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1. Speedy (1928)

Passed | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family

Harold "Speedy" Swift, a fan of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees, saves from extinction the city's last horse-drawn trolley, operated by his girlfriend's grandfather.

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy, Bert Woodruff, Babe Ruth

Votes: 2,971

2. In the Footsteps of Speedy (2015 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary short takes a tour of the New York City film locations of Speedy (1928) such as Times Square, Washington Square, Sheridan Square, Coney Island and Brooklyn.

Director: Bruce Goldstein | Star: Bruce Goldstein

Votes: 6

3. Bumping Into Broadway (1919)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

Young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent of struggling actress in a theatrical boarding house. Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Helen Gilmore

Votes: 971

4. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

87 Metascore

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 86,674 | Gross: $4.36M

5. The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House (1922)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Fultah Fisher runs a boarding house catering to seamen passing through the port. A girl known as Anne of Austria has had many lovers amongst the sailors, but presently she's known to be the... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Mildred Owens, Ethan Allen, Olaf Skavlan, Gerald Griffin

Votes: 105

6. Frank Capra's American Dream (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Ron Howard, Robert Altman, Jeanine Basinger, Edward Bernds

Votes: 217

7. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Not Rated | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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: 11,336

8. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 91,151 | Gross: $177.20M

9. A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie (2008 Video)

69 min | Documentary

Documentary on the making of the hit comedy _Tootsie(1982)_.

Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Murray Schisgal, Larry Gelbart, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 13

10. Macbeth (1971)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

A ruthlessly ambitious Scottish lord seizes the throne with the help of his scheming wife and a trio of witches.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler

Votes: 11,761

11. Polanski Meets Macbeth (1972)

47 min | Documentary

Behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971).

Director: Frank Simon | Stars: Roman Polanski, Francesca Annis, Terence Bayler, Andrew Braunsberg

Votes: 9

12. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 11,048 | Gross: $0.03M

13. The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, Albert Maysles, David Maysles

Votes: 928

14. Easy Rider (1969)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

Through the open country and desert lands, two bikers head from L.A to New Orleans, and along the way, meet a man who bridges a counter-culture gap they are unaware of.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Antonio Mendoza

Votes: 92,498 | Gross: $41.73M

16. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 23,135

17. I'm a Stranger Here Myself (1975)

60 min | Documentary

A portrait of legendary filmmaker Nicholas Ray while is working as a film professor at a college in upstate New York.

Director: David Helpern | Stars: Natalie Wood, John Houseman, François Truffaut, Nicholas Ray

Votes: 73

18. L'Avventura (1960)

Not Rated | 144 min | Drama, Mystery

A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. During the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar

Votes: 23,641

20. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

88 Metascore

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

Votes: 2,403

22. Test of Violence

Thriller | Announced

Add a Plot

Director: Stuart Cooper

23. Cameramen at War (1943)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

This short showcases the work of the cameramen who filmed the battles of WWI and early WWII. We also get to see the faces of many of the men who took the pictures. This includes director ... See full summary »

Stars: Raymond Glendenning, Harold Alexander, Teddy Ashwood, Edward Candy

Votes: 53

24. Schichlegruber - Doing the Lambeth Walk (1941)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

Footage from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda documentary, Triumph of the Will, is juxtaposed with a popular British dance tune to make fun of Hitler, in this playful short subject.

Director: Charles Ridley | Star: Adolf Hitler

Votes: 74

25. Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, Rita Johnson

Votes: 5,465

26. Gilda (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 25,531

27. Hollywood and the Stars (1963– )
Episode: The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth (1964)

30 min | Documentary

Rita's early days as part of her parent's dancing act leads to film parts, bigger and better until she's a leading lady, paired with top male stars. Scenes from some of her best remembered ... See full summary »

Director: Al Ramrus | Stars: Fred Astaire, Joseph Cotten, Glenn Ford, Stewart Granger

Votes: 21

28. Burroughs: The Movie (1983)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

Burroughs: The Movie explores the life and times of controversial Naked Lunch author William S. Burroughs, with an intimacy never before seen and never repeated. The film charts the ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Francis Bacon, Mortimer Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, Lucien Carr

Votes: 454

29. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

97 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 423,625 | Gross: $0.28M

30. The In-Laws (1979)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

On the eve of their children's marriage, NYC in-laws Sheldon Kornpett and Vince Ricardo embark on a series of misadventures involving the CIA, the Treasury Department and Central American dictators.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini, Nancy Dussault

Votes: 7,035 | Gross: $38.20M

31. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 6,995

32. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 5,084

33. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 5,002

34. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 18,093 | Gross: $4.00M

35. Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elias Koteas, Orson Welles, Val E. Lewton

Votes: 502

36. The Emigrants (1971)

PG | 151 min | Drama, History

In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern

Votes: 4,899

37. The New Land (1972)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Western

A Swedish immigrant family struggle to establish a new life for themselves in the forest of Minnesota in the mid 19th Century.

Director: Jan Troell | Stars: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Pierre Lindstedt

Votes: 3,419

38. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (1967)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Bob Dylan, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Joan Baez

Votes: 7,783

39. 65 Revisited (2007 Video)

65 min | Documentary

A collection of rare outtakes and performances from D A Pennebaker's 1965 classic DONT LOOK BACK.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Albert Grossman

Votes: 133

40. Snapshots from the Tour (2015)

26 min | Short, Music

Never-before-seen outtakes from 'Dont Look Back' offer further glimpse into Bob Dylan's historic 1965 tour.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jones Alk, Joan Baez, Ben Carruthers, Bob Dylan

Votes: 15

41. Baby (1954)

6 min | Documentary, Short

A documentary short capturing D.A. Pennebaker's daughter visiting a zoo, and proceeding to ride on the carousal.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Star: Stacy Pennebaker

Votes: 43

42. Daybreak Express (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 804

43. Lambert, Hendricks & Co. (1964)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Several singers get together for a recording session.

Directors: Richard Leacock, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Sarah Boatner, Leslie Dorsey, Dave Lambert, David Lucas

Votes: 38

44. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 18,326 | Gross: $0.02M

45. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Andrews

Votes: 136,121 | Gross: $17.84M

46. Blossoms & Blood (2003 Video)

12 min | Comedy, Drama, Short

A collection of alternate takes and deleted material from the Paul Thomas Anderson film Punch-Drunk Love (2002) are compiled and matched with the Jon Brion song "Here We Go" in this ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Salvador Curiel, Sissy Lake

Votes: 1,027

47. Dreams (1990)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

A collection of tales based upon the actual dreams of director Akira Kurosawa.

Directors: Akira Kurosawa, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Akira Terao, Mitsuko Baishô, Toshie Negishi, Mieko Harada

Votes: 22,146 | Gross: $1.96M

48. Making of Dreams: A Movie Conversation between Akira Kurosawa and Nobuhiko Ôbayashi (1990 Video)

150 min | Documentary

On set making-of documentary about Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Votes: 25