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1. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 51,025 | Gross: $58.97M

2. The Pirate Movie (1982)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

5.3
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19 Metascore

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr

Votes: 3,874

3. Foul Play (1978)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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45 Metascore

A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

Votes: 12,786 | Gross: $45.00M

4. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 160 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 11,274 | Gross: $6.20M

5. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,477 | Gross: $26.89M

6. Absolution (1978)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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At a Catholic public school, Benjamin "Benjie" Stanfield (Dominic Guard) is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard (Richard ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Richard Burton, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 1,189

7. The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)

122 min | Comedy, Musical

8.0
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A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must ... See full summary »

Directors: Wilford Leach, Joshua White | Stars: Kevin Kline, G. Eugene Moose, Rex Smith, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 361

8. Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12 (2005 Video)

R | 43 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.9
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The first twelve chapters of R. Kelly's rap opera in which a one-night stand triggers a series of revelations about the sexual deceits of its characters.

Directors: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield | Stars: R. Kelly, Cat Wilson, Rolando Boyce, LeShay N. Tomlinson

Votes: 1,952

9. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.6
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Third installment in the "That's Entertainment" series, featuring scenes from "The Hollywood Revue of 1929," "Brigadoon," "Singin' In The Rain," and many more MGM films.

Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,335 | Gross: $0.27M

10. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.4
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,916 | Gross: $6.54M

11. Naughty Marietta (1935)

Passed | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.7
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In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,105

12. Rose-Marie (1936)

Passed | 113 min | Musical, Romance, Adventure

6.8
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An incognito opera singer falls for a policeman who has been assigned to track down her fugitive brother.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Reginald Owen, Allan Jones

Votes: 1,116

13. The Climax (1944)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

5.5
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A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 630

14. Oh... Rosalinda!! (1955)

101 min | Musical

6.1
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"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is the pseudonym adopted by Dr. Falke (Anton Walbrook). Floating on the buoyant waltzes of Strauss, this Viennese romp is sure to please. Disguises, tricks, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anthony Quayle, Anton Walbrook, Dennis Price, Ludmilla Tchérina

Votes: 247

15. Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

108 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: David Redden, Michael Wager, Robert Powell, Gael Hammer

Votes: 220

16. Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Cleveland 1951. Pre-med student Artie Shoemaker dreams not so much of a medical career but a life in the theater, against the wishes of his working class parents. Despite having no ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Frank Langella, Glynnis O'Connor, Tom Hulce, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 256 | Gross: $0.06M

17. The Girl of the Golden West (1938)

Passed | 121 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.4
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A bandit disguises himself as an officer in an attempt to woo a saloon singer.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Walter Pidgeon, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 372

18. The Mikado (1939)

Not Rated | 90 min | Musical, Comedy

6.4
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The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville

Votes: 604

19. New Moon (1940)

Passed | 105 min | Musical, Romance, Adventure

6.9
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On a Louisiana-bound ship, a nobleman planning a campaign for liberty encounters an heiress.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Mary Boland, George Zucco

Votes: 484

20. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

6.3
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The team behind a successful Broadway production tries to stop the married stars from transitioning to Hollywood.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 524

21. Viennese Nights (1930)

92 min | Musical

7.1
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In 1890, Gus Sascher joins the Austrian Army and romances the impoverished girl Elsa Hofner. Elsa instead marries the wealthier officer Franz von Renner, in an attempt at social climbing. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Vivienne Segal, Alexander Gray, Jean Hersholt, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 64

22. The Mikado (I) (1987 TV Movie)

130 min | Musical, Comedy

7.7
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A staging of "The Mikado" set in an English country hotel during the 1920s.

Director: John Michael Phillips | Stars: Eric Idle, Lesley Garrett, Bonaventura Bottone, Richard Van Allan

Votes: 120

23. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis

Votes: 88

24. Gusarskaya ballada (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical, War

7.5
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A young girl decides to join a Husar squadron and fight against Napoleon. Dressed as a man she has a hard time adjusting to the rude Husar life styles.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Larisa Golubkina, Yuriy Yakovlev, Igor Ilyinsky, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 1,259

25. Three from the Filling Station (1930)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Willy, Kurt and Hans are broke, so they sell their car and open a filling station. Then they all fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Lilian Harvey, Heinz Rühmann, Oskar Karlweis

Votes: 717

26. Vienna Blood (1942)

106 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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Count Wolkersheim attends the 1815 Vienna Congress to negotiate,to the Countess joy. Political concerns and music mix in a waltzing city, their apparently opposite attitudes testing their love. Will she behave or will he learn to waltz?

