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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 327,888 | Gross: $1.59M

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 85,494 | Gross: $9.60M

3. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 4,818

4. It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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When a tycoon is accused of murder, the private eye tracking him finds himself roped in as an accessory and attempts to evade police, kidnapping a poetess along the way.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 2,010

5. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 14,969 | Gross: $3.48M

6. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 10,329

7. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 7,625

8. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,353

9. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,514

10. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Not Rated | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,395

11. The Ghost Comes Home (1940)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather more pets than he sells. One day he receives a telephone call from John 'old fishface' Thomas in Australia. He wants to leave a ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Ann Rutherford, John Shelton

Votes: 120

12. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 988

13. Edison, the Man (1940)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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82 year old inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison is honored in 1929 and he reflects back on his sixty year career of scientific achievement.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Lynne Overman, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,274

14. The Doughgirls (1944)

102 min | Comedy

6.4
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Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman

Votes: 397

15. A Man to Remember (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman, William Henry

Votes: 337

16. Johnny Apollo (1940)

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

7.0
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The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 848

17. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

Votes: 819

18. Lady from Louisiana (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Western

5.9
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Northern lawyer John Reynolds travels to New Orleans to try and clean up the local crime syndicate based around a lottery. Although he meets Julie Mirbeau and they are attracted to each ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: John Wayne, Ona Munson, Ray Middleton, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 304

19. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 368

20. The Climax (1944)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

5.4
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A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 523

21. Cairo (1942)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.2
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Reporter Homer Smith accidently draws Marcia Warren into his mission to stop Nazis from bombing Allied Conwoys with robot-planes.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Robert Young, Ethel Waters, Reginald Owen

Votes: 231

22. Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The Peppers - Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - are a poor family (the six of them sleep in a total of four beds in two rooms), but they love each ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Edith Fellows, Clarence Kolb, Dorothy Peterson, Ronald Sinclair

Votes: 119

23. Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942)

82 min | Comedy, Western, Musical

7.1
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Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne

Votes: 1,187

24. Search for Beauty (1934)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason

Votes: 469

25. A Man Betrayed (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward Ellis, Wallace Ford

Votes: 329

26. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

6.9
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A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 601

27. Aunty's Romance (1912)

Short, Drama

5.0
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In honor bound, Stephen Fiske, Jr., son of a supposed millionaire, tells Doris Myhtle, his fiancée, that the death of his father has revealed that he has died penniless and left him a poor ... See full summary »

Director: George D. Baker | Stars: Maurice Costello, Florence Turner, Mary Maurice, Harry T. Morey

Votes: 5

28. Hollywood Boulevard (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.6
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With a full Hollywood background and settings but more an expose of scandal-and-gossip magazines of the era, has-been actor John Blakeford agrees to write his memoirs for magazine-publisher... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Halliday, Marsha Hunt, Robert Cummings, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 52

29. There's That Woman Again (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.3
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Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Margaret Lindsay, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 63

30. Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)

74 min | Musical

6.5
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Music-hall star Madeleine Marlowe leaves London engaged to the Duke of Trippingham only to find back home that Police Gazette hack Samuel A. McGee has exposed her as former burlesque queen ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Betty Grable, Robert Young, Adolphe Menjou, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 209 | Gross: $3.40M

31. Guest Wife (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran, Charles Dingle

Votes: 263

32. Practically Yours (1944)

90 min | Comedy

6.8
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In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Gil Lamb, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 83

33. Camille (I) (1926)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: Norma Talmadge, Gilbert Roland, Lilyan Tashman, Rose Dione

Votes: 14

34. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

Votes: 247

35. Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Cartoon figures announce, via comic strip balloons, that they will move - and move they do, in a wildly exaggerated style.

Directors: Winsor McCay, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Winsor McCay, John Bunny, Maurice Costello, George McManus

Votes: 1,255

36. I Am the Law (1938)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Law professor John Lindsay is asked by a civic leader to become a special prosecutor to go after the racketeers in town.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 300

37. Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Young Andy develops a crush on his drama teacher. Meanwhile, Judge Hardy has his own problems when he gets conned into forming a phony aluminum corporation.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 412

38. A Little Bit of Heaven (1940)

87 min | Musical

6.3
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A 12-year-old singing sensation loses her voice when her parents refuse to give in to her harebrained schemes.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Gloria Jean, Robert Stack, Hugh Herbert, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 17

39. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909)

12 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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In ancient Athens, four young lovers escape into the woods. Meanwhile, tradesmen rehearse a play. All of them suffer from the shenanigans of mischievous fairies.

Directors: Charles Kent, J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Walter Ackerman, Charles Chapman, Dolores Costello, Helene Costello

Votes: 254

40. A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

6.1
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An "exotic dancer" is thrown in jail for "lewd activity." She later discovers the raid was set up by her boss to get publicity.

Director: Don Brodie | Stars: Jan Wiley, Phil Warren, Eddie Dunn, Janet Scott

Votes: 38

41. Alice in Movieland (1940)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Drama, Music

5.9
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In a U.S. town that could be anywhere, 18-year-old Alice Purdee wins a free trip to Hollywood. With the assistance of a cheerful porter, she takes the night train and dreams about her ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Leslie, Nana Bryant, Clara Blandick, Clarence Muse

Votes: 181

42. Disbarred (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.7
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The Bar Association disbars attorney Tyler Cradon when it appears he was implicated in the murder of a prominent vice crusader. Cradon, not wishing to be without an income,is impressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Gail Patrick, Robert Preston, Otto Kruger, Sidney Toler

Votes: 11

43. Henry Aldrich, Editor (1942)

72 min | Comedy

7.2
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Henry (James Lydon) gets into another jam when he becomes the editor of the Centerville Hish School newspaper. The Fire Chief suspects him when he covers fires.

Director: Hugh Bennett | Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Charles Smith, John Litel, Olive Blakeney

Votes: 109

44. King Lear (1909)

16 min | Drama, Short

5.5
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An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: William V. Ranous, Julia Arthur, Florence Auer, Maurice Costello

Votes: 54

45. Johnny Get Your Hair Cut (1927)

Comedy

7.6
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An orphan is adopted by a kindly old racehorse owner. He decides to pay back his benefactor by training to ride the horse so he can win an important race.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Archie Mayo | Stars: Jackie Coogan, Harry Carey, James Corrigan, Maurice Costello

Votes: 5

46. As You Like It (1912)

5.2
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After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, Charles Kent, James Young | Stars: Maurice Costello, Rose Coghlan, Rosemary Theby, Rose Tapley

Votes: 6

47. Les Misérables (1909)

Short, Drama, History

6.2
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The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: William V. Ranous, Maurice Costello, Hazel Neason, Marc McDermott

Votes: 11

48. Julius Caesar (I) (1908)

Short, Drama, History

5.7
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Shakespeare's historical tragedy of the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, told in fifteen scenes.

Directors: J. Stuart Blackton, William V. Ranous | Stars: Charles Kent, William Shea, Maurice Costello, William V. Ranous

Votes: 13

49. Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939)

Passed | 62 min | Western, Musical

6.6
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As a congressman, Gene exposes a crooked politician who is delaying passage of a flood control bill.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Mary Carlisle, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 62

50. She Came, She Saw, She Conquered (1911)

Drama, Romance, Short

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Rose Leigh is a young schoolteacher. She sees a paragraph in the paper, saying that in a certain small village they have had in six months, three teachers (men), and all have left because ... See full summary »

Director: Van Dyke Brooke | Stars: Maurice Costello, Helen Gardner, Van Dyke Brooke, James Morrison