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1. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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90 Metascore

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 176,832 | Gross: $11.40M

2. The Millionaire (1931)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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A millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and works it on the sly.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: George Arliss, Florence Arliss, David Manners, Evalyn Knapp

Votes: 476

3. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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88 Metascore

At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp

Votes: 22,399

4. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.5
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A continuation of the dramatic anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) hosted by the Master of Suspense and Mystery.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hinton Pope, Jimmy Joyce, Lew Brown

Votes: 4,122

5. Jane Eyre (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 8,216 | Gross: $3.82M

6. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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Susan travels with her father to England for a vacation. Invited to a ball, Susan meets Sir John Ashwood and marries him after a whirlwind romance. However, American Susan never quite adjusts to life as a new member of the British gentry.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,531

7. Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Passed | 76 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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54 Metascore

In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters.

Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Stars: Richard Arlen, Roscoe Ates, William Austin, Gary Cooper

Votes: 2,024

8. Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Lucile Watson, Virginia Field

Votes: 9,327

9. Sadie McKee (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,285

10. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 6,115 | Gross: $0.04M

11. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

TV-G | 90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 706

12. Werewolf of London (1935)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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After botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, the Mariphasa, he returns to a London haunted by murders that can only be the work of bloodthirsty werewolves.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Lester Matthews

Votes: 5,135

13. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Mort Lindsey, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 409

14. The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A young priest is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gregory Peck, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, Rose Stradner

Votes: 2,513

15. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 148

16. The Doctors and the Nurses (1962–1965)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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The story takes place in a large hospital and revolves around two nurses, Liz Thorpe (Shirl Conway), the older head nurse, and Gail Lucas, the naive student nurse. The two nurses were ... See full summary »

Stars: Shirl Conway, Zina Bethune, Michael Tolan, Joseph Campanella

Votes: 77

17. Suspense (1949–1954)

25 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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Live plays featuring people who were in dangerous and threatening situations.

Stars: Rex Marshall, Robert Emhardt, John Baragrey, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 185

18. Lights Out (1946–1952)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Lights Out was an extremely popular American old-time radio program, an early example of a network series devoted mostly to horror and the supernatural, predating Suspense and Inner Sanctum... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Gallop, Jack La Rue, Mercer McLeod, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 135

19. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Frances Farmer

Votes: 1,521

20. It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.1
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A young turn-of-the-century newspaper man finds he can get hold of the next day's paper. This brings more problems than fortune, especially as his new girlfriend is part of a phony clairvoyant act.

Director: René Clair | Stars: Dick Powell, Linda Darnell, Jack Oakie, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 2,190

21. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young, Robert Young

Votes: 1,088

22. The United States Steel Hour (1953–1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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In this live drama series, over two hundred live plays, covering all aspects of society, were shown.

Stars: Richard Kiley, Betsy Palmer, Edward Andrews, Biff McGuire

Votes: 128

23. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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81 Metascore

A glamorous film star rebels against the studio, her pushy press agent and a family of hangers-on.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 2,548

24. Waterloo Bridge (1931)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War I.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 2,592

25. Anna Karenina (1935)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Freddie Bartholomew, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 5,103 | Gross: $0.87M

26. Love Me Tonight (1932)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A Parisian tailor finds himself posing as a baron in order to collect a sizeable bill from an aristocrat, only to fall in love with an aloof young princess.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Charles Ruggles, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 3,732

27. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.

Director: Boris Ingster | Stars: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

Votes: 3,732

28. The Trials of O'Brien (1965–1966)

60 min | Drama

8.4
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A flamboyant, Shakespeare-quoting, New York City defense attorney always seems to get into trouble.

Stars: Peter Falk, Joanna Barnes, Elaine Stritch, David Burns

Votes: 67

29. The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: George Sanders, Ella Raines, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sara Allgood

Votes: 1,595

30. A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,289

31. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Esther Lawrence

Votes: 56

32. Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

5.9
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A young sailor returns home to discover his girl has married an older, wealthy man.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Ann-Margret, Michael Parks, Janet Margolin, Brad Dexter

Votes: 327

33. The Philco Television Playhouse (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 88

34. Forever and a Day (1943)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

7.0
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During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

Votes: 593

35. Saratoga Trunk (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.5
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An opportunistic Texas gambler and the exiled Creole daughter of an aristocratic family join forces to achieve justice from the society that has ostracized them.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin

Votes: 1,264

36. The Painted Veil (1934)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent, Warner Oland

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $1.17M

37. Castle in the Desert (1942)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Mystery

7.2
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Charlie Chan investigates apparent poisonings at a mystery mansion in the Mojave Desert.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Arleen Whelan, Richard Derr, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 1,276

38. Billy the Kid (1941)

Passed | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Western

5.7
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In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

Directors: David Miller, Frank Borzage | Stars: Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Mary Howard

Votes: 942

39. Four Frightened People (1934)

Not Rated | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Four passengers escape their bubonic plague-infested ship and land on the coast of a wild jungle. In order to reach safety they have to trek through the jungle, facing wild animals and attacks by primitive tribesmen.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, William Gargan

Votes: 554

40. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.3
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson

Votes: 1,338

41. Devotion (1946)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Genius authors Emily and Charlotte Bronte fall in love with their curate as they seek to get their work published.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 848

42. Torch Singer (1933)

Passed | 71 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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When she can't support her illegitimate child, an abandoned young woman puts her up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer.

Directors: Alexander Hall, George Somnes | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez, David Manners, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 571

43. The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.4
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Originally airing during late-night, Tonight Starring Jack Paar was an American talk show hosted by Jack Paar under the Tonight Show franchise from 1957 to 1962. After 1959, it was officially known as The Jack Paar Show.

Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 230

44. Thrill of a Romance (1945)

Approved | 105 min | Musical, Romance

6.5
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A swim teacher and a wealthy businessman are married after a brief courtship. A charming war hero falls in love with this newly-married woman, after her husband abandons her on their honeymoon for the sake of a business meeting.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Frances Gifford, Henry Travers

Votes: 710

45. Music for Millions (1944)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WW II.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 536

46. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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An opium-addicted choirmaster develops an obsession for a beautiful young girl and will not stop short of murder in order to have her.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Claude Rains, Douglass Montgomery, Heather Angel, David Manners

Votes: 415

47. Molly and Me (1945)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 435

48. Vigil in the Night (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama

6.7
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A nurse loses her job after selflessly taking the blame for a fatal mistake her sister and co-worker made; she is subsequently employed at a poorly-equipped hospital, where she finds romance and tragedy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Carole Lombard, Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell

Votes: 811

49. The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

6.7
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60 Metascore

A trumpet player in a radio orchestra falls asleep during a commercial and dreams he's Athanael, an angel deputized to blow the Last Trumpet at exactly midnight on Earth, thus marking the end of the world.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jack Benny, Alexis Smith, Dolores Moran, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 1,240

50. Dead Men Tell (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate Charlie's search for a murderer on board a docked ship.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Sheila Ryan, Robert Weldon, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,166



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