My Favorite TCM Movies 2021! #TCMParty

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Movies that I Loved in the Year 2021 on Turner Classic Movies.

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1. The Big Chill (1983)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A group of seven former college friends gather for a week-end reunion at a South Carolina vacation home after the funeral of another of their college friends.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt

Votes: 33,326 | Gross: $56.20M

Great Music!

2. If Winter Comes (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Drama

It's 1939 in the small English town of Penny Green, and events in Poland are about to change lives. Mark Sabre (Walter Pidgeon), a writer of school text books, has married Mabel (Dame ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Binnie Barnes

Votes: 531

3. Winter Meeting (1948)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: Bette Davis, Janis Paige, Jim Davis, John Hoyt

Votes: 1,103

4. Overboard (1987)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

A cruel but beautiful heiress mocks and cheats a hired carpenter. When she gets amnesia after an accident, he decides to introduce her to regular life by convincing her they're husband and wife.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 53,401 | Gross: $26.71M

5. The Star Prince (1918)

54 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Star Prince falls to earth on a star and is found and reared by a woodcutter. Because the haughty prince is cruel to the beggar who claims to be his mother, a fairy transforms him into ... See full summary »

Director: Madeline Brandeis | Stars: Zoe Rae, Dorphia Brown, John Dorland, Edith Rothschild

Votes: 74

6. Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (1980)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Félix Rotaeta, Alaska, Eva Siva

Votes: 4,981

7. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Imanol Arias, Helga Liné, Marta Fernández Muro

Votes: 3,943

8. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a mind of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 16,969

9. The Conquest of the Air (1936)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, History

This documentary traces man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the 1930s.

Directors: Alexander Esway, Zoltan Korda, John Monk Saunders, Alexander Shaw, Donald Taylor | Stars: Frederick Culley, Laurence Olivier, Franklin Dyall, Henry Victor

Votes: 230

10. Churchill and the Movie Mogul (2019)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

How Britain's wartime leader and its only ever movie mogul changed the course of history.

Director: John Fleet | Stars: Dilly Barlow, Charles Barr, Ian Beyts, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 131

11. That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance

The story of courtesan and dance-hall girl Emma Hamilton, including her relationships with Sir William Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson and her rise and fall, set during the Napoleonic Wars.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood

Votes: 4,097

12. Lions on the Loose (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

Two lion cubs escape from the zoo and go on an adventure. Along the way, they have run-ins with several other animals, and they make a mess of someone's house.

Director: Marjorie Freeman | Stars: Pete Smith, Marjorie Freeman

Votes: 53

13. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary-style movie of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 582

14. The United States Service Bands (1943)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Service bands from the Army Air Corps, Navy, Marines, and Army perform patriotic songs in front of iconic landmark buildings like the Capitol and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Star: Burgess Meredith

Votes: 42

15. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

97 Metascore

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 47,570 | Gross: $3.98M

16. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Passed | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 12,695

17. Hang 'Em High (1968)

M | 114 min | Drama, Western

62 Metascore

When an innocent man barely survives a lynching, he returns as a lawman determined to bring the vigilantes to justice.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Inger Stevens, Pat Hingle, Ed Begley

Votes: 35,819

18. Fragment of Seeking (1946)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Drama

A man seeks to find himself by exploring his sexuality.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Star: Curtis Harrington

Votes: 161

19. Picnic (1949)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Drama

Beginning in the reality of American middle-class life, PICNIC portrays the idealistic dream-quest of the protagonist, from which he is finally cast off.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Isabel Harrington, Raymond S. Harrington

Votes: 66

20. The Assignation (1953)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Drama

Long considered lost, THE ASSIGNATION was Curtis Harrington's first color film. It was shot in Venice, Italy, and follows a masked figure through the labyrinthine canals of the city, building to a spectacular climax.

Director: Curtis Harrington

Votes: 83

21. Usher (2000)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Horror

Young writer Truman Jones travels to the home of old, eccentric poet Roderick Usher. He is seeking wisdom from an aging poet at his creepy mansion.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Curtis Harrington, Sean Nepita, Fabrice Uzan, Renate Druke

Votes: 94

22. King Kong (1933)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher

Votes: 80,130 | Gross: $10.00M

23. Seattle: Gateway to the Northwest (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Documentary

This Traveltalks entry tells how Seattle grew from a remote village to a metropolis thanks to a convenient port, ship building, airplane manufacturing and lumber, and ends with a look at University of Washington's world-famous rowing crew.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 69

24. Fish Tales (1954)

Approved | 9 min | Adventure, Short

This is a rare Technicolor entry in the Pete Smith Specialty series. Champion fisherman Ernie St. Claire is pulled several miles downstream in Oregon's Rogue River as he tries to catch a ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Dudley | Stars: Pete Smith, Ernie St. Claire

Votes: 54

25. Dark of the Sun (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown

Votes: 2,722

26. The Four Feathers (1939)

Passed | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A timid British Army officer has quit and burns his last day summons to a war in Egypt. Calling him a coward, his girl friend and 3 officer friends give him a white feather. In redemption, he shadows his friends in war to save their lives.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

Votes: 5,608

27. The Jungle Book (1942)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

A boy raised by wild animals tries to adapt to human village life.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, Joseph Calleia, John Qualen, Frank Puglia

Votes: 3,860 | Gross: $2.83M

28. Down Argentine Way (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

An American girl on vacation in Argentina falls for a wealthy racehorse owner.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Don Ameche, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 988

29. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

39 Metascore

Six guests are anonymously invited to a strange mansion for dinner, but after their host is killed, they must cooperate with the staff to identify the murderer as the bodies pile up.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 86,218 | Gross: $14.64M

30. W'ere on Our Way to Rio (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Popeye and Bluto sing the title song on their way to Rio riding on the back of a donkey. In Rio, they visit a nightclub, where the featured singer/dancer is, of course, Olive Oyl. Both of ... See full summary »

Directors: Izzy Sparber, James Tyer | Stars: Dave Barry, Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 108

31. The Third Man (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 160,577 | Gross: $0.45M

32. Remember My Name (1978)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson

Votes: 1,017

33. Pipe Dreams (1976)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Romance

Pipe Dreams is a 1976 film starring soul singer Gladys Knight in her acting debut as a woman who attempts to regain the love of her husband played by real-life spouse Barry Hankerson. In ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Verona | Stars: Sherry Bain, Kelly Britt, David Byrd, Bob Corso

Votes: 117

34. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)

R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 10,783 | Gross: $17.10M

35. Daybreak Express (1953)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker

Votes: 1,018

36. The Incident (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Tony Musante, Martin Sheen, Beau Bridges, Brock Peters

Votes: 3,524

37. The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Passed | 93 min | Horror

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, Ernst Laemmle, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe

Votes: 16,959 | Gross: $3.75M

38. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 27,061 | Gross: $0.85M

39. Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After Miss Jane Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, William Mervyn

Votes: 4,693

40. Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Mae Clarke

Votes: 1,083

41. The Richest Girl in the World (1934)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

An heiress switches places with her secretary in order to find a man who will love her for who she is and not for her money.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 805

42. These Three (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Two school teachers and the man they both love face ruin when a malicious student cooks up a lie.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Catherine Doucet

Votes: 2,440

43. Woman Chases Man (1937)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Charles Winninger, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 373

44. Visiting Virginia (1947)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

This episode of Traveltalks visits the State of Virginia. In 1947, agriculture was the mainstay of economy. Tobacco, molasses from cane and peanuts were the agricultural mainstays. The ... See full summary »

Director: James H. Smith | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 55