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1. Borderline (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay

Votes: 850

2. Gunman in the Streets (1950)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Dane Clark, Simone Signoret, Fernand Gravey, Robert Duke

Votes: 281

3. Halls of Montezuma (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 2,170

4. Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 373

5. Radar Secret Service (1950)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

1.8
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G-men track stolen Uranium-238 shipment using new radar technology; they also recruit the girlfriend of a gang member as an informant. Radar helps, but it takes an undercover blonde to ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: John Howard, Adele Jergens, Tom Neal, Myrna Dell

Votes: 562

6. Outside the Wall (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A paroled convict's infatuation with a gold-digger nurse working at a sanitarium leads him to crime.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 77

7. Streets of Ghost Town (1950)

Approved | 54 min | Western

6.3
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Steve, Smiley, and the Sheriff come to a ghost town looking for missing gold. In flashback, Steve tells the story of Bill Donner who doublecrossed his partners to get the gold. Donner, now ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Charles Starrett, George Chesebro, Mary Ellen Kay, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 76

8. The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A former British agent is employed at the Fenton country estate where he aids Fenton's niece elude the police when she's unjustly accused of murdering a local gamekeeper.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones

Votes: 532

9. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 106,607 | Gross: $7.63M

10. The African Queen (1951)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.9
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In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull

Votes: 62,367 | Gross: $0.54M

11. Assassin for Hire (1951)

67 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Pretending to be rare stamp dealer, a man devotedly supports wife and musically talented younger brother as a professional hit-man.

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Sydney Tafler, Ronald Howard, Katharine Blake, John Hewer

Votes: 36

12. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass

Votes: 10,447

13. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,747

14. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 5,709

15. Sirocco (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

Votes: 1,547

16. The Enforcer (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.4
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A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc.

Directors: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane

Votes: 3,298

17. Five (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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The world is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust. Only five Americans survive, including a pregnant woman, a neo-Nazi, a black man and a bank clerk.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: William Phipps, Susan Douglas Rubes, James Anderson, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 935

18. The Racket (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.

Directors: John Cromwell, Mel Ferrer, Tay Garnett, Nicholas Ray, Sherman Todd | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, William Talman

Votes: 2,161

19. He Ran All the Way (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director: John Berry | Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,427

20. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker

Votes: 2,157

21. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 555

22. Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad

Votes: 1,446

23. The Strange Door (1951)

Approved | 81 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Wyler

Votes: 567

24. The Mob (1951)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett

Votes: 837

25. The Medium (1951)

84 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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Madame Flora is terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent séances. Menotti's first international success, "The Medium" is a tragedy in two acts for ... See full summary »

Director: Gian Carlo Menotti | Stars: Marie Powers, Leopoldo Savona, Belva Kibler, Beverly Dame

Votes: 83

26. Two of a Kind (1951)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A lawyer for a rich elderly industrialist works out a complex inheritance scam to pass off a con as the industrialist's long-lost son and claim the huge inheritance.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott, Terry Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 380

27. Lost Continent (1951)

Passed | 83 min | Sci-Fi

3.0
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Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Cesar Romero, Hillary Brooke, Chick Chandler, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,113

28. Cave of Outlaws (1951)

Passed | 76 min | Western

5.9
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Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory

Votes: 183

29. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

Votes: 228

30. Double Dynamite (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, Don McGuire

Votes: 707

31. Under the Gun (1951)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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When a cunning, unscrupulous mobster is sentenced to a Florida prison farm, he launches a deadly escape plan.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Richard Conte, Audrey Totter, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire

Votes: 77

32. Three Desperate Men (1951)

71 min | Crime, Western

5.8
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When they learn that their brother Matt Denton (Ross Latimer) is awaiting trial in California, charged with train robbery, deputies Tom Denton (Preston Foster) and Fred Denton (Jim Davis) ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Preston Foster, Jim Davis, Virginia Grey, Kim Spalding

Votes: 44

33. Counterblast (1948)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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An escaped World War 2 Nazi doctor, impersonates a murdered English doctor so he can work on a vaccination to protect the Germans in their planned germ warfare.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 155

34. Danger Zone (1951)

Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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Claire Underwood hires San Francisco private-detective Dennis O'Brien to purchase a saxophone case at an auction, and O'Brien is promptly slugged and the case is stolen by Larry Dunlap. ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Hugh Beaumont, Edward Brophy, Richard Travis, Tom Neal

Votes: 57