Cinema's 100 Most Wanted

by egmeinder | last updated - 28 Sep 2013 | Public

100 of the most sought after (and if not, they should be) lost or partially lost films. I don't want people coming on here and chiding me for choosing to be concerned about this, so please don't. Some have at least 5 IMDb votes, so please report any findings to egmeinder@gmail.com.

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1. The Jeffries-Sharkey Contest (1899)

Documentary, Short, Sport

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Director: James H. White | Stars: James J. Jeffries, Sailor Sharkey

2. Hiawatha (1903)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

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20 scenes: The birth, life, marriage and death of Hiawatha.

Director: Joe Rosenthal

3. Kit Carson (1903)

21 min | Short, Western

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Kit Carson is captured by Indians and tied to a tree in the Indian village. An Indian maiden helps him make his escape.

Director: Wallace McCutcheon

4. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

Short, Crime, Drama

4.6
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The millionaire's child is kidnapped. Sherlock Holmes after many thrilling adventures and narrow escapes rescues the child.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, H. Kyrle Bellew, J. Barney Sherry

Votes: 19

5. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)

70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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True story of notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly (1855-80).

Director: Charles Tait | Stars: Elizabeth Tait, John Tait, Norman Campbell, Bella Cola

Votes: 423

6. The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (1908)

120 min | Fantasy, Adventure

6.1
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L. Frank Baum would appear in a white suit and present his live actors, slide shows and films as a live travelogue presentation of his popular fantasies. Highlights include Dorothy being ... See full summary »

Directors: Francis Boggs, Otis Turner | Stars: L. Frank Baum, Frank Burns, George E. Wilson, Wallace Illington

Votes: 24

7. The Music Master (1908)

Short

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What is more miserable than love-blighted life? For the heart that truly loves can never forget. Such is the sad fate of the hero of this Biograph story. Herr Von Mitzel, a disciple of ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace McCutcheon | Star: D.W. Griffith

8. In Old California (1910)

17 min | Short, Drama, History

7.2
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An historical dramatization of a Spanish woman during the reign of Spanish and Mexican owned California in the early 19th century.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Frank Powell, Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 35

9. A Victim of the Mormons (1911)

Short, Drama

5.1
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A Mormon missionary seduces and kidnaps an attractive young woman, forcing her to accompany him to Utah to become one of his wives.

Director: August Blom | Stars: Valdemar Psilander, Clara Pontoppidan, Henry Seemann, Carlo Wieth

Votes: 10

10. Saved from the Titanic (1912)

10 min | Short, Drama

7.4
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A young woman tells her parents and fiance (in flashback) about the recent sinking of the Titanic and her experiences as a passenger during the disaster. Her intended marriage now faces a ... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Arnaud | Stars: Dorothy Gibson, Alec B. Francis, Julia Stuart, John G. Adolfi

Votes: 55

11. The Werewolf (1913)

18 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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An old Indian legend tells of the supposed ability of persons who have been turned into wolves through magic power to assume human form at will for purposes of vengeance.

Director: Henry MacRae | Stars: Clarence Burton, Marie Walcamp, Phyllis Gordon, Lule Warrenton

Votes: 18

12. The Battle of the Sexes (1914)

50 min | Drama

6.6
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Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mary Alden

Votes: 38

13. My Official Wife (1914)

Drama

5.7
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Helene Marie, on the run from the Russian police in St. Petersburg, plots to kill the Czar.

Director: James Young | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Harry T. Morey, Earle Williams, L. Rogers Lytton

Votes: 11

14. Her Friend the Bandit (1914)

16 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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Lost Charles Chaplin's comedy film about her friend.

Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Charles Murray, Glen Cavender

Votes: 159

15. The Indian Wars (1914)

History, Western

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Directors: Vernon Day, Theodore Wharton | Stars: William F. Cody, Nelson Appleton Miles, Jesse M. Lee, Frank D. Baldwin

16. Brewster's Millions (1914)

Comedy

7.1
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Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Edward Abeles, Joseph Singleton, Sydney Deane, Miss Bartholomew

Votes: 15

17. A Study in Scarlet (II) (1914)

20 min | Mystery, Short

5.2
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Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, John Ford, Grace Cunard, Harry Schumm

Votes: 8

18. The Escape (1914)

Drama

6.4
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A dramatic comparison between the mating habits of animals and the way humans choose their own partners.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Donald Crisp, F.A. Turner, Robert Harron, Blanche Sweet

Votes: 14

19. The Golem (1915)

60 min | Horror

6.1
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers,... See full summary »

Directors: Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener | Stars: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen, Lyda Salmonova, Rudolf Blümner

Votes: 914

20. Last Night of the Barbary Coast (1913)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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This film -- now lost -- supposedly showed the last night of the depraved Barbary Coast section of San Francisco, although the neighborhood wasn't fully cleaned up by police and city ... See full summary »

Directors: Sol Lesser, Hal Mohr

21. The Fall of a Nation (1916)

Drama

5.7
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Three acts and a prologue. Act 1: A nation falls. Act 2: The heel of the conqueror. Act 3: The uprising two years later.

Director: Thomas Dixon Jr. | Stars: Lorraine Huling, Percy Standing, Arthur Shirley, Flora Macdonald

Votes: 28

22. A Daughter of the Gods (1916)

180 min | Drama

7.1
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A sultan agrees to help an wicked witch destroy a mysterious young lady, if the witch will bring his young son back from the dead with magic.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Annette Kellerman, William E. Shay, Hal De Forest, Marcelle Hontabat

Votes: 24

23. El apóstol (1917)

70 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Argentinian President Yrigoyen burns Buenos Aires using Jupiter's thunderbolts.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 26

24. Cleopatra (1917)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.0
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The story of Cleopatra, the fabulous queen of Egypt, and the epic romances between her and the greatest men of Rome, Julius Caesar and Antony.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Theda Bara, Fritz Leiber, Thurston Hall, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 269

25. Imokawa Mukuzô genkan-ban no maki (1917)

5 min | Animation, Short

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lost film.

Director: Hekoten Shimokawa

26. The Great Love (1918)

70 min | Drama, War

6.8
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An idealistic young American during World War I, itching to fight the Germans and not wanting to wait until the U. S. joined the war, journeys to Canada and enlists in the British army. He ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: George Fawcett, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Gloria Hope

Votes: 12

27. The First Men in the Moon (1919)

50 min | Fantasy

7.0
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The inventor of a space sphere flies to the moon and is marooned by a crooked financier.

Directors: Bruce Gordon, J.L.V. Leigh | Stars: Bruce Gordon, Heather Thatcher, Hector Abbas, Lionel d'Aragon

Votes: 27

28. The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

6.1
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In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters.

Director: Willis H. O'Brien | Stars: Herbert M. Dawley, Willis H. O'Brien

Votes: 142 | Gross: $0.10M

29. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 831

30. The Grim Game (1919)

71 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Jailed unjustly for a murder he did not commit, a young man uses his amazing powers of escape to free himself and pursue the actual killers, who hold his fiancée captive.

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Harry Houdini, Thomas Jefferson, Ann Forrest, Augustus Phillips

Votes: 204

31. Emerald of Death (1919)

54 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Ernst Hofmann, Blandine Ebinger, Margit Barnay, Karl Platen

Votes: 27

32. The Miracle Man (1919)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.0
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam gullible public of funds for a supposed ... See full summary »

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Lon Chaney, Betty Compson, Joseph J. Dowling, J.M. Dumont

Votes: 127 | Gross: $3.00M

33. The Devil's Passkey (1920)

130 min | Drama

6.4
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The wife of an American playwright in Paris becomes ensnared in the seductive wiles of an American Army officer, but her devotion to her husband convinces the officer to try to extricate ... See full summary »

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Sam De Grasse, Una Trevelyn, Clyde Fillmore, Maude George

