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1. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Votes: 4,275 | Gross: $0.79M
Adolphe d'Ennery (Αι δύο ορφαναί) FR
2. Raskolnikow (1923)
135 min | Drama
Student Raskolnikow, who has written an article about laws and crime, proposing the thesis, that un-ordinary people can commit crimes if their actions are necessary for the benifit of ... See full summary »
Fyodor Dostoevsky based on "Crime and Punishment", 1866 (writen at 45) - (1821, Moscow - 1881, St. Petersburg) RUS - see more
3. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.
4. Jane Eyre (1934)
Not Rated | 62 min | Drama, Romance
A meek governess and her mysterious employer strike up a romantic relationship.
5. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 255,851 | Gross: $198.68M
6. Wuthering Heights (1939)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A servant in the house of Wuthering Heights tells a traveller the unfortunate tale of lovers Cathy and Heathcliff.
7. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Passed | 129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Votes: 78,528 | Gross: $0.06M
8. Jane Eyre (1943)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
Votes: 6,994 | Gross: $3.82M
9. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Passed | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
Votes: 7,376 | Gross: $17.80M
10. To Have and Have Not (1944)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.
11. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.
12. Children of Paradise (1945)
Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance
The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.
Jacques Prévert (1900–1977)
13. Devotion (1946)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama
Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.
14. The Razor's Edge (1946)
Approved | 145 min | Drama, Romance
An adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiancée in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.
Based on Somerset Maugham's book by Edmund Goulding
15. L'idiot (1946)
98 min | Drama
Muichkine, a young Russian prince, returns home to St. Petersburg from a mental institution, determined to spread decency and kindness in the harsh and cruel world. He becomes betrothed to ... See full summary »
F. Dostoyevski see more RU
16. Great Expectations (1946)
Not Rated | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
Novel Charles Dickens
17. Pastoral Symphony (1946)
Approved | 110 min | Drama
A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son.
André Gide FR
18. Under My Skin (1950)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller
On the run from gamblers he double-crossed, expatriate jockey Danny Butler tries to justify his son's faith in him as a winner.
Ernest Hemingway US
19. Senso (1954)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance
A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.
Votes: 5,126 | Gross: $0.02M
Novel: Camillo Boito IT, Screenwriting collaboration: Paul Bowles US 1910 - 1999 - by Luchino Visconti
20. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance
Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »
Novel: F. Scott Fitzgerald US
21. To Catch a Thief (1955)
PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.
Votes: 54,210 | Gross: $8.75M
David Dodge US
22. Giant (1956)
G | 201 min | Drama, Western
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Votes: 30,333 | Gross: $35.00M
Edna Ferber US
23. Baby Doll (1956)
Approved | 114 min | Drama
A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.
Tennessee Williams US (screenplay)
24. War and Peace (1956)
PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
Votes: 7,888 | Gross: $12.50M
Leo Tolstoi RU
25. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
PG | 104 min | Drama, History
The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.
Victor Hugo FR
26. Le Notti Bianche (1957)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover.
Feodor Dostojevski see more RU
27. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War
An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.
Votes: 2,156 | Gross: $11.00M
Ernest Hemingway US
28. The Sun Also Rises (1957)
Approved | 130 min | Drama
A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.
Ernest Hemingway US
29. The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Drama
An old Cuban fisherman's dry spell is broken when he hooks a gigantic fish that drags him out to sea. Based on Ernest Hemingway's story.
Ernest Hemingway US
30. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
Votes: 39,058 | Gross: $17.57M
James Poe (I) (1921–1980) US
31. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.
Votes: 12,199 | Gross: $13.90M
Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) US
32. Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
106 min | Drama, Romance
Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both have sexual affairs with others and share their experiences with one another. But there ... See full summary »
Cordelos de Laclos FR
33. The Young Philadelphians (1959)
Approved | 136 min | Drama
A promising lawyer tries to handle his social and professional problems while climbing the ranks in Philadelphia.
Richard Powell US
34. BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama
A Manhattan call girl has a tragic affair with a rich married man.
Votes: 5,029 | Gross: $16.46M
John O'Hara IR
35. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 514,288 | Gross: $32.00M
36. Zazie dans le Métro (1960)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. ... See full summary »
Marcel Pagnol FR
37. From the Terrace (1960)
Passed | 149 min | Drama, Romance
An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.
Votes: 2,196 | Gross: $11.34M
John O'Hara US
38. Two Women (1960)
100 min | Drama, War
In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.
Alberto Moravia IT
39. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Votes: 15,620 | Gross: $8.72M
William Ing US
40. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance
An aging actress travels to Rome with her husband; after he suddenly dies during the flight, she begins a passionate affair with a young gigolo.
Tennessee Williams US
41. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery
In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.
Votes: 17,215 | Gross: $0.14M
Marguerite Duras FR
42. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
Truman Capote (1924–1984)) US
43. Tender Is the Night (1962)
Approved | 142 min | Drama
A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) (44) US
44. Phaedra (1962)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
The powerful Greek ship-owner and constructor Thanos proposes to marry Phaedra during the baptism of a ship with her name. Phaedra, who is the daughter of Thanos' greatest competitor, is a ... See full summary »
45. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
46. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Approved | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, War
An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.
47. Therese (1962)
109 min | Drama
After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only... See full summary »
48. Lolita (1962)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance