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1. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Writer: Gilbert Adair | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 80,523 | Gross: $2.53M

2. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Writers: Heinrich Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller, Robert Liebmann | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 10,360 | Gross: $0.08M

3. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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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

Votes: 6,297 | Gross: $20.40M

4. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Writers: Elinor Glyn, Hope Loring, Louis D. Lighton, George Marion Jr. | Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 2,176

5. Jet Pilot (1957)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.

Writer: Jules Furthman | Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Jules Furthman | Stars: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix

Votes: 1,501

6. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, Stanley Rubin, Robert Creighton Williams | Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,010

7. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Writers: Lajos Biró, John F. Goodrich, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,263

8. Ana-ta-han (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Josef von Sternberg directed, photographed, provides the voice-over narration and wrote the screenplay (from a based-on-actual event novel by Michiro Maruyana translated by Younghill Kang) ... See full summary »

Writers: Younghill Kang, Michiro Maruyama, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 415

9. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

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

6.8
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A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef von Sternberg, Geza Herczeg, Jules Furthman, John Colton | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 1,984

10. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Film told in flashbacks of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is SternbergÍs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Louÿs, John Dos Passos, Sam Winston, David Hertz, Oran Schee | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 1,946

11. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Writers: Charles Furthman, Ben Hecht, Robert N. Lee, George Marion Jr. | Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 1,603

12. Shanghai Express (1932)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A loose woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Harry Hervey | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland

Votes: 4,884

13. The Wedding March (1928)

113 min | Drama

7.5
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A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

Writers: Harry Carr, Erich von Stroheim | Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, Matthew Betz

Votes: 1,035

14. An American Tragedy (1931)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
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A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.

Writers: Theodore Dreiser, Samuel Hoffenstein | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel

Votes: 330

15. Crime and Punishment (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Writers: Joseph Anthony, Fyodor Dostoevsky, S.K. Lauren | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell

Votes: 1,158

16. The Great Waltz (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Writers: Gottfried Reinhardt, Samuel Hoffenstein, Walter Reisch | Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 733

17. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Benno Vigny | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 3,788

18. 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 »

Writers: Catherine II, Manuel Komroff | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 4,165

19. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Writers: Jules Furthman, Julian Johnson, John Monk Saunders | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 2,713

20. Dishonored (1931)

91 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Writers: Daniel Nathan Rubin, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland

Votes: 1,205

21. Lady of the Tropics (1939)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.

Writer: Ben Hecht | Directors: Jack Conway, Leslie Fenton | Stars: Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 298

22. Blonde Venus (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Writers: Jules Furthman, S.K. Lauren | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 2,996

23. The Blue Angel (1930)

100 min | Drama, Musical

8.0
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The Blue Angel is a sleazy bar and the local boys go there to see Lola who is the dancer. The teacher goes there to confront his students only to fall for the dancer.

Writers: Heinrich Mann, Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller, Robert Liebmann, Carl Winston | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 304

24. Thunderbolt (1929)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Furthman, Jules Furthman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 254

25. I Take This Woman (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

6.2
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Georgi has attempted suicide in reaction to an earlier love affair. Now that Dr. Decker has married her he sets out to get her to love him. To make enough to give her what she wants he ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles MacArthur, James Kevin McGuinness | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Frank Borzage, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale, Kent Taylor

Votes: 419

26. I, Claudius (1937)

Drama

The life and times of the Roman emperor Claudius (10 B.C.-A.D. 54).

Writer: Robert Graves | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Emlyn Williams, Flora Robson

27. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

8.4
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Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 20

28. Children of Divorce (1927)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Writers: Alfred Hustwick, Owen Johnson, Louis D. Lighton, Hope Loring, Adela Rogers St. Johns | Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson

Votes: 48

29. The Masked Bride (1925)

64 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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An American millionaire wants to reform a Parisian cabaret singer who moonlights as a jewel thief.

