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1. The Dawn Patrol (1938)

Not Rated | 103 min | War, Drama

British flying aces in World War I contend with the harsh realities of war.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,536

2. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 3,326

3. Raffles (1939)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Man about town and First Class cricketer A.J. Raffles keeps himself solvent with daring robberies. Meeting Gwen from his schooldays and falling in love all over again, he spends the weekend... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Wood, William Wyler | Stars: David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, May Whitty, Dudley Digges

Votes: 683 | Gross: $0.09M

4. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 17,480

5. The Perfect Marriage (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

Jenny and Dale Williams have been married ten years have a 9-year-old daughter, "Cookie." They live well, have separate careers, are surrounded by sophisticated friends, and are afflicted ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Loretta Young, David Niven, Eddie Albert, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 72

6. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 12,677

7. Enchantment (1948)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

Uncle Rollo finally retires to the house he was brought up in. Lost in thoughts of his lost love, Lark, he does not want to be disturbed in his last days. However, the appearance of his ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: David Niven, Teresa Wright, Evelyn Keyes, Farley Granger

Votes: 820

8. A Kiss in the Dark (1949)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

An exhausted concert pianist learns he is the owner of an apartment building; after being advised to move there to rest, he becomes involved in the lives of his eccentric tenants.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: David Niven, Jane Wyman, Victor Moore, Wayne Morris

Votes: 332

9. 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: 333

10. The Toast of New Orleans (1950)

Approved | 97 min | Musical

Snooty opera singer meets a rough-and-tumble fisherman in the Louisiana bayous, but this fisherman can sing! Her agent lures him away to New Orleans to teach him to sing opera, but comes to... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Mario Lanza, David Niven, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 515

11. The Fighting Pimpernel (1950)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A British aristocrat goes in disguise to France to rescue people from The Terror of the guillotine.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Cyril Cusack, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 425

12. Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero, Bobby Howes

Votes: 654

13. Island Rescue (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, War

During WW2, British Major Valentine Moreland is tasked with rescuing a prized pedigree cow from the German-occupied Channel Island of Armorel.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: David Niven, Glynis Johns, George Coulouris, Barry Jones

Votes: 200

14. The Moon Is Blue (1953)

M/PG | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,939

15. Tonight's the Night (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

The whole village mourns when General O'Leary, owner of a hunting estate in South Ireland, is killed in an accident. His nephew, Jasper O'Leary, takes over the state and soon has aroused ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: David Niven, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald, George Cole

Votes: 252

16. Court Martial (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 470

17. The Silken Affair (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Spoiler: Roger Tweakham, a married accountant leading a hum-drum life gets involved with a motivating model, 'tweaks' the books of a stocking-factory whose owner he likes so it will show a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: David Niven, Geneviève Page, Ronald Squire, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 9

18. The Little Hut (1957)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

Three people, Susan and Philip Ashlow and Henry Brittingham-Brett are washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck. Henry is Susan's lover. Since the island is filled with things to... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, David Niven, Walter Chiari

Votes: 712

19. My Man Godfrey (1957)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy

The eccentric Bullock household again need a new butler. Daughter Irene encounters bedraggled Godfrey Godfrey at the docks and, fancying him and noticing his obviously good manners, gets ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: June Allyson, David Niven, Jessie Royce Landis, Robert Keith

Votes: 733

20. Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

Cecile, decadent young girl who lives with her rich playboy father Raymond. When Anne, Raymond's old love interest, comes to Raymond's villa, Cecile is afraid for her way of life.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jean Seberg, David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Mylène Demongeot

Votes: 4,012

21. Ask Any Girl (1959)

98 min | Comedy, Romance

Sales girl falls for the younger of a company run by two brothers. The elder falls for her but plans to help her get his brother because he doesn't know he's in love.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: David Niven, Shirley MacLaine, Gig Young, Rod Taylor

Votes: 651

22. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,746 | Gross: $11.10M

23. 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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 42,500 | Gross: $28.90M

24. The Best of Enemies (1961)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

In 1941 during the desert war in Abyssinia the Italian captain Blasi and the British major Richardson alternate between being bitter enemies or best friends depending on the circumstances.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Amedeo Nazzari, Michael Wilding

Votes: 507

25. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,306

26. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,543

27. The Pink Panther (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

55 Metascore

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine

Votes: 45,039 | Gross: $10.88M

28. Bedtime Story (1964)

99 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough small-change scammer rise to win the wager?

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones, Dody Goodman

Votes: 1,508

29. The Impossible Years (1968)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

The eldest daughter of a Professor of Psychology at a large conservative university causes havoc, and great embarrassment, for her father with her free-willed and uninhibited lifestyle.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: David Niven, Lola Albright, Chad Everett, Ozzie Nelson

Votes: 543

30. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 30,661

31. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 25,227

32. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Film-Noir

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 28,432



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