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1. Sally of the Sawdust (1925)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy

Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt, Erville Alderson

Votes: 474 | Gross: $0.30M

2. Variety (1925)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Prologue: The murderer "Boss" Huller - after having spent ten years in prison - breaks his silence to tell the warden his story. "Boss", a former trapeze artist, and his wife own a cheap ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Lya De Putti, Warwick Ward

Votes: 930 | Gross: $0.71M

3. Mother Machree (1927)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Belle Bennett, Philippe De Lacy, Victor McLaglen, Ted McNamara

Votes: 114

4. Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)

Passed | 73 min | Drama

A professional clown and a self-indulgent count learn to help each other with their problems, but then become romantic rivals.

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Lon Chaney, Bernard Siegel, Loretta Young, Cissy Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,664

5. Street Angel (1928)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

A woman on the run from the law finds her past catching up to her just as she is on the verge of true happiness.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, Natalie Kingston, Henry Armetta

Votes: 2,054

6. 4 Devils (1928)

Passed | 100 min | Drama

Four orphans, raised by an aging clown, becomes a high wire act in a circus.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Mary Duncan, Charles Morton, Barry Norton

Votes: 130

7. Rain or Shine (1930)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Woman inherits a traveling circus which brings financial difficulties.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Joe Cook, Louise Fazenda, Joan Peers, William Collier Jr.

Votes: 334

8. Dixiana (1930)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

In antebellum New Orleans, two men vie for the affections of a beautiful young girl during Mardi Gras.

Director: Luther Reed | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey

Votes: 317

9. Swing High (1930)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Musical

To avoid hostilities, Maryan, the ward of Doc May, a medicine show owner, induces Pop Garner, a circus owner, to join forces with her guardian. Doc May and Daphne, his wife, work as clowns;... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Fred Scott, Dorothy Burgess, John Sheehan

Votes: 35

10. Painted Faces (1929)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Mystery

A vaudeville performer is murdered backstage and another performer is tried for the crime.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Helen Foster, Barton Hepburn, Dorothy Gulliver

Votes: 38

11. Where East Is East (1929)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama, Romance

When an animal trapper in Indo-China finds that his daughter's fiancé is being successfully seduced by her estranged mother, he takes appropriate action.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Lupe Velez, Estelle Taylor, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 474

12. Dangerous Curves (1929)

75 min | Drama

A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze artist, but he has two problems: he drinks too much and he's fallen under the spell of a "vamp" who's nothing but trouble for him.

Director: Lothar Mendes | Stars: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Kay Francis, David Newell

Votes: 109

13. I'm No Angel (1933)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Mae West, Cary Grant, Gregory Ratoff, Edward Arnold

Votes: 2,793 | Gross: $2.85M

14. Side Show (1931)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Musical

The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Evalyn Knapp, Donald Cook

Votes: 109

15. Millie (1931)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: John Francis Dillon | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames, James Hall

Votes: 542

16. State Fair (1933)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An Iowa family finds adventure, love, and heartbreak, when they spend a week at the state fair.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Will Rogers, Lew Ayres, Sally Eilers

Votes: 711

17. The Woman from Hell (1929)

Drama

Dee Renaud is a girl playing the "Devil" in an amusement concession at a beach resort. Slick Glicks, the barker, promises the yokels that if they're able to catch the "Lady From Hell," she ... See full summary »

Director: A.F. Erickson | Stars: Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong, Dean Jagger, Roy D'Arcy

18. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A bitter clown endeavors to rescue the young woman he loves from the lecherous count who once betrayed him.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King

Votes: 2,957 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Port of Shadows (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 7,899 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Le Jour Se Leve (1939)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

Votes: 6,449 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 90,936

22. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 56,142

23. The Show (1927)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama

Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Connelly

Votes: 494 | Gross: $0.40M

24. The Son of the Sheik (1926)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The son of the sheik and a dancing girl fall in love, but when he is made to believe she has betrayed him he seeks revenge.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett, Montagu Love

Votes: 1,746 | Gross: $0.72M

25. The Passionate Plumber (1932)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy

To make her lover jealous, a beautiful socialite passes off a bumbling plumber as her paramour.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Polly Moran, Irene Purcell

Votes: 428

26. Loose Ankles (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Wilde | Stars: Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Louise Fazenda, Otis Harlan

Votes: 357

27. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 9,402 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Greed (1924)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller

Votes: 8,725 | Gross: $0.16M

29. Wings (1927)

PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen, Jobyna Ralston

Votes: 10,901 | Gross: $6.59M

30. 5 Steps to Danger (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

During the 1950s, a man's car trip from L.A. to Texas turns into a Cold-War espionage drama when his car breaks down and he accepts a lift from a stranger.

Director: Henry S. Kesler | Stars: Ruth Roman, Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Richard Gaines

Votes: 539

31. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 16,635 | Gross: $2.69M

32. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 7,193

33. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 5,596

34. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Passed | 150 min | Drama, Romance, War

An extended family split up in France and Germany find themselves on opposing sides of the battlefield during World War I.

Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry, Pomeroy Cannon, Josef Swickard

Votes: 3,024 | Gross: $9.20M

35. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael S. "Hooky" Nicobar (Walter Pidgeon) is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 535

36. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 4,288

37. Red Salute (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The rebellious daughter of an army general becomes involved with a communist agitator, much to the consternation of her father, who instead attempts to pair her with a handsome yet dim-witted soldier.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young, Hardie Albright, Cliff Edwards

Votes: 177

38. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 4,788 | Gross: $0.87M

39. Knight Without Armor (1937)

Approved | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, History

After two years as a Czarist British agent posing as a Russian Commissar, he rescues a Russian countess from her Bolshevik captors.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas

Votes: 1,103

40. Conquest (1937)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Polish countess becomes Napoleon Bonaparte's mistress at the urging of Polish leaders, who feel she could influence him to make Poland independent.

Directors: Clarence Brown, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen, Alan Marshal

Votes: 1,291 | Gross: $0.73M

41. The Journey (1959)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover and a group of Westerners, as the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, finds herself the obsession of an enigmatic Communist officer.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,339

42. The Wagon Show (1928)

60 min | Western

Colonel Beldan runs a Wild West show. When Beldan's star attraction switches to his unscrupulous competitor Vicarino, the young Bob Mason takes the opportunity to take over the job with his... See full summary »

Director: Harry Joe Brown | Stars: Ken Maynard, Ena Gregory, Maurice Costello, Fred Malatesta

43. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 26,779

44. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

93 Metascore

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 55,687 | Gross: $23.65M