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1. Ben-Hur (1959)

TV-PG | 212 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

2. 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" Wead.

Writers: Frank Fenton, William Wister Haines, Frank Wead | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

3. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

4. Watch the Birdie (1950)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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A cameraman helps a heiress to get rid off her finacial adviser, who wants to get her money.

Writers: Marshall Neilan Jr., Ivan Tors, Devery Freeman, Harry Ruskin | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl, Ann Miller, Leon Ames

5. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Writers: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

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

Not Rated | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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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

7. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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When Mike Hagen and Marilla Brown marry after a whirlwind romance on the west coast, they return to New York to find that they don't have much in common. She is a clothing designer who ... See full summary »

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

8. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Cameron Hawley | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

9. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake

10. Love Crazy (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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.

Writers: David Hertz, William Ludwig, Charles Lederer | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

11. Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Western

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

Writers: William Ludwig, Philip Yordan | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Stewart Granger, Rhonda Fleming, Chill Wills, Steve Rowland

12. 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.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

13. Ransom! (1956)

Approved | 109 min | Drama

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

Writers: Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum | Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Glenn Ford, Donna Reed, Leslie Nielsen, Juano Hernandez

14. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Spewack, Bella Spewack, Guy Bolton, Vicki Baum | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

15. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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

16. Hollywood (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

17. 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

18. Luxury Liner (1948)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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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.

Writers: Gladys Lehman, Richard Connell | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: George Brent, Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior, Frances Gifford

19. The Unfinished Dance (1947)

Approved | 101 min | 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 »

Writers: Paul Morand, Myles Connolly | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth, Danny Thomas

20. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, ... See full summary »

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

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 »

Writers: Devery Freeman, Albert Beich | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Red Skelton, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Slezak, Edward Arnold

22. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Writers: Lester Cole, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, Janet Leigh, Marshall Thompson

23. Two Girls on Broadway (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Joseph Fields, Jerome Chodorov, Edmund Goulding | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy, Kent Taylor

24. The Getaway (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Writers: Wells Root, W.R. Burnett, J. Walter Ruben | Directors: Edward Buzzell, Richard Rosson | Stars: Robert Sterling, Charles Winninger, Donna Reed, Henry O'Neill

25. The Road to Glory (1926)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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May McAvoy is a woman who is blinded in an auto accident and relies on prayer to regain her sight.

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

26. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

96 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Writers: Anthony Veiller, William H. Wright, Howard Emmett Rogers, Helen MacInnes | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso

27. 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.

Writers: William R. Lipman, Jonathan Latimer | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Florence Rice

28. The Fire Brigade (1926)

90 min | Drama

7.3
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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 »

Writers: Kate Corbaley, Robert N. Lee, Lotta Woods | Director: William Nigh | Stars: May McAvoy, Charles Ray, Holmes Herbert, Tom O'Brien

29. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Franz Schulz, Harry Clork | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

30. 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 »

Writers: Charles Klein, Robert Lord, James A. Starr | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: May McAvoy, Lionel Barrymore, Alec B. Francis, William Collier Jr.

31. Barbary Coast Gent (1944)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Western

6.5
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Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

Writers: William R. Lipman, Grant Garett, Harry Ruskin | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Bruce Kellogg

32. 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 »

Writers: Frank Condon, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: James Cruze | Stars: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette

33. The Enchanted Cottage (1924)

70 min | Drama

8.1
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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 »

Writers: Gertrude Chase, Josephine Lovett, Arthur Wing Pinero | Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, May McAvoy, Ida Waterman, Alfred Hickman

34. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Mystery, Horror

6.5
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Writers: Harvey Gates, Joseph Jackson, Edgar Wallace | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

35. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Approved | 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 »

Writer: Mary C. McCall Jr. | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling, Virginia O'Brien

36. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1919)

Passed | 59 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Mrs. Wiggs, a loving mother whose husband has abandoned her, supports her many children and lives in hope of her husband's return.

Writers: Alice Hegan Rice, Anne Crawford Flexner, Eve Unsell | Director: Hugh Ford | Stars: Marguerite Clark, Mary Carr, Vivia Ogden, Gladys Valerie

37. Movie Pests (1944)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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A humorous look at the inconsiderate pests whose annoying habits make enjoying a movie impossible.

Writers: Harry Parke, Joe Ansen | Director: Will Jason | Stars: Pete Smith, William Bailey, Margaret Bert, Heinie Conklin

38. 1-2-3 Go! (1941)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

4.8
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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 »

Writers: Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Barbara Bedford, Margaret Bert, Joan Blake, Robert Blake

39. Three Women (1924)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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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.

Writers: Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch, Yolande Maree | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Pauline Frederick, May McAvoy, Marie Prevost, Lew Cody

40. 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.

Writers: Albert Mannheimer, Jerome Chodorov, Joseph Fields, George S. Kaufman, Marc Connelly | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

41. The New Pupil (1940)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

4.9
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Writers: Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Joan Blake, Robert Blake, Patsy Currier, Paul Hilton

42. 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 »

Writers: Manchester Boddy, Walter Selden | Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: John Nesbitt, Kai-Shek Chiang, Adolf Hitler, Stanley Andrews

43. To Hell with the Kaiser! (1918)

70 min | Comedy, War

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A farce in which the German Kaiser and the Crown Prince are defeated made sport of by a plucky American girl and several American prisoners of war.

Writer: June Mathis | Director: George Irving | Stars: Lawrence Grant, Olive Tell, Betty Howe, John Sunderland

44. Slightly Used (1927)

70 min | Comedy

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Writers: C. Graham Baker, Jack Jarmuth, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel, Robert Agnew, Audrey Ferris

45. 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 »

Writers: C. Graham Baker, Bess Meredyth, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: May McAvoy, Jason Robards Sr., Warner Richmond, Kathleen Key

46. Tarnish (1924)

70 min | Drama

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Writers: Gilbert Emery, Frances Marion | Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: May McAvoy, Ronald Colman, Marie Prevost, Albert Gran

47. Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short

3.7
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This short promotes the premise that movies often create a demand for the fashions seen in them. It starts with a vignette in rural America. A mother and daughter go to town to buy a new ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Garver | Stars: Ann Morriss, Naomi Childers, George Lessey, May McAvoy

48. The Bedroom Window (1924)

70 min | Mystery

6.5
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Writer: Clara Beranger | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: May McAvoy, Malcolm McGregor, Ricardo Cortez, Robert Edeson

49. Sentimental Tommy (1921)

80 min | Drama

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Writers: J.M. Barrie, Josephine Lovett | Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Malcolm Bradley, Harry Coleman, Kate Davenport, George Fawcett

50. Grumpy (1923)

60 min | Comedy

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Writers: Clara Beranger, Horace Hodges, Thomas Wigney Percyval | Director: William C. de Mille | Stars: Theodore Roberts, May McAvoy, Conrad Nagel, Casson Ferguson