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Movies about actors, singers and entertainers. Some biografical and some fictional.
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1. Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy
A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.
Votes: 11,295 | Gross: $2.26M
3. Give My Regards to Broadway (1948)
92 min | Musical
The Norwick family has had a successful run on the vaudeville circuit, but now some of the family wants out. Mom is ready to retire on the family's farm, and daughter June wants to quit now... See full summary »
4. Babes in Arms (1939)
Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical
A group of vaudevillians struggling to compete with talkies hits the road hoping for a comeback. Frustrated to be left behind, all of their kids put on a show themselves to raise money for the families and to prove they've got talent, too.
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.
8. The Impostors (1998)
R | 101 min | Comedy
In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Arthur (Stanley Tucci) and Maurice (Oliver Platt) team-up as two out-of-work actors who ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,774 | Gross: $2.20M
9. Swing Time (1936)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
12. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
Votes: 3,505 | Gross: $12.41M
15. It All Came True (1998)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy
A man buys a house on Manhattan, uninhabited for decades - except the ghosts of the previous owner and his wife. They meddle in his love life.
18. Mad Love (1935)
Passed | 68 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
In France, an insane surgeon's obsession with an actress from England leads him to replace her pianist husband's hands that got mangled in an accident with the hands of a late knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.
19. The Country Girl (1954)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music
A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.
20. Stage Fright (1950)
Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.
21. A Double Life (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »
23. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 207,160 | Gross: $4.24M
25. The John Garfield Story (2003 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary, Biography
This documentary, aired on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable network, looks at the life and career of John Garfield, whose career was cut short when he died at age 39. His difficult ... See full summary »
26. Breathing Hard (2001)
93 min | Comedy, Drama
A struggling Hollywood writer takes a job as a driver for a cursing, cantankerous old British actress. She believes she has one great role left in her...and decides that it should be in his new play.
27. Typecasted (2006)
20 min | Short, Comedy
Angelo (Frank Fata) and Tony (Adam Piacente) will do just about anything to make it in showbiz. Even if that means constantly playing characters that portray the stereotype they worked ... See full summary »
28. Broken Hearts of Hollywood (1926)
Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Virginia Perry, a former movie star, leaves her family and returns to Hollywood to make a comeback, but age has taken its toll and she is cast in small character roles. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »
29. The Mysterious Miss X (1939)
Passed | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Keith Neville and Dan Casey, two small-time stage actors, are traveling by bus back two New York City, and have an overnight stay in a small town. They take a room in a local hotel and a ... See full summary »
30. Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography
Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.
32. Dance Charlie Dance (1937)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy
A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism.
33. Festa (1989)
82 min | Comedy, Drama
Hired to entertain a party in a luxury home, in São Paulo, a musician, a snooker player, and an old decadent actor keep waiting downstairs, never being invited to the party upstairs to perform their acts.
34. I'm Still Alive (1940)
Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Steve Bennett is a daring flier who crashes airplanes for the movies, and Laura Marley is an arrogant movie star who is transformed into a very likable woman when she marries Steve. But she... See full summary »
35. I Live for Love (1935)
Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.
36. Alan Ladd: The True Quiet Man (1999 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary, Biography
In the 1942 This Gun For Hire, he was only a supporting actor. But his portrayal of a cold, ruthless killer with a core of gentle sadness had an impact on audiences everywhere. Teamed with ... See full summary »
37. The Happiest Place on Earth (1999)
120 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Robert Hughes-Lambert, who was captured by Nazis when his active homosexuality was discovered during the filming of Mermoz (1943).
38. Acropole (1996)
125 min | Musical, Drama
This musical shows of the Acropole dominated Greek theater during the 1950s and 60s. Acropole follows Prince, the self-made producer of this unusual and mythic theater, and Lakis, the ... See full summary »
39. Ginger (1935)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, ... See full summary »
41. Sons o' Guns (1936)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy
Broadway star Jimmy Canfield stars in a patriotic show on the great white way during WWI. He plays the heroic soldier, but he is doesn't want to join the Army. To evade some troubles with ... See full summary »
42. Quadrille (1938)
95 min | Comedy, Romance
The battle of the sexes as drawing room social satire. Philippe, a middle-aged newspaper editor, has lived for six years with Paulette, a successful stage actress. He tells her friend ... See full summary »
43. Till We Meet Again (1936)
Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance, War