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2017

Fat for Fuel by Joseph Mercola was one of the best seller of 2017.

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2016

Green Room directed by Jeremy Saulnier was one of the most viewed movies released in 2016.

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2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron directed by Joss Whedon was one of the most viewed movies released in 2015.

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2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo was one of the most viewed movies released in 2014.

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2013

The Hero by Robyn Carr was one of the best seller of 2013.

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2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits directed by Peter Lord was one of the most viewed movies released in 2012.

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2011

Thor directed by Kenneth Branagh was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011.

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2010

Iron Man 2 directed by Jon Favreau was one of the most viewed movies released in 2010.

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2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past directed by Mark Waters was one of the most viewed movies released in 2009.

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2008

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican). In that special week people in US were listening to Lollipop by Lil Wayne. What Happens in Vegas, directed by Tom Vaughan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008. A Plague Of Doves by Louise Erdrich was one of the best selling books.
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2007

Spider-Man 3 directed by Sam Raimi was one of the most viewed movies released in 2007.

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2006

Over the Hedge directed by Tim Johnson was one of the most viewed movies released in 2006.

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2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy directed by Garth Jennings was one of the most viewed movies released in 2005.

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2004

Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott was one of the most viewed movies released in 2004.

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2003

X2 directed by Bryan Singer was one of the most viewed movies released in 2003.

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2002

Jud Süß directed by Veit Harlan was one of the most viewed movies released in 2002.

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2001

Famous people born on this day include Yum Soda. In that special week people in US were listening to All For You by Janet. The Mummy Returns, directed by Stephen Sommers, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001. Dr. Death by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books.
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2000

The US president was Bill Clinton (Democratic). In UK Oops!... I Did It Again by Britney Spears was in the top 5 hits. Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2000. Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books.
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1999

eXistenZ directed by David Cronenberg was one of the most viewed movies released in 1999.

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1998

Famous people born on this day include Luqman Podolski. In that special week people in US were listening to Too Close by Next. Les Misérables, directed by Bille August, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1998. A Man In Full by Tom Wolfe was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1998.

1997

Famous people born on this day include Perla Haney-jardine. In that special week people in US were listening to Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, directed by Jay Roach, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1997. Journey Into Darkness by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1997.

1996

Famous people born on this day include Connor Hutcherson. In UK Return Of The Mack by Mark Morrison was in the top 5 hits. Fear, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1996. Partners In Power by Roger Morris was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1996.

1995

Famous people born on this day include Kelsey Lewis. In UK Dreamer by Livin' Joy was in the top 5 hits. Friday, directed by F. Gary Gray, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1995. The Lottery Winner by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books.
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1994

Disclosure by Michael Crichton was one of the best seller of 1994.

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1993

Famous people born on this day include Anastasiya Shpagina. In UK Five Live (EP) by George Michael & Queen With Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Benny & Joon, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1993. Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1993.

1992

The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lauren Francesca. In that special week people in US were listening to Jump by Kris Kross. FernGully: The Last Rainforest, directed by Bill Kroyer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1992. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn was one of the best selling books.
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1991

Famous people born on this day include Farruko . In that special week people in US were listening to Baby Baby by Amy Grant. Oscar, directed by John Landis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1991. Vortex by Larry Bond was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1991.

1990

Famous people born on this day include Boy Fears. In that special week people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. Cry-Baby, directed by John Waters, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990. Longshot by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1990.

1989

Famous people born on this day include Sam Tsui. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989. Star by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
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1988

The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Neftali Feliz. In UK With A Little Help From My Friends / She's Leaving Home by Wet Wet Wet / Billy Bragg With Cara Tivey was in the top 5 hits. Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1988. Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons was one of the best selling books.
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1987

La Bamba directed by Luis Valdez was one of the most viewed movies released in 1987.

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1986

Famous people born on this day include James Kirk. In UK A Different Corner by George Michael was in the top 5 hits. No Retreat, No Surrender, directed by Corey Yuen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1986. The Enemy Within by L. Ron Hubbard was one of the best selling books.
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1985

Famous people born on this day include Lily Allen. In that special week people in US were listening to We Are The World by USA for Africa. Ladyhawke, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1985. Elvis Is Dead And I Don'T Feel So Good Myself by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
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1984

Famous people born on this day include Saulius Mikoliunas. In that special week people in US were listening to Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) by Phil Collins. The Toxic Avenger, directed by Michael Herz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984. Warday by Whitley Strieber and James W. Kunetka was one of the best selling books.
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1983

Famous people born on this day include Tina Maze. In UK True by Spandau Ballet was in the top 5 hits. The Hunger, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983. The Partners by James B. Stewart was one of the best selling books.
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1982

Twice Shy by Dick Francis was one of the best seller of 1982.

