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1. The Great Dictator (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.5
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner

2. Modern Times (1936)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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96 Metascore

The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford

3. Make Room for Daddy (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family; his outspoken wife Cathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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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.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

5. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.4
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Comedy western in which a traveler bets more money than he can afford in a poker game, and unusual events follow.

Writer: Sidney Carroll | Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards, Paul Ford

6. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Unrated | 93 min | Horror

7.7
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A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Writer: Gaston Leroux | Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

7. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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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.

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

8. Knock on Any Door (1949)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Andrew Morton is an attorney who made it out of the slums. Nick Romano is his client, a young man with a long string of crimes behind him. After he lost his paycheck gambling, hoping to buy... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Taradash, John Monks Jr., Willard Motley | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

9. Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

7.0
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In this sequel to "The Paleface", Bob Hope and Jane Russell return as the lead characters. Hope plays Junior Potter, who returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch, Joseph Quillan | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger

10. The Wizard of Oz (1925)

TV-G | 81 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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Dorothy, heir to the Oz throne, must take it back from the wicked Prime Minister Kruel with the help of three farmhands.

Writers: L. Frank Baum, Frank Joslyn Baum, Leon Lee, Larry Semon | Director: Larry Semon | Stars: Dorothy Dwan, Charles Murray, Oliver Hardy, Mary Carr

11. 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.

Writers: Robert Pirosh, Marc Connelly, Thorne Smith, Norman Matson | Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

12. Li'l Abner (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Family

6.7
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As Sadie Hawkins Day approaches, Daisy Mae hopes to win the hand of Li'l Abner by catching him in the traditional race. A senator comes to visit to tell the residents of Dogpatch that their... See full summary »

Writers: Al Capp, Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Director: Melvin Frank | Stars: Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Peter Palmer, Howard St. John

13. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Comedy

7.9
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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.

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

14. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama

7.8
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Writers: June Mathis, Erich von Stroheim, Frank Norris | Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

15. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Creator: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Al Goodman, Eddie Cantor

16. Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Writers: Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, John Wexley | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart

17. Brewster's Millions (1945)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.7
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Monty Brewster is a penniless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative. But there's a catch: he must spend... See full summary »

Writers: George Barr McCutcheon, Winchell Smith, Byron Ongley, Sig Herzig, Charles Rodgers, Wilkie C. Mahoney | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Helen Walker, June Havoc, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

18. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

TV-G | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Seton I. Miller, Harry Segall | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

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

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

8.0
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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.

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

20. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Stars: Ronald Reagan, Edgar Buchanan, Lee Marvin, Nora Marlowe

21. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, War

7.8
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Having been discharged from the Marines for a hayfever condition before ever seeing action, Woodrow Lafayette Pershing Truesmith (Eddie Bracken) delays the return to his hometown, feeling ... See full summary »

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

22. Tulsa (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells... See full summary »

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Curtis Kenyon, Richard Wormser | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Preston, Pedro Armendáriz, Lloyd Gough

23. Let's Dance (1950)

112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dane Lussier, Allan Scott, Maurice Zolotow | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick

24. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

6.7
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A Movie star has triplets, but does not want her beloved public to find out. Has she made a mistake in hiring Jerry Lewis as the babysitter ?

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

25. My Friend Irma (1949)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

Writers: Cy Howard, Parke Levy | Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore, Marie Wilson

26. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.3
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A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Writer: Tom Filer | Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

27. The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

7.1
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, William Demarest

28. Fancy Pants (1950)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.7
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An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Leon Wilson, Edmund L. Hartmann, Robert O'Brien | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood

29. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

7.3
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Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). In the city Tillie gets drunk and lands in jail while Charlie runs off with her money ... See full summary »

Directors: Mack Sennett, Charles Bennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand, Mack Swain

30. My Favorite Spy (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.6
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Peanuts White, a burlesque comic, is recruited by U.S. agents to impersonate international spy Eric Augustine (whom White resembles) in a mission to purchase a million-dollar microfilm in ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Lou Breslow, Edmund L. Hartmann, Jack Sher, Hal Kanter | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Francis L. Sullivan, Arnold Moss

31. In Old California (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.4
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Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with ... See full summary »

Writers: Gertrude Purcell, Frances Hyland, J. Robert Bren, Gladys Atwater | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish

32. This Is Your Life (1952–1961)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.3
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton, Axel Gruenberg

33. Private Hell 36 (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

Writers: Collier Young, Ida Lupino | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger

34. Making a Living (1914)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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An out-of-work swindler takes a job as a reporter. After witnessing a car go over cliff, he grabs a rival reporter's camera and races to the newspaper office to enter the photo as his own. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Lehrman | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Emma Bell Clifton, Chester Conklin, Alice Davenport

35. The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Brian Donlevy, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Montagu Love

36. Little Giant (1946)

90 min | Comedy

7.4
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Lou Costello plays a country bumpkin vacuum-cleaner salesman, working for the company run by the crooked Bud Abbott. To try to keep him under his thumb, Abbott convinces Costello that he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Collins, Walter DeLeon, Paul Jarrico | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Brenda Joyce, Jacqueline deWit

37. The Virginian (1929)

Passed | 91 min | Western

7.0
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A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when he discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling.

Writers: Owen Wister, Kirk La Shelle, Grover Jones, Keene Thompson, Howard Estabrook, Edward E. Paramore Jr. | Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Mary Brian, Richard Arlen

38. My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

TV-G | 101 min | Biography, Musical

6.4
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The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Milne, Rita Olcott | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Andrea King, Arlene Dahl, Alan Hale

39. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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A dramatised life of Samuel Langhorn Clemens, or Mark Twain.

Writers: Harry Chandlee, Alan Le May, Harold M. Sherman | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale

40. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

77 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.1
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Saloon-bar singer Freddie gets very angry whenever boyfriend Blackie seems to be playing around. She always packs a six-shooter, so this is bad news for anything that happens to be in the ... See full summary »

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

41. Song of Scheherazade (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.2
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In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco; among them is (fictionalized) future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Reisch | Director: Walter Reisch | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Brian Donlevy, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Eve Arden

42. The Show of Shows (1929)

128 min | Musical

6.0
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It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Keirn Brennan, Frank Fay | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth

43. The Milkman (1950)

87 min | Comedy

6.8
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Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Beich, James O'Hanlon, Martin Ragaway, Leonard Stern | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie, Joyce Holden

44. Li'l Abner (1940)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

5.0
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The goings-on in the rural Southern community of Dogpatch, USA.

Writers: Charles Kerr, Tyler Johnson, Al Capp | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Jeff York, Martha O'Driscoll, Mona Ray, Johnnie Morris

45. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Writer: Rupert Hughes | Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch

46. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | 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.

Writers: René Fülöp-Miller, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

47. One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Hartzell Spence | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart

48. Can't Help Singing (1944)

Approved | 90 min | Musical, Western

6.4
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A senator's daughter (who can't help singing) follows her boyfriend West in the days of the California gold rush.

Writers: Lewis R. Foster, Frank Ryan, John D. Klorer, Leo Townsend, Samuel J. Warshawsky, Curtis B. Warshawsky | Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff, David Bruce

49. Right Cross (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Schnee | Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Lionel Barrymore

50. Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

Writers: Myles Connolly, James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante