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1. Captain Lightfoot (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A pair of Irish rebels have swashbuckling adventures in 1815.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow, Kathleen Ryan

Votes: 631

2. Captain Midnight (1954–1958)

30 min | Sci-Fi

Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Webb, Sid Melton, Olan Soule, Henry Rowland

Votes: 104

3. On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

A teenager has a mobile broadcast transmitter in his van that allows him to take over the airwaves as a renegade disc jockey.

Directors: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian | Stars: Tracy Sebastian, John Ireland, Dena Dietrich, Ted Gehring

Votes: 39

4. Captain Midnight (1942)

Passed | 270 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in America aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven, Sam Edwards

Votes: 85

6. Captain from Castile (1947)

Passed | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,679

7. Captain Fury (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Brian Aherne, Victor McLaglen, Paul Lukas, June Lang

Votes: 224

8. Captain Lechi (1960)

108 min | Drama, War

Kosmet in the fall of 1944. The Partisans have successfully liberated the town of Prizren from occupying Germans,and Ramiz Lesi, a brave and cunning KNOJ captain, has to liquidate the ... See full summary »

Director: Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic | Stars: Aleksandar Gavric, Petar Prlicko, Dimitar Kostarov, Rainer Penkert

Votes: 149

10. Captain Pugwash (1957–1966)

5 min | Animation, Family

The adventures of Captain Pugwash and his crew aboard the pirate ship - the Black Pig.

Stars: Peter Hawkins, Noel Coleman

Votes: 191

11. Made for Each Other (1971)

GP | 100 min | Comedy

An eccentric woman meets an equally odd man at a group therapy session and they begin a relationship.

Director: Robert B. Bean | Stars: Renée Taylor, Joseph Bologna, Paul Sorvino, Helen Verbit

Votes: 266

12. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, Vincent Price

Votes: 9,870

13. When Boys Leave Home (1927)

Not Rated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's charge and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Robin Irvine

Votes: 1,897

14. Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends.

Stars: Jerry Mathers, Hugh Beaumont, Barbara Billingsley, Tony Dow

Votes: 6,035

15. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 3,446

16. Secret Agent (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

Votes: 7,247

17. Secret Agent (1964–1967)

49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) is a special operative for M9, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Peter Madden, Earl Cameron, Zia Mohyeddin

Votes: 1,005

18. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy

Votes: 806

19. Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An airline executive refuses to believe that pilot error by his friend caused a fatal crash, and persists in looking for another reason.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nancy Kwan, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 1,349

20. Desperate Journey (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the crew of a downed British bomber escape from their Nazi captors with Top Secret intelligence, they make a desperate journey to get out of Germany alive.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Nancy Coleman, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,869

21. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 24,084

22. Bhowani Junction (1956)

Approved | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,526

23. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper

Votes: 15,544

24. The Benson Murder Case (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, William 'Stage' Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Paul Lukas

Votes: 235

25. Murder for Sale (1930)

102 min | Comedy, Musical

The young wife of a rich old husband is prevented of a fling by a gentleman-burglar, who falls in love to her.

Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Ralph Arthur Roberts, Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Heinz Rühmann

Votes: 57

26. Murder on the Roof (1930)

Passed | 55 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

This primarily two-set programmer has a has-been criminal lawyer, Anthony Sommers (William V. Mong) wrongly accused of murder and follows the efforts of his daughter, Molly Sommers (Dorothy... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Dorothy Revier, David Newell, Raymond Hatton, Margaret Livingston

27. The Second Floor Mystery (1930)

58 min | Comedy, Mystery

Based on a book by Earl Derr Biggers, "The Agony Column".

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Grant Withers, Loretta Young, H.B. Warner, Claire McDowell

Votes: 30

29. Jamaica Inn (1939)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Crime

In Cornwall, 1819, a young woman discovers she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

Votes: 8,195

30. Jamaica Run (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Jamaica, amid murder and deceit, a schooner skipper and a land developer search for the sunken ship containing proof regarding the identity of the true heirs of a legendary Jamaican estate.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl, Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles

Votes: 92

31. The Manxman (1929)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

A fisherman and a rising young lawyer, who grew up as brothers, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, Carl Brisson, Malcolm Keen, Randle Ayrton

Votes: 2,378

32. The Manxman (1916)

90 min | Drama

Pete Quilliam, a fisherman on the Isle of Man, and his best friend, a lawyer named Philip Christian, are each in love with Kate Cregeen, an innkeeper's daughter. Pete is rejected by the ... See full summary »

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Henry Ainley, Adeline Hayden Coffin, Will Corrie, John East

Votes: 10

33. Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)

Approved | 80 min | Biography, Music, Romance

The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Esmond Knight, Jessie Matthews, Fay Compton

Votes: 1,156

34. The Strauss Family (1972)

60 min | Drama, Romance

A seven-part mini-series produced in England about Vienna's Strauss family in the 19th-century. Members of the London Symphony Orchestra provided the music.

Stars: Stuart Wilson, Anne Stallybrass, Barbara Ferris, Christopher Benjamin

Votes: 91

35. Black Mail (1973)

145 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Kailash, the manager of a power plant, is in love with Asha, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, while Kailash's uncle, a scientist, develops a new solar-powered energy formula that ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dharmendra, Rakhee Gulzar, Shatrughan Sinha, Madan Puri

Votes: 165

36. Blackmail (1929)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

After killing a man in self-defense, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Votes: 8,832

37. Iron to Gold (1922)

Passed | 50 min | Action, Romance, Western

Upon rescuing Anne Kirby from two highwaymen, Tom Curtis, himself an outlaw soon learns that Anne's husband is the man who robbed him of his claim and decides to take vengeance on him ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard J. Durning | Stars: Dustin Farnum, Marguerite Marsh, William Conklin, William Elmer

38. Magic Town (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

An opinion pollster finds a town which is a perfect mirror of U.S. opinions.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Kent Smith, Ned Sparks

Votes: 1,340

39. Jamie and the Magic Torch (1976–1979)

10 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

When Jamie shines his Magic Torch on the floor of his bedroom a hole appears, leading Jamie and Wordsworth the sheepdog to the psychedelic fantasy world of Cuckooland.

Stars: Brian Trueman, Kate Murray-Henderson

Votes: 287

40. The Shopworn Angel (1928)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 35

41. The Shopworn Angel (1938)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Romance, War

Shortly after the United States enters World War I in 1917, a Broadway actress agrees to let a naive soldier court her in order to impress his friends, but a real romance soon begins.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Walter Pidgeon, Hattie McDaniel

Votes: 1,273

42. Of Human Hearts (1938)

Passed | 103 min | Drama, Western

This is a story about family relationships, set in the time before and during the American Civil War. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man who ministers to the human soul, while his son ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Walter Huston, James Stewart, Beulah Bondi, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 908

45. Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Sport

James Stewart plays "Truck" Cross an enlisted soldier who has been accepted into the Unites States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Truck meets Roger "Rog" Ash (Robert Young)and ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Young, James Stewart, Florence Rice, Billie Burke

Votes: 448

46. It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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