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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 352,009 | Gross: $1.59M

2. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 138,377 | Gross: $0.45M

3. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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99 Metascore

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 90,104 | Gross: $2.24M

4. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved.

Directors: Orson Welles, Fred Fleck, Robert Wise | Stars: Tim Holt, Joseph Cotten, Dolores Costello, Anne Baxter

Votes: 19,198

5. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Thriller

7.9
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94 Metascore

A young woman discovers her visiting uncle may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 52,516

6. Lo scopone scientifico (1972)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Every year, a Countess invites a poor Italian family to play in a card game.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Joseph Cotten, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,670

7. Gaslight (1944)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty

Votes: 20,160

8. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Approved | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 11,031

9. Othello (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier

Votes: 6,470

10. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 5,452

11. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,806

12. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a preventive strike on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 28,364 | Gross: $29.55M

13. The Farmer's Daughter (1947)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,958

14. Petulia (1968)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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An unhappily married socialite finds solace in the company of a recently divorced doctor.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,447

15. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,840

16. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,863

17. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,724

18. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,305

19. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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66 Metascore

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 51,100

20. Niagara (1953)

Not Rated | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 12,890

21. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 7,250 | Gross: $20.41M

22. A Delicate Balance (1973)

PG | 133 min | Drama

6.9
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A well-to-do Connecticut family is upended when the grown daughter's godparents, seized by a nameless terror, decide to come live with them.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid

Votes: 560

23. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 631

24. The Steel Trap (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale, Walter Sande

Votes: 794

25. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 325 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.8
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57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 11,747 | Gross: $3.48M

26. Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)

R | 146 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An imprisoned rogue USAF general with a secret personal agenda, escapes the brig and takes over an ICBM silo, threatening to start WW3.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Roscoe Lee Browne, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 2,448

27. The Last Sunset (1961)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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At a Mexican ranch, fugitive O'Malley and pursuing Sheriff Stribling agree to help rancher Breckenridge drive his herd into Texas where Stribling could legally arrest O'Malley, but Breckenridge's wife complicates things.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Malone, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 2,365 | Gross: $6.54M

28. The Cruel Ones (1967)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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An ex-Confederate and his sons plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Director: Sergio Corbucci | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell, Julián Mateos, Gino Pernice

Votes: 1,012

29. A Blueprint for Murder (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Whitney Cameron suspects his sister-in-law has poisoned his brother and niece, but without proof how does he prevent the murder of his nephew?

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill, Catherine McLeod

Votes: 989

30. Gangsters '70 (1968)

110 min | Thriller

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Mino Guerrini | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Franca Polesello, Giampiero Albertini, Giulio Brogi

Votes: 46

31. Special Delivery (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.8
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Starring Lisa Edelstein and Brenda Song. The Pacific Rim's best bonded courier is tasked with delivering a bratty 15-year-old to her mother in the U.S. amid a bitter custody battle and escalating stakes.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Eva Bartok, Jörg Becker, Bob Cunningham

Votes: 12

32. Two Flags West (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Forced by circumstances,Confederate POWs and Union soldiers join forces against Indians but old animosities resurface during their fragile alliance.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 552

33. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.7
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In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential U.S. Senator.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 664 | Gross: $1.00M

34. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,298

35. The Man with a Cloak (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.

Director: Fletcher Markle | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern, Leslie Caron

Votes: 795

36. Journey Into Fear (1943)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.6
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An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,342

37. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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An ex-hood hopes to start a new life under an assumed name in a small town but his past catches up with him when an old crime-buddy asks him to help with a casino heist.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington, Paul Stewart

Votes: 605

38. Hers to Hold (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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The third film in the "3 Smart Girls" trilogy starring Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, the youngest sister in the Craig Family. Now all grown up, she goes to work in a munitions factory ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Ryan | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Joseph Cotten, Charles Winninger, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 148

39. The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.6
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In the border town of Nogales, Arizona, a wealthy attorney and rancher is solicited by his escaped convict brother in aiding him to cross the border into Mexico where his wife and children are living in poverty.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Van Johnson, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Roman, Jack Carson

Votes: 206

40. Lydia (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Merle Oberon, Joseph Cotten, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal

Votes: 557

41. Syndicate Sadists (1975)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Tomas Milian, Joseph Cotten, Maria Fiore, Mario Piave

Votes: 549

42. The Halliday Brand (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.4
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Sheriff Halliday doesn't approve of his children dating or marrying half-breeds and his blind hate threatens to alienate his whole family.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors, Betsy Blair, Ward Bond

Votes: 314

43. Under Capricorn (1949)

Approved | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A young gentleman goes to Australia where he reunites with his now married childhood sweetheart, only to find out she has become an alcoholic and harbors dark secrets.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 5,436

44. The Money Trap (1965)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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When half a million dollars disappears from a doctor office's safe, the cops assigned to the burglary case, Joe and Pete, decide to find the money and keep it for themselves.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: Glenn Ford, Elke Sommer, Rita Hayworth, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 586

45. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 140

46. Too Much Johnson (1938)

Not Rated | 67 min | Comedy

6.1
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A woman has two lovers. When one man finds out about the other, he acts as a villain and chases after the protagonist.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Virginia Nicolson, Edgar Barrier, Arlene Francis

Votes: 419

47. Latitude Zero (1969)

G | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Cesar Romero, Akira Takarada, Masumi Okada

Votes: 585

48. Untamed Frontier (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.1
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Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball

Votes: 235

49. Half Angel (1951)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Nurse Nora Gilpin is attracted to lawyer John Raymond whom she dislikes during the day and seduces during the night, when she sleepwalks.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Cecil Kellaway, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 253

50. Baron Blood (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.0
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A young man, visiting the castle of a murderous ancestor in Austria, accidentally brings his dead relative back to life - searching for new victims.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Luciano Pigozzi

Votes: 2,763



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