Topics and Themes: A – F

Topics and Themes: A – F


Actors and Actresses
ActorAll About Eve (1950)
Barkleys of Broadway, The (1949)
Big Knife, The (1955)
Blonde Bombshell/Bombshell (1933)
Boy Friend, The (1971)
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
Country Girl, The (1954)
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Dangerous (1935)
Day for Night/Nuit Américaine, Le (1973)
Double Life, A (1947)
Escape (1940)
Floating Weeds / Drifting Weeds (1959)
French Lieutenant’s Woman, The (1981)
George Raft Story, The (1961)
Goddess, The (1958)
Imitation of Life (1959)
James Dean Story, The (1957)
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Killing of Sister George, The (1968)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Last Metro, The (1980)
Legend of Lylah Clare, The (1968)
Let’s Make Love (1960)
Lumiere (1976)
Mephisto (1981)
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1935)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Morning Glory (1933)
Murder! (1930)
Myra Breckenridge (1970)
Nana (1934)
Non-Stop New York (1937)
Old Fashioned Way, The (1934)
Party, The (1968)
Pirate, The (1948)
Play It As It Lays (1972)
Targets (1968)
Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985)
Seventh Seal, The (1956)
Sextette (1978)
Shakespeare Wallah (1965)
Show Boat (1936)
Show Boat (1951)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Spite Marriage (1929)
Stage Door (1937)
Stage Fright (1950)
Stripper, The (1963)
Star, The (1952)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Targets (1968)
Theatre of Blood (1973)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Tootsie (1982)
Twentieth Century
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Valentino (1977)
Veronika Voss (1982)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
What Price Hollywood? (1932)


Adoption
Blonde Bombshell/Bombshell (1933)
Penny Serenade (1941)
Room for One More (1952)
Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)


Advertising
adChristmas in July (1940)
It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lover Come Back (1961)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)


Africa
AfricaAfrican Queen, The (1951)
Cry the Beloved Country (1951)
Dogs of War, The (1981)
Fata Morgana (1971)
King Solomon’s Mines (1937)
Kongo (1932)
Macomber Affair, The (1947)
Naked Prey, The (1966)
Nun’s Story, The (1959)
Out of Africa (1985)
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Sanders of the River (1935)
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Sun Never Sets, The (1939)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan Escapes (1936)
Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Tarzan the Fearless (1933)
Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1959)
Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)
Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941)
Trader Horn (1931)
West of Zanzibar (1928)
White Cargo (1942)
Zulu (1964)


African-Americans
AfricanAmericansBingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, The (1976)
Birth of a Nation, The (1915)
Black Girl (1972)
Black Like Me (1964)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Cooley High (1975)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Cotton Club, The (1984)
Emperor Jones, The (1933)
Five on the Black Hand Side (1973)
Girl From Chicago, The (1932)
Go, Man, Go! (1954)
Green Pastures, The (1936)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Hallelujah! (1929)
Home of the Brave (1949)
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Jackie Robinson Story, The (1950)
Landlord, The (1970)
Last Dragon, The / Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon (1985)
Let’s Do it Again (1975)
Liberation of L.B. Jones, The (1970)
Member of the Wedding, The (1952)
Murder of Fred Hampton, The (1971)
Nothing But a Man (1963)
Pipe Dreams (1976)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Putney Swope (1969)
Raisin in the Sun, A (1961)
St. Louis Blues (1958)
Say Amen, Somebody (1982)
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Show Boat (1936)
Song of the South (1946)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Superfly (1972)
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Which Way is Up? (1977)


Airplanes and Pilots
AirplanesAir Force (1943)
Airplane! (1980)
Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)
Ceiling Zero (1936)
Christopher Strong (1933)
Dawn Patrol, The (1930)
Eagle and the Hawk, The (1933)
Flight for Freedom (1943)
Hell’s Angels (1930)
High and the Mighty, The (1954)
Master of the World (1961)
Non-Stop New York (1937)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Tarnished Angels, The (1957)
Wings (1927)


Alaska
Gold Rush, The (1925)
Klondike Annie (1936)
Pipe Dreams (1976)
Road to Utopia (1945)


Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
AlcoholArthur (1981)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Born to Win (1971)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Champ, The (1931)
Christiane F. (1981)
Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
Cocaine Fiends, The (1936)
Cold Turkey (1971)
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Connection, The (1962)
Cool and the Crazy, The (1958)
Dangerous (1935)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Educating Rita (1983)
Hatful of Rain, A (1957)
Helen Morgan Story, The (1957)
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
Limelight (1952)
Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Luna (1979)
Man With the Golden Arm, The (1955)
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
My Favorite Year (1982)
On the Nickel (1980)
Out of the Blue (1980)
Panic in Needle Park, The (1971)
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Pyx, The (1973)
Reefer Madness / Tell Your Children / Burning Question, The / Dope Addict / Doped Youth / Love Madness (1936)
Rose, The (1979)
Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The (1976)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Star is Born, A (1937)
Star is Born, A (1954)
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Trash (1970)
Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)
Under the Volcano (1984)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Veronika Voss (1982)
Wet Parade, The (1932)
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Written on the Wind (1956)


Aliens
AliensAdventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the Eighth Dimension, The (1984)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Brain from Planet Arous, The (1958)
Brother From Another Planet, The (1984)
Cat Women of the Moon (1953)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977/1980)
Cocoon (1985)
Creeping Unknown, The / Quatermass Experiment, The (1955)
Dark Star (1975)
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Destroy All Monsters! (1968)
Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1983)
Fantastic Planet/Planéte Sauvage, La (1973)
First Men in the Moon (1964)
Five Million Years to Earth / Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
God Told Me To / Demon (1977)
Green Slime, The (1968)
Horror Express / Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express (1960)
I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)
Infra-Man (1976)
Invaders From Mars (1953)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Invisible Invaders (1959)
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
It Conquered the World (1956)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
Just Imagine (1930)
Kronos (1957)
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976)
Night Caller from Outer Space / Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
Not of This Earth (1957)
Plan 9 From Outer Space/Grave Robbers From Outer Space (1956)
Planet of Blood / Queen of Blood (1966)
Outer Space (1956)
Red Planet Mars (1952)
Robot Monster / Monsters From the Moon (1953)
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The (1976)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)
Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
Starman (1984)
Superman (1978)
Thing (From Another World), The (1951)
This Island Earth (1955)
27th Day, The (1957)
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Twonky, The (1953)
UFOria (1981/1985)
Village of the Damned (1960)
War of the Worlds, The (1953)
Without Warning / It Came Without Warning (1980)


Amateur Sleuths
AmateurSleuthsAmerican Gigolo (1980)
At the Circus (1939)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
Blow Out (1981)
Blow-Up (1966)
Blue Gardenia, The (1953)
Brother From Another Planet, The (1984)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Chan is Missing (1982)
China Syndrome, The (1979)
Coma (1978)
Confidentially Yours (1983)
Corpse Grinders, The (1972)
Corpse Vanishes, The (1942)
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Detective, The / Father Brown (1954)
D.O.A. (1950)
Doctor of Doom / Luchadoras Contra el Medico Resino, Las (1963)
Doctor X (1932)
Doomwatch (1972)
Double Life, A (1947)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Get Carter (1971)
Ghost Breakers, The (1940)
Ghost Catchers (1944)
Glass Key, The (1935)
Green Man, The (1956)
Gruesome Twosome, The (1967)
He Knows You’re Alone (1980)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
It’$ Only Money (1962)
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Kirlian Witness, The (1979)
Lady of Burlesque (1943)
Lady Vanishes, The (1938)
Last Embrace, The (1979)
Last of Sheila, The (1973)
Leopard Man, The (1943)
List of Adrian Messenger, The (1963)
Maze, The (1953)
Mike’s Murder (1984)
Murder! (1930)
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Night Must Fall (1937)
Penthouse (1933)
Phantom Lady (1944)
Plague of the Zombies, The (1966)
Platinum High School (1960)
Possession of Joel Delaney, The (1972)
Power, The (1968)
Psycho (1960)
Rear Window (1954)
Scandal Sheet (1952)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Silkwood (1983)
Sisters (1973)
So Long at the Fair (1950)
Spellbound (1945)
Suspiria (1977)
Third Man, The (1949)
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Toolbox Murders, The (1978)
Topper Returns (1941)
Uninvited, The (1944)
Unsuspected, The (1947)
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Er Name? (1971)
Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy, The (1964)


American Revolutionary War
Devil’s Disciple, The (1959)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
1776 (1972)


Amnesia
AmnesiaBlue Gardenia, The (1953)
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)
I Love You Again (1940)
Love Letters (1945)
Muppets Take Manhattan, The (1984)
Random Harvest (1942)
Spellbound (1945)
Unsuspected, The (1947)
Voice in the Wind, A (1944)


Ancient Greece and Rome
AncientTimesBen-Hur (1959)
Caligula (1980)
Cleopatra (1934)
Cleopatra (1963)
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A (1966)
Hercules (1958)
Hercules/Hercules Goes Bananas/Hercules in New York (1969)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
King of Kings, The (1927)
King of Kings (1961)
Last Days of Pompeii, The (1935)
Life of Brian, The / Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Quo Vadis? (1912)
Robe, The (1953)
Roman Scandals (1933)
Silver Chalice, The (1954)
Spartacus (1960)


Androids and Clones
AndroidsAlien (1979)
Android (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
Clonus Horror, The / Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979)
Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980)
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Star Wars (1977)
Terminator, The (1984)
Westworld (1973)


Angels
Angel Genre ImageAngels in the Outfield (1951)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Horn Blows at Midnight, The (1945)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)


Antarctica and the Arctic
Cry of the Penguins/Mr. Forbush and the Penguins (1971)
Nanook of the North (1922)
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
She (1935)
Thing (From Another World), The (1951)


Arthur Miller Play Adaptations
Death of a Salesman (1951)
Misfits, The (1961)
View From the Bridge, A (1962)


