Highest Rated Titles With Sidney Lumet


1. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)
Episode: Dog in a Bus Tunnel (1958)

60 min | Drama

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A shy girl who lost her immigrant parents is taken in by a stranger, Joe, and nursed back to health. She lost her ability to speak in a concentration camp; Joe helps her to regain her words.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Martin Balsam, Barry Jones, Frank McHugh, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 5

2. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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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: 515,052

3. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.9
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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: 114

4. 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: 107

5. Private Screenings (1995– )

Talk-Show

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The host of this series is noted writer and film historian Robert Osborne. Each episode consists of Osborne conducting an interview with an actor or actress of Hollywood's "Golden" era of ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Osborne, Jane Powell, Liza Minnelli, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 134

6. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.7
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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: 4,404

7. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

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

Votes: 134

8. 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: 302

9. 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: 426

10. 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: 62

11. Private Screenings (1995– )
Episode: Sidney Lumet (2005)

54 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Stars: Sidney Lumet, Robert Osborne

Votes: 24

12. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 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: 1,099

13. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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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: 211

14. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

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

Votes: 104

15. 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: 88

16. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )
Episode: Sidney Lumet (1994)

Talk-Show

8.3
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Interviewee: Sidney Lumet

Stars: James Lipton, Sidney Lumet

Votes: 6

17. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Stars: Christopher Plummer, A. Scott Berg, Andrew Bergman, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 30

18. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: The Iceman Cometh: Part 1 (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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The denizens of Harry Hope's saloon are forced to face up to the uncomfortable realities of their lives.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Brooks Atkinson, Sorrell Booke, Julie Bovasso, James Broderick

Votes: 12

19. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film (2006)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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The life and career of American playwright Eugene O'Neill.

Director: Ric Burns | Stars: Robert Brustein, Zoe Caldwell, Arthur Gelb, Barbara Gelb

Votes: 61

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Education of Gore Vidal (2003)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography

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A contrarian and wickedly funny man, "The Education of Gore Vidal" explores Vidal's extraordinary life and work, joining him at his cliff-side villa in Ravello, Italy.

Director: Deborah Dickson | Stars: Gore Vidal, Elizabeth Ashley, Howard Austen, Dick Cavett

Votes: 70

21. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Warriors & Peacemakers: 1941-1950 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Stars: Christopher Plummer, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp, A. Scott Berg

Votes: 27

22. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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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: 115,612

23. 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

24. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows (1999)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Director: Selina Lin | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Mary Griffitts, John Kerr, Janet Leigh

Votes: 54

25. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 200,941 | Gross: $50.00M

26. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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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: 16,251

27. American Masters (1985– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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: 533

28. 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

29. 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

30. 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: 1,298

31. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

7.9
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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: 10,146

32. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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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 Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 171

33. 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: 1,444

34. 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

35. 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: 97

36. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men' (2008 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Stars: Michael Asimow, Scott Ellis, Jami Floyd, Patricia King Hanson

Votes: 14

37. Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made (2008 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Director: Dan Kavanaugh | Stars: Michael Cerenzie, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian Linse

Votes: 25

38. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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: 88,060 | Gross: $29.80M

39. 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: 29,176 | Gross: $54.00M

40. 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: 6,644

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

174 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 3,810

42. The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)

56 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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A look at the parallel lives of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler and how they crossed with the creation of The Great Dictator (1940).

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Michael Kloft | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Bernstein, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 554

43. Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting (2007 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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An intimate and insightful understanding of acting from one of cinema's greatest performers, Paul Newman.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Sidney Lumet, Paul Newman

Votes: 11

44. The Verdict: Sidney Lumet, The Craft of Directing (2007 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Sidney Lumet, Paul Newman

Votes: 5

45. Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict (2007 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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This documentary looks at the making and impact of Sidney Lumet's masterful "The Verdict" (1982).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: David Brown, Lindsay Crouse, Rick Jewell, Sidney Lumet

Votes: 12

46. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
Episode: Hurricane Paul (2002)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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Hurricane Paul, the "storm of the century," is about to hit New York City and all hell breaks loose down at 100 Centre Street. J.J. and his fellow assistant district attorneys are forced to... See full summary »

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Alan Arkin, Paula Devicq, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Dennis Boutsikaris

Votes: 5

47. The Station Agent (2003)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 61,247 | Gross: $5.74M

48. 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: 11,396 | Gross: $2.84M

49. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.7
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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: 729

50. 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: 139

51. 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: 388

52. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: By Sidney Lumet (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.

Stars: Sidney Lumet, Treat Williams, Nancy Buirski

Votes: 18

53. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 5,738 | Gross: $8.12M

54. 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: 2,308 | Gross: $0.03M

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

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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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: 275

56. 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: 32

57. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: The Iceman Cometh: Part 2 (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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The denizens of Harry Hope's saloon are forced to face up to the uncomfortable realities of their lives.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sorrell Booke, Julie Bovasso, James Broderick, Hildy Brooks

Votes: 10

58. Sunday Showcase (1959–1960)
Episode: The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1 (1960)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In 1920, two Italian immigrants are charged with murdering a paymaster and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts. They are tried and convicted of murder in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Martin Balsam, Royal Beal, John C. Becher, Frank Campanella

Votes: 8

59. 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: 584 | Gross: $0.02M

60. 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: 306

61. Rachel, quand du seigneur (2004)

12 min | Drama, Short

7.4
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A passionate performance of "Rachel, quand du Seigneur" (Rachel, when the Lord...), a celebrated aria from the Fromental Halévy's famous opera "La Juive" (The Jewess).

