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1. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 10,990

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: 16,331

3. Brute Force (1947)

Passed | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 7,572

4. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 10,344

5. High Sierra (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ida Lupino, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 13,043

6. They Drive by Night (1940)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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When one of 2 truck driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Votes: 6,185

7. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,358

8. Between Two Worlds (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.

Director: Edward A. Blatt | Stars: John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

Votes: 1,466

9. Swell Guy (1946)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Sonny Tufts, Ann Blyth, Ruth Warrick, William Gargan

Votes: 29

10. Brother Orchid (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,032

11. Night Court (1932)

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

7.0
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Judge and his mistress are investigated on suspicions of corruption.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Walter Huston, Anita Page, Lewis Stone

Votes: 274

12. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

Votes: 256

13. Moontide (1942)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man. In his uncertainty, he takes a job on an isolated bait barge. That night, he rescues ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang | Stars: Jean Gabin, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,146

14. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An artist forms an attachment with a woman on holiday in the country. As the relationship develops, his behavior and information about his past cause her increasing concern.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 2,923

15. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,045

16. Manpower (1941)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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Two friends, who are members of a road crew employed by a Los Angeles power company, battle the elements to restore electrical power and trade punches over the same woman.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Alan Hale

Votes: 1,105

17. Torrid Zone (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Plagued by revolutionaries that harass his plantation in a banana republic, fruit company exec Steve Case rehires former nemesis Nick Butler to restore order and profits.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine

Votes: 1,066

18. Broadway Bill (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson

Votes: 801

19. It All Came True (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 836

20. Hell's Kitchen (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

6.6
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A paroled convict's efforts to improve conditions at a boys' reform school alarm the school's corrupt warden, who has been embezzling funds from the institution. He hatches a plan to derail... See full summary »

Directors: Ewald André Dupont, Lewis Seiler | Stars: The Dead End Kids, Margaret Lindsay, Ronald Reagan, Stanley Fields

Votes: 233

21. The Doughgirls (1944)

102 min | Comedy

6.4
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Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Jane Wyman

Votes: 430

22. Walking Down Broadway (1938)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

6.4
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Five closely knit showgirls sign a pact to reunite one year after the closing of their Broadway production, but the lives of all five take many different turns, often for the worse.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Claire Trevor, Phyllis Brooks, Leah Ray, Dixie Dunbar

Votes: 13

23. The Hundred Pound Window (1944)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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An accountant is forced by circumstances to take a job at the racetrack. He is working at the betting window when he is drawn into a gang of criminals and their illegal schemes.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Frederick Leister, Mary Clare

Votes: 11

24. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.2
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

Votes: 387

25. Racket Busters (1938)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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Manhattan gangster John "Czar" Martin enters the trucking business in an effort to control the produce market. When he catches popular trucker Danny Jordan robbing the gang's office to ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, George Brent, Gloria Dickson, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 368

26. Women in the Wind (1939)

Approved | 63 min | Drama

6.2
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A pilot enters an aviation race in order to win enough money to pay for her brother's medical treatment, and encounters difficulty with a rival pilot.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, William Gargan, Victor Jory, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 178

27. Rise and Shine (1941)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.1
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Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Murphy, Linda Darnell, Walter Brennan

Votes: 74

28. British Intelligence (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Romance, Thriller, War

6.0
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Although the home of cabinet minister Arthur Bennett is a hotbed of spies, moles, and double agents, no one knows the true identity of notorious German spymaster Strendler.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Boris Karloff, Margaret Lindsay, Bruce Lester, Leonard Mudie

Votes: 728

29. Kid Nightingale (1939)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

6.0
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A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in ... See full summary »

Director: George Amy | Stars: John Payne, Jane Wyman, Walter Catlett, Edward Brophy

Votes: 121

30. Affectionately Yours (1941)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A married reporter's assignments carry him all over the world, which gives him ample opportunity to put the moves on the local females. He's in Lisbon attempting his latest "conquest" when ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Merle Oberon, Dennis Morgan, Rita Hayworth, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 355

31. The Adventures of Jane Arden (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Reporter Jane Arden goes undercover to try to expose a gang of jewel thieves and smugglers. Her mission becomes more dangerous when her identity is discovered early on by one of the gang ... See full summary »

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Rosella Towne, William Gargan, James Stephenson, Benny Rubin

Votes: 112

32. The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

4.9
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Football scout for the Chicago Packers Rusty Walker signs Harry Lynn, a legendary broken-field runner. Harry won't leave his home town without his girlfriend Maizie Williams. He gets ... See full summary »

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Marie Wilson, Gloria Dickson, William Demarest

Votes: 90



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