Classic films that I've seen

by Nickl83 | created - 26 Jun 2013 | updated - 04 Nov 2013 | Public

A list of all the pre-1970 movies I've ever watched

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1. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 34,063

lnteresting for its historical importance only. lf it was made today, l would give it a definite zero, if even that....Btw, the moon at the end is really creepy.

2. The Great Train Robbery (1903)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Western

7.3
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A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes, Justus D. Barnes

Votes: 13,434

Another super old film. This one (the first western of all time) had a more elaborate plot, in comparison. But still, movies from this era were very primitive and l can't overlook that.

3. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 111,601 | Gross: $0.03M

What can you expect from a movie with the shortest title ever? A child murderer (Lorre) is being chased down by cops, criminals and homeless people. Some scenes might have taken a bit too long, but as a whole, you can expect to see a great film!

4. Freaks (1932)

Unrated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

7.9
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 35,326

The plot is okey, but the execution could've been done better. lt's about a circus containing lots of disfigured people as well as "normal" people. One of the characters, a vertically challenged dude, falls in love with a normal sized woman, and he gets the impression that the feelings are returned. l think too much focus was made on random scenes, just to show these odd looking people like Schlitze. The message of the movie is a good one, though, and l admire Tod for doing a daring film like this, in 1932.

5. Man's Castle (1933)

75 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,050

"Oh look, this movie has Spencer Tracy AND Loretta Young, l'm sure it's awesome"......Well, l was wrong. The movie is forgettable, l don't even rememeber the plot. Some dude decides to take this poor girl home and..... stuff happens(?)......l don't know...

6. 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: 6,197

A French movie that l watched only because of a book that demands me to see it before l die. lt's about a bunch of kids in a boarding school, and the director is clearly trying to do something "artful" but l didn't get it. Je suis désolé, mais ca filme sont très bizarre....

7. Girl O' My Dreams (1934)

Not Rated | 65 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A conceited college track star, used to being "big man on campus", gets a jolt when he loses an election to see who is the most popular man in the school.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Sterling Holloway, Edward J. Nugent, Arthur Lake

Votes: 63

A boring film about college teens and popularity...l didn't know these types of films existed back then.

8. Peck's Bad Boy (1934)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama

6.7
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Young boy Bill Peck adores his father and tries to be good, but the arrival of Bill's cousin Horace upsets Bill's plans. Horace's brattish ways result in Bill rather than Horace getting in ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Thomas Meighan, Jackie Searl, Dorothy Peterson

Votes: 56

Jackie Cooper gets into trouble when his cousin comes for visit. An insignificant kid's film.

9. Kiss and Make-Up (1934)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them. He makes Eve Caron, the wife of Marcel Caron, so satisfied with his skilled hands ... See full summary »

Director: Harlan Thompson | Stars: Cary Grant, Helen Mack, Genevieve Tobin, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 401

Cary Grant works as a plastic surgeon. His job is to make average women look beautiful. l should get a job like that! The movie was a bit funny at times, so...yeah...

10. Born to Be Bad (1934)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined that her child will not grow up to be taken advantage of. Letty teaches her ... See full summary »

Directors: Lowell Sherman, Jack Conway | Stars: Loretta Young, Cary Grant, Jackie Kelk, Marion Burns

Votes: 865

A short and bland movie, about an annyoing little kid, his questionable mother Loretta Young and a gentleman (Cary Grant). Not much to say here.

11. Imitation of Life (1934)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks

Votes: 3,237

An awesome movie about a black housekeeper and her light skinned daughter.The daughter can't accept the fact that she's black and wants to distance herself from her mother. Some scenes evoke strong emotions and reactions. It's one of the best films of the 30's so far. There's also this plot about Colbert starting a business with the housekeeper.

12. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 73,388

Very overrated, in my opinion. lt doesn't really stand out from all the other romantic comedies. It follows the exact formula for how to make a movie of this genre. In fact, Colbert and Gable were surprised themselves. Also, why is it called "It Happened One Night" when it clearly happened over the past few weeks?

13. Thirty Day Princess (1934)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 537

A princess falls ill, and they find a regular woman who looks exactly like the princess. Generic movie with Cary Grant.

