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1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

2. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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Musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Margaret Landon | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

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

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.0
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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.

Writers: Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett, Jules Verne | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker

4. Titanic (1953)

Approved | 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

5. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.1
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.

Writers: Charles R. Jackson, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

6. Niagara (1953)

TV-PG | 92 min | 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

7. State Fair (1962)

118 min | Musical

6.0
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Writers: Richard L. Breen, Oscar Hammerstein II, Paul Green, Sonya Levien, Philip Stong | Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret

8. Ninotchka (1939)

Not Rated | 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

9. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Thomas Monroe | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

10. 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 »

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver

11. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert Nathan | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

12. The Uninvited (1944)

Passed | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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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.

Writers: Dodie Smith, Frank Partos, Dorothy Macardle | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

13. 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

14. Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | 96 min | Thriller, War

7.5
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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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Lajos Biró | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim

15. 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Edwin Justus Mayer, Franz Schulz | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

16. 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 cave in Apache territory

Writers: Frank Fenton, Fred Freiberger, William Tunberg | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Richard Widmark, Hugh Marlowe

17. The Crusades (1935)

Approved | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Writers: Harold Lamb, Waldemar Young, Dudley Nichols | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

18. 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.

Writers: Harry Brown, Mindret Lord | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Bette Davis, Richard Todd, Joan Collins, Jay Robinson

19. 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.

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

20. 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.

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

21. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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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

22. Mr. Lucky (1943)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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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.

Writers: Milton Holmes, Adrian Scott | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Laraine Day, Charles Bickford, Gladys Cooper

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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Alfred Savoir, Charlton Andrews | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

24. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen, Robert Harari, David Shaw | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

25. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Stopped in Mexico by U.S. Immigration, Georges Iscovescu hopes to get into the country by marrying a citizen.

Writers: Ketti Frings, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen

26. 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.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Harry Brown, Lionel Shapiro | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien

27. Robert Montgomery Presents (1950–1957)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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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

28. 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 »

Writers: Philip Dunne, John O'Hara | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Gary Cooper, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald

29. 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 »

Writers: Tom Waldman, Frank Waldman, Garson Kanin | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

30. The Mating Season (1951)

101 min | Comedy

7.6
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Ellen McNulty leaves her New Jersey hamburger stand and heads west to pay a surprise visit to her son and his new bride. When Ellen arrives, her daughter-in-law mistakes her for the maid ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch, Richard L. Breen, Caesar Dunn | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Gene Tierney, John Lund, Miriam Hopkins, Thelma Ritter

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

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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.

Writers: Walter Reisch, Charles Brackett | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger, Luther Adler

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

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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

33. The Last Outpost (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.1
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In World War I, British-officer Michael Andrews is captured by a band of Kurdish raiders on the Eastern Front, and is rescued by a man calling himself John Stevenson, although he refuses to... See full summary »

Writers: F. Britten Austin, Charles Brackett, Frank Partos, Philip MacDonald | Directors: Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Gertrude Michael, Kathleen Burke

34. Woman's World (1954)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay, Mary Loos, Richard Sale, Mona Williams | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Clifton Webb, June Allyson

35. The Wayward Bus (1957)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Ivan Moffat, John Steinbeck | Director: Victor Vicas | Stars: Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Dan Dailey, Rick Jason

36. Blue Denim (1959)

89 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Writers: Edith R. Sommer, Philip Dunne, James Leo Herlihy, William Noble | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Carol Lynley, Brandon De Wilde, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt

37. The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

87 min | Comedy

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Liam O'Brien, Walter Reisch | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Charles Coburn, Jill St. John

38. Live, Love and Learn (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

6.0
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Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Brackett, Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Marion Parsonnet, Helen Grace Carlisle | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, Helen Vinson

39. The Gift of Love (1958)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Fearing she will die, a physicist's wife hopes her husband will be consoled by the orphan she adopts.

Writers: Luther Davis, Nelia Gardner White | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Evelyn Rudie, Lorne Greene

40. 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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Jacques Théry, Benjamin Glazer, Hans Székely | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

41. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Jacques Théry | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, John Lund, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver

42. Piccadilly Jim (1936)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Jim's father wants to marry Eugenia, but her sister Netta refuses to allow it. When Jim sees Ann at a club, he falls for her even though she is with Lord Priory. He meets her the next day ... See full summary »

Writers: P.G. Wodehouse, Charles Brackett, Edwin H. Knopf | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Frank Morgan, Madge Evans, Eric Blore

43. That Certain Age (1938)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, F. Hugh Herbert | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Melvyn Douglas, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich

44. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)

103 min | Comedy

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 »

Writers: Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen, Walter Reisch | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter, Scott Brady, Zero Mostel

45. 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.

Writers: Leo Brady, Philip Yordan | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith

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

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

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

60 min | Drama

7.9
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An Anthology of mini-features, new productions largely consisted of hasty retreads of successful Fox movies.

Stars: Carl Benton Reid, Grandon Rhodes, Robert Foulk, Jesse White

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

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

49. 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 »

Writers: Gerald Geraghty, Cyril Hume, Max Marcin, Gouverneur Morris, Frank Partos | Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman

50. Teenage Rebel (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

6.1
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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.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Edmund Goulding, Walter Reisch, Edith R. Sommer | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Mildred Natwick, Rusty Swope