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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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80 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Michael Berryman, Peter Brocco

Votes: 779,071 | Gross: $112.00M

2. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: The Yellow Rose (1983)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

Votes: 6

3. From Here to Eternity (1979– )
Episode: Part I (1979)

PG-13 | Drama

8.2
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Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 5

4. Wildside (1985)

60 min | Western

8.1
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Five weapons specialists/cowboys fight crime in the town of Wildside, CA.

Stars: William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard E. Rollins Jr., John D'Aquino

Votes: 51

5. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: Red Handed (1979)

Not Rated | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A girl Two Leaf knows comes to town to take care of some business. Later she's killed with Two Leaf's knife and he has scratches on his face that matches her hands. Dan thinks he's being ... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis

Votes: 15

6. From Here to Eternity (1980– )
Episode: Pearl Harbor (1980)

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: William Devane, Roy Thinnes, Barbara Hershey, David Spielberg

Votes: 5

7. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

PG | 135 min | Western

7.9
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69 Metascore

A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Chief Dan George, Bill McKinney

Votes: 56,620 | Gross: $31.80M

8. The Mystic Warrior (1984 TV Movie)

300 min | Drama

7.9
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Saga about a proud band of Sioux Indians, and the efforts of one brave to save his people from destruction through the use of mysterious powers handed down by ancestors.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Beltran, Devon Ericson, Rion Hunter, Victoria Racimo

Votes: 83

9. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 162

10. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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The trials of the Champion family as they run the Yellow Rose ranch.

Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

Votes: 150

11. From Here to Eternity (1979– )
Episode: Part III (1979)

PG-13 | Drama

7.8
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Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 5

12. Born to the Wind (1982– )

Adventure

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Stars: Will Sampson, A Martinez, Henry Darrow, Rose Portillo

Votes: 6

13. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Roanoak: Part I (1986)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Director: Jan Egleson | Stars: Victor Garber, Paul Guilfoyle, Patrick Kilpatrick, Joseph Runningfox

Votes: 22

14. From Here to Eternity (1979– )

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama

7.4
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 368

15. From Here to Eternity (1980– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Soapy antics of the servicemen and women of Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese bombing.

Stars: William Devane, Roy Thinnes, Kim Basinger, Constance Ball

Votes: 79

16. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.

Stars: David McCharen, Stewart Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Michael McKean

Votes: 114

17. Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980 TV Movie)

196 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.2
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Fact based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving several ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Michael Beck, Art Carney, Alex Karras, Telly Savalas

Votes: 244

18. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: Centerfold (1978)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Model Shawn Adams' agent Nat Finer is a two-bit hustler whose shady friend Mr. Smith drugs Shawn, takes X-rated photos of her, then tries to blackmail her into a five-year contract.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Judy Landers

Votes: 29

19. Relentless (1977 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An Arizona state trooper, who is also an Indian, pursues a gang of paramilitary-type robbers into the mountains. The gang has killed the trooper's uncle and taken a woman hostage, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Will Sampson, Monte Markham, John Hillerman, Marianna Hill

Votes: 39

20. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)
Episode: Johnny Appleseed (1986)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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The misadventures of Johnny Appleseed (Martin Short) as he travels the country establishing apple orchards. (with Rob Reiner and Molly Ringwald).

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Martin Short, Rob Reiner, Molly Ringwald, Anne Jackson

Votes: 25

21. Vega$ (1978–1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Greg Morris

Votes: 1,164

22. Fish Hawk (1979)

G | 94 min | Drama

6.8
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An embittered, hard-drinking Indian finds himself befriending a young white farmboy, and together they determine to help him end his drinking problems and return to his former life.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Will Sampson, Don Francks, Charles Fields, Mary Pirie

Votes: 79

23. Insignificance (1985)

R | 109 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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Four 1950s icons meet in the same hotel room and two of them discover more in common between them than they ever anticipated.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Gary Busey, Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell, Michael Emil

Votes: 2,668

24. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: Death Mountain (1979)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Chief Gray Bear is trying to stall a Japanese businessman's construction project on the reservation.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis

Votes: 11

25. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: The Visitor (1979)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Dan is hired to be the escort and bodyguard of Princess Zara during her stay in Las Vegas. But political problems follow her. Fanatic Lucille tries to kill both Dan and Zara before she herself is shot dead in Zara's hotel room.

