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It's a Wonderful Life(1946)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, Kids & Family, Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 1,475 votes)

A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

The Grand Budapest Hotel(2014)

R
| 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 5,579 votes)

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

The Wind Rises(2013)

3.9/5 (with 994 votes)

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Once Upon a Time in America(1984)

R
| 3h 49min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 1,812 votes)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

The Artist(2011)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Drama, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,216 votes)

Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

Gosford Park(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 365 votes)

In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

Everyone's Hero(2006)

3.0/5 (with 96 votes)

A boy begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Last Man Standing(1996)

R
| 1h 41min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 291 votes)

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to stay alive.

Life(1999)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 257 votes)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.

Zelig(1983)

PG
| 1h 19min | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 296 votes)

Fictional documentary about the life of human chameleon Leonard Zelig, a man who becomes a celebrity in the 1920s due to his ability to look and act like whoever is around him. Clever editing places Zelig in real newsreel footage of Woodrow Wilson, Babe Ruth, and others.

Directed by Woody Allen - With Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, Susan Sontag, Saul Bellow, Bruno Bettelheim, Josephine Baker, ...

The Babe(1992)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 50 votes)

A chronicle of Babe Ruth's phenomenal story--from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball superstardom and his poignant retirement from the game. His amazing career included seven American League pennants, four World Series championships, two tempestuous marriages and a wild lifestyle that earned him numerous suspensions.

The Mummy(1932)

NR
| 1h 13min | Horror
3.5/5 (with 172 votes)

An ancient Egyptian priest named Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition finds his mummy and one of the archaeologists accidentally reads an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the field site and searches for the reincarnation of the soul of his lover.

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They?(1969)

2h | Drama
3.9/5 (with 88 votes)

In the midst of the Great Depression, manipulative emcee Rocky enlists contestants for a dance marathon offering a $1,500 cash prize. Among them are a failed actress, a middle-aged sailor, a delusional blonde and a pregnant girl.

Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

2h 4min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 128 votes)

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid-off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine.

42nd Street(1933)

NR
| 1h 29min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 50 votes)

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show, and at the last moment a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Heaven Can Wait(1943)

3.5/5 (with 59 votes)

Spoiled playboy Henry van Cleve dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell, a final destination he is sure he deserves after living a life of profligacy. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, including an act of indiscretion during his 25-year marriage to his wife, Martha, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

The Most Dangerous Game(1932)

NR
| 1h 3min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 70 votes)

When legendary hunter Bob Rainsford is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff. While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve and Martin Towbridge, to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.

Jimmy's Hall(2014)

1h 46min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 62 votes)

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

Call Northside 777(1948)

1h 51min | Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

In 1932, a cop is killed and Frank Wiecek sentenced to life. Eleven years later, a newspaper ad by Frank's mother leads Chicago reporter P.J. O'Neal to look into the case. For some time, O'Neal continues to believe Frank guilty. But when he starts to change his mind, he meets increased resistance from authorities unwilling to be proved wrong.

Big Bad Mama(1974)

R
| 1h 23min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
3.0/5 (with 15 votes)

Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.

Madame Satã(2002)

3.6/5 (with 23 votes)

A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos – better known as Madame Satã – was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time.

Siberiade(1979)

3.7/5 (with 10 votes)

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia.

Invincible(2001)

2h 13min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried.

If I Had a Million(1932)

1h 28min | Drama, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 8 votes)

An elderly business tycoon, believed to be dying, decides to give a million dollars each to eight strangers chosen at random from the phone directory.

Five Days One Summer(1982)

1h 36min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 5 votes)

A 1930s Scottish doctor (Sean Connery) goes climbing in the Alps with an infatuated niece (Betsy Brantley) he passes off as his wife.

Dreamchild(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the characters she was once so amused by. As she thinks back on it, she starts to see her relationship with the shy author/professor in a new way and realizes the vast change between the young Alice and the old.

Mickey's Nightmare(1932)

NR
| 7min | Animation, Comedy
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Mickey dreams of marrying Minnie and having about 20 children. For all the possible joys of children, a brood this size turns the dream into a nightmare, especially when they get into the open cans of paint strewn about the house.

Directed by Burt Gillett

The Moonshine War(1970)

1h 40min | Drama, Comedy, Crime
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.

Crazy Mama(1975)

PG
| 1h 23min | Crime, Action, Comedy
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Melba Stokes, her mother Sheba and daughter Cheryl embark on a crime spree after their California beauty parlor is repossessed. Their destination is Arkansas, where the three generations of women want to reclaim the family farm.

Mickey in Arabia(1932)

7min | Animation
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

Mickey Mouse -- The Screen's Best Loved Animated Comic.

Directed by Wilfred Jackson
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