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1. Speed (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

With the help of his mechanic buddy, an engineer, and the company's attractive new publicist, an automotive test driver struggles to develop a new carburetor by entering cars in the Indy 500 and speed trials at California's Muroc Dry Lake.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: James Stewart, Wendy Barrie, Una Merkel, Weldon Heyburn

Votes: 389

2. Way Down East (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Romance

A family living on a farm in Maine takes in a young woman to stay with them, not knowing that the woman is not quite what she seems and has a secret in her past that she hasn't told them about.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Henry Fonda, Slim Summerville, Edward Trevor

Votes: 145

4. Wings of the Morning (1937)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Music, Romance

First Technicolor movie shot in the British Isles, features Gypsies, horse racing, singing and romance.

Directors: Harold D. Schuster, Glenn Tryon | Stars: Annabella, Henry Fonda, Leslie Banks, Stewart Rome

Votes: 215

5. The Magnificent Dope (1942)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lynn Bari, Don Ameche, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 341

6. The Lackey and the Lady (1919)


A rich banker's eldest daughter marries her servant.

Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Odette Goimbault, Leslie Howard, Roy Travers, Alban Atwood

7. When You're in Love (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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

8. Annapolis Salute (1937)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

The adventures of three disparate cadets at the US Naval Academy--one the son of a Navy enlisted man, the other the scion of a wealthy family, the third decent but somewhat slow-witted--and... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: James Ellison, Marsha Hunt, Harry Carey, Van Heflin

Votes: 72 | Gross: $0.27M

9. Hotel for Women (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ann Sothern, Linda Darnell, James Ellison, Jean Rogers

Votes: 40

10. You Can't Fool Your Wife (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

Andrew and Clara are school sweethearts whose marriage goes stale after five years. Andrew is a hard worker at the firm, but it seems that all he does is work. When Mr. Battincourt from ... See full summary »

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Robert Coote, William Halligan

Votes: 203

11. The Lady Is Willing (1934)

66 min | Comedy

A private detective is hired by three men to kidnap a wealthy man's wife in order to get a ransom, but he soon falls for her.

Director: Gilbert Miller | Stars: Leslie Howard, Cedric Hardwicke, Binnie Barnes, Nigel Playfair

Votes: 31

12. The Great Garrick (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

A Paris troupe puts on outlandish performances for a celebrated eighteenth-century British actor in order to convince him of their talents; the arrival of a countess complicates the plot.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Brian Aherne, Olivia de Havilland, Edward Everett Horton, Melville Cooper

Votes: 505

13. The Man Who Lost Himself (1941)

72 min | Comedy

John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Brian Aherne, Kay Francis, Henry Stephenson, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 47

14. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore

Votes: 1,419

15. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephenson, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 725

16. Senorita from the West (1945)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Music, Western

Determined to become a radio singer, a young girl runs away from her family. She hooks up with a man who is actually the real voice of a famous radio crooner, who actually can't sing at all.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Allan Jones, Bonita Granville, Jess Barker, George Cleveland

Votes: 12

17. The Guilty (1947)

Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

Two guys, sharing an apartment, meet twin girls (both Bonita Granville). One's sweet, the other a major piece of bad news. The nice one is murdered and her boyfriend is accused of the crime. The wrong man-wrong victim plot strikes again.

Director: John Reinhardt | Stars: Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel

Votes: 144

18. Those Were the Days! (1940)

74 min | Comedy, Romance

A middle-aged couple think back to their college days and courtship.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: William Holden, Bonita Granville, Ezra Stone, Judith Barrett

Votes: 57

19. Standing Room Only (1944)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During World War II, Lee Stevens travels to Washington D.C. with his secretary Jane Rogers in order to secure a government contract. Not thinking it through, Jane cancels their hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray, Edward Arnold, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 146

20. Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed | 92 min | Drama

Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dorothy Lamour, Robert Preston, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 98

21. The Solitaire Man (1933)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Romance

Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill, May Robson

Votes: 232

22. To Mary - with Love (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

Ten years of married life beginning in 1925. Mary stands by Jack after the Depression of 1929 but considers divorce when he again becomes successful by 1935. Bill, who loves Mary, works at ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Ian Hunter, Claire Trevor

Votes: 44

23. Up Pops the Devil (1931)

74 min | Comedy

The marriage of an advertising man is jeopardized when he gets a chance to sell a novel he's been working on and quits his job to concentrate on writing. In order to support the family, the... See full summary »

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Stuart Erwin, Carole Lombard, Lilyan Tashman

Votes: 56

24. Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A rich businessman wants to marry his secretary, but first he has to pass muster with her middle-class family.

