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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 376,065

2. It Happened One Night (1934)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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87 Metascore

A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 87,938 | Gross: $4.36M

3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

Votes: 101,356 | Gross: $9.60M

4. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 62,965

5. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 21,958 | Gross: $4.66M

6. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

4.8
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly

Votes: 1,589

7. Lost Horizon (1937)

Approved | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A plane crash delivers a group of people to the secluded land of Shangri-La - but is it the miraculous utopia it appears to be?

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edward Everett Horton, John Howard

Votes: 11,468

8. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 5,667

9. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander

Votes: 18,691

10. Meet John Doe (1941)

Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold, Walter Brennan

Votes: 11,343

11. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 561

12. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Totie Fields

Votes: 360

13. Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Taylor, Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John McIntire

Votes: 2,596

14. A Hole in the Head (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Widower Tony is trying to keep a small Miami hotel afloat while raising a 12-year-old son. He's forced to ask his harried brother Mario for help, but he'll only bail Tony out if he quits his bohemian lifestyle and marries a sensible woman.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 2,186 | Gross: $11.00M

15. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.4
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,818

16. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Mort Lindsey, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 338

17. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 3,290

18. Platinum Blonde (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams, Halliwell Hobbes

Votes: 2,653

19. Why We Fight (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,765

20. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 1,149

21. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori, Walter Connolly

Votes: 3,286

22. Lady for a Day (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 3,562

23. American Madness (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

7.4
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Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.

Directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill | Stars: Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Constance Cummings

Votes: 1,723

24. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a thirty-minute weekly show, but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to sixty minutes, and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

Votes: 85

25. Hollywood (1980– )

676 min | Documentary, History

9.3
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The history of the American film industry in Hollywood during the Silent era.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 630

26. Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone

Votes: 935

27. Forbidden (1932)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Peterson

Votes: 1,238

28. The Miracle Woman (1931)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 1,747

29. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

6.2
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A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

Votes: 415

30. Ladies of Leisure (1930)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman, Marie Prevost

Votes: 1,006

31. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.5
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 204

32. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, History, War

5.9
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A comprehensive look at the war in the Pacific during World War II. Shot as a propaganda film by acclaimed Hollywood director Frank Capra

Directors: Frank Capra, Joris Ivens | Stars: John Beal, Howard Duff, Walter Huston, Knox Manning

Votes: 621

33. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

7.4
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 118

34. War Comes to America (1945)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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Part VII of the "Why We Fight" series of wartime documentaries. This entry attempts to describe the factors leading up to America's entry into the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Dean Acheson, General Bergeret, A.A. Berle, Arno Breker

Votes: 648

35. The 44th Annual Academy Awards (1972 TV Special)

News

6.6
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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Ann-Margret, Karen Black, Yvonne Blake, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 73

36. Broadway Bill (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson

Votes: 845

37. The 25th Annual Academy Awards (1953 TV Special)

News

7.0
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The first television broadcast of the annual motion picture awards ceremony.

Director: Bill Bennington | Stars: Bob Hope, Anne Baxter, Edgar Bergen, Jacques Bergerac

Votes: 116

38. Dirigible (1931)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure

6.3
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Jack Bradon is tasked to reach the South Pole with a dirigible.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Ralph Graves, Hobart Bosworth

Votes: 524

39. San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.6
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Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston

Votes: 1,823

40. Tunisian Victory (1944)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, War

6.6
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Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Directors: Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, John Huston | Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles, Jacques Duchesne

Votes: 444

41. Hemo the Magnificent (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Richard Carlson, Frank Baxter, Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 234

42. The Negro Soldier (1944)

43 min | Documentary, Drama, War

5.9
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Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gertrude Elise Ayer, Richmond Barthé, Erich Borchmeyer, William Broadus

Votes: 560

43. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 810

44. The Battle of China (1944)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History, War

7.0
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The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 610

45. History Rediscovered: The Nazis Strike (2014)

40 min | Documentary

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The second film in Frank Capra's epic "Why We Fight" documentary series, "The Nazis Strike" focuses on Nazi Germany and the British and French policy of appeasement that facilitated the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra

46. Long Pants (1927)

60 min | Comedy

6.4
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Harry Shelby receives his first pair of long pants. He immediately falls in love with a cocaine-smuggling flapper named Bebe. When Bebe is imprisoned, Harry decides to rescue her. To do so,... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Gladys Brockwell, Alan Roscoe, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 416

47. Submarine (1928)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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Two sailors who are always competing against each other set their sights on the same girl. When she chooses one over the other, their friendship ends acrimoniously. However, things change ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Capra, Irvin Willat | Stars: Jack Holt, Dorothy Revier, Ralph Graves, Clarence Burton

Votes: 201

48. The Strong Man (1926)

75 min | Comedy

6.7
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A meek Belgian soldier (Harry Langdon) fighting in World War I receives penpal letters and a photo from "Mary Brown", an American girl he has never met. He becomes infatuated with her by ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Harry Langdon, Priscilla Bonner, Gertrude Astor, William V. Mong

Votes: 736

49. Divide and Conquer (1943)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill, Warren J. Clear

Votes: 651

50. Flight (1929)

Passed | 110 min | Adventure

6.0
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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: 225



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