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1. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Western

7.9
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The adventures of the masked hero and his Native American partner.

Stars: Jay Silverheels, Clayton Moore, John Hart, Chuck Courtney

Votes: 1,593

2. The Killers (1946)

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

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 16,202

3. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 23,171 | Gross: $3.97M

4. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

PG | 129 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 6,274

5. Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A widowed matriarch reminisces about her family fortunes, including her romance with a financier/mine owner.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 1,148

6. The Egg and I (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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On their wedding night, Bob reveals to Betty that he has purchased an abandoned chicken farm. Betty struggles to adapt to their new rural lifestyle, especially when a glamorous neighbor seems to set her eyes on Bob.

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 1,978

7. Woman of the Year (1942)

Passed | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen

Votes: 7,918

8. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,612

9. Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

6.2
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Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant mariner and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Greer Garson, Joan Blondell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 778

10. Johnny O'Clock (1947)

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

6.9
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High-class crook gets in trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew

Votes: 1,106

11. Phantom Lady (1944)

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

7.3
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A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda

Votes: 3,354

12. 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: 1,429

13. Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day, Don DeFore

Votes: 1,486

14. Black Legion (1937)

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

7.0
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Dick Foran, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 2,197

15. The Big Store (1941)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A detective is hired to protect the life of a singer, who has recently inherited a department store, from the store's crooked manager.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Tony Martin

Votes: 4,235

16. The Suspect (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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In 1902 London, unhappily married Philip Marshall meets young Mary Gray, who is unemployed and depressed. Their deepening friendship, though physically innocent, is discovered by Philip's ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 1,342

17. My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Comedy, Music

6.6
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An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jack Carson, Doris Day, Lee Bowman, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 896

18. Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure

6.9
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A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger

Votes: 1,833

19. Boston Blackie (1951–1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Blackie and gal pal Mary, and their dog Whitey, solve lots of Los Angeles crimes before the cops can do it.

Stars: Kent Taylor, Lois Collier, Frank Orth, Bill Catching

Votes: 99

20. Branded (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western

6.7
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A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman, Charles Bickford, Robert Keith

Votes: 657

21. Arabian Nights (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu, Leif Erickson

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $2.00M

22. Christmas Holiday (1944)

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

6.7
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens

Votes: 998

23. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders, Frank McHugh

Votes: 449

24. Station West (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives

Votes: 732

25. Meet the People (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr

Votes: 280

26. Inside Job (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A pair of married ex-convicts trying to go straight get jobs at a department store. A gangster who knows about their past threatens to expose it unless they agree to help him rob the department store.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Preston Foster, Ann Rutherford, Alan Curtis, Milburn Stone

Votes: 84

27. Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Thriller

5.4
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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl Wagner uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

Votes: 774

28. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

7.0
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 998

29. Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 392

30. That Nazty Nuisance (1943)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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Germany's Adolf Hitler, with his Axis-stooges, Italy's Mussolini and Japan's Suki Yama, although he tried to avoid taking them, is on his way, via submarine, to a tropical country to ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Tryon | Stars: Bobby Watson, Joe Devlin, Johnny Arthur, Jean Porter

Votes: 172

31. The Mighty McGurk (1947)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

6.4
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"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Edward Arnold, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 133

32. Shine on Harvest Moon (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Biographical movie about the early 20th century Broadway stars Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Irene Manning

Votes: 249

33. The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.5
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An obsessively bitter war widow and one of the men her husband saved in WW2 meet. He tries to convince her the sacrifice was necessary, but her problem isn't that simple. And can she help ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar, Betsy Blair

Votes: 317

34. Nothing But Trouble (1944)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy

6.5
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Two bumbling servants are hired by a dizzy society matron to cook and serve a meal to visiting royalty.

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Boland, Philip Merivale

Votes: 866

35. Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 129

36. Monsieur Beaucaire (1946)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.0
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A bumbling barber in the court of King Louis XV becomes engaged in political intrigue when he masquerades as a dashing nobleman engaged to the princess of Spain.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Patric Knowles, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 373

37. No Sad Songs for Me (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

6.8
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Mary Scott learns she only has ten months to live before dying of an incurable disease. She manages to keep the news from her husband, Brad and daughter, Polly. She tries to make every ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Wendell Corey, Viveca Lindfors, Natalie Wood

Votes: 342

38. War Dogs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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A young boy donates his pet, a police dog, to the army to be trained as a war dog.

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Billy Lee, Addison Richards, Bradley Page, Kay Linaker

Votes: 47

39. Winter Carnival (1939)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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A divorced glamour girl (Ann Sheridan) keeps warm with a professor (Richard Carlson) amid sports and romance at Dartmouth.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Richard Carlson, Helen Parrish, James Corner

Votes: 36

40. Night in Paradise (1946)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Story-teller Aesop tries to help loony King Croesus and manages to fall in love on the way.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Merle Oberon, Turhan Bey, Thomas Gomez, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 127

41. Journey Into Light (1951)

Passed | 87 min | Drama

6.8
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A minister embittered by his wife's suicide turns away from God. He ends up among the bums of skid row before he finds meaning again through the love of a missionary's blind daughter.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Viveca Lindfors, Thomas Mitchell, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 59

42. Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day (1941)

Passed | 83 min | Drama

6.4
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It is a week before Dr. Kildare's wedding to pretty Nurse Mary Lamont. The hospital is a-buzz with preparation for the big day. Good old Dr. Gillespie, despite fatigue, has agreed to help a... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Red Skelton

Votes: 252

43. I Stole a Million (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A grizzled cabbie is scammed out of his life savings by a fake finance company. He tries to no avail to get police assistance.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Dick Foran, Henry Armetta

Votes: 43

44. Gang Busters (1942)

251 min | Crime

7.3
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Detective Lt.Bill Bannister has the assignment to run down an unknown gang of terrorists spreading a net of crime over the city. Aiding him is Detective Tim Nolan, news photographer Vicki ... See full summary »

Directors: Noel M. Smith, Ray Taylor | Stars: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 63

45. The Corpse Came C.O.D. (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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When a dead body turns up in the home of a famous actress, two reporters (who also happen to be in love with one another) compete to get the real scoop.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: George Brent, Joan Blondell, Adele Jergens, Jim Bannon

Votes: 192

46. Rendezvous with Annie (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, War

6.5
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A homesick American soldier stationed in England, during WWII, makes an unauthorized (a.w.o.l) trip on an American Air Force plane to the United States to see his wife, and then hops the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Eddie Albert, Faye Marlowe, Gail Patrick, Phillip Reed

Votes: 40

47. Behind the Eight Ball (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

5.9
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The members of a summer theater group get mixed up with spies and murder.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Al Ritz, Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Carol Bruce

Votes: 34

48. Blonde Alibi (1946)

Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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Soon after a young woman breaks off her engagement to a doctor, the doctor is found murdered. Suspicion falls on his ex-fiancé and a pilot with a checkered past.

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Tom Neal, Martha O'Driscoll, Donald MacBride, Peter Whitney

Votes: 24

49. Mr. Celebrity (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.3
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The grandparents, Daniel Mason(William Halligan) and Mrs. Mason (Laura Treadwell) of Danny Mason (Robert 'Buzz' Henry)), an orphaned boy, are trying to have him put into their custody ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert 'Buzz' Henry, James Seay, Doris Day, William Halligan

Votes: 19

50. Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)

Approved | 19 min | Short

5.8
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Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: John Nesbitt, Kai-Shek Chiang, Adolf Hitler, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 222



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