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1. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 237,419 | Gross: $7.22M

2. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Horror, Mystery

6.7
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Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 3,977

3. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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87 Metascore

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 77,605 | Gross: $177.20M

4. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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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.

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

Votes: 16,381 | Gross: $0.00M

5. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

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

Votes: 13,210 | Gross: $0.22M

6. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 18,388 | Gross: $1.65M

7. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 5,630

8. Peter's Friends (1992)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 8,521 | Gross: $4.06M

9. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Votes: 5,317 | Gross: $5.00M

10. Scarlet Diva (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.2
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48 Metascore

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Gianluca Arcopinto

Votes: 1,835

11. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.9
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 7,320

12. Star! (1968)

G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $4.00M

13. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 5,855

14. Audition (II) (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

8.9
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A romance is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two lead roles and the chance to perform the final terrifying act.

Director: Matt Herron | Stars: Lolita Foster, Donovan Christie Jr., Angel Pai, Paige Spara

Votes: 24

15. The Fan (1981)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 1,426

16. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,244

17. Harlow (I) (1965)

125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 562

18. A Very Private Affair (1962)

103 min | Drama

5.6
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When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Bataille, Dirk Sanders

Votes: 784

19. The Long Firm (2004 TV Mini-Series)

220 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives of characters who live, love and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.

Stars: Mark Strong, George Costigan, Neil Conrich, Geoff Bell

Votes: 504

20. Echo Park (1985)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Christopher Walker

Votes: 509 | Gross: $0.70M

21. Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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This made for TV movie tells the story tells the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It begins in the 1930's when they met as actors under contract at RKO and ends with their divorce in ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Frances Fisher, Maurice Benard, Robin Pearson Rose, John Wheeler

Votes: 172

22. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 2,354

23. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 2,759

24. The One and Only (1978)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Henry Winkler, Kim Darby, Gene Saks, William Daniels

Votes: 522

25. Unscripted (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

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

Votes: 351

26. 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: 337

27. The Big Knife (1955)

111 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.9
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,345

28. The Actress (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 820

29. Blaze Starr Goes Nudist (1962)

75 min | Romance

2.8
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Stripper Blaze Starr, playing herself, drives her agent--who is also her fiancé--to distraction by ignoring scheduled "press functions" and spending her weekends at a nudist camp.

Director: Doris Wishman | Stars: Blaze Starr, Ralph Young, Gene Berk, William Mayer

Votes: 262

30. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

Votes: 506

31. Number One Fan (1995)

R | 89 min | Thriller

4.3
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Hollywood's biggest action star, Zane Barry, played by Chad McQueen (son of Steve McQueen) is seduced by his gorgeous number one fan, Blair Madsen, played by Renee Griffin. For Blair, it's ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Simpson | Stars: Chad McQueen, Catherine Mary Stewart, Renee Allman, Paul Bartel

Votes: 163

32. What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.8
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 1,348

33. La bomba (1999)

96 min | Comedy

5.5
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Three young Italian actors while attending Actor's Studio set up as a joke an extortion acting like real mafiosi. After the successful first extortion they decide to continue on that way. But the NY mafia realize what is happening and...

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Vito Antuofermo, Alexis Arts, Enrico Brignano, Cesare Cremonini

Votes: 189

34. Rainbow (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Andrea McArdle, Don Murray, Michael Parks, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 170

35. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

7.9
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Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, June Allyson

Votes: 67

36. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 612

37. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 759

38. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

6.6
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A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 433

39. Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a classic play (Wyspianski "Wyzwolenie") with a modern vein. Everyone in the production ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Halina Labonarska, Tadeusz Huk, Iwona Biernacka, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 147

40. Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989– )

160 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.4
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A film about the early life of the great comedy film maker.

Stars: Joe Geary, Lee Whitlock, Twiggy, Ian McShane

Votes: 33

41. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 21

42. Mireille's Audition (1998)

6 min | Short

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Director: Matt Herron | Star: Mireille Enos

43. Hollywood and Vine (2008)

80 min | Drama

2.8
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A night in the life of 5 dysfunctional actors, struggling to make it in Hollywood.

Director: Eric Minh Swenson | Stars: Tenaya Cleveland, Brandon Burkhart, Sarah Craveiro, David Daskal

Votes: 21

44. Happenings of the Eighth Day (2014)

82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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Director: Arya Ghavamian | Stars: Arya Ghavamian, Jason Kapoor, Travis Cole Watkins, Joseph Pisacane

Votes: 13

45. Voskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy (2012 TV Movie)

157 min | Documentary

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Director: Ales Kisil | Stars: Josef Abrhám, George Voskovec, Ota Jirák, Jan Werich

46. Kidz Care (2013– )

10 min | Family

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Talented youth performers from all around our wonderful world who all have one thing in common, they all care.

Stars: Natasha Young, Sebastian Kowdrysh, Claire Hunter, Michael Chaves

47. Police Court (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama

5.5
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A once great stage and screen actor (Henry B. Walthall) has fallen from fame because of his alcoholism; his young son (Leon Janney) is determined to see his father "make good" again.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Henry B. Walthall, Leon Janney, Lionel Belmore, King Baggot

Votes: 20

48. Before Twilight (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Group of retired esteemed actors plans to stage Goethe's Faust. Their work towards fulfilling the dreams breaks the routine of everyday life in Retirement Home for Actors and reveals joy of reappearing on the stage.

Director: Jacek Blawut | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Ewa Krasnodebska, Irena Kwiatkowska

Votes: 83

49. Buffalo in the Room (TV Movie)

24 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

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Director: Allistair McCray | Stars: Janae Collins, Lucas CorVatta, Kenneth Ruthardt, Brian Young

50. Tomas Milian: Acting on Instinct (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

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An in-depth conversation with Cuban-born actor Tomas Milian, who looks back at his craft and career, spanning half a century and over 100 films. Some of his collaborations include Strasberg, Fellini, Welles, Fulci, Bertolucci, & Soderbergh.

Director: Ozzy Inguanzo | Star: Tomas Milian