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1. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

Votes: 265,976 | Gross: $101.07M

2. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.1
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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 62,942

3. The Fountainhead (1949)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey, Kent Smith

Votes: 7,215

4. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

86 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.

Directors: John Sturges, Henry King, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver, Don Diamond

Votes: 5,362

5. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 3,960 | Gross: $25.60M

6. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 9,778

7. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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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: 5,385

8. Alice Adams (1935)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 2,771

9. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

131 min | Drama, War

6.5
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In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters. To them, war is a game which they know they will win and the common ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

Votes: 765

10. Babbitt (1934)

74 min | Drama

6.2
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Middle aged George F. Babbitt is a leading citizen in the town of Zenith, the fastest growing community in America according to its town sign. George is a large part of that growth as a ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee, Claire Dodd, Maxine Doyle

Votes: 155

11. Corso: The Last Beat (2009)

Documentary

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Following Beat Poet Gregory Corso - literary compatriot of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs -- throughout Europe, discovering his past, and facing his death.

Director: Gustave Reininger | Stars: Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Ethan Hawke

Votes: 20

12. The Age of Innocence (1934)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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An engaged attorney and a divorcee fall for each other in 1870s Manhattan.

Director: Philip Moeller | Stars: Irene Dunne, John Boles, Lionel Atwill, Helen Westley

Votes: 230

13. The History of the English Language: Second Edition (2008 Video)

Documentary

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Professor Seth Lerer lectures on the history of the English language, from its earliest roots to its modern forms, and includes lively commentary on American English.

Star: Seth Lerer

14. Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Tell About the South: Voices in Black and White is a series of three feature length films telling the story of modern Southern Literature, one of the major cultural achievements of our time.

Directors: Ross Spears, Devorah Cutler | Stars: Cynthia Burke, Pat Conroy, Rita Dove, Barbara Edwards

Votes: 8

15. Farther Along: The World of Donald Harington, Part 2 (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

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What happens when a sprightly divorcée school teacher writes a fan letter to a lonely, depressed novelist who hasn't been published in years? Will the writer's improbable new muse somehow ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Walter | Stars: Donald Harington, Kim Harington, Brian Walter