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1. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 11,108

2. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

7.8
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

Votes: 9,604

3. The Killers (1946)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 16,342

4. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 8,711

5. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,235 | Gross: $0.27M

6. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,646

7. Lost Angel (1943)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

7.3
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Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt, Philip Merivale

Votes: 420

8. Regina Roma (1982)

86 min | Drama

7.3
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An aging couple search for peace and family harmony when their only son returns home after a long absence with his fiancee.

Director: Jean-Yves Prate | Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Ray Sharkey, Anna Karina

Votes: 211

9. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 10,654 | Gross: $11.00M

10. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 8,377

11. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 2,640

12. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 6,323

13. Show Boat (1951)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.0
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 4,016

14. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

Votes: 856

15. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,584

16. Kid Glove Killer (1942)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 748

17. La noche que no acaba (2010)

Documentary

6.9
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Like so many other actors, Ava Gardner hated to watch her films. She said that the woman on the screen wasn't her. But all films tell two stories: the plot and the tale of the bodies filmed... See full summary »

Director: Isaki Lacuesta | Stars: Charo López, Ariadna Gil, Jaime Arias, Lucia Bosé

Votes: 56

18. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,290

19. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,213 | Gross: $3.85M

20. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.8
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

Votes: 1,040

21. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,635

22. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

Votes: 870

23. The Hucksters (1947)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,175

24. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, José Iturbi

Votes: 629

25. The Bribe (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price

Votes: 1,339

26. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

Votes: 377

27. Priest of Love (1981)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow", D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Janet Suzman, Ian McKellen, Graham Faulkner, Niall Padden

Votes: 230

28. Hitler's Madman (1943)

84 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi SS commander, by Czech partisans and the reprisals inflicted by the Nazis on the Czechs.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman

Votes: 606

29. Mayerling (1968)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,200

30. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.4
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Not ready for marriage, a fashion model moves into an unbelievably cheap Brooklyn Heights apartment, where weird occurrences turn into a much more frightening turn of events.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 7,849

31. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 6,354

32. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 1,044

33. Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,459

34. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.3
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 4,119 | Gross: $34.90M

35. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

6.3
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A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 1,826

36. The Devil's Widow (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror

6.3
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Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

Director: Roddy McDowall | Stars: Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Richard Wattis, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 326

37. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

Votes: 2,822

38. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,147 | Gross: $18.05M

39. Ride, Vaquero! (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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Two outlaws, Rio and Esqueda, raised together as stepbrothers, have a showdown over the issue of whether to evict new settlers from their territory.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 747

40. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

Votes: 771

41. Joe Smith, American (1942)

Passed | 63 min | Drama

6.2
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Joe Smith is an average American citizen, working in an aircraft factory. He has access to the plans for a new bomb-sight and is kidnapped by enemy agents who unsuccessfully torture him to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Young, Marsha Hunt, Harvey Stephens, Darryl Hickman

Votes: 153

42. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie is called in to investigate when a young man suffering from mental problems disappears on a killing spree.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Philip Dorn, Phil Brown

Votes: 269

43. Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Maisie is overworked at her defense job and is ordered to take a two week vacation. When she meets Tommy, he offers her a job singing with his band in Reno, but she has to get there on her ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Hodiak, Tom Drake, Marta Linden

Votes: 333

44. Lone Star (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 722

45. Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,169

46. 3 Men in White (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Gillespie has to finally choose his official assistant, or Red and Lee are going to kill themselves in competition. So, it's another diagnosis competition. Lee's assignment is a small girl ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Marilyn Maxwell, Keye Luke

Votes: 154

47. Swing Fever (1943)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Lowell Blackford (Kay Kyser) is blessed with a gift of music,but also cursed with a hereditary "evil eye" which hypnotizes people,and he is virtually a recluse. He goes in search of a ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, William Gargan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 135

48. Sunday Punch (1942)

76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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The routine of a group of fledgling boxers all living in Ma Galestrum's boarding house is interrupted when Ma allows her roving niece, beautiful Judy Galestrum, to move in. Especially ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: William Lundigan, Jean Rogers, Dan Dailey, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 136

49. She Went to the Races (1945)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy

6.0
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Scientists have developed a method for winning at the track. Lovely Ava is a horse owner interest to a desperate gambler.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: James Craig, Frances Gifford, Ava Gardner, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 152

50. This Time for Keeps (1942)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Lee White, recently married to Katherine Bryant, eyes a vacation from marital responsibilities when Katherine goes out of town to attend a friend's wedding. But he soon becomes bored and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Ann Rutherford, Robert Sterling, Guy Kibbee, Irene Rich

Votes: 107



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