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1. The Gay Divorcee (1934)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 6,384

2. National Velvet (1944)

G | 123 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.3
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A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Crisp, Anne Revere

Votes: 6,015

3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Votes: 5,821

4. Imitation of Life (1934)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson, Ned Sparks

Votes: 3,682

5. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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King Henry VIII marries five more times after his divorce from his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Franklin Dyall, Miles Mander

Votes: 3,397

6. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 2,774 | Gross: $0.41M

7. The Return of the Vampire (1943)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Roland Varno

Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $1.09M

8. County Hospital (1932)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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In the hospital with a broken leg Ollie is visited by Stan, who brings him hard-boiled eggs, nuts, and total mayhem.

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

Votes: 1,791

9. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 1,755

10. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

Votes: 1,716

11. Topper Takes a Trip (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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To gain entry to Heaven, a ghost attempts to reunite a divorcing couple as a good deed.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 983

12. Once Upon a Time (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson

Votes: 856

13. Gambling Lady (1934)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O'Brien, Claire Dodd

Votes: 750

14. Duck Soup (1927)

Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short

6.5
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To flee from a tireless Forest Ranger, the shabby vagrants, Stan and Ollie, find refuge at a colonel's mansion that is vacant for the weekend. Soon, a couple of newly-weds arrive in hopes of renting the manor. Where is the rightful owner?

Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Madeline Hurlock, William Austin

Votes: 739

15. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 658

16. Holy Matrimony (1943)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Monty Woolley, Gracie Fields, Laird Cregar, Una O'Connor

Votes: 568

17. Charley's Aunt (1941)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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In 1890, two students at Oxford force their rascally friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil--where the nuts come from.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Jack Benny, Kay Francis, James Ellison, Anne Baxter

Votes: 470

18. She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem,... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Charles Winninger

Votes: 384

19. College Coach (1933)

TV-G | 76 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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Coach Gore, a ruthless and cynical big-time football coach, neglects his wife in his unrelenting drive to make Calvert College a football power.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak, Pat O'Brien, Arthur Byron

Votes: 362

20. The Garden Murder Case (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Two people with ties to rich murdered socialite Lowe Hammle die from unusual suicides but Vance suspects hypnosis and foul play.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Virginia Bruce, Benita Hume, Douglas Walton

Votes: 352

21. The Goose and the Gander (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Wife #1 wants ex-husband to catch second wife being unfaithful.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Genevieve Tobin, John Eldredge

Votes: 288

22. Live, Love and Learn (1937)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy

6.1
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Bob is a struggling artist who paints for his own amusement. Julie is a rich society girl. When they meet, it is cute and they are soon married. Living in a small apartment with the ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Rosalind Russell, Robert Benchley, Helen Vinson

Votes: 257

23. Paramount on Parade (1930)

Passed | 102 min | Music

5.9
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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: 231

24. Oil for the Lamps of China (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

6.5
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An American, working for his oil company in China, disregards all but the company's interests. " The characters and the institution portrayed in the story are not actual but the product of ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Josephine Hutchinson, Jean Muir, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 225

25. Every Day's a Holiday (1937)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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At the turn of the century, a con woman finds herself in trouble with the law while dealing with multiple suitors.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth, Charles Winninger

Votes: 205

26. The Bishop Misbehaves (1935)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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On a walking tour of English cathedrals, Donald Meadows meets Hester Granthem in church. Hearing he is from that hot-bed of crime, Chicago, Hester asks Donald to help her in a robbery she ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lucile Watson, Reginald Owen

Votes: 205

27. Fig Leaves (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy

6.4
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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: 194

28. The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)

80 min | Thriller

6.8
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During the Boxer Rebellion in China during the early 20th century, in which a Chinese secret society attacked all westerners and anyone who associated with them, Dr. Fu Manchu's wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Warner Oland, Neil Hamilton, Jean Arthur, O.P. Heggie

Votes: 171

29. Corsair (1931)

75 min | Adventure

5.8
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A stock market broker plans to liven up his boring life by taking up piracy on the high seas.

Director: Roland West | Stars: Chester Morris, Thelma Todd, Fred Kohler, Ned Sparks

Votes: 161

30. The Flirting Widow (1930)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Phyllis wants to marry Bobby, but Father won't permit it until older sister Celia weds. So Celia invents a military fiancée in Arabia, unimaginatively christens him John Smith, writes him a... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, William Austin

Votes: 145

31. The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Mystery, Romance

6.8
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The villainous master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu sets out to destroy the people he holds responsible for the death of his family.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Warner Oland, O.P. Heggie, Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 144

32. Let's Go Native (1930)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

5.6
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Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Jack Oakie, Jeanette MacDonald, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, James Hall

Votes: 110

33. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937)

Approved | 57 min | Action, Crime, Music

6.0
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Counterfeit bills are being printed in Canada and shipped across the border hidden in blocks of ice. When the counterfeiters force engraver Bronson to make a new plate, he inscribes a tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: James Newill, Carol Hughes, William Royle, Herbert Corthell

