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1. Civilization (1915)

85 min | Drama

Christ takes on the form of a pacifist count to end a senseless war.

Directors: Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince, Raymond B. West, Walter Edwards, David Hartford, Jay Hunt, J. Parker Read Jr. | Stars: Howard Hickman, Enid Markey, Lola May, Kate Bruce

Votes: 263

2. Peer Gynt (1915)

50 min | Fantasy

A fantasy from Ibsen's verse drama. Ne'er-do-well and braggart Peer Gynt has many adventures in varied countries, making and losing money, gaining fortune at others' expense, until he finds... See full summary »

Directors: Oscar Apfel, Raoul Walsh | Stars: Cyril Maude, Myrtle Stedman, Fanny Stockbridge, Mary Reubens

Votes: 9

3. Zhi guo yuan (1922)

30 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

Cheng the fruit seller is in love with the daughter of his neighbor the doctor, but the good doctor won't let him marry her unless Chang finds him more patients. With some creative ... See full summary »

Director: Shichuan Zhang | Stars: Zhegu Zheng, Zhengqiu Zheng, Ying Yu

Votes: 181

4. The Last Man on Earth (1924)

70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the future year of 1940, a young man is rejected and humiliated by a girl and goes off to be a hermit in a redwood forest. By 1950, a dreadful plague of "Masculitis" has killed every ... See full summary »

Director: John G. Blystone | Stars: Earle Foxe, Grace Cunard, Gladys Tennyson, Derelys Perdue

Votes: 59

5. Livingstone (1925)


The story of Dr. David Livingstone and his work in Africa to stop slavery and bring education to the locals.

Director: M.A. Wetherell | Stars: M.A. Wetherell, Molly Rogers, Henry Walton, Reginald Fox

Votes: 12

6. Disraeli (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Doris Lloyd, David Torrence, Joan Bennett

Votes: 931

7. Roadhouse Nights (1930)

68 min | Drama

A boozing newsman (Charles Ruggles) woos a singer (Helen Morgan) while spying on her bootlegger boyfriend (Fred Kohler).

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Helen Morgan, Charles Ruggles, Fred Kohler, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 69

8. The Green Goddess (1930)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure

An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Arliss, Ralph Forbes, H.B. Warner, Alice Joyce

Votes: 298

9. The Guardsman (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 413

11. The House of Rothschild (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

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: 930

12. The Return of Peter Grimm (1935)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The ghost of a recently deceased family patriarch tries to help his surviving relatives, in part by preventing a marriage that he knows will go wrong.

Directors: George Nichols Jr., Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Edward Ellis, Donald Meek

Votes: 191

13. The Jungle Princess (1936)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman

Votes: 127

14. Gasparone (1937)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

The prefect of the town wants his son to marry a rich countess, but he is in love with a dancer, and the countess falls in love with a mysterious stranger.

Director: Georg Jacoby | Stars: Marika Rökk, Johannes Heesters, Heinz Schorlemmer, Edith Schollwer

Votes: 77

15. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1938)

18 min | Documentary, Short

This advocacy documentary about the Lincoln Brigade was shot during the Spanish Civil War to raise funds for bringing wounded American volunteers home. Some 2,800 Americans enlisted in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Herbert Kline

Votes: 33

16. Valley of the Giants (1938)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure

A lumberman (Wayne Morris) and a gambling-house lady (Claire Trevor) thwart Easterners eyeing the California Redwoods.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Wayne Morris, Claire Trevor, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale

Votes: 176

17. The Light Ahead (1939)

94 min | Drama

In a small town in Russia in the 1880s, two young but poor lovers are helped by a wise old bookseller.

Directors: Henry Felt, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: David Opatoshu, Helen Beverley, Isidore Cashier, Rosetta Bialis

Votes: 67

19. Overture to Glory (1940)

77 min | Drama

A jewish cantor is seduced by the allure of opera when introduced to it by two attractive young Poles.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Maurice Krohner, John Mylong

Votes: 16

20. El milagro del Cristo de la Vega (1941)

85 min

Film inspired on a legend from Toledo (Spain), recovered by the Spanish poet José Zorrilla.

Director: Adolfo Aznar | Stars: Miguel Aguado, Santiago Aguilar, Luis de Arnedillo, Mariano Azaña

22. The New Spirit (1942)

Approved | 7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Animated documentary promoting timely filing and payment of Federal income taxes, demonstrated by Donald Duck's difficulties with his tax return.

