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1.
The Big Heat (1953)
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
2.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
3.
Nightfall (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers. (78 mins.)
 
4.
Baby Face (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank -- by gleefully sleeping her way to the top. (71 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
5.
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. (108 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
6.
A Foreign Affair (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi cafe singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
7.
Wings of the Morning (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance. (89 mins.)
 
8.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (158 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
9.
The Robe (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
10.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
11.
Secret Agent (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After three British agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences. (86 mins.)
 
12.
When Tomorrow Comes (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress... (90 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
13.
Blonde Crazy (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice. (79 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
14.
Personal Property (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Raymond Dabney returns to his family after trouble with the law. He convinces the sheriff to give him... (84 mins.)
 
15.
The Macomber Affair (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Robert Wilson leads safaris on the Kenyan savanna. On this occasion, he takes Mr. and Mrs. Macomber out to hunt buffalo... (89 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
16.
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A beautiful young woman takes her father's place as the prisoner of a mysterious beast, who wishes to marry her. (96 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
17.
Great Expectations (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
18.
The Passionate Friends (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary... (95 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
19.
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars. (128 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
 
20.
The Spiral Staircase (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
21.
Topper Returns (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom. (88 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
22.
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In old New Orleans, a beautiful adventuress juggles the attentions of a rich banker and a dashing sea captain. (79 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
23.
The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
College students Andy Shaeffer and Susan Daniels are pinned. While Susan works hard to put herself through college... (103 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
24.
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Val Xavier, a drifter of obscure origins arrives at a small town and gets a job in a store run by Lady Torrence... (119 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
25.
The Sun Also Rises (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain. (130 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
26.
Ryan's Daughter (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in the wake of the 1916 Easter Rising, a married woman in a small Irish village has an affair with a troubled British officer. (206 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
27.
Isadora (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet... (131 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
28.
Sons and Lovers (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard... (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
29.
Ship of Fools (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for post-war Germany represents a microcosm of 1930s society. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
30.
Justine (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In Alexandria, in 1938, Darley, a young British schoolmaster and poet, makes friends through Pursewarden... (116 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
31.
Tom Jones (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside... (128 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
32.
Irma la Douce (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In Paris, an ex-cop falls in love with a prostitute, and tries to get her out of that life by paying for all of her time. Not so easy... (147 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
33.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
34.
The Pleasure Garden (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer... (75 mins.)
 
35.
Metropolis (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
36.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
 
37.
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
 
38.
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images. (79 mins.)
 
39.
He Walked by Night (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
40.
Rope of Sand (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead. (104 mins.)
 
41.
Red Dust (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees. (83 mins.)