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1. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)
Episode: Bette Davis (1971)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Victor Buono, Barbara Davis, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 101

2. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 613

3. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.3
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 378

4. Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 9 (1938)

10 min | Short, Documentary

9.2
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A dwarf village on Hollywood's Wilshire Boulevard is shown; a bench is dedicated in honor of the late Lon Chaney; a visit to Leo Carrillo's new ranch is offered; Hollywood notables appear ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Fay Bainter, Edgar Bergen, Russell Birdwell, Walter Brennan

Votes: 65

5. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
Episode: Episode dated 29 November 1973 (1973)

TV-PG | Comedy, Family, Music

9.1
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Stars: Merv Griffin, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Samantha Eggar

Votes: 10

6. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Laurence Olivier: A Life (1983)

Music

9.0
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A multi-award winning biography covering the life and career of actor/director Laurence Olivier.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Melvyn Bragg, Peggy Ashcroft, Jill Esmond

Votes: 46

7. Reflets de Cannes (1952– )

Documentary

8.9
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Stars: François Chalais, Jayne Mansfield, Marcel Achard, Edwige Feuillère

Votes: 51

8. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Directed by William Wyler (1986)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films.

Director: Aviva Slesin | Stars: A. Scott Berg, Bette Davis, Samantha Eggar, Greer Garson

Votes: 374

9. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

8.6
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 112

10. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,068

11. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Trick of the Light (1980)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Viola Dana, Allan Dwan

Votes: 28

12. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 203,518 | Gross: $74.70M

13. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

8.1
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This program aired once every fourth week, and was one of the most costly live shows of the 1950s. Many stars appeared on this show.

Stars: Cyril Ritchard, Claire Bloom, Mary Martin, Heller Halliday

Votes: 79

14. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 98

15. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 118,598

16. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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92 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 53,760 | Gross: $23.65M

17. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 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: 672

18. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 9,350

19. The Jackie Gleason Show (1966–1970)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Musical

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Jackie Gleason's last weekly variety series, which alternated between regular variety hours with big name guest stars and musical remakes of old "The Honeymooners" sketches.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Johnny Olson, The June Taylor Dancers, Sammy Spear and His Orchestra

Votes: 225

20. The Big Country (1958)

Passed | 166 min | Romance, Western

7.9
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A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston

Votes: 14,125

21. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 13,138

22. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,034

23. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,851 | Gross: $12.45M

24. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 7,298

25. Barbra in Movieland (1968)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Short documentary showing the making of the "Don't Rain On My Parade" sequence from the film "Funny Girl".

Stars: Anne Francis, Isobel Lennart, Herbert Ross, Omar Sharif

Votes: 11

26. Dark Hearts (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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After going missing a month earlier, Melissa Strogue returns home.

Director: Neal Edelstein | Stars: Jasmine Berg, Jenna Berman, Don Bland, Rohan Campbell

Votes: 81

27. The Spirit of Liberation (2017)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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About the Liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany in the mid 1940's by the Allied Powers. Pictures from the Americans invading Germany via the Rhine. People building up the houses from ruins and much more.

Director: Konstantin von zur Mühlen

Votes: 15

28. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,368

29. The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 8,758

30. How to Steal a Million (1966)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.6
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Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 22,423

31. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming

Votes: 507

32. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveller the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 15,054

33. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 14,431 | Gross: $13.50M

34. The Letter (1940)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 10,466

35. The Good Fairy (1935)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,082

36. The 33rd Annual Academy Awards (1961 TV Special)

Family

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Director: Richard Dunlap | Stars: Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Jack Bean, Polly Bergen

Votes: 100

37. Jezebel (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 10,806

38. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 8,082

39. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 2,089

40. Counsellor at Law (1933)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

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Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 1,025

41. Cannes Film Festival (1970– )

News

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Stars: Pedro Almodóvar, Edouard Baer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Isabelle Huppert

Votes: 31

42. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 16,976 | Gross: $0.22M

43. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,875

44. The Westerner (1940)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.4
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78 Metascore

Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

Votes: 4,515

45. The Irv Kupcinet Show (1953–1984)

Talk-Show

7.4
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Stars: Irv Kupcinet, Patty Duke, Bob Hope, Rich Little

Votes: 17

46. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,568

47. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.3
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,354 | Gross: $2.22M

48. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,954

49. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

7.3
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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

Votes: 37

50. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 1,199



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