Most Popular Opening Night Movies and TV Shows
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R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 522,415 | Gross: $42.34M
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 248,577 | Gross: $63.17M
3. Paddington 2 (2017)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 47,273 | Gross: $40.44M
4. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
Votes: 38,739 | Gross: $19.38M
5. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
PG | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.
Votes: 69,967 | Gross: $54.24M
7. Valley of the Dolls (1967)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.
Votes: 6,641 | Gross: $44.43M
8. Staying Alive (1983)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,306 | Gross: $64.89M
9. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 16,857 | Gross: $0.22M
10. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 11,491 | Gross: $102.00M
11. A Night at the Opera (1935)
Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
12. Limelight (1952)
G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
Votes: 16,250 | Gross: $1.00M
13. The Tall Guy (1989)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,174 | Gross: $0.51M
14. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
15. The Science of Sleep (2006)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Votes: 65,821 | Gross: $4.66M
18. The Man Who Loved Redheads (1955)
100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
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 »
20. 42nd Street (1933)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.
Votes: 9,768 | Gross: $2.30M
22. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance
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 »
Votes: 5,880 | Gross: $1.72M
25. Game 6 (2005)
R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 2,383 | Gross: $0.10M
26. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical
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 »
27. The Fan (1981)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
29. Critic's Choice (1963)
Approved | 100 min | Comedy
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.
30. The Leading Man (1996)
R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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 »
32. Every Little Step (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 1,310 | Gross: $1.72M
33. Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Musical
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.
34. Give a Girl a Break (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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 »
35. French Cancan (1955)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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.
37. Stage Fright (1980)
90 min | Horror, Thriller
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 »
38. Swing Parade of 1946 (1946)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
39. Wives and Lovers (1963)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy
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.
40. Bicycling with Molière (2013)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?
Votes: 2,549 | Gross: $0.06M
41. The Toast of New York (1937)
Approved | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
42. Oscar Wilde (1960)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
Playwright Oscar Wilde's homosexuality is exposed when he brings a libel action against his lover's father, leading to his own prosecution.
43. Avenue Montaigne (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 3,893 | Gross: $2.04M
44. The Cockettes (2002)
R | 100 min | Documentary
Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.
Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.22M
47. Skyfall Premiere (2013 Video)
5 min | Short
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.
48. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
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 »
Votes: 471 | Gross: $0.03M
49. Opening Night (1931)
7 min | Comedy, Short
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 »
50. America Stripped (2010)
Unrated | 78 min | Documentary
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 »