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1. Unstoppable (2010)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

Votes: 177,776 | Gross: $81.56M

2. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet, Frank Cady

Votes: 2,267

3. The Water Diviner (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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50 Metascore

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney, Isabel Lucas

Votes: 68,507 | Gross: $4.19M

4. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 26,597 | Gross: $1.49M

5. Cat Ballou (1965)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.8
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60 Metascore

A young schoolteacher turns into an outlaw to avenge her murdered father.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 12,647 | Gross: $20.67M

6. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

7.5
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82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 43,782 | Gross: $1.83M

7. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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41 Metascore

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 16,917

8. The General (1926)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines.

Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley

Votes: 75,147 | Gross: $0.23M

9. Tough Guys (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith

Votes: 6,260 | Gross: $21.46M

10. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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61 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 7,981

11. What They Had (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.

Director: Elizabeth Chomko | Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner

Votes: 2,772 | Gross: $0.26M

12. 35 Shots of Rum (2008)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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92 Metascore

The relationship between a father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Alex Descas, Mati Diop, Nicole Dogué, Grégoire Colin

Votes: 4,003 | Gross: $0.18M

13. Human Desire (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.1
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A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 3,962

14. Kontroll (2003)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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72 Metascore

A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likable characters, a rival ticket inspection team and racing along the tracks - and a tale about love.

Director: Nimród Antal | Stars: Sándor Csányi, Eszter Balla, Zoltán Mucsi, Csaba Pindroch

Votes: 23,586 | Gross: $0.24M

15. Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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48 Metascore

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall

Votes: 10,286 | Gross: $0.67M

16. Closely Watched Trains (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform.

Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Václav Neckár, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodský, Vladimír Valenta

Votes: 10,577 | Gross: $3.27M

17. Santa Fe (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.2
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After their service in the Civil War, four brothers go their separate ways, but later find themselves on opposite sides of a final showdown.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter M. Thompson

Votes: 750

18. A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.1
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In 1876 Colorado, the Tomahawk and Western Railroad is expanding through the Rockies, but some stagecoach operators, fearing a loss of revenue, plan to sabotage the railroad.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan

Votes: 512

19. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.1
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A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Hunt Block, Matthew Burton

Votes: 980

20. Baby Blue Marine (1976)

PG | 90 min | Drama

6.2
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A would-be Marine fails basic training, and is sent home wearing the "baby blue" fatigues of a washout. En route, he is mugged by a battle-fatigued Marine Raider, who leaves him to hitch-hike home in an undeserved hero's uniform.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Katherine Helmond, Dana Elcar

Votes: 500

21. Union Pacific (1939)

Passed | 135 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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In 1862, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads compete westward across the wilderness toward California.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Akim Tamiroff, Robert Preston

Votes: 2,465

22. La Bête Humaine (1938)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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In this classic adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, a tortured train engineer falls in love with a troubled married woman who has helped her husband commit a murder.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Julien Carette, Simone Simon, Fernand Ledoux

Votes: 6,408

23. Rails & Ties (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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44 Metascore

A deadly collision between a train and car lead to an unlikely bond between the train engineer and a young boy who escapes the carnage.

Director: Alison Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Marcia Gay Harden, Miles Heizer, Marin Hinkle

Votes: 3,874 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Casey Jones (1957–1958)

30 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Television version of the classic train story of Casey Jones, the engineer of the steam-engine powered "Cannonball Express".

Stars: Alan Hale Jr., Bobby Clark, Eddy Waller, Dub Taylor

Votes: 123

25. Mission to Moscow (1943)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, History, War

5.4
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Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka, George Tobias

Votes: 808

26. Centennial Summer (1946)

Approved | 102 min | History, Music, Romance

6.2
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In 1876 Philadelphia, two sisters vie for the affections of a Frenchman who's come to town to prepare the French pavilion for the Centennial exposition.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Cornel Wilde, Linda Darnell, William Eythe

Votes: 274

27. Rome Express (1932)

94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Esther Ralston, Hugh Williams, Donald Calthrop

Votes: 393

28. Das Boot ist voll (1981)

PG | 101 min | Drama, War

7.1
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Tina Engel, Hans Diehl, Martin Walz, Curt Bois

Votes: 461

29. Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Grant Withers, Mary Astor, Regis Toomey, James Cagney

Votes: 1,040

30. Sleepers West (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Mike Shayne tries to distinguish criminals from red herrings as he escorts a surprise witness via rail to a high profile trial in San Francisco.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Lynn Bari, Mary Beth Hughes, Louis Jean Heydt

Votes: 394

31. 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: John Wayne, Shirley Grey, Conway Tearle, Tully Marshall

Votes: 484

32. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Western

5.7
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With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 565

33. The Great Train Robbery (1941)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Tom Logan is a railroad detective. Tom takes it upon himself to halt the activities of his crooked brother Duke. Duke and his henchman have stolen an entire gold train, including the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bob Steele, Claire Carleton, Milburn Stone, Helen MacKellar

Votes: 31

34. Blondie Takes a Vacation (1939)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Blondie and Dagwood are in charge of operations at a mountain motel. The elderly owners of the establishment are in danger of losing their life savings. Among other things, arson threatens.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 289

35. Danger Lights (1930)

Passed | 74 min | Adventure, Drama

6.1
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The tough boss of a railroad yard befriends a young hobo, and unwittingly places in jeopardy his relationship with the woman he loves.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Louis Wolheim, Jean Arthur, Robert Armstrong, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 452

36. Wyoming Mail (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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In 1869, when the railroad mail service is threatened by frequent bandit attacks, the government hires Steve Davis to infiltrate a gang in order to destroy it from inside.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva, Ed Begley

Votes: 156

37. The Silver Streak (1934)

72 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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The crew of the Pioneer Zephyr diesel train has only a few hours to deliver an iron lung to an injured man at the Boulder Dam construction site.

Director: Thomas Atkins | Stars: Burlington Zephyr, Sally Blane, Charles Starrett, William Farnum

Votes: 118

38. Once Upon a Horse... (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Western

6.3
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Dan and Doc are incompetent desperados who plan to give crime one more try before going straight. Miss Amity Babb is the shapely toast of Empty Cup, Colorado who sets prices by Wall Street,... See full summary »

Director: Hal Kanter | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Martha Hyer, Leif Erickson

Votes: 67

39. Halfway to Shanghai (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.2
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A murder occurs on a train bound for Shanghai during World War II.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, Henry Stephenson, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 41

40. Sand (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.6
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A show horseman, Jeff Keane (Mark Stevens), loses his prize stallion, Jubilee (Sun's Red Shadow), as a result of a train wreck in Colorado, and enlists the aid of rancher Joan Hartley (... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Mark Stevens, Coleen Gray, Rory Calhoun, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 34

41. Death Train (2003 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.1
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A runaway train barrels through the Mexican countryside, hijacked by escaped prisoners, and it's only a matter of time before they begin to execute the passengers. Enter Ryan, a special agent with one gun and a whole bag of tricks.

Director: Yossi Wein | Stars: Bryan Genesse, Bentley Mitchum, Michael Anthony Rosas, Jaime Anstead

Votes: 317

42. Teddy at the Throttle (1917)

Not Rated | 18 min | Comedy, Short

6.7
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Gloria Dawn lives down the hall from her sweetheart, Bobbie Knight. The dishonest Henry Black is Gloria's guardian, and he is also in charge of Bobbie's inheritance. The scheming guardian ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bobby Vernon, Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, May Emory

Votes: 456

43. Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day (1996)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad, which runs through the breathtaking scenery and stunning vistas of the Merced River Canyon to its terminus at El Portal outside Yosemite National Park, is on ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Munch | Stars: Peter Alexander, Jeri Arredondo, Henry Gibson, Michael Stipe

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.02M

44. The Lonedale Operator (1911)

Unrated | 17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.5
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When her father becomes ill, a young woman takes over the telegraph at a lonely western railroad station. She soon gets word that the next train will deliver the payroll for a mining ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Blanche Sweet, George Nichols, Francis J. Grandon, Wilfred Lucas

Votes: 975

45. Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. (1941)

Passed | 263 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Dick Tracy goes up against a villain known as The Ghost, who can turn himself invisible.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Michael Owen, Jan Wiley, John Davidson

Votes: 261

46. Roar of the Iron Horse - Rail-Blazer of the Apache Trail (1951)

Approved | 260 min | Western

6.9
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A railroad agent named Jim Grant opposes hard-nosed German, Karl Ulrich, called The Baron. Head of a strong ring in America, the infamous Baron was thwarted time and time again as he tried ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Virginia Herrick, William Fawcett, Harold Landon

Votes: 8

47. The Brave Engineer (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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Legendary engineer Casey Jones is determined to keep his train schedule and nothing is going to stop him.

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: Jerry Colonna, The King's Men, Ken Darby, Jon Dobson

Votes: 359

48. The Night Flyer (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Jimmy Bradley, a fireman on an old locomotive, sees an engineer try to rival him both on the work and love front, as they compete for the love of the same woman and fro the run as the official mail train.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Boyd, Jobyna Ralston, Philo McCullough, Anne Schaefer

Votes: 47

49. The Adventures of Frank Merriwell (1936)

Passed | 219 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.7
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A 12-episode serial in which scholastic sports star Frank Merriwell leaves school to search for his missing father. His adventures involve a mysterious inscription on a ring, buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Clifford Smith, Lew Landers | Stars: Donald Briggs, Jean Rogers, John 'Dusty' King, Carla Laemmle

Votes: 35

50. Porky's Railroad (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.6
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Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 396



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