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1. Hoosiers (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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76 Metascore

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Writer: Angelo Pizzo | Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley

2. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and ... See full summary »

Writer: Isobel Lennart | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

3. Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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70 Metascore

In the 1930s, fictional jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Woody Allen, Ben Duncan

4. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Writer: Richard Morris | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

5. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)

170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Writers: Lorna Luft, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

6. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 158 min | Adventure, Western, Romance

7.3
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Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Writer: Hal G. Evarts | Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

7. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Writer: Steven Peros | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

8. The Five Pennies (1959)

Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, Robert Smith, Red Nichols | Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino

9. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a... See full summary »

Writer: Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter

10. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.

Writers: Rikki Beadle Blair, Martin Duberman | Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

11. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent. He postpones the trial because it is hard to get a conviction at ... See full summary »

Writer: Preston Sturges | Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

12. The Gene Krupa Story (1959)

101 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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The story of legendary jazz drummer, Gene Krupa. Since his youth, all Gene ever wanted to do is play the drums and make music. This is something his parents would not approve of- they want ... See full summary »

Writer: Orin Jannings | Director: Don Weis | Stars: Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren, Susan Oliver

13. Roberta (1935)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Kern, Otto A. Harbach, Alice Duer Miller, Jane Murfin, Sam Mintz, Allan Scott, Glenn Tryon | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott

14. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

15. Smile (1975)

PG | 113 min | Comedy

7.3
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It's time again for California's "Young American Miss" beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo, who give their all to put on a successful ... See full summary »

Writer: Jerry Belson | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis

16. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Writers: Samuel Fuller, John Brophy | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

17. Humoresque (1946)

Approved | 125 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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A classical musician from the slums is sidetracked by his love for a wealthy, neurotic socialite.

Writers: Clifford Odets, Zachary Gold, Fannie Hurst | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant, J. Carrol Naish

18. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Pretty Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe. She decides to return home to surprise her mother whom she thinks is a successful Broadway star with a mansion in ... See full summary »

Writer: Earl Baldwin | Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe

19. 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.

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: John Ford | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer, Humphrey Bogart

20. Bad Girl (1931)

90 min | Drama

6.7
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A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.

Writers: Viña Delmar, Brian Marlowe, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Minna Gombell, Frank Austin

21. Glorifying the American Girl (1929)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The rise of a showgirl, Gloria Hughes, culminating in a Ziegfeld extravaganza "Glorifying the American Girl".

Writers: J.P. McEvoy, Millard Webb | Director: Millard Webb | Stars: Mary Eaton, Eddie Cantor, Helen Morgan, Rudy Vallee

22. The Naked and the Dead (1958)

131 min | Drama, War

6.5
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In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters. To them, war is a game which they know they will win and the common ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Sanders, Terry Sanders, Norman Mailer | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey, Lili St. Cyr

23. Elmer, the Great (1933)

TV-G | 72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes... See full summary »

Writers: Ring Lardner, George M. Cohan, Thomas J. Geraghty | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Patricia Ellis, Frank McHugh, Claire Dodd

24. Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Hired to investigate forged bonds, Charlie is thwarted by the murder of his undercover agent, but the arrival of son Lee helps him uncover the true culprits.

Writers: Edward T. Lowe Jr., Stuart Anthony, Philip MacDonald, Earl Derr Biggers | Directors: Lewis Seiler, Hamilton MacFadden | Stars: Warner Oland, Mary Brian, Thomas Beck, Erik Rhodes

25. Midnight (1934)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Gar Boni, just as Saxon was to sit in... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Sifton, Claire Sifton | Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull

26. Rose of Washington Square (1939)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Musical

6.8
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A singer becomes a star in the Ziegfeld Follies, but her marriage to a con man has a bad effect on her career.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, John Larkin, Jerry Horwin | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Al Jolson, William Frawley

27. Since I Don't Have You (2012)

110 min | Drama

5.9
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The son of the beloved female vocalist in the popular doo-wop group, The Skyliners, confronts his estranged father for the truth about her suicide.

Writer: Gavin Rapp | Director: Gavin Rapp | Stars: Joanne Jeffers, Cameron McKendry, Kenny Champion, Kristin Spatafore

28. Remember the Day (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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Elderly schoolteacher Nora Trinell, waiting to meet presidential nominee Dewey Roberts, recalls him as her student back in 1916 and his relation to Dan Hopkins, the man she married and lost.

Writers: Phillip Dunning, Philo Higley, Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Allan Scott | Director: Henry King | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Shepperd Strudwick, Ann E. Todd

29. Movie Crazy (1932)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.3
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Harold Hall, an accident prone young man with little or no acting ability, desperately wants to be in pictures. After a mix-up with his application photograph, he gets an offer to have a ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Lawrence, Agnes Christine Johnston, John Grey, Felix Adler, Clyde Bruckman, Frank Terry, Lex Neal | Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Kenneth Thomson, Louise Closser Hale

30. Listen, Darling (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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To stop Pinkie's mother Dottie from marrying a man they know she does not love, Pinkie and her friend Buzz kidnap her in the family trailer to live a life on the open road without worries ... See full summary »

