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1. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 114,309 | Gross: $50.82M

2. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Not Rated | 197 min | Drama, History

8.0
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The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron

Votes: 11,524

3. The Glass Key (1942)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,301

4. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,034

5. Sivaji (2007)

188 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 12,651

6. Mudhalvan (1999)

169 min | Action, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 3,992

7. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

7.9
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A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,191

8. Roughshod (1949)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Wrangler Clay Phillips and his young brother are taking horses to Sonora when they come across four dancehall girls heading the same way, stuck with a wrecked buggy. He takes the girls on ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Robert Sterling, Gloria Grahame, Claude Jarman Jr., John Ireland

Votes: 284

9. Frisco Kid (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance

6.2
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After a roustabout sailer avoids being shanghaied in 1852 San Francisco, his audacity helps him to arise to a position of power in the vice industry of the infamous Barbary Coast.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Margaret Lindsay, Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita

Votes: 398

10. Dames (1934)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

Directors: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,423

11. In Old Chicago (1937)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.9
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The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady

Votes: 1,657

12. Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 601

13. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,049

14. The Secret 6 (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow

Votes: 594

15. The Inheritor (1973)

PG | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Bart Cordell, is unanimously considered as a daddy's boy and an insignificant playboy. So, when he suddenly becomes head of his father's financial empire following his death, nobody ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Carla Gravina, Jean Rochefort, Charles Denner

Votes: 606

16. Crime School (1938)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, William Clemens | Stars: The 'Dead End' Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Billy Halop

Votes: 892

17. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1951)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

7.2
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A young boy starts at Rugby boarding school. He is tormented by Flashman, the school bully.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, John Charlesworth, James Hayter

Votes: 271

18. Hell's House (1932)

72 min | Drama

6.3
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 741

19. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,078

20. A Scandal in Paris (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

6.9
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The autobiography of elegant criminal, François Eugène Vidocq, from his birth in a French jail in 1775 to his appointment as chief of police of Paris where he intends to rob the city bank. ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Signe Hasso, Carole Landis, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 594

21. Love Is on the Air (1937)

Approved | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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Andy McCaine is the ace crime reporter for a radio station. However, his exposés of corruption in high places gets him in trouble with the sponsor of his show, E.E. Nichols, who is in ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Ronald Reagan, June Travis, Eddie Acuff, Ben Welden

Votes: 162

22. But Forever in My Mind (1999)

88 min | Comedy

6.4
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59 Metascore

Silvio, sedici anni, sembra più interessato alle ragazze che alla politica e, quando il liceo che frequenta viene occupato, cerca di cogliere l'occasione giusta per trovare l'anima gemella.... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Silvio Muccino, Giuseppe Sanfelice, Giulia Steigerwalt, Giulia Carmignani

Votes: 1,305

23. The Wet Parade (1932)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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The evils of alcohol before and during prohibition become evident as we see its effects on the rich Chilcote family.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Dorothy Jordan, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton, Emma Dunn

Votes: 284

24. Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 397

25. The Great Profile (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

6.3
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Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne

Votes: 130

26. A Woman of the World (1925)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A sensual European countess arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Upon arriving, even before she steps out of her taxi a district ... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert, Blanche Mehaffey

Votes: 83

27. Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Radio crime show host "The Fox" finds himself on the trail of a serial killer while a suspect himself.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Red Skelton, Ann Rutherford, Jean Rogers, Rags Ragland

Votes: 391

28. Hell's Kitchen (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

6.6
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A paroled convict's efforts to improve conditions at a boys' reform school alarm the school's corrupt warden, who has been embezzling funds from the institution. He hatches a plan to derail... See full summary »

Directors: Ewald André Dupont, Lewis Seiler | Stars: The 'Dead End' Kids, Margaret Lindsay, Ronald Reagan, Stanley Fields

Votes: 229

29. Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (2006– )

Biography, Drama

8.2
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A mini-series based on the work of Canadian political icon Tommy Douglas.

Stars: Kristin Booth, George Alexander, Ryland Alexander, Kent Allen

Votes: 176

30. Blackwell's Island (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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In a fictional version of true events at the New York prison of Blackwell's Island in 1934, reporter Tim Haydon breaks up a crime organization run by racketeer Bull Bransom from within the ... See full summary »

Directors: William C. McGann, Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Rosemary Lane, Dick Purcell, Victor Jory

Votes: 252

31. Regeneration (1915)

Passed | 72 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A boy surrounded by violence grows up to become an infamous gangster.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rockliffe Fellowes, Anna Q. Nilsson, William Sheer, John McCann

Votes: 822

32. Ann Vickers (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A prison reformer and a controversial judge fall in love and have a child out of wedlock.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Conrad Nagel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 452

33. Vivekananda (1994)

240 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The film is based on the life of Bengali, Hindu monk Narendra Nath Datta aka Vivekananda from his birth (1863) to his returned to India from the west (1887). It is spiritual take on ... See full summary »

Director: G.V. Iyer | Stars: Sarvadaman D. Banerjee, Mithun Chakraborty, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 90

34. John Wycliffe: The Morning Star (1984)

75 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The story of 14th century John Wycliffe, AKA "The Morning Star of the Reformation", who was the first to translate the Bible into English.

