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1. Kreating Karloff (2006)

60 min | Documentary

9.0
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For the first time in 75 years, A young actor brings back to life two of Universal's iconic Karloff monsters,"The Mummy" and "Frankenstein" for an elaborate screen test and tribute to the legendary Boris Karloff.

Director: Vatche Arabian | Stars: Conor Timmis, Liesl Ehardt, Rick Burns, Justin Granchelli

Votes: 83

2. The General (1926)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 68,657

3. Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Documentary on the life and career of Bela Lugosi.

Director: Gary Don Rhodes | Stars: Robert Clarke, Louise Currie, Frank J. Dello Stritto, Dwight David Frye

Votes: 80

4. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 56,882 | Gross: $12.00M

5. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 38,033

6. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 22,303

7. Tonight or Never (1931)

80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Ferdinand Gottschalk

Votes: 1,273

8. Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)

Unrated | 68 min | Mystery

7.6
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A dangerous amnesiac escapes from an asylum, hides in the opera house, and is suspected of getting revenge on those who tried to murder him 13 years ago.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Boris Karloff, Keye Luke, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 1,711

9. Omar the Tentmaker (1922)

80 min | Romance, Drama

7.6
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Director: James Young | Stars: Guy Bates Post, Virginia Brown Faire, Nigel De Brulier, Noah Beery

Votes: 7

10. Targets (1968)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Tim O'Kelly, Boris Karloff, Nancy Hsueh, James Brown

Votes: 7,006

11. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Thriller

7.4
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

Votes: 7,096

12. Five Star Final (1931)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 1,445

13. The Mummy (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A resurrected Egyptian mummy stalks a beautiful woman he believes to be the reincarnation of his lover and bride.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Arthur Byron

Votes: 19,930

14. Black Sabbath (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

7.2
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Boris Karloff hosts a trio of horror stories concerning a stalked call girl, a patriarch who has become a vampire-like monster, and a nurse who is haunted by her ring's rightful owner.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 8,710

15. The Old Dark House (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 7,200 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 7,771

17. Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

Director: Edgar Selwyn | Stars: Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Anita Page

Votes: 636

18. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

7.1
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 7,826 | Gross: $0.24M

19. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 3,866

20. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,739

21. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,221

22. Old Ironsides (1926)

111 min | Drama, History

7.1
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An American fighting ship battles Barbary pirates in the Mediterranean in the 18th century.

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft

Votes: 125 | Gross: $1.43M

23. The Criminal Code (1931)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 719

24. The Greater Glory (1926)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A story of Vienna following World War I, in which the butchers became millionaires and the aristocrats became beggars, told against a background of mother-love and sacrifice.

Director: Curt Rehfeld | Stars: Conway Tearle, Anna Q. Nilsson, May Allison, Ian Keith

Votes: 7

25. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers. He announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 2,254

26. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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A clumsy daydreamer gets caught up in a sinister conspiracy.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter

Votes: 5,079

27. The Black Room (1935)

Unrated | 68 min | Crime, Horror

7.0
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Ignoring an ancient prophecy, evil brother Gregor seeks to maintain his feudal power on his his Tyrolean estate by murdering and impersonating his benevolent younger twin.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marian Marsh, Robert Allen, Thurston Hall

Votes: 1,416

28. Night World (1932)

58 min | Drama

7.0
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Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 273

29. The Lost Patrol (1934)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War

6.9
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A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny

Votes: 2,617

30. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 3,095

31. Smart Money (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 1,426

32. The Man They Could Not Hang (1939)

Unrated | 64 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox, Roger Pryor

Votes: 1,166

33. The Emperor's Nightingale (1949)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A Chinese emperor prefers the tinkling of a bejeweled mechanical bird to the song of a real nightingale. When the Emperor is near death, a nightingale's song restores his health and teaches... See full summary »

Directors: Jirí Trnka, Milos Makovec | Stars: Helena Patockova, Jaromir Sobotoa, Detsky pevecky sbor Jana Kuhna, Boris Karloff

Votes: 288

34. The Bad One (1930)

70 min | Romance

6.9
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Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Edmund Lowe, Don Alvarado, Blanche Friderici

Votes: 18

35. The Deadlier Sex (1920)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Mary Willard takes over her father's railroad after his death. Her major competitor is a ruthless crook named Harvey Judson. She arranges for Judson to be kidnapped and taken to an isolated... See full summary »

Director: Robert Thornby | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Winter Hall, Roy Laidlaw, Mahlon Hamilton

Votes: 8

36. The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

6.8
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Dishonest undertaker Waldo Trumbull and his sidekick Felix Gillie are creating their own customers when they cannot find willing ones.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Joyce Jameson

Votes: 4,226

37. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

Votes: 846

38. The Last of the Mohicans (1920)

Not Rated | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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As Alice and Cora Munro attempt to find their father, a British officer in the French and Indian War, they are set upon by French soldiers and their cohorts, Huron tribesmen led by the evil... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Wallace Beery, Barbara Bedford, Alan Roscoe, Lillian Hall

Votes: 986

39. Tower of London (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.8
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In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,549

40. Two Arabian Knights (1927)

TV-G | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Adventure

6.8
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Two American soldiers are captured by the Germans on the Western Front during World War One and escape a POW camp only to stumble into further life-threatening adventures when they come across an Arabian king's daughter while on the lam.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: William Boyd, Mary Astor, Louis Wolheim, Ian Keith

Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.51M

41. The Vanishing Legion (1931)

Passed | 220 min | Action, Western, Adventure

6.8
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A mysterious master criminal known as The Voice plots with his gang to sabotage the Milesburg Oil Company, but the rightful heir has a secret army of her own to protect her rights.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Harry Carey, Edwina Booth, Rex the Wonder Horse, William Desmond

Votes: 56

42. The Miracle Man (1932)

85 min | Drama

6.8
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A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Robert Coogan, John Wray

Votes: 70

43. The Raven (1963)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A magician, who has been turned into a raven, turns to a former sorcerer for help.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Votes: 9,030

44. The Walking Dead (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn, Marguerite Churchill

Votes: 2,015

45. Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Unrated | 94 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.7
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When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor. Everyone is there ... See full summary »

Director: Jules Bass | Stars: Boris Karloff, Allen Swift, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 2,426

46. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 1,858

47. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,642

48. Tap Roots (1948)

TV-PG | 109 min | Drama, War, Western

6.7
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In 1860s Mississippi, the Dabneys, founders of the Dabney plantation in Levington, experience tragedy and turmoil when they refuse to join either side of the American Civil War.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Boris Karloff, Julie London

Votes: 235

49. The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A medical researcher visits the deserted home of a pioneer in cryogenic science who disappeared 10 years earlier and finds him frozen in ice but still alive.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, Stanley Brown

Votes: 485

50. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 803



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