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1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Approved | 161 min | Adventure, Western

9.0
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90 Metascore

A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Leone, Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè

2. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

3. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, Paul Abbott | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

4. Seven Days in May (1964)

TV-14 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.9
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US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Writers: Fletcher Knebel, Charles W. Bailey II, Rod Serling | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

5. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Approved | 132 min | Western

8.3
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Two bounty hunters with the same intentions, team up to track down a Western outlaw.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Fulvio Morsella, Luciano Vincenzoni | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonté, Mario Brega

6. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.5
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When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, Humphrey Cobb | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

7. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

8. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.2
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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.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Steinbeck | Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

9. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

10. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

11. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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94 Metascore

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

12. Paper Moon (1973)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Alvin Sargent | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, John Hillerman

13. The Innocents (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Horror

7.9
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A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

Writers: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald, Truman Capote | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave

14. Wuthering Heights (1939)

TV-PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.

Writers: Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, Emily Brontë | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Flora Robson

15. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

147 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Writers: Guy Trosper, Thomas E. Gaddis | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

16. The Outlaw (1943)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

Writer: Jules Furthman | Directors: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell, Walter Huston

17. The Trial (1962)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Writers: Pierre Cholot, Franz Kafka, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Elsa Martinelli, Suzanne Flon

18. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

7.6
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Pistol-packing tomboy, and grandfather come to discover band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Writers: Lamar Trotti, W.R. Burnett | Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

19. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Writers: Booth Tarkington, Orson Welles | Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

20. Fail-Safe (1964)

Approved | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?

Writers: Walter Bernstein, Eugene Burdick, Harvey Wheeler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Fritz Weaver, Dan O'Herlihy

21. Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)

GP | 183 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Czar Nicholas II, the inept monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Writers: Edward Bond, James Goldman, Robert K. Massie | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson

22. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Horror

7.7
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Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader, Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in ... See full summary »

Writers: M.R. James, Charles Bennett, Hal E. Chester | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

23. The Train (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Thriller, War, Action

7.9
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.

Writers: Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, Rose Valland | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

24. The Ipcress File (1965)

109 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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In London, a counter espionage agent deals with his own bureaucracy while investigating the kidnapping and brainwashing of British scientists.

Writers: W.H. Canaway, James Doran | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Green, Guy Doleman, Sue Lloyd

25. The Skull (1965)

83 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Writers: Robert Bloch, Milton Subotsky | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green

26. 52 Pick-Up (1986)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, John Steppling | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity, John Glover

27. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Writers: Jean Renoir, Carl Koch | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

28. King Rat (1965)

Approved | 134 min | War, Drama

7.6
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A fast-taking wheeler-dealer corporal in a Malaysian POW camp during WWII uses bribery and larceny to take de facto control of the camp from his senior officers.

Writers: James Clavell, Bryan Forbes | Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, Patrick O'Neal

29. The Appaloosa (1966)

Unrated | 98 min | Western

6.3
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Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit.

Writers: James Bridges, Roland Kibbee, Robert MacLeod | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer, John Saxon, Emilio Fernández

30. The Offence (1972)

R | 112 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.1
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A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.

Writer: John Hopkins | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant, Ian Bannen

31. Dead End (1937)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night.

Writers: Lillian Hellman, Sidney Kingsley | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

32. The Loved One (1965)

122 min | Comedy

7.3
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Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Writers: Evelyn Waugh, Terry Southern, Christopher Isherwood | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Dana Andrews

33. Falstaff - Chimes at Midnight (1965)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.9
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The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Raphael Holinshed, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

34. The Westerner (1940)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.5
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Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinergaroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean's policy against homesteaders.

Writers: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone

35. Tiger Bay (1959)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Writers: Noël Calef, John Hawkesworth, Shelley Smith | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

36. The Young Savages (1961)

103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy. He begins to discover that the facts in the case aren't ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Anhalt, J.P. Miller, Evan Hunter | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Vivian Nathan

37. The Big Combo (1955)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy

38. An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, an upper crust English family dinner is interrupted by a police inspector who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has ... See full summary »

Writers: Desmond Davis, J.B. Priestley | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Jane Wenham, Brian Worth

39. The Spiral Staircase (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Ethel Lina White | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

40. Lilith (1964)

114 min | Drama

7.1
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Lilith is a about a mysterious young woman in an elite sanitarium in New England, who seems to weave a magical spell all around her. A restless, but sincere young man with an equally ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Rossen, J.R. Salamanca | Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter

41. All Fall Down (1962)

Approved | 111 min | Drama

7.0
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Ralph and Annabell Willart are a feuding couple who are constantly bickering over their worthless, good-for nothing son Berry-Berry. When Berry-Berry begins yet another meaningless love ... See full summary »

Writers: William Inge, James Leo Herlihy | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Eva Marie Saint, Warren Beatty, Karl Malden, Angela Lansbury

42. Kings Go Forth (1958)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, War, Action

6.7
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Toward the end of World War II, two American soldiers fighting in Southern France become romantically involved with a young, American woman. Her background will reveal more about them than her.

Writers: Joe David Brown, Merle Miller | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Leora Dana

43. Nightfall (1957)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, David Goodis | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

44. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005)

96 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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(from the UK release DVD jacket) In a small English coastal town, three teenage boys are drawn into a world of temptation and violence... See full synopsis »

Writers: Thomas Clay, Joseph Lang | Director: Thomas Clay | Stars: Nikki Albon, Zoey Campbell, Stephanie de Whalley, Phil Deguara

45. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

TV-G | 105 min | Drama, War

7.2
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Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie. The men smuggle drink and women aboard, fight with each other, spy on ... See full summary »

Writers: Eugene O'Neill, Dudley Nichols | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

46. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.8
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Ben Perry | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

47. Manoranjan (1974)

Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An upright beat cop, working the most notorious area of the city - the 'red light district' - desperately tries to hang on to his values in such an amoral environment. He falls for a hooker... See full summary »

Writer: Abrar Alvi | Director: Shammi Kapoor | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat Aman, Dev Kumar

48. Swooped: Based on a Real Life Occurrence (2011)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Two friends chase after the girls of their dreams. Through a series of events, each guy gets with the other's girl.

Writers: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo | Directors: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo, Charlie Anderson | Stars: Shaun Paul Costello, Joe Gariffo, Greg Bell, Whitney Nielsen

49. Eagle Squadron (1942)

109 min | War, Drama

6.9
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An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Norman Reilly Raine | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Robert Stack, Diana Barrymore, Jon Hall, Eddie Albert

50. The Hour of 13 (1952)

80 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Writers: Philip MacDonald, Leon Gordon, Howard Emmett Rogers | Director: Harold French | Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Derek Bond