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1. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 187,733 | Gross: $118.63M

2. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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60 Metascore

The affair between a politician and a contemporary dancer is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart.

Director: George Nolfi | Stars: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner

Votes: 232,091 | Gross: $62.50M

3. Rebecca (1940)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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A self-conscious woman juggles adjusting to her new role as an aristocrat's wife and avoiding being intimidated by his first wife's spectral presence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Votes: 113,817 | Gross: $4.36M

4. I Origins (2014)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.4
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57 Metascore

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling

Votes: 107,661 | Gross: $0.33M

5. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 34,479 | Gross: $0.69M

6. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 20,514 | Gross: $16.42M

7. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Jack Carson

Votes: 62,581

8. Barefoot in the Park (1967)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

Paul, a conservative young lawyer, marries the vivacious Corie. Their highly passionate relationship descends into comical discord in a five-flight New York City walk-up apartment.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 15,283 | Gross: $19.99M

9. The Great Man's Lady (1942)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.7
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A 100-year-old pioneer woman tells her story in flashbacks.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 593

10. Bus Stop (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Votes: 10,087

11. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,277

12. Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing

Votes: 3,548

13. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.6
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After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest

Votes: 6,352

14. Road House (1948)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark

Votes: 2,146

15. Blue State (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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BLUE STATE is a romantic comedy about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George "Dubya" Bush gets re-elected.

Director: Marshall Lewy | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin, Joyce Krenz, Richard Blackburn

Votes: 2,187

16. The Beautiful Country (2004)

R | 125 min | Drama

7.4
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64 Metascore

After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Damien Nguyen, Bai Ling, Dang Quoc Thinh Tran, Thi Hoa Mai

Votes: 3,633 | Gross: $0.44M

17. Same Sex America (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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A look at same sex marriage through the eyes of several couples facing dilemmas raised by the uncertain state of American laws in this regard.

Director: Henry Corra | Stars: Matthew Cummings, Eliza Skinner

Votes: 99

18. Comrade X (1940)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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An American reporter smuggling news out of Soviet Moscow is blackmailed into helping a beautiful Communist leave the country.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Oskar Homolka, Felix Bressart

Votes: 1,211

19. 1,001 Ways to Enjoy the Missionary Position (2010)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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In the near future, where government regulations are so restrictive our most intimate acts are considered acts of rebellion, Nora tries to break out of a lifetime of strict thought and sexual repression before it's too late.

Director: Alan Chu | Stars: William Russ, Anthem Moss, Natasha Melnick, Richard Riehle

Votes: 69

20. Taxi (1932)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Independent cab drivers struggling against a taxi company consortium find a leader in Matt Nolan.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Loretta Young, George E. Stone, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,071

21. Brideless Groom (1947)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.4
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To inherit a fortune, voice teacher Shemp must marry before six o'clock, but no girl will accept his proposal. Finally one of his repulsive students agrees to marry him, just in the nick of... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Dee Green

Votes: 938

22. Sadie McKee (1934)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,016

23. Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell, Eric Blore

Votes: 763

24. The Return of the Whistler (1948)

Approved | 60 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.4
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On the eve of his marriage, a young man's fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of lies, intrigue and murder ... See full summary »

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane, James Cardwell

Votes: 317

25. Looking for Trouble (1934)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jack Oakie, Constance Cummings, Arline Judge

Votes: 117

26. You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers, Don Ameche, Charles Winninger

Votes: 198

27. She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

87 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem,... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Lee Bowman, Adele Jergens, Charles Winninger

Votes: 385

28. Love Is News (1937)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Financier's daughter spars with newspaper reporter: he by writing about her, she by announcing their engagement.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Slim Summerville

Votes: 515

29. George White's Scandals (1934)

Passed | 1 min | Musical

6.5
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Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy ... See full summary »

Directors: Thornton Freeland, Harry Lachman, George White | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Durante, Alice Faye, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 48

30. Dangerous Number (1937)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Hank Medhill, artificial silk manufacturer, has returned to the U.S. from Japan to learn that his former girlfriend, Eleanor Breen is about to marry. Hank convinces Eleanor to leave the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Reginald Owen, Cora Witherspoon

Votes: 153

31. Don Juan Quilligan (1945)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

6.2
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In Brooklyn, N.Y., barge captain Patrick Michael Quilligan (William Bendix) falls for barmaid Margie Mossrock (Joan Blondell) because her charm reminds him of his beloved, deceased mother. ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Bendix, Joan Blondell, Phil Silvers, Anne Revere

Votes: 56

32. I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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When Public Enemy No. 3 Sonny McGann meets composer Bob Gunther, he gets the idea of having Bob write music to a poem he has written about his long-lost sweetheart Sadie McGlonsky. ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Jessie Ralph, Johnny Downs, Peggy Moran

Votes: 15

33. Before Dawn (1933)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges

Votes: 196

34. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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A detective, working undercover, joins a Lonely Hearts Club in order to to expose a swindler using it for nefarious reasons.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews

Votes: 22

35. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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When Jimmie Monahan's father is absent to aid the war effort, young Jimmie works hard to lift his family's spirits. Finding he has a dancing and musical talent he organizes a show at the nearby aircraft plant to raise morale.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

Votes: 66

36. Tying the Knot (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.0
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65 Metascore

A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim de Sève | Stars: Bob Barr, Mary Bonauto, Brian Brown, Martin Bubbly

Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.04M

37. It's All Yours (1937)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.6
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Jimmy Barnes arrives from Europe to be educated by his multi-millionaire uncle, Edward J. Barnes and in five years the extravagant escapes of Jimmy, now a lawyer, are the talk of San ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Madeleine Carroll, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer, Grace Bradley

Votes: 34

38. The Village Shoemakers (1923)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Director: Erkki Karu | Stars: Axel Slangus, Heidi Blåfield, Kirsti Suonio, Alarik Korhonen

Votes: 61

39. She's My Weakness (1930)

Passed | 71 min | Romance, Comedy

5.0
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Tommy Mills wants to marry Marie Thurber, but cannot afford it. He inherits some property but complications ensue.

Director: Melville W. Brown | Stars: Sue Carol, Arthur Lake, William Collier Sr., Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 67

40. Nummisuutarit (1957)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Director: Valentin Vaala | Stars: Martti Kuningas, Lauri Leino, Alice Lyly, Ernest Ervasti

Votes: 64

41. The Old Grey Mayor (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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Bob and his fiancé try to break the news of their engagement to her father, the mayor, who is having a very bad day.

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Bob Hope, Ruth Hall, Lionel Stander, Sam Wren

Votes: 133

42. The License (2009)

4 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Director: Keith Hartman | Stars: Leif Holt, Ginger Pullman, Charley Rossman, Bridgette Wright

Votes: 26

43. Private Izzy Murphy (1926)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Isadore "Izzy" Goldberg changes his name to I. Patrick Murphy because his store is in an Irish-neighborhood in New York City. He meets Eileen Cohannigan, the daughter of a meat-packer, and ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Jessel, Patsy Ruth Miller, Vera Gordon, Nat Carr

44. In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents (2005)

31 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people give you a chance to walk ... See full summary »

Director: Jen Gilomen

Votes: 11

45. Pursuit of Equality (2005)

80 min | Documentary

6.6
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By issuing marriage licenses to same gender couples, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom uproots the status quo and attempts to change the way the nation looks at life, love, and marriage.

Directors: Geoff Callan, Mike Shaw | Stars: Gavin Newsom, George W. Bush, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Donnell

Votes: 48

46. Love's Young Scream (1928)

20 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Director: William Watson | Stars: Anne Cornwall, Jack Duffy, James Harrison, Cliff Lancaster

Votes: 7

47. That's My Story! (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

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A reporter desperate for a story tries to interview a gangster's girlfriend jailed in a small town. He gets himself thrown in the same jail and runs into a female reporter with the same ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Claudia Morgan, William Lundigan, Herbert Mundin, Hobart Cavanaugh

48. Stranger Than Fiction 6373: The Candy Kid (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Short, News

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A six-year-old girl, Barbara Schultz, is an official candy-taster for a large candy manufacturer; Fredrick Kuhn of Philadelphia makes trinkets from peach pits; J. A. Sanders of Kansas City,... See full summary »

Directors: Thomas Mead, Joseph O'Brien | Stars: Alois Havrilla, Barbara Schultz, Frederick Kuhn, J.A. Sanders

49. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: A Midsummer Daydream (1955)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A man meets the girl of his dreams in a marriage license bureau, but his love life is derailed when his beloved falls for a slick gambler instead.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Kim Hunter, Don Hanmer, Keenan Wynn, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 33

50. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Authority Vested (2012)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Jax and SAMCRO are challenged as past sins resurface.

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,495



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