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1. 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

Votes: 55,616

2. Duck Soup (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War

8.0
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Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin | Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 44,648

3. The King of Kings (1927)

Not Rated | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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Jesus Christ faces religious and political oppression during his ministry and in the days before his death and resurrection.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Ernest Torrence, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 1,252

4. Barbary Coast (1935)

91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 976

5. For the Defense (1930)

65 min | Drama

6.4
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William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Writers: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Charles Furthman | Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk, William B. Davidson

Votes: 235

6. Don't Tell the Wife (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

6.1
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A seasoned con artist and his associates discover that their scheme to get rich by selling stock in a worthless gold mine is fraught with obstacles.

Writers: George Holland, Nat Perrin | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Guy Kibbee, Una Merkel, Lynne Overman, Thurston Hall

Votes: 89

7. Manslaughter (1922)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Writers: Jeanie Macpherson, Alice Duer Miller | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson, John Miltern

Votes: 296

8. The Red Man's View (1909)

11 min | Short, Western

5.9
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An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Alfred Paget, Kate Bruce, Charles Craig, Frank Evans

Votes: 216

9. The House Without a Key (1926)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.7
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A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, Frank Leon Smith | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert, Betty Caldwell

Votes: 17

10. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

7.1
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An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 37

11. The Bride Comes Home (1935)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A penniless socialite is hired by two young men as a front in their plan to start a magazine. Soon, however, they find themselves more interested in her than in their publishing venture.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Elisabeth Sanxay Holding | Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Robert Young, William Collier Sr.

Votes: 88

12. Ramona (1910)

17 min | Drama, Short, Romance

6.0
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Ramona is a little orphan of the great Spanish household of Moreno. Alessandro, the Indian, arrives at the Camulos ranch with his sheep-shearers, showing his first meeting with Ramona. ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Hunt Jackson, D.W. Griffith, Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Francis J. Grandon, Kate Bruce

Votes: 226

13. The Massacre (1912)

20 min | Short, War, Western

6.6
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Blanche Sweet, Charles West, Alfred Paget

Votes: 168

14. The House with Closed Shutters (1910)

16 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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During the Civil War a young soldier loses his nerve in battle and runs away to his home to hide; his sister puts on his uniform, takes her brother's place in the battle, and is killed. ... See full summary »

Writer: Emmett C. Hall | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Grace Henderson, Dorothy West, Joseph Graybill

Votes: 266

15. His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911)

14 min | Short, Drama, War

5.2
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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in an exciting battle sequence, ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Dell Henderson, Claire McDowell, Edith Haldeman

Votes: 373

16. The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.9
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Anthony O'Sullivan, Edwin August

Votes: 825

17. Death from a Distance (1935)

68 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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While a distinguished astronomer is giving a lecture in a planetarium, a shot rings out and one of the audience members is found dead. A tough detective and a brassy female reporter lock horns as they both try to break the case.

Writer: John W. Krafft | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Russell Hopton, Lola Lane, George F. Marion, Lee Kohlmar

Votes: 107

18. The Battle (1911)

19 min | Short, Action, Drama

5.7
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Union soldiers march off to battle amid cheering crowds. After the battle turns against the Union Army, one soldier runs away, hiding in his girlfriend's house. Ashamed of his cowardice, he... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Charles Hill Mailes, Robert Harron

Votes: 186

19. Handcuffed (1929)

Mystery

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Gerald Morely's father commits suicide, leaving a note blaming his despair on a stock swindle perpetrated by John Randall. Randall denies the charge and is himself murdered by Tom Bennett, ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur Hoerl | Director: Duke Worne | Stars: Virginia Brown Faire, Wheeler Oakman, Dean Jagger, James Harrison

20. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.6
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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas, Edward Dillon

Votes: 659

21. Law of the West (1932)

58 min | Western

4.8
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For revenge the outlaw Morgan steals the Carruthers young son. Seventeen years later Carruthers arrives in the valley where Morgan, his gang, and the now grown Bob hide. After Morgan shoots... See full summary »

