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1. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

2. Words and Music (1948)

120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Writers: Guy Bolton, Ben Feiner Jr., Fred F. Finklehoffe, Jean Holloway | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

3. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Writers: Howard Koch, Stefan Zweig | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

4. Raw Deal (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.4
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Joe Sullivan is itching to get out of prison. He's taken the rap for Rick, who owes him $50 Grand. Rick sets up an escape for Joe, knowing that Joe will be caught escaping and be shot or ... See full summary »

Writers: Leopold Atlas, John C. Higgins, Arnold B. Armstrong, Audrey Ashley | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

5. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard L. Breen, Robert Harari, David Shaw | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

6. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.1
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

7. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Henry Bellamann | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

8. Caught (1949)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Libbie Block | Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan, Frank Ferguson

9. Mr. Soft Touch (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Crime

6.4
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Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe's partner. Joe loots the club's ... See full summary »

Writers: Milton Holmes, Orin Jannings | Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland, Beulah Bondi

10. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Writer: Arthur T. Horman | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

11. Convicted (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Writers: Martin Flavin, William Bowers, Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone

12. Payment on Demand (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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The Ramseys, David and Joyce (Barry Sullivan and Bette Davis), have been married for about 21 years and have two daughters (Betty Lynn and Peggie Castle)... See full synopsis »

Writers: Bruce Manning, Curtis Bernhardt | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Bette Davis, Barry Sullivan, Jane Cowl, Kent Taylor

13. Madame Curie (1943)

Passed | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Despite himself, accomplished physicist and avowed bachelor Pierre Curie falls for brilliant student Marie, and together they embark on the discovery of radium.

Writers: Paul Osborn, Hans Rameau, Ève Curie | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Albert Lewin | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Henry Travers, Albert Bassermann

14. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Writers: Ladislas Fodor, Christopher Isherwood, René Fülöp-Miller | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

15. The Joyless Street (1925)

125 min | Drama

7.3
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Vienna in the biggest depression, directly after WW1. In a slum, Lila Leid, the wife of lawyer Leid is murdered, Egon, secretary of one of Leid's clients is arrested. He was with her, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugo Bettauer, F.H. Lyon | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Asta Nielsen, Greta Garbo, Agnes Esterhazy, Werner Krauss

16. Desperate (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge.

Writers: Harry Essex, Martin Rackin, Dorothy Atlas, Anthony Mann | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley

17. Repeat Performance (1947)

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

6.9
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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. Great dialogue as she makes her ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Bullock, William O'Farrell | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway

18. Phantom (1922)

TV-PG | 125 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again.

Writers: Gerhart Hauptmann, Thea von Harbou | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Alfred Abel, Frida Richard, Aud Egede-Nissen, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski

19. Finances of the Grand Duke (1924)

80 min | Comedy

6.7
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The likeable and carefree Grand Duke of Abacco is in dire straits. There is no money left to service the State's debt; the main creditor is looking forward to expropriating the entire Duchy... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Heller, Thea von Harbou | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Mady Christians, Harry Liedtke, Robert Scholtz, Alfred Abel

20. Geheimnisse einer Seele (1926)

97 min | Drama

7.0
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A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife.

Writers: Karl Abraham, Hans Neumann, Colin Ross, Hanns Sachs | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher, Ilka Grüning, Jack Trevor

21. Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

Writers: Herbert Dalmas, Kressmann Taylor | Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, Paul Lukas, Carl Esmond

22. Passage West (1951)

80 min | Western

5.8
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In 1863, having escaped from a rock-quarry prison in Salt Lake, six inmates led by convicted murderer Pete Black take over a small wagon train headed by preacher Jacob Karns. Tensions and ... See full summary »

Writers: Alvah Bessie, Lewis R. Foster, Nedrick Young | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe, Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen

23. Captain China (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.5
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Charles Chinnough, aka Captain China, washed ashore off his ship during a storm, is later rescued, but is relieved of duty when his former first mate, Brendensen (who thought he was dead), ... See full summary »

Writers: John Bagni, Gwen Bagni, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Gail Russell, Jeffrey Lynn, Lon Chaney Jr.

24. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

6.8
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Writers: King Vidor, Herbert Dalmas, William Ludwig | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

25. Underground (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A World War II Hollywood propaganda film detailing the dark underside of Nazism and the Third Reich set between two brothers, Kurt and Erik Franken, whom are SS officers in the Nazi party. ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Grayson, Edwin Justus Mayer, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Philip Dorn, Kaaren Verne, Mona Maris

26. Dangerously They Live (1941)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.5
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Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies. Ultimately convinced, Michael helps Jane escape and with her attempts ... See full summary »

Writer: Marion Parsonnet | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Garfield, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey, Lee Patrick

27. Iceland (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Felix Bressart

28. There's Something About a Soldier (I) (1943)

81 min | Drama

6.9
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Writers: Horace McCoy, Barry Trivers | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Tom Neal, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, John Hubbard

29. Elegantes Pack (1925)

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Writers: Heinz Goldberg, Adolf Lantz | Director: Jaap Speyer | Stars: Eugen Klöpfer, Mary Odette, Ralph Arthur Roberts, Hanni Weisse

31. Lady Hamilton (1921)

Drama, History

6.1
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Writers: Richard Oswald, Heinrich Vollrath Schumacher | Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Liane Haid, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Reinhold Schünzel

32. Temptation (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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In a flashback, late-Victorian beauty Ruby, a divorcee with a shady past, calculatingly marries rich Egyptologist Nigel, who installs her at his Cairo estate while he digs for mummies. ... See full summary »

Writers: James B. Fagan, Robert Hichens, Robert Thoeren | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Merle Oberon, George Brent, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas

33. Chevron Theatre (1952–1953)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Lynn Bari, Onslow Stevens, Lynne Roberts, Peter Mamakos

34. Der Schatz (1923)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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In and around a bell maker near Marburg (today Slovenia) people tell the story of a treasure that was hidden during the Turki invasion of 1683, the year the Turkish Army was besieging ... See full summary »

Writers: Rudolph Hans Bartsch, Willy Hennings, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Albert Steinrück, Lucie Mannheim, Ilka Grüning, Werner Krauss

35. Melody of the Heart (1929)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A young maid from the country looses her job as maid in k.u.k. Budapest, when she stays out too long with her beau, a soldier, who's saving money to buy a horse to open a transport company.... See full summary »

Writer: Hans Székely | Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Dita Parlo, Willy Fritsch, Gerö Mály, Marcsa Simon

36. The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler (1943)

74 min | Drama, War

6.5
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A man who does a good Hitler impression is made to look like Hitler as a decoy for assassination attempts.

Writers: Fritz Kortner, Joe May | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ludwig Donath, Gale Sondergaard, George Dolenz, Fritz Kortner

37. Murder in the Music Hall (1946)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

6.8
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Lila Leighton, the lovely ice ballerina, meets Carl Lang, former ice-show producer, at his New York City penthouse apartment. Lia refuses Lang's offer to star in his new Music Hall Ice Show... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Phillips, Maria Matray, Frances Hyland, László Görög | Director: John English | Stars: Vera Ralston, William Marshall, Helen Walker, Nancy Kelly

39. Friendly Enemies (1942)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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During World War I, two German men friends who emigrated to the US and become millionaires agree on most things, with one major difference: one has taken the US side against Germany ... See full summary »

Writers: Adelaide Heilbron, Aaron Hoffman, Samuel Shipman | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Charles Winninger, Charles Ruggles, James Craig, Nancy Kelly

40. Der rote Kreis (1929)

Mystery

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Writers: Edgar Wallace, Fanny Carlsen, Howard Caye | Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Lya Mara, Fred Louis Lerch, Stewart Rome, Albert Steinrück

41. Die Austreibung (1923)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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Writers: Carl Hauptmann, Thea von Harbou | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Carl Goetz, Ilka Grüning, Eugen Klöpfer, Aud Egede-Nissen

43. Hasenklein kann nichts dafür (1932)

82 min | Comedy

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Writers: Richard Arvay, Jane Bess, Hans Mahner-Mons | Director: Max Neufeld | Stars: Jakob Tiedtke, Lien Deyers, Johannes Riemann, Ilka Grüning

44. Rendezvous 24 (1946)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, War

6.6
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In a remote, mountainous section of Russian-occupied Germany there is an elaborate post-war Nazi underground dedicated to the achievement of Hitler's dreams of world supremacy. A group of ... See full summary »

Writer: Aubrey Wisberg | Director: James Tinling | Stars: William Gargan, Maria Palmer, Patrick O'Moore, Herman Bing

46. Nora (1923)

5.8
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Writers: George Froeschel, Henrik Ibsen, Berthold Viertel | Director: Berthold Viertel | Stars: Olga Tschechowa, Carl Ebert, Fritz Kortner, Anton Edthofer

48. Der Roman der Christine von Herre (1921)

60 min

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Writer: Ludwig Berger | Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Agnes Straub, Heinrich George, Paul Hartmann, Werner Krauss