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1. Earthquake (1974)

PG | 122 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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56 Metascore

Various interconnected people struggle to survive when an earthquake of unimaginable magnitude hits Los Angeles, California.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene

Votes: 12,713 | Gross: $79.70M

2. Knots Landing (1979–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

Stars: Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Kevin Dobson

Votes: 2,071

3. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.4
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A young woman moves into an apartment in a building which houses a sinister evil.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8,296

4. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A night club's coatroom attendant who's in-love with the club's singer accidentally sips a drugged drink that makes him dream he's French King Louis XV courting the infamous Madame Du Barry.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 1,113

5. 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: 17,387

6. The Night of the Iguana (1964)

Approved | 125 min | Drama

7.6
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A defrocked Episcopal clergyman leads a bus-load of middle-aged Baptist women on a tour of the Mexican coast and comes to terms with the failure haunting his life.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon

Votes: 9,953

7. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,091 | Gross: $11.00M

8. The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In Vinegaroon, Texas, former outlaw Roy Bean appoints himself the judge for the region and dispenses his brand of justice as he sees fit.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Roy Jenson, Gary Combs

Votes: 6,695

9. The Cassandra Crossing (1976)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train. So what happens next?

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Martin Sheen, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 6,742

10. Seven Days in May (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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73 Metascore

United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Fredric March, Ava Gardner

Votes: 11,630

11. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,219

12. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 8,931

13. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)

Unrated | 174 min | Drama

6.3
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Extravagant production of the first part of the book of Genesis. Covers Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood and Abraham and Isaac.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Michael Parks, Ulla Bergryd, Richard Harris, John Huston

Votes: 4,399 | Gross: $34.90M

14. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,944

15. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,332 | Gross: $18.05M

16. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,545

17. Show Boat (1951)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.9
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 4,189

18. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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93 Metascore

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 9,158

19. The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Approved | 130 min | Drama

6.3
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A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 1920's France and Spain.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 1,917

20. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 2,893

21. The Blue Bird (1976)

G | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.5
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A pair of peasant children, Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, are led on a magical quest for the fabulous Blue Bird of Happiness by the Fairy Berylune. On their journey, they are accompanied by... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.89M

22. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. However, the problems begin when Venus falls in love with him.

Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

Votes: 1,076

23. Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,523

24. Knights of the Round Table (1953)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Anne Crawford

Votes: 3,008

25. City on Fire (1979)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama

3.9
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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 868

26. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,887

27. The Bribe (1949)

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

6.7
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Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price

Votes: 1,445

28. East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Mason, Van Heflin, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,636

29. Harem (1986 TV Movie)

Unrated | 190 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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Jessica, a young British girl, goes off to Arabia with her father to be with her fiancé when he's called there suddenly on diplomatic duty. On a tourist journey she's kidnapped by what ... See full summary »

Director: William Hale | Stars: Nancy Travis, Art Malik, Sarah Miles, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 443

30. The Little Hut (1957)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven, Walter Chiari

Votes: 711

31. Mayerling (1968)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.3
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Based on real life events that led to tragic deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, Ava Gardner

Votes: 1,254

32. Tam Lin (1970)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror

6.2
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Based on an ancient Scottish folk song, an older woman uses witchcraft to keep her young jet-set friends.

Director: Roddy McDowall | Stars: Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Richard Wattis, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 348

33. The Long Hot Summer (1985)

200 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A loner arrives in a small town only to be condemned for the sins of his father.

Stars: Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd

Votes: 729

34. The Great Sinner (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

6.7
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A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself. Losing all his wealth, as well as his moral fibre, he commits ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Walter Huston

Votes: 937

35. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $3.85M

36. 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: 668

37. Priest of Love (1981)

R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Following the banning and burning of his novel, "The Rainbow", D.H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, move to the United States, and then to Mexico. When Lawrence contracts tuberculosis, they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Miles | Stars: Janet Suzman, Ian McKellen, Graham Faulkner, Niall Padden

Votes: 243

38. The Executioner (1975)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country, and attempts to remove the dictator currently in place there, several western governments are determined to stop... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu, Timothy Dalton

Votes: 232

39. The Naked Maja (1958)

111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

5.6
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Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa, Amedeo Nazzari, Gino Cervi

Votes: 336

40. Whistle Stop (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

Director: Léonide Moguy | Stars: George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway

Votes: 875

41. A.D. (1985– )

600 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Set just after the death of Jesus Christ, this mini-series chronicles the life & adventures of Jesus's disciples, and events in Rome during the reigns of the Emperors Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

Stars: Anthony Andrews, Colleen Dewhurst, Ava Gardner, David Hedison

Votes: 368

42. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn

Votes: 923

43. Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,259

44. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

Votes: 411

45. The Hucksters (1947)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A World War II veteran wants to return to advertising on his own terms, but finds it difficult to be successful and maintain his integrity.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 1,211

46. The Angel Wore Red (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Action, Drama, War

5.7
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Father Arturo Carrera (Sir Dirk Bogarde) leaves the priesthood over the church's indifferent position during the Spanish Civil War, but finds himself attracted to beautiful entertainer Soledad (Ava Gardner).

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 542

47. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)

R | 114 min | Thriller

5.4
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A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript ... See full summary »

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: William Shatner, Hal Holbrook, Van Johnson, Ava Gardner

Votes: 382

48. My Forbidden Past (1951)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ava Gardner, Melvyn Douglas, Lucile Watson

Votes: 797

49. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.1
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,124

50. Lone Star (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.2
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereaux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 803



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