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1. It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith

Votes: 3,777

2. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 4,651

3. Roar of the Crowd (I) (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Drama

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Johnny Tracy, son of veteran race driver Pop Tracy, is working his way up on the racing circuit, but is urged by his sweetheart, Marcy Parker, to give up the track if he wants to marry her.... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Howard Duff, Helene Stanley, Dave Willock, Louise Arthur

4. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 882

5. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.9
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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,494

6. Key to the City (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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At a mayors convention in San Francisco, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is mayor of "Puget City" and is proud of his rough and tumble background. ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Frank Morgan, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 515

7. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

7.0
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A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,357

8. The Threat (1949)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom Prison and carries through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who got him convicted.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop

Votes: 535

9. Fighting Fools (1949)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

7.0
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The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Frankie Darro

Votes: 184

10. Joe Palooka in The Counterpunch (1949)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Marcel Journet

Votes: 9

11. Jiggs and Maggie in Jackpot Jitters (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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With Maggie laid low with sneezing fits, Jiggs spends his time listening to radio trivia contests. Maggie, an inveterate social climber, wants to join the prestigious Northchester Hunt Club... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joe Yule, Renie Riano, George McManus, Tim Ryan

Votes: 7

12. Whiplash (1948)

91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.5
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A struggling artist becomes a New York City prizefighter in an attempt to win the affection of the ring promoter's night club singing sister.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 207

13. The Checkered Coat (1948)

66 min | Drama

5.4
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Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Madden is visited by a man, Steve "Creepy" Bolin, wearing a weird checkered coat, and when Madden learns that Creepy is subject to death-like trances and the fear ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Tom Conway, Noreen Nash, Hurd Hatfield, James Seay

Votes: 5

14. It's a Joke, Son! (1947)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy

6.1
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The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Kenny Delmar, Una Merkel, June Lockhart, Kenneth Farrell

Votes: 145

15. Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol), the manager of Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkkwood), trying to talk his way ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Morris Carnovsky, Elyse Knox

Votes: 9

16. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.1
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Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 14

17. Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond

Votes: 290

18. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

Votes: 391

19. The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

6.8
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Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Jack Benny, Priscilla Lane, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 176

20. Song of Texas (1943)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.4
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A man of no worth brags to his daughter back East that he is rich and owns a big ranch. When she decides to pay a visit to her father, Roy and his buddies agree to pretend that the poor man is the owner of the ranch.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Sheila Ryan, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 96

21. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 5,425

22. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

Votes: 1,453

23. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 602 | Gross: $2.30M

24. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 12,180

25. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 2,297

26. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,714

27. He Married His Wife (1940)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

6.2
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Race horse owner pays so much attention to business he winds up divorced from his wife. His alimony payments are so steep he plots with his lawyer to get her married off.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Nancy Kelly, Roland Young, Mary Boland

Votes: 133

28. Alias the Deacon (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Bob Burns, Mischa Auer, Peggy Moran, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 7

29. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The 'Dead End' Kids, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,566

30. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,354

31. Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Disguised as a German archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Joseph Schildkraut, Lionel Atwill, Virginia Field

Votes: 452

32. Tail Spin (1939)

Approved | 84 min | Drama

6.2
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Flyer enters a cross-country aerial derby, becomes rival to a wealthy society flyer, competes in parachute jumps and has love affairs.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Alice Faye, Constance Bennett, Nancy Kelly, Joan Davis

Votes: 131

33. Indianapolis Speedway (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Joe is the three time Indy champion who still races to put young Eddie through College. Joe wants a better life for Eddie, and he explodes when he finds out that Eddie quit school for a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, John Payne, Gale Page

Votes: 144

34. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 1,093

35. Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, George Murphy, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 243

36. Hold That Co-ed (1938)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Sport

6.2
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While running for governor a politician aids a needy college by plotting to assure victory for their football team. Though to be a parody of Huey Long and his machine.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: John Barrymore, George Murphy, Marjorie Weaver, Joan Davis

Votes: 133

37. Wide Open Faces (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.1
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Criminal from all over the country converge on the Lakeside Inn in Willow Springs where bank robber Duke Temple (Stanley Fields) has stashed $100,000. Wilbur Keeks (Joe E. Brown),soda jerk ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Jane Wyman, Alison Skipworth, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 36

38. The Gladiator (1938)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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A man returns to college and is talked into joining he football team and is a real joke on the team, until he is given a drug that gives him super strength.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Joe E. Brown, June Travis, Man Mountain Dean, Dickie Moore

Votes: 71

39. Shall We Dance (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A budding romance between a ballet master and a tap dancer becomes complicated when rumors surface that they're already married.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore

Votes: 5,393

40. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.0
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A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young, June Lang

Votes: 432

41. Exclusive (1937)

85 min | Drama

7.1
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Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Frances Farmer, Charles Ruggles, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 39

42. A Family Affair (1937)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.9
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The first in the series, and the only movie to feature older sister Joan. Lionel Barrymore and Spring Byington portrayed Judge and Mom Hardy; roles later taken on by Lewis Stone and Fay Holden.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Cecilia Parker, Eric Linden, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 401

43. When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh, Fred Keating, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 119

44. Over the Goal (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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Injured Carlton State quarterback Ken Thomas makes a promise to his girlfriend that he won't play again. Then, when she relents, crooks hoping to make money from the big game kidnap him.

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: June Travis, William Hopper, Johnnie Davis, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 81

45. Music for Madame (1937)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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A singer arriving in Hollywood is tricked by jewel thieves to distract a wealthy audience. After running away he'll have to find a way to prove his innocence to both the police and the ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Nino Martini, Joan Fontaine, Alan Mowbray, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 104

46. Saturday's Heroes (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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Director: Edward Killy | Stars: Van Heflin, Marian Marsh, Richard Lane, Alan Bruce

Votes: 105

47. Song of the City (1937)

Passed | 68 min | Musical, Drama

6.2
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Idle San Franciscan (Dean Jagger, billed as Jeffrey Dean) falls overboard and is rescued by Italian fishermen. He gets involved with family, including aspiring opera singer (Margaret ... See full summary »

Director: Errol Taggart | Stars: Margaret Lindsay, Dean Jagger, J. Carrol Naish, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 29

48. Draegerman Courage (1937)

Approved | 58 min | Drama

5.8
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Following a deadly cave-in at a Nova Scotian coal mine, rescue teams attempt to save surviving miners trapped underground before it's too late...

Director: Louis King | Stars: Jean Muir, Barton MacLane, Henry O'Neill, Robert Barrat

Votes: 110

49. A Girl with Ideas (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A rich banker's zany daughter gains control of a large newspaper.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Walter Pidgeon, Kent Taylor, Dorothea Kent

Votes: 9

50. That's My Story! (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

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A reporter desperate for a story tries to interview a gangster's girlfriend jailed in a small town. He gets himself thrown in the same jail and runs into a female reporter with the same ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Claudia Morgan, William Lundigan, Herbert Mundin, Hobart Cavanaugh