Films about theatre, rankedby guisreis | created - 11 Apr 2014 | updated - 18 hours ago | Public
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2. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.
Votes: 11,298 | Gross: $6.20M
3. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 83,976 | Gross: $8.26M
4. Pinocchio (1940)
G | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.
Votes: 122,628 | Gross: $84.25M
5. Irma Vap: O Retorno (2006)
80 min | Comedy
After many flops, theatrical producer decides to stage a former hit, "O Mistério de Irma Vap". But he is going to face many problems to find the right actors and get the necessary permissions.
6. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.
Votes: 48,682 | Gross: $8.08M
7. 678 (2010)
100 min | Drama
Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.
One of the three leading role women and his boyfriend are stand up comedians.
9. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 107,545 | Gross: $6.15M
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 545,570 | Gross: $42.34M
13. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
The third segment.
14. Indochine (1992)
PG-13 | 159 min | Drama, Romance, War
Eliane adopts Camille, whose Vietnamese parents were friends. In 1930, a French navy officer is interested in Eliane (owns 60km2 plantation) and later in Camille. There's an uprising in Vietnam against French colonial power.
Votes: 8,828 | Gross: $5.73M
Theatre is not in the core of the film but appears interestingly.
16. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
The world's greatest ever playwright, William Shakespeare, is young, out of ideas and short of cash, but meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 206,691 | Gross: $100.32M
17. Romance (2008)
105 min | Romance
During a remake of the play Tristan and Isolde, actors Peter and Ana fall in love. While the characters live an idealized love, the interpreters are living a true story, which they try to spice it up with the intensity of the fiction.
18. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Musical
Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star.
19. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.
Votes: 612,739 | Gross: $138.80M
Not the core of the movie, but theater has its importance to the plot.
20. A Night in the Show (1915)
Not Rated | 24 min | Comedy, Short
Mr. Pest tries several theatre seats before winding up in front in a fight with the conductor. He is thrown out. In the lobby he pushes a fat lady into a fountain and returns to sit down by... See full summary »
21. Trinta (2014)
92 min | Biography, Drama
Biopic about the late Joãozinho Trinta, a self-taught classical dancer who turned Rio's Carnival into an international phenomenon in the 1970s and '80s by directing parades for samba schools and putting focus on costumes and decor.
23. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
When he discovers his adopted son is a genius, a New York sportswriter seeks out the boy's birth mother: a ditzy porn star and prostitute.
Votes: 36,607 | Gross: $6.70M
24. The Serpent's Egg (1977)
R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.
A cabaret, to be precise, but the shows could happen in a theatre.
25. Angels of the Night (1987)
98 min | Drama
Many exotic characters meet in São Paulo night, looking for love and adventure: Malu, a model; Mauro, the drag queen; Teddy, the hustler; Guto, the gay reporter; and Marta, an actress.
What's true? What's theater?
26. If God Comes Let Him Bring A Gun (2014)
88 min | Crime, Drama
Set over 72 hours at the height of the 2012 attacks and counterattacks between military police and organized crime in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
27. Still Alice (2014)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Votes: 121,252 | Gross: $18.75M
29. The Libertine (2004)
R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Votes: 34,020 | Gross: $4.84M
30. La serva Padrona (1999)
70 min | Musical, Comedy
Living in the house of Uberto as a child, Serpina is now a beautiful young woman who, seeing her master willing to marry, decides that it will be her and not any other woman. Adaptation of the Opera buffa La Serva Padrona.
31. Bring It Inside (2013)
84 min | Drama
Telmo writes a play to remind him of his past and of the period he was kept prisoner in the dungeons of the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985), revealing secrets he would rather keep forgotten.
33. Chi-Raq (2015)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.
Votes: 8,461 | Gross: $2.65M
Many references of ancient Greek theatre.
34. Simone (2013)
Not Rated | 72 min | Biography, Drama
SIMONE has made a decision: after years of relationships with women, she decides to be with a man for the first time. The film broaches sexual freedom issues through the experiences of its ... See full summary »
35. Lara (2002)
107 min | Biography, Drama
The life of Brazilian actress Odete Lara, muse of the movement called Cinema Novo in Brazil, who exchanged stardom for a quiet and religious life.
36. A Noite da Fêmeas (1976)
105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
It is bad...