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1. Swingtime Johnny (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 18

2. Follow That Music (1947)

17 min | Short, Musical

Two reel comedy starring Gene Krupa as an Orchestra leader trying to make it in New York.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa, Nan Leslie, Phil Warren, Jason Robards

Votes: 5

3. The Journey (1959)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover and a group of Westerners, as the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, finds herself the obsession of an enigmatic Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,210

4. A Doll's House (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A wealthy woman's attempts to help her financially troubled husband go unrewarded.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Hume Cronyn, Randy Gaynes

Votes: 39

5. The Iceman Cometh (1960 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama

The chilling tale of a high-rolling gambler who changes his ways and is determind to help the drifters, alcoholics and prostitutes who have come to depend on his "generosity".

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Jason Robards, Myron McCormick, Tom Pedi, James Broderick

Votes: 261

6. By Love Possessed (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

Neurotic woman engages in an affair with the law partner of her impotent husband.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Hamilton

Votes: 376

7. Tender Is the Night (1962)

Approved | 142 min | Drama

A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine, Tom Ewell

Votes: 538

9. Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Not Rated | 174 min | Drama

Over the course of one day in August 1912, the family of retired actor James Tyrone grapples with the morphine addiction of his wife Mary, the illness of their youngest son Edmund and the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,902

10. Act One (1963)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

Story of the life of writer/playwright Moss Hart.

Director: Dore Schary | Stars: George Hamilton, Jason Robards, George Segal, Jack Klugman

Votes: 174

11. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1964 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

The life of Abraham Lincoln is traced from the 1830s when he was a struggling backwoods lawyer to winning the Presidency in 1860.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Jason Robards, Kate Reid, Jack Bittner, Burt Brinckerhoff

Votes: 11

12. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

Votes: 2,826

13. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Western

Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

Votes: 3,365

14. Any Wednesday (1966)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy

Ellen Gordon, a New York executive's mistress falls for the executive's young business associate when the young man is accidentally sent to use the apartment where the executive and his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, Dean Jones, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 763

15. Divorce American Style (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy

After 17 years, things have got too predictable and stale. They argue, they visit a marriage counselor, Richard (drunk) visits a prostitute. They split up. After meeting other people, they ... See full summary »

Director: Bud Yorkin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jason Robards, Jean Simmons

Votes: 1,305

16. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

Votes: 2,952

17. Hour of the Gun (1967)

Approved | 100 min | Western

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan, Albert Salmi

Votes: 2,802

18. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 164 min | Western

80 Metascore

A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 252,319 | Gross: $5.32M

19. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,212

20. Isadora (1968)

M | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser

Votes: 1,860

21. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Jason Robards, Peter Falk, Martin Landau

Votes: 57

22. The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, David Warner, Strother Martin

Votes: 7,103 | Gross: $3.50M

23. Julius Caesar (1970)

G | 117 min | Drama, History, War

Based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name, this historical drama deals with the political assassination of Roman dictator Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. by a group of rebellious senators.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,270

24. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 27,592 | Gross: $29.55M

25. Fools (1970)

GP | 93 min | Drama

An aging actor finds himself falling for the beautiful, and much younger, wife of an attorney.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Jason Robards, Katharine Ross, Scott Hylands, Roy Jenson

Votes: 87

26. Jud (1971)

R | 80 min | Drama

A Vietnam vet returns to Los Angeles at Christmas time, finds out it's not how he thought it was going to be.

Director: Gunther Collins | Stars: Joseph Kaufmann, Robert Deman, Alix Wyeth, Norman Burton

Votes: 17

27. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,327

28. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 890

29. The War Between Men and Women (1972)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Two quirky Manhattanites crash into each other at an ophthalmologist's office. Peter is a grouchy cartoonist/author whose vision is failing; divorced mother Theresa is also reluctant to ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Barbara Harris, Jason Robards, Herb Edelman

Votes: 465

30. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama, Family

A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 559

31. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Votes: 15,258

32. The Thanksgiving Treasure (1973 TV Movie)

77 min | Drama

Addie tries to invite her father's sworn enemy over for Thanksgiving dinner in the hopes of ending their long-standing feud.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, Lisa Lucas

Votes: 63

35. A Boy and His Dog (1975)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

A young man and his telepathic dog wander a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Director: L.Q. Jones | Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton, Tim McIntire

Votes: 14,284

36. A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975 TV Movie)

134 min | Drama

In Connecticut in September 1923, the lives of three people collide: Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil ... See full summary »

Directors: José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby | Stars: Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, Edwin McDonough

Votes: 117

37. Mr. Sycamore (1975)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

Jason Robards is a man who decides he'd rather be a tree.

Director: Pancho Kohner | Stars: Jason Robards, Sandy Dennis, Jean Simmons, Robert Easton

Votes: 87

38. Addie and the King of Hearts (1976 TV Movie)

Drama, Family

A young teenage girl becomes jealous when her widowed father when he starts to woo a beautician.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Christina Hart, Richard Hatch, Diane Ladd, Lisa Lucas

Votes: 20

39. All the President's Men (1976)

PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 85,147 | Gross: $70.60M

40. The Spy Who Never Was (1976)

PG | 113 min | Drama

A diabolical tale of romance, murder, and mistaken identity as a treacherous terrorist organization hunts an enemy agent with the intention of killing him, but instead they set their sights... See full summary »

Directors: Reza Badiyi, Uri Massad | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Jason Robards, Gila Almagor, Haim Bashi

Votes: 52

41. Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977– )

750 min | Drama

The story of a power-hungry U.S. President, and the men, with whom he surrounds himself, in order to keep his hold on power. Based on John Ehrlichman's book about the Nixon administration.

Stars: Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn

Votes: 153

42. Julia (1977)

PG | 117 min | Drama

58 Metascore

At the behest of an old and dear friend, playwright Lillian Hellman undertakes a dangerous mission to smuggle funds into Nazi Germany.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 7,563

43. Comes a Horseman (1978)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Western, Romance

Ella Connors is a single woman who gets pressured to sell her failing cattle farm to her corrupt ex suitor, Jacob Ewing. She asks for help from her neighbor, Frank Athearn. As Ella and ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, George Grizzard

Votes: 1,955

44. A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Drama

A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough under their tough care to help his grandfather deliver a surprise gift on Christmas Eve ... See full summary »

Director: George Englund | Stars: Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, George Parry, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 112

45. Hurricane (1979)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

The desperate love affair between a young Samoan chief and an American painter, against the will of her father. Amid this man-made tension comes a hurricane so devastating, the lives of the lovers and the entire island are imperiled.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Jason Robards, Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow, Trevor Howard

Votes: 457

46. Caboblanco (1980)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In 1948, an assortment of shady characters are searching for Nazi loot, sunken off the coast of Peru.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, Dominique Sanda, Fernando Rey

Votes: 719

48. Haywire (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Lee Remick, Jason Robards, Deborah Raffin, Dianne Hull

Votes: 89

49. Raise the Titanic (1980)

PG | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer

Votes: 3,288 | Gross: $7.00M

50. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 3,782 | Gross: $4.31M

51. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Western