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1. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 48,492

2. Assassins (1995)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore, Anatoli Davydov

Votes: 73,376 | Gross: $30.31M

3. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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33 Metascore

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 76,854 | Gross: $117.56M

4. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $0.20M

5. The Triple Echo (1972)

R | 90 min | Drama, War

6.3
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Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May

Votes: 706

6. The Impostors (1998)

R | 101 min | Comedy

6.5
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In an attempt to resurrect the slapstick comedy of Laurel and Hardy or The Marx Brothers, Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt team-up as two out-of-work actors who accidentally stowaway on a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Tucci | Stars: Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Walker Jones, Jessica Walling

Votes: 4,740 | Gross: $2.20M

7. Up the River (1930)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 930

8. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

7.2
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A New York City swindler has until Christmas to come up with the $10,000 he owes a gangster, prompting him to go into scamming overdrive.

Directors: Sidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Jane Darwell

Votes: 1,525

9. Style (2001)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Musical, Mystery

6.7
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In an attempt to woo the rich women, two prankster-loving men becomes prime suspects of a murder of a woman.

Director: N. Chandra | Stars: Sharman Joshi, Sahil Khan, Riya Sen, Shilpi Sharma

Votes: 1,583

10. The Matchmaker (1958)

Approved | 103 min | Romance, Comedy

6.9
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Thornton Wilder's tale of a matchmaker who desires the man she's supposed to be pairing with another woman.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine, Paul Ford

Votes: 922

11. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,263 | Gross: $3.85M

12. Ashi Hi Banwa Banwi (1988)

137 min | Comedy

8.8
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Four friends are searching for rented accommodation. The landlady insists only on married couples, so two of the friends are forced to dress as women and pretend to be wives of the other two.

Director: Sachin | Stars: Ashok Saraf, Sachin, Laxmikant Berde, Siddharth

Votes: 735

13. Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller

5.5
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A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them.

Director: Israel Luna | Stars: Krystal Summers, Kelexis Davenport, Willam Belli, Erica Andrews

Votes: 613

14. 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: 1,532 | Gross: $0.70M

15. Turnabout (1940)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, William Gargan

Votes: 609

16. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.6
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 1,047

17. Boy (I) (2009)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A poet sells his collection of comic books and action figures in order to afford to hire a male stripper on New Years Eve.

Director: Auraeus Solito | Stars: Aeious Asin, Aries Pena, Belinda, Madeleine Nicolas

Votes: 172

18. The Miracle Fighters (1982)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Former Royal Guardsman Kao was forced to be on the run when his superior couldn't tolerate him being a Manchu marrying a Han woman. A young prince was inadvertently killed when he kidnapped... See full summary »

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Yat Chor Yuen, Ka-Yan Leung, Cheung-Yan Yuen, Shun-Yee Yuen

Votes: 363

19. The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Rowland Brown | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter

Votes: 347

20. Teaserama (1955)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

5.1
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This is a compilation of several 1950s burlesque acts, so there's no real plot to summarize. There are some strippers, some stand-up comics of the take-my-wife-please variety and cult ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Klaw | Stars: Tempest Storm, Bettie Page, Trudy Wayne, Dave Starr

Votes: 240

21. On the Avenue (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Broadway producer satirizes an important New York family. The family sues but their daughter falls in love with producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye, The Ritz Brothers

Votes: 487

22. The Iron Ladies (2000)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.6
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50 Metascore

A triumph over adversity. Based on the true story of the 1996 Thailand National Champion Volleyball Team.

Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon | Stars: Jesdaporn Pholdee, Sahaphap Tor, Ekachai Buranapanit, Giorgio Maiocchi

Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $0.11M

23. Mexican Hayride (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Two con men selling phony stock flee to Mexico ahead of the law, where they run into a woman friend from their earlier days, who is now a bullfighter.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Virginia Grey, Luba Malina

Votes: 1,022

24. Coney Island (1917)

TV-G | 25 min | Short, Comedy

6.3
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Roscoe tries to dump his wife so he can enjoy the beach attractions. Buster arrives with Alice who is taken away from him by Al who loses her to Roscoe. Bathing beauties and Keystone Kops abound.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle | Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Joe Bordeaux, Jimmy Bryant

Votes: 1,363

25. The Queens (2018)

99 min | Documentary

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Chronicling the journey of contestants, past and present, who compete for the coveted crown of Miss Continental, a pageant for transgender women.

Director: Mark Saxenmeyer | Stars: Sunny Dee-Light, Maya Douglas, Jim Flint, Ginger Grant

26. No Questions Asked (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.

Director: Harold F. Kress | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Jean Hagen

Votes: 523

27. Clancy Street Boys (1943)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Muggs' rich Uncle Pete is coming to visit. Unfortunately, Muggs' late father had bragged that he had seven kids, so Muggs recruits the members of the gang to pose as his family--including ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Noah Beery

Votes: 464

28. Blondie Goes Latin (1941)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Dagwood disguises himself as a drummer in the ship's conga band to sneak aboard a South American cruise ship. Blondie performs several song-and-dance routines.

Directors: Frank R. Strayer, Robert Sparks | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 193

29. I Love You Baby (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.9
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Boy Meets Boy. Boy gets hit in head. Boy loses boy to girl. What will he do?

Directors: Alfonso Albacete, David Menkes | Stars: Jorge Sanz, Tiaré Scanda, Santiago Magill, Verónica Forqué

Votes: 297

30. Frigid Hare (1949)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.6
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Bugs rescues a penguin from an Inuit hunter at the South Pole and becomes obligated to it beyond his wildest dreams.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,107

31. Varietease (1954)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

5.9
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The legendary pinup queen Bettie Page stars in a marvelous burlesque show, alongside '50s icons Lili St.Cryr, Bobby Shields, Chris Le Chris Lynn and many others.

Director: Irving Klaw | Stars: Lili St. Cyr, Cass Franklin, Monica Lane, Bettie Page

Votes: 109

32. The Milky Waif (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Jerry finds himself in charge of a foundling mouse called Nibbles, who is eager to steal milk from Tom's bowl and oblivious to the danger.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Star: Lillian Randolph

Votes: 882

33. Way Down South (1939)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Music

5.5
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In the pre-Civil War South, a plantation owner dies and leaves all his possessions, including his slaves, to his young son. While the deceased treated his slaves decently, his corrupt ... See full summary »

Directors: Leslie Goodwins, Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Bobby Breen, Alan Mowbray, Ralph Morgan, Steffi Duna

Votes: 173

34. The Ghost Comes Home (1940)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather more pets than he sells. One day he receives a telephone call from John 'old fishface' Thomas in Australia. He wants to leave a ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Ann Rutherford, John Shelton

Votes: 184

35. The Big Snooze (1946)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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Elmer Fudd walks out of a typical Bugs cartoon, so Bugs gets back at him by disturbing Elmer's sleep using "nightmare paint."

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 919

36. Carolina Moon (1940)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Music, Romance

6.5
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After the evil Wheeler robs plantation owners of their land, Gene sets out to right the wrong.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Mary Lee

Votes: 58

37. A Soldier's Plaything (1930)

Passed | 56 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.4
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Georgie thinks he has killed Hank. He flees with his pal Tim and ships off to the war in Europe, eventually serving in Germany after armistice. There Georgie falls for Gretchen and promises to marry only if he can right his past mistake.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Ben Lyon, Harry Langdon, Lotti Loder, Noah Beery

Votes: 103

38. The Butch Factor (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

6.0
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A multicultural examination of modern gay male society and how masculinity is expected, defined, accepted, and expanded.

Director: Christopher Hines | Stars: Christopher Hines, Jason Hefley, H.T. Bennett, Junior Buendia

Votes: 205

39. Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy

5.9
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Taking inspiration from a well-known Victorian play, a modern-day prankster poses as a wealthy woman in a ploy to prevent him and his friends from being expelled from college.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott

Votes: 124

40. Here We Go Again (1942)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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It's Fibber and Molly's 20th anniversary and they want to throw a big party. But when everyone declines their invitation, they decide to go on a second honeymoon instead. After one night at... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy

Votes: 232

41. Reversals (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Young medical professional couple set out to prove that gender is not a factor in the ability to do a job well. Hilarity ensues as they swap jobs, clothes, and gender, in order to see what life is like from a different perspective.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Sarah Parish, Marc Warren, Nicholas Farrell, Claudia Harrison

Votes: 61

42. Peach O'Reno (1931)

Passed | 63 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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After a quarrell at their 25th wedding aniversery, Joe and Aggie Bruno decide to divorce each other, and both leave for Reno. So do their daughters Prudence and Pansy, but they want to get ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee, Zelma O'Neal

Votes: 199

43. Hare Ribbin' (1944)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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Bugs is chased into a lake by a French Poodle who speaks with a thick French accent; the rest of the story unfolds under water.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sam Wolfe

Votes: 400

44. Fight for Your Lady (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Wrestling trainer puts himself in charge of a singer's love life when the singer is jilted by a rich girl.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: John Boles, Jack Oakie, Ida Lupino, Margot Grahame

Votes: 121

45. Too Weak to Work (1943)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Bluto decides he's exhausted and needs a complete rest; fortunately, there's a hospital nearby where he can fake exhaustion. Popeye discovers the deception and poses as his nurse.

Director: Izzy Sparber | Stars: Jack Mercer, William Pennell

Votes: 65

46. Fugitive in the Sky (1936)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Reporter Terry Brewer goes to the Los Angeles airport to say goodbye to his sweetheart, airline hostess Rita Moore. He notices G-Man Mike Phelan among the passengers and assuming Phelan is ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Jean Muir, Warren Hull, Gordon Oliver, Carlyle Moore Jr.

Votes: 137

47. Danny La Rue: The Ladies I Love (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

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Female impersonator Danny La Rue's tribute to some very famous women.

Director: David Bell | Stars: Danny La Rue, Gene Barry, David Ellen, The Irving Davies Dancers

48. Gold Mine in the Sky (1938)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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As executor of the owner's will, singing ranch foreman Gene must see that the daughter/heiress doesn't marry without his approval.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, J.L. Franks' Golden West Cowboys

Votes: 62

49. Kick Me Again (1925)

Comedy, Short

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Puffy is an assistant at Doctor Lightfoot's dancing school. There, he has special attention paid to Mildred, and they're developing a love affair. Her husband is wise, and he has a raging ... See full summary »

Director: Zion Myers | Stars: Károly Huszár, Mildred June, Billy Engle, Bud Jamison

50. Popeye and the Pirates (1947)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Popeye is taking Olive on a boat ride when she spots a pirate ship. They are soon captured, and Popeye has to rescue Olive from the (initially charming) pirate captain. He tries tricks, ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 60



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