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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,015,311 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 153,047 | Gross: $33.40M

3. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 20,825

4. Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Documentary exploring the career of noted film directer William A. Wellman.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Alec Baldwin, James Cagney, Mike Connors, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 183

5. Bully: An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt (1978)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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James Whitmore gives a rousing performance as Teddy Roosevelt, in a one-man show before a live audience similar to his previous performances in Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975) and Will Rogers' USA (1972).

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 18

6. 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: 28,345 | Gross: $29.55M

7. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Nazis in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 5,893 | Gross: $10.29M

8. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,204 | Gross: $0.85M

9. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 388

10. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 17,417

11. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick, Royal Dano

Votes: 3,555

12. La polizia incrimina la legge assolve (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 571

13. Oklahoma! (1955)

Passed | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.2
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In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 9,921

14. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,936

15. Angels in the Outfield (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Paul Douglas, Janet Leigh, Keenan Wynn, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 1,826

16. Face of Fire (1959)

79 min | Drama

7.1
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A local handyman saves a child in a fire, but the burns he receives disfigure his face so much that the townspeople avoid him.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, James Whitmore, Bettye Ackerman, Miko Oscard

Votes: 253

17. Awakening World (2012)

40 min | Documentary

7.1
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What fuels an AWAKENING WORLD? That's what filmmaker Sebastian Siegel sets out to uncover by exploring questions at the core of human fulfillment from "what is love?" to "what is the ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Siegel | Stars: Eugenio Lopez Alonso, Ed Begley Jr., Andy Behrman, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 18

18. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 918

19. Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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"Murder-on-the-train" mystery has lawyer Malone chasing his paroled embezzler client (Kepplar) who still hasn't paid Malone's fee. When Kepplar jumps parole on a train to Chicago, Malone ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Marjorie Main, James Whitmore, Ann Dvorak, Phyllis Kirk

Votes: 329

20. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 48,909 | Gross: $27.81M

21. Where the Red Fern Grows (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging, Lonny Chapman

Votes: 2,672

22. The Eddy Duchin Story (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The life story of the famous pianist and band-leader of the 1930s and 1940s.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tyrone Power, Kim Novak, Victoria Shaw, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,461

23. Nuts (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Maureen Stapleton, Karl Malden

Votes: 5,252 | Gross: $30.95M

24. Black Like Me (1964)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

6.8
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Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin so that he could experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.

Director: Carl Lerner | Stars: James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.

Votes: 569

25. Who Was That Lady? (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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In order to get back into the good graces with his wife with whom he has had a misunderstanding, a young chemistry professor concocts a wild story that he is an undercover FBI agent. To ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,007

26. The Undercover Man (1949)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley

Votes: 638

27. Nobody's Perfect (1968)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy

6.8
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This military service comedy chronicles the misadventures of the U.S.S. Bustard in Japan. The crew has stolen a Buddha statue from a Japanese village, which if discovered missing would ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Doug McClure, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore, David Hartman

Votes: 72

28. Shadow in the Sky (1952)

78 min | Drama

6.8
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Burt served in the Marines during the war, but now he is confined to an asylum. His experiences in the South Pacific left him mentally ill and deathly afraid of storm clouds and rain. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen

Votes: 280

29. Chato's Land (1972)

PG | 100 min | Western

6.7
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In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore, Simon Oakland

Votes: 4,047

30. The Serpent's Egg (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Following the suicide of his beloved brother and deaths of even the most distant acquaintances, Abel Rosenberg attempts to discover the truth while facing depression, alcoholism, and anti-semitism.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 4,400

31. Crime in the Streets (1956)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell

Votes: 907

32. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $17.44M

33. Madigan (1968)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino

Votes: 2,808

34. The Last Frontier (1955)

Approved | 98 min | History, Romance, Western

6.6
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A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel's decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud's sizable Sioux force.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Victor Mature, Guy Madison, Robert Preston, James Whitmore

Votes: 1,192

35. The Restless Years (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore

Votes: 145

36. Waterhole #3 (1967)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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After a professional gambler kills a Confederate soldier, he finds a map pinpointing the location in the desert where stolen army gold bullion is buried and he plans to retrieve it but others are searching for it too.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Margaret Blye, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,117

37. Chuka (1967)

Approved | 105 min | Western

6.4
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While Indians besiege a U.S. Army fort in 1876, residents of the fort a gunfighter, a stagecoach driver, two Mexican women, and a motley company of soldiers try to come to terms with their pasts.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi

Votes: 646

38. The Command (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western

6.4
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An army doctor, with no combat experience, is forced to take command of a cavalry troop escorting a wagon train through hostile Indian country when the unit's commanding officer dies.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Guy Madison, Joan Weldon, James Whitmore, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 381

39. The McConnell Story (1955)

106 min | Drama, War

6.4
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A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore, Frank Faylen

Votes: 400

40. The Next Voice You Hear... (1950)

83 min | Drama

6.4
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Over a period of a week the voice of God is heard on radios all over the world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Whitmore, Nancy Reagan, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 683

41. All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Ann Blyth, Betta St. John

Votes: 748

42. Old Explorers (1990)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.3
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Two senior citizens while away the twilight of their lives recreating world explorations and adventures.

Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: José Ferrer, James Whitmore, Jeff Gadbois, Caroline Kaiser

Votes: 31

43. The Young Don't Cry (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A Georgia orphanage teenage boy gets involved with a chain-gang convict who is planning his escape from the nearby prison-camp.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish, Gene Lyons

Votes: 153

44. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.2
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Trapper Flint Mitchell and other mountain men from the Rendezvous join forces to enter virgin trapping territory but must contend with a resentful Blackfoot chief.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalban, John Hodiak, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,603

45. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

6.2
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The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery sergeant Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 293

46. Il venditore di palloncini (1974)

G | 89 min | Drama

6.2
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Giacomino a little boy abandoned by his mother and raised by an alcoholic father. Giacomino is sweet, innocent, hardworking and sadly he is dying. He longs to be reunited with his mother and to go to the circus.

Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, James Whitmore, Renato Cestiè, Marina Malfatti

Votes: 63

47. Here's to Life! (2000)

94 min | Drama

6.2
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Owen is the head administrator of an old age home in Washington. One day, a resident discovers he is cheating on his taxes, and orders that Owen takes him and two others on a road trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Olsen | Stars: Eric McCormack, James Whitmore, Kim Hunter, Ossie Davis

Votes: 81

48. Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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47 Metascore

When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins

Votes: 122,472 | Gross: $110.33M

49. The Outriders (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan, Claude Jarman Jr.

Votes: 483

50. The Split (1968)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Thieves fall out when over a half million dollars goes missing after the daring and carefully planned robbery of the Los Angeles Coliseum during a football game, each one accusing the other of having the money.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Jim Brown, Diahann Carroll, Ernest Borgnine, Julie Harris

Votes: 906



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