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1. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,752

2. Cover Girl (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 4,394

3. Gilda (1946)

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

A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino discovers his employer's new wife is his former lover.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 25,887

4. This Thing Called Love (1940)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy

Two professional people marry, but the wife insists that they be celibate for the first three months, just to see if they are truly compatible. The husband tries various tricks to lure his ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Melvyn Douglas, Binnie Barnes, Allyn Joslyn

Votes: 100

5. Design for Scandal (1941)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Romance

To save his job, newsman Jeff Sherman offers to help his boss get out of a swingeing alimony settlement. But his devious plan to compromise Cornelia Porter, the judge on the case, while she... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon, Edward Arnold, Lee Bowman

Votes: 372

6. Ball of Fire (1941)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

A group of professors working on a new encyclopedia encounter a mouthy nightclub singer who is wanted by the police to help bring down her mob boss lover.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers

Votes: 9,950

7. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)

85 min | Comedy, Romance

A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn, Patric Knowles

Votes: 288

8. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,702

9. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

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

An artist forms an attachment with a woman on holiday in the country. As the relationship develops, his behavior and information about his past cause her increasing concern.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 3,244

10. Cry Wolf (1947)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart

Votes: 1,209

11. B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance

Wealthy Polly Fulton marries a progressive scholar whose attitudes toward capitalism and acquired wealth puts their marriage in jeopardy.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn, Richard Hart

Votes: 537

12. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Votes: 9,002

13. Love Affair (1932)

68 min | Drama, Romance

Heiress Carol Owen learns to fly from aeronautical engineer Jim Leonard who begins neglecting his work as their affair progresses. Things get complicated when she learns her father died ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Humphrey Bogart, Hale Hamilton, Halliwell Hobbes

Votes: 367

14. It All Came True (1940)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 931

15. Going Wild (1930)

68 min | Musical, Romance

Rollo and Lane just happen to be tossed off the train at White Beach where Robert Story -Air ace and writer- is supposed to stop. It is a case of mistaken identity as no one knows what ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Lawrence Gray, Ona Munson, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 135

16. The Hot Heiress (1931)

TV-G | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

He is one of the best riveters in the union, but he is still a day laborer. She comes from money, but when they saw each other, it was love at first sight. They date, they dance, they fall ... See full summary »

Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Ben Lyon, Ona Munson, Walter Pidgeon, Tom Dugan

Votes: 139

17. Rockabye (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Drama, Romance

Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Lukas, Jobyna Howland

Votes: 312

19. Girl Overboard (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Mystery

A beautiful girl on a passenger ship is suspected of murder.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Gloria Stuart, Walter Pidgeon, Bill Burrud, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 9

20. My Dear Miss Aldrich (1937)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

When the owner of the New York Globe-Leader dies without making a will, the paper is inherited by his only living relative, an "old maid schoolteacher" from Nebraska. Martha Aldrich, along ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Maureen O'Sullivan, Walter Pidgeon, Rita Johnson

Votes: 216

21. 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: 1,288

22. Man Hunt (1941)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

British hunter Thorndike vacationing in Bavaria has Hitler in his gun sight. He is captured, beaten, left for dead, and escapes back to London where he is hounded by German agents and aided by a young woman.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett, George Sanders, John Carradine

Votes: 4,537

23. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The misadventures of a group of diverse guests at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson

Votes: 980 | Gross: $9.51M

24. Thunder in the East (1934)

83 min | Drama, Romance

The Battle is a 1934 Franco-British co-production English language drama film directed by Nicolas Farkas and Viktor Tourjansky, and starring Charles Boyer, Merle Oberon and John Loder. It ... See full summary »

Directors: Nicolas Farkas, Viktor Tourjansky | Stars: Charles Boyer, Merle Oberon, John Loder, Betty Stockfeld

Votes: 19

25. Back Street (1941)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a willful shop girl decides to become his mistress upon learning he has since gotten married and had a son.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Charles Boyer, Margaret Sullavan, Richard Carlson, Frank McHugh

Votes: 511

26. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,805

27. Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $1.40M

28. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Hank Morgan takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Will Rogers, William Farnum, Frank Albertson, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 271

29. Hush Money (1931)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

Hush Money is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy-drama film featuring Joan Bennett, Hardie Albright, Owen Moore, Myrna Loy, and George Raft. The movie was directed by Sidney Lanfield.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Joan Bennett, Hardie Albright, Owen Moore, Myrna Loy

Votes: 14

30. Transatlantic (1931)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

A contained cast of characters traveling aboard a transatlantic ocean liner are pushed to dangerous limits though monetary issues that threaten the lives of the people onboard.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Lois Moran, John Halliday, Greta Nissen

Votes: 140

31. Consolation Marriage (1931)

Passed | 81 min | Drama

In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Irene Dunne, Pat O'Brien, John Halliday, Myrna Loy

Votes: 380

32. The Woman in Room 13 (1932)

67 min | Mystery

The Woman in Room 13 is a 1932 American mystery film directed by Henry King, written by Guy Bolton and Max Marcin. Cast: Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy. Released on May 15, 1932, by Fox Film Corporation.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Elissa Landi, Ralph Bellamy, Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy

Votes: 15

33. The Barbarian (1933)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An American tourist catches the eye of a disguised Arab prince who decides to kidnap her, then try to win her love.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Myrna Loy, Reginald Denny, Louise Closser Hale

Votes: 450

34. Night Flight (1933)

Passed | 84 min | Drama

Polio breaks out in Rio de Janeiro, the serum is in Santiago and there's only one way to get the medicine where it's desperately needed: flown in by daring pilots who risk the treacherous weather and forbidding peaks of the Andes.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 680

35. Men in White (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Romance

An idealistic doctor must make some hard choices between his dedication to the profession and his personal life.

Director: Richard Boleslawski | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Jean Hersholt, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 582

36. Stamboul Quest (1934)

Approved | 86 min | Romance, Thriller, Drama

In 1915, German Counter-Intelligence Chief Von Sturm learns that someone is providing the British with critical strategic planning for the Turkish theater. He suspects Ali Bey, Turkish ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Wood, Jack Conway | Stars: Myrna Loy, George Brent, Lionel Atwill, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 358

37. Broadway Bill (1934)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A runaway heiress and her sister's husband join forces to race the latter's fast horse, Broadway Bill.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly, Helen Vinson

Votes: 846

38. Wings in the Dark (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Adventure, Romance

In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions, aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal.

Director: James Flood | Stars: Myrna Loy, Cary Grant, Roscoe Karns, Hobart Cavanaugh

Votes: 500

39. Petticoat Fever (1936)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

Director: George Fitzmaurice | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Myrna Loy, Reginald Owen, Winifred Shotter

Votes: 404

40. Double Wedding (1937)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal

Votes: 1,746

41. Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy

A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Walburn, Lee Bowman

Votes: 785

42. Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,494

43. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 9,686

44. The Office Wife (1930)

Passed | 59 min | Drama, Romance