Don Siegel played a major role in redefining American cinema.by alexanderdavies-99382 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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1. The Killers (1964)
Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.
Brutal, unpretentious, suspenseful, unforgettable!
2. The Shootist (1976)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
John Wayne finished his career in style, thanks to the director.
5. Dirty Harry (1971)
R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.
6. Coogan's Bluff (1968)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An Arizona deputy sheriff is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial.
One of the greatest cinematic collaborations began with this film.
7. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
GP | 116 min | Adventure, Romance, War
Nun Sara is on the run in Mexico and is saved from cowboys by Hogan, who is preparing for a future mission to capture a French fort. The pair become good friends, but Sara never does tell him the true reason behind her being outlawed.
8. The Beguiled (1971)
R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War
While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.
A change of pace.
9. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 106,557 | Gross: $43.00M
11. Charley Varrick (1973)
PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.
An underrated movie and a first class thriller.
12. Madigan (1968)
TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.
Missed its potential, in spite of the solid cast.
13. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
M/PG | 94 min | Western
A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.
16. Spanish Affair (1957)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
An American architect traveling in Madrid falls in love with his interpreter but is faced by a jealous lover who follows them.
17. China Venture (1953)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War
An American patrol was sent during World War II to the south of China which was occupied by Japanese troops with the order to rescue a prisoner of the Chinese guerilla.
18. Telefon (1977)
PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Russian officer is sent to the U.S. to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.
19. Baby Face Nelson (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.
25. No Time for Flowers (1952)
83 min | Comedy
A young girl's loyalty to the Communist Party is tested in Prague when she falls in love with an attachÃ© who has just arrived from the United States.
26. The Verdict (1946)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.
30. Edge of Eternity (1959)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the 1950s, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in the Grand Canyon.
31. Flaming Star (1960)
Approved | 101 min | Western
When fighting breaks out between two cultures in West Texas, the mixed-blood Pacer tries to act as a peacemaker, but the "flaming star of death" pulls him irrevocably into the deadly violence.
Votes: 2,754 | Gross: $0.90M
32. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
33. Stranger on the Run (1967 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 97 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Former inmate and drunkard Ben Chamberlain arrives in a railroad town looking for a woman, causing the railroad police deputies to manhunt for Ben.
34. The Hanged Man (1964 TV Movie)
Unrated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.
36. The Legend of Jesse James (1965–1966)
30 min | Western
In a surprising twist, Jesse and Frank James come across as good guys as they go about their outlaw ways. Jesse is a devilish scoundrel with an eye for the ladies while Frank concerns himself with more practical matters.
37. Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)
30 min | Drama
When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, ... See full summary »