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1. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 728

2. Oklahoma! (1955)

Approved | 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: 9,640

3. Challenge to Lassie (1949)

G | 76 min | Drama, Family

6.3
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When Lassie's master dies, an old friend tries to convince a judge that the dog's life should be spared.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Geraldine Brooks, Reginald Owen

Votes: 443

4. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 16,983 | Gross: $7.57M

5. Hit the Deck (1955)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Sailor Danny Xavier Smith and two other gobs try to save his sister Susan's virtue. She wants to get a role in the show "Hit the Deck". After wrecking the producers hotel suite, they land ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 564

6. 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: 543

7. Interrupted Melody (1955)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 766

8. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 690

9. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Andy's girlfriend Polly is planning to spend Christmas at her grandmother's, which puts a kink in his plans to take her to the country club Christmas party. He agrees (for a fee) to pretend... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 1,354

10. Girl Crazy (1943)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education. So his father ships him to an all-male college out West where there's not supposed to ... See full summary »

Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland

Votes: 1,286 | Gross: $3.77M

11. The Great Caruso (1951)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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This highly fictionalized film traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Dorothy Kirsten, Jarmila Novotna

Votes: 1,045

12. Athena (1954)

Passed | 95 min | Musical, Romance, Comedy

5.9
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Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson, Nancy Kilgas

Votes: 328

13. Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,229

14. Back Street (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

6.8
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In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake

Votes: 757

15. The Sun Comes Up (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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Set in the rural south of the United States, a bereaved war widow learns to to put aside her bitterness and grief as she grows to love a young orphan boy and the dog that belonged to her ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lloyd Nolan, Claude Jarman Jr., Lewis Stone

Votes: 257

16. Shadow on the Wall (1950)

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

6.7
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A woman kills her beautiful sister in a rage after finding out she has an affair with her fiancé, and later plans on killing the little girl who may have witnessed the murder.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 620

17. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

Votes: 484

18. The Merry Widow (1952)

105 min | Musical

5.9
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Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

Votes: 446

19. Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Andy Hardy goes to college after returning from World War II. He is in love with Kay Wilson this time.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Sara Haden, Bonita Granville

Votes: 490

20. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin

Votes: 377

21. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 447

22. Journey for Margaret (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, War

7.2
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An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline | Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 616

23. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

6.9
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

Votes: 338

24. Hills of Home (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Drama

6.8
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William McClure is the villlage doctor in a remote Scottish glen. Tricked into buying Lassie, a collie afraid of water, he sets about teaching her to swim. At the same time he has the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake, Janet Leigh

Votes: 481

25. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

8.4
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as " Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

Votes: 204

26. Out West with the Hardys (1938)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy

6.7
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Judge Hardy goes to his friend's Arizona ranch to help her in a legal dispute, and he takes his family with him.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker

Votes: 254

27. The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976 TV Special)

Family

5.8
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Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal

Votes: 98

28. Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Andy is going to Wainwright College as did his father. He sees a pretty blonde on the train and he is alternately winked at or slapped every time he sees her. Andy is clueless. On the train... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Fay Holden, Sara Haden

Votes: 385

29. The Hardys Ride High (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy

6.8
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Sixth of the Judge Hardy series. Judge James K. Hardy is brought the fabulous news from attorney George Irving, that he could be the heir to 2 million dollars. In order to claim the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden

Votes: 245

30. Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Passed | 78 min | Drama

6.4
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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Virginia Bruce, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Bowman, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 221

31. Boys' Ranch (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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Based on the actual "Boy's Ranch" located in Oldham County, Texas northwest of Amarillo, Texas. The ranch was started in 1939 by ex-wrestler Cal Farley of Amarillo as a home for ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, James Craig, Skip Homeier, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 63