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Do not worry about movies without interests that nobody ever heard of, and focus on the best films! Here are the top films to see :
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A Letter to Three Wives, 1h43
Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas, Hobart Cavanaugh, Paul Douglas

Just as they are about to take a group of underprivileged children on a riverboat ride and picnic, Deborah Bishop (Jeanne Crain), Rita Phipps (Ann Sothern), and Lora Mae Hollingsway (Linda Darnell) receive a message from Addie Ross informing them that she has run off with one of their husbands. She, however, leaves them in suspense as to which one. All three marriages are shown in flashback to be strained.
La cage aux filles, 2h
Directed by Maurice Cloche
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Prison films
Actors Danièle Delorme, Suzanne Flon, Noël Roquevert, Louise Lagrange, Denise Bosc, Marina de Berg

Micheline (Danielle Delorme) rate ses examens et part de Lyon avec Freddy, l'homme de sa vie, qui l'abandonne une fois à Paris. Elle est placée en maison de redressement, s'évade, rentre dans une bande de voleurs. Reprise, elle est incarcérée dans une prison où elle rencontre la confiance d'une éducatrice, Édith (Suzanne Flon). Plus tard, elle est transférée dans une nouvelle maison de redressement aux méthodes basées sur la confiance, où elle retrouve Édith. Après diverses péripéties, elle reviendra vers Édith, en attendant le jour où elle sera libérée.
Barry
Barry (1949)
, 1h42
Directed by Richard Pottier
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Pierre Fresnay, Simone Valère, Pauline Carton, Marc Valbel, Yves Deniaud, Gérard Landry

Sous l'Empire napoléonien, Sylvain et Angelina, deux jeunes gens vivant dans les Alpes, s'aiment très fort. Malheureusement, Sylvain se trouve engagé contre son gré dans l'armée impériale. Alors qu'Angelina le croit mort, elle épouse Jean-Marie, un homme qu'elle n'aime pas et que son père lui a imposé. Une petite fille nait, nommée Gisèle. Treize ans plus tard, Angelina et sa famille sont emportés par une avalanche dans les Alpes. Sauvée par le chien Barry et le frère Théotime, un ancien ami qu'elle aimait, elle retrouve Sylvain dans ces circonstances dramatiques. Gisèle, elle, est toujours perdue. Malgré son grand age, le frère Théotime part à sa recherche avec Barry. Ce dernier sauve l'enfant, mais frère Théotime meurt d'épuisement lors d'une tempête de neige.
The Sinners, 1h48
Directed by Julien Duvivier, Jacques Planté (directeur de production)
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Serge Reggiani, Suzanne Cloutier, Monique Mélinand, Jean Davy, Suzy Prim, Juliette Gréco

En Loire-Atlantique, dans une maison d'éducation surveillée pour filles, la nouvelle directrice mademoiselle Chamblas, aux tendances sadiques, provoque la révolte des détenues au moment où la région connaît d’importantes inondations…
I Remember Mama, 2h14
Directed by George Stevens
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Ellen Corby, Cedric Hardwicke, Philip Dorn

The film begins with eldest daughter Katrin completing the last lines of her autobiographical novel. As she reminisces about her family life, we flashback to 1910, where the first of a series of vignettes finds Marta Hanson preparing the weekly budget with her husband Lars, daughters Katrin, Christine and Dagmar, and son Nels, who announces his desire to attend high school. Each family member makes a financial sacrifice to contribute to the boy's education.
Romance on the High Seas, 1h39
Directed by Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S.Z. Sakall

Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) and her husband Michael (Don DeFore) suspect each other of cheating. For their wedding anniversary, Elvira books an ocean cruise to Rio de Janeiro but her husband claims that unexpected business will prevent him from going. Seeing an opportunity, Elvira pretends to take the trip alone, but in fact sends singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), a woman she'd met at the travel agency, in her place and under her name. By secretly staying behind, Elvira hopes to find out if Michael is indeed sneaking around behind her back. Michael, however, is suspicious over Elvira's supposed willingness to go on the trip alone, and so hires private detective Peter Virgil (Jack Carson) to see if she is sneaking around behind his back.
Moonrise
Moonrise (1948)
, 1h30
Directed by Frank Borzage
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir
Actors Dane Clark, Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Rex Ingram, Allyn Joslyn, Harry Morgan

Dane Clark plays Danny Hawkins, the son of a murderer who was hanged for his crimes. Haunted by his father's past, the young man is tormented by the young people of the small southern town in which he lives. Hawkins' only friend is Gilly Johnson (Russell), a girl who is quickly falling in love with him. When Hawkins kills a bully in self-defense, he fears the same fate as his father. When the dead body is found and Sheriff Clem Otis (Allyn Joslyn) starts closing in, Danny becomes crazed. He jumps off a Ferris wheel and nearly strangles a harmless mute (Morgan) who found Hawkins' pocket knife near the body. While hiding out in the swamps, Hawkins visits his Grandma (Barrymore) who tells him the truth about his father's crime. Hawkins realizes he's not tainted by "bad blood" and turns himself in to the police.
Après l'amour, 1h35
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Pierre Blanchar, Simone Renant, Gisèle Pascal, Gabrielle Fontan, Fernand Fabre, Germaine Ledoyen

Trahi par sa femme, un professeur rencontre une jeune étudiante et vit un véritable amour avec elle. Les deux femmes attendent chacune un enfant. La jeune fille meurt pendant l'accouchement. Dans un esprit de revanche et pour garder son vrai fils le mari bafoué échange les bébés…
Black Narcissus, 1h40
Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about religion
Actors Deborah Kerr, Sabu, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Esmond Knight

A group of Anglican nuns travel to a remote location in the Himalayas (the Palace of Mopu, near Darjeeling) to set up a school and hospital for the local people, only to find themselves increasingly seduced by the sensuality of their surroundings in a converted seraglio high up in the mountains, and by the local British agent Mr Dean (David Farrar). Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), the Sister Superior, is attempting to forget a failed romance at home in Ireland. Tensions mount as Dean's laid-back charm makes an impression on Clodagh, but also attracts the mentally unstable Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron), who becomes pathologically jealous of Clodagh, resulting in a nervous breakdown and a violent climax. In a subplot, 'the Young General' (Sabu), heir to the throne of a princely Indian state who has come to the convent for his education, becomes infatuated with Kanchi, a lower caste dancing girl (Jean Simmons).
Le mariage de Ramuntcho, 1h20
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gaby Sylvia, Franck Villard, Mona Dol, Marcel Maupi, Jean Hébey

Georges, un séduisant et célèbre peintre parisien, est venu chercher l'inspiration au Pays basque. Sensible aux charmes de Maritchu, une jeune fille du pays, il va tout faire pour l'éloigner de Ramuntcho, avec qui elle est fiancée.
Devil in the Flesh, 2h5
Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Jean Debucourt, Denise Grey, Jacques Tati, Germaine Ledoyen

During World War II a young man seduces an older woman while her husband is a soldier fighting at the front.
Captain from Castile, 2h20
Directed by Henry King, Robert D. Webb
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, Antonio Moreno, Thomas Gomez

In the spring of 1518, near Jaén, Spain, Pedro de Vargas (Tyrone Power), a Castilian caballero, helps a runaway Aztec slave, Coatl (Jay Silverheels), escape his cruel master, Diego de Silva (John Sutton). De Silva is el supremo of the Santa Hermandad, charged with enforcing the Inquisition, and Pedro's rival for the affections of the beautiful Lady Luisa de Carvajal (Barbara Lawrence). Later, Pedro rescues barmaid Catana Pérez (Jean Peters) from de Silva's men. At the inn where Catana works, Pedro becomes acquainted with Juan García (Lee J. Cobb), an adventurer just returned from the New World to see his mother.
A Friend Will Come Tonight, 2h5
Directed by Raymond Bernard
Origin France
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama
Themes Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Actors Michel Simon, Paul Bernard, Madeleine Sologne, Louis Salou, Saturnin Fabre, Marcel André

Le commandant Gérard et sa troupe de maquisards ont déniché la planque idéale : une maison de santé dans les Alpes où, mêlés à des aliénés mentaux, se cachent également une jeune juive ainsi qu'un médecin suisse qui pourrait bien être un espion à la solde des Allemands…
Pastoral Symphony, 1h50
Directed by Jean Delannoy
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Pierre Blanchar, Michèle Morgan, Line Noro, Jean Desailly, Andrée Clément, Rosine Luguet

The pastor of a mountain village adopts a small blind girl, Gertrude. As Gertrude grows up into an attractive young woman, the pastor, now middle-aged, realises that he is in love with her. To his chagrin, his adopted son, Jacques, is also in love with Gertrude, even though he is shortly to be married to another woman.
Song of the Clouds, 1h43
Directed by André Cayatte
Origin France
Genres Musical theatre
Actors Tino Rossi, Noël Roquevert, Jacqueline Gauthier, Jacques Louvigny, Pierre Larquey, Camille Guérini

Pour prendre de vraies vacances, Silvio, chanteur en vogue, part avec l'état-civil de son valet de chambre. Le hasard du voyage le conduit dans un château dont le propriétaire aux abois recherche un trésor enfoui. Sylvio se fait passer pour le neveu du jardinier qui l'héberge. Un jour, son imprésario le rejoint, se faisant passer pour un radiesthésiste attendu. Finalement, Sylvio doit avouer sa véritable identité. Il épousera la jeune fille de la maison, Gracieuse, après avoir renfloué les finances de son futur beau-père.