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1. Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg | Stars: Burl Ives, Christopher Plummer, Chana Eden, Gypsy Rose Lee

Votes: 893

2. The Bloody Brood (1959)

Unrated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

Director: Julian Roffman | Stars: Barbara Lord, Jack Betts, Peter Falk, Ron Hartmann

Votes: 334

3. Pretty Boy Floyd (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Trying to shake his troubled past and start a new honest life, Floyd loses his job because of that past. With nowhere to go but back home in Oklahoma he gets news that his father's been ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: John Ericson, Barry Newman, Roy Fant, Joan Harvey

Votes: 99

4. Murder, Inc. (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.

Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,112

5. The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Jeff Richards, Margia Dean, Peter Falk, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 99

6. Cry Vengeance! (1961 TV Movie)

Drama

Davidde, Andrea and Fra Angelo were determined to change things in Sicily and provide bread for the children, jobs for the people. Their methods were robbery and murder. Now Andrea's in prison, the only one of the three left alive.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Cal Bellini, Jack Bittner, Sorrell Booke, Peter Falk

Votes: 7

7. The Million Dollar Incident (1961 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple of crooks made off with one of the largest hauls. The crime - they made off with Jackie Gleason, the kidnaping began at the benefit for the Heart Fund.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Millette Alexander, Sorrell Booke, Robert Dane

Votes: 12

8. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,512

9. Pressure Point (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,155

10. The Balcony (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

In a fictional country, the Madam of a brothel satisfies the erotic fantasies of her customers, while a revolution is sweeping the nation.

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Peter Brocco

Votes: 370

11. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 35,367 | Gross: $46.30M

12. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby

Votes: 4,257 | Gross: $9.81M

14. Italiani brava gente (1964)

137 min | Drama, History, War

Chronicle of the unheralded and unsuccessful invasion of the Soviet Union by the Italian army during World War II.

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Raffaele Pisu, Tatyana Samoylova

Votes: 229

15. The Great Race (1965)

Passed | 160 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk

Votes: 15,014 | Gross: $25.33M

16. Brigadoon (1966 TV Movie)

90 min | Musical

Travelers stumble across a village that they can't find on any map. They discover that this tiny hamlet is called Brigadoon, a special village in Scotland that is never found on a map. Once... See full summary »

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Robert Goulet, Peter Falk, Sally Ann Howes, Finlay Currie

Votes: 138

17. Penelope (1966)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of sixty thousand dollars.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,357

18. Luv (1967)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

Harry is a barely functional human. He meets an old friend who is having marital problems as Harry is about to leap off of a bridge. His friend decides that Harry is the man to take his ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Peter Falk, Elaine May, Nina Wayne

Votes: 441

19. Too Many Thieves (1966)

100 min | Crime, Drama

When some priceless Macedonian treasures are swiped, lawyer Falk arrives to get to the bottom of things. He spends a good deal of time dodging more bad guys than in the average film, but ... See full summary »

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Peter Falk, Britt Ekland, Joanna Barnes, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 73

20. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 2,802

21. A Hatful of Rain (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

A 1968 made-for-television remake of the 1957 film, based on the disturbing 1956 Michael V. Gazzo play, as performed by members of The Actors' Studio on ABC (American Broadcasting Company) television.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Sandy Dennis, Michael Parks, Peter Falk, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 21

22. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

One of WWII's bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

Votes: 2,785

23. Machine Gun McCain (1969)

GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A paroled armed robber and his son plan a Las Vegas casino heist without knowing that the casino is bitterly contested by the West Coast and East Coast mobs.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 871

24. Castle Keep (1969)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk

Votes: 2,424

25. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Jason Robards, Peter Falk, Martin Landau

Votes: 66

26. Husbands (1970)

PG-13 | 131 min | Comedy, Drama

After the death of a common friend, three married men leave their lives together, seeking pleasure and freedom and ultimately leaving for London.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Jenny Runacre

Votes: 4,609

27. A Step Out of Line (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

Three financially down-and-out buddies plot to pull a bank robbery to cure their financial woes.

Director: Bernard McEveety | Stars: Peter Falk, Vic Morrow, Peter Lawford, Jo Ann Pflug

Votes: 43

28. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

R | 155 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands

Votes: 18,705 | Gross: $13.34M

29. Griffin and Phoenix (1976 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

Geoffrey Griffin who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer in his chest, meets Sarah Phoenix as they both attend a university lecture on the psychology of dying. Sarah Phoenix has got ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Peter Falk, Jill Clayburgh, John Lehne, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 336

30. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 30,834

31. Mikey and Nicky (1976)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty, Rose Arrick

Votes: 2,697

32. Opening Night (1977)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama

69 Metascore

An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Gena Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell

Votes: 7,966

33. The Cheap Detective (1978)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan, Sid Caesar

Votes: 3,676

34. The Brink's Job (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,460 | Gross: $9.40M

35. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 7,020 | Gross: $38.20M

36. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

70 Metascore

Kermit the Frog, The Great Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 12,416 | Gross: $31.21M

37. ...All the Marbles (1981)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

Harry Sears manages The California Dolls, a female wrestling tag team who tour America, hoping for a chance at winning big time. Harry's also romantically involved with one of them. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick, Laurene Landon, Burt Young

Votes: 1,744

38. Big Trouble (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Insurance agent plots with client to kill her nutty husband.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning

Votes: 1,038

39. Wings of Desire (1987)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

79 Metascore

An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander, Curt Bois

Votes: 59,085 | Gross: $3.33M

40. Happy New Year (1987)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Small time crooksters Nick (Peter Falk) and Charlie (Charles Durning) have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas

Votes: 506

41. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 367,123 | Gross: $30.86M

42. Vibes (1988)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Psychics hired to find lost temple...

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Goldblum, Ramon Bieri, Michael Lerner

Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $1.88M

43. Cookie (1989)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

Paroled labor racketeer "Dapper" Dino is sought after by a "politically ambitious" prosecutor schemes to put him back in jail and a deceitful partner sizes him up for concrete shoes.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest, Emily Lloyd, Michael V. Gazzo

Votes: 994 | Gross: $1.87M

44. In the Spirit (1990)

R | 94 min | Comedy

A woman moves back to New York and hires a ditzy New Age woman to redecorate her apartment in this Odd Couple styled comedy. The movie takes a turn as the two escape to a New Age retreat in... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Seacat | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Elaine May, Jeannie Berlin, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.28M

45. Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin's aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Keanu Reeves, Peter Falk, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 1,644 | Gross: $1.79M

46. Roommates (1995)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

An elderly yet young-at-heart man moves in with his grandson and both their lives turn upside-down.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney, Julianne Moore, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,653 | Gross: $12.10M

48. The Sunshine Boys (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Woody Allen, Peter Falk, Michael McKean, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 1,184

49. Pronto (1997 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller