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1. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, War

8.3
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Edwin Justus Mayer | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart

2. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

6.7
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham, Edwin Justus Mayer, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

3. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Miklós László | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

4. Dragonwyck (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Writers: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

5. The American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Creator: Henry Hampton | Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Joe Morton

6. Ninotchka (1939)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Walter Reisch, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

7. Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

8.2
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A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Grover Jones, Aladar Laszlo | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Kay Francis, Herbert Marshall, Charles Ruggles

8. Heaven Can Wait (1943)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Leslie Bush-Fekete | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn, Marjorie Main

9. Design for Living (1933)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Writers: Noel Coward, Ben Hecht | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

10. Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate. While there, she becomes friendly with Adam Belinski, a charming Czech refugee. She... See full summary »

Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Margery Sharp, James Hilton | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker

12. The Merry Widow (1934)

Passed | 99 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

7.6
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The small kingdom of Marshovia has a little problem. The main tax-payer, the wealthy widow Sonia (who pays 52 0f the taxes) has left for Paris So Count Danilo is sent to Paris, to stop her ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernest Vajda, Samson Raphaelson, Viktor Léon, Leo Stein | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Edward Everett Horton, Una Merkel

13. That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.9
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Against her better judgement, happily married Jill Baker is persuaded to see a popular psychoanalyst about her psychosomatic hiccups. Soon, she's disillusioned about husband Larry; and one ... See full summary »

Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Walter Reisch, Victorien Sardou, Emile DeNajac | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith, Alan Mowbray

14. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

8.0
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Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »

Writers: Leopold Jacobson, Felix Dormann, Hans Müller, Ernest Vajda, Samson Raphaelson | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Ruggles

15. A Royal Scandal (1945)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

Writers: Edwin Justus Mayer, Bruno Frank, Lajos Biró, Melchior Lengyel | Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, William Eythe

16. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

17. Angel (1937)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Woman and her husband take separate vacations, and she falls in love with another man.

Writers: Melchior Lengyel, Guy Bolton, Russell G. Medcraft, Samson Raphaelson | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, Melvyn Douglas, Edward Everett Horton

18. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Alfred Savoir, Charlton Andrews | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

19. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Crime

7.3
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An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Writers: Hans Székely, Robert A. Stemmle, Edwin Justus Mayer, Waldemar Young, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

20. Broken Lullaby (1932)

76 min | Drama

7.6
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A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical ... See full summary »

Writers: Maurice Rostand, Reginald Berkeley, Samson Raphaelson, Ernest Vajda | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louise Carter

21. One Hour with You (1932)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.4
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Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and... See full summary »

Writers: Lothar Schmidt, Samson Raphaelson | Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin, Charles Ruggles

22. Monte Carlo (1930)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Minutes before her wedding to Duke Otto Von Seibenheim, Countess Helene Mara flees, on a whim, to Monte Carlo, where she hopes her luck will save her poor financial state. There, Count ... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Müller, Booth Tarkington, Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland, Ernest Vajda, Vincent Lawrence | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Buchanan, Claud Allister, Zasu Pitts

23. Madame DuBarry (1919)

85 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The story of Madame DuBarry, the mistress of Louis XV of France, and her loves in the time of the French revolution.

Writers: Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Eduard von Winterstein

24. Paramount on Parade (1930)

102 min | Musical

6.3
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

25. The Love Parade (1929)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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The queen of mythical Sylvania marries a courtier, who finds his new life unsatisfying.

Writers: Ernest Vajda, Guy Bolton, Leon Xanrof, Jules Chancel | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lupino Lane, Lillian Roth

26. The Doll (1919)

48 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Because the Baron of Chanterelle wants to preserve his family line, he forces his timid nephew Lancelot to choose one of the village maidens to wed. Lancelot flees to a monastery to escape ... See full summary »

Writers: E.T.A. Hoffmann, Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch, A.E. Willner | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Hermann Thimig, Victor Janson, Max Kronert

27. That Lady in Ermine (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.9
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Circa 1861, Angelina, ruling countess of an Italian principality, is at a loss when invaded by a Hungarian army. Her lookalike ancestress Francesca, who saved a similar situation 300 years ... See full summary »

Writer: Samson Raphaelson | Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Otto Preminger | Stars: Betty Grable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Cesar Romero, Walter Abel

28. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

7.6
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Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Julien Josephson, Maude Fulton, Eric Locke | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

29. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A cloistered, overprotected Austrian prince falls in love with a down-to-earth barmaid in this "Vienese fairy tale."

