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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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71 Metascore

Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 664,259 | Gross: $17.50M

2. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 126,553 | Gross: $1.53M

3. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 81,773 | Gross: $69.30M

4. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 69,233

5. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 68,014 | Gross: $4.86M

6. Happiness (1998)

Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 62,677 | Gross: $2.81M

7. Road House (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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36 Metascore

A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 54,589 | Gross: $30.05M

8. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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95 Metascore

In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 54,037 | Gross: $11.90M

9. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 42,922 | Gross: $2.38M

10. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

Votes: 38,437

11. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

Votes: 34,101 | Gross: $19.28M

12. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 23,855

13. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay

Votes: 20,557 | Gross: $10.20M

14. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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65 Metascore

A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 9,506

15. The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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As the Allied armies close in, the Germans decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 7,803

16. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

8.0
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69 Metascore

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 7,721

17. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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After the death of a common friend, three married men leave their lives together, seeking pleasure and freedom and ultimately leaving for London.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 4,481

18. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

4.9
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Bishop, trusted advisor to the president, has shots fired at him when Pachenko comes to him about a traitor in highest level of government. He gets away from the cold blooded assassin twice. Will he find the traitor before getting killed?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang

Votes: 4,180 | Gross: $2.15M

19. Hysterical Blindness (2002 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Rowlands, Justin Chambers

Votes: 3,035

20. 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: 2,821

21. Capone (1975)

R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 2,414

22. Voyage of the Damned (1976)

PG | 155 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The tragic 1939 voyage of SS St. Louis carrying hundreds of German Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany that seemingly no nation is willing to save from certain doom.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,316

23. Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)

101 min | Drama

6.8
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Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Ornella Muti, Susan Tyrrell, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 2,212

24. They All Laughed (1981)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A mad cap private-eye caper about a team of detectives who are following, and are being followed by, a group of beautiful women.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, Patti Hansen, John Ritter

Votes: 1,999

25. An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

8.2
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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Sylvia Sidney, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 1,722

26. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969)

M | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The humorous adventures of a group of American tourists taking an eighteen-day guided bus tour of nine European countries.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Ian McShane, Vittorio De Sica, Murray Hamilton

Votes: 1,615

27. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Friend in Deed (1974)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Kiley, Rosemary Murphy, Michael McGuire

Votes: 1,594

28. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Troubled Waters (1975)

TV-PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Lt. Columbo takes a trip to Acapulco, but finds himself on a new case when a used car dealer commits murder on the cruise ship.

Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Vaughn, Jane Greer, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 1,563

29. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.0
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford

Votes: 1,525

30. Illuminata (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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60 Metascore

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro | Stars: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo, Fernando Bolles

Votes: 1,472 | Gross: $0.84M

31. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Sean Maher, Paula Cale, Elise Neal

Votes: 1,340

32. Bloodline (1979)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Claudia Mori

Votes: 1,298

33. Saint Jack (1979)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.1
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Jack Flowers, an American hustler in early 1970s Singapore, dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Denholm Elliott, James Villiers, Joss Ackland

Votes: 1,251

34. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,203

35. The Professor (1986)

171 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Leo Gullotta, Marzio Honorato

Votes: 1,132

36. Pope John Paul II (2005– )

201 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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Following the premature death of his mother, Karol Wojtyla is brought up by his father in the Polish city of Krakow during the first half of the 20th century. An outstanding student with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Ben Gazzara, Daniele Pecci, Vittoria Belvedere

Votes: 1,080

37. Howard Stern (1994–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Raunchy interviews, sketches, and social commentary from the king of shock radio.

Stars: Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Matt Sager, John Melendez

Votes: 883

38. Stag (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Victor Mallick returned to his home and found out that all of his friends have arranged a surprise bachelor/stag party for him. Two strippers were hired to cheer up the party. However, when... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Wilding | Stars: John Stockwell, Mario Van Peebles, Jerry Stiller, Gerald Anthony

Votes: 829

39. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 825

40. Believe (I) (2000)

PG | 96 min | Family, Horror

5.3
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After being continually kicked out of boarding schools, Ben is sent to live with his stern Grandfather in a small town. While there, no one is interested in him with the exception of a girl... See full summary »

Director: Robert Tinnell | Stars: Ricky Mabe, Mario Boni, Justin Bradley, Vlasta Vrana

Votes: 753

41. The Neptune Factor (1973)

G | 98 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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When an underwater ocean lab is lost in a earthquake, an advanced submarine is sent down to find it and encounters terrible danger.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Walter Pidgeon, Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux

Votes: 744

42. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Wrath (2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.4
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Three people are found murdered, all unconnected to each other, except to that of cases that Detective Benson has investigated.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

Votes: 647

43. Carol for Another Christmas (1964 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Daniel Grudge, a wealthy industrialist and fierce isolationist long embittered by the loss of his son in World War II, is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who lead him to reconsider his attitude toward his fellow man.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Percy Rodrigues, Sterling Hayden, Ben Gazzara, Barbara Ann Teer

Votes: 644

44. When Michael Calls (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A woman begins receiving ominous phone calls from a relative who died 15 years prior. With each phone call, a family member dies. Will she be the next in line?

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael Douglas, Al Waxman

Votes: 633

45. Dogville Confessions (2003)

52 min | Documentary

6.3
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This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.

Director: Sami Saif | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown

Votes: 594

46. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.7
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 590 | Gross: $5.20M

47. The Passionate Thief (1960)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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On New Year's Eve, an insecure, struggling actress (Anna Magnani) has nothing to do. When a colleague invites her to a New Year's party, she jumps at the opportunity. Accidentally she runs ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Anna Magnani, Totò, Ben Gazzara, Fred Clark

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.03M

48. QB VII (1974)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A physician (Sir Anthony Hopkins) sues a novelist (Ben Gazzara) for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 565

49. The Strange One (1957)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Garfein | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman, Arthur Storch

Votes: 538

50. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1977)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 522



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