Most Popular Titles With Sidney Lumet


1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 507,218

2. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 40,155

3. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 91,382 | Gross: $65.96M

4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 198,677 | Gross: $50.00M

5. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

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88 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 114,207

6. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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87 Metascore

An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

Votes: 87,016 | Gross: $29.80M

7. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 85,584 | Gross: $7.08M

8. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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81 Metascore

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, Paul Benjamin

Votes: 60,928 | Gross: $5.74M

9. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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An adaptation of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 11,687 | Gross: $21.05M

10. Rachel Getting Married (2008)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

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82 Metascore

A young woman who has been in and out of rehab for the past ten years, returns home for the weekend for her sister's wedding.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Votes: 42,898 | Gross: $12.80M

11. The Verdict (1982)

R | 129 min | Drama

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A lawyer sees the chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case to trial rather than settling.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason

Votes: 28,955 | Gross: $54.00M

12. Running on Empty (1988)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

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The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: River Phoenix, Christine Lahti, Judd Hirsch, Jonas Abry

Votes: 11,284 | Gross: $2.84M

13. The Deadly Affair (1966)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,042

14. Family Business (1989)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

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Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto

Votes: 10,207 | Gross: $12.20M

15. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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65 Metascore

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 29,580 | Gross: $1.17M

16. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 517

17. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 9,718 | Gross: $19.28M

18. Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

75 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Darlene Tompkins, Arianne Ulmer, Vladimir Sokoloff

Votes: 880

19. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,280

20. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 16,117

21. A Stranger Among Us (1992)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal, John Pankow, Tracy Pollan

Votes: 2,944 | Gross: $12.28M

22. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Arthur Penn

Votes: 4,384

23. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 5,508 | Gross: $5.00M

24. Equus (1977)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

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A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy's disturbing obsession with horses.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Joan Plowright

Votes: 6,373

25. Gloria (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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26 Metascore

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 4,708 | Gross: $4.16M

26. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 5,677 | Gross: $8.12M

27. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 4,050

28. Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

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Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler, Zack Manzella

Votes: 1,286

29. The Fugitive Kind (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

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Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 4,322

30. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 10,065

31. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,085

32. The Group (1966)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

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In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Shirley Knight

Votes: 1,045

33. The Offence (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

Votes: 4,436

34. The Morning After (1986)

R | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

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A washed up, alcoholic actress who is prone to blackouts wakes up next to a murdered man. Did she kill him and, if not, is she in danger?

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jeff Bridges, Raul Julia, Diane Salinger

Votes: 4,935 | Gross: $25.15M

35. Power (1986)

R | 111 min | Drama

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Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client, Ohio senator Sam Hastings, decides to quit ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Richard Gere, Julie Christie, Gene Hackman, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 2,283 | Gross: $3.80M

36. The Pawnbroker (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Drama

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A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 6,582

37. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

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58 Metascore

A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 5,453 | Gross: $9.88M

38. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

174 min | Drama

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Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,784

39. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 203

40. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brinson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 167

41. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 715

42. Q & A (1990)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuses to help him in this gritty ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 4,228 | Gross: $11.21M

43. Guilty as Sin (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A female lawyer takes an accused wife-murderer as a client, but finds herself morally compelled to betray him one way or another.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson, Stephen Lang, Jack Warden

Votes: 3,875 | Gross: $22.89M

44. Critical Care (1997)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

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Werner Ernst is a young hospital resident who becomes embroiled in a legal battle between two half-sisters who are fighting over the care of their comatose father. But are they really ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Spader, Kyra Sedgwick, Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

Votes: 1,515 | Gross: $0.14M

45. Garbo Talks (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

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The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother's last wish: to meet Greta Garbo.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 1,233 | Gross: $1.49M

46. The Appointment (1969)

R | 115 min | Drama, Romance

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The lawyer Federico Fendi has reasons to believe that his wife Carla in secret is Rome's highest paid prostitute.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée, Didi Perego, Fausto Tozzi

Votes: 605

47. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 705

48. Daniel (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama

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Daniel Isaacson attempts to determine the true complicity of his parents Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed for espionage in the 1950s.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, Lindsay Crouse, Edward Asner

Votes: 922 | Gross: $0.28M

49. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, Paul McCartney, Jonathan Miller

Votes: 129

50. A View from the Bridge (1962)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Raf Vallone, Jean Sorel, Maureen Stapleton, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 315

51. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 416

52. Lovin' Molly (1974)

R | 98 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner, Edward Binns

Votes: 361

53. The Sea Gull (1968)

G | 141 min | Drama, Romance

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An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner

Votes: 498

54. Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

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A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. When her boss hears of this, he tries ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Alan King, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 447 | Gross: $2.09M

55. You Are There (1953–1971)

30 min | Drama, History

8.9
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Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Paul Birch, Todd Hunter, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 106

56. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 104

57. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: John Cazale, Steve Buscemi, Sam Rockwell, Al Pacino

Votes: 1,433

58. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, Royal Dano

Votes: 112

59. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Paula Devicq

Votes: 137

60. The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970)

X | 100 min | Drama

5.4
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After winning a game show contest, a newlywed couple travels to New Orleans where the husband seeks to reclaim his ancestral plantation mansion from his biracial stepbrother.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Hooks, Perry Hayes

Votes: 231

61. Stage Struck (1958)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A young woman arrives in New York City determined to become a great theatrical star, but discovers that her goal may not be as easily attainable as she had hoped.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Joan Greenwood, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 470

62. That Kind of Woman (1959)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter, Jack Warden, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 411

63. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,293 | Gross: $0.03M

64. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Live drama series that was one of the best television shows ever shown. Over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Hans Conried, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 85

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

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

2.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 61

66. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 55

67. Bye Bye Braverman (1968)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter, Godfrey Cambridge

Votes: 394

68. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 387

69. By Sidney Lumet (2015)

103 min | Documentary

7.2
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In a never-before-seen interview filmed in 2008, three years before his death, Sidney Lumet discusses his life and career.

Director: Nancy Buirski | Star: Sidney Lumet

Votes: 218

70. The 400 Million (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

6.8
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The 400 million people of China are heirs to a great civilization, as their pagodas and stone lions can attest. But they are under attack from the Japanese. Civilian refugees walk, stumble,... See full summary »

Directors: John Fernhout, Joris Ivens | Stars: Fredric March, Morris Carnovsky, Sidney Lumet, Robert Q. Lewis

Votes: 123

71. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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A documentary series focusing on some of cinema's greatest film directors.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Rod Steiger

Votes: 155

72. The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

8.0
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The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick

Votes: 254

73. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.5
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This program aired once every fourth week and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950's. Many stars appeared on this show; see the Guest List for them.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, David Wayne

Votes: 61

74. The Dick Cavett Show (1975–1991)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Phil Silvers

Votes: 95

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

138 min | Documentary

7.0
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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 »

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

Votes: 585

76. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 35

77. Goodyear Playhouse (1951–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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The show featured original plays plus plays adapted from works.

Stars: Walter Matthau, David White, Constance Ford, Gene Lyons

Votes: 41

78. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )

Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Votes: 299

79. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.0
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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

Votes: 43

80. The DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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The award winning bing play of Mary Chase came to television in. 1958. It tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd, (Art Carney) a personable chap who drinks a little, and befriends a "pookah", a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim O'Connor, James Valentine, Hurd Hatfield, Max Adrian

Votes: 30

81. Frontier (1955–1956)

30 min | Western

7.9
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An unglamorized look at the settling of the American West with pioneers dealing with the elements, beset with nefarious characters and other problems that test their fortitude.

Stars: Walter Coy, Scott Forbes, Dabbs Greer, Jack Kelly

Votes: 23

82. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

6.9
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A looser adaptation of the same story that Kurosawa covered in his classic. Every player in the story has their own version of how a crime played out.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 27

83. John Brown's Raid (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

5.6
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White abolitionist John Brown and 20 of his men attempt to start an armed slave revolt in 1859 by seizing a U.S. arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Based on true events.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Wesley Addy, Roberts Blossom, James Broderick, Thomas A. Carlin

Votes: 9

84. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 274

85. Sean Connery Close Up (1997 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

6.1
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A unique, insightful and intimate look at one of cinema's greatest stars.

Directors: Louise Krakower, Michael Tobias | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, Nicolas Cage, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 59

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

132 min

7.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 79

87. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

7.2
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This live series featured adaptations of other works (novels, plays, etc.) plus original works for the show. It was primarily dramas but a few musicals also were presented. The show is ... See full summary »

Stars: Luis Van Rooten, Loïs Bolton, Robert Emhardt, Robert Dryden

Votes: 52

88. Messengers (2004)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.8
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The death of her estranged father forces a Manhattan doctor back to her small-town roots, where she uncovers a dark secret.

Director: Philip Farha | Stars: Michele Hicks, Erik Jensen, Frankie Faison, Amy Wright

Votes: 96

89. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005 TV Special)

194 min | Music

6.1
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Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

Votes: 1,045

90. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

Stars: Robert Emhardt, Milton Berle, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope

Votes: 76

91. Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' (2000 Video)

46 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary on the making of Kubrick's classic film.

Director: David Naylor | Stars: James B. Harris, Alexander Walker, Lee Minoff, Ken Adam

Votes: 305

92. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography

7.1
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Jon Avnet, Marlon Brando, Adrien Brody

Votes: 151

93. Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The history of Hollywood's handling of the Nazis and its later depiction of the Holocaust they perpetrated.

Director: Daniel Anker | Stars: Gene Hackman, Norma Barzman, Jack Benny, Michael Berenbaum

Votes: 580 | Gross: $0.02M

94. All the King's Men (1958 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Neville Brand, Frank Conroy, Robert Emhardt, John Fiedler

Votes: 42

95. Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990)

PG-13 | 115 min | Documentary, Music

5.5
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A unique look at the legendary musician, arranger, composer and producer offers a collage of memories, sounds and intimate interviews with musical greats in a rousing showcase.

Director: Ellen Weissbrod | Stars: Clarence Avant, George Benson, Big Daddy Kane, Richard Brooks

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.78M

96. Based on a True Story (2004)

75 min | Documentary, Crime

6.7
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'Based on a True Story' is a documentary on John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturile's attempt to rob a bank in Flatbrush, NY, which was later made into a movie in 1975.

Director: Walter Stokman | Stars: John Cazale, Sidney Lumet, Al Pacino, Frank Pierson

Votes: 119

97. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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Stars: Claudette Colbert, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Hamilton, Helen Hayes

Votes: 21

98. Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (1958 TV Movie)

50 min

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Directors: Sidney Lumet, George Schaefer | Stars: Florence Anglin, Dick Button, Matt Crowley, John Fiedler

Votes: 31

99. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.6
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

Votes: 29

100. ...One Third of a Nation... (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.3
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A fire in a run-down tenement building injures young Joey Rogers. Wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant rushes the boy and his attractive older sister Mary to the hospital and pays the medical ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman

Votes: 87