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1. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 3,503

2. 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, Gerard Moss

Votes: 4,454

3. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,165

4. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel (1995)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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A portrait of Paul Newman examines his film career, marriage to Joanne Woodward, interest in auto racing and line of food products.

Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Tom Bosley, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 67

5. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw (2000)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Robert Redford has dazzled movie audiences for nearly 40 years-yet his love of privacy and low-key demeanor have made him an uncommonly mysterious figure.

Stars: Harry Smith, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, James Spada

Votes: 71

6. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 710,045 | Gross: $138.43M

7. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 335,871 | Gross: $30.86M

8. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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58 Metascore

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

Votes: 175,745 | Gross: $102.31M

9. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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80 Metascore

"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

Votes: 85,223 | Gross: $70.60M

10. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 105,347 | Gross: $53.27M

11. 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: 572

12. 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: 1,352

13. ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary

7.9
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73 Metascore

Going behind the curtain to capture the most controversial, passionate, risky and high-profile Broadway season in decades.

Director: Dori Berinstein | Stars: Alissa Anderegg, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Rob Ashford, Chris Boneau

Votes: 301 | Gross: $0.15M

14. The Human Face (2001– )

200 min | Documentary

7.9
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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

Stars: John Cleese, David Attenborough, Elizabeth Hurley, Pierce Brosnan

Votes: 516

15. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 153,294 | Gross: $61.28M

16. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Robert McCrum

Votes: 282

17. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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The American Film Institute reviews some of the most memorable, evocative and influential dialogue in motion picture history.

Director: Gary Smith | Stars: Elayne Boosler, James Brolin, Cameron Crowe, Billy Crystal

Votes: 198

18. A Cinematic Life: The Art & Influence of Conrad Hall (2010 Video)

27 min | Short

7.7
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Director: Michael Brosnan | Stars: Byron Levy, Haskell Wexler, Conrad W. Hall, Janusz Kaminski

Votes: 10

19. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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47 Metascore

A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 47,285 | Gross: $9.49M

20. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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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: 762

21. The Princess Bride (2012)

Short, Fantasy

7.6
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Directors: Emma Bradfield, Tyler Harrah | Stars: Cheylee Greene, Elijah Woodall, Emma Bradfield, Hunter Logan Francom

Votes: 9

22. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 49,700 | Gross: $21.71M

23. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 44,570 | Gross: $50.80M

24. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 32,596 | Gross: $24.36M

25. As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: André the Giant, Billy Crystal, Peter Diamond, Cary Elwes

Votes: 156

26. Film Genre (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 18

27. Jake and the Giants (2015)

Animation

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When Jake sees his mother and father kidnapped by Giants he leaves at once to rescue them.

Director: Kent Butterworth | Stars: Nick Delia, Debi Derryberry, Scott Jeffers, Katie Leigh

Votes: 455

28. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Video)

68 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Film Noir burrows into the mind; it's disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Alton, Drew Casper, Roger Deakins, John Debney

Votes: 201

29. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 1,649

30. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)

138 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 589

31. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,340 | Gross: $0.01M

32. The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1970)

42 min | Documentary

7.1
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic western about the lives of two of America's most famous outlaws. Director George Roy Hill narrates this film, talking about some of the... See full summary »

Director: Robert Crawford Jr. | Stars: George Roy Hill, William Goldman, Paul Newman, Robert Redford

Votes: 202

33. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

Votes: 90,655 | Gross: $101.63M

34. Harper (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

Lew Harper, a cool private investigator, is hired by a wealthy California matron to locate her kidnapped husband.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Julie Harris, Arthur Hill

Votes: 6,723

35. The South Bank Show (1978– )

53 min | Documentary

7.0
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ITV's long-running arts series presented by Melvyn Bragg.

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Ian McKellen, Alan Bennett, Peter Hall

Votes: 104

36. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: 'Dreamcatcher': Unraveling the Nightmare (2003)

Documentary, Short

7.0
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Stars: Stephen King, Thomas Jane, Timothy Olyphant, William Goldman

Votes: 10

37. The Stepford Wives (1975)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman

Votes: 13,623

38. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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55 Metascore

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

Votes: 32,837 | Gross: $24.19M

39. Soldier in the Rain (1963)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The bond of friendship between a worldly-wise Army Master Sergeant and his naive worshiper.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jackie Gleason, Tuesday Weld, Tony Bill

Votes: 1,279

40. History vs. Hollywood (2001– )

22 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Stars: Burt Reynolds, Josh Binswanger, Richard D. Zanuck, Geoffrey Wawro

Votes: 28

41. Amateur (II) (2005)

19 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Shawn Kline borrows $3,500 from his little sister's Bat Mitzvah fund and heads to Las Vegas with two friends to make his first Amateur Porn film.

Director: Joshua Adler | Stars: Jeffrey Christopher Todd, Jason Connery, Roberto Raad, Reggie Lee

Votes: 23

42. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Documentary that explores actor/director Clint Eastwood and his art by juxtaposing each major stage in his life with a corresponding stage in the thematic development of his work. Clint ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Ricker | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Richard Burton, Joel Cox, Dani Crayne

Votes: 336

43. Film Genre (2002– )
Episode: The Western (2002)

Documentary

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Stars: Peter Firth, R.G. Armstrong, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 9

44. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy

6.8
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79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 41,962 | Gross: $86.89M

45. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer, Tom Wilkinson, John Kani

Votes: 50,064 | Gross: $38.62M

46. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 7,413

47. The Hot Rock (1972)

GP | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, Paul Sand

Votes: 4,200

48. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)

180 min | Western

6.8
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The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.

Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Karen Black, Richard Masur

Votes: 104

49. All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (2006 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A retrospective on the 1969 classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," its impact on the careers of the filmmakers and cast, and how the film made a distinct impact on the Western genre.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: William Goldman, Paul Newman, Richard D. Zanuck, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 29

50. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Miss America (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Cherry Jones, Julia Álvarez, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Margaret Cho

Votes: 45