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1. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.3
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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: 666

2. The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay

Votes: 754

3. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.4
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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: 1,087

4. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.4
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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: 365

5. 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: 582

6. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.2
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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: 1,303

7. Dead Men Walk (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.7
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The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Dwight Frye

Votes: 1,032

8. Trapped (1949)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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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: 543

9. Bluebeard (1944)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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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: 1,392

10. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.7
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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: 1,059

11. 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: 621

12. 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: 839

13. 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: 367

14. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andrés Resino

Votes: 1,298

15. 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: 82

16. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

6.0
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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: 1,279

17. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 924

18. Trouble in Texas (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Western

5.8
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Rodeo stars are being killed with poisoned needles, and Tex Ritter is next on the list.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Tex Ritter, Rita Hayworth, White Flash, Earl Dwire

Votes: 134

19. Black Lightning (1924)

Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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Add a Plot

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Thunder the Dog, Clara Bow, Harold Austin, Eddie Phillips

Votes: 11

20. Bombs Over Burma (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison, Nedrick Young

Votes: 139

21. Railroaded! (1947)

Approved | 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: 1,190

22. Fury of the Congo (1951)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 214

23. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.5
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A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 265

24. Mystery Mountain (1934)

Approved | 223 min | Adventure, Western

7.3
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Ken Williams is determined to discover the identity of the mysterious Rattler, who preys upon railroads and transportation companies like that owned by Jane Corwin. The Rattler is ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Verna Hillie, Syd Saylor

Votes: 60

25. Tundra (1936)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure

7.1
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After a plane crash, a doctor treks 400 miles into the Alaskan wilderness. Based on a true story.

Directors: Norman Dawn, Fred R. Feitshans Jr. | Stars: Alfred Delcambre, Merrill McCormick, Jack Santos, Frank Baker

Votes: 11

26. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 235

27. Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 239

28. North Star (1925)

Passed | Drama

5.9
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Melodrama about a man who heads into the Northwest after he mistakenily believes he has killed another man and is followed there by his sister.

Director: Paul Powell | Stars: Strongheart the Dog, Virginia Lee Corbin, Stuart Holmes, Ken Maynard

Votes: 15

29. The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | 59 min | Horror

4.9
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 329

30. Swamp Woman (1941)

Passed | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.6
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Into the vast swamplands hurry three people; honky tonk dancer Annabelle Tollington (Ann Corio), cheap promoter "Flash" Bland (Jay Novello) trying to catch Annabelle, and escaping convict ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Ann Corio, Jack La Rue, Mary Hull, Ian MacDonald

Votes: 36

31. The Deerslayer (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Deerslayer, a white man who was brought up by the Mohicans, helps his old tribe when the Hurons steal Princess Wah Tah, the betrothed of his friend Jingo-Good. His friends, the Hutters, are... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bruce Kellogg, Jean Parker, Larry Parks, Warren Ashe

Votes: 12

32. Marked Trails (1944)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Following completion of the "Trail Blazers" series, Bob Steele and Hoot Gibson were paired in three other Monogram westerns, with the only connection to the "Trail Blazers" series being ... See full summary »

Director: John P. McCarthy | Stars: Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Veda Ann Borg, Ralph Lewis

Votes: 32

33. Streets of New York (1939)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Jimmy, an idealistic and hard-working young man, has just arrived in New York City with dreams of making his fortune. Along the way he faces numerous obstacles, opportunities and ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Martin Spellman, Marjorie Reynolds, Dick Purcell

Votes: 87

34. Boys of the City (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Votes: 497

35. The Prairie (1947)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Religious fanatic Ishmael Bush is determined to find a land where the rules could be of his own making. So he sets out from Kentucky with his wife and five sons to go into the un-surveyed ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Lenore Aubert, Alan Baxter, Russ Vincent, John Mitchum

Votes: 17

36. Up in the Air (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.9
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A none-too-popular (nor good) radio singer, Rita Wilson is murdered while singing on the air in a radio studio. Radio page boy, Frankie Ryan, and his janitor pal, Jeff, solve the mystery ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Frankie Darro, Marjorie Reynolds, Mantan Moreland, Gordon Jones

Votes: 197

37. Bowery Buckaroos (1947)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.6
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The Bowery Boys head west to clear Louie of an old murder charge that he had killed his gold-mine partner. Sach has the map to the gold mine painted on his back, and Blackjack McCoy has him... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 252

38. Wild Youth (1960)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Three teenage criminals break out of juvenile prison and head south to Mexico.

