My VHS Collection

by kimpunkrock | created - 11 Jun 2012 | updated - 23 Jun 2012 | Public

I collect Classic, Cult and interesting films on VHS tape, I am very good at finding VHS tapes that are rare for 2 dollars or less. This list is a work in progress as I try to list and keep track of all the VHS tapes I own. I figured it might be a good way of preventing me from doubles of videos I all ready have! Plus it would be a great way for fans of my Turner Classic Movie's video spot light to see what films I own and recommend!

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1. Green Fire (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama

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In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas, John Ericson

Votes: 1,004

Pretty decent jungle adventure movie starring grace Kelly, Stewart Granger and Paul Douglas about the search for Emeralds in South America, Columbia to be exact.

2. The Seven Little Foys (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Milly Vitale, George Tobias, Angela Clarke

Votes: 1,191

Incredibly heart warming and funny Bob Hope picture about real life stage star Eddie Foy. Highlights of this movie is James Cagney reprising his oscar winning role as George Cohan, Cagney did this film for free in honor of Eddie Foy who helped struggling young actors with a meal or two during the 1920's, including James Cagney himself.

3. Dracula (1931)

Not Rated | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror

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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

Votes: 37,337

Bela Lugosi's first starring role and well the rest is history!

4. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 49,751

Legendary Italian film starring Anthony Quinn and directed by the late, great Fredrico Fellini about Circus performers and a love triangle. Also starring Richard Basehart and Fellini's wife.

5. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

Directors: Henry King, Irving Cummings | Stars: Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, Randolph Scott

Votes: 3,279

The Great Tyrone Power as the bandit Jesse James, Tyrone is one of my favorite leading men and will always be. Great historical western.

6. Cactus Flower (1969)

M | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

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A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Jack Weston

Votes: 7,064 | Gross: $25.89M

Incredibly heartwarming and funny, this movie stands out by the performance of Ingrid Bergman in a role later in her career. Even as an older woman she shines through with amazing beauty. Many things about this movie are great, namely it was the oscar winning role for Goldie Hawn and also stars the great Walter Matthieu. One of my favorite comedies of the late 60's.

7. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,242 | Gross: $34.56M

Intense and historical drama based on the settling of Hawaii by the white man, heart breaking and eye opening, with an intense performance by Max Von Sydow.

8. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

Approved | 158 min | Biography, Drama, War

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All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Curd Jürgens, Michael David

Votes: 3,767

Great historical drama based on the true story of a chinese missionary, without any missionary experience who goes to early 1930's china to help a VERY small cut off mountain village of China. There her and an older missionary run a hostel for travellers and mule drivers called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Things get derailed when the Japanese invade China in the lead up to WWII. This movie stars Ingrid Bergman in the title role and is HIGHLY recommended.

9. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

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Marjorie Winfield's engagement to Bill Sherman, who has just arrived home from fighting in World War I, serves as the backdrop for the trials and tribulations of her family.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,594

Doris Day musical set in the early 1930's. Its a decent film, entertaining but not one of my favorites of the great Doris Day!

10. Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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A wily old codger matches wits with the king of the leprechauns and helps play matchmaker for his daughter and the strapping lad who has replaced him as caretaker.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, Sean Connery, Jimmy O'Dea

Votes: 5,679

Disney early live action film based on the popular fairy tail of days gone past. A recent addition to my collection starring Sean Connery in an early role!

11. Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Video)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

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A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials.

Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Steven Williams, Bob Lazar, Sean David Morton, Rick Baker

Votes: 201

Hosted by Steve Williams of the X-Files, this tape contains an interview with one of the little grey aliens captured after crash at Area 51 in the 1950's. I have watched this interview before on You tube and as someone who is sort of an ametur expert on UFO's and Aliens I can tell you this is NO FAKE! I have seen a Tall Grey alien in person once in 1999 and I can tell you that the alien in the video is real. But most people without my experience will think its not just a fake. To check it out search on you tube for the alien interview with Victor at area 51. Great documentary, should be seen by everyone. I know for a fact that our govt has been hiding the truth about aliens for a VERY LONG TIME! Amazing find on VHS tape, one I was extremely excited about!

