Most Popular Movies and TV Shows With William Goldman
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1. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 364,560 | Gross: $30.86M
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Votes: 780,805 | Gross: $138.43M
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Votes: 189,760 | Gross: $102.31M
4. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 167,172 | Gross: $61.28M
5. Papillon (1973)
R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 114,255 | Gross: $53.27M
6. Last Action Hero (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young movie fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character.
Votes: 127,193 | Gross: $50.02M
7. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.
Votes: 53,477 | Gross: $21.71M
8. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 93,892 | Gross: $70.60M
9. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
Votes: 85,308 | Gross: $33.72M
10. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
Votes: 47,861 | Gross: $50.80M
11. Wild Card (2015)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.
12. Maverick (1994)
PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.
Votes: 95,941 | Gross: $101.63M
13. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Votes: 35,759 | Gross: $24.36M
14. Twins (1988)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
Votes: 105,198 | Gross: $111.94M
16. The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
R | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter begin a hunt for two lions after they start attacking local construction workers.
Votes: 53,088 | Gross: $38.62M
18. The General's Daughter (1999)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.
Votes: 49,636 | Gross: $102.71M
19. 30 for 30 (2009– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »
21. The Stepford Wives (1975)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Joanna Eberhart has come to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut with her family, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth in the all too perfect behavior of the female residents.
Votes: 14,886 | Gross: $8.72M
22. Dateline NBC (1992– )
60 min | Documentary, News
Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, and now Lester Holt, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just... See full summary »
23. Malice (1993)
R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Votes: 21,198 | Gross: $46.04M
24. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.
Votes: 20,785 | Gross: $14.36M
26. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery
Widowed Liz Garfield (Hope Davis) and her son Bobby (Anton Yelchin) change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan (Sir Anthony Hopkins) enters their lives.
Votes: 34,357 | Gross: $24.19M
27. Under Suspicion (2000)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A wealthy attorney i San Juan, PR, comes to the police station for "10 min." of follow up questions to finding a 12 y.o. girl's body in a park. Another 12 y.o. girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier. Evidence points at him. Guilty?
Votes: 21,006 | Gross: $0.26M
34. The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama
A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed, eventually getting a chance to prove himself in a film ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,039 | Gross: $20.64M
35. American Masters (1985– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
36. Heat (1986)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.
Votes: 1,618 | Gross: $2.79M
38. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western
A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.
Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $5.14M
40. Year of the Comet (1992)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
What seemed to be a simple little trip becomes an international chase, when an extremely rare bottle of wine's discovered (bottled during the appearance of the Great Comet of 1811). ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,396 | Gross: $2.79M
46. Mr. Horn (1979 TV Movie)
180 min | Western
The story of frontiersman Tom Horn, and his career as a cavalry scout, a tracker, a Pinkerton agent and a range detective, and the final events in his life that led to his tragic death.
47. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Special)
138 min | Documentary
The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »