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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: 274,033 | Gross: $5.32M

2. 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: 35,786 | Gross: $5.85M

3. 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: 29,386 | Gross: $31.76M

4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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: 18,243

5. 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: 16,521

6. 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: 16,265 | Gross: $16.40M

7. Cul-De-Sac (1966)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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: 10,422

8. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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: 7,746 | Gross: $4.36M

9. 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: 7,282

10. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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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: 6,676

11. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

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

6.7
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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: 5,184

12. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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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: 4,265

13. 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: 4,097

14. 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: 3,418

15. The Loved One (1965)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy

7.2
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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: 3,073

16. Caliber 9 (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture. Both the gangsters and the police believe Ugo has hidden... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,889

17. 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: 2,836

18. 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: 2,739

19. 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: 2,720

20. 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: 2,009

21. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.8
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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: 1,906

22. Wicked Stepmother (1989)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.2
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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: 1,520 | Gross: $0.04M

23. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

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

7.7
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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: 1,518

24. The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack

Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $1.17M

25. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.8
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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: 1,343

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

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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: 1,277

27. 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: 1,222

28. 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: 1,192

29. Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.8
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A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 1,152

30. Treasure Island (1972)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Family

6.0
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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: 1,038

31. The Adventures of Pinocchio (1972– )

321 min | Family, Fantasy

7.9
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Based on Carlo Collodi's classic novel, this mini-series is about an animated puppet named Pinocchio and his father, a poor woodcarver named Geppetto.

Stars: Andrea Balestri, Nino Manfredi, Gina Lollobrigida, Domenico Santoro

Votes: 1,032

32. Cookie (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

5.3
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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: 985 | Gross: $1.87M

33. Beyond the Law (1968)

PG | 90 min | Western

6.3
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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: 981

34. If You Could Only Cook (1935)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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An executive lets an attractive cook talk him into taking a job as butler.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Lionel Stander

Votes: 958

35. 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: 898

36. 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: 671

37. A Dandy in Aspic (1968)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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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: 658

38. The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.0
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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: 652

39. More Than a Secretary (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jean Arthur, George Brent, Lionel Stander, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 487

40. I Live My Life (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 471

41. The Eroticist (1972)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.0
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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: 469

42. Dirty Weekend (1973)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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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: 433

43. Promise Her Anything (1966)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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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: 422

44. Between Miracles (1971)

122 min | Comedy

7.2
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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: 402

45. The Black Bird (1975)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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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: 401

46. Cyclone (1978)

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

5.0
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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: 396

47. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hart to Hart (1979)

TV-PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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A friend of Jonathan Hart's is killed in a motor accident just after he has left a health farm, apparently committing suicide. There was no warning of him being troubled so the Harts go undercover to find out what happened at the farm.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 360

48. The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 330

49. The Squeeze (1978)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Karen Black, Edward Albert, Lionel Stander

Votes: 317

50. We're in the Money (1935)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.5
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Two gold-digging process servers are tasked with subpoenaing one's boyfriend, who has been using a pseudonym to avoid breach-of-promise servings and suits.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert, Ross Alexander

Votes: 288



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