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1. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 6,980

2. Teacher's Pet (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A newspaper editor joins the class of a journalism professor who despises him, and they begin to fall in love.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clark Gable, Doris Day, Gig Young, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 3,149

3. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,161

4. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,153

5. The Outrage (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Western, Crime

6.3
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Laurence Harvey, Claire Bloom, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 1,562

6. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Hilliard née Ashley, are getting a Kay-initiated Reno ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 975

7. Rhapsody (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 686

8. The Cross of Lorraine (1943)

Approved | 90 min | War, Drama

6.6
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A group of French soldiers during WWII are captured by Nazis troops and sent to a military prison. There they will have to make use of his best resources to keep alive... and sane, while at the same time scheming a way out.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Whorf

Votes: 575

9. How to Commit Marriage (1969)

M | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.5
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Young couple decide to live together and they wind up having a baby. They decide they should give the baby up for adoption. The baby's Mother's parents wind up adopting the baby using a fake name.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason, Jane Wyman, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 347

10. Honeymoon (1947)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

6.0
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A prospective bride and groom have misadventures in Mexico City.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone, Guy Madison, Lina Romay

Votes: 252

11. Swordsman of Siena (1962)

97 min | Adventure, Romance

5.7
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A Spanish overlord controls 16th-century Tuscany. He plans to marry into a prominent Italian family and hires an Englishman to serve as bodyguard for his less-than-eager fiancee. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Baccio Bandini, Etienne Périer | Stars: Stewart Granger, Sylva Koscina, Christine Kaufmann, Riccardo Garrone

Votes: 212

12. Centennial Summer (1946)

102 min | History, Musical

6.7
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In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, William Eythe

Votes: 207

13. Marriage Is a Private Affair (1944)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, War

5.9
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Theo has had many boyfriends who wanted to marry her. Since her mother, Mrs. Selworth, has been married many times, Theo is unsure of commitment. Without much thought, she finally accepts ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Lana Turner, James Craig, John Hodiak, Frances Gifford

Votes: 187

14. Panama Lady (1939)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A weary dance-hall girl in a Panama saloon hooks up with a rough-and-tumble oil driller, who takes her to his oil-field in the jungle to show her what "real" life is like.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Lucille Ball, Allan Lane, Steffi Duna, Evelyn Brent

Votes: 139

15. Sunday Punch (1942)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: William Lundigan, Jean Rogers, Dan Dailey, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 119

16. Anne of Windy Poplars (1940)

Approved | 86 min | Drama

6.5
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Anne Shirley, having recently wed her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe, takes a teaching position in a prestigious school far from her home on Prince Edward Island. While she is quickly ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Anne Shirley, James Ellison, Henry Travers, Patric Knowles

Votes: 111

17. My Pal Gus (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Dave Jennings is a successful, self-made man in the business world, but he can't control his son, Gus, who is primarily a brat fond of throwing temper-tantrums and misbehaving. Dan enrolls ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Richard Widmark, Joanne Dru, Audrey Totter, George Winslow

Votes: 103

18. The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.3
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The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby

Votes: 66

19. They Made Her a Spy (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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When her brother is killed by sabotage, Irene Eaton (Sally Eilers) joins the secret service and goes undercover to unroot the culprits.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Sally Eilers, Allan Lane, Fritz Leiber, Frank M. Thomas

Votes: 66

20. When I Grow Up (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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"When I Grow Up" is an uncharacteristically modest film from producer Sam Spiegel (during his "S. P. Eagle" years). Bobby Driscoll plays a young boy who feels neglected and misunderstood at... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kanin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Preston, Martha Scott, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 59

21. Play of the Week (1959–1961)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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This syndicated anthology series staged a different play every week covering all genres - dramas, comedies, musicals, fantasies, mysteries, et al - utilizing some of the best talent appearing on Broadway.

Stars: Myron McCormick, Cathleen Nesbitt, Frank Conroy, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 33

22. Rashomon (1960 TV Movie)

Drama

7.0
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A looser adaptation of the same story that Kurosawa covered in his classic. Every player in the story has their own version of how a crime played out.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka, Carol Lawrence

Votes: 26

23. Mein oder Dein (1964 TV Movie)

115 min

9.2
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Director: Franz Josef Wild | Stars: Ruth-Maria Kubitschek, Gerhard Riedmann, Doris Schade, Siegurd Fitzek

Votes: 12

24. Woman of the Year (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy

5.5
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The story of the marriage of a gruff sportswriter and a sophisticated international reporter who work together on the same newspaper.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Joseph Bologna, Renée Taylor, Dick O'Neill, Anthony Holland

Votes: 11

25. Star Stage (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

6.8
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The show featured 2-act plays; 2/3rds were live and the rest on film.

Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Joseph Cotten, Paul Douglas, Georgann Johnson

Votes: 6

26. Rashomon (1961 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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In the depths of a forest, a man is killed and his wife seemingly raped. When a notorious bandit is brought to trial, the case could hardly seem simpler. But what really happened?

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Yôko Tani, Lee Montague, Robert Hardy, Richard Pearson

27. Star Stage (1955–1956)
Episode: Cleopatra Collins (1956)

30 min | Drama

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Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Louise Beavers, Betty Grable, Rick Jason, Jack Kruschen

28. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Rashomon (1960)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Several different accounts of the same incident tell quite different stories about what happened.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Osceola Archer, Harry Davis, Michael Higgins, Oskar Homolka

29. Fame (1982–1987)
Episode: The Incident (1986)

Drama, Music, Musical

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Jesse is hospitalized as he suffers a concussion. He's unconscious and thus unable to testify to what happened. Mr. Dyrenforth, Miss Sherwoord, and Christopher try to get to the bottom of ... See full summary »

Director: Win Phelps | Stars: Debbie Allen, Jesse Borrego, Loretta Chandler, Albert Hague