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1. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 14,657 | Gross: $14.93M

2. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 4,616 | Gross: $2.49M

3. A Star Is Born (1937)

Passed | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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77 Metascore

A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 8,075 | Gross: $4.36M

4. Saboteur (1942)

PG | 109 min | Thriller, War

7.2
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64 Metascore

An aircraft factory worker goes on the run after being wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Robert Cummings, Otto Kruger, Alan Baxter

Votes: 21,746

5. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,656 | Gross: $17.79M

6. The Little Foxes (1941)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the twentieth century.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson

Votes: 9,586

7. The Flower of My Secret (1995)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.0
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75 Metascore

Leo writes trashy romance novels under a pseudonym but as she struggles in her relationship with her husband, she finds her output becoming darker.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carme Elias, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 9,694 | Gross: $1.16M

8. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.0
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A seductive woman falls in love with a mysterious ship's captain.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick, Sheila Sim

Votes: 3,002

9. A Cat in Paris (2010)

PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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63 Metascore

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 10,107 | Gross: $0.31M

11. The Maker (1997)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 775

12. Hands Across the Table (1935)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 1,412

13. 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, Peter Wyngarde

Votes: 47

14. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Music

6.4
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A successful nightclub singer weds a struggling songwriter, but when his fame eclipses hers, she delves into alcoholism.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Susan Hayward, Lee Bowman, Marsha Hunt, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,123

15. Suzy (1936)

Passed | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Cary Grant, Lewis Stone

Votes: 1,157

16. Women and Men: Stories of Seduction (1990 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Romance, Drama

5.1
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Three short stories come to the screen, each focused on a man and a woman. The first is set in the 1940s, the other two in the 1920s. In "The Man in a Brooks Brothers Suit," a businessman ... See full summary »

Directors: Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson, Ken Russell | Stars: Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Carmen Segarra, Felipe García Vélez

Votes: 270

17. The Fan (1949)

89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Lord Windermere appears to all -including to his young wife Margaret - as the perfect husband. But their happy marriage is placed at risk when Lord Windermere starts spending his afternoons... See full summary »

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Madeleine Carroll, George Sanders, Richard Greene

Votes: 515

18. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A lonely socialite masquerades as a maid and meets an unpretentious, plain-spoken cowboy who is unaware of her true identity.

Directors: H.C. Potter, Stuart Heisler, William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,122

19. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: William Powell, Esther Williams, Angela Lansbury, James Gleason

Votes: 404

20. The Big Broadcast of 1936 (1935)

97 min | Musical

5.8
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Spud Miller hopes to save his struggling radio station by winning a broadcast competition, with the help of the Radio Eye, an invention that can display live events from anywhere in the world.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jack Oakie, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Lyda Roberti

Votes: 216

21. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

6.3
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The team behind a successful Broadway production tries to stop the married stars from transitioning to Hollywood.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 524

22. Trade Winds (1938)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.4
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Kay Kerrigan commits a murder and then changes her hair color, assumes a new identity and flees the country by ship. She's unaware that she's being followed by Sam Wye, a skirt chasing ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Fredric March, Joan Bennett, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Sothern

Votes: 434

23. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.3
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 191

24. Dynamite (1929)

Passed | 129 min | Drama

7.0
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Wealthy Cynthia is in love with not-so-wealthy Roger, who is married to Marcia. The threesome is terribly modern about the situation, and Marcia will gladly divorce Roger if Cynthia agrees ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Charles Bickford, Julia Faye

Votes: 360

25. Candide (1991 TV Movie)

148 min | Music, Musical

8.5
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All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds. Isn't it?

Director: Humphrey Burton | Stars: Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green

Votes: 48

26. The Moon's Our Home (1936)

80 min | Comedy

6.8
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A comedy about marriage and everything relating to it. New York novelist Henry Fonda meets up with an actress, Margaret Sullavan, and the two date and later marry, though neither knows of ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 208

27. Woman Chases Man (1937)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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: 280

28. Queen for a Day (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A series of vignettes linked together with the popular radio show of the same name, where women publicly reveal why they deserve to be Queen for the Day.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Fort Pearson, Melanie York

Votes: 35

29. The Green Helmet (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

5.2
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A racing driver loses his nerves after several crashes

Director: Michael Forlong | Stars: Bill Travers, Ed Begley, Sidney James, Nancy Walters

Votes: 130

30. 2nd House (1973–1976)

Talk-Show

6.4
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BBC Arts program derived from Full House (1972).

Stars: Melvyn Bragg, Edwin Mullins, Roger McGough, Struan Rodger

Votes: 8

31. Big Blonde (1980 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

6.0
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Based on Dorothy Parker's short story, Big Blonde is about a free-spirited young woman in 1920s New York who marries a traveling salesman, only discover that she's made a terrible mistake.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Sally Kellerman, Victor Griffin, Harris Laskawy, Trey Wilson

Votes: 17

32. The David Susskind Show (1958–1987)

Talk-Show

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Stars: David Susskind, Mel Brooks, Norman Mailer, Groucho Marx

Votes: 26

33. Here Is My Heart (1934)

Approved | 77 min | Musical, Comedy

7.0
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A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Kitty Carlisle, Roland Young, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 89

34. Remodeling Her Husband (1920)

50 min | Comedy

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After she marries Jack Valentine, Janie Wakefield ( Dorothy Gish ) discovers that her husband's reputation as a flirt is well deserved when she sees him riding in a taxi with a strange ... See full summary »

Directors: Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith | Stars: Dorothy Gish, James Rennie, Marie Burke, Downing Clarke

Votes: 44

35. The Plymouth Playhouse (1953– )

30 min | Drama

7.0
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ABC, which had a reputation for producing shows that were not as good as their competitors CBS and NBC, used this program to audtition possible series in the hope of gaining sponsorship for... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Cook, Wendell Corey, Wanda Hendrix, Murray Matheson

Votes: 13

36. Madonna Feat. Massive Attack: I Want You (1995 Video)

7 min | Short, Music

7.3
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Madonna is waiting for a phone call she knows she shouldn't take in the music video for a Marvin Gaye tribute from her ballads compilation album 'Something To Remember'.

Director: Earle Sebastian | Star: Madonna

Votes: 59

37. Stranded in Canton (2005)

76 min | Documentary

7.1
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In 1973, photographer William Eggleston picked up a Sony PortaPak and took to documenting the soul of Memphis and New Orleans.

Director: William J. Eggleston | Stars: Marsha Hare, Furry Lewis, Jerry McGill

Votes: 58

38. Ladies of the Corridor (1975 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

9.0
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Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Mabel Albertson, Ed Arnold, Gary Barton, Barbara Baxley

Votes: 5

39. The Ben Hecht Show (1958–1959)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Ben Hecht, Arthur 'Weegee' Fellig, Hy Stierman, Monique van Vooren

40. Weekend for Three (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

5.4
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A young married couple's weekend is interrupted by the arrival of a brash, loud-mouthed acquaintance of the wife, who knew her before her marriage. He immediately proceeds to turn their ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Jane Wyatt, Phillip Reed, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 146

41. The Night Before Christmas (1957 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

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Stars: Marcia Ashton, Denny Bettis, Judy Garland, The George Mitchell Singers

42. Grande Teatro Tupi (1951– )

Drama

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Stars: Wanda Kosmo, Rita Cléos, Nydia Lícia, Rildo Gonçalves

43. Teatterituokio (1962– )

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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

Votes: 7

44. Lady Be Careful (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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Comedy and Romance amongst American sailors in a pre-WWII tale of antics during shore leave chasing high society ladies. It's a common tale where a confident officer bets he can get the girl but inevitably falls in love with her.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Lew Ayres, Mary Carlisle, Benny Baker, Buster Crabbe

Votes: 15

45. Shoestring Theatre (1959–1963)

Drama

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Stars: Kay Tremblay, Powys Thomas, Gladys Richards, Victor Knight

46. Three Married Men (1936)

66 min | Comedy

6.7
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Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Lynne Overman, William Frawley, Roscoe Karns, Mary Brian

Votes: 6

47. Dorothy and Alan at Norma Place (1982)

118 min | Biography, Drama

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In 1963, living a routine life on Norma Place in Los Angeles, recluse writer Dorothy Parker and bisexual husband Alan Campbell recall their often-rocky relationship, started thirty years earlier.

Director: John Dorr | Stars: Strawn Bovee, George LaFleur, Pat O'Hara, John Dorr

48. Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar (2002 Video)

96 min

8.0
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Director: Robin Lough | Stars: Betty Buckley, Jamey Haddad

Votes: 9

49. A Telephone Call (2014)

11 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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An infatuated, obsessed young woman waits anxiously for her lover to call. As she continues to wait, the minutes spin to hours and her optimism quickly takes a dark turn. Written by Dorothy Parker in the 1930's.

Director: Avram Ludwig | Star: Syrie Moskowitz

50. I Wished on the Moon (1935)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.5
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Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Abe Lyman, Frank Parrish

Votes: 10



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