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1. Little House on the Prairie (1974–1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.

Creator: Blanche Hanalis | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greenbush

2. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Writer: Louis Sachar | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

3. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Horror, Romance

7.8
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A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier, Evan Hunter | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy

4. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.

Writer: Michael Cimino | Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis

5. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy

6.9
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This comedy-drama is partially a gentle satire on America's drive to change the world in the post-war years. One year after World War II, Captain Fisby is sent to the village of Tobiki in ... See full summary »

Writers: John Patrick, Vern J. Sneider | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

6. Cimarron (1960)

Approved | 147 min | Drama, Western

6.4
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The epic saga of a frontier family, Cimarron starts with the Oklahoma Land Rush on 22 April 1889. The Cravet family builds their newspaper Oklahoma Wigwam into a business empire and Yancey ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Schulman, Edna Ferber | Directors: Anthony Mann, Charles Walters | Stars: Glenn Ford, Maria Schell, Anne Baxter, Arthur O'Connell

7. Big Top Pee-wee (1988)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.9
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Pee-Wee Herman is now a successful small-town farmer, engaged to a nice local girl. He and his talking pet pig Vance agree to help a traveling circus win over the bitter townsfolk. Then he falls for their cute trapeze artist, Gina.

Writers: Paul Reubens, George Mcgrath | Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Paul Reubens, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino

8. As It Is in Heaven (2004)

133 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

Writers: Anders Nyberg, Ola Olsson, Carin Pollak, Kay Pollak, Margaretha Pollak | Director: Kay Pollak | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel

9. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Two animated adaptions of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "The Wind in the Willows."

Writers: Washington Irving, Kenneth Grahame, Erdman Penner, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Ted Sears, Homer Brightman, Harry Reeves | Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bing Crosby, Basil Rathbone, Eric Blore, John McLeish

10. The Road Home (1999)

G | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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71 Metascore

Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback.

Writer: Shi Bao | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun, Hao Zheng, Yulian Zhao

11. Back to Bataan (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

6.7
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The US Army's defense of its Philippines colony and the allied Malay countries/colonies behind it counted on its island fortress of Corregidor on Luzon -and a few others- but loses it in ... See full summary »

Writers: Ben Barzman, Richard H. Landau, Æneas MacKenzie, William Gordon | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi, Fely Franquelli

12. Separate But Equal (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 186 min | Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.

Writer: George Stevens Jr. | Director: George Stevens Jr. | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley, Cleavon Little

13. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Family, Adventure

7.3
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Misadventures of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri.

Writers: Mark Twain, John V.A. Weaver | Directors: Norman Taurog, George Cukor, H.C. Potter, William A. Wellman | Stars: Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, Ann Gillis, May Robson

14. To Be and to Have (2002)

104 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

15. In My Country (2004)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Langston Whitfield is a Washington Post journalist. His editor provocatively sends him to South Africa to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, in which the perpetrators ... See full summary »

Writers: Antjie Krog, Ann Peacock | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Samuel L. Jackson, Brendan Gleeson, Menzi Ngubane

16. Run, Angel, Run! (1969)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

5.3
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Angel, a member of a tough motorcycle gang roaming the Southwest, gets on offer from a major news magazine. In exchange for giving the magazine a big scoop by exposing the inner workings of... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Compton, Jerome Wish, V.A. Furlong | Director: Jack Starrett | Stars: William Smith, Valerie Starrett, Dan Kemp, Gene Shane

17. Lantern Hill (1989 TV Movie)

111 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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In 1935 Toronto, Jane Stuart's mother has taken ill, and the two of them have temporarily moved in with her rich, snobbish grandmother, where Jane is verbally abused and her mother bullied.... See full summary »

Writers: Fiona McHugh, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kevin Sullivan | Director: Kevin Sullivan | Stars: Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Patricia Phillips, Zoe Caldwell

18. Tuck Everlasting (1981)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they... See full summary »

Writers: Natalie Babbitt, Fred A. Keller, Frederick King Keller | Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Margaret Chamberlain, Paul Flessa, Fred A. Keller, James McGuire

19. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.8
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Writers: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

20. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

6.9
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Writers: Lance Nolley, Ted Berman | Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

21. Make Mine Music (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Family, Music

6.5
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Animation done to contemporary popular music.

Writers: Homer Brightman, Dick Huemer, Dick Kinney, John Walbridge, Tom Oreb, Dick Shaw, Eric Gurney, Sylvia Moberly-Holland, T. Hee, Erdman Penner, Dick Kelsey, James Bodrero, Roy Williams, Cap Palmer, Jesse Marsh, Erwin Graham | Directors: Robert Cormack, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Joshua Meador | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters

22. Islander (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.9
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After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of ... See full summary »

Writers: Ian McCrudden, Thomas Hildreth | Director: Ian McCrudden | Stars: Thomas Hildreth, Amy Jo Johnson, Philip Baker Hall, James Parks

23. Borrowed Trouble (1948)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.6
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Teacher Lola Blair is against building the saloon right next to her schoolhouse. When she is kidnapped, Hoppy rescues her and forces the saloon keepers to relocate.

Writers: Charles Belden, Clarence E. Mulford | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Anne O'Neal

24. Sleep Furiously (2008)

94 min | Documentary

7.2
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64 Metascore

A poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire.

Director: Gideon Koppel

25. Dead Heart (1996)

104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A no holds barred look into the gaping divisions which exist within an Aboriginal settlement in outback Australia. These separations split the inhabitants, straining relationships until something has to give.

Writer: Nick Parsons | Director: Nick Parsons | Stars: Bryan Brown, Ernie Dingo, Angie Milliken, Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie

26. Cavalry Command (1958)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, War

5.2
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An American cavalry brigade is sent to occupy a small Filipino village in 1902 and quell guerilla resistance in the surrounding jungle. Working with the people to build roads, schools, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Eddie Romero | Directors: Eddie Romero, Gerardo de Leon | Stars: John Agar, Richard Arlen, Myron Healey, William Phipps

27. The Village Had No Walls (1995)

124 min | Adventure, Drama

8.2
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A young man takes a journey on a cart through jungles to reach the small hamlet of Bangarwadi, inhabited by a few shepherds, peasants and some members of a criminal tribe known as the ... See full summary »

Writer: Vyankatesh Madgulkar | Director: Amol Palekar | Stars: Chandrakant Kulkarni, Upendra Limaye, Chandrakant Mandhre

28. The Phantom Rider (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.1
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A reservation's new doctor masquerades as the legendary Indian god, "the Phantom Rider", to catch gang looting the reservation, unaware the leader is a phony Indian Agent.

Writers: Albert DeMond, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Lynn Perkins, Barney A. Sarecky | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Robert Kent, Peggy Stewart, LeRoy Mason, George J. Lewis

29. Readin' and Writin' (1932)

20 min | Short, Family, Comedy

7.5
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Tired of going to school, Breezy comes up with a plan to get himself expelled.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Sherwood Bailey, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Dorothy DeBorba, Bobby 'Wheezer' Hutchins

30. Down Dakota Way (1949)

67 min | Western

6.3
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A crooked businessman is trying to sell cattle infected with deadly hoof-and-mouth disease. He has the local veterinarian murdered to cover up his plans.

Writers: John K. Butler, Sloan Nibley | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

31. The Martins and the Coys (1946)

8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.8
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The Martins and the Coys are two feuding clans. One day, Grandpa Coy gets caught in the Martin henhouse, and a massive battle erupts, leaving only a Martin girl and a Coy boy. Love conquers... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney

32. Melody (1953)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Short, Family

6.5
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An owl teaches his class full of birds about melody. It's all around in nature. Only birds and man can sing; man "sings" even when he speaks. We see a quick survey of the stages of life, as... See full summary »

Writer: Dick Huemer | Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols | Stars: Loulie Jean Norman, Harry Stanton, Bill Thompson, Gloria Wood

33. I'll Sing for You (2001)

Unrated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

It is a love story told by a singer whose music takes us on a social, political and geographic voyage of Mali from 1960 to our days.

Writer: Jacques Sarasin | Director: Jacques Sarasin | Stars: Haruna Barry, Dèmba-Kane Niang, Madieye Niang, Blaise Pascal

34. Yankee Doodle Bugs (1954)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Bugs lectures his nephew Clyde about early America, inserting himself into events wherever possible.

Writer: Warren Foster | Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

35. Teachers Are People (1952)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.9
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As the narrator explains, educating children is one of the most important things today and the heroic man who takes on this role is "the school teacher" (Goofy, naturally). After taking ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Kinney, Brice Mack | Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Alan Reed

36. Blackboard Jumble (1957)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.5
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A wolf with a Southern accent walks by just as a teacher is getting fed up with his class and walks out. Unfortunately, the class consists of three junior clones of Droopy, who manage to try his patience.