Director: Sidney Lumet | Star: Neil Shicoff

Votes: 44

62. 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: 22

63. 'Network': The Cast, the Characters (2006 Video)

13 min | Short

7.4
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Ned Beatty, Kathy Cronkite, Faye Dunaway, Howard Gottfried

Votes: 12

64. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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63 Metascore

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: 42,026

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

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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: 86,103 | Gross: $7.08M

66. The Elgin Hour (1954–1955)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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A drama series that ran every other week, attracted top notch actors and was broadcast from New York City.

Stars: Gertrude Berg, Polly Bergen, Charles Dingle, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 22

67. 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: 6,429

68. 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: 4,366

69. A View from the Bridge (1962)

110 min | Drama

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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: 316

70. By Sidney Lumet (2015)

103 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

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: 236

71. The Directors (1997– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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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 DuPont Show of the Month (1957–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

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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

73. 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

74. Prince of the City: The Real Story (2007 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Robert Leuci, Robert Daley, Jay Presson Allen, Sidney Lumet

Votes: 5

75. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: The Boston Tea Party (December 12, 1773) (1953)

Drama, History

7.2
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The Sons of Liberty destroy a shipment of tea sent by the East India Company in defiance of the Tea Act, setting the stage for the American Revolutionary War.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Claude Akins, John Alderson, Whit Bissell, Russ Conway

Votes: 5

76. The Alcoa Hour (1955–1957)
Episode: Tragedy in a Temporary Town (1956)

Drama

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Fifteen-year-old girl Dotty Fisher is assaulted at a construction camp. In the wake of this incident, the construction workers form a vigilante group led by the hot-headed Frank Doran in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Edward Binns, Lloyd Bridges, Rafael Campos, Robert Dryden

Votes: 28

77. 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: 29,712 | Gross: $1.17M

78. 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: 4,487

79. 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

80. William Holden: The Golden Boy (1989)

59 min | Documentary

7.1
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It was said of him that in more than seventy films, he never once gave a bad performance.

Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Blake Edwards, Glenn Ford, Scott Holden, Sidney Lumet

Votes: 7

81. Lumet: Film Maker (1975)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A promotional short film that captures the great director Sidney Lumet while shooting his classic film "Dog Day Afternoon" (1975). In this short, we get to see the director's efforts in ... See full summary »

Directors: Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland | Stars: John Cazale, Charles Durning, Carmine Foresta, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 16

82. Funny (1988)

81 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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Director: Bran Ferren | Stars: Emanuel Azenberg, Bob Balaban, Peter Boyle, Marshall Brickman

Votes: 17

83. 'Network': The Experience (2006 Video)

25 min | Short

7.1
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Ned Beatty, Kathy Cronkite, Faye Dunaway, Howard Gottfried

Votes: 12

84. 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: 9,818 | Gross: $19.28M

85. The Sea Gull (1968)

G | 141 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 500

86. 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

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

132 min

7.0
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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, including animation, fantasy, science... See full synopsis »

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

Votes: 80

88. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001 TV Special)

Documentary

7.0
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A look at the 100 most thrilling films in over 100 years of American cinema.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Anne Archer, Linda Blair, Ernest Borgnine, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 414

89. Fonda on Fonda (1992 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: David Heeley | Stars: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Shirlee Fonda, Katharine Hepburn

Votes: 101

90. Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Documentary about the legendary American film director from his introduction to the film industry in its early years to his death in 1959. After a falling out with Adolph Zukor, he left ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 125

91. Wiz on Down the Road (1978)

13 min | Short

7.0
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Awesome as and his his by by in by in he try u by

Directors: Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland | Stars: Rob Cohen, Sidney Lumet, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones

Votes: 129

92. 'Network': The Style (2006 Video)

17 min | Short

7.0
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Alan Heim, Sidney Lumet, Owen Roizman, Philip Rosenberg

Votes: 11

93. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

6.9
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 55

94. The 400 Million (1939)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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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: 127

95. NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.9
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Director: Philip J. Marshall | Stars: Edie Adams, Dede Allen, Steve Allen, Woody Allen

Votes: 7

96. You Are There (1953–1971)
Episode: The Death of Socrates (399 B.C.) (1953)

Drama, History

6.9
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After Socrates is found guilty of corrupting his students, he is forced to commit suicide by ingesting the poison hemlock.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Bourneuf, John Breslin, John Cassavetes, Robert Culp

Votes: 12

97. The Deadly Affair (1966)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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: 2,124

98. Making 'Murder on the Orient Express' (2004 Video)

49 min | Documentary

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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Richard Rodney Bennett, Jacqueline Bisset, John Brabourne, Sean Connery

Votes: 20

99. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

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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: 28

100. 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