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1. The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

6.9
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Everything you've ever been told about Global Warming is probably untrue. This film blows the whistle on the biggest swindle in modern history. We are told that 'Man Made Global Warming' is... See full summary »

Director: Martin Durkin | Stars: Tim Ball, Nir Shaviv, Ian Clark, Piers Corbyn

Votes: 1,710

2. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Blue Remembered Hills (1979)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The title is taken from A.E. Housman's 1896 poem: "Into my heart an air that kills; From yon far country blows; What are those blue remembered hills..." It's 1943 on a summer's afternoon ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Colin Welland, Michael Elphick, Robin Ellis, John Bird

Votes: 228

3. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.4
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A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 803

4. Zulu Dawn (1979)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.6
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Simon Ward, Denholm Elliott, Peter Vaughan

Votes: 5,356

5. Outcast of the Islands (1951)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Adventure

7.2
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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Trevor Howard, Robert Morley, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 661

6. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 3,305

7. Life, and Nothing More... (1992)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi

Votes: 2,868

8. Free to Choose (1980– )

Documentary

9.0
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This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton and Rose Friedman that advocates free market principles. The thrust of the series is... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Friedman, Robert McKenzie, Peter Jay, Thomas Sowell

Votes: 152

9. Dad's Army (1971)

G | 95 min | Comedy, War

6.9
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The misadventures of a ragtag group of elderly Home Guard local defense volunteers at the onset of WW2.

Director: Norman Cohen | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,326

10. Red Lion (1969)

115 min | Action, Comedy

7.1
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Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Shima Iwashita, Etsushi Takahashi, Minori Terada

Votes: 547

11. Reach for the Sky (1956)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 1,815

12. My Way Home (1978)

71 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Stephen Archibald, Paul Kermack, Jessie Combe, William Carrol

Votes: 536

13. Subarnarekha (1965)

143 min | Drama

7.8
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A man (Abhi Bhattacharya) opposes the love between his sister and the orphan (Satindra Bhattacharya) they adopted years earlier.

Director: Ritwik Ghatak | Stars: Madhabi Mukherjee, Bijon Bhattacharya, Abhi Bhattacharya, Indrani Chakrabarty

Votes: 617

14. Oh, Mr. Porter! (1937)

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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With the help of a relative, a hopeless railway employee is made stationmaster of Buggleskelly. Determined to make his mark, he devises a number of schemes to put Buggleskelly on the railway map, but instead falls foul of a gang of gun runners.

Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Sebastian Smith

Votes: 1,345

15. My Ain Folk (1973)

55 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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Jamie and Tommy are separated by the death of their grandmother; Jamie with another relative and Tommy to a welfare home. Now Jamie is all alone and his life is not at all happy taken over by silence, rejection and violence.

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Stephen Archibald, Hughie Restorick, Jean Taylor Smith, Bernard McKenna

Votes: 633

16. The Pallisers (1974– )

50 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Follows the novels of Anthony Trollope. Beginning with the forced Marriage of Susan Hampshire's character, Glencora, the lives of the friends and children of this couple are the subject of ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Hampshire, Philip Latham, Barbara Murray, Moray Watson

Votes: 329

17. Doing Time (1979)

93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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This prison comedy is based on the popular British television series of the same name. Long time Slade prison inmate Fletcher is ordered by Grouty to arrange a football match between the ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Clement | Stars: Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay, Brian Wilde

Votes: 2,102

18. The Class of 92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 6,731

19. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

7.1
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John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan, John Russell, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 972

20. The Rocking Horse Winner (1949)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies, Ronald Squire, John Mills

Votes: 793

21. Sant Tukaram (1936)

131 min | Biography

6.7
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This classic film chronicles the life of Tukaram (17th C.), one of Maharashtra's most popular saint poets, activating the 20th-C. resonances of his turning away from courtly Sanskrit ... See full summary »

Directors: Vishnupant Govind Damle, Sheikh Fattelal | Stars: Vishnupant Pagnis, Gauri, B. Nandrekar, Shankar Kulkarni

Votes: 171

22. Mr. Skeffington (1944)

Approved | 146 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Walter Abel, George Coulouris

Votes: 4,484

23. The Wings of Eagles (1957)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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A biography of Navy flier-turned-screenwriter Frank W. "Spig" Read.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Dan Dailey, Ward Bond

Votes: 2,987

24. Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.2
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In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Votes: 1,882

25. Sundays and Cybèle (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

7.8
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After killing a child when his plane crashes in a Vietnamese village, Pierre suffers from delayed stress and partial amnesia. Returning to France, he lives like a vegetable until he meets a... See full summary »

Director: Serge Bourguignon | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Nicole Courcel, Patricia Gozzi, Daniel Ivernel

Votes: 2,210

26. 13 Lakes (2004)

135 min | Documentary

7.2
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Shots of 13 great lakes in the USA, with each shot containing half water and half sky or land.

