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1. The Dreamers (2003)

NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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62 Metascore

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

Votes: 103,495 | Gross: $2.53M

2. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Passed | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.

Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 7,587 | Gross: $20.41M

3. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

4.8
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly

Votes: 1,572

4. The Blue Angel (1930)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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88 Metascore

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti

Votes: 12,755 | Gross: $0.08M

5. It (1927)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy.

Directors: Clarence G. Badger, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner

Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $0.41M

6. Morocco (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A cabaret singer and a Legionnaire fall in love, but their relationship is complicated by the results of his womanizing and due to the appearance of a rich man who wants her for himself.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt

Votes: 5,118

7. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 2,386

8. The Scarlet Empress (1934)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.6
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A German noblewoman enters into a loveless marriage with the dim-witted, unstable heir to the Russian throne, then plots to oust him from power.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser

Votes: 5,333

9. Shanghai Express (1932)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A woman rediscovers a former lover during a dangerous train ride to Shanghai.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland

Votes: 6,808 | Gross: $8.07M

10. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,056

11. Jet Pilot (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Air Force Colonel Jim Shannon is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure Shannon to the USSR.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix

Votes: 2,011

12. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young man is warned by a captain about a temptress; nonetheless, he finds himself falling in love with her.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Edward Everett Horton, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 2,765

13. Blonde Venus (1932)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.1
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore

Votes: 3,992

14. Dishonored (1931)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland

Votes: 1,849

15. The Wedding March (1928)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

7.5
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A young impoverished aristocrat falls in love with an inn-keepers daughter, but has to marry money.

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, Matthew Betz

Votes: 1,410

16. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,556

17. An American Tragedy (1931)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A poor factory worker, employed by a wealthy uncle, falls in love with a beautiful heiress but his happiness and promising future are jeopardized by a previous affair with a coworker he impregnated.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Frances Dee, Irving Pichel

Votes: 561

18. Crime and Punishment (1935)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Man is haunted by a murder he's committed.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edward Arnold, Peter Lorre, Marian Marsh, Tala Birell

Votes: 1,599

19. The Docks of New York (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova, Clyde Cook

Votes: 3,614

20. Underworld (1927)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Arthur Rosson | Stars: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent, Fred Kohler

Votes: 2,317 | Gross: $0.75M

21. I, Claudius (1937)

Drama

The life and times of the Roman emperor Claudius (10 B.C.-A.D. 54).

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Emlyn Williams, Flora Robson

22. Anatahan (1953)

PG | 91 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years. The island's only inhabitants are the overseer of the abandoned ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.05M

23. Lady of the Tropics (1939)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Playboy Bill Carey woos a half-caste beauty in French Indochina, but her second-class legal status makes a formidable barrier.

Directors: Jack Conway, Leslie Fenton | Stars: Robert Taylor, Hedy Lamarr, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Franklin

Votes: 469

24. The Great Waltz (1938)

Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »

Directors: Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 970

25. Street of Sin (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Drama

7.3
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The story is set in the seamy Soho section of London, where burglar Basher Bill shares bed and board with his sluttish girlfriend Annie. As wicked as they come, Bill softens when he meets virtuous Salvation Army lass Elizabeth.

Directors: Mauritz Stiller, Ludwig Berger, Lothar Mendes, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Fay Wray, Olga Baclanova, Ernest W. Johnson

Votes: 15

26. Thunderbolt (1929)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 475

27. I Take This Woman (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A doctor (Spencer Tracy) marries a suicidal woman (Hedy Lamarr) but begins to doubt her fidelity.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Frank Borzage, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale, Kent Taylor

Votes: 541

28. Children of Divorce (1927)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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: 184

29. Camera Three (1955–1979)

30 min | Music

7.8
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An examination of the arts and literature. A weekly program on Sunday mornings when there was more likely to be an audience interested in such matters and there was less competition for ratings.

Stars: James Macandrew, Margaret Croyden, Lois Nettleton, Michael Kane

Votes: 34

30. Exquisite Sinner (1926)

60 min | Romance, Drama

6.3
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Directors: Phil Rosen, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Renée Adorée, Paulette Duval, Frank Currier

Votes: 9

31. Cinéastes de notre temps (1964–1972)

Documentary

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In-depth documentaries about the greatest filmmakers from around the world, all in the form of candid face-to-face interviews, conducted, created and produced by former critics for Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe.

Stars: André S. Labarthe, Jacques Rivette, Michel Simon, Jean Renoir

Votes: 54

32. The King Steps Out (1936)

85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Princess is destined to marry the Emperor, until her sister steps in.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Franchot Tone, Grace Moore, Walter Connolly, Raymond Walburn

Votes: 179

33. The Salvation Hunters (1925)

70 min | Drama

6.8
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A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days full of ennui watching a dredge dig the same hole day in and day out, chased around by ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson

Votes: 294

34. The Honeymoon (1930)

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"The Wedding March" ended with the marriage between Nikki and the crippled Cecilia takes place. Eberle swears to kills the prince unless Mitzi will agree to marry him. She relents, but at ... See full summary »

Director: Erich von Stroheim | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray

Votes: 30

35. The Case of Lena Smith (1929)

80 min | Drama

6.5
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In late 19th century Vienna, Lena Smith, a naive peasant girl from Hungary, has a child by a corrupt young cavalry officer, and goes to work his house as a servant, hiding the truth from ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Esther Ralston, James Hall, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Emily Fitzroy

Votes: 22

36. Monsieur Hawarden (1968)

109 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Harry Kümel | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Hilde Uitterlinden, Joan Remmelts, Dora van der Groen

Votes: 153

37. A Woman of the Sea (1926)

75 min | Drama

6.9
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Joan and Magdalen are the daughters of a fisherman. Magdalen leaves her fiancé, Peter, to run off to the big city. Joan and Peter marry. Magdalen's return years later causes trouble for the... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Edna Purviance, Raymond Bloomer, Charles K. French, Eve Southern

Votes: 38

38. Sergeant Madden (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

6.1
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A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Brown, Alan Curtis, Laraine Day

Votes: 146

39. The Masked Bride (1925)

64 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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An American millionaire wants to reform a Parisian cabaret singer who moonlights as a jewel thief.

Directors: Christy Cabanne, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Mae Murray, Francis X. Bushman, Roy D'Arcy, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 12 | Gross: $0.18M

40. The Dragnet (1928)

80 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Fred Kohler

41. The Epic That Never Was (1965 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

7.6
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The story of the aborted 1937 filming of "I, Claudius", starring Charles Laughton, with all of its surviving footage.

Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Robert Graves, Josef von Sternberg, Merle Oberon

Votes: 218

42. The Bohemian Girl (1922)

70 min | Romance

6.6
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A Polish officer posing as a gypsy loves a gypsy girl who is really the count's daughter.

Director: Harley Knoles | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Ivor Novello, C. Aubrey Smith, Ellen Terry

Votes: 35

43. Continental (1990)

104 min | Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Jorge Sanz, Cristina Marcos, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 52

44. Vanity Fair (1923)

80 min | Drama

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Director: Hugo Ballin | Stars: Mabel Ballin, Hobart Bosworth, George Walsh, Harrison Ford

45. 1925 Studio Tour (1925)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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A tour of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studio in 1925 is given to meet the people who make the movies there and see how movies are made.

Stars: Mrs. M.F. Lee, Carey Wilson, Howard Hawks, Agnes Christine Johnston

Votes: 271

46. The Town (1944)

12 min | Short

5.8
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One in a series of shorts made by the Office of War Information during World War II to portray America and it's values to overseas viewers, this one focuses on a small town in Indiana.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Star: Myron McCormick

Votes: 48

47. By Divine Right (1924)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Mildred Harris, Anders Randolf, Elliott Dexter, Sidney Bracey

48. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1919)

Mystery

6.2
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Mathilde Stangerson delays marrying Robert Darzac, as she wants to continue to aide her father, a scientist, in his experiments. Later, on the evening of her engagement announcement, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile Chautard | Stars: William Walcott, Edmund Elton, George Cowl, Ethel Grey Terry

Votes: 8

49. A Girl's Folly (1917)

65 min | Comedy

6.2
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A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Robert Warwick, Doris Kenyon, June Elvidge, Jane Adair

Votes: 126

50. The Highest Bidder (1921)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Madge Kennedy, Lionel Atwill, Vernon Steele, Ellen Cassidy



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