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1. Susan Slade (1961)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 604

2. Cluny Brown (1946)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, War

A free-spirited parlor maid and a Czech refugee surprise an English village with their unconventional ways.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Charles Boyer, Jennifer Jones, Peter Lawford, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,406

3. Mildred Pierce (1945)

Passed | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 20,469

4. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When her father decides to flee to England, young Sylvia Scarlett must become Sylvester Scarlett and protect her father every step of the way, with the questionable help of plenty others.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,245

5. Kitty Foyle (1940)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A hard-working, white-collar girl from a middle-class family meets and falls in love with a young socialite, but she soon clashes with his family.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 2,886

6. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 237,426 | Gross: $39.20M

7. Irma Vep (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Votes: 4,588 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Roxie Hart (1942)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned?

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman

Votes: 1,496 | Gross: $2.40M

9. Esther Kahn (2000)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 850

10. Sadie Thompson (1928)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama

A prostitute seeking a fresh start becomes the obsession of a religious extremist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Blanche Friderici, Charles Lane, Florence Midgley

Votes: 2,390 | Gross: $1.00M

11. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 282,612 | Gross: $39.67M

12. Norma Rae (1979)

PG | 114 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle

Votes: 9,470 | Gross: $22.23M

13. Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Romance

Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan

Votes: 977 | Gross: $0.81M

14. Anna Christie (I) (1930)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman reunites with her estranged father and falls in love with a sailor, but struggles to tell them about her dark past.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F. Marion, Marie Dressler

Votes: 2,517 | Gross: $1.01M

15. Alice Adams (1935)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 3,440

16. Lilly Turner (1933)

Unrated | 65 min | Drama

A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 306

17. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 7,243 | Gross: $3.82M

18. Blondie Johnson (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama

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: 328

19. Becky Sharp (1935)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »

Directors: Rouben Mamoulian, Lowell Sherman | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Frances Dee, Cedric Hardwicke, Billie Burke

Votes: 768

20. Jennie Gerhardt (1933)

85 min | Drama

Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.

Director: Marion Gering | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook, Mary Astor, Edward Arnold

Votes: 75

21. Hilda Crane (1956)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn

Votes: 209

22. Anna Karenina (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 5,206 | Gross: $0.79M

23. Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

60 Metascore

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 12,319 | Gross: $20.67M

24. Dorothy Mills (2008)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A psychiatrist is assigned to work on the case of a disturbed young girl.

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Carice van Houten, Jenn Murray, David Wilmot, Ger Ryan

Votes: 5,105

25. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 45,301 | Gross: $27.37M

26. The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer

Votes: 3,922

27. Mary Poppins (1964)

G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

88 Metascore

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns

Votes: 143,950 | Gross: $102.27M

28. Nancy Drew (2007)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

53 Metascore

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot, Craig Gellis

Votes: 18,218 | Gross: $25.61M

29. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack, Julia Ormond

Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $17.66M

30. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles

Votes: 37,104 | Gross: $79.57M

31. Hanna Amon (1951)

106 min | Drama

Hanna Amon and her brother Thomas live on an estate they've inherited from their parents. Local veterinarian Brunner loves Hanna from afar, and Thomas is in love with the daughter of the ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Harlan | Stars: Kristina Söderbaum, Lutz Moik, Ilse Steppat, Hermann Schomberg

Votes: 62

32. Flaxy Martin (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mob attorney Walter Colby is manipulated by showgirl Flaxy Martin into taking the rap for a murder committed by mobster Hap Richie's goons but he escapes and tries to get revenge.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 420



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