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1. The Judge (2014)

R | 141 min | Drama

7.8
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48 Metascore

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Writers: Nick Schenk, Bill Dubuque, David Dobkin | Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton

2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

3. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

4. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.9
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A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.

Writer: Reginald Rose | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

5. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

6. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

7. Blood Diamond (2006)

R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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64 Metascore

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.

Writers: Charles Leavitt, C. Gaby Mitchell | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers

8. A Walk to Remember (2002)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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35 Metascore

The story of two North Carolina teens, Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan, who are thrown together after Landon gets into trouble and is made to do community service.

Writers: Nicholas Sparks, Karen Janszen | Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah

9. Hook (1991)

PG | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Malia Scotch Marmo | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

10. Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

11. Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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56 Metascore

Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Writers: John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, Jeremy Leven, Richard Matheson | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Anthony Mackie

12. Garden State (2004)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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67 Metascore

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Writer: Zach Braff | Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Zach Braff, Peter Sarsgaard, Natalie Portman, Ian Holm

13. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.0
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65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Writers: Barry Morrow, Ronald Bass | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

14. National Treasure (2004)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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39 Metascore

A historian races to find the legendary Templar Treasure before a team of mercenaries.

Writers: Jim Kouf, Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Sean Bean

15. Legends of the Fall (1994)

R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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45 Metascore

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

Writers: Susan Shilliday, William D. Wittliff, Jim Harrison | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond

16. Everwood (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.4
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A widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan moves his two children to the small mountain town of Everwood, Colorado.

Creator: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp, Debra Mooney

17. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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66 Metascore

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole

18. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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62 Metascore

Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil.

Writers: Mike Myers, Michael McCullers | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Green, Michael York

19. Goon (2011)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way.

Writers: Jay Baruchel, Evan Goldberg, Adam Frattasio, Doug Smith | Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Alison Pill, Eugene Levy

20. Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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57 Metascore

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

Writers: W.P. Kinsella, Phil Alden Robinson | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

21. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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71 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

22. The Last King of Scotland (2006)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s

Writers: Peter Morgan, Jeremy Brock, Giles Foden | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington

23. Justice League: War (2014 Video)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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The world's finest heroes found the Justice League in order to stop an alien invasion of Earth.

Writers: Heath Corson, Bill Finger, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Williams | Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Sean Astin, Zach Callison, Christopher Gorham, Justin Kirk

24. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Family, Sport

6.1
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37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Tatsuo Yoshida | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

25. Kindergarten Cop (1990)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.

Writers: Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt

26. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Writers: Matthew Faulk, Mark Skeet, Julian Fellowes, William Makepeace Thackeray | Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

27. Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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39 Metascore

A doctor who is traveling to see his estranged son sparks with an unhappily married woman at a North Carolina inn.

Writers: Ann Peacock, John Romano, Nicholas Sparks | Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni, Viola Davis

28. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Writers: Scott Cooper, Thomas Cobb | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

29. Love Story (1970)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Writer: Erich Segal | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

30. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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63 Metascore

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Writers: Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz, Nat Faxon

31. The Last Starfighter (1984)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A video-gaming boy, seemingly doomed to stay at his trailer park home all his life, finds himself recruited as a gunner for an alien defense force.

Writer: Jonathan R. Betuel | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Kay E. Kuter, Dan Mason

32. The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.9
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A young boy with a distant father enters a world of make-believe and magic through a portal within an antique book.

Writers: Karin Howard, Michael Ende | Director: George Miller | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Kenny Morrison, Clarissa Burt, John Wesley Shipp

33. The Kid (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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45 Metascore

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

Writer: Audrey Wells | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin

34. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.5
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13 Metascore

An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

Writers: Tom Green, Derek Harvie | Director: Tom Green | Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas

35. Le Week-End (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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73 Metascore

A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage.

Writer: Hanif Kureishi | Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum, Igor Gotesman

36. The Believer (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Writers: Henry Bean, Mark Jacobson | Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

37. Boy A (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.

Writers: Jonathan Trigell, Mark O'Rowe | Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

38. My Fake Fiance (2009 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Jennifer and Vince, virtual strangers, find themselves strapped for cash and decide to stage a fake engagement and wedding just for the gifts.

Writer: Howard March | Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Joseph Lawrence, Jason MacDonald, Njema Williams

39. Ring (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

40. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda | Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Rirî Furankî

41. Ivanhoe (1952)

TV-G | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Writers: Noel Langley, Æneas MacKenzie, Marguerite Roberts | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

42. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

43. Family Business (1989)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a... See full summary »

Writer: Vincent Patrick | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Rosanna DeSoto

44. 1776 (1972)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Writers: Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

45. Tom Jones (1963)

Unrated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.8
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In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ... See full summary »

Writers: John Osborne, Henry Fielding | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Albert Finney, Susannah York, George Devine, Rachel Kempson

46. The Return (2003)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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82 Metascore

In the Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces.

Writers: Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov | Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Nataliya Vdovina

47. Corky Romano (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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20 Metascore

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Writers: David Garrett, Jason Ward | Director: Rob Pritts | Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg

48. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)

TV-14 | 612 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.6
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A teenage boy finds himself recruited as a member of an elite team of pilots by his father.

Creator: Hideaki Anno | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Spike Spencer

49. The Day of the Triffids (2009 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous ... See full summary »

Stars: Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Eddie Izzard, Brian Cox

50. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Writers: David O. Selznick, Niven Busch, Oliver H.P. Garrett | Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore