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1. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.6
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,461

2. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

8.5
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94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 552,670 | Gross: $83.47M

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler's Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 817,924 | Gross: $248.16M

4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

Votes: 3,683

5. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
Episode: Hoodlum Rock (1978)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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WKRP promotes a concert for the well dressed and spoken, and gleefully violent, rock band, Scum of the Earth.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Richard Sanders

Votes: 193

6. Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit (2005 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

8.3
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Family man - escape artist - bank robber! Ken Leishman was the man who masterminded both the biggest gold heist and the biggest jailbreak in Canadian history.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Elva Leishman Balch, Dave Brown, John Brown, Enid Calson

Votes: 6

7. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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James West is dispatched to a town after the U.S. receives a warning of an impending catastrophe. The Secret Service agent is unable to prevent the town's mayor from blowing up a new ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, William Schallert, Christopher Cary

Votes: 69

8. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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65 Metascore

In 1938, after his father Professor Henry Jones, Sr. goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, Professor Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. finds himself up against Adolf Hitler's Nazis again to stop them from obtaining its powers.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 638,306 | Gross: $197.17M

9. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)

50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Two Secret Service Agents, equipped with a wide array of gizmos, work for the government in the Old West.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Dick Cangey, Whitey Hughes

Votes: 3,774

10. The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

8.1
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86 Metascore

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 285,766 | Gross: $48.98M

11. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 526,595 | Gross: $18.35M

12. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 968,581 | Gross: $305.41M

13. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 336,361 | Gross: $232.91M

14. WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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The misadventures of the staff of a struggling Top 40 rock radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Stars: Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Loni Anderson, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 6,958

15. Laredo (1965–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

8.0
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Rustlers, bank robbers, and their own wild schemes: a band of Texas Rangers keeps getting in and out of trouble, under the jaundiced eye of Captain Parmalee.

Stars: Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William Smith, Philip Carey

Votes: 477

16. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Zombie (1974)

TV-PG | 51 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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An old African American woman uses voodoo to resurrect her dead grandson to kill the mobsters who murdered him, as well as those like Kolchak who would interfere with her revenge.

Director: Alexander Grasshoff | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Charles Aidman, Joseph Sirola

Votes: 363

17. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 339,055 | Gross: $435.11M

18. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: The Trevi Collection (1975)

TV-PG | 50 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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Kolchak finds an evil witch in the high fashion industry, who is maiming and killing her competitors.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Nina Foch, Marvin Miller

Votes: 258

19. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 223,827 | Gross: $35.74M

20. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.7
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A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport

Votes: 917

21. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 408,419 | Gross: $179.87M

22. High Plains Drifter (1973)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Western

7.6
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69 Metascore

A gunfighting stranger comes to the small settlement of Lago and is hired to bring the townsfolk together in an attempt to hold off three outlaws who are on their way.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Verna Bloom, Marianna Hill, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 45,474 | Gross: $15.70M

23. Pointman (1995– )

Action

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Connie Harper is living the good life as the owner of Spanish Pete's, a beach resort. Occasionally his services as bodyguard are called upon by people who have nowhere else to turn.

Stars: Jack Scalia, Ren Trella, Sandra Thigpen, Jaime Cardriche

Votes: 123

24. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)
Episode: Primal Scream (1975)

TV-PG | 50 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Ancient cells discovered in the arctic by oil men give rise to a carnivorous, evolutionary ancestor and a corporate cover-up.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, John Marley, Pat Harrington Jr.

Votes: 231

25. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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79 Metascore

A family's home is haunted by a host of demonic ghosts.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 129,837 | Gross: $76.61M

26. Inside Moves (1980)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.4
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After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Amy Wright

Votes: 1,323

27. L.A. Heat (1996–1999)

TV-14 | 50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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The action-packed cases of 2 cops, one white one black, in LA. A wisecracking combination, with plenty of action, chases and explosions thrown in for good measure.

Stars: Wolf Larson, Steven Williams, Renee Tenison, Kenneth Tigar

Votes: 341

28. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 6,945 | Gross: $38.20M

29. Knightwatch (1988–1989)
Episode: Friday Knight (1988)

Drama, Crime

7.3
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Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Calvin Levels, Don Franklin, Paris Vaughan

Votes: 6

30. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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58 Metascore

Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 51,488

31. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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53 Metascore

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Votes: 12,757 | Gross: $9.20M

32. The Parallax View (1974)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels, Walter McGinn

Votes: 13,402

33. Flags of our Fathers (2006)

R | 135 min | Drama, History, War

7.1
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79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 111,851 | Gross: $33.60M

34. The White Dawn (1974)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, Louis Gossett Jr., Joanasie Salamonie

Votes: 627

35. A Mother's Prayer (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

7.1
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Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS, at first she refuses to believe it, but soon turns her attentions ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Noah Fleiss, Bruce Dern, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 288

36. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 12,961 | Gross: $2.35M

37. Diggstown (1992)

R | 98 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

Votes: 6,497 | Gross: $4.84M

38. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 4,595 | Gross: $7.40M

39. The Boys in Company C (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

7.0
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In 1967, five young men undergo boot camp training before being shipped out to Vietnam. Once they get there, the experience proves worse than they could have imagined.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, James Canning, Michael Lembeck

Votes: 2,705

40. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)

R | 126 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Warren Oates

Votes: 3,569

41. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 3,754 | Gross: $0.92M

42. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 35,922 | Gross: $116.00M

43. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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In 1964, six teenagers from New Jersey run off to see The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) in the hope of meeting their idols. However, they don't have tickets. Along the way, they learn new things about friendship and growing up.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure, Susan Kendall Newman

Votes: 3,912

44. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 4,018 | Gross: $4.31M

45. The Molly Maguires (1970)

M | 124 min | Drama, History

6.9
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In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of 1876, a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, Frank Finlay

Votes: 3,018

46. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 219 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.8
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57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 12,333 | Gross: $3.48M

47. Body Double (1984)

R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

Votes: 25,545 | Gross: $8.80M

48. Lady Blue (1985–1991)
Episode: Pilot (1985)

120 min | Drama

6.8
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A female Chicago detective plays by her own rules to go after drug dealers.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Jamie Rose, Danny Aiello, Katy Jurado, Bibi Besch

Votes: 97

49. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GP | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.7
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59 Metascore

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Votes: 87,163 | Gross: $43.82M

50. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief (Antonio Banderas), seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 157,253 | Gross: $94.10M



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