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1981

Famous people born on this day include Robert Buckley. In that special week people in US were listening to Morning Train (Nine To Five) by Sheena Easton. Friday the 13th Part 2, directed by Steve Miner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981. Crisis Investing by Douglas R. Casey was one of the best selling books.
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1980

The US president was Jimmy Carter (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Francesco Facchinetti. In that special week people in US were listening to Call Me by Blondie. The Thirty Nine Steps, directed by Don Sharp, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1980. Donahue by Phil Donahue was one of the best selling books.
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1979

Famous people born on this day include Jason Chimera. In that special week people in US were listening to Reunited by Peaches & Herb. Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1979. The Vicar Of Christ by Walter F. Murphy was one of the best selling books.
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1978

Famous people born on this day include Steve Bays. In UK Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M was in the top 5 hits. F.I.S.T, directed by Norman Jewison, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1978. Evergreen by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books.
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1977

Famous people born on this day include Jenna Von Oy. In that special week people in US were listening to Hotel California by Eagles. The White Buffalo, directed by J. Lee Thompson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1977. The Shining by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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1976

The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ailleen Damiles. Watch Out, We're Mad, directed by Marcello Fondato, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1976. The Golden Gate by Alistair MacLean was one of the best selling books.
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1975

Famous people born on this day include Mark Johnson. In UK Bye Bye Baby by Bay City Rollers was in the top 5 hits. Death Race 2000, directed by Paul Bartel, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975. Glory And The Lightning by Taylor Caldwell was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1975.

1974

The US president was Richard Nixon (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Miles Joseph. In that special week people in US were listening to The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk. The Lord's of Flatbush, directed by Martin Davidson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1974. The Fan Club by Irving Wallace was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1974.

1973

Famous people born on this day include Rich Yurkiewicz NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons. In UK Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando was in the top 5 hits. Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1973. The Matlock Paper by Robert Ludlum was one of the best selling books.
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1972

Famous people born on this day include Erik Maes. In that special week people in US were listening to The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Mark of the Devil, directed by Michael Armstrong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1972. Wheels by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
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1971

Billy Jack directed by T.C. Frank was one of the most viewed movies released in 1971.

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1970

A Man Called Horse directed by Elliot Silverstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1970.

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1969

The Arms Of Krupp by William Manchester was one of the best seller of 1969.

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1968

The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Reggie Slack. In UK What A Wonderful World / Cabaret by Louis Armstrong was in the top 5 hits. The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1968. The Bogey Man by George Plimpton was one of the best selling books.
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1967

Famous people born on this day include Kerryn McCann. In UK Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw was in the top 5 hits. Two for the Road, directed by Stanley Donen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1967. The President'S Plane Is Missing by Robert J. Serling was one of the best selling books.
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1966

That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stranger was one of the best seller of 1966.

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1965

Famous people born on this day include Felix Jose. In UK Ticket To Ride by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits. The Pawnbroker, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1965. The Kennedy Years by Harold Faber was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened, find out here: 02 May 1965.

1964

Famous people born on this day include Kelly Michael Gibson in New Orleans. In that special week people in US were listening to Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles. The Horror of Party Beach, directed by Del Tenney, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1964. The Kennedy Wit by Bill Adler was one of the best selling books.
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1963

The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jos van. In UK How Do You Do It? by Gerry & The Pacemakers was in the top 5 hits. The Idiot, directed by Akira Kurosawa, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1963. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, and Seymour-An Introduction by J.D. Salinger was one of the best selling books.
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1962

Famous people born on this day include Elizabeth Berridge in Westchester. In that special week people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. War Hunt, directed by Denis Sanders, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962. The Edge Of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor was one of the best selling books.
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1961

Famous people born on this day include Peter Doohan. In UK Blue Moon by The Marcels was in the top 5 hits. The Beast of Yucca Flats, directed by Coleman Francis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1961. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee was one of the best selling books.
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1960

The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeffrey Coy. In UK Cathy's Clown by The Everly Brothers was in the top 5 hits. The Fugitive Kind, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1960. Gemini by William Kelley was one of the best selling books.
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1959

Imitation of Life directed by Douglas Sirk was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959.

