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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

2. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

3. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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68 Metascore

As the Clone Wars near an end, the Sith Lord Darth Sidious steps out of the shadows, at which time Anakin succumbs to his emotions, becoming Darth Vader and putting his relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme at risk.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

5. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

6. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

7. 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

8. Star Wars: Episode II - The Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.8
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53 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Writers: George Lucas, Jonathan Hales | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

9. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Writer: Michael Blake | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

10. 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

11. Vertigo (1958)

Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.4
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A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.

Writers: Alec Coppel, Samuel A. Taylor, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

12. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

13. 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

14. King Kong (1933)

Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.

Writers: James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace | Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

15. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harold Livingston, Alan Dean Foster | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

16. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Philip MacDonald, Michael Hogan | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

17. Sneakers (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

18. 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

19. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Seton I. Miller | Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

20. Mildred Pierce (1945)

TV-PG | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but cannot seem to win the approval of her spoiled daughter.

Writers: Ranald MacDougall, James M. Cain | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

21. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

22. Now, Voyager (1942)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Boston spinster blossoms under therapy and finds impossible romance.

Writers: Casey Robinson, Olive Higgins Prouty | Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper

23. Stella Dallas (1937)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A low-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, Olive Higgins Prouty, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Gertrude Purcell | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil

24. Separate Tables (1958)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."

Writers: Terence Rattigan, John Gay | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

25. Happy Together (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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69 Metascore

Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a... See full summary »

Writer: Kar Wai Wong | Director: Kar Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

26. The Sea Hawk (1940)

TV-G | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Geoffrey Thorpe, a buccaneer, is hired by Queen Elizabeth I to nag the Spanish Armada. The Armada is waiting for the attack on England and Thorpe surprises them with attacks on their galleons where he shows his skills on the sword.

Writers: Howard Koch, Seton I. Miller | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains, Donald Crisp

27. 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

28. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1920, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Writers: Dudley Nichols, Liam O'Flaherty | Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

29. Captain Blood (1935)

Approved | 119 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Robin Hood variety.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Casey Robinson | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill, Basil Rathbone

30. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

7.5
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A young woman (Stanley Timberlake) dumps her fiancée (Craig Fleming) and runs off with her sister's (Roy Timberlake) husband (Peter Kingsmill). They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ... See full summary »

Writers: Howard Koch, Ellen Glasgow | Director: John Huston | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

31. Noir (2001– )

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two beautiful female assassins travel the world accepting assignments to kill various culprits, and at the same time, having deadly traps set against them by their own employer.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black, Monica Rial

32. 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

33. Anthony Adverse (1936)

TV-G | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Writers: Hervey Allen, Sheridan Gibney | Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods, Anita Louise

34. Devotion (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.

Writers: Theodore Reeves, Keith Winter | Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet

35. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Two lookalike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.

Writers: Mark Twain, Laird Doyle, Catherine Chisholm Cushing | Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

36. The Dark Past (1948)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.

Writers: Malvin Wald, Oscar Saul, Philip MacDonald, Michael Blankfort, Albert Duffy, James Warwick | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens