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1. The Babysitter (1969)

R | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

Director: Don Henderson | Stars: Patricia Wymer, George E. Carey, Anne Bellamy, Kathy Williams

Votes: 406

2. Evel Knievel (1971)

GP | 88 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.1
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Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron

Votes: 778

3. Swamp Women (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

3.1
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An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,521

4. Earth vs the Spider (1958)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson, Gene Roth

Votes: 2,189

5. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,553

6. Sixpack Annie (1975)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.0
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Busty, blonde and beautiful, Six-Pack Annie seeks to help her Aunt Tess raise $5,000 for the family diner...by trying to find a rich daddy.

Director: Fred G. Thorne | Stars: Lindsay Bloom, Jana Bellan, Joe Higgins, Larry Mahan

Votes: 208

7. The Crawling Hand (1963)

Approved | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,420

8. Trapped (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 609

9. The New Adventures of Tarzan (I) (1935)

Not Rated | 257 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker

Votes: 254

10. The Lucky Texan (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 945

11. Blue Steel (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 1,261

12. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 951

13. Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.7
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Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, detailing a suburban bank... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason

Votes: 619

14. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 694

15. The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

Directors: J.P. McGowan, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, John Wayne, Shirley Grey

Votes: 470

16. The Ape Man (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 1,017

17. Randy Rides Alone (1934)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 821

18. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,183

19. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.3
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,393

20. Crime in the Streets (1956)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell

Votes: 952

21. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.1
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,120

22. Bluebeard (1944)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 1,490

23. The Man from Utah (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

5.2
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In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, Anita Campillo, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 870

24. The Quiet Gun (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.4
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Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis, Kathleen Crowley

Votes: 192

25. Railroaded! (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph

Votes: 1,287

26. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.3
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When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 383

27. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)

Passed | 218 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 305

28. Apache Warrior (1957)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.5
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This is the story of the Apache Kid; how he aided in the capture of Geronimo and his band, and later became a hunted renegade himself.

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Keith Larsen, Jim Davis, Rodolfo Acosta, John Miljan

Votes: 75

29. Shanghai Chest (1948)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Charlie attempts to solve a triple murder in which a dead man's finger prints show up at all three murder sites.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roland Winters, Mantan Moreland, Tim Ryan, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 201

30. Rainbow Valley (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Romance, Western

5.5
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John Martin is a government agent working under cover. Leading citizen Morgan calls in gunman Galt who blows Martin's cover.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 498

31. Queen of the Amazons (1947)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure

3.6
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A woman's husband has disappeared on an expedition into the jungle. She hires a guide to take her into the jungle to find him. However, they discover that he has been captured by a savage female tribe.

Director: Edward Finney | Stars: Robert Lowery, Patricia Morison, J. Edward Bromberg, John Miljan

Votes: 625

32. Double Cross (1941)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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When a cop is shot dead during a raid, and another is mistakenly shot for killing him, his fellow officer friend goes undercover on his own to bust up the criminal's operation.

Director: Albert H. Kelley | Stars: Kane Richmond, Pauline Moore, Wynne Gibson, John Miljan

Votes: 107

33. Fog Island (1945)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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An inventor recently released from prison invites a group of former business associates to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 544

34. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 761

35. West of the Divide (1934)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.3
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Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Virginia Brown Faire, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 732

36. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 434

37. The Trail Beyond (1934)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 673

38. Texas Terror (1935)

Approved | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett

Votes: 731

39. The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.2
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Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 777

40. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.2
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 754

41. Sunset Murder Case (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Small-time showgirl, loved by two decent men, poses as a stripper to infiltrate a nightclub whose owner is believed responsible for her father's murder.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Sally Rand, Henry King, Esther Muir, Lona Andre

Votes: 98

42. Lady from Chungking (1942)

Approved | 66 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Anna May Wong, Harold Huber, Mae Clarke, Rick Vallin

Votes: 132

43. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

5.5
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,406

44. The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 874

45. Gun Smoke (1945)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.8
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U.S. Marshals Nevada Jack McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins come upon an overturned stagecoach with the driver and the passenger dead. They learn that the passenger, Hinkley, an archaeologist, has... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jennifer Holt, Riley Hill

Votes: 21

46. I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Slim Summerville, El Brendel, Iris Adrian, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 122

47. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Votes: 493

48. Fargo (1952)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.9
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The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight

Votes: 134

49. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.3
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 903

50. Apache Woman (1955)

Approved | 69 min | Western

4.7
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A government agent is sent to a western town to investigate attacks that the townspeople say are being commited by rampaging Apaches. The agent, however, suspects that different forces may ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Joan Taylor, Lance Fuller, Morgan Jones

Votes: 98



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