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1. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Writers: Lamar Trotti, Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 3,295

2. The Uninvited (1944)

Passed | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Writers: Dodie Smith, Frank Partos, Dorothy Macardle | Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 5,816

3. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Nicholson makes his film debut as a juvenile delinquent, who panics when he thinks he's committed murder.

Writers: Leo Gordon, Melvin Levy | Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey

Votes: 302

4. Judge Priest (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.

Writers: Irvin S. Cobb, Dudley Nichols, Lamar Trotti | Director: John Ford | Stars: Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 1,229

5. Promises! Promises! (1963)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

5.0
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After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Writers: Tommy Noonan, Edna Sheklow, William Welch | Director: King Donovan | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Mickey Hargitay

Votes: 246

6. The Fan (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Walter Reisch, Oscar Wilde | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene

Votes: 358

7. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Krasna, Felix Jackson | Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 2,397

8. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef von Sternberg, Geza Herczeg, Jules Furthman, John Colton | Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 1,875

9. The Slender Thread (1965)

98 min | Drama

7.1
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A college volunteer at the crisis phone gets a call from a suicide caller.

Writers: Shana Alexander, Stirling Silliphant | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Anne Bancroft, Telly Savalas, Steven Hill

Votes: 1,076

10. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)

65 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Gwen's family is rich, but her parents ignore her and most of the servants push her around, so she is lonely and unhappy. Her father is concerned only with making money, and her mother ... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanor Gates, Frances Marion | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Madlaine Traverse, Charles Wellesley, Gladys Fairbanks

Votes: 878

11. Dragonwyck (1946)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery

7.0
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A simple Connecticut farm girl is recruited by a distant relative, an aristocratic patroon, to be governess to his young daughter in his Hudson Valley mansion.

Writers: Anya Seton, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan

Votes: 2,354

12. 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: 1,309

13. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | 52 min | Western

5.2
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

Writer: Burl R. Tuttle | Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 597

14. Where Are My Children? (1916)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

5.9
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A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community.

Writers: Lucy Payton, Franklin Hall, Lois Weber, Phillips Smalley | Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber | Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Helen Riaume, Marie Walcamp, Cora Drew

Votes: 247

15. The Little American (1917)

80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A young American has her ship torpedoed by a German U-boat but makes it back to ancestral home in France, where she witnesses German brutality firsthand.

Writer: Jeanie Macpherson | Directors: Cecil B. DeMille, Joseph Levering | Stars: Mary Pickford, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 483

16. Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Writers: Ursula Parrott, Leonard Praskins | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

Votes: 540

17. The Bachelor Father (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Lonely in his English country estate, Sir Basil decides to gather his grown (albeit illegitimate) children around him in his declining years. He uses a ledger which keeps track of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Childs Carpenter, Laurence E. Johnson | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Ralph Forbes, C. Aubrey Smith, Ray Milland

Votes: 841

18. Lena Rivers (1932)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Young Lena Rivers, who was born out of wedlock, goes to live with a rich uncle. Unfortunately, her uncle's wife and daughter make no secret of their dislike of Lena and that they don't want her in their family.

Writers: Mary J. Holmes, Stuart Anthony, Warren Duff | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Charlotte Henry, Morgan Galloway, Beryl Mercer, James Kirkwood

Votes: 25

19. The Wedding Waltz (1988 TV Movie)

56 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Viltteri, a balding guy in his thirties living in rural northern Finland, is hopelessly clueless about his new role as a married man and the father of a newborn son. A perfect escape from ... See full summary »

Writers: Matti Ijäs, Joni Skiftesvik, Timo Torikka | Director: Matti Ijäs | Stars: Vesa Vierikko, Sulevi Peltola, Markku Maalismaa, Kaija Pakarinen

Votes: 814

20. The Pride of the Clan (1917)

84 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Among the simple fisher-folk of a little island off the west coast of Scotland lives MacTavish, head of a clan. Here he rules as a chieftain and his word is law. One day a hurricane sweeps ... See full summary »

Writers: Elaine S. Carrington, Charles E. Whittaker | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Mary Pickford, Matt Moore, Warren Cook, Kathryn Browne-Decker

Votes: 46

21. Less Than the Dust (1916)

93 min | Drama

5.7
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A little English girl, abandoned in India and raised by an Indian swordmaker, learns of her true origin and returns to England to seek out her birthright.

Writer: Hector Turnbull | Director: John Emerson | Stars: Mary Pickford, David Powell, Frank Losee, Mary Alden

Votes: 9

22. At Piney Ridge (1916)

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Writers: David Higgins, Gilson Willets | Director: William Robert Daly | Stars: Fritzi Brunette, Al W. Filson, Leo Pierson, Edward Peil Sr.

23. A Society Sensation (1918)

24 min | Comedy, Short, Drama

5.5
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A wealthy society playboy falls in love with the daughter of a poor fisherman.

Writers: Hapsburg Liebe, Hope Loring, Paul Powell | Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Carmel Myers, Rudolph Valentino, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Alfred Allen

Votes: 39

24. The Foundling (1916)

Drama

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Rich artist David King sends his infant daughter Molly to an orphanage, then years later regrets it and tries to find her. She's sent to slave at a boarding house,and the mistress of the orphanage passes her niece off as Molly.

