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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,382,240 | Gross: $134.97M

2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.4
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 402,379 | Gross: $0.28M

3. The Killing (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 71,252

4. Der Havarist (1984)

100 min

8.0
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An adaptation of actor Sterling Hayden's autobiography, WANDERER, with three different actors portraying Hayden in his various aspects, with special focus on Hayden's brief flirtation with ... See full summary »

Director: Wolf-Eckart Bühler | Stars: Donald Arthur, Nicolas Brieger, Kent O. Doering, Burkhard Driest

Votes: 6

5. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

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

7.9
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 20,852

6. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History

7.7
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The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 19,595

7. The Long Goodbye (1973)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Elliott Gould, Nina van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell

Votes: 21,626 | Gross: $0.96M

8. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 13,372

9. Crime Wave (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 2,611

10. Virginia (1941)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A New York chorus girl (Madeleine Carroll) comes home to claim her family plantation and must choose between two men (Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden), one rich, one not.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden, Helen Broderick

Votes: 66

11. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,815

12. Pharos of Chaos (1983)

119 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Documentary profile of actor Sterling Hayden.

Directors: Manfred Blank, Wolf-Eckart Bühler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Charles Brauer, Burkhard Driest, Hannes Wader

Votes: 37

13. The Outsider (1979)

R | 128 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.0
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A young American man joins the IRA in Ireland but soon finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

Director: Tony Luraschi | Stars: Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Niall O'Brien

Votes: 149

14. So Big (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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After the death of her father and the loss of his fortune, Selina takes a job teaching school in the Dutch community of New Holland. She stays with the Pools and teaches young Roelf piano. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Nancy Olson, Steve Forrest

Votes: 540

15. Nine to Five (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

6.8
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58 Metascore

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 23,752 | Gross: $103.29M

16. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 5,249 | Gross: $1.40M

17. Manhandled (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey

Votes: 356

18. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

Votes: 1,468

19. Journey Into Light (1951)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.8
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A minister embittered by his wife's suicide turns away from God. He ends up among the bums of skid row before he finds meaning again through the love of a missionary's blind daughter.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors, Thomas Mitchell, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 59

20. Take Me to Town (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western

6.7
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A pretty saloon entertainer escapes the marshal's custody and hides in a small town where she unexpectedly becomes surrogate mother to three motherless boys who wish to see their father re-married.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden, Phillip Reed, Lee Patrick

Votes: 222

21. Blaze of Noon (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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In the 1920s, four brothers fly for the fledgling U.S. Air Mail Service.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Anne Baxter, William Holden, Sonny Tufts, William Bendix

Votes: 104

22. Zero Hour! (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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In 1950s Canada, during a commercial flight, the pilots and some passengers suffer food poisoning, thus forcing an ex-WW2 fighter pilot to try to land the airliner in heavy fog.

Director: Hall Bartlett | Stars: Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch

Votes: 1,210

23. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 259

24. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Thriller

6.6
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Amid public warnings about a dangerous mental hospital escaped patient, British babe Belle Adams hitches rides on the highway with various motorists, including a voyeur sexual pervert.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 427

25. Bahama Passage (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A girl, Carol whom the audience is quickly informed "has been around," and her father arrive to take over the business management of an island in the Bahamas owned by Adrian Ainsworth, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Sterling Hayden, Flora Robson, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 64

26. The Eternal Sea (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.6
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Rear Adm. John M. Hoskins (Sterling Hayden) fights to stay on after losing a leg on an aircraft carrier in World War II.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Alexis Smith, Ben Cooper, Dean Jagger

Votes: 183

27. Naked Alibi (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A chief of police detectives fired for brutality, tries to get evidence on a man suspected of killing 3 of his officers.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Marcia Henderson

Votes: 587

28. Crime of Passion (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Votes: 1,672

29. Hellgate (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.5
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A man is framed and sent to toughest prison in the territory.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, James Arness

Votes: 317

30. The Last Command (1955)

Approved | 110 min | History, War, Western

6.4
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 604

31. Ternos Caçadores (1970)

115 min | Drama

6.4
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A family of four people (parents and two children, one of them still a kid) live by the sea. The father studies the migratory flights of birds. One day, there appears an escaped prisoner on... See full summary »

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Maureen McNally, Susan Strasberg, Stuart Whitman

Votes: 32

32. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,107

33. Loving (1970)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Brooks Wilson is in crisis. He is torn between his wife Selma and two daughters and his mistress Grace, and also between his career as a successful illustrator and his feeling that he might... See full summary »

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: George Segal, Eva Marie Saint, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 436

34. Winter Kills (1979)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed US President Kegan in 1960, in Philadelphia. 19 years later a dying man confesses to be the real shooter hired to kill him. Kegan's brother and filthy rich father investigate.

