The Classic Movie Buff's Checklist - 1

by egmeinder | created - 26 Nov 2012 | updated - 26 Nov 2012 | Public

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1. A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Comedy

Stan and Ollie get involved with con men, crooks, a genial magician, and two interchangeable coffins with disastrous but funny results.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dante, Sheila Ryan

Votes: 936

2. a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Sport

The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Floyd Patterson

Votes: 604

3. À Nous la Liberté (1931)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

Seeking better life, two convicts escape from prison.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Raymond Cordy, Henri Marchand, Rolla France, Paul Ollivier

Votes: 3,741

4. Aaron Loves Angela (1975)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In New York City, a young black boy and Puerto Rican girl fall in love despite objections from each other's families.

Director: Gordon Parks Jr. | Stars: Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks, Irene Cara, Robert Hooks

Votes: 145

5. Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Shy farmboy loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Alan Young, Dinah Shore, Robert Merrill, Adele Jergens

Votes: 101

6. Seven Days from Now (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 1,354

7. Abandoned (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Newspaperman helps girl find her sister's illegitimate baby, gets mixed up in baby-adoption racket.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm, Jeff Chandler, Meg Randall

Votes: 189

8. ABBA: The Movie (1977)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog

Votes: 2,830

9. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Two workmen accidentally launch a space rocket intended for Mars, and find mistakenly landing in New Orleans just the beginning of their misadventures.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Robert Paige, Mari Blanchard

Votes: 2,895

10. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 2,034

11. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,570

12. Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)

Approved | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 1,911

13. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,763

14. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 13,221 | Gross: $4.80M

15. Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,355

16. Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

Harry and Willie buy the Edison Movie Studio in the year 1912 from Joseph Gorman, a confidence man. They follow Gorman to Hollywood where, as stunt men, they find him directing movies as Sergei Trumanoff and stealing the studio payroll.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Fred Clark, Lynn Bari

Votes: 1,972

17. Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Lenore Aubert

Votes: 3,352

18. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Bud and Lou find themselves pursued by an Egyptian cult for a special medallion linked to a walking mummy.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara

Votes: 4,733

19. Abby (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a Demon of Sexuality, when her father in law, an Exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his ... See full summary »

Director: William Girdler | Stars: Carol Speed, William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker

Votes: 702

20. The Abdication (1974)

PG | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

Queen Christina of Sweden abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic Church.

Director: Anthony Harvey | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers

Votes: 206

21. Abduction (1975)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped by left wing terrorists.

Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Judith-Marie Bergan, David Pendleton, Gregory Rozakis, Catherine Lacy

Votes: 179

22. The Abduction of Saint Anne (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama

A cynical detective and a Roman Catholic bishop team up to investigate the reported miraculous powers of a seventeen-year-old girl being held captive in the house of her father, an ailing ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Robert Wagner, E.G. Marshall, William Windom, George McCallister

Votes: 45

23. The Abductors (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two men plot to steal and hold for ransom the remains of President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Victor McLaglen, George Macready, Fay Spain, Gavin Muir

Votes: 28

24. The Abductors (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Cheerleaders and models are kidnapped & sold by a white slavery ring. Female agent is sent to rescue them.

Director: Don Schain | Stars: Cheri Caffaro, Richard Smedley, Patrick Wright, Laurie Rose

Votes: 372

25. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)

Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Mary Howard

Votes: 1,552

26. Abie's Irish Rose (1928)

129 min | Drama, Comedy

A comedy in which a Catholic and a Jew marry, causing tension within both families.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, Jean Hersholt, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 21

27. Abie's Irish Rose (1946)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cultures clash when a Jewish boy wants to marry an Irish girl.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Joanne Dru, Richard Norris, Michael Chekhov, J.M. Kerrigan

Votes: 40

28. Abilene Town (1946)

Approved | 89 min | Romance, Western

A sheriff tries to stop homesteader conflicts in the West after the Civil War.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Ann Dvorak, Edgar Buchanan, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 691

29. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 12,296

30. The Abominable Snowman (1957)

85 min | Adventure, Horror

A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Forrest Tucker, Peter Cushing, Maureen Connell, Richard Wattis

Votes: 3,141

31. About Face (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three friends enter military school together, but 2 of them don't know that the 3rd one is secretly married.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Eddie Bracken, Dick Wesson, Virginia Gibson

Votes: 113

32. About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Shirley Booth, Robert Ryan, Marjie Millar, Alex Nicol

Votes: 526

33. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 968

34. Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 1,618

35. Above Us the Waves (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, War

The attack by British submarines on the German battleship "Tirpitz" in a Norwegian fjord during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 1,098

36. Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Walter Huston, Una Merkel, William L. Thorne, Lucille La Verne

Votes: 1,200

37. Abroad with Two Yanks (1944)

80 min | Comedy

Two Marines are let loose in Australia.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: William Bendix, Helen Walker, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder

Votes: 58

38. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk

Votes: 6,548 | Gross: $25.38M

39. Accattone (1961)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiraling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

Votes: 6,707

40. Accent on Youth (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

A young secretary falls in love with her boss, a middle-aged playwright. Complications ensue when her boss' son falls for her.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Herbert Marshall, Phillip Reed, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 47

41. Accident (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York

Votes: 2,888

42. Accidental Death (1963)

57 min | Drama

A man is confronted by a man in his house who declares that he is here to kill him, because he collaborated with the Nazis and caused the death of the intruder's fiancee.

Director: Geoffrey Nethercott | Stars: John Carson, Jacqueline Ellis, Derrick Sherwin, Richard Vernon

Votes: 29

43. The Accomplices (1959)

93 min | Thriller, Crime

Marco, an impoverished engineering student, hides his wealthy friend Andre at his apartment in a fake kidnaping plot to obtain money from Andre's father, a furniture manufacturer. While the... See full synopsis »

Director: Gianni Vernuccio | Stars: Sandro Pizzochero, Annabella Incontrera, Jeanine Falconi

Votes: 5

44. According to Mrs. Hoyle (1951)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Comedy

Mrs. Hoyle, a retired school teacher, resides in a hotel bought by Morganti, a gangster, who evicts most of the tenants but allows Mrs. Hoyle and Angela Brown, a dance-hall girl to remain. ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Spring Byington, Anthony Caruso, Tanis Chandler, Brett King

Votes: 44

45. Account Rendered (1957)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Police find that everyone had a motive for the murder of a wealthy woman.

Director: Peter Graham Scott | Stars: Griffith Jones, Ursula Howells, Honor Blackman, Ewen Solon

Votes: 125

46. The Accursed (1957)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, History, Mystery

Survivors of the World War 2 German Resistance Group attend an annual reunion at an English country house. The reunion is hosted by Colonel Price, who intends to find out which guest had betrayed their leader.

Directors: Gilbert Gunn, Michael McCarthy | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Anton Diffring

Votes: 173

47. The Accused (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 660

48. Accused of Murder (1956)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police detective falls for singer, gets involved with gangster killing.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: David Brian, Vera Ralston, Sidney Blackmer, Virginia Grey

Votes: 99

49. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)

PG | 92 min | Drama

5.2