Director: Michael Lah | Star: Daws Butler

37. Cable Beach (2004 TV Movie)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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Ben Sheffield returns to his small hometown of Heatley Bay on the Canadian west coast as the new Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) officer. He and his mother - recently deceased - ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Jackson, Bill Thumm | Director: James Head | Stars: Chris Kramer, Karin Konoval, Tygh Runyan, Nancy Sivak

38. Forever After (1926)

Passed | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

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From the day they first met in the schoolhouse in a small New England town, Theodore Wayne, son of a respected lawyer, and Jennie Clapton, daughter of wealthy parents, have been sweethearts... See full summary »

Writers: Owen Davis, Julien Josephson, Paul Gangelin | Director: F. Harmon Weight | Stars: Lloyd Hughes, Mary Astor, Hallam Cooley, David Torrence

39. Mary's Little Lamb (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short

5.3
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Despite her scolding, Mary's lamb follows her to school. It's the last day of school and the children have planned special festivities and performances. The lamb wants to participate, much to the teacher's chagrin.

Director: Ub Iwerks | Stars: Sara Berner, Jack Mercer

40. Sheriff of Las Vegas (1944)

Approved | 55 min | Western

7.1
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When the Sheriff of Las Vegas is killed in a bank holdup, Red Ryder is made the new Sheriff. His first problem arises when the Judge is shot and the Judge's son framed for the murder. Red ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman S. Hall, Fred Harman | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Peggy Stewart

41. The Last Roundup (1929)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.6
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There is trouble on the Bar D ranch as cowhand Mile Ahead plans to rustle the herd. He starts a fire on the opposite side of the ranch to keep the hands busy and also kidnaps the new school... See full summary »

Writers: George Arthur Durlam, Sally Winters | Director: J.P. McGowan | Stars: Bob Custer, Hazel Mills, Bud Osborne, Hank Bell

42. Fox and the Rabbit (1935)

Animation, Short

5.5
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A child rabbit is sent to school by his mother. On the way, he passes a carrot patch, which is actually a trap set by a hungry wolf. He remembers what his mother told him before he left; "... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Lantz, Victor McLeod | Director: Walter Lantz

43. Windy (1935)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy, Western

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Windy, an old desert rat prospector, comes into a small western town, and tells his tall-tales to the school children, and fills their heads with adventurous tales. Members of the school board band together to run him out of town.

Writer: John C. Higgins | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Star: Charles 'Chic' Sale

44. One-Room Schoolhouses (1935)

Unrated | Short, Documentary

4.9
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Add a Plot

Directors: Elmer Myers, Karl Myers

45. Bouncing Benny (1960)

Approved | Animation, Short

6.0
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A boy with a springlike spine bounces his way through childhood.

Writers: Jack Mercer, Carl Meyer | Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Norma MacMillan, Jack Mercer

46. Stagecoach Santa (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Family

4.8
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John's struggle to provide is bolstered by the childlike faith of his son who considers the meaning of Christmas. After a stagecoach rider visits Christmas eve, John must believe that troubles are temporary, and miracles can happen.

Writers: Stephanie Gerard, Nicole Hinkle, Gary Tomsic | Director: Gary Tomsic | Stars: Gary Conover, David Harmon, Deidre Harmon, Byron Lambie

47. Professor Yes 'n' No (1953–1954)

15 min | Game-Show

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A quiz show in which the contestants were the viewers. Host Bill Cullen, dressed in academic robes, posed a series of statements to viewers for them to assess as correct or incorrect. (For ... See full summary »

Star: Bill Cullen

48. Glimpses of New Brunswick (1938)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

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James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks series takes a look at the lives and customs in New Brunswick.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

49. Destry (1964– )
Episode: Big Deal at Little River (1964)

60 min | Western

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Destry agrees to help a pretty teacher raise funds to build a school for need Cherokee Indian children. The schoolmarm's plan is to utilize her foolproof mathematical formula to win at ... See full summary »

Writers: Clair Huffaker, Max Brand | Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Gavin, Katherine Crawford, Frank Albertson, Stuart Randall

50. Adventures from the Book of Virtues (1996– )
Episode: Charity (1998)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Annie and Zach are saddened to see some families in town don't have any heat or warm clothes for the cold winter, and wish someone could help. Plato explains how anyone can make a ... See full summary »

Writers: William J. Bennett, Bruce D. Johnson, Michael Maurer, Mark Young | Stars: Jim Cummings, Ricardo Montalban, Esai Morales, Pat Morita