Artists
ArtistsAmerican in Paris, An (1951)
Artists and Models (1955)
Blood Bath (1966)
Bluebeard (1944)
Bucket of Blood, A (1959)
Color Me Blood Red (1965)
Driller Killer, The (1979)
F for Fake (1973)
Hand, The (1981)
Holy Matrimony (1943)
Horse’s Mouth, The (1958)
House of Wax (1953)
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Light That Failed, The (1939)
Moon and Sixpence, The (1942)
Mystery of Picasso, The (1956)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Portrait of Jennie (1949)
Rembrandt (1936)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Song of Songs, The (1933)


Asian-Americans
Asian AmericansBroken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) (1919)
Chan is Missing (1982)
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937)
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)


Aspiring Stars
AspiringStarsAll About Eve (1950)
All the Marbles / California Dolls, The (1981)
Blonde Ambition (1981)
Born to Dance (1936)
Breaking Glass (1980)
Broadway Melody, The (1929)
Bucket of Blood, A (1959)
Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)
City for Conquest (1940)
Competition, The (1980)
Contest Girl (1965)
Cover Girl (1944)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Day of the Locust, The (1975)
Design for Living (1933)
Easter Parade (1948)
Flashdance (1983)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
42nd Street (1933)
Girl Can’t Help It (1956)
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
Goddess, The (1958)
Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
It Should Happen to You (1954)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Jeanne Eagels (1957)
King Creole (1958)
King of Comedy, The (1982)
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Loving You (1957)
Mad Genius, The (1931)
Morning Glory (1933)
Movie Crazy (1932)
Muppet Movie, The (1979)
Nashville (1975)
Night They Raided Minsky’s, The (1968)
Old Fashioned Way, The (1934)
One Night of Love (1934)
Outrageous! (1977)
Patsy, The (1964)
Pleasure Garden, The (1925)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Purple Rain (1984)
Quartet (1948)
Red Shoes, The (1948)
St. Martin’s Lane / Sidewalks of London (1938)
Smithereens (1982)
Stage Door (1937)
Star is Born, A (1937)
Star is Born, A (1954)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Victor / Victoria (1982)
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Yum-Yum Girls, The (1976)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)


Assassination
AssassinationConformist, The (1971)
Dead Zone, The (1983)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Godfather, The (1972)
Green Man, The (1956)
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Hitler’s Madman (1943)
Love and Anarchy (1973)
Macbeth (1971)
Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1934)
Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956)
Murder by Contract (1958)
Network (1976)
Parallax View, The (1974)
Phenix City Story, The (1955)
State of Siege (1973)
Suddenly (1954)
Z (1969)


Astronauts
AstronautsCountdown (1968)
Dark Star (1975)
Green Slime, The (1968)
Just Imagine (1930)
Planet of Blood / Queen of Blood (1966)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Queen of Outer Space, The (1958)
Right Stuff, The (1983)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Silent Running (1972)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)


At Sea
At SeaAfrican Queen, The (1951)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Anna Christie (1930)
Atalante, L’ (1934)
Big Broadcast of 1938, The (1938)
Boot, Das / Boat, The (1982)
Breaking Point, The (1950)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Countess from Hong Kong, A (1967)
Creature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Ghost Ship, The (1943)
Gorgo (1961)
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
In Which We Serve (1942)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Journey into Fear (1943)
Knife in the Water (1962)
Kon-Tiki (1950)
Lifeboat (1944)
Lord Jim (1965)
Mermaids of Tiburon, The (1962)
Monkey Business (1931)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Naughty Nineties, The (1945)
Navigator, The (1924)
Night to Remember, A (1958)
Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)
One Way Passage (1932)
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972)
Rich and Strange / East of Shanghai (1932)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Saps at Sea (1940)
Sea Wolf, The (1941)
Shock Waves/Death Corps (1977)
Silent World, The (1955)
Swept Away / Swept Away… By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
Titanic (1953)
Treasure Island (1934)
Treasure Island (1950)


Atomic Energy
AtomicEnergyAttack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)
Beginning or the End, The (1947)
Bride of the Monster/Bride of the Atom (1955)
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Fiend Without a Face (1958)
Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959)
Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957)
Invisible Ray, The (1936)
Them! (1954)


Ballet
BalletHans Christian Andersen (1952)
Limelight (1952)
Red Shoes, The (1948)
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Turning Point, The (1977)


Baseball
BaseballAngels in the Outfield (1951)
Bad News Bears, The (1976)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings, The (1976)
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
It Happens Every Spring (1949)
Jackie Robinson Story, The (1950)
Kid from Cleveland, The (1949)
Natural, The (1984)
Pride of St. Louis, The (1952)
Pride of the Yankees (1942)
Stratton Story, The (1949)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Winning Team, The (1952)


Battle-of-the-Sexes
BattleSexesAdam’s Rib (1949)
Father Goose (1964)
Femmes Fatales (1976)
Love Parade, The (1929)
Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Quiet Man, The (1952)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
Swept Away / Swept Away… By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
Tristana (1970)
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Women in Love (1970)


Beauty Contests
beautyContest Girl (1965)
Queen, The (1968)
Smile (1975)


Betrayal
BetrayalBreathless (1960)
Dune (1984)
Godfather, The (1972)
Informer, The (1935)
Man Who Reclaimed His Head, The (1934)
Open City/Rome, Open City (1946)
Persona (1966)
Ran (1985)
Shoeshine/Sciuschia (1946)
Third Man, The (1949)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)


Biblical Stories
BiblicalGreatest Story Ever Told, The (1965)
Green Pastures, The (1936)
Jesus Christ, Superstar (1973)
King of Kings, The (1927)
King of Kings (1961)
Life of Brian, The / Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)
Noah’s Ark (1928)
Robe, The (1953)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Silver Chalice, The (1954)
Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Ten Commandments, The (1956)


Big Business
Big BusinessCoca-Cola Kid, The (1985)
Solid Gold Cadillac, The (1956)
Stay Hungry (1976)
Trading Places (1983)


Blackmail
BlackmailAdvise & Consent (1962)
Big Knife, The (1955)
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Blackmail (1929)
Body Snatcher, The (1945)
Breaking Point, The (1950)
Child Bride/Child Bride of the Ozarks (1938)
Corbeau, Le / Crow, The / Raven, The / Little Town in France, A (1943)/a>
Cutter’s Way (1981)
Dames (1934)
Dealing: or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
Death of a Cyclist / Age of Infidelity (1955)
Dial M For Murder (1954)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925)
Letter, The (1940)
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
Madame X (1966)
Marlowe (1969)
Private Lessons (1981)
Reckless Moment, The (1949)
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Senator Was Indiscreet, The (1947)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Suspect, The (1944)
Woman in the Window, The (1944)
Woman’s Face, A (1941)
Your Past is Showing (1957)


Blindness
BlindnessAffair to Remember, An (1957)
Brute Man, The (1946)
City Lights (1931)
Ice Castles (1978)
Light That Failed, The (1939)
Magnificent Obsession (1935)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Mask (1985)
Miracle Woman, The (1931)
Miracle Worker, The (1962)
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Pride of the Marines (1945)
Psych-Out (1968)
Strong Man, The (1926)
Tommy (1975)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Woman on the Beach, The (1947)
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)


Boarding School
BoardingSchoolBeguiled, The (1971)
Belles of St. Trinian’s, The (1955)
Billy Jack (1971)
Devil’s Playground, The (1976)
Finishing School (1934)
House That Screamed, The (1970)
Little Princess, The (1939)
Madchen in Uniform (1931)
Our Time / Death of Her Innocence (1974)
Platinum High School (1960)
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The (1969)
Suspiria (1977)
These Three (1936)
Tom Brown’s School Days (1951)
Unman, Wittering, and Zigo (1971)
Young Torless (1967)
Zéro de Conduite/Zero for Conduct (1933)


Bounty Hunters
HandcuffsBlade Runner (1982)
Brother From Another Planet, The (1984)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Shooting, The (1967)
Wild Bunch, The (1969)


Bourgeois Society
BourgoisSocietyAge D’Or, L’ (1930)
Animal Crackers (1930)
Avventura, L’ (1960)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
Careful, He Might Hear You (1984)
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The (1972)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Exterminating Angel, The (1962)
Faces (1968)
Firemen’s Ball, The (1968)
Interiors (1978)
My Night at Maud’s / Ma Nuit Chez Maud (1969)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Rules of the Game, The / Regle Du Jeu, La (1939)
Teorema (1968)
Weekend (1967)


Boxing
BoxingBattling Butler (1926)
Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Body and Soul (1947)
Champ, The (1931)
Champion (1949)
City for Conquest (1940)
Fat City (1972)
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Golden Boy (1939)
Harder They Fall, The (1956)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Kid from Brooklyn, The (1946)
Kid Galahad / Battling Bellhop, The (1937)
Kid Galahad (1962)
Killer’s Kiss (1955)
Let’s Do it Again (1975)
Milky Way, The (1936)
Prizefighter and the Lady, The (1933)
Raging Bull (1980)
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Rocky (1976)
Rocky II (1979)
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky IV (1985)
Set-Up, The (1949)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)


Bullfighting
BullfightingArruza (1972)
Blood and Sand (1922)
Blood and Sand (1941)
Bullfighter and the Lady, The (1951)
Kid from Spain, The (1932)
Magnificent Matador, The (1955)
Sun Also Rises, The (1957)


Bullies
BulliesChristmas Story, A (1983)
Fraternity Row (1977)
If… (1969)
Karate Kid, The (1984)
On the Yard (1979)
Strange One, The (1957)
Tom Brown’s School Days (1951)
Unman, Wittering, and Zigo (1971)
Village of the Giants (1965)
Young Torless (1967)


Cannibalism
CannibalismCannibal Girls (1973)
Dr. Butcher, M.D. (Medical Deviate)/Zombie Holocaust (1980)
Fires on the Plain (1959)
Folks at Red Wolf Inn, The/Terror House (1972)
Hills Have Eyes, The (1977)
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (1973)
Raw Meat / Deathline (1972)
Slave of the Cannibal God (1978)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The (1974)
Undertaker and His Pals, The (1966)
Weekend (1967)


Car Chase
Car ChaseDriver, The (1978)
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Lineup, The (1958)
Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdrome (1985)
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Sugarland Express, The (1974)
Thunder Road (1958)
Vanishing Point (1971)


Car Racing
CarRacingCannonball! (1976)
Cannonball Run, The (1981)
Crowd Roars, The (1932)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Genevieve (1953)
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
Killers, The (1964)
Last American Hero, The / Hard Driver (1973)
Man and a Woman, A (1966)
Red Line 7000 (1965)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Viva Las Vegas (1964)


Career-versus-Marriage
Career Versus MarriageCity for Conquest (1940)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Front Page, The (1931)
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
His Girl Friday (1940)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Red Shoes, The (1948)
San Francisco (1936)
She Married Her Boss (1935)
Woman of the Year (1942)


Carnivals and Circuses
CircusAt the Circus (1939)
Berserk! (1967)
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1920)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Carny (1980)
Castle of the Living Dead (1964)
Chained for Life (1950)
Circus, The (1928)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Dante’s Inferno (1935)
Dumbo (1941)
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Freaks (1932)
Gorgo (1961)
Gorilla at Large (1954)
I’m No Angel (1933)
Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies / Teenage Psycho Meets Bloody Mary (1964)
Lili (1953)
Lola Montes / Sins of Lola Montes, The (1955)
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Mutations, The (1974)
Naked Night, The / Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Octopussy (1983)
Pinocchio (1940)
Sally of the Sawdust (1925)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Sin of Harold Diddleback, The / Mad Wednesday (1947)
So Long at the Fair (1950)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Strada, La (1954)
Tarnished Angels, The (1957)
Tarzan’s New York Adventure (1942)
Trouble with Girls, The (1969)
Vampire Circus (1972)
Variety (1925)
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Young Girls at Rochefort, The (1968)


Casinos
CasinosAtlantic City (1980)
Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
Casino Royale (1967)
Five Against the House (1955)
Gilda (1946)


Cat-and-Mouse
Cat and MouseAlgiers (1938)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Big Combo, The (1955)
Black Cat, The (1934)
Cafe Express (1980)
Cape Fear (1962)
Cat’s Eye (1985)
Crime and Punishment (1935)
Cry of the City (1948)
Cry of the Hunted (1953)
Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
Detective, The / Father Brown (1954)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Driver, The (1978)
Dutchman (1967)
Emperor of the North / Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
French Connection, The (1971)
Gloria (1980)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Love at First Bite (1979)
Man Hunt (1941)
Manhunter (1986)
Miserables, Les (1935)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Orpheus / Orphee (1950)
Plumber, The (1979)
Posse (1975)
President’s Analyst, The (1967)
Racket, The (1928)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Silent Partner, The (1978)
Sleuth (1972)
Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (1974)
Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1959)
10th Victim, The (1965)
Three Godfathers (1948)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Tightrope (1984)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)


Catalysts
DynamiteBaby Love (1968)
Cul-de-sac (1966)
Death of a Cyclist / Age of Infidelity (1955)
Decision at Sundown (1957)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Naked Dawn, The (1955)
Teorema (1968)
Topper (1937)
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987)


Cavalry
CavalryCharge of the Light Brigade, The (1936)
Command, The (1954)
Fort Apache (1948)
Hondo (1953)
Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The (1935)
Rio Grande (1950)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)


Character Arc
Character ArcAfrican Queen, The (1951)
American Success Company, The / Success (1979)
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Bad Boys (1983)
Ball of Fire (1941)
Beachcomber, The / Vessel of Wrath (1938)
Bedlam (1946)
Beggars of Life (1928)
Below the Belt (1980)
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Big Parade, The (1925)
Birdman of Alcatraz, The (1962)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Brother Orchid (1940)
Bullfighter and the Lady, The (1951)
Caged (1950)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Charly (1968)
Christmas Carol, A (1951)
Circle of Iron (1978)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961)
Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Coming Home (1978)
Criminal Code, The (1931)
David and Lisa (1962)
Desire (1936)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Devil and Miss Jones, The (1941)
Distant Thunder (1973)
Don’t Cry, It’s Only Thunder (1982)
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Face Behind the Mask, The (1941)
Father Goose (1964)
For Me and My Gal (1942)
Fortune and Men’s Eyes (1971)
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The (1921)
Front, The (1976)
Fury (1936)
Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
Gandhi (1982)
General Della Rovere (1960)
Get to Know Your Rabbit (1973)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Grandma’s Boy (1922)
Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)
‘I Know Where I’m Going!’ (1945)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Ikiru (1952)
Johnny Belinda (1948)
Klondike Annie (1936)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Last Days of Pompeii, The (1935)
Last Holiday (1950)
Magnificent Obsession (1935)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Mind of Mr. Soames, The (1970)
Miracle Woman, The (1931)
Miracle Worker, The (1962)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Mystery of Kaspar Hauser, The / Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, The / Every Man For Himself and God Against All (1974)
Naked Kiss, The (1965)
Never Cry Wolf (1983)
Now, Voyager (1942)
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Opening of Misty Beethoven, The (1976)
Performance (1970)
Phantom of the Opera, The (1943)
Phantom Tollbooth, The (1970)
Pied Piper, The (1942)
Pollyanna (1960)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Pygmalion (1938) Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Rain (1932)
Robe, The (1953)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Scarlet Empress, The (1934)
Scoundrel, The / Miracle on 49th Street (1935)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Sleeper (1973)
Song of Bernadette, The (1943)
Song of Songs, The (1933)
Strike Me Pink (1936)
Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Three on a Match (1932)
Titanic (1953)
Topper (1937)
Troublemaker, The (1964)
Verdict, The (1982)
Very Curious Girl, A (1969)
Why Shoot the Teacher (1977)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987)
Woman’s Face, A (1941)


Character Studies
CharacterAmazing Doctor Clitterhouse, The (1938)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? (1983)
Claire’s Knee (1971)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Edward, My Son (1949)
Faces (1968)
Fingers (1978)
Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Funnyman (1967)
Girlfriends (1978)
Goddess, The (1958)
Handle With Care / Citizens Band (1977)
Harp of Burma (1956)
Harriet Craig (1950)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976)
Last Night at the Alamo (1984)
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Lost One, The / Der Verlorene (1951)
Luck of Ginger Coffey, The (1964)
Marty (1955)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Mephisto (1981)
Murder by Contract (1958)
Night of the Iguana, The (1964)
Old Boyfriends (1979)
Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)
Payday (1973)
Pickpocket (1959)
Projectionist, The (1971)
Razor’s Edge, The (1946)
Reuben, Reuben (1983)
Salamandre, La (1971)
Sterile Cuckoo, The (1969)
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Taxi Zum Klo (1981)
Tender Mercies (1983)
Vagabond (1986)
Voyage to Italy (1954)
Wanda (1971)
World According to Garp, The (1982)


Charles Dickens Adaptations
David Copperfield (1935)
Great Expectations (1946)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
Oliver! (1968)
Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)


Cheerleaders
CheerleaderCheerleaders, The (1973)
Debbie Does Dallas (1978)
Pom Pom Girls, The (1976)


Child Abuse
ChildAbuseAbuse (1983)
Baby, The (1973)
Broken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) (1919)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1985)
Peeping Tom (1960)
Resurrection of Eve, The (1973)
Sparrows (1926)
Walkabout (1971)


Childhood
ChildhoodAmarcord (1974)
Aparajito (1956)
Careful, He Might Hear You (1984)
Christmas Story, A (1983)
Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Dime With a Halo (1963)
Forbidden Games (1951)
Little Kidnappers, The (1953)
Muddy River (1981)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Skippy (1931)
Small Change / Argent de Poche, L’ (1976)
Spirit of the Beehive, The (1973)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Two of Us, The (1967)
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)


China
ChinaBitter Tea of General Yen, The (1933)
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in Concert (1981)
General Died at Dawn, The (1936)
Horse Thief, The (1986)
Inn of the Sixth Happiness, The (1958)
International House (1933)
Mask of Fu Manchu, The (1932)
Sand Pebbles, The (1966)
Seven Women (1966)
Shanghai Express (1932)


Christianity
ChristianityAge D’Or, L’ (1930)
Alice, Sweet Alice / Communion / Holy Terror (1977)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Exorcist, The (1973)
Hail Mary (1985)
Hallelujah! (1929)
Marjoe (1972)
Passion de Jeanne D’Arc, Le/Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Quo Vadis? (1912)
Robe, The (1953)
Silver Chalice, The (1954)
Simon of the Desert (1965)
Song of Bernadette, The (1943)
Viridiana (1961)
Witness (1985)


Christmas
ChristmasChristmas Carol, A (1951)
Christmas Story, A (1983)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)


City vs. Country
City vs. CountryAtalante, L’ (1934)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Our Daily Bread / City Girl (1930)


Civil War
Civil WarBeguiled, The (1971)
Birth of a Nation, The (1915)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
General, The (1926)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Great Day in the Morning (1956)
Great Locomotive Chase, The (1956)
Littlest Rebel, The (1935)
Major Dundee (1964)
Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
Raintree County (1957)
2000 Maniacs (1964)
Virginia City (1940)
Westbound (1959)


Class Relations
ClassConflictA Nous La Liberte (1931)
Arsenal (1929)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
Caddyshack (1980)
Cluny Brown (1946)
Dead End (1937)
Deliverance (1972)
Devil and Miss Jones, The (1941)
Distant Thunder (1973)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Educating Rita (1983)
Edge of Hell (1956)
Europeans, The (1979)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Girl from Missouri, The (1934)
Grand Illusion / Grande Illusion, La (1937)
Great Gatsby, The (1974)
Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933)
Hobson’s Choice (1954)
‘I Know Where I’m Going!’ (1945)
I Spit on Your Grave / Day of the Woman (1978)
I’m All Right, Jack (1959)
Importance of Being Earnest, The (1952)
Joyless Street, The (1925)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Kipps (1941)
Landlord, The (1970)
Last Holiday (1950)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)
Male and Female (1919)
Man in the White Suit, The (1951)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
Muddy River (1981)
My Fair Lady (1964)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Old Enough (1984)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Plumber, The (1979)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Possession of Joel Delaney, The (1972)
Pygmalion (1938) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Ruthless (1948)
St. Martin’s Lane / Sidewalks of London (1938)
Sleuth (1972)
Stella Dallas (1937)
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Swept Away / Swept Away… By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
Tess (1979)
Three on a Match (1932)
Titanic (1953)
Wedding, A (1978)
Written on the Wind (1956)
You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
You’re Telling Me! (1934)
Zambizanga (1972)
Zardoz (1974)


Clowns
ClownsClowns, The (1971)
Children of Paradise / Enfants Du Paradis, Les (1945)
Limelight (1952)


Cold War
ColdWarAdvise & Consent (1962)
Artists and Models (1955)
Confession, The (1970)
Countdown (1968)
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Deadly Affair, The (1967)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
I Want You (1951)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
King in New York, A (1957)
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
Mouse That Roared, The (1959)
My Son John (1952)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
President’s Analyst, The (1967)
Red Dawn (1984)
Red Planet Mars (1952)
Rocky IV (1985)
Shack Out on 101 (1955)
Tamarind Seed, The (1974)
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Torn Curtain (1966)
27th Day, The (1957)
WarGames (1983)
Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time!, The (1982)
You Only Live Twice (1967)


Collective Action
ActivismExplosive Generation, The (1961)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Phenix City Story, The (1955)
Solid Gold Cadillac, The (1956)


College
CollegeAparajito (1956)
College (1927)
College Confidential (1960)
Cousins, Les (1959)
Doctor in the House (1954)
Educating Rita (1983)
First Time, The (1983)
Fraternity Row (1977)
French Postcards (1979)
Freshman, The (1925)
Girl Crazy (1943)
Hard Day’s Night, A (1964)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, The (1970)
National Lampoon’s Animal House / Animal House (1978)
One on One (1977)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Sex Kittens Go to College / The Beauty and the Robot (1960)
Strange One, The (1957)
Strawberry Statement, The (1970)
Where’s Charley? (1952)


Comedians
(see also the Genre of Stand-Up Comedy)
Funnyman (1967)
King of Comedy, The (1982)
Patsy, The (1964)


Comics and Comic Strips
ComicsDoc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975)
Judex (1963)
Popeye (1980)
Sad Sack, The (1957)
Skippy (1931)
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)


Coming of Age
ComingOfAgeA Nos Amours (1984)
Adolescente, L’ (1979)
All the Right Moves (1983)
Angelo, My Love (1983)
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The (1974)
Arthur (1981)
Bad Company (1972)
Bambi (1942)
Beau Pere (1981)
Bilitis (1977)
Birch Interval (1976)
Black Cauldron, The (1985)
Blue Lagoon, The (1949)
Blue Lagoon, The (1980)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Chosen, The (1981)
Closely Watched Trains / Closely Observed Trains (1967)
Cocktail Molotov (1980)
Cold Wind in August, A (1961)
David Copperfield (1935)
Deep End (1971)
Devil’s Playground, The (1976)
Experience Preferred… But Not Essential (1982)
Fame (1980)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Inheritors, The (1983)
Jeremy (1973)
Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985)
Elephant Boy (1937)
Karate Kid, The (1984)
Landlord, The (1970)
Last Detail, The (1973)
Last Picture Show, The (1971)
Last Summer (1969)
Lemora, the Lady Dracula (1973)
Lili (1953)
Little Darlings (1980)
Little Women (1933)
Long Pants (1927)
Mask (1985)
Member of the Wedding, The (1952)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Muddy River (1981)
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Nobody Waved Goodbye (1965)
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Old Enough (1984)
Old Yeller (1957)
One on One (1977)
Our Time / Death of Her Innocence (1974)
Out of It (1969)
Out of the Blue (1980)
Pauline at the Beach (1983)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Peppermint Soda (1977)
Perceval (1978)
Pinocchio (1940)
Private Lessons (1981)
Quadrophenia (1979)
Red Sky at Morning (1971)
Rich Kids (1979)
River, The (1951)
Secret Places (1984)
September 30, 1955 (1978)
Small Change / Argent de Poche, L’ (1976)
Spetters (1980)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Strawberry Statement, The (1970)
Summer of ’42 (1971)
Tempest (1982)
Tol’able David (1921)
T.R. Baskin (1971)
Treasure Island (1950)
Virgin and the Gypsy, The (1970)
Walkabout (1971)
Wanderers, The (1979)
Where the Boys Are (1960)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Window, The (1949)
Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
World of Henry Orient, The (1964)
Yearling, The (1946)


Composers
ComposersAmadeus (1984)
Glenn Miller Story, The (1954)
Hangover Square (1945)
Lisztomania (1975)
Mahler (1974)
Music Lovers, The (1970)
Night and Day (1946)
Outlaw Blues (1977)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
Songwriter (1984)
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Computers-Out-of-Control
Computer Out of ControlColossus: The Forbin Project / Forbin Project, The (1970)
Demon Seed (1977)
Tron (1982)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
WarGames (1983)


Con-Artists
ConArtistsAngels Over Broadway (1940)
Bank Dick, The (1940)
Baron of Arizona, The (1950)
Beat the Devil (1954)
Bohemian Girl, The (1936)
Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
Butterfly (1981)
Chained for Life (1950)
Crime de Monsieur Lange, Le / Crime of Monsieur Lange, The (1935)
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler / Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler (1922)
Fallen Angel (1945)
Family Plot (1976)
Foolish Wives (1922)
General Della Rovere (1960)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
Hold Your Man (1933)
I Love You Again (1940)
Jitterbugs (1943)
Kid Millions (1934)
Lady Eve, The (1941)
Marjoe (1972)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Miracle Woman, The (1931)
My Little Chickadee (1940)
Night and the City (1950)
Night of the Ghouls/Revenge of the Dead (1960)
Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Old Fashioned Way, The (1934)
One Way Passage (1932)
Our Mother’s House (1967)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Pinocchio (1940)
Poppy (1936)
Producers, The (1968)
Rainmaker, The (1956)
Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Scarlet Street (1945)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Skin Game (1971)
Sting, The (1973)
Tillie and Gus (1933)
Tillie’s Punctured Romance (1914)
Tin Men (1987)
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
UFOria (1981/1985)
Wait Until Dark (1967)
Way Out West (1936)
You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)


Concentration Camps
Concentration CampIlsa: She Wolf of the SS (1973)
Seven Beauties (1976)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)


Corruption
(see also “Political Corruption”)
CorruptionAgainst All Odds (1984)
Alligator (1980)
Americanization of Emily, The (1964)
Angel Baby (1961)
Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)
Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
Barbary Coast (1935)
Beast of the City, The (1932)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Big Carnival, The/Ace in the Hole (1951)
Big Heat, The (1953)
Black Fury (1935)
Blood Money (1933)
Body and Soul (1947)
Boomerang! (1947)
Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)
Case Against Brooklyn, The (1958)
Chained Heat (1983)
Champion (1949)
China Syndrome, The (1979)
Chinatown (1974)
Code of Silence (1985)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Dante’s Inferno (1935)
Dealing: or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dodge City (1939)
Force of Evil (1948)
Gauntlet, The (1977)
Harder They Fall, The (1956)
In the Year of the Pig (1969)
Inspector General, The (1949)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Joyless Street, The (1925)
Kid from Brooklyn, The (1946)
Mad Genius, The (1931)
Madigan (1968)
Man in the White Suit, The (1951)
Mandabi (1968)
Mark of the Devil (1970)
Marked Woman (1937)
Massacre (1934)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Milky Way, The (1936)
Moonlighting (1982)
Natural, The (1984)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1969)
One on One (1977)
Pajama Game, The (1957)
Phenix City Story, The (1955)
Platinum High School (1960)
Prince of the City (1981)
Racket, The (1928)
Saint Jack (1979)
Serpico (1973)
Set-Up, The (1949)
Silverado (1985)
Solid Gold Cadillac, The (1956)
Spoilers, The (1942)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Terror in a Texas Town (1958)
Thieves Highway (1949)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Troublemaker, The (1964)
Undercover Man, The (1949)
Verdict, The (1982)
Which Way is Up? (1977)
Witness (1985)
Xala (1974)


Counterculture
CountercultureAlice’s Restaurant (1969)
Baby Maker, The (1970)
Big Chill, The (1983)
Billy Jack (1971)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Breezy (1973)
Candy (1968)
Charles, Dead or Alive (1969)
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Dynamite Chicken (1971)
Easy Rider (1969)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Flesh (1968)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Gidget (1959)
Greetings (1968)
Group Marriage (1972)
Groupies (1970)
Heart Beat (1980)
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968)
Joanna (1968)
Joe (1970)
Magic Christian, The (1969)
Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, The (1970)
Monterey Pop (1968)
Performance (1970)
Psych-Out (1968)
Pursuit of Happiness, The (1971)
Quadrophenia (1979)
Renaldo and Clara (1978)
Serial (1980)
Skidoo (1969)
Student Nurses, The (1970)
Valley, The / Vallee, La (1972)
Vanishing Point (1971)
Wild Angels, The (1966)
Wild One, The (1953)
Woodstock (1970)
Zabriskie Point (1970)


Counterfeiting
CounterfeitingT-Men (1947)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)


Courtroom Drama
CourtroomAdam’s Rib (1949)
American Tragedy, An (1932)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Boomerang! (1947)
Butterfly (1981)
Chained for Life (1950)
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Crack in the Mirror (1960)
File on Thelma Jordon, The (1950)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Fountainhead, The (1949)
Fury (1936)
Hang ‘Em High (1968)
I Want to Live! (1958)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Jagged Edge, The (1985)
Judge Priest (1934)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Kiss Before the Mirror, The (1933)
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Madame X (1966)
Marked Woman (1937)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Murder! (1930)
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
Paradine Case, The (1947)
Passage to India, A (1984)
Passion de Jeanne D’Arc, Le/Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Point of Order (1964)
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1981)
Return of Frank James, The (1940)
Return of Martin Guerre, The (1982)
Roxie Hart (1942)
Storm Warning (1951)
Story of Mankind, The (1957)
Stranger, The (1967)
Tattered Dress, The (1957)
They Drive By Night (1940)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Tunnelvision (1976)
12 Angry Men (1957)
Verdict, The (1982)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Woman’s Face, A (1941)
Wrong Man, The (1956)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)


Cowardice
CowardiceAttack! (1956)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Canterville Ghost, The (1944)
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Love and Death (1975)
Paleface, The (1948)
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)


Cowboys
CowboysBus Stop/Wrong Kind of Girl, The (1956)
Go West (1925)
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Misfits, The (1961)
Monte Walsh (1970)
Red River (1948)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Tumbleweeds (1925)
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Will Penny (1968)


Criminal Couples On the Run
Criminal CoupleBadlands (1973)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bonnie Parker Story, The (1958)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Gun Crazy / Deadly is the Female (1949)
Honeymoon Killers, The (1970)
Sugarland Express, The (1974)
You Only Live Once (1937)


Criminal Investigation
CrimeInvestigationAmazing Transplant, The (1971)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Bullitt (1968)
Case Against Brooklyn, The (1958)
Last Wave, The (1977)
Laura (1944)
Lineup, The (1958)
Night Caller from Outer Space / Blood Beast from Outer Space (1965)
Strangler, The (1964)
Woman’s Secret, A (1949)


Cross-Class Romance
Cross Class RomanceAlice Adams (1935)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Arthur (1981)
Baby It’s You (1983)
Biches, Les (1968)
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938)
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
Camille (1936)
Captain Blood (1935)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Day in the Country, A / Partie de Campagne (1936)
Easy Living (1937)
Exile, The (1947)
Farmer’s Daughter, The (1947)
Finishing School (1934)
Flamingo Road (1949)
Flashdance (1983)
Flirtation Walk (1934)
Floradora Girl, The (1930)
For Heaven’s Sake (1926)
Garden of the Finzi-Continis, The (1971)
Ghost Goes West, The (1935)
Gigi (1958)
Girl from Missouri, The (1934)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Heartbreak Kid, The (1972)
Hobson’s Choice (1954)
Holiday (1938)
Humoresque (1946)
I’m No Angel (1933)
It (1927)
Jane Eyre (1944)
Karate Kid, The (1984)
King Steps Out, The (1936)
Kipps (1941)
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Lacemaker, The (1977)
Ladies of Leisure (1930)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Laura (1944)
Little Giant, The (1933)
Living in a Big Way (1947)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Love Story (1970)
Male and Female (1919)
Man Hunt (1941)
Mannequin (1937)
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
Merry Widow, The (1925)
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971)
Moment By Moment (1978)
My Best Girl (1927)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Naughty Marietta (1935)
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Platinum Blonde (1931)
Poppy (1936)
Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Prince and the Showgirl, The (1957)
Princess Yang Kwei Fei / Yang Kwei Fei / Princess Yang, The (1955)
Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx/Fun Loving (1970)
Queen Kelly (1929)
Room at the Top (1959)
Sabrina (1954)
Senso (1954)
She Married Her Boss (1935)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Stella Dallas (1937)
Stay Hungry (1976)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Story of Alexander Graham Bell, The (1939)
Summer Storm (1944)
Valley Girl (1983)
Virgin and the Gypsy, The (1970)
Vivacious Lady (1938)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Wedding March, The (1928)
Wild River (1960)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
You’re Telling Me! (1934)
Zenobia (1939)


Cross-Cultural Romance
CrossCulturalRomanceAli: Fear Eats the Soul / Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Bird of Paradise (1932)
Bitter Tea of General Yen, The (1933)
Broken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) (1919)
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Gunsman’s Walk (1958)
Joanna (1968)
Jungle Princess, The (1936)
Landlord, The (1970)
Made For Each Other (1971)
Ninotchka (1939)
Northwest Mounted Police (1940)
One Million B.C. (1940)
One Potato, Two Potato (1964)
One, Two, Three (1961)
Sayonara (1957)
Senso (1954)
Sheik, The (1921)
Silk Stockings (1957)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Walkabout (1971)
West Side Story (1961)
Whoopee (1930)
Witness (1985)


Cuba
CubaCreature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Cuba (1979)
Cuban Rebel Girls (1959)


Cuckolds
CuckoldBohemian Girl, The (1936)
Freaks (1932)
Pickup (1951)


Cults
CultsGunga Din (1939)
Help! (1965)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Kiss of the Vampire (1963)
Q / Winged Serpent, The (1982)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Tommy (1975)
Wicker Man, The (1973)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Wicker Man, The (1973)


Dancers
DanceAll That Jazz (1979)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Blood Wedding (1981)
Born to Dance (1936)
Breakin’ (1984)
Cabaret (1972)
Carmen (1983)
City for Conquest (1940)
Cotton Club, The (1984)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Easter Parade (1948)
Fame (1980)
Flashdance (1983)
Follow the Fleet (1936)
Glorifying the American Girl (1929)
Holiday Inn (1942)
Invitation to the Dance (1957)
Mad Genius, The (1931)
Orgy of the Dead (1965)
Roseland (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Shall We Dance (1937)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, The (1939)
Swing Time (1936)
Voices (1979)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
You’ll Never Get Rich (1941)


Dating
DatingLonely Hearts (1981)
Modern Romance (1981)
Perfect Couple, A (1979)
Personals, The (1982)
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Soup for One (1982)


Deafness
DeafnessJohnny Belinda (1948)
Miracle Worker, The (1962)
Pickup (1951)
Psych-Out (1968)
Shanks (1974)
Story of Alexander Graham Bell, The (1939)
Tingler, The (1959)
Tommy (1975)
Voices (1979)


Death and Dying
CoffinBuddies (1985)
Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Dark Victory (1939)
Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
Earth / Soil (1930)
Gates of Heaven (1978)
Green Room, The (1978)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Hasty Heart, The (1949)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Hot Tomorrows (1977)
Joanna (1968)
Last Holiday (1950)
Love Story (1970)
Loved One, The (1965)
No Sad Songs For Me (1950)
Ordet/Word, The (1955)
Ordinary People (1980)
Orgy of the Dead (1965)
Our Mother’s House (1967)
Parting Glances (1986)
River’s Edge (1986)
Such Good Friends (1971)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Wrong Box, The (1966)


Deep South
Deep SouthAngel Baby (1961)
Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Baby Doll (1956)
Birth of a Nation, The (1915)
Cabin in the Cotton (1932)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Common Law Cabin / How Much Loving Does a Normal Couple Need? (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Crimes of the Heart (1986)
Cry of the Hunted (1953)
Deliverance (1972)
Down By Law (1986)
Easy Rider (1969)
Fugitive Kind, The (1959)
Gal Young ‘Un (1979)
Gator Bait (1974)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Hallelujah! (1929)
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Inherit the Wind (1960)
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Jezebel (1938)
Judge Priest (1934)
Little Foxes, The (1941)
Lorna (1964)
Louisiana Story (1948)
Member of the Wedding, The (1952)
Mississippi (1935)
Mud Honey/Rope of Flesh (1965)
Norma Rae (1979)
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Phenix City Story, The (1955)
Pretty Baby (1978)
Raintree County (1957)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Sanctuary (1961)
Sherman’s March (1986)
Song of the South (1946)
Southern Comfort (1981)
Sparrows (1926)
Squirm (1976)
Stay Hungry (1976)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
Sun Shines Bright, The (1953)
Swamp Water (1941)
Swamp Women (1955)
This Property is Condemned (1966)
Thunder Road (1958)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Tobacco Road (1941)
2000 Maniacs (1964)
Wild River (1960)
Wind Across the Everglades (1958)
Wise Blood (1979)
Zenobia (1939)


Dentists
Great Moment, The (1944)
Little Shop of Horror, The (1960)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Strawberry Blonde, The (1941)


Depression Era
Depression EraAmerican Madness (1932)
At Long Last Love (1975)
Bloody Mama (1970)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bugsy Malone (1976)
Cotton Club, The (1984)
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Footlight Parade (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
Gabriel Over the White House (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Journey of Natty Gann, The (1985)
Lady in Red, The / Guns, Sin and Bathtub Gin (1979)
Little Man, What Now? (1934)
Modern Times (1936)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Murder, Inc. (1960)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Pennies From Heaven (1981)
Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985)
Roaring Twenties, The (1939)
Sting, The (1973)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Why Shoot the Teacher (1977)
Wild Boys of the Road (1933)
Wild River (1960)


Deserted Island
Deserted IslandAdventures of Robinson Crusoe/Robinson Crusoe (1952)
Anatahan (1953)
Black Stallion, The (1979)
Blue Lagoon, The (1949)
Blue Lagoon, The (1980)
Lord of the Flies (1963)
Mysterious Island (1961)
Swept Away / Swept Away… By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
Tempest (1982)


Detectives and Private Eyes
DetectivesAbominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971)
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The (1939)
Algiers (1938)
Alligator (1980)
Amazing Transplant, The (1971)
Angel (1984)
Another Thin Man (1939)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
Beat Generation, The (1959)
Big Combo, The (1955)
Big Fix, The (1978)
Big Heat, The (1953)
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Black Christmas/Silent Night, Evil Night/Stranger in the House (1974)
Blackmail (1929)
Blood Feast (1963)
Blood Simple (1984)
Blow Out (1981)
Born to Kill (1947)
Brute Man, The (1946)
Bullitt (1968)
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Canary Murder Case (1929)
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937)
Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Chinatown (1974)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Crossfire (1947)
Cry Uncle (1971)
Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)
Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
Deadly Affair, The (1967)
Detective Story (1951)
Diabolique/Diaboliques, Les/Fiends, The (1955)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler / Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler (1922)
Face of Fu Manchu, The (1965)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Fat Man, The (1951)
48 Hrs. (1982)
Frenzy (1972)
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The (1973)
Gaslight (1944)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Gore Gore Girls, The (1972)
Green for Danger (1946)
Gumshoe (1972)
Gunn (1967)
Harper (1966)
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1939)
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1959)
I Confess (1953)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
In the Devil’s Garden / Assault / Tower of Terror (1971)
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
It’s a Wonderful World (1939)
It’$ Only Money (1962)
Kamikaze ’89 / Kamikaze 1989 (1983)
Kennel Murder Case, The (1933)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Klute (1971)
Lady in the Lake (1946)
Late Show, The (1977)
Laura (1944)
Lodger, The (1944)
Long Goodbye, The (1973)
Love Happy (1949)
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Lured (1947)
Madigan (1968)
Maltese Falcon, The (1931)
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Man With Bogart’s Face, The (1980)
Manhunter (1986)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Marlowe (1969)
Murder by Decree (1979)
Murder, My Sweet / Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Naked City, The (1948)
Narrow Margin, The (1952)
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
Night Moves (1975)
Night of the Ghouls/Revenge of the Dead (1960)
Number Seventeen (1932)
Out of the Past (1947)
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Pink Panther, The (1964)
Pyx, The (1973)
Raw Meat / Deathline (1972)
Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Scarlet Claw, The (1944)
Seven Days to Noon (1950)
Seven-Per-Cent Solution, The (1976)
Shaft (1971)
Sherlock Holmes (1932)
Shot in the Dark, A (1964)
Sleeping Car Murders, The (1966)
Sniper, The (1952)
So Dark the Night (1946)
Specter of the Rose (1946)
Stolen Kisses (1968)
Stranger, The (1946)
Stray Dog (1949)
Study in Terror, A (1965)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Testament of Dr. Mabuse, The / Crimes of Dr. Mabuse, The / Last Will of Dr. Mabuse, The (1933)
They All Laughed (1981)
They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
They Might Be Giants (1971)
Thin Man, The (1934)
Tiger Bay (1959)
Tightrope (1984)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Undying Monster, The (1942)
Verdict, The (1946)
Vertigo (1958)
Vortex (1982)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Who Killed Teddy Bear (1965)
Wicker Man, The (1973)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)


Disabilities
Disabled PeopleAffair to Remember, An (1957)
Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
Big Street, The (1942)
Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
Coming Home (1978)
Freaks (1932)
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1923)
Love Affair (1939)
Men, The (1950)
Other Side of the Mountain, The (1975)
Scream of Fear / Taste of Fear (1961)
Spiral Staircase, The (1945)
Stratton Story, The (1949)
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
Tristana (1970)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)


Disembodied Parts
Beast with Five Fingers, The (1946)
Brain from Planet Arous, The (1958)
Colossus of New York, The (1958)
Hand, The (1981)
Lady and the Monster, The (1944)
They Saved Hitler’s Brain / Madmen of Mendoras (1963)


Disfigured Faces
DisfiguredAtom Age Vampire (1960)
Awful Dr. Orloff, The (1962)
Brute Man, The (1946)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Enchanted Cottage, The (1945)
Eyes Without a Face / Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, The / Yeux San Visage, Les (1959)
Face Behind the Mask, The (1941)
Face of Fire (1959)
House of Wax (1953)
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939)
Man Who Laughs, The (1928)
Mask (1985)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Oblong Box, The (1969)
Phantom of the Opera, The (1925)
Phantom of the Opera, The (1943)
Queen of Outer Space (1958)
Raven, The (1935)
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
Woman’s Face, A (1941)


Divorce
DivorceAlways (1985)
Awful Truth, The (1937)
Bill of Divorcement, A (1932)
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Free Woman, A/Summer Lightning (1972)
Gay Divorcee, The (1934)
I Love You Again (1940)
Interiors (1978)
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Lianna (1983)
Marrying Kind, The (1952)
Misfits, The (1961)
Odd Couple, The (1968)
One is a Lonely Number (1972)
Parent Trap, The (1961)
Phffft (1954)
Rich Kids (1979)
Savage Eye, The (1960)
Topper Takes a Trip (1939)
Unmarried Woman, An (1978)
Women, The (1939)


Do-Gooders
Do GooderAdventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
American Madness (1932)
Baby, The (1973)
Bedlam (1946)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
Boys Town (1938)
Child Bride/Child Bride of the Ozarks (1938)
Citadel, The (1938)
City Lights (1931)
Dead Zone, The (1983)
Disorderly Orderly, The (1964)
Don’t Cry, It’s Only Thunder (1982)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Going My Way (1944)
Good Fairy, The (1935)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Heroes for Sale (1933)
Ikiru (1952)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Lady for a Day (1933)
Last Angry Man, The (1959)
Limelight (1952)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
Man of Flowers (1983)
Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, The (1944)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (1934)
Paradise Alley / Stars in the Back Yard (1962)
People Will Talk (1951)
Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
Pollyanna (1960)
Random Harvest (1942)
Resurrection (1980)
Robin and Marian (1976)
Roman Scandals (1933)
Story of Louis Pasteur, The (1936)
Strange Cargo (1940)
Three Godfathers (1948)
Tomorrow (1972)
Turtle Diary (1986)
Vigil in the Night (1940)
Viridiana (1961)
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
White Christmas (1954)
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)
You’re Telling Me! (1934)


Doctors and Nurses
DoctorAngi Vera (1979)
Arrowsmith (1931)
Carry On, Nurse (1960)
Citadel, The (1938)
Coma (1978)
Command, The (1954)
Corbeau, Le / Crow, The / Raven, The / Little Town in France, A (1943)/a>
Day at the Races, A (1937)
Disorderly Orderly, The (1964)
Dr. Bull (1933)
Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)
Doctor in the House (1954)
Drunken Angel (1948)
Elephant Man, The (1980)
Green for Danger (1946)
Hasty Heart, The (1949)
Hospital, The (1971)
I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Johnny Belinda (1948)
Last Angry Man, The (1959)
Madame Bovary (1949)
Magnificent Obsession (1935)
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Night Nurse (1931)
No Way Out (1950)
Nun’s Story, The (1959)
Nurse Sherri / Beyond the Living (1978)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
People Will Talk (1951)
Prisoner of Shark Island, The (1936)
Sensuous Nurse, The (1976)
Seven Women (1966)
Story of Louis Pasteur, The (1936)
Student Nurses, The (1970)
Vigil in the Night (1940)
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Zenobia (1939)


Downward Spiral
SpiralArgent, L’ (1983)
Au Hasard, Balthazar (1966)
Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, The (1973)
Black Girl/La Noire De… (1966)
Blue Angel, The (1930)
Christiane F. (1981)
Crowd Roars, The (1932)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Edge of Hell (1956)
Five Star Final (1931)
Helen Morgan Story, The (1957)
Last Laugh, The (1924)
Life of Oharu, The / Life of a Woman by Saikaku, The (1952)
Madame X (1966)
Panic in Needle Park, The (1971)
Point of Order (1964)
Reefer Madness / Tell Your Children / Burning Question, The / Dope Addict / Doped Youth / Love Madness (1936)
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Tenant, The (1976)
Thérèse Desqueyroux (1962)
Three on a Match (1932)
Try and Get Me! / Sound of Fury, The (1951)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Xala (1974)


Drug Dealers
DrugsCherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969)
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Cool and the Crazy, The (1958)
Dealing: or The Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues (1972)
French Connection, The (1971)
Harder They Come, The (1973)
High School Confidential (1958)
Live and Let Die (1973)
Mike’s Murder (1984)
Mixed Blood (1984)
Scarface (1983)
Student Teachers, The (1973)
Superfly (1972)
To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Who’ll Stop the Rain? (1978)


Dumb Blondes
Dumb BlondesBlonde Ambition (1981)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Candy Goes to Hollywood (1979)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Girl Can’t Help It (1956)
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Seven Year Itch, The (1955)
What? (1972)


Dwarfs and Little People
BartyEven Dwarfs Started Small (1969)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Terror of Tiny Town, The (1938)
Time Bandits (1981)


Dystopia
DystopiaAlphaville, A Strange Adventure of Lemmy Caution (1965)
Blade Runner (1982)
Boy and His Dog, A (1975)
Brazil (1985)
Cafe Flesh (1982)
Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
Kamikaze ’89 / Kamikaze 1989 (1983)
Lineup, The (1958)
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max Beyond the Thunderdrome (1985)
Metropolis (1926)
1984 (1956)
1984 (1984)
Privilege (1967)
Road Warrior, The / Max Mad 2 (1981)
Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Silent Running (1972)
10th Victim, The (1965)
THX 1138 (1971)
Time Machine, The (1960)
Videodrome (1983)
Wild in the Streets (1968)
Zardoz (1974)


Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations
Fall of the House of Usher, The/House of Usher (1960)
Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)
Oblong Box, The (1969)
Pit and the Pendulum, The (1961)
Raven, The (1963)
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Tomb of Ligeia, The (1964)


Egypt and Egyptology
Blood Feast (1963)
Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1971)
Cleopatra (1934)
Cleopatra (1963)
Ghoul, The (1933)
Kid Millions (1934)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Mummy, The (1932)


Elaine May Films
Elaine MayHeartbreak Kid, The (1972)
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
New Leaf, A (1971)


Elderly People
Elderly PeopleCocoon (1985)
Going in Style (1979)
Homebodies (1974)
Ladykillers, The (1955)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Plaisir, Le / House of Pleasure (1952)
Sorcerers, The (1967)
Trip to Bountiful, The (1985)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Umberto D (1955)
Where’s Poppa? (1970)
Wild Strawberries (1957)


Ensemble Cast
Ensemble CastAnd Then There Were None (1945)
Berlin Express (1948)
Between the Lines (1977)
Big Broadcast of 1938, The (1938)
Big Bus, The (1976)
Big Chill, The (1983)
Cannonball Run, The (1981)
Chapman Report, The (1962)
Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Diner (1982)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
Fame (1980)
Five Came Back (1939)
Forever and a Day (1943)
French Postcards (1979)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Group, The (1966)
High and the Mighty, The (1954)
Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
How the West Was Won (1962)
International House (1933)
Invitation to the Dance (1957)
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)
Lifeboat (1944)
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)
Lower Depths, The (1957)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Nashville (1975)
Radio Days (1987)
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Time of Your Life, The (1948)
True Stories (1986)
Wayward Bus, The (1957)
Wedding, A (1978)
Welcome to L.A. (1977)
Who’s Minding the Mint? (1967)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946)


Escape
EscapeAlone in the Dark (1982)
Brute Force (1947)
Clonus Horror, The / Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979)
Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Down By Law (1986)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth, The / Bubble, The (1966)
Grand Illusion / Grande Illusion, La (1937)
Great Texas Dynamite Chase, The (1977)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
Kanal (1956)
Killing Fields, The (1984)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Me and the Colonel (1958)
Midnight Express (1978)
Most Dangerous Game, The (1932)
Naked Prey, The (1966)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Papillon (1973)
Pied Piper, The (1942)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Raw Deal (1948)
Sansho, the Bailiff (1954)
Strange Cargo (1940)
These Are the Damned / Damned, The (1961)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Zoo in Budapest (1933)


Evil Kids
Evil KidsAlice, Sweet Alice / Communion / Holy Terror (1977)
Bad Seed, The (1956)
Children of the Damned (1963)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
These Three (1936)
Village of the Damned (1960)


Evil Mothers
Evil MomAnniversary, The (1968)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Psycho (1960)


Ex-Cons
Ex ConsA Nous La Liberte (1931)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Baby, the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Bend of the River (1952)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Blues Brothers, The (1980)
Blues in the Night (1941)
Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
Cape Fear (1962)
Cry Tough (1959)
Dozens, The (1981)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
48 Hrs. (1982)
High Sierra (1941)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
I Want to Live! (1958)
In Cold Blood (1967)
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Kid Blue (1973)
Killing, The (1956)
Lorna (1964)
Man of the West (1958)
Man With the Golden Arm, The (1955)
Mark, The (1961)
Miserables, Les (1935)
Mud Honey/Rope of Flesh (1965)
Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
Out of the Blue (1980)
Outlaw Blues (1977)
Point Blank (1967)
Pretty Poison (1968)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Raw Deal (1948)
Remember My Name (1978)
Rififi (1955)
Skidoo (1969)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Straight Time (1978)
Strange Cargo (1940)
Swamp Women (1955)
Thief (1981)
Tight Spot (1955)
Under Capricorn (1949)
Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
You Only Live Once (1937)


Expatriates
ExpatriatesAmerican in Paris, An (1951)
Cabaret (1972)
Casablanca (1942)
French Postcards (1979)
Luna (1979)
Omen, The (1976)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Saint Jack (1979)
Third Man, The (1949)


Explorers
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
King Solomon’s Mines (1937)
Silent World, The (1955)
Sky Above, the Mud Below, The (1961)


Falsely Accused
Falsely AccusedArgent, L’ (1983)
Bedlam (1946)
Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Blue Dahlia, The (1946)
Blue Sunshine (1977)
Boomerang! (1947)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Call Northside 777 (1948)
Calling Dr. Death (1943)
Children of Paradise/Enfants Du Paradis, Les (1945)
College Confidential (1960)
Confession, The (1970)
Confidentially Yours (1983)
Conqueror Worm, The / Witchfinder General, The (1968)
Corbeau, Le / Crow, The / Raven, The / Little Town in France, A (1943)/a>
Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975)
Count of Monte Cristo, The (1934)
Dark End of the Street, The (1981)
Dark Passage (1947)
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1958)
Devil Doll, The (1936)
Devil’s Disciple, The (1959)
Devils, The (1971)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Frenzy (1972)
Fury (1936)
Girl From Chicago, The (1932)
Girls Town / Innocent and the Damned (1959)
Hang ’em High (1968)
Heroes for Sale (1933)
House by the River, The (1950)
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1923)
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939)
Hurricane, The (1937)
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)
Intolerance (1916)
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Invisible Man Returns, The (1940)
It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
It’s a Wonderful World (1939)
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
Mark, The (1961)
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Murder! (1930)
Nightfall (1957)
Non-Stop New York (1937)
North by Northwest (1959)
October Man, The (1947)
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)
Passage to India, A (1984)
Passion de Jeanne D’Arc, Le/Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Prisoner of Shark Island, The (1936)
Reefer Madness / Tell Your Children / Burning Question, The / Dope Addict / Doped Youth / Love Madness (1936)
Return of Frank James, The (1940)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1967)
Run for Cover (1955)
Saboteur (1942)
Sherlock Jr. (1924)
Six of a Kind (1934)
Stage Fright (1950)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Steamboat Round the Bend (1935)
Strange One, The (1957)
Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
Strangler of the Swamp (1946)
Supervixens (1975)
Swamp Water (1941)
Talk of the Town, The (1942)
Tattered Dress, The (1957)
Terror of Tiny Town, The (1938)
They Drive By Night (1940)
39 Steps, The (1935)
This Gun For Hire (1942)
Time of Their Lives, The (1946)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Tom Thumb (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Trial, The (1962)
Tumbleweeds (1925)
Undead, The (1957)
Verdict, The (1946)
We Are Not Alone (1939)
Westerner, The (1940)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Whirlpool (1949)
Wrong Man, The (1956)


Family Problems
A Nos Amours (1984)
Amarcord (1974)
Anniversary, The (1968)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977/1980)
Damned, The (1969)
Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, The (1972)
400 Blows, The (1959)
Foxes (1980)
Godfather, The (1972)
Godfather, Part II, The (1974)
Home Movies (1980)
I Want You (1951)
Interiors (1978)
It’s a Gift (1934)
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The / Rebel With a Cause (1962)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Mortal Storm, The (1940)
Ordinary People (1980)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Polyester (1981)
Ran (1985)
Real Life (1979)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Wedding, A (1978)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)


Farming
FarmingDevil and Daniel Webster, The (1941)
God’s Little Acre (1958)
Our Daily Bread / City Girl (1930)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Southerner, The (1945)
Summer Stock (1950)
Tobacco Road (1941)


Father and Child
Father and ChildAnna Christie (1930)
Barretts of Wimpole Street, The (1934)
Bicycle Thief, The / Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Bill of Divorcement, A (1932)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Brood, The (1979)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Cesar (1936)
Champ, The (1931)
Chosen, The (1981)
Death of a Salesman (1951)
East of Eden (1955)
Edward, My Son (1949)
Eyes Without a Face / Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus, The / Yeux San Visage, Les (1959)
Father of the Bride (1950)
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
Firestarter (1983)
Furies, The (1950)
General Died at Dawn, The (1936)
Gunsman’s Walk (1958)
Hardcore (1979)
Heiress, The (1949)
Hercules/Hercules Goes Bananas/Hercules in New York (1969)
Hobson’s Choice (1954)
House of Strangers (1949)
Hud (1963)
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
Invisible Boy, The (1957)
Jazz Singer, The (1927)
Kid, The (1921)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Last Days of Pompeii, The (1935)
Last Gangster, The (1937)
Late Spring (1949)
Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The (1935)
Magic Christian, The (1969)
Man From Laramie, The (1955)
On Golden Pond (1981)
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Out of the Blue (1980)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Pinocchio (1940)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
Rio Grande (1950)
Road to Glory (1936)
St. Louis Blues (1958)
Son of the Sheik, The (1926)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Three Godfathers (1948)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
World of Apu, The (1959)
Yearling, The (1946)


Feminism and Women’s Issues
FeminismAdam’s Rib (1949)
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
Anna Christie (1930)
Barbary Coast (1935)
Back Street (1932)
Below the Belt (1980)
Born in Flames (1983)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Bostonians, The (1984)
Camille (1936)
Carrie (1952)
Child Bride/Child Bride of the Ozarks (1938)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Craig’s Wife (1936)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Dozens, The (1981)
Early Summer (1951)
Educating Rita (1983)
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute (1985)
Free Woman, A/Summer Lightning (1972)
Geisha, A / Gion Bayashi (1953)
Gidget (1959)
Girlfriends (1978)
Heart Like a Wheel (1983)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Hobson’s Choice (1954)
Independence Day (1983)
Irma La Douce (1963)
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1976)
Letter to Three Wives, A (1949)
Lianna (1983)
Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter, The (1980)
Life of Oharu, The/Life of a Woman by Saikaku, The (1952)
Little Women (1933)
Micki + Maude (1984)
Mother, Jugs and Speed (1976)
Ms. 45/Angel of Vengeance (1981)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Nine to Five (1980)
One is a Lonely Number (1972)
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
Pipe Dreams (1976)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Quality Street (1937)
Queen Christina (1933)
Rain People, The (1969)
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Savage Eye, The (1960)
Stepford Wives, The (1975)
Street of Shame (1956)
Unmarried Woman, An (1978)
Very Curious Girl, A (1969)
Waitress! (1981)
Wanda (1971)
Way Down East (1920)
Westward the Women (1951)
Wildrose (1984)
Wind, The (1928)
Witches of Eastwick, The (1987)
Woman of the Year (1942)
Woman Rebels, A (1936)
Women in Revolt (1972)
Working Girls, The (1974)
World According to Garp, The (1982)
Yentl (1983)


Femmes Fatales
Femmes FatalesAgainst All Odds (1984)
Anatahan (1953)
Angel Face (1953)
Baby Love (1968)
Bete Humaine, La (1938)
Blood and Sand (1922)
Blood and Sand (1941)
Blue Angel, The (1930)
Blues in the Night (1941)
Body Heat (1981)
Bride Wore Black, The (1968)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Corn is Green, The (1945)
Dangerous (1935)
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Detour (1945)
Devil is a Woman, The (1935)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Dutchman (1967)
Fallen Angel (1945)
File on Thelma Jordon, The (1950)
Gilda (1946)
Gun Crazy / Deadly is the Female (1949)
Hallelujah! (1929)
Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
Killers, The (1946)
Killers, The (1964)
Kitten with a Whip (1964)
Lady From Shanghai, The (1947)
Land of the Pharaohs (1955)
Lilith (1964)
Maltese Falcon, The (1931)
Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
Mississippi Mermaid (1970)
Murder, My Sweet / Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Of Human Bondage (1934)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Out of the Past (1947)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Pickup (1951)
Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)
Pretty Poison (1968)
Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
Samson and Delilah (1949)
Satan Met a Lady (1936)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Stage Fright (1950)
Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me (1973)
Sunrise (1927)
Supervixens (1975)
Variety (1925)
White Cargo (1942)
Woman in the Window, The (1944)
Woman on the Beach, The (1947)


Feuds
FeudsBarbarosa (1982)
Comfort and Joy (1984)
Duellists, The (1977)
Our Hospitality (1923)
Terror of Tiny Town, The (1938)
Yojimbo / Bodyguard, The (1961)