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings | Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Norma Shearer, Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz

30. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Writers: Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt, Friedrich Kühne

31. I Don't Want to Be a Man (1918)

45 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A teenaged tomboy, tired of being bossed around by her strict guardian, impersonates a man so she can have more fun, but discovers that being the opposite sex isn't as easy as she had hoped.

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ossi Oswalda, Curt Goetz, Ferry Sikla, Margarete Kupfer

32. The Patriot (1928)

113 min | Drama

7.3
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Writers: Ashley Dukes, Julian Johnson, Hanns Kräly, Dmitri Merezhkovsky, Alfred Neumann | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Lewis Stone, Florence Vidor, Vera Voronina

33. Here Is Germany (1945)

52 min | War

6.2
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A "know-your-enemy" propaganda film similar to "Know Your Enemy: Japan" and "My Japan", films about Japan with the same objective... See full synopsis »

Writers: Ernst Lubitsch, Gottfried Reinhardt, William L. Shiver, George Ziomer | Director: Frank Capra | Star: Anthony Veiller

34. Die Bergkatze (1921)

79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A charismatic lieutenant newly assigned to a remote fort is captured by a group of mountain bandits, thus setting in motion a madcap farce that is Lubitsch at his most unrestrained.

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Victor Janson, Paul Heidemann, Wilhelm Diegelmann

35. The Marriage Circle (1924)

85 min | Comedy

7.5
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Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Bern, Lothar Schmidt | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Florence Vidor, Monte Blue, Marie Prevost, Creighton Hale

36. Sumurun (1920)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

Writers: Friedrich Freksa, Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch, Richard Rieß | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

37. Eternal Love (1929)

71 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

Writers: H.H. Caldwell, Jakob Christoph Heer, Katherine Hilliker, Hanns Kräly | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi, Hobart Bosworth

38. So This Is Paris (1926)

80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Writers: Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy, Hanns Kräly, Rob Wagner, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Monte Blue, Patsy Ruth Miller, Lilyan Tashman, George Beranger

39. The Vagabond King (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Writers: Brian Hooker, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Justin Huntly McCarthy, William H. Post, R.H. Russell | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth

40. Anna Boleyn (1920)

133 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of the ill-fated second wife of the English king Henry VIII, whose marriage to the Henry led to momentous political and religious turmoil in England.

Writers: Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann, Ludwig Hartau

41. My Lady Margarine (1919)

47 min | Comedy

6.9
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An American heiress seeks the hand of an impoverished German prince.

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Victor Janson, Ossi Oswalda, Harry Liedtke, Julius Falkenstein

42. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 TV Mini-Series)

348 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, Sidney Gilliat

43. Rosita (1923)

90 min | Romance, Comedy

6.7
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Writers: Philippe Dumanoir, Norbert Falk, Edward Knoblock, Hanns Kräly, Adolphe d'Ennery | Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich, George Walsh

44. Die Augen der Mumie Ma (1918)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Horror

5.4
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A girl is kidnapped and held captive in an ancient Egyptian temple. She is rescued and flees to England, but soon finds that her mysterious captor is still haunting her.

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Emil Rameau | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Emil Jannings, Max Laurence

45. Forbidden Paradise (1924)

76 min | Comedy

6.6
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Writers: Lajos Biró, Agnes Christine Johnston, Hanns Kräly, Melchior Lengyel | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Adolphe Menjou, Rod La Rocque, Pauline Starke

47. Hitler: A Profile (1995 TV Mini-Series)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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Stars: Reinhard Appel, Winrich Behr, Ulrich de Maizière, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven

49. Carmen (1918)

80 min | Drama

6.3
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The tragic story of Don Jose, a Spanish cavalryman, who falls under the spell of a gypsy girl, Carmen, who treats him with both love and contempt and leads him into temptation and thus ... See full summary »

Writers: Grete Diercks, Norbert Falk, Hanns Kräly, Prosper Mérimée, M.M. Stearns | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, Leopold von Ledebur, Grete Diercks

50. Schuhpalast Pinkus (1916)

42 min | Short, Comedy

6.2
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Sally Pinkus is an German-Jewish boy who takes a job as a shoe store clerk after being expelled from school for goofing around. Soon fired for trying to court the owner's daughter, Pinkus ... See full summary »

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Erich Schönfelder | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Else Kentner, Guido Herzfeld, Ossi Oswalda