Director: William Richert | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $1.08M

35. King of the Gypsies (1978)

R | 112 min | Drama

6.2
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In the criminal and violent world of modern-day Gypsies based in New York City, their 'king' Zharko Stepanowicz passes his leadership to his unwilling grandson, leaving the skipped father resentful.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Judd Hirsch, Susan Sarandon, Sterling Hayden

Votes: 942 | Gross: $7.33M

36. Top Gun (1955)

Approved | 73 min | Western

6.2
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A gunslinger returns to his hometown to warn of an impending outlaw gang attack, but he's met with hatred and fear for his previous killings.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, William Bishop, Karin Booth, James Millican

Votes: 428

37. 5 Steps to Danger (1957)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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During the 1950s, a man's car trip from L.A. to Texas turns into a Cold-War espionage drama when his car breaks down and he accepts a lift from a stranger.

Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines

Votes: 484

38. Shotgun (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.2
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When vengeful Ben Thompson ambushes and kills Marshal Mark Fletcher with a shotgun Deputy Marshal Clay Hardin pursues the Thompson gang.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Yvonne De Carlo, Zachary Scott, Guy Prescott

Votes: 185

39. The Come On (1956)

83 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder.

Director: Russell Birdwell | Stars: Anne Baxter, Sterling Hayden, John Hoyt, Jesse White

Votes: 90

40. Le grand départ (1972)

71 min | Drama

6.2
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Add a Plot

Director: Martial Raysse | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anne Wiazemsky, Gilles Raysse, Lucienne Hamon

Votes: 18

41. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

6.1
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During the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, Navy Commander Dan Collier reminisces about his first assignment on the same aircraft carrier in the war against Japan.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

Votes: 356

42. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

Votes: 2,052 | Gross: $5.23M

43. Valerie (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Western

6.0
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After the American Civil War, former Union Major John Garth marries pretty settler Valerie but tragedy strikes and the two spouses end up in court where they give two different conflicting accounts of their marriage.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg, Anthony Steel, Peter Walker

Votes: 189

44. Hard Contract (1969)

R | 106 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A cold hearted American hit man goes to Europe for 'one last score'. His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract

Director: S. Lee Pogostin | Stars: James Coburn, Lee Remick, Lilli Palmer, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 449

45. Denver and Rio Grande (1952)

Passed | 89 min | Adventure, Western

5.9
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A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger, Kasey Rogers

Votes: 334

46. Flaming Feather (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Western

5.9
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In Arizona,during the 1870s,rancher Tex McCloud and cavalry Lt. Tom Blaine race to capture the famous renegade outlaw Ute leader known as the Sidewinder.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Forrest Tucker, Arleen Whelan, Barbara Rush

Votes: 281

47. The Iron Sheriff (1957)

Passed | 73 min | Western

5.9
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When the sheriff's son is placed on trial for murdering a stagecoach driver, the sheriff desperately searches for the real killer - and finds the trail leads back to his boy.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Constance Ford, John Dehner, Kent Taylor

Votes: 289

48. Angel's Leap (1971)

95 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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The electoral battle is raging in Marseilles. The Corsican Clan, under the rule of the Orsini family, is being challenged by the next generation, younger gangsters who support the ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jean Yanne, Senta Berger, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 169

49. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.8
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With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 524

50. El Paso (1949)

Approved | 103 min | Western

5.7
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In El Paso, lawyer and ex-Confederate captain Clay Fletcher forms a vigilante group to bring law and order to a town where the judge is a drunk, the sheriff is corrupt and the town is run by a crooked landowner.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 209



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