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1. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 22,161

2. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,758

3. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 5,586 | Gross: $6.38M

4. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.4
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A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,391

5. Santa Fe Trail (1940)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1854, Jeb Stuart, George Custer and other graduates from West Point are posted to Kansas to help pacify the territory before railroad construction to Santa Fe can resume.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 2,912

6. Pride and Prejudice (1940)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Mr. and Mrs. Bennet have five unmarried daughters, and Mrs. Bennet is especially eager to find suitable husbands for them. When the rich single gentlemen Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy come to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 6,949

7. March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's Bogeymen are set on Toyland.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Charlotte Henry

Votes: 5,593

8. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 3,672

9. Dead End (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Humphrey Bogart, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 5,646

10. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

Approved | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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The story of the life and career of famed baseball player Lou Gehrig.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Babe Ruth, Walter Brennan

Votes: 9,201

11. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 3,275

12. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 4,160

13. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutionary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 5,164 | Gross: $1.00M

14. Kings Row (1942)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,664

15. The Blue Bird (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Mytyl and her brother Tyltyl, a woodchopper's children, are led by the Fairy Berylune on a magical trip through the past, present, and future to locate the Blue Bird of Happiness.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Shirley Temple, Spring Byington, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 1,419

16. So Big! (1932)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Following the death of Selena's father, she's offered a job as a teacher in a small town and a new chapter of her life begins.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Dickie Moore, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,275

17. Brigham Young (1940)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.4
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In 1844, after the assassination of Mormon leader Joseph Smith by an angry mob in Illinois, the Mormons choose Brigham Young as their new leader and follow him to a new promised land in Utah.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 910

18. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 653

19. 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: 1,267 | Gross: $3.85M

20. Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

Directors: Howard Hawks, William Wyler, Richard Rosson | Stars: Edward Arnold, Joel McCrea, Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,625

21. The Bad Sister (1931)

Passed | 68 min | Drama

6.3
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Marianne falls in love with a con artist who has a hidden agenda.

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Sidney Fox, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 839

22. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

Votes: 3,355

23. The Human Comedy (1943)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,712

24. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 2,106

25. Frisco Jenny (1932)

Unrated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.9
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Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Louis Calhern, Helen Jerome Eddy, Donald Cook

Votes: 834

26. At the Circus (1939)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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The Marx Brothers try to help the owner of a circus recover some stolen funds before he finds himself out of a job.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kenny Baker

Votes: 5,246

27. This Is the Army (1943)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

5.8
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

Votes: 893 | Gross: $20.83M

28. Skippy (1931)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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Skippy, the mischievous son of a wealthy doctor, meets Sooky in poverty-ridden Shantytown, and together they try to save Sooky's pet from a cruel dogcatcher.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Robert Coogan, Mitzi Green, Jackie Searl

Votes: 626

29. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,962

30. Honky Tonk (1941)

Passed | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor

Votes: 895 | Gross: $6.31M

31. When You're in Love (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise Fuller (Grace Moore) opera singer is stuck in the same town unable to return to the US ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Riskin, Harry Lachman | Stars: Grace Moore, Cary Grant, Aline MacMahon, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 300

32. Lydia (1941)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Merle Oberon, Joseph Cotten, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal

Votes: 573

33. History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A wealthy divorcée falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur, Leo Carrillo, Colin Clive

Votes: 1,330

34. The Wagons Roll at Night (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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After local grocery clerk rescues a baby from an escaped lion, a circus owner builds him into an attraction but balks when he falls in love with his sister.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie

Votes: 757

35. Thunder Afloat (1939)

Passed | 95 min | Romance, Drama, War

6.6
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Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Wallace Beery, Chester Morris, Virginia Grey, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 98

36. Love on the Run (1936)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.0
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A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Reginald Owen

Votes: 853 | Gross: $1.14M

37. Quality Street (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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In the 1810s, an old maid poses as her own niece in order to teach her onetime beau a lesson.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Franchot Tone, Eric Blore, Fay Bainter

Votes: 967

38. Blondie Johnson (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Story of a Depression-downtrodden waif who uses her brains instead of her body to rise from tyro con artist to crime boss.

Directors: Ray Enright, Lucien Hubbard | Stars: Joan Blondell, Chester Morris, Allen Jenkins, Earle Foxe

Votes: 347

39. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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The dramatized life of immortal humorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, from his days as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River until his death in 1910 shortly after Halley's Comet returned.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Alexis Smith, Donald Crisp, Alan Hale

Votes: 939

40. Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.2
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The gang is putting on a show with Alfalfa billed as "King of the Crooners." But Alfalfa abandons the show saying his crooning days are over, and that opera is his true calling. But after ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Our Gang, George 'Spanky' McFarland, Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer, Darla Hood

Votes: 291

41. I Dood It (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A bumbling pants presser at an upscale hotel's valet service nurses an unrequited crush on a Broadway star. He gets more than he bargained for when she agrees to marry him, to spite her womanizing fiance, and encounters Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane

Votes: 511

42. When Tomorrow Comes (1939)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil, Onslow Stevens

Votes: 406

43. An American Romance (1944)

Passed | 151 min | Drama

6.9
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ann Richards, Walter Abel, John Qualen

Votes: 400

44. One Foot in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Episodic look at the life of a minister and his family as they move from one parish to another.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Fredric March, Martha Scott, Beulah Bondi, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 1,017

45. Joan of Paris (1942)

Passed | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell, Laird Cregar

Votes: 638

46. The Under-Pup (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Musical

7.3
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A young city girl from a poor family is invited to spend the summer at a camp for girls from wealthy families. At first made fun of and ridiculed because of her background, she determines ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Gloria Jean, Robert Cummings, Nan Grey, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 54

47. Roughly Speaking (1945)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Jack Carson, Robert Hutton, Jean Sullivan

Votes: 569

48. SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | 224 min | Adventure, Horror, Romance

6.0
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A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

Directors: Alan James, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Bela Lugosi, Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander

Votes: 168

49. Birth of the Blues (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Music

6.4
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Jeff grows up near Basin Street in New Orleans, playing his clarinet with the dock workers. He puts together a band, the Basin Street Hot-Shots, which includes a cornet player, Memphis. ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Carolyn Lee

Votes: 319

50. Second Fiddle (1939)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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A studio publicist discovers a Minnesota skating teacher and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Tyrone Power, Rudy Vallee, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 367



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