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1. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

5.9
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56 Metascore

When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 93,196 | Gross: $73.03M

2. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.6
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53 Metascore

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris

Votes: 14,169 | Gross: $46.70M

3. Magic (1978)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror

6.8
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A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Ed Lauter

Votes: 8,271 | Gross: $25.94M

4. A Haunted House 2 (2014)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.7
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17 Metascore

Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Cedric the Entertainer, Essence Atkins

Votes: 18,576 | Gross: $17.33M

5. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 2,170

6. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest

Votes: 13,294 | Gross: $5.54M

7. Pin (1988)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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Isolated by his strange parents, Leon finds solace in an imaginary friend, which happens to be an anatomy doll from his father's doctor office. Unfortunately, the doll begins to take over Leon's life, and his sister's life as well.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: David Hewlett, Cynthia Preston, Terry O'Quinn, Bronwen Mantel

Votes: 3,608

8. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

PG | 84 min | Comedy

7.4
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80 Metascore

In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Nick Apollo Forte, Sandy Baron

Votes: 22,382 | Gross: $10.60M

9. Making Contact (1985)

PG | 98 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Believing to be able to communicate with his deceased father, a young boy develops physchic powers where he uses them to try to stop supernatural forces threatening his family and friends, especially a possessed ventriloquist dummy.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll, Tammy Shields, Jan Zierold

Votes: 1,226

10. The Ten (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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50 Metascore

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Adam Brody

Votes: 16,039 | Gross: $0.77M

11. Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Buddy Hackett, Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Larry Storch

Votes: 2,800

12. The 39 Steps (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more than he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 1,845

13. Puppets Who Kill (2002–2006)

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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The series takes place in a halfway house for very bad puppets and features four felonious puppet inmates who are doing time with their human caseworker as they wait until that glorious day.

Stars: Dan Redican, James Rankin, Gord Robertson, Bruce Hunter

Votes: 396

14. Dummy (2002)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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48 Metascore

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love life.

Director: Greg Pritikin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, Illeana Douglas, Vera Farmiga

Votes: 6,259 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Devil Doll (1964)

81 min | Horror

4.4
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An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

Director: Lindsay Shonteff | Stars: Bryant Haliday, William Sylvester, Yvonne Romain, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 1,685

16. 20 Years After (2008)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Everything that could go wrong did go wrong: War, Terrorism, Natural Disasters. Evacuees were ushered from the cities to refugee camps in the surrounding counties. In-fighting, famine and ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Torres | Stars: Joshua Leonard, Azura Skye, Diane Salinger, Aaron Hendry

Votes: 1,471

17. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,550 | Gross: $0.70M

18. Rosalie (1937)

Passed | 123 min | Drama, Musical

6.2
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West Point cadet Dick Thorpe falls in love with a girl, who turns out to be a princess from an European kingdom.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Eleanor Powell, Frank Morgan, Edna May Oliver

Votes: 414

19. The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)

Passed | 218 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

Directors: Ford Beebe, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: John Wayne, Dorothy Gulliver, Walter Miller, Kenneth Harlan

Votes: 308

20. It Couldn't Happen Here (1987)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Musical

6.8
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A young boy's holiday at a seaside resort includes a crazy blind priest, nuns in suspenders and a whole bunch of fat ladies.

Director: Jack Bond | Stars: Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe, Joss Ackland, Dominique Barnes

Votes: 401

21. Mahaan (1983)

Action, Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Criminal Vikram Singh is arrested for possession of drugs thus the case is called up in a court of law which forces him to approach his lawyer friend, Amit but instead of favoring for him ... See full summary »

Director: S. Ramanathan | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman

Votes: 373

22. Crash Canyon (2011–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

4.9
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While driving to their vacation, a family falls into a canyon and must learn to get on with their fellow stranded neighbours and, mostly, one another.

