Classic Films

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1.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
2.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
 
3.
All About Eve (1950)
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
4.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
5.
The Women (1939)
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women. (133 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
6.
Now, Voyager (1942)
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A frumpy spinster blossoms under therapy and becomes an elegant, independent woman. (117 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
7.
Dark Victory (1939)
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity. (104 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
8.
Jezebel (1938)
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In 1850s Louisiana, a free-spirited Southern belle loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride, and vows to win him back. (104 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
Of Human Bondage (1934)
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A young man finds himself attracted to a cold and unfeeling waitress who may ultimately destroy them both. (83 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
10.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
11.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
12.
Beyond the Forest (1949)
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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby... (97 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
13.
Sudden Fear (1952)
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her. (110 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
14.
In This Our Life (1942)
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill)... (97 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
15.
The Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
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A tenant farmer's son is caught in the middle of owner-tenant disputes when he falls for the plantation owner's seductive daughter. (78 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
16.
Dead Ringer (1964)
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The working-class twin sister of a callous, wealthy woman impulsively murders her out of revenge and assumes her identity. But impersonating her dead twin is more complicated and risky than she anticipated. (116 mins.)
Director: Paul Henreid
 
17.
Trog (1970)
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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave. (93 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
18.
Strait-Jacket (1964)
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior. (93 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
19.
Female on the Beach (1955)
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Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives. (97 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
20.
Torch Song (1953)
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Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual... (90 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
21.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty. (136 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
22.
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
23.
The Whales of August (1987)
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It's August. Like they have most summers, elderly widowed sisters Libby Strong and Sarah Webber, who live in Philadelphia... (90 mins.)
 
24.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
25.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
26.
The Corn Is Green (1945)
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A schoolteacher becomes the mentor of a talented young miner and seeks to get him into a university. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
27.
Johnny Guitar (1954)
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After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
28.
Watch on the Rhine (1943)
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A German-born engineer, his American wife and their children travel from Mexico to the United States to visit his brother but their plans are complicated by a Romanian count. (114 mins.)
Director: Herman Shumlin
 
29.
June Bride (1948)
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A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong... (96 mins.)
 
30.
Juarez (1939)
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico. (125 mins.)
 
31.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
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A depiction of the love/hate relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
32.
The Sisters (1938)
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Three daughters of a small town pharmacist undergo trials and tribulations in their problematic marriages between 1904 and 1908. (99 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
33.
Marked Woman (1937)
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A crusading DA persuades a clip joint "party girl" to testify against her mobster boss after her innocent sister is accidentally murdered during one of his unsavory "parties". (96 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
34.
The Old Maid (1939)
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The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever. (95 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
35.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
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Sir Walter Raleigh overcomes court intrigue to win favor with the Queen in order to get financing for a proposed voyage to the New World. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
36.
Deception (1946)
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died. (115 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
37.
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
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Popular and beautiful Fanny Trellis is forced into a loveless marriage with an older man, Jewish banker Job Skeffington, in order to save her beloved brother Trippy from an embezzlement charge, and predictable complications result. (146 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
38.
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
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When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin... (141 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
39.
Way Back Home (1931)
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Seth Parker takes in Robbie Turner and protects him from his cruel father Rube. When the father disappears... (81 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
 
40.
The Man Who Played God (1932)
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After losing his hearing, a musician uses lip-reading to help others. (80 mins.)
Director: John G. Adolfi
 
41.
Hell's House (1932)
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions. (72 mins.)
Director: Howard Higgin
 
42.
A Stolen Life (1946)
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When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before. (109 mins.)