Most Voted Titles With Darryl F. Zanuck
- Movies or TV
1. All About Eve (1950)
TV-PG | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
2. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
3. 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.
4. The Longest Day (1962)
G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.
Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda
5. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.
Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten
6. Cleopatra (1963)
Approved | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Historical epic. The triumphs and tragedy of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Ranald MacDougall, Sidney Buchman, Plutarch, Suetonius, Appian, Carlo Mario Franzero | Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison, Pamela Brown
7. Lifeboat (1944)
Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War
Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.
8. The King and I (1956)
G | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Musical about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess of the King of Siam's children.
9. My Darling Clementine (1946)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western
A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.
10. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans (he stern, she gentle) raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
11. The Public Enemy (1931)
83 min | Crime, Drama
A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.
12. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Unrated | 132 min | Action, Drama, War
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
13. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
14. Little Caesar (1931)
79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The ambitious criminal Rico moves from the country to the big city in the east and joins Sam Vettori's gang with his friend Joe Massara. Soon he becomes the leader of the gangsters and ... See full summary »
15. 42nd Street (1933)
Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...
16. The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.
17. Night and the City (1950)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.
18. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.
19. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
TV-14 | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them.
20. Viva Zapata! (1952)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
21. The Enemy Below (1957)
Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time.
22. Call Northside 777 (1948)
Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.
23. Nightmare Alley (1947)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
The ambitious Stanton "Stan" Carlisle works in a sideshow as carny and assistant of the mentalist Zeena Krumbein, who is married with the alcoholic Pete. The couple had developed a secret ... See full summary »
24. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama
A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.
25. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.
27. Carousel (1956)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Musical
Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. But he has heard that there is a problem with his ... See full summary »
28. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War
Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.
29. The Little Princess (1939)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A little girl is left by her father in an exclusive seminary for girls, due to her father having to go to Africa with the army.
30. People Will Talk (1951)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.
31. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.
32. Baby Face (1933)
TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.
33. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
TV-PG | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
34. The Razor's Edge (1946)
Approved | 145 min | Drama
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
35. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in... See full summary »
36. Thieves' Highway (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.
37. Jesse James (1939)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.
38. Man Hunt (1941)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller
British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.
39. The Black Swan (1942)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, he enlists the help of some of his former partners in ridding the Carribean of Buccaneers. When one of them apparently ... See full summary »
40. Heidi (1937)
G | 88 min | Family, Drama
A plucky little orphan girl gets dumped abruptly into her gruff, hermit grandfather's care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.
41. No Way Out (1950)
Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
42. Les Misérables (1935)
108 min | Drama, History, Romance
In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.
43. Boomerang! (1947)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.
44. 'G' Men (1935)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
It's the early days of the F.B.I. - federal agents working for the Department of Justice. Though they've got limited powers - they don't carry weapons and have to get local police approval ... See full summary »
45. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Approved | 153 min | Drama, War
An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.
46. Dragonwyck (1946)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
A simple Connecticuit farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.
47. The Egyptian (1954)
TV-14 | 139 min | Drama, History
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and... See full summary »
48. Broken Lance (1954)
Approved | 96 min | Western
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in ... See full summary »
49. Three on a Match (1932)
Unrated | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.
50. The Return of Frank James (1940)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, History, Western
Frank James continues to avoid arrest in order to take revenge on the Ford brothers for their murder of his brother Jesse.