Stars: Patrick McKenna, Jennifer Irwin, Bryn McAuley, Joanne Vannicola

Votes: 671

23. The Big Show (1936)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Comedy, Music

5.9
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At the Texas Centennial in Dallas Autry confuses two girls by being himself and his own stunt double.

Directors: Mack V. Wright, Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Kay Hughes, Sally Payne

Votes: 217

24. I'm No Dummy (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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Explores the world of ventriloquism through clips, photos and interviews with many of today's greatest vents, revealing this perceived novelty act as a great modern art form. New 2-disk edition contains 2 extra hours of material.

Director: Bryan W. Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Jay Johnson, Lynn Trefzger, Tom Ladshaw

Votes: 120

25. Bullets and Saddles (1943)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Western

5.6
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Hammond is after the Craig ranch and has framed Charlie Craig for murder. Mother Craig brings in the Range Busters. They capture one of Hammond's men and Alibi plans to trick him into a ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Marshall | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Dennis Moore, Max Terhune, Julie Duncan

Votes: 38

26. Akeli Mat Jaiyo (1963)

Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Director: Nandlal Jaswantlal | Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajendra Kumar, Agha, Noor Mohammad Charlie

Votes: 22

27. Dilruba (1950)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Efforts are underway by the owner of a dancer troupe to ensnare an Engineer in the theft of a necklace.

Director: Dwarka Khosla | Stars: Rehana, Dev Anand, Cuckoo, Lala Yaqoob

Votes: 27

28. Range Defenders (1937)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Stony's brother George has been accused of murder and the Mesquiteers have returned to prove his innocence. But they find that Harvey rules the town along with his stooge Sheriff Gray and that George won't get a fair trial.

Director: Mack V. Wright | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Eleanor Stewart

Votes: 55

29. Ammo Bomma (2001)

Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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While dying in a shootout, a gangster transfers his soul into a ventriloquist's doll. After resurrecting, he tries to find a way to turn into a human again.

Director: Narasimha Rao Relangi | Stars: Brahmanandam, Rajendra Prasad, Uma Shankari, Sudhakar

Votes: 46

30. Screen Snapshots 2856: It Was Only Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 10 min | Short, History, War

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James Gleason drops by to visit Ralph Staub at the Columbia lot and Staub, as he was inclined to do, pulls out a few reels of World War II "Screen Snapshots", and he and Gleason reminisce ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: James Gleason, Groucho Marx, Carole Landis, Kay Kyser

31. Bring on the Girls (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy

5.9
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Sitting in a theater box, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy make comments between the acts of a vaudeville show.

Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Jerry Goff, Jack Kerr

Votes: 48

32. Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd in Sweden (1950)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy

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Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen takes his two famous creations along on a trip to his homeland of Sweden.

Director: Larry Lansburgh | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd

33. The Dr. C & Elwood Show Vol. 3: ADHD. ODD and Siblings (1998 Video)

Family

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Director: Roderick E. Stevens | Star: Benjamin Joel Caron

34. The First Television Picture with a Greyscale Image (1925 TV Movie)

Comedy, Reality-TV

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The first television picture with a greyscale image: the head of a ventriloquist dummy, followed by that of a human being, the first person to be televised in a full tonal range.

Director: John Logie Baird | Stars: Stooky Bill, John Logie Baird, William Edward Taynton

35. Screen Snapshots Series 21, No. 7 (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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Opens with Janet Blair and a squadron of Air Corps men singing "Nothing Can Stop the Army, Now." Then cuts to a burlesque court-martial scene of Charlie McCarthy, who is being defended by ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: James Stewart, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd

Votes: 5

36. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Belly Speaker (2008)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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When a drunken, philandering wastrel is found dead in his room, having had varnish forced down in his throat, his estranged disturbed ventriloquist son is found in a wardrobe.

Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 197

37. Arthur (1996– )
Episode: Big Horns George/*Bleep* (2003)

TV-Y | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.8
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George writes a blues song; DW learns about swear words.

