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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

3. Adventureland (2009)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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76 Metascore

In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Writer: Greg Mottola | Director: Greg Mottola | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kelsey Ford

4. Violet & Daisy (2011)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.

Writer: Geoffrey Fletcher | Director: Geoffrey Fletcher | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, James Gandolfini, Danny Trejo

5. How the West Was Won (1962)

TV-G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

6. Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

7.3
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Writer: James O'Hanlon | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

7. Tall Tale (1995)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Bloom, Robert Rodat | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl

8. Spy School (2008)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Doubting Thomas is the story of a twelve year old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

Writers: David DuBos, Mark Blutman | Director: Mark Blutman | Stars: Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Rider Strong, Lea Thompson

9. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Family, Western, Adventure

7.2
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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas W. Blackburn | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

10. Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010 TV Short)

17 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

7.0
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Hiccup and the gang join Gobber on a quest to find a legendary boneclad Dragon.

Writers: Peter Steinfeld, Cressida Cowell, Jeff Snow, Aimée Marsh, Johane Matte, Ken Morrissey, David Moses Pimentel | Director: John Puglisi | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

11. Efectos secundarios (2006)

R | 111 min | Comedy

6.7
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A comedy about four young adults adrift in Mexico City.

Writer: Issa López | Director: Issa López | Stars: Marina de Tavira, Alejandra Gollas, Arturo Barba, Pedro Izquierdo

12. Bunyan and Babe (2016)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Filming

12 year old Travis Barclay and his little sister Whitney are sent begrudgingly on a summer trip to visit their grandparents' farm in Delbert County. A greedy land developer, Norm Blandsford... See full summary »

Writers: Michael A. Nickles, Julia Wall | Director: Tony Bancroft | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bridger Zadina, Jeff Foxworthy, Dorien Davies

13. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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An anthology series that showcases various mythical characters and incidents throughout history.

Stars: David McCharen, Stewart Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Michael McKean

14. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)

Action, Comedy, Musical

5.7
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Fellow Police Inspectors Arjun and Pyare work in the same Police Station in Mumbai, India. Although they work together, they have an unhealthy rivalry between them - leading to considerable... See full summary »

Writer: Rumi Jaffery | Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Ramya Krishnan

15. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Writer: Erich Kästner | Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney, Michael Bohnen

16. If They Tell You I Fell (1989)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis" (the film's original title in Catalan, its original language). ... See full summary »

Writers: Vicente Aranda, Juan Marsé | Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Victoria Abril, Jorge Sanz, Antonio Banderas, Javier Gurruchaga

17. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.0
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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

18. Paper Tiger (1975)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

6.0
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A somewhat prim and proper Englishman is hired as the tutor to the son of the Japanese ambassador. His life changes when he and the boy are kidnapped by terrorists for political purposes.

Writer: Jack Davies | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: David Niven, Toshirô Mifune, Hardy Krüger, Ando

19. John Henry (2000)

G | 10 min | Short, Animation, Musical

6.6
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Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

Writers: Shirley Pierce, Broose Johnson, Tim Hodge | Director: Mark Henn | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge, Dave Murray

20. Rabbit Ears: Pecos Bill (1988 Video)

Family

7.9
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Writer: Brian Gleeson | Director: Tim Raglin | Star: Robin Williams

21. The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived (2005)

7 min | Short, Comedy

8.2
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Over morning coffee, a man attempts to convince his wife of twenty years that he's the smartest person who ever lived.

Writer: Ross Schwartz | Director: Angelique Little | Stars: Alex Alexander, Jeff Lewis, Selena Sanchez, Craig Welzbacher

22. As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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As prisoner of war Clemens Forell, a German soldier during WW II, is sentenced to a labor camp in far east Siberia. After four years working in the mines he escapes from the camp (in 1949) ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef Martin Bauer, Bastian Clevé, Hardy Martins, Bernd Schwamm | Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

23. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A young pacifist after refusing on principle to defend her sweetheart's honor and being banished in disgrace, joins a riverboat troupe as a singer, acquires a reputation as a crackshot ... See full summary »

Writers: Francis Martin, Jack Cunningham, Herbert Fields, Claude Binyon, Booth Tarkington | Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

24. A Touch of Sweden (1971)

X | 89 min | Comedy

4.9
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While on vacation in Sweden, a young woman tells a friend about the sexy escapades she's been involved in back in the U.S.

Director: Joseph F. Robertson | Stars: Uschi Digard, Starlyn Simone, Sandy Dempsey, Ray Sebastian

25. Trail Street (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.2
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Bat Masterson's old friend Billy Burns convinces him to become marshal of Liberal, Kansas and help the residents fight drought and a destructive range war.

Writers: William Corcoran, Norman Houston, Gene Lewis | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

26. 4 (II) (2005)

126 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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72 Metascore

Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth? From the meat ... See full summary »

Writer: Vladimir Sorokin | Director: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy | Stars: Shavkat Abdusalamov, Anatoli Adoskin, Aleksei Khvostenko, Andrei Kudriashov

27. Pecos Bill (1948)

23 min | Animation, Short, Western

7.2
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The life of the legendary Texas cowboy with his horse, Widowmaker, and how his romance with Slue Foot Sue disrupted it.

Writers: Erdman Penner, Joe Rinaldi | Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Luana Patten

28. Broadminded (1931)

65 min | Comedy

5.9
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Jack's father is sending Jack away to keep him from the gambling, booze, girls and late nights. He has Ossie go as Jack's companion, not knowing that Ossie does the same things as Jack. ... See full summary »

Writers: Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ona Munson, William Collier Jr., Marjorie White

29. Bold King Cole (1936)

Passed | Animation, Short, Fantasy

5.9
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Felix the Cat is perched in a tree playing his guitar and serenading himself and a canary with a little ditty called "Nature and Me." It is a beautiful day in cartoon-land but Mother Nature... See full summary »

Writer: Pat Sullivan | Director: Burt Gillett

30. John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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In this George Pal Puppetoon (production number U5-6), John Henry (voice of Rex Ingram), legendary figure of American folklore, goes to work for the C.& O. Railroad, which, shortly ... See full summary »

Writers: Latham Ovens, Robert Monroe | Director: George Pal | Star: Rex Ingram

31. The Legend of John Henry (1974)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.0
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The folk legend of John Henry, and his contest with a steam engine to cut a railroad tunnel through a mountain, is told in song by Roberta Flack.

Writer: Joseph Cavella | Director: Sam Weiss | Star: Roberta Flack

32. War Story (1989)

5 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

6.3
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This short animated piece uses a real interview as its soundtrack. Bill Perry relates stories about his youth, his tilted house, and adventures during WWII in Bristol, England during the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lord | Stars: Bill Perry, Peter Lawrence

33. Captain Calamity (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.6
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A South Seas skipper fights off thieves and pirates who are after a lost treasure.

Writers: Gordon Ray Young, Crane Wilbur | Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: Marian Nixon, George Houston, Vince Barnett, Crane Wilbur

34. It's a Bird (1930)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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A junk man travels to Africa to find a rare metal-eating bird.

Writer: Lowell Thomas | Director: Harold L. Muller | Stars: Charles R. Bowers, Lowell Thomas

35. Men of the Timberland (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Tim MacGregor, unscrupulous lumber operator, obtains by bribery a contract to cut a vast quantity of timber from land owned by Kay Handley, rich débutante. When Dick O'Hara, forestry ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Jarrico, Maurice Tombragel, Griffin Jay | Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Richard Arlen, Andy Devine, Linda Hayes, Francis McDonald

36. Life After Hockey (1989)

48 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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An amateur hockey player talks about his life, his love affair with hockey and his supposed one time shot in the big time.

Writers: Ken Brown, Michael Puttonen | Director: Tom Radford | Stars: Ken Brown, Kurt Browning, Patricia Phillips, Maurice Richard

37. Totòsexy (1963)

100 min | Comedy, Musical

4.7
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Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.

Writers: Bruno Corbucci, Giovanni Grimaldi | Director: Mario Amendola | Stars: Totò, Erminio Macario, Mario Castellani, Gianni Agus

38. Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.8
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Uncle Tom tells the blood curdling story of how the evil Simon Legree tried to foreclose on Tom's simple log cabin.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Star: Paul Frees

39. The Lyin' Mouse (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.9
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A mouse is trying to free himself from a trap when a cat arrives. The mouse, desperate, asks if the cat has heard the story of the lion and the mouse. We see the lion, scaring all the ... See full summary »

Writer: Tedd Pierce | Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen

40. Rabbit Ears: Paul Bunyan (1990 Video)

Animation, Short, Family

7.7
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Writer: Brian Gleeson | Director: Tim Raglin | Star: Jonathan Winters

41. Hell's Fire (1934)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Willie Whopper and his dog visit Hell, where they meet Satan, Cerberus, and some of the infamous members of the damned.

Director: Ub Iwerks

42. Razor's Edge (1999)

14 min | Short, Mystery

5.5
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A jittery customer forces a barber to use desperate measures.

Writers: Lorenzo Benedick, Allen George Duck | Director: Lorenzo Benedick | Stars: Tom Mardirosian, Gerrit Vooren, Steve Scibelli, John Sladek

43. The Legend of Paul Bunyan (1973)

13 min | Short, Animation, Fantasy

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The story of Paul Bunyan and his encounters with Hels Helson and their legendary fight which caused the creation of many landmarks such as Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes and the Grand Canyon!

Writer: Joseph Cavella | Director: Sam Weiss | Star: Jack Angel

44. Men in the Raw (1923)

Passed | Action, Western

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"Windy" Watkins is fond of spinning wild stories of his daring exploits, to his fellow cowhands, while around the campfire at night but is given the chance to prove he is more than talk ... See full summary »

Writers: W. Bert Foster, George Hively | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marguerite Clayton, Sid Jordan, J. Morris Foster

45. Cartoons on Tour (1915)

Animation, Comedy, Short

4.5
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A father and daughter each enjoy their printed "Grouch Chaser" cartoons, which come to life for the audience. Meanwhile, the daughter is secretly planning to elope.

Writer: Raoul Barre | Director: Raoul Barre | Stars: Maxine Brown, William Chalfin, Johnnie Walker

46. Viva Willie (1934)

Animation, Short

5.6
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Willie tells his friend that he was once a cowboy.

Director: Ub Iwerks

47. Whys and Otherwise (1927)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.1
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Felix the Cat comes home late after a night of drunken revelry at a nightclub. He tells his rolling pin-wielding wife three ludicrous tales to explain himself.

Director: Otto Messmer

48. International Woodpecker (1957)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.7
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Woody Woodpecker tells Knothead and Splinter the story of how woodpeckers have influenced world history.

Writer: Dick Kinney | Director: Paul J. Smith | Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray, Grace Stafford

49. The Fainting Lover (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Back in the last century, in the 1940's, Camel cigarettes had an ad slogan that boasted... "not a cough in a carload." "Fainting Lover" is a comedy from Mack Sennett that doesn't have a ... See full summary »

Writers: John A. Waldron, Earle Rodney, Harry McCoy | Director: Mack Sennett | Stars: Andy Clyde, Wade Boteler, Vernon Dent, Addie McPhail

50. The Good Scout (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.9
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Willy is a Boy Scout who recounts his good deeds to the scoutmaster.

Director: Ub Iwerks