Directors: Wilfred Jackson, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Cliff Edwards, Clarence Nash, Fred Shields, The Sportsmen Quartet

Votes: 300

23. Henry Browne, Farmer (1942)

9 min | Documentary, Short

Documentary short film dramatizing the efforts of a black farmer and his family to help the American war effort by increasing production.

Director: Roger Barlow | Star: Canada Lee

Votes: 33

24. The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (1943)

11 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

This animated documentary outlines the history and importance of corn in North America.

Directors: Bill Justice, Bill Roberts

Votes: 159

25. Don't Be a Sucker (1943)

Approved | 18 min | Short, History, War

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States to recruit Nazi sympathizers from the ranks of American racists.

Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Robert Adler, Richard Alexander, Robert Bailey

Votes: 216

26. Trial by Trigger (1944)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Western

California logger Bill Cardigan must save his stand of redwoods from being bought by unscrupulous Dan Fallon, a logging company owner from Michigan.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Robert Shayne, Cheryl Walker, Warner Anderson, Ralph Dunn

Votes: 100

27. Gold Is Where You Lose It (1944)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Action, Comedy

Robbers steal some gold and pass it off in Andy's store, but he and his friend think there's been a gold strike. They go off to do some prospecting.

Director: Jules White | Stars: Andy Clyde, Emmett Lynn, Mel Blanc, Lynton Brent

Votes: 8

28. Roaring Guns (1944)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Action, Adventure

Farmers take up arms against miners whose high water pressure mining operations are destroying their farms with mud and water runoff.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Shayne, Virginia Patton, Mark Stevens, Charles Arnt

Votes: 76

31. It Had to Be You (1947)

98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

Directors: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram, Spring Byington

Votes: 594

32. Vice Versa (1948)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Businessman Paul Bultitude is sending his son Dick to a boarding school. While holding a magic stone from India, he wishes that he could be young again. His wish is immediately fulfilled ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Roger Livesey, Kay Walsh, Petula Clark, David Hutcheson

Votes: 266

33. Colonel Bogey (1948)

51 min | Fantasy

A young Victorian couple spends time with the wife's aunt who behaves as if her late husband were still alive and his ghostly voice is heard.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Jack Train, Mary Jerrold, Jane Barrett, John Stone

Votes: 12

34. The World Is Rich (1947)

46 min | Documentary

An examination of the problems of world food distribution following World War II, outlining steps underway to deal with the problems.

Director: Paul Rotha

Votes: 9

35. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: The Glass Key (1949)

60 min | Drama

When his boss, a corrupt politician, is accused of murder, a man hunts the real killer, avoiding amorous advances from his boss' fiancee and attacks from gangsters along the way.

Director: George Zachary | Stars: Donald Briggs, Lawrence Fletcher, Jean Carson, Betty Furness

Votes: 5

36. Fame and the Devil (1949)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Three men consider selling their soul to Satan in order to possess a beautiful woman.

Directors: Mario Monicelli, Steno | Stars: Marcel Cerdan, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Mischa Auer, Marilyn Buferd

Votes: 36

37. The Life of Riley (1949)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 225

39. Crisis (1950)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso

Votes: 1,410

40. Dancing on Graves (1950)

101 min | Drama, History, Romance

In the early 1800s, Finnish governor's daughter first detests but soon falls in love with Russian Czar Alexander I who has just taken Finland over from Sweden's rule.

Director: T.J. Särkkä | Stars: Leif Wager, Eila Peitsalo, Ossi Korhonen, Siiri Angerkoski

Votes: 61

42. Kekec (1951)

97 min | Adventure, Family

In an alpine valley lies an idyllic village. High up in the mountains, facing each others across live two men: a "good grandpa" and an "evil man". The first is herbe picker Kosobirin, the ... See full summary »

Director: Joze Gale | Stars: Matija Barl, Frane Milcinski, Franc Presetnik, Zdenka Logar

Votes: 767

43. You Never Can Tell (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow | Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden, Charles Drake

Votes: 518

44. Face to Face (1952)

89 min | Western, Drama

Two stories. In the first, a sea captain has to conceal a man's presence aboard ship from his crew. In the second, a Wild West lawman has to deal with a troublemaker bent on bloodshed before he can concentrate on matrimony.

Directors: John Brahm, Bretaigne Windust | Stars: James Mason, Gene Lockhart, Michael Pate, Albert Sharpe

Votes: 65