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1. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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100 Metascore

Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, reporters scramble to uncover the meaning of his final utterance; 'Rosebud'.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 379,841 | Gross: $1.59M

2. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 317,893 | Gross: $5.51M

3. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of World War II, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 172,135 | Gross: $78.65M

4. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 69,873 | Gross: $22.52M

5. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 50,977 | Gross: $27.81M

6. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 7,565

7. Alley Cats Strike (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Sport

6.1
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A group of hip retro teenage outsiders become involved in an interschool bowling rivalry.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Kyle Schmid, Robert Ri'chard, Kaley Cuoco, Mimi Paley

Votes: 1,886

8. Pelle the Conqueror (1987)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama

7.8
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The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Pelle Hvenegaard, Max von Sydow, Erik Paaske, Björn Granath

Votes: 9,707 | Gross: $2.05M

9. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Votes: 3,482

10. The Sicilian (1987)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Egocentric bandit Salvatore Giuliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Terence Stamp, Joss Ackland, John Turturro

Votes: 4,452 | Gross: $5.41M

11. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Directors: Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 12,521 | Gross: $8.18M

12. Django (2017)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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49 Metascore

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.

Director: Etienne Comar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein

Votes: 1,238 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Death Walks on High Heels (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A French stripper is entrusted with her thieving father's last score, a million dollars worth of diamonds. After being threatened to handover the score, she leaves France to England in the company of a doctor, but danger follows.

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Frank Wolff, Nieves Navarro, Simón Andreu, Carlo Gentili

Votes: 1,366

14. The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.1
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The Toxic Avenger is tricked into traveling to Tokyo to search for his estranged father, leaving Tromaville open to complete domination by an evil corporation.

Directors: Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Ron Fazio, John Altamura, Phoebe Legere, Rick Collins

Votes: 5,877 | Gross: $0.79M

15. Lackawanna Blues (2005 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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In a story fueled by rhythm and blues, a young boy's life is shaped by love and the stories of a cast of characters in the boarding house where he lives in 1960s Lackawanna, New York.

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: S. Epatha Merkerson, Marcus Carl Franklin, Yasiin Bey, Carmen Ejogo

Votes: 2,186

16. Second Chorus (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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When perennial college students Danny O'Neill and Hank Taylor are forced to make it on their own, the competitive pair get jobs with Artie Shaw's band and reunite with ex-manager Ellen Miller.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Fred Astaire, Paulette Goddard, Artie Shaw, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 1,238

17. Variety Girl (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 317

18. Disorder in the Court (1936)

Unrated | 16 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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The stooges are witnesses at a trial where their friend, a dancer at a nightclub where they are musicians, is accused of murder. The stooges manage to disrupt the proceedings but save the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Nick Baskovitch

Votes: 1,749

19. Invisible Stripes (1939)

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

6.7
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An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,294 | Gross: $0.11M

20. The Seventh Veil (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room and tries to commit suicide by jumping off a local bridge. She is rescued and taken ... See full summary »

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott

Votes: 1,438

21. The Harmonists (1997)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The film chronicles the rise and fall of Germany's most famous a capella group, the Comedian Harmonists, in 1930s Germany.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier | Stars: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen, Heinrich Schafmeister

Votes: 3,115 | Gross: $0.48M

22. Love in Thoughts (2004)

89 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.

Director: Achim von Borries | Stars: Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Anna Maria Mühe, Jana Pallaske

Votes: 3,822

23. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.7
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Falling asleep during the Paradise Coffee ("The Coffee that Makes You Sleep") Program, the band's third trumpeter dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,137

24. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Passed | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

Votes: 1,117

25. Some Like It Hot (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, Una Merkel, Gene Krupa

Votes: 225

26. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

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

7.0
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell, John Lund, Virginia Bruce

Votes: 999

27. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,812

28. I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.6
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Slim Summerville, El Brendel, Iris Adrian, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 133

29. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club in order to to expose a swindler using it for nefarious reasons.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews

Votes: 25

30. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Dick Foran

Votes: 373

31. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

7.1
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61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,087 | Gross: $0.19M

32. My Reputation (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson, Lucile Watson

Votes: 1,225

33. You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

6.3
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The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,009

34. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.5
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Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 972

35. Everybody Sing (1938)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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Judy Bellaire, played by Judy Garland, is the center of trouble at her exclusive private and very conservative school. She is expelled when she starts singing in a Jazzy style in her music ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Allan Jones, Judy Garland, Fanny Brice, Reginald Owen

Votes: 487

36. Blues in the Night (1941)

Passed | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 896

37. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 416

38. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)

Passed | 124 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Gloria DeHaven, José Iturbi

Votes: 684

39. Out of This World (1945)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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After struggling to become a success, Betty Miller and her all-girl orchestra finally hit pay dirt when crooner Herbie Fenton comes on board. Problems arise when Betty and her girls try to ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, Diana Lynn, Cass Daley

Votes: 91

40. The Old Settler (2001 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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In 1940s Harlem, two sisters take in a hepcat as a boarder. Although he is young and they are older, their life choices parallel one another.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Bumper Robinson, Eartha Robinson

Votes: 144

41. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.1
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 161

42. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

Votes: 598

43. George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music

5.9
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Joan Davis, Jack Haley, Phillip Terry, Martha Holliday

Votes: 147

44. Clancy Street Boys (1943)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Noah Beery

Votes: 470

45. The Puppetoon Movie (1987)

G | 90 min | Animation, Family

6.9
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Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Leibovit | Stars: Paul Frees, Dal McKennon, Art Clokey, Dick Beals

Votes: 188

46. Iceland (I) (1942)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Marine, James Murfin, is unaware of Icelandic customs. When he flirts with Katina her Icelandic family take his actions as a proposal of marriage to Katina. Desperately wanting out, James ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Sonja Henie, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Felix Bressart

Votes: 153

47. Back to the Woods (1937)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Western

7.3
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A 17th Century English judge orders three miscreants to defend the new British colonies in New England against its residential Native Americans.

Director: Jack White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Beatrice Curtis

Votes: 439

48. Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.2
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Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye

Votes: 286

49. Back Home (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Drama

6.9
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At the beginning of WWII, Virginia is sent to America by her parents to keep her safe. Now the war in Europe is over, it's time for Virginia (or Rusty, as she likes to be called) to come ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Massey | Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Jessica Fox, Kate David, Skye King

Votes: 51

50. Do You Love Me (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Musical, Romance

6.6
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The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Dick Haymes, Harry James, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 201



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