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1. All Through the Night (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Writers: Leonard Spigelgass, Edwin Gilbert, Leo Rosten | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

2. The FBI Story (1959)

Approved | 149 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Writers: Richard L. Breen, John Twist, Don Whitehead | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell

3. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

4. Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, War

6.8
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FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.

Writers: Milton Krims, John Wexley, Leon G. Turrou | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, Francis Lederer, Paul Lukas

5. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery

7.0
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Bertram Millhauser, Lynn Riggs | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell

6. Haven (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 180 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.2
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This is the true story of a woman named Ruth Gruber who travels to Europe to help escort 1000 Jewish War victims to the United States. She comes to love and feel sorry for them all, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Suzette Couture | Director: John Gray | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Sheila McCarthy

7. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Writers: Joseph E. Davies, Howard Koch | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

8. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Writer: Dudley Nichols | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

9. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.2
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Writer: Harvey Gates | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

10. Rio Rita (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Doc and Wishey run into some Nazi-agents, who want to smuggle bombs into the USA from a Mexican border hotel.

Writers: Richard Connell, Gladys Lehman, John Grant | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Kathryn Grayson, John Carroll

11. Background to Danger (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Eric Ambler | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

12. Raza (1942)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

2.7
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When the Spanish Republic is declared in 1931, three brothers go separate ways. One, a priest, is killed by leftists. One, a member of the government, betrays his family's traditional ...

Writers: Francisco Franco, José Luis Sáenz de Heredia, Antonio Román | Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Alfredo Mayo, Ana Mariscal, José Nieto, Blanca de Silos

13. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)

Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.0
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Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Harold Buckley | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson, Henry Hull, Stanley Ridges

14. The Dawn Express (1942)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

4.6
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A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each ... See full summary »

Writer: Arthur St. Claire | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Michael Whalen, Anne Nagel, William Bakewell, Constance Worth

15. Waterfront (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.2
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A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back.

Writers: Martin Mooney, Irwin Franklyn | Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Maris Wrixon, Edwin Maxwell

16. Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance, War

4.9
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Snuffy Smith, moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once ... See full summary »

Writers: Billy DeBeck, John Grey, Jack Henley, Lloyd French, Doncho Hall | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy, Sarah Padden, J. Farrell MacDonald

17. Murder in the Air (1940)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

5.6
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The corpse of a hobo with a $50,000 money belt helps Brass and Gabby crack a cell of fifth columnists bent on sabotage.

Writer: Raymond L. Schrock | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ronald Reagan, John Litel, Lya Lys, James Stephenson

18. War Dogs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog.

Writers: John Vlahos, Ande Lamb | Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Billy Lee, Addison Richards, Bradley Page, Kay Linaker

19. Sky Murder (1940)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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A body is found in a locked airplane compartment and a German female refugee is a suspect. Passenger detective Nick Carter is convinced she didn't do it and works to solve the mysterious murder.

Writer: William R. Lipman | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Kaaren Verne, Edward Ashley

20. Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Isabel Dawn | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Alan Curtis, Fay McKenzie, Sig Ruman

21. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.8
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Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Writer: John Larkin | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung

22. The Fifth-Column Mouse (1943)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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The mice of a house prepare for war when their appeasement policy fails to end the menace of a cat.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, The Sportsmen Quartet

23. King of the Texas Rangers (1941)

Approved | 215 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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Writers: Ronald Davidson, Norman S. Hall, William Lively, Joseph O'Donnell, Joseph F. Poland | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Moore, Duncan Renaldo

24. Jungle Siren (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Romance, War

3.1
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A woman who was raised in the jungle helps a man fight Nazis who are trying to start a native uprising.

Writers: George Wallace Sayre, Milton Raison, Sam Robins | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Ann Corio, Buster Crabbe, Evelyn Wahl, Paul Bryar

25. The Spider Returns (1941)

Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.

Writers: Morgan Cox, Lawrence Taylor, John Cutting, Harry L. Fraser, Jesse Duffy, George H. Plympton | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Warren Hull, Mary Ainslee, Dave O'Brien, Joseph W. Girard

26. Unseen Enemy (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Adventure, Drama

4.1
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Writers: Roy Chanslor, Stanley Rubin, George Wallace Sayre | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Irene Hervey, Don Terry, Leo Carrillo, Andy Devine

27. Sabotage Squad (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.0
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Rejected by the Army because of a bad heart, Eddie Miller, small-time gambler, promises his girl, Edith Cassell, that he will get a good job. Meanwhile, his pal, Chuck Brown,a pickpocket, ... See full summary »

Writers: Bernice Petkere, Wallace Sullivan, David Silverstein | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer

28. Junior Army (1942)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, War

4.9
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Well-bred young English refugee Freddie Hewlett (Freddie Bartholomew) saves the life of Jimmie Fletcher (Billy Halop), wild boy of the road, in a fight with juvenile gang leader Bushy ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Bein, Paul Gangelin | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan

29. Spy Ship (1942)

62 min | Drama

6.0
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A radio reporter begins to suspect that a commentator at his station may be using her position to broadcast shipping information to enemy spies. With the help of the girl's sister, he sets out to expose the spy and her Nazi gang.

Writers: Robert E. Kent, George Dyer | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Craig Stevens, Irene Manning, Maris Wrixon, Tod Andrews

30. The Home Guard (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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Gandy Goose joins the home guard, a ramshackle bunch of barnyard creatures that mostly march and drill. At one point, Gandy is menaced by a fifth columnist, who travels in a literal fifth column from a porch.

Writer: John Foster | Director: Mannie Davis | Star: Arthur Kay

31. V (2009–2011)
Episode: A Bright New Day (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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With the signing of a treaty and the opening of diplomatic relations, the Visitors are formally granted entry to the United States. Anna sees a potential problem as the leader of the ... See full summary »

Creators: Scott Peters, Kenneth Johnson | Director: Fred Toye | Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

32. V (2009–2011)
Episode: It's Only the Beginning (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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The Visitors continue to try and win favor with the population, this time by announcing that they will share their medical knowledge. Not only are they sharing advanced medical scanning ... See full summary »

Creators: Scott Peters, Kenneth Johnson | Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

33. V (2009–2011)
Episode: Red Sky (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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Erica decides they need to make a statement about their opposition to the Vs. They decide to go aboard the mother ship and destroy Anna's eggs which are about to hatch and produce her army ... See full summary »

Creators: Scott Peters, Kenneth Johnson | Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman

34. Dad's Army (1968–1977)
Episode: Wake-Up Walmington (1977)

Comedy, War

7.0
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His Lordship's butler Perkins makes Captain Mainwaring lose a shooting bet by telling them to stop target practice while his master is asleep. Captain Mainwaring agrees with the platoon's ... See full summary »

Creator: Jimmy Perry | Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie