ronald Bass, Anna Hamilton Phelan, Susan Butler, Mary S. Lovell | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

37. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

38. Silk (2007)

R | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.

Writers: Alessandro Baricco, François Girard, Michael Golding | Director: François Girard | Stars: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Kôji Yakusho, Sei Ashina

39. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

40. Valmont (1989)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. The lover, Valmont, bets that he can seduce her, even though she is an... See full summary »

Writers: Choderlos de Laclos, Jean-Claude Carrière, Milos Forman | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

41. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Writers: Milos Forman, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

42. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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An American showgirl gets entangled in political intrigue after the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Writer: Terence Rattigan | Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

43. American Dreams (2002–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Set to the soundtrack of the '60s, a Philadelphia family moves toward the cultural upheaval in the years ahead. The Pryors' teen daughter Meg tries to shed her "good girl" image by hanging ... See full summary »

Creator: Jonathan Prince | Stars: Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow, Will Estes

44. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Writers: Steve James, Eugene Corr | Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

45. Henry VIII (2003 TV Movie)

193 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Two-part TV series documenting the stormy 38-year reign of King Henry VIII.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Joss Ackland, Sid Mitchell, Charles Dance

46. Mobsters (1991)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime. As their crime empire expands, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Mahern, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Michael Karbelnikoff | Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco

47. Quo Vadis (1951)

TV-PG | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A fierce Roman general becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emporer Nero.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, S.N. Behrman, Sonya Levien, Henryk Sienkiewicz | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

48. Blue Sky (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side... See full summary »

Writers: Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Carrie Snodgress

49. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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50 Metascore

A film based on the story of legendary union figure Jimmy Hoffa.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

50. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

7.0
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Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Edward Watkin, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald