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2. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Votes: 28,983 | Gross: $16.80M
3. Much Too Shy (1942)
92 min | Comedy
A handyman and amateur artist gets into trouble when nude female bodies are added to the heads he has drawn of prominent ladies, and are sold as soap adverts.
4. George in Civvy Street (1946)
79 min | Comedy
After leaving the armed forces, George Harper (George Formby) returns to run The Unicorn pub beginning a fierce rivalry with The Lion pub on the other side of the river.
5. An Education (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Drama
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Votes: 119,007 | Gross: $12.57M
6. No Limit (1935)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport
George Shuttleworth is convinced that he has the talent to win the Isle of Man TT races, despite what his neighbours back home in Wigan may think. During the trials, the brakes go on ... See full summary »
11. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama
A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.
Votes: 57,490 | Gross: $82.42M
12. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 201,326 | Gross: $25.00M
13. East of Eden (1955)
PG | 118 min | Drama
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.
15. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.
16. Let It Be (1970)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
18. The Birds (1963)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 144,834 | Gross: $11.40M
20. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
R | 123 min | Drama, War
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
Votes: 12,279 | Gross: $2.31M
21. Metropolis (1927)
Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.
Votes: 130,123 | Gross: $0.03M
22. Twenty to Life: The Life & Times of John Sinclair (2004 Video)
86 min | Documentary
John Sinclair first emerged out of his small-town Michigan background to forge a legendary course through the 1960s as a cultural activist, manager of the MC5, and Chairman of the White ... See full summary »
25. The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1980)
103 min | Music
A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular ... See full summary »
27. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.
Votes: 7,964 | Gross: $0.33M
29. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »
Votes: 2,242 | Gross: $0.16M
30. Nico Icon (1995)
67 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item,... See full summary »
Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.21M
32. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.
Votes: 427,519 | Gross: $1.23M
33. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 180,501 | Gross: $11.99M
34. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 310,670 | Gross: $51.97M
35. Control (2007)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.
Votes: 55,390 | Gross: $0.87M
37. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 29,785 | Gross: $1.72M
38. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)
G | 92 min | Documentary, Music
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
39. The Kids Are Alright (1979)
PG | 101 min | Documentary, Music
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
40. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
TV-PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance
A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.
41. Billy Liar (1963)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $0.04M
45. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Votes: 31,849 | Gross: $13.38M
47. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.
Votes: 34,503 | Gross: $7.50M
48. Match Point (2005)
R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro falls for an actress who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
Votes: 182,903 | Gross: $23.09M
49. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
51. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
52. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 76,672 | Gross: $14.60M
55. Time Bandits (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A young boy accidentally joins a band of time travelling dwarves, as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal.
Votes: 50,180 | Gross: $42.37M
57. Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984)
PG | 108 min | Drama, Music
Paul McCartney's recording of his new album is complicated by the fact that the master tapes of his recordings are missing.
Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $1.39M
60. Boots! Boots! (1934)
80 min | Comedy, Musical
A comedy starring George Formby as John Willie the shoe shine boy for a busy hotel. John is not very good at his job, as he often has trouble trying to pair up the shoes, much to his ... See full summary »
61. George Takes the Air (1938)
Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Musical, War
A case of mistaken identity leads to accident-prone George Brown (George Formby) entering the Royal Air Force and falling in love with the Sergeant Major's daughter.
63. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
PG | 84 min | Comedy
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
Votes: 20,607 | Gross: $10.60M
64. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
66. Duck Soup (1933)
Not Rated | 68 min | Comedy, Musical, War
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
67. A Night at the Opera (1935)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
72. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 487,718 | Gross: $32.00M
75. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror
Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
Votes: 75,737 | Gross: $30.57M
77. Just a Gigolo (1978)
R | 147 min | Drama
After World War I, a war hero returns to Berlin to find that there's no place for him--he has no skills other than what he learned in the army, and can only find menial, low-paying jobs. He decides to become a gigolo to lonely rich women.
79. The Gay Bed and Breakfast of Terror (2007)
110 min | Comedy, Horror
Helen and Luella are just another typical God-fearing mother and daughter who happen to bake Mincemeat muffins and run a charming if not a bit faded Bed and Breakfast Inn. Or are they? On ... See full summary »
109 min | Comedy, Drama
An art student is thrown out of college. Depressed, he comes up with the Party of Dynamic Erection, a near fascist "party" that promotes male sexual dominance and which attracts a couple of other unsavory confused characters.
84. Towed in a Hole (1932)
Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Short
Although they are successful fishmongers, Stan convinces Ollie that they should become fishermen too - but making a boat seaworthy is not an easy task.
86. Block-Heads (1938)
Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War
Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, is rescued by his best friend, Ollie, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.
87. Whatever Works (2009)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.
Votes: 64,454 | Gross: $5.31M
89. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
Votes: 439,795 | Gross: $13.54M
91. Brighton Rock (1948)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »
Votes: 4,449 | Gross: $0.22M
92. I Didn't Do It (1945)
97 min | Comedy, Crime
Aspiring entertainer George Trotter (George Formby) comes down to London in search of fame and fortune but soon has to try and clear his name after being accused of a murder at his lodgings.
94. He Snoops to Conquer (1945)
103 min | Comedy
Odd job man George Gribble (George Formby)causes problems for the local council he works for when he inadvertently helps two newspaper men expose corruption amongst the council leaders.
95. Up Pompeii (1971)
R | 90 min | Comedy
Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »
96. Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Comedy
Residents of a part of London declare independence, when they discover an old treaty. This leads to the need for a 'Passport to Pimlico'.
97. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)
85 min | Comedy
With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.
98. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family
These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.
99. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy
To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »
100. Big Time Operators (1957)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.