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1. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

7.7
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former King.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 14,114

2. Splendor in the Grass (1961)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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74 Metascore

A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie

Votes: 16,398 | Gross: $8.72M

3. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

7.4
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Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Welles

Votes: 9,130

4. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

Approved | 188 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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The death of Marcus Aurelius leads to a succession crisis, in which the deceased emperor's son, Commodus, demonstrates that he is unwilling to let anything undermine his claim to the Roman Empire.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason

Votes: 7,574 | Gross: $4.75M

5. An Impossible Love (2018)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure

Votes: 703

6. Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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In this musical-comedy, Dean Martin plays an American hotel mogul who becomes smitten with a young Italian woman (Anna Maria Alberghetti) when buying a hotel in Rome. To marry this gal, he has to get her three older sisters married off.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Dean Martin, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Eva Bartok, Dewey Martin

Votes: 428

7. From the Terrace (1960)

Passed | 149 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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An ambitious young executive chooses a loveless marriage and an unfulfilling personal life in exchange for a successful Wall Street career.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Ina Balin

Votes: 2,290 | Gross: $11.34M

8. Sub Rosa (III) (2014)

22 min | Short, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Bullied by his father to grow up, a teen fights between the love of his step-mother over his father's life.

Director: Krisstian de Lara | Stars: Julie Kendall, Mario Nalini, Mario Temes

Votes: 100

9. The Crowded Sky (1960)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Disaster movie about a Navy jet and a commercial airliner heading for a mid air collision.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., John Kerr

Votes: 556

10. Too Many Husbands (1940)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas, Harry Davenport

Votes: 1,190

11. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,109

12. Holiday for Lovers (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

5.8
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When the oldest daughter decides to stay in South America while on a school tour, her father decides to take the rest of the family there for vacation to find out why.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Clifton Webb, Jane Wyman, Jill St. John, Carol Lynley

Votes: 227

13. The Lady Refuses (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Father hires a woman to lure his son away from a gold digger.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Betty Compson, John Darrow, Gilbert Emery, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 233

14. Blondie of the Follies (1932)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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Two young women find their friendship strained when one wins a role in a Broadway show, and the other's boyfriend begins to fall for her.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Marion Davies, Robert Montgomery, Billie Dove, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 1,057

15. Top Speed (1930)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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An order clerk poses as a millionaire.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Bernice Claire, Jack Whiting, Frank McHugh

Votes: 152

16. Silent Conflict (1948)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.4
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One of Hoppy's Bar 20 ranch hands is tricked into participating in nefarious activities after being subjected to hypnosis.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Virginia Belmont

Votes: 97

17. American Gods (2017– )
Episode: Donar the Great (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.6
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Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear. In a flashback, the story of Mr. Wednesday's son Donar is shown.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Orlando Jones

Votes: 790



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