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1. A Month by the Lake (1995)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other ... See full summary »

Writers: H.E. Bates, Trevor Bentham, Josep Llurba | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Fox, Uma Thurman, Alida Valli

Votes: 1,716

2. The Whoopee Boys (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Two obnoxious and dim-witted misfits attempt to save a school for needy children by attempting to sneak into the wealthy high society of Palm Beach to get the money needed for their cause.

Writers: Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai, David Obst | Director: John Byrum | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Paul Rodriguez, Denholm Elliott, Carole Shelley

Votes: 574

3. Band of Angels (1957)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.6
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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Writers: Robert Penn Warren, John Twist, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 1,258

4. Good News (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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At fictitious Tait University in the Roaring 20's, co-ed and school librarian Connie Lane falls for football hero Tommy Marlowe. Unfortunately, he has his eye on gold-digging vamp Pat ... See full summary »

Writers: Lew Brown, Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Patricia Marshall, Joan McCracken

Votes: 1,846

5. Black Beauty (1946)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.7
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Widower Squire Weldon (Charles Evans). trying to raise his motherless daughter, Anne (Mona Freeman) presents her with a colt, Black Beauty (Highland Dale), in the hope that by disciplining ... See full summary »

Writers: Anna Sewell, Lillie Hayward, Agnes Christine Johnston | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Mona Freeman, Richard Denning, Evelyn Ankers, Charles Evans

Votes: 116

6. Buccaneer's Girl (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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A New Orleans entertainer falls for a pirate who has another identity.

Writers: Samuel R. Golding, Joseph Hoffman, Joe May, Harold Shumate | Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Philip Friend, Robert Douglas, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 203

7. The Princess Academy (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy

3.4
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Lowbrow humor is the feature in this slight comedy setting students at a finishing school against the snobbish and strict academians.

Writer: Sandra Weintraub | Director: Bruce A. Block | Stars: Eva Gabor, Lu Leonard, Richard Paul, Carole Davis

Votes: 138

8. Girls School Screamers (1986)

R | 80 min | Horror

3.7
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Seven college girls spend the weekend at an elegant estate which begins as a fun filled adventure but ends in a nightmare of gut-wrenching terror.

Writers: John P. Finnegan, Katie Keating, Pierce J. Keating | Director: John P. Finnegan | Stars: Mollie O'Mara, Sharon Christopher, Mari Butler, Beth O'Malley

Votes: 285

9. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Writers: Leopold Atlas, John L. Balderston, Charles Dickens, Bradley King, Gladys Unger | Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners

Votes: 296

10. Finishing School (1934)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The trials and tribulations in a private, snobbish girls school.

Writers: Laird Doyle, David Hempstead, Wanda Tuchock | Directors: George Nichols Jr., Wanda Tuchock | Stars: Frances Dee, Billie Burke, Ginger Rogers, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 239

11. Girls' Dormitory (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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When a busybody teacher in a girls' finishing school finds a love letter from a student to an unknown man, a minor scandal erupts.

Writers: Gene Markey, Ladislas Fodor | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Ruth Chatterton, Simone Simon, Constance Collier

Votes: 166

12. Ma'am May We Go Out? (1985)

Comedy

6.7
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Soriano brothers Dennis, Chipipoy/Chip, and Jeff are bums who do odd jobs to earn a living, including driving a jeepney. Their lives take a different turn after meeting Atty. Aga Agaton, ... See full summary »

Writers: Mike Relon Makiling, Tony Gloria | Director: Mike Relon Makiling | Stars: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, J.C. Bonnin

Votes: 7

13. Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond (1990 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The tragic life and career of two-time Oscar winner Viviemn Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Director: Gene Feldman | Stars: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin

Votes: 133

14. Dizzy Dames (1935)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Lillian Bennett runs a theatrical boarding house in New York City. She doesn't want her débutante daughter Helen Bennett, reared in finishing schools away from New York, to know of her own ... See full summary »

Writers: George Waggner, P.G. Wodehouse | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Marjorie Rambeau, Florine McKinney, Lawrence Gray, Inez Courtney

Votes: 22

15. Somewhat Secret (1939)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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At the Dimsdale Hall Finishing School, Assistant Dean Emily Godsall declares that any student who associates herself with swing music will be severely punished. Complications develop when ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard English, Julian Hochfelder, Mort Greene | Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Mary Howard, Benny Rubin, Tom Collins, Mary Bovard

Votes: 55

16. The Unfortunate Sex (1920)

Drama

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Writer: Elsier La Maie | Director: Elsier La Maie | Stars: Frances Edmonde, George Larkin, Harry von Meter, Katherine Lewis

17. And She Learned About Dames (1934)

9 min | Musical, Short

6.1
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Students at New York's Rovina Finishing School for Girls send their photographs to the makers of Claybury's Beauty Soap, in the hope of being chosen as "Miss Complexion of 1934." Martha ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyle Talbot, Martha Merrill, Busby Berkeley, Joan Blondell

Votes: 79

18. AmaZulu: The Children of Heaven (2006)

92 min | Documentary

6.8
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Life in a South African Township is seen through the eyes of seven pupils as they come together under the parental eye of Mr Mtshali, headmaster of Velabahleke High School Velabahleke (Come... See full summary »

Directors: Hannan Majid, Richard York

Votes: 8

19. Illegal (1932)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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This is the story of a woman who kicks out her no-good second husband after he wastes all her money. Since gambling and drink had taken all her money, she decides to use the money from a ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Asher, Roland Pertwee | Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Isobel Elsom, Ivor Barnard, D.A. Clarke-Smith, Margot Grahame

Votes: 70

20. Men, Women, and Money (1919)

50 min | Drama

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A young country girl comes to the big city and gets involved with unscrupulous people and ends of broke and stranded. However, a friendly millionaire just happens to come along....

Writers: Beulah Marie Dix, Cosmo Hamilton | Director: George Melford | Stars: Ethel Clayton, James Neill, Jane Wolfe, Lew Cody

21. Mayblossom (1917)

Drama, Romance

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Writer: Anthony Paul Kelly | Director: Edward José | Stars: Pearl White, Hal Forde, Fuller Mellish

22. Marked Cards (1918)

Drama

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Writers: Lanier Bartlett, Adela Rogers St. Johns | Director: Henri D'Elba | Stars: Margery Wilson, Wallace MacDonald, Jack Curtis, Ray Godfrey

23. Big Brother (2000– )
Episode: Day 24 (III) (2014)

Game-Show, Reality-TV

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Stars: Marcus Bentley, Mark Byron, Ashleigh Coyle, Matthew Davies

24. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Elly Starts to School (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Mrs. Drysdale recommends Elly for a high-brow finishing school in hopes that humiliating her will drive the Clampetts away; but instead Miss Hathaway convinces the girls at the school that ... See full summary »

Creator: Paul Henning | Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 23

25. The Avengers (1961–1969)
Episode: The Springers (1961)

Action, Comedy, Crime

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In order to smash a gang who specialize in jail breaking, Steed plays a prisoner with plenty of money and a desperate need be sprung from prison.

Writers: Geoffrey Bellman, John Whitney | Director: Don Leaver | Stars: Ian Hendry, Patrick Macnee, Margo Andrew, Charles Farrell

26. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Third Girl (2008)

93 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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After a seemingly neurotic young heiress tells Ariadne Oliver and Poirot that she thinks she may have killed someone, her ex-nanny is found with her wrists slashed.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Peter Flannery | Director: Dan Reed | Stars: David Suchet, David Yelland, Jemima Rooper, Zoë Wanamaker

Votes: 740