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1. Tootsie (1982)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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87 Metascore

An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.

Writers: Larry Gelbart, Murray Schisgal, Don McGuire | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

2. 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

3. 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

4. Body Double (1984)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Writers: Robert J. Avrech, Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton

5. 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

6. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Writer: Robert Guza Jr. | Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

7. 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

8. Heights (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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59 Metascore

Spanning twenty-four hours, Heights follows five New Yorkers challenged to choose their destiny before the sun comes up the next day.

Writers: Amy Fox, Chris Terrio | Director: Chris Terrio | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, James Marsden, Chandler Williams

9. Edmond (2005)

R | 82 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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61 Metascore

A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Frances Bay

10. Undiscovered (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.2
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29 Metascore

A group of aspiring entertainers try to establish careers for themselves in the city of Los Angeles.

Writer: John Galt | Director: Meiert Avis | Stars: Kip Pardue, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon, Pell James

11. A Murder of Crows (1998)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

Writer: Rowdy Herrington | Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eric Stoltz

12. Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Mazursky | Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith

13. Unscripted (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

14. Crutch (2004)

R | 88 min | Biography, Drama

5.5
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An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Jacks, Rob Moretti | Director: Rob Moretti | Stars: Eben Gordon, Rob Moretti, Juanita Walsh, Jennifer Laine Williams

15. My Wife Is an Actress (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

A "normal" guy who is married to a hot actress gets worried that she is involved with her costar. This worry turns into jealousy and causes problems in their relationship. This is a story about trust and a comedy about the actions between men and women.

Writer: Yvan Attal | Director: Yvan Attal | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp, Noémie Lvovsky

16. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

108 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Sonya Levien, John Fante | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

17. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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84 Metascore

Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Writers: José Giovanni, Claude Sautet, Pascal Jardin | Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

18. King of Comedy (1999)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Stephen Chow, Min Hun Fung, Erica Lee, Ka-Kit Leung, Kan-Cheung Tsang | Directors: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee | Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Cecilia Cheung, Man Tat Ng

19. 16 Years of Alcohol (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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57 Metascore

16 years of alcohol is about a skinhead named Frankie; his violent childhood, alcoholism and his love for Ska.

Writer: Richard Jobson | Director: Richard Jobson | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Laura Fraser, Susan Lynch, Stuart Sinclair Blyth

20. My Führer (2007)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.4
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The action comedy is set in 1944. Hitler appears in it as physically and mentally destroyed person who takes the advice of Goebbels in the actor-teacher of Jewish concentration camp for ... See full summary »

Writer: Dani Levy | Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Helge Schneider, Ulrich Mühe, Sylvester Groth, Adriana Altaras

21. Chump Change (2000)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A failed Hollywood actor returns to his home town in Wisconsin and reminisces about his life in L.A. to a potential new girlfriend about his faults, auditions, misadventures, and confrontations with the evils of Hollywood.

Writer: Stephen Burrows | Director: Stephen Burrows | Stars: Stephen Burrows, Tim Matheson, Traci Lords, A.J. Benza

22. Oh! You Beautiful 'Doll' (1973)

60 min | Comedy

6.4
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Over the hill film starlet Gaye Roman lounges around her rundown Hollywood home and ekes out a living coercing innocent young men into taking her carnal acting courses. Meanwhile, smarmy ... See full summary »

Writer: Walt Davis | Director: Walt Davis | Stars: Cleo O'Hara, Billy Lane, Sandy Carey, Jill Sweete

23. Simply Actors (2007)

120 min | Comedy

5.9
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When undercover cops start losing their lives to drug lords who blame their demise on "poor acting", the Police Force counters by sending Hong Kong's Finest to acting school.

Writers: Hing-Ka Chan, Janet Chun | Directors: Hing-Ka Chan, Patrick Leung | Stars: Sui-man Chim, Charlene Choi, Fai-hung Chan, Fruit Chan

24. The Boxing Prince (2002)

100 min | Documentary

7.5
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Writer: Gerd Kroske | Director: Gerd Kroske | Stars: Wilhelm von Homburg, Jürgen Blin, Maria Esteban, Hans Haefke

25. Broken Hearts of Hollywood (1926)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Romance

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Virginia Perry, a former movie star, leaves her family and returns to Hollywood to make a comeback, but age has taken its toll and she is cast in small character roles. Meanwhile, her ... See full summary »

Writers: Raymond L. Schrock, Edward Clark, C. Graham Baker | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Patsy Ruth Miller, Louise Dresser, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jerry Miley

26. Reality School (2002)

14 min | Comedy, Short

8.2
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A school is started to teach reality Television contestants to be better actors.

Writer: John Sparano | Director: John Sparano | Stars: Richard Karn, Mark DeCarlo, Jay Michael Ferguson, Danica McKellar

27. So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.4
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Aspiring actor Joe McDoakes blows his first part at Warner Brothers and has to settle for being a stand-in.

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Art Gilmore, Jack Carson, George Chandler

28. Baryshnikov in Hollywood (1982 TV Movie)

60 min

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The famed dancer encounters various characters in a busy day at work on a movie studio lot.

Writers: Bob Arnott, Buz Kohan | Director: Don Mischer | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dom DeLuise, Shirley MacLaine, Bernadette Peters

29. Actors' Transformation: The Work of Deena Levy and Her Students (2003)

50 min | Documentary

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"I want to act." These words ring out thousands of times a day in classrooms, cafés, and bathroom mirrors around the world. Everyone wants to act, but how many people actually know what ... See full summary »

Writer: Geneviève Appleton | Director: Geneviève Appleton | Stars: Deena Levy, Jonathan Abrahams, Michelle Schulman, Matthew Armstrong

30. Acting (1987 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Michael Caine, Simon Callow, Jonathan Miller, Brian Cox

31. Barnyard Actor (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

5.5
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Gamdy Goose has been studying his mail-order acting kit, and goes to visit his friend, Rudy Rooser, to show off his mimic skills. Rudy is unimpressed as his attention is more on another ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Morrison | Director: Connie Rasinski

32. Faking It USA (2003– )
Episode: Cube Dweller to Kung Fu Kicker (2005)

Reality-TV

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Chicago desk-jockey, Bob Phares is stuck typing HTML code in his tiny cubicle. But his mild manner is about to kick it a bit... because Kung Fu movie action-queen Cynthia Rothrock will ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Lott | Stars: Eric Gable, Marcie Phares, Robert Phares, Timothy L. Raynor

33. Madame's Place (1982– )
Episode: Episode #1.29 (1982)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

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Writers: Bob Sand, Frank Mula, Marc Warren, Dennis Rinsler, Carter Crocker, Greg Fields, Tony Garofalo, Wayland Flowers | Director: Paul Miller | Stars: Wayland Flowers, Susan Tolsky, Johnny Haymer, Judy Landers

34. The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
Episode: Episode #2.23 (1952)

Comedy, Romance

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Episode highlights include Donald O'Connor performing a song-and-dance about women's hats, Ben Blue starring in a sketch about the upper berth in a train's sleeping compartment, a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Hamilton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Corinne Calvet, Kay Starr, Ben Blue

35. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )
Episode: Jack Nicholson (2005)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.3
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A former B-movie actor became the most Oscar nominated actor in history.

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Nancy Meyers, Martin Landau, John Herman Shaner

36. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jack Nicholson: The Joker Is Wild (2004)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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The life and times of famous Jack Nicholson include his 30-years relationship with Anjelica Houston and find out his sister is his real mother.

Writer: Gary Simson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Patrick McGilligan, Martin Landau, Sally Kellerman

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio (1991)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Frank Corsaro, Lee Grant, Anne Jackson

38. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Thespian Catalyst (2011)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.0
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To improve his skills as an instructor, Sheldon asks Penny to give him acting lessons. Meanwhile, Raj begins having impure fantasies about Bernadette.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, Steven Molaro, Maria Ferrari, Lee Aronsohn, Jim Reynolds | Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg

39. The Equalizer (1985–1989)
Episode: Unnatural Causes (1986)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A serial killer is targeting New York's lonely single women who respond to a Lonely Hearts newspaper ad. His calling card is an orchid he pins to the body. Meanwhile, McCall is writing an ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Alan Metzger | Stars: Edward Woodward, Gwen Verdon, Kim Delaney, Bobby Di Cicco