Classic Moviesby ericjameel | created - 10 Feb 2013 | updated - 09 Mar 2013 | Public
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1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 325,353 | Gross: $22.20M
2. The Taxi Dancer (1927)
64 min | Comedy
Card shark Lee Rogers overhears Joselyn Poe crying in her furnished room. She is trying to get a dancing job in New York without any luck. He gets her a job as a taxi dancer through which ... See full summary »
3. Girl Crazy (1943)
Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $3.77M
4. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.
Votes: 1,276 | Gross: $0.76M
6. An American in Paris (1951)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 25,073 | Gross: $4.50M
8. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »
10. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical
A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
Votes: 6,257 | Gross: $13.13M
11. Imitation of Life (1934)
Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance
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.
12. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 12,321 | Gross: $13.99M
15. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical
The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.
Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $7.93M
16. A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (1929)
15 min | Short, Music
A simple filmed performance featuring Cantor, done up in his stage minstrel makeup, allegedly at the Ziegfeld Theatre Roof Garden, but actually filmed on a soundstage at the Paramount Astoria studio.
17. Wonder Man (1945)
Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
After being murdered by gangsters, an exuberant nightclub entertainer returns as a ghost to persuade his meek twin brother to help bring his killers to justice.
18. A Song Is Born (1948)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.
19. A Star Is Born (1954)
PG | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 11,716 | Gross: $14.93M
21. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 5,177 | Gross: $2.81M
22. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Passed | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Steve Raleight wants to produce a show on Broadway. He finds a backer, Herman Whipple and a leading lady, Sally Lee. But Caroline Whipple forces Steve to use a known star, not a newcomer. ... See full summary »
23. Strait-Jacket (1964)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
24. Our Modern Maidens (1929)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Comedy
A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend.
28. Pretty Ladies (1925)
74 min | Comedy, Drama
Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy. One thing leads to another, they fall in ... See full summary »
30. The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.
Votes: 1,741 | Gross: $1.54M
34. The Pirate (1948)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.
Votes: 3,643 | Gross: $2.96M
35. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical
Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »
36. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Musical
Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.
Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $6.72M
37. Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »
38. Strike Up the Band (1940)
Passed | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare. But per chance the meet Paul Whiteman in person and are ... See full summary »
40. Listen, Darling (1938)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »
41. Every Sunday (1936)
Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music
Two teenage girls lend their fantastic singing voices to the cause when the city council threatens to replace the orchestra led by one girl's grandfather as the regular entertainment at the Sunday concert-in-the-park series.
42. Everybody Sing (1938)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »
47. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
Votes: 25,908 | Gross: $12.00M
49. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 95,269 | Gross: $0.01M
50. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
51. Sabrina (1954)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
53. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
54. On Golden Pond (1981)
PG | 109 min | Drama
Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.
Votes: 23,635 | Gross: $119.29M
55. One Christmas (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Family
A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote.
56. Undercurrent (1946)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Middle-aged bride Ann Hamilton soon begins to suspect that her charming husband is really a psychotic who plans to murder her.
58. Les Misérables (1909)
Short, Drama, History
The fourth, and last, of the famous scripts de luxe derived from incidents from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables." In this the story is followed from the love of Marius and Cosette to the ... See full summary »
59. Caccia all'uomo (1948)
86 min | Drama
Jean Valjean, pursued through the years for a minor infraction by the implacable policeman Javert, attempts to create a life for himself and for his adopted daughter Cosette amid the ... See full summary »
60. The Birds (1963)
Passed | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 144,235 | Gross: $11.40M
61. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 242,029 | Gross: $198.68M
62. Sally, Irene and Mary (1925)
58 min | Comedy, Drama
The three are showgirls, each with a different approach to life and love. Sally wants wealth and gets it finally in Marcus. Mary plots and schemes but winds up with salt-of-the-earth Jimmy.... See full summary »
65. The Merry Widow (1925)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance
A prince must woo the now wealthy dancer he once abandoned in order to keep her money in the country in order to keep it from crashing economically.
Votes: 1,896 | Gross: $0.88M
66. The Circle (1925)
Not Rated | 71 min | Drama
Elizabeth Cheney has a wealthy husband, social prominence and everything she could want in life . . . except Ted Lutton, the man she loves. Now, she must decide whether to give up ... See full summary »
67. The Midshipman (1925)
80 min | Drama, Romance
Naval Academy upperclassman James Randall falls for Patricia Lawrence, a plebe's sister. She is engaged to the wealthy but ne'er-do-well Basil Courtney, who comes up with a scheme to ... See full summary »
Votes: 9 | Gross: $0.22M
68. Old Clothes (1925)
65 min | Drama
Timothy and Max are partners in the junk business. They take poor young Mary in as a boarder. Mary gets a job in Nathan's office and falls in love with him, but his mother feels she is ... See full summary »
69. The Only Thing (1925)
62 min | Drama, Romance
Thyra arrives in Chekia to wed its old and ugly king. The Duke falls in love with her. A revolution erupts and the king is assassinated. Chief revolutionary Gigberto also falls in love with... See full summary »
70. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »
72. The Boob (1926)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Romance
Idealistic farm boy Peter loves Amy whose fancy is urbane Harry. He discovers Harry is a rum runner and turns him over to prohibition agents, including Jane. May is at last impressed with ... See full summary »
73. Winners of the Wilderness (1927)
68 min | Drama, History, War
Able wilderness fighter Colonel O'Hara loves Rene, daughter of the commander of the French forces during the French and Indian War. The Indians, under Pontiac, kidnap Rene. O'Hara hopes to rescue and wed her.
74. The Understanding Heart (1927)
67 min | Adventure, Drama
Minca Dale is a fire lookout in love with Forest Ranger Tony Garland. Escaped killer Bob Mason hides out in Monica's observatory and falls in love with her. A fire encircles them and is put... See full summary »
76. Twelve Miles Out (1927)
85 min | Drama
Jerry always wins in his rivalry with Red over women, gunrunning, and diamond smuggling. While running booze into the U.S. during Prohibition, Jerry seizes Jane's seaside home. When she ... See full summary »
78. West Point (II) (1927)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance
Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »
79. The Law of the Range (1928)
60 min | Western
Jim Lockhart is out to capture the robbing and murdering "Solitaire Kid". His girl Betty is on a stagecoach held up by the Kid, who falls for her and who she notices has a tatoo very much ... See full summary »
80. Rose-Marie (1928)
70 min | Drama
Sergeant Malone of the Mounties and effeminate Etienne Doray are both in love with Rose-Marie, but she doesn't light up until soldier of fortune Jim Kenyon drifts into the post. Soon Jim is... See full summary »
82. Four Walls (1928)
60 min | Drama
While Benny is in jail his old henchman Monk takes over the gang and Benny's girl Frieda. Once out Benny wants nothing to do with either. He has reformed and is beloved of his god-fearing ... See full summary »
83. The Duke Steps Out (1929)
62 min | Comedy, Drama
Millionaire's son Duke wants to be a champion boxer but takes time out to enroll in college when he sees co-ed Susie. The students wonder about his having a chauffeur and house full of ... See full summary »
84. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic (1990 TV Movie)
TV-G | 52 min | Documentary
Documentary about the making of the 1939 MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz. Includes interviews of cast and crew members, their families and fans of the film.
85. They All Kissed the Bride (1942)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
Margaret Drew runs her trucking company single-mindedly, if not ruthlessly. The only thorn in her side is writer Michael Holmes who is writing a book on some of her tough ways. With no time... See full summary »
86. Sunrise (1927)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
87. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The wealthy but selfish parents of a lonely young girl begin to rethink what is important to them after a servant's irresponsibility results in a crisis.
88. Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Approved | 126 min | Musical, Romance
On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendleton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her, but mindful of the difference in their ages, he sponsors her to college in ... See full summary »
89. Daddy-Long-Legs (1919)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
An orphan discovers that she has an anonymous benefactor who is willing to pay her college tuition, unaware he's the same man who has been romantically pursuing her.
90. Sparrows (1926)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama
Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of.
Votes: 1,001 | Gross: $0.97M
91. My Best Girl (1927)
Unrated | 80 min | Comedy, Romance
A department store's stock girl falls in love with a co-worker, the son of the store's manager; the feeling is mutual though he is engaged to a debutante and focusing on becoming successful without the influence of his father.
Votes: 694 | Gross: $1.03M
92. My Best Girl (1915)
Dick Vanderfelt, scion of a wealthy family, is a student at the Stamford University. Deeply in love with Dora, daughter of a chemist, he advances large sums of money to her father in order ... See full summary »
93. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1917)
78 min | Comedy, Drama
With her family in financial difficulties, Rebecca is sent to live with her two strict, unfeeling aunts, who do not appreciate the young girl's charm and energy. Rebecca must make new ... See full summary »
94. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1921)
112 min | Drama
An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.90M
95. Through the Back Door (1921)
89 min | Comedy, Drama
When her mother remarries, a young Belgian girl is left behind with her nurse, but when Germany invades the country, she is sent to America to find her mother.
96. Secrets (1933)
90 min | Drama, Western
In the late 1800s New England, banker William Marlowe and his wife Martha have arranged for their daughter Mary to marry the officious and older Lord Hurley of England. Mary does not want ... See full summary »
Votes: 422 | Gross: $0.70M