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2. Sounder (1972)
G | 105 min | Drama, Family
The oldest son of a loving and strong family of black sharecroppers comes of age in the Depression-era South after his father is imprisoned for stealing food.
Votes: 3,468 | Gross: $3.10M
3. Stanley & Iris (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.
Votes: 6,999 | Gross: $5.82M
5. Murphy's Romance (1985)
PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
33 y.o. Emma moves to a ranch with her son after divorce. She offer stable to horse owners. It's tough at first. She befriends the older Murphy. Her ex shows up.
Votes: 5,347 | Gross: $30.76M
6. Cross Creek (1983)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1930's Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature.
Votes: 1,571 | Gross: $0.20M
9. The Great White Hope (1970)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
Votes: 2,328 | Gross: $2.70M
10. The Molly Maguires (1970)
M | 124 min | Drama, History
In the Pennsylvanian coal mines of 1876, a group of Irish immigrant workers begin to retaliate against the cruelty of their work environment.
Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $0.22M
11. The Brotherhood (1968)
PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Drama
The son of a powerful Mafia don comes home from his army service in Vietnam and wants to lead his own life, but family tradition, intrigues and powerplays involving his older brother ... See full summary »
12. Hombre (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Western
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Native Americans, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
13. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
British Agent Alec Leamas (Richard Burton) refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.
14. The Outrage (1964)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Western
Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events.
Votes: 1,970 | Gross: $3.92M
15. Hud (1963)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Western
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
Votes: 19,201 | Gross: $10.00M
16. Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
Approved | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, War
An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I.
18. 5 Branded Women (1960)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War
Five Yugoslav women who consorted with the German occupiers are publicly humiliated and banished by the Yugoslav partisans but they take up arms to fend for themselves.
19. The Sound and the Fury (1959)
Approved | 110 min | Drama
Drama focusing on a family of Southern aristocrats who are trying to deal with the dissolution of their clan and the loss of its reputation, faith, fortunes and respect.
20. The Black Orchid (1958)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her ... See full summary »
21. The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Not Rated | 115 min | Drama
Accused barn burner and conman Ben Quick (Paul Newman) arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.
22. No Down Payment (1957)
Approved | 105 min | Drama
In California, four couples who have bought homes and are neighbors face money problems, alcoholism, racism, promiscuity, and discrimination against lack of education, until a tragic event forces them to reassess their lives.
23. Edge of the City (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.