Director: Reinhold Schünzel | Stars: Robert Young, Lana Turner, Lew Ayres, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 266

25. Maisie Was a Lady (1941)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

Showgirl Maisie Ravier finds herself once again out of work. She meets a wealthy playboy who hires her to be his family's new maid. Maisie soon finds herself trying to mend the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, Lew Ayres, Maureen O'Sullivan, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 451

26. The Golden Fleecing (1940)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime

A $50,000 life-insurance sale puts mild-mannered Henry Twinkle on the fast track at Ajax Insurance Company. Now he can marry his girl and climb the corporate ladder -- just as long as the ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Lew Ayres, Rita Johnson, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Grey

Votes: 162

27. Kiss and Tell (1945)

90 min | Comedy

Corliss Archer, 15, and Mildred Pringle, 17, are best friends, and get into some mischief together which causes their parents to start fighting over who is a bad influence on whom. Their ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, Jerome Courtland, Walter Abel, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 156

28. A Kiss for Corliss (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

A teenage girl who has a crush on an older, more sophisticated man tells all her friends that the man is her boyfriend. Soon that story starts making its way around the town.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Shirley Temple, David Niven, Tom Tully, Virginia Welles

Votes: 334

29. Le roi des Champs-Élysées (1934)

70 min | Comedy

In Paris, a stage-struck would-be actor is mistaken for an escaped convict.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Buster Keaton, Paulette Dubost, Madeleine Guitty, Lucien Callamand

Votes: 78

30. Smart Woman (1948)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A crusading district attorney, Robert Larrimore, butts heads in court with defense attorney Paula Rogers.

Director: Edward A. Blatt | Stars: Brian Aherne, Constance Bennett, Barry Sullivan, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 146

31. Skylark (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Brian Aherne, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 475

32. Violent Journey (1965)

99 min | Adventure, Drama

After the Civil War, a Southern boy aged 12 runs away from his foster home, wanders the countryside and meets various odd characters along the way.

Director: Servando González | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Dana Elcar, Henry Hull, Salome Jens

Votes: 242

33. Take Her, She's Mine (1963)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Sandra Dee, Audrey Meadows, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,058

34. The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

An obsessively bitter war widow and one of the men her husband saved in WW2 meet. He tries to convince her the sacrifice was necessary, but her problem isn't that simple. And can she help ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Sid Caesar, Betsy Blair

Votes: 363

35. The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Warren William, Glenda Farrell, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 403

36. Buck Benny Rides Again (1940)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

Jack Benny (as himself) tries to make good his fictitious boasts about roughing it in Nevada, in a spoof of Western cliches.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Jack Benny, Ellen Drew, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Andy Devine

Votes: 257

37. Here Comes Cookie (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music

Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret, protection.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, George Barbier, Betty Furness

Votes: 124

38. Love in Bloom (1935)

75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A young girl runs away from her carnival family to make it in New York City and becomes involved with a handsome young songwriter.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joe Morrison, Dixie Lee

Votes: 116

39. College Swing (1938)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Musical

Gracie Alden tries to graduate on college to get an inheritance.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, Bob Hope

Votes: 409

40. Only the Brave (1930)

66 min | Romance, War

A Union captain (Gary Cooper) in the Civil War volunteers for spy duty, then meets and falls for a Southern belle (Mary Brian).

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Gary Cooper, Mary Brian, Phillips Holmes, James Neill

Votes: 52

41. Half a Bride (1928)

Passed | 67 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Rambunctious Patience Winslow listens to a radio show about "companionae marriage" and decides to try it out, so she enters into a trial marriage. Her father, however, breaks up the ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, William Worthington, Freeman Wood

Votes: 27

43. Doomsday (1928)

60 min | Drama, Romance

In the English countryside, young woman Mary Viner has an opportunity to marry Arnold Furze, the hard working but lonely owner of the oddly named Doomsday Farm. He sacrifices a treasured ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Florence Vidor, Gary Cooper, Lawrence Grant, Charles A. Stevenson

Votes: 64

44. A Man from Wyoming (1930)

70 min | Romance, War

When World War One pulls the U.S. in, builder Jim Baker goes enthusiastically. The misery of life in the trenches seems to take any romantic edge off, until adventure seeking general's ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Gary Cooper, June Collyer, Regis Toomey, Morgan Farley

Votes: 45

45. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Gary Cooper, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 503

46. There's Always Tomorrow (1934)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance