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1. That Model from Paris (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Writer: Frederica Sagor | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy, Ward Crane

2. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

TV-G | 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

6. 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

7. The Lady Eve (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A trio of classy card sharks 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Moon Over Her Shoulder (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

8.0
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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

11. 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

12. 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

13. The Girl Said No (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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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

14. Tillie the Toiler (1927)

Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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

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

16. 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

17. 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

18. The Rush Hour (1928)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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

19. Up in Mabel's Room (1926)

70 min | Comedy

7.8
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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

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

21. Only Yesterday (1933)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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

22. It Could Happen to You (1939)

70 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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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

23. The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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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

24. Christmas in July (1940)

Approved | 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Fifteen Maiden Lane (1936)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Insurance investigator Trevor pretends to be a thief to enter a gang of jewel thieves.

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

29. Billion Dollar Scandal (1933)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Beatrice Banyard, Willard Mack, Gene Towne | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Constance Cummings, Olga Baclanova, Frank Morgan

30. Early to Bed (1936)

75 min | Comedy

7.4
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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

31. Eve's Leaves (1926)

75 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Elmer Harris, Jack Jevne, John W. Krafft | Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Leatrice Joy, William Boyd, Robert Edeson, Walter Long

32. The Rage of Paris (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

7.3
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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

33. 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

34. Bought! (1931)

92 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Writers: Raymond Griffith, Harriet Henry, Charles Kenyon | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Constance Bennett, Ben Lyon, Richard Bennett, Dorothy Peterson

35. Gentle Julia (1936)

62 min | Drama

7.3
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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

36. Nurse Marjorie (1920)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Comedy

7.3
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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

37. The Wheel of Life (1929)

55 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Writers: James B. Fagan, John Farrow, Julian Johnson | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Richard Dix, Esther Ralston, O.P. Heggie, Arthur Hoyt

38. Pleasure Cruise (1933)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Writer: Guy Bolton | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Genevieve Tobin, Roland Young, Ralph Forbes, Una O'Connor

39. 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

40. Call Her Savage (1932)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama

7.2
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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

41. The Ninth Guest (1934)

65 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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Eight strangers are invited by a mysterious unknown host to spend the night in a penthouse apartment. The eight (5 men, 3 women) are wined, dined, then greeted by their host's voice via a ... See full summary »

Writers: Gwen Bristow, Owen Davis, Bruce Manning, Garnett Weston | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin, Hardie Albright, Edward Ellis

42. The Grim Game (1919)

50 min | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Writers: Arthur B. Reeve, John Grey, Walter Woods, Irvin Willat | Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips

43. The Notorious Sophie Lang (1934)

64 min | Crime, Drama

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After an extended stay in England, Sophie Lang returns to America. She is beautiful, sophisticated--and a notorious jewel thief. A New York police detective who's been trying to nail her ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick Irving Anderson, Anthony Veiller | Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Byron, Alison Skipworth

44. Goin' Fishin' (1940)

10 min | Family, Comedy, Short

7.2
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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, Ben Hall, Robert Homans, Arthur Hoyt

45. 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

46. Ten Modern Commandments (1927)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Doris Anderson, Paul Gangelin, Jack Lait, George Marion Jr. | Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Esther Ralston, Neil Hamilton, Arthur Hoyt, Jocelyn Lee

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

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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