Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) is a dockworker who spends his days dreaming of a better life as a champion fighter. When Malloy witnesses a murder by a couple of thugs working for Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb), the corrupt head of the dockers union, he is compelled to befriend the dead man's sister and is forced into the middle of a legal case that could cost him his life. Directed by Elia Kazan. With Karl Malden, Rod Steiger and Pat Henning. Categories: Cult Classics, Crime, Romance, Drama, Classic. Year: 1954.
On the Waterfront
Mutrac (Humphrey Bogart), a French journalist and activist who opposed the Munich pact and was framed for murder, is sent to spend his miserable days on Devil's Island. After managing to escape with four other men and make it onto a ship bound for Marseille, his luck finally runs out. When France surrenders to Nazi Germany, fascist sympathizer Major Duval (Sydney Greenstreet) attempts to take over the ship for the Vichy French. Faced with death or capture, Mutrac must lead his friends in an attempt to regain control of the boat and his life. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Michèle Morgan and Peter Lorre. Categories: Drama, Adventure, War, Classic, Based on a Novel. Year: 1944.
Passage to Marseille
In the French trenches during WWI, three privates are court-martialed for cowardice and made an example of after their unit refuses to continue an impossible attack. But, their regiment's commander (Kirk Douglas) stands behind them, acting as their defense attorney. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and George Macready. Categories: Drama, War, Based on a Novel, Classic. Year: 1957.
Paths of Glory
Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) is sick of her life. An officer worker in Arizona, she seizes the chance to take $40,000 from her boss and heads out for her boyfriend (John Gavin) in California. Along the way, she stops at the Bates Hotel, a quiet roadside getaway with a suspicious owner (Anthony Perkins) and a terrifying secret. When she doesn't show up in California, her boyfriend and sister (Vera Miles) journey to the Hotel to investigate. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Martin Balsam, John McIntire and Simon Oakland. Categories: Cult Classics, Horror, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1960.
L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is a professional photographer confined to his house after breaking his leg at a car race. Out of boredom, he starts spying on his neighbors from a window of his apartment, noting their schedules and relationships. When a young woman next door mysteriously disappears, Jeffries suspects foul play and asks his girlfriend Lisa (Grace Kelly) and nurse Stella (Thelma Ritter) to help him investigate. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Categories: Cult Classics, Mystery, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1954.
Director Akira Kurosawa presents a heroic tale of duty and honor. After, master samurai Kambei (Takashi Shimura) poses as a monk in order to save a kidnapped child, a group of farmers begs him to protect their lands from a band of roving bandits. Kambei accepts their charge and assembles six other samurai to build a militia, preparing them for a bloody battle when the bandits begin their raids. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Classic. Year: 1954.
Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) are an iconic Hollywood on-screen couple in film's silent era. When a movie they are working on suddenly becomes a musical, Don is up to the task, but Lina's voice is found lacking. After Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) is brought in to overdub Lamont's lines, a growing romance with Don threatens her blossoming film career. Directed by Stanley Donen. With Donald O'Connor and Millard Mitchell. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy, Romance, Music, Classic. Year: 1952.
Singin' in the Rain
Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), a pair of unemployed musicians, accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day gangster murders. To protect themselves from retribution, they disguise themselves as women and join up with an all-female traveling band. While on a train to Florida, the pair fall for the band's beautiful ukulele player (Marilyn Monroe). Eventually, the mobsters track them down and the two use every trick in the book to stay alive. Directed by Billy Wilder. With George Raft, Pat O'Brien and Joe E. Brown. Categories: Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1959.
Some Like It Hot
Joe Gillis (William Holden) is a bankrupt screenwriter taking refuge in the mansion home of an out of work silent screen actress (Gloria Swanson). As time passes, Gillis realizes that he is effectively imprisoned in the home, and his best efforts cannot save him from an inevitable and violent end. Directed by Billy Wilder. With Erich von Stroheim and Nancy Olson. Categories: Cult Classics, Drama, Romance, Film Noir, Classic. Year: 1950.
Rollo Martins (Joseph Cotten) is a small time novelist who flies to Vienna at the request of his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Upon arrival, Martins learns that Lime recently died in a strange traffic accident. But after questioning Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli), Lime's lover, Martins realizes there is more to the story. Lime's involvement in the post-war Viennese black market offers clues as to what really happened. Directed by Carol Reed. With Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Categories: Mystery, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1949.
The Third Man
John Robie (Cary Grant) is a once famous burglar retired to a life of easy luxury on the French Riviera. When a series of jewel thefts too closely resemble his old style of burglary, he teams up with the stunning Frances Stevens (Grace Kelly), the daughter of one of the victims, to find the real thief before he himself is put behind bars. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams and Charles Vanel. Categories: Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Classic. Year: 1955.
To Catch a Thief
Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart) and his partner Eddie (Walter Brennan) crew a boat for hire off the island of Martinique. Desperate for cash, the two agree to risk their livelihood and lives by transporting a fugitive with Nazis on his tail. As the drama unfolds, Only Morgan's relationship with Marie "Slim" Browning (Lauren Bacall), a local dancer and singer, will save him from the risks and ruin of a desperate life. Directed by Howard Hawks. Categories: Thriller, War, Romance, Adventure, Classic. Year: 1944.
To Have and Have Not
Ramon Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) is in the middle of a honeymoon with his wife Susie (Janet Leigh) when a car bomb shatters the peace of their quiet Mexican border town. Ramon forces his way into the mystery and uncovers the corruption of Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), a famous U.S. policeman working the case. As Ramon digs deeper, his enemies resolve to do whatever it takes to stop Ramon's interference. Directed by Orson Welles. With Joseph Calleia, Akim Tamiroff and Joanna Cook Moore. Categories: Crime, Thriller, Based on a Novel, Classic. Year: 1958.
Touch of Evil
Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) and Curtin (Tim Holt) are two contract men hired by Pat McCormick (Bruce Bennett) to find gold in the brooding hills of the Sierra Madre. After the job is finished, they are approached by an old prospector (Walter Huston) claming that the area is still rich with ore, if they're willing to do what it takes to get it. Directed by John Huston. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Action, Classic. Year: 1948.
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
A peaceful New England village is turned upside down when a man's body is found in the nearby woods. As the residents of the town try to figure out what to do with him, many of them feel responsible for his death. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Mildred Natwick, Jerry Mathers and Shirley MacLaine. Categories: Mystery, Comedy, Classic. Year: 1955.
The Trouble with Harry
San Francisco police detective Scottie Fergusson (James Stewart) is forced to retire when he develops vertigo after a colleague falls to his death. Fergusson thinks he can make easy money babysitting an old friend's wife (Kim Novak), who is apparently possessed by an ancestral spirit. As he follows the strange woman around San Francisco, details of her insanity emerge from an increasingly murky conspiracy that he is determined to unravel. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Barbara Bel Geddes and Tom Helmore. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Classic. Year: 1958.
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy head out west to deliver the deed to a valuable goldmine to a late prospector's daughter (Rosina Lawrence). Hilarity ensues as they encounter one problem after another, and must fend off the woman's evil guardian, Mickey Finn (James Finlayson), who wants the gold all for himself. Directed by James W. Horne. With Sharon Lynn. Categories: Comedy, Western, Classic. Year: 1937.
Way Out West
Dorothy (Judy Garland) is a sweet young girl living on a quiet farm in Kansas. When a cyclone hits her house, she is transported to the magical Land of Oz. There, Dorothy encounters three fantastic companions, the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and sets out on a journey to visit a great Wizard of Oz (Frank Morgan) in his emerald castle. But, in order for Dorothy to find the Wizard and make it home, she will have to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton). Directed by Victor Fleming. With Billie Burke, Charley Grapewin and Clara Blandick. Categories: Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Classic. Year: 1939.
The Wizard of Oz