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1. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 230,285

2. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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Three unemployed actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to replay their bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Writers: Steve Martin, Lorne Michaels, Randy Newman | Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 47,287

3. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

PG | 96 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynne Reid Banks, Melissa Mathison | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 19,159

4. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 6,697

5. Down in the Valley (2005)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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65 Metascore

Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.

Writer: David Jacobson | Director: David Jacobson | Stars: Edward Norton, Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Rory Culkin

Votes: 16,084

6. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Russell, Mardik Martin, Brad Steiger, Chaw Mank | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 949

7. The Last Movie (1971)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.1
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A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local ... See full summary »

Writers: Dennis Hopper, Stewart Stern | Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar, John Alderman

Votes: 835

8. The Errand Boy (1961)

92 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond | Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson

Votes: 1,245

9. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Writers: Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,709

10. Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys (1992)

80 min | Documentary

8.3
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Thys Ockersen enjoyed in his childhood in the fifties with his friends the Roy Rogers pictures in the local cinema. Many years later he starts his search for the old singing cowboy and his ... See full summary »

Writer: Thys Ockersen | Director: Thys Ockersen | Stars: Dale Evans, Terry Frost, Linda Hayes, Lash La Rue

Votes: 48

11. Behind the Screen (1916)

TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin

Votes: 1,423

12. 800 Bullets (2002)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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51 Metascore

Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt ... See full summary »

Writers: Jorge Guerricaechevarría, Álex de la Iglesia | Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Sancho Gracia, Ángel de Andrés López, Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela

Votes: 3,121

13. The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw (2008 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Explores the true story of the notorious Jesse James, how the myth developed during his lifetime, and how the legends have persisted over 100 years after his death at the hands of his former friend, Robert Ford.

Writer: Skip Robinson | Stars: Casey Affleck, Andrew Dominik, Ralph Ganis, Ron Hansen

Votes: 40

14. Day of the Gun (2013)

128 min | Western

6.1
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An ambitious widow vows "There will be hell to pay" when a prominent Montana rancher puts up a barbed wire fence between their properties.

Writer: Wayne Shipley | Director: Wayne Shipley | Stars: Eric Roberts, Raw Leiba, LaDon Hart Hall, Jim Osborn

Votes: 21

15. I'm Losing My Temper (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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Pierre Durois is a bumbling school teacher with an eye for the older female students; his father is a reputable surgeon who is running for Mayor. There's a film shooting crew in town and ... See full summary »

Writers: Michel Fabre, Pierre Richard, Claude Zidi | Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Pierre Richard, Jane Birkin, Claude Piéplu, Jean Martin

Votes: 683

16. Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven's Gate, the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.

Writers: Steven Bach, Michael Epstein | Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Steven Bach, Hal Ashby, Sandy Berke Jordan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 265

17. Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.6
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The life and times of actor Steve McQueen, on the 75th anniversary of his birth

Writer: Mimi Freedman | Director: Mimi Freedman | Stars: Steve McQueen, Robert Culp, Neile Adams, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 241

18. How the West Was Lost (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

7.4
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Rich Hall looks at how the most quintessentially American film genre, the Western, came to be killed off.

Writer: Rich Hall | Director: Chris Cottam | Stars: Rich Hall, Karen Jones, Edward Buscombe, Ben Traywick

Votes: 80

19. Merton of the Movies (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.

Writers: Lou Breslow, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, George Wells, Harry Leon Wilson | Director: Robert Alton | Stars: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames

Votes: 219

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

TV-14 | Documentary

6.8
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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 | Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 220

21. Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly (1991 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Writers: Clyde Lucas, Bunky Young | Director: Clyde Lucas | Stars: Hank Worden, Frankie Avalon, Harry Carey Jr., Clint Eastwood

Votes: 8

22. Guns on the Clackamas: A Documentary (1995)

Comedy

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Writers: Bill Plympton, P.C. Vey | Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: John Bader, Janice Bangs, Graydon Beeks, Steven Blance

