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1.
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
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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. (102 mins.)
 
2.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
3.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
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An old roué arrives in Hades to review his life with Satan, who will rule on his eligibility to enter the Underworld. (112 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
4.
Cluny Brown (1946)
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Amateur plumber Cluny Brown gets sent off by her uncle to work as a servant at an English country estate... (100 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
5.
On the Town (1949)
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. (98 mins.)
 
6.
Monkey Business (1952)
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
7.
Scaramouche (1952)
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18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
8.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
9.
Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)
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When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky". (93 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
10.
Frisky (1954)
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The relationships between a veteran marshal, his bride-to-be, a rookie and his fiancée are severely tested when the young carabiniere is temporarily sent to a distant town. (97 mins.)
Director: Luigi Comencini
 
11.
Scandal in Sorrento (1955)
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Back to his hometown, a former marshal finds his house occupied by a young woman working as a fishwife. (110 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
12.
Bread, Love and Andalucia (1958)
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Determined to postpone his own wedding, a former marshal leaves his bride-to-be and participates at an international music festival in Spain, where he falls for a young dancer. (95 mins.)
Director: Javier Setó
 
13.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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A magic nanny comes to work for a cold banker's unhappy family. (139 mins.)
 
14.
For Love and Gold (1966)
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A group of misfits, headed by an incompetent knight named Brancaleone, set out to reach the small town of Aurocastro so that their leader can take possession of the fief. (120 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
15.
Brancaleone at the Crusades (1970)
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After saving an infant of royal blood, knight Brancaleone forms a new army and sets out to return the baby to his father: a prince fighting in the Crusades. (116 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
16.
Nine to Five (1980)
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Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him. (109 mins.)
Director: Colin Higgins
 
17.
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
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When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wonderous forest spirits who live nearby. (86 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
18.
Working Girl (1988)
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When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. (113 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
19.
Tre uomini e una gamba (1997)
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Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg. (100 mins.)
Director: Aldo, Giacomo
 
20.
Taxi (1998)
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers. (86 mins.)
Director: Gérard Pirès
 
21.
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder. (78 mins.)
Director: Mark Dindal
 
22.
Bread and Tulips (2000)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. (114 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
 
23.
Taxi 2 (2000)
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Police inspector Emilien and his taxi-driver pal Daniel are back, this time on the tail of a group of Japanese yakuza. (88 mins.)
 
24.
The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
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During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor: while the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne. (108 mins.)
Director: Alan Taylor
 
25.
Bringing Down the House (2003)
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When a lonely guy meets a woman on the internet who happens to be in prison, she breaks out to be with him, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life. (105 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
26.
Freaky Friday (2003)
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An overworked mother and her daughter do not get along. When they switch bodies, each is forced to adapt to the other's life for one freaky Friday. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
27.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
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The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond. (91 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
28.
Last Holiday (2006)
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Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman (Queen Latifah) decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel. (112 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
 
29.
Dan in Real Life (2007)
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A widower finds out the woman he fell in love with is his brother's girlfriend. (98 mins.)
Director: Peter Hedges
 
30.
Molière (2007)
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Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise. (120 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
31.
Ratatouille (2007)
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A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. (111 mins.)
 
32.
Happy Ever Afters (2009)
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Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel. (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Burke
 
33.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
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A waitress, desperate to fulfill her dreams as a restaurant owner, is set on a journey to turn a frog prince back into a human being, but she has to face the same problem after she kisses him. (97 mins.)