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1. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.3
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95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 122,869 | Gross: $5.72M

2. Out of the Past (1947)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 28,133

3. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Passed | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 19,542

4. Ossessione (1943)

TV-14 | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Gino, a drifter, begins an affair with inn-owner Giovanna as they plan to get rid of her older husband.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani, Elio Marcuzzo

Votes: 5,905

5. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 16,375 | Gross: $8.33M

6. When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 294

7. Szenvedély (1998)

155 min | Drama

7.0
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In this black-and-white Hungarian version of James M. Cain's The Postman Always Rings Twice, a wife and her lover plot to kill her older husband.

Director: György Fehér | Stars: Ildikó Bánsági, Djoko Rosic, János Derzsi, István Lénárt

Votes: 135

8. Everybody Does It (1949)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm, Charles Coburn

Votes: 233

9. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its older, kind and naive owner, is married to Cora, a sexy and mercenary woman half his age. Frank, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 188

10. She Made Her Bed (1934)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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"Duke" Gordon (Robert Armstrong), a circus lion-tamer, tries to tames his wife, Laura (Sally Eilers), just as he does his lions. But, she is a one-man woman, married to the wrong man, but ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Richard Arlen, Sally Eilers, Robert Armstrong, Grace Bradley

Votes: 10

11. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,076

12. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 2,284

13. Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 727

14. Interlude (1968)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A famous conductor gives an interview to a pretty young reporter. He speaks a bit too frankly and finds he's given himself an unwanted sabbatical from conducting. He begins an affair with ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington | Stars: Oskar Werner, Barbara Ferris, Virginia Maskell, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 299

15. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner

Votes: 19,406 | Gross: $12.38M

16. Stand Up and Fight (1939)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.5
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It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where R.Taylor, owner a plantation with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate ad his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, Florence Rice, Helen Broderick

Votes: 257

17. Money and the Woman (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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The City Trust and Savings Bank sends Vice President Dave Bennett to a branch office to check on a Charles Patterson. Charlie has greatly increased the amount of money in savings and is ... See full summary »

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Brenda Marshall, John Litel, Lee Patrick

Votes: 59

18. Buai laju-laju (2004)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Zaiton seduces a drifter named Amran into murdering her elderly husband, Ibrahim, to get his money and land.

Director: U-Wei Haji Saari | Stars: Eman Manan, Khalid Salleh, Betty Banafe, Baharuddin Haji Omar

Votes: 40

19. Interlude (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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The story of a young woman, Helen Banning, who travels to Munich in search of life experience and romance. While working for America House, she meets a famous symphony conductor, Tonio ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: June Allyson, Rossano Brazzi, Marianne Koch, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 344

20. Wife, Husband and Friend (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

6.4
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Woman hopes to be a great singer and is encouraged by her scheming teacher. After she flops her husband, encouraged by an amorous professional singer tries opera and also flops.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Loretta Young, Warner Baxter, Binnie Barnes, Cesar Romero

Votes: 164

21. They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Edgar Dearing

Votes: 262

22. Girl in the Cadillac (1995)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A runaway meets up with a young man in the bus station who leads her to a rendezvous with two others who are planning a bank robbery. She is convinced to drive the getaway car for $5,000 ... See full summary »

Director: Lucas Platt | Stars: Erika Eleniak, William McNamara, Michael Lerner, Bud Cort

Votes: 163

23. Serenade (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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Damon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer. He debuts at Lardelli's Italian restaurant in San Francisco, where he is ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, Sara Montiel, Vincent Price

Votes: 391

24. Blockade (1938)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.8
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A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday

Votes: 389

25. Gypsy Wildcat (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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A wicked baron oppresses Gypsies but is fascinated by the beautiful Carla, who loves a stranger on a white horse.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Peter Coe, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 79

26. Yu hai qing mo (1967)

94 min | Mystery

5.5
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Director: Wei Lo | Stars: Jenny Hu, Diana Chung-Wen Chang, Paul Chang, Wei Lo

Votes: 10

27. Butterfly (1982)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

4.6
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In 1937 Nevada, silver mine caretaker Jess Tyler is reunited with his teenage daughter Kady who will do anything to persuade Jess to let her have claim to the mine.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Orson Welles, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 1,055



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