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1. Liza with a Z (1972 TV Special)

55 min | Music

8.6
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Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number, "Liza with a 'Z'" and "Son of a Preacher Man". The concert ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Lorna Luft

Votes: 466

2. Baryshnikov on Broadway (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.4
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The star and his guests perform numbers from over a dozen renowned Broadway musicals, including: Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, Can-Can, The King and I, Cabaret, Where's Charley, Hello ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Obba Babatundé, Nell Carter, Liza Minnelli

Votes: 33

3. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )
Episode: From Broadway: Fosse (2001)

127 min | Music

8.4
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A filmed Broadway production of a 1999 tribute that strings together acclaimed choreographer Bob Fosse's "greatest hits."

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Eugene Fleming, Edwaard Liang

Votes: 152

4. The 53rd Annual Tony Awards (1999 TV Special)

Music

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Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Julie Andrews, Bea Arthur, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 50

5. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
Episode: A Sour Note (1968)

60 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The SIA wants proof Nazi war criminal Karl Muller has a new identify. It is in the safe of Luigi Dimontelli, son of a Fascist Italy bureaucrat. Luigi loves opera. The SIA persuades a diva to perform for him. Al poses as her manager.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Robert Wagner, Malachi Throne, Suzanne Pleshette, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 25

6. Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982 TV Movie)

Documentary, Family

7.9
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An in-depth look into the making of the film Annie (1982). It covers the adaptation changes from the original Broadway musical, the hiring of director John Huston, the nationwide search to ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry

Votes: 19

7. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 40,143 | Gross: $42.77M

8. All That Jazz (1979)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Votes: 21,753 | Gross: $37.82M

9. It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

51 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Malachi Throne, Murray Pollack

Votes: 1,327

10. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)

90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Susan Saint James, Robert Stack, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 384

11. After the Promise (1987 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.7
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Elmer Jackson is a carpenter in a small Californian town in the 1930s. Struggling to bring up 4 young boys after the death of his wife, he is horrified when the Government (citing ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Mark Harmon, Diana Scarwid, Rosemary Dunsmore, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 721

12. Pippin: His Life and Times (1981 TV Movie)

112 min | History, Musical, Romance

7.7
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At the goading of the ominous and omnipresent Leading Player, Pippin, the eldest son of King Charlemagne, samples life's pleasures to discover his place in the world and the meaning of his life.

Director: David Sheehan | Stars: Ben Vereen, William Katt, Leslie Denniston, Benjamin Rayson

Votes: 375

13. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: Chains of Command (1969)

73 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Dan Farrell investigates goings-on a small rural prison whose inmates are being used as slave labor.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Robert Stack, Pernell Roberts, Steve Ihnat, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 9

14. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

Votes: 12,130

15. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

PG-13 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors make guest appearances.

Stars: Charles Durning, Douglas Seale, Louis Giambalvo, Sharon Spelman

Votes: 4,057

16. National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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60 Metascore

The Griswold family's cross-country drive to the Walley World theme park proves to be much more arduous than they ever anticipated.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Imogene Coca, Randy Quaid

Votes: 79,470 | Gross: $61.40M

17. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,479 | Gross: $20.12M

18. Rhapsody in Wood (1947)

8 min | Animation, Short

7.4
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Director: George Pal | Star: Woody Herman

Votes: 16

19. Make Me an Offer (1980 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy

7.3
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The day after his final exams, Joyce learns from her husband Donald that he just used her to pay and clean for him during his studies. Now he's leaving her for her best friend Glenna, with ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Susan Blakely, Patrick O'Neal, John Rubinstein, Bruce Bauer

Votes: 41

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The 21-Inch Sun (1987)

Not Rated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Lerner, Craig Richard Nelson, Robert Starr

Votes: 93

21. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 188,126 | Gross: $170.69M

22. Great Performances: Dance in America (1976– )

Music

7.2
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Stars: Peter Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Merrill Ashley

Votes: 24

23. Bananas (1971)

GP | 82 min | Comedy

7.1
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67 Metascore

When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalbán, Nati Abascal

Votes: 30,143

24. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 1,040

25. Ann-Margret: Rhinestone Cowgirl (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Ann-Margret singing and dancing at the Grand Ole Opry House with Minnie Pearl, Bob Hope, Perry Como and Chef Atkins.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Perry Como, Bob Hope

Votes: 10

26. The Name of the Game (1968–1971)
Episode: A Hard Case of the Blues (1969)

75 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Blues singer Jessie Boone seems to have been swindled out of $200,000 by her manager. The curious thing is, she doesn't seem to care. Dan Farrell investigates but then becomes involved with Jesse.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Robert Stack, Sharon Farrell, Michael Anderson Jr., Norman Fell

Votes: 14

27. Sweet Charity (1969)

G | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr.

