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Last updated September 19, 2019

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The African Queen

1951 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the booze-guzzling, rough-hewn captain of a broken-down East African riverboat, teams with a straitlaced, iron-willed missionary (Katharine Hepburn) to take on a menacing German gunboat during World War I.
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McLintock!

1963 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Based on trumped-up adultery charges, Katherine McLintock left her husband, George, two years ago -- and she's still steaming. So what's a wronged man to do? Come to the aid of a beautiful widow, of course.
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Hondo

1953 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

John Wayne is Hondo, an antisocial half-breed who splits his time between the white man and the Apache. Preferring the company of American Indians, Hondo develops an unlikely friendship with a New Mexico farm wife who spends most of her time alone.
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Senator Ransom Stoddard returns to his dusty hometown for the funeral of small-time outlaw Tom Doniphon. In flashbacks, Stoddard tells the story of how, with Doniphon's help, he rose to political prominence after killing a feared gunslinger.
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1969 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Legendary outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid display their gifts for perfect comedic timing as they pull off heist after heist. To evade a posse, the boys flee to Bolivia, but trouble finds the charming pair of desperadoes wherever they go.
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True Grit

1969 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Teenage tomboy Mattie Ross enlists the help of crusty lawman Rooster Cogburn to track down the hired hand who murdered her father. Joining them is Texas Ranger La Boeuf, who's after the killer for a different crime.
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High Noon

1952 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Retiring Marshal Will Kane insists on defending his town from a gang of hooligans who are due on the noon train -- but he faces the task alone as the cowardly townspeople flee like rats from a sinking ship.
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Thunderball

1965 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

With his sights set on a blackmail payday of global proportions, terrorist mastermind Emilio Largo hijacks two nuclear weapons -- and only James Bond can stop him in this 007 classic featuring Oscar-winning special effects.
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Twelve O'Clock High

1949 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Hard-as-nails World War II Gen. Frank Savage (Gregory Peck) must turn a discouraged group of American bomber pilots into heroes. Along the way, the once-alienated general comes to view the men as family. No longer a heartless commander, Savage -- with the aid of his loyal adjutant Maj. Harvey Stovall (Dean Jagger) -- learns how difficult true leadership really is. Director Henry King's Oscar-winning war drama boasts actual air combat footage.
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From Russia with Love

1963 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

James Bond is back -- and so are the bullets, beauties and bad guys. You'll be shaken and stirred by Sean Connery's second outing as 007, which finds him paying the price for his previous adventure when SPECTRE seeks revenge for Dr. No's death.
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Dr. No

1962 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Sent to locate a colleague who's vanished in Jamaica, debonair Agent 007 -- in the first of the James Bond films -- finds villainous scientist Dr. No plotting to derail the U.S. space program and take over the world.
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You Only Live Twice

1967 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

After American and Soviet spaceships disappear, the two countries trade blame for the incidents -- and as the nations edge toward war, James Bond is tasked with getting to the bottom of another international mystery.
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Kagemusha

1980 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Three warlord clans are battling for control of medieval Japan. When the leader of the Takeda clan, Lord Shingen (Tatsuya Nakadai), is mortally wounded, he orders that his death be kept secret from his enemies. The clan searches for a "shadow warrior," an exact double, to take his place. Now, a thief named Kagemusha (Nakadai in a double role) must fight for an empire in this stunning film from legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.
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Diamonds Are Forever

1971 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

When he discovers that his archenemy is stockpiling the world's supply of diamonds for use in a deadly laser satellite, secret agent James Bond sets out to thwart the madman help from beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case.
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Tora! Tora! Tora!

1970 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Named for the Japanese phrase that signals the start of an attack, Tora! Tora! Tora! tells both the American and Japanese versions of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor that catapulted the United States into World War II.
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Once Upon a Time in the West

1968 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Directed by Sergio Leone, this classic spaghetti Western stars Henry Fonda as a sadistic gunslinger hired by a cutthroat railroad tycoon to kill anyone who stands in the way of his trans-American iron horse.
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Escape from Alcatraz

1979 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Sent to Alcatraz for life, hardened crook Frank Morris plans his unauthorized departure from the island prison. Enlisting two bank-robber brothers as accomplices, Morris meticulously works out every detail before commencing his daring escape attempt.
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Zulu

1964 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Based on a real-life battle, this action epic follows a group of British soldiers stationed in South Africa who must defend their tiny outpost against an attack by an overwhelming force of Zulu warriors.
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Two Mules for Sister Sara

1970 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In this antic Western, Hogan (Clint Eastwood) is a mercenary who hires his gun out to the highest bidder. But he meets his match in Sister Sara (Shirley MacLaine), who's committed to helping a group of Mexican revolutionaries battle the French. The unlikely duo team up to join the fight -- and maybe earn a few centavos in the process.
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Shane

1953 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Amid stunning vistas, this Oscar-winning Western from director George Stevens follows a reformed gunslinger whose determination to avoid a fight is tested when greedy cattle barons threaten the community of homesteaders he's joined.
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Goldfinger

1964 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

The third installment in the 007 series -- which racked up an Oscar for Best Sound Effects -- finds uberspy James Bond trying to thwart baddie Auric Goldfinger and his elaborate gambit to corner the gold market by contaminating Fort Knox.
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The Invisible Man: Special Edition

1933 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Scientist Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) terrorizes the British village of Ipping in this classic horror film. After a drug experiment gone awry, Griffin becomes invisible and must hide out in the local inn, his face completely bandaged. By the time Griffin confides in friends Dr. Kemp (William Harrigan) and Flora (Gloria Stuart), it's too late -- the drug has turned him into a homicidal maniac who must be hunted down.
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Joe Kidd

1972 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

A wealthy landowner (Robert Duvall) attempts to hire former bounty hunter Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) and a band of killers to track down a group of armed revolutionary Mexicans (led by John Saxon's Luis Chama) whose U.S. land claims were denied and then burned by the government. At first, Kidd turns down the offer, until Chama steals his horse and terrorizes his friends. John Sturges directs from an original screenplay by Elmore Leonard.
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Von Ryan's Express

1965 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

At the height of World War II, a group of Allied POWs escapes an Italian prison with the help of an idealistic American leader (Frank Sinatra), whose style clashes with that of his second in command (Trevor Howard). Just a few steps from freedom, the men are captured again -- this time by German troops. A series of twists and turns drives them to commandeer the very train that's transporting them to certain death.
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My Name Is Nobody

1974 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Spaghetti Western regular Terence Hill stars as Nobody, a man who's been chosen to take out established bandit Jack Beauregard but who strikes up a friendship with the seasoned outlaw instead.
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