The Best Episodes Directed by Neil Labute

Get Behind the Mule

#1 - Get Behind the Mule

Hell on Wheels Season 3 - Episode 10

Cullen grapples with consequences while Elam mounts a rescue attempt. Durant receives Gen. Grant and the U.P. board in Cheyenne ahead of the deadline.

star 7.91
1628 votes
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The Good Life

#2 - The Good Life

Billions Season 1 - Episode 5

Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags and Wendy struggle to maintain order and morale. In response to Axe’s disappearance, Chuck intensifies his investigation, which leads him to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Capital to make a surprising arrest.

star 7.88
4096 votes
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Escape from the Garden

#3 - Escape from the Garden

Hell on Wheels Season 4 - Episode 2

As Cullen plans an exit from Fort Smith, he challenges The Swede; when a new adversary arrives, Cheyenne feels his presence.

star 7.78
1360 votes
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The Elusive Eden

#4 - The Elusive Eden

Hell on Wheels Season 4 - Episode 1

Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident.

star 7.71
1429 votes
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The Wicker Man

#5 - The Wicker Man

RiffTrax Season 1 - Episode 27

Horror has a new name – and that name is "wicker". Once used almost exclusively in the construction of baskets and attractive outdoor furniture, wicker will now and forever after be synonymous with a terror that will chill your blood and torment your mind! (Though admittedly a certain small percentage of people, rather than associating it with terror, will continue to think of their grandma's patio set. There's nothing you can do about these intractable folks but throw your hands in the air and just give up trying to change their minds where wicker is concerned.) Yes, "Wicker Man" dares to depict a nightmarish world in which Nicolas Cage punches a woman in the face so that he can steal her bear costume. And this after having stolen at gunpoint a bike belonging to a woman dressed as a magpie and then going on to knock out Leelee Sobieski by kicking her in the breadbasket. If this doesn't sound scary, may I remind you that there's WICKER! Neil LaBute has done the impossible by making the most unintentionally funny movie since "The Lake House". With such rich fare it would be unthinkable not to let Kevin Murphy in on the fun. And so we did! Kevin and Mike couldn't have had a better time with "The Wicker Man" if he'd been made of rattan! Original film made in 2006.

star 7.70
84 votes
Searchers

#6 - Searchers

Hell on Wheels Season 3 - Episode 5

Cullen helps Elam track down a dangerous criminal; the town prepares to move down the tracks.

star 7.57
1695 votes
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Hungry Ghosts

#7 - Hungry Ghosts

Hell on Wheels Season 5 - Episode 6

Cullen and Mei escort precious cargo through the California wilderness; Eva nurses Louise back to health.

star 7.41
1129 votes
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Brave New World

#8 - Brave New World

The I-Land Season 1 - Episode 1

Ten people wake up on an enigmatic island missing their memories. Instead of answers, they find danger -- in the water and in one another.

star 6.79
639 votes
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