Most Popular Titles With John Houseman
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
Votes: 128,686 | Gross: $78.04M
6. 227 (1985–1990)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.
8. Ghost Story (1981)
R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story.
Votes: 6,421 | Gross: $23.37M
9. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller
A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Votes: 39,809 | Gross: $41.51M
10. Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
R | 107 min | Drama
A disillusioned young writer living in New York City turns to drugs and drinking to block out the memories of his dead mother and estranged wife.
Votes: 6,313 | Gross: $16.12M
11. My Bodyguard (1980)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a boy comes to a new school and gets harassed by a bully, he acquires the services of the school's most feared kid as a bodyguard.
Votes: 7,619 | Gross: $22.48M
12. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
13. Rollerball (1975)
R | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
In a corporate-controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of its powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game.
Votes: 19,361 | Gross: $30.00M
17. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
18. Good Morning America (1975– )
TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show
ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »
19. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
22. The Paper Chase (1973)
PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
A first-year law student at Harvard Law School struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of his sternest professor.
23. This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The dramatic love story of small-town Mississippi girl Alva Starr and railroad official Owen Legate, set during the Great Depression.
24. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
26. Jane Eyre (1943)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
Votes: 6,802 | Gross: $3.82M
27. Great Performances (1971– )
"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 »
28. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)
90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.
32. They Live by Night (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
33. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »
34. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
36. Another Woman (1988)
PG | 81 min | Drama
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.
Votes: 11,225 | Gross: $1.56M
37. The Cobweb (1955)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama
At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »
38. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.
39. Wholly Moses! (1980)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,574 | Gross: $14.16M
40. All Fall Down (1962)
Approved | 111 min | Drama
Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love ... See full summary »
42. A.D. (1985– )
600 min | Drama, History
Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.
44. Noble House (1988– )
TV-14 | 355 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Ian Struan Dunross is chairman of Struan & Company, the oldest and largest of the British-East Asia trading companies. To the Chinese, that also makes him "Tai-Pan" ("supreme leader") of ... See full summary »
47. In the Cool of the Day (1963)
Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance
After he mends a marital rift between a vacationing young couple, the bored, fragile wife falls hopelessly in love with the husband's ex-colleague who is married to a long suffering and ... See full summary »
49. Murder by Phone (1982)
R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
50. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.
55. The Adams Chronicles (1976– )
50 min | Drama, History
Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »
57. The Babysitter (1980 TV Movie)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
Spoiled twelve-year-old Tara's new best friend from next-door gets hired as a live-in babysitter, but things soon go horribly wrong when Tara's mom starts hitting the bottle and fighting with her dad.
60. 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.
61. The Last Convertible (1979– )
360 min | Drama
A World War II coming-of-age drama about five men who meet in the fall of 1940 at Harvard. The war affects all of them, each in different ways. A green 1939 Packard convertible is at the ... See full summary »
63. Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical
A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid.
66. The Unseen (1945)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A secretive widower hires a governess for his children, a willful boy and impressionable girl. Strange occurrences and the governess's curiosity lead her to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and uninhabited brownstone next door.
69. Her Twelve Men (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Jan Stewart, a new teacher at The Oaks, a boys' boarding school, becomes instructor and mother-figure to a class of twelve. She must overcome the disapproval of Joe Hargrave, head of the ... See full summary »
70. The 46th Annual Academy Awards (1974 TV Special)
Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »
72. Choices of the Heart (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
The film tells the story of a young missionary girl from the United States who was killed in 1980 in El Salvador together with two other missionaries.
74. The New Steve Allen Show (1961–1965)
48 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
It was a show basically about laughing until you were in tears, or just falling down, doubling over with laughter...a show for the whole family, with some of the funniest comic people on ... See full summary »
77. A Christmas Without Snow (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Music
A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again. She joins the choir of a local church but has some personality conflicts with the choirmaster, a ... See full summary »
79. The Time of Your Life (1976 TV Movie)
70 min | Drama
William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around the denizens of a San Francisco bar in 1939. Lonely, lovelorn, weary or cynical, the characters drift in and out of the bar and... See full summary »
98 min | Documentary
The story of an American Communist militia that fought for the Spanish Republicans in the 1936-39 Civil War.
86. Fear on Trial (1975 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
The story of John Henry Faulk, a radio/TV personality of the 1950s, who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. Faulk sued the organization that was behind the blacklisting, and the ... See full summary »
88. The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980 TV Special)
Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.
89. Holiday for Sinners (1952)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
Three men, reared together in New Orleans, but whose paths have drifted apart, each face a crisis during the last weekend of Mardi Gras: Dr. Jason Kent must decide between accepting a ... See full summary »
91. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock (1979 TV Movie)
100 min | Documentary
On March 7, 1979, Alfred Hitchcock becomes the seventh recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievment Award. Hostess Ingrid Bergman introduces an array of actors and writers and... See full summary »
93. Sorry, Wrong Number (1946 TV Short)
30 min | Drama, Short, Thriller
A bedridden invalid gets a crossed line when telephoning, and realizes that the two men she overhears are planning to kill her.
98. Hazard's People (1976 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
The story of John Hazard, a criminal attorney whose style and flair sets him apart from his peers in the legal profession. In the pilot episode, Hazard and his three associates seek to help... See full synopsis »