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1. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 109,394 | Gross: $38.18M

2. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 64,681 | Gross: $94.18M

3. Klown (2010)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.2
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62 Metascore

In order to prove his fatherhood potential to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank 'kidnaps' her 12-year-old nephew and tags along on his best friend Casper's debauched weekend canoe trip.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Frank Hvam, Casper Christensen, Marcuz Jess Petersen, Mia Lyhne

Votes: 8,626 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Yesterday (I) (2004)

R | 90 min | Drama

7.8
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Leleti Khumalo, Lihle Mvelase, Kenneth Khambula, Harriet Lenabe

Votes: 1,966

5. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Olsen and Johnson, stage comedians turned film stars, produce a star-studded musical comedy with an eccentric "millionaire" who hasn't got a dime.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Cass Daley, Patric Knowles

Votes: 145

6. Strasidla (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy

4.5
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Director: Zdenek Troska | Stars: Bronislav Kotis, Tereza Kostková, Carmen Mayerová, Jirí Dvorák

Votes: 17

7. Cuban Pete (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Unable to complete the deal by telephone, advertising executive Roberts sends his assistant Ann to Cuba to lure a Cuban band, led by Desi Arnaz, on to an American radio program. Attracted ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Ethel Smith, Joan Shawlee, Beverly Simmons

Votes: 15

8. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Gracie Allen, Warren William, Ellen Drew, Kent Taylor

Votes: 155

9. The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.3
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The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby

Votes: 69

10. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Phil Regan, Bert Wheeler, Constance Moore, Virginia Dale

Votes: 76

11. Follow the Band (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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A farmer goes to New York to become a singer, has sucess and marries his neighbour's girl-friend.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Eddie Quillan, Mary Beth Hughes, Leon Errol, Anne Rooney

Votes: 16

12. Purple Heart Diary (1951)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

7.5
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A trio of singers is entertaining wounded soldiers of WWII. They encourage a mutilated soldier in his love to a nurse.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frances Langford, Judd Holdren, Ben Lessy, Tony Romano

Votes: 13

13. From Nashville with Music (1969)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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In this FICTIONAL film, filled with FICTIONAL people doing FICTIONAL things, Mabel (Marilyn Maxwell) and Arnold (Leo G. Carroll), a couple of sophisticated swells from New York City, are on... See full summary »

Directors: Eddie Crandall, Robert Patrick | Stars: Marilyn Maxwell, Leo G. Carroll, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales, Marty Robbins

Votes: 9

14. Black and Tan (1929)

19 min | Drama, Short, Music

6.4
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Duke Ellington in a jazz musical short with a tragic plotline.

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Fredi Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 301

15. Trocadero (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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A newspaper columnist and host of his own national network radio program, interviewing more film personalities on his show than any other commentator, is searching for a story for a Sunday ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Rosemary Lane, Johnny Downs, Ralph Morgan, Dick Purcell

Votes: 67

16. Out California Way (1946)

Passed | 67 min | Music, Western

6.2
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An interesting oddity in Republic's B-western series but certainly not the first or only time the studio used a movie set as the backdrop of a plot line. Newcomer Monte Hale is tying to ... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Robert Blake, John Dehner

Votes: 56

17. Country Boy (1966)

84 min | Music

5.8
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Singer Link Byrd, Jr. wants to join the Grand Ole Opry, and hooks up with a slippery-slick agent named "Fats" Jackson. Jackson makes him a star but ruins his reputation along the way.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Randy Boone, Sheb Wooley, Paul Brinegar, Paul Crabtree

Votes: 5

18. Around the World (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.8
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Bandleader Kay Kyser takes his troupe of nutty musicians, goofball comics and pretty girl singers on a tour around the world to entertain the troops during World War II.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Kay Kyser, Mischa Auer, Joan Davis, Marcy McGuire

Votes: 131

19. Disc Jockey (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Music

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A radio disc jockey is about to lose his program's sponsor because the sponsor believes that television viewing is cutting down the size of the listening audience for radio programs, and ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Ginny Simms, Tom Drake, Jane Nigh, Michael O'Shea

20. St. Louis Blues (1929)

16 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.6
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In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 218

21. You're the One (1941)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music

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In this 100% fictional film, in which not a single performer plays "Himself" nor "Herself" but the two lead performers use their own name as a character, a singer named Bonnie Baker (Bonnie... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Bonnie Baker, Orrin Tucker, Albert Dekker, Edward Everett Horton

22. Man from Music Mountain (1938)

Passed | 58 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.1
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When nasty land developers try to bilk honest ranchers who don't know their land holds lots of gold, Gene puts a stop to it.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Carol Hughes, Sally Payne

Votes: 94

23. In Old Missouri (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The Weavers play sharecroppers. They confront their landlord with their tale of woe only to find he is in money trouble too. He also has a wastrel son and a socialite wife who wants a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, June Storey

Votes: 13

24. Wall Street Cowboy (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

6.2
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Molybdenum is a hard, gray metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. It is also used in fertilizers, dyes and enamels. Well, anyway, Roy's ranch is full of ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Raymond Hatton, Ann Baldwin

Votes: 58

25. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patric Knowles, Grace McDonald, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 16

26. Friendly Neighbors (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.8
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Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Lois Ranson

Votes: 13

27. Babes on Swing Street (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Ann Blyth, Peggy Ryan, Andy Devine, Leon Errol

Votes: 20

28. Feudin' Rhythm (1949)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Music, Western

5.4
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Eddy Arnold (Eddy Arnold), singing star of the Ace Lucky (Kirby Grant) radio program gets involved when Ace's equipment for a television program is destroyed by a fire. Aces accepts the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Eddy Arnold, Gloria Henry, Kirby Grant, Isabel Randolph

Votes: 30

29. A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Musical

5.3
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Newly-elected reform Mayor Jones celebrates his victory over the crooked political machine with a party at Earl Carroll's night club. Steve Kalkus, the defeated racketeer-politician, has ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Ken Murray, Rose Hobart, Elvia Allman, Blanche Stewart

Votes: 13

30. Hollywood on Parade No. A-1 (1932)

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.4
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In the first entry of this series, the show open with a troupe of dancing chorus girls getting a salute from crossed-eyed Ben Turpin. Then the master of ceremonies, Fredric March, brings on... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lewyn | Stars: Fredric March, Ben Turpin, Mitzi Green, Ginger Rogers

Votes: 16

31. Cowboy Blues (1946)

Approved | 62 min | Western

8.1
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Believing her father, Dusty Jenkins (Guy Kibbee), to be a rich ranch owner, Susan Nelson (Jeff Donnell)), comes to visit him, accompanied by her wealthy fiancée Jerome Winston (Mark Roberts... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Jeff Donnell, Guy Kibbee, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Votes: 9

32. Lone Star Moonlight (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Comedy, Music

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Returning G.I. Curt Norton (Ken Curtis), owner of a radio station, finds his father Amos (Guy Kibbee) has allowed the station to run down and has squandered Curt's money in bad investments ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Ken Curtis, Joan Barton, Guy Kibbee, Robert Kellard

33. Larceny with Music (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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A former bootlegger is now the prosperous owner of a popular nightclub. A hustling promoter manages to pass off a young singer as the heir to a fortune and gets her booked at the club.

Director: Edward C. Lilley | Stars: Allan Jones, Kitty Carlisle, Leo Carrillo, William Frawley

Votes: 9

34