Director: James Benning

Votes: 198

27. Tobacco Road (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Hillbilly family life in 1941 rural Georgia.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau, William Tracy

Votes: 1,644

28. Peter Ibbetson (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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Architect Peter Ibbetson is hired by the Duke of Towers to design a building for him. Ibbetson discovers that the Duchess of Towers, Mary, is his now-grown childhood sweetheart. Their love ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ann Harding, John Halliday, Ida Lupino

Votes: 1,470

29. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 7,538

30. Big Jim McLain (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.4
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier

Votes: 1,643

31. Unter den Brücken (1946)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Hannelore Schroth, Carl Raddatz, Gustav Knuth, Margarete Haagen

Votes: 533

32. Murderers Among Us (1946)

85 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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After returning from a concentration camp, Susanne finds an ex-soldier living in her apartment. Together the two try to move past their experiences during WWII.

Director: Wolfgang Staudte | Stars: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer, Hilde Adolphi

Votes: 1,631

33. Manchester United: Beyond the Promised Land (2000 Video)

81 min | Documentary, Sport

5.7
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Official feature-length film tracing the fortunes of the Manchester United football team during the 1999/2000 season, the season after winning the treble. Includes footage of the training ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Potter | Stars: Emma Adams, Steve Adams, Eammon Atkinson, Sue Atkinson

Votes: 441

34. Passenger (1963)

62 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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While being aboard a transatlantic ship, German woman Liza notices someone who looks like Marta, the former inmate at Auschwitz, where Liza used to be the guard.

Directors: Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz | Stars: Aleksandra Slaska, Anna Ciepielewska, Jan Kreczmar, Marek Walczewski

Votes: 1,123

35. General Della Rovere (1959)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, War

7.9
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Bardone, a petty con man, is arrested by the Gestapo and coerced into impersonating a partisan leader in order to expose another resistance organizer.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Hannes Messemer, Sandra Milo, Giovanna Ralli

Votes: 2,206

36. Hallelujah (1929)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray

Votes: 1,240

37. Wolf Hall (2015– )

360 min | Drama, History

8.1
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After the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey, his secretary, Thomas Cromwell, finds himself amongst the treachery and intrigue of King Henry VIII's court and soon becomes a close advisor to the King, a role fraught with danger.

Stars: Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis, Claire Foy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 7,093

38. Comfort and Joy (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

6.9
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Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Bill Paterson, Eleanor David, Clare Grogan, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $1.06M

39. The 47 Ronin (1941)

241 min | Action, Drama, History

7.6
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In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Chôjûrô Kawarasaki, Yoshizaburo Arashi, Utaemon Ichikawa, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 1,548

40. The Lady with the Dog (1960)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Both have unhappy marriages: Dimitri ... See full summary »

Director: Iosif Kheifits | Stars: Iya Savvina, Aleksey Batalov, Nina Alisova, Panteleymon Krymov

Votes: 743

41. The Rise of Louis XIV (1966 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Biography, History

7.3
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1661: Cardinal Mazarin dies. In the power vacuum, the young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, the Surintendant... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Jean-Marie Patte, Raymond Jourdan, César Silvagni, Katharina Renn

Votes: 1,014

42. God is Dog Spelled Backwards (1967)

3 min | Short

6.4
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A short film in which 3,000 years of art are shown in 3 minutes while the score Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is played.

Director: Dan McLaughlin

Votes: 122

43. Offon (1967)

Unrated | 9 min | Short

5.8
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The human eye, the human form, the human face: these are the three central images of this avant-garde collage and kaleidoscope of shifting and fractured images, changing colors, and pulsing... See full summary »

Director: Scott Bartlett

Votes: 386

44. Sparrows Can't Sing (1963)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Charlie returns to the East End after two years at sea to find his house demolished and wife Maggie gone. Everyone else knows she is now shacked up with married bus driver Bert and a ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Littlewood | Stars: James Booth, Barbara Windsor, Roy Kinnear, Avis Bunnage

Votes: 180

45. Play for Today (1970–1984)
Episode: Nuts in May (1976)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A middle-class couple go camping in Dorset, but peace and quiet elude them.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Roger Sloman, Alison Steadman, Anthony O'Donnell, Sheila Kelley

Votes: 1,387

46. Coalition (2015 TV Movie)

Drama

7.3
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An accurate depiction of the events surrounding the United Kingdom hung parliament in 2010 and the aftermath involving the three main party leaders in attempting to form a government, despite contrasting policies and personal beliefs.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Bertie Carvel, Mark Dexter, Ian Grieve, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 173

47. Moa Moa (1984)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.5
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Two lovers are stranded on nearby tropical islands separated by shark-infested waters. How can they get together?

Director: Bruno Bozzetto

Votes: 27

48. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | War, Drama

7.1
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A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch but their sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,352

49. Pranks of Buster Brown and His Dog Tige (1904)

Comedy, Short

5.5
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Scene I of the Buster Brown Series. The opening scene shows Bridget asleep at the kitchen-table, and Buster enters on tip-toe. After tying her apron over her head and to the back of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 25

50. Callan (1974)

PG | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Edward Woodward, Eric Porter, Carl Möhner, Catherine Schell

Votes: 433

51. Munyurangabo (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

6.9
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From opposing ethnicities, Ngabo and Sangwa are tested when old-timers warn, "Hutus and Tutsis should not be friends." An intense and inspiring portrait of youth in Rwanda, 'Munyurangabo' ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Jeff Rutagengwa, Eric Ndorunkundiye, Jean Marie Vianney Nkurikiyinka, Jean Pierre Harerimana

Votes: 451 | Gross: $0.01M

52. His Private Secretary (1933)

60 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Dick Wallace wants to marry a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who wants him to get work on his company's business, is opposed. She takes a job with the company to prove she's okay.

Director: Phil Whitman | Stars: Evalyn Knapp, John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 476

53. The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Music, Romance

5.6
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The rise and rise of the Fabulous Dorsey brothers is charted in this whimsical step down memory lane, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey play themselves in this vehicle for their excellent music. From ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Janet Blair, Paul Whiteman

Votes: 381

54. An Artist's Dream (1900)

Short, Comedy

4.9
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The scene opens in the interior of an artist's studio. Mephisto appears mysteriously and signals the pictures to come to life. They step down from the frames and walk forward, admiring ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter

Votes: 74

55. The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Passed | 59 min | Romance, Western

5.1
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Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 686

56. Why Mrs. Jones Got a Divorce (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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Mr. Jones seduces the cook, but is discovered by Mrs. Jones.

Director: James H. White

Votes: 90

57. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

Passed | 55 min | Romance, Western

5.4
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John Drury saves Duke, a wild horse accused of murder, and trains him. When he discovers that the real murderer, a bad guy known as The Hawk, is the town's leading citizen, Drury arrested on a fraudulent charge.

Director: Fred Allen | Stars: John Wayne, Duke, Ruth Hall, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 487

58. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | 52 min | Western

5.1
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 702

59. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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When Clementi Suborin is found murdered, his secretary recounts to the police the story of his rise from Czech refugee to ultra-rich New Yorker. The tale of betrayal, womanising and fraud ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory

Votes: 671

60. We Dive at Dawn (1943)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

6.8
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All leave is canceled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: John Mills, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling

Votes: 1,077

61. Porridge (1973–1977)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 4,123

62. The Bowery (1933)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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"In the Gay Nineties New York had grown up into bustles and balloon Sleeves ... but The Bowery had grown younger, louder and more rowdy until it was known as the 'Livest Mile on the face of... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray

Votes: 346

63. The Barchester Chronicles (1982– )

385 min | Drama

8.3
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When a crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires, scandal taints the cozy community of Barchester when their local church becomes the object of a scathing, investigative report.

Stars: Donald Pleasence, Janet Maw, Nigel Hawthorne, Angela Pleasence

Votes: 900

64. I Accuse (1938)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Victor Francen, Line Noro, Sylvie Gance, Marcel Delaître

Votes: 335

65. Evergreen (1934)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 415

66. Uncle Josh in a Spooky Hotel (1900)

1 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Short

5.1
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Another adventure involving the recurring character from silent era Uncle Josh, one of the first characters to have film sequels of his own. This episode involves a haunted hotel where a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Star: Charles Manley

Votes: 180

67. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

6.9
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

Votes: 324

68. Heavens Above! (1963)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy

6.8
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A minister is accidentally appointed to a snobbish parish.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Isabel Jeans, Ian Carmichael

Votes: 1,084

69. Only Two Can Play (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Kenneth Griffith

Votes: 756

70. Blue Steel (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Western

5.4
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U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 1,124

71. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary Wars, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lt. Scott-Paget whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 1,864

72. Millions Like Us (1943)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

6.9
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

Votes: 665

73. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,065

74. Operation Abolition (1960)

45 min | Documentary, History

3.5
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A short film produced by the House Committee on Un-American Activities documenting demonstration and rioting during the San Francisco hearings.

Director: Fulton Lewis III | Star: Fulton Lewis III

Votes: 42

75. The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.1
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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

Votes: 777

76. Monte Walsh (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Western

7.1
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An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 1,969

77. Jack Frost (1934)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.7
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A young grizzly bear, undaunted by his mother's warnings of the coming winter, runs away from home only to be confronted by Old Man Winter himself.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 289

78. The Girl Chewing Gum (1976)

12 min | Short

6.7
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A short film in which a director's voice appears to be directing all the action on a busy London street.

Director: John Smith

Votes: 427

79. La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (1905)

6 min | Short, Drama

5.3
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The Italian army captures Rome after refusal to surrender this unifying Italy.

Director: Filoteo Alberini | Stars: Ubaldo Maria Del Colle, Carlo Rosaspina

Votes: 181

80. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975)

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.1
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An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Godfrey | Stars: Richard Briers, Harry Fowler, Barbara Moore, Angus Lennie

Votes: 228

81. London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012 TV Special)

352 min | Sport

8.3
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The world's best all-round sporting event returns in 2012. This time in London, and England's capital has a lot in store.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Darius Alexander, Afia Abusham, Sarah Jane Adams, Nona Ahamat

Votes: 2,419

82. Boat People (1982)

R | 109 min | Drama

7.7
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A Japanese photojournalist revisits Vietnam after the Liberation and learns harsh truths about its regime and its "New Economic Zones".

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: George Lam, Cora Miao, Season Ma, Andy Lau

Votes: 517

83. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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A girl named Alice falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 599

84. Age of Consent (1969)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: James Mason, Helen Mirren, Jack MacGowran, Neva Carr-Glynn

Votes: 1,953

85. Man Without a Star (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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A drifter working as foreman for an iron-fist female rancher must chose sides between his attractive employer and the other neighboring settlers who are mistreated by her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell

Votes: 2,255

86. Fear (1954)

84 min | Drama

6.6
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Irene Wagner, the wife of prominent scientist Albert Wagner, finds herself blackmailed about her affair by her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend. The plot, an experiment in causing fear, drives her into a rage.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mathias Wieman, Renate Mannhardt, Kurt Kreuger

Votes: 857

87. A Little Chaos (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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51 Metascore

Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV's palace at Versailles.

Director: Alan Rickman | Stars: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 15,684 | Gross: $0.55M

88. One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, Alice Brady, Leopold Stokowski

Votes: 758 | Gross: $2.27M

89. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop (1878)

1 min | Short

7.4
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The clip shows a jockey, Domm, riding a horse, Sally Gardner. The clip is not filmed but instead consists of 24 individual photographs shot in rapid succession, making a moving picture when using a zoopraxiscope.

Director: Eadweard Muybridge | Star: Gilbert Domm

Votes: 1,272

90. Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

Votes: 2,683

91. Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

Director: Rupert Hughes | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, Frank Mayo, Richard Dix, Mae Busch

Votes: 631

92. The Temptress (1926)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Mauritz Stiller | Stars: Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Marc McDermott, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.59M

93. Plenty (1985)

R | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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A young Englishwoman spends twenty years to make whatever kind of life for herself, at the expense of others around her, in post-World War II England.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, André Maranne, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,285 | Gross: $6.15M

94. The Blue Bird (1918)

75 min | Fantasy

6.9
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Two peasant children, Mytyl and Tyltyl, are led by Berylune, a fairy, to search for the Blue Bird of Happiness. Berylune gives Tyltyl a cap with a diamond setting, and when Tyltyl turns the... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Tula Belle, Robin Macdougall, Edwin E. Reed, Emma Lowry

Votes: 618

95. The Ghost Breakers (1940)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,488

96. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 1,896

97. Jesse James (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge.

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

Votes: 3,279

98. The Parson's Widow (1920)

TV-14 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.4
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A young man is elected by a small village to be its parson. As part of his duties, he is required to marry the widow of the parson before him. This poses two problems--first, the widow is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Hildur Carlberg, Einar Röd, Greta Almroth, Olav Aukrust

Votes: 803

99. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 1,392

100. A Thousand Clowns (1965)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A middle-aged iconoclast, doggedly avoiding the tedium of employment and conventional life, faces the prospect of losing custody of his young ward.

Director: Fred Coe | Stars: Jason Robards, Barbara Harris, Martin Balsam, Gene Saks

Votes: 2,732