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1. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 13,371

2. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 12,982

3. El Cid (1961)

Approved | 182 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.3
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page

Votes: 11,349 | Gross: $26.62M

4. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Approved | 103 min | Western

7.4
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A stranger, Will Lockhart, defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 8,097

5. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 7,172 | Gross: $4.75M

6. The Day of the Triffids (1963)

Approved | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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After an unusual meteor shower leaves most of the human population blind, a merchant navy officer must find a way to conquer tall, aggressive plants which are feeding on people and animals.

Directors: Steve Sekely, Freddie Francis | Stars: Howard Keel, Nicole Maurey, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore

Votes: 6,464

7. Detective Story (1951)

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

7.6
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On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,078

8. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 5,998

9. King of Kings (1961)

PG-13 | 168 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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The temporary physical life of the Biblical Savior, Jesus Christ.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Siobhan McKenna, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell

Votes: 5,947 | Gross: $14.48M

10. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 5,927

11. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,394

12. 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

13. The Bravados (1958)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd, Albert Salmi

Votes: 3,956

14. No Way Out (1950)

Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,631

15. The Naked Jungle (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker, Abraham Sofaer, William Conrad

Votes: 3,143

16. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Western

7.0
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The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,907

17. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,619

18. Day of the Outlaw (1959)

Approved | 92 min | Western

7.3
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Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, Tina Louise, Alan Marshal

Votes: 2,371

19. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,335

20. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 2,066

21. Circus World (1964)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Western

6.2
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When circus proprietor Matt Masters decides to take his show on a European tour, it is beset by problems, while he searches for Lili, the mother of his adopted daughter, who disappeared years before.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 2,027

22. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.1
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,793

23. Night Train to Terror (1985)

R | 98 min | Horror

3.9
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God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums ... See full summary »

Directors: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Barbara Wyler, Jamie Scoggin, Stacey Lyons, Linda Maderas

Votes: 1,691

24. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,485 | Gross: $4.00M

25. God's Little Acre (1958)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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In the 1950s, a poor Georgia cotton farmer and his sons search for the gold presumably buried on the farm by their grandfather but problems related to poverty, marital infidelity, unemployment and booze threaten to destroy their family.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Tina Louise, Aldo Ray, Buddy Hackett

Votes: 1,474

26. The Unholy (1988)

R | 102 min | Horror

4.9
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A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Nicole Fortier

Votes: 1,230 | Gross: $6.34M

27. The Chase (1946)

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

6.7
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 1,226

28. Conquest of Space (1955)

Approved | 81 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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An American-led team of International astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy, Phil Foster

Votes: 1,195

29. 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: 1,193

30. Krakatoa: East of Java (1968)

G | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.5
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In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Diane Baker, Brian Keith, Barbara Werle

Votes: 1,182

31. Reign of Terror (1949)

Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Cummings, Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,113

32. Custer of the West (1967)

G | 143 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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George Armstrong Custer's love of the heroic traditions of the Calvary and his distaste with the coming of industrialization leads him to his destiny at the Little Big Horn.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Ty Hardin, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,086

33. Cry Wilderness (1987)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

2.0
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A Bigfoot-type creature befriends Paul, a young student. His father is a park ranger trying to capture an escaped tiger. Everyone in town is on edge and wants the tiger killed. David tries to keep Bigfoot a secret.

Director: Jay Schlossberg-Cohen | Stars: Eric Foster, Maurice Grandmaison, John Tallman, Griffin Casey

Votes: 967

34. Whistle Stop (1946)

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

5.6
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When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway

Votes: 822

35. No Down Payment (1957)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 756

36. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 745

37. Blowing Wild (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In South America, when Jeff Dawson and Dutch Peterson's oil rigs are dynamited by local bandits, the two partners resort to risky transportation of nitroglycerin to raise money.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Ruth Roman, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 682

38. Captain Apache (1971)

GP | 94 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

4.8
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A Native American born US Army officer, Captain Apache, investigating a murder, uncovers a presidential assassination plot.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Carroll Baker, Stuart Whitman, Percy Herbert

Votes: 658

39. The Thin Red Line (1964)

99 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In Guadalcanal during World War II, a private and his sergeant clash during the heat of battle with the Japanese.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Keir Dullea, Jack Warden, James Philbrook, Bob Kanter

Votes: 608

40. Bad Man's River (1971)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

4.6
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Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida, Simón Andreu

Votes: 587

41. Gun Glory (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

6.1
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A gunfighter defends his town when cattlemen threaten to destroy it by stampeding cattle through the farmlands.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Stewart Granger, Rhonda Fleming, Chill Wills, Steve Rowland

Votes: 563

42. The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969)

G | 118 min | Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In 1532, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro leads an expedition into the heart of the Inca Empire and captures the Incan Emperor Atahualpa and claims Peru for Spain.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Nigel Davenport, Leonard Whiting

Votes: 504

43. Cataclysm (1980)

R | 94 min | Horror

3.4
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Police detective, Mitchell, investigating the death of a victim of a Nazi concentration camp discovers a nightclubbing playboy who has strange powers over women and is seemingly ageless.

Directors: Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Marc Lawrence, Faith Clift, Richard Moll

Votes: 442

44. Edge of Doom (1950)

99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith

Votes: 405

45. Anna Lucasta (1958)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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A young woman struggling with a sordid past finds that her biggest enemy had larger demons than she did.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr., Frederick O'Neal, Henry Scott

Votes: 374

46. Mara Maru (1952)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An American salvage diver plunges into dangerous intrigue around a sunken treasure in the Philippines.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ruth Roman, Raymond Burr, Paul Picerni

Votes: 353

47. Bloody Wednesday (1987)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller, Horror

4.0
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Harry is unable to hold a job due to his mental illness and lives in an abandoned Hollywood hotel haunted by friendly ghosts of the long dead staff. The lines of his mental illness and reality become extremely blurred as some of his strangest events are indeed witnessed by others. As Harry becomes more frustrated by not being able to distinguish fact from delusion he turns to violence.

Director: Mark G. Gilhuis | Stars: Raymond Elmendorf, Pamela Baker, Navarre Perry, Teresa Mae Allen

Votes: 342

48. Suspense (1946)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.4
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The proprietor of an ice-skating revue promotes a peanut-vendor at the show to a management position based on suggestions he made to improve the act of the show's star, who also happens to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Belita, Barry Sullivan, Bonita Granville, Albert Dekker

Votes: 283

49. Drums in the Deep South (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison, Barton MacLane

Votes: 263

50. Mutiny (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

5.1
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Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles, Gene Evans

Votes: 247



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