12. The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988–2003)
Episode: The Truth Shall Set You Free (1995)

50 min | Documentary, History

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Add a Plot

Director: Nigel Turner | Stars: Hilary Minster, Jack Brazil, Fidel Castro, John Connally

Votes: 100

The History Channel Documentary exposing the lies surronding the JFK assassination. Pointing out the fake evidence in the lone gunman theory that Oswald shot Kennedy. As someone who has studied this at great length I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that men inside the govt working for LBJ are the ones responsible for Kennedy's death. this is another recent VHS find, one that i am extremely excited to own for myself. This can also be found on You tube for free.

13. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 5,168

Incredibly funny film out of the UK that is a bonafide classic. Starring Charles Laughton and John Mills, this film is seriously one of the best comedies to come out of the UK. I was seriously amazed at how great this film was, so great that the Criterion Collection has released it on DVD! Check it out if your are a fan of the classics, its a must see if you are a classic film fan like me!

14. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 3,662

Tear jerking love story between a Eurasian doctor and a american journalist is Hong Kong. Starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones. This movie STILL holds up today and makes a great date movie or night out with the girls! Highly recommended. I have always been a huge William Holden fan and this is one of his good ones!

15. One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown

Votes: 6,384

Remake of the 1940's film that starred Victor Mature, this one is in color, of course and the special effects are done by Ray Harryhausen, but that doesnt mean that this one is better than the first, I happen to like the 1940 version better, BUT this one is still highly entertaining and still holds up today. Any movie with work by the legend Ray Harryhausen is going to be entertaining and worth the time of viewing. The story is about a man and woman from different tribes during the dinosaur age that fall in love and all the problems that arise from their union. Interesting to see what it might have been like back in those days. Try to see both versions if you get a chance.

16. The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,970

Incredible historical drama based on the true story of boxer Jack Johnson. Featured an award winning performance by James Earl Jones. Incredible film, so good it leaves you speechless.

17. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, War

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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 29,013 | Gross: $0.17M

French film about French soldiers in WWI captured by the Germans. This movie is hailed as one of the best classic films of all times and if you dont mind subtitles then you should check out this film. The story revolves around a group of French POW's who always escape and are sent to a castle in Bavaria to serve out the war that is suppose to be inescapable. Amazing film, highly recommended. The Great Escape of WWI is what I would call this film.

18. It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

Votes: 1,827

Clark Gable and Sophia Loren star in this Italian love story between the two main characters. I am a huge fan of both actors so I enjoyed this film. It still holds up today and would make a great date movie or night out with the girls! Happy to have this in my collection!

19. GoldenEye (1995)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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65 Metascore

James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow Agent formerly believed to be dead.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen

Votes: 211,319 | Gross: $106.60M

First James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, as a huge fan of the James Bond series this one isnt one of the best but still entertaining. Stand outs include the title song sung by Tina Turner and the opening credits!

20. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

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A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 4,301

British TV show set during WWII about a bunch of older recruits who are given the task of watching the homefront in a small town in England. I own a set of 6 videos featuring 3 episodes each.

21. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 12,358

One of Bette Davis's best movies and one of the best movies of 1942 period. Highly recommended and definitely stands the test of time, they truly dont make them like this anymore!

22. Cold Comfort Farm (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

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82 Metascore

In England in the early 1930s, twenty-year-old Flora Poste, recently orphaned, and left with only one hundred pounds a year, goes to stay with distant relatives on Cold Comfort Farm. ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry

Votes: 5,953 | Gross: $5.60M

I bought this movie because it stars Joanna Lumley from Absolutely Fabulous, who at one time was a Bond girl during the Sean Connery period of the films. Havent yet watched this but it seems decent and entertaining.

23. Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck

Votes: 13,783 | Gross: $1.15M

Hilarious movie about independent film making starring Steve Buschemi. This is one of a set of great REAL independent films that came out in the 1990's before independent film was taken over by the big studios. Its a must see if you are a film maker or want to be a film maker or ever wanted to know what it was like to make a film.

24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 37,623

Classic Sci-Fi film, this movie has to be seen to be appreciated. Entertaining and a must see classic for classic film fans and sci-fi fans alike!

25. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

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A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 73,368 | Gross: $72.00M

One of the best musicals ever made, I thought this would be corny and annoying before i ever watched it, but its far from that. An incredibly fun and entertaining movie, memorable and awesome!

26. The Hunley (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Drama, History

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During the siege of Charleston of 1864, Confederate submarine CSS Hunley becomes the first submersible to sink an enemy warship in wartime.