Votes: 5

34. Treasure Island (1920)

76 min | Adventure

6.8
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Young Jim Hawkins is caught up with the pirate Long John Silver in search of the buried treasure of the buccaneer Captain Flint, in this adaptation of the classic novel by Robert Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Shirley Mason, Josie Melville, Al W. Filson, Wilton Taylor

Votes: 16

35. Remodeling Her Husband (1920)

50 min | Comedy

7.4
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After she marries Jack Valentine, Janie Wakefield ( Dorothy Gish ) discovers that her husband's reputation as a flirt is well deserved when she sees him riding in a taxi with a strange ... See full summary »

Directors: Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Gish, James Rennie, Marie Burke, Downing Clarke

Votes: 11

36. Dracula's Death (1921)

65 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A girl has frightening visions after visiting an insane asylum where one of the inmates claims to be Drakula and she can not be sure whether they were a nightmare or real.

Director: Károly Lajthay | Stars: Paul Askonas, Carl Goetz, Károly Hatvani, Anna Marie Hegener

Votes: 49

37. Humor Risk (1921)

Comedy, Short

8.1
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This silent short saw the Marx Bros. teamed for the first time prior to their move to features. The film had only one public screening. Groucho later claimed that it was not very good.

Director: Richard Smith | Stars: Mildred Davis, Chico Marx, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx

Votes: 71

38. Dangerous Lies (1921)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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A widow's husband returns after her second marriage, and dies while assaulting her.

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: David Powell, Mary Glynne, Minna Grey, Warburton Gamble

Votes: 24

39. The Power of Love (1922)

Drama

7.0
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Because of his financial trouble, Don Almeda (Noah Beery) promises his daughter, Maria (Barbara Bedford), to Don Alvarez (Albert Prisco). But Maria does not love Don Alvarez, and, in fact, ... See full summary »

Directors: Nat G. Deverich, Harry K. Fairall | Stars: Elliot Sparling, Barbara Bedford, Noah Beery, Aileen Manning

Votes: 45

40. Adam's Rib (1923)

Drama

6.8
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Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff, Anna Q. Nilsson

Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.25M

41. Hollywood (1923)

Comedy

7.0
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Angela comes to Hollywood with only two things: Her dream to become a movie star, and Grandpa. She leaves an Aunt, a brother, Grandma, and her longtime boyfriend back in Centerville. ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.31M

42. Love, Life and Laughter (1923)

Drama, Romance

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A chorus girl, who dreams of being a music-hall star, falls for an impoverished author.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: Betty Balfour, Harry Jonas, Frank Stanmore, Annie Esmond

43. Human Wreckage (1923)

80 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.1
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An attorney's wife is determined to fight the evils of addictive substances.

Directors: John Griffith Wray, Dorothy Davenport | Stars: Dorothy Davenport, James Kirkwood, Bessie Love, George Hackathorne

Votes: 8

44. The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923)

90 min | Drama, History

5.6
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A dramatization of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem 'The Courtship of Miles Standish,' this is the story of the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England and came to America ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Sullivan | Stars: Charles Ray, Enid Bennett, E. Alyn Warren, Joseph J. Dowling

Votes: 12

45. Who Is the Man? (1924)

60 min | Drama

6.4
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In Paris an addicted artist takes the blame for his married sister's lover.

Director: Walter Summers | Stars: Isobel Elsom, Langhorn Burton, Lewis Dayton, John Gielgud

Votes: 9

46. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 7,601

Released on VHS in edited form. Originally 9 hours.

47. White Man (1924)

70 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Alice Joyce, Walter Long, Clark Gable

Votes: 21

48. That Royle Girl (1925)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Joan Royle, beautiful but naive model who came from the slums, falls for Fred Ketlar, the leader of a dance band. When Fred's estranged wife Adele is murdered, Fred is arrested and ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, James Kirkwood, Harrison Ford

Votes: 7

49. The Dark Angel (1925)

80 min | Drama

8.7
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The Dark Angel tells the story of three childhood friends, two male, one female. When the woman chooses one of the men to marry, the other, jealous, sends his rival off into a dangerous situation during wartime.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Wyndham Standing, Frank Elliott

