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1. Flame of the West (1945)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Joan Woodbury, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 62

2. The Star Packer (1934)

Approved | 53 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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A gang working for The Shadow is terrorizing the town. John Travers decides to take on the job of sheriff and do something about it.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Verna Hillie, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 887

3. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Action, Adventure, Music

6.3
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When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 384

4. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,565

5. Swamp Women (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

3.1
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An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,526

6. Blue Steel (1934)

Passed | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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U.S. marshal John Carruthers observes a robbery and Sheriff Jake thinks he may be the culprit. Meanwhile the town's leading citizen is planning to rob everybody blind.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Eleanor Hunt, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 1,267

7. Earth vs the Spider (1958)

Approved | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.3
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Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson, Gene Roth

Votes: 2,195

8. Trapped (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

Votes: 616

9. The Crawling Hand (1963)

Approved | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

Director: Herbert L. Strock | Stars: Peter Breck, Kent Taylor, Rod Lauren, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,422

10. I Killed Wild Bill Hickok (1956)

Approved | 63 min | Western

5.6
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Told in flashback, this is the story of the man that shot Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: Richard Talmadge | Stars: Johnny Carpenter, Helen Westcott, Tom Brown, Virginia Gibson

Votes: 117

11. Red Stallion (1947)

Passed | 81 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.8
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A mare dies while foaling the Red Stallion. He is reared by a boy and is entered in a big race - something like the Kentucky Derby.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Robert Paige, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Jane Darwell

Votes: 68

12. Evel Knievel (1971)

GP | 88 min | Action, Biography, Drama

5.1
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Biography of the famed motorcycle daredevil, much of which was filmed in his home town of Butte, Montana. The film depicts Knievel reflecting on major events in his life just before a big ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: George Hamilton, Sue Lyon, Bert Freed, Rod Cameron

Votes: 778

13. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »

Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 959

14. Bluebeard (1944)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 1,498

15. Gun Smoke (1935)

Approved | Action, Adventure, Western

5.9
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Parker, seeking revenge on Culverson, is bringing in a flood of sheep. Branning signs on at the Culverson ranch to help fight them off. Standing in his way is hired gunman and crooked ... See full summary »

Director: Bartlett A. Carre | Stars: Gene Alsace, Marion Shilling, Bud Osborne, Ben Corbett

Votes: 18

16. The Babysitter (1969)

R | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

Director: Don Henderson | Stars: Patricia Wymer, George E. Carey, Anne Bellamy, Kathy Williams

Votes: 412

17. Sixpack Annie (1975)

R | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.0
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Busty, blonde and beautiful, Six-Pack Annie seeks to help her Aunt Tess raise $5,000 for the family diner...by trying to find a rich daddy.

Director: Fred G. Thorne | Stars: Lindsay Bloom, Jana Bellan, Joe Higgins, Larry Mahan

Votes: 208

18. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

5.5
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,417

19. The Man from Utah (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

5.2
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In a horse-riding rodeo contest bad guys want John Weston to lose. When he doesn't go along they add some insurance: a poisoned needle just under his saddle.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Polly Ann Young, Anita Campillo, Edward Peil Sr.

Votes: 874

20. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.1
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 763

21. The New Adventures of Tarzan (I) (1935)

Not Rated | 257 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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The Green Goddess is a totem worshiped by the primitive natives of a lost city deep in the jungles of Guatemala. It contains both a fortune in jewels and an ancient formula for a ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward A. Kull, Wilbur McGaugh | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Ula Holt, Ashton Dearholt, Frank Baker

Votes: 256

22. Texas Terror (1935)

Approved | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.1
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Sheriff John Higgins quits and goes into prospecting after he thinks he has killed his best friend in shooting it out with robbers. He encounters his dead buddy's sister and helps her run ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Lucile Browne, LeRoy Mason, Fern Emmett

Votes: 735

23. The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Passed | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.7
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A dysfunctional family operating an isolated date farm in the California desert is threatened by the arrival of an extra-terrestrial.

