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1. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,558

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2. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers

Votes: 998

3. More Than a Secretary (1936)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Jean Arthur, George Brent, Lionel Stander, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 496

4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 18,707

5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 101,468 | Gross: $9.60M

6. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 583

7. Private Lives (1931)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Divorced couple unexpectedly meet each other during their honeymoon and rekindle their love.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel

Votes: 971

8. Lovers Courageous (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Drama, Romance

Aspiring playwright jumping from job to job falls for admiral's daughter.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Madge Evans, Roland Young, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 125

9. No More Ladies (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles, Franchot Tone

Votes: 585 | Gross: $1.12M

10. Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 1,328

11. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 463

12. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Hank Morgan takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 271

13. Libeled Lady (1936)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,647

14. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 8,919

15. Parnell (1937)

Passed | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The life of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell, following from 1880 onward his struggle to secure Home Rule, pursued in prison, Parliament, and elsewhere. Emphasis is on the ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Edna May Oliver, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 441 | Gross: $1.58M

16. Double Wedding (1937)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal

Votes: 1,748

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17. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 6,074

18. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 9,690

19. If This Be Sin (1949)

72 min | Drama, Romance

A lonely wife of a workaholic husband on the magical Isle of Capri meets a charming and attractive young man. An exciting affair must end when word gets back to the husband and he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Myrna Loy, Roger Livesey, Peggy Cummins, Richard Greene

Votes: 45

20. Hot Saturday (1932)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance

A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott, Edward Woods

Votes: 861

21. Gambling Ship (1933)

72 min | Drama

Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country by train to begin a new life with a new name. On the train, he meets Eleanor and... See full summary »

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin | Stars: Cary Grant, Benita Hume, Jack La Rue, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 155

22. Ladies Should Listen (1934)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Romance

The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Cary Grant, Frances Drake, Edward Everett Horton, Nydia Westman

Votes: 220

23. In Name Only (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Charles Coburn

Votes: 2,481

24. Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Franchot Tone, Diana Lynn

Votes: 1,968

25. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

91 Metascore

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett

Votes: 52,426

26. Please Believe Me (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Mark Stevens, Peter Lawford

Votes: 420

27. I Live My Life (1935)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 498

28. Rosalie (1937)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Musical

West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 417

29. B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Wealthy Polly Fulton marries a progressive scholar whose attitudes toward capitalism and acquired wealth puts their marriage in jeopardy.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart

Votes: 538

30. My Reputation (1946)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Romance

A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Warner Anderson, Lucile Watson

Votes: 1,219

31. Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore

Votes: 766

32. A Lost Lady (1934)

Approved | 61 min | Drama

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 397

33. Ever in My Heart (1933)

TV-PG | 68 min | Drama, Romance, War

World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger, Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 603

34. Baby Face (1933)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook, Alphonse Ethier

Votes: 5,803

35. Illicit (1931)

Unrated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez, Natalie Moorhead

Votes: 800

36. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 18,462

37. It's a Small World (1935)

70 min | Comedy, Romance

Socialite Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin run into each other in an automobile accident. Clummerhorn is a small town judge, sheriff, etc. and decides to try them. She is trouble at first,... See full summary »

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Wendy Barrie, Raymond Walburn, Virginia Sale

Votes: 50

38. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery

Votes: 16,321 | Gross: $2.69M

39. Above Suspicion (1943)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

Oxford Professor Richard Myles and new bride Frances are off on a European honeymoon. It isn't your typical honeymoon though, for they are on a spying mission for British intelligence on ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Conrad Veidt, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 1,722

40. Possessed (1947)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Votes: 4,291 | Gross: $1.99M

41. Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Passed | 99 min | Drama, Romance

A commercial artist having an affair with a married attorney becomes involved with a returning soldier and must choose between the two.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 1,985

42. Night Song (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Music

When a beautiful socialite falls in love with an embittered composer who is blind, she feigns blindness herself in order to get closer to him.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Hoagy Carmichael

Votes: 374

43. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Passed | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,678

44. Gone with the Wind (1939)

Passed | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance

97 Metascore

A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood | Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 273,633 | Gross: $198.68M

45. Key to the City (1950)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

At a Mayor's convention in San Francisco, California, ex-longshoreman Steve Fisk meets Clarissa Standish from New England. Fisk is Mayor of Puget City, and is proud of his rough and tumble ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Clark Gable, Loretta Young, Frank Morgan, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 636

46. Between Us Girls (1942)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy