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1. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

7.1
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A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 881

2. The Sign of the Cross (1932)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, History

6.9
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A Roman soldier becomes torn between his love for a Christian woman and his loyalty to Emperor Nero.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Elissa Landi, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,746

3. 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: 4,962

4. Only Yesterday (1933)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, John Boles, Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke

Votes: 269

5. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,353

6. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Rio Rita (1929)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Music, Romance

7.7
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Capt. James Stewart pursues the bandit "The Kinkajou" over the Mexican border and falls in love with Rita. He suspects, that her brother is the bandit.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, John Boles, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 577

8. College Humor (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.1
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A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle

Votes: 131

9. Show of Shows (1929)

Passed | 128 min | Musical

6.2
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It's 1929. The studio gave the cinema its voice gave offered the audiences a chance to see their favorite actors and actresses from the silent screen era to see and for the first time can ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Frank Fay, William Courtenay, H.B. Warner, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 313

10. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 836

11. The Texan (1930)

Passed | 79 min | Western

6.9
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An outlaw, the Llano Kid is the scourge of south Texas and a Bible quoting lawman named Thacker. The kid joins a con man in a plot to deceive a wealthy old woman that he's her long-lost son... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Emma Dunn, Oscar Apfel

Votes: 46

12. The Death Kiss (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Murder during film shoot sparks search for a killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Adrienne Ames, John Wray

Votes: 794

13. Convention City (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Music

8.6
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Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell, Mary Astor

Votes: 33

14. Fig Leaves (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

6.6
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In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger

Votes: 181

15. Rome Express (1932)

94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyke painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop

Votes: 275

16. The Yellow Ticket (1931)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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A young Russian girl is forced into a life of prostitution in Czarist Russia, and she and a British journalist find their lives endangered when she reveals to him information regarding the ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Elissa Landi, Lionel Barrymore, Laurence Olivier, Walter Byron

Votes: 127

17. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Rochelle Hudson, Tom Brown, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 529

18. West Point (II) (1927)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.7
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Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: William Haines, Joan Crawford, William Bakewell, Neil Neely

Votes: 1,644

19. 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: 285

20. Orchids and Ermine (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A telephone operator at an opulent hotel falls in love with a young man who turns out to be a rich oil millionaire.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Colleen Moore, Jack Mulhall, Sam Hardy, Gwen Lee

Votes: 93

21. Black Moon (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 434

22. Children of Divorce (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson

Votes: 141

23. Friends and Lovers (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.5
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British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Lili Damita, Laurence Olivier, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 290

24. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

6.1
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A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, Edmund Goulding, Victor Heerman, Edwin H. Knopf, Rowland V. Lee, Ernst Lubitsch, Lothar Mendes, Victor Schertzinger, A. Edward Sutherland, Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper

Votes: 219

25. The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 265

26. Lonely Wives (1931)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A lonely husband, whose wife has been away, hires a look-a-like impersonator to fill his place and fool his mother-in-law while he plays around with a pretty coquette. His wife returns that night and confusion prevails.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Laura La Plante, Patsy Ruth Miller

Votes: 272

27. Mantrap (1926)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy

7.1
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A sexy young manicurist living with her older backwoodsman husband in a small Canadian town finds herself attracted to a young, rich and famous divorce lawyer who comes to town on vacation.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ernest Torrence, Clara Bow, Percy Marmont, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 282

28. Behind the Mask (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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An undercover Federal officer serving time in prison fakes his escape in order to infiltrate a heroin smuggling ring.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Jack Holt, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff, Claude King

Votes: 185

29. Way Out West (1930)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music

8.0
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Wise-guy carnival barker Windy bilks a group of cowboys out of their money, gets caught and is forced into working off the debt on their ranch. He falls in love with Molly, the pretty owner... See full summary »

Director: Fred Niblo | Stars: William Haines, Leila Hyams, Polly Moran, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 641

30. Make Me a Star (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin, Zasu Pitts, Ben Turpin

Votes: 324

31. Shopworn (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A poor woman and a man from an upper-class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 524

32. By Candlelight (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.3
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Beautiful woman mistakes a prince's butler for the prince.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Elissa Landi, Paul Lukas, Nils Asther, Dorothy Revier

Votes: 74

33. Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A young man of society wants to make an expedition to Africa, but his fiancée asks him for help about one of her fathers guests shortly before his planed departure. Her suspects about that ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Thelma Todd, Creighton Hale, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong

Votes: 235

34. Servants' Entrance (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.5
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Servants' Entrance is a 1934 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. The movie was written by Samson Raphaelson from the Sigrid Boo novel and directed by Frank Lloyd, with a cartoon sequence... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Lew Ayres, Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly

Votes: 30

35. The American Venus (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy

7.7
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Mary Gray, whose father manufactures cold cream, is engaged to sappy Horace Niles, the son of Hugo Niles, the elder Gray's most competitive rival in the cosmetics business. Chip Armstrong, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Esther Ralston, Lawrence Gray, Ford Sterling, Fay Lanphier

Votes: 20

36. The Virginian (1914)

Passed | 55 min | Western

5.7
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A good-natured but chivalrous cowboy romances the local schoolmarm and leads the posse that brings a gang of rustlers, which includes his best friend, to justice.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Jack W. Johnston, Sydney Deane, William Elmer

Votes: 150

37. Bachelor Apartment (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A New York playboy dates wild woman until he falls for a hard-working stenographer.

Director: Lowell Sherman | Stars: Lowell Sherman, Irene Dunne, Mae Murray, Norman Kerry

Votes: 317

38. Diplomaniacs (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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Barbers Willy Nilly and Hercules Glub have opened a barbershop in an Indian reservation, where they have no customers. When suddenly a white man asks for a shave, several Indians of the ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Marjorie White, Phyllis Barry

Votes: 241

39. Virtue (1932)

TV-PG | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Carole Lombard, Pat O'Brien, Mayo Methot, Jack La Rue

Votes: 538

40. Broadway Bad (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 124

41. The Sea Tiger (1927)

Passed | 60 min | Drama

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Julian, a Spanish fisherman in the Canary Islands, has a younger brother Charles who tends to get in trouble with women. When Charles sets his sights on a wealthy aristocratic woman, Julian... See full summary »

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Milton Sills, Mary Astor, Larry Kent, Alice White

42. 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: 278

43. So This Is Africa (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey play a couple of broke, hungry vaudevillians who are holed up in a hotel room with a few (tame) lions. They are hired by a movie producer who wishes to send ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Robert Woolsey, Bert Wheeler, Raquel Torres, Esther Muir

Votes: 68

44. Street of Sin (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

7.3
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The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.

Directors: Mauritz Stiller, Ludwig Berger, Lothar Mendes, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Fay Wray, Olga Baclanova, Ernest W. Johnson

Votes: 14

45. Mammy (1930)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.2
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A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Al Jolson, Lois Moran, Lowell Sherman, Louise Dresser

Votes: 134

46. Three Cornered Moon (1933)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy

6.7
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Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland, Wallace Ford

Votes: 347

47. Below the Sea (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.8
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A wealthy woman funds an underwater expedition to explore for marine life, but what she doesn't know is that her "colleagues" have other intentions.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Fay Wray, Frederick Vogeding, Esther Howard

Votes: 211

48. Hot Pepper (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Comedy about a pair of ex-Marines who team up and get involved in a nightclub. Trouble ensues when they both fall in love with a feisty woman and begin fighting over her.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lupe Velez, Victor McLaglen, El Brendel

Votes: 81

49. Girl Crazy (1932)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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New York playboy Danny Churchill is sent to a small town in Arizona, where being sheriff is very dangerous, to keep away from girls, but he decides to open a dude ranch there. He asks his ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 186

50. East Side, West Side (1927)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Valli, J. Farrell MacDonald, Dore Davidson

Votes: 62



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