Writer: Frances Marion | Director: John B. O'Brien | Stars: Mary Pickford, Edward Martindel, Maggie Weston, Mildred Morris

Votes: 9

25. The Divine Sacrifice (1918)

Drama

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Writer: Alma Speer Benzing | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Kitty Gordon, Selene Johnson, Jean Angelo, Frank Goldsmith

26. The Bachelor Father (1935)

Comedy

5.7
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The old count Kristian Örnklo has four children spread around the world since his career as a diplomat, children he has never met. His doctor convinces him that he should gather his ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Childs Carpenter, Gustaf Molander, Gösta Stevens | Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Olof Winnerstrand, Birgit Tengroth, Aase Clausen, Stein Grieg Halvorsen

Votes: 10

27. The Blue Moon (1920)

60 min | Drama

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Writers: David Anderson, Daniel F. Whitcomb | Director: George L. Cox | Stars: Pell Trenton, Elinor Field, Harry Northrup, James Gordon

28. The Strongest (1920)

Drama

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Writers: Georges Clemenceau, Raoul Walsh | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Renée Adorée, Carlo Liten, Harrison Hunter, Beatrice Noyes

29. The Courtesan (1916)

Drama

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Writer: William Parker | Director: Arthur Maude | Stars: Eugenie Forde, Hallam Cooley, Al Fordyce, Charles Wheelock

30. The Dark Mirror (1920)

50 min | Drama, Horror

4.7
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Writers: E. Magnus Ingleton, Louis Joseph Vance | Director: Charles Giblyn | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, Huntley Gordon, Walter D. Nealand, Jessie Arnold

Votes: 9

31. Godless Men (1920)

70 min | Drama

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On board his trading schooner in the South Pacific, tough sea captain Black Pawl confronts his own son, who has grown up in his father's shadow and reflects only his dark side.

Writers: Ben Ames Williams, J.G. Hawks, Edfrid A. Bingham | Director: Reginald Barker | Stars: Russell Simpson, Jim Mason, Helene Chadwick, John Bowers

32. The Book Agent (1917)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Walter Woods, F. McGrew Willis, Otis Turner | Director: Otis Turner | Stars: George Walsh, Doris Pawn, William Burress, Reginald Everett

33. The Mate of the Sally Ann (1917)

Comedy, Drama

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Writers: Elizabeth Mahoney, Henry Albert Phillips | Director: Henry King | Stars: Mary Miles Minter, Allan Forrest, George Periolat, Jack Connolly

34. The Call of the East (1917)

Drama

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A Japanese aristocrat and an American woman fall in love, but their relationship is complicated when her brother seduces his sister.

Writer: Beulah Marie Dix | Director: George Melford | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Tsuru Aoki, Jack Holt, Margaret Loomis

35. Sins of Her Parent (1916)

Drama

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Writers: Tom Forman, Frank Lloyd | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Gladys Brockwell, William Clifford, Carl von Schiller, George Webb

36. Joan of the Woods (1918)

Approved | Drama

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Writer: Louise Vale | Director: Travers Vale | Stars: June Elvidge, John Bowers, George MacQuarrie, Walter P. Lewis

38. The Millionaire Baby (1915)

Passed | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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Who stole "The Millionaire Baby?" Did the plotting Doctor Pool finally accomplish his bold determination? Did Valarie Carew, former Burlesque Queen, conquered by Mother-Love seize an ... See full summary »

Writers: Anna Katharine Green, Gilson Willets | Directors: Lawrence Marston, Thomas N. Heffron | Stars: Frederick Hand, Mrs. A.C. Marston, Grace Darmond, Harry Mestayer

39. The Secret of Eve (1917)

Drama

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Writer: Aaron Hoffman | Director: Perry N. Vekroff | Stars: Olga Petrova, Arthur Hoops, William Hinckley, Edward Roseman

40. The Circus of Life (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Elliott J. Clawson | Director: Rupert Julian | Stars: Elsie Jane Wilson, Mignon Anderson, Pomeroy Cannon, Harry Carter

41. The Pillory (1916)

Drama

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Writer: Philip Lonergan | Director: Frederick Sullivan | Stars: Florence La Badie, George Marlo, Marie Shotwell, Marie Haynes

42. Joy and the Dragon (1916)

Approved | Drama

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Writer: Will M. Ritchey | Director: Henry King | Stars: Marie Osborne, Henry King, Mollie McConnell, Cullen Landis

44. The Silent Rider (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Western

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Writers: Katharine Newlin Burt, Joseph F. Poland | Director: Lynn Reynolds | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Blanche Mehaffey, Ethan Laidlaw, Otis Harlan

45. A Man's Duty (1919)

Drama

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Director: Harry A. Gant | Stars: Clarence Brooks, Webb King, Tasmania Darden, Ethel Gray

46. The Straight Way (1916)

50 min | Drama

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Writer: Will S. Davis | Director: Will S. Davis | Stars: Valeska Suratt, Herbert Heyes, Glen White, Claire Whitney

48. Heart Strings (1917)

Drama

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After being abandoned by her mother and adopted by Dr.McLean, little Johanna grows into an attractive young woman. She falls in love with medical student Gerald, but trouble ensues for both... See full summary »

Writers: E. Magnus Ingleton, Fred Myton | Director: Allen Holubar | Stars: Allen Holubar, Francelia Billington, Paul Byron, Maude George

50. Sunshine and Gold (1917)

Drama

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Writers: Henry King, Will M. Ritchey | Director: Henry King | Stars: Marie Osborne, Henry King, Daniel Gilfether, Neil Hardin