500<400 2017

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1. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,691

2. Connections (1978– )

50 min | Documentary, History

Follow James Burke through the history of science and technology in this collection of 10 1-hour episodes, starting with "The Trigger Effect."

Stars: James Burke, Mark Wing-Davey, Ted Burnett, Keith Macey

Votes: 946

3. A Married Couple (1969)

97 min | Documentary

An "actuality drama" about a real-life marriage in crisis, in which the couple attempts to identify and resolve the conflicts and resentments that have driven them to the brink of separation.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Billy Edwards, Antoinette Edwards, Bogart Edwards, Merton

Votes: 478

4. Kamouraska (1973)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

Quebec, the 1830s and 1840s. As she attends the bedside of Jérôme, her second husband, Élisabeth recalls her youth, her marriage to her first husband, Antoine, life in remote Kamouraska ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Jutra | Stars: Geneviève Bujold, Richard Jordan, Marcel Cuvelier, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 320

5. Gervaise (1956)

116 min | Drama

Gervaise Macquart, a young lame laundress, is left by her lover Auguste Lantier with two boys... She manages to make it, and a few years later she marries Coupeau, a roofer. After working ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus

Votes: 1,040

6. Family Life (1971)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 1,340

7. Park Row (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 1,311

8. Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

The saga of Horatio Nelson Jackson, the first man to cross the United States by automobile--in 1903!

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Keith David, Tom Hanks, Adam Arkin, Tom Bodett

Votes: 413

9. Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo (1935)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

A man gets rid of a cheap pot without knowing it contains a map to a treasure. As word spreads, many join in hunting it.

Director: Sadao Yamanaka | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Kiyozo, Kunitarô Sawamura, Reizaburô Yamamoto

Votes: 868

10. Fanny (1932)

Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

After Fanny's boyfriend leaves her and sails away, she finds out she's pregnant.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Fernand Charpin, Orane Demazis

Votes: 1,410 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Grey Fox (1982)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

When an aging, but gentlemanly stagecoach robber is released from prison, he decides to go to Canada to become a train robber.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue, Wayne Robson

Votes: 1,513

12. Hot Millions (1968)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart

Votes: 1,741

13. No Highway in the Sky (1951)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 3,058

14. Oblomov (1980)

Unrated | 140 min | Comedy, Drama, History

St. Petersburg, mid 19th century: the indolent, middle-aged Oblomov lives in a flat with his older servant, Zakhar. He sleeps much of the day, dreaming of his childhood on his parents' ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Oleg Tabakov, Yuriy Bogatyryov, Elena Solovey, Andrei Popov

Votes: 1,855

15. Dying at Grace (2003)

148 min | Documentary

Director Allan King documents the final months of five terminally ill cancer patients at the Toronto Grace Health Centre.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Phyllis Bobbitt, Joyce Bone, Norman Collins, Lloyd Greenway

Votes: 325

16. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | 240 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The story of the most important American exploration expedition in American history and the participants in it.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adam Arkin, John Logan Allen, Stephen Ambrose

Votes: 1,007

17. The Tuttles of Tahiti (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

After a long absense from the island, Chester Tuttle returns to Tahiti to find that little has changed. His large family, particularly his scheming Uncle Jonas, would rather dance and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Charles Laughton, Jon Hall, Peggy Drake, Victor Francen

Votes: 313

18. Mysterious Island (1961)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

During the Civil War a group of Union soldiers and two Confederates escape the stockade using a hot air balloon and end up on a strange Pacific island.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Gary Merrill

Votes: 5,964

19. Vechir na Ivana Kupala (1968)

71 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Piotr is a modest farmhand living in an impoverished village in some unspecified long ago era. He wants to marry the lovely Pidorka, but her stern father won't hear of it. Luckily, the ... See full summary »

Director: Yuri Ilyenko | Stars: Boris Khmelnitskiy, Larisa Kadochnikova, Yefim Fridman, Dmitri Franko

Votes: 273

20. Last Summer (1969)

R | 95 min | Drama

During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, Catherine Burns

Votes: 1,494 | Gross: $2.37M

21. A Night Before Christmas (1942)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Crime

Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,145

22. César (1936)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama

Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Raimu, Pierre Fresnay, Orane Demazis, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 1,202

23. Ivy (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An Edwardian belle meets a rich bachelor, but what to do about her husband and her lover?

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall, Richard Ney

Votes: 687

24. Near Death (1989)

358 min | Documentary

Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman profiles the doctors, nurses, physicians, and patients at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, as he watches medical staff work around... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 166

25. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 5,594

26. God's Comedy (1995)

170 min | Comedy, Drama

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro | Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Raquel Ascensão

Votes: 1,084

27. Sound and Fury (1988)

95 min | Drama

This drama depicts the misery of neglected children in big cities. 13 years old Bruno is of a good family, but since the death of his grandmother he spends most of his time alone, in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Bruno Cremer, François Négret, Vincent Gasperitsch, Fabienne Babe

Votes: 639

28. Invention for Destruction (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

An evil millionaire named Artigas plans to use a super-explosive device to conquer the world from his headquarters inside an enormous volcano.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr

Votes: 1,612

29. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 3,033

30. Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)

118 min | Drama, Romance

Two Chinese-mainlanders living in Hong Kong form a close friendship. Over the years this grows into love, but there are obstacles.

Director: Peter Ho-Sun Chan | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Kristy Yeung

Votes: 4,366

31. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History

The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento, Harry Andrews

Votes: 6,096

32. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 929

33. Love Serenade (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In Sunray, a backwater town on Australia's Murray River, there's little to do but fish or listen to the local radio station. D.J. Ken Sherry arrives from the hustle of Brisbane to run the ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley Barrett | Stars: Miranda Otto, Rebecca Frith, George Shevtsov, John Alansu

Votes: 1,367 | Gross: $0.58M

34. Taking Off (1971)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone... See full summary »

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Georgia Engel, Tony Harvey

Votes: 3,584

35. Another Man's Poison (1951)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A mystery writer becomes involved in a tangled web of murderous deception not unlike the plots of her novels.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel

Votes: 2,021

36. Treasure Island (1934)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Family

Young Jim Hawkins is torn between his loyalty to his benefactors and his affection for lovable rogue Long John Silver in their struggle to recover a buried pirate treasure.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger

Votes: 2,261 | Gross: $2.54M

37. Quartet (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance

Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming, Jack Raine

Votes: 795

38. Memorandum (1967)

58 min | Documentary

A Jewish Holocaust survivor travels through Germany recalling scenes from his memory.

Directors: Donald Brittain, John Spotton | Stars: Bernard Laufer, Emil Bednarek, Wilhelm Boger, Arthur Breitwieser

Votes: 57

39. Welfare (1975)

167 min | Documentary

WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 336

40. My Way Home (1978)

Not Rated | 71 min | Biography, Drama

Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Douglas | Stars: Stephen Archibald, Paul Kermack, Jessie Combe, William Carrol

Votes: 612

41. Hi'-Neighbor! (1934)

Approved | 17 min | Family, Comedy, Short

The gang decides to build their own fire engine.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Wally Albright, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond

Votes: 196

42. On the Bowery (1956)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama

At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients. Those that can work generally can only find short ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Stars: Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews, George L. Bolton

Votes: 767 | Gross: $0.01M