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1. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery.

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

2. Brief Encounter (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Romance, Drama

8.1
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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

3. My Boy Jack (2007 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Author Rudyard Kipling and his wife search for their 18-year-old son after he goes missing during World War I.

Writer: David Haig | Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: David Haig, Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, Carey Mulligan

4. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

5. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Musical, Romance

7.2
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Farm family Frake, with discontented daughter Margy, head for the Iowa State Fair. On the first day, both Margy and brother Wayne meet attractive new flames; so does father's prize hog, ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Green, Oscar Hammerstein II, Sonya Levien, Philip Stong | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

6. Salon Kitty (1976)

X | 129 min | Drama

5.4
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Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official, who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself.

Writers: Antonio Colantuoni, Ennio De Concini, Maria Pia Fusco, Tinto Brass | Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Helmut Berger, Ingrid Thulin, Teresa Ann Savoy, John Steiner

7. The Palm Beach Story (1942)

Passed | 88 min | Romance, Comedy

7.9
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An inventor needs cash to develop his big idea. His wife, who loves him, decides to raise it for him by divorcing him and marrying a millionaire.

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, Rudy Vallee

8. Cries & Whispers (1972)

R | 91 min | Drama

8.1
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When a woman dying of cancer in early twentieth-century Sweden is visited by her two sisters, long-repressed feelings between the siblings rise to the surface.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin

9. Anna Karenina (1948)

139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Writers: Jean Anouilh, Guy Morgan, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

TV-G | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Heinz Herald, Geza Herczeg, Matthew Josephson | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

11. The Hucksters (1947)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Writers: Frederic Wakeman, Luther Davis, Edward Chodorov, George Wells | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou

12. The Bank Dick (1940)

TV-PG | 72 min | Comedy

7.4
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Writer: W.C. Fields | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

13. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.1
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The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Writers: James V. Kern, David Butler, Monte Brice, Andrew Bennison, R.T.M. Scott | Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

14. The Promised Land (1975)

179 min | Drama

8.0
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete with cutthroat industrialists and unsafe working conditions. Three young friends, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Andrzej Wajda | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Wojciech Pszoniak, Andrzej Seweryn, Anna Nehrebecka

15. Stalag Luft (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, War

6.8
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During World War II, some Commonwealth prisoners are trying to escape from a German prison camp. Because they are old and weak, the Germans decide to escape with them. Just after the ... See full summary »

Writer: David Nobbs | Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer, Sam Kelly

16. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests,... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Lou Breslow, Arch Oboler, John O'Hara | Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour

17. Monsieur Vincent (1947)

111 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Bernard-Luc, Jean Anouilh | Director: Maurice Cloche | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

18. The Chinese Ring (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, Scott Darling | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roland Winters, Warren Douglas, Mantan Moreland, Louise Currie

19. Film (1965)

20 min | Short, Drama

7.5
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A twenty-minute, almost totally silent film (no dialogue or music one 'shhh!') in which Buster Keaton attempts to evade observation by an all-seeing eye. But, as the film is based around ... See full summary »

Writer: Samuel Beckett | Director: Alan Schneider | Stars: Buster Keaton, Nell Harrison, James Karen, Susan Reed

20. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Fransisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

Writers: John Twist, Leslie Charteris | Director: John Farrow | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Jerome Cowan

21. The Girl Said No (1930)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A brash, pushy young man gets a job in a bank and sets his cap for his boss's secretary, but the death of his father makes him reassess his priorities.

Writers: Sarah Y. Mason, A.P. Younger, Charles MacArthur | Director: Sam Wood | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Marie Dressler

22. The Red Head (1932)

91 min | Drama

7.5
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Writers: Jules Renard, Julien Duvivier | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Robert Lynen, Louis Gauthier, Simone Aubry

23. Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Writer: Tay Garnett | Directors: Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock | Stars: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard, Pete the Dog, Syd Crossley

24. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000– )
Episode: Before I Die (2002)

45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A notorious gangster hires Wolfe to protect his real daughter, who is unaware of who her father is, and stop the woman impersonating his daughter from blackmailing him.

Writers: Sharon Elizabeth Doyle, Rex Stout | Director: John L'Ecuyer | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, Bill Smitrovich

25. La belle équipe (1958–1962)
Episode: La suspension (1960)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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Writer: Jacques Lecoq | Director: Ange Casta | Stars: Isaac Alvarez, Philippe Avron, Claude Evrard, Jean Champion

26. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe (1992)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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After Poirot pays a routine visit to his dentist, the doctor apparently shoots himself to death a short time later. Chief Inspector Japp appropriately recruits the detective as both witness and consultant.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Joanna Phillips-Lane, Peter Blythe

27. The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (1996–1999)
Episode: The Case of the Cunning Coyote (1996)

Mystery, Family

8.7
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While attending a ceremony where the bones of Native-American warriors are re-interred, Shirley notices that one of the boxes of remains has been stolen. Undeterred by animals who seem ... See full summary »

Creators: Ellis Iddon, Phil Meagher | Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Meredith Henderson, John White, Tom Jackson, Lisa Lacroix

28. Martin Kane (1949–1954)
Episode: The Fortune Teller (1951)

Drama

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Warren A. Smith, a gullible old man, is convinced by a fortune teller to move his life savings to a different bank. En route to the new establishment, the con woman's pickpocket confederate... See full summary »

Writer: Donald S. Sanford | Director: Frank Burns | Stars: Walter Kinsella, Frank M. Thomas, Nicholas Saunders, Bertha Belmore

29. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994– )
Episode: The Golden Pince-Nez (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft investigate the murder of an amanuensis who clutches a pince-nez and whose last words were, "The professor--it was she."

Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Gary Hopkins | Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Charles Gray, Rosalie Williams, Frank Finlay

30. La belle équipe (1958–1962)
Episode: Un léger accident (1960)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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Writer: Jacques Lecoq | Director: Ange Casta | Stars: Isaac Alvarez, Philippe Avron, Claude Evrard, Jean-Marie Bon