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

PG-13 | 165 min | Western

8.5
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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: 275,460 | Gross: $5.32M

2. The Loved One (1965)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy

7.0
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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Rod Steiger

Votes: 3,111

3. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan (Robert Wagner) and Jennifer Hart (Stefanie Powers).

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 5,238

4. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 16,623

5. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.8
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 29,498 | Gross: $31.76M

6. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 4,140

7. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 7,803 | Gross: $4.36M

8. The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Director: Nelson Shin | Stars: Orson Welles, Robert Stack, Leonard Nimoy, Norman Alden

Votes: 35,878 | Gross: $5.85M

9. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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62 Metascore

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 16,394 | Gross: $16.40M

10. Dream On (1990–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Martin Tupper's life is full of colourful characters. He is divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife and constantly looking for dates but without a ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Benben, Denny Dillon, Wendie Malick, Chris Demetral

Votes: 2,735

11. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,861

12. Cul-de-sac (1966)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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75 Metascore

In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac, Lionel Stander, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 10,522

13. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 6,705

14. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,527

15. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,307

16. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 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: 672

17. Wicked Stepmother (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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A mother/daughter pair of witches descend on a yuppie family's home and cause havoc, one at a time since they share one body & the other must live in a cat the rest of the time. Now it's up... See full summary »

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp, Lionel Stander

Votes: 1,524 | Gross: $0.04M

18. Cookie (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 992 | Gross: $1.87M

19. The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York City. The weaker gang uses a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeed in stopping one of the gangs, while the other remains without the boss.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, Lionel Stander

Votes: 1,195

20. Boot Hill (1969)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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Victims of oppressive town boss Honey are offered help by an unusual alliance of gunmen and circus performers.

Director: Giuseppe Colizzi | Stars: Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Woody Strode, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,756

21. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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A former gangster is forced to resume his old lifestyle when his violent, jealous ex-colleagues and the police believe that he knows the location of a stolen cache of $300,000.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Gastone Moschin, Barbara Bouchet, Mario Adorf, Frank Wolff

Votes: 2,926

22. It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986–1990)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions in his own unique fourth-wall breaking meta sitcom.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Molly Cheek, Michael Tucci, Scott Nemes

Votes: 1,287

23. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 7,313

24. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 109

25. Pulp (1972)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

Votes: 2,018

26. A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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During the Cold War, the British and Soviet Intelligence services attempt to out-fox one another using the homesick double-Agent Krasnevin a.k.a. Alexander Eberlin (Laurence Harvey) as a pawn in the complex spy-game.

Directors: Anthony Mann, Laurence Harvey | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, Mia Farrow, Harry Andrews

Votes: 664

27. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

5.9
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Young Jim Hawkins has an unforgettable encounter with pirate Captain Long John Silver and his murderous mates.

Directors: John Hough, Andrea Bianchi, Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Orson Welles, Kim Burfield, Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,042

28. Beyond the Law (1968)

PG | 90 min | Western

6.2
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A trio of thieves plot to steal a town's silver shipment but a turn of events makes them the town's heroes.

Director: Giorgio Stegani | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Antonio Sabato, Gordon Mitchell, Lionel Stander

Votes: 989

29. The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.2
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An ice skater jeopardizes her marriage when she becomes a movie star.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Lew Ayres, Lewis Stone

Votes: 676

30. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.6
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Sir Alfred De Carter suspects his wife of infidelity. While conducting a symphony orchestra, he imagines three different ways of dealing with the situation. When the concert ends, he tries ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 4,279

31. Promise Her Anything (1966)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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A young lady has been widowed and left with a baby son to bring up alone. She decides that the baby needs a father figure and decides to marry a psychologist. She hides her son with an ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Warren Beatty, Leslie Caron, Robert Cummings, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 425

32. The Last Gangster (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A gangster is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant. He becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner, Lionel Stander

Votes: 1,226

33. Dirty Weekend (1973)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A man and his mistress have just taken off for a weekend romp when they're kidnapped by a trio of bank robbers. They wind up becoming media "stars" as police and reporters follow them. They... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Oliver Reed, Carole André, Lionel Stander

Votes: 436

34. Matilda (1978)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.4
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A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Elliott Gould, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino, Roy Clark

Votes: 288

35. Blast of Silence (1961)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.

Director: Allen Baron | Stars: Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, Larry Tucker, Peter Clune

Votes: 3,429

36. Between Miracles (1971)

122 min | Comedy

7.1
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Benedetto is a child who came out of an accident uninjured on his first communion's day. The people of his village attribute that to a miracle and made him undergo a strict religious ... See full summary »

Director: Nino Manfredi | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Lionel Stander, Delia Boccardo, Paola Borboni

Votes: 406

37. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,908

38. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

7.4
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 71

39. The Black Bird (1975)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

Director: David Giler | Stars: George Segal, Stéphane Audran, Lionel Stander, Lee Patrick

Votes: 403

40. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.6
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 1,345

41. Innocence and Desire (1974)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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A young man is temporarily home from a Seminary, but eventually falls in love with his father's young new wife.

Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Edwige Fenech, Vittorio Caprioli, Roberto Cenci, Lionel Stander

Votes: 122

42. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Tom Isbell

Votes: 81

43. Cyclone (1978)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.9
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An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García

Votes: 405

44. Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart (1995 TV Movie)

86 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Jonathan and Jennifer Hart are in San Francisco to help with a charity auction. Jennifer picks up an old locket for auction and shows it to Jonathan. Jonathan quickly recognizes a picture ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Jason Bateman

Votes: 212

45. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 243

46. Gates to Paradise (1968)

89 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1212, children from all over Europe lead a crusade to free Jerusalem from Turkish authorities. Nicholas and Stephen use all their might to defeat the enemy.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Lionel Stander, Ferdy Mayne, Pauline Challoner, Mathieu Carrière

Votes: 163

47. The Sensuous Sicilian (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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From his youth, Paolo Castorini, a Sicilian baron, is as attracted to women as they to him. Giovanna, a servant girl, Lillian, a serious girlfriend in Rome, a hostess at a post-war party, ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Vicario | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Rossana Podestà, Gastone Moschin, Marianne Comtell

Votes: 107

48. Il tuo piacere è il mio (1973)

95 min | Comedy

4.9
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In the 16th century a Tuscany nobleman gives a banquet in which immoral stories were told.

Director: Claudio Racca | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Femi Benussi, Barbara Bouchet, Aldo Giuffrè

Votes: 50

49. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Votes: 905

50. The Eroticist (1972)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.9
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Senator Pupis feels a strong and uncontrollable urge to grab women's bottoms, a habit than can lead to embarrassment, especially if the woman in question is head of another state and the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Lionel Stander, Laura Antonelli, Corrado Gaipa

Votes: 473



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