Director: John Gray | Stars: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Alex Jennings, Chris Bauer

Votes: 1,050

Armand Assante comes across with an amazing performance of the Confederate officer who having lost his wife and family in the war takes the hand powered submarine called The Hunley to take on the Union on its final fated run. This movie is a true story from the Civil War and the hand powered sub The Hunley has been found off the coast of the Carolina's. This movie was made to bring about awareness of the story in order in part to raise money to restore and rescue it from its murky resting place. As a Civil War historian, I LOVED this movie and is one of my favorite video finds of 2012!

27. The Odyssey (1997– )

PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters

Votes: 11,664

Another AMAZING performance in a TV movie by Armand Assante. He has proven himself to be one of the best actors of my lifetime and a very underrated one. This movie is a GREAT movie based on the classic story of They Odyssey. I loved this telling of this tale and is seriously entertaining, enlightening and historical. Something good for the kids to open their minds up to ancient history.

28. The Gumby Show (1956–1968)

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

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Innovative "Claymation" adventures of Gumby and his horse Pokey.

Stars: Bobby Nicholson, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Norma MacMillan

Votes: 1,031

One of my favorite shows growing up, I found two OLD videos of Gumby compilations! This show has yet to have a complete DVD release of all the original episodes in their original formats. its about time they stopped haggling over petty music rights and get these episodes out to the public!

29. Gigi (1958)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold

Votes: 16,222

Entertaining musical with Leslie Caron, not my favorite but worth a second look.

30. Zapatista (1999)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary

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Jan. 1 1994: The Day the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went in effect. A few minutes after midnight in Southeastern Mexico, several thousand Indian soldiers take over half the... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Eichert, Rick Rowley, Staale Sandberg | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Medea Benjamin, Blase Bonpane, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 150

Interesting documentary featuring activists in the American liberty and freedom movement speaking about a group of people in Mexico who fought against their corrupt govt. Educational and inspirational if you happen to see this sometime, do so.

31. Music in My Heart (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Musical, Romance

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Rita Hayworth co-stars with famed recording artist Tony Martin in this musical comedy featuring the music of Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra. Following various comic misunderstandings, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tony Martin, Rita Hayworth, Edith Fellows, Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra

Votes: 303

I am a HUGE Rita Hayworth fan, this is one of her first starring vehicles. It features a leading man who doesnt really do it for me, but it has Rita in it so its worth the watch!

32. Cover Girl (1944)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 3,768

One of the best Early Rita Hayworth films also starring Gene Kelly. This movie I really liked and being a huge fan of Rita's I have to say she was great in this, a complete Rita Hayworth classic, with great music and Rita! Thats all u need to know!

33. Separate Tables (1958)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 5,292 | Gross: $7.40M

HIGHLY RECOMMEND drama starring Rita Hayworth, Burt Lancaster and the GREAT David Niven who won an oscar for his role in this picture. Amazing ensemble picture based on a play that isnt well known today but should be. I actually won this off of ebay and it was worth every penny I spent on it! Seriously check this out, if not just for the cast but the serious dramatic subject matter, this film needs to be re-discovered. I love Rita in her later years almost more than I do in her early career.

34. Varan the Unbelievable (1962)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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In an effort to find an economic means of purifying salt water, a joint U.S.-Japanese military command is set up on an isolated Japanese island where an unusual salt water lake is situated.... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry A. Baerwitz, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Myron Healey, Tsuruko Kobayashi, Clifford Kawada, Derick Shimatsu

Votes: 477

Not so good monster picture. Havent viewed in awhile will update my opinion on it after I watch it again.

35. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

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In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Maria Falconetti, Eugene Silvain, André Berley, Maurice Schutz

Votes: 31,294 | Gross: $0.02M

Amazing film based on one of my favorite subjects. The Video I have is a special edition that comes with a book. Very happy about this find.

36. Let's Dance (1950)

Not Rated | 112 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

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Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 382

Fred Astaire and Betty Huton musical. Not so bad, not my favorite Fred Astaire movie, but good nonetheless. I happen to have a HUGE collection of his videos that I will be listing eventually.

37. The Dark Angel (1935)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Romance

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The close relationship between a woman and her two male childhood friends is tested when she accepts a marriage proposal from one of them, while the burgeoning First World War threatens to change their lives forever.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Fredric March, Merle Oberon, Herbert Marshall, Janet Beecher

Votes: 559

Sort of pre-code WWI drama that is VERY VERY GOOD! This was a great find at a flea market that happens every sunday here in seattle! Apparently an elderly classic film collector died and his family sold all of his videos to the man who runs the flea market. I picked up a TON of hard to find, out of print and not on DVD videos all for a dollar or less. This was one of them. I very much liked this movie and WWI is one my favorite subjects in classic film.

38. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 578

First appearance of the great Cap was in this 15 episode serial. Its not that great but important in the history of comic book movies, etc. Proud to own this two video set, captain America is my favorite comic book character.

39. The Invisible Monster (1950)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers.

Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Lane Bradford, Stanley Price

Votes: 162

Another movie serial, hard to find on video nowadays. Havent actually watched this one yet.

40. Never Say Die (1939)

82 min | Comedy

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Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Martha Raye, Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 311

Funny Bob Hope movie that is very much like that Carole Lombard movie Nothing Sacred, same sort of premise. I am a big fan of Bob Hope and all of his work, esp his movies with Martha Raye who also stars in this story about a man who was told he was going to die only to find out he wasnt.

41. Sounder (1972)

G | 105 min | Drama, Family

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The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield, Kevin Hooks, Carmen Mathews

Votes: 2,845

Extremely moving movie that is a MUST SEE, a complete classic about a black family trying to survive in early 1900's south. Highly recommended.

42. Texas (1994 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Adventure, History, Western

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In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Benjamin Bratt, Frederick Coffin, Patrick Duffy

Votes: 380

TV mini-series based on the history of Texas. Havent watched this one yet but looking forward to it!

43. Lilac Time (1928)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd | Stars: Colleen Moore, Gary Cooper, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh

Votes: 570

Gary Cooper stars in this silent film centered around a love affair during WWI. This was one of the films picked up in the collection at the seattle sunday flea market. Seriously stoked on this title, hard to find.

44. One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance

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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

Votes: 420

Pre-code movie starring one of my favorite actors, Lyle Talbot. this movie is pretty good, I just really like Lyle and I really like pre-codes. Recommended if you do too! This was also a part of the collection I picked up at the flea market. Out of print and hard to find.

45. No Deposit, No Return (1976)

G | 112 min | Family, Comedy

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After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 1,123

Walt Disney live action film starring Don Knotts.

46. Hurricane Streets (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Brendan Sexton III, Shawn Elliott, Antoine McLean, Mtume Gant

Votes: 1,059 | Gross: $0.33M

This movie is actually called Hurricane Streets and is one of the best independent movies to come out of the 1990's back when independent films were still cutting edge. this movie is about a teen growing up in the Lower east side of NYC and all the trials he goes through to make a better life for himself. Highly recommended.

47. Evergreen (1934)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Betty Balfour, Barry MacKay

Votes: 415

Very Good pre-code movie, popular at its time of its release. This is another one of the videos I picked up at the seattle flea market.

48. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 125,736

One of the best foreign films ever, starring Max Von Sydow, highly recommended!

49. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 5,662

Oscar winning movie starring Paul Muni! Based on a true story, highly recommended!

50. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed king and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,408

Laurence Olivier Shakespearean drama based on the mad king. Pretty good as far as these kinds of films go!

51. Thomas Jefferson (1997– )

180 min | Documentary, History

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A biographical film about The United States' influential and profoundly enigmatic Founding Father.

Stars: Ossie Davis, Joseph Ellis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Potts

Votes: 466

Ken Burns documentary about one of the greatest of our founding fathers. I love documentaries like this!

52. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G | 162 min | Drama

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Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after two decades as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Fr. David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends him. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

Votes: 2,762

Docu-drama about priests in the Vatican starring Anthony Quinn. Very good movie but long winded and would be found boring to most!

53. The Phil Silvers Show (1955–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Family

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Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall, nominally in charge of the base tries to keep Bilko's plans in check. Bilko ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford, Allan Melvin

Votes: 1,102

54. Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Director: Arthur Hilton | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, William Phipps

Votes: 1,126

Fun and entertaining sci-fi movie, this movie is probably in the B class but comes across as an A studio movie. Highly enjoyable and recommended!

55. The World of Suzie Wong (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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A businessman moves to Hong Kong to pursue a career as an artist and falls in love with a prostitute he hires as a model.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms, Michael Wilding

Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $7.30M

William Holden Romance that is sort of like Love is a many splendored thing. This movie is about a relationship between a white american and a asian woman. This movie is pretty good and stands up to todays romances. Good date movie and a good chick flick!

56. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Drama, Family

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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,332

Fun and entertaining early Superman movie starring George Reeves. If you like Comic book movies you should add this to your watch list. Entertaining.

57. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

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69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 292,005 | Gross: $251.19M

Tim Burton's version of the bat with Michael Keaton. great movie, dark, brooding, entertaining, with great performances by Keaton and Jack Nicholson as the joker.

58. Westworld (1973)

PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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77 Metascore

A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin, Norman Bartold

Votes: 41,011

Awesome futuristic movie with Yul Brenner that NEEDS to be rediscovered. This would be a fun movie to see in the theaters again. Its a shame they dont re-release these for a different generation. Always wanted to see this and was stoked to find it on VHS tape!

59. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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55 Metascore

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 81,430 | Gross: $35.38M

First James Bond outing for Roger Moore, not my favorite out of the Moore movies, but it is highly entertaining and fun to watch. I own every James Bond film, most on DVD but a few on VHS tape.

60. Dr. No (1962)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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78 Metascore

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 125,406 | Gross: $16.07M

The first James Bond film starring Sean Connery, thats all you need to know!

61. Thunderball (1965)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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64 Metascore

James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 88,658 | Gross: $63.60M

James Bond film with Sean Connery, amazing title song by Tom Jones!

62. You Only Live Twice (1967)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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61 Metascore

Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 81,743 | Gross: $43.08M

James Bond film with Sean Connery.

63. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

GP | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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59 Metascore

A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood

Votes: 80,437 | Gross: $43.82M

Big James Bond fan, this one is with sean connery and has an awesome title song!

64. From Russia with Love (1963)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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85 Metascore

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, Daniela Bianchi

Votes: 97,557 | Gross: $24.80M

Another great james Bond film!

65. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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61 Metascore

James Bond woos a mob boss's daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 65,785 | Gross: $22.80M

Great Bond film that spawned the title to the later edition to the series called The World is not enough. This one is quite enjoyable with an actor who played Bond only once and was really quite good!

66. Winning (1969)

M | 123 min | Action, Drama, Sport

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Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one--the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther ... See full summary »

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner, Richard Thomas

Votes: 1,460 | Gross: $14.64M

67. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 6,181

Amazing movie based on a true story, Oscar winning and breakout performance by Paul Newman about a boxer in trouble growing up during the 1930's and 40's. So good, speechless good.

68. The Owl and the Pussycat (1970)

R | 95 min | Comedy

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A stuffy author enters into an explosive relationship with his neighbor, a foul-mouthed, freewheeling prostitute.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Robert Klein, Allen Garfield

Votes: 2,570 | Gross: $23.68M

Barbara Striesand in an early sexy comedy role. Really good film. recommended.

69. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,588

My favorite Kirk Douglas film and his too. Edgy modern western about a good hearted cowboy living in the past and on the run. Screenplay by the great Dalton Trumbo.

70. The Great Train Robbery (1978)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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68 Metascore

In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb

Votes: 12,832 | Gross: $13.03M

Original story and a loose remake of one of the first films every made for publlic consumption.

71. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 48,060 | Gross: $24.92M

80's vampire movie in the vein of the old hammer horror pictures.

72. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 2,997

True story about Ruth Etting, early NYC night club singer and singing star in her own right. Doris Day and James Cagney, doesn't get any better than that.

73. The Bedford Incident (1965)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

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An American destroyer captain is determined to confront a Soviet submarine caught violating territorial waters. Perhaps too determined.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam

Votes: 3,878

Military Drama I have always wanted to see.

74. Tin Pan Alley (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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Songwriters Calhoun and Harrigan get Katie and Lily Blane to introduce a new one. Lily goes to England, and Katy joins her after the boys give a new song to Nora Bayes. All are reunited ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Jack Oakie, John Payne

Votes: 368

Great musical with Alice Faye and John Payne, similar to other films they made together.

75. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

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British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 11,983

One of the greats.

76. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

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During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,479

One of my favorite WWII films based on the great Ernie Pyle, WWII army journalist who died in the Pacific campaign.

77. Task Force (1949)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, War

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As he is retiring, Jonathon Scott reminisces about his long Navy career and the development of the role of the aircraft carrier from the early 20s.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Wayne Morris, Walter Brennan

Votes: 769

Great story about the men who got aircraft carriers into the Navy. great war story with Gary Cooper, one of my favorite WWII movies.