Director: Tony Tew | Stars: Michael Bertenshaw, James Downie, Peter Howell, Barrie Cookson

Votes: 100

35. Calaboose (1943)

Approved | 45 min | Comedy, Western

4.7
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In the second of this series of "Streamliner" westerns from Hal Roach (preceded by "Dudes Are Pretty People" and followed by "Prairie Chickens"), wandering cowboys Pidge Crosby (Noah Beery ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach Jr. | Stars: Jimmy Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Mary Brian, William Henry

Votes: 33

36. Dhyasparva (2001)

135 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.5
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Biographical film based on life events and work of visionary Raghunath Dhondo Karve. Film showcases events from his childhood, education, and work done for birth-control, health, and family planning.

Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Seema Biswas, Nishith Dadhich, Mohan Gokhale, Kishore Kadam

Votes: 30

37. What a Man (1930)

Passed | 72 min | Romance, Comedy

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Wade Rawlings, a former Captain in the Gold Stream Guards, has lost his fortune and has become a wanderer in the United States. He is hired as the Kilbourne-family chauffeur after Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: George Crone | Stars: Reginald Denny, Miriam Seegar, Harvey Clark, Lucille Ward

38. Men of San Quentin (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A crooked deputy warden at San Quentin Penitentiary tries to frame a sergeant of the guards, Jack Holden, for the killing of a guard and a prisoner during a jailbreak.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: J. Anthony Hughes, Eleanor Stewart, Dick Curtis, Charles Middleton

Votes: 34

39. Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Glenda Farrell, Barton MacLane, Tom Kennedy, John Miljan

Votes: 238

40. Washington Merry-Go-Round (1932)

TV-G | 79 min | Drama

6.5
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Button Gwinett Brown is a freshman congressman on a mission to rid Washington of corruption. He quickly runs afoul of the powerful Senator Norton, while falling for the granddaughter of the... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Lee Tracy, Constance Cummings, Walter Connolly, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 104

41. Moon Over Harlem (1939)

Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Musical numbers highlight this story of a wealthy widow who disowns her daughter after a new man enters her life.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Buddy Harris, Cora Green, Izinetta Wilcox, Earl Gough

Votes: 136

42. V nachale slavnykh del (1980)

134 min | Drama, History

7.7
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Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Dmitriy Zolotukhin, Tamara Makarova, Natalya Bondarchuk, Nikolay Eryomenko

Votes: 92

43. Politics (1931)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Middle-aged widow Hattie Burns becomes fed up when local small-town politicians ignore corruption and decides to run for mayor herself.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Marie Dressler, Polly Moran, Roscoe Ates, Karen Morley

Votes: 178

44. Enlighten Thy Daughter (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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Lillian Stevens and her cousin, Ruth, return home from college and Lillian receives a cold reception from her too-busy-to-bother parents; her father, Dr. Richard Stevens, is a professional ... See full summary »

Director: John Varley | Stars: Herbert Rawlinson, Beth Barton, Charles Eaton, Claire Whitney

45. Rao Saheb (1986)

123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Director: Vijaya Mehta | Stars: Arvind Gadgil, Chandrakant Gokhale, Vasant Ingle, Mangesh Kalharni

Votes: 5

46. Secret Love (1916)

Drama

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In an English mining town during the 1870's, Joan Lowrie falls in love with Fergus Derrick, the new chief engineer who vows to improve working conditions. Joan's father Don, however, runs ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jack Curtis, Helen Ware, Dixie Carr, Harry Carey

47. Soft Boiled (1923)

Passed | Comedy, Western

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John Steele (Frank Beal), a rich uncle, threatens to disinherit his nephew, Tom Steele (Tom Mix), unless the latter learns to curb his violent temper. Tom is put on a 30-day trial and must ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Tom Mix, Tony the Horse, Billie Dove, Joseph W. Girard

48. What a Life (1930)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

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A musical parody on prison reform in which a prison warden gives his cellblocks the look of a summer resort in order to stave off reformers.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Virginia Sale, William Irving, Frank Mills, Lon Poff

49. The Secret of Eve (1917)

Drama

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

50. Polly with a Past (1920)

60 min | Drama

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Wealthy young Rex Van Zile is madly in love with pretty Myrtle Davis, but she is so absorbed in the task she has taken on to herself of reforming Skid-Row derelicts that she pays no ... See full summary »

Director: Leander De Cordova | Stars: Ina Claire, Ralph Graves, Marie Wainwright, Harry Benham