Classic Movies that I own

by krishkmenon | created - 22 May 2012 | updated - 14 Jan 2013 | Public

These are the films that I hold on DVD from the period 1930-1960s. Most of them are special and a few real classics.

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1. Captain Blood (1935)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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After being wrongly convicted as a traitor, Peter Blood, an English physician, is sent to exile in the British colonies of the Caribbean, where he becomes a pirate.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 10,696

The incomparable swashbuckler Flynn and the lovely Olivia de Havilland paired together for the first time in WBs classic tale from Rafael Sabatini. Great direction, fine swordplay, buccaneering and villainy by Basil Rathbone and who can forget that great music by Erich Wofgang Korngold.

2. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 429,436 | Gross: $1.02M

The greatest movie to come out of Hollywood. Everything is right in this 1942 classic with an all-star cast. Has something new to offer with every viewing. Play it Again Sam

3. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 238,271 | Gross: $198.68M

Margaret Meads epic novel brought to the screen with all majesty colour and spectacle by David O selznick. Great casting, memorable score gives for continued viewing. Also can be considered as one of the greatest movies to come out of Hollywood

4. The Sea Hawk (1940)

Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

Votes: 7,637

Errol Flynns greatest swashbuckler. Story is loosely based on Sir Francis Drake with plenty of adventure on the high seas and a period morale booster for Britain at the wake of attempted invasion by Hitler in 1940. Fantastic score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The only shortcoming to the film is Olivia de Havilland whose absence can be felt throughout the movie.

5. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.5
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 9,467

The Hollywood action movie based on Rudyard Kiplings poem. The three buddies Cary Grant, Victor Mclaglen & Douglas Fairbanks Jr are simply superb. Forget the undertones of racism and imperialism and sit back and enjoy Hollywoods picturisation of a India only found in books of fiction but who cares.

6. The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 54,069

Highbrow comedy and satirical depiction of the class system that existed in the first half of the 20th century. Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant & James Stewart are delightful to watch. A classy comedy par excellence

7. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,043

Who said that Cary Grant could not emote and act only in debonair roles. This is the film that proved his critics wrong. No one can deny that watching this film does not bring a lump to their throats. Cary and Irene are superb but hold on - there is another gem of an episode - the nappy changing scene which every parent will reminisce about. The prime tear-jerker.

8. Devil and the Deep (1932)

78 min | Drama

6.4
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Man sets out for revenge after learning of his wife's affair.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant

Votes: 334

9. The Talk of the Town (1942)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Colman, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,815

The clash of values and the human approach to law is never better depicted than in this classic. With a cast of Ronald Colman as the vacationing Judge, Cary Grant as the victim on the run who questions justice without a human touch and the inimitable Jean Arthur - just priceless

10. The Amazing Adventure (1936)

61 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.3
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A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall

Votes: 1,316

One of the rare instances to watch Cary Grant on his home turf playing the transatlantic millionaire who is bored with life and fids it all over again.

11. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 8,589

Any one who has suffered the trauma of having had to build a house will empathise with Cary Grant and suffer with Myrna Loy. Hilarious yet heart warming.

12. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 6,605

The debonair Cary who has an infatuated teenager chasing him. enter the teenagers sister who wants to break it up but ends up being attracted to the playboy herself. Can the comedy of errors get any better.

13. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Votes: 8,047 | Gross: $12.50M

Cary plays a middle aged Yank drifter caught in the beginning of the Jap offensive in New Guinea. He is tricked into becoming an observer for the Royal Navy on a deserted isle. The fun begins when a group of schoolgirls with their French mistress land and he is forced to play guardian. Cary is magnificent. Forget his age and watch him play "Father Goose"

14. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 3,707

The great offensive by the British in the Crimes is fictionalised by WB. Errol Flynn plays the lead as the Pucca Sahib for King and Country. He leads the ill-fated charge. Not authentic history but who cares. There's thundering action, romance and chivalry which was the order of the era. The only flaw - Errol does not win the hand of the lovely Olivia but sacrifices his true love in favour of his brother.

15. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,528

Authentic in its historical facts as narrated by Lord Alfred Tennyson in his immortal poem but slightly heavy at times. Yet it is worth its watch as a narrative in time.

16. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp

Votes: 4,164

Bette Davis plays the Great Queen of England with a panache and understanding of the role as none other. Errol Flynn plays the Earl of Essex who was her lover but craved for power and fame. Sumptuous production values in colour and magnificent cinematography which was later used by WB in its future films. It is rumoured that Bette and Errol were not on speaking terms but their screen chemistry is excellent. Later in the 1970s Bette supposedly viewed the film and commented on Errol's handsome demeanour. The lovely Olivia plays a handmaiden at court. AAH not to forget - That wonderful score from none othr than the legendary Korngold.

17. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Two look-alike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 2,000

The Mark Twain classic lovingly brought to screen by WB. Errol Flynn does not make it to the movie for well over 45 minutes but you will not care. The storyline takes the viewer into the fictionalised Henry the Eight's rein when Prince Edward is born and a waif is born at the same time in the slums of London. They meet, change places and match wits with Claude Rains' villainy. Couldn't be better. Do you know that there were no trick photography as the boys were played by identical twins - Billy & Bobby Mauch

18. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

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.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 41,227 | Gross: $3.98M

The classic featuring Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland captured in glorious Technicolor. Errol plays Robin of Locksley, Olivia The Maid Marian, Claude Rains - Prince John, Basil Rathbone - Sir Guy and Ian Hunter - Richard the Lion Heart. Definitely one of Errol's best and at his most handsome and does not age a bit. The background score by Korngold is nothing short of a masterpiece and almost operatic in nature. Michae Curtiz's direction is a as usual terrific. Dont miss the chance to see this one!

19. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,881

Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland were paired together in this film for the last time. Excellent rendition of the life of General George Armstrong Custer in WB fiction style but nonetheless exciting. The scene where Custer takes leave of his wife to his almost certain death proved to most cynics that Errol Flynn was an under rated actor who was showcased mainly in tongue-and-cheek roles. One of my personal favourites.

20. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 3,766

Though critics may disagree by stating that the US Army played a limited role in the Chindits operations of Burma this movie stands out. The film relates to the planning an \d operation of a Chindit type mission into the Burmese jungles during the end of WW2 from India. Told in documentary style with most cliches avoided and good acting.

21. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,613

Errol Flynn & Ronald Reagen star in this pleasant and enjoyable hokum about a RAF Bomber with a Commonwealth crew crashing in occupied Europe. The superlative and unbelievable travails of the crew isn escaping back was reportedly laughed and sneered at by the actual RAF pilots and crew of that day. However it is enjoyable as fiction and nothing more.

22. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,598

Historical retelling of the Mexican Empire albeit not too accurate on its facts. Enjoyable version with fine performances by Bette Davis & Paul Muni. Excellent score by the legendary Korngold. If only it had been in colour....

23. Dangerous (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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An alcoholic actress who is considered a dangerous jinx is rehabilitated, but she then shows that she's as dangerous as ever.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, Franchot Tone, Margaret Lindsay, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,254

A tour-de-force by Bette Davis who plays the washed out superstar with the handsome Franchot Tone in tow. Won Bette her first Oscar but according to some she did not relish the role and also did not consider the film as amongst her best. Her acting is great but the film dates a bit. For The Bette fans.

24. All About Eve (1950)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 93,566 | Gross: $0.01M

Hollywood lifestyles with all its dark sides and the jungle laws brought to the screen in truly one of the greatest films made. Great cast headed by Bette Davis and support by Anne Baxter. But do not forget to watch George Sanders as the cynical critic introducing Marilyn Monroe to the screen with his answer to her question "Now thats something that you need not be worried about"

25. Watch on the Rhine (1943)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit her family but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count.

Directors: Herman Shumlin, Hal Mohr | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,056

Lilian Hellmans play brought to screen with memorable performance by Paul Lukas as the refugee from Germany still in touch with the underground. Bette Davis is overshadowed by Lukas. Geraldine Fitzgerald is adequate. The final sequence where the young refugee son plans to to back to Germany is touching (maybe oozed with patriotism during the period). The film cleverly avoids cliches and also takes care not to pinpoint prejudices overtly. A winner.

26. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 2,339

Fine tale about the lives (or should it be the dark lives) of musicians and their affairs. Claude Rains is a standout as the maestro who has to give away his mistress to her ex-lover. His gait and sarcastic dialogues are mature. Bette Davis is at her scheming best in a thankless role and Paul Henried is adequate as the poor sap. The greatest point of the film is Erich Wolfgang Korngold and his Cello Symphony. It is a fact that in the film the hands that play the Cello are not that of Henried but another.

27. Dark Victory (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 8,094

The definitive Bette soaper of a wealthy socialite who realises that she is dying. Her husband and friend try to mitigate her mental suffering but she will have none of it and prepares to meet her end. The final scene where she loses her eyesight and knows that the end is near and is set to attain her Dark victory may jar viewers today but probably was the order of the day then when it was considered the thing to bring out the hankies. This scene has been spoofed by WB itself in its Bugs Bunny cartoons. However one cant but accept the acting of Bette Davis.

28. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,086

MGM classic all the way. Dickens' novel lovingly brought to screen with a cast that he would have approved of. As with all such movies by MGM in the 1930s this one also gets superlative treatment and production values. Who can forget WC Fields as Micawber .... Wonderful film.

