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1. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis (1977 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.4
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Jane Fonda hosts the AFI Life Achievement Awards ceremony honoring Bette Davis featuring clips from her films and the reminiscences of many co-workers.

Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Peter Falk, Mia Farrow

Votes: 379

2. Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (1977 TV Special)

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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Hank Aaron, Donnie Ray Albert, Muhammad Ali, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 85

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 848,585 | Gross: $112.00M

4. Very Important Pennis (1996– )
Episode: Very Important Pennis: Part 1 (1996)

Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Paul Kaye, Kriss Akabusi, Giorgio Armani, Baz Bamigboye

Votes: 11

5. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

8.6
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In 1976, William Wyler became the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, following John Ford, James Cagney and Orson Welles. The winner of three Best ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie Albert, Henry Fonda, Greer Garson, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 112

6. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: What Happened to All the Sunshine and Roses? (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.6
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A hospitalized doctor learns that his wife is pregnant, and searches to find someone to take over his practice.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 17

7. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,098,513 | Gross: $132.38M

8. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Directors: Vincent Scarza, Kenneth Shapiro | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,921

9. One Voice (1986 TV Special)

68 min | Music

8.5
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Barbra Streisand preformed some of her favorite songs and changes the world with one voice.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jim Cox, Michael Fisher, Barry Gibb

Votes: 198

10. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

8.4
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66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 803,845 | Gross: $44.02M

11. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004 TV Special)

120 min

8.4
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Peers honor the actress for her contributions to movies.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jim Carrey, Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols

Votes: 225

12. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: A Patient Lost (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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Kildare catches a patient/doctor snooping on the interns and incurs the wrath of Dr. Carl Noyes.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 18

13. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: Out of a Concrete Tower (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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The animosity between Dr. Noyes and Dr. Orloff reaches a boiling point after Yvonne's overdose. Conclusion of five-part story.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

14. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Episode: That Washburn Girl (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Western

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Wells Fargo agent Jim Hardie becomes involved with a woman Wells Fargo agent, Nora Washburn whose brother, Tom Washburn, has become engaged to the daughter, Ruby Coe, of a former outlaw Jonas Coe.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Dale Robertson, Mari Aldon, John Archer, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 31

15. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )
Episode: The Mink Coat (1960)

30 min | Drama

8.4
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While her husband was still alive, Syd Charing enjoyed her life as a well-to-do socialite. Since his death, she has fallen on hard times. Now all she has left to remind of her of her halcyon days is a mink coat.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Stephen McNally, Tenen Holtz, Lewis Martin

Votes: 19

16. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Widower Sheriff Andy Taylor, and his son Opie, live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry, North Carolina. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney Fife.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 10,948

17. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Episode: Are You Listening? (1956)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Stars: John Conte, Conrad Janis, Jack Nicholson

Votes: 17

18. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 271,076 | Gross: $29.20M

19. The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960– )

30 min | Drama

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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Hong, Weaver Levy, Anna May Wong

Votes: 103

20. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

News

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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 205

21. Dr. Kildare (1961–1966)
Episode: The Taste of Crow (1966)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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Kildare thinks he's finally diagnosed a dancer's mysterious malady but must persuade her to re-enter Blair Hospital for tests to prove his diagnosis.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Raymond Massey, Martin Balsam, Joanna Pettet

Votes: 16

22. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 39,895

23. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 532,980 | Gross: $18.35M

24. Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 106 min | Comedy

8.1
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Former members of Saturday Night Live come together to remember the past 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Fred Armisen, Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 1,916

25. Arena (1975– )

Documentary

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Wide-ranging arts program.

Stars: Gavin Millar, Kenneth Tynan, John Walters, Paul McCartney

Votes: 154

26. Wings Over the World (1979 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Music

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TV special featuring footage filmed throughout Wings' tour of 1975/76, following the band in England, Australia and America. It contains live concert performances featuring 15 of Wings' ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch

Votes: 41

27. 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: 680

28. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,460

29. Very Important Pennis (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dennis Is Back And This Time Its Not Just England Now The Whole World Is In Trouble As Dennis Travels Around The World Interviewing More Celebrities Than Ever Before And Even Touring The BBC Televison Centre

Stars: Paul Kaye, Demi Moore, Joan Collins, Jean-Claude Van Damme

Votes: 141

30. Elephant's Child (1987 TV Movie)

27 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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That's the story of the Elephant's Child, who at the time has only a small nose and gets spanked by all his dear family because of his insatiable curiosity.

