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1.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war. (165 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
2.
The Kid (1921)
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The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. (68 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
3.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
 
4.
The Public Enemy (1931)
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war. (83 mins.)
 
5.
Footlight Parade (1933)
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses. (104 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
6.
42nd Street (1933)
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star. (89 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
7.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
8.
The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
9.
The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a compact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract. (107 mins.)
 
10.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan. (126 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
11.
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
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George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert. (135 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
12.
Wonder Man (1945)
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After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice. (98 mins.)
 
13.
The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)
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The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane... (88 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
14.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy. (110 mins.)
 
15.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
16.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
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Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
17.
Samson and Delilah (1949)
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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. (131 mins.)
 
18.
My Friend Irma (1949)
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Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane. (103 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
19.
David and Bathsheba (1951)
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After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
20.
Jumping Jacks (1952)
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen. (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
21.
The Jazz Singer (1952)
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
22.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales." (112 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
23.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
24.
Picnic (1955)
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic. (115 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
25.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom. (122 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
26.
Oklahoma! (1955)
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In the Oklahoma territory at the turn of the twentieth century, two young cowboys vie with an evil ranch... (145 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
27.
Artists and Models (1955)
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Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book. (109 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
28.
The Court Jester (1955)
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king. (101 mins.)
 
29.
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
30.
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
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Bio of swing band leader 'Benny Goodman' from age 10 (1919) to his landmark Carnegie Hall band concert in 1938... (116 mins.)
 
31.
Carousel (1956)
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Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day... (128 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
32.
The Joker Is Wild (1957)
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Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young... (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
33.
South Pacific (1958)
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On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission. (157 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
34.
Exodus (1960)
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. (208 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
35.
King of Kings (1961)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (168 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
36.
The Children's Hour (1961)
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (108 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
37.
American Graffiti (1973)
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
38.
The Jazz Singer (1980)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer. (115 mins.)
 
39.
The Idolmaker (1980)
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Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian. (117 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
40.
Masada (1981 Mini-Series)
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After the destruction of the Second Temple, 900 Jewish zealots hold out against a 5000 man Roman legion on the mountaintop fortress of Masada. (394 mins.)