The Best Melodramas of All Time

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City Lights 1931, 87 min.

Charles Chaplin     Starring: Charles ChaplinVirginia CherrillFlorence Lee

Comedy Drama    Comedy    Drama

Held position in the past 45 days

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Rain Man 1988, 133 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Dustin HoffmanTom CruiseValeria Golino

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Freaks 1932, 64 min.

Tod Browning     Starring: Wallace FordLeila HyamsOlga Baclanova

Drama    Horror    Melodrama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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Mildred Pierce 1945, 111 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Joan CrawfordJack CarsonZachary Scott

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

Up by 8 in the past 45 days 8

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Pandora's Box 1929, 133 min.

Georg Wilhelm Pabst     Starring: Louise BrooksFritz KortnerFrancis Lederer

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

Up by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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An Affair to Remember 1957, 119 min.

Leo McCarey     Starring: Cary GrantDeborah KerrCharles Watts

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

Down by 5 in the past 45 days 5

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Sling Blade 1996, 135 min.

Billy Bob Thornton     Starring: J.T. WalshJohn RitterJim Jarmusch

Drama    Melodrama    Psychological Drama

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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