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1. Kings Row (1942)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,430

2. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Not Rated | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 12,249 | Gross: $11.80M

3. 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: 256

4. As Young as You Feel (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy

6.6
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A 65-year-old printer hatches an elaborate scheme to avoid forced retirement.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, David Wayne, Jean Peters

Votes: 849

5. 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: 7,778

6. Guadalcanal Diary (1943)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, War

6.9
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The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte

Votes: 1,817

7. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 3,578

8. Boys Town (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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When a death row prisoner tells him he wouldn't have led a life of crime if only he had had one friend as a child, Father Edward Flanagan decides to do something about. An advocate of child... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 4,486

9. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,180

10. Crash Dive (1943)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason

Votes: 1,130

11. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 5,005

12. 20 Mule Team (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Western

6.6
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It is 1892 in Death Valley and the yields from the Borax ore are getting so small that refining it is a losing proposition. The only thing that will save the company is a new deposit of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Baxter

Votes: 174

13. Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.0
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone, Alfonso Bedoya

Votes: 823

14. Beyond the Forest (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.2
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Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husband's patients to pay their bills so she ... See full summary »

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman

Votes: 1,774

15. Climax! (1954–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.1
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This was an anthology series that presented a different story and different set of characters on each episode. It ran from 1954 to 1958 and featured Casino Royale of James Bond fame that lead to a feature film of the same name.

Stars: William Lundigan, Art Gilmore, Mary Costa, Harry Townes

Votes: 145

16. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,726

17. Western Union (1941)

Approved | 95 min | History, Western

6.8
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When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger, Virginia Gilmore

Votes: 1,930

18. Schlitz Playhouse (1951–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Originally billed as "Playhouse of the Stars" this long running anthology series was originally presented live from New York City. Irene Dunne was briefly the hostess in 1952, and the show frequently used Broadway performers in classic stories.

Stars: James Mason, Irene Dunne, Robert Paige, Walter Coy

Votes: 168

19. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,527

20. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 4,155

21. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

Approved | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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As the Japanese sweep through the East Indies during World War II, Dr. Wassell is determined to escape from Java with some crewmen of the cruiser Marblehead. Based on a true story of how Dr... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 633

22. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,443

23. Moon Over Miami (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Robert Cummings, Carole Landis

Votes: 778

24. The Jackie Robinson Story (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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Biography of Jackie Robinson, the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century. Traces his career in the negro leagues and the major leagues.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers

Votes: 915

25. Saratoga Trunk (1945)

135 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Votes: 1,007

26. Action in the North Atlantic (1943)

Approved | 126 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.

Directors: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop

Votes: 2,956

27. Maisie (1939)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A showgirl stranded in a Wyoming town ends up being hired as a maid at a ranch.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Ian Hunter

Votes: 408

28. Courage of Lassie (1946)

G | 92 min | Drama, Adventure, Family

6.3
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Bill's separated from his litter, making friends with the wild creatures until he's found and adopted by young Kathie. An accident separates him from her, and he's drafted into K-9 duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Morgan, Tom Drake, Selena Royle

Votes: 1,117

29. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.9
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Huckleberry Finn, a rambunctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, Rex Ingram

Votes: 942

30. Waterfront (1954–1956)

30 min | Adventure, Crime

8.2
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John Herrick was the Captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, Police Detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran, Willie Best

Votes: 69

31. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: John Payne, Maureen O'Hara, Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 625 | Gross: $2.30M

32. The Rawhide Years (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Western

6.2
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Dishonest riverboat gambler Ben Matthews is blamed for a murder he didn't commit and must find the real killer before the lynch mob finds him.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest

Votes: 469

33. Untamed Frontier (1952)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.1
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Squeezed between Mexico and the Denbow family lands lies the U.S. government free grazing land but the incoming settlers cannot reach it without trespassing on the Denbow property which is defended by an army of Denbow cowhands.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Shelley Winters, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball

Votes: 226

34. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 746

35. 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: 977

36. The Big Shot (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Fearing life in prison for a third offense, convict Duke Berne pulls out of an armored car robbery, planned by his crooked lawyer, but he is framed for the robbery anyway.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Irene Manning, Richard Travis, Susan Peters

Votes: 603

37. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 841

38. Bright Victory (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards

Votes: 631

39. Mister 880 (1950)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.1
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Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Edmund Gwenn, Dorothy McGuire, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 989

40. God Is My Co-Pilot (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

6.5
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Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Raymond Massey, Dane Clark, Alan Hale

Votes: 483

41. Happy Land (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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In a typical American Midwestern city, Hartfield, Iowa, Lew Marsh (Don Ameche) is the owner of a drugstore. Everyone knows Lew and knew his grandfather, old "Gramp" Marsh (Harry Carey), who... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 198

42. Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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James Stewart plays "Truck" Cross an enlisted soldier who has been accepted into the Unites States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Truck meets Roger "Rog" Ash (Robert Young)and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice, Billie Burke

Votes: 398

43. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,708

44. Our Betters (1933)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Although the British upper class may be thought our betters in society, but they are certainly not our betters, and perhaps our equals, in morality.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 453

45. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 1,258

46. You Came Along (1945)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Charles Drake

Votes: 141

47. That Certain Woman (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Mary Donnell, a young legal secretary with a past, elopes with a client's son, but his father has the marriage annulled without knowing she's pregnant.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter

Votes: 1,039

48. Young People (1940)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Shirley's last film on her 20th Century Fox contract (aged 12). Her parents (Oakie, Greenwood) decide to retire from show biz so she can have a normal life. They are unwelcome in the small ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 291

49. My Son John (1952)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

5.6
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The Jeffersons are the ideal picture-perfect all-American family in a small town, but their eldest son John returns home after a long absence spouting views that cause them to worry he may be a Communist.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Robert Walker, Helen Hayes, Van Heflin, Dean Jagger

Votes: 449

50. Here Come the Waves (1944)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 292