Votes: 3,866

28. Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Melody Anderson, Madolyn Smith Osborne, John Glover

Votes: 128

29. The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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57 Metascore

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya

Votes: 106,831 | Gross: $113.50M

30. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, History

6.9
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Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 39,952 | Gross: $31.67M

31. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 16,606 | Gross: $25.53M

32. Piaf: The Early Years (1974)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso... See full summary »

Director: Guy Casaril | Stars: Brigitte Ariel, Pascale Christophe, Guy Tréjan, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 57

33. To Be or Not to Be (1983)

PG | 107 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bad Polish actor is just trying to make a living when what should intrude but World War II in the form of an invasion. His wife has the habit of entertaining young Polish officers while ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Johnson | Stars: Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Ronny Graham, Estelle Reiner

Votes: 8,837 | Gross: $13.00M

34. The Christmas Star (1986)

TV-G | 94 min | Drama, Family

6.8
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A counterfeiter finds the true meaning of the holidays.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Edward Asner, Rene Auberjonois, Jim Metzler, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 228

35. All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)

G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi, Melba Moore

Votes: 29,722 | Gross: $27.10M

36. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 15,037 | Gross: $13.80M

37. High Anxiety (1977)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman

Votes: 16,778 | Gross: $31.06M

38. Star 80 (1983)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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A successful young model finds trouble when her obsessive manager-turned-husband becomes dangerously jealous. Based on the true story of 1980 Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson, Carroll Baker

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $6.47M

39. CBS Summer Playhouse (1987–1989)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Anthology television series that aired unsold television pilots during the summer.

Stars: Daphne Reid, Tim Reid, James Eckhouse, Tom Isbell

Votes: 73

40. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

6.6
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Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

Votes: 741

41. The Penalty Phase (1986 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Things looked pretty simple: the confessed murderer had all the evidence against him. The Prosecutor Jansen could not have been more relentless, conservative and incisive. Furthermore, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Peter Strauss, Jonelle Allen, Karen Austin, Jane Badler

Votes: 66

42. Side Show (1981 TV Movie)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A teenage boy runs away from home. He joins the circus but finds out that it's not all what it's cracked up to be. But then the boy becomes a witness to a murder, and he must try to stay out of the killer's way.

Director: William Conrad | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Connie Stevens, William Windom, Barbara Rhoades

Votes: 29

43. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 33,831 | Gross: $57.06M

44. Pennies from Heaven (1981)

R | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.5
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Jessica Harper, Vernel Bagneris

Votes: 4,551 | Gross: $9.18M

45. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Magic Saturday (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: M. Emmet Walsh, Taliesin Jaffe, David L. Crowley, Caren Kaye

Votes: 95

46. Sweet Bird of Youth (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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Aging film star Alexandra del Lago, also known as Princess Kosmonopolis, fears her career is over due to her fading youthful looks. She takes up with a handsome young man, Chance Wayne, who... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Geer

Votes: 371

47. Urban Cowboy (1980)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.2
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61 Metascore

Bud is a young man from the country who learns about life and love in a Houston bar.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: John Travolta, Debra Winger, Scott Glenn, Madolyn Smith Osborne

Votes: 11,060 | Gross: $53.30M

48. A Chorus Line (1985)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.1
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46 Metascore

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Michael Douglas, Terrence Mann, Michael Blevins, Yamil Borges

Votes: 8,040 | Gross: $14.20M

49. In the Mood (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Talia Balsam, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Constantine

Votes: 790 | Gross: $1.00M

50. Kiss Me Goodbye (1982)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.1
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Not until three years after the death of her husband Jolly, Kay dares to move back into their former house, persuaded by her new fiancé Rupert. But soon her worst expectations come true, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Sally Field, James Caan, Jeff Bridges, Paul Dooley

Votes: 1,587 | Gross: $15.78M