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1. Best of Cinerama (1963)

142 min | Documentary

8.6
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Star: Lowell Thomas

Votes: 19

2. 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: 62,548

3. 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: 64,721

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: 27,164

5. 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: 703

6. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

106 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 62

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: 12,690

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: 12,014

9. 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: 4,730

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: 7,135

11. King Kong (2005)

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

7.2
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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: 318,177 | Gross: $218.05M

12. Rio Grande (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Romance, Western

7.2
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A cavalry officer posted on the Rio Grande must deal with murderous raiding Apaches, his son who's a risk-taking recruit and his wife from whom he has been separated for many years.

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

Votes: 10,434

13. 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: 6,195

14. 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: 3,045

15. The Four Feathers (1929)

Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 182

16. 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: 631

17. The Monkey's Paw (1933)

58 min | Horror

7.2
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son--a wish that is granted by the severed paw of a dead monkey.

Directors: Wesley Ruggles, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Ivan F. Simpson, Louise Carter, C. Aubrey Smith, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 53

18. 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: 836

19. 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: 339

20. 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

21. 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: 3,328

22. 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: 2,229

23. 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: 732

24. 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: 183

25. 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: 338

26. Aggie Appleby Maker of Men (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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When Aggie's boyfriend Red is sent to jail, she meets a mild-mannered man and decides to turn him into a real man.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Charles Farrell, Wynne Gibson, William Gargan, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 112

27. 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: 332

28. Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

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

Votes: 279

29. 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: 2,599

30. 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

31. 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: 220

32. Two Alone (1934)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.7
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Mazie, a poor orphan girl, is mistreated by cruel farmer Slag and his wife for whom she works. When reform school runaway Adam arrives, he is put to work by Slag and also mistreated. Mazie ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Jean Parker, Tom Brown, Zasu Pitts, Arthur Byron

Votes: 74

33. No Marriage Ties (1933)

72 min | Drama

6.7
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Foster is fired when he is found drunk in a bar instead of covering the biggest fight of the year. After finding that no one in town will hire him, he goes back to the bar and meets a man ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Richard Dix, Elizabeth Allan, Doris Kenyon, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 53

34. 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: 1,905

35. 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: 1,032

36. 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: 480

37. 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: 200

38. Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.5
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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: 1,547

39. 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: 1,519

40. 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: 721

41. Gow the Killer (1931)

Documentary

6.5
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Explorer Edward Salisbury takes an expedition across the Pacific Ocean to such exotic locales as Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and the New Hebrides Islands, and record the lives of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward A. Salisbury | Stars: William Peck, Gow

Votes: 16

42. Roar of the Dragon (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Romance

6.4
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A boatload of Westerners is trapped in Manchuria as bandits led by Russian renegade Voronsky ravage the area. Seeking refuge in a fortified inn, the group is led by the boat's Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Richard Dix, Gwili Andre, Edward Everett Horton, Arline Judge

Votes: 125

43. 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

44. Lucky Devils (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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A group of stuntmen at one studio in Hollywood call themselves "Lucky Devils," and regularly chant "A stuntman makes a bad husband and a husband makes a bad stuntman." It rings true when ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Dorothy Wilson, William Gargan, Bob Rose

Votes: 99

45. Keep 'Em Rolling (1934)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Sergeant Benny Walsh, a U.S. Army cavalryman, and his horse, Rodney, share a kindred spirit that is sympathetic to each other's needs. After years of service to his country, Sergeant Walsh,... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Walter Huston, Frances Dee, Minna Gombell, Frank Conroy

Votes: 75

46. 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: 346

47. Blind Adventure (1933)

65 min | Mystery

6.3
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An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Roland Young, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 77

48. Kong (2000)

Animation

6.3
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Stars: Kirby Morrow, Alex Doduk, Daphne Goldrick, Saffron Henderson

Votes: 21

49. 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: 346

50. 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: 421