Topics and Themes: A – C

Topics and Themes: A – C


Actors and Actresses
All About Eve (1950)
Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)
Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)
Barkleys of Broadway, The (1949)
Big Knife, The (1955)
Blonde Bombshell/Bombshell (1933)
Body Double (1984)
Boy Friend, The (1971)
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Children of Paradise / Enfants Du Paradis, Les (1945)
Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972)
Country Girl, The (1954)
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Curtains (1983)
Dangerous (1935)
Day for Night/Nuit Américaine, Le (1973)
Double Life, A (1947)
Enter Laughing (1967)
Entertainer, The (1960)
Escape (1940)
Fedora (1978)
Floating Weeds / Drifting Weeds (1959)
French Lieutenant’s Woman, The (1981)
George Raft Story, The (1961)
Goddess, The (1958)
Golden Coach, The (1952)
Goodbye Girl, The (1977)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
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 Command, The (1928)
Last Metro, The (1980)
Legend of Lylah Clare, The (1968)
Let’s Make Love (1960)
Lumiere (1976)
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Mephisto (1981)
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A (1935)
Mommie Dearest (1981)
Morning Glory (1933)
Murder! (1930)
Myra Breckenridge (1970)
Nana (1934)
Nell Gwyn (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)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
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)
Underground U.S.A. (1980)
Valentino (1977)
Variety Lights (1950)
Veronika Voss (1982)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
What Price Hollywood? (1932)


Adoption
Blonde Bombshell/Bombshell (1933)
Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
Penny Serenade (1941)
Room for One More (1952)
Tarzan Finds a Son (1939)


Advertising
adChristmas in July (1940)
Hucksters, The (1947)
It Should Happen to You (1954)
Lover Come Back (1961)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)


Africa
AfricaAfrican Queen, The (1951)
Bwana Devil (1952)
Come Back, Africa (1959)
Cry, the Beloved Country (1951)
Dogs of War, The (1981)
Fata Morgana (1971)
Four Feathers, The (1939)
King Solomon’s Mines (1937)
Kongo (1932)
Macomber Affair, The (1947)
Mogambo (1953)
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)
Blacula (1972)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Color Purple, The (1985)
Cool World, The (1963)
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)
Greatest, The (1977)
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 (1964)
Penitentiary (1979)
Pinky (1949)
Pipe Dreams (1976)
Porgy and Bess (1959)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Putney Swope (1969)
Raisin in the Sun, A (1961)
St. Louis Blues (1958)
Say Amen, Somebody (1982)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Show Boat (1936)
Song of the South (1946)
Stormy Weather (1943)
Superfly (1972)
Sympathy for the Devil / One Plus One (1968)
Uptown Saturday Night (1974)
Which Way is Up? (1977)


Airplanes and Pilots
AirplanesAir Force (1943)
Airplane! (1980)
Airport (1970)
Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)
Ceiling Zero (1936)
Christopher Strong (1933)
Dawn Patrol, The (1930)
Dawn Patrol, The (1938)
Eagle and the Hawk, The (1933)
Flight for Freedom (1943)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Hell’s Angels (1930)
High and the Mighty, The (1954)
Jet Pilot (1957)
Master of the World (1961)
No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Non-Stop New York (1937)
One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Purple Plain, The (1954)
Spirit of St. Louis, The (1957)
Stairway to Heaven / A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Tarnished Angels, The (1957)
Twelve O’Clock High (1949)
Way to the Stars, The / Johnny in the Clouds (1945)
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)
Chappaqua (1966)
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)
Liquid Sky (1982)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)
Lost Weekend, The (1945)
Luna (1979)
Man Who Fell to Earth, The (1976)
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)
Porgy and Bess (1959)
Pyx, The (1973)
Reefer Madness / Tell Your Children / Burning Question, The / Dope Addict / Doped Youth / Love Madness (1936)
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)
Andromeda Strain, The (1971)
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)
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 (1976)
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)
Liquid Sky (1982)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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)
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)
Strange Invaders (1983)
Superman (1978)
Thing, The (1982)
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)
Bird With the Crystal Plumage, The / Phantom of Terror, The (1970)
Blow Out (1981)
Blow-Up (1966)
Blue Gardenia, The (1953)
Blue Velvet (1986)
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)
Creepers (1985)
Cutter’s Way / Cutter and Bone (1981)
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Deep Red / Hatchet Murders, The (1975)
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)
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1983)
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)
M (1931)
Maze, The (1953)
Mike’s Murder (1984)
Murder! (1930)
Murder at the Gallop (1963)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Night Must Fall (1937)
Omen, The (1976)
Penthouse (1933)
Phantasm (1979)
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 (1972)
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)
Victim (1961)
Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Er Name? (1971)
Wizard of Gore, The (1970)
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)
Ulysses (1954)
Unsuspected, The (1947)
Voice in the Wind, A (1944)