Writers: Elaine Ryan, Anne Morrison Chapin, Katharine Brush | Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Judy Garland, Freddie Bartholomew, Mary Astor, Walter Pidgeon

31. Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, War

7.2
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A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite ... See full summary »

Writers: Martha Cheavens, Melvin Levy, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Charles Winninger, John Hodiak, Anne Revere

32. His Double Life (1933)

68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Priam Farrel is a celebrated artist but a social recluse. When his valet dies of a sudden illness, a mix-up leads to the body being identified as Farrel's. The timid artist then assumes the... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Bennett, Clara Beranger, Arthur Hopkins | Director: Arthur Hopkins | Stars: Roland Young, Lillian Gish, Montagu Love, Lumsden Hare

33. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

6.5
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When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for ... See full summary »

Writers: William Altman, Eleanor Brooke, I.A.L. Diamond, Melvin Frank, Jean Kerr, Norman Panama | Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

34. Home in Indiana (1944)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A lad with a penchant for trouble is sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Indiana. Though he's not happy about the arrangement at first, his love of horses and his affection for a young ... See full summary »

Writers: George Agnew Chamberlain, Winston Miller | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Walter Brennan, Jeanne Crain, Charlotte Greenwood, Ward Bond

35. The Mouthpiece (1932)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney. He grows rich and powerful defending ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank J. Collins, Joseph Jackson, Earl Baldwin | Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent | Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, John Wray

36. Seas Beneath (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

5.7
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In the waning days of WWI, a U.S. "Mystery Ship," sets sail for the coast of Spain towing a submarine. Their mission is to find and sink a U-boat that has been especially effective in ... See full summary »

Writers: Dudley Nichols, James Parker Jr. | Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Marion Lessing, Mona Maris, Walter C. Kelly

37. My Man (1928)

99 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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Writers: Joseph Jackson, Robert Lord, James A. Starr, Darryl F. Zanuck | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Fanny Brice, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Edna Murphy, Andrés de Segurola

38. Broadway Bad (1933)

61 min | Drama

6.4
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Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Writers: Maude Fulton, Arthur Kober, William R. Lipman, A. Washington Pezet | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers, Adrienne Ames

39. Barbra: The Concert (1995 TV Special)

125 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Writers: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman | Directors: Barbra Streisand, Dwight Hemion | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Steve Susskind, Judith Gordon, Philip Austin

40. Song o' My Heart (1930)

Passed | 85 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.6
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Broken hearts in Ireland. Sean is a great tenor, in semi-retirement, living in a village close to Mary, the woman he's always loved. Mary's aunt convinced her to marry a man for his money; ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Barry, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: John McCormack, Alice Joyce, Maureen O'Sullivan, Tommy Clifford

41. Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.4
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Writers: Kevin Burns, Jerry Decker, Michael Matessino | Stars: Joan Collins, Don Ameche, Phil Baker, Walter Brennan

42. After Tomorrow (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

7.1
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In the Depression, Pete and Sidney are good kids, working hard, giving money to their parents, and engaged for three years while they save to get married. Each has a selfish mother: ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Stanislaus Stange, John Golden, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Charles Farrell, Marian Nixon, Minna Gombell, William Collier Sr.

43. Parade of Stars (1983 TV Movie)

Comedy, Music, Musical

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Writer: Hildy Parks | Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Michele Lee, Eddie Albert, Jack Klugman, Pam Dawber

44. Happy Days (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Musical

7.0
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Margie, singer on a showboat, decides to try her luck in New York inspite of being in love with the owners grandson. She is successful, but suddenly she hears that the showboat is in deep ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Lanfield, Edwin J. Burke | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Charles E. Evans, Marjorie White, Richard Keene, Stuart Erwin

45. Hat Check Girl (1932)

64 min | Comedy

7.1
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Gerry Marsh is a hat-check girl in a nightclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Buster Collins. Gerry is supported by her girlfriend Jessie.

Writers: Barry Conners, Rian James, Philip Klein | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sally Eilers, Ben Lyon, Ginger Rogers, Monroe Owsley

46. Annabelle's Affairs (1931)

76 min | Romance

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After only 11 hours of marriage, Annabelle and her husband separate-not knowing what each other truly looks like. Annabelle is given stocks in a mining enterprise by her husband and told ... See full summary »

Writers: Leon Gordon, Clare Kummer, Harlan Thompson | Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Jeanette MacDonald, Roland Young, Sam Hardy

47. Over the Hill (1931)

89 min | Drama

6.1
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Writers: Tom Barry, Will Carleton, Jules Furthman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Mae Marsh, James Dunn, Sally Eilers, Edward Crandall

48. St. Louis Blues (1939)

92 min | Musical, Comedy

6.8
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A Broadway musical comedy star tires of the same old grind and flees the city. She runs into the skipper of a showboat who befriends her, and they make plans to put together a musical revue... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Eleanore Griffin, Jack Moffitt, William Rankin, Virginia Van Upp | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Lloyd Nolan, Tito Guízar, Jerome Cowan

49. Out All Night (1933)

68 min | Comedy

6.6
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A "mama's boy" falls for a spinster who takes care of children at a department store nursery.

Writers: William Anthony McGuire, Tim Whalen, Tim Whelan, Tom Whelan | Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Laura Hope Crews, Shirley Grey