Most Voted Titles With Melinda Dillon
2. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.
Votes: 155,252 | Gross: $132.09M
3. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 115,261 | Gross: $19.29M
R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.
Votes: 96,276 | Gross: $6.62M
5. Reign Over Me (2007)
R | 124 min | Drama
A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Votes: 87,505 | Gross: $19.66M
6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes.
8. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,558 | Gross: $76.66M
9. Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Henderson family adopt a friendly Sasquatch but have a hard time trying to keep the legend of 'Bigfoot' a secret.
Votes: 26,588 | Gross: $29.76M
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama
Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
Votes: 23,338 | Gross: $36.47M
11. The Prince of Tides (1991)
R | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.
Votes: 13,599 | Gross: $74.79M
12. Absence of Malice (1981)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of a union head, the man's life begins to unravel.
Votes: 10,030 | Gross: $40.72M
14. How to Make an American Quilt (1995)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bride-to-be Finn Dodd hears tales of romance and sorrow from her elders as they construct a quilt.
Votes: 9,339 | Gross: $23.57M
17. F.I.S.T. (1978)
PG | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.
Votes: 6,053 | Gross: $20.39M
19. Judging Amy (1999–2005)
60 min | Drama
A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »
22. Adam & Steve (2005)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.
Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $0.31M
23. Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
24. The April Fools (1969)
M | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In New York, the newly-promoted Wall Street broker, Howard Brubaker is invited by his boss Ted Gunther, to come to his apartment. However, there is a party and Howard feels uncomfortable ... See full summary »
25. A Painted House (2003 TV Movie)
PG | 97 min | Drama, Family
A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in ... See full summary »
26. Cowboy Up (2001)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Two brothers, One is a bull rider, the other a rodeo bullfighter/stock contractor, clash over the love of barrel racer Celia Jones, while each comes into their own in their respective field in the rodeo world.
29. Songwriter (1984)
R | 94 min | Drama, Music
Doc Jenkins is a singer/songwriter who tries to leave his singer/songwriter roots to be a music "mogul", and gets tangled up in a bad publishing deal. He enlists a team of cronies, ... See full summary »
Votes: 404 | Gross: $0.87M
The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)
Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet
TV-PG | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery
Shatterday: Peter Jay Novins calls his home, only to hear himself answer at the other end. A Little Peace and Quiet: a harried housewife struggling with rambunctious children, a demanding husband, and the stress of modern life, finds relief from an unusual source that brings both power and responsibility.
31. Nightbreaker (1989 TV Movie)
Unrated | 99 min | Drama
Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb ... See full summary »
32. Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story (1996)
PG-13 | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The phrase "entertaining angels" refers to the practice of treating all guests--be they kings or peasants--as if they were visiting angels. This is the challenge for all humble Christians ... See full summary »
Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.71M
33. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)
73 min | Documentary, Drama
A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »
35. Sioux City (1994)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »
36. Fallen Angel (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of an adult man named Howie and joins the ... See full summary »
39. Shattered Spirits (1986 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 93 min | Drama
When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.
41. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)
Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a young woman's baby is tossed out of a car, Benson and Stabler investigate to find out what happened, and after learning the young woman is addicted to prescription painkillers, ... See full summary »
44. The Client (1995–1996)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
This series was based on the book by John Grisham about Reggie Love, a lawyer, who just started her practice and is also a recovering alcoholic which was made into a movie starring Susan ... See full summary »
46. Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993 TV Movie)
96 min | Crime, Drama
The story of the notorious American mass murderer who killed his entire immediate family to hide his personal failures and hid for decades before he was finally arrested.
47. Debating Robert Lee (2004)
R | 108 min | Drama
A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS ... See full synopsis »
49. The Lyon's Den (2003–2004)
60 min | Drama
Jack Turner, plucked from his free law clinc and brought to the white shoe law firm of Lyons & Lacrosse after the mysterious death of his mentor, Dan Barrington, who ran the place. Owing it... See full summary »
50. The Shadow Box (1980 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
Three terminally-ill cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital's grounds, where they are attended and visited by both family and close friends.
51. Dinah! (1974– )
90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »
53. Confessions: Two Faces of Evil (1994 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
From the Christmas eve murder of a police officer, 2 confessions come forward; (1) Robert Paul Berndt, has a rather heavy criminal background, (2)'William Mothershed, is a college student ... See full summary »
54. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
60 min | Drama
Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »
55. The 54th Annual Academy Awards (1982 TV Special)
Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
58. The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' (1977 TV Movie)
This TV documentary provides movie fans with a behind -the-scenes look at the making of the film that, with 'Star Wars', ushered in a new era in Science Fiction films. Includes interviews ... See full summary »
60. Hellinger's Law (1981 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A flamboyant criminal lawyer named Nick Hellinger takes on the case of a syndicate's accountant (actually a Justice Department agent who has infiltrated the mob) accused of murdering a local TV newscaster.
61. The Effects of Magic (1998)
PG | 87 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A magician, aided by his talking magic bunny, joins forces with his previously estranged magician father, and together they fight the forces of evil to protect the art of magic.
A Lawman's Lot Is Not a Happy One
TV-PG | 60 min | Western
When Sheriff Roy Coffee and Ben are subpoenaed to testify in a land sharking trial in San Francisco, Hoss is appointed the acting sheriff of Virginia City. Hoss soon finds plenty of trouble... See full summary »
63. Men at Law (1970–1971)
60 min | Drama
David Hansen was a big-shot lawyer who grew tired of his important and expensive Los Angeles law firm. Hansen left his job to start a non-profit firm called Neighborhood Legal Services ... See full summary »
The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Harry and Daphne
TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy
Harry Bentley's new girlfriend Daphne appears to be insinuating her way into his life, much to his chagrin. Meanwhile, George plots to bribe the building inspector.
66. The Critical List (1978 TV Movie)
240 min | Drama
A two part made for television movie centering on Dr. Dan Lassiter. In the first one, he goes up against a lawyer who likes to sue doctors over the smallest infractions. When the lawyer ... See full summary »
67. The Mississippi (1982–1984)
60 min | Drama
Famed urban attorney Ben Walker leaves the fast paced world to buy a Mississippi tug boat and practice law from there. Cruising the river with help from Stella and Lafe, he finds difficult cases wherever he docks.
68. Sara (1976– )
60 min | Drama, Western
Sara Yarnell leaves her staid existence back east to teach in a one room school in Independence, Colorado. Her students adore her but she clashes with the school board. Julia Bailey and newspaperman Martin Pope are her friends.
Picket Fences (1992–1996)
Liver Let Die
60 min | Crime, Drama, Family
Sheriff Brock is called out when a homeless man is found murdered behind Reverend Novotny's church but is suddenly stricken with terrible pains at the scene. Dr Joey discovers he has a ... See full summary »
71. The Making of 'Absence of Malice' (1982 TV Movie)
An in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of this Oscar-nominated film about an innocent man and a newspaper reporter being used by a manipulative prosecuter looking for a lead in ... See full summary »
72. Marriage Is Alive and Well (1980 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Comedy
A photographer who specializes in weddings and who, according to others, has the perfect marriage. However, he and his wife are at a crossroad and have decided to separate. While he and his... See full summary »
Heartland (2007– )
TV-PG | 44 min | Drama
The staff prepare for a domino transplant and the nervous patients involved, Simon confronts Nate, and Bart comes home early.
East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
The Beatnik and the Politician
60 min | Drama
Brock comes to the aid of a group of "beatniks" in Greenwich Village who are trying to fight a crooked political boss and find themselves at odds with their Italian neighbors.
Heartland (2007– )
As We Are So Wonderfully Done with Each Other
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama
Bart's son refuses to allow the DNR order, leaving Nate struggling between what Bart wants and what's best for the family; Jonas insists on doing a risky procedure, and begins to doubt himself when Simon bails him out.
60 min | Drama, Western
Confined to an insane asylum for three years, solely on the basis of her husband's declaration, Lily Henchard manages to escape, only to discover a daughter who's now terrified of her. Lily... See full summary »