Writers: Leon Abrams, Marian Ainslee, H.H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker, Carey Wilson | Directors: Christy Cabanne, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Mae Murray, Francis X. Bushman, Roy D'Arcy, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 7

30. A Woman of the Sea (1926)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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Joan and Magdalen are the daughters of a fisherman. Magdalen leaves her fiancé, Peter, to run off to the big city. Joan and Peter marry. Magdalen's return years later causes trouble for the... See full summary »

Writer: Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edna Purviance, Raymond Bloomer, Charles K. French, Eve Southern

Votes: 31

31. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

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Stars: Michel Simon, Jean Renoir, Jacques Rivette, André S. Labarthe

Votes: 45

32. The Town (1944)

12 min | Short

6.0
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Writer: Joseph Krumgold | Director: Josef von Sternberg

Votes: 37

33. The Bohemian Girl (1922)

Romance

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A Polish officer posing as a gypsy loves a gypsy girl who is really the count's daughter.

Writers: Michael William Balfe, Alfred Bunn, Rosina Henley, Harley Knoles | Director: Harley Knoles | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Ivor Novello, C. Aubrey Smith, Ellen Terry

Votes: 18

34. The Epic That Never Was (1965 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

7.7
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The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.

Writers: Bill Duncalf, Robert Graves | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Robert Graves, Josef von Sternberg, Merle Oberon

Votes: 165

35. The King Steps Out (1936)

85 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Ernst Decsey, Gustav Holm, Hubert Marischka | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Franchot Tone, Grace Moore, Walter Connolly, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 103

36. Street of Sin (1928)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.

Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Julian Johnson, Chandler Sprague, Josef von Sternberg | Directors: Mauritz Stiller, Ludwig Berger, Lothar Mendes, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Fay Wray, Olga Baclanova, Ernest W. Johnson

Votes: 5

37. The Honeymoon (1928)

9.2
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"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ... See full summary »

Writer: Erich von Stroheim | Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray

Votes: 18

38. Sergeant Madden (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

5.9
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A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ... See full summary »

Writers: William A. Ullman Jr., Wells Root | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day

Votes: 96

39. The Salvation Hunters (1925)

65 min | Drama

6.9
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A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »

Writer: Josef von Sternberg | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson

Votes: 207

40. Monsieur Hawarden (1968)

109 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Jan Blokker, Filip De Pillecyn | Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Hilde Uitterlinden, Joan Remmelts, Dora van der Groen

Votes: 129

42. Exquisite Sinner (1926)

60 min | Romance, Drama

6.2
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Writers: Alden Brooks, Joseph Farnham, Alice D.G. Miller, Josef von Sternberg | Directors: Phil Rosen, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée, Paulette Duval, Frank Currier

Votes: 5

43. The Case of Lena Smith (1929)

80 min | Drama

6.2
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In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »

Writers: Jules Furthman, Julian Johnson, Samuel Ornitz | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Esther Ralston, James Hall, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 13

44. A Girl's Folly (1917)

65 min | Comedy

6.6
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A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, Maurice Tourneur | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge, Jane Adair

Votes: 87

45. Continental (1990)

104 min | Crime, Thriller

5.1
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Writers: Raúl Veiga, Xavier Villaverde, Teresa Ordás | Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Jorge Sanz, Cristina Marcos, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 31

46. 1925 Studio Tour (1925)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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A tour of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in 1925 is given to meet the people who make the movies there and see how movies are made.

Stars: Mrs. M.F. Lee, Carey Wilson, Howard Hawks, Agnes Christine Johnston

Votes: 201

48. The Fashion Side of Hollywood (1935)

Documentary, Short

6.2
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Compilation of lighting and costume tests from various films, most notably Sternberg's The Devil Is a Woman (1935).

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Travis Banton, Joan Bennett, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 13

49. A Trip Through the Paramount Studio (1927)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Richard Arlen, Mary Astor, Clarence G. Badger, George Bancroft

50. The Highest Bidder (1921)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Lloyd Lonergan | Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Madge Kennedy, Lionel Atwill, Vernon Steele, Ellen Cassidy