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1. I Love Lucy (1951–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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A daffy woman constantly strives to become a star along with her bandleader husband and gets herself in the strangest situations.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

2. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Writers: John Huston, Dashiell Hammett | Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

3. Cheyenne (1955–1963)

60 min | Western

8.1
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After the Civil war adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks, Lane Chandler

4. Wagon Train (1957–1965)

75 min | Western

7.9
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Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton, John McIntire

5. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Samuel Hopkins Adams | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

6. The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.7
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Dan Totheroh, John Monk Saunders | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp

7. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | 30 min | Western

8.2
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A Civil War veteran with a sawed-off rifle as a holstered weapon makes a living as a bounty hunter in the Wild West of the 1870s.

Stars: Steve McQueen, Wright King, Olan Soule, Mort Mills

8. Lassie (1954–1974)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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Stars: Lassie, Jon Provost, June Lockhart, Hugh Reilly

9. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Approved | 126 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Writers: Robert Riskin, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

10. Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

Writer: Harry Kurnitz | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Lee Bowman

11. Treasure Island (1934)

TV-G | 110 min | Adventure

7.2
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Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, John Lee Mahin | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

12. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Natalie Marcin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

13. You're Never Too Young (1955)

102 min | Comedy

6.6
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When an aspiring barber becomes inadvertently involved in the theft of a valuable diamond, necessity forces him to masquerade as a 12 year-old child - with humorous consequences.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Edward Childs Carpenter, Fanny Kilbourne | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Diana Lynn, Nina Foch

14. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to ... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

15. Beau Geste (1939)

TV-PG | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Beau, John, and Digby Geste are three inseparable, adventurous brothers who haven been adopted into the wealthy household of Lady Brandon. When money in the uppercrust household grows tight... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Carson, Percival Christopher Wren | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

16. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)

60 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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Lucy is back again in this one hour sequel to I Love Lucy. Lucy and her husband, Ricky Ricardo, are living in the country with their best friends and old landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz. ... See full summary »

Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

17. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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.

Writers: Charles Bruce Millholland, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

18. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

19. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Tugend, George Wells, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

20. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

21. The Big Clock (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A career oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder.

Writers: Jonathan Latimer, Kenneth Fearing | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

22. We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Dwight Taylor, Gina Kaus, Jay Dratler | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen

23. Dodge City (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Western

7.2
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A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Writer: Robert Buckner | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot

24. High, Wide, and Handsome (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Musical, Western

7.0
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Pennsylvania, 1859. Railroad tycoon Charles Bickford wants to take over the land of the oil-drilling framers, led by Peter Cortland.

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, George O'Neil | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson

25. Dead End (1937)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Sidney Kingsley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

26. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Writers: H.M. Harwood, Salka Viertel, Margaret P. Levino, S.N. Behrman | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

27. Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)

60 min | Western

7.3
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Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Creators: Frank Gruber, James Brooks, Gene Reynolds | Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson, Lory Patrick

28. My Little Margie (1952–1955)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Creator: Frank Fox | Stars: Gale Storm, Charles Farrell, Clarence Kolb, Don Hayden

29. All Through the Night (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Writers: Leonard Spigelgass, Edwin Gilbert, Leo Rosten | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

30. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Writers: Harry Leon Wilson, Walter DeLeon, Harlan Thompson, Humphrey Pearson | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

31. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Stanley Roberts, Steve Fisher, Nat Perrin, James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

32. At the Circus (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Writer: Irving Brecher | Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

33. The Call of the Wild (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack London, Gene Fowler, Leonard Praskins | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Jack Oakie, Reginald Owen

34. His Kind of Woman (1951)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Film-Noir

7.2
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A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Jack Leonard | Directors: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt

35. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, James V. Kern, Everett Freeman, Arthur Schwartz | Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

36. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine II, Manuel Komroff | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

37. The Virginian (1946)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Howard Estabrook, Owen Wister, Kirk La Shelle | Director: Stuart Gilmore | Stars: Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, Sonny Tufts, Barbara Britton

38. Klondike Annie (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.6
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Mae West plays Rose Carlton, the kept woman of Chan Lo (Harold Huber), who takes her from walking the streets to pacing the floors of her high rent apartment... See full synopsis »

Writers: Mae West, Marion Morgan, George B. Dowell, Frank Mitchell Dazey | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Mae West, Victor McLaglen, Phillip Reed, Helen Jerome Eddy

39. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.9
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Hellman, James V. Kern, Aubrey Wisberg | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

40. On Borrowed Time (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson's ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice D.G. Miller, Frank O'Neill, Claudine West, Paul Osborn, Lawrence Edward Watkin | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cedric Hardwicke, Beulah Bondi, Una Merkel

41. Alias Jesse James (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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The outlaw T.J. 'Jesse' James tries to kill insurance agent Milford Farnsworth who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy.

Writers: Robert St. Aubrey, Bert Lawrence, William Bowers, Daniel B. Beauchamps | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Gloria Talbott

42. Casanova Brown (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her ... See full summary »

Writers: Floyd Dell, Nunnally Johnson, Thomas Mitchell | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan, Anita Louise

43. Here Comes the Groom (1951)

113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Liam O'Brien, Virginia Van Upp, Myles Connolly | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone

44. Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel ... See full summary »

Writers: James O'Hanlon, Irving Elinson, Robert O'Brien | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Eddie Foy Jr.

45. Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Andrew Bennison, Monte Brice, Harry Tugend, Haydn Roth Evans, Robert Brilmayer | Director: George Marshall | Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger

46. Little Miss Marker (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Family, Drama

7.0
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Little Martha Jane, aka Little Miss Marker (Temple) is left with the bookmaker Sorrowful Jones by her dad as part of a bet on a horserace. Sorrowful (Menjou) and his group of fellow bookies... See full summary »

Writers: Damon Runyon, William R. Lipman, Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Dorothy Dell, Charles Bickford, Shirley Temple

47. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)

102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A feud, the origins of which can barely be remembered, has been boiling for decades between two sheltered mountain families, the Tollivers and the Falins. With plans to build a railroad ... See full summary »

Writers: Grover Jones, John Fox Jr., Harvey F. Thew, Horace McCoy | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, Fred Stone

48. June Bride (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, Eileen Tighe, Graeme Lorimer | Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter, Betty Lynn

49. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Creator: Lee Karson | Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

50. Down to Earth (1947)

TV-G | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin Blum, Don Hartman, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver