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1. 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: 29

2. On the Edge (1949)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, Drama

A woman sits knitting on the porch of her home when a man appears and takes the knitting from her.

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

Votes: 56

3. 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: 103

4. 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: 49

5. The Wormwood Star (1956)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short

A short film about the actress and artist Cameron (who used just her surname).

Director: Curtis Harrington | Star: Marjorie Cameron

Votes: 93

6. Usher (2000)

Not Rated | 40 min | Short, Horror

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

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

Votes: 51

7. The Fall of the House of Usher (1942)

Not Rated | 10 min | Short, Horror

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER is the original film (made by Curtis Harrington when he was in high school) from which USHER is based.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Curtis Harrington, Robert Macleay

Votes: 35

8. The Four Elements (1966)

Not Rated | 13 min | Documentary, Short

THE FOUR ELEMENTS is a poetic and avant-garde documentary Curtis Harrington made for the United States Information Agency.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Star: Neil Jardine

Votes: 17

9. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon, Brunnet

Votes: 41,199

10. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9,761 | Gross: $0.97M

11. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Alice Nevalinga, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 10,125

12. The Wedding of Palo (1934)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Romance

The story tells of two Greenlandic men who are competing for the love of one woman.

Director: Friedrich Dalsheim | Stars: Thorvald Stauning, Herluf Zahle

Votes: 52

13. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,572 | Gross: $2.22M

14. The Living Dead Man (1926)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama

Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romilde, who has a terrible mother-in-law. She controls her daughter, and soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Ivan Mozzhukhin, Marcelle Pradot, Lois Moran, Marthe Mellot

Votes: 294

15. Cinerama Holiday (1955)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

Travelogue featuring an American couple traveling in Europe and a European couple traveling in the U.S, with the emphasis on the cinematography which was viewed on a special curved screen with three projectors.

Directors: Robert L. Bendick, Philippe De Lacy | Stars: John Marsh, Betty Marsh, Fred Troller, Beatrice Troller

Votes: 101 | Gross: $26.16M

16. Search for Paradise (1957)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

"Join Lowell Thomas and follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo" in this new, digital restoration of SEARCH FOR PARADISE, the fourth of the original, three-panel Cinerama travelogues. ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Lang | Stars: James S. Parker, Lowell Thomas, Christopher Young

Votes: 47 | Gross: $14.17M

17. Seven Wonders of the World (1956)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, History

Lowell Thomas searches the world for natural and man made wonders and invites the audience to try to update the ancient Greek list of "Seven Wonders of the World."

Directors: Tay Garnett, Paul Mantz, Andrew Marton, Ted Tetzlaff, Walter Thompson, John Farrow | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Paul Mantz, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 94 | Gross: $32.10M

18. South Seas Adventure (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance

The fifth in a series of Cinerama travelogues---and not a Documentary since the vast majority of the film, aside from the scenery, is comprised of fictional stories. The first one involves ... See full summary »

Directors: Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Francis D. Lyon, Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangell | Stars: Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn, Igor Allan

Votes: 98

19. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk

Votes: 412 | Gross: $41.60M

20. Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich (1958)

Approved | 142 min | Documentary, Romance

Windjammer, the first presentation in CINEMIRACLE, is the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, to New ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Colleran, Louis De Rochemont III | Stars: Bjørn Amvik, Arne Andersen, Per Antonsen, Niels Arntsen

Votes: 227

21. Woman on the Run (1950)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When Frank Johnson becomes an eyewitness to a murder, he's pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, the police, and the murderer.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith, John Qualen

Votes: 2,587

22. Too Late for Tears (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even if it means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 3,354

23. L'inhumaine (1924)

Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

Claire Lescot is a famous first lady. All men want to be loved by her and among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself.

Director: Marcel L'Herbier | Stars: Jaque Catelain, Léonid Walter de Malte, Philippe Hériat, Fred Kellerman

Votes: 668

24. Children of Divorce (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors: Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Gary Cooper, Einar Hanson

Votes: 195

25. Behind the Door (1919)

70 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A German-American naval officer takes revenge against the German submarine commander who brutalized his wife.

Director: Irvin Willat | Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Jane Novak, Wallace Beery, James Gordon

Votes: 151

26. The Lost World (1925)

Passed | 106 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt | Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone

Votes: 4,402 | Gross: $1.19M

27. Cinerama's Russian Adventure (1966)

122 min | Documentary

Following an introduction by Bing Crosby, the Cinerama screen widens for scenes of landscapes, cities, peoples, and entertainments of the Soviet Union. Highlights include the historic ... See full summary »

Directors: Boris Dolin, Roman Karmen, Vasily Katanyan, Solomon Kogan, Leonid Kristi, Oleg Lebedev | Star: Bing Crosby

Votes: 74

28. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,902

29. Palace of Silents (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Silent Movie Theater has been screening the films of the silent era for over 65 years. It was almost lost to us completely when its previous owner, Lawrence Austin, was murdered in the ... See full summary »

Director: Iain Kennedy | Stars: Laurence Austin, Michael F. Blake, Mike Hawks, Charlie Lustman

Votes: 59

30. When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose (1983)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

In the early 1980s, documentary filmmaker Stephen Schaller was instrumental in the rediscovery and restoration of THE LUMBERJACK, the oldest surviving film made in Wisconsin, and produced ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Schaller | Stars: Louise Elster, Florence Gilbert Evans, Robert S. Hagge, Clyde Howland

31. The Temporary Gentleman (1929)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy

A theater electrician's love to a ballet dancer is tested when he is elected minister.

Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Albert Préjean, Gaby Morlay, Charles Barrois, Léon Arvel

Votes: 138

32. The Adventures of the Three Reporters (1926)

250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Three reporters and an office girl are trying to stop a bacteriological strike by some powerful western business leaders against the USSR.

Directors: Boris Barnet, Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Natalya Glan, Igor Ilyinsky, Vladimir Fogel, Boris Barnet

Votes: 250

33. The Garden of Eden (1928)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

Toni Le Brun, a beautiful Viennese singer, becomes the ward of the wardrobe mistress of a Monte Carlo nightclub. Her benefactor, however, is actually a baroness incognito. Toni falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Corinne Griffith, Louise Dresser, Lowell Sherman, Maude George

Votes: 328

34. This Ancient Law (1923)

128 min | Drama

Baruch Mayr, son of an orthodox rabbi from a poor shtetl in Galizia, decides to break with the family tradition and leave the shtetl to become an actor. Due to this behaviour his father ... See full summary »

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Henny Porten, Ruth Weyher, Hermann Vallentin, Avrom Morewski

Votes: 114

35. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard

Votes: 1,593

36. The Golden Head (1964)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

British youngsters in Budapest attempt to catch the thieves of the golden bust of Saint László.

Directors: Richard Thorpe, James Hill | Stars: George Sanders, Buddy Hackett, Jess Conrad, Lorraine Power

Votes: 50

37. Mediterranean Holiday (1962)

158 min | Documentary

The "Flying Clipper," a five-masted, fully rigged ship, manned by a young Swedish crew, sets off to tour the Mediterranean. The ship and the sailors visit Egypt, Turkey, Monaco during the Grand Prix, Spain, and many other beautiful places.

Directors: Hermann Leitner, Rudolf Nussgruber | Stars: Hans Clarin, Skoglund, Florian Bauer, Christoph Gerhard

Votes: 52

38. Early Women Filmmakers (2017)

653 min | Drama

More women worked in film's first 20 years than anytime since. Many have been cut from film history, their contributions lost to time. This collection highlights the contributions of 14 important women directors of cinema's early years.

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Madeline Brandeis, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Davenport, Maya Deren, Germaine Dulac, Alice Guy, Marie-Louise Iribe, Mabel Normand, Claire Parker, Olga Preobrazhenskaya, Lotte Reiniger, Leni Riefenstahl, Lois Weber | Stars: Blanche Cornwall, Maureen O'Hara, Lois Weber

Votes: 7

39. Little Annie Rooney (1925)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a dangerous street gang.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith

Votes: 859 | Gross: $1.10M

40. The Last Warning (1928)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A producer decides to reopen a theater, that had been closed five years previously when one of the actors was murdered during a performance, by staging a production of the same play with ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Laura La Plante, Montagu Love, Roy D'Arcy, Margaret Livingston

Votes: 424

41. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 5,427

42. Der Hund von Baskerville (1929)

Crime, Horror, Mystery

One of the last of the silent Sherlock films.

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alexander Murski, Livio Pavanelli, Betty Bird

Votes: 78

43. Der Hund von Baskerville (1914)

65 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

In this early version the classic "Hound of the Baskervilles" mystery is not faithfully adapted, Watson's character is absent and there are two Holmes. Holmes' foe is called Stapleton and he menaces Holmes' client Lord Henry and his fiancée, Laura Lyons, masquerading himself as Holmes. Hidden passages, hand bombs and mechanical devices abound, reminding more of a serial than of a Conan Doyle ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Meinert | Stars: Alwin Neuß, Friedrich Kühne, Hanni Weisse, Erwin Fichtner

Votes: 54

44. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.

Director: Walter Ruttmann | Star: Paul von Hindenburg

Votes: 3,675

45. A Page of Madness (1926)

70 min | Drama, Thriller

A man takes a job at an asylum with hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Masuo Inoue, Ayako Iijima, Yoshie Nakagawa, Hiroshi Nemoto

Votes: 2,578