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1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

G | 238 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Writers: Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 190,727

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 368,234

3. West Side Story (1961)

Unrated | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

7.6
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.

Writers: Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | Stars: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 64,891

4. Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.6
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A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians, and proves to be a match for their warriors in one-on-one combat on the early frontier.

Writers: Vardis Fisher, Raymond W. Thorp, Robert Bunker, John Milius, Edward Anhalt | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Will Geer, Delle Bolton, Josh Albee

Votes: 19,630

5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

Follows a brilliant, flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 168,209

6. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 26,892

7. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan | Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 33,450

8. Ben-Hur (1959)

G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Writers: Lew Wallace, Karl Tunberg | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet

Votes: 140,128

9. 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

Votes: 57,407

10. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

Votes: 72,535

11. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.9
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A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Writers: Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Barbash, Richard H. Landau, Gerry Day | Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 17,303

12. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein.

Writer: Isobel Lennart | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 11,794

13. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 13,110

14. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientèle, he and his friends escape their hometown to sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Writers: Hugh Lofting, Leslie Bricusse | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 5,709

15. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Writer: Richard Morris | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 4,187

16. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The life of Jesus Christ.

Writer: Philip Yordan | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 4,263

17. Porgy and Bess (1959)

138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, N. Richard Nash | Directors: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis Jr., Pearl Bailey

Votes: 1,099

18. The Band's Visit (2007)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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80 Metascore

A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Writer: Eran Kolirin | Director: Eran Kolirin | Stars: Sasson Gabai, Ronit Elkabetz, Saleh Bakri, Khalifa Natour

Votes: 10,124

19. Scrooge (1970)

G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Writers: Charles Dickens, Leslie Bricusse | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Albert Finney, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, Kenneth More

Votes: 5,879

20. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Writer: Jack Haley Jr. | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 3,649

21. Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Writers: Elliott Arnold, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 488

22. Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)

G | 123 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A Debt-ridden circus is saved by an well-meaning but inept publicity man Pop Wonder.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, Jimmy Durante, Stephen Boyd, Martha Raye

Votes: 909

23. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954) , from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Writers: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,002

24. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,490

25. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Writers: Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, Arthur Symons | Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 751

26. One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance

6.0
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Writers: S.K. Lauren, James Gow, Edmund H. North, Dorothy Speare, Charles Beahan | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

Votes: 361

27. Murder at the Vanities (1934)

89 min | Musical, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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A homicide detective with an eye for the ladies investigating a murder in Earl Carroll's Vanities allows the music review to continue during the investigation.

Writers: Carey Wilson, Joseph Gollomb, Earl Carroll, Rufus King, Sam Hellman | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 414

28. Penumbra: Overture - Episode One (2007 Video Game)

Horror

8.4
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Like all good nightmares, Philip's begins with something all too real - his mother's death. The days following the funeral are characterized by nothing, save for an incessant feeling of ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Jubert | Stars: Mike Hillard, Tom Jubert

Votes: 152

29. The Lone Chipmunks (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.2
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In this Lone-Ranger spoof,a cleaned-up version of Pegleg Pete robs a western bank and makes his getaway, and decides to hide his loot in a tree inhabited by two chipmunks, the ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Kinney, Milt Schaffer | Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Billy Bletcher, Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald

Votes: 130

30. Song of My Heart (1948)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.0
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Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Bernard Schubert | Director: Benjamin Glazer | Stars: Frank Sundström, Audrey Long, Cedric Hardwicke, Mikhail Rasumny

Votes: 7

31. Dangerous Animal (2005)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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An enlightened cosmopolitan ends up in a wooden box in the Sahara!

Writers: Thomas Frick, Stefan Zwanzger | Director: Thomas Frick | Stars: Ahmed Ben Mansour, Christoph Hagen Dittmann

Votes: 10

32. Stopping the Show (1932)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.2
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After watching a Paramount Noose Reel and a cartoon with Bimbo and Koko the Clown, the audience is thrilled when Betty Boop appears on stage to sing and imitate Fanny Brice and Maurice Chevalier.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Billy Murray, Mae Questel

Votes: 66

33. Giulini Concerts (1983 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Alan Skog | Stars: Carlo Maria Giulini, The Los Angeles Philharmonic