Special Report

Movies With a 100% Rating on Rotten Tomatoes

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

The Lady Eve (1941)
> Audience approval: 87% (7,557 user ratings)
> Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda

Another romantic comedy on our list, “The Lady Eve” follows a con artist (Barbara Stanwyck) who starts to fall in love with her mark, a socially awkward millionaire (Henry Fonda). “It has a style and wit rarely seen today, while having all the slapstick you could ask for in a screwball comedy,” writes Allen Almachar for The MacGuffin.

Source: Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

Laura (1944)
> Audience approval: 90% (10,789 user ratings)
> Starring: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews

“Laura” is a “psychologically complex portrait of obsession” but also a “well-crafted murder mystery,” according to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus. The film tells the story of a detective who investigates a murder and falls in love with the murdered woman. “Laura” is “elegance incarnate in a genre known for its hard edge, the sleekest, silkiest noir of all,” writes Sean Alexander of Seanax.com.

Source: Courtesy of Arthur Mayer & Joseph Burstyn

Open City (1945)
> Audience approval: 92% (6,247 user ratings)
> Starring: Vito Annicchiarico, Anna Magnani

The story in “Open City” takes place in Rome in 1944 during the Nazi occupation of the city. The movie follows one of the Resistance’s leaders who tries to escape from the Nazis. “Open City” was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Writing, Screenplay category.

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
> Audience approval: 93% (26,136 user ratings)
> Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt

“The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre” is a Western that tells the story of three men — two wanderers and a prosecutor — who search for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains. The film was nominated for four Oscars and won three, for Best Actor in Supporting Role (Walter Huston, the prosecutor), for Best Director, and for Best Writing, Screenplay.

Source: Courtesy of Continental Distributing

Kind Hearts And Coronets (1949)
> Audience approval: 94% (9,145 user ratings)
> Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness

Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus calls “Kind Heart and Coronets” a “triumphant farce.” The film is a comedy about a man who plans to murder the eight people standing ahead of him to inherit the fortune of the family his mother married into but from which he was cut off.