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1. Purity (1916)

70 min | Drama

Purity, a simple country girl, comes to the city and is hired as an artist's model. A young poet becomes obsessed with her, and is distraught when he learns she has been posing nude. But ... See full summary »

Director: Rae Berger | Stars: Audrey Munson, Nigel De Brulier, Alfred Hollingsworth, William A. Carroll

2. The Habit of Happiness (1916)


Sunny Wiggins is convinced that laughter can cure any ailment. He tries his thesis out on a dyspeptic millionaire, to great success. He turns his attention to easing the plight of the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, George Fawcett, Macey Harlam, Dorothy West

Votes: 23

4. Quo Vadis? (1924)

G | 90 min | Drama

Watch the Apostles and other followers like Saul preach the gospel and spread the message of love and hope in this high quality entertaining animated feature for your kids and family.

Directors: Gabriellino D'Annunzio, Georg Jacoby | Stars: Emil Jannings, Elena Sangro, Rina De Liguoro, Lillian Hall-Davis

Votes: 47 | Gross: $0.26M

5. Pan si dong (1927)

59 min | Fantasy

One of the earliest cinematic adaptation of Chinese classic novel Journey to the West. When seeking for food alone, Tang Xuanzang was kept prisoner by seven spider monsters who took the ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Duyu | Stars: Mingzhu Yin, Wu Wenchao, Jiang Meikang, Zhou Hongquan

Votes: 21

7. The Sixth Sense (1929)

70 min | Drama

Carlos gives Carmen a ring, which she sells at her father's insistence. He follows her to her work as a dancer to collect the money, sees how she is treated, and promises her that she will ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Eusebio Fernández Ardavín, Nemesio M. Sobrevila | Stars: María Anaya, Ricardo Baroja, Faustino Bretaño, Enrique Durán

Votes: 69

8. Laila (1929)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Romance

A spirited Norwegian Lass is torn between two suitors and two cultures.

Director: George Schnéevoigt | Stars: Mona Mårtenson, Tryggve Larssen, Harald Schwenzen, Peter Malberg

Votes: 184

9. El retorno (1930)


A wealthy young man from the country comes to San Jose (the capital of the country) to study law. In the city he makes new friends and gets in trouble, so he comes back (retorna, in Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Albert-Francis Bertoni | Stars: Josè Luis Cardona, Abelardo Castro, Maria Eugenia Castro, Gonzalo Chacón Trejos

Votes: 9

10. Heretic (1931)

4 min | Short

A short film in which Martha Graham and a group of dancers perform.

Star: Martha Graham

Votes: 60

13. Dr. Socrates (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A small-town doctor gets roped into helping a notorious bank robber.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat

Votes: 299

15. The Jester (1937)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance

Getsel, a wandering Purim player, comes to a Galica village and gets a job with Reb Nuchem, the shoemaker. He falls in love with Esther, the shoemaker's daughter, but knows she is in love ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Green, Jan Nowina-Przybylski | Stars: Miriam Kressyn, Zygmunt Turkow, Hy Jacobson, Ajzyk Samberg

Votes: 25

16. Po shchuchemu veleniyu (1938)

60 min | Family, Fantasy

Adapted from four different Russian folk-tales, this early Soviet fantasy film tells the story of Emelya the Fool, who, fishing one day, catches a talking pike who pleads for his life and in return grants Emelya wishes for a life spared.

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Pyotr Savin, Mariya Kravchunovskaya, Georgiy Millyar, Ye. Terentyeva

Votes: 126

17. The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

In this little Provencal village, a new baker, Aimable, settles down. His wife Aurelie is beautiful and much younger than he. She departs with a shepherd the night after Aimable produces ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier

Votes: 1,269

18. Mamele (1938)

97 min | Comedy, Musical

Mamele embraces the entire gamut of interwar Jewish life in Lodz--tenements and unemployed Jews, nightclubs and gangsters, religious Jews celebrating sukkot--but the film belongs to Molly ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Green, Konrad Tom | Stars: Molly Picon, Edmund Zayenda, Gertrude Bulman, Max Bozyk

Votes: 37

19. La canción de Aixa (1939)

96 min | Drama, Musical

Two Muslims, members of rival families, fall in love with the beautiful half-cast Aixa at the same time.

Director: Florián Rey | Stars: Imperio Argentina, Pedro Barreto, Pedro Fernández Cuenca, Anselmo Fernández

Votes: 10

20. Vasilisa prekrasnaya (1940)

72 min | Family, Fantasy

Vasilisa Prekrasnaya, (Vasilisa the Beautiful) is about a father whose three sons go out to finds themselves brides. Two of the boys come home with perfectly normal girls, but the youngest ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Georgiy Millyar, Sergey Stolyarov, Lev Potyomkin, Nikita Kondratyev

Votes: 322

22. The Blood of Jesus (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Drama, Fantasy

An atheist accidentally shoots his Baptist wife. She dies and goes to a crossroads, where the devil tries to lead her astray.

Director: Spencer Williams | Stars: Cathryn Caviness, Spencer Williams, Juanita Riley, Reather Hardeman

Votes: 367

23. Peer Gynt (1941)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure

Gynt, a complete opposite of a hero, is banished from his village for his (in)actions. He then travels the world with more or less the same result.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Charlton Heston, Betty Hanisee, Mrs. Hubert Hyde, Lucielle Powell

Votes: 161

24. Konyok-gorbunok (1941)


Surreal Soviet fantasy movie about a man whose love is kidnapped by the Tsar and he must save her with the help of a humpbacked horse.

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Pyotr Aleynikov, Marina Kovalyova, Georgiy Millyar, Nikolay Gorlov

Votes: 106

25. The Heavenly Play (1942)

106 min | Drama

Mats Ersson is engaged to Marit and they plan to get married in the spring. But when the plague comes, the people accuse Marit of witchcraft. She is sentenced to death. Mats can not ... See full summary »

Director: Alf Sjöberg | Stars: Rune Lindström, Eivor Landström, Anders Henrikson, Holger Löwenadler

Votes: 38

26. I Married an Angel (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Anna Zador is a secretary who's been working for 6 years at Count Willie Palaffi's bank. Every day, she rides to work on her bike and places flowers on Willie's desk, but Willie (the ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Edward Everett Horton, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 377

28. Destiny (1944)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate ways while being chased by the law. Now fleeing alone, Cliff begins to reflect, via flash back, the various events and unsavory... See full summary »

Directors: Reginald Le Borg, Julien Duvivier | Stars: Gloria Jean, Alan Curtis, Frank Craven, Grace McDonald

Votes: 93

29. Don't Fence Me In (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Western

Wildcat Kelly has been dead and buried for years. Or has he? Dale is a reporter for an Eastern magazine who comes West to find out the true story of Kelly, of whom Gabby seems to have mysterious knowledge.

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Dale Evans

Votes: 180

30. Kashchey bessmertnyy (1945)

73 min | Fantasy

A beautiful maiden, Marya Morevna, gives her prospective prospective husband, the mighty warrior Nikita Kozhemyaka, three riddles to solve before she'll marry him. Before he can tell her ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Rou | Stars: Aleksandr Shirshov, Georgiy Millyar, Sergey Stolyarov, Galina Grigoreva

Votes: 292

31. Sylvie et le fantôme (1946)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Fantasy

On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Odette Joyeux, François Périer, Pierre Larquey, Claude Marcy

Votes: 198

32. Margie (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

A woman reminisces about her teenage years in the 1920s, when she fell in love with her teacher.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Glenn Langan, Lynn Bari, Alan Young

Votes: 638

34. Heaven Only Knows (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Western, Fantasy

An angel is sent to earth to help a saloon owner and gambler save his soul.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Robert Cummings, Brian Donlevy, Marjorie Reynolds, Jorja Curtright

Votes: 261

35. Fascinación (1949)

83 min | Drama

A hypnotist living in the doubt of not knowing if his wife-partner with him for love or under the influence.

Director: Carlos Schlieper | Stars: Alicia Barrié, Héctor Calcaño, Susana Campos, Homero Cárpena

Votes: 8

36. The Golden Stallion (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Music

Diamonds are being smuggled across the border from Mexico in a specially made shoe of a palomino mare. One of the smugglers is killed when the mare runs off. The sheriff blames Trigger for ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 142

37. La señora de Fátima (1951)

90 min | Drama

The story of the 1917 miracle of Fatima, in which the Virgin Mary appeared to three children--two girs and one boy.

Director: Rafael Gil | Stars: Ines Orsini, Fernando Rey, Tito Junco, José María Lado

Votes: 75

38. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk

Votes: 379 | Gross: $41.60M

39. Bwana Devil (1952)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure

British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill

Votes: 286

41. The Queen of Sheba (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

The Queen of Sheba falls in love with the King of Israel. The King of Israel, however, is in love with someone else.

Director: Pietro Francisci | Stars: Leonora Ruffo, Gino Cervi, Gino Leurini, Marina Berti

Votes: 70

42. Lady in the Iron Mask (1952)

78 min | Adventure

A female version of the man in the iron mask. In this version the mask is put on a princess (patricia medina) rather than a prince as in the original book by Alexander Dumas.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Louis Hayward, Patricia Medina, Alan Hale Jr., Judd Holdren

Votes: 37

43. Manon des sources (1952)

200 min | Drama

To revenge her father's death, Manon blocks the source from which the village gets water.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Edmond Ardisson, Henri Arius, Charles Blavette, Jean-Marie Bon

Votes: 257

44. Made in Heaven (1952)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of bacon can be won if a couple do not regret their marriage after a year, but the arrival of an attractive new housemaid throws everything into chaos.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: David Tomlinson, Petula Clark, Sonja Ziemann, A.E. Matthews

Votes: 92

46. The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)

76 min | Comedy, Fantasy

An Angel finds that she needs money to fulfill her mission on Earth. Her only solution to this problem is to pawn Her harp.

Director: Alan Bromly | Stars: Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento, Robert Eddison, Jerry Desmonde

Votes: 91

47. Cinerama Holiday (1955)

119 min | Documentary

Travelogue featuring an American couple traveling in Europe and a European couple traveling in the U.S, with the emphasis on the cinematography which was viewed on a special curved screen with three projectors.

Directors: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy | Stars: John Marsh, Betty Marsh, Fred Troller, Beatrice Troller

Votes: 86 | Gross: $26.16M

48. Zolotaya antilopa (1955)

31 min | Animation, Short

A poor Indian boy saves a magic antelope that can produce gold with its hooves. After a greedy Raja learns about it, he orders to bring him the antelope - or die.

Director: Lev Atamanov

Votes: 737

50. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1991)
Episode: The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955)

Not Rated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama