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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

2. Gone with the Wind (1939)

TV-PG | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

3. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr.

4. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

5. Maverick (1957–1962)

60 min | Comedy, Western

8.3
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Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (5 card draw) is ... See full summary »

Creator: Roy Huggins | Stars: Jack Kelly, James Garner, Roger Moore, Lane Chandler

6. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet, Frank Cady

7. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.4
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The cases of a coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw | Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

8. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and ... See full summary »

Writer: Isobel Lennart | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

9. That Girl (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lou Marie.

Creators: Sam Denoff, Bill Persky | Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell

10. Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958–1961)

Approved | Western

8.3
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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

11. The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959–1963)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Sensitive teenager Dobie Gillis (yes, Dobie being his real given name) exasperates his grocer father Herbert T. Gillis and is the apple of Winnie Gillis' eye, she being his mother. Dobie ... See full summary »

Creator: Max Shulman | Stars: Dwayne Hickman, Bob Denver, Frank Faylen, Florida Friebus

12. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Writers: Leon Uris, George Scullin | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

13. 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

14. Sergeant York (1941)

Approved | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero.

Writers: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch, John Huston, Alvin C. York, Tom Skeyhill | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

15. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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The story of the life and career of the famed baseball player, Lou Gehrig.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Paul Gallico, Damon Runyon | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

16. North to Alaska (1960)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy, Western

7.0
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Sam and George strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiancée back to Alaska. Sam finds she is already married, and returns instead with Angel. Sam, after ... See full summary »

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Martin Rackin, Claude Binyon, Ladislas Fodor, John H. Kafka | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian

17. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

TV-G | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

18. 7th Cavalry (1956)

Passed | 75 min | Western

5.8
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Writers: Peter Packer, Glendon Swarthout | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

19. Fourteen Hours (1951)

TV-PG | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.

Writers: John Paxton, Joel Sayre | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget

20. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Writer: Raymond Chandler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

21. They Won't Forget (1937)

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

7.4
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Writers: Ward Greene, Robert Rossen, Aben Kandel | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger

22. Detective Story (1951)

TV-PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Robert Wyler, Sidney Kingsley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

23. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Writers: John P. Marquand, Elizabeth Hill, King Vidor | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

24. My Mother the Car (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.

Creators: Allan Burns, Chris Hayward | Stars: Jerry Van Dyke, Maggie Pierce, Ann Sothern, Cindy Eilbacher

25. The Lusty Men (1952)

113 min | Action, Drama, Western

7.6
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When he sustains a rodeo injury, star rider Jeff McCloud returns to his hometown after many years of absence. He signs on as a hired hand with a local ranch, where he befriends fellow ranch... See full summary »

Writers: David Dortort, Horace McCoy, Claude Stanush | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt

26. The Canterville Ghost (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Edwin Blum | Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien, William Gargan

27. Whirlybirds (1957–1960)

30 min | Adventure

8.1
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One hundred eleven episodes of this syndicated show were produced between 1956 and 1959, debuting in the US in January 1957. Chuck and P.T. own a helicopter company that is hired to perform... See full summary »

Creators: Art Napoleon, Jo Napoleon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, Nancy Hale, Sandra Spence

28. General Electric Theater (1953–1962)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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An American anthology series, with a new Episode and different Actors each week. Hosted by Ronald Reagan the series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.

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

29. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.1
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Writers: Harry Brown, Edna Anhalt, Edward Anhalt | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

30. It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Herman J. Mankiewicz | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

31. Zane Grey Theater (1956–1961)

25 min | Western

7.6
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An anthology based (earlier moreso than later) on the novels and stories of Zane Grey. Powell was often the star as well as the host.

Creators: Luke Short, Charles A. Wallace | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Sande, Denver Pyle, Bill Erwin

32. Away All Boats (1956)

Approved | 114 min | War, Drama

6.3
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The story of a U.S. naval ship and its crew in the Pacific, 1943-1945.

Writers: Ted Sherdeman, Kenneth M. Dodson | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, George Nader, Lex Barker, Julie Adams

33. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

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

34. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Collins | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon

35. Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Berlin, Allan Scott, Arthur Sheekman | Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

36. To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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

37. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Loos, Ralph Wheelwright | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

38. California (1947)

Passed | 97 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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Epic account of how California became a state, featuring a wagon train, the Gold Rush, a wicked saloon queen, and an evil profiteer.

Writers: Frank Butler, Theodore Strauss, Boris Ingster | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, Barry Fitzgerald, George Coulouris

39. The Gang's All Here (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

Writers: Walter Bullock, Nancy Wintner, George Root Jr., Tom Bridges | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Baker, Benny Goodman

40. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

7.0
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This is the film version of Vernon and Irene Castle, sensational ballroom dancers prior to World War I.

Writers: Richard Sherman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Yost, Irene Castle | Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Walter Brennan

41. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Martin Mooney | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

42. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

43. Francis (1950)

91 min | Comedy, War, Fantasy

6.3
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A Mule Wiser Than Many of the Humans.

Writer: David Stern | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Ray Collins

44. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.9
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When a shady-looking stranger rides into town to join his old friend it is assumed he is a hired gun. But as the new man comes to realise the unlawful nature of his buddy's business and the... See full summary »

Writers: Lillie Hayward, Harold Shumate, Luke Short | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

45. Marked Woman (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties."

Writers: Robert Rossen, Abem Finkel | Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane, Isabel Jewell

46. 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

47. Variety Girl (1947)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Writers: Monte Brice, Edmund L. Hartmann, Frank Tashlin, Robert L. Welch | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

48. Saturday's Children (1940)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Pretty Bobby Halevy loves Rims Rosson, a dreamer and inventor without much going for him. Rims has a scheme of going to Manila to turn hemp into silk and become rich. But when one of her ... See full summary »

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Maxwell Anderson | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: John Garfield, Anne Shirley, Claude Rains, Roscoe Karns

49. The Fighting 69th (1940)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.8
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Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Fred Niblo Jr., Dean Riesner | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn

50. Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Francis Wallace | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris