My favorite movies.

by hbenthow | created - 10 Dec 2010 | updated - 04 Oct 2016 | Public

This is a list of my favorite movies, regardless of genre. I also have my favorites of each particular genre listed in separate lists.

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1. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 126,168 | Gross: $0.03M

In my opinion, the greatest movie ever made. It's truly amazing, not only visually, but also viscerally. The great musical score by Gottfried Huppertz is indispensable.

2. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 73,448

One of the greatest romantic comedies ever made, if not the greatest.

3. King Kong (1933)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 69,375 | Gross: $10.00M

The Eighth Wonder of the World.

4. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 3,667

The original movie that the Vincent Price "House of Wax" was based on. In my opinion, this is the better of the two, mainly due to Glenda Farrell's very memorable performance as Florence Dempsey, the role that led to that of Torchy Blane, which in turn inspired Lois Lane.

5. The Ten Commandments (1956)

Approved | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 52,456 | Gross: $93.74M

Almost right up there with "Metropolis" in terms of amazement, and the greatest Biblical epic ever made. Easily one of the greatest masterpieces of all time.

6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 172,745 | Gross: $8.82M

I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain...

7. The Rage of Paris (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy

7.2
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Nicole has no job and is several weeks behind with her rent. Her solution to her problem is to try and snare a rich husband. Enlisting the help of her friend Gloria and the maitre'd at a ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Mischa Auer, Louis Hayward

Votes: 535

A very underrated screwball comedy starring the adorable Danielle Darrieux.

8. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 39,151

One of Hitchcock's best and most entertaining movies.

9. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 45,906 | Gross: $46.70M

One of the best adventure movies ever made, and it captured the 1930s atmosphere better than any other post-1950s movie to my knowledge.

10. Smart Blonde (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Wini Shaw, Addison Richards

Votes: 338

The very first Torchy Blane movie.

11. Fly Away Baby (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Torchy Blane solves a murder and smuggling case during a round-the-world flight.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Gordon Oliver, Hugh O'Connell

Votes: 221

The second Torchy Blane movie.

12. The Adventurous Blonde (1937)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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After rival reporters, jealous of Torchy's success, conspire to fake the murder of an actor in order to embarrass her, he ends up being strangled.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Anne Nagel, Tom Kennedy

Votes: 289

The third.

13. Blondes at Work (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Steve promises his captain not to favor Torchy with stories over other papers but becomes frustrated as to how she continues to scoop her rivals.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, Rosella Towne

Votes: 248

The fourth.

14. Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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A notorious counterfeiter passes himself off as a Secret Service agent to Steve and gets him to unwittingly help him bilk the racetrack out of tens of thousands.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, Willard Robertson

Votes: 229

Technically the sixth, but I consider it the fifth, because I don't count the one with Lola Lane.

15. Torchy Blane in Chinatown (1939)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Torchy Blane has to solve a blackmail case.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 263

It should be pretty obvious by now that I'm a fan of Glenda Farrell and Torchy Blane.

16. Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, John Miljan

Votes: 245

The last Glenda Farrell/Barton MacLane Torchy Blane movie.

17. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 16,976

One of the very best screwball comedies ever made. Carole Lombard and William Powell, as usual, are great.

18. His Girl Friday (1940)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 44,736

A great satirical screwball comedy.

19. 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: 10,032

One of Frank Capra's best movies.

20. Behave Yourself! (1951)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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When a cute Welsh terrier follows Bill Denny home, little does he know that all gangland has its eye on that dog. Who will be bumbling Bill's undoing - the gangsters, the cops, or his suspicious mother-in-law?

Director: George Beck | Stars: Farley Granger, Shelley Winters, William Demarest, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 461

An underrated comedy from the 1950s.

21. Flash Gordon (1936)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Alexis Zarkov visit the planet Mongo to thwart the evil schemes of Emperor Ming the Merciless, who has set his planet on a collision course with Earth.

Directors: Frederick Stephani, Ray Taylor | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Priscilla Lawson

Votes: 1,738

Perhaps the greatest serial ever made.

22. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.1
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64 Metascore

After New York City receives a series of attacks from giant flying robots, a reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Director: Kerry Conran | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 75,797 | Gross: $37.76M

One of the best adventure movies of the 2000's, and a great homage to 1930s adventure serials and movies.

23. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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85 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 732,522 | Gross: $248.16M

Another great homage to 1930s serials.

24. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.0
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48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 343,625 | Gross: $155.25M

The best archeology-themed adventure movie since the original Indiana Jones trilogy, and one of the most re-watchable movies ever made.

25. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 573,782 | Gross: $197.17M

The second-best Indiana Jones movie.

26. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 47,927

One of the very funniest movies ever made.

27. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 4,907

A brilliant screwball comedy, starring the ever-great Carole Lombard.

28. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.6
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 8,011

Right up there with "The Adventures of Robin Hood".

29. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

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: 41,257 | Gross: $3.98M

The greatest movie depiction of Robin, Marian, and the merry men. Kevin Costner, eat your heart out.

30. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 10,706

31. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.5
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 9,474

The original "Indiana Jones" (along with Secret of the Incas).

32. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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66 Metascore

Steve Rogers, a rejected military soldier transforms into Captain America after taking a dose of a "Super-Soldier serum". But being Captain America comes at a price as he attempts to take down a war monger and a terrorist organization.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayley Atwell

Votes: 572,126 | Gross: $176.65M

Another great adventure movie from the director of "The Rocketeer".

33. The Stork Club (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore, Robert Benchley

Votes: 405

A delightful little comedy.

34. The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

7.1
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, William Demarest

Votes: 831

A very funny faux-biopic, tinged with sadness.

35. Heading for Heaven (1947)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy

5.6
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Stuart Erwin plays a small-town real estate agent who owns much property which, for several generations, has failed to sell even while the town has grown. It becomes know, except to Erwin, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Glenda Farrell, Russ Vincent, Irene Ryan

Votes: 87

A funny B-comedy starring Stuart Erwin, and featuring the great scene-stealer Glenda Farrell.

36. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 329,049 | Gross: $1.59M

One of those movies that really does live up to the hype.

37. 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: 146

The first and only movie to portray the radio character Senator Claghorn, the original inspiration for the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn.

38. The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack

Votes: 1,266 | Gross: $1.17M

Harold Lloyd in one of his best talkie roles.

39. Way Out West (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Family, Western

7.7
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Stan and Ollie are charged with delivering the deed to a valuable gold mine to the daughter of a dead prospector. However they reckon without the machinations of her evil guardian Mickey ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

Votes: 6,228

Perhaps the best Laurel and Hardy movie.

40. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.7
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 6,148

Gives "Way Out West" a run for its money.

41. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 58,096

Probably one of the best five or so dark comedies ever made.

42. Palooka (1934)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 242

The very first Joe Palooka movie ever made.

43. Chickens Come Home- (1931)

Passed | 30 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Ollie is running for mayor when an old flame (Mae Busch) tries to blackmail him with a old photo ('just the same old apple-cheeked boy'). Stan's attempts to help Ollie keep the blackmailer ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae Busch, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 1,089

I almost died laughing.

44. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 215,573 | Gross: $44.82M

One of the most truly epic movies ever made.

45. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 37,816 | Gross: $3.00M

One of the very best science fiction movies of all time.

46. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Not Rated | 63 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 7,962

47. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 68,441

Wonderfully eerie.

48. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 475

One of the all-time greatest serials.

49. Dick Tracy (1990)

PG | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.

Director: Warren Beatty | Stars: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Charlie Korsmo

Votes: 50,779 | Gross: $103.74M

A great musical version of Dick Tracy.

50. The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.9
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Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 1,226

Another great talkie role for Horold Lloyd. This one's a sequel to his silent movie "The Freshman".

51. Prison Break (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Barton MacLane, Glenda Farrell, Paul Hurst, Constance Moore

Votes: 200

Glenda Farrell and Barton MacLane team up again, this time in a non-Torchy Blane movie. This is a more dark, serious movie, exploring the poor treatment of prisoners. Interesting bit of trivia: in the Torchy Blane movies, Glenda Farrell calls Barton MacLane "Skipper". In this one, he calls her "Skipper".

52. The Front Page (1931)

TV-PG | 101 min | Comedy

6.8
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An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Pat O'Brien, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 1,728

The original adaption of the stage play of the same name, which later inspired "His Girl Friday".

53. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 242,869

A true masterpiece.

54. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

76 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money.

Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, Stella Rho, John Singer, Eve Lister

Votes: 708

I'll polish you off real fine, sir. I'll polish you off reeeaaal fine.

55. Blondie (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Dagwood loses his job on the eve of his and Blondie's fifth wedding anniversary.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 391

The first Blondie movie.

56. Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

7.0
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A salesman convinces Blondie that Baby Dumpling is a budding genius, so the Bumsteads enroll him in a special school from which he disappears.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 194

57. Blondie Goes Latin (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

Directors: Frank R. Strayer, Robert Sparks | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 161

58. Blondie Goes to College (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy

6.6
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Dagwood decides to go to college. Blondie goes along with him, keeping their marriage a secret. They send Baby Dumpling off to military school where he becomes top sergeant. Blondie is ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 160

59. Blondie Has Servant Trouble (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

7.1
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Mr. Dithers has a house he can't unload because it is rumored to be haunted. When he lets the Bumsteads move into it, they discover sliding panels and secret passages. The haunting is the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 176

60. Blondie in Society (1941)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

7.1
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Dagwood brings home a pedigreed Great Dane which an important company client wants and which Blondie enters in the big dog show. A highlight of this film is the canine burping display.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 165

61. Blondie on a Budget (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy

6.9
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Dagwood wants to join the trout club and Blondie wants a fur coat. Jealousy reigns when Dag's old girlfriend Joan shows up, but nothing else matters when a drawing at the movie theatre provides money for the coat.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 260

62. Blondie Meets the Boss (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Blondie takes over Dagwood's job while he goes off on a fishing trip.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 189

63. Blondie Plays Cupid (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

6.9
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The Bumstead family is off to see relatives in the country when Blondie runs into Charlie and Millie, an eloping couple needing her help.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 176

64. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 193

65. 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: 22,271

66. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 7,792

67. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,228

68. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,319

69. The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 3,985

70. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.0
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Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,596

71. Ma and Pa Kettle (1949)

76 min | Comedy

6.9
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On the verge of being evicted from their run-down farmhouse, the large Kettle family is given a new, modern home after Pa wins a contest, but he is accused of plagiarizing his winning slogan by a jealous local woman.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 972

I'll get around to it one of these days.

72. Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygienically".

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 554

73. Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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When Pa wins a jingle-writing contest, he and Ma head for New York City. They they get in trouble with gangsters when they lose some stolen money which they had already agreed to deliver to one of the thugs.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Richard Long, Meg Randall

Votes: 607

74. Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalists by spending a weekend at the home of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Alan Mowbray, Alice Kelley

Votes: 422

75. Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)

78 min | Comedy

6.9
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Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, James Best, Lori Nelson

Votes: 432

76. Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)

79 min | Comedy

6.8
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Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Lori Nelson, Byron Palmer

Votes: 365

77. Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy

6.9
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The Kettles are in Paris along with their daughter-in-law's parents the Parkers. Pa tries to buy racy postcards. He also gets in big trouble when he is given a letter to deliver to Adolph ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Ray Collins, Bodil Miller

Votes: 380

78. The Egg and I (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 1,868

79. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 6,608

A great comedy about teenage crushes.

80. Midnight (1939)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A chorus girl stranded in Paris is set up by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer

Votes: 3,761

An unfortunately obscure screwball comedy starring Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert.

81. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.9
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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 73,367 | Gross: $72.00M

Ain't it loverly?

82. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 70,117

83. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sally Field, Don Alder, Ed Bernard

Votes: 36,388 | Gross: $41.83M

84. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 44,720 | Gross: $61.92M

The closest we'll ever get to a "Laurel and hardy meet Tom and Jerry" movie.

85. Ratatouille (2007)

G | 111 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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96 Metascore

A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant.

Directors: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava | Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Votes: 522,842 | Gross: $206.45M

Pixar's best.

86. The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)

Unrated | 72 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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A clumsy young man nurtures a plant and discovers that it's carnivorous, forcing him to kill to feed it.

Directors: Roger Corman, Charles B. Griffith, Mel Welles | Stars: Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, Mel Welles, Dick Miller

Votes: 13,557 | Gross: $1.40M

The ending's weak, but the rest makes up for it. It's hilarious.

87. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 241,241 | Gross: $12.34M

A very touching and poignant movie of a type I rarely like.

88. Just Around the Corner (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project; The little miss dances with bill "Bojangles" robinson. Based on paul gerard smith's book, "Lucky penny".

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Amanda Duff

Votes: 427

A movie with a lot of sentimental value for me.

89. Song of the South (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.3
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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Harve Foster | Stars: Ruth Warrick, Bobby Driscoll, James Baskett, Luana Patten

Votes: 9,374 | Gross: $63.72M

A delightful musical story based on Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories. And no, it's NOT racist!

90. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 367,053 | Gross: $179.87M

Not as good as "Raiders" or "Last Crusade", but still pretty great.

91. Crocodile Dundee (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, David Gulpilil

Votes: 80,200 | Gross: $174.64M

92. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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41 Metascore

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 47,161 | Gross: $109.31M

93. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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63 Metascore

Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Votes: 896,600 | Gross: $305.41M

You'll always remember this as the day that you *almost* captured Captain Jack Sparrow!

94. Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger

Votes: 1,239

A delightful musical comedy with Jimmy Stewart.

95. Slipping Wives (1927)

23 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Neglected by her husband, our heroine decides to make him jealous by getting the handyman to play a literary genius at a party and flirt with her.

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Priscilla Dean, Herbert Rawlinson

Votes: 379

I never thought the story of Sampson could be so hilarious as when Stan Laurel tells it.

96. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 13,280 | Gross: $7.63M

97. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

Votes: 256

98. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,293

I like the Fleischer cartoons, the George Reeves show, and the movies with Christopher Reeve all very much, but the Fleischer cartoons are the most "perfect" screen portrayal of Superman, in my opinion.

I put just this one on the list because putting all 17 of the Fleischer cartoons would take up too much space.

99. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 137,445 | Gross: $134.22M

A modern classic.

100. Superman II (1980)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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87 Metascore

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Directors: Richard Lester, Richard Donner | Stars: Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty

Votes: 83,760 | Gross: $108.19M

A worthy sequel to the first.