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1. Secondhand Lions (2003)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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52 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about a shy, young boy sent by his irresponsible mother to spend the summer with his wealthy, eccentric uncles in Texas.

Director: Tim McCanlies | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 46,497 | Gross: $41.41M

2. The Long Voyage Home (1940)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

7.1
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In 1940, the motley crew of the British tramp steamer SS Glencairn prepares the ship for its perilous voyage from the West Indies to Baltimore and then to England.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter, Ward Bond

Votes: 3,158

3. Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

Votes: 1,427

4. The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (I) (1936)

Passed | 305 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.3
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A scientist discovers a formula for making synthetic gold.

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Rex Lease, Mae Busch, Ruth Mix

Votes: 74

5. 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: 425

6. Moby Dick (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

5.6
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In this extremely loose adaptation of Melville's classic novel, Ahab is revealed initially not as a bitter and vengeful madman, but as a bit of a lovable scamp. Ashore in New Bedford, he ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Lloyd Hughes, Noble Johnson

Votes: 294

7. Down to the Sea in Ships (1922)

Unrated | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Story of the lives of the people in a small Quaker community and the adventures of a whaling ship.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Marguerite Courtot, Raymond McKee, William Walcott, Clara Bow

Votes: 283

8. Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure

6.6
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A milquetoast young man of society toughens up once he's shanghaied and falls for the captain's tomboy daughter.

Director: George Melford | Stars: Dorothy Dalton, Charles Brinley, Emil Jorgenson, Rudolph Valentino

Votes: 264

9. Iron Mountain Trail (1953)

Passed | 54 min | Western

6.4
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Rex Allen and Slim Pickens are sent from Washington, D.C. to California in 1850 to speed up deliveries of mail to the goldfields, and find a destructive feud raging between two stage-line ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Rex Allen, Koko, Slim Pickens, Grant Withers

Votes: 29

10. Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island (2003 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew travels to the Pacific Northwest and investigates after a whale-watching tour boat is vandalized.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Alisa Murray, Jena Cane, Wayne Rawley

Votes: 51

11. Death Valley Days (1952–1970)
Episode: Shanghai Kelly's Birthday Party (1967)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Shanghai Kelly works a side job filling ships with shanghaied sailors. He counts on long sea voyages to insure his "clients" don't come back after him. His fiancé sets him up to retire early.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Robert Taylor, Mary Murphy, Chanin Hale, Robert Bice

Votes: 18

12. The Rough Riders (1958–1959)
Episode: The Scavengers (1959)

30 min | Western

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A woman asks the Rough Riders' help in finding her missing husband. They discover that her husband may have run afoul of a gang that kidnaps men to work on ships headed overseas.

Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Kent Taylor, Jan Merlin, Peter Whitney, Ron Foster