Director: Greg Bailey | Stars: Colin Harvey, Alyson Leah, Taj Mahal, Evan Smirnow

Votes: 24

38. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Bride of the Living Dummy (1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Family, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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Slappy wants his bride, Mary-Ellen.

Director: Randy Bradshaw | Stars: Andreanne Benidir, Sophie Bennett, Wayne Robson, Michael Vollans

Votes: 493

39. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: Brown Magic (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Cleveland and Rallo create a successful ventriloquist act, but their partnership falls apart after Cleveland takes all the credit.

Directors: Anthony Agrusa, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 130

40. Playa del Sol (2007–2019)
Episode: Buktala är guld (2009)

28 min | Comedy

6.6
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A left behind ventriloquist's dummy make a large impact on Mårten.

Director: Kristina Kjellin | Stars: Marie Robertson, Henrik Hjelt, Mikael Tornving, Richard Ulfsäter

Votes: 7

41. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Caesar and Me (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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When Irish ventriloquist Jonathan West cannot find any work, his dummy Caesar suggests that he turn to robbery.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Morgan Brittany, Sarah Selby, Don Gazzaniga

Votes: 924

42. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Danger Ahead (1950)

TV-G | 23 min | Western

7.9
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To become sheriff, Deputy Craig has henchman Hatch kill revered Sheriff Roberts. The Lone Ranger, not knowing the involvement of Craig, talks to ventriloquist Boswell, who witnessed the murder, and who Craig wants dead.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Don Haggerty, Max Terhune

Votes: 18

43. The Lone Ranger (1949–1957)
Episode: Diamond in the Rough (1953)

TV-G | 23 min | Western

6.8
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While the Lone Ranger is visiting the Govenor of the Western Territory, he is asked to help cover a group of diplomats from another country on tour through the territory.

Director: Hollingsworth Morse | Stars: John Hart, Jay Silverheels, Leo Britt, Emory Parnell

Votes: 18

44. Just Cause (2001–2003)
Episode: Dream House (2003)

Crime, Drama

7.7
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Director: Rob W. King | Stars: Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson, Richard Thomas, Mark Hildreth

Votes: 10

45. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)
Episode: Dummy Love (2008)

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

7.7
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A murderous ventriloquist dummy finds out that his favorite internal organ is the heart.

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dana Snyder, Carey Means, Dave Willis, Evan Thomas Fuchs

Votes: 81

46. The Pitts (2003)
Episode: Dummy and Dummier (2003)

Comedy

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Bob in an attempt to save Petey's birthday party pulls out an old possessed ventriloquist dummy and becomes the hit of the party. In return Bob has to agree to let the dummy live with the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dylan Baker, Kellie Waymire, Lizzy Caplan, David Henrie

47. The Repair Shop (2017– )
Episode: Episode #4.14 (2019)

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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The team tackle a ventriloquist's dummy, a 1920s typewriter and a precious athletics trophy that's the last remaining memento of a much-loved father.

Director: Ben Borland | Stars: Jay Blades, Steven Fletcher, William Kirk, Amanda Middleditch

48. Two and a Half Men (2003–2015)
Episode: Good Morning, Mrs. Butterworth (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Charlie is angry when Alan and Chelsea become good friends, until he figures out how to use the situation to his advantage.

Director: Mark Roberts | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell

Votes: 755

49. The Kids Are Alright (2018–2019)
Episode: Irish Goodbye (2019)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

8.3
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Peggy struggles with Lawrence's decision to move out of the house; Timmy can't find his ventriloquist dummy, Knuckles, and learns that Joey took him without asking.

Director: Matt Sohn | Stars: Mary McCormack, Jack Gore, Sam Straley, Caleb Foote

Votes: 115

50. Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (2000– )
Episode: Jack in the Box (2001)

11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Animation narrated by NIGEL PLANER.

Star: Nigel Planer



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