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1. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

Votes: 2,040

2. So Dark the Night (1946)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Paris police detective Cassin has a well needed vacation at a rural inn, where the owners' adult daughter shows interest in him but she has a jealous boyfriend. Will Cassin need his skills?

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Ann Codee

Votes: 862

3. Human Desire (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 3,618

4. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

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

An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly

Votes: 815

5. Pushover (1954)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood and the cops.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 2,150

6. Nightfall (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

Votes: 2,646

7. The Burglar (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell

Votes: 980

8. The Lineup (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche

Votes: 2,310

9. Murder by Contract (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel

Votes: 2,062

10. Experiment in Terror (1962)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Roy Poole

Votes: 3,807

11. Yearbook (2014)

5 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A man is hired to compile the definitive history of human existence before the planet blows up.

Director: Bernardo Britto

Votes: 257

12. 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.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Votes: 5,397 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Le Amiche (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman returns to her hometown of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 2,251 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves attempt the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori, Totò

Votes: 8,179

15. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

84 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 14,392

16. Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, History

The unclear and complicated twists between governal powers, independentist party and Mafia in the Sicily of the '40s culminate with the death of Salvatore Giuliano.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Frank Wolff, Salvo Randone, Frederico Zardi, Sennuccio Benelli

Votes: 2,525

17. Six Men Getting Sick (1966)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting.

Director: David Lynch

Votes: 5,026

18. The Alphabet (1968)

4 min | Animation, Short, Horror

A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter.

Director: David Lynch | Star: Peggy Lynch

Votes: 6,410

19. The Amputee (1974)

9 min | Short, Comedy

A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch

Votes: 3,957

20. Premonition Following an Evil Deed (1995)

1 min | Short, Horror

A short film about the events following a murder.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jeff Alperi, Michele Carlyle, Stan Lothridge, Russ Pearlman

Votes: 471

21. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

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: 24,555 | Gross: $3.97M

22. Jubal (1956)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Votes: 3,033

23. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

The complicated relationships between a circus ringmaster, his estranged wife and his lover.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek

Votes: 5,307

24. The Silence (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent.

Directors: Ali Asgari, Farnoosh Samadi | Stars: Valentina Carnelutti, Cahide Ozel, Fatma Alakus

Votes: 86

25. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 19,154 | Gross: $0.31M

26. Brothers (2004)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen, Sarah Juel Werner

Votes: 10,383 | Gross: $0.38M

27. Kaili Blues (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

While travelling the countryside to locate his nephew, a small town doctor finds himself interacting with people from his past and future.

Director: Gan Bi | Stars: Yongzhong Chen, Yue Guo, Linyan Liu, Feiyang Luo

Votes: 2,064 | Gross: $0.03M

28. The Poet and Singer (II) (2012)

22 min | Short, Drama

Water and lightning. Music and poetry. Life and death. An incantatory and visually sublime river journey that anticipates the cosmic mystery of KAILI BLUES.

Director: Gan Bi | Stars: Yongzhong Chen, Lixun Xie

Votes: 52

29. My Brother's Wedding (1983)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

A man who has struggled personally has conflicts with his upwardly mobile lawyer brother and well to-do fiance and is reluctantly to be the best man at their wedding.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Everett Silas, Jessie Holmes, Gaye Shannon-Burnett, Ronnie Bell

Votes: 585 | Gross: $0.01M

30. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

A charismatic old acquaintance drifts into town, stirring up trouble for a mild-mannered family.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $1.16M

31. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R | 78 min | Comedy

74 Metascore

An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 4,376 | Gross: $5.23M

32. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

71 Metascore

The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all-child cast.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florence Garland, John Cassisi

Votes: 14,623 | Gross: $2.78M

33. Sightseers (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies

Votes: 24,898 | Gross: $0.04M

34. La veuve Couderc (1971)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Action, Romance

Her youth has been spent working for a farm family, being raped by father and son, marrying the son who has now left her a happy widow. She is happy because World War I is over and she is ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Alain Delon, Simone Signoret, Ottavia Piccolo, Jean Tissier

Votes: 1,133

35. Hungry for Love (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Simone Signoret, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo, Emmanuelle Riva

Votes: 641

36. Army of Shadows (1969)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, War

99 Metascore

An account of underground resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Simone Signoret

Votes: 18,027 | Gross: $0.74M

37. Several Friends (1969)

Not Rated | 21 min | Short

An improvised late '60's short-subject student film, and debut movie of Director, Charles Burnett; done in the neo-realist, documentary film style. A day-in-the-life South Central L.A. tale... See full summary »

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Andy Burnett, Eugene Cherry, Charles Bracy, Cassandra Wright

Votes: 256

38. The Horse (1973)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

A young black boy tends to a horse while four white men wait for the kid's dad to euthanize the horse.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Gordon Houston, Maury Wright, Gary Morrin, Roger Collins

Votes: 287

39. When It Rains (1995)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Music

A musician spends New Year's Day trying to help his friend pay the rent.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Ayuko Babu, Florence Bracy, Kenny Merritt, Juno Lewis

Votes: 400

40. Quiet as Kept (2007)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama

A teenager boy leaves a moment of boredom while his father works on his old car, and the mother wishes to go out for a stroll around the block. One more relocated family post Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Nathaniel Lee Sr., Sharial C. Lee, Daniel Curtis Lee

Votes: 80

41. Shame (1968)

R | 103 min | Drama

In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Sigge Fürst, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 10,452

42. Cold Water (1994)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

90 Metascore

When the girl of a rebelious teenage couple finds out she is being sent away, they both believe escaping the rigid order suffocating them is the only way to be free. But is it?

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, László Szabó, Jean-Pierre Darroussin

Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.03M

43. 24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

76 Metascore

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 924 | Gross: $0.03M

44. Sabotage (1936)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Thriller

A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Oskar Homolka, Desmond Tester, John Loder

Votes: 13,217

45. Knight Without Armor (1937)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 1,062

46. Clouds Over Europe (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery