Highest Rated Titles With Brooks Benedict
- Movies or TV
1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
3. Gangs of the Waterfront (1945)
54 min | Drama
Gang Leader Dutch Malone goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady induces ... See full summary »
4. The Thin Man (1934)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir
Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.
5. Fast Life (1932)
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Two sailors are leaving the US Navy after 10 years. In their spare time, one of them (Haines) invents a carburetor that should increase the speed that powered boats will run, but all that ... See full summary »
6. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement.
7. Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
9. The Trespasser (1929)
90 min | Drama
A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps... See full summary »
10. The Killers (1946)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.
11. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.
12. What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Drama
The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.
13. Charlie Chan in Panama (1940)
Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Inspector Chan investigates a group of travelers, one of whom is a saboteur.
14. The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.
15. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
TV-G | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.
16. The Letter (1940)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense; a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
17. Sons of the Desert (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy
When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.
18. Remember the Night (1940)
Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at ... See full summary »
19. Speedy (1928)
85 min | Action, Comedy, Family
"Speedy" loses his job as a soda-jerk, then spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. He then becomes a cab driver and delivers Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium, where he stays to see the ... See full summary »
20. Show Boat (1936)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.
21. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
22. Suddenly It's Spring (1947)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
Fred wants to start a new life with a new wife, but it isn't easy to give Paulette the gate for another mate.
23. That's the Spirit (1945)
87 min | Comedy, Musical
A vaudeville performer returns from the dead to help his wife and daughter, who are being dominated by a greedy banker.
25. The Big Clock (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A career oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.
26. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
27. Father Takes a Wife (1941)
Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Romance
Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is ... See full summary »
28. Holiday Inn (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
29. The Razor's Edge (1946)
Approved | 145 min | Drama
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
30. The Freshman (1925)
Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
Nerdy college student will do anything to become popular on campus.
31. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)
77 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »
33. Manslaughter (1930)
85 min | Romance, Drama
A spoiled young rich girl is sent to prison for accidentally running down a pedestrian. There she learns about a life and people she had never even imagined existed before. Upon her release... See full summary »
34. The Masked Marvel (1943)
Passed | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A superhero called The Masked Marvel battles Japanese saboteurs intent on blowing up America.
Writers: Royal K. Cole, Ronald Davidson, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Grant Nelson, George H. Plympton, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: William Forrest, Louise Currie, Johnny Arthur, Rod Bacon
35. The Drop Kick (1927)
62 min | Drama, Sport
College football player Jack Hamill finds his reputation on the line when he pays an innocent visit to a woman whose husband kills himself.
36. Woman of the Year (1942)
Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
37. Another Thin Man (1939)
Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Mystery, Drama
An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out.
38. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.
39. Dick Tracy (I) (1937)
Approved | 290 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.
41. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
Approved | 75 min | Drama
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to ... See full summary »
42. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Highly fictionalized account (see the IMDB 'goofs' for examples) of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big ... See full summary »
43. Follow the Fleet (1936)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on liberty in San Francisco.
44. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?
45. The Hard Way (1943)
Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.
46. Nothing But the Truth (1941)
90 min | Comedy
Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »
47. Bowery to Broadway (1944)
94 min | Comedy
Two Bowery vaudevillians find success in producing shows on Broadway, but when one of them suddenly departs to work for a beautiful woman, a feud erupts.
48. The Spider's Web (1938)
Approved | 300 min | Crime, Action, Drama
A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.
50. The Bachelor's Daughters (1946)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A semi-trifle with Adolphe Menjou as a department store floor walker who is persuaded by four husband-seeking salesgirls---two-bordering-on-three of which were well beyond the "girl" stage-... See full summary »