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1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 146,437

2. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 26,154

3. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,326

4. The King and I (1956)

Approved | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.5
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 19,826

5. Little Women (1933)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.4
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Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 4,886

6. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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An Edinburgh professor and assorted colleagues follow an explorer's trail down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the earth's center.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

Votes: 12,166

7. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 4,970

8. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.3
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An unhappy married couple deal with their problems on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 5,046

9. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A group of ivory-tower lexicographers realize they need to hear how real people talk, and end up helping a beautiful singer avoid police and escape from the Mob.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 8,356

10. Ninotchka (1939)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 14,937 | Gross: $1.19M

11. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

7.4
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During World War 2, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in 5 excavations across Egypt.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 3,816

12. Niagara (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 11,465

13. The Uninvited (1944)

Passed | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 7,202

14. High Time (1960)

103 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 420

15. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 10,680

16. The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger, Luther Adler

Votes: 632

17. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 4,593

18. Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 1,992

19. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,698

20. The Virgin Queen (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

Votes: 1,970

21. The Mating Season (1951)

101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,295

22. 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 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 67

23. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

Votes: 2,217

24. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 3,617

25. State Fair (1962)

118 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret

Votes: 805 | Gross: $3.50M

26. The Crusades (1935)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 764

27. Mr. Lucky (1943)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 2,175

28. Woman's World (1954)

94 min | Drama

7.1
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An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Clifton Webb, June Allyson

Votes: 560

29. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,660

30. The Emperor Waltz (1948)

106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get Emperor Franz Joseph's endorsement in turn-of-the-century Austria.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson

Votes: 1,087

31. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 985

32. Ten North Frederick (1958)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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At her father's funeral, Ann Chapin thinks back over the last five years of his life, years of apparent political and personal failure dominated by a selfish and dissatisfied wife and eased... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 444

33. Blue Denim (1959)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Arthur Bartley and Janet Willard are fairly typical 1950s teenagers. Their lives are turned upside down however when Janet becomes pregnant. Desperate to tell his parents of the predicament... See full summary »

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 381

34. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

Family

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Add a Plot

Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson

Votes: 134

35. The 26th Annual Academy Awards (1954 TV Special)

6.4
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The 26th Academy Award show.

Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Fredric March, Buddy Adler, Phyllis Applegate

Votes: 62

36. The Wayward Bus (1957)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Vicas | Stars: Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey, Rick Jason

Votes: 220

37. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 60

38. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

7.3
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington | Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Shirley Booth

Votes: 105

39. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel

Votes: 414

40. 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: 723

41. The Gift of Love (1958)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Evelyn Rudie, Lorne Greene

Votes: 260

42. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children. With an office in Harrisburg and an office in Philadelphia, he ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Coburn, Jill St. John

Votes: 205

43. Edge of Doom (1950)

99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith

Votes: 335

44. Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

Votes: 547

45. The Jungle Princess (1936)

85 min | Adventure

7.1
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Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman

Votes: 97

46. Teenage Rebel (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.2
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Ginger Rogers get her teenage daughter (Betty Lou Keim) back from her ex-husband when she remarries and must win her love.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Mildred Natwick, Rusty Swope

Votes: 238

47. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level.

Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Gertrude Michael, Claude Rains, Margaret Swope

Votes: 280

48. The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk

Votes: 87

49. Secrets of a Secretary (1931)

71 min | Drama

6.9
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When her father dies, a wealthy young women discovers that she's not wealthy at all--her father lost all of his money in the 1929 stock market crash and she's now officially broke. She ... See full summary »

Director: George Abbott | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Georges Metaxa, Betty Lawford

Votes: 51

50. French Without Tears (1940)

86 min | Comedy

7.2
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The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey, David Tree

Votes: 50