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1958

Famous people born on this day include Kim Jones. In UK Whole Lotta Woman by Marvin Rainwater was in the top 5 hits. Bob le Flambeur, directed by Melville, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1958. The Time Of The Dragons by Alice Ekert-Rotholz was one of the best selling books.
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1957

Famous people born on this day include Domonic L Pudwill Gorie in Lake Charles. In UK Cumberland Gap by Lonnie Donegan was in the top 5 hits. Desk Set, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1957. Nuclear Weapons And Foreign Policy by Henry A. Kissinger was one of the best selling books.
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1956

Famous people born on this day include David Rhodes. In UK No Other Love by Ronnie Hilton was in the top 5 hits. Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, directed by Ishir Honda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1956. The Secret Of The Hittites by C.W. Ceram was one of the best selling books.
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1955

Marty directed by Delbert Mann was one of the most viewed movies released in 1955.

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1954

Famous people born on this day include Bulelani T Ngcuka. In UK Secret Love by Doris Day was in the top 5 hits. Three Coins in the Fountain, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1954. I'Ll Cry Tomorrow by Lillian Roth was one of the best selling books.
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1953

Shane directed by George Stevens was one of the most viewed movies released in 1953.

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1952

The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Christine Baranski in Buffalo. The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1952. Confessors Of The Name by Gladys Schmitt was one of the best selling books.
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1951

The Thing from Another World directed by Christian Nyby was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951.

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1950

D.O.A. directed by Rudolph Mat was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950.

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1949

The Secret Garden directed by Fred M. Wilcox was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.

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1948

State of the Union directed by Frank Capra was one of the most viewed movies released in 1948.

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1947

Miracle on 34th Street directed by George Seaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947.

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1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice directed by Tay Garnett was one of the most viewed movies released in 1946.

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1945

Blood on the Sun directed by Frank Lloyd was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945.

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1944

The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include F Innerhofer. Gaslight, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944. The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas was one of the best selling books.
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1943

Lady of Burlesque directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943.

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1942

Tarzan's New York Adventure directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942.

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1941

Citizen Kane directed by Orson Welles was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941.

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1940

My Favorite Wife directed by Garson Kanin was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940.

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1939

Union Pacific directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939.

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1938

International Crime directed by Charles Lamont was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938.

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1937

Night Must Fall directed by Richard Thorpe was one of the most viewed movies released in 1937.

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1936

Things to Come directed by William Cameron Menzies was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936.

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1935

The Informer directed by John Ford was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935.

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1934

Tarzan and His Mate directed by Cedric Gibbons was one of the most viewed movies released in 1934.

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1933

The Three Musketeers directed by Colbert Clark was one of the most viewed movies released in 1933.

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1932

The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Bruce Glover in Chicago. Grand Hotel, directed by Edmund Goulding, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1932. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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1931

The Public Enemy directed by William A. Wellman was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931.

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1930

Old and New directed by Grigori Aleksandrov was one of the most viewed movies released in 1930.

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1929

Bulldog Drummond directed by F. Richard Jones was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929.

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1928

The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928. Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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1927

The King of Kings directed by Cecil B. DeMille was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927.

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1926

Brown of Harvard directed by Jack Conway was one of the most viewed movies released in 1926.

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1925

Strike directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein was one of the most viewed movies released in 1925.

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1924

Sherlock Jr. directed by Buster Keaton was one of the most viewed movies released in 1924.

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1923

The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim was one of the best seller of 1923.

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1922

Gentle Julia by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1922.

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1921

Anna Boleyn directed by Ernst Lubitsch was one of the most viewed movies released in 1921.

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1920

The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1920.

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1919

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse by Vicente Blasco Ibanez was one of the best seller of 1919.

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1918

Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter was one of the best seller of 1918.

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1917

A Mormon Maid directed by Robert Z. Leonard was one of the most viewed movies released in 1917.

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1916

Civilization directed by Reginald Barker was one of the most viewed movies released in 1916.

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1915

The Turmoil by Booth Tarkington was one of the best seller of 1915.

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1914

The Battle of the Sexes directed by D.W. Griffith was one of the most viewed movies released in 1914.

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1913

Quo Vadis? directed by Enrico Guazzoni was one of the most viewed movies released in 1913.

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1912

Their Yesterdays by Harold Bell Wright was one of the best seller of 1912.

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1911

The Broad Highway by Jeffrey Farnol was one of the best seller of 1911.

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1910

Max Katherine by Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1910.

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1909

Sherlock Holmes IV directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1909.

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1908

Mr. Crewe's Career by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1908.

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1907

The Lady of the Decoration by Frances Little was one of the best seller of 1907.

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1906

Coniston by Winston Churchill was one of the best seller of 1906.

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1905

The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, Jr. was one of the best seller of 1905.

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1904

The Maquerader by Katherine Cecil Thurston was one of the best seller of 1904.

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1903

The Pit by Frank Norris was one of the best seller of 1903.

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1902

Audrey by Mary Johnston was one of the best seller of 1902.

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1901

Fulton Market directed by was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901.

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