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1. Murder Without Crime (1950)
78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In London, a man is blackmailed by his landlord-neighbor after he accidentally kills, in his flat, a woman he picked up in a nightclub.
2. The Yellow Balloon (1953)
76 min | Drama
One of two young boys accidentally falls to his death when playing in a bombed-out London neighborhood. Frankie, the survivor feels guilty about his friend's death. Len, a petty thief who ... See full summary »
3. Young and Willing (1954)
Approved | 72 min | Drama
Frank "women in prison" story that sympathetically tracks several inmates through their imprisonment and subsequent return to society. Some are successfully rehabilitated; some are not.
4. Cocktails in the Kitchen (1954)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
In postwar London, young graduate Tony (Sir Dirk Bogarde) and his girlfriend Anne (Susan Stephen) decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a... See full summary »
5. As Long as They're Happy (1955)
74 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »
6. An Alligator Named Daisy (1955)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Peter Weston is engaged to Vanessa Colebrook, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. On a journey home on a steamer he meets an old sea hand who shares with him how his wife won't let him ... See full summary »
7. Blonde Sinner (1956)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »
8. The Good Companions (1957)
104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »
9. Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance
A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.
The most affecting aspect of the film is its sense of compassion: we're never asked to condemn or condone, merely to understand.
10. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During World War II in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.
11. Tiger Bay (1959)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.
12. No Trees in the Street (1959)
96 min | Drama
Surrounded by new 1950s East End high-rise flats, a London detective thinks back to how different things were in the late 1930s. Then it was an area of overcrowded tenements teeming with ... See full summary »
13. North West Frontier (1959)
Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama
In British India, a young prince must be taken to safey across rebel-held territory, and an old train is the only way to do it.
15. The Guns of Navarone (1961)
TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Votes: 42,341 | Gross: $28.90M
The movie holds up pretty well as a rousing action picture, and also throws in a couple of comments about the contradictions of war.
16. Cape Fear (1962)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.
Unpleasant but suspenseful film noir.
17. Taras Bulba (1962)
Approved | 122 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In the 16th century Ukraine, the Polish overlords and the Cossacks fight for control of the land but frequent Turkish invasions force them to unite against the common Turkish foe.
Votes: 3,293 | Gross: $4.00M
18. Kings of the Sun (1963)
Approved | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, History
On the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.
19. What a Way to Go! (1964)
Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
Votes: 3,757 | Gross: $13.30M
A big, gaudy, gimmicky comedy which continually promises more than it delivers by way of wit and/or bellylaffs.
20. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
96 min | Comedy
During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Sir Peter Ustinov), soon ... See full summary »
21. Return from the Ashes (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In Paris, a Polish gigolo marries a rich Jewish doctor and stands to inherit her estate when she is deported to Dachau by the Nazis.
22. Eye of the Devil (1967)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Workers employed at a French vineyard follow old pagan rituals that call for the life of the marquis owner to save his crops during dry seasons.
23. Mackenna's Gold (1969)
M | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.
24. Before Winter Comes (1968)
M | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War
After World War II, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, an interpreter mediates between the British and the Soviets regarding the fate of various refugees.
25. The Chairman (1969)
M | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, the US government sends a scientist to China to steal the formula for a new agricultural enzyme developed by the Chinese.
26. Brotherly Love (1970)
R | 112 min | Drama
Controversial tragicomedy about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. Having left her husband, Hilary moves in with her unbalanced brother, Pink, who uses wit and humor to hide his amorous yearnings.
27. Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
PG | 88 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.
Votes: 28,212 | Gross: $9.00M
Dismally lurid stuff, ham-fistedly directed and low on credibility.
28. Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)
G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Ten years after a worldwide series of ape revolutions and a brutal nuclear war among humans, Caesar must protect survivors of both species from an insidious human cult and a militant ape faction alike.
Votes: 27,119 | Gross: $8.80M
Battle looks like the last gap of a dying series, a movie made simply to wring the dollars out of any remaining ape fans.
29. Huckleberry Finn (1974)
G | 118 min | Adventure, Family, Musical
Huckleberry Finn, a rambuctious boy adventurer chafing under the bonds of civilization, escapes his humdrum world and his selfish, plotting father by sailing a raft down the Mississippi ... See full summary »
30. The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)
R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery
When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencimg flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his ... See full summary »
31. St. Ives (1976)
PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime novelist is hired by a shady character to negotiate the return of stolen confidential documents.
It's got atmosphere, an interesting cast, it's ambitious and has some nice action scenes. But it bogs down in those speculations that are the bane of all crime mysteries.
32. The White Buffalo (1977)
PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Western
At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickok teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.
More a white elephant than a white buffalo picture.
34. The Passage (1979)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees while being pursued by a sadistic German.
36. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.
A great deal more complex than it has any right or reason to be.
37. 10 to Midnight (1983)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.
Votes: 5,844 | Gross: $7.10M
A real button-pusher with a dynamite ending. Gene Davis is memorable as the sicko villain.
38. The Evil That Men Do (1984)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A professional killer comes out of retirement to investigate and avenge the brutal murder of an old friend.
Votes: 3,105 | Gross: $13.10M
39. The Ambassador (1984)
R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.
40. King Solomon's Mines (1985)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fortune hunter Allan Quatermain teams up with a resourceful woman to help her find her missing father lost in the wilds of 1900s Africa while being pursued by hostile tribes and a rival German explorer.
Votes: 11,582 | Gross: $15.06M
King Solomon's Mines is frequently laughable. Nothing about the film is convincingly done.
41. Murphy's Law (1986)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An action-packed thriller starring Charles Bronson as Jack Murphy, a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer.
Votes: 4,342 | Gross: $9.95M
42. Firewalker (1986)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.
Votes: 5,412 | Gross: $11.83M
Where to start with this movie? Where to end? Even more to the point, in which order to show the reels?
43. Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey takes on the members of a vicious Los Angeles drug cartel to stop the flow of drugs after his girlfriend's daughter dies from an overdose.
Votes: 8,046 | Gross: $6.88M
Give up the revenge, too much already
45. Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A brutal Los Angeles police Lt. is determined to bust up an organization that forces underage girls into prostitution.
Votes: 2,521 | Gross: $3.42M
Odd, well-made and thoroughly unpleasant.