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1. 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

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. The Comeback (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

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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

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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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, Santino Rice, Michelle Visage, Jason Carter

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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.

Creator: David S. Rosenthal | Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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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

26. 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

27. 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

28. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

The story of Bettie Page, uber-successful 1950's pin-up model, one of the first sex icons in America, and the target of a Senate investigation (based on her bondage photos).

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

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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Being Julia (2004)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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

34. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Jay Richard Kennedy, Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly, Gerold Frank | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

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

36. Dear Frankie (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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

37. 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

38. 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

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

40. 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

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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

44. Indie Sex: Teens (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.0
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Underage sex is one of the most taboo topics on screen. Indie Sex: Teens presents the history and role of teenage sex and sexuality on screen from Splendor in the Grass to Kids to Thirteen.... See full synopsis »

Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Jami Bernard, Catherine Breillat

45. 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

46. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Writer: Brandon Sonnier | Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: John DiMaggio, Kevin Conroy, Jim Cummings, Corey Burton

47. Outrageous Fortune (1987)

R | 99 min | Comedy

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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

48. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, S.N. Behrman | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

49. A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Comedy

6.3
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His life was emotionally closed off from the world, until an orphaned baby showed up at his house.

Writers: George Eliot, Steve Martin | Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O'Hara

50. Law of Desire (1987)

NC-17 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A film makers sexual disorientation jepordizes his latest project.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina