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1. Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Adam West, The Woolly Monkey

Votes: 5,666

(14/14@7.4.19) Both Victor Lundin and Paul Mantee passed away in 2013, five months apart--Victor, 83, on June 29 and Paul, 82, on Nov 7.

2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

Votes: 277,126 | Gross: $78.62M

(10/11 as of 12/04/18...13/14@5/4/19) .Sound effects from "The Jetsons" television series theme song can be heard in the “Doctor Know” (Robin Williams) sequence when David & Gigolo Joe are asking questions. (submitted corrected text 7.4.19....)

3. Where Sinners Meet (1934)

72 min | Romance, Comedy

Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Billie Burke, Reginald Owen

Votes: 128

1: (3/3@7.4.19) The A. A. Milne play "The Dover Road" upon which this film is based, opened at the Bijou Theater on December 23, 1921 and ran for 204 performances until June, 1923. The play's title was also the working title for this film.

2: 1/1@7.4.19Screenplay was taken from a 1921 comedy play by A.A.Milne ("Winnie the Pooh" creator) called "The Dover Road".

4. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

93 Metascore

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 9,159

(6/67@7.4.19) 1: Steve Forrest has an uncredited speaking role as a passenger getting off the train near the beginning of the movie. (14/14 as of 9/25/18....16/16@7/4/19) 2: Julie Newmar appears in the fashion show near the start of the "Girl Hunt" number, just after Fred Astaire walks through the green door. She is the third of the three models, the redhead.

5. Dark Shadows (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

55 Metascore

An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 232,894 | Gross: $79.73M

my item was a correction of a previous item which was wrong (had to do with a listed character not appearing in the film, which she most certainly was). Both items deleted by IMDb.(which was my intent)

6. Evergreen (1934)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Harriet Green, a beloved and radiant music hall star of the Edwardian era, has a guilty secret: She has a baby daughter, born out of wedlock. Harriet leaves her public and flees to South ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Betty Balfour, Barry MacKay

Votes: 460

(2/2@5/4/19) Jessie Matthews and Sonnie Hale were husband & wife during this time (1931-1944). Together they adopted a daughter, Catherine, born in 1935.

7. Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

85 Metascore

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 231,068 | Gross: $50.93M

(55/56@7.4.19) In the DVD commentary, Director Joe Wright said for the assault scene, he instructed Benedict Cumberbatch to leave his underwear on. A digital butt was then added to make it appear that Cumberbatch does have his underwear down and his bare behind showing.

8. The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A jewel thief suspected of being a local serial killer targeting police officers decides to solve the mystery himself to clear his name.

Directors: Edgar Selwyn, Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone, Ralph Forbes

Votes: 393

(Deleted twice, evidently a family member doesn’t want this public;won’t resubmit) Resubmitted after editing: (12/04/2018): (Didn’t resubmit, but checking on 6/30/19: I found it had been re-instated): The two stars of the film, Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Allen, were married from 1928 to 1950 and are the parents of Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995) future star as "Samantha" on the ABC hit series, "Bewitched".:::: The two stars of the film, Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Allen, were married from 1928 to 1950 and are the parents of Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995) future star as "Samantha" on the ABC hit series, "Bewitched”. (first item pulled) The two leads, Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Allen, were married from 1928 to 1950 and had three children together, Martha Bryan, who died at 14 months of age in 1931; Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (1933) future star as "Samantha" on the ABC hit series, "Bewitched" and Robert Montgomery,Jr.,1936.

9. Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet (2016)

165 min | Romance

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Benjamin Caron | Stars: Marisa Berenson, Jack Colgrave Hirst, Tom Hanson, Matthew Hawksley

Votes: 245

(2016)(17/17@1/21/19)(20/20@7.4.19) This production reunites Lily James, Richard Madden and Derek Jacobi, who appeared together in Disney's "Cinderella", which was released in 2015, and was directed by Kenneth Branagh. ———————- (16/16@1/21/19.....17/17@5/9/19)(18/18@7.4.19) This is the second pairing of Lily James and Richard Madden as a romantic couple. In Disney's "Cinderella", released in 2015, Lily James played the title role with Richard Madden as her love interest, the "Prince".

10. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,853

(2016)(12/12 @9/25/18.....14/14@5/4/19)(16/16@7.4.19) Co-stars Franchot Tone and Joan Crawford were married from 1935-39. They made seven films together between 1933-37.

11. Naughty Arlette (1949)

80 min | Comedy

Arlette is a malicious schoolgirl who uses her feminine charms to attract, and then destroy, every man gullible enough to respond to her flirtations. She sets her cap for the art professor ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Mai Zetterling, Hugh Williams, Margot Grahame, Petula Clark

Votes: 49

(2015) (2/2@7.4.19)The score's main theme, "Jealous Lover" was to became known as "The Theme from The Apartment" when it was used as the main theme for Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960). (Submitted correction 7.4.19, added “ “ around “the apt”

12. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela (Cate Blanchett).

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 508,457 | Gross: $315.06M

(I hate this one!) (2017) (44/86@ 7.24.19) Director Taika Waititi revealed that his character was named Korg, "like the piano".

13. That Girl (1966–1971)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker, Bernie Kopell

Votes: 1,920

(2016) (3/3@1/21/19) (5/5@7/4/19) Just 7 months after the final episode aired on March 19, 1972, Lew Parker ("That Girls" tv father, Lew Marie) died of cancer, Oct 27,1972, two days before his 62nd birthday.