Votes: 78

34. Doctor Rhythm (1938)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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Dr. Bill Remsen pretends to be a policeman, and ends up being assigned to guard Judy Marlowe. Amazingly, he falls in love with her.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Carlisle, Beatrice Lillie, Andy Devine

Votes: 66

35. Murder in the Music Hall (1946)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

6.7
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Lila Leighton, the lovely ice ballerina, meets Carl Lang, former ice-show producer, at his New York City penthouse apartment. Lia refuses Lang's offer to star in his new Music Hall Ice Show... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Vera Ralston, William Marshall, Helen Walker, Nancy Kelly

Votes: 63

36. The Marriage Playground (1929)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man and wife have several children from their previous marriages and now they want to get devorced. The kids don't want to be seperated and the oldest daughter and her boyfriend trys to keep them together.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Mary Brian, Fredric March, Lilyan Tashman, Huntley Gordon

Votes: 56

37. 1,000 Dollars a Minute (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

6.0
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A down-on-his luck newspaperman finds himself the center of an experiment being conducted by two daffy millionaires--to see if someone can spend $1000 a minute, every minute, for 12 solid ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Roger Pryor, Leila Hyams, Edward Brophy, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 56

38. Sweetie (1929)

95 min | Musical, Romance

6.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Helen Kane, Stanley Smith, Jack Oakie

Votes: 54

39. Drums of Love (1928)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A princess is betrothed to a deformed monarch, but falls hard for his handsome brother.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Mary Philbin, Lionel Barrymore, Don Alvarado, Tully Marshall

Votes: 48

40. Red Hair (1928)

70 min | Comedy

6.5
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A free-spirited young girl has three middle-aged admirers, each of whom sees her from a completely different perspective. Unknown to her, they also happen to be the guardians of a wealthy young man to whom she is attracted.

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Clara Bow, Lane Chandler, William Austin, Jacqueline Gadsdon

Votes: 44

41. The Five O'Clock Girl (1928)

Musical

8.6
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"The Five O'Clock Girl" was a successful Broadway play starring Mary Eaton and Oscar Shaw. Marion Davies' Cosmopolitan Productions bought the rights for the play and filmed it as a feature ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marion Davies, Charles King, George K. Arthur, William Austin

Votes: 40

42. Alias Mr. Twilight (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Geoffrey Holden is an elderly conman who is a lovable old man when providing his beloved granddaughter with the simple luxuries of life, yet has no qualms when working a racket devised to ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Duane, Trudy Marshall, Lloyd Corrigan, Rosalind Ivan

Votes: 38

43. The Man from Blankley's (1930)

67 min | Comedy

7.4
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When a nobleman loses his way in the fog and enters a house where there's a party going on, he's mistaken for a hired butler.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: John Barrymore, Loretta Young, William Austin, Albert Gran

Votes: 36

44. The Night Club (1925)

60 min | Comedy

7.1
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Afer having been stood up at his own wedding, a young man vows that he will have nothing more to ever do with women. However, he soon discovers that he has been left a fortune--on condition... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Iribe, Frank Urson | Stars: Raymond Griffith, Vera Reynolds, Wallace Beery, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 29

45. The Ghost Goes Wild (1947)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

5.9
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Monty Crandall is a commercial artist who ridicules a dowager with a caricature of her on a magazine cover and she sues him. His troubles are multiplied when a pretty wife forces her ... See full summary »

Director: George Blair | Stars: James Ellison, Anne Gwynne, Edward Everett Horton, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 27

46. Three Men in a Boat (1933)

60 min | Comedy

5.3
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The comic adventures of three friends and a dog when they take a boating holiday on the River Thames.

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: William Austin, Edmund Breon, Billy Milton, Davy Burnaby

Votes: 26

47. Illusion (1929)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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When vaudevillian Carlee Thorpe falls for a high society woman, he leaves the show, breaking up his magic act, and the heart of his partner, Claire Jernigan. Claire goes on to team up with ... See full summary »

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer, Kay Francis

Votes: 19

48. A Duke for a Day (1934)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Movie star Gloria Blossom (Jeanette Loff) is unhappy with her press agent's (Eddie Foy, Jr.) attempts at publicity. After reading newspaper stories about other stars marrying into royalty, ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Jeanette Loff, Eddie Foy Jr., Don Barclay, Billy Nelson

Votes: 19

49. What Happened to Jones? (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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On the night before his wedding, a young man plays poker with friends. When the game is raided by the police, he escapes into a Turkish bath on ladies night, ending up disguised in drag and... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Reginald Denny, Marian Nixon, Melbourne MacDowell, Frances Raymond

Votes: 18

50. Head Winds (1925)

52 min | Drama

6.3
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Peter kidnaps Patricia to prevent her from marrying the wrong man.

Director: Herbert Blaché | Stars: House Peters, Patsy Ruth Miller, Richard Travers, Arthur Hoyt

Votes: 15



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