LGBT-Themed Movies, pre 1976

by antropomorf | created - 26 Mar 2013 | updated - 26 Mar 2013 | Public

A complete list of LGBT-themed movies before 1976

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1. Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short

6.8
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The sound has been found in the form of an old Edisonian recording cylinder. The cylinder was repaired, then Walter Murch ACE MPSE synced the film to the correct music in (I believe) 2002. Total running time is approximately 17 seconds.

Director: William K.L. Dickson | Star: William K.L. Dickson

Votes: 1,582

2. The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Mlle. Bodson, Manuel, Georges Méliès

Votes: 899

3. Algie, the Miner (1912)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter.

Director: Edward Warren | Stars: Billy Quirk, Mary Foy

Votes: 276

4. A Florida Enchantment (1914)

Unrated | 63 min | Comedy

6.1
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A young woman discovers a seed that can make women act like men and men act like women. She decides to take one, then slips one to her maid and another to her fiancé. The fun begins.

Director: Sidney Drew | Stars: Sidney Drew, Edith Storey, Charles Kent, Mrs. Sidney Drew

Votes: 155

5. Vingarne (1916)

69 min | Drama

6.2
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An adaptation of Herman Bang's 1902 novel "Mikaël." A sculptor befriends a young painter who becomes his model. Their friendship is thrown into turmoil when they both fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Nils Asther, Lili Beck, Egil Eide, Lars Hanson

Votes: 67

6. Anders als die Andern (1919)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.9
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Two male musicians fall in love, but blackmail and scandal makes the affair take a tragic turn.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Leo Connard, Ilse von Tasso-Lind, Alexandra Willegh

Votes: 862

7. An Adventuress (1920)

50 min | Drama

4.9
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Director: Fred J. Balshofer | Stars: Julian Eltinge, Frederick Ko Vert, William Clifford, Leo White

Votes: 12

8. Manslaughter (1922)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.4
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Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson, John Miltern

Votes: 336 | Gross: $1.20M

9. Salomé (1922)

Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Salome, the daughter of Herodias, seduces her step-father/uncle Herod, governor of Judea, with a salacious dance. In return, he promises her the head of the prophet John the Baptist.

Directors: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova | Stars: Alla Nazimova, Nigel De Brulier, Mitchell Lewis, Rose Dione

Votes: 592

10. Ponjola (1923)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Drama

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The adventures of a beautiful gallant girl ,Flavia Desmond (Anna Q. Nilsson), who goes into the African veldt of the Rhodesan gold fields to save the soul of a man, Lundi Druro (James ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crisp | Stars: Anna Q. Nilsson, James Kirkwood, Tully Marshall, Joseph Kilgour

11. The Soilers (1923)

20 min | Comedy, Short

5.6
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During the Alaska gold rush, a miner hits the mother lode, but a corrupt sheriff jumps his claim, leading to a tremendous fight.

Director: Ralph Ceder | Stars: Stan Laurel, Ena Gregory, Mae Laurel, James Finlayson

Votes: 186

12. Leblebici horhor (1923)

Comedy

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Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Behzat Butak, Elena Artinova, Maurice Méa, Jenya Godenskaya

Votes: 7

13. Augusto Aníbal Quer Casar (1923)

Comedy

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Director: Luiz de Barros | Stars: Augusto Aníbal, Manuel F. Araujo, Barcklay, Yara Brasil

14. Michael (1924)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Triangle story: painter, his young male model, unscrupulous princess.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Walter Slezak, Max Auzinger, Nora Gregor, Robert Garrison

Votes: 1,260

15. Beverly of Graustark (1926)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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Beverly of Graustark (1926) is a silent film directed by Sidney Franklin, starring Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno and Creighton Hale. The film's screenplay was written by Agnes Christine ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Marion Davies, Antonio Moreno, Creighton Hale, Roy D'Arcy

Votes: 346

16. Why Girls Love Sailors (1927)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.2
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Stan is young sailor whose girl gets kidnapped by rough sea captain. Stan dresses in drag and seduces the captain and the captain's wife catches him. Stan and his girl beat a hasty retreat ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Viola Richard, Anita Garvin

Votes: 354

17. A Wanderer of the West (1927)

60 min | Western

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In a plot to take control of the Lazy Y ranch, which holds water rights to the local area, a rancher kidnaps the Lazy Y owner's daughter. The ranch foreman manages to eventually foil the plot and get the girl.

Directors: Robin Williamson, Joseph E. Zivelli | Stars: Kermit Maynard, Betty Caldwell, Frank Clark, Walter Shumway

18. Gesetze der Liebe (1927)

110 min

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Directors: Magnus Hirschfeld, Richard Oswald | Stars: Leo Connard, Magnus Hirschfeld, Fritz Schulz, Reinhold Schünzel

Votes: 12

19. Beggars of Life (1928)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Votes: 679

20. Geschlecht in Fesseln (1928)

107 min | Drama

6.9
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A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate and upon his release his wife is concerned as to how prison has changed the man she married.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Dieterle, Gunnar Tolnæs, Mary Johnson, Paul Henckels

Votes: 200

21. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 8,171 | Gross: $0.01M

22. That's My Wife (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Aubrey, Harry Bernard

Votes: 521

23. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 4,209

24. Way Out West (1930)

71 min | Western, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 594

25. Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

Directors: Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda, Hedwig Schlichter

Votes: 1,900

26. Manhattan Parade (1931)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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The fortunes of a Broadway costume company rise and fall depending on who is running it, and whether its clients' shows succeed or not.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Joe Smith, Charles Dale

Votes: 100

27. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 14,786

28. The Blood of a Poet (1932)

Unrated | 55 min

7.5
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A young artist draws a face at a canvas on his easel. Suddenly the mouth on the drawing comes into life and starts talking. The artist tries to wipe it away with his hand, but when he looks... See full summary »

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Enrique Rivero, Elizabeth Lee Miller, Pauline Carton, Odette Talazac

Votes: 4,689

29. Call Her Savage (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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Sexy Texas gal storms her way through life, brawling and boozing until her luck runs out, forcing her to learn the errors of her ways.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Thelma Todd, Monroe Owsley

Votes: 601

30. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 458

31. Diplomaniacs (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie White, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 192

32. Lot in Sodom (1933)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama

6.5
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Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies, delirious bacchanales devoted to physical pleasure, and a searing, cataclysmic ... See full summary »

Directors: James Sibley Watson, Melville Webber | Stars: Friedrich Haak, Hildegarde Watson, Dorthea House, Lewis Whitbeck

Votes: 459

33. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,074

34. Myrt and Marge (1933)

62 min | Comedy

7.3
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Myrt has a show chock full of talented performers that deserves to be on Broadway, but can't raise the necessary money. Jackson, a lecherous "producer", provides the money in order to get ... See full summary »

Director: Al Boasberg | Stars: Myrtle Vail, Donna Damerel, Ray Hedges, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 64

35. Our Betters (1933)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Although the British upper class may be thought our betters in society, but they are certainly not our betters, and perhaps our equals, in morality.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 448

36. Queen Christina (1933)

Approved | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone

Votes: 6,097 | Gross: $0.77M

37. Stage Mother (1933)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A vaudeville star has to leave her daughter with her dead husband's stuffy Boston parents while she makes a living. But when the daughter shows some talent, the mother become a stage mother... See full summary »

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Alice Brady, Maureen O'Sullivan, Franchot Tone, Phillips Holmes

Votes: 196

38. Zero for Conduct (1933)

Not Rated | 44 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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In a repressive boarding school with rigid rules of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the direction on a celebration day.

Director: Jean Vigo | Stars: Jean Dasté, Robert le Flon, Louis Lefebvre, Du Verron

Votes: 6,254

39. Victor and Victoria (1933)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Aspiring singer Susanne takes over for ham actor Viktor at a small cabaret in Berlin where he works a woman impersonator and per chance she's discovered by an agent, who thinks that she ... See full summary »

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Renate Müller, Hermann Thimig, Hilde Hildebrand, Friedel Pisetta

Votes: 309

40. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 5,763

41. Wonder Bar (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Harry and Inez are a dance team at the Wonder Bar. Inez loves Harry, but he is in love with Liane, the wife of a wealthy business man. Al Wonder and the conductor/singer Tommy are in love ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del Rio, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 499

42. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 2,929

43. Top Hat (1935)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 14,607 | Gross: $1.78M

44. Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 4,447

45. La garçonne (1936)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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The eponymous garçonne or flapper is Monique Lerbier, an emancipated French woman who leaves home to escape a marriage of convenience to a man she does not love which her parents have ... See full summary »

Director: Jean de Limur | Stars: Marie Bell, Arletty, Henri Rollan, Jean Worms

Votes: 19

46. Rangle River (1936)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.5
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Marion Hastings, absent from her Australian home, Rangle River Station, for many years while completing her education in Europe, receives a letter from Dick Drake, her father's ranch ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Victor Jory, Margaret Dare, Robert Coote, George Bryant

Votes: 12

47. Lady Killer (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A former gangster makes it big in Hollywood, but his old life catches up with him.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Mae Clarke, Margaret Lindsay, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 1,303

48. Hôtel du Nord (1938)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet, Arletty

Votes: 1,746

49. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 98,626

50. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 126,680

51. 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: 433,209 | Gross: $1.02M

52. Children of Paradise (1945)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 15,692

53. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 28,093 | Gross: $9.46M

54. Gilda (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.8
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 22,802

55. Crossfire (1947)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,081 | Gross: $1.30M

56. Fireworks (1947)

20 min | Short, Drama, Horror

7.1
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Depicts a dream sequence about the brutal rape and torture of Anger himself (as a teenager) by a group of sailors on the street (after trying to pick one of them up).

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gordon Gray, Bill Seltzer

Votes: 1,816

57. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 7,908

58. Red River (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 23,526

59. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 106,254

60. Words and Music (1948)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson, Perry Como

Votes: 980

61. Die Reise nach Marrakesch (1949)

99 min | Drama

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Director: Richard Eichberg | Stars: Luise Ullrich, Maria Holst, Karl Ludwig Diehl, Paul Dahlke

Votes: 7

62. Thirst (1949)

83 min | Drama

6.7
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A needy couple in a bad marriage travel back to Stockholm after a trip to Italy. Meanwhile, a widow resists seductions from two different persons - her psychiatrist and a lesbian friend.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Eva Henning, Birger Malmsten, Birgit Tengroth, Hasse Ekman

Votes: 1,502

63. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 2,776

64. Girl with Hyacinths (1950)

89 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The young Dagmar Brink commits suicide. Her belongings are inherited by the resident caretaker in the house she lived in. The caretaker, who never knew her, wonders why and make contact ... See full summary »

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Eva Henning, Ulf Palme, Birgit Tengroth, Anders Ek

Votes: 514

65. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 19,992

66. A Song of Love (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 2,490

67. Young Man with a Horn (1950)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A young trumpeter enjoys highs (musical success, fame, and fortune) and lows (sour marriage, death of his mentor, bout with alcoholism).

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 2,291

68. The Pit of Loneliness (1951)

88 min | Drama

7.4
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Olivia, an English teenager, arrives at a finishing school in France. The majority of the pupils in the school are divided into two camps: those that are devoted to the headmistress, Mlle ... See full summary »

Director: Jacqueline Audry | Stars: Edwige Feuillère, Simone Simon, Marie-Claire Olivia, Yvonne de Bray

Votes: 84

69. Strangers on a Train (1951)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 107,213 | Gross: $7.63M

70. Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 6,873

71. Glen or Glenda (1953)

PG | 65 min | Drama

4.2
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

Votes: 7,105

72. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 25,755 | Gross: $12.00M

73. Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach (1953)

90 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Johannes Heesters, Johanna Matz, Tom Tully

Votes: 33

74. L'air de Paris (1954)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre, Marie Daëms

Votes: 319

75. Huis-clos (1954)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Jacqueline Audry | Stars: Arletty, Frank Villard, Gaby Sylvia, Yves Deniaud

Votes: 189

76. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 12,541

77. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 70,417

78. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Drama

7.3
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Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,824

79. Bewildered Youth (1957)

91 min | Drama

4.7
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Klaus is a young man in post-war Berlin. He is drawn to his friend Manfred and, under the encouragement of their acquaintance, Dr. Winkler, explore the underground world of gay clubs and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Paula Wessely, Paul Dahlke, Hans Nielsen, Ingrid Stenn

Votes: 188

80. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Not Rated | 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: 37,234 | Gross: $17.57M

81. Les tricheurs (1958)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.2
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Bob Letellier, a good looking rich kid who studies science, makes the acquaintance of Alain, a cynical and immoral young man. The latter introduces him to the existentialist circles of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Bob is invited to a party and becomes Clo's lover, a rich heiress.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Pascale Petit, Andréa Parisy, Jacques Charrier, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 443

82. Mädchen in Uniform (1958)

91 min | Drama

7.2
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After the death of her parents young girl Manuela von Meinhardis is sent to a boarding school where Prussian drill rules the education. Desperately seeking love and warmth in Manuela's ... See full summary »

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Romy Schneider, Therese Giehse, Blandine Ebinger

Votes: 967

83. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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90 Metascore

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 182,200 | Gross: $74.70M

84. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 4,793

85. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and a woman who share a party line cannot stand each other, but he has fun romancing her with his voice disguised.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 12,527 | Gross: $18.75M

86. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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97 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 197,642 | Gross: $25.00M

87. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 11,499 | Gross: $13.90M

88. Bahia de Todos os Santos (1960)

100 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: José Hipolito Trigueirinho Neto | Stars: Lola Brah, Sadi Cabral, Francisco Contreras, Maria Lúcia Dahl

Votes: 17

89. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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At the height of his fame (his plays being much celebrated in London in the 1890's), Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is whispered and gossiped as a romantic ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 644

90. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 106,361 | Gross: $30.00M

91. Accattone (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.8
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A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Votes: 5,975

92. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 11,781

93. The Girl with the Golden Eyes (1961)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Jean-Gabriel Albicocco | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Paul Guers, Françoise Prévost, Françoise Dorléac

Votes: 101

94. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 5,473 | Gross: $16.94M

95. A Taste of Honey (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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A pregnant teenage girl must fend for herself when her mother remarries, leaving the girl with only a new male friend for support.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens, Murray Melvin

Votes: 3,686

96. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 3,948

97. Advise & Consent (1962)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 5,298

98. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,298

99. Diferente (1961)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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Alfredo is a cheerful party animal, son of a wealthy man. Alfredo's brother, a young very focused and mature boy, and their father try unsuccessfully to change the profligate lifestyle of ... See full summary »

Director: Luis María Delgado | Stars: Alfredo Alaria, Manuel Monroy, Sandra Le Brocq, Manuel Barrio

Votes: 73

100. The L-Shaped Room (1962)

126 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A single, pregnant woman moves into a London boarding house where she meets a group of fellow misfits.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Leslie Caron, Anthony Booth, Avis Bunnage, Patricia Phoenix

Votes: 1,248