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1. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 21,644

2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 40,085

3. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,483

4. Thunder in the Valley (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

8.0
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Director: Louis King | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 28

5. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Votes: 7,267

6. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,646

7. His Night Out (1935)

67 min | Comedy

7.7
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When a meek purchasing agent is told by a quack doctor that he only has three months to live, he gets involved with a bank robbery and kidnapped by the gang.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Irene Hervey, Jack La Rue, Robert McWade

Votes: 12

8. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,574

9. Les Misérables (1935)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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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.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson

Votes: 2,721

10. The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Dr. Samuel Mudd, who was imprisoned after innocently treating President Lincoln's assassin in 1865.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Arthur Byron

Votes: 1,593

11. Honeymoon Deferred (1940)

59 min | Mystery

7.4
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Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Margaret Lindsay, Elisabeth Risdon, Chick Chandler

Votes: 11

12. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,913

13. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 569

14. We Are Not Alone (1939)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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A husband hires a lonely pretty young woman to work as a nanny for his son. His wife becomes instantly jealous and things take turn for the worst. In the background, WWII is in the air and anti-German sentiment is on the rise.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Paul Muni, Una O'Connor, Jane Bryan, Flora Robson

Votes: 224

15. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

Votes: 1,064

16. A Dispatch from Reuter's (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 433

17. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 3,429

18. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 658

19. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

Votes: 630

20. This Above All (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 739

21. 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 »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,088

22. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 541

23. Man About Town (1939)

85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 95

24. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 979

25. The White Angel (1936)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A look at the life of Florence Nightingale.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 185

26. Eagle Squadron (1942)

109 min | War, Drama

6.8
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An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

Votes: 63

27. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.7
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,395

28. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,051 | Gross: $2.14M

29. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Merle Oberon, Ann Sothern, Eric Blore

Votes: 201

30. The Unguarded Hour (1936)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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An ambitious barrister and his wife are targeted by blackmailers. In trying to save her husband, the wife becomes involved in a murder case her husband is trying. For his part, the husband's actions make him a suspect in a related murder.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone, Roland Young

Votes: 298

31. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,214

32. Confidential Agent (1945)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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During the Spanish Civil War, a republican courier travels to England to try and buy coal. He meets with an amount of local hostility, while his life is at risk from those on the fascist ... See full summary »

Director: Herman Shumlin | Stars: Charles Boyer, Lauren Bacall, Victor Francen, Wanda Hendrix

Votes: 689

33. They Met in Bombay (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre, Jessie Ralph

Votes: 680

34. When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.6
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Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Randolph Scott, Kay Francis, Brian Donlevy, George Bancroft

Votes: 412

35. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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A male Polish secret agent and a female Russian secret-police spy smuggle messages to St. Petersburg in candlesticks. While chasing after stolen candlesticks they discover each other's ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Robert Young, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 383

36. Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Adele Mara, Richard Lane, George E. Stone

Votes: 310

37. Metropolitan (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Opera prima donna leaves the Metropolitan to form her own company with Tibbett as leading man. She leaves this company too which means Tibbett and company must carry on without her.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Virginia Bruce, Alice Brady, Cesar Romero

Votes: 79 | Gross: $0.02M

38. The Glass Alibi (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Joe Eykner (Douglas Fowley), an opportunistic newspaper reporter, persuades wealthy, Santa Monica widow Linda Vale (Maris Wrixon), to marry him. He and his girlfriend, Belle Martin (Anne ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Paul Kelly, Douglas Fowley, Anne Gwynne, Maris Wrixon

Votes: 31

39. The Perfect Gentleman (1935)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Frank Morgan, Cicely Courtneidge, Heather Angel, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 124

40. Pride of the Blue Grass (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama

6.6
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Based on the story of the steeplechase-winning blind jumping horse, Elmer Gantry aka Gantry the Great, owned by Eleanor Getzendaner. The horse plays himself.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Edith Fellows, James McCallion, Granville Bates, Aldrich Bowker

Votes: 68

41. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 2,256

42. Confirm or Deny (1941)

74 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Newsman Mitch and teletype operator Jennifer, whose job is to see he doesn't send inappropriate stuff out of the country, dodge bombs during the blitz of London while falling in love.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Joan Bennett, Roddy McDowall, John Loder

Votes: 172

43. The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Joan Perry, Alan Baxter

Votes: 252

44. If Winter Comes (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre, a writer of school text books, has married Mabel "on the rebound", after his ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 392

45. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

Votes: 412

46. 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

47. Among the Missing (1934)

62 min | Drama

6.3
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Two young jewel thieves, Tommy and Gordon, stash their jewels on slightly dotty Aunt Martha to avoid the cops. They dupe her into helping them fence the goods. She moves in with the boys, ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Henrietta Crosman, Billie Seward, Arthur Hohl

Votes: 77

48. A Yank at Eton (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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Mickey Rooney portrays Tim in this fish-out-of-water tale co-scripted by and based on a story by A Yank at Oxford screenwriter George Oppenheimer.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Edmund Gwenn, Ian Hunter, Freddie Bartholomew

Votes: 279

49. Fools for Scandal (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.1
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Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. At her house, when he cooks the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Bobby Connolly | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravey, Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 308

50. 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 »

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

Votes: 336