Most Popular "Leitmotif" Titles
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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
6. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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 return from the dark side of the Force.
PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
9. Citizen Kane (1941)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
10. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
11. Vertigo (1958)
Approved | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
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.
12. Agent Cody Banks (2003)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A government agent trains Cody Banks in the ways of covert operations that require younger participants.
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
14. Mildred Pierce (1945)
Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
15. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
PG | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
16. King Kong (1933)
Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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.
17. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Mystery, Thriller
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
18. M (1931)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.
19. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
20. Sneakers (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.
21. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Passed | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
22. Pillow Talk (1959)
Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.
24. Captain Blood (1935)
Approved | 119 min | Action, Adventure
An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Caribbean.
25. Happy Together (1997)
96 min | Drama, Romance
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 »
26. Separate Tables (1958)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
The stories of several people are told as they stay at a seaside hotel in Bournemouth which features dining at "Separate Tables."
27. The Sea Hawk (1940)
Approved | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
28. The Dark Past (1948)
Passed | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.
29. The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Approved | 83 min | Mystery, Thriller
A serial killer (circa 1916) is targeting women with 'afflictions'; one night during a thunderstorm, mute Helen feels menaced.
30. Stella Dallas (1937)
Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance
A low-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.
32. In This Our Life (1942)
Approved | 97 min | Drama
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 »
33. Noir (2001– )
TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
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.
34. Nightfall (1957)
78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
35. Anthony Adverse (1936)
Approved | 141 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.
36. Devotion (1946)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama
Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.
37. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Two lookalike boys, one a poor street kid and the other a prince, exchange places to see what the other's life is like.