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1. White Heat (1949)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 23,760

2. 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. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions.

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

Votes: 16,290 | Gross: $8.33M

3. Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Passed | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker, Tim Murdock

Votes: 4,727

4. The Clock (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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In 1945, during a 48-hour leave, a soldier accidentally meets a girl at Pennsylvania Station and spends his leave with her, eventually falling in love with the lovely New Yorker.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Walker, James Gleason, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 2,602 | Gross: $2.78M

5. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.4
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 5,748

6. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.4
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During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,629

7. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 4,272

8. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 8,392

9. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 6,967

10. The Human Comedy (1943)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,574

11. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,792

12. City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman, Edward Arnold

Votes: 906

13. Little Big Horn (1951)

Not Rated | 86 min | Western

6.9
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A small band of cavalry attempt to warn Custer of an impending massacre. Friction develops when commander of the patrol suspects his subordinate of having an affair with his wife.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, John Ireland, Marie Windsor, Reed Hadley

Votes: 325 | Gross: $0.52M

14. Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 393

15. Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved | 112 min | Western

6.9
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It's just after the civil war when the elderly outlaw Bascomb and his gang try to rob a bank. They run into a trap as officers are waiting in ambush. Bascomb and the cold blooded killer ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Margaret O'Brien, Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 371

16. Gallant Bess (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In addition to the horse playing a dual role, the horse was also a gelding which is a male, not a female. Quite an acting challenge for any actor.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Marshall Thompson, George Tobias, Clem Bevans, Donald Curtis

Votes: 156

17. Ramrod (1947)

Not Rated | 94 min | Romance, Western

6.8
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Violent feud between Connie Dickason, the owner of the Circle 66 ranch and rancher Frank Ivey, the self-proclaimed boss of an otherwise public grazing land.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Don DeFore, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,050

18. Homecoming (1948)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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At the end of WW2, aboard a repatriation ship, an Army doctor reminisces about his war years while being interviewed by a reporter.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter, John Hodiak

Votes: 617

19. The Rat Race (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

Votes: 905

20. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 830

21. Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

Votes: 300 | Gross: $2.00M

22. Music for Millions (1944)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WW II.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 412

23. We Were Strangers (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Romance, Drama

6.7
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1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four... See full summary »

Director: John Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 876

24. Salute to the Marines (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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Wallace Beery stars in this patriotic World War II drama about a tough retired Marine who is caught in the middle of the Philippines campaign, experiencing action, heroics, and tragedy. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Ray Collins

Votes: 190

25. Quicksand (1950)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After borrowing twenty dollars from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Barbara Bates, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,685

26. Saigon (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 194

27. Stand by for Action (1942)

Passed | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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During WW2, two Navy officers take command of an obsolete, World War I-vintage, destroyer that is assigned to convoy-escort duty in the Japanese-controlled waters of the South Pacific.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Charles Laughton, Walter Brennan

Votes: 480 | Gross: $0.55M

28. The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Training Boeing B-29 Superfortress Crew.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wendell Corey, Vera Ralston, Forrest Tucker, Phil Harris

Votes: 74

29. Streets of San Francisco (1949)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A gangster's son sees his father rob and murder a man. The detective investigating the case, deciding that the boy will never tell what he knows if he's locked up in juvenile detention, ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke, Gary Gray, Wally Cassell

Votes: 15

30. Joan of Arc (1948)

Approved | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 2,372

31. Until They Sail (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Piper Laurie

Votes: 1,041

32. Son of Lassie (1945)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Laddie (Son of Lassie !) and his master are trapped in Norway during WW2 - has he inherited his mothers famous courage ?

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 660

33. Princess of the Nile (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Baghdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Dona Drake

Votes: 267

34. Thousands Cheer (1943)

Passed | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary Astor, John Boles

Votes: 836

35. The Guilty (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.4
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Two guys, sharing an apartment, meet twin girls (both Bonita Granville). One's sweet, the other a major piece of bad news. The nice one is murdered and her boyfriend is accused of the crime. The wrong man-wrong victim plot strikes again.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel

Votes: 136

36. The Charge at Feather River (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.3
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In Colorado territory, Miles Archer is asked by the cavalry at Fort Bellows to aid in rescuing two white women abducted by the Cheyenne and to provide security for the railroad construction teams.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott

Votes: 459

37. The Loves of Carmen (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Music

6.3
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A beautiful but amoral gypsy girl entices a young dragoon to betray his honor and get cashiered from the service, and for her sake he soon turns to a life of crime.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Ron Randell, Victor Jory

Votes: 764

38. Fingers at the Window (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.3
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The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there have been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lederer | Stars: Lew Ayres, Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone, Walter Kingsford

Votes: 622

39. Pilot #5 (1943)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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In March 1942, on the island of Java, Indonesia, a Dutch major selects a pilot for a dangerous mission from the five U.S. Army airmen under his command. While waiting for word from the pilot, the others tell his life story to the major.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt, Gene Kelly, Van Johnson

Votes: 249

40. The Come On (1956)

83 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder.

Director: Russell Birdwell | Stars: Anne Baxter, Sterling Hayden, John Hoyt, Jesse White

Votes: 90

41. Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie's health is failing, and the hospital is urging him to get a new assistant that he doesn't want. So, he poses a stumper in class to discourage all the bright young students; ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Susan Peters, Richard Quine

Votes: 130

42. 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

43. Wetbacks (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's ... See full summary »

Director: Hank McCune | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Nancy Gates, Barton MacLane, John Hoyt

Votes: 30

44. I Mobster (1959)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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The rise and fall of gang lord Joe Sante.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Steve Cochran, Lita Milan, Robert Strauss, Celia Lovsky

Votes: 194

45. Breakdown (1952)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Framed for murder, heavyweight boxer Terry Williams is sent to prison, but is released after a few years on good behavior. He becomes a championship contender and then, on the eve of the ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond Angelo | Stars: Ann Richards, William Bishop, Anne Gwynne, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 40

46. 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

47. Dangerous Partners (1945)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.0
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After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn, Audrey Totter

Votes: 81

48. Law and Order (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Western

5.9
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Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster, Alex Nicol

Votes: 509

49. Summer Holiday (1948)

93 min | Musical

5.9
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Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Gloria DeHaven, Walter Huston, Frank Morgan

Votes: 433

50. One Minute to Zero (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

5.9
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During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, William Talman, Charles McGraw

Votes: 494



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