With Western Electric (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Frankenstein (1931)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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91 Metascore

Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster out of lifeless body parts.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 68,812

2. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his Greenwich Village courtyard apartment window, and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder, despite the skepticism of his fashion-model girlfriend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 467,003 | Gross: $36.76M

3. Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.8
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95 Metascore

Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson

Votes: 46,004 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 211,817

5. To Catch a Thief (1955)

PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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82 Metascore

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Votes: 69,398 | Gross: $8.75M

6. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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68 Metascore

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 28,619 | Gross: $1.30M

7. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A starship crew in the 23rd century goes to investigate the silence of a distant planet's colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 47,297 | Gross: $3.00M

8. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,573

9. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid the $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 85,803 | Gross: $0.65M

10. It Happened One Night (1934)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A renegade reporter trailing a young runaway heiress for a big story joins her on a bus heading from Florida to New York, and they end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 99,168 | Gross: $4.36M

11. Kiss of Death (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Nick Bianco is caught during a botched jewellery heist. The prosecution offer him a more lenient sentence if he squeals on his accomplices but he doesn't roll over on them. Three years into the sentence an event changes his mind.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Votes: 7,960

12. Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Returning to the ancestral castle long after the death of the monster, the son of Dr. Frankenstein meets a mad shepherd who is hiding the comatose creature. To clear the family name, he revives the creature and tries to rehabilitate him.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 9,786

13. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 62,259

14. Gaslight (1944)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Ten years after her aunt was murdered in their London home, a woman returns from Italy in the 1880s to resume residence with her new husband. His obsessive interest in the home rises from a secret that may require driving his wife insane.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, May Whitty

Votes: 26,652

15. Laura (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 44,970 | Gross: $4.36M

16. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. However, she soon starts to have her doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 29,270

17. Forever, Darling (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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TV's greatest comedy duo, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, star in this madcap comedy about a research chemist whose dedicated pursuit of a new pesticide wreaks havoc on his marriage.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, Louis Calhern

Votes: 989

18. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 12,672

19. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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96 Metascore

A poor Midwest family is forced off their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 89,634 | Gross: $0.06M

20. A Place in the Sun (1951)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

Votes: 21,651

21. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

A naive youth leader is appointed to fill a vacancy in the U.S. Senate. His idealistic plans promptly collide with corruption at home and subterfuge from his hero in Washington, but he tries to forge ahead despite attacks on his character.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 111,697 | Gross: $9.60M

22. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A small-town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor after the discovery of a human skeleton on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,994

23. An American in Paris (1951)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

Votes: 32,206 | Gross: $4.50M

24. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

PG | 108 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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94 Metascore

A young girl, overjoyed when her favorite uncle comes to visit the family, slowly begins to suspect that he is in fact the "Merry Widow" killer sought by the authorities.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 62,794

25. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 56,259 | Gross: $0.30M

26. This Happy Breed (1944)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Just after World War I, the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. They live an ordinary life throughout the years, but everything changes when World War II breaks out.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness, Alison Leggatt

Votes: 3,229

27. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Seven guests, a newly hired secretary and two staff are gathered at a manor house on an isolated island by an unknown absentee host and are killed off one-by-one. They work together to determine who the killer is before it's too late.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 14,250

28. The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.9
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 25,388

29. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 34,038 | Gross: $3.97M

30. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 28,836 | Gross: $0.01M

31. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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82 Metascore

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 22,682

32. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 23,091

33. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 14,300

34. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 8,813

35. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 28,000

36. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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74 Metascore

A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 12,999

37. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.0
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, William G. O'Gorman

Votes: 1,466

38. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 35,412 | Gross: $0.17M

39. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Richard Wattis, David Horne

Votes: 7,997

40. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.1
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60 Metascore

A pair of sailors on leave try to help a movie extra become a singing star.

Directors: George Sidney, Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 8,374

41. The Red House (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun

Votes: 3,808

42. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 9,427

43. The Stranger (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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76 Metascore

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale

Votes: 25,554

44. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller, War

8.3
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 20,731

45. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 16,997 | Gross: $13.50M

46. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier

Votes: 5,350 | Gross: $11.81M

47. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A musician is stalked by an unknown homicidal maniac, who blackmails him for the accidental killing of another stalker.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 7,920

48. Gun Crazy (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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74 Metascore

Two disturbed young people release their fascination with guns through a crime spree.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 12,747

49. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Votes: 10,860

50. A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A letter is addressed to three wives from their "best friend" Addie Ross, announcing that she is running away with one of their husbands - but she does not say which one.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 9,093


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