First Love
First LoveBlue Lagoon, The (1949)
Blue Lagoon, The (1980)
Deep End (1971)
Gregory’s Girl (1981)
Jeremy (1973)
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The (1977)
Little Kidnappers, The (1953)
Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Rich Kids (1979)
River, The (1951)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Sterile Cuckoo, The (1969)
Summer Place, A (1959)


Fishermen
Captains Courageous (1937)
Clash By Night (1952)
Drifters (1929)
92 in the Shade (1975)
Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)
Pearl, The (1947)
Thunder Bay (1953)
Tiger Shark (1932)


Flashback Films
FlashbackAfter Hours (1985)
All About Eve (1950)
Annie Hall (1977)
Asphyx, The (1972)
Beau Geste (1939)
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
Bigamist, The (1953)
Black Friday (1940)
Blood and Roses (1960)
Bonjour Tristesse (1958)
Boy With Green Hair, The (1948)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The (1920)
Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
Chilly Scenes of Winter (1982)
Christmas Carol, A (1951)
Christmas Holiday (1944)
Christmas Story, A (1983)
Ciao! Manhattan (1972)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Comic, The (1969)
Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)
Dead of Night (1946)
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Death of a Salesman (1951)
Detour (1945)
Devil is a Woman, The (1935)
D.O.A. (1950)
Double Indemnity (1944)
Dreamchild (1985)
Edge of Darkness (1943)
Edward, My Son (1949)
Fat Man, The (1951)
First Men in the Moon (1964)
Fly, The (1958)
Forever and a Day (1943)
Freud (1962)
Go, Johnny, Go! (1958)
Great Locomotive Chase, The (1956)
Great Moment, The (1944)
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Home of the Brave (1949)
House of Strangers (1949)
How I Won the War (1967)
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
In Which We Serve (1942)
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
Jour Se Leve, Le (1939)
Julia (1977)
Killer’s Kiss (1955)
Killers, The (1946)
Killers, The (1964)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Knock on Any Door (1949)
Lavender Hill Mob, The (1950)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Lenny (1974)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
Letter to Three Wives, A (1949)
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
Life of Oharu, The / Life of a Woman by Saikaku, The (1952)
Lola Montes / Sins of Lola Montes, The (1955)
Lolita (1962)
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The/Rebel With a Cause (1962)
Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Lost One, The / Der Verlorene (1951)
Love Letters (1945)
Love On the Run (1979)
Love Story (1970)
Macomber Affair, The (1947)
Magic Box, The (1951)
Man Who Loved Women, The (1977)
Man Who Reclaimed His Head, The (1934)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)
Marrying Kind, The (1952)
Mask of Dimitrios, The (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Murder, My Sweet / Farewell, My Lovely (1944)
My Favorite Brunette (1947)
My Foolish Heart (1949)
Night and Fog in Japan (1960)
Nightfall (1957)
Other Side of Midnight, The (1977)
Other Side of the Mountain, The (1975)
Our Town (1940)
Out of the Past (1947)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
Pawnbroker, The (1964)
Pedestrian, The (1974)
Penny Serenade (1941)
Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
Phffft (1954)
Power and the Glory, The (1933)
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Pumpkin Eater, The (1964)
Pursued (1947)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Pyx, The (1973)
Rashomon (1950)
Resurrection of Eve, The (1973)
Road to Utopia (1945)
Roxie Hart (1942)
Ruthless (1948)
Sanctuary (1961)
Seventh Veil, The (1945)
Shock Waves/Death Corps (1977)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Slumber Party 57 (1976)
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Soup for One (1982)
State of Siege (1973)
Stevie (1978)
Still of the Night / Stab (1982)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Strawberry Blonde, The (1941)
Such a Gorgeous Kid Like Me (1973)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Summer Storm (1944)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
That Hamilton Woman/Lady Hamilton (1941)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
T.R. Baskin (1971)
Two for the Road (1967)
Vagabond (1986)
Valentino (1977)
Variety (1925)
Voice in the Wind, A (1944)
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie (1952)
Wetherby (1985)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Woman’s Face, A (1941)
Woman’s Secret, A (1949)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)


Folk Heroes
Folk HeroesBank Dick, The (1940)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Face in the Crowd, A (1957)
Gandhi (1982)
General Della Rovere (1960)
Harder They Come, The (1973)
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973)
Last Angry Man, The (1959)
Meet John Doe (1941)
Outlaw Blues (1977)
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Robin and Marian (1976)
Scarlet Pimpernel, The (1934)
Spartacus (1960)
Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)


Folk Tales, Fairy Tales, and Mythology
Fairy TalesBabes in Toyland / March of the Wooden Soldiers / Revenge is Sweet (1934)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
Cinderella (1950)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
Company of Wolves, The (1985)
Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)
Demon Pond (1979)
Donkey Skin (1971)
Gorgon, The (1964)
Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Song of the South (1946)
Thief of Bagdad, The (1940)
Tom Thumb (1958)
Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The (1962)


Football
FootballAll the Right Moves (1983)
Cheerleaders, The (1973)
Crazylegs (1953)
Freshman, The (1925)
Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Longest Yard, The (1974)
North Dallas Forty (1979)


Framed
FramedAmerican Gigolo (1980)
Bete Humaine, La (1938)
Big Clock, The (1948)
Blood Money (1933)
Blue Gardenia, The (1953)
Body Double (1984)
Down By Law (1986)
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Flamingo Road (1949)
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Lady From Shanghai, The (1947)
Libeled Lady (1936)
Penthouse (1933)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Walking Dead, The (1936)
You Only Live Once (1937)


Frankenstein
FrankensteinAbbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein / Flesh For Frankenstein (1973)
Bride, The (1985)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Curse of Frankenstein, The (1957)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Frankenstein’s Daughter (1959)
Ghost of Frankenstein, The (1942)
House of Dracula (1945)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter (1966)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Spirit of the Beehive, The (1973)
Young Frankenstein (1974)


French Revolution
Danton (1983)
Marat/Sade (1967)
Monsieur Vincent (1947)
Napoleon / Napoleon Vu Par Abel Gance (1927)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Reign of Terror (1949)
Scarlet Pimpernel, The (1934)
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)


Friendship
FriendshipAlice in the Cities (1974)
All About Eve (1950)
American Friend, The (1977)
American Graffiti (1973)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Barbarosa (1982)
Beau Serge, Le (1958)
Black Stallion, The (1979)
Boom Town (1940)
Boy Who Could Fly, The (1986)
Breakfast Club, The (1985)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Chosen, The (1981)
Curse of the Cat People (1944)
David and Lisa (1962)
Dawn Patrol, The (1930)
Deer Hunter, The (1978)
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Diner (1982)
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1983)
Falcon and the Snowman, The (1985)
Flesh and the Devil (1926)
Foxes (1980)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Girl in Every Port, A (1928)
Girlfriends (1978)
Group, The (1966)
Harvey (1950)
Hasty Heart, The (1949)
Heartaches (1981)
I Vitelloni (1953)
Imitation of Life (1934)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Incredible Journey, The (1963)
It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)
Jules and Jim (1962)
Julia (1977)
Killing Fields, The (1984)
Kings Row (1942)
Koko: Talking Gorilla (1978)
Last Summer (1969)
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
Lords of Flatbush, The (1974)
Lumiere (1976)
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976)
Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
Mean Streets (1973)
Men (1985)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
Muddy River (1981)
My Dinner With Andre (1981)
Odd Couple, The (1968)
Of Mice and Men (1939)
Old Enough (1984)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
Outlaw, The (1943)
Outrageous! (1977)
Papillon (1973)
Persona (1966)
Pete’s Dragon (1977)
Return of the Seacaucus Seven (1980)
Rich Kids (1979)
River’s Edge (1986)
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
St. Martin’s Lane / Sidewalks of London (1938)
Secret Places (1984)
Skippy (1931)
Song of the South (1946)
Third Man, The (1949)
Three Comrades (1938)
Tiger Bay (1959)
Tortilla Flat (1942)
Treasure Island (1934)
Turning Point, The (1977)
Two of Us, The (1967)
Willie and Phil (1980)
Windy City (1984)
World of Henry Orient, The (1964)
Yakuza, The (1974)
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)
Your Three Minutes Are Up (1973)


Fugitives
FugitivesBaby Face Nelson (1957)
Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, The (1949)
Beggars of Life (1928)
Big House, The (1930)
Bonnie Parker Story, The (1958)
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Colorado Territory (1949)
Cry of the City (1948)
Cry of the Hunted (1953)
Dark Passage (1947)
Dead End (1937)
Desperate Hours, The (1955)
Devil Doll, The (1936)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
Emperor Jones, The (1933)
First Blood (1982)
Going Places (1974)
Hidden Fortress, The (1958)
He Ran All the Way (1951)
In Cold Blood (1967)
It’s a Wonderful World (1939)
Jail Bait (1954)
Kitten with a Whip (1964)
Klondike Annie (1936)
Littlest Rebel, The (1935)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Man Hunt (1941)
Monkey Business (1931)
My Favorite Blonde (1942)
Nightfall (1957)
Odd Man Out (1947)
Old Fashioned Way, The (1934)
Papillon (1973)
Pardon My Sarong (1942)
Performance (1970)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Psycho (1960)
Pursuit of Happiness, The (1971)
Red Dust (1932)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1967)
Ritz, The (1976)
Road to Utopia (1945)
Road to Zanzibar (1941)
Rose-Marie (1936)
Saboteur (1942)
Saps at Sea (1940)
Scared Stiff (1953)
Sea Wolf, The (1941)
Seventh Cross, The (1944)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Sherlock Holmes (1932)
Sitting Ducks (1980)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Song is Born, A (1948)
Spellbound (1945)
Stranger, The (1946)
Stunt Man, The (1980)
Swamp Water (1941)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baad Asss Song (1971)
Talk of the Town, The (1942)
39 Steps, The (1935)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Tiger Bay (1959)
Time After Time (1979)
True Grit (1969)
Vanishing Point (1971)
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Who’ll Stop the Rain? (1978)
X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Zoo in Budapest (1933)