14. Going in Style (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

50 Metascore

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Director: Zach Braff | Stars: Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret, Matt Dillon

Votes: 68,213 | Gross: $45.00M

(2017)(15/16@1/21/19) This is a remake of the 1979 comedy "Going In Style" which starred George Burns, Art Carney & Lee Strasberg, and was directed by Martin Brest.

15. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Last of the Starks (2019)

TV-MA | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Battle of Winterfell is over and a new chapter for Westeros begins.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 149,358

(2018) (120/130@7.24.19)This is the ninth episode of the series directed by David Nutter, making him the most frequent director of the series. Alan Taylor is the second, having directed seven episodes.

16. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Bells (2019)

TV-MA | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Forces have arrived at King's Landing for the final battle.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 173,985

(2018)(85/117@7/4/19) This episode ties Miguel Sapochnik, Mark Mylod and Jeremy Podeswa, with each having directed six episodes of the series. David Nutter has directed nine episodes and Alan Taylor directed seven.

17. Robin Hood (2010)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Drama, History

53 Metascore

In 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow

Votes: 241,664 | Gross: $105.27M

(2018) (7/7 @1/21/19) The brown hood worn by Russell Crowe, was won by the "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" show at "Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction", which was held April 7, 2018. The hood (along with other memorabilia purchased in the auction), was given to the Anchorage, Alaska Blockbuster Video store in hopes of attracting customers to keep it open. Sadly, the Blockbuster store closed in summer 2018.

18. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 289,315 | Gross: $148.81M

(May 2018)(7/8@7/24/19) The blue vest worn by Russell Crowe as “Javert”, was purchased by the "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" show from "Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction" on April 7 2018.. The vest, along with other memorabilia purchased in the auction, was given to the last Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska in hopes of attracting customers to the store to keep it open. Sadly, the Blockbuster store closed in summer 2018.

19. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 167,850 | Gross: $61.65M

(7/7@7.24.19). (May, 2018) On April 7, 2018, the leather jock strap, the blue satin robe & boxing shorts worn by Russell Crowe as “Jim Braddock”, were purchased by the "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" show for $7000 at "Russell Crowe's 'Art of Divorce' Auction" (held April 7,2018). The items, along with other memorabilia purchased in the auction, were given to the one of last Blockbuster Video stores in Anchorage, Alaska in hopes of attracting customers to keep the store open. Sadly, that Blockbuster store closed in summer 2018. The last Blockbuster store is in Bend, Oregon and is still open as of this writing.

20. The Carlton Dance (2012 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy

A music video starring over 30 celebrities doing the 'Carlton Dance'.

Director: Daniel Spink | Stars: Daniel Spink, Dennis Haskins, David Hasselhoff, Rex Lee

Votes: 48

(12/04/18) “The Carlton Dance” was a dance movement that Alfonso Ribeiro did as “Carlton Banks” in the 1990-1996 NBC tv series “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” which starred Will Smith in the title role.

21. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

PG-13 | 149 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans

Votes: 707,711 | Gross: $678.82M

9/13@7.4.19 (1/26/2019) This is the 4th film Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana did together. They both starred in “The Losers” (2010), “Takers” (2010) and “StarTrek, Beyond.”(2016).

22. Catch-22 (2019– )

45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel. Follows Captain John Yossarian and airmen in World War II.

Stars: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, Daniel David Stewart, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 9,594

(33/44@7/24/19) 3/2/19- “Catch-22” was a book (pub 1961) and then a 1970 movie starring Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel et al. =====(6/2/19- discovered someone had edited my trivia, adding the Clooneys father in law bit;)

23. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

Votes: 6,206

(6/2/19) 1/1 (7.4.19) Geraldine Page is only 2 months older than Paul Newman. (6/2/19) 1/1 (7.4.19) Stars Geraldine Page and Rip Torn married a year following this films release. They performed together in the Broadway version of “Sweet Bird of Youth”.

24. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 51,605

(6/30/19) (2/2@7/24/19) There is an 18.11” difference in the heights of Lee Pace (“Ned” ) and Kristen Chenowith (“Olive”). Also...a few min later.....(instead actually) There is an 18.11” (46cm) difference in the heights of Lee Pace (“Ned” ) and Kristen Chenowith (“Olive”). ::::Request to delete first one line sent 7.4.19::::

25. The Family Way (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Avril Angers, John Comer

Votes: 1,180

(2018)The first of three feature film screen pairings of Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett, the other two being Twisted Nerve (1968) and Endless Night (1972).

26. Endless Night (I) (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson

Votes: 1,211

The third of three feature film screen pairings of Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett, the other two being “the family way” and “twisted nerve”

27. Twisted Nerve (1968)

M | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

Martin is a troubled young man. With a mother who insists on treating him like a child, a stepfather who can't wait to see the back of him, and a brother with Down's Syndrome shut away in ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Billie Whitelaw, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 1,657

The second of three feature film screen pairings of Hayley Mills and Hywel Bennett, the other two being “The Family Way” and “Endless Night”.

28. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 144,438 | Gross: $41.19M

(7/22/19) In Paradise Alley, while seeking a Glamapod, two of the 'creatures' enticing Valerian,( the girl in the tall pink hat and the girl on the swing) are the actresses Sasha Luss & Pauline Hoarau, who also portray planet Mui royalty, Princess Lihö-Minaa & her mother, Empress Aloi.

29. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 460,339 | Gross: $107.51M

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