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1. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Two workmen accidentally launch a space rocket intended for Mars, and find mistakenly landing in New Orleans just the beginning of their misadventures.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,916

2. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,578

3. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,795

4. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,409

5. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,977

6. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Film-Noir, Horror

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,373

7. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,778

8. Above Us the Waves (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 1,118

9. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)

Approved | 141 min | Drama, Romance

A duchess' irrational behavior toward the governess of her children triggers tragic events that will change her family's lives forever.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Bette Davis, Charles Boyer, Jeffrey Lynn, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 3,999

10. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Donald Sinden, Diana Dors, Jeannie Carson, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 252

11. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 18,610

12. Aren't Men Beasts (1937)

66 min | Comedy

British groom-to-be Billy Milton is labeled a "beast" by French floozy Ellen Pollock as Milton marches down the aisle. The groom's father, Robertson Hare, endeavors to prove his son's ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Cutts | Stars: Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Billy Milton, June Clyde

Votes: 13

13. Banana Ridge (1942)

88 min | Comedy

When Susie Long appears, together with her 20 year old son, Pink and Pound are thrown into confusion that one of them could be his father.

Director: Walter C. Mycroft | Stars: Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton, Isabel Jeans, Nova Pilbeam

Votes: 25

14. Game of Danger (1954)

88 min | Drama

When a local bully is found shot to death, the police suspect a young man who had recently been seen arguing with him. When thy discover that they had been arguing over the affections of a ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Jack Warner, Derek Farr, Veronica Hurst, Michael Medwin

Votes: 110

15. The Beachcomber (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ewart Gray (Donald Sinden) is the new Resident-in-Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

Votes: 242

16. The Beloved Vagabond (1936)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Musical

In London at the turn of the century, Gaston du Nerac is due to marry his fiancee, Joanna. When her father finds himself in financial trouble, Gaston reluctantly accepts help from a rival - on condition that he never sees Joanna again.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Betty Stockfeld, Margaret Lockwood, Desmond Tester

Votes: 36

17. The Big Blockade (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, War

Wartime propaganda piece reporting on the success of the economic blockade of Germany in the early years of the war.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Will Hay, Bernard Miles, John Stuart, David Evans

Votes: 154

18. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

87 Metascore

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 157,961 | Gross: $11.40M

19. The Perfect Alibi (1930)

98 min | Mystery

Two men plan revenge on a policeman who had had them convicted some years before.

Director: Basil Dean | Stars: Robert Loraine, Warwick Ward, Frank Lawton, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 46

20. The Black Tent (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War, Romance

In the African desert, a British soldier romances the native chief's daughter and helps the tribe fight off a Nazi attack.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell

Votes: 277

21. The Blazing Caravan (1954)

32 min | Crime, Short

Just prior to World War II, a salesman murders a drunken man who just won a football pool. Through dogged investigation and the assistance of a bank manager, Scotland Yard arrests the killer.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Alexander Gauge, Edgar Driver, Alan Robinson

Votes: 42

22. Dangerous Secrets (1937)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Before he leaves for a posting in India, young Jim Wyndham has a fling with pretty Helen Norwood. After he leaves, Helen marries Prof. Paul Bernardy, a much older man. Four years later Jim returns from India, ready to take up where he left off with Helen, only to find out that she's now married. Complications ensue.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Paul Lukas, Hugh Williams, Linden Travers, Marie Ney

Votes: 94

23. Buck Privates (1941)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman, Jane Frazee

Votes: 3,738 | Gross: $4.00M

24. Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Tom Brown, Joan Shawlee

Votes: 1,799

25. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 13,415 | Gross: $4.80M

26. Bullet from the Past (1957)

33 min | Crime, Short

While investigating an attempted homicide, a Scotland Yard detective solves a murder that occurred 27 years earlier.

Director: Kenneth Hume | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Ballard Berkeley, Duncan McIntyre, Donovan Winter

Votes: 28

27. Bus Stop (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Votes: 10,013

28. Cage of Gold (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Madeleine Lebeau

Votes: 219

29. Calling the Tune (1936)

80 min | Drama

A gramophone manufacturer's daughter loves the son of the man he once cheated.

Directors: Reginald Denham, Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Adele Dixon, Sally Gray, Sam Livesey, Eliot Makeham

Votes: 25

30. The Candlelight Murder (1953)

32 min | Crime, Short

A Scotland Yard inspector investigates the murder of an old recluse.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Gerald Case, Jack Lambert, Robert Cawdron

Votes: 30

31. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

100 Metascore

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 485,732 | Gross: $1.02M

32. The Case of the River Morgue (1956)

34 min | Crime, Short

Scotland Yard detectives investigate an insurance scam, where a "drowned" man proves to have been dead before he was thrown in the water.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Hugh Moxey, Gordon Boyd, Jane Welsh

Votes: 28

33. The Case of 'The Smiling Widow' (1957)

31 min | Short, Crime

A Scotland Yard detective investigates the murder of an artist who dabbled in blackmail.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Vernon Greeves, Carl Jaffe

Votes: 27

34. Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy

Taking inspiration from a well-known Victorian play, a modern-day prankster poses as a wealthy woman in a ploy to prevent him and his friends from being expelled from college.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott

Votes: 124

35. Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While investigating the theft of antiquities from an ancient tomb excavation, Charlie discovers that the body of the expedition's leader concealed inside the mummy's wrappings.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Warner Oland, Pat Paterson, Thomas Beck, Rita Hayworth

Votes: 1,705

36. Charlie Chan in London (1934)

Open | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Charlie visits a wealthy country home in England. Suspects in the murder range from a housekeeper, to a stableman, to a lawyer.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Drue Leyton, Ray Milland, Mona Barrie

Votes: 1,715

37. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 1,379

38. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall, Russell Hicks

Votes: 1,241

39. Cheer Up (1936)

72 min | Musical

A couple of out of work songwriters try to persuade a wealthy stockbroker to back them. But he turns out to be broke as they are. A series of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and ... See full summary »

Director: Leo Mittler | Stars: Stanley Lupino, Sally Gray, Roddy Hughes, Wyn Weaver

Votes: 45

40. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 203,909 | Gross: $170.69M

41. Cold Creek Manor (2003)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A family relocates from the city to a dilapidated house in the country that was once a grand estate. As they begin renovations, they discover their new home harbors a secret and may not be completely free of its former inhabitant.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sharon Stone, Stephen Dorff, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 20,239 | Gross: $21.38M

42. Comin' Round the Mountain (1951)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

Bud and Lou get mixed up with hillbillies, witches and love potions.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Dorothy Shay, Kirby Grant

Votes: 1,137

43. Crime of Honour (1958)

27 min | Crime, Short

Scotland Yard detectives investigate the death of a prosperous wine merchant.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Ivan Craig, Jean Lodge

Votes: 24

44. The Cross-Road Gallows (1958)

29 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A Scotland Yard detective investigates the murder of vacationers staying in caravans.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, John Warwick, David Lodge, Tim Turner

Votes: 25

45. A Cuckoo in the Nest (1933)

85 min | Comedy

A crowded inn means that a man and a woman must share the same room for a night. One problem is that they are both married - to other people. The other problem is that they used to be ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Walls | Stars: Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, Grace Edwin, Yvonne Arnaud

Votes: 74

47. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II.

Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 5,061

48. The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith

Votes: 2,117 | Gross: $1.54M

49. Dark Passage (1947)

Passed | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller