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1. Winged Victory (1944)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, War

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Jane Ball

Votes: 139

2. Sayonara (1957)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 5,531 | Gross: $26.30M

3. Hansel and Gretel (1958 TV Movie)

58 min | Musical

Musical retelling of the classic fairy tale, with score by Alec Wilder and William Engvick.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Red Buttons, Barbara Cook, Risë Stevens, Rudy Vallee

Votes: 10

4. Imitation General (1958)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, War

Sergeant Murphy Savage impersonates a dead general in order to inspire the demoralized troops in fighting their way out of Nazi encirclement.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Glenn Ford, Red Buttons, Taina Elg, Dean Jones

Votes: 535

5. The Big Circus (1959)

TV-PG | 109 min | Drama

A circus owner tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road, despite the efforts of a murderous saboteur who has decided that the show must not go on.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 587

6. Hatari! (1962)

Approved | 157 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of men trap wild animals in Africa and sell them to zoos before the arrival of a female wildlife photographer threatens to change their ways.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli, Hardy Krüger, Red Buttons

Votes: 10,962 | Gross: $14.00M

7. Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 1,040

8. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 49,865 | Gross: $39.10M

9. Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | 85 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees

Votes: 1,548

10. A Ticklish Affair (1963)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

When the kids of a young widow inadvertently send an SOS while playing with their uncle Cy's Navy Signal Lamp, the Navy sends their top man to investigate and he falls for their mother.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Shirley Jones, Gig Young, Red Buttons, Carolyn Jones

Votes: 356

11. Your Cheatin' Heart (1964)

Not Rated | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the country and western singer Hank Williams.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: George Hamilton, Susan Oliver, Red Buttons, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 614

12. Up from the Beach (1965)

99 min | Drama, War

After the D-Day landings in June 1944, a US squadron liberates a small village in Normandy from German occupation.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Red Buttons, Irina Demick, Marius Goring

Votes: 63

13. Harlow (I) (1965)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 659

14. Stagecoach (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Western

On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Red Buttons, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,441 | Gross: $8.72M

15. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG | 129 min | Drama

72 Metascore

The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

Votes: 15,070 | Gross: $12.60M

17. Breakout (1970 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Drama

A prison inmate comes up with a plan to break out in order to be near his wife--and also the $50,000 in stolen cash for which he was originally imprisoned.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: James Drury, Red Buttons, Kathryn Hays, Woody Strode

Votes: 21

18. Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery

A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Red Buttons, Sylvia Miles, Alice Playten, Conrad Bain

Votes: 94

19. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

PG | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

70 Metascore

Nine people explore a cruise ship at sea in a manner that turns their whole lives upside down.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Votes: 38,471 | Gross: $84.56M

20. Louis Armstrong - Chicago Style (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Biography, Drama

The story of how jazz great Louis Armstrong got his start playing in Chicago clubs, how he was framed on a drug charge, and his travels throughout Europe, where he first gained worldwide fame.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Ben Vereen, Red Buttons, Margaret Avery, Janet MacLachlan

Votes: 40

21. Flannery and Quilt (1976 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

An abrasive, two-fisted longshoreman and a quiet calligrapher attempt to share an apartment.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Red Buttons, Harold Gould, Richard Benedict, Pat Finley

22. Gable and Lombard (1976)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A biography about the love affair between 1930s Hollywood superstars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: James Brolin, Jill Clayburgh, Allen Garfield, Red Buttons

Votes: 463

23. The Sunshine Boys (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

Willy Clark reluctantly agrees to share his apartment with former vaudeville partner Al Lewis so his old friend won't have to move into a retirement home.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Red Buttons, Lionel Stander, Bella Bruck, Ann Cooper

Votes: 7

24. Viva Knievel! (1977)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel is offered a fortune to perform in Mexico. What Evel doesn't know is that they're planning to kill him and use his body to ship cocaine into the U.S. His ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, Lauren Hutton, Red Buttons

Votes: 889

25. Pete's Dragon (1977)

G | 128 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

46 Metascore

An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 20,910 | Gross: $40.10M

26. Telethon (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

The behind-the-scenes intrigues--including, possibly, a murder--of an all-star fundraising telethon set in Las Vegas.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Polly Bergen, Lloyd Bridges, Red Buttons, Edd Byrnes

Votes: 51

27. The Users (1978 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama

A beautiful girl from a small town with dreams of making it in Hollywood marries an actor whose career is fading, then schemes to get him back into the big time - and her with him.

Director: Joseph Hardy | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Red Buttons, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 114

28. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

Votes: 868

29. Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Red Buttons, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Alan Sues

Votes: 1,727

30. C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann

Votes: 699

31. Power (1980 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa, this traces the rise of Tommy Vanda (Joe Don Baker) from a Chicago dock worker to an influential labor leader who, like Hoffa, finds himself behind... See full summary »

Directors: Barry Shear, Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Karen Black, David Groh, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 25

32. When Time Ran Out... (1980)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, Edward Albert

Votes: 2,353 | Gross: $1.70M

33. The Dream Merchants (1980)

240 min | Drama

In Harold Robbins' fictional account of early Hollywood movie making, pioneer filmmaker Johnny Edge comes to Hollywood in the early 20th century with dreams and helps build the orange-grove community into an entertainment capital.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Vincent Gardenia, Morgan Fairchild, Brianne Leary

Votes: 137

34. Leave 'em Laughing (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality.

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Anne Jackson, Allen Garfield, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 42

35. Side Show (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A teenage boy runs away from home. He joins the circus but finds out that it's not all what it's cracked up to be. But then the boy becomes a witness to a murder, and he must try to stay out of the killer's way.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Connie Stevens, William Windom, Barbara Rhoades

Votes: 32

36. Off Your Rocker (1982 TV Movie)

PG | Comedy

The residents of Mapleview retirement home rebel against their oppressors and take the staff hostage. Their demands are simple. They want more freedom, real food, no more enemas, free love and porn. A wacky siege begins.

Directors: Morley Markson, Larry Pall | Stars: Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Lou Jacobi, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 8

37. Reunion at Fairborough (1985 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama, Romance

World War II vets travel to England for a reunion at their old base. Once there, one (Robert Mitchum) rekindles an old romance with an old flame (Deborah Kerr).

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Red Buttons, Judi Trott

Votes: 322

38. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Alice (Natalie Gregory) is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky (Tom McLoughlin), a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,697

39. 18 Again! (1988)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

By means of an accident the soul of David and his swinging grandfather get swapped. While the grandfather's body is still in coma, he enjoys having a young body again and repairs some facts... See full summary »

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Charlie Schlatter, George Burns, Tony Roberts, Anita Morris

Votes: 3,974 | Gross: $2.57M

40. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

A comic-book artist meets a woman on the NY streets, but after a quick flirtation, she suddenly collapses, and is picked-up by an old ambulance. He checks all the hospitals in the area, but the woman seems to have disappeared.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,865

41. It Could Happen to You (1994)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A police officer promises to share his lottery ticket with a waitress in lieu of a tip.

Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 32,827 | Gross: $37.80M

42. The Story of Us (1999)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Colleen Rennison, Jake Sandvig

Votes: 20,478 | Gross: $27.07M

43. Odessa or Bust (2001)

12 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

In the not too distant future an old actor waxes philosophically about a career that never happened and remembers his struggles on the streets of Hollywood.

Director: Brian Herskowitz | Stars: Red Buttons, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Alexander, Jason Widener

Votes: 14

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