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1. La La Land (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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93 Metascore

While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Director: Damien Chazelle | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 456,291 | Gross: $151.10M

2. 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: 537,093 | Gross: $42.34M

3. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town with a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 436,917 | Gross: $23.64M

4. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 203,455 | Gross: $8.82M

5. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

8.2
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98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 112,581 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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54 Metascore

The relationship between writer AA Milne and his son, Christopher Robin, and how this became the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Vicki Pepperdine

Votes: 21,820 | Gross: $1.74M

7. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 17,315 | Gross: $0.22M

8. De-Lovely (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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53 Metascore

Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, Kevin McNally

Votes: 10,510 | Gross: $13.34M

9. Starter for 10 (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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69 Metascore

Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Joseph Friend

Votes: 20,977 | Gross: $0.21M

10. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work etc. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections he finally asks her out.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 4,233 | Gross: $0.51M

11. 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: 10,405 | Gross: $1.19M

12. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

7.6
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After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,196

13. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 9,316 | Gross: $1.19M

14. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,774

15. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray

Votes: 1,192

16. Blue Skies (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 1,168

17. Dames (1934)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

Directors: Ray Enright, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 1,719

18. The Pleasure Garden (1925)

75 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Two couples' romances are fancifully intertwined.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart

Votes: 1,964

19. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis

Votes: 1,442

20. Clean (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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75 Metascore

After she ends up in prison and loses custody of her son, a woman struggles to assimilate outside her former life and remain clean long enough to regain custody of her son.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar

Votes: 4,360 | Gross: $0.14M

21. 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: 629

22. The Threat (1949)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom State Prison and follows through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who convicted him.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Virginia Grey, Charles McGraw, Julie Bishop

Votes: 863

23. These Foolish Things (2005)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A young actress seeks to follow in her famous mother's footsteps.

Director: Julia Taylor-Stanley | Stars: Charlotte Lucas, Craig Rooke, Julia McKenzie, Roisin Goodall

Votes: 286

24. Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

6.5
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Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain's henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Bruce Bennett, Robert Hutton, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 228

25. Boston Blackie and the Law (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Blackie performs in a magic show at a women's prison, which gives an inmate an opportunity to escape.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Chester Morris, Trudy Marshall, Constance Dowling, Richard Lane

Votes: 280

26. The Conjuring of a Woman at the House of Robert Houdin (1896)

1 min | Short, Horror

6.3
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As an elegant maestro of mirage and delusion drapes his beautiful female assistant with a gauzy textile, much to our amazement, the lady vanishes into thin air.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Jehanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès

Votes: 1,419

27. Bumping Into Broadway (1919)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent of struggling actress in a theatrical boarding house. Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Helen Gilmore

Votes: 975

28. Lottery Lover (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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A crew of young military-school cadets are enjoying their first weekend in Paris. Frank Harrington, a girl-shy cadet, wins the lottery which "They" have organized, an Frank wins the right ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Lew Ayres, Pat Paterson, Peggy Fears, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 20

29. The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him, she can not forgive his infidelity. Their son, 12-year-old Christopher, is hurt and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Alexis Smith, Robert Douglas, Cecil Kellaway, Ted Donaldson

Votes: 49

30. Bright Lights (1935)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis, William Gargan

Votes: 162

31. Along Came Sally (1934)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

5.7
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An ambitious girl who wants to be a cabaret star poses as "Zaza", a French chanteuse, to get a job in a prestigious nightclub. Unfortunately, she finds herself in the middle of a dispute ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Cicely Courtneidge, Sam Hardy, Phyllis Clare, Billy Milton

Votes: 47

32. Sporting Life (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Sport

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A young British nobleman, impoverished and desperate, clings to the hope that either a prizefighter or a racehorse in which he holds interests can save his fortunes.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Bert Lytell, Marian Nixon, Paulette Duval, Cyril Chadwick

33. Talk About a Lady (1946)

Passed | 71 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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A country girl, wanting to break into show-business, comes to New York City and, by her actions, manages to restore the optimism of a jaded and disillusioned nightclub owner. Eventually she... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Forrest Tucker, Joe Besser, Trudy Marshall

Votes: 10

34. The Opening Night (1927)

Passed | 55 min | Drama

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When theatrical producer Robert Chandler (E. Alyn Warren), believed drowned in a fishing accident, turns up as a lonely, broken amnesiac three months later, he arrives just in time to see ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Claire Windsor, John Bowers, E. Alyn Warren, Grace Goodall

35. The Old Actor (1912)

17 min | Short, Drama

5.7
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An elderly actor who lives with his wife and daughter is dismissed from his acting job because he is considered to old. On his way home from the theatre he panics at the thought of telling ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: W. Chrystie Miller, Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford, Edwin August

Votes: 197

36. Twinkletoes in Hat Stuff (1941)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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Twinkletoes is sleeping on the counter at the "Wide-Awake Delivery Service." when Mysto the Magician telephones and wants his magical paraphernalia picked up at his home and delivered to ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Jack Mercer

Votes: 15

37. The Man in the Barn (1937)

Passed | 11 min | Short, History, Mystery

6.3
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Questioning accepted history, this speculative drama asks if John Wilkes Booth didn't die by gunshot while trapped in a burning barn surrounded by troops just days after Lincoln's assassination, but rather escaped to live another 38 years.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Carey Wilson, Ernie Adams, Erville Alderson, Virginia Brissac

Votes: 128

38. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952–1954)
Episode: Beauty Prize (1953)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.7
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Curious about a beauty contestant who could easily be mistaken for her twin, Pam finds herself backstage at the Miss Venus contest where she fills in for the missing Kitty Pomeroy. Kitty ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Barbara Britton, Richard Denning, Jerome Cowan, Adrienne Marden

Votes: 16

39. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Gene Kelly (1981)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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When Gene Kelly was first booked for the show he said to the writers that he didn't just want to do, 'Singing in the Rain'. The writers turned Gene's request into a running gag for the show... See full summary »

Director: Philip Casson | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 62

40. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Terror in Teakwood (1961)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.7
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A concert pianist, so obsessed by the death of an arch-rival that he desecrates his grave, announces he will play a sonata written especially for the dead man's oversized hands.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Boris Karloff, Guy Rolfe, Hazel Court, Charles Aidman

Votes: 146



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