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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 290,605 | Gross: $22.20M

2. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A Jewish prince seeks to find his family and revenge himself upon his childhood friend who had him wrongly imprisoned.

Writers: Lew Wallace, June Mathis, Carey Wilson, Bess Meredyth, Katherine Hilliker, H.H. Caldwell | Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,015 | Gross: $9.00M

3. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Writers: June Mathis, Erich von Stroheim, Frank Norris | Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 7,005

4. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Writer: Jack Haley Jr. | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 3,884

5. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.8
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A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Writers: Leonid Andreyev, Carey Wilson, Victor Sjöström, Marian Ainslee | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,031

6. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Writers: Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,173 | Gross: $0.70M

7. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Writers: Elliott J. Clawson, Chester De Vonde, Joseph Farnham, Kilbourn Gordon, Waldemar Young | Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,143 | Gross: $0.92M

8. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Writers: Adela Rogers St. Johns, Alice D.G. Miller | Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 407

9. I Take This Woman (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

6.2
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Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles MacArthur, James Kevin McGuinness | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Frank Borzage, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale, Kent Taylor

Votes: 419

10. Lovely Mary (1916)

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Mary Lane and her cousin Claiborne want to sell some land left to them by their family. Real-estate agent Roland Manning falls in love with her, and prepares a deal that will make money for... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Barry | Director: Edgar Jones | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Frank DeVernon, Russell Simpson, Schuyler Ladd

11. Proud Flesh (1925)

70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Writers: Harry Behn, Agnes Christine Johnston, Lawrence Irving Rising | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Pat O'Malley, Harrison Ford, Trixie Friganza

Votes: 72

13. 1925 Studio Tour (1925)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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A tour of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in 1925 is given to meet the people who make the movies there and see how movies are made.

Stars: Mrs. M.F. Lee, Carey Wilson, Howard Hawks, Agnes Christine Johnston

Votes: 201

14. Red Lily (1924)

Passed | 81 min | Drama

7.3
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Two young lovers escape their past lives to Paris until fate separates them.

Writers: Fred Niblo, Bess Meredyth | Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Enid Bennett, Frank Currier, Mitchell Lewis

Votes: 293

15. Hearts Aflame (1923)

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A retired lumberman sends his son to Michigan to clear a logjam, where he promptly falls in love with a woman who refuses to sell her land.

Writers: J.G. Hawks, Gordon Rigby, Harold Titus | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Frank Keenan, Anna Q. Nilsson, Craig Ward, Richard Headrick

16. Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

6.3
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This short shows how Hollywood gets ready for the world premiere of an "important" movie. The film celebrated here is Marie Antoinette (1938), which had its premiere at the Carthay Circle ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Don Wilson, Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Una Merkel

Votes: 60

17. Wine of Youth (1924)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Unlike earlier generations of Marys who used every trickery to secure husbands, Mary the Third questions the validity of marriage in her search for adventure. Unable to decide between quiet... See full summary »

Writers: Rachel Crothers, Carey Wilson | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Morrison, Johnnie Walker, Niles Welch

Votes: 238

18. Seeing Stars (1922)

8 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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A rare film from First National set a gala celebrity banquet and promoting the releases of several then upcoming films including The Pilgrim (1923), The Balloonatic (1923) and Day Dreams (1922).

Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Buster Keaton, Thomas H. Ince

Votes: 49

19. The Fighting Shepherdess (1920)

50 min | Romance, Western

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A young woman fights to keep her Wyoming sheep ranch from being overrun and destroyed by cattle ranchers.

Writers: Frank Mitchell Dazey, Caroline Lockhart | Directors: Edward José, Millard Webb | Stars: Anita Stewart, Wallace MacDonald, Noah Beery, Walter Long

20. His Hour (1924)

70 min | Drama

6.5
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Writers: Maude Fulton, Elinor Glyn, King Vidor | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Aileen Pringle, John Gilbert, Emily Fitzroy, Lawrence Grant

Votes: 11

21. So This Is Marriage? (1924)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: John Lynch, Alice D.G. Miller, Carey Wilson | Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Eleanor Boardman, Lew Cody, Clyde Cook

22. Sinners in Silk (1924)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Carey Wilson | Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Eleanor Boardman, Conrad Nagel, Jean Hersholt

23. Human Desire (1919)

56 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Writer: Violet Irwin | Director: Wilfrid North | Stars: Anita Stewart, Conway Tearle, Vernon Steele, Eulalie Jensen

Votes: 5

24. The Snob (1924)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Monta Bell, Helen Reimensnyder Martin | Director: Monta Bell | Stars: John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Conrad Nagel, Phyllis Haver

25. Thy Name Is Woman (1924)

Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Writers: Bess Meredyth, C. Schöner | Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Barbara La Marr, William V. Mong, Wallace MacDonald

Votes: 7

26. Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1924)

80 min | Drama

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A young girl is seduced and raped by an older middle class man in Victorian England. After moving on with her path, she gets married. All is well until her husband discovers her past. ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Farnum | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Conrad Nagel, Stuart Holmes, George Fawcett