Directors: David Kramarsky, Roger Corman, Lou Place | Stars: Paul Birch, Lorna Thayer, Dona Cole, Dick Sargent

Votes: 1,189

24. The Lucky Texan (1934)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.6
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Jerry Mason, a young Texan, and Jake Benson, an old rancher, become partners and strike it rich with a gold mine. They then find their lives complicated by bad guys and a woman.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Barbara Sheldon, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 950

25. The Hurricane Express (1932)

Passed | 227 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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When his father is killed in a train wreck, Larry Baker vows to unmask a mysterious criminal called "The Wrecker," who has targeted the L&M Railroad for deadly" accidents."

Directors: J.P. McGowan, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Tully Marshall, Conway Tearle, John Wayne, Shirley Grey

Votes: 474

26. Crime in the Streets (1956)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, Mark Rydell

Votes: 954

27. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Votes: 503

28. Custer's Last Stand (I) (1936)

Approved | 328 min | Adventure, History, Romance

4.6
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When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells Blade he has found gold but will not tell him where until he has that arrow. So Blade ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Lona Andre, William Farnum, Ruth Mix

Votes: 183

29. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.2
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 755

30. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.3
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 906

31. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.3
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,400

32. The Trail Beyond (1934)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Noah Beery, Verna Hillie, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 678

33. Paradise Canyon (1935)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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Sent to find counterfeiters, John Wyatt joins Doc Carter's medicine show. They arrive in the town where Curly Joe runs his counterfeiting operation. Carter was once framed by Curly Joe and ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: John Wayne, Marion Burns, Reed Howes, Earle Hodgins

Votes: 698

34. Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.7
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Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, detailing a suburban bank... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason

Votes: 620

35. Randy Rides Alone (1934)

Approved | 52 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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Jailed for murders he didn't commit, Randy escapes only to stumble into the den of the real murderers.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Alberta Vaughn, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Yakima Canutt

Votes: 826

36. Robin Hood of Monterey (1947)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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Eduardo Belmonte overhears his new step-mother, Maria, and her lover, Don Ricardo Gonzales plotting to take over the Belmonte rancho on the night of the fiesta given by her husband, Don ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Chris-Pin Martin, Evelyn Brent, Jack La Rue

Votes: 40

37. West of the Divide (1934)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.3
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Ted Hayden impersonates a wanted man and joins Gentry's gang only to learn later that Gentry was the one who killed his father. He saves Virginia Winters' dad's ranch from Gentry and also rescues his long-lost brother Spud.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Virginia Brown Faire, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Lloyd Whitlock

Votes: 738

38. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Bob Steele

Votes: 544

39. The Lawless Frontier (1934)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.2
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Mexican outlaw Zanti killed John Tobin's parents. John teams up with Dusty, also hurt by Zanti, to get the bad guy.

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 782

40. The Desert Trail (1935)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.4
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Rodeo star John Scott and his gambler friend Kansas Charlie are wrongly accused of armed robbery. They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City.

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: John Wayne, Mary Kornman, Paul Fix, Eddy Chandler

Votes: 759

41. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
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A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 291

42. I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Slim Summerville, El Brendel, Iris Adrian, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 125

43. Sunset Murder Case (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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Small-time showgirl, loved by two decent men, poses as a stripper to infiltrate a nightclub whose owner is believed responsible for her father's murder.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Sally Rand, Henry King, Esther Muir, Lona Andre

Votes: 100

44. Bowery Bombshell (1946)

Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Slip (Leo Gorcey), Sach (Huntz Hall), Bobby (Bobby Jordan), Whitey (William Benedict) and Chuck (David Gorcey) unsuccessfully try to sell a dilapidated car to a street cleaner for a ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, William 'Billy' Benedict

Votes: 283

45. Devil Bat's Daughter (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Horror

4.7
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Wishing to dispose of his wife, psychiatrist Doctor Elliott makes his patient Nina think that she suffers from a compulsion to kill. He drugs Nina, murders his wife and leaves evidence that... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, John James, Michael Hale, Molly Lamont

Votes: 147

46. Railroaded! (1947)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont, Jane Randolph

Votes: 1,289

47. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.1
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,124

48. Fog Island (1945)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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An inventor recently released from prison invites a group of former business associates to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 550

49. The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay

Votes: 821

50. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 439



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