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1. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 316,833 | Gross: $218.05M

2. King Kong (1933)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 64,494

3. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 62,183

4. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 27,062

5. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 23,024 | Gross: $50.63M

6. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 22,551 | Gross: $52.60M

7. Fort Apache (1948)

Approved | 125 min | Western

7.6
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 12,640

8. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Unrated | 103 min | Western

7.4
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Captain Nathan Brittles, on the eve of retirement, takes out a last patrol to stop an impending massive Indian attack. Encumbered by women who must be evacuated, Brittles finds his mission imperiled.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Joanne Dru, John Agar, Ben Johnson

Votes: 11,975

9. Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 10,388

10. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 7,092

11. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 6,166

12. 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: 4,712

13. King Kong Lives (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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Kong falls from the twin towers and he appears to be alive. However, his heart is failing, so it's replaced with an artificial one. All is well until he senses that there's a female Kong somewhere out there and escapes wreaking havoc.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Brian Kerwin, Linda Hamilton, Peter Elliott, George Antoni

Votes: 3,894 | Gross: $4.71M

14. Mighty Joe Young (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A young woman who has raised a giant gorilla from an infant brings him to Hollywood years later seeking her fortune in order to save her family's ranch.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Terry Moore, Ben Johnson, Robert Armstrong, Mr. Joseph Young

Votes: 3,313

15. Wagon Master (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Western

7.2
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Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 3,034

16. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong return to his island and find his equally gigantic, but far more friendly, son.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

Votes: 2,649

17. Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Aviator and band leader Roger Bond is forever getting his group fired for flirting with the lady guests. When he falls for Brazilian beauty Belinha de Rezende it appears to be for real, ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 2,583

18. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War

7.0
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during world war I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny

Votes: 2,210

19. Morning Glory (1933)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan

Votes: 1,897

20. Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton

Votes: 1,536

21. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Anti--Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,513

22. She (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality... See full summary »

Directors: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel | Stars: Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 1,020

23. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.1
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 830

24. Double Harness (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 727

25. The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper | Stars: Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale, John Wood

Votes: 720

26. Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925)

Passed | 71 min | Documentary

7.9
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The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison, Haidar Khan

Votes: 699

27. Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Documentary

7.2
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Elephants disrupt the lives of a family deep in the jungles of Northern Siam, and an entire village.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Kru, Chantui, Nah, Ladah

Votes: 626

28. Spitfire (1934)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

5.5
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Mountain girl Trigger Hicks, a fierce loner equally handy with a rock or a prayer, is in danger of having her faith-healing mistaken for witchcraft by the neighbors. She shows a vulnerable ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young, Ralph Bellamy, Martha Sleeper

Votes: 540

29. Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, George Sidney, Robert Benchley

Votes: 526

30. Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, John Halliday, Pert Kelton

Votes: 479

31. Ann Vickers (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A prison reformer and a controversial judge fall in love and have a child out of wedlock.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 417

32. Finishing School (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The trials and tribulations in a private, snobbish girls school.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Wanda Tuchock | Stars: Frances Dee, Billie Burke, Ginger Rogers, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 344

33. Professional Sweetheart (1933)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Radio singer Glory Eden is publicized as the ideal of American womanhood, in order to sell the sponsor's product Ippsie-Wippsie Washcloths. In reality, Glory would like to at least sample ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, Zasu Pitts, Frank McHugh

Votes: 342

34. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

7.1
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A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn

Votes: 337

35. One Man's Journey (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.8
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Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea

Votes: 337

36. The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Jenny Wren coerces banker Priam Andes to have a dinner party at his shorefront estate Crestwood, and instructs him to invite three other men, each of whom she plans to extort money from. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley, Anita Louise, Pauline Frederick

Votes: 331

37. Stingaree (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A young woman is seduced by a charismatic highwayman who offers her promises of fame as a singer in exchange for romance.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Mary Boland, Conway Tearle

Votes: 310

38. Chance at Heaven (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama

6.0
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An ambitious mechanic is tempted to desert his wonderful girlfriend when a silly but rich debutante falls for him.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marian Nixon, Andy Devine

Votes: 267

39. Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Ruth Etting, Thelma Todd

Votes: 249

40. The Toy Wife (1938)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, History

5.9
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The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana, proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Luise Rainer, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 237

41. Kentucky Kernels (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Great Elmer and Company, two out-of-work magicians, help lovelorn Jerry Bronson adopt Spanky Milford, to distract him. When Bronson makes up and elopes, the pair are stuck with the ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Mary Carlisle, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 228

42. Sing and Like It (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy

6.7
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A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, Edward Everett Horton, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 218

43. This Man Is Mine (1934)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Irene Dunne is married to Ralph Bellamy. Their union is comfortable but all that changes when Bellamy's old flame Constance Cummings comes back to town. Will the the thrill of loves past disrupt their happy home?

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Constance Cummings, Ralph Bellamy, Kay Johnson

Votes: 217

44. Success at Any Price (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama

6.6
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Joe comes from a rough neighborhood and when his brother Mike is gunned down in 1927, he decides to go into legitimate business. He wants to make a lot of money and fast so he is ambitious ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Genevieve Tobin, Frank Morgan, Colleen Moore

Votes: 199

45. Ace of Aces (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A sculptor who doesn't want to have any part of World War I is shamed by his girlfriend into joining the army. He becomes a fighter pilot, and undergoes a complete personality change.

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Ralph Bellamy, Theodore Newton

Votes: 191

46. After Tonight (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Constance Bennett, Gilbert Roland, Edward Ellis, Lucien Prival

Votes: 187

47. The Silver Cord (1933)

74 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews, Eric Linden

Votes: 182

48. The Four Feathers (1929)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 180

49. Diplomaniacs (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy

7.1
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Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie White, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 177

50. Before Dawn (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges

Votes: 176