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1. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 716,437

2. Barry (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Short, Action, Comedy

8.3
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A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.

Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 31,142

3. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 127,880 | Gross: $2.20M

4. True Romance (1993)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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59 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine, the Mob, track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 192,910 | Gross: $12.28M

5. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

Votes: 324,270 | Gross: $127.00M

6. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 118,393 | Gross: $21.12M

7. 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: 24,380 | Gross: $27.02M

8. Due Date (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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51 Metascore

High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 309,268 | Gross: $100.54M

9. We Are Your Friends (2015)

R | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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46 Metascore

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston

Votes: 33,345 | Gross: $3.59M

10. Be Cool (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.6
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37 Metascore

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive on the way.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 65,382 | Gross: $56.05M

11. Swingers (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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71 Metascore

Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau, Ron Livingston

Votes: 72,090 | Gross: $4.51M

12. Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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46 Metascore

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo

Votes: 88,629 | Gross: $138.61M

13. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 35,688 | Gross: $0.35M

14. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 29,678 | Gross: $6.67M

15. The Canyons (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

3.8
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36 Metascore

When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks

Votes: 10,124 | Gross: $0.05M

16. Rebel in the Rye (2017)

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

6.6
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46 Metascore

The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis

Votes: 6,890 | Gross: $0.38M

17. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 36,015 | Gross: $3.60M

18. Kiss Me First (2018– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A lonely video game addict new to the online world of Azana meets a confident party girl with a dark secret.

Stars: Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard, Freddie Stewart

Votes: 2,859

19. Catch That Kid (2004)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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33 Metascore

A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Sam Robards, Jennifer Beals, Corbin Bleu

Votes: 9,210 | Gross: $16.70M

20. El Angel (2018)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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61 Metascore

The angelic face of Carlos, a 17-year-old teenager, hides a dark facet of robberies, lies and murders.

Director: Luis Ortega | Stars: Lorenzo Ferro, Cecilia Roth, Luis Gnecco, Malena Villa

Votes: 6,631 | Gross: $0.09M

21. Delivery Man (2013)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

An affable underachiever finds out he's fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity.

Director: Ken Scott | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor

Votes: 71,948 | Gross: $30.66M

22. Everyone Has Their Own Style (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 46,560

23. Don's Plum (2001)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A group of Los Angeles teenagers meet every week at their local diner to discuss their latest misadventures in their miserable lives.

Director: R.D. Robb | Stars: Scott Bloom, Kevin Connolly, Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio

Votes: 3,845

24. Showtime (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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32 Metascore

A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.

Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Rachael Harris

Votes: 58,431 | Gross: $38.08M

25. Stretch (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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A hard-luck limo driver struggles to go straight and pay off a debt to his bookie. He takes on a job with a crazed passenger, whose sought-after ledger implicates some seriously dangerous criminals.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Ed Helms, James Badge Dale, Brooklyn Decker

Votes: 27,705

26. After Sex (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex.

Director: Eric Amadio | Stars: Marc Blucas, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello

Votes: 7,743

27. The Goodbye Girl (1977)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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64 Metascore

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, Paul Benedict

Votes: 11,670 | Gross: $102.00M

28. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,461 | Gross: $1.63M

29. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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51 Metascore

An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, Zach Braff, Ben Weber

Votes: 6,860 | Gross: $1.74M

30. Little Men (2016)

PG | 85 min | Drama

6.7
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86 Metascore

A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina García, Theo Taplitz

Votes: 6,305 | Gross: $0.70M

31. 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: 10,394 | Gross: $1.19M

32. Welcome (I) (2007)

159 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A man falls in love with a beautiful woman, but later discovers that her brothers are gangsters.

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 16,035 | Gross: $1.09M

33. Camouflage (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

4.6
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An actor discovers the dark side of private investigating when he takes on an assignment in rural Oregon with a crusty P.I.

Director: James Keach | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Lochlyn Munro, Vanessa Angel, William Forsythe

Votes: 1,473

34. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The ups and downs of life as experienced by a group of aspiring young artists in the early Fifties New York.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

Votes: 1,812

35. Sarkar (2005)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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The authority of a man, who runs a parallel government in Mumbai, is challenged. His son rises to face his enemies.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kay Kay Menon, Supriya Pathak

Votes: 14,709

36. 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: 4,446 | Gross: $1.16M

37. Walking and Talking (1996)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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67 Metascore

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Anne Heche, Amy Braverman, Miranda Rhyne

Votes: 2,934 | Gross: $1.28M

38. You Shall Not Sleep (2018)

106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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A young theatre actress agrees to participate in a new stage play of a famous dramatist, without thought for the consequences.

Director: Gustavo Hernández | Stars: Belén Rueda, Eva De Dominici, Natalia de Molina, Germán Palacios

Votes: 964

39. 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: 759

40. Dogtown (1997)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like ... See full summary »

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Rory Cochrane, David Shackelford, Trevor St. John, Price Carson

Votes: 348

41. Shamitabh (2015)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

6.8
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An aspiring actor with the inability to speak, joins forces with a man who has a powerful voice. Together they take the film industry by storm, but will their egos get in the way?

Director: R. Balki | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan, Abhinaya

Votes: 6,563 | Gross: $0.24M

42. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.7
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

Votes: 4,681 | Gross: $5.73M

43. Extramarital (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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An aspiring writer (Traci Lords) gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed during a torrid affair.

Director: Yael Russcol | Stars: Traci Lords, Jeff Fahey, Brian Bloom, María Díaz

Votes: 399

44. Hot Guys with Guns (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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If you can imagine Lethal Weapon with Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as younger, hotter ex-boyfriends, you'll have the basis for Hot Guys With Guns, a modern take on the old-fashioned detective story. It's Chinatown meets Boystown.

Director: Doug Spearman | Stars: Marc Anthony Samuel, Brian McArdle, Trey McCurley, Darryl Stephens

Votes: 268

45. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 2,766 | Gross: $0.04M

46. Unscripted (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

Votes: 384

47. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)

145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Samir is in love with Sonia but has unfortunately lied to her that he was already married.When she wants to meet her wife,Samir approaches his dutiful nurse Naina to play 'wife'a drama that turns out into a comedy of errors.

Director: David Dhawan | Stars: Salman Khan, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif, Sohail Khan

Votes: 4,207

48. A Magnificent Haunting (2012)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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The only dream of Pietro is to become a famous actor. 28 year-old Pietro is so obsessed with becoming an actor that he does not mind trying every single way. He comes Rome and starts to ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Elio Germano, Margherita Buy, Vittoria Puccini, Beppe Fiorello

Votes: 4,680

49. Blue Nude (1978)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Rocco is a young Italian living in New York. He is desperate for a job and willing to do anything, including being in porn movies, just like his friend Lilly.

Director: Luigi Scattini | Stars: Gerardo Amato, Susan McBain, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Renato Romano

Votes: 47

50. 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



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