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1. The Living Christ Series (1951)

360 min | Biography, Drama

The first mini-series made for television. Originally airing on NBC in 12 parts, it documents Christ's story from his birth to the resurrection.

Stars: Art Gilmore, Robert Wilson, William Henry, Tyler McVey

Votes: 51

2. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 130,740 | Gross: $9.60M

3. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 609,393 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Time Limit (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War former prisoner of war, Major Harry Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel William Edwards wants the details.

Director: Karl Malden | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart

Votes: 817

5. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Romance

While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane

Votes: 867

6. Al Capone (1959)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A chronicle of the rise and fall of Chicago crime boss Al Capone during the Prohibition era.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Rod Steiger, Martin Balsam, Fay Spain, James Gregory

Votes: 1,351

7. Middle of the Night (1959)

Approved | 118 min | Drama

A widowed businessman becomes obsessed with one of his employees, the divorcée Betty Preisser.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Kim Novak, Glenda Farrell, Jan Norris, Lee Grant

Votes: 979

8. Winterset (1959 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Immigrant radical Bartolomeo Romagna is falsely condemned and executed for a payroll robbery. Years later, his son Mio sets out to find the truth of the crime and to bring to account the ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Martin Balsam, Charles Bickford, Rocco Bufano, Louis Filett

9. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 549,056 | Gross: $32.00M

10. Everybody Go Home! (1960)

122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Serge Reggiani, Carla Gravina, Martin Balsam

Votes: 839

11. Ada (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

Political drama about a honest but naive gubernatorial candidate who is manipulated by his corrupt campaign manager and is forced to temporarily cede power to his wife, a woman of integrity despite her shameful past.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Dean Martin, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 806

12. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 153,476

13. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,208

15. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

An actor playing a surgeon on a popular TV series is routinely chased by female fans, including the unhappy wives of his best pals.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, Martin Balsam, Jill St. John

Votes: 434

16. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 11,631

17. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Romance

Jonas Cord's a disagreeable young tycoon who's building planes, directing films and catting around on the corporate make, in the 1930's Hollywood.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,796 | Gross: $28.41M

18. Harlow (I) (1965)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 654

19. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

An American destroyer Captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 4,309

20. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

Votes: 2,996

21. After the Fox (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

An Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot on a beach where a bogus movie is being filmed.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam

Votes: 3,351

22. Hombre (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Western

80 Metascore

John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento

Votes: 10,331

24. Me, Natalie (1969)

M | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

A young woman struggles for independence.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 761

25. The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)

M/PG | 91 min | Comedy, Western

An aging lawman and an aging outlaw join forces when their respective positions in society are usurped by a younger, but incompetent, Marshal, and a younger, but vicious, gang leader.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Martin Balsam, David Carradine

Votes: 1,037

26. Trilogy (1969)

G | 110 min | Drama, Romance

"Miriam": Miss Miller has spent her life as a governess for children in some of the most fashionable homes in New York. She is shocked one day to learn that one of her "babies" is expecting... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Geraldine Page, Donnie Melvin, Lavinia Cassels, Christine Marler

Votes: 96

27. Hunters Are for Killing (1970 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A man comes home after serving time in prison to claim his share of his deceased mother's estate. However, his stepfather, who holds him responsible for his own son's death, intends to ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Melvyn Douglas, Suzanne Pleshette, Larry Storch

Votes: 86

28. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

70 Metascore

A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 20,529 | Gross: $24.91M

29. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 29,643 | Gross: $29.55M

30. The Old Man Who Cried Wolf (1970 TV Movie)

73 min | Thriller

Emile Pulska is visiting his old friend Abe Stillman. During the visit they are attacked and Emile is struck senseless. When he wakes up he is told that Abe is dead, dead by natural causes,... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Martin Balsam, Diane Baker, Ruth Roman

Votes: 179

31. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 30,912 | Gross: $31.56M

32. Confessions of a Police Captain (1971)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Drama

One of the first films about the mafia occurrence, in which the fight is hopeless, because "the polyp's feeler" reaches everything and everybody. A police inspector and a deputy public ... See full summary »

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Franco Nero, Martin Balsam, Marilù Tolo, Claudio Gora

Votes: 1,047

33. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 6,185 | Gross: $5.00M

34. Chronicle of a Homicide (1972)

99 min | Crime, Drama

During a clash between demonstrating laborers, a policeman and a student are both killed. In charge of the case are a magistrate and two commissioners.

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Massimo Ranieri, Martin Balsam, Valentina Cortese, Turi Ferro

Votes: 103

36. The Hassled Hooker (1972)

99 min | Crime, Drama

Luisa Latin, betrayed by her husband, is imprisoned for the murder of her husband's mistress - who is still alive. When Luisa is released from prison, she kills her.

Director: Eriprando Visconti | Stars: Terence Hill, Martin Balsam, Paola Pitagora, Adalberto Maria Merli

Votes: 165

37. The Man (1972)

G | 93 min | Drama

An African-American senator becomes the designated survivor of a tragic accident that kills the President of the United States. Now the first black President, he attempts to end the bigotry and divide standing in his way.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam, Burgess Meredith, Lew Ayres

Votes: 286

38. Night of Terror (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 73 min | Thriller

A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Martin Balsam, Catherine Burns, Chuck Connors, Donna Mills

Votes: 179

39. A Brand New Life (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama

After 18 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple has to face the prospect of having their first child.

Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Martin Balsam, Marge Redmond, Gene Nelson

Votes: 43

40. The Six Million Dollar Man (1973 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

After an astronaut and test pilot is catastrophically mutilated in a test plane crash, he is rebuilt and equipped with nuclear powered bionic limbs and implants.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Lee Majors, Barbara Anderson, Martin Balsam, Darren McGavin

Votes: 3,374

41. The Stone Killer (1973)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A top New York detective is sent to Los Angeles where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Martin Balsam, Jack Colvin, Paul Koslo

Votes: 2,480

42. Counselor at Crime (1973)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

When the godson of San Francisco's crime lord asks permission to leave "the business," Don Antonio agrees, but reluctantly. Such behavior by either one is a violation of the code, and a ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Martin Balsam, Tomas Milian, Francisco Rabal, Dagmar Lassander

Votes: 169

43. Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

PG | 93 min | Drama

Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney, Tresa Hughes

Votes: 560

44. Money to Burn (1973 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama

A convict, who managed to print one million dollars in counterfeit bills in the prison print shop, hatches a scheme to swap it for real money.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Mildred Natwick, Alejandro Rey, Cleavon Little

Votes: 45

45. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 24,145

46. Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974 TV Movie)

97 min | Action, Drama

Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Joshua Bryant, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 44

47. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 50,526

48. Miles to Go Before I Sleep (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

A lonely old man finds his life beginning to have some meaning when he helps a teen-age girl living in a rehabilitation centre.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Martin Balsam, Mackenzie Phillips, Kitty Winn, Pamelyn Ferdin

Votes: 28

49. Smiling Maniacs (1975)

R | 104 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama