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1. 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: 522,415 | Gross: $42.34M

2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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67 Metascore

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 248,577 | Gross: $63.17M

3. Paddington 2 (2017)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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88 Metascore

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 47,273 | Gross: $40.44M

4. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 38,739 | Gross: $19.38M

5. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon

Votes: 69,967 | Gross: $54.24M

6. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.7
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67 Metascore

The story of Sir J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 191,265 | Gross: $51.68M

7. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,641 | Gross: $44.43M

8. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.6
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23 Metascore

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Votes: 13,306 | Gross: $64.89M

9. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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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: 16,857 | Gross: $0.22M

10. 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: 11,491 | Gross: $102.00M

11. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.0
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 28,709

12. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 16,250 | Gross: $1.00M

13. 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: 4,174 | Gross: $0.51M

14. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 5,149

15. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

Votes: 65,821 | Gross: $4.66M

16. 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: 10,304 | Gross: $1.19M

17. The Humbling (2014)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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59 Metascore

A stage actor who is slowly losing his mind engages in a relationship with a sexually confused younger woman.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Nina Arianda, Charles Grodin

Votes: 5,936

18. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)

100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.1
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The honourable Mark St. Neots is playing with some 'chums' when he meets and is bowled over by Sylvia. As he grows older he retains his image of this beautiful young girl with the red hair.... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Moira Shearer, John Justin, Roland Culver, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 115

19. 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: 6,139 | Gross: $0.70M

20. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,768 | Gross: $2.30M

21. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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93 Metascore

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 9,081

22. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 5,880 | Gross: $1.72M

23. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,057

24. Girl Play (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

4.7
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37 Metascore

Two real-life lesbian actresses meet by chance when they are cast as lovers in a local stage play, and end up actually falling in love.

Director: Lee Friedlander | Stars: Robin Greenspan, Lacie Harmon, Mink Stole, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 726

25. Game 6 (2005)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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56 Metascore

Combining real and fictional events, this movie centers around the historic 1986 World Series, and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Ari Graynor

Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $0.10M

26. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical

7.0
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Jenny Bowman (Judy Garland) is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne (Sir Dirk Bogarde) to see her son Matt (Gregory Phillips) again, ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,179

27. The Fan (1981)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 1,673

28. Jane Wants a Boyfriend (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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51 Metascore

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Director: William Sullivan | Stars: Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku, Polly Draper

Votes: 1,829

29. Critic's Choice (1963)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Parker Ballantine is a New York theater critic and his wife writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Parker must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn

Votes: 744

30. The Leading Man (1996)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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Successful playwright Felix Webb has a new play, 'The Hit Man', in rehearsal. Directed by his old friend Humphrey, it is already being hailed as a masterpiece; but Felix can't enjoy his ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Anna Galiena, Lambert Wilson, Thandie Newton

Votes: 1,367

31. The Taste of Others (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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78 Metascore

The lives of 6 people over 35 in Rouen, France, and their relationship to each other.

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 8,524 | Gross: $0.64M

32. Every Little Step (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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76 Metascore

Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line". Also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.

Directors: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern | Stars: German Alexander, Bob Avian, Justin Bellero, Michael Bennett

Votes: 1,310 | Gross: $1.72M

33. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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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: 1,414

34. Give a Girl a Break (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehersals. The producers of the show, Ted Sturgis, Leo Belney and Bob Dowdy begin to search a replacement. After... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Debbie Reynolds, Dolly Sharp

Votes: 484

35. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,370

36. Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

108 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: David Redden, Michael Wager, Robert Powell, Gael Hammer

Votes: 214

37. Stage Fright (1980)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis, Max Phipps

Votes: 489

38. Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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A struggling young singer falls for a nightclub owner whose father, a millionaire, is trying to shut it down. Featuring The Three Stooges as waiters.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Gale Storm, Phil Regan, Moe Howard, Larry Fine

Votes: 284

39. Wives and Lovers (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

6.0
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A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

Votes: 187

40. Bicycling with Molière (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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61 Metascore

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa, Camille Japy

Votes: 2,549 | Gross: $0.06M

41. The Toast of New York (1937)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress.

Directors: Rowland V. Lee, Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward Arnold, Cary Grant, Frances Farmer, Jack Oakie

Votes: 873

42. Oscar Wilde (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Playwright Oscar Wilde's homosexuality is exposed when he brings a libel action against his lover's father, leading to his own prosecution.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, Ralph Richardson, John Neville

Votes: 411

43. Avenue Montaigne (2006)

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

6.8
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64 Metascore

A young woman arrives in Paris where she finds a job as a waitress in bar next on Avenue Montaigne that caters to the surrounding theaters and the wealthy inhabitants of the area. She will meet a pianist, a famous actress and a great art collector, and become acquainted with the "luxurious" world her grandmother has told her about since her childhood.

Director: Danièle Thompson | Stars: Cécile de France, Valérie Lemercier, Albert Dupontel, Claude Brasseur

Votes: 3,893 | Gross: $2.04M

44. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.22M

45. Recipe for Disaster (2003 TV Movie)

G | 88 min | Comedy, Family

5.2
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Rebecca Korda and her two brothers, Sam and Max, are left alone on opening night of their family-owned restaurant.

Director: Harvey Frost | Stars: John Larroquette, Lesley Ann Warren, Melissa Peterman, Margo Harshman

Votes: 308

46. Career Girl (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Musical

5.5
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Joan Terry, a girl from the country wants to become a Broadway Star, but this proves to be not so easy.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Frances Langford, Edward Norris, Iris Adrian, Craig Woods

Votes: 127

47. Skyfall Premiere (2013 Video)

5 min | Short

7.7
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This short takes us to the red carpet and throws out quick thoughts from Harris, Craig, Mendes, Logan, Powell, Fiennes, Wilson, Bardem, Marlohe, Whishaw, and costume designer Jany Temime.

Stars: Javier Bardem, Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig, Roger Deakins

Votes: 10

48. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.1
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71 Metascore

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 471 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Opening Night (1931)

7 min | Comedy, Short

5.2
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It's the opening night of what has the buzz of being a spectacular new but heavily dramatic play, "Hot Sands". No one will be seated during the first ten minutes after the curtains go up ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Helen Eby-Rock, Leo Hoyt, Dorothy Sands, Peggy Shannon

Votes: 43

50. America Stripped (2010)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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Follow avant-garde photographer Greg Friedler as he embarks on an absurdly emotional 30-day roller-coaster ride to bring together 173 naked human beings of every shape, size, and walk of ... See full summary »

Director: David Palmer | Stars: Diane DeLuna, Frenchie, Greg Friedler, Jesse Garon

Votes: 76



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