29. A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.8
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A pair of lookalikes, one a former French aristocrat and the other an alcoholic English lawyer, fall in love with the same woman amongst the turmoil of the French Revolution.

Directors: Jack Conway, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen

Votes: 4,289

Ah the MGM magic again. Even Dickens would have approved of this film. Ronald Coleman has never been better than as Sidney Carton. He is the film. With his dialogues and gait we fail to see that the others are very good but... Its a far far better place to where I go... Only Ronald Coleman could say it the way Sidney Carton would have said it.

30. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, John Howard Davies

Votes: 9,375

The British version of the Dickens novel is definitively superior to other versions but lacks the opulence of Hollywood.

31. Great Expectations (1946)

Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

Director: David Lean | Stars: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Jean Simmons

Votes: 18,943

The best adaptation of the Dickens classic with a standout starting scene in the graveyard. Undoubtedly only the low budget British studios could bring such realism without too much fanfare.

32. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 6,630 | Gross: $3.82M

The best version of the Bronte novel which has been made into movies many times. Joan Fontaine makes the best Jane and certainly Orson Welles must have been the Bronte choice for Mr Rochester. Great filmisation and direction by Robert Stevenson who incidentally being English and having lived on the moors was able to realise the mood to screen. Not necessarily a classic but good cinema.

33. Captains Courageous (1937)

Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 7,244

The Rudyard Kipling book brought to screen by MGM. Freddy Bartholomew is the spoilt brat, Lionel Barrymore the crusty captain and Spencer Tracy is the good natured Portugese sailor who takes the boy under his wing. The story of how the brat transforms into a sprightly sailor after being picked up by a fishing trawler off Cape Cod provides top-notch entertainment a la MGM. Catch this one!

34. The Seventh Cross (1944)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 1,879

Spencer Tracy plays a concentration camp prisoner who escapes from Pre-war Germany with 7 others. The Nazi commander orders 7 crosses to be erected to place the escapees on capture. The embittered Tracy learns that there is still some good left in mankind during his trek thru Germany and lives for the next day. This was Fred Zinnemans early greats. Watch it.

35. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | 113 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp

Votes: 7,070

36. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 10,408

37. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 35,904

38. The Girl Was Young (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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Man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 7,110

39. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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A man in London tries to help a counterespionage agent. But when the agent is killed and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to both save himself and also stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 43,360

40. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 39,136

41. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper

Votes: 13,958

42. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 58,057

43. Stagecoach (1939)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Western

7.9
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A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine

Votes: 34,376

The master director John Ford changed the concept of hoe Westerns were made with Stagecoach. My candidate for the best Western ever made. What disparate characters does Ford give us. What situations. How an ordinary coach travel becomes a legend only can be understood by watching the film. It improves with every viewing.

44. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 70,557

The SJohn Steinbeck novel lovingly brought to film by none other than John Ford. One of the greatest films ever made. John Ford creates his Americana of the Depression era with Oakies migrating to California. The film never ceases to amaze in its simplicity but powerful portrayal. understandably it was not permitted to be screened in certain parts of California when it was released. Henry Fonda gives one of his greatest portrayals as Tom Joad and an Oscar went to Jane Darwell as Ma Joad. Even Steinbeck himself was supposedly impressed with this film.

45. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 17,376

Life in a Wales coal mining village brought once again lovingly to screen by the great John Ford. The trials and tribulations of a simple Welsh family headed by Donald Crisp show over a period of time. The harsh conditions of mining in England at the turn of the 20th century is beautifully photographed. A timeless classic.

46. My Darling Clementine (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.8
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The Earps battle the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Linda Darnell, Victor Mature, Cathy Downs

Votes: 17,902

Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday take on the Clayton gang in Tombstone Arizona leading up to the gunfight at the OK Corrall. Not authentic in its historical depiction but with John Ford at the helm can it go wrong. A classic Western will all the ingredients and Ford vignettes.

47. What Price Glory (1952)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, William Demarest

Votes: 942

Notable for John Fords direction but not as good as one would expect.

48. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Unrated | 136 min | Drama, War

8.1
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray, Arnold Lucy

Votes: 50,189 | Gross: $3.27M

The anti-war classic novel brought to screen with many memorable scenes. Does not date a bit as the sentiments are relevant even today in terms of jingoistic propaganda to arouse youth to battle and their ultimate disdain facing reality. Being an early talkie the production suffers a bit but, watch on....

49. The Searchers (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 67,844

One of Ford's greatest vehicles and also that of John Wayne. The Duke plays Ethan - a Southern rebel who never surrendered and searches for his niece who was kidnapped by Commanches. The search lasts 7 years but he brings his niece home. The implied racist innuendos are subtle but clear in its nature. Do not miss the opening and closing sequence when John Wayne steps into and out of a silhouette. Another John Ford masterpiece.