Director: Lawrence Doheny | Stars: Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis

Votes: 17

26. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: Kill Dan Tanna! (1979)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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When Dan was in Vietnam, he once defied the orders of Captain North, who wound up crippled. North hires goons to help him take revenge by terrorizing Dan and the people around him.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Robert Urich, Greg Morris, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis

Votes: 17

27. The Hunted Lady (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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An undercover policewoman finds herself framed for murder by a crime. Forced to flee for her life, she determines to clear her name and bring the real killers to justice.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Donna Mills, Lawrence P. Casey, Andrew Duggan, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 36

28. Vega$ (1978–1981)
Episode: High Roller (1978)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Las Vegas private eye Dan Tanna probes the murder of Marilyn Ochs, a teenage prostitute who ran away from home because she didn't get along well with her mother Loretta's new husband Merle.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Robert Urich, Will Sampson, Chick Vennera, Michael Lerner

Votes: 120

29. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 3,494

30. The White Buffalo (1977)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.2
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At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickcock teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak

Votes: 3,170

31. Wildside (1985)
Episode: Buffalo Who? (1985)

Western

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Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard E. Rollins Jr., John D'Aquino

Votes: 7

32. Eastwood in Action (1976)

8 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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A behind the scenes promo for the film "The Outlaw Josey Wales."

Directors: Elliot Geisinger, Ronald Saland | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Madeleine Taylor Holmes, Will Sampson

Votes: 31

33. Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror

5.7
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The Freeling family have a new house, but their troubles with supernatural forces don't seem to be over.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Oliver Robins

Votes: 21,418 | Gross: $41.00M

34. Crazy Mama (1975)

PG | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 1950s America: opportunity, rock'n'roll, and the road. He follows three generations of women and the men they pick up,... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern, Jim Backus

Votes: 451

35. Orca (1977)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.6
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27 Metascore

A hunter squares off against a killer whale seeking vengeance for the death of its mate.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek

Votes: 8,895 | Gross: $14.72M

36. Standing Tall (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.3
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Set in Montana in the year 1934, a half-breed rancher and his wife are harassed by a ruthless land robber, who forces them to stand tall and defend their land, life and dignity.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Robert Forster, Will Sampson, L.Q. Jones, Robert Donner

Votes: 35

37. The Gunfighters (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Western

5.2
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The Everetts, two brothers and a cousin are trying to make a go of their ranch in Kansas, but Deke Turner, someone who wants to see them fail, is doing everything he can to see that happen.... See full summary »

Director: Clay Borris | Stars: Art Hindle, Reiner Schöne, Anthony Addabbo, George Kennedy

Votes: 159

38. Firewalker (1986)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson

Votes: 4,959 | Gross: $11.83M

39. Cowboysan (1978)

Short

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A Japanese actor stars in Western movies.

Director: Susan Oliver | Stars: Lloyd Kino, Hiroko Watanabe Dreyfus, Ted Cassidy, Biff Manard

40. Images of Indians (1979– )

Documentary

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Images of Indians, directed by Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas, narrated by Will Sampson. In 1979-80, Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas produced a groundbreaking, five part series for PBS. ... See full summary »

Star: Will Sampson

41. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: Divided We Fall (1983)

Drama

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Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

42. Images of Indians (1979– )
Episode: Heathen Injuns and the Hollywood Gospel (1980)

Documentary

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This part of the Images and Indians series looks at the distortion and misrepresentation of Indian religion and values in movies.

Star: Will Sampson

43. Images of Indians (1979– )
Episode: How Hollywood Wins the West (1980)

Documentary

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This segment explores how movies have wontedly tried to justify the white man's atrocities against the Indian by having Indians perpetrate monumental acts of terror.

Star: Will Sampson

44. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: Land of the Free (1984)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

45. Images of Indians (1979– )
Episode: Movie Reel Indians (1980)

Documentary

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The Hollywood stereotype of the savage Indians is explored. Dennis Banks and Vine Deloria comment on the portrayal of Indians in the film industry, as well as on filmmakers' fantasies.

Star: Will Sampson

46. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: Only the Proud (1983)

Drama

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Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

47. From Here to Eternity (1979– )
Episode: Part II (1979)

PG-13 | Drama

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Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

48. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: Sins of the Father (1983)

Drama

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Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert

49. Images of Indians (1979– )
Episode: The Great Movie Massacre (1979)

Documentary

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Images of Indians, directed by Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas, narrated by Will Sampson. In 1979-80, Robert Hagopian and Phil Lucas produced a groundbreaking, five part series for PBS. ... See full summary »

Star: Will Sampson

50. The Yellow Rose (1983–1984)
Episode: Walls of Fear (1983)

Drama

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Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cybill Shepherd, David Soul, Edward Albert