Most Popular "Actor's Life" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- Instant Watch Options
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 235,017 | Gross: $7.22M
2. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 13,061 | Gross: $0.22M
3. Tootsie (1982)
PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.
Votes: 77,100 | Gross: $177.20M
4. Fame (1980)
R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.
Votes: 16,289 | Gross: $0.00M
5. Factory Girl (2006)
R | 90 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.
Votes: 18,314 | Gross: $1.65M
7. Frances (1982)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.
Votes: 5,284 | Gross: $5.00M
8. Spirits of the Dead (1968)
R | 121 min | Horror, Mystery
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
9. Peter's Friends (1992)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 8,464 | Gross: $4.06M
10. Stage Door (1937)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.
11. Star! (1968)
G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $4.00M
12. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)
R | 139 min | Biography, Drama
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.
13. It Should Happen to You (1954)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
14. Audition (II) (2015)
90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
A romance is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two lead roles and the chance to perform the final terrifying act.
15. Scarlet Diva (2000)
R | 90 min | Drama
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.
16. A Very Private Affair (1962)
103 min | Drama
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.
17. The One and Only (1978)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
18. The Fan (1981)
R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
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.
19. Harlow (I) (1965)
125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
20. Mephisto (1981)
Unrated | 144 min | Drama
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 »
21. Echo Park (1985)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 505 | Gross: $0.70M
23. The Big Knife (1955)
111 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.
27. Show People (1928)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.
28. Sweet Bird of Youth (1989 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
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 »
29. Number One Fan (1995)
R | 89 min | Thriller
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 »
30. The Actress (1953)
Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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 »
31. Blaze Starr Goes Nudist (1962)
75 min | Romance
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.
32. Rainbow (1978 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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 »
33. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)
73 min | Action, Thriller, Drama
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.
35. What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Passed | 88 min | Drama
The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.
36. Sweethearts (1938)
Passed | 114 min | Musical
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
37. Julia Misbehaves (1948)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
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 »
38. La bomba (1999)
96 min | Comedy
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...
41. Carola (1973 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Romance, War
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 »
43. Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)
121 min | Comedy, Drama
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 »
46. Before Twilight (2008)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
48. Police Court (1932)
Passed | 63 min | Drama
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.
49. Harvest Melody (1943)
Approved | 70 min | Music, Romance, War
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 »