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1. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 51,333 | Gross: $12.00M

2. Dracula (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 35,358

3. The Mummy (1932)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 17,226

4. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 2,780

5. The Song of Bernadette (1943)

Approved | 156 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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In 1858 France, Bernadette, an adolescent peasant girl, has a vision of "a beautiful lady" in the city dump. She never claims it to be anything other than this, but the townspeople all ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charles Bickford, William Eythe, Vincent Price

Votes: 4,775

6. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 4,542

7. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 4,070

8. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 558

9. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 5,117

10. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,466

11. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,381

12. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,706

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: 2,124

14. Honeymoon in Bali (1939)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Allan Jones, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 277

15. The Black Room (1935)

Unrated | 70 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,233

16. Wing and a Prayer (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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An aircraft carrier is sent on a decoy mission around the Pacific, with orders to avoid combat, thus lulling Japanese alertness before the battle of Midway. All the men have their ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,106

17. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.5
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 717

18. Deluge (1933)

70 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A massive earthquake strikes the United States, which destroys the West Coast and unleashes a massive flood that threatens to destroy the East Coast as well.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Peggy Shannon, Lois Wilson, Sidney Blackmer, Marianne Edwards

Votes: 164

19. The Conspirators (1944)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis. There he meets a small band of underground conspirators. The group's leader, Ricardo ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

Votes: 718

20. Hitler's Children (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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This lurid exposé of the Hitler Youth follows the woes of an American girl declared legally German by the Nazi government.

Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Irving Reis | Stars: Tim Holt, Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Otto Kruger

Votes: 685

21. Blood Money (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He... See full summary »

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler

Votes: 243

22. The Woman in Red (1935)

Approved | 68 min | Drama

6.2
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A polo player's wife becomes the mystery woman in a Long Island horsy-set murder trial.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge

Votes: 397

23. The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Murder during film shoot sparks search for a killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray

Votes: 710

24. The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In the doomed Roman city, a gentle blacksmith becomes a corrupt gladiator, while his son leans toward Christianity.

Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper | Stars: Preston Foster, Basil Rathbone, Alan Hale, John Wood

Votes: 743

25. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Sci-Fi

4.6
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A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

Votes: 653

26. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

Votes: 501

27. The Underworld Story (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 467

28. The Road Back (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.0
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After World War I, a group of former German soldiers try to adjust to civilian life.

Director: James Whale | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Richard Cromwell, Slim Summerville, Maurice Murphy

Votes: 86

29. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

Votes: 556

30. The Toy Wife (1938)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, History

5.9
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The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana, proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Luise Rainer, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 242

31. Play Girl (1932)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A young woman's financial problems continue through a troubled marriage to a gambler.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Loretta Young, Norman Foster, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 202

32. Under Eighteen (1931)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A poor seamstress girl sours on her engagement to a grocery deliveryman after seeing her sister's abusive marriage. Trying to help her sister pay for a divorce lawyer, she turns to a rich playboy she met at work.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Marian Marsh, Anita Page, Regis Toomey, Warren William

Votes: 291

33. The Working Man (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Successful wealthy shoe manufacturer John Reeves takes a vacation, leaving his business in the hands of his nephew. While on vacation Reeves runs into his rival's heirs, who are living it ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Theodore Newton, Hardie Albright

Votes: 628

34. Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated | 62 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel, Andy Devine

Votes: 387

35. The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Ellen Drew, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 291

36. The Last Mile (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Bischoff | Stars: Howard Phillips, Preston Foster, George E. Stone, Noel Madison

Votes: 236

37. The World Gone Mad (1933)

Unrated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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A district attorney and a reporter try to find the killer of a D.A. who uncovered a massive stock fraud.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Evelyn Brent, Neil Hamilton, Mary Brian

Votes: 363

38. The Man Who Reclaimed His Head (1934)

80 min | Drama

7.2
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A brilliant but impoverished writer, who is a pacifist, goes to work for a publisher and writes anti-war editorials. When he discovers that the publisher has betrayed him and is in league ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Bennett, Lionel Atwill, Juanita Quigley

Votes: 90

39. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 671

40. Submarine Alert (1943)

Passed | 66 min | Thriller, War

5.5
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Nazi spies use a stolen shortwave transmitter prototype to broadcast top secret shipping info to an offshore Japanese sub. To nab the spy ring, the Government has the West Coast's top radio... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Richard Arlen, Wendy Barrie, Nils Asther, Roger Pryor

Votes: 190

41. Virginia (1941)

110 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A New York chorus girl (Madeleine Carroll) comes home to claim her family plantation and must choose between two men (Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden), one rich, one not.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden, Helen Broderick

Votes: 50

42. Danger on the Air (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Caesar Kluck, soft-drink magnate, is found dead in the office of a big radio-broadcasting company. Benjamin Franklin Butts, a sound engineer, discovers that Kluck met his death from ... See full summary »

Director: Otis Garrett | Stars: Nan Grey, Donald Woods, Jed Prouty, Berton Churchill

Votes: 94

43. A Shot in the Dark (1935)

Approved | 69 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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The apparent hanging of a suicidal student is revealed to be murder, as he was already dead when the noose was placed around his neck, killed by a sharp needle that penetrated the back of his skull with great force.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Charles Starrett, Robert Warwick, Edward Van Sloan, Marion Shilling

Votes: 105

44. The Men in Her Life (1941)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.9
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A circus performer becomes a ballerina and then begins her life of a career versus marriage and a home-life. She marries her first husband, her mentor and instructor, primarily out of ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Loretta Young, Conrad Veidt, Dean Jagger, Eugenie Leontovich

Votes: 50

45. The Mask of Diijon (1946)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.7
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A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Jeanne Bates, William Wright, Denise Vernac

Votes: 122

46. The Masked Marvel (1943)

Passed | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A superhero called The Masked Marvel battles Japanese saboteurs intent on blowing up America.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: William Forrest, Louise Currie, Johnny Arthur, Rod Bacon

Votes: 120

47. Murder on the Campus (1933)

73 min | Mystery

5.8
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A popular young student finds herself accused of a series of murders that have occurred on the college campus. Her boyfriend, a reporter for the local newspaper, knows she didn't do it, and and sets out to prove her innocence and catch the real killer.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Shirley Grey, Charles Starrett, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ruth Hall

Votes: 134

48. Behind the Mask (1932)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King

Votes: 166

49. Valley of Hunted Men (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Western

7.5
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It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 55

50. This Side of the Law (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.3
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David Cummings, a vagrant, is bailed out of jail by Philip Cagle, an attorney, who hires him to impersonate a missing millionaire, whose presence is necessary in order to distribute a ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Kent Smith, Janis Paige, Robert Douglas

Votes: 142