Most Popular Titles With Nicholas Ray


1. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

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68 Metascore

Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 30,201 | Gross: $15.28M

2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 71,669

3. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.4
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 7,814

4. 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: 12,774

5. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 20,468

6. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The temporary physical life of everyone's Savior, Jesus Christ.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 5,750 | Gross: $14.48M

7. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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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.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

Votes: 4,940

8. The American Friend (1977)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Votes: 10,554

9. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,104

10. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,168

11. Circus World (1964)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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When circus proprietor Matt Masters decides to take his show on a European tour, it is beset by problems, while he searches for Lili, the mother of his adopted daughter, who disappeared years before.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 1,942

12. They Live by Night (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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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.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 5,428

13. The Savage Innocents (1960)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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An Eskimo who has had little contact with white men goes to a trading post where he accidentally kills a missionary and finds himself being pursued by the police.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yôko Tani, Carlo Giustini, Peter O'Toole

Votes: 1,397

14. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 5,694

15. Knock on Any Door (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,564

16. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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An American anthology series, with a new episode and different actors and actresses each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan, the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Lee Marvin, Edgar Buchanan, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 214

17. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,280

18. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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A woman's attempt to appear innocent and sweet clashes with her lover who sees through her act and the wealthy man she tries to trick into marrying her.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,606

19. Party Girl (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Lawyer Thomas Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gayle encourages him improve his reputation, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Votes: 2,161

20. Run for Cover (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Western

6.7
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Mistaken for train robbers, Matt Dow and Davey Bishop are shot at by the sheriff and his posse but they are cleared and hired as lawmen.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Cagney, Viveca Lindfors, John Derek, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 1,007

21. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 2,208

22. The Lusty Men (1952)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

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Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 1,937

23. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 792

24. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.3
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Biopic loosely based on the last 18 years of Jesse James' life and focused on the relationship between brothers Jesse and Frank James.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Hope Lange, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 949

25. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

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Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Votes: 3,823

26. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, John Migliore, Vivita | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 83

27. Androcles and the Lion (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion.

Directors: Chester Erskine, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young, Robert Newton

Votes: 611

28. Wet Dreams (1974)

89 min | Drama

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Experimental anthology film consisting of nine segments - Contrasts, The Janitor, The Plumber, Another Wet Dream, The Happy Necrophiliacs, On a Sunday Afternoon, A Face, Politfuck, Flames - all focused on 70s sex, love and politics.

Directors: Lasse Braun, Max Fischer, Oscar Gigard, Hans Kanters, Geert Koolman, Lee Kraft, Dusan Makavejev, Nicholas Ray, Jens Jørgen Thorsen, Heathcote Williams | Stars: Melvin Miracle, Jerry Abnes, Barbara, M.J. Bouwmeester

Votes: 97

29. Hot Blood (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical

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Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 362

30. A Woman's Secret (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

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Susan is in the hospital with a bullet near her heart. Marian has told the police that she shot Susan in a rage as Susan was giving up singing. Marian and Luke found Susan when she was a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Grahame, Bill Williams

Votes: 1,086

31. We Can't Go Home Again (1973)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

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The most complete, newly restored version of Nicholas Ray's experimental masterpiece embodies the director's practice of film-making as a "communal way of life." Ray plays himself in the ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Bock, Tom Farrell, Danny Fisher, Jill Gannon

Votes: 294

32. Lightning Over Water (1980)

91 min | Documentary

6.7
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Director Nicholas Ray is eager to complete a final film before his imminent death from cancer. Wim Wenders is working on his own film Hammett (1982) in Hollywood, but flies to New York to ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders | Stars: Gerry Bamman, Ronee Blakley, Pierre Cottrell, Stefan Czapsky

Votes: 1,049

33. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 58

34. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,465

35. Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Gale Storm, Phil Regan, Moe Howard, Larry Fine

Votes: 262

36. The Doctor and the Devil (1965)

Horror

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A story of the grave robbers Burke and Hare and Dr. Robert Knox dealing with the issue between advancing scientific and medical knowledge with the institutionalized restriction of supplying surgeons with 'fresh' bodies for research.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Laurence Harvey, Barbara Steele, Susannah York

37. Roseanna McCoy (1949)

89 min | Drama

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The saga of the Hatfield-and-McCoy feud is romanticized in Samuel Goldwyn's Roseanna McCoy. Newcomer Joan Evans stars as the title character, whose elopement with Johnse Hatfield serves to ... See full summary »

Directors: Irving Reis, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Charles Bickford, Raymond Massey

Votes: 157

38. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 513

39. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1955–1959)

30 min

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Stars: Joseph Cotten, Robert Middleton, Everett Sloane, Frank Gerstle

Votes: 66

40. That Woman (1966)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An attractive female model in Berlin is looking for successful and wealthy men, who can contribute to her career.

Director: Will Tremper | Stars: Eva Renzi, Harald Leipnitz, Paul Hubschmid, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 93

41. I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1975)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: David Helpern | Stars: Natalie Wood, John Houseman, François Truffaut, Nicholas Ray

Votes: 58

42. The Caribbean Mystery (1945)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.2
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Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: James Dunn, Sheila Ryan, Edward Ryan, Jackie Paley

Votes: 24

43. James Dean: The First American Teenager (1975 TV Movie)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Explores the myth and the man behind it.

Director: Ray Connolly | Stars: James Dean, Stacy Keach, Carroll Baker, Leslie Caron

Votes: 84

44. Sorry, Wrong Number (1946 TV Short)

30 min | Drama, Short, Thriller

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A bedridden invalid gets a crossed line when telephoning, and realizes that the two men she overhears are planning to kill her.

Directors: Frances Buss, John Houseman | Stars: Mildred Natwick, G. Swayne Gordon, Esther Somers, Gilbert Mack

Votes: 9

45. Marco (1978)

Short

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Director: Nicholas Ray

Votes: 8

46. Peter Przygodda, Schnittmeister (1993)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Peter Goedel | Stars: Hartmut Eichgrün, Bruno Ganz, Peter Handke, Reinhard Hauff

47. America Revisited (1971– )

147 min

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Stars: Spiro Agnew, Lester Maddox, Nicholas Ray, Bobby Seale

Votes: 10

48. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down (1973)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Patrice Marden, Neal Marshad | Star: Marketa Kimbrell

49. If I Needed Someone (2010)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Two friends, both overcome by loneliness and rejection are hit by reality in one excruciating night.

Director: Greg Beck | Stars: Kevin Cruz, Gabrielle Davison, Adam Langhorne, Stephany Napier

50. Tuesday in November (1945)

16 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: John Berry

Votes: 20

51. Edición Especial Coleccionista (2010–2015)
Episode: 55 días en Pekín (2011)

Comedy, History

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Director: David Díaz | Stars: David Díaz, Santiago Nocte, Daniel González Crespo, Stephen Boyd

52. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)
Episode: High Green Wall (1954)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Thomas Gomez, Maurice Marsac, Marshall Bradford

Votes: 14

53. The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (1955–1959)
Episode: High Green Wall (1959)

30 min

7.0
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Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Thomas Gomez, Maurice Marsac, Marshall Bradford

Votes: 7

54. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)
Episode: The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

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Mr. Show presents Jeepers Creepers - Semi Star: The Musical (aka The Biggest Failure In Broadway History), David takes a look at the friendlier side of the KKK, and Mr. Show presents the American Ad Awards.

Directors: Troy Miller, John Moffitt | Stars: David Cross, John Ennis, Tom Kenny, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 91