With Hal Roach Studios (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 422,349

2. Children of the Corn (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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45 Metascore

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin

Votes: 49,585 | Gross: $14.57M

3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

7.9
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89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a horde of flesh-eating ghouls that are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 121,659 | Gross: $0.09M

4. The 39 Steps (1935)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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93 Metascore

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 54,527

5. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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98 Metascore

While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 50,147

6. The Little Rascals (1955)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Television syndication package of the classic 1929-1938 shorts from the "Our Gang Comedies" movie series.

Stars: Wally Albright, Sherwood Bailey, Bobbie 'Cotton' Beard, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard

Votes: 1,134

7. D.O.A. (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.3
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 11,369

8. The Outlaw (1943)

G | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

Directors: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Jane Russell, Walter Huston

Votes: 4,328

9. 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: 25,469

10. Kids Incorporated (1984–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.1
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A group of kids sing songs at a club for kids. They solve problems in-between performances.

Stars: Fergie, Moosie Drier, Rahsaan Patterson, Renee Sandstrom

Votes: 883

11. The Big Picture (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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64 Metascore

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 5,578 | Gross: $0.12M

12. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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89 Metascore

A mentally disabled giant and his level headed guardian find work at a sadistic cowboy's ranch in depression era America.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 5,830

13. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

8.1
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A boy leaves his small country town and heads to the big city to get a job. As soon as he makes it big his sweetheart will join him and marry him. His enthusiasm to get ahead leads to some interesting adventures.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 19,647 | Gross: $0.62M

14. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 5,600

15. The Flying Deuces (1939)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, War

6.8
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Ollie has fallen in love with the innkeeper's daughter in Paris. The only problem - she's very much in love with her husband. To forget her he joins the Foreign Legion with Stan. Bad idea.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jean Parker, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 4,986

16. March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.2
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Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's Bogeymen are set on Toyland.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 6,492

17. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 6,402 | Gross: $1.40M

18. Topper (1937)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.3
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke

Votes: 7,177

19. The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bendix, Marjorie Reynolds, Wesley Morgan, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 364

20. Advise & Consent (1962)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Senate investigation into the President's newly nominated Secretary of State, gives light to a secret from the past, which may not only ruin the candidate, but the President's character as well.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Henry Fonda, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 6,871

21. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 5,809

22. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,373

23. The Cardinal (1963)

Approved | 175 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Nazism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Tom Tryon, John Huston, Romy Schneider, Carol Lynley

Votes: 2,558

24. The Music Box (1932)

Approved | 29 min | Comedy, Short

8.0
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Like the legendary Sisyphus, deliverymen Laurel and Hardy struggle to push a large crated piano up a seemingly insurmountable flight of stairs.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dinah, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 7,143

25. Topper Returns (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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A fun-loving young woman is murdered after trading bedrooms with her wealthy friend. Her ghost seeks aid from Topper to find the murderer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis, Billie Burke

Votes: 2,862

26. Secret Agent (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

Votes: 8,178

27. Way Out West (1937)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Stanley and Ollie are enlisted to deliver the deed to a goldmine in a small village, only for it to be stolen.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sharon Lynn, James Finlayson

Votes: 8,024

28. Sons of the Desert (1933)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

7.6
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When Stan and Ollie trick their wives into thinking that they are taking a medicinal cruise while they're actually going to a convention, the wives find out the truth the hard way.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Mae Busch

Votes: 8,455

29. Made for Each Other (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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While on a business trip, an ambitious young lawyer meets and immediately falls in love with a stranger. They wed the following day, and tragedy soon strikes.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Carole Lombard, James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson

Votes: 3,457

30. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 3,283

31. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 5,734

32. One Million B.C. (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.

Directors: Hal Roach Jr., Hal Roach | Stars: Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Lon Chaney Jr., Conrad Nagel

Votes: 1,470

33. Starship Invasions (1977)

PG | 89 min | Sci-Fi

3.7
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An advance team from a dying, far-off civilization seeks a new world to conquer and inhabit -- Earth.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Christopher Lee, Daniel Pilon, Tiiu Leek

Votes: 827

34. Saint Joan (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, Anton Walbrook, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,178

35. Our Gang (1922)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.9
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An unethical merchant moves into town and steals customers from the widowed owner of an established store; the gang steps in to help.

Director: Robert F. McGowan | Stars: Anna Mae Bilson, Jackie Condon, Mickey Daniels, John Hatton

Votes: 484

36. Block-Heads (1938)

Approved | 57 min | Comedy, War

7.6
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Stan, who has remained faithfully at his World War I post for twenty years, finally comes home where his best friend, Ollie, takes him in, thus allowing him to discover the many conveniences of the modern world.

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Patricia Ellis, Minna Gombell

Votes: 3,835

37. There Goes My Heart (1938)

Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A young heiress runs away from her overprotective grandfather. Penniless on the streets of New York, she manages to find employment, but a reporter knows her true identity.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Fredric March, Virginia Bruce, Patsy Kelly, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 599

38. Men O'War (1929)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.3
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On shore leave from the Navy, seamen Stanley and Oliver want to treat two attractive single girls to a glass of soda in the park but only have enough change for three sodas.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, James Finlayson, Anne Cornwall

Votes: 1,237

39. The Bohemian Girl (1936)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A band of Gypsies are camped outside the walls of Count Arnheim's palace. Oliver's wife kidnaps the Count's daughter Arline, then leaves the child and runs off with her lover, Devilshoof. ... See full summary »

Directors: James W. Horne, Charley Rogers, Hal Roach | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Thelma Todd, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 1,998

40. Laughing Gravy (1930)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Stan and Ollie try to hide their pet dog Laughing Gravy from their exasperated, mean tempered landlord, who has a "No Pets" policy.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Harry Bernard, Charles Dorety

Votes: 1,685

41. Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, War

7.3
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Two war veterans help an orphaned child find her grandfather.

Directors: George Marshall, Ray McCarey, Harry Black, Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Don Dillaway, Jackie Lyn Dufton

Votes: 2,305

42. Beginner's Luck (1935)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.6
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Spanky's mother pushes him to join a local theater's amateur night.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: George 'Spanky' McFarland, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 285

43. A Chump at Oxford (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy

7.3
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As a reward for capturing a bank robber, Stan and Ollie get scholarship to Oxford, but are met with resentment by other students.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Forrester Harvey, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 3,802

44. The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (1956–1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner travelling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts, James Fairfax

Votes: 197

45. Brats (1930)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short, Family

7.4
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Laurel and Hardy's bid for a quiet evening of checkers and pool is constantly interrupted by their squabbling brats, little Ollie and little Stanley.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy

Votes: 1,937

46. Hog Wild (1930)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Ollie can't find his hat, much to the amusement of his wife and maid. Then Ollie and Stan attempt to install a rooftop radio antenna.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dorothy Granger, Fay Holderness

Votes: 1,881

47. Blondie (1957– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

Stars: Arthur Lake, Pamela Britton, Florenz Ames, Ann Barnes

Votes: 80

48. Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray, Billie Burke

Votes: 1,728

49. Busy Bodies (1933)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Stan and Ollie do battle with inanimate objects, their co-workers, and the laws of physics during a routine work day at the sawmill.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dick Gilbert, Charlie Hall

Votes: 2,592

50. Pardon Us (1931)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Two guys end up in prison after attempting to sell beer to a policeman during Prohibition.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, June Marlowe, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 2,462


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