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1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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88 Metascore

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 37,489 | Gross: $2.65M

2. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 22,338

3. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.3
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95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 132,364 | Gross: $5.72M

4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

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

Votes: 100,413 | Gross: $9.60M

5. 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: 49,689 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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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: 26,284 | Gross: $3.97M

7. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 24,686

8. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 9,562 | Gross: $16.30M

9. Dark Command (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon, Roy Rogers

Votes: 2,199

10. The Petrified Forest (1936)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.6
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A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin

Votes: 11,591

11. Unconquered (1947)

Passed | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,938

12. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.0
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A double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 1,763

13. Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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An elderly couple are forced to separate when they lose their house and none of their five children will take both parents in.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 6,617

14. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.6
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

Votes: 6,344

15. The Plainsman (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, History, Romance

6.9
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Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford

Votes: 1,846

16. Arizona (1940)

Approved | 125 min | Western

6.8
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During the 1860s Tucson, a pioneer woman struggles to succeed in the freight and cattle business while at risk at the hands of corrupt and violent local businessmen and rampaging Indians.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, William Holden, Warren William, Porter Hall

Votes: 1,052

17. Pony Express (1953)

Approved | 101 min | History, Romance, Western

5.9
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 993

18. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Votes: 1,683

19. True Confession (1937)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A lawyer defends his wife, a pathological liar, in a murder trial.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,245

20. The Desperadoes (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A wanted outlaw arrives in town to rob a bank that has already been held up! His past and his friendship with the sheriff land them both in trouble.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 1,023

21. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 2,068

22. Wells Fargo (1937)

Passed | 97 min | History, Western

6.5
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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: 438

23. Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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This show featured four rotating stars, Charles Boyer, David Niven, Ida Lupino, and Dick Powell in individual episodes consisting of everything from comedy to drama.

Stars: David Niven, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Ida Lupino

Votes: 133

24. Intruder in the Dust (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In 1940s Mississippi, two teenage boys and an elderly woman combine forces to prevent a miscarriage of justice and clear a black man of a murder charge.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: David Brian, Claude Jarman Jr., Juano Hernandez, Porter Hall

Votes: 1,792

25. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny

Votes: 704

26. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.6
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The misadventures of a group of diverse guests at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

Votes: 947 | Gross: $9.51M

27. Carbine Williams (1952)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Hagen, Wendell Corey, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,640

28. That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.

Director: Robert B. Sinclair | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, Reginald Gardiner, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 704

29. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

Votes: 415

30. Kiss and Tell (1945)

90 min | Comedy

7.1
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Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 160

31. You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A spoiled heiress who has jilted multiple fiancés embroils a commercial pilot in a series of wacky misadventures.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Joan Fontaine, James Stewart, Eddie Albert, Roland Young

Votes: 644

32. The General Died at Dawn (1936)

98 min | Adventure, Crime, Film-Noir

6.6
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Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, Dudley Digges

Votes: 975

33. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

Votes: 843

34. Souls at Sea (1937)

Passed | 92 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Cooper and Raft save lives during a sea tragedy in this story about slave trade on the high seas in 1842.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, George Raft, Frances Dee, Henry Wilcoxon

Votes: 618

35. Murder, He Says (1945)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main, Jean Heather

Votes: 1,520

36. Fireside Theatre (1949–1955)

30 min | Drama

8.2
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An anthology series which became the first successful filmed series on American television.

Stars: Gene Raymond, John Warburton, Nolan Leary, Dabbs Greer

Votes: 47

37. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

Votes: 431

38. The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 817

39. King of Gamblers (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama

6.5
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A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Claire Trevor, Lloyd Nolan, Akim Tamiroff, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 31

40. The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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Temperamental saloon singer Freddie Jones, jealously shoots at her cheating boyfriend Blackie but mistakenly hits Judge Alfalfa J. O'Toole's honorable behind, forcing her to skip town under the guise of a schoolteacher.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Betty Grable, Cesar Romero, Rudy Vallee, Olga San Juan

Votes: 679 | Gross: $1.49M

41. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.6
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A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Patricia Ellis, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 553

42. Vice Squad (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens, Porter Hall

Votes: 475

43. A Stranger in Town (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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In the small town of Crown Port local attorney Bill Adams is trying to break up the ring of corrupt town officials by running for mayor. The cards seemed stacked against him when he gets ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Frank Morgan, Richard Carlson, Jean Rogers, Porter Hall

Votes: 453

44. The Half-Breed (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.1
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There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day.

Directors: Stuart Gilmore, Edward Ludwig | Stars: Robert Young, Janis Carter, Jack Buetel, Barton MacLane

Votes: 185

45. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm, Colleen Townsend, Alan Young

Votes: 205

46. They Shall Have Music (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Music, Drama, Family

6.8
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A boy runs away from home and ends up at a music school for poor children. When the school suffers hard times, he enlists the aid of violinist Heifetz to save the day.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jascha Heifetz, Joel McCrea, Andrea Leeds, Gene Reynolds

Votes: 374

47. Bring on the Girls (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A millionaire joins the Navy hoping to find a girl who'll marry him for himself, not for his money. A beautiful gold-digger who works at a resort hotel sets out to get him.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Veronica Lake, Sonny Tufts, Eddie Bracken, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 93

48. Holiday for Sinners (1952)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.0
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Three men, reared together in New Orleans, but whose paths have drifted apart, each face a crisis during the last weekend of Mardi Gras: Dr. Jason Kent must decide between accepting a ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Gig Young, Keenan Wynn, Janice Rule, William Campbell

Votes: 129

49. Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.9
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During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 148

50. Dangerous to Know (1938)

70 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A gangster tries to fix things so that he can marry a rich society woman.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Anna May Wong, Akim Tamiroff, Gail Patrick, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 72



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