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1. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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88 Metascore

A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 251,341

2. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.7
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66 Metascore

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce | Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 206,325

3. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Drama

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 559,603

4. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Drama

8.0
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79 Metascore

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to discover their love for poetry and seize the day.

Writer: Tom Schulman | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 246,172

5. Victorious (2010– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.

Creator: Dan Schneider | Stars: Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett, Elizabeth Gillies

Votes: 11,372

6. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 136 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.

Writers: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 125,708

7. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 159,552

8. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Writers: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb, Wesley Strick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 114,359

9. Due Date (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.6
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51 Metascore

High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

Writers: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel, Todd Phillips | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 250,963

10. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Reality-TV

7.9
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RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Jason Carter

Votes: 3,630

11. Little Women (1994)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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87 Metascore

The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.

Writers: Louisa May Alcott, Robin Swicord | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes

Votes: 33,082

12. Big Time Rush (2009–2013)

25 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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A look at life for the members of a boy band who are trying to make it big in the music industry.

Creator: Scott Fellows | Stars: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega, Logan Henderson

Votes: 5,863

13. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.

Writers: Kevin Williamson, Ehren Kruger | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 87,542

14. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.4
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An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 71,788

15. Ellen (1994–1998)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Creators: Carol Black, Neal Marlens, David S. Rosenthal | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis

Votes: 3,376

16. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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36 Metascore

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Writers: Dan Schneider, Brian Robbins | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer

Votes: 26,570

17. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Writer: Kurt Kuenne | Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 15,952

18. Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Nick Hornby | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler

Votes: 33,861

19. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Writer: Christopher Gore | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 15,062

20. Persona (1966)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

8.2
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A nurse is put in charge of an actress who can't talk and finds that the actress's persona is melding with hers.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 50,368

21. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

Votes: 38,247

22. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 48,265

23. The Comeback (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.1
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An ex A-list celebrity attempts to rekindle the flame of her once prominent acting career with nothing but a camera crew and some determination.

Creators: Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris, Laura Silverman

Votes: 4,177

24. S1m0ne (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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49 Metascore

A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Benjamin Salisbury

Votes: 48,928

25. Playing by Heart (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A.

Writer: Willard Carroll | Director: Willard Carroll | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Sean Connery, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 15,702

26. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.1
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Creator: Digby Wolfe | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 1,111

27. The Messenger (I) (2009)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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77 Metascore

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

Writers: Alessandro Camon, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Ben Foster, Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Votes: 27,607

28. The Reckoning (II) (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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49 Metascore

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Writers: Barry Unsworth, Mark Mills | Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marian Aguilera, Trevor Steedman

Votes: 4,658

29. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Writer: Todd Graff | Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 4,808

30. Henry's Crime (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

Writers: Sacha Gervasi, David N. White, Stephen Hamel | Director: Malcolm Venville | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Judy Greer

Votes: 14,279

31. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.

Writer: Steven Katz | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 32,383

32. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.

Writers: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

Votes: 8,523

33. City Island (2009)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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66 Metascore

The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond De Felitta | Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 25,809

34. Two Girls and a Guy (1997)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said ... See full summary »

Writer: James Toback | Director: James Toback | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Angel David

Votes: 5,650

35. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Lia Sargent | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 21,635

36. James Dean (2001 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »

Writer: Israel Horovitz | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni

Votes: 3,619

37. Full Frontal (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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45 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

Writer: Coleman Hough | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt

Votes: 8,433

38. Hamlet 2 (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
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54 Metascore

In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Writers: Pam Brady, Andrew Fleming | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria

Votes: 14,786

39. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

Writers: Roger Lewis, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow

Votes: 12,335

40. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desedmona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

Votes: 8,433

41. The Apartment (1996)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance, he seems to have seen Lisa, his greatest love, in a cafe. Max forgets everything,... See full summary »

Writer: Gilles Mimouni | Director: Gilles Mimouni | Stars: Romane Bohringer, Vincent Cassel, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 10,677

42. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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63 Metascore

After having responded to her son's numerous letters in the guise of his father, a woman hires a stranger to pose as his dad when meeting him.

Writer: Andrea Gibb | Director: Shona Auerbach | Stars: Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans

Votes: 17,661

43. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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65 Metascore

Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge.

Writers: Ronald Harwood, W. Somerset Maugham | Director: István Szabó | Stars: Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Maury Chaykin, Jeremy Irons

Votes: 10,131

44. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest, Ricky Gervais

Votes: 11,500

45. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado."

Writer: Mike Leigh | Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 9,388

46. Ellie Parker (2005)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

Writer: Scott Coffey | Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Greg Freitas, Gaye Pope

Votes: 3,894

47. 3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2015)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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An ex-Hollywood screenwriter, now teaching an evening class in New York, finds himself in a battle of wits with a devious screen writing student.

Writer: Scott Fivelson | Director: Hilarion Banks | Stars: Zuher Khan, James Wilder, Joaquim de Almeida, Rudolf Martin

Votes: 84

48. Molière (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, History

7.3
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59 Metascore

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Writers: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron | Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

Votes: 4,906

49. Code Unknown (2000)

118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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74 Metascore

Jean, a farm lad, wants to escape his silent father; he runs to Paris to his older brother, Georges, who's away covering the war in Kosovo. Angry, he throws a bag of half-eaten pastry into ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Haneke | Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Neuvic, Josef Bierbichler, Alexandre Hamidi

Votes: 7,346

50. Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | 99 min | Comedy

6.0
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Lauren and Sandy are total opposites who end up in the same acting class and who don't know they are sharing a lover. When he disappears under mysterious circumstances they refuse to ... See full summary »

Writer: Leslie Dixon | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, Peter Coyote, Robert Prosky

Votes: 5,165