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1. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saved him from drowning as a boy. He falls in love with her, not knowing who or what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 66,048 | Gross: $62.10M

2. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 184,971 | Gross: $115.82M

3. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 23,933 | Gross: $101.30M

4. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 82,360 | Gross: $36.79M

5. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 19,278 | Gross: $0.00M

6. 54 (1998)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

5.9
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33 Metascore

The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.

Director: Mark Christopher | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers

Votes: 30,813 | Gross: $16.57M

7. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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A Disney-produced anthology covering many different genres.

Stars: Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens

Votes: 1,548

8. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

Votes: 23,413 | Gross: $5.03M

9. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A newlywed man on his honeymoon has second thoughts about his marriage and falls for a different woman.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, Audra Lindley

Votes: 3,717 | Gross: $12.21M

10. Splash, Too (1988 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

3.4
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Allen and Madison return to New York - one to save his business, the other to save a dolphin in captivity.

Director: Greg Antonacci | Stars: Todd Waring, Amy Yasbeck, Donovan Scott, Rita Taggart

Votes: 527

11. Husbands and Wives (1992)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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When their best friends announce that they're separating, a professor and his wife discover the faults in their own marriage.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis

Votes: 26,140 | Gross: $10.56M

12. Another Woman (1988)

PG | 81 min | Drama

7.3
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Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm, Blythe Danner

Votes: 12,273 | Gross: $1.56M

13. The Lonely Guy (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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45 Metascore

A writer for a greeting card company discovers the struggles and tribulations of living alone after breaking up with his unfaithful girlfriend.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Steve Martin, Charles Grodin, Judith Ivey, Steve Lawrence

Votes: 6,366 | Gross: $5.72M

14. Doctor Detroit (1983)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.3
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48 Metascore

A timid college professor, conned into posing as a flamboyant pimp, finds himself enjoying his new occupation on the streets.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman, Donna Dixon, Lydia Lei

Votes: 5,156 | Gross: $10.38M

15. The Queen (1968)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

The behind the scenes of a national drag queen contest in New York City, including the rehearsals leading up to the contest, the conversations in the dressing room and the jealousies that emerge before and after the competition.

Director: Frank Simon | Stars: Jim Dine, Jack Doroshow, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bernard Giquel

Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Steambath (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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TV adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman's off-Broadway play. Tandy, Merideth and assorted others unexpectedly wake up in a steambath with no easy exit. After spending some time there, it ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Stephen Elliott, Bill Bixby, Herb Edelman, Neil J. Schwartz

Votes: 349

17. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Tom Isbell

Votes: 83

18. Foreplay (1975)

R | 75 min | Comedy

4.0
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Three vignettes about a man who buys a weird doll, a writer who is visited by his muse and a kidnapper with very odd demands who holds a VIP.

Directors: John G. Avildsen, Bruce Malmuth, Robert McCarty, Ralph Rosenblum | Stars: Irwin Corey, Pat Paulsen, Deborah Loomis, Sudie Bond

Votes: 106

19. Dad Strangelove

Documentary | Filming

"The most important thing in writing is the capacity to astonish, not shock-shock is a worn-out phrase-but astonish - Where you find smugness you find something worth blasting-and I want to... See full summary »

Director: Nile Southern | Stars: Norman Jewison, Marianne Faithfull, George Plimpton, Ted Kotcheff

20. Theater Talk (1996– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.3
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Stars: Susan Haskins, Michael Riedel, Jesse Green, Michael Musto

Votes: 22

21. George Burns Comedy Week (1985)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Stars: George Burns, Cynthia Windham, Bronson Pinchot, Mike Muscat

Votes: 56

22. Brazzaville Teen-Ager (2013)

TV-MA | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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In a self-effacing attempt to save his father from a death by deterioration, a young man, named Gunther, enlists his curmudgeonly boss and Kelis to perform a song, called Brazzaville Teen-Ager.

Director: Michael Cera | Stars: Michael Cera, Jack O'Connell, Charles Grodin, Kelis

Votes: 158

23. Steambath (1983– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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TV play chronicling the advice and various miracles dispensed by God who has come to earth in guise of Morty, an irrasible attendent working in a steambath.

Stars: Robert Picardo, José Pérez, Al Ruscio, Neil J. Schwartz

Votes: 21

24. The Ted Bessell Show (1973 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Ted Bessell plays a newly married magazine publisher who has problems keeping his marriage and his magazine from foundering.

Stars: Ted Bessell, Robert Walden, Barra Grant, Beth Howland

Votes: 7

25. New York in the 50's (2000)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

6.0
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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

Director: Betsy Blankenbaker | Stars: Ted Steeg, Jack Kerouac, David Amram, Sam Astrachan

Votes: 105 | Gross: $0.00M

26. When Playboy Ruled the World (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Pamela Anderson, Barbi Benton, Fred Dryer, Bruce Jay Friedman

Votes: 6

27. Algren (2014)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Algren spotlights the hard-knock life and authentic creative legacy of one of the most underrated writers of the twentieth century, Nelson Algren. Algren's brutally honest portrayal of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Caplan | Stars: Nelson Algren, Russell Banks, Billy Corgan, Andrew Davis

Votes: 8

28. Un alma pura (1965)

Drama

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Claudia, a young aristocratic girl travels to Switzerland to recover the corpse of her brother, Juan Luis. As she flies back home to Mexico, in flashback it is revealed that she and her ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Ibáñez | Stars: Arabella Arbenz, Enrique Rocha, Veit Gentry, Leonora Carrington

Votes: 16

29. Blacks and Jews: Josh Alan Friedman - A Life Obsessed with Negroes (2004)

Documentary

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Examines the life of writer/musician Josh Alan Friedman. Chronicles his exploits as the Times Square beat-writer for Screw Magazine, an outlaw cartoonist with brother Drew Friedman, and tearing up the Texas blues scene.

Director: Kevin Page | Stars: Josh Alan Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman, Ginger Howard

Votes: 6

30. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: A Preacher and a Jock (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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31. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: A Visit from Yuri (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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32. Theater Talk (1996– )
Episode: Bruce Jay Friedman (2012)

Talk-Show

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Director: Adam Walker | Stars: Bruce Jay Friedman, Susan Haskins, Michael Riedel

33. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: In the Beginning (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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34. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: Madison Avenue Madness (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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35. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)
Episode: Sniff (1988)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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An unsuccessful reporter finds his luck changing when he becomes the owner of a talented dog.

Director: James Quinn | Stars: Robert Wuhl, Louis Guss, Traci Lind, Rebecca Holden

36. The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
Episode: Splash, Too: Part 1 (1988)

Unrated | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The 1988 'made-for-tv' encore to the popular 1984 mermaid comedy, in which Allen and Madison return to New York. He has to save his business and she has to save a dolphin in captivity. All ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Antonacci | Stars: Todd Waring, Amy Yasbeck, Donovan Scott, Rita Taggart

37. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: Tandy's Legacy (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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38. George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
Episode: The Assignment (1985)

Comedy

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A mysterious man goes on a hunt in Africa to find a nearly extinct animal for a surprise reason.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Michael Ansara, James Avery, George Burns, Freddye Chapman

39. Steambath (1983– )
Episode: The Big Bang (1983)

Comedy, Drama

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