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1. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 114,672

2. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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58 Metascore

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 109,077 | Gross: $53.27M

3. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 110,391 | Gross: $30.00M

4. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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71 Metascore

In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,747

5. Gun Crazy (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 9,771

6. Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend, who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands, Walter Matthau, Michael Kane

Votes: 6,948

7. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Frances Gifford

Votes: 1,435

8. 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: 4,725

9. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl, and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 1,291

10. The Prowler (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.3
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren

Votes: 2,296

11. I Married a Witch (1942)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful 17th-century witch returns to life to plague politician Wallace Wooley, descendant of her persecutor.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley, Susan Hayward

Votes: 5,760 | Gross: $0.31M

12. Career (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Samuel S. Hinds, Janet Beecher

Votes: 13

13. Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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52 Metascore

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 10,429 | Gross: $2.34M

14. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

Votes: 19,361

15. He Ran All the Way (1951)

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

7.1
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Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.

Director: John Berry | Stars: John Garfield, Shelley Winters, Wallace Ford, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,555

16. Five Came Back (1939)

Passed | 75 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie, John Carradine

Votes: 1,491

17. A Man to Remember (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman, William Henry

Votes: 347

18. Johnny Got His Gun (2008)

75 min | Drama

7.0
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41 Metascore

The story of a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell on the last day of the First World War. The film takes place in the mind of a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Joseph | Stars: Matty Ferraro, Rowan Joseph, Meredith Kendall, Ben McKenzie

Votes: 259

19. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,772

20. A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A dead World War II bomber pilot named Pete Sandidge, becomes the guardian angel of another pilot, Ted Randall. He guides Ted through battle and helping him to romance his old girlfriend, despite her excessive devotion to Sandidge's memory.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond

Votes: 1,913

21. Career (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.0
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More than anything in the world, Sam Lawson wants to be a successful actor. Is he willing to sacrifice his wife, happiness and personal reputation to achieve his goal?

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley MacLaine, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 477

22. Paradise for Three (1938)

Passed | 78 min | Romance, Comedy

7.0
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A wealthy business man, out of touch with real folks, decides to mingle and see what it is really all about.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Robert Young, Frank Morgan, Mary Astor, Florence Rice

Votes: 307

23. The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.9
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A dramatization of the American general and his court martial for publically complaining about High Command's dismissal and neglect of the aerial fighting forces.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger

Votes: 1,463

24. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

6.9
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In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok, is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 1,046

25. The Brothers Rico (1957)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates

Votes: 646

26. The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957)

76 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Bernard Girard | Stars: Susan Oliver, Melinda Casey, Beverly Long, Norma Jean Nilsson

Votes: 37

27. Cowboy (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Western

6.8
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An idealistic tenderfoot Chicago hotel clerk is taken on a cattle-drive to Mexico by famous trail boss Tom Reece but discovers that cowboy life isn't what he expected.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jack Lemmon, Anna Kashfi, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 2,231

28. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 7,908 | Gross: $18.97M

29. The Brave One (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Michel Ray, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr., Elsa Cárdenas, Carlos Navarro

Votes: 600

30. 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: 2,358 | Gross: $6.54M

31. The Horsemen (1971)

GP | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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In the poor, desolate northern provinces of the mountainous feudal Sunni kingdom of Afghanistan (before the Soviet-engineered republican revolutions), the status of the proud men and their ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Omar Sharif, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jack Palance, Peter Jeffrey

Votes: 900

32. Terror in a Texas Town (1958)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Western

6.8
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A Swedish whaler is out for revenge when he finds out that a greedy oil man murdered his father for their land.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly, Eugene Mazzola

Votes: 1,464

33. The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Brian Donlevy, William Holden, Ellen Drew, Montagu Love

Votes: 123

34. Executive Action (1973)

PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer, Gilbert Green

Votes: 2,038

35. Devil's Playground (1937)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Submarine officers Dorgan and Mason battle on land for the affections of dance-hall girl Carmen. She marries Dorgan but makes a play for Mason when her husband is on duty.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Richard Dix, Dolores del Rio, Chester Morris, George McKay

Votes: 27

36. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 602

37. Jealousy (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new "friend" committed the murder.

Director: Gustav Machatý | Stars: John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morley, Nils Asther

Votes: 128

38. The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Delia Jordan's father is murdered and some very valuable jewelry stolen. She hires Michael Lanyard (aka The Lone Wolf), a retired-and-reformed jewel thief to find the killer and the jewels.... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Joan Perry, Alan Baxter

Votes: 275

39. The Kid from Kokomo (1939)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A fight promoter finds his fighter, Wayne Morris, in the sticks, a country hick left by his mother when he was young and he won't leave his home as he is still waiting for her to return to ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Wayne Morris, Joan Blondell, May Robson

Votes: 123

40. Hawaii (1966)

Approved | 189 min | Drama

6.5
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An American missionary and his wife travel to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding there comes tragedy.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman

Votes: 2,348 | Gross: $34.56M

41. Heaven with a Barbed Wire Fence (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

6.5
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New York store clerk (Ford) joins a hobo (Conte) and an illegal immigrant (Rogers) heading for his newly bought land in Arizona.

Director: Ricardo Cortez | Stars: Jean Rogers, Raymond Walburn, Marjorie Rambeau, Glenn Ford

Votes: 226

42. The Boss (1956)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "The Boss."

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: John Payne, William Bishop, Gloria McGehee, Doe Avedon

Votes: 230

43. Always (1989)

PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Votes: 25,335 | Gross: $43.86M

44. Everybody Sing (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen

Votes: 454

45. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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A cocky young jockey who gets mixed up with some crooked gamblers befriends an English lad with a fast horse and the niece of a woman who runs a boarding house for jockeys.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sophie Tucker, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 414

46. Emergency Wedding (1950)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In this remake of 1941's "You Belong to Me," a young millionaire, Peter J. Kirk, Jr., fails in all of his attempts to emulate his successful father. He meets and marries Dr. Helen Hunt, who... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, Willard Parker, Una Merkel

Votes: 35

47. FTA (1972)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

6.4
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A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows ... See full summary »

Director: Francine Parker | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler

Votes: 218

48. Half a Sinner (1940)

Passed | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off ... See full summary »

Director: Al Christie | Stars: Heather Angel, John 'Dusty' King, Constance Collier, Walter Catlett

Votes: 230

49. The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | 117 min | Drama

6.3
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A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint, Charles Bronson

Votes: 2,540 | Gross: $15.26M

50. Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge

Votes: 660



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