Ancient Greece and Rome
AncientTimesBen-Hur (1925)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Caligula (1980)
Cleopatra (1934)
Cleopatra (1963)
Fall of the Roman Empire, The (1964)
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)
Julius Caesar (1953)
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)
Ulysses (1954)


Androids and Clones
AndroidsAlien (1979)
Android (1982)
Ben-Hur (1959)
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)
Crimson Kimono, The (1959)
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)
Lust for Life (1956)
Man of Flowers (1983)
Moon and Sixpence, The (1942)
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Mystery of Picasso, The (1956)
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Orpheus / Orphée (1950)
Plaisir, Le / House of Pleasure (1952)
Portrait of Jennie (1949)
Rembrandt (1936)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Song of Songs, The (1933)
Sons and Lovers (1960)
Testament of Orpheus (1960)


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)
Crimson Kimono, The (1959)


Aspiring Stars
AspiringStarsAll About Eve (1950)
All the Marbles / California Dolls, The (1981)
Barefoot Contessa, The (1954)
Blonde Ambition (1981)
Born to Dance (1936)
Breaking Glass (1980)
Broadway Melody, The (1929)
Bucket of Blood, A (1959)
Cabaret (1972)
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)
Enter Laughing (1967)
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)
Guardsman, The (1931)
Gypsy (1962)
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)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Variety Lights (1950)
Victor / Victoria (1982)
What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Yum-Yum Girls, The (1976)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)


Assassination
AssassinationApocalypse Now (1979)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Conformist, The (1971)
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Godfather, The (1972)
Green Man, The (1956)
Hangmen Also Die! (1943)
Hitler’s Madman (1943)
Julius Caesar (1953)
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)
Petit Soldat, Le (1963)
Phenix City Story, The (1955)
Rush to Judgment (1967)
State of Siege (1973)
Suddenly (1954)
Tall Target, The (1951)
Terminator, The (1984)
Z (1969)


Astronauts
AstronautsCountdown (1968)
Dark Star (1974)
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 SeaAcross the Pacific (1942)
African Queen, The (1951)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Anna Christie (1930)
Atalante, L’ (1934)
Beat the Devil (1953)
Big Broadcast of 1938, The (1938)
Billy Budd (1962)
Boot, Das / Boat, The (1982)
Breaking Point, The (1950)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
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)
Hell and High Water (1954)
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
In Which We Serve (1942)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Jaws (1975)
Journey into Fear (1943)
Knife in the Water (1962)
Kon-Tiki (1950)
Last Voyage, The (1960)
Lifeboat (1944)
Long Voyage Home, The (1940)
Lord Jim (1965)
Mermaids of Tiburon, The (1962)
Mister Roberts (1955)
Moby Dick (1956)
Monkey Business (1931)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Naughty Nineties, The (1945)
Navigator, The (1924)
Night to Remember, A (1958)
Old Ironsides (1926)
Old Man and the Sea, The (1958)
One Way Passage (1932)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
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 Wife (1957)
Sea Wolf, The (1941)
Ship of Fools (1965)
Shock Waves/Death Corps (1977)
Silent World, The (1955)
Swept Away / Swept Away… By an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (1974)
Tamango (1958)
Titanic (1953)
Treasure Island (1934)
Treasure Island (1950)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)


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)
Crack in the World (1965)
Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Fiend Without a Face (1958)
Hideous Sun Demon, The (1959)
Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957)
Invisible Ray, The (1936)
Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)
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, The (1942)
Stratton Story, The (1949)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Winning Team, The (1952)


Basketball
Go, Man, Go! (1954)
Drive, He Said (1971)
One On One (1977)


Battle-of-the-Sexes
BattleSexesAdam’s Rib (1949)
Carnival in Flanders (1935)
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)


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


Betrayal
BetrayalBreathless (1960)
Dune (1984)
Godfather, The (1972)
Informer, The (1935)
Jesus Christ, Superstar (1973)
Man Who Reclaimed His Head, The (1934)
Open City / Rome, Open City (1945)
Persona (1966)
Ran (1985)
Shoeshine/Sciuschia (1946)
Third Man, The (1949)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
Year of Living Dangerously, The (1982)


Biblical Stories
BiblicalBen-Hur (1925)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Greatest 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)
Quo Vadis? (1951)
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)
Cutter’s Way / Cutter and Bone (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)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925)
Letter, The (1940)
Louisiana Purchase (1941)
Madame X (1966)
Marlowe (1969)
Private Lessons (1981)
Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover, The (1977)
Reckless Moment, The (1949)
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Senator Was Indiscreet, The (1947)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Suspect, The (1944)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Victim (1961)
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)
Day of the Triffids, The (1963)
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)
Children’s Hour, The (1961)
Creepers (1985)
Devil’s Playground, The (1976)
Finishing School (1934)
House That Screamed, The (1970)
If … (1968)
Little Princess, The (1939)
Madchen in Uniform (1931)
Our Time / Death of Her Innocence (1974)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
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)
ZĂ©ro de Conduite/Zero for Conduct (1933)


Bootlegging
Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)
Gal Young ‘Un (1979)
Moonshine County Express (1977)
Public Enemy (1931)
Racket, The (1928)
Roaring Twenties, The (1939)
Sanctuary (1961)
Slight Case of Murder, A (1938)
Thunder Road (1958)


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


Bourgeois Society
BourgoisSocietyAnimal Crackers (1930)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932)
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)
Rules of the Game, The / RĂ©gle 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)
Greatest, The (1977)
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)
Penitentiary (1979)
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 … (1968)

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)
Love Bug, The (1968)
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)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Bride, The (1985)
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)
Jour de Fete (1949)
Lili (1953)
Lola Montés / Sins of Lola Montés, The (1955)
Multiple Maniacs (1970)
Mutations, The (1974)
Naked Night, The / Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Octopussy (1983)
Panique (1946)
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)
That’ll Be the Day (1973)
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 (1956)
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)
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler / Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler (1922)
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)
Plumber, The (1979)
Posse (1975)
President’s Analyst, The (1967)
Racket, The (1928)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
River’s Edge, The (1957)
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)
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Command, The (1954)
Fort Apache (1948)
Hondo (1953)
Horse Soldiers, The (1959)
Little Big Horn (1951)
Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The (1935)
Major Dundee (1965)
Rio Grande (1950)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)


Character Arc
Character ArcAfrican Queen, The (1951)
American Success Company, The / Success (1979)
Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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)
Christine (1983)
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)
Educating Rita (1983)
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)
Immortal Sergeant (1943)
Johnny Belinda (1948)
Klondike Annie (1936)
Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)
Last Days of Pompeii, The (1935)
Last Holiday (1950)
Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
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)
Purple Plain, The (1954)
Pygmalion (1938) Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Rain (1932)
Robe, The (1953)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Scarlet Empress, The (1934)
School for Scoundrels (1960)
Scoundrel, The / Miracle on 49th Street (1935)
Sergeant York (1941)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
Siddhartha (1972)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
CharacterAlfie (1966)
Amazing Doctor Clitterhouse, The (1938)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Billy Liar (1963)
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)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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)
Vivre Sa Vie (A Film in Twelve Episodes) / My Life to Live (1962)
Voyage to Italy (1954)
Wanda (1971)
World According to Garp, The (1982)
Zorba the Greek (1964)