Votes: 35

23. The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage (1996)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Paul Seydor | Stars: Nick Redman, Walon Green, Newell Alexander, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 203

24. The Making of 'Tombstone' (2002 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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A Documentary covering the making of the 1993 Western 'Tombstone' featuring cast and crew

Stars: George P. Cosmatos, Kurt Russell, Wyatt Earp, Powers Boothe

Votes: 35

25. The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970)

42 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Crawford Jr. | Director: Robert Crawford Jr. | Stars: George Roy Hill, William Goldman, Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Votes: 196

26. Movie Mad (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.8
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Flip the Frog wants to be a movie actor, but a guard thwarts his attempts to sneak inside a movie studio.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 66

27. John Ford (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Writer: Lindsay Anderson | Director: Andrew Eaton | Stars: Lindsay Anderson, Harry Carey Jr., Charles B. Fitzsimons, Dan Ford

Votes: 58

28. A Turning of the Earth: John Ford, John Wayne and the Searchers (1998)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.1
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Documentary on the making of The Searchers (1956), starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford, with outtakes, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with many of the surviving cast and crew.

Writer: Nick Redman | Director: Nick Redman | Stars: Patrick Wayne, John Milius, Pippa Scott, Lana Wood

Votes: 129

29. The Making of 'High Noon' (1992 Video)

22 min | Short, Documentary

6.2
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A documentary about High Noon (1952).

Writer: Leonard Maltin | Stars: Leonard Maltin, Stanley Kramer, Fred Zinnemann, David Crosby

Votes: 63

30. The Making of 'The Birth of a Nation' (1998 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Writer: Russell Merritt | Director: Robert G. Beecher | Stars: David Shepard, Miriam Cooper, Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith

Votes: 37

31. Gene Autry: White Hat, Silver Screen (2007 TV Movie)

27 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.0
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The life and times of singing cowboy Gene Autry's remarkable career in the movies, recording studio and the business world is traced through interviews with friends, colleagues and film historians.

Writers: Jeff Hildebrandt, Rick Reid | Director: Rick Reid | Stars: Boyd Magers, Johnny Western, Philip Loy, Jeanne Cahill

Votes: 11

32. Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

6.6
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The behind-the-scenes story of the making of the classic Western.

Director: Louis Heaton | Stars: Bob Benecke, Maria Palacios de Erickson, Chazz Palminteri, John Carpenter

Votes: 125

33. The Wages of Sin (2003 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Writers: Sheldon Hall, Lancelot Narayan | Director: Lancelot Narayan | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Alex Cox, Christopher Frayling, Tonino Delli Colli

Votes: 106

34. That's Black Entertainment: Westerns (2002 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.6
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This documentary provides a look into the B westerns produced for African-American theatres in the 1930s and 1940s and their impact on westerns featuring African Americans in recent years.

Writer: Sean Whitley | Director: Walid Khaldi | Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Pearl Bowser, Ossie Davis, William Greaves

Votes: 8

35. Stunt Men (1960)

Animation, Short, Comedy

4.1
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Heckle and Jeckle are stuntmen who try to sabotage the screen tests of the studio's newest TV star, Flint Locke, an actor who does all his own stunts.

Writer: George Atkins | Director: Martin Taras | Star: Roy Halee

Votes: 7

36. Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000 TV Movie)

95 min | Documentary

6.6
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This documentary traces the history of the B-Western from it's silent movie origins to its demise in the early 1950s. The film contains a large number of scenes from early silents and ... See full summary »

Writers: William K. Everson, James MacEachern | Director: Robert J. Emery | Stars: Dave Mann, Wally Albright, Rex Allen, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson

Votes: 19

37. 100 Years of John Wayne (2007 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Writer: Jeff Hildebrandt | Stars: Jim Beaver, Ward Bond, David Dean Bottrell, Myles Cabot

Votes: 10

38. Hell Hath No Fury (1999 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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The making of the film "The Outlaw Josey Wales" featuring film footage, behind the scenes footage, and current interviews with the cast.

