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1. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charles Ruggles, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 3,432

2. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 11,876 | Gross: $8.18M

3. Doctor Dolittle (1967)

Approved | 152 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

After the animal communicating veterinarian goes too far for his clientele, he and his friends escape their hometown to the sea in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 7,768 | Gross: $9.00M

4. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 49,375 | Gross: $0.30M

5. 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: 9,235

6. Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hypochondriac believes he is dying and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Paul Lynde

Votes: 5,526

7. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 4,328

8. Charade (1963)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

83 Metascore

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn

Votes: 61,696 | Gross: $13.47M

9. Gambit (1966)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist, but even the most foolproof schemes have a way of backfiring.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Herbert Lom, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 4,725

10. Arabesque (1966)

Unrated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel, Kieron Moore

Votes: 5,798

11. $ (1971)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob three safety deposit boxes containing $1.5 million in cash belonging to three very different criminals from a high-tech security bank in Hamburg, Germany.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn, Gert Fröbe, Robert Webber

Votes: 2,065

12. The Happy Thieves (1961)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

A suave art thief romances a wealthy duchess, only to enable him to steal a priceless painting from her collection. Complications ensue.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison, Joseph Wiseman, Alida Valli

Votes: 380

13. Mata Hari (1931)

Passed | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A semi-fictionalized account of the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer who was accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Greta Garbo, Ramon Novarro, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone

Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $0.93M

14. Disraeli (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 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: 437 | Gross: $1.58M

16. Alexander Hamilton (1931)

TV-G | 70 min | Biography, Drama, History

With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783, General George Washington took Colonel Hamilton with him into the newly formed government. While the main disagreements in the early days was ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Kenyon, Dudley Digges, June Collyer

Votes: 215

17. Young Bess (1953)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The early life of Elizabeth I, from her childhood until her accession to the throne of England in 1558.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Charles Laughton

Votes: 1,310

18. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Approved | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

At the height of the Roman Civil War, a young Cleopatra meets a middle-aged Julius Caesar, who teaches her how to rule Egypt.

Director: Gabriel Pascal | Stars: Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson

Votes: 2,322

19. Bridge to the Sun (1961)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 683

20. Million Dollar Legs (1932)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport

A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Jack Oakie, W.C. Fields, Andy Clyde, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 936

21. It's a Gift (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy

A henpecked New Jersey grocer makes plans to move to California to grow oranges, despite the resistance of his overbearing wife.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: W.C. Fields, Kathleen Howard, Jean Rouverol, Julian Madison

Votes: 4,588

22. The Bank Dick (1940)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

Henpecked Egbert Sousé has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Votes: 6,291

23. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical

Fields wants to sell a film story to Esoteric Studios. On the way he gets insulted by little boys, beat up for ogling a woman, and abused by a waitress. He becomes his niece's guardian when... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Gloria Jean, Leon Errol, Billy Lenhart

Votes: 2,005

24. The Dentist (1932)

Passed | 21 min | Comedy, Short

An unconventional dentist deals with a variety of eccentric and difficult patients in slapstick fashion.

Director: Leslie Pearce | Stars: W.C. Fields, Marjorie Kane, Arnold Gray, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 1,457

25. The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933)

Passed | 18 min | Short, Comedy

The prodigal son of a Yukon prospector comes home on a night that "ain't fit for man nor beast."

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: W.C. Fields, Rosemary Theby, George Chandler, Richard Cramer

Votes: 1,552

26. David Copperfield (1935)

Passed | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Frank Lawton, Edna May Oliver, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 3,486

27. Too Many Highballs (1933)

20 min | Short, Comedy

A man tired of his wife's mother and brother living in their house tries to teach his lazy brother-in-law a lesson. However, this prank and his attempt to skip work to attend the championship fight both backfire on him in comedic ways.

Director: Clyde Bruckman | Stars: Lloyd Hamilton, Marjorie Beebe, Tom Dugan, Aggie Herring

Votes: 62

28. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 23,493

29. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 18,371

30. The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Not Rated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Marine atomic tests cause changes in the ocean's ecosystem resulting in dangerous blobs of radiation and the resurrection of a dormant dinosaur that threatens London.

Directors: Douglas Hickox, Eugène Lourié | Stars: Gene Evans, André Morell, Leigh Madison, John Turner

Votes: 2,045

31. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 26,225 | Gross: $2.42M

32. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 4,017 | Gross: $0.50M

33. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers, Roy Gordon

Votes: 4,376 | Gross: $0.48M

34. Queen of Outer Space (1958)

Unrated | 80 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

American astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Dave Willock, Laurie Mitchell

Votes: 1,748

35. The Invisible Boy (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Richard Eyer, Philip Abbott, Diane Brewster, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 1,151

36. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 42,089 | Gross: $3.00M

37. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,372

38. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Drama, Western

65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 181,735 | Gross: $14.50M

39. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 19,854 | Gross: $0.54M

40. Eraserhead (1977)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror

87 Metascore

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 92,935 | Gross: $7.00M

41. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 48,389 | Gross: $25.00M

42. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 26,968

43. In This Our Life (1942)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

The day before her wedding, a pampered young woman absconds with her sister's husband; in retaliation, her sister begins seeing the woman's former fiancé.

Directors: John Huston, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, George Brent, Dennis Morgan

Votes: 3,723

44. Flaming Gold (1932)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Drama

The owners of World Wide Oil Company in New York City wires its field manager in Mexico to put a couple of wildcat independent drillers out of business. The manager puts one of his own ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: William Boyd, Pat O'Brien, Mae Clarke, Rollo Lloyd

Votes: 65

45. Fatty's Tintype Tangle (1915)

Passed | 27 min | Comedy, Short

Hubby and wifey are in love, but he's henpecked by her mother. A nip of whiskey gives him Dutch courage, and he storms out, declaring he won't be a domestic slave anymore. He heads for a ... See full summary »

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Edgar Kennedy, Norma Nichols, Louise Fazenda

Votes: 310

46. Expensive Women (1931)

60 min | Drama

Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for ... See full summary »

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Dolores Costello, H.B. Warner, Warren William, Anthony Bushell

Votes: 119