Charles Dickens Adaptations
David Copperfield (1935)
Great Expectations (1946)
Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)
Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
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)


Childhood
ChildhoodAparajito (1956)
Christmas Story, A (1983)
Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Dime With a Halo (1963)
Fallen Idol, The (1948)
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)
55 Days at Peking (1963)
From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in Concert (1981)
General Died at Dawn, The (1936)
Good Earth, The (1937)
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
ChristianityAlice, Sweet Alice / Communion / Holy Terror (1977)
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Greatest Story Ever Told, The (1965)
Hail Mary (1985)
Hallelujah! (1929)
He Who Must Die (1957)
Marjoe (1972)
Nazarin (1959)
Passion de Jeanne D’Arc, Le/Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)
Quo Vadis? (1912)
Quo Vadis? (1951)
Robe, The (1953)
Saint Joan (1957)
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)
My Uncle Antoine (1971)
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)
Horse Soldiers, The (1959)
Littlest Rebel, The (1935)
Major Dundee (1965)
Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
Raintree County (1957)
Red Badge of Courage, The (1951)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
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)
Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)
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)
Flamingo Kid, The (1984)
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)
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The / Rebel With a Cause (1962)
Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)
Male and Female (1919)
Man in the White Suit, The (1951)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Miss Julie (1951)
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
Muddy River (1981)
Music Room, The (1958)
My Fair Lady (1964)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Nicholas Nickleby (1947)
Old Enough (1984)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Plumber, The (1979)
Portrait of Jason (1967)
Possession of Joel Delaney, The (1972)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Pygmalion (1938) Room at the Top (1959)
Ruby Gentry (1952)
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
Rules of the Game, The / RĂ©gle Du Jeu, La (1939)
Ruthless (1948)
St. Martin’s Lane / Sidewalks of London (1938)
Servant, The (1963)
Sleuth (1972)
Stella Dallas (1937)
Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
Summer Place, A (1959)
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)
China Gate (1957)
Colossus: The Forbin Project/Forbin Project, The (1970)
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)
Fail Safe (1964)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Girl Hunters, The (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Hell and High Water (1954)
I Want You (1951)
Jet Pilot (1957)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
King in New York, A (1957)
Man Between, The (1953)
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
Mouse on the Moon, The (1963)
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)
Strategic Air Command (1955)
Tamarind Seed, The (1974)
13 Frightened Girls (1963)
Torn Curtain (1966)
27th Day, The (1957)
Ugly American, The (1963)
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)
Good News (1947)
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)
Amarcord (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
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)
Company of Wolves, The (1985)
Dark Crystal, The (1982)
David Copperfield (1935)
Deep End (1971)
Devil’s Playground, The (1976)
Diary of Anne Frank, The (1959)
Diner (1982)
Experience Preferred… But Not Essential (1982)
Fame (1980)
Flamingo Kid, The (1984)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gregory’s Girl (1980)
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
I Remember Mama (1948)
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)
Loss of Innocence (1961)
Mask (1985)
Member of the Wedding, The (1952)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Muddy River (1981)
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
My Uncle Antoine (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)
Room With a View, A (1985)
Secret Places (1984)
September 30, 1955 (1978)
Small Change / Argent de Poche, L’ (1976)
Smooth Talk (1985)
Sons and Lovers (1960)
Spetters (1980)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Strawberry Statement, The (1970)
Summer of ’42 (1971)
Tempest (1982)
That’ll Be the Day (1973)
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)
You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)


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)
’10’ (1979)


