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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

2. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

3. Cat People (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Writer: DeWitt Bodeen | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

4. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Writers: Charles Dickens, W.P. Lipscomb, S.N. Behrman, Thomas Carlyle, M. Clery, Mademoiselle des Echerolles, M. Nicholas | Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

5. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

6. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Family

7.0
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This mostly unrelated sequel to Cat People (1942) has Amy, the young daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality,... See full summary »

Writer: DeWitt Bodeen | Directors: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise | Stars: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter

7. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »

Writers: Donald Henderson Clarke, Leo Mittler | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard

8. Isle of the Dead (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects ... See full summary »

Writer: Ardel Wray | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery

9. The Seventh Victim (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Writers: Charles O'Neal, DeWitt Bodeen | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

10. The Leopard Man (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy new Mexico town.

Writers: Ardel Wray, Edward Dein, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

11. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Writers: William Hogarth, Val Lewton, Mark Robson | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

12. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

13. I Walked with a Zombie (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Horror

7.3
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A young Canadian nurse (Betsy) comes to the West Indies to care for Jessica, the wife of a plantation manager (Paul Holland). Jessica seems to be suffering from a kind of mental paralysis ... See full summary »

Writers: Curt Siodmak, Ardel Wray, Inez Wallace | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Frances Dee, Tom Conway, James Ellison, Edith Barrett

14. Please Believe Me (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and... See full summary »

Writer: Nathaniel Curtis | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens, Peter Lawford

15. Apache Drums (1951)

Approved | 75 min | Western

6.2
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A gambler is thrown out of a western town, but returns when the town is suddenly threatened by a band of marauding Apaches.

Writers: David Chandler, Harry Brown | Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Stephen McNally, Coleen Gray, Willard Parker, Arthur Shields

16. Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

6.4
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In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ... See full summary »

Writers: Guy de Maupassant, Josef Mischel, Peter Ruric | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Simone Simon, John Emery, Kurt Kreuger, Alan Napier

17. Youth Runs Wild (1944)

Passed | 67 min | Drama

4.7
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During WWII, adults are either off fighting or busy in the factories, so juvenile delinquency becomes a major problem back home. Danny Hauser, a wounded soldier, finds this out as he ... See full summary »

Writers: John Fante, Herbert Kline, Ardel Wray | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Bonita Granville, Kent Smith, Jean Brooks, Glen Vernon

18. My Own True Love (1949)

84 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Writers: Yolanda Foldes, Arthur Kober, Josef Mischel, Theodore Strauss | Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Melvyn Douglas, Wanda Hendrix, Robert Walker