50. Cleopatra (1934)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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The man-hungry Queen of Egypt leads Julius Caesar and Mark Antony astray, amid scenes of DeMillean splendor.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Henry Wilcoxon, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 2,828

51. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

Passed | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 19,968 | Gross: $42.00M

52. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,438 | Gross: $2.85M

53. Blonde Ice (1948)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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A society reporter keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances.

Director: Jack Bernhard | Stars: Robert Paige, Leslie Brooks, Russ Vincent, Michael Whalen

Votes: 626

54. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 4,804 | Gross: $1.40M

55. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 328,827 | Gross: $1.59M

56. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A quirky British secret service man named Major Hammond tries to discover who is using a secret weapon to steal experimental planes.

Directors: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon

Votes: 573

57. 49th Parallel (1941)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, War, Thriller

7.4
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A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier, Richard George, Eric Portman

Votes: 4,692

58. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

Votes: 354

59. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 4,046

60. 'I Know Where I'm Going!' (1945)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A young Englishwoman goes to the Hebrides to marry her older, wealthier fiancé. When the weather keeps them separated on different islands, she begins to have second thoughts.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Wendy Hiller, Roger Livesey, George Carney, Walter Hudd

Votes: 6,475

61. 633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | 102 min | War, Drama

6.4
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An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,807

62. A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips

Votes: 3,911

63. A Farewell to Arms (1957)

Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,046 | Gross: $11.00M

64. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 2,408

65. A Passage to India (1984)

PG | 164 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox

Votes: 14,266 | Gross: $27.19M

66. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,561 | Gross: $14.93M

67. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.6
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 5,793 | Gross: $4.36M

68. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 4,196 | Gross: $0.87M

69. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,061

70. Berlin Express (1948)

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

6.8
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,341

71. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

6.9
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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,418

72. Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After losing her young son, Edna Gladney opposes the unfair laws discriminating against children whose parents are unknown, and opens an orphanage for those children.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Felix Bressart, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,373

73. Boom Town (1940)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two buddies who rise from fly-by-night wildcatters to oil tycoons over a twenty year period both love the same woman.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr

Votes: 2,520 | Gross: $9.17M

74. British Intelligence (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Romance, Thriller, War

6.0
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Although the home of cabinet minister Arthur Bennett is a hotbed of spies, moles, and double agents, no one knows the true identity of notorious German spymaster Strendler.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Bruce Lester, Leonard Mudie

Votes: 688

75. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,783

76. Captains of the Clouds (1942)

Approved | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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Inspired by Churchill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,134

77. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 54,570 | Gross: $13.47M

78. Charade (1954)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A husband and wife discuss three incidents that occurred in various situations.

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: James Mason, Pamela Mason, Scott Forbes, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 197

79. Cheers for Miss Bishop (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Dedicated Midwestern teacher Ella Bishop is distressed when her fiancé runs off with her vixenish cousin Amy. After Amy dies in childbirth, Ella is left to care for Amy's daughter Hope.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Martha Scott, William Gargan, Edmund Gwenn, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 491

80. Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | 99 min | Drama

7.0
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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson | Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,392

81. Detour (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 11,038

82. Double Exposure (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A news magazine hires an out-of-town photographer and the antics begin. Some comic relief.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Chester Morris, Nancy Kelly, Jane Farrar, Phillip Terry

Votes: 101

83. Wing and a Prayer (1944)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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In WW2, an American aircraft carrier sails around the Pacific on a decoy mission until it joins the battle of Midway against the Japanese forces.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Don Ameche, Dana Andrews, William Eythe, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,131

84. Witness to Murder (1954)

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

6.7
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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

Votes: 1,944

85. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 4,636

86. Anthony Adverse (1936)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

Votes: 1,298

87. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

PG | 122 min | Drama

8.0
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden

Votes: 84,897 | Gross: $8.00M

88. Adam's Rib (1949)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 16,838

89. Captain from Castile (1947)

Not Rated | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,408

90. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 517,519

91. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,727

92. Ball of Fire (1941)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 8,823

93. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 137,492

94. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

8.1
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Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives, Jack Carson

Votes: 36,968 | Gross: $17.57M

95. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 2,960

96. Across the Pacific (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Huston, Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Charles Halton

Votes: 3,538

97. A Night to Remember (1958)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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On its maiden voyage in April 1912, the supposedly unsinkable RMS Titanic hits an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman

Votes: 11,334

98. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 7,790

99. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,228

100. Bambi (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.3
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The story of a young deer growing up in the forest.

Directors: James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield, Norman Wright | Stars: Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander, Bobette Audrey, Peter Behn

Votes: 105,814 | Gross: $102.80M