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1. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' (2001)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 14

2. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004)

Documentary, Short

9.0
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Directors: Jerry Heiss, William Hooke | Stars: Marc Anthony, Paul Cameron, Dakota Fanning, Don Ferrarone

Votes: 5

3. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 501,283 | Gross: $64.62M

4. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 19,695

5. Same Story... Different Movie: Creating 'Payback: The Director's Cut' (2007 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Stars: Ericson Core, Mel Gibson, Brian Helgeland, Scott Stambler

Votes: 18

6. The Making of 'Man on Fire' (2004 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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Directors: Jerry Heiss, William Hooke | Stars: Marc Anthony, Paul Cameron, Dakota Fanning, Don Ferrarone

Votes: 35

7. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Episode: Crippled Inside (1989)

46 min | Horror

8.0
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A vengeful quadriplegic discovers that she can regain control of her body with the help of a magic wheelchair.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Louise Robey, Steve Monarque, Chris Wiggins, Stephanie Morgenstern

Votes: 83

8. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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84 Metascore

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 394,183 | Gross: $90.14M

9. Heath Ledger Profile (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Stars: Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Todd Black, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 41

10. Paybacks Are a Bitch (2007 Video)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Stars: Maria Bello, James Coburn, Ericson Core, Bruce Davey

Votes: 17

11. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 311,985 | Gross: $77.91M

12. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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73 Metascore

When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 412,266 | Gross: $176.24M

13. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)

60 min | Horror

7.6
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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

Stars: Louise Robey, Chris Wiggins, John D. LeMay, Steve Monarque

Votes: 2,905

14. Payback: Straight Up (2006 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 4,741

15. No Time to Lose: The Making of 'Pelham 123' (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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A behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Tony Scott's remake, "The Taking of Pelham 123."

Stars: Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Denzel Washington, Tony Scott

Votes: 18

16. 42 (2013)

PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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62 Metascore

In 1947, Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era when he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, T.R. Knight, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie

Votes: 78,925 | Gross: $95.00M

17. Page to Screen (2002– )

Documentary

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Stars: John Douglas, Jodie Foster, Peter Gallagher, Scott Glenn

Votes: 6

18. The Making of 'A Knight's Tale' (2001 TV Short)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Documentary about the production of Brian Helgeland's "A Knight's Tale."

Director: Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Allan Graf, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger

Votes: 54

19. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006 Video)

68 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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The genre of Film Noir gets an in-depth examination. Through a multitude of interviews with industry enthusiasts and film clips, every aspect of what makes a Noir is touched upon.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Alton, Drew Casper, Roger Deakins, John Debney

Votes: 237

20. Friday the 13th: The Series (1987–1990)
Episode: Mightier Than the Sword (1990)

46 min | Horror

7.2
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Using a cursed pen, a pulp writer transforms himself into an acclaimed novelist who is known for getting inside the minds of serial killers.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Louise Robey, Steve Monarque, Chris Wiggins, Colm Feore

Votes: 62

21. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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46 Metascore

After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 125,914 | Gross: $81.53M

22. Vengeance Is Mine: Reinventing 'Man on Fire' (2005 Video)

73 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Lucas Foster, Tony Scott, Brian Helgeland, Don Ferrarone

Votes: 56

23. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 142,726 | Gross: $1.87M

24. A Knight's Tale (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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56 Metascore

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 159,970 | Gross: $56.57M

25. L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... (1998 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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An inside look at the now classic film L.A. Confidential (1997), featuring interviews with writer/director Curtis Hanson, his co-writer Brian Helgeland sharing their challenges, concepts ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Stuart Greenberg | Stars: Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy, David L. Wolper, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 83

26. Green Zone (2010)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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63 Metascore

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear, Igal Naor

Votes: 123,212 | Gross: $35.05M

27. The Rock Music Scene in 1370 (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Directors: Jed Dannenbaum, Laura Davis | Stars: Mark Addy, Todd Black, Michael Blakey, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 21

28. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 88,704 | Gross: $75.98M

29. The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998 TV Special)

TV-PG | News

6.7
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An award show that honors excellence in filmmaking in each of its separate categories. People are awarded Oscars in a humorous manner that provides an entertaining show.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Billy Crystal, Aaliyah, Ben Affleck, David LeRoy Anderson

Votes: 680

30. A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential (2008 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn and James Cromwell join director Curtis Hanson and others in this free-wheeling look at the incomparable ensemble cast of L.A. Confidential.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, David Strathairn

Votes: 25

31. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

6.6
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53 Metascore

In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 242,190 | Gross: $105.27M

32. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 176,038 | Gross: $65.45M

33. Blood Work (2002)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

Still recovering from a heart transplant, retired F.B.I. profiler Terry McCaleb (Clint Eastwood) returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus

Votes: 39,915 | Gross: $26.20M

34. Assassins (1995)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore, Anatoli Davydov

Votes: 73,641 | Gross: $30.31M

35. L.A. Confidential: From Book to Screen (2008 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Co-screenwriters Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland recount the challenges in bringing James Ellroy's sprawling novel to the silver screen in all its bloody, beautiful glory.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Curtis Hanson, Brian Helgeland, James Ellroy, Michael G. Nathanson

Votes: 20

36. The Marquee Event (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Todd Black, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Sam Stokes

Votes: 16

37. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: A Slight Case of Murder (1996)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.3
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A game of cat and mouse ensues between a female mystery novelist and her jealous former husband when he accuses her of having a love affair with her nosy neighbor's son.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Francesca Annis, Christopher Cazenove, Elizabeth Spriggs, Patrick Barlow

Votes: 300

38. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

6.2
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Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Shane Black, Damon Lindelof, Scott Rosenberg

Votes: 30

39. The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004 TV Special)

News

6.2
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Golden Globe Award - American award awarded by the Hollywood association of the foreign press from 1944 for works in movies and television's pictures.

Director: Chris Donovan | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Reiko Aylesworth, Kathy Baker, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 284

40. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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29 Metascore

A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

Votes: 65,271 | Gross: $17.63M

41. Mystic River: From Page to Screen (2004 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Clint Eastwood's classic Mystic River (2003) is discussed by the director himself, screenwriter Brian Helgeland, the novel's author Dennis Lehane and the great ensemble cast (Sean Penn, Tim... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 121

42. Sexy Armor and a Rock Band on Tour (2001 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Stars: Caroline Harris, Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 23

43. Highway to Hell (1991)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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An eloping bride is taken into Hell, and her fiancé must pursue.

Director: Ate de Jong | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Adam Storke, Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson

Votes: 3,498

44. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

Votes: 339

45. School of Hard Knocks (2001 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Stars: Allan Graf, Brian Helgeland, Alan Tudyk, Tim Van Rellim

Votes: 7

46. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.9
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43 Metascore

Teenager Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a vampire. After a series of events, Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque du Freak and become a vampire.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

Votes: 41,359 | Gross: $14.05M

47. Mystic River: Beneath the Surface (2004 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Stars: Kevin Bacon, Clint Eastwood, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 81

48. The Rules of Love (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Stars: Brian Helgeland, Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 20

49. Stories for the People (2001 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Stars: Paul Bettany, Brian Helgeland

Votes: 12

50. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.7
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56 Metascore

Freddy Krueger returns once again to terrorize the dreams of the remaining Dream Warriors, as well as those of a young woman who may be able to defeat him for good.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Robert Englund, Rodney Eastman, John Beckman, Kisha Brackel

Votes: 46,169 | Gross: $49.37M



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