Director: Willi Forst | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Maria Holst, Hans Moser, Theo Lingen

Votes: 111

27. The Mikado (1983 TV Movie)

116 min | Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Escaping from a distasteful marriage, Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, arrives in the town of Titipu - disguised as a musician. He has chosen Titipu because a beautiful girl, Yum-Yum, with... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: William Conrad, Clive Revill, Kate Flowers, John Stewart

Votes: 87

28. Broadway Serenade (1939)

Passed | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter, Frank Morgan

Votes: 179

29. Bitter Sweet (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A woman runs away with her music teacher in order to escape an arranged marriage, but they struggle to make ends meet.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders, Ian Hunter

Votes: 407

30. The Pirates of Penzance (1982 TV Movie)

98 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot. Now, having reached his 21st year, Frederic's indentures are at last ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Keith Michell, Alexander Oliver, Janis Kelly, Peter Allen

Votes: 77

31. H.M.S. Pinafore (1997 TV Movie)

Musical, Comedy

8.3
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Directors: Peter Butler, Craig Schaefer | Stars: Jon English, Amanda Muggleton, Simon Gallaher, Rima Te Wiata

Votes: 60

32. The Cat and the Fiddle (1934)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A romance between a struggling composer and an American singer.

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Jeanette MacDonald, Frank Morgan, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 328

33. The Vagabond King (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth

Votes: 99

34. H.M.S. Pinafore (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Musical, Comedy

6.0
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Director: Rodney Greenberg | Stars: Peter Marshall, Frankie Howerd, Meryl Drower, Michael Bulman

Votes: 81

35. Make a Wish (1937)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Bobby Breen, Basil Rathbone, Marion Claire, Henry Armetta

Votes: 123

36. The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Approved | 91 min | Biography, Music, Musical

6.4
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Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly, Lee Bowman

Votes: 57 | Gross: $0.30M

37. 1. April 2000 (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.8
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It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas, Judith Holzmeister

Votes: 178

38. The Dancing Years (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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The episodic story of a composer of operettas, Rudi Kleiber, in in old Viennese days, and the two women in his life; Maria Zeitler, his sweetheart, later mistress, lost love, an operetta ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Dennis Price, Gisèle Préville, Patricia Dainton, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 52

39. Every Little Thing (1997)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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Documentary. The tranquil woods of the Loire Valley embrace the La Borde psychiatric clinic, an asylum in the truest sense of the word, where patients find sanctuary and repose. Patients ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Philibert

Votes: 174

40. Sweet Adeline (1934)

Approved | 87 min | Musical, Romance

5.5
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In 1898, composer Sid Barnett manages to get his sweetheart, Adeline the beer-garden singer, to sing the lead in his new Broadway operetta; this infuriates Elysia, the erstwhile star. But ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Irene Dunne, Donald Woods, Hugh Herbert, Ned Sparks

Votes: 203

41. The Night Is Young (1935)

Passed | 81 min | Romance, Musical, Drama

6.1
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Austrian Emperor Franz Josef has arranged a marriage for his nephew, the Archduke Paul Gustave - nicknamed Gustl - to the suitable Princess Matilda, a woman Gustl can't even remember. He is... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Ramon Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel

Votes: 171

42. The Yeomen of the Guard (1982 TV Movie)

Musical

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Colonel Fairfax has been falsely accused of sorcery by a jealous relative who covets his estates and money. The Colonel is condemned to death for his 'crime' and waits in the Tower of ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Alfred Marks, Joel Grey, Elizabeth Gale, Claire Powell

Votes: 28

43. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Philip Glass, Holly Critchlow, Chuck Close, JoAnne Akalaitis

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Ruddigore (1982 TV Movie)

115 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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The Baronets of Ruddigore have been cursed by a witch. Each Baronet, in his turn, must commit a crime a day - or die in torture. To escape his dreadful fate, the latest Baronet, Sir Ruthven... See full summary »

Director: Barrie Gavin | Stars: Vincent Price, Keith Michell, John Treleaven, Donald Adams

Votes: 67

45. Letuchaya mysh (1979 TV Movie)

141 min | Musical, Comedy

7.8
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Director: Yan Frid | Stars: Yuriy Solomin, Lyudmila Maksakova, Larisa Udovichenko, Vitali Solomin

Votes: 322

46. The Mikado (1984 TV Movie)

150 min | Comedy, Musical

7.9
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In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Gidon Saks, Henry Ingram, Eric Donkin, Richard McMillan

Votes: 115

47. The Beggar Student (1956)

90 min | Musical, Romance

5.4
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Revolt of students and landed gentry in Poland about 1700 with twisted love stories.

Director: Werner Jacobs | Stars: Gerhard Riedmann, Waltraut Haas, Elma Karlowa, Gunther Philipp

Votes: 29

48. The Gondoliers (1990 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music

8.5
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After gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, marry their sweethearts Gianetta and Tessa, they are informed that one of them is really the King of Barataria. However, there is a problem - nobody ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Coombes | Stars: Robert Gard, Graeme Ewer, David Hobson, Roger Lemke

Votes: 20

49. A Night in Venice (1953)

76 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

3.7
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Crossover love during the Carnival of Venice. Annina, a fisher girl, is in love with Coramello, the personal barber and handyman of the Duke of Urbino, but she suspects that he cheats on ... See full summary »

Director: Georg Wildhagen | Stars: Hans Olden, Jeanette Schultze, Peter Pasetti, Marianne Schönauer

Votes: 9

50. The Pirates of Penzance (1985 TV Movie)

124 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Director: Norman Campbell | Stars: Brent Carver, Jeff Hyslop, Caralyn Tomlin, Douglas Chamberlain

Votes: 64



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