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1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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87 Metascore

A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 536,690 | Gross: $42.34M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 333,038 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.1
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87 Metascore

A young William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 204,696 | Gross: $100.32M

4. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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30 Metascore

Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 82,523 | Gross: $113.09M

5. Home Again (2017)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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41 Metascore

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Pico Alexander

Votes: 24,532 | Gross: $27.02M

6. Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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43 Metascore

After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, Betty Aberlin

Votes: 61,066 | Gross: $25.27M

7. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

6.7
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78 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 25,475 | Gross: $1.81M

8. Slings and Arrows (2003–2006)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne

Votes: 2,346

9. A Snow Globe Christmas (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.5
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A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and is magically transported to it. When she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it's not all just a fantasy.

Director: Jodi Binstock | Stars: Alicia Witt, Donald Faison, Christina Milian, Trevor Donovan

Votes: 843

10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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63 Metascore

Four college freshmen and best friends find that it may take more than a shared pair of jeans to help them stay in touch as their lives go in different directions.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively

Votes: 25,911 | Gross: $44.09M

11. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)

Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

Director: Abe Levitow | Stars: Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy, Royal Dano

Votes: 2,309

12. Pretty Persuasion (2005)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.

Director: Marcos Siega | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Ron Livingston, James Woods, David Wagner

Votes: 9,630 | Gross: $0.31M

13. American Splendor (2003)

R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Shari Springer Berman, Harvey Pekar, Chris Ambrose

Votes: 46,094 | Gross: $6.00M

14. Venus (I) (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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82 Metascore

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips, Beatrice Savoretti

Votes: 12,082 | Gross: $3.34M

15. Flirting (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Two freethinking teenagers - a boy and a girl - confront with authoritarian teachers in their boarding schools. The other students treat this differently.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Noah Taylor, Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose

Votes: 5,463 | Gross: $2.42M

16. StageFright (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

Votes: 6,182

17. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

In 1937, a teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar", directed by a young Orson Welles.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

Votes: 10,404 | Gross: $1.19M

18. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 5,239

19. The Dresser (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 105 min | Drama

6.8
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A drama, based on a successful play, about an aging actor (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and his personal assistant (Sir Ian McKellen).

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen, Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire

Votes: 2,542

20. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Guy Fawkes Day, 1892. Oscar Wilde goes to a performance of his controversial, banned play 'Salome'. The 'theatre' is a brothel and the players prostitutes.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $0.33M

21. Dare (2009)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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54 Metascore

A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Cady Huffman

Votes: 3,952

22. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

Votes: 4,458 | Gross: $1.16M

23. Driving Lessons (2006)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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56 Metascore

A coming of age story about a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his domineering mother. His world changes when he begins to work for a retired actress.

Director: Jeremy Brock | Stars: Rupert Grint, Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Fay Cohen

Votes: 10,371 | Gross: $0.24M

24. Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Ben Foster, Randy Harrison, Janel Moloney

Votes: 12,159

25. Big Stone Gap (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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39 Metascore

In a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, self-proclaimed spinster Ave Maria Mulligan finds her life shaken up and forever changed after learning a long-buried family secret.

Director: Adriana Trigiani | Stars: Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 2,247 | Gross: $1.01M

26. Hunky Dory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.2
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46 Metascore

In the heat of the summer of 1976, drama teacher Vivienne fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on an end-of-term version of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Minnie Driver, Kristian Gwilliam, Adam Byard, Aled Pugh

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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51 Metascore

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Director: William Sullivan | Stars: Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku, Polly Draper

Votes: 1,874

28. Delhi-6 (2009)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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45 Metascore

In the ancient walled city of Delhi, an American-born Indian finds himself on an unexpected inner journey as he learns about himself and his roots.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Waheeda Rehman, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor

Votes: 6,462 | Gross: $0.88M

29. Fear No Evil (1981)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.5
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High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two arch angels in human form (as women) take him on.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Stefan Arngrim, Elizabeth Hoffman, Kathleen Rowe McAllen, Frank Birney

Votes: 1,076

30. Walk of Fame (I) (2017)

93 min | Comedy

3.1
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A motley crew of aspiring performers come under the guidance of an eccentric and volatile acting coach.

Director: Jesse Thomas | Stars: Scott Eastwood, Malcolm McDowell, Chris Kattan, Jamie Kennedy

Votes: 763

31. Hero at Large (1980)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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An idealistic but struggling actor finds his life unexpectedly complicated when he stops a robbery while wearing the costume of Captain Avenger, a superhero character of a film he is hired ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: John Ritter, Anne Archer, Bert Convy, Kevin McCarthy

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $15.93M

32. The Actors (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Two failed actors decide to pull a con on a local gangster by pretending to be the people to whom he owes money.

Director: Conor McPherson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dylan Moran, Michael Gambon, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,628

33. Dare (2005)

Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short

6.8
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High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Adam Fleming, Michael Cassidy, Marla Burkholder, Terry Guerin

Votes: 1,619

34. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,057

35. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 628

36. The Banquet (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.5
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, You Ge, Daniel Wu, Xun Zhou

Votes: 6,420

37. Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.5
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In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,160

38. Ants in the Pants (2000)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.0
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A late bloomer, 15-year-old Flo experiences his sexual awakening, relentlessly targeting his gorgeous classmate Leonie. Flos friends eagerly try to help him out. The only problem may be Leonies boyfriend.

Director: Marc Rothemund | Stars: Tobias Schenke, Axel Stein, Luise Helm, Mina Tander

Votes: 3,617

39. Le voleur d'enfants (1991)

110 min | Drama

6.0
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In 1925 Paris, the Colonel kidnaps unhappy or abandoned boys, providing them and his wife with comfort and joy in his rich mansion. Then things become complicated when he adopts a girl.

Director: Christian de Chalonge | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Ángela Molina, Michel Piccoli, Virginie Ledoyen

Votes: 157

40. Enter Laughing (1967)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A young would-be actor seeks his first break.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: José Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Elaine May, Jack Gilford

Votes: 435

41. Insect (2018)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Amateur actors rehearsing "Pictures from the Insects' Life". The actors find themselves living out their characters' roles and hallucinating insects. "Insects", is intercut with the ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jirí Lábus, Jan Budar, Jaromír Dulava, Norbert Lichý

Votes: 340

42. Hastrman (2018)

98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human. He is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Havelka | Stars: Karel Dobrý, Jirí Lábus, David Novotný, Vladimír Polívka

Votes: 136

43. The Last Butterfly (1991)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Stage mime Antoine Moreau (Sir Tom Courtenay) is compelled by the Gestapo to put on a performance for the children of Terezin, a "model" concentration camp, to convince the Red Cross ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Kachyna | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Brigitte Fossey, Ingrid Held, Freddie Jones

Votes: 234

44. Va Savoir (Who Knows?) (2001)

PG-13 | 154 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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79 Metascore

Quick-witted, well-read cultured types revolve around each other in a delightful potpourri of theatre, romanticism and theft.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Sergio Castellitto, Marianne Basler, Hélène de Fougerolles

Votes: 2,248 | Gross: $0.91M

45. Lilies (1996)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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When a bishop comes to a prison to hear the confession of an old friend he is forced to watch a play, performed by the inmates, about their youth together, love and betrayal.

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Ian D. Clark, Marcel Sabourin, Aubert Pallascio, Jason Cadieux

Votes: 2,526 | Gross: $0.22M

46. Avenue Montaigne (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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64 Metascore

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Cécile de France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Claude Brasseur

Votes: 3,917 | Gross: $2.04M

47. Graf Porno und die liebesdurstigen Töchter (1969)

80 min | Comedy

3.6
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Garibaldus lives in the family inherited castle, but he has financial problems. To solve their financial problems, he wants to marry his son to a rich girl. A rich widow with six daughters ... See full summary »

Director: Günter Hendel | Stars: Rinaldo Talamonti, Ingeborg Piontek, Marisa Alberti, Ricci Hohlt

Votes: 40

48. L'amour fou (1969)

252 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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During the rehearsals for the production of the tragedy Andromaque, the leading actress and her director, a couple behind the scenes, can't find a way to leave their personal problems at ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Josée Destoop, Michèle Moretti

Votes: 529

49. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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The New York police investigates the murder of a Czech immigrant whose rags-to-riches story is told by his secretary to homicide detectives.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory

Votes: 753

50. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,583 | Gross: $0.06M



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