27. Confessions of a Queen (1925)

64 min | Drama

6.3
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Writers: Alphonse Daudet, Agnes Christine Johnston | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, John Bowers, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 36

28. Mike (1926)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Marion Jackson, Marshall Neilan | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Sally O'Neil, William Haines, Charles Murray, Ned Sparks

29. Excuse Me (1925)

60 min | Comedy

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Writer: Rupert Hughes | Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Norma Shearer, Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée, Walter Hiers

30. Fine Clothes (1925)

80 min | Comedy

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Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Ferenc Molnár | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Lewis Stone, Percy Marmont, Alma Rubens, Raymond Griffith

31. The Silent Accuser (1924)

Action, Crime, Drama

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Writers: Jack Boyle, Chester M. Franklin, Frank O'Connor | Director: Chester M. Franklin | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Raymond McKee, Earl Metcalfe, Paul Weigel

32. The Candid Camera Story (Very Candid) of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures 1937 Convention (1937)

Approved | 17 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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This short chronicles, in a semihumorous way, events associated with MGM's 1937 convention for the studio's national sales and distribution staff. First the delegates arrive by train in San... See full summary »

Stars: Louis B. Mayer, Al Lichtman, William F. Rodgers, James E. Davis

Votes: 21

33. Memory Lane (1926)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Mary, on the day of her wedding to Jimmie, finds she has not lost her affection for another sweetheart, Joe. A confrontation arises when Jimmie discovers that Joe has come along on their ... See full summary »

Writers: John M. Stahl, Benjamin Glazer | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Conrad Nagel, William Haines, John Steppling

Votes: 6

34. The Inferior Sex (1920)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Frank Stayton, Keene Thompson, Waldemar Young | Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Mildred Harris, Milton Sills, Mary Alden, John Steppling

35. The Yellow Typhoon (1920)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Monte M. Katterjohn, Harold McGrath | Director: Edward José | Stars: Anita Stewart, Ward Crane, Donald MacDonald, Joseph Kilgour

36. The Great Secret (1917)

Action, Adventure

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A wealthy young athlete comes to the aid of a beautiful heiress, whose fortune is being threatened by two arch villains, The Great Master and Doctor Zulph.

Writers: Christy Cabanne, Fred De Gresac, James Young Deer | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Beverly Bayne, Fred R. Stanton, Edward Connelly

37. The Sporting Venus (1925)

66 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Writers: Gerald Beaumont, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Ronald Colman, Lew Cody, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 88

38. The Wife of the Centaur (1924)

81 min | Drama

5.6
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Writers: Douglas Z. Doty, Cyril Hume | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, John Gilbert, Aileen Pringle, Kate Lester

Votes: 9

39. Always in the Way (1915)

Drama

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Four-year-old Dorothy, the daughter of rich lawyer Winfred North, is inconsolable over the recent death of her mother. Her father, too absorbed with business to pay attention to his ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Harris | Director: J. Searle Dawley | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Ethelmary Oakland, Lowell Sherman, Edna Holland

40. Her Kingdom of Dreams (1919)

70 min | Drama, Romance

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A young girl living a secluded and unsophisticated life is suddenly thrust into a great wealth and a frightening social whirl.

Writer: Agnes Louise Provost | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Anita Stewart, Spottiswoode Aitken, Frank Currier, Mahlon Hamilton

41. Virtuous Wives (1918)

60 min | Drama

4.8
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Writers: Owen Johnson, George Loane Tucker | Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Anita Stewart, Conway Tearle, Hedda Hopper, Edwin Arden

Votes: 10

42. Dimples (1916)

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A young girl goes South to live with her aunt after the death of her miserly father, unaware that her father's treasure is hidden inside her doll.

Writer: Harry O. Hoyt | Director: Edgar Jones | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, William Cowper, John J. Donough, Thomas Carrigan

43. In Old Kentucky (1919)

70 min | Romance

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Writers: Charles T. Dazey, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Anita Stewart, Mahlon Hamilton, Edward Coxen, Charles Arling

44. The Wanters (1923)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Paul Bern, J.G. Hawks, Leila Burton Wells | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Marie Prevost, Robert Ellis, Norma Shearer, Gertrude Astor

46. Man and Maid (1925)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writer: Elinor Glyn | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Lew Cody, Harriet Hammond, Renée Adorée, Paulette Duval

47. A Midnight Romance (1919)

60 min | Drama, Romance

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Marie, a hotel maid, falls in love with millionaire's son Roger, but Roger cannot marry her because of her inferior station and his unwillingness to make his family unhappy thereby. They ... See full summary »

Writers: Marion Orth, Lois Weber | Director: Lois Weber | Stars: Anita Stewart, Jack Holt, Edwin B. Tilton, Elinor Hancock

48. Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 6 (1931)

9 min | Short

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Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Edward Buzzell, Lew Ayres, Monte Blue, John Boles

50. Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1925)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: Zoe Akins, Kenneth B. Clarke | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Alice Joyce, Percy Marmont, Virginia Marshall, Helena D'Algy