Detroit vs. Thomas the Tank Engine

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2. Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984– )

TV-Y | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.8
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This popular series follows the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his engine friends on the Island of Sodor.

Stars: Michael Angelis, Michael Brandon, Keith Wickham, Kerry Shale

Votes: 2,501

3. The Mouse Exterminator (1940)

Animation, Short

5.7
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Krazy Kat, now an exterminator with an office and a Joe Penner voice, answers a call to clear a house of an annoying mouse. When he arrives he tries various methods of traps and poisons, ... See full summary »

Star: Krazy Kat

Votes: 13

4. Billposters (1940)

8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.1
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Donald and Goofy are putting up advertising posters in a farm. Goofy prepares to post on a windmill, but his tools keep disappearing and reappearing on the windmill blades. Donald puts up ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash

Votes: 394

5. Tom Thumb in Trouble (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.5
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Tom's father mistakenly believes that the little bird who's just rescued his tiny son from drowning in the dishwater is attacking the boy and drives it away. Tom sets off to find the bird and gets lost in a fierce snowstorm.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Margaret Hill-Talbot, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 151

6. Circus Today (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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A barker guides us through a sideshow, a menagerie, and on to the big top, for a series of typical Avery gags. For example, the trapeze artists, the Flying Cadenzas, literally fly; the lion... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, Eddie Marr

Votes: 78

7. The Chewin' Bruin (1940)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.2
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A bear hunter tells Porky the tale of a hunt 30 years ago: a bear got a taste of his chewing tobacco and chased him down to get it; the hunter took the bear on with his bare hands rather ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 57

8. Professor Offkeyski (1940)

Animation, Short

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Director: Connie Rasinski

9. Man of Tin (1940)

Animation, Short

3.7
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Votes: 6

10. Nurse-Mates (1940)

7 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.1
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The boys show up simultaneously to take Olive to the movies. She needs to visit the hairdresser first, and tells the boys to take care of Swee'Pea: bath, dress him, and nap. Of course, with... See full summary »

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Orestes Calpini | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 63

11. The Ugly Dino (1940)

6 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer

Votes: 11

12. Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too.

Director: Jack King | Star: Clarence Nash

Votes: 512

13. The Egg Hunt (1940)

Animation, Short

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Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Elvia Allman, Mel Blanc

14. 100 Pigmies and Andy Panda (1940)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.8
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Director: Alex Lovy | Stars: Margaret Hill-Talbot, Dick Nelson

Votes: 24

15. The Milky Way (1940)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Animation, Fantasy

6.6
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The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink.

Director: Rudolf Ising | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 472

16. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Roy Atwell

Votes: 148,970 | Gross: $184.93M

17. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 103,044 | Gross: $84.25M

18. Shining Time Station (1989–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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An American version of the popular British children's program. Every episode, the kids (and sometimes the adults, too) at Shining Time Station learn some special lessons about life and ... See full summary »

Stars: Didi Conn, Brian Edward O'Connor, Alan Semok, Olga Felgemacher

Votes: 464

19. Mr. Conductor's Thomas Tales (1996– )

Short, Family

6.4
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Star: George Carlin

Votes: 10

20. Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)

G | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

3.7
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19 Metascore

Thomas the Tank Engine's feature film debut follows Thomas and Mr. Conductor (Alec Baldwin) as they cross between the real world and the fictional Island of Sodor, in an attempt to recover lost gold dust.

Director: Britt Allcroft | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Cody McMains, Russell Means, Peter Fonda

Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $15.91M

21. Thomas the Tank Engine

Family, Fantasy | Announced

A young boy visits a land of Sodor, where trains can speak.

Director: Shane Acker

22. 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: 238,208 | Gross: $198.68M

23. 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: 8,093

24. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An aged teacher and former headmaster of a boarding school recalls his career and his personal life over the decades.

Directors: Sam Wood, Sidney Franklin | Stars: Robert Donat, Greer Garson, Terry Kilburn, John Mills

Votes: 8,461

25. Love Affair (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman

Votes: 3,473

26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 85,753 | Gross: $9.60M

27. Ninotchka (1939)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 15,717 | Gross: $1.19M

28. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,662

29. 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: 34,365

30. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

Votes: 320,621 | Gross: $22.20M

31. Wuthering Heights (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 13,744

32. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 691,105 | Gross: $170.74M

33. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 69,143 | Gross: $41.31M

34. In the Bedroom (2001)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 33,906 | Gross: $35.93M

35. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,367,383 | Gross: $315.54M

36. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 238,634 | Gross: $57.39M

37. The Big Comfy Couch (1992–2007)

TV-Y | Family

7.2
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Loonette the clown and her dolly Molly solve everyday problems while residing in the comfort of a large couch.

Stars: Fred Stinson, Grindl Kuchirka, Bob Stutt, Alyson Court

Votes: 1,077

38. The Black Stallion (1979)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Sport

7.4
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84 Metascore

While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks ... See full summary »

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse

Votes: 9,668