Director: Mark Sottnick | Star: Jack Nicholson

Votes: 84

31. The Guns of Will Sonnett (1967–1969)
Episode: A Son for a Son (1967)

22 min | Western

8.0
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A farmer provides Jeff, ill with fever, a bed while his wife tends. The Sonnett's don't know the farmer offered because Jim Sonnett killed their son in a shootout in the last year. The wife, sick with grief, thinks Jeff is the dead son.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Walter Brennan, Dack Rambo, Royal Dano, Jack Elam

Votes: 28

32. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jack Nicholson: The Joker Is Wild (2004)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The life and times of famous Jack Nicholson include his 30-years relationship with Anjelica Houston and find out his sister is his real mother.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Patrick McGilligan, Martin Landau, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 64

33. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.9
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 370

34. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.9
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Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the three-mile limit, where he ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown, Joe Scott

Votes: 237

35. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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Henry Fonda is honored for his career in theater, television and film by friends, family, and co-workers.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Alexander, Lucille Ball, Richard Burton

Votes: 151

36. Back in the U.S. (2002 TV Special)

180 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Paul McCartney in concert during his spring 2002 tour of the U.S.

Director: Mark Haefeli | Stars: Paul McCartney, Paul Wickens, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr.

Votes: 398

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)

TV-14 | 228 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Susan Orlean, John Barrymore, Jack Warner Jr.

Votes: 203

38. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

TV-14 | 60 min | Western

7.8
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an Agent helping Wells Fargo cope with bad guys, to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco, California, who still does some... See full summary »

Stars: Dale Robertson, Kit Carson, William Demarest, Lory Patrick

Votes: 462

39. Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill, Joan Elan

Votes: 73

40. Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Episode: Operation Fortuna (1960)

30 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.8
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Armed juvenile delinquents rob the Fortuna II's Cash Room and Dining Room customers. Their efficient heist even included knocking out the Ship-to-Shore radio. Mr. Lucky and Andamo suspect an awkward young waiter may be involved.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Jack Nicholson, Buzz Martin

Votes: 44

41. Bronco (1958–1962)
Episode: The Equalizer (1961)

60 min | Western

7.8
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Bronco is assigned to keep the peace between feuding outlaws Butch Cassidy and Billy Doolin as they - and their gangs - visit the town of Painted Rock for the wedding of Cassidy's niece and Doolin's brother but others take advantage.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Ty Hardin, Jack Elam, Marie Windsor, Steve Brodie

Votes: 37

42. As Good as It Gets (1997)

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

7.7
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67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 258,460 | Gross: $148.48M

43. A Few Good Men (1992)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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62 Metascore

Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee defends Marines accused of murder. They contend they were acting under orders.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 218,348 | Gross: $141.34M

44. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,511

45. The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993 TV Special)

News

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Directors: Ken Shapiro, Gene Weed | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Nielsen, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander

Votes: 18

46. Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A look at 'Jack Nicholson''s iconic performance as The Joker in the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Tim Burton, Graham Churchyard, Nick Dudman, Tom Mankiewicz

Votes: 48

47. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn (2005 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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An overview of the making of the film Batman (1989).

Stars: Robert Wuhl, Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Peter Guber

Votes: 86

48. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand (2001 TV Special)

Documentary, Music

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Stars: Barbra Streisand, Lauren Bacall, Jeff Bridges, James Brolin

Votes: 144

49. AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman (1999 TV Special)

Documentary

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Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Warren Beatty, Tom Cruise

Votes: 177

50. The Passenger (1975)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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90 Metascore

A frustrated war correspondent, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of coopting the identity of a dead arms dealer acquaintance.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Maria Schneider, Jenny Runacre, Ian Hendry

Votes: 19,052 | Gross: $0.62M



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