My Retrospective (Year 2)

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1. Ceiling Zero (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

War veteran pilots Dizzy Davis, Texas Clark and Jake Lee are working in an airline in Newark. Dizzy is flirting with the girlfriend of a younger pilot and, due to this, he feigns illness to... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, June Travis, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 576

2. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Votes: 12,611

3. Melinda and Melinda (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Two alternating stories, one comedy and the other tragedy, about Melinda's attempts to straighten out her life.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Vinessa Shaw, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 29,880 | Gross: $3.83M

4. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War

A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Teresa Wright, May Whitty

Votes: 14,421 | Gross: $13.50M

5. Late Spring (1949)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

Noriko is twenty-seven years old and still living with her widowed father. Everybody tries to talk her into marrying, but Noriko wants to stay at home caring for her father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura

Votes: 12,299

6. Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

32 Metascore

One day, driving aimlessly around the outskirts of town after a trivial domestic quarrel, a writer named Tomas accidentally hits and kills a child. Will he be able to move on?

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: James Franco, Peter Miller, Gilbert Wahiakeron, Claude Chamberlain

Votes: 5,477

7. 7 Women (1966)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

In China in 1935, seven dedicated missionary women try to protect themselves from the advances of a barbaric Mongolian warlord and his cut-throat gang of warriors.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Sue Lyon, Margaret Leighton, Flora Robson

Votes: 1,854

8. One Wonderful Sunday (1947)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, despairing Yuzo and optimistic Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe, Zekô Nakamura

Votes: 2,355

9. Colorado Territory (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

In Colorado territory, outlaw Wes McQueen escapes jail to pull a railroad robbery but, upon meeting pretty settler Julie Ann, he wonders about going straight.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, Henry Hull

Votes: 2,110

10. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,241

11. After the Fox (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

An Italian criminal mastermind, impersonating a film director, plans to grab the loot on a beach where a bogus movie is being filmed.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam

Votes: 3,346

12. Miracle in Milan (1951)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An open hearted and unrelentingly energetic orphan struggles to make the best out of his life on the streets of Milan.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Emma Gramatica, Francesco Golisano, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò

Votes: 5,533

13. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth McGovern

Votes: 7,824 | Gross: $4.96M

14. The Stranger (1967)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

In an atmosphere of political tension when the French still control Algiers, an Algerian is killed on the beach and a French man who has lived in Algiers all his life is arrested for the ... See full summary »

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anna Karina, Bernard Blier, Alfred Adam

Votes: 1,975

15. Lacombe, Lucien (1974)

R | 138 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1944, an 18-year old boy from small-town France, collaborates with the Nazi-regime and subsequently falls in love with a Jewish girl.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Pierre Blaise, Aurore Clément, Holger Löwenadler, Therese Giehse

Votes: 5,717

16. Cop au Vin (1985)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery

When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is sent to investigate. Could the killers be a bullied ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean Poiret, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Jean Topart

Votes: 1,344

17. Flags of our Fathers (2006)

R | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

79 Metascore

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross, Jesse Bradford

Votes: 112,076 | Gross: $33.60M

18. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 147,137 | Gross: $13.76M

19. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 5,365

20. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 53,600

21. The Rain People (1969)

R | 101 min | Drama

When a housewife finds out she is pregnant, she runs out of town looking for freedom to reevaluate her life decisions.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: James Caan, Shirley Knight, Robert Duvall, Marya Zimmet

Votes: 2,544

22. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy, Beryl Mercer

Votes: 1,637

23. Frantz (2016)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, History, Romance

73 Metascore

In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber

Votes: 10,822 | Gross: $0.88M

24. Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

Votes: 4,437

25. Angela's Ashes (1999)

R | 145 min | Drama

54 Metascore

Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens

Votes: 19,228 | Gross: $13.04M

26. The Soft Skin (1964)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

Pierre Lachenay is a well-known publisher and lecturer, married with Franca and father of Sabine, around 10. He meets an air hostess, Nicole. They start a love affair, which Pierre is hiding, but he cannot stand staying away from her.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean Desailly, Françoise Dorléac, Nelly Benedetti, Daniel Ceccaldi

Votes: 6,107

27. Young and Innocent (1937)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

A man on the run from a murder charge enlists a beautiful stranger who must put herself at risk for his cause.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nova Pilbeam, Derrick De Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby

Votes: 7,829

28. Simon of the Desert (1965)

Not Rated | 43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him to come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Claudio Brook, Silvia Pinal, Enrique Álvarez Félix, Hortensia Santoveña

Votes: 8,530

29. The Light Between Oceans (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Florence Clery

Votes: 47,089 | Gross: $12.55M

30. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,168

31. Me and My Gal (1932)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Young New York cop Dan falls in love with waterfront waitress Helen. Helen's sister Kate falls for gangster Duke. Dan must do in Duke.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns, George Walsh

Votes: 758

32. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

Votes: 1,787

33. Child's Play (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges, Ron Weyand

Votes: 844

34. When You Read This Letter (1953)

104 min | Drama

Therese is a nun-in-training who returns to "civilian" life to care for her young sister Denise.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Philippe Lemaire, Juliette Gréco, Yvonne Sanson, Irene Galter

Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.02M

35. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert, Philip Frost, Diana Wynyard

Votes: 324

36. Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

Dr. Michael Parker's a prominent surgeon, who unexpectedly runs into his German-born wife whom he thought was dead. Victor, an artist (and his "dead" wife's now boyfriend), berate Dr. ... See full summary »

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 403

37. The Juggler (1953)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, History, War

In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 432

38. Lady in the Dark (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Warner Baxter, Jon Hall

Votes: 359

39. Every Man for Himself (1980)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye, Roland Amstutz

Votes: 2,730

40. You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

TV-MA | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Post-teen virgin moves to New York City, falls for a cold-hearted beauty, then finds true love with a loyal lass.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Peter Kastner

Votes: 1,320

41. Flight (1929)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure

A Marine flyer and his flight school mentor fall for the same beautiful nurse.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jack Holt, Lila Lee, Ralph Graves, Alan Roscoe

Votes: 218

42. Week-End with Father (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

Single parents Jean Bowen and Brad Stubbs meet at the train station when they send their kids (his 2 girls, her 2 boys) off to camp. Love inevitably blooms. But there are complications: ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Van Heflin, Patricia Neal, Gigi Perreau, Virginia Field

Votes: 146

43. Intervista (1987)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Federico Fellini accept the request of a television crew to be interviewed about his carreer, narrating memories, dreams, realities and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Antonella Ponziani, Maurizio Mein, Paola Liguori

Votes: 2,129 | Gross: $0.11M

44. The Next Voice You Hear... (1950)

83 min | Drama

Over a period of a week the voice of God is heard on radios all over the world.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Whitmore, Nancy Reagan, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson

Votes: 697

45. Crackers (1984)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop while the owner ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Sean Penn, Wallace Shawn

Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $0.13M

46. The Indian Fighter (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Western

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau, Diana Douglas

Votes: 1,885

47. My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy

A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. He bases their moods on how well he thinks they'll do, and tells his older brother who is ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins, Peter Lawford, Beverly Tyler, Edward Arnold

Votes: 211