14. It's a Gift (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.4
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A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison

Votes: 4,046

This is the kind of humour that we see all the time nowadays. The ones with the unlucky man, the annoying wife and those constant physical comedy sequences. l'm sure it was great back then, but now it just seems so...predictable. But still has its fun moments.

15. Waterfront Lady (1935)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Ann Rutherford, Frank Albertson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 60

The movie is about a man who escapes from the police and ends up at her and her father's place. lt was okey, not too bad.

16. The Gilded Lily (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 378

Watching Fred MacMurray eat popcorn and hearing Claudette Colbert singing horribly is NOT entertaining. l'm sorry, but it really isn't.

17. Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 526

Bing Crosby helps a little girl and her father getting a better house. But there's an orphanage lady who wants to see Edith Fellows there...or something like that, l don't remember all of it :l

18. Things to Come (1936)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.7
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott

Votes: 5,618

A British science fiction that depicts the coming 100 years in a dystopian manner. lt was pretty cool, until the last third part, then it got a bit too weird. lnterestingly enough, a war did occur 3 years later....

19. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 16,968

20. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 4,902

There are 2 cool things about the film: 1: A young Billy Barty kicks Freddie March in the legs! 2: lt's one of few color movies from the decade. But if you wanna know what the plot is about, it's basically about a woman (Lombard) who gets mistaken for being terminally ill, so she gets a lot of media attention.

21. Assassin of Youth (1937)

80 min | Drama

4.7
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A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Dorothy Short, Earl Dwire

Votes: 305

An okey anti-drugs movie. Maybe a bit preachy, but both Arthur Gardner and Fay McKenzie are still alive. See, kids? Don't do drugs and you will live a looooong time. Yep :p

22. Hoosier Schoolboy (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

5.7
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A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Anne Nagel, Frank Shields, Edward Pawley

Votes: 100

Please don't ask me what the movie is about...l don't remember, it was so boring.

23. Religious Racketeers (1938)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

5.6
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A wealthy young woman, racked with guilt because she wasn't there when her mother died, is so desperate to contact her that she gets involved with a phony mystic who promises to put her in ... See full summary »

Director: Frank O'Connor | Stars: Robert Fiske, Helene LeBerthon, Arthur Gardner, Betty Compson

Votes: 42

Oh boy, where to begin? lt's about..umm...someone trying to contact the dead, and some spritiual guy?....or something...sorry, l can't quite remember the plot. That always happens with lousy movies. l'm a terrible reviewer, lol.

24. Suez (1938)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.7
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Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Annabella, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 565

A relatively young Tyrone Power has plans to build the Suez Canal. Nothing out of the ordinary, really....

25. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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After learning her multi-millionaire fiancé has already been married and divorced seven times, the daughter of a penniless marquis decides to tame him.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton, David Niven

Votes: 2,359

This movie was a while ago, so l don't remember exactly what it was about. Something about a guy (Cooper) who's been married many times, and his eight wife wants to make sure she is his last.....But l do remember that l wasn't too impressed with it.

26. My Bill (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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The town of Colbrook, Massachusetts was founded by the family of the same name, and as such they are its leading family. Widowed Mrs. Reginald Colbrook - Mary - has had to manage the family... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Bonita Granville, John Litel, Anita Louise

Votes: 308

One of the first black-and-white ones l saw. lt's about a family with financial problems. Dickie Moore's the real standout in this one.

27. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,307

l only watch classics that l can access for free online. Several Andy Hardy pictures were online so l've watched a lot of them. In it, Rooney has to choose between three girls, Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford and Judy Garland. Cool fact: The little boy with the radio is Gene Reynolds. He's one of the producers/writers for the popular tv-show M.A.S.H.

28. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.0
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 47,905

A screwball comedy. Even though Kat Hepburn was a bit annoying, it had many entertaining moments. l could see myself watching this again.

29. The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Western

3.5
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An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Billy Curtis, Yvonne Moray, 'Little Billy' Rhodes, Billy Platt

Votes: 1,320

A 1930's all midget cast cowboy b-movie...yeah, it IS as bad as it sounds....

30. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 85,795 | Gross: $9.60M

Time to introduce Jimmy Stewart, who you'll be seeing alot from in these reviews. James Stewart is a regular guy who tries to make an impact in the White House. lt wasn't a bad movie at all, but l expected a lot more since l like courtroom dramas. Couldn't he have fought for a more worthy cause?

31. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 320,743 | Gross: $22.20M

As a kid, l read all the books in the series. Also, l've seen this so many times that l can't look at it objectively anymore. lt's just a nostalgic experience regardless of the quality. Sorry, but l can't grade this one...

32. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.2
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97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 238,310 | Gross: $198.68M

33. 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: 97,764

Wow. How this movie can be so acclaimed is a shock to me. Maybe it requires a second viewing? For a Hitchcock movie, I was expecting....no, l was requiring a greater film. lt's about this woman (Fontaine) who marries Olivier and moves in to his mansion. But in the house, there are creepy housekeepers and this makes her uncomfortable. l don't know....it just didn't keep me fascinated and l didn't feel any tension.

34. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.8
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Judge Hardy takes his family to New York City, where Andy quickly falls in love with a socialite. He finds the high society life too expensive, and eventually decides that he liked it better back home.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 612

Andy falls in love with a girl from a picture. Am l the only one who thinks that Mickey overacts in the AH movies ? He's like the direct opposite of Gregory Peck! But still. it's not a completely terrible movie...

35. Meet John Doe (1941)

Passed | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 10,016

Or as Homer would put it: "Meet John D'oh"! My second Capra film, which holds up pretty good. l'd even say it's better than Mr Smith Goes.....lt's about a woman (Stanwyck) who invents a story about a man, John Doe, who threatens to commit suicide as a protest against the *beeped* up" society. A man is hired to "become" John Doe, Gary Cooper.

36. Men of Boys Town (1941)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy return in this sequel to the original Boys Town. This time the school faces financial trouble as Father Flannigan tries to help every little boy he meets. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn

Votes: 871

I've seen small parts of the first movie, Boys Town, when l was young and had the TCM channel. Maybe l should've watched the whole first movie, because l didn't find this sequel to be interesting.

37. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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83 Metascore

A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 26,286 | Gross: $4.50M

A lot better than Rebecca, but still not up to my taste. Fontaine suspects that Grant is out to kill her. I still don't see why she married him in the first place.

38. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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With his high school graduation behind him, Andy Hardy decides that as an adult, it's time to start living his life. Judge Hardy had hoped that his son would go to college and study law, ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Holden

Votes: 571

Andy goes to New York to work. Not as light hearted as the previous AH films, which is a refreshing.

39. Sergeant York (1941)

Approved | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 13,203 | Gross: $16.40M

Gary Cooper goes from being a no-good hillbilly with a good shooting ability, to a religious pacifist, and ends up a war hero. A fairly good biopic about Alvin York.

40. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 328,863 | Gross: $1.59M

l CAN'T BELIEVE ROSEBUD WAS HIS......nah, not gonna spoil all the "fun" for all of you that haven't seen it. Watch it, and you'll realize what an overrated movie it really is. Innovative camera shots isn't enough. It's not a bad movie, but the top 10 of all time? You gotta be kidding me.

41. Orchestra Wives (1942)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Connie Ward is in seventh heaven when Gene Morrison's band rolls into town. She is swept off her feet by trumpeter Bill Abbot. After marrying him, she joins the bands tour and learns about ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: George Montgomery, Ann Rutherford, Glenn Miller, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

Votes: 698

Many movies start off okey, but the longer they go on, the worse they get. This is one of them.

42. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 4,981 | Gross: $6.38M

One of Wilder's first movies, l think. lt had a promising plot but the film lost too much pace and substance during the second half. Also, slightly disturbing that the man was attracted to someone who he thought was only 12....Lolita, anyone?

43. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Approved | 108 min | Thriller

8.0
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A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 49,484

I liked this one. The way that Teresa slowly starts realizing that her idolized uncle actually has a dark side,and the subsequent tension that builds up between them is great.

44. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles

Votes: 765

Wartime musical with various celebrities. The Gene Kelly/Kathryn Grayson storyline was uninteresting.

45. The Human Comedy (1943)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,468

Human Comedy was far from comedy. lt had a serious mood to it, which reflected the ongoing war. Rooney is surprisingly good in a dramatic role . Who knew?

46. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

8.1
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When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 17,364

ls it right to take matters into own hands? Risk the lives of potentially innocent people? This movie deals with this subject in a rather hasty way. It might have gotten a higher score if it had been longer.

47. Double Indemnity (1944)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.3
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 110,663 | Gross: $5.72M

A film noir about a man who decides to help Stanwyck in her evil plan. As usual, something goes wrong. A good movie.

48. Once Upon a Time (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson

Votes: 738

One of the biggest movie stars of the 40's decided to do a movie about a dancing caterpilar...Who? Cary Grant! This is one of his most unknown films, and I think kids might enjoy it.

49. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,004

I don't quite remember this one, unfortunately.

50. The Affairs of Susan (1945)

110 min | Comedy

7.0
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Susan is about to be married, but the wedding may get called off after her fiancee summons three former beaus. Each reveals a different portrait of Susan: one describes her as a naive ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, George Brent, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

Votes: 220

A guy is about to marry Fontaine, and her ex-husbands all give different versions of her. Which one is the true one? More importantly, do we really care? Lol.

51. Spellbound (1945)

Unrated | 111 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 36,053 | Gross: $7.00M

lngrid Bergman is sweet as always, and Gregory Peck is as wooden as always. The movie doesn't manage to make me interested. The whole psychoanalysis thing seemed contrived or oversimplified.

52. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

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

7.8
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A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 8,786

Gene Tierney meets a man that reminds her of someone special. Soon, they get married and her irrational behavior starts to show. The lake scene with Darryl Hickman is memorable. Gene is hot, even when she's evil :p

53. Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville

Votes: 482

Really? They continued to do another Andy Hardy after the war? It's just not the same thing anymore, he was 26 in this. Let it go and move on, Mickey......

54. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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Once three childhood friends. Now, a ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., and a returning companion who may have been the only witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 6,361

Kirk Douglas makes his debut in this film noir. lt was neither really bad nor really good. An average film.

55. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 15,475

Maybe it's because l was too busy staring at Ava Gardner? Or maybe it's because I didn't have any subtitles? (Film Noir langauge can be difficult for me to understand sometimes). That's why l'm giving it a low grade...I couldn't grasp the plot.

56. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 312,111 | Gross: $7.27M

l thought l would hate this movie due to Capra's ability to be over-sentimental and also the fact that it's a christmas movie. But it's actually really good. We get to know George Bailey alot closer, sort of like an biopic/biography...The ending was a bit over the top, though.

57. Margie (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.4
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A woman reminisces about her teenage years in the 1920s, when she fell in love with her teacher.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari, Alan Young

Votes: 632

58. The Dark Mirror (1946)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long

Votes: 3,027

An interesting psychological thriller type film where the leading roles are played by Olivia DeHavilland and...eh Olivia DeHavilland, lol. lt deals with sibling rivalry in a fascinating way. l wonder what Joan thinks of this movie.....

59. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Votes: 12,213

A movie about anti-semitism. Journalist Gregory Peck pretends to be a jew, to see how he is viewed by others. This came out just 2 years after the holocaust ended, so it was interesting to watch.

60. I Walk Alone (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,522

I kept thinking that I was watching The Stranger Love of Martha Ivers - Part 2. It was okey, I guess.

61. Rope (1948)

Approved | 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: 105,576

Probably one of the best Hitchcock l've seen. The suspense, the dialogues, the innovative camera work, the technicolor....It's basically about these two dudes that commit the "perfect murder" and invites the victim's guests and also the man who inspired them to commit murder (Stewart).

62. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 108,658 | Gross: $0.33M

ltalian Neorealism. A man and his son go around the town, looking for their stolen bike. A basic story, but you really feel for the charachters.

63. My Dear Secretary (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A romance novelist appoints a would-be writer as his secretary. Although she is initially dismayed by his work ethic and playboy attitude, they begin to fall in love.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: Laraine Day, Kirk Douglas, Keenan Wynn, Helen Walker

Votes: 695

Wait, Kirk Douglas in a romantic comedy? Yes, and since l don't like romantic comedies that much, l won't give it a higher grade.

64. The Heiress (1949)

Passed | 115 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 10,786

Olivia does a great performance here as a timid girl, who is seduced by a man (Monty Clift). Her father suspects he's only after his money.

