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1. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.9
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56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic superhero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

Votes: 324,406 | Gross: $119.94M

2. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,958 | Gross: $44.43M

3. Café Society (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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64 Metascore

In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Votes: 65,586 | Gross: $11.10M

4. King Ralph (1991)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English.

Director: David S. Ward | Stars: John Goodman, Peter O'Toole, John Hurt, Camille Coduri

Votes: 14,552 | Gross: $34.00M

5. Antibodies (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.0
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57 Metascore

Wanted for a long time, serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police raid. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him and finds out more then he is looking for.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte

Votes: 7,240

6. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Danny Williams, a successful nightclub singer, encounters a variety of difficult or amusing situations in trying to balance his career with his family: his outspoken wife Kathy, teenage ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Thomas, Rusty Hamer, Marjorie Lord, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 791

7. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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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: 8,869

8. The Cooler (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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69 Metascore

In an old school Las Vegas casino, its top gambling jinx breaks his curse when he falls in love, much to his boss' consternation.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Alec Baldwin, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 31,450 | Gross: $8.24M

9. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 968

10. The Truth About Charlie (2002)

PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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55 Metascore

A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Thandie Newton, Tim Robbins, Olga Sékulic

Votes: 9,606 | Gross: $5.35M

11. Ishtar (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.4
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52 Metascore

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

Votes: 9,854 | Gross: $14.38M

12. Thunder Road (1958)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Votes: 2,896

13. Little Voice (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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68 Metascore

A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend.

Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 15,313 | Gross: $4.60M

14. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 11,040 | Gross: $3.60M

15. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 12,851 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Backfire (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Dane Clark, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 983

17. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 374

18. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A young woman arrives in San Francisco's Chinatown from Hong Kong with the intention of marrying a rakish nightclub owner, unaware he is involved with one of his singers.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Votes: 2,311 | Gross: $10.90M

19. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

4.5
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55 Metascore

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands.

Director: Tyler Perry | Stars: Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Rodriguez, Brian White

Votes: 9,307 | Gross: $51.73M

20. Dark Habits (1983)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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A nightclub singer seeks refuge with gay nuns on dope in a Madrid convent.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Will More, Laura Cepeda, Miguel Zúñiga

Votes: 5,709

21. Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.9
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Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

Directors: Motoyoshi Oda, Ishirô Honda | Stars: Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, Minoru Chiaki, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 4,836

22. The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A mute alien with the appearance of a black human is chased by outer-space bounty hunters through the streets of Harlem.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joe Morton, Daryl Edwards, Rosanna Carter, Ray Ramirez

Votes: 5,275 | Gross: $3.70M

23. Lady on a Train (1945)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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In New York, a woman who partially witnesses a killing from a train window seeks the aid of a crime novelist to solve the murder.

Director: Charles David | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Ralph Bellamy, Edward Everett Horton, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,521

24. Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Passed | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, Lloyd Nolan, Richard Conte

Votes: 2,293

25. The People Vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

Director: Lars Kraume | Stars: Rüdiger Klink, Burghart Klaußner, Andrej Kaminsky, Jörg Schüttauf

Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.28M

26. Twilight Women (1952)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Unmarried nightclub singer, Vivanne Bruce, is thrown on her own when her lover, Jerry Nolan, is arrested for murder. Searching for a place to live, she eventually finds a room in a ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Freda Jackson, Rene Ray, Lois Maxwell, Laurence Harvey

Votes: 130

27. Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Joey Evans' a charming, handsome, funny, talented a-1st class, A-N°.1... heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("she used to be 'Vera...with the vanishing veils'") and now is the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 4,358

28. The Ritz (1976)

R | 91 min | Comedy

6.9
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On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 2,096

29. I Walk Alone (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 2,032

30. Humboldt County (2008)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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54 Metascore

A disillusioned medical student is stranded for a summer in a remote community of counterculture pot farmers, the last place in the world he imagined he would discover himself.

