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1. Hollywood (1980– )

60 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 621

2. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Humphrey Bogart (1977)

Documentary, History

8.6
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A profile of Humphrey Bogart, one of the stars of Hollywood's golden age.

Stars: Lauren Bacall, Nathaniel Benchley, Joan Bennett, Ingrid Bergman

Votes: 52

3. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 678,511 | Gross: $45.60M

4. Rio Bravo (1959)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Drama, Western

8.0
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A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 51,891 | Gross: $12.54M

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: 49,328 | Gross: $0.30M

6. The Big Sleep (1946)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 74,580 | Gross: $6.54M

7. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir

7.9
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During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 28,563

8. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.9
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91 Metascore

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 51,741

9. The Air Circus (1928)

118 min | Drama

7.9
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Two eager young pilots at flight school compete over their flight instructor's aviatrix sister.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Lewis Seiler | Stars: Arthur Lake, David Rollins, Sue Carol, Louise Dresser

Votes: 58

10. Plimpton! Shoot-Out at Rio Lobo (1970 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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George Plimpton got a job playing one of the bad guys in the Howard Hawks-directed John Wayne Western "Rio Lobo." In this special we see him talking to Hawks about whether he'll be killed ... See full summary »

Director: William Kronick | Stars: Jack Elam, Victor French, Howard Hawks, David Huddleston

Votes: 8

11. Scarface (1932)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 23,311

12. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.8
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 25,936

13. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 9,793

14. Dinty (1920)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Dinty is a newsboy whose fight to care for his ailing mother leads him into conflicts with the other boys on the street and then with drug smugglers in Chinatown.

Directors: John McDermott, Marshall Neilan | Stars: Wesley Barry, Noah Beery, Colleen Moore, Aaron Mitchell

Votes: 53

15. Sergeant York (1941)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 14,305 | Gross: $16.40M

16. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Not Rated | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.7
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86 Metascore

At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess

Votes: 11,271

17. Dark Hearts (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Horror, Thriller

7.7
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After going missing a month earlier, Melissa Strogue returns home.

Director: Neal Edelstein | Stars: Jasmine Berg, Jenna Berman, Don Bland, Rohan Campbell

Votes: 81

18. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 86

19. El Dorado (1967)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.6
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85 Metascore

Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Charlene Holt

Votes: 22,161 | Gross: $12.97M

20. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,271 | Gross: $0.75M

21. The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Not Rated | 103 min | War, Drama

7.5
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British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,550

22. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 5,430

23. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 102,660 | Gross: $2.53M

24. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 23,462

25. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 28,630 | Gross: $12.00M

26. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 10,919 | Gross: $14.00M

27. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

Votes: 4,386

28. O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Directors: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger

Votes: 1,988

29. The Dawn Patrol (1930)

Passed | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

7.2
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World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton, Frank McHugh

Votes: 1,527

30. The Dressmaker from Paris (1925)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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An American soldier falls in love with a French maiden but their romance is thwarted when the Yanks return home. Years later she comes to America to put on a fashion show and find her long lost lover.

Director: Paul Bern | Stars: Leatrice Joy, Ernest Torrence, Allan Forrest, Mildred Harris

Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.18M

31. The Road to Glory (1926)

93 min | Drama

7.1
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May McAvoy is a woman who is blinded in an auto accident and relies on prayer to regain her sight.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: May McAvoy, Leslie Fenton, Ford Sterling, Rockliffe Fellowes

Votes: 31

32. Open All Night (1924)

64 min | Comedy

7.1
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A couple's marriage is going stale. She wants a take-charge kind of guy, someone who'll show her who the boss is. He's not that type, and in fact believes that women don't really respect ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bern | Stars: Viola Dana, Jetta Goudal, Adolphe Menjou, Raymond Griffith

Votes: 94

33. A Song Is Born (1948)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.0
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With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey

Votes: 1,912

34. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 12,038

35. The Big Sky (1952)

Approved | 140 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,604

36. I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.0
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After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan, Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart

Votes: 7,017

37. Air Force (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 2,704

38. Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson | Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,625

39. The Criminal Code (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 847

40. Test Pilot (1938)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 1,963

41. The Road to Glory (1936)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

6.9
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The story of trench life during World War I through the lives of a French regiment. As men are killed and replaced jaunty Lt. Denet becomes more and more somber. His rival for the affection of nurse Monique is Capt. La Roche.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Fredric March, Warner Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, June Lang

Votes: 416

42. Trent's Last Case (1929)

66 min | Mystery

6.9
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Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Donald Crisp, Raymond Griffith, Marceline Day, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 44

43. The 47th Annual Academy Awards (1975 TV Special)

6.9
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The 47th annual Academy Awards live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, April 8th, 1975.

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Theoni V. Aldredge, Irwin Allen, Fred Astaire, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 84

44. The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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A documentary filmography of Howard Hawks, including lengthy footage of Hawks himself discussing his films and many clips from his best-known pictures.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Sydney Pollack, Howard Hawks, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 260

45. Rio Lobo (1970)

G | 114 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.8
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55 Metascore

After the Civil War, Cord McNally searches for the traitor whose treachery caused the defeat of McNally's unit and the loss of a close friend.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Jorge Rivero, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam

Votes: 9,592 | Gross: $9.27M

46. Barbary Coast (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Edward G. Robinson, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,388

47. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.8
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War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline in Newark. Dizzy is flirting with the girlfriend of a younger pilot and, due to this, he feigns illness to... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 583

48. The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: George Melford | Stars: Jacqueline Logan, David Torrence, Raymond Griffith, Roland Bottomley

Votes: 6

49. A Girl in Every Port (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Two sailors with a rivalry over chasing women become friends. But when one decides to finally settle down, will this mysterious young women come between them?

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Robert Armstrong, Louise Brooks, Maria Alba

Votes: 586

50. The Road to Yesterday (1925)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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A married couple discover their strained relationship is the result of unhappiness in their past lives.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Jetta Goudal, William Boyd, Vera Reynolds

Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.52M



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