65. The Big Cat (1949)

Approved | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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1933. A city boy arrives in his late mother's birthplace to discover the locals have been pestered by drought, old fights and a cougar. He turns out to be pivotal in all of these.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner, Preston Foster, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 142

The plot may be forgettable, but it's slightly compensated by the fact that some of the scenes have much suspense, so that's a plus.

66. Tension (1949)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 1,886

A man gets his girls stolen away by another dude, and wants his revenge. Audrey Totter is perfect for this role. A good movie.

67. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 157,264

I remember liking this movie a lot when I saw it. But now, it feels as though I need a second viewing to really judge it. It's about a former silent movie star who got her career destroyed when "talkies" arrived. This has now made a huge impact on her mental health...

68. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,569

An enjoyable and underrated film noir with Mickey Rooney. Did you know that the girl in it is Jimmy Cagney's sister? See the resemblance?

69. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 850

A story about Jane Wyman as a shy girl, Kirk Douglas as a charismatic man. an unbearable mother and a frustrated son.

70. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 5,709

The police stations in the 50's sure were busy. I can't reveal the plot too much, but it was a nice film. Lee Grant is pretty funny in it.

71. You Never Can Tell (1951)

Unrated | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named Rex inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow | Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden, Charles Drake

Votes: 347

A dog comes back as a man (Dick Powell) to find out who killed him...l'm not joking, this is the plot...All l could think of during this movie was "whatever happened to Peggy Dow"?

72. Take Care of My Little Girl (1951)

93 min | Drama

6.7
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A young woman enters college and learns some hard truths about sorority life, including snobbery and the cruelty of hazing.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson, Mitzi Gaynor, Jean Peters

Votes: 235

73. 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: 106,617 | Gross: $7.63M

The character Bruno is so interesting, that you almost want him to succeed! One of my favourite classic films, so far.

74. The Big Trees (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.8
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,146

For every brilliant movie, there's an equally horrible one...Even Kirk Douglas himself hated this one. lt looked very amateurish, both the plot, the acting and the camera quality. Horrible....

75. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 4,391

Very boring Film Noir. Also, l had trouble figuring out what was going on...

76. Roman Holiday (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 110,156

Reminded me of "lt Happened One Night". This one is a little better, though.

77. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 6,752

Confusing, very confusing. What was the movie about? The only Bogart movie l've seen, hopefully there are better ones out there.

78. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 354,997 | Gross: $36.76M

I had tremendously high hopes for Rear Window. POSSIBLE SPOILER: l kept waiting for a twist. l didn't get any...But not just that, the whole plot could've been done alot better. It's too bad, l really wanted to like this one.

79. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.2
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 122,041 | Gross: $0.01M

80. Paths of Glory (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 136,816

A mix between "The Ox-bow lncident" and "12 Angry Men", as it deals with the theme of prosecuting potentially innocent people. The best Kubrick l've seen so far.

81. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 517,607

12 middle aged men sitting around a table a whole movie...lt's probably boring, right? Wrong, this movie is incredibly well written and keeps you interested for every second. It has a good message, interesting characters, the overall flow of the scenes is good and the ending leaves you with a bit of ambiguity (in a good way). And also, l like courtroom dramas in general. The only thing missing was a cute female juror, but l guess you can't have everything. :(

82. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Votes: 282,446 | Gross: $3.20M

Hitchcock, can't you just make up your mind whether you wanna make good or bad films? Because you're giving me both.... Contrived plot, stupid scenes...this one should NOT be on any top 10 lists. Especially the second half was bad.

83. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 243,358 | Gross: $13.28M

Oh? You actually listened to me, Hitchcock...thanks! This movie was a real upgrade from a certain movie that starts with a V.....Cary Grant gets mistaken for another man, and a real adventure begins...The airplane scene is a classic, and Eva Marie Saint is beautiful.

84. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 50,202 | Gross: $11.90M

l like courtroom dramas if they are well written. This one is, and it's quite the debate going on between Stewart and the rest. I think this was one of the first movies in the Code era to use certain "controversial" words. Jimmy Stewart should be more known for this one than Mr Smith Goes to Washington, IMO.

85. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 12,097 | Gross: $13.99M

I dislike the concept of remaking other movies...l think movies should be left alone, and directors should be creative enough to come up with something new. But l have to judge this film on its own, and l gotta say l wasn't as moved as in the 1934 version. l think too much focus was put on Lana Turner's character, and it felt like they tried to balance out 2 different plots.

86. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 476,013 | Gross: $32.00M

l like how Hitchcock started out with a storyline and then does something completely unpredictable with it. Even though l sorta knew what was gonna happen, it's one of the worst kept secrets in cinema history.... Perkins did a convincing job as Norman!

87. The Apartment (1960)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 124,366 | Gross: $18.60M

"When life gives you lemon, you make lemonade. But when life gives you Lemmon, you borrow his apartment and make out with your girl in there". There, the best way to sum up the plot. lt's a solid comedy.

88. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 24,308 | Gross: $0.08M

A British movie about a man who films women as he kills them. lt sounds like a scary film, but l didn't feel scared. lt's good but could've been better.

89. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | 186 min | Drama, War

8.3
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich

Votes: 51,642

A courtroom drama with lots of stars. Tracy is great, Montgomery Clift is great, Max Schell is great. Widmark is great. Heck, we even got Shatner, Garland and Dietrich in the lineup. l bet the title reveals what the movie is about.

90. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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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: 6,579

A cowboy is on the hideout from the cops. With him, he has his beloved horse. Many scenes were too slow-paced, but the ending is superb. This is Kirk Douglas' own favourite Kirk Douglas movie.

91. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 215,425 | Gross: $44.82M

Speaking of slow-paced.......They should've made the movie alot shorter, then it would get higher grade from me. Admittedly, some films require longer time to tell a story, but l noticed some shots that were unnecessary long. Sometimes less is more. Still, it's a pretty good movie, to be fair.

92. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 242,695

93. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 40,243

Well, whatever DID happen to Baby Jane? Well, she must've seen Sunset Boulevard and decided to become even creepier than Norma Desmond.

And to be honest, l think this one is alot better than SB (but as l said, l wanna watch that movie again for a better judgement). Especially as we know that Davis/Crawford were enemies in real life, l was prepared to see them actually kill each other off, lol.

94. Lolita (1962)

Approved | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 75,232 | Gross: $9.25M

Never read the book so this won't be a comparative review. So what did l think of it?

A great disappointment. Never once did it seem that Lolita was into James Mason. There were too many scenes that could've been edited better, if it wasn't for the censorship back in those days. And Peter Seller's character was pointless. Not a bad movie, but not great either.

95. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

G | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 31,853 | Gross: $46.30M

Almost all the comedic geniuses were there! Several people look for money that's buried somwhere. Who can get there first? A funny movie which inspired the modern version Rat Race (2004).

96. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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87 Metascore

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 142,425 | Gross: $11.40M

After seeing the movie, l could never look at birds the same way as before...But seriously speaking, for an early 60's movie, the special effects are great and the idea's innovative. l also like the fact that the birds act like this without any logical reason.

97. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 6,196 | Gross: $13.13M

A silly musical with Dick van Dyke, Ann Margret and Janet Leigh. Not my type of film. l only watched it because l like the Dick van Dyke Show...

98. Marnie (1964)

Approved | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

Votes: 37,141 | Gross: $7.00M

This movie was strange, neither of the main characters were likeable and the story didn't hold my interest.

99. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)

TV-14 | 83 min | Action, Comedy

6.8
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Three go-go dancers holding a young girl hostage come across a crippled old man living with his two sons in the desert. After learning he's hiding a sum of cash around, the women start scheming on him.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Tura Satana, Haji, Lori Williams, Ray Barlow

Votes: 11,693

Where do l begin with this one? l can appreciate the fact that this is an experimental/exploitation movie, made right after the Code era ended. l can also appreciate some of the hot girls in this movie (except Tura, she was just creepy in this). But let's face it, the movie doesn't have a very interesting story to tell.

100. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton

Votes: 32,087 | Gross: $56.70M

A white woman brings her fiance home to meet her parents (Tracy & Hepburn). The man, Poitier, is black. Since this is the 60's, some issues arise. This was Tracy's last movie before he died, so l understand if Katharine wasn't comfortable with watching this movie. What did l think of this film? lt was good, but it would be much more interesting if the character didn't have a perfect "resumé", if you know what l mean.