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1. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

8.7
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

2. Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)

Approved | 30 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Writer: Carey Wilson | Stars: Carey Wilson, Janet Gaynor, Emil Jannings, Mary Pickford

3. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

4. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

5. Great Books (1993– )

Documentary, History

8.3
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Great works of literature are explored in context of their times and their impact.

Stars: Donald Sutherland, David Bryan Jackson, Bill Toscano, Grace Slick

6. Show-Business at War (1943)

17 min | Documentary, Short

8.3
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A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.

Director: Louis De Rochemont | Stars: Carole Lombard, Walt Disney, John Ford, Darryl F. Zanuck

7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

8. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.1
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Tugend, Jack Yellen, Gene Towne, C. Graham Baker, Gene Fowler | Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

9. Night and the City (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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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.

Writers: Jo Eisinger, Gerald Kersh | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

10. The 27th Annual Academy Awards (1955 TV Special)

Family

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Directors: Bill Bennington, Grey Lockwood | Stars: Bob Hope, Buddy Adler, Anna Maria Alberghetti, June Allyson

11. Public Deb No. 1 (1940)

79 min | Comedy

7.9
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When a waiter gives a society girl a public spanking for attending a Communist rally, her soup-tycoon uncle makes the waiter a vice-president of his company.

Writers: Don Ettlinger, Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: George Murphy, Brenda Joyce, Ralph Bellamy, Elsa Maxwell

12. Here I Am a Stranger (1939)

82 min | Drama

7.9
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Young Englishman (Greene) meets his real father (Dix) in America, a former alcoholic. They both grow in getting know one another.

Writers: Sam Hellman, Gordon Malherbe Hillman, Milton Sperling | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Richard Greene, Richard Dix, Brenda Joyce, Roland Young

13. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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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

14. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Writers: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

15. Lifeboat (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Thriller, War

7.8
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.

Writers: John Steinbeck, Jo Swerling | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Walter Slezak, William Bendix

16. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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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.

Writers: Philip Dunne, Richard Llewellyn | Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

17. The Public Enemy (1931)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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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.

Writers: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Harvey F. Thew | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

18. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Western

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A Western retelling the tale of the Shoot-out at the OK Corral.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Winston Miller, Sam Hellman, Stuart N. Lake | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

19. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Unrated | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

7.8
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A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Writers: Sy Bartlett, Beirne Lay Jr. | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

20. Nightmare Alley (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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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 »

Writers: Jules Furthman, William Lindsay Gresham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

21. Cinépanorama (1956–1966)

Documentary

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Stars: François Chalais, France Roche, Yves Montand, Martine Carol

22. 42nd Street (1933)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star...

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

23. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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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.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Ben Ames Williams | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

24. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Mystery, Thriller

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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.

Writers: Ernest Pascal, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

25. The Gunfighter (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Western

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Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

Writers: William Bowers, William Sellers, André De Toth | Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker

26. Les Misérables (1935)

108 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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.

Writers: Victor Hugo, W.P. Lipscomb | Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

27. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A fictionalized account of the early life of the American president as a young lawyer facing his greatest court case.

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver, Arleen Whelan

28. The Snake Pit (1948)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

Writers: Frank Partos, Millen Brand, Mary Jane Ward | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm

29. Sitting Pretty (1948)

83 min | Comedy

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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Writers: F. Hugh Herbert, Gwen Davenport | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

30. Thieves' Highway (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

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A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.

Writer: A.I. Bezzerides | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb, Barbara Lawrence

31. I'll Give a Million (1938)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

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After saving a tramp from suicide, a millionaire takes his clothing and disappears. Word is out that he will give a million dollars to anyone who is kind of a tramp.

Writers: Boris Ingster, Giaci Mondaini, Milton Sperling, Cesare Zavattini | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Warner Baxter, Marjorie Weaver, Peter Lorre, Jean Hersholt

32. The Razor's Edge (1946)

Approved | 145 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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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.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter

33. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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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.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, D.A. Rayner | Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

34. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.6
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.

Writers: John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth, Johnston McCulley | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

35. Baby Face (1933)

TV-PG | 71 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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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.

Writers: Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

36. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Writers: Edwin Blum, William Absalom Drake, William Gillette | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

37. Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy

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Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Wilde, Julien Josephson, Maude Fulton, Eric Locke | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Irene Rich, May McAvoy, Bert Lytell, Ronald Colman

38. The Visit (1964)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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Carla Zachanassian had a child by Serge Miller as a teenager. When Serge refused to marry her, she was driven out of town. By her own wit and cunning, she has returned as a ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Maurice Valency | Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Quinn, Irina Demick, Paolo Stoppa

39. Hotel for Women (1939)

83 min | Drama

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A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

Writers: Elsa Maxwell, Kathryn Scola, Darrell Ware | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell, James Ellison, Jean Rogers

40. The 42nd. Street Special (1933)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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As part of a publicity campaign for the film 42nd Street (1933), Warner Bros. studios, with the assistance of the General Electric Company, assembled a 7-car train they called "The 42nd. ... See full summary »

Stars: Leo Carrillo, Bette Davis, Claire Dodd, Bette Durkee

41. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Oscar Hammerstein II, Margaret Landon | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

42. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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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

43. Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Writer: John Steinbeck | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

44. No Way Out (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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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.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lesser Samuels | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

45. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Writers: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Curt Goetz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

46. The Man Who Played God (1932)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others.

Writers: Jules Eckert Goodman, Gouverneur Morris, Julien Josephson, Maude T. Howell | Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Bette Davis, Violet Heming, André Luguet

47. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Writers: Laura Z. Hobson, Moss Hart | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

48. Little Caesar (1931)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Rico is a small-time hood who knocks off gas stations for whatever he can take. He heads east and signs up with Sam Vettori's mob. A New Year's Eve robbery at Little Arnie Lorch's casino ... See full summary »

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Robert N. Lee, Francis Edward Faragoh | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glenda Farrell, William Collier Jr.

49. Man Hunt (1941)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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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.

Writers: Geoffrey Household, Dudley Nichols | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

50. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker