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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.

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

Votes: 217,268

2. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, 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.

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

Votes: 72,514

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

Votes: 15,417

4. 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.

Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 17,479

5. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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

Writers: Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Votes: 4,986

6. 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.

Writers: Gwyneth Hughes, Donald Spoto | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 5,282

7. 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.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 5,511

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 Years Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Writers: Rita Rudner, Martin Bergman | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 8,110

9. 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 »

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, Roger Vadim, Pascal Cousin, Louis Malle, Clement Biddle Wood, Daniel Boulanger, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi | Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 3,653

10. 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.

Writers: Anthony Summers, Jill Isaacs | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,192

11. The Fan (1981)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A record salesman is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.

Writers: Bob Randall, Priscilla Chapman, John Hartwell | Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 1,356

12. A Very Private Affair (1962)

103 min | Drama

5.7
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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.

Writers: Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Louis Malle, Jean Ferry | Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Bataille, Dirk Sanders

Votes: 709

13. Audition (II) (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance | Post-production

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

Writer: Matt Herron | Director: Matt Herron | Stars: Paige Spara, Jess Brown, Lolita Foster, Sam Quartin

14. 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.

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

Votes: 1,454

15. 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 »

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

Votes: 517

16. Unscripted (2005– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

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

Votes: 353

17. The Big Knife (1955)

111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Charles Castle is a successful Hollywood actor who has opted for screen success over art. He must make critical decisions regarding his career, his marriage, his art & morality. In this ... See full summary »

Writers: James Poe, Clifford Odets | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,247

18. Echo Park (1986)

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 »

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

Votes: 507

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

220 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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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: 470

20. Number One Fan (1995)

R | 89 min | Thriller

4.1
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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 »

Writer: Anthony L. Greene | Director: Jane Simpson | Stars: Chad McQueen, Catherine Mary Stewart, Renee Allman, Paul Bartel

Votes: 165

21. 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 »

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

Votes: 2,093

22. 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.

Writer: John Michael Hayes | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 536

23. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 6,755

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 766

25. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Laurence Stallings, Wanda Tuchock, Ralph Spence | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 2,640

26. 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.

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

Votes: 264

27. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.

Writers: Charles Schnee, Irwin Shaw | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Edward G. Robinson, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton

Votes: 1,259

28. Sweet Bird of Youth (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.2
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The melodrama of a failing, aging movie star who takes up with an ambitious masseur who takes her home only to show off in front of his former girl friend and her powerful father.

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Gavin Lambert | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Mark Harmon, Valerie Perrine, Kevin Geer

Votes: 331

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

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Writers: William Luce, Cynthia A. Cherbak | Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Frances Fisher, Maurice Benard, Robin Pearson Rose, John Wheeler

Votes: 171

30. 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.

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

Votes: 1,790

31. 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

Votes: 495

32. 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...

Writers: Giulio Base, Filippo Ascione | Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Vito Antuofermo, Enrico Brignano, Cesare Cremonini, Marina Falferri

Votes: 184

33. 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 »

Writers: Margery Sharp, Monckton Hoffe, Gina Kaus, William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, Arthur Wimperis | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 600

34. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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46 Metascore

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

Writers: Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, Arthur Symons | Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 755

35. 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.

Writers: Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown, Adela Rogers St. Johns, Jane Murfin, Ben Markson | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 1,301

36. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Fred De Gresac, Harry B. Smith, Robert B. Smith, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 426

37. Rainbow (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Christopher Finch, John McGreevey | Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Andrea McArdle, Don Murray, Michael Parks, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 174

38. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 54

39. Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989– )

160 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.3
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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: 38

40. Mireille's Audition (1998)

6 min | Short

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Writers: Matt Herron, Gene Templeton | Director: Matt Herron | Star: Mireille Enos

41. Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 135

42. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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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 »

Writers: James Bridges, Angela Goldsby, Robert Goldsby, Dido Renoir, Jean Renoir | Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 21

43. Rhumblerama

Drama | Announced

When an unemployed actor disappoints his son, he puts on a wrestling show to redeem himself in his son's eyes. The show goes viral exposing Jeff to the realities of pro wrestling, teaching him that being a hero can mean just standing up.

Writer: Andrew Roger Carson | Director: Andrew Roger Carson

44. Hollywood and Vine (2008)

80 min | Drama

3.0
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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: 23

45. Happenings of the Eighth Day (2014)

82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.2
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Writer: Arya Ghavamian | Director: Arya Ghavamian | Stars: Arya Ghavamian, Jason Kapoor, Travis Cole Watkins, Joseph Pisacane

Votes: 13

46. Police Court (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Drama

5.3
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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.

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

Votes: 21

47. Buffalo in the Room (2015 TV Movie)

24 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

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

48. Harvest Melody (1943)

Approved | 70 min | Music, Romance, War

4.4
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Farmer Tommy and his girl Jane come in from the country for a night at the Hollywood Trocadero. There, they meet Chuck, Hollywoods Number One press agent, and his Girl Friday, Daisie. ... See full summary »

Writers: Allan Gale, Martin Mooney, Ande Lamb | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Charlotte Wynters, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 15

49. A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story (2008)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Writers: Kim Clemons, Kimberly Dunn | Directors: Kim Clemons, Kimberly Dunn | Star: Herb Jeffries

Votes: 6

50. Before Twilight (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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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.

Writers: Jacek Blawut, Jacek Piotr Blawut, Stanislaw Józefowicz | Director: Jacek Blawut | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Ewa Krasnodebska, Irena Kwiatkowska

Votes: 83