Writer: Wayne A. Brown | Director: Gary Finlan | Stars: John Milius, Sam Bottoms, Joel Cox, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 48

39. An Opera of Violence (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Part one of the making of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.

Director: Lancelot Narayan | Stars: Christopher Frayling, Tonino Delli Colli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Bernardo Bertolucci

Votes: 146

40. Something to Do with Death (2003 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Part three of the making of Sergio Leone's C'era una volta il West.

Writers: Sheldon Hall, Lancelot Narayan | Director: Lancelot Narayan | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Gabriele Ferzetti, Christopher Frayling, John Carpenter

Votes: 112

41. On Location with 'Robbery Under Arms' (1985 TV Mini-Series)

48 min | Documentary

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Made-for-television documentary about the making of the South Australian Film Corporation production of _Robbery Under Arms (1985) (TV)_.

42. Whiskey Trail (2006)

13 min | Short, Western

8.6
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William hires Sam as his part-time trail guide, but when Sam intimidates, bullies, then assaults William, he finally decides to stand up for himself.

Writer: Jay Pulk | Director: Jay Pulk | Stars: Dave Daniels, James Arthur Lewis

Votes: 11

43. Gene Autry: America's Cowboy (2000)

60 min | Documentary

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The film traces the life and times of the legendary Cowboy Gene Autry. Highlights include celebrity interviews, rare photographs, special film clips and great songs.

Writers: Kenneth R. Friedenreich, Steve Strout | Director: Robert A. Strout

44. The West That Never Was (1987 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Tribute to the cowboy as portrayed in American motion picture Westerns.

Writer: Tony Thomas | Director: Tony Thomas | Stars: Gene Autry, William Boyd, Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson

45. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: A Man for Elly (1964)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Granny tries to find the perfect man for Elly May.

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 20

46. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: Crumby Mummy/Stage Plight/Fort Fangenstein

Animation, Comedy, Family

A lightning bolt brings Prof. Weirdo's mummy to life. Goo Fee produces and directs a movie with Fearless Fly. Fangenstein and Abercrombie the zombie build a mummy corral.

Director: Hal Seeger | Star: Bob McFadden

47. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: Fatty Karate/You Auto Be in Pictures/Monsters for Hire

Animation, Comedy, Family

Fearless Fly battles the flyweight judo champion, Fatty Karate. Muggy-Do is a publicity agent who gets a job at Paranoid Pictures. Professor Weirdo hires out his monsters in order to pay his rent.

Creator: Beverly Arnold | Director: Hal Seeger | Stars: Bob McFadden, Herb Duncan, Beverly Arnold

48. Hollywood Hist-o-Rama (1961– )
Episode: John Wayne (1961)

4 min | Documentary, Biography

6.2
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The film uses an off-screen narrator and still photographs to breeze through John Wayne's film career. First, he's an extra after playing guard for USC's football team; Raoul Walsh gives ... See full summary »

Creator: Raymond R. Stuart | Director: Joseph R. Juliano

Votes: 12

49. A Haunting (2005–2015)
Episode: The Awakening (2007)

TV-PG | Documentary

8.1
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A police dispatcher sees the spirits of a man and two women in her home and learns from a Bible-toting paranormal investigator that the male ghost is there to feed off her fear.

Writer: Joseph Maddrey | Director: David Haycox | Stars: Anthony D. Call, Tamara Johnson, Malcom McCutcheon, Ed Whitacre

Votes: 23

50. Project XX (1954–1970)
Episode: The Real West (1961)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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As Gary Cooper quotes at the end of this epic television broadcast from someone who lived through that era : "Well we brought law and order to the territory; built railroads, homes, towns ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Donald B. Hyatt, Philip H. Reisman Jr. | Director: Donald B. Hyatt | Star: Gary Cooper

Votes: 18