With Empire Universal Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

G | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 24,615 | Gross: $1.30M

2. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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88 Metascore

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 282,900

3. The Quiet Man (1952)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he falls for a spirited redhead whose brother is contemptuous of their union.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 33,046 | Gross: $10.55M

4. The Birds (1963)

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

7.7
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88 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: 162,331 | Gross: $11.40M

5. Charade (1963)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 63,553 | Gross: $13.47M

6. Marnie (1964)

PG | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Martin Gabel, Louise Latham

Votes: 42,263 | Gross: $7.00M

7. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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92 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: 55,125 | Gross: $23.65M

8. Fahrenheit 451 (1966)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring

Votes: 39,597

9. Angel and the Badman (1947)

Passed | 100 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.

Director: James Edward Grant | Stars: John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 4,966

10. They Met in the Dark (1943)

Approved | 95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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During WW2, a Royal Navy Commander stumbles upon a murdered woman and discovers a network of Nazi spies and Fifth-Columnists.

Director: Karel Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 343

11. Torn Curtain (1966)

PG | 128 min | Romance, Thriller

6.7
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55 Metascore

An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Lila Kedrova, Hansjörg Felmy

Votes: 23,293

12. Five Golden Dragons (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime.

Director: Jeremy Summers | Stars: Robert Cummings, Margaret Lee, Rupert Davies, Klaus Kinski

Votes: 323

13. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,827

14. Midnight Lace (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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In London, a recently wed American woman's sanity comes into question after she claims to be the victim of a threatening stalker.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Votes: 4,298 | Gross: $7.40M

15. The Killers (1946)

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

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 17,976

16. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 14,039 | Gross: $13.99M

17. Cattle Drive (1951)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Western

6.5
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A cowboy finds the spoiled son of a railroad magnate lost in the deserted hills and teaches him survival skills and hard work values.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Joel McCrea, Dean Stockwell, Chill Wills, Leon Ames

Votes: 495

18. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 12,516

19. Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Men capture the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 5,150

20. It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 8,056

21. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams

Votes: 7,325

22. The Killers (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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72 Metascore

Surprised that their contract victim didn't try to run away from them, two professional hit men try to find out who hired them and why.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, John Cassavetes, Clu Gulager

Votes: 6,311

23. The Man from the Alamo (1953)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian

Votes: 1,563

24. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 11,261

25. Scarlet Street (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 13,290

26. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 9,506

27. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Passed | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Thomas Gomez, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King

Votes: 2,429

28. Criss Cross (1949)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 6,848

29. The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Horror

6.8
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In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 7,509

30. Kansas Raiders (1950)

Approved | 80 min | Western

6.3
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Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady

Votes: 928

31. The Far Country (1954)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.2
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 6,291

32. The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror

6.7
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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, Freda Jackson

Votes: 6,277

33. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,670

34. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie

Votes: 1,047

35. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 6,593 | Gross: $16.94M

36. Flying Tigers (1942)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.

Director: David Miller | Stars: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly

Votes: 3,347 | Gross: $3.27M

37. The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A former intelligence officer is tasked by the heir to the Gleneyre estate to investigate the unusual deaths of a disparate group of eleven men on a list.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster

Votes: 4,642

38. Brute Force (1947)

Passed | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 8,330

39. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 2,860

40. Phantom Lady (1944)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Aurora Miranda

Votes: 4,011

41. The Libertine (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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A sexy widow discovers her late husband had a secret apartment where he cheated on her. Now she decides to use the same apartment to explore her own sexuality.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Catherine Spaak, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Gigi Proietti, Luigi Pistilli

Votes: 528

42. Night Passage (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Dianne Foster

Votes: 3,329

43. The Laughing Woman (1969)

X | 108 min | Thriller

6.9
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A rich and sadistic man, who enjoys degrading women as part of elaborate S&M games, abducts a female journalist. She is subjected to his unpleasant games but soon begins subverting him.

Director: Piero Schivazappa | Stars: Philippe Leroy, Dagmar Lassander, Lorenza Guerrieri, Varo Soleri

Votes: 758

44. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

Votes: 4,250 | Gross: $6.00M

45. The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.1
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An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 2,029

46. Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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A Texas Ranger must capture an outlaw and take him-in, while tangling with savage Apaches and greedy bounty-hunters on the way back to jail.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan, Venetia Stevenson, John McIntire

Votes: 733

47. Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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When Frank Johnson becomes an eyewitness to a murder, he's pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, the police, and the murderer.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 2,593

48. The Woman in Green (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell

Votes: 5,099

49. The Dark Mirror (1946)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Lew Ayres, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Long

Votes: 3,855

50. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,181


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