Director: John F. Schreyer | Stars: Robert Hutton, John Goddard, Carol Ohmart, Clancy Cooper

Votes: 80

39. Law Men (1944)

Approved | 58 min | Western

5.6
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Johnny is a marshall who infiltrates a bank robbery gang.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Jan Wiley, Kirby Grant

Votes: 51

40. Arizona Days (1937)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Music, Western

4.9
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Tex and sidekick Grass join McGill's traveling show. When Price has McGill's wagons burned, Tex becomes the county tax collector to earn money. This leads to trouble as one of those owing money is Price who says he will not pay.

Director: John English | Stars: Tex Ritter, Syd Saylor, White Flash, Ethelind Terry

Votes: 110

41. The Man from Texas (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.6
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Tobias Simms (James Craig) is torn between his criminal career as the masked bandit named the "El Paso Kid", and the life of a law-abiding citizen with his long-suffering wife Zoe (Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: James Craig, Lynn Bari, Johnny Johnston, Una Merkel

Votes: 42

42. Harmony Trail (1944)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Sent to investigate a payroll robbery, Marshall Rocky meets his old friends Ken, Eddie, and Max. He has the serial numbers and when Pop puts on his medicine show they get one of the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Eddie Dean, Gene Alsace, Max Terhune

Votes: 57

43. Girls in Chains (1943)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

4.4
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When a teacher loses her job because her brother-in-law is a racketeer, she takes a position at a girls' reformatory.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Arline Judge, Roger Clark, Robin Raymond, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 125

44. The Cowboy and the Bandit (1935)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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Bill travels to a new state after the outlaw Scarface saves him from a lynch mob. There he takes a job on the Barton ranch and joins in the fight against gang leader Larkin. Finding a ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Rex Lease, Bobby Nelson, Blanche Mehaffey, Richard Alexander

Votes: 24

45. Gas House Kids Go West (1947)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sport

5.8
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The Gas House Kids take a job delivering an automobile to California, unaware that it is a stolen car. Upon their arrival, they discover a hot-car ring run by a crooked ranch foreman with ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Emory Parnell, Chili Williams, Vince Barnett, William Wright

Votes: 19

46. The Trusted Outlaw (1937)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.3
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Dan Ward, reformed and last member of an outlaw family, meets Molly Clark in a rocky draw near town. Ted Wells, a henchman for Dan's enemy Jim Swain, attempts to shoot Dan but is outdrawn ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Lois January, Joan Barclay, Earl Dwire

Votes: 25

47. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Drama, Music

5.7
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A cowboy is wrongfully accused of murder. He winds up in Harlem, where he assumes the identity of a preacher-turned-gangster who looks like him. He infiltrates the gang to catch the men who... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, Mantan Moreland

Votes: 94

48. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

5.6
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A man's heavy drinking drives away his family and threatens to destroy his relationship with his little daughter.

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: William Farnum, Tom Santschi, Patty Lou Lynd, Robert Frazer

Votes: 72

49. My Old Kentucky Home (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.6
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Larry is engaged to Lisbeth Blair but he becomes attentive to Gail, a singer, and is injured in an accident in her apartment. He is slowly going blind and decides that he shouldn't marry ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Evelyn Venable, Grant Richards, Clara Blandick, Bernadene Hayes

Votes: 7

50. The Bizarre Ones (1968)

73 min | Drama

5.2
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While on a leisurely ride in the country, a kinky dominatrix picks up a young male hitchhiker. At the first opportunity she handcuffs and blindfolds him, then takes him to a farmhouse where... See full summary »

Director: Henri Pachard | Stars: Marie Claire, Cherie Winters, Tracy Lee, Judy Caine

Votes: 33