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1.
Humor Risk (1921 Short Film)
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This silent short saw the Marx Bros. teamed for the first time prior to their move to features. The film had only one public screening. Groucho later claimed that it was not very good.
Director: Dick Smith
 
2.
Hollywood Party (1934)
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Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So... (68 mins.)
 
3.
Babes on Broadway (1941)
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off... (118 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
 
4.
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon. (74 mins.)
 
5.
Saludos Amigos (1942 Short Film)
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Disney animators tour South America and present four animated shorts inspired by their trip. (42 mins.)
 
6.
The Human Comedy (1943)
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war. (117 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
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The Clock (1945)
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Soldier Joe Allen is on a two-day leave in New York, and there he meets Alice. She agrees to show him the sights and they spend the day together... (90 mins.)
 
8.
The Time of Your Life (1948)
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A wide variety of persons come into Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time. (109 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
9.
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
10.
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
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An animated adaption of "The Wind in the Willows" followed by an adaption of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". (68 mins.)
 
11.
The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1952)
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A chimney sweep and his beloved shepherdess are aided by Wonderbird in their escape from a ruthless dictator (63 mins.)
Director: Paul Grimault
 
12.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
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To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
13.
The Story of Mankind (1957)
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The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil. (100 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
14.
What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966)
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In Woody Allen's directorial debut, he took the Japanese action film Key of Keys and re-dubbed it, changing the plot to make it revolve around a secret egg salad recipe. (80 mins.)
 
15.
The Mikado (1967)
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone... (122 mins.)
Director: Stuart Burge
 
16.
Skidoo (1968)
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Ex-gangster Tony Banks is called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard... (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
17.
Inspector Clouseau (1968)
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A string of robberies has occurred in Britain and it's up to Inspector Clouseau to catch them. (96 mins.)
Director: Bud Yorkin
 
18.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
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An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
 
19.
Straight Time (1978)
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules... (114 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
20.
Lady and the Lamp (1979 Short Film)
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A lamp causes a ruckus in the shop while the shopkeeper is away. (4 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
 
21.
Atlantic City (1980)
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer finds themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
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Ragtime (1981)
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A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City. (155 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
23.
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
24.
Ghost Story (1981)
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Two generations of men find themselves haunted by the presence of a spectral woman. When the son of one of the elderly men returns to his hometown after his brother's mysterious death, they attempt to unravel her story. (110 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
 
25.
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
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To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected. (82 mins.)
Director: Don Bluth
 
26.
Slapstick of Another Kind (1982)
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A rich, beautiful couple give birth to deformed alien twins who, when their heads are together, are the smartest kids on the planet. (82 mins.)
Director: Steven Paul
 
27.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
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A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima... (121 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
28.
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988 Short Film)
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Karen Carpenter's battle with anorexia nervosa and the cultural influence of the Carpenters in the 70s. (43 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
29.
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has... (85 mins.)
 
30.
Infinity (1996)
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Story of the early life of genius and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. (119 mins.)
 
31.
The Addams Family (1991)
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Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester. (99 mins.)
 
32.
Wired (1989)
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The ghost of John Belushi looks back on his troubled life and career, while journalist Bob Woodward researches Belushi's life as he prepares to write a book about the late comic actor. (112 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
33.
Let It Be (1970 Documentary)
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart. (81 mins.)
 
34.
Million Dollar Legs (1932)
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money... (64 mins.)
Director: Edward Cline
 
35.
Louis (2010)
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A silent film about Louis Armstrong as a young boy and how he acquired his first cornet.
Director: Dan Pritzker