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1. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
G | 225 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of Jesus Christ.
Writers: Fulton Oursler, Henry Denker, James Lee Barrett, George Stevens | Directors: George Stevens, David Lean, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Charlton Heston, Michael Anderson Jr.
2. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
Molly is an uneducated, poor, mountain girl who leaves her mountain cabin in search of a wealthy husband, respect and a better life.
3. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Unrated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The Bounty leaves Portsmouth in 1787. Its destination: to sail to Tahiti and load bread-fruit. Captain Bligh will do anything to get there as fast as possible, using any means to keep up a ... See full summary »
4. North by Northwest (1959)
Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
5. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
6. Never So Few (1959)
Approved | 125 min | Drama, War
Captain Tom Reynolds and his band of skilled O.S.S. operatives are in WWII Burma to train the Kachin natives in modern warfare. But jungle combat, particularly against a Japanese army as ... See full summary »
7. Green Mansions (1959)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.
8. Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
Approved | 93 min | War, Action, Drama
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.
10. Dragoon Wells Massacre (1957)
Approved | 88 min | Western
A cavalry officer, the sole survivor of an Indian attack, and a wagon load of prisoners travel through hostile Indian country.
11. Jet Pilot (1957)
Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Air Force Colonel Shannon is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna. He falls in love with her, but she is scheming to lure him back to the USSR. But Shannon has a scheme of his own.
12. The Wayward Bus (1957)
87 min | Drama
Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield and Dan Dailey star in this engaging drama based on a novel by John Steinbeck. Three strangers - a stripper (Mansfield), an alcoholic wife (Collins) and a ... See full summary »
13. The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
88 min | Drama
Patrick Martin (Joseph Cotten), known as P.M., is a wealthy attorney and rancher big-man-in-town in the border town of Nogales, Arizona. He returns home to find his brother Donald (Van ... See full summary »
15. Mister Roberts (1955)
Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2.
16. Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
When Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears in the 1950s China she arrives in Honk Kong determined to find him but meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee.
17. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Rich American socialite Lady Edwina Esketh, who obtained her title by marrying English Lord Albert Esketh, travels to Ranchipur where Albert hopes to buy a prize stallion from the Maharani.... See full summary »
18. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
19. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending ... See full summary »
20. The War of the Worlds (1953)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi
The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians.
21. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
22. Road to Bali (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where ... See full summary »
23. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Romance, War
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
24. When Worlds Collide (1951)
Approved | 83 min | Family, Sci-Fi
As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.
26. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
Passed | 103 min | Adventure, Romance, Action
Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.
27. Samson and Delilah (1949)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.
28. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
29. Easter Parade (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
30. The Paleface (1948)
91 min | Comedy, Western
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
31. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
32. Forever Amber (1947)
Approved | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.
33. Duel in the Sun (1946)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
Writers: David O. Selznick, Niven Busch, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore
34. The Harvey Girls (1946)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Western
On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan Bradley meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a " Harvey House " restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide ... See full summary »
Writers: Edmund Beloin, Nathaniel Curtis, Harry Crane, James O'Hanlon, Samson Raphaelson, Kay Van Riper, Samuel Hopkins Adams, Eleanore Griffin, William Rankin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, John Hodiak, Angela Lansbury
35. The Black Swan (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An ex-pirate contends with rowdy buccaneers and a love-hate relationship with an aristocratic woman who's tougher than she seems.
36. Flying Tigers (1942)
Passed | 102 min | Action, Drama, War
Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.
37. Road to Morocco (1942)
Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.
38. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.
39. Western Union (1941)
Approved | 95 min | History, Western
When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.
40. Dive Bomber (1941)
Approved | 132 min | Drama
A military surgeon teams with a ranking navy flyer to develop a high-altitude suit which will protect pilots from blacking out when they go into a steep dive.
41. Honky Tonk (1941)
Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.
42. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
43. His Girl Friday (1940)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
44. The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.
Writers: Miles Malleson, Lajos Biró, Miklós Rózsa | Directors: Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez, John Justin
45. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of Jeb Stuart, his romance with Kit Carson Holliday, friendship with George Custer and battles against John Brown in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Civil War.
46. Boom Town (1940)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.
48. Flight Command (1940)
Passed | 116 min | Drama, War
A rookie flyer, Ens. Alan Drake, joins the famous Hellcats Squadron right out of flight school in Pensacola. He doesn't make a great first impression when he is forced to ditch his airplane... See full summary »
49. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.
50. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr