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1. The Mouthpiece (1932)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.1
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Prosecutor becomes a defense attorney after an innocent man is sent to an electric chair.

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray

Votes: 332

2. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 615

3. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 1,957

4. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 3,006

5. The Scoundrel (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Noël Coward, Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper

Votes: 203

6. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 1,788

7. They Won't Forget (1937)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,212

8. The Citadel (1938)

Passed | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Andrew Manson, a young, enthusiastic doctor takes his first job in a Welsh mining town, and begins to wonder at the persistent cough many of the miners have. When his attempts to prove its ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson, Rex Harrison

Votes: 1,577

9. The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier

Votes: 1,231

(La femme du boulanger)

10. The Mortal Storm (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, Frank Morgan

Votes: 3,669

11. The Stars Look Down (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Davey Fenwick leaves his mining village on a university scholarship intent on returning to better support the miners against the owners. But he falls in love with Jenny who gets him to ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood, Edward Rigby, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 722

British

12. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 7,667 | Gross: $0.16M

13. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,200

14. Lady of the Night (1925)

TV-G | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A world-weary prostitute yearns after respectability and the love of an inventor.

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.21M

15. Private Lives (1931)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Divorced couple unexpectedly meet each other during their honeymoon and rekindle their love.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel

Votes: 837

On Mick's list of "Movies that changed my life"

16. Blonde Venus (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 3,360

Suggested by Mick Blog

17. Blonde Crazy (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern, Noel Francis

Votes: 1,149

18. Love (1927)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A married woman compromises her social standing and family life when she falls for a young officer.

Directors: Edmund Goulding, John Gilbert | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, George Fawcett, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 742 | Gross: $0.95M

Recommended by Mick Blog

19. After Midnight (1927)

70 min | Drama

7.1
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When Joe, a hold-up man, tries to rob Mary, a nightclub hostess, she winds winds up knocking him out. She takes pity on him, however, and nurses him back to health. He decides to go ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lawrence Gray, Gwen Lee, Eddie Sturgis

Votes: 53

Recommended by Mick Blog

20. West of Zanzibar (1928)

TV-G | 65 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A magician seeks vengeance upon the man who paralyzed him and the illegitimate daughter he sired with the magician's wife.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lionel Barrymore, Mary Nolan, Warner Baxter

Votes: 1,284 | Gross: $0.92M

Recommended by Mick Blog

21. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 3,019

Recommended by Mick Blog

22. One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 842

23. The Well-Digger's Daughter (1940)

Approved | 142 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A rural maiden's two suitors go off to war, leaving her pregnant.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Fernandel, Josette Day, Line Noro

Votes: 362

(La fille du puisatier)

24. Wilson (1944)

Unrated | 154 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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A chronicle of the political career of US President Woodrow Wilson.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Alexander Knox, Charles Coburn, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,199 | Gross: $2.00M

25. Dead of Night (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror

7.7
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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.

Directors: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer | Stars: Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave, Roland Culver, Mary Merrall

Votes: 8,742

26. The Overlanders (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.8
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It's the start of WWII in Northern Australia. The Japanese are getting close. People are evacuating and burning everything in a "scorched earth" policy. Rather than kill all their cattle, a... See full summary »

Director: Harry Watt | Stars: Chips Rafferty, John Nugent Hayward, Daphne Campbell, Jean Blue

Votes: 320

27. The Fugitive (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

6.5
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Anti-Catholic and anti-cleric policies in the Mexican state of Tabasco lead the revolutionary government to persecute the state's last remaining priest.

Directors: John Ford, Emilio Fernández | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,669

John Ford, Henry Fonda

28. The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, Wayne Morris

Votes: 463

29. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 5,409

30. Sitting Pretty (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

7.6
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Tacey and Harry King are a suburban couple with three sons and a serious need of a babysitter. Tacey puts an ad in the paper for a live-in babysitter, and the ad is answered by Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Maureen O'Hara, Clifton Webb, Richard Haydn

Votes: 1,582

31. The Gunfighter (1950)

Not Rated | 85 min | Western

7.7
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Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker

Votes: 7,606

Gregory Peck

32. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 14,704

33. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.4
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An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 704

34. The Big Sky (1952)

Approved | 140 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,252

35. Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)

103 min | Drama

7.2
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In the back country of South Africa, black minister Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee) journeys to the city to search for his missing son, only to find his people living in squalor and his son a ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson, Joyce Carey

Votes: 461

36. The Conquest of Everest (1953)

78 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.2
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

Director: George Lowe | Stars: Meredith Edwards, John Hunt, George Band, Tom Bourdillon

Votes: 186

37. The Little Kidnappers (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 377

38. The Great Man (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

7.1
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Joe Harris, preparing a eulogy for popular radio commentator Herb Fuller, finds that nobody has a good word to say about him.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Dean Jagger, Keenan Wynn, Julie London

Votes: 279

39. Nothing But the Best (1964)

99 min | Comedy

6.9
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Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss's daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Alan Bates, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews, Millicent Martin

Votes: 261

40. One Potato, Two Potato (1964)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Bernie Hamilton, Richard Mulligan, Harry Bellaver

Votes: 476

Study of interracial marriage in the 1960's. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man.

41. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.0
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 5,910 | Gross: $0.12M

(Campanadas a medianoche) Writers: William Shakespeare (plays)

42. Stop the World: I Want to Get Off (1966)

100 min | Musical

5.2
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The lead in a British semi-improvisational musical theater troupe introduces the troupe's featured players - his wife, two adult daughters and adolescent son - as they rehearse for their ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Saville | Stars: Tony Tanner, Millicent Martin, Leila Croft, Valerie Croft

Votes: 124

43. Pull My Daisy (1959)

30 min | Short

6.6
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Milo is a railroad brakeman, his wife a painter. They have some poet friends who spend a good bit of time hanging out at their apartment. When Milo and his wife are visited by their bishop,... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie | Stars: Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers

Votes: 577

44. The Tarnished Angels (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,415

45. Deep End (1970)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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15-year-old Mike takes a job at the local swimming baths, where he becomes obsessed with an attractive young woman, Susan, who works there as an attendant. Although Susan has a fiancé, Mike... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Jane Asher, John Moulder-Brown, Karl Michael Vogler, Christopher Sandford

Votes: 4,057

46. King Lear (1971)

GP | 137 min | Drama

7.3
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The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Paul Scofield, Irene Worth, Cyril Cusack, Susan Engel

Votes: 636

47. Brewster McCloud (1970)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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An introverted loner living in the bowels of the Astrodome plots to develop - with the aid of a mysterious guardian angel - a pair of wings that will help him fly.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Bud Cort, Shelley Duvall, Sally Kellerman, Michael Murphy

Votes: 3,303

48. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

Votes: 2,993

49. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (1970 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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Made for television, this film consists of four parts: Part One, "The Last Christmas Dinner," is about the relationship between an old man and an old woman, both homeless. Part Two, "The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Nino Formicola, Milly, Roger Trapp, Robert Lombard

Votes: 171

Writer: Jean Renoir

50. The Mother and the Whore (1973)

210 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In Paris, the pedantic Alexandre lives with his mate Marie in her apartment, an open relationship. Alexandre, who is idle and chauvinist, spends his days reading, drinking and shagging ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Eustache | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Françoise Lebrun, Isabelle Weingarten

Votes: 3,987

(La maman et la putain) Recommended by Mick LaSalle.

51. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 3,716 | Gross: $0.03M

52. Twelve Chairs (1971)

PG-13 | 161 min | Comedy

8.4
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A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once ... See full summary »

Director: Leonid Gayday | Stars: Archil Gomiashvili, Sergey Filippov, Mikhail Pugovkin, Natalya Krachkovskaya

Votes: 4,332

(12 stulyev)

53. La Chienne (1931)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Michel Simon, Janie Marèse, Georges Flamant, Roger Gaillard

Votes: 2,738

Jean Renoir's first sound film

54. Gion bayashi (1953)

85 min | Drama

7.7
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In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion, in Kyoto asking her to be a "maiko" (apprentice of geisha). Eiko explains that her... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu, Saburô Date

Votes: 1,325

(Gion bayashi)

55. Erotikon (1929)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: Karel Schleichert, Ita Rina, Olaf Fjord, Theodor Pistek

Votes: 398

Recommended by Mick Blog

56. The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick (1972)

101 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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A goalkeeper Josef Bloch is ejected during a game for foul play. He leaves the field and goes to spend the night with a cinema cashier.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Arthur Brauss, Kai Fischer, Erika Pluhar, Libgart Schwarz

Votes: 1,004

(Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter)

57. Le juge et l'assassin (1976)

128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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An unstable former French Sergeant commits many atrocities. A judge considers how this case could benefit or damage his career.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 1,332

(Le juge et l'assassin) Director: Bertrand Tavernier

58. Every Man for Himself (1980)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

7.0
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Roland Amstutz

Votes: 2,503

(Sauve qui peut (la vie)) Jean-Luc Godard

59. Pixote (1981)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino

Votes: 5,270

60. La nuit de Varennes (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, History

7.4
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In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when ... See full summary »

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 1,659

61. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Not Rated | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

Votes: 9,926

Top rated IMDb mystery

62. Mesrine (1984)

110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Mesrine was the foremost criminal, public enemy N°1, the man most wanted in France, guilty of 39 crimes. "In the police or newspaper history, Mesrine broke all records". The film begins ... See full summary »

Director: André Génovès | Stars: Nicolas Silberg, Caroline Aguilar, Gérard Sergue, Michel Poujade

Votes: 143

Ludivine Sagnier? Recommended by Mick.

63. A Love in Germany (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.8
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In May of 1983, a man turns 49 and, with his 17-year old son, journeys to the village in Baden that he left 40 years before. He wants to discover what happened then, the truth about an ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Piotr Lysak, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ralf Wolter

Votes: 268

(Eine Liebe in Deutschland)

64. That's Life! (1986)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Harvey and Gillian Fairchild face a very difficult weekend. Harvey, celebrating his 60th birthday, is stressed and depressed. Gillian is awaiting the results of a throat biopsy. Their lives... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Julie Andrews, Sally Kellerman, Robert Loggia

Votes: 1,044 | Gross: $4.08M

65. Oci ciornie (1987)

117 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

7.6
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Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Silvana Mangano, Marthe Keller, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,456 | Gross: $2.20M

(Oci ciornie)

66. A Taxing Woman (1987)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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If tax evasion is an art, wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo is Rembrandt. And so, a determined taxing woman gets the tough assignment of trying to catch him.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Masahiko Tsugawa, Yasuo Daichi

Votes: 1,386

(Marusa no onna)

67. The Horse Thief (1986)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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The story of Norbu, a horse thief, who is thrown out of his tribe in an effort to purge it of evil. Norbu repents after the birth of his son, but he is forced to steal again after the birth... See full summary »

Directors: Zhuangzhuang Tian, Peicheng Pan | Stars: Daiba, Jiji Dan, Drashi, Gaoba

Votes: 767

Scorsese's choice as best movie of the ninties(!)

68. Marusa no onna 2 (1988)

127 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.

Director: Jûzô Itami | Stars: Nobuko Miyamoto, Rentarô Mikuni, Masahiko Tsugawa, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.33M

(A Taxing Woman's Return)

69. Az én XX. századom (1989)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Separated identical twins ride an Orient Express unaware of each other: a feminist anarchist and a hedonistic courtesan, living under the powder-keg Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Separate ... See full summary »

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Dorota Segda, Oleg Yankovskiy, Paulus Manker, Péter Andorai

Votes: 772 | Gross: $0.68M

70. Duo sang (1994)

167 min | Drama

7.4
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Autobiographical story about the life of a poor family in the Taiwanese countryside during the 1940s and 1950s as the Japanese rule of the island ends and nationalist forces of Kwomintang arrive when the Communists take the mainland.

Director: Nien-Jen Wu | Stars: Akio Chen, Jun Fu, Yung-Feng Lee, Ing-How Tan

Votes: 193

(A Borrowed Life) -- Scorsese's 3rd best of the Ninties

71. Félix et Lola (2001)

89 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Philippe Torreton, Alain Bashung, Philippe du Janerand

Votes: 358

Recommended by Mick

72. Rendezvous (1976)

9 min | Short, Action

7.9
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A high-speed drive through the streets of Paris.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Gunilla Friden, Claude Lelouch

Votes: 2,938

(C'était un rendez-vous) a fantastic car ride through Paris

73. The Role of Her Life (2004)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

6.4
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Director: François Favrat | Stars: Agnès Jaoui, Karin Viard, Jonathan Zaccaï, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo

Votes: 481

(The Role of Her Life) Recommended on Mick Blog. Never released in United States.

74. Stromboli, terra di Dio (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.4
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Karen, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prisoners camp. But the life in Antonio's village, Stromboli, threatened by the volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

Votes: 4,498

75. Two Seconds (1932)

67 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster

Votes: 674

Recommended by Mick Blog

76. The Last Flight (1931)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

7.8
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World War 1 veterans roam Paris drinking and admiring a woman they recently met.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,162

Recommended by Mick Blog

77. Trouble in Mind (1985)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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The lives of an ex-con, a coffee-shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect in the fictional and hypnotic Rain City.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine, Lori Singer, Geneviève Bujold

Votes: 1,293 | Gross: $0.02M

Recommended by Roger?

78. Jail Bait (1973 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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Jailbait (Wildwechsel, 1973), also known as Wild Game Crossing, is a bleak story of teenage angst, set in industrial northern Germany during the 1950s. Like in many other of his films, ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Eva Mattes, Ruth Drexel, Harry Baer, Jörg von Liebenfelß

Votes: 313

Recommended by Roger

79. Journey to Italy (1954)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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100 Metascore

An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer

Votes: 6,558

NYT Critics Pick

80. The New Age (1994)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Episodic movie about a rich yuppie couple who, going broke, can't decide if they want to stay together and meanwhile openly sleep around and experiment with different lifestyles.

Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Patrick Bauchau, Rachel Rosenthal

Votes: 887 | Gross: $0.25M

Eberts Top 10 for 1994

81. A Woman's Tale (1991)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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Uplifting and intimate look at the last days of an elderly cancer victim. The film is even more relevant as it was written specifically for the lead actress, Sheila Florance, who was in ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Sheila Florance, Gosia Dobrowolska, Norman Kaye, Chris Haywood

Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.41M

Ebert Recommends

82. Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.2
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The widow's houseboy and the divorcee's chauffeur bet on which will bed the other's employer first.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran

Votes: 935 | Gross: $2.16M

83. Ladybird Ladybird (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.5
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This Ken Loach docu-drama relates the story of a British woman's fight with Social Services over the care of her children. Maggie has a history of bouncing from one abusive relationship to ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Crissy Rock, Vladimir Vega, Sandie Lavelle, Mauricio Venegas

Votes: 2,617 | Gross: $0.15M

84. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1962, a prepubescent boy in rural Australia watches painfully as his best friend and first love, an older girl, blossoms into womanhood and falls for a thuggish rugby player, setting off... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Loene Carmen, Ben Mendelsohn, Graeme Blundell

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.21M

John Duigan directed

85. Les ambitieux (2006)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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On the one hand you have Judith Zahn, an arrogant, snobbish, bitchy Parisian editor. On the other hand meet Julien Demarsay: an insecure, timid, young bookseller from the East of France who... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Karin Viard, Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 310

Recommended by Mick

86. Three Comrades (1938)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Margaret Sullavan, Franchot Tone, Robert Young

Votes: 1,398

Recommended by Mick

87. The Letter (1929)

Passed | 65 min | Drama

6.9
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Jeanne Eagels plays the bored and restless Leslie Crosbie who turns to another man, Geoffrey Hammond (Herbert Marshall) for attention when neglected by her husband Robert (Reginald Owen). ... See full summary »

Director: Jean de Limur | Stars: Jeanne Eagels, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall, Irene Browne

Votes: 473

Recommended by Mick

88. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis and adopting a baby - all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,811

Recommended by Mick

89. Empty Days (1999)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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An executive and a dowdy working-class woman, both unemployed, married and parents meet at a supermarket. They become friends but find it hard to accept that they may be in love with each other.

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Patrick Dell'Isola, Sergi López, Florence Thomassin

Votes: 293

Recommended by Mick

90. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 4,918 | Gross: $0.79M

Recommended by Mick for Sophie marceau performance

91. Entre ses mains (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.4
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In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré, Jonathan Zaccaï, Valérie Donzelli

Votes: 839

Recommended by Mick for Isabelle Carre performance

92. Une semaine de vacances (1980)

102 min | Drama

6.8
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Laurence, a young schoolteacher from Lyons, takes a week's leave. During the break, she reflects on her career and her personal life.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald, Michel Galabru

Votes: 348

A Week's Holiday. Recommended by Mick.

93. First Contact (1982)

58 min | Documentary

7.7
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This documentary presents footage of the first contact between the highland tribes of Papua New Guinea, and European explorers. In the 1930s three Australian's, Michael, Daniel and James ... See full summary »

Directors: Robin Anderson, Bob Connolly | Stars: Richard Oxenburgh, Daniel Leahy, Mick Leahy, James Taylor

Votes: 153

Recommended by Kenneth Turan

94. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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83 Metascore

The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh, Dean Williams

Votes: 2,674 | Gross: $0.69M

Recommended by Kenneth Turan

95. Anche libero va bene (2006)

108 min | Drama

7.5
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A young father and his two children struggle to find harmony after his wife leaves them for another man.

Director: Kim Rossi Stuart | Stars: Alessandro Morace, Kim Rossi Stuart, Barbora Bobulova, Marta Nobili

Votes: 2,322

Recommended by Mick

96. Non prendere impegni stasera (2006)

96 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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The film follows the misguided, troubled lives of four men in their 40's living in a cold, aloof Rome.

Director: Gianluca Maria Tavarelli | Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Giorgio Tirabassi, Andrea Renzi, Alessandro Gassman

Votes: 64

Recommended by Mick

97. Le prix à payer (2007)

95 min | Comedy

5.6
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A wealthy businessman takes advice from his chauffeur on how to put the spark back into his marriage.

Director: Alexandra Leclère | Stars: Christian Clavier, Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Géraldine Pailhas

Votes: 799

Recommended by Mick

98. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 3,684

99. Anthony Zimmer (2005)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent man responsible for laundry of dirty money in France. Zimmer had extensive plastic ... See full summary »

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Yvan Attal, Sami Frey, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 7,061

Recommended by Mick

100. Betrayal (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar

Votes: 1,252

Writer: Harold Pinter Starring Jeremy Irons and Patrica Hodge