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1. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 136,734

2. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 187,579

3. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 36,991 | Gross: $116.00M

4. Casino Royale (1967)

Not Rated | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
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48 Metascore

In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 25,760

5. Our Town (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 2,195

6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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87 Metascore

British POWs build a railway bridge across the river Kwai for their Japanese captors, oblivious of the Allies' plans to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 192,576 | Gross: $44.91M

7. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 4,197

8. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 21,138

9. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 55,518

10. The Wild Bunch (1969)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.9
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97 Metascore

An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 74,201 | Gross: $12.06M

11. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 49,187

12. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,330

13. Omen II: Damien (1978)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.3
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45 Metascore

Damien the Antichrist, now about to turn thirteen years old, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity.

Directors: Don Taylor, Mike Hodges | Stars: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth

Votes: 27,745 | Gross: $3.88M

14. 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: 2,968

15. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 5,198 | Gross: $14.87M

16. The Devil's Brigade (1968)

Approved | 130 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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A US Army Colonel is tasked with forming an elite commando-style unit from crack Canadian troops and the dregs of the US Army.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Andrew Prine

Votes: 4,699

17. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,760

18. Picnic (1955)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 7,509

19. 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: 1,248

20. Breezy (1973)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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68 Metascore

A young girl tries to find her way in life, suffering from her own naivety and sincerity.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: William Holden, Kay Lenz, Roger C. Carmel, Marj Dusay

Votes: 4,017

21. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.4
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,137

22. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 5,070

23. Good Morning America (1975– )

TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show

4.6
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

Votes: 1,215

24. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 7,242

25. Escape to Athena (1979)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 4,105

26. The Dark Past (1948)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens

Votes: 912

27. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,993

28. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,389

29. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Topo Gigio

Votes: 1,059

30. When Time Ran Out... (1980)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.6
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An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 2,384 | Gross: $1.70M

31. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 2,038 | Gross: $7.30M

32. The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.5
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Blacklisted in modern day WW2, a Swedish oil trader opts to assist British Allies, by means of infiltrating and surveying Nazi Germany.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: William Holden, Lilli Palmer, Hugh Griffith, Carl Raddatz

Votes: 2,247

33. The Earthling (1980)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Patrick Foley has been on the move all his life. Tired of drifting, he wants to spend his last days in an isolated Australian valley where he grew up. On his difficult journey he meets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: William Holden, Ricky Schroder, Jack Thompson, Olivia Hamnett

Votes: 1,306

34. Ashanti (1979)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Dr. Anansa Linderby (Beverly Johnson) is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Kabir Bedi, Beverly Johnson

Votes: 1,628

35. Fedora (1978)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Marthe Keller, Hildegard Knef, José Ferrer

Votes: 3,263 | Gross: $2.20M

36. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 360

37. The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise, Norm Crosby

Votes: 1,117

38. Open Season (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Peter Fonda, Cornelia Sharpe, John Phillip Law, Richard Lynch

Votes: 488

39. Frances Farmer Presents (1958– )

120 min | Drama

8.0
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The actress showcases classic films and interviews guests.

Stars: Frances Farmer, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, George Montgomery

Votes: 16

40. The Revengers (1972)

PG | 106 min | Western

6.1
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When a rancher's family is massacred by a gang of outlaws, he assembles a mean team of convicts as his posse to pursue the killers.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Roger Hanin

Votes: 827

41. The 7th Dawn (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.4
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: William Holden, Susannah York, Capucine, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 674

42. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Mort Lindsey, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 338

43. The Lion (1962)

Approved | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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In Kenya, when young Tina befriends a lion and embraces local customs, her mother summons Tina's American father to help bring Tina back to civilization and give her a civilized upbringing.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: William Holden, Trevor Howard, Capucine, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 506

44. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 85

45. The Key (1958)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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During World War II, successive tugboat British Captains sent on dangerous salvage missions pass-on the key to a home-port apartment, where a lonely Swiss-Italian young war-widow lives.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 1,183

46. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

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

Votes: 561

47. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.9
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,640

48. I Wanted Wings (1941)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 306

49. The Man from Colorado (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.6
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At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Ray Collins

Votes: 1,356

50. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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A widowed farmer takes an indentured servant as his new wife, but the arrival of his old friend threatens their burgeoning relationship.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Loretta Young, William Holden, Robert Mitchum, Gary Gray

Votes: 1,768



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