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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 320,797

2. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

Votes: 43,815 | Gross: $23.65M

3. Spellbound (1945)

Unrated | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 35,193

4. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 20,724 | Gross: $0.01M

5. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 17,844

6. The Stranger (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 14,628

7. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 8,802

8. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 6,515

9. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,839

10. Ministry of Fear (1944)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 5,369

11. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 5,012

12. They Live by Night (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 4,906

13. Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Approved | 146 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Votes: 4,399

14. Possessed (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 3,456

15. Impact (1949)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,162

16. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara

Votes: 1,945

17. Angel on My Shoulder (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.9
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The Devil arranges for a deceased gangster to return to Earth as a well-respected judge to make up for his previous life.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 1,854

18. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten to a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,175

19. Crack-Up (1946)

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

6.6
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Art curator George Steele experiences a train wreck...which never happened. Is he cracking up, or the victim of a plot?

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

Votes: 827

20. Uncertain Glory (1944)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a career criminal is recaptured and knows he faces the guillotine, he offers to exchange his life for 100 hostages slated for execution by the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson

Votes: 813

21. Mourning Becomes Electra (1947)

Approved | 121 min | Drama

6.5
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Eugene O'Neill's updated version of the Orestaia. In New England, after the American Civil War, a war-weary Agamem--er, Ezra Mannon comes home to his unhappy wife (Christine) and loving ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou

Votes: 743

22. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.9
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Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 701

23. My Son John (1952)

122 min | Drama

5.6
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The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger

Votes: 430

24. The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, Wayne Morris

Votes: 427

25. Sierra (1950)

83 min | Western

6.8
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Hiding in the mountains from the law, father and son break wild horses until a lost female lawyer joins them to help clear their name but some would rather see them dead.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 415

26. Too Much Johnson (1938)

67 min | Comedy

6.2
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A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis

Votes: 354

27. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 351

28. The Company She Keeps (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

6.3
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Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe, Fay Baker

Votes: 337

29. From This Day Forward (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Mark Stevens, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan

Votes: 318

30. Night Unto Night (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meet a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 246

31. You Were Meant for Me (1948)

Approved | 92 min | Musical

6.2
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1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 186

32. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 164

33. Kidnapped (1948)

81 min | Adventure

6.1
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In Scotland in 1752, the 17-year-old David Balfour is cheated out of his birthright by his evil uncle Ebenezer.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Sue England, Dan O'Herlihy, Roland Winters

Votes: 137

34. Pop Always Pays (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.7
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In addition to his yearly manifest of six 2-reel comedies, Leon Errol always managed to squeeze a few feature-film appearances into his RKO Radio contractual duties... See full synopsis »

Directors: Leslie Goodwins, Charles E. Roberts | Stars: Leon Errol, Dennis O'Keefe, Pamela Blake, Walter Catlett

Votes: 100

35. Enemy of Women (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

4.6
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Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Claudia Drake, Wolfgang Zilzer, Donald Woods, H.B. Warner

Votes: 79

36. Appointment for Love (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Charming Andre Cassil woos physician Jane Alexander and the two impulsively get married. The honeymoon ends very quickly when Jane voices her progressive views on marriage which include the... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Rita Johnson, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 65

37. The Crimson Canary (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Mystery

6.8
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Members of a Jazz Band come under suspicion when a beautiful nightclub singer is murdered.

Director: John Hoffman | Stars: Noah Beery Jr., Lois Collier, John Litel, Steven Geray

Votes: 31

38. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.2
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Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 15

39. Girls of the Big House (1945)

68 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Virginia Christine, Marion Martin, Adele Mara

Votes: 6