Writer: Robert N. Bradbury | Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Nancy Drexel, Ed Brady, Hank Bell

Votes: 16

22. The Two Brothers (I) (1910)

17 min | Short, Romance, Western

6.2
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In Camarillo, principality of the Spanish dominion, there lived two brothers, Jose and Manuel. Born in a noble Spanish family and reared by a mother noble in both station and character, ... See full summary »

Writer: Eleanor Hicks | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Dell Henderson, Kate Bruce, Marion Leonard

Votes: 8

23. The Girl Who Came Back (1918)

Drama

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A professional burglar has taught his daughter the tricks of his trade, and she learned well. She's proud of her "career", but one day an unidentified man saves her from drowning, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Beulah Marie Dix, C.M.S. McLellan | Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Ethel Clayton, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Roberts, James Neill

24. The Mothering Heart (1913)

29 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband. As he climbs the ladder of success, he abandons the homely values and takes up with ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Miller, Lillian Gish, Kate Bruce, Viola Barry

Votes: 503

25. The Man Trailer (1934)

59 min | Western

6.3
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When an ex-outlaw becomes Marshall he must face up to his old gang.

Writer: Lambert Hillyer | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Buck Jones, Cecilia Parker, Arthur Vinton, Clarence Geldart

Votes: 22

26. In the Border States (1910)

Not Rated | 17 min | Short, Drama, War

6.5
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During the Civil War, a father living in a border state leaves to join the Union Army. After he leaves, Confederate troops forage on his property, where a soldier encounters one of his ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Charles Arling, Owen Moore, William J. Butler

Votes: 329

27. The Fugitive (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, War

5.7
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Two Johns, a Confederate and an Union soldier, leave their family to go to the front. After a skirmish they end up separated from their respective sides, the Union soldier shoots the ... See full summary »

Writer: J. McDonagh | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Kate Bruce, Edward Dillon, Clara T. Bracy, Edwin August

Votes: 133

28. The Road to Yesterday (1925)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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A married couple discover their strained relationship is the result of unhappiness in their past lives.

Writers: Beulah Marie Dix, Howard Hawks, Jeanie Macpherson, Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Jetta Goudal, William Boyd, Vera Reynolds

Votes: 85

29. The Unchanging Sea (1910)

14 min | Drama, Short

6.5
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In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident. The husband, although saved from drowning... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Kingsley | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Gladys Egan, Mary Pickford

Votes: 342

30. One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.3
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Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Dorothy Bernard, Edwin August, Blanche Sweet

Votes: 203

31. The Female of the Species (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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Four survivors from an abandoned mining town - a married couple, the wife's sister, and a younger woman - are making a desperate trip to safety across the desert. The wife suspects the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles West, Claire McDowell, Mary Pickford, Dorothy Bernard

Votes: 165

32. The Mighty Barnum (1934)

85 min | Biography, Comedy

6.7
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The comic exploits of confidence trickster and showman P.T. Barnum from his early days through to the creation of The Greatest Show on Earth.

Writers: Gene Fowler, Bess Meredyth | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Wallace Beery, Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Bruce, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 59

33. What Shall We Do with Our Old? (1911)

17 min | Drama, Short

6.3
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An elderly carpenter is told by a doctor that his wife is seriously ill. Soon afterwards, an insensitive shop foreman lays him off from his job because of his age. Unable to find work, and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Claire McDowell, Adolph Lestina, George Nichols

Votes: 187

34. The Dawn Trail (1930)

66 min | Western

6.6
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Dissension arises between cattlemen in Osage County, Texas, and sheepherders who have settled there and use the same watering stream. Mart Dalton, son of a wealthy cattleman, quarrels with ... See full summary »

Writers: John T. Neville, Forrest Sheldon | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Buck Jones, Miriam Seegar, Charles Morton, Erville Alderson

Votes: 11

35. The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

15 min | Short, Drama

6.1
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

Writer: Lionel Barrymore | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Harron, Harry Carey

Votes: 210

36. What the Daisy Said (1910)

16 min | Romance, Short

5.5
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Two sisters want to know whether there is romance in their future. One sister pulls the petals off of a flower, while the other has her fortune told by a gypsy. When the gypsy tells the ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Gertrude Robinson, Clara T. Bracy, Kate Bruce

Votes: 124

37. The Newlyweds (1910)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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A young man and a young woman, each unlucky in love, determine never to marry. But Cupid has other ideas.