Directors: Darren Grodsky, Danny Jacobs | Stars: Jeremy Strong, Fairuza Balk, Peter Bogdanovich, Vicky Monroe

Votes: 2,318 | Gross: $0.08M

31. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

2.2
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Jerry falls in love with a stripper he meets at a carnival. Little does he know that she is the sister of a gypsy fortune teller whose predictions he had scoffed at earlier. The gypsy turns him into a zombie and he goes on a killing spree.

Director: Ray Dennis Steckler | Stars: Ray Dennis Steckler, Brett O'Hara, Atlas King, Sharon Walsh

Votes: 4,516

32. Living Out Loud (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan

Votes: 4,422 | Gross: $12.90M

33. A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy

7.0
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The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Charles Drake

Votes: 5,638

34. It Started in Naples (1960)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Mike Hamilton, a Philadelphia lawyer, comes to Naples to settle the estate of his long estranged "black sheep" brother. Once there, he discovers that the deceased has left an eight-year old... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Clark Gable, Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Marietto

Votes: 2,187

35. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,315

36. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,566

37. The Two-Headed Spy (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.0
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This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann, Alexander Knox

Votes: 545

38. Ruby (1992)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.5
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An exploration of certain conspiracy theories surrounding the JFK assassination from Jack Ruby's perspective. Ruby owns a run-down strip club in Dallas, and does what he can for credibility... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Frank Orsatti, Jeffrey Nordling

Votes: 1,338 | Gross: $0.92M

39. Sleep, My Love (1948)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings, Don Ameche, Rita Johnson

Votes: 1,372 | Gross: $1.80M

40. Madigan (1968)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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In New York City's Spanish Harlem, detectives Madigan and Bonaro are given 72 hours by their superior to capture a hoodlum wanted for homicide in Brooklyn.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino

Votes: 3,094

41. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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This musical is based on four short stories by Damon Runyon. In one tale, gambler Feet Samuels sells his body to science just as he realizes that Hortense loves him and that he would rather... See full summary »

Director: Howard Brookner | Stars: Josef Sommer, Madonna, Tony Azito, Jennifer Grey

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.04M

42. The Art of Breaking Up (2005)

79 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Despite the fact that they love each other, a couple realize that they must "find" other (and rich) people in order to keep their frivolous, costly lives.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Charles Berling, Dominique Blanc, Jacques Bonnaffé

Votes: 410

43. Karam (2005)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A guilt-ridden hitman quits his job after a traumatic killing but his former boss kidnaps his wife in order to make him do one last job.

Director: Sanjay F. Gupta | Stars: John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bharat Dabholkar, Vishwajeet Pradhan

Votes: 1,223

44. Take Me, Love Me (1970)

X | 105 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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This adaptation of Emile Zola's novel "NANA," is about the sexual liaisons of a woman who through her relationships with different men, enjoys a life of pleasure and luxury. However, her lavish life-style does not always bring happiness.

Director: Mac Ahlberg | Stars: Anna Gaël, Gillian Hills, Lars Lunøe, Keve Hjelm

Votes: 61

45. Time to Kill (1942)

61 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel, Doris Merrick, Ralph Byrd

Votes: 165

46. King of Gamblers (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama

6.4
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A fast moving and low budget crime drama seasoned with mystery & comedy. SPOILERS: Akim Tamiroff, Paramount's resident crime lord, runs all the illegal gambling activities in a major city. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Claire Trevor, Lloyd Nolan, Akim Tamiroff, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 36

47. Fake-Out (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.8
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Gangster's girlfriend hangs out in a Las Vegas hotel with her cop protectors while she waits to testify.

Director: Matt Cimber | Stars: Telly Savalas, Pia Zadora, Desi Arnaz Jr., Larry Storch

Votes: 162

48. Anna (1951)

107 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Anna is a nurse and a nun, whose history catches up on her.

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Gaby Morlay, Raf Vallone, Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 297

49. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.0
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An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey

Votes: 950

50. Nora Prentiss (1947)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A nightclub singer inspires a doctor to fake his own murder, leading to plenty of complications.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda

Votes: 1,296



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