Films Seen in 2017

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1. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bill Maynard, Joss Ackland, Bernard Lee

Votes: 134

TV

Good

2. We Bought a Zoo (2011)

PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

58 Metascore

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Elle Fanning

Votes: 128,329 | Gross: $75.62M

TV

Good

3. Escape (1948)

78 min | Thriller

A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland

Votes: 253

Online

Good

4. House of Wax (1953)

GP | 88 min | Horror

An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 14,829 | Gross: $23.75M

DVD

Excellent

5. Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh

Votes: 4,219

DVD

Fair

6. Tape (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

Votes: 17,867 | Gross: $0.49M

DVD

Good

7. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

Votes: 2,470

DVD

Excellent

8. The Canary Murder Case (1929)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A beautiful showgirl, nicknamed 'the Canary', is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and soon ends up dead. But who killed 'the Canary'. All the suspects who knew her had ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Louise Brooks

Votes: 478

Online

Fair

9. Desire (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

An automotive engineer bound for a holiday in Spain meets a sultry jewel thief.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, William Frawley

Votes: 1,926

Online

Good

10. It! (1967)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed - only one statue withstood the fire mysteriously undamaged. Suddenly ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Jill Haworth, Paul Maxwell, Aubrey Richards

Votes: 920

Online

Fair

11. Flying Fifty-Five (1939)

72 min | Drama

An exciting tale of double crossing and blackmail between father and son in the horse racing world.

Director: Reginald Denham | Stars: Derrick De Marney, Nancy Burne, Marius Goring, John Warwick

Votes: 27

DVD

Fair

12. Jewish Prudence (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy

Papa Gimplewart, father to three children who will never amount to anything, is unimpressed by the young lawyer who wants to marry his daughter.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Max Davidson, Johnny Fox, Martha Sleeper, Gaston Glass

Votes: 114

DVD

Good

13. Thundering Fleas (1926)

20 min | Comedy, Family, Short

The kids from Our Gang have to attend a wedding, and they bring along their flea collection--which gets loose.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Joe Cobb, Jackie Condon

Votes: 265

DVD

Fair

14. Fluttering Hearts (1927)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short

Ignoring her father's attempts to counsel her, a young woman races off to a sale at a store. Chased by a motorcycle policeman, she eventually wins him over with the help of a friendly ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Oliver Hardy, Martha Sleeper, William Burress

Votes: 235

DVD

Fair

15. The Night Heaven Fell (1958)

95 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

Ursula leaves the convent where she was educated, to start living with her uncle, the count Ribera, and her aunt Florentine. When she arrives, she is confronted with a local drama: a ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alida Valli, Stephen Boyd, José Nieto

Votes: 585

DVD

Good

16. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 551,612 | Gross: $32.00M

DVD

Excellent

17. Chronicle (2012)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly

Votes: 231,484 | Gross: $64.58M

TV

Good

19. Goosebumps (2015)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

60 Metascore

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Director: Rob Letterman | Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee

Votes: 74,486 | Gross: $80.08M

DVD

Good

20. On the Loose (1931)

20 min | Comedy, Short

The girls, tired of being taken to Coney Island by all the local boys, meet up with two Englishmen who offer to take them on a date--to Coney Island.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd

Votes: 323

DVD

Fair

21. That's My Wife (1929)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Oliver stands to inherit a large fortune from his rich Uncle Bernal, with the condition that he be happily married. But when Mrs. Hardy walks out just before Uncle Bernal is due for a visit... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Aubrey, Harry Bernard

Votes: 595

DVD

Fair

22. Along Came Auntie (1926)

Passed | 23 min | Comedy, Short

A divorced woman is set to receive $100,000 and quarts of diamonds from her divorce-disapproving aunt. Having taken in her first husband as a lodger, due to financial difficulties, and now ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred Guiol, Richard Wallace | Stars: Oliver Hardy, Glenn Tryon, Vivien Oakland, Tyler Brooke

Votes: 305

DVD

Fair

23. Dog Shy (1926)

Passed | 22 min | Comedy, Short

Charley is afraid of dogs, and one chases him into a phone box, which a stuffy aristocrat has just left to get more change, to continue the phone call with his fiancée, who is being forced ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charley Chase, Stuart Holmes, Mildred June, Josephine Crowell

Votes: 175

DVD

24. The Old Bull (1932)

Passed | 19 min | Comedy, Short

The girls encounter a runaway lion while stranded out in the country.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Otto Fries, Bobby Burns

Votes: 64

Online

25. Beauty and the Bus (1933)

18 min | Comedy, Short

The girls win a car in a raffle.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Don Barclay, Eddie Baker

Votes: 84

Online

26. Sing Sister Sing (1935)

21 min | Short, Comedy

At a residence hotel, Patsy is moving in with Thelma. Thelma has prepared some rules, including singing whenever one feels quarrelsome or angry. Although Thelma tells Patsy that they'll ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Harry Bowen, Charlie Hall

Votes: 78

Online

27. The Tin Man (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

Thelma and Patsy find themselves in a spooky house inhabited by a nut who is a mechanical genius and has made a robot who does everything. The inventor manipulates the robot's control board... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Matthew Betz, Clarence Wilson

Votes: 137

Online

28. Show Business (1932)

20 min | Comedy, Short

The girls and their pet monkey create havoc on board a train carrying a traveling Broadway troupe.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Anita Garvin, Monte Collins

Votes: 109

Online

29. Maid in Hollywood (1934)

20 min | Comedy, Short

Thelma, who came to Hollywood from Joplin to be a star, is ready to go home. She and her pal Patsy are packing up and packing it in. Then, through Patsy's deviousness, Thelma gets a call to... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Constance Bergen, Don Barclay

Votes: 59

Online

30. The Bargain of the Century (1933)

20 min | Comedy, Short

After accidentally getting a policeman friend fired, the girls must come up with some way to get him re-hired or be stuck with him as an unwanted roommate.

Director: Charley Chase | Stars: Thelma Todd, Zasu Pitts, Billy Gilbert, James P. Burtis

Votes: 79

Online

31. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

After falling pregnant to a pharmacist and refusing to marry, a young woman is thrown from her home and sent to a scrict girls' reform school.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovenský, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne

Votes: 3,758

Online

Excellent

32. The 2nd Best Secret Agent in the Whole Wide World (1965)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Dauntless British agent Charles Vine is called upon to escort to London the famed Swedish scientist Henrik Jacobs to negotiate the sale of a secret formula. However, sinister forces ... See full summary »

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Tom Adams, Karel Stepanek, Peter Bull, John Arnatt

Votes: 129

Online

Good

33. Bulldog Drummond (1929)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, whose uncle is being held hostage by embezzlers.

Director: F. Richard Jones | Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant, Montagu Love

Votes: 777

TV

Good

34. Asleep in the Feet (1933)

19 min | Comedy, Short

The girls moonlight as taxi dancers in order to earn some extra money.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Thelma Todd, Billy Gilbert, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 90

Online

35. Hammerhead (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson, Peter Vaughan, Diana Dors

Votes: 321

Online

Good

36. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 335

Online

Good

37. The Whisperers (1967)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

Elderly Mrs. Ross lives alone in her meager flat, scraping by on government assistance even as she claims to have great wealth. After finding stolen money she is victimized, making it necessary to find her support in her declining years.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Jack Austin

Votes: 930

Online

Good

38. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 1,918

TV

Good

39. Black Like Me (1964)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

Based on the true story of a white reporter who, at the height of the civil-rights movement, temporarily darkened his skin to experience the realities of a black man's life in the segregated South.

Director: Carl Lerner | Stars: James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, Roscoe Lee Browne, Al Freeman Jr.

Votes: 602

Online

Fair

40. Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters

Votes: 454

Online

Good

41. The Spider and the Fly (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

A clever and dedicated French police official, a cleverer master-thief whom he secretly admires, the woman loved by the official who is in love with the thief, at the outbreak of World War I.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Eric Portman, Guy Rolfe, Nadia Gray, George Cole

Votes: 195

Online

Excellent

42. Pikovaya dama (1910)

15 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

Based on Pushkin's short story: When his friends play faro, German always enjoys watching, but he never gambles himself. One day, as he is watching their game, he learns that an elderly ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Pavel Biryukov, Aleksandra Goncharova, Antonina Pozharskaya, Andrey Gromov

Votes: 113

DVD

Fair

43. The Little House in Kolomna (1913)

30 min | Comedy, Short

Based on the verse story by Pushkin: Pretty young Parasha is living with her widowed mother. Parasha diligently takes care of many household tasks, but she also enjoys flirting with the ... See full summary »

Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Praskovya Maksimova, Sofya Goslavskaya, Ivan Mozzhukhin

Votes: 68

DVD

Fair

44. Suspended Alibi (1957)

65 min | Crime, Drama

A married editor who is having an affair pretends that he is visiting an army friend, to keep his wife from suspecting him of infidelity. But while he is with the girlfriend, his friend is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Shaughnessy | Stars: Patrick Holt, Honor Blackman, Valentine Dyall, Naomi Chance

Votes: 85

Online

Good

45. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)

PG | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

At the height of his fame, Oscar Wilde angers the Marquis of Queensberry by having what is (correctly) believed to be a romantic relationship with Queensberry's son Lord Alfred Douglas ("... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason, Nigel Patrick

Votes: 735

Online

Excellent

46. Rogue Male (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Thriller