Votes: 15

50. The House Without a Key (1926)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.5
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A Pathe serial in ten chapters of two-reels each: Dan Winterslip, a wealthy man in Honolulu, has not spoken to his brother, who owns a hotel next to Winterslip's estate, in over twenty ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Allene Ray, Walter Miller, E.H. Calvert, Betty Caldwell

Votes: 15

51. The Great Gatsby (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama

Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour, the nouveau riche Jay Gatsby. He is ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Lois Wilson, Neil Hamilton, Georgia Hale

52. The Mountain Eagle (1926)

57 min | Romance, Thriller

In the Kentucky hills, a store keeper tries to win the love of an innocent schoolteacher. She runs away and seeks refuge with a hermit.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Bernhard Goetzke, Nita Naldi, Malcolm Keen, John Hamilton

53. Zange no yaiba (1927)

70 min | Drama

7.6
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Ishimatsu is out of jail and wants to rebuild his life. But his brother, Sakichi, and his old partners are not going to allow it.

Directors: Yasujirô Ozu, Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Hikaru Kicchôji, Kunimatsu Ogawa, Kanji Kawahara, Shoichi Nodera

Votes: 29

54. London After Midnight (1927)

Passed | 69 min | Horror

6.9
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,035

55. The Battle of the Century (1927)

19 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Fight manager (Hardy) takes out an insurance policy on his puny pugilist (Laurel) and then proceeds to try to arrange for an accident so that he can collect. When a pie delivery man (Hall) ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Adams, Wilson Benge

Votes: 716

56. Rough House Rosie (1927)

66 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.9
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A poor but ambitious young girl is determined to crash high society, but isn't prepared for the reception she receives.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Clara Bow, Reed Howes, Arthur Housman, Doris Hill

Votes: 8

57. The City Gone Wild (1927)

60 min | Crime, Romance, Drama

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Hard-boiled underworld melodrama, with gang wars and gunfights, in which criminal lawyer turns prosecutor to avenge a friend's death.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Thomas Meighan, Marietta Millner, Louise Brooks, Fred Kohler

58. The Way of All Flesh (1927)

94 min | Drama

6.8
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The story takes place in Milwaukee during the early 1900s with a bank clerk named August Schiller who is happy with both his job and his family. He is tasked with transporting $1,000 in ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Emil Jannings, Belle Bennett, Phyllis Haver, Donald Keith

Votes: 92

59. Huo shao hong lian si (1928)

Drama

7.6
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This movie was adapted from a newspaper serial (Strange Tales of the Adventurer in the Wild Country) and released in 18 feature-length parts over a period of 3 years (1928-31). In its ... See full summary »

Director: Shichuan Zhang | Stars: Jie Tang, Xianzhai Wang, Butterfly Wu, Pei-Zhen Xia

Votes: 39

60. Manhattan Cocktail (1928)

72 min | Drama

7.9
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Director: Dorothy Arzner | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Danny O'Shea, Paul Lukas

Votes: 15

61. The Patriot (1928)

113 min | Drama

In 18th-Century Russia, the Czar, Paul, is surrounded by murderous plots and trusts only Count Pahlen. Pahlen wishes to protect his friend, the mad king, but because of the horror of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Lewis Stone, Florence Vidor, Vera Voronina

62. Beau Sabreur (1928)

70 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery, William Powell

Votes: 29

63. The Last Moment (1928)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Otto Matieson, Julius Molnar, Lucille La Verne, Anielka Elter

64. Say It with Sables (1928)

70 min | Comedy

5.0
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Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Francis X. Bushman, Helene Chadwick, Margaret Livingston, Arthur Rankin

Votes: 18

65. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 110

66. The Honeymoon (1930)

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"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ... See full summary »

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray

Votes: 18

67. The Terror (1928)

85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Guests at an old English manor house are stalked by a mysterious killer known only as 'The Terror.'

