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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: 161,685 | Gross: $70.00M

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.

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

Votes: 6,069 | Gross: $9.00M

3. 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: 313

4. 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.

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

Votes: 2,714

5. 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: 6,825 | Gross: $3.00M

6. 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: 9,736

7. 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: 468

8. 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: 3,052

9. 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: 2,619

10. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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: 65

11. 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: 509

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.

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

Votes: 1,773

13. 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: 1,948

14. The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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: 338

15. 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: 1,157

16. 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 »

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

Votes: 721

17. 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: 671

18. 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: 294

19. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

6.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 514

20. 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: 255

21. 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: 200

22. 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.

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

Votes: 248

23. Assignment in Brittany (1943)

96 min | Drama, War

6.4
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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: 120

24. 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: 163

25. 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: 14

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 531

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.

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

Votes: 216

28. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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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: 218

29. 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: 20

30. 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.

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Pete Smith, William Bailey, Margaret Bert, Heinie Conklin

Votes: 149

31. 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: 21

32. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.2
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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: 117

33. Sentimental Tommy (1921)

80 min | Drama

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

34. 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.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine, Bruce Kellogg

Votes: 75

35. 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: 120

36. Three Women (1924)

83 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 30

37. The New Pupil (1940)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Short

5.1
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Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, Darla Hood, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Votes: 31

38. Tarnish (1924)

70 min | Drama

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

39. Her Reputation (1923)

Drama

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

40. Caught in the Fog (1928)

70 min | Thriller

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

41. The Way of a Woman (1919)

60 min | Drama

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Nancy Lee is a well-bred member of the Virginia aristocracy. Her father forbids her marriage to the man she loves for reasons of social inequality. She consents to marry a wealthy man on ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Conway Tearle, Gertrude Berkeley, Frank DeVernon

42. 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: 16

43. 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

44. The Mad Whirl (1925)

65 min | Drama

7.7
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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: 14

45. The Bedroom Window (1924)

70 min | Mystery

6.6
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Young Robert Delano is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend's father. The girl's somewhat eccentric relative, Matilda Jones, comes to help her prove that her boyfriend is innocent and,... See full summary »

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

Votes: 10

46. 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

47. A Homespun Vamp (1922)

Drama

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Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: May McAvoy, Darrell Foss, Lincoln Stedman, Josephine Crowell

48. The Devil's Garden (1920)

Drama

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Director: Kenneth S. Webb | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Doris Rankin, H. Cooper Cliffe, May McAvoy

49. The Top of New York (1922)

50 min | Drama

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Director: William Desmond Taylor | Stars: May McAvoy, Walter McGrail, Pat Moore, Edward Cecil

50. Matinee Ladies (1927)

70 min | Comedy

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Law student Bob Ward, short on money, takes a job as a "dancing companion" at a roadhouse, where most of his clients are women looking for a little excitement outside their marriage. He ... See full summary »

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: May McAvoy, Malcolm McGregor, Hedda Hopper, Margaret Seddon