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1. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 143,620 | Gross: $40.90M

2. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,535

3. Best Defense (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

3.6
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A military weapons engineer struggles to do his job responsibly, while a hapless tank commander has to live with the consequences in combat years later.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

Votes: 4,849 | Gross: $19.27M

4. The Masked Marvel (1943)

Passed | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A superhero called The Masked Marvel battles Japanese saboteurs intent on blowing up America.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: William Forrest, Louise Currie, Johnny Arthur, Rod Bacon

Votes: 121

5. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980)

65 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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Documentary about women working in factories during WWII and resultant loss of jobs after the war. Five women tell their stories. Fascinating clips of racist, sexist propaganda of the era.

Director: Connie Field | Stars: Wanita Allen, Gladys Belcher, Lyn Childs, Lola Weixel

Votes: 240

6. And a Nightingale Sang (1989 TV Movie)

95 min

7.6
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Director: Robert Knights | Stars: Phyllis Logan, Tom Watt, Joan Plowright, John Woodvine

Votes: 57

7. War Dogs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Billy Lee, Addison Richards, Bradley Page, Kay Linaker

Votes: 46

8. Rosie the Riveter (1944)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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In wartime 1944 in California,defense plant workers Rosalind "Rosie" Warren and her friend Vera Watson must share, on a rotating schedule, the town's last available rental-room with Charlie... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Jane Frazee, Frank Albertson, Barbara Jo Allen, Frank Jenks

Votes: 29

9. Carolina Blues (1944)

Approved | 81 min | Musical

5.8
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Band Leader Kay Kyser wants to take a holiday, but his publicist Charlotte has promised that he'll give a concert for defense plant workers. Due to the fact that his vocalist has quit to ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Kay Kyser, Ann Miller, Victor Moore, Jeff Donnell

Votes: 112

10. Swooner Crooner (1944)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.5
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Porky Pig's egg faces production problems when a crooning rooster distracts the hens from their jobs.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach

Votes: 440

11. He's My Guy (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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The former members of a vaudeville team meet up again in a defense plant during WW II.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Dick Foran, Irene Hervey, Joan Davis, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 5

12. Rubber Racketeers (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Gilin, is just released from prison and now that the government has clamped down on the sale of tires, decides to enter the tire-stealing-for-resell racket. Driving home, he has a car wreck... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Rochelle Hudson, William Henry, Barbara Read

Votes: 46

13. High Explosive (1943)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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Mike Douglas (Barry Sullivan), owner of a nitroglycerin concern hires his old friend "Buzz" Mitchell (Chester Morris), a race-driver of midget-auto cars who has been banned from racing, to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Chester Morris, Jean Parker, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Sanford

Votes: 6

14. Beautiful But Broke (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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Theatrical agent Waldo Main (John Eldredge) is inducted into the army, and turns his (now clientless) agency over to his secretary Dottie Duncan (Joan Davis). Dottie decides to organize an ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Joan Davis, John Hubbard, Jane Frazee, Judy Clark

Votes: 34

15. Underground Agent (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Leslie Brooks, Frank Albertson, Julian Rivero

Votes: 11

16. Men of the Sky (1942)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Drama, War

5.8
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A propaganda film, made in the early months of World War II, dramatizing a new group of U.S. Army Air Force pilots receiving their wings from Lt. General H.H. Arnold: on off-screen narrator... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Tod Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Don DeFore, Ray Montgomery

Votes: 59

17. Sundown Valley (1944)

Approved | 55 min | War, Western

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Gunsight Hawkins has developed a new gunsight for the Army. His daughter is in charge of production and Steve is the personnel manager trying to keep the men on the job. Baxter is out to ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin H. Kline | Stars: Charles Starrett, Dub Taylor, Jeanne Bates, The Tennessee Ramblers

18. Seeing Hands (1943)

Approved | 11 min | Short, War, Drama

6.9
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This serious entry in Pete Smith Specialty series encourages industry to hire people with disabilities to help with the war effort. As a boy, Ben Helwig was blinded in an accident while ... See full summary »

Director: Gunther von Fritsch | Stars: Barbara Bedford, William Bishop, Robert Frazer, Russell Gleason

Votes: 98

19. Main Street Today (1944)

Approved | 20 min | Short

6.2
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This patriotic MGM short film, set in World War II has a factory owner who produces the breech block for a key piece of army artillery. The military wants to increase production by 50% but ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Ray Collins, Henry O'Neill, Addison Richards, John Nesbitt

Votes: 64

20. The Old Homestead (1942)

Approved | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Another in the series of films Republic made from 1939 to 1944 headlining the rustic family musical group known as "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry." In real life, June Weaver (Elviry) was ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Dick Purcell

21. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Innocents (1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.5
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The parents who work at Picket's defense plant leave their children in the parking lot while the parents work. Olivia wants to open a day care in Picket's bar room for the workers. Guess who wins? Ike learns to dance.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley

Votes: 28