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: May McAvoy, Louise Fazenda, Edward Everett Horton, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 20

68. Sins of the Fathers (1928)

Drama

7.9
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A married restaurant owner is persuaded to become a bootlegger by a beautiful young girl. When he starts making money at it, she steals it, then runs off with another man. His wife finds ... See full summary »

Director: Ludwig Berger | Stars: Emil Jannings, Ruth Chatterton, Barry Norton, Jean Arthur

Votes: 8

69. Honky Tonk (1929)

71 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Nightclub hostess Sophie Leonard educates her daughter Beth abroad and keeps her life secret for her. But suddenly the daughter shows up.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Sophie Tucker, Lila Lee, Wilbur Mack, Audrey Ferris

Votes: 5

70. Song of the West (1930)

82 min | Musical, Western

5.5
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Director: Ray Enright | Stars: John Boles, Vivienne Segal, Joe E. Brown, Marie Wells

Votes: 6

Missing above: Has anyone heard of Black Waters?

71. Tol'able David (1930)

65 min | Drama

7.1
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Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him to take his brother's place as mailman for the community, and this brings him into ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Noah Beery, Joan Peers, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 20

72. The Cat Creeps (1930)

75 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Disappearances and strange goings-on in a spooky old mansion.

Directors: Rupert Julian, John Willard | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Raymond Hackett, Neil Hamilton, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 45

73. Peludópolis (1931)

80 min | Animation

7.4
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The story of President Yrigoyen's corrupt government and its overthrow by a military coup.

Director: Quirino Cristiani

Votes: 8

74. Charlie Chan's Chance (1932)

73 min | Mystery

7.9
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Charlie is the intended murder victim here, and he avoids death only by chance. To find the murderer (since, of course, murder does occur), Charlie must outguess Scotland Yard and New York City police.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Warner Oland, Alexander Kirkland, H.B. Warner, Marian Nixon

Votes: 346

75. Wasei Kingu Kongu (1933)

30 min | Short

6.3
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Director: Torajirô Saitô | Stars: Yasuko Koizumi, Takeshi Sakamoto, Kotarô Sekiguchi, Nagamasa Yamada

Votes: 23

76. Murder at Monte Carlo (1935)

70 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A professor comes up with a system to win at roulette, and goes to the famous casino at Monte Carlo to try it out. When he turns up murdered and his "system" missing, a reporter sets out to find the killer--and the system.

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz, Molly Lamont

Votes: 21

77. Tag der Freiheit - Unsere Wehrmacht (1935)

28 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Filming of the performance show the Deutsche Wehrmacht (German Army) made during the Reichsparteitag of the NSDAP in Nurnberg 1935. Showing the readiness and the will of the newly build ... See full summary »

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler, Werner von Blomberg

Votes: 931

78. Seventh Heaven (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »

Director: Henry King | Stars: Simone Simon, James Stewart, Jean Hersholt, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 520

79. Nad Niemnem (1939)

Drama, Romance

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Directors: Wanda Jakubowska, Karol Szolowski | Stars: Elzbieta Barszczewska, Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska, Jan Kreczmar, Jerzy Pichelski

80. The Patient Vanishes (1941)

Approved | 73 min | Mystery

7.9
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James Mason as a private detective, whose father is a Scotland Yard man, takes a case involving extortion and kidnapping. A young girl is kidnapped from a nursing home and he advises the ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington | Stars: James Mason, Mary Clare, Margaret Vyner, Gordon McLeod

Votes: 11

81. Le ciel est à vous (1944)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman.

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Charles Vanel, Jean Debucourt, Raymonde Vernay

Votes: 329

Is this the right film? By Ozu?

82. Escape Episode (1947)

35 min | Short

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'Escape Episode' was Anger's first film to be publicly screened, and was available to rent from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. It was filmed under the working title of 'Demigods' ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kenneth Anger | Stars: Marilyn Granas, Bob Jones, Nora Watson

83. Little Iodine (1946)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy

5.9
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Based on the "Little Iodine" two-panel cartoon strip by Jimmy Hatlo, which had evolved from his "They'll Do It Everytime" strip, Little Iodine was the most-scheming kid in comics aside from... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Jo Ann Marlowe, Marc Cramer, Eve Whitney, Irene Ryan

Votes: 9

84. Cinderella (1957 TV Special)

90 min | Musical, Family, Comedy

7.7
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The first of three TV versions of the classic fairy tale that featured a Rodgers and Hammerstein score.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Ilka Chase, Edie Adams, Howard Lindsay

Votes: 798

Missing above: IVAN THE TERRIBLE PART III. As for this, it was originally in color, but only B&W now survives.

85. Da xiao Huang Tian Ba (1962)

106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A child learns martial arts to become a kung fu warrior.

Director: To Lung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Bik-Ying Cheng, Siu-Hung Ho, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung

Votes: 144

86. Farewell Performance (1963)

73 min | Crime

6.5
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A pop star is found murdered. To find the murderer the police must work out if rivalry or hate was the motive.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: David Kernan, Delphi Lawrence, Frederick Jaeger, Derek Francis

Votes: 6

87. Normal Love (1963)

105 min

7.2
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Andy Warhol films Jack Smith Filming "Normal Love".

Director: Jack Smith | Stars: Diana Baccus, Beverly Grant, Mario Montez, David Sachs

Votes: 76

88. Batman Dracula (1964)

54 min | Drama

5.5
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Andy Warhol's infamous lost campy classic charting the adventures of Batman two years before Adam West donned the Caped Crusader's wings in the classic TV show.

Director: Andy Warhol | Stars: Gregory Battcock, David Bourdon, Tally Brown, Rufus Collins

Votes: 101

89. Batman Fights Dracula (1967)

Comedy

6.9
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Mad scientist Doctor Zorba is at his wit's end because of the interference of Batman in his smuggling attempts. Together with his mad fanatic follower Turko, they hatch a plan to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Leody M. Diaz | Stars: Jing Abalos, Dante Rivero, Vivian Lorrain, Rolan Robles

Votes: 86

90. Las noches del Hombre Lobo (1968)

Horror

6.4
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Werewolf Waldemar Daninsky becomes a tool for a mad scientist.

Director: René Govar | Stars: Paul Naschy, Peter Beaumont, Monique Brainville, Beba Novak

Votes: 18

91. The Promise (1969)

98 min | Drama

7.5
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During the siege of Leningrad, Marat goes to the partly wrecked house of his parents, and finds Lika, a sixteen-year-old girl, who has sought shelter. They become friendly and fall in love,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hayes | Stars: John Castle, Ian McKellen, Susan Macready, Mary Jones

Votes: 22

92. Nobody Ordered Love (1972)

87 min | Horror

7.4
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Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Judy Huxtable, John Ronane, Tony Selby

Votes: 12

93. The Day the Clown Cried (1972)

90 min | Drama

A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Ahlm, Lars Amble, Harriet Andersson

94. Together for Days (1972)

PG | 84 min | Drama

7.4
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A Black radical activist and a young White woman find themselves drawn to one another during the politically and racially-charged atmosphere of early 1970s America.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Clifton Davis, Lois Chiles, Northern Calloway, Leonard Jackson

Votes: 57

95. The Cherry Picker (1974)

92 min | Drama

3.7
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Millionaire's son James Burn III (Bob Sherman) just wants to live a life free from responsibility (and work) and the film opens with him taking part in a mass sleep-in outside Windsor ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Curran | Stars: Lulu, Bob Sherman, Terry-Thomas, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 34

96. Clockwork (1978)

7 min | Horror, Short

5.5
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A very wealthy, but lonely woman is stalked in her home by a violent serial killer.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Cheryl Guttridge, Scott Spiegel

Votes: 241

Above: HIM (1974) was discussed in the Golden Turkey Awards, but is not even listed at IMDb.

97. My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)

36 min | Comedy

5.7
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It's Mickey's Birthday and his girlfriend just left him, so that's when his friend Clarence shows him a birthday he'll never forget.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Craig Hamann, Quentin Tarantino, Crystal Shaw Martell, Allen Garfield

Votes: 3,247