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1. Cinderella (1950)

G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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85 Metascore

When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton

Votes: 131,531 | Gross: $85.00M

2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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62 Metascore

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than advertised, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 85,846 | Gross: $46.41M

3. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 67,577

4. South Pacific (1958)

Approved | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War

6.9
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On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 7,372

5. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.6
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Votes: 18,274 | Gross: $12.32M

6. Their Own Desire (1929)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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Lally is a rich girl whose father writes books and plays Polo. After 23 years of marriage, he decides to divorce his wife, and marry Mrs. Chevers. This sours Lally on all men, while on ... See full summary »

Director: E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Norma Shearer, Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

Votes: 468

7. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G | 126 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Votes: 12,269 | Gross: $40.36M

8. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

6.7
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The life and career of a Wells Fargo official frames this fictionalized account of the express company's formation.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Frances Dee, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 407

9. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.5
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 8,965

10. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,015 | Gross: $11.44M

11. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 13,899

12. The Awful Truth (1937)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy

Votes: 16,192

13. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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The triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 3,975 | Gross: $7.63M

14. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 5,188

15. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,909 | Gross: $17.44M

16. Humoresque (1946)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.6
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A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 3,535 | Gross: $2.28M

17. Ants in the Pants (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.0
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A late bloomer, 15-year-old Flo experiences his sexual awakening, relentlessly targeting his gorgeous classmate Leonie. Flos friends eagerly try to help him out. The only problem may be Leonies boyfriend.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Axel Stein, Luise Helm, Mina Tander

Votes: 3,554

18. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A shoplifter and her prosecutor fall in love, creating tensions for his career and family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 3,969 | Gross: $0.17M

19. Our Dancing Daughters (1928)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.3
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A flapper who's secretly a good girl and a gold digging floozy masquerading as an ingénue both vie for the hand of a millionaire.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther, Dorothy Sebastian

Votes: 1,379 | Gross: $0.76M

20. The Bastard (1968)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Jason and Adam are brothers who specialize in jewel heists. Jason is betrayed by Adam, who steals his girlfriend, and has him beaten and left for dead. A female doctor nurses him back to health, and he sets about planning his revenge.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Giuliano Gemma, Klaus Kinski, Margaret Lee

Votes: 272

21. Sins of the Mother (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.6
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A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dale Midkiff, Heather Fairfield, Talia Balsam

Votes: 269

22. Wife vs. Secretary (1936)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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The wife of a publishing executive mistakenly believes that her husband's relationship with his attractive secretary is more than professional.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy, May Robson

Votes: 2,802

23. Gran bollito (1977)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 289

24. Fumando espero (2013)

6 min | Short

5.4
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She only smokes and waits the man she most loves. Sometimes we fall for the person less adequate even sometimes we are aware of it but blind love, insane love can fight against all and 100 ... See full summary »

Director: Eduardo Casanova | Stars: Cristina Fenollar, Adrián Expósito, Eduardo Velasco

Votes: 48

25. That Brennan Girl (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall, June Duprez

Votes: 165

26. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 441

27. The Girl Most Likely (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 272

28. Millie (1931)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames, James Hall

Votes: 421

29. Pursuit (1935)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.7
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"Mitch" Mitchell is an aviator who has been hired to take a child in a guardianship suit out of California into Mexico. He is accompanied by Maxine Bush, the secretary of the head of a ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Sally Eilers, Scotty Beckett, Henry Travers

Votes: 124

30. Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Daughter of a wealthy family decides to marry a poor working man.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Joel McCrea, Dorothy Mackaill, Ned Sparks

Votes: 374

31. Sinners' Holiday (1930)

Passed | 60 min | Crime, Romance

6.4
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Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer, James Cagney

Votes: 417

32. The Patsy (1928)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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An awkward teenager hopelessly in love with her elder sister's boyfriend tries to make him notice her.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Orville Caldwell, Marie Dressler, Lawrence Gray

Votes: 2,247

33. The Naughty Room (2012)

Not Rated | 73 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Child abuse, drug abuse, adolescent masturbation, self pity, heartache, redemption and how to dispose of a soiled sock if you happen to be locked inside of a bathroom.

Director: Cosmo Jarvis | Stars: David Egan, Cosmo Jarvis, Tom Hannaford, Anita Scrivener

Votes: 231

34. Heart of Arizona (1938)

Approved | 68 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.8
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Belle Starr has returned from time in prison only to face a hail of bullets, along with rescue by Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: William Boyd, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Russell Hayden, John Elliott

Votes: 102

35. The Firebird (1934)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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Herman Brandt, a handsome but overly conceited actor, lives in the same apartment building in Vienna as Carola and John Pointer and their 18-year-old daughter Mariette. One day, as Carola ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Verree Teasdale, Ricardo Cortez, Lionel Atwill, Anita Louise

Votes: 176

36. Shiva (2015)

23 min | Short, Drama

7.0
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A mother realizes that her daughter is growing up.

Director: Christian Bengtson | Stars: Karen-Lise Mynster, Julie Brochorst Andersen, Mads Reuther, Adam Ild Rohweder

Votes: 8

37. Secret Garden (2010–2011)
Episode: Episode #1.19 (2011)

62 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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With Joo Won's adult memories locked away in his subconscious, Boon-Hong makes another bold stab to permanently crowbar Ra Im out of her son's life.

Director: Kwon Hyuk-Chan | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Hyun Bin, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Sa-rang Kim

Votes: 20

38. Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Episode: Episode #1.21 (2009)

TV-Y | 63 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Jae Kyung plans with Hee Soo to move up the wedding date, leaving Joon Pyo desperate for satisfactory ideas on how to get out of it.

Stars: Hye-Sun Ku, Min-Ho Lee, Hyun-joong Kim, Bum Kim

Votes: 31

39. Boys Over Flowers (2009)
Episode: Episode #1.22 (2009)

TV-Y | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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The dreaded moment arrives for Joon Pyo and Jae Kyung to be locked together in holy matrimony, but someone decides not to hold their peace.

Stars: Hye-Sun Ku, Min-Ho Lee, Hyun-joong Kim, Bum Kim

Votes: 33



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