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1. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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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

Votes: 55,448

2. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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

Votes: 16,175

3. Palmy Days (1931)

77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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Musical comedy antics in an art deco bakery (motto: "Glorifying the American Doughnut") with Eddie Cantor as an assistant to a phoney psychic, who is mistaken for an efficiency expert and ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Cantor, Morrie Ryskind, David Freedman, Keene Thompson | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charlotte Greenwood, Barbara Weeks, Spencer Charters, Paul Page

Votes: 388

4. Up in Mabel's Room (1926)

70 min | Comedy

8.1
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Mabel catches her husband buying lingerie, and he won't explain who it's for. She divorces him, but later learns he was buying her an anniversary gift. She becomes determined to win him back.

Writers: Wilson Collison, Tay Garnett, Otto A. Harbach, F. McGrew Willis | Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Votes: 20

5. That Model from Paris (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Writer: Frederica Sagor | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy, Ward Crane

Votes: 40

6. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Clarence Budington Kelland | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 13,892

7. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A trio of classy card sharps targets the socially awkward heir to brewery millions for his money, till one of them falls in love with him.

Writers: Monckton Hoffe, Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 13,274

8. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Writers: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, June Mathis | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 2,445

9. 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

Votes: 5,139

10. Ever Since Eve (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Riley, Earl Baldwin, Lillie Hayward, Margaret Lee, Gene Baker | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 1,056

11. Young Sinners (1931)

79 min | Drama

8.0
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Writers: William M. Conselman, Elmer Harris | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Hardie Albright, Dorothy Jordan, Cecilia Loftus

Votes: 6

12. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.

Writers: Bartlett Cormack, Fritz Lang, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 7,829

13. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Comedy

7.8
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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

Votes: 7,739

14. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor ... See full summary »

Writers: Preston Sturges, Vera Caspary | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 1,800

15. 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

Votes: 2,948

16. Heroes for Sale (1933)

76 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Lord, Wilson Mizner | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon, Gordon Westcott

Votes: 1,598

17. The Girl Said No (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A brash, pushy young man gets a job in a bank and sets his cap for his boss's secretary, but the death of his father makes him reassess his priorities.

Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, A.P. Younger, Charles MacArthur | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Marie Dressler

Votes: 696

18. Tillie the Toiler (1927)

Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Edward T. Lowe Jr., Ralph Spence, Russ Westover, A.P. Younger | Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Marion Davies, Matt Moore, Harry Crocker, George Fawcett

Votes: 328

19. The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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A young dress designer marries an insurance agent. They soon have a daughter, but what the wife doesn't know is that her husband is actually a criminal, who soon involves her--unwittingly--... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur M. Brilant, Max Marcin | Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin | Stars: Wynne Gibson, Pat O'Brien, Dudley Digges, Frances Dee

Votes: 20

20. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 4,893

21. Christmas in July (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, Alexander Carr

Votes: 2,221

22. Only Yesterday (1933)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Writers: William Hurlbut, George O'Neil, Arthur Richman | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke

Votes: 204

23. American Madness (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

7.5
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It's the 1930s, the Depression era, and the Board of Directors of Thomas Dickson's bank want Dickson to merge with New York Trust and resign. He refuses. One night, Dickson's bank is robbed... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Riskin | Directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill | Stars: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings

Votes: 1,236

24. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Writers: Leon Gordon, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Octavus Roy Cohen, Charles Lederer, George Oppenheimer, Harry Kurnitz | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 1,848

25. The Great McGinty (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

7.5
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Dan McGinty has great success in his chosen field of crooked politics. But endangers it all in one crazy moment of honesty...

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 2,180

26. Goin' Fishin' (1940)

10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.5
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The Our Gang decide to go fishing in the morning. However, when on the bus, things start to stall along the way before they get to their stop.

Writers: Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 33

27. Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.4
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Marriage counselor (Sutton) advises his bored wife (Bari) to take up painting through which she meets a hubbie-rival yachtsman (Dailey).

Writers: Walter Bullock, Eve Golden, Helen Vreeland Smith | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Lynn Bari, John Sutton, Dan Dailey, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 12

28. The Rush Hour (1928)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Fanny Hatton, Frederic Hatton, Leslie Mason, Zelda Sears, Fred Stanley | Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Seena Owen, David Butler

Votes: 17

29. 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

Votes: 501

30. The Sisters (1938)

Approved | 99 min | Drama

7.2
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Three daughters of a small down pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908.

Writers: Milton Krims, Myron Brinig | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,127

31. The Rage of Paris (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

7.2
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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruce Manning, Felix Jackson | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Mischa Auer, Louis Hayward

Votes: 368

32. It Could Happen to You (1939)

70 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.2
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Ad man (Erwin) is jailed when it is believed he murdered a beautiful girl. His wife (Stuart) sets out to solve the crime.

Writers: Lou Breslow, Charles Hoffman, Allen Rivkin | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Gloria Stuart, Raymond Walburn, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 12

33. Fifteen Maiden Lane (1936)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Insurance investigator Trevor pretends to be a thief to enter a gang of jewel thieves.

Writers: Lou Breslow, David Silverstein, John Patrick, Paul Burger | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Claire Trevor, Cesar Romero, Douglas Fowley, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 18

34. Eve's Leaves (1926)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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Writers: Elmer Harris, Jack Jevne, John W. Krafft | Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Leatrice Joy, William Boyd, Robert Edeson, Walter Long

Votes: 115

35. The Sporting Venus (1925)

66 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Writers: Gerald Beaumont, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Ronald Colman, Lew Cody, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 92

36. The Lost World (1925)

Unrated | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Marion Fairfax | Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,097

37. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, David Boehm | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 2,836

38. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

7.1
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Writers: Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, Harry Tugend, Eleanor Gates, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley

Votes: 797

39. Call Her Savage (1932)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Writers: Edwin J. Burke, Tiffany Thayer | Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 506

40. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Writers: Lewis E. Lawes, Wilson Mizner, Brown Holmes, Courtney Terrett, Robert Lord | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,481

41. Magnificent Obsession (1935)

112 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, George O'Neil, Lloyd C. Douglas | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth, Betty Furness

Votes: 532

42. The Criminal Code (1931)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Writers: Martin Flavin, Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 573

43. Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Beatrice Banyard, Willard Mack, Gene Towne | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Constance Cummings, Olga Baclanova, Frank Morgan

Votes: 19

44. Gentle Julia (1936)

62 min | Drama

7.1
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A shy newspaperman (Brown) nearly gives up when his girlfriend (Hunt) falls for the new guy in town (Meeker) till Withers sets things right.

Writers: Booth Tarkington, Lamar Trotti | Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Jane Withers, Tom Brown, Marsha Hunt, Jackie Searl

Votes: 12

45. Early to Bed (1936)

75 min | Comedy

7.1
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Chester Beatty and Tessie Weeks have been engaged for 5 years and going together for 15 years before that. Chester is reluctant to burden Tessie with marriage because of his secret problem.... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Kober, Lucien Littlefield, S.J. Perelman, Chandler Sprague | Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, George Barbier, Gail Patrick

Votes: 18

46. Nurse Marjorie (1920)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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Lady Marjorie Donegal becomes a nurse in hospital, much to the dismay of her aristocratic family. She falls in love with one of her patients, a commoner labor leader.

Writers: Julia Crawford Ivers, Israel Zangwill | Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Arthur Hoyt, Vera Lewis, Frank Leigh

Votes: 33

47. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Romance

7.0
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Writers: Virginia Van Upp, Norman Krasna | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Robert Cummings, Barton MacLane

Votes: 552

48. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

7.0
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 980

49. One More River (1934)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.

Writers: John Galsworthy, R.C. Sherriff | Director: James Whale | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Colin Clive, Frank Lawton, Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Votes: 184

50. The Beast of the City (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, John Lee Mahin | Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 668