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1. The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan, Henry Travers

Votes: 23,476

2. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 19,900

3. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, until one of them falls in love with him.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 15,916

4. Imitation of Life (1934)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks

Votes: 3,226

5. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,304

6. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 9,152

7. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 3,297

8. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.9
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

Votes: 5,742

9. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

6.8
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An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,378

10. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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During the Great Depression, a wealthy banker throws away his wife's expensive fur coat; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 2,327

11. Unfaithfully Yours (1984)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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A composer suspects his wife of cheating. He plots to kill her and frame it on her lover.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Armand Assante, Albert Brooks

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $19.93M

12. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 4,883

13. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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Set to music, a symphony conductor envisions multiple possible scenarios for dealing with his wife's infidelity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 3,888

14. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.9
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 1,215

15. Christmas in July (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When the co-workers of an ambitious clerk trick him into thinking he has won $25,000 in a slogan contest, he begins to use the money to fulfill his dreams. What will happen when the ruse is discovered?

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Votes: 2,581

16. Next Time We Love (1936)

87 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 369

17. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Woodrow is discharged from the military for hay fever, but fabricates receiving a heroic honorable discharge before returning home.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Ella Raines, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest

Votes: 3,471

18. 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: 75

19. Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk (2014)

134 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

2.4
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From TWI STUDIOS ( The fun, friendly makers of: FRANKENPIMP!, VIXEN HIGHWAY 2006: It Came From Uranus, & ACID HEAD: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter ), comes this reimagining /... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Watt, John Migliore, Vivita | Stars: Max Schreck, Vivita, Tony Watt, John Migliore

Votes: 70

20. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed | 102 min | Musical

7.4
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,688

21. The Great McGinty (1940)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy

7.5
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Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 2,716

22. The Good Fairy (1935)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen

Votes: 978

23. If I Were King (1938)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, History

7.3
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Vagabond poet François Villon rises to high office in 1463 Paris.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew

Votes: 607

24. Thirty Day Princess (1934)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 528

25. Fast and Loose (1930)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A wealthy family is thrown into turmoil when the daughter falls for the family chauffeur and the son begins to keep company with a chorus girl.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan, Charles Starrett

Votes: 71

26. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 413

27. Paris Holiday (1958)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Comedian Bob Hunter is aided by his French counterpart Fernydel and two beautiful blondes when he is targeted for death by a powerful European counterfeiting ring.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Bob Hope, Fernandel, Anita Ekberg, Martha Hyer

Votes: 305

28. Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.5
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A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, Cesar Romero, Janet Beecher

Votes: 505

29. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

Votes: 568 | Gross: $1.49M

30. Vendetta (1950)

PG | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The daughter of a slain man pushes her brother toward vengeance in 19th-century Corsica.

Directors: Mel Ferrer, Stuart Heisler, Max Ophüls, Preston Sturges, Paul Weatherwax | Stars: Faith Domergue, George Dolenz, Donald Buka, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 49

31. The Power and the Glory (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama

6.9
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A man's life is retold just after his funeral. Beginning as a track walker, Tom Garner rose through all sorts of railroad jobs to head the company. In the meantime he lost touch with his ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson

Votes: 499

32. The Birds and the Bees (1956)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: George Gobel, Mitzi Gaynor, David Niven, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 140

33. Never Say Die (1939)

82 min | Comedy

7.1
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Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 310

34. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy

6.4
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 307

35. I'll Be Yours (1947)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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A small-town girl tells a small fib to a wealthy businessman; complications ensue.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake, William Bendix, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 180

36. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

Votes: 759

37. Diamond Jim (1935)

88 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Edward Arnold, Jean Arthur, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

Votes: 149

38. The Big Pond (1930)

72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.2
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A tour guide in Venice romances a visiting American tourist whose father owns a chewing-gum factory back in the U.S. She sets out to convince her skeptical father to bring the tour guide to America and give him a job in the plant.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, George Barbier, Marion Ballou

Votes: 160

39. Strictly Dishonorable (1931)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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A womanizing singer falls for an old-fashioned Southern belle. The problem is, she already has a fiance.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Paul Lukas, Sidney Fox, Lewis Stone, George Meeker

Votes: 102

40. Strictly Dishonorable (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Ezio Pinza, Janet Leigh, Millard Mitchell, Gale Robbins

Votes: 73

41. New York Town (1941)

94 min | Comedy

6.9
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Victor Ballard is a poor but happy-go-lucky New York sidewalk photographer who shares a studio apartment with a painter from Poland, Stefan Janowski. When Victor shoots a photo of Alexandra... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Mary Martin, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 35

42. We Live Again (1934)

85 min | Drama

6.2
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Nekhlyudov, a Russian nobleman serving on a jury, discovers that the young girl on trial, Katusha, is someone he once seduced and abandoned and that he himself bears responsibility for ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Anna Sten, Fredric March, Jane Baxter, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 335

43. Child of Manhattan (1933)

TV-PG | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Paul Vanderkill is extraordinarily wealthy because his grandfather happened to buy farmland in what was to become Midtown Manhattan. The Loveland Dance Hall is one of the tenants of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Nancy Carroll, John Boles, Buck Jones, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 178

44. The French, They Are a Funny Race (1955)

105 min | Comedy

6.2
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Major Thompson, an Englishman living in France, comments in his memoirs on the peculiarities of his French wife and friends.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Martine Carol, Noël-Noël, Totti Truman Taylor

Votes: 57

45. Port of Seven Seas (1938)

81 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Madelon and Marius intend to marry but he finds the call of the ocean irresistible and leaves her and his father behind.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Wallace Beery, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Beal

Votes: 43

46. Safeguarding Military Information (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Documentary short depicting the dangers of inadvertent dispersal of secret military information, showing the unintended and disastrous results of careless conversation and improper maintenance of secret records.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Walter Huston

Votes: 85

47. La grande mare (1930)

Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Henry Mortimer, Maude Allen

Votes: 8

48. Hotel Haywire (1937)

66 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Mary Carlisle, Lynne Overman, George Barbier

Votes: 16

49. Reflets de Cannes (1952– )

Documentary

8.8
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Stars: François Chalais, Jayne Mansfield, Marcel Achard, Edwige Feuillère

Votes: 50

50. They Just Had to Get Married (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Molly Hull, a maid, and Sam Sutton, a butler, are bequeathed a million dollars, and they encounter many problems and difficulties as they try to become the newest members of the idle rich.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Roland Young, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 6