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Mary Pickford, Florence Barker, Charles West

Votes: 13

38. Good Dame (1934)

72 min | Drama

6.2
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A chorus girl gets stranded in a small midwestern town. Against her better judgement, she hooks up with a smooth-talking con artist who says he can help her get out of town.

Writers: Sam Hellman, Vincent Lawrence, William R. Lipman | Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Jack La Rue, Noel Francis

Votes: 33

39. The Peachbasket Hat (1909)

7 min | Short, Comedy

4.4
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No more popular fad has ever struck the feminine fancy than the peachbasket hat. This is a creation of headgear that for size outstrips anything yet designed by the disordered mind of the ... See full summary »

Writer: D.W. Griffith | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: John R. Cumpson, Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Charles Avery

Votes: 5

40. The Rose of Kentucky (1911)

17 min | Romance, Short

6.0
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A farmer takes in a young orphan after her mother's death and sends her off to school. After she's grown, he encourages her to consider his younger brother as a husband. When the younger ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Wilfred Lucas, Marion Sunshine, Charles West, Kate Bruce

Votes: 6

41. I Love That Man (1933)

Crime, Drama

5.9
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Writers: C. Graham Baker, Casey Robinson, Gene Towne | Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Nancy Carroll, Robert Armstrong, Lew Cody

Votes: 12

42. The White Man's Law (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Marion Fairfax, John B. Browne | Director: James Young | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Herbert Standing

43. A Movie Star (1916)

24 min | Comedy, Short

6.0
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Just as the local movie theater is about to begin showing a picture, the star of the film arrives and comes to see the movie himself. On screen, the star must rescue his girl from danger. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Hibbard | Stars: Mack Swain, Louella Maxam, Mai Wells, Ray Grey

Votes: 67

44. The Ghost Flower (1918)

Drama

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Giulia, a Neapolitan girl, much against her will, becomes the mistress of a wealthy gangster. Her "protector" is stabbed to death by Giulia's hot-headed musician lover Tony (Francis ... See full summary »

Writers: Catherine Carr, Madeline Matzen | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Alma Rubens, Charles West, Francis McDonald, Richard Rosson

45. Oil and Water (1913)

25 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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Writer: Edward J. Montagne | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Henry B. Walthall, Walter Miller, Lillian Langdon

Votes: 6

46. Gold Is Not All (1910)

16 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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The young heiress is walking with her sweetheart in the grounds of her mansion, seemingly happy, while on the roadway, with but a wall dividing, stroll the poor young couple. What a ... See full summary »

Writer: Stanner E.V. Taylor | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Marion Leonard, Dell Henderson, Gladys Egan, Linda Arvidson

Votes: 13

47. Three Sisters (1911)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Pickford, Marion Sunshine, Vivian Prescott, Kate Bruce

48. A Temporary Truce (1912)

17 min | Action, Short, Western

5.4
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As Jim, a well-known loafer, is drinking in a saloon, he provokes a confrontation with a prospector who has just come in. The prospector humiliates Jim, who then swears to get even with him... See full summary »

Writer: George Hennessy | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell, Charles Gorman, Blanche Sweet

Votes: 17

49. The Old Actor (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered to old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling ... See full summary »

Writer: George Hennessy | Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Edwin August

Votes: 151

50. Red Lights (1923)

70 min | Mystery

5.6
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The wealthy owner of a railroad is about to be reunited with his daughter, who was kidnapped in her childhood. However, a mysterious figure is attempting to frighten the girl away by having... See full summary »

Writers: Alice D.G. Miller, Edward E. Rose, Carey Wilson | Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Marie Prevost, Raymond Griffith, Johnnie Walker, Alice Lake

Votes: 12