Worth Watching (Part 2)

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1. A Breath of Scandal (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Princess Olympia (Sophia Loren), despite her life status cannot resist the urge to satisfy her sexual appetites. Exiled to the countryside, Olympia falls in love with American millionaire Charlie Foster (John Gavin).

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Sophia Loren, Maurice Chevalier, John Gavin, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 732

2. All Hands on Deck (1961)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. With Pat Boone as the hopeful ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Pat Boone, Buddy Hackett, Dennis O'Keefe, Barbara Eden

Votes: 234

3. All in a Night's Work (1961)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

Tony Ryder takes over his dead uncle's media empire while trying to keep quiet the mysterious circumstances of his death in a Palm Beach hotel room.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 719

4. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 13,570

5. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 28,082

6. Back Street (1961)

Passed | 107 min | Drama

In Lincoln, the ambitious aspirant-designer Rae Smith has an incident with a wolf department store businessman and is rescued by the Marine Paul Saxon. They immediately fall in love with ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: Susan Hayward, John Gavin, Vera Miles, Charles Drake

Votes: 1,000

7. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A Brooklyn answering service operator becomes involved in the lives of her clients, including a struggling playwright with whom she begins to fall in love.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 2,903

8. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 169,446

9. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 20,446 | Gross: $58.50M

10. How to Steal a Million (1966)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

The daughter of an art forger teams up with a burglar to steal one of her father's forgeries and protect his secret.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 25,375

11. Indiscreet (1958)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker, Phyllis Calvert

Votes: 8,200

12. Joy in the Morning (1965)

GP | 103 min | Drama, Romance

In 1927, Carl Brown marries Annie McGairy and goes to college but taking his young wife with him creates difficult challenges for both of them, for their parents back home and for the campus faculty.

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Yvette Mimieux, Arthur Kennedy, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 262

13. Light in the Piazza (1962)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Upper class Americans Noel and Meg Johnson have a twenty-six year old daughter named Clara Johnson. Clara suffered a head injury as a child which resulted in her being mentally disabled. ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 1,528

14. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,483

15. Lover Come Back (1961)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not yet been invented, while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams

Votes: 7,305 | Gross: $16.94M

16. Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)

Approved | 120 min | Comedy, Romance

The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy, John McGiver

Votes: 4,896

17. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

94 Metascore

Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 21,487 | Gross: $7.57M

18. Move Over, Darling (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

After having been lost at sea for several years, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband has remarried.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 5,408

19. Pillow Talk (1959)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

An interior decorator and a playboy songwriter share a telephone party line and size each other up.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 15,966 | Gross: $18.75M

20. Purple Noon (1960)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Votes: 14,640

21. Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical

A TV repair man must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,829

22. Rome Adventure (1962)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Romance

Under fire for giving a student her copy of a romance novel, Prudence resigns from her teaching position and sails for Italy.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 1,087

23. Send Me No Flowers (1964)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hypochondriac believes he is dying and makes plans for his wife which she discovers and misunderstands.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Paul Lynde

Votes: 6,171 | Gross: $9.13M

24. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

75 Metascore

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 21,680 | Gross: $9.40M

25. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 222,840 | Gross: $8.82M

26. Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Romance

A suburban architect loves his wife but is bored with his marriage and with his work, so he takes up with the neglected, married beauty who lives down the street.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Barbara Rush

Votes: 2,071

27. Susan Slade (1961)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Troy Donahue, Dorothy McGuire, Connie Stevens, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 738

28. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

G | 126 min | Adventure, Family

61 Metascore

A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Votes: 14,618 | Gross: $40.36M

29. Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen, Mala Powers

Votes: 2,208

30. That Night in Rio (1941)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical

An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 768

31. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Doris Day, Rod Taylor, Arthur Godfrey, John McGiver

Votes: 4,385

32. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 13,299 | Gross: $36.00M

33. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,278

34. The Second Time Around (1961)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

In 1911, a widow with two children leaves New York City for territorial Arizona and becomes a ranch hand and later gets herself elected sheriff. A gambler and a rancher become rivals for her affections.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, Juliet Prowse

Votes: 516

35. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 172 min | Biography, Drama, Family

63 Metascore

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 210,508 | Gross: $163.21M

36. The Student Prince (1954)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

A prince has a romance with a barmaid before he must give up personal happiness for duty.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, John Ericson, Louis Calhern

Votes: 826

37. Three Violent People (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Western

When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Gilbert Roland, Tom Tryon

Votes: 1,263

38. Week-End in Havana (1941)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Nan Spencer is on a boat bound for Havana which runs aground. The man sent to rescue her is engaged and she doesn't understand his disinterest. Gambler is interested, to the annoyance of his girlfriend.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda, John Payne, Cesar Romero

Votes: 559

39. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

A musical career of a talented singer soars up.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,250

40. Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)

Unrated | 111 min | Comedy, Family

A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Van Johnson, Louise Troy

Votes: 7,818 | Gross: $25.91M



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