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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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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.

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

Votes: 493,904 | Gross: $25.88M

2. Big Fish (2003)

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

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 366,697 | Gross: $66.26M

3. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 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.

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

Votes: 15,241 | Gross: $12.15M

4. The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Four mental patients on a field trip in New York must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst

Votes: 10,670 | Gross: $28.89M

5. 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.

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

Votes: 9,893

6. Calamity Jane (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 6,696

7. Tall Tale (1995)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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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 »

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Oliver Platt, Roger Aaron Brown, Nick Stahl

Votes: 2,794 | Gross: $8.25M

8. Bunyan and Babe (2017)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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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 »

Director: Louis Ross | Stars: John Goodman, Jeff Foxworthy, Kelsey Grammer, Johnny Orlando

Votes: 178

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

Approved | 93 min | Family, Western, Adventure

7.1
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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 »

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 2,573

10. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 5,274

11. Spy School (2008)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.7
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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.

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

Votes: 1,377

12. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 983

13. John Henry (2000)

G | 10 min | Animation, Short, Drama

6.8
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Disney's retelling of the legend of John Henry, the steel-driving man.

Director: Mark Henn | Stars: Alfre Woodard, Geoffrey Jones, Tim Hodge, Dave Murray

Votes: 1,037

14. 4 (2004)

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 »

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

Votes: 1,793

15. Tall Tales & Legends (1985–1988)

Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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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

Votes: 105

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

17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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Hiccup and the gang join Gobber on a quest to find a legendary boneclad Dragon.

Director: John Puglisi | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera

Votes: 2,085

17. 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.

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

Votes: 1,441

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.

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

Votes: 373

19. Well Wishes (2015)

94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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After losing his job on a coin-toss a man concocts a fantastical plan to build an enterprise of harvesting coins from wishing fountains.

Director: Anderson Boyd | Stars: Shane Callahan, Cullen Moss, Don Henderson Baker, Anna Stromberg

Votes: 388

20. Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)

140 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

5.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,996

21. Si te dicen que caí. (1989)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 291

22. Efectos secundarios (2006)

R | 111 min | Comedy

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

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

Votes: 647

23. Paul Bunyan (1958)

Approved | 17 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.1
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The life, career, and challenges of the legendary giant lumberjack.

Director: Les Clark | Stars: Bill Lee, The Mellomen, Thurl Ravenscroft, Max Smith

Votes: 654

24. Trail Street (1947)

Approved | 84 min | 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.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

Votes: 442

25. Pecos Bill (1948)

23 min | Animation, Short, Western

7.3
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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.

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, Luana Patten

Votes: 254

26. 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

Votes: 45

27. 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.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: George Houston, Marian Nixon, Vince Barnett, Crane Wilbur

Votes: 85

28. The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived (2005)

7 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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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.

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

Votes: 81

29. Rabbit Ears: Pecos Bill (1988 Video)

Family

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Director: Tim Raglin | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 54

30. Uncle Tom's Cabaña (1947)

8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.7
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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.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Ruby Dandridge, Paul Frees, Imogene Lynn

Votes: 218

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

7 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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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 »

Director: George Pal | Star: Rex Ingram

Votes: 168

32. 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 »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ona Munson, William Collier Jr., Marjorie White

Votes: 207

33. The Rawhide Terror (1934)

52 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.9
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Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson | Stars: Art Mix, Edmund Cobb, William Desmond, William Barrymore

Votes: 91

34. Totòsexy (1963)

90 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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Two strange street musicians end up in jail and exchange sexy stories to while away time.

Director: Mario Amendola | Stars: Totò, Erminio Macario, Mario Castellani, Gianni Agus

Votes: 66

35. The Legend of John Henry (1974)

11 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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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.

Director: Sam Weiss | Star: Roberta Flack

Votes: 22

36. Bold King Cole (1936)

Passed | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

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 »

Director: Burt Gillett | Star: Walter Tetley

Votes: 144

37. Ego Trip (1969)

58 min | Drama, Romance

4.2
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Stars: Ron Oakes, Mary Peel, John Dullaghan, Pam Brown

Votes: 8

38. It's a Bird (1930)

14 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A junk man travels to Africa to find a rare metal-eating bird.

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

Votes: 143

39. 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 »

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

40. Whys and Otherwise (1927)

7 min | 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

Votes: 23

41. Hell's Fire (1934)

Animation, Short, Comedy

6.3
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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

Votes: 50

42. 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!

Director: Sam Weiss | Star: Jack Angel

43. 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.

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

Votes: 43

44. The Air Race (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.6
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Willie tells his friends that he was once a pilot in an air race.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 55

45. 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.

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

Votes: 8

46. Viva Willie (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

5.7
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Willie tells his friend that he was once a cowboy.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 44

47. 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.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Star: Charles 'Chic' Sale

48. Slip Us Some Redskin (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Seymour Kneitel

49. Insultin' the Sultan (1934)

7 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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Willie Whopper tells a tall tale of his girlfriend being carried off by a Sultan and his efforts to rescue her.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 48

50. Cartoons on Tour (1915)

Animation, Comedy, Short

5.5
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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.

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

Votes: 23