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1. My Son John (1952)

122 min | Drama

5.5
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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.

Writers: Myles Connolly, John Lee Mahin, Leo McCarey | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger

Votes: 417

2. 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.

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

Votes: 323

3. Sierra (1950)

83 min | Western

6.7
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Ring Hassard and father Jeff, wild horse breakers, live in a hidden mountain eyrie because Jeff is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. But things change when they take in a lost young ... See full summary »

Writers: Stuart Hardy, Edna Anhalt, Milton Gunzburg | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Wanda Hendrix, Audie Murphy, Burl Ives, Dean Jagger

Votes: 337

4. 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.

Writers: Dorothy Davenport, Jay Dratler | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 1,894

5. 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.

Writers: Charles Grayson, Robert Hardy Andrews, George W. George, George F. Slavin | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 619

6. Night Unto Night (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meet a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Philip Wylie | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 247

7. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,446

8. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 86 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.

Writers: Howard Koch, Stefan Zweig | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 7,722

9. 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.

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

Votes: 4,176

10. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.7
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Captain Ralls fights Dutch shipping magnate Mayrant Sidneye for the woman he loves, Angelique Desaix, and for a fortune in gold aboard the Red Witch.

Writers: Harry Brown, Kenneth Gamet, Garland Roark | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Gig Young, Adele Mara

Votes: 1,771

11. 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 »

Writers: Elick Moll, Valentine Davies | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dan Dailey, Oscar Levant, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 178

12. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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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.

Writers: Barry Benefield, Lewis Meltzer | Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 138

13. Kidnapped (1948)

81 min | Adventure

5.8
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Roddy McDowell plays a fugitive, David Balfour in a story about how a young man is cheated out of his birthright by his evil and wicked uncle Ebenezer (Houseley Stevenson)

Writers: Scott Darling, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Sue England, Dan O'Herlihy, Roland Winters

Votes: 122

14. 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.

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

Votes: 18,408

15. 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 »

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Eugene O'Neill | Director: Dudley Nichols | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey, Katina Paxinou

Votes: 643

16. 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.

Writers: Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall, Rita Weiman | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 2,977

17. The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Charles Hoffman, John Van Druten | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, Wayne Morris

Votes: 392

18. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

Votes: 38,409

19. 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.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Victor Trivas, Decla Dunning | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 13,219

20. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Writers: Andrew Solt, Jane Allen, Mae Livingston | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,060

21. Crack-Up (1946)

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

6.5
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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?

Writers: John Paxton, Ben Bengal, Ray Spencer, Fredric Brown | Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins

Votes: 778

22. 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.

Writers: Harry Segall, Roland Kibbee | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Paul Muni, Anne Baxter, Claude Rains, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 1,681

23. 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.

Writers: Hugo Butler, Garson Kanin, Thomas Bell, Edith Sommer, Charles Schnee | Director: John Berry | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan, Wally Brown

Votes: 303

24. Spellbound (1945)

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

7.7
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Frances Beeding, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 31,781

25. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Betty Smith | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 5,289

26. The Crimson Canary (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Mystery

6.9
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Members of a Jazz Band come under suspicion when a beautiful nightclub singer is murdered.

Writers: Peggy Phillips, Henry Blankfort | Director: John Hoffman | Stars: Noah Beery Jr., Lois Collier, John Litel, Steven Geray

Votes: 30

27. Girls of the Big House (1945)

68 min | Drama, Mystery

5.6
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Writer: Houston Branch | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Virginia Christine, Marion Martin, Adele Mara

Votes: 5

28. 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.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Graham Greene | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 4,760

29. 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.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Elizabeth von Arnim | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Votes: 3,959

30. Uncertain Glory (1944)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Writers: László Vadnay, Max Brand, Joe May | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Paul Lukas, Lucile Watson, Faye Emerson

Votes: 742

31. 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 »

Writers: Alfred Zeisler, Herbert O. Phillips, Elizabeth Perdix | Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Claudia Drake, Wolfgang Zilzer, Donald Woods, H.B. Warner

Votes: 76

32. 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.

Writers: Charlotte Brontë, Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson, John Houseman | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 5,934

33. 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.

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

Votes: 16,371

34. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

5.8
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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 »

Writers: Gina Kaus, Jay Dratler, Harry Segall | Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 12

35. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 284,815

36. Andy Hardy's Private Secretary (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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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 »

Writers: Jane Murfin, Harry Ruskin, Katharine Brush, Aurania Rouverol | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 324

37. Appointment for Love (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Leslie Bush-Fekete, Felix Jackson, Bruce Manning | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Rita Johnson, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 57

38. Pop Always Pays (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.2
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Writers: Charles E. Roberts, Arthur J. Beckhard | Directors: Leslie Goodwins, Charles E. Roberts | Stars: Leon Errol, Dennis O'Keefe, Pamela Blake, Walter Catlett

Votes: 73

39. Too Much Johnson (1938)

67 min | Comedy

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 301