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 (1953)
Bohemian Girl, The (1936)
Brimstone and Treacle (1982)
Butterfly (1981)
Chained for Life (1950)
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler / Dr. Mabuse, Der Spieler (1922)
Fallen Angel (1945)
Family Plot (1976)
Foolish Wives (1922)
Fortune Cookie, The (1966)
General Della Rovere (1960)
Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Hearts of the West (1975)
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
Hold Your Man (1933)
Hustler, The (1961)
I Love You Again (1940)
Jitterbugs (1943)
Kid Millions (1934)
Lady Eve, The (1941)
Marjoe (1972)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Miracle Woman, The (1931)
Music Man, The (1962)
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)
Purple Noon (1960)
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)
Unholy Three, The (1930)
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 (1975)
Living Nightmare / Nazi Love Camp #27 (1977)
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)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
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)
Private Hell 36 (1954)
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)
Threepenny Opera, The (1931)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Troublemaker, The (1964)
Undercover Man, The (1949)
Verdict, The (1982)
Which Way is Up? (1977)
White Line Fever (1975)
Witness (1985)
Xala (1974)


Counterculture
CountercultureAlice’s Restaurant (1969)
Angels Hard As They Come (1971)
Baby Maker, The (1970)
Big Chill, The (1983)
Big Fix, The (1978)
Billy Jack (1971)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Breezy (1973)
Candy (1968)
Chappaqua (1966)
Charles, Dead or Alive (1969)
Drive, He Said (1971)
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)
Dynamite Chicken (1971)
Easy Rider (1969)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Fritz the Cat (1972)
Gidget (1959)
Greetings (1968)
Group Marriage (1972)
Groupies (1970)
Hail, Hero! (1969)
Heart Beat (1980)
Hitchhikers, The (1972)
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)
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Boomerang! (1947)
Butterfly (1981)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Chained for Life (1950)
Compulsion (1959)
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)
Red and the Black, The (1954)
Return of Frank James, The (1940)
Return of Martin Guerre, The (1982)
Roxie Hart (1942)
Sergeant Rutledge (1960)
Stairway to Heaven / A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
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)
Young Savages, The (1961)


Cowardice
CowardiceAttack! (1956)
Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
Canterville Ghost, The (1944)
Caught in the Draft (1941)
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
Love and Death (1975)
Paleface, The (1948)
Red Badge of Courage, The (1951)
Welcome to Hard Times (1967)


Cowboys
CowboysBus Stop/Wrong Kind of Girl, The (1956)
Go West (1925)
King of the Cowboys (1943)
Lion and the Horse, The (1952)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Misfits, The (1961)
Monte Walsh (1970)
Red River (1948)
Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985)
Tumbleweeds (1925)
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Virginian, The (1929)
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)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Sugarland Express, The (1974)
They Live By Night (1948)
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)
1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse, The (1960)
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)
Golden Coach, The (1952)
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)
Look Back in Anger (1959)
Loulou (1980)
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)
Miss Julie (1951)
Moment By Moment (1978)
My Best Girl (1927)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Naughty Marietta (1935)
Nell Gwyn (1934)
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Place in the Sun, A (1951)
Platinum Blonde (1931)
Poppy (1936)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
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)
Red and the Black, The (1954)
Ruby Gentry (1952)
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 Place, A (1959)
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 Arrow (1950)
Broken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) (1919)
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (1978)
China Gate (1957)
Crimson Kimono, The (1959)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
Gunsman’s Walk (1958)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Jet Pilot (1957)
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)
Othello (1951)
Othello (1965)
Restless Breed, The (1957)
Run of the Arrow (1957)
Sayonara (1957)
Senso (1954)
Shadows (1959)
Sheik, The (1921)
Silk Stockings (1957)
South Pacific (1958)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
Taste of Honey, A (1961)
Verboten! (1959)
Walkabout (1971)
West Side Story (1961)
Whoopee (1930)
Witness (1985)


Cuba
CubaCreature From the Haunted Sea (1961)
Cuba (1979)
Cuban Rebel Girls (1959)
Our Man in Havana (1959)


Cuckolds
CuckoldBaker’s Wife, The (1938)
Bohemian 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)
Stranglers of Bombay, The (1959)
Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Tommy (1975)
Wicker Man, The (1973)
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)