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1. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 177,002 | Gross: $70.00M

2. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,960

3. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 7,391 | Gross: $3.00M

4. 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.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson

Votes: 6,365 | Gross: $9.00M

5. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 10,560

6. The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Read.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

Votes: 2,934

7. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.

Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $6.72M

8. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 2,816

9. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

Votes: 3,271

10. Ransom! (1956)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The Stannards' son is kidnapped for ransom. Plot centres around Ford's (the father) efforts to find him.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 1,205

11. Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,153

12. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 70

13. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake

Votes: 570

14. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

7.5
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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

Votes: 765

15. Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Stewart Granger, Rhonda Fleming, Chill Wills, Steve Rowland

Votes: 500

16. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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The misadventures of a group of diverse guests at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

Votes: 777

17. Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: George Brent, Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior, Frances Gifford

Votes: 263

18. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 18

19. The Unfinished Dance (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth, Danny Thomas

Votes: 335

20. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Janet Leigh makes an impressive debut alongside Van Johnson in this historical romance in which a farmer's daughter falls in love with a man who fought against her family in the Civil War. ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 365

21. The Yellow Cab Man (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Pirdy is accident prone. He has been denied insurance from every company in town because he is always getting hit or hurt in some way. On the day that he meets the lovely Ellen of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Edward Arnold

Votes: 331

22. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 590

23. Phantom Raiders (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Florence Rice

Votes: 223

24. Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Eddie sells his song to a Broadway producer and also lands a job dancing in the musical. He sends for his dance partner-fiancée Molly who brings her younger sister Pat. Upon seeing Molly ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

Votes: 244

25. Dulcy (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

6.4
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 161

26. The Road to Glory (1926)

93 min | Drama

7.4
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May McAvoy is a woman who is blinded in an auto accident and relies on prayer to regain her sight.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: May McAvoy, Leslie Fenton, Ford Sterling, Rockliffe Fellowes

Votes: 25

27. Three Women (1924)

83 min | Drama

7.3
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A frivolous middle aged socialite is suddenly put upon to have her daughter live with her. Her conniving paramour dumps her for the daughter, leaving the young boyfriend crushed.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pauline Frederick, May McAvoy, Marie Prevost, Lew Cody

Votes: 37

28. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.1
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Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 119

29. The Getaway (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Richard Rosson | Stars: Robert Sterling, Charles Winninger, Donna Reed, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 187

30. The Fire Brigade (1926)

90 min | Drama

8.1
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Terry O'Neill is the youngest of a family of Irish firefighters. He falls in love with Helen Corwin, but complications ensue when Terry learns that her father, a wealthy contractor, has cut... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: May McAvoy, Charles Ray, Holmes Herbert, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 22

31. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

96 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A French captain (Jean-Pierre Aumont) poses as a Nazi to pinpoint a U-boat base off the coast of France, while assuming the identity of a "look-a-like" French citizen.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso

Votes: 122

32. Watch the Birdie (1950)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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A cameraman helps a heiress to get rid off her finacial adviser, who wants to get her money.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller, Leon Ames

Votes: 275

33. Hollywood (1923)

Comedy

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Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette

Votes: 22

34. The Enchanted Cottage (1924)

70 min | Drama

7.9
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A crippled World War I veteran retracts to a small cottage in the countryside to escape from his nosy family and to hide from the outside world. There he meets a plain but also a very kind ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Ida Waterman, Alfred Hickman

Votes: 560

35. The New Pupil (1940)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

5.2
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Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 34

36. 1-2-3-Go! (1941)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Family

5.0
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While playing baseball, Mickey runs into the street to catch a fly ball and is struck by a car. When the gang visit him in the hospital they are appalled to find the ward populated by many ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 45

37. The Mad Whirl (1925)

65 min | Drama

7.9
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A teenager with permissive parents gets too caught up in wild parties and the fast life.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: May McAvoy, Jack Mulhall, Myrtle Stedman, Barbara Bedford

Votes: 17

38. Sentimental Tommy (1921)

80 min | Drama

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Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Malcolm Bradley, Harry Coleman, Kate Davenport, George Fawcett

39. Tarnish (1924)

70 min | Drama

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Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: May McAvoy, Ronald Colman, Marie Prevost, Albert Gran

40. No Defense (1929)

62 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Monte Blue, May McAvoy, Lee Moran, Kathryn Carver

41. If I Were Single (1927)

70 min | Comedy

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Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel, Myrna Loy, George Beranger

42. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 255

43. Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)

Approved | 19 min | Short

5.8
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Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: John Nesbitt, Kai-Shek Chiang, Adolf Hitler, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 210

44. A Trip to Paramountown (1922)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Documentary short film depicting the filmmaking activity at the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, featuring dozens of stars captured candidly and at work.

Stars: Sylvia Ashton, Agnes Ayres, T. Roy Barnes, William Boyd

Votes: 19

45. Her Reputation (1923)

Drama

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Director: John Griffith Wray | Stars: May McAvoy, Lloyd Hughes, James Corrigan, Casson Ferguson

46. The Savage (1926)

50 min | Comedy

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Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Ben Lyon, May McAvoy, Tom Maguire, Philo McCullough

47. West of the Water Tower (1923)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Rollin S. Sturgeon | Stars: Glenn Hunter, May McAvoy, Ernest Torrence, George Fawcett

48. Irish Hearts (1927)

60 min | Comedy

1.8
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Sheila, a feisty Irish girl, loves Emmett, a somewhat shady Irish boy. When Emmett goes to America, Sheila and her father follow and join him. However, when he loses his job, Sheila is ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: May McAvoy, Jason Robards Sr., Warner Richmond, Kathleen Key

Votes: 10

49. Caught in the Fog (1928)

70 min | Thriller

8.8
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Wealthy Bob visits his mother's Florida houseboat in order to remove her jewelry and stumbles upon a bobbed-hair bandit and her male accomplice, who mistake him for another burglar. A fight... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel, Mack Swain, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 5

50. The Lion and the Mouse (1928)

Drama

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Judge Ross, on the Federal Bench, rules in favor of a large company in litigation before him, unaware that a smaller company in which he owns considerable stock has been subsumed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: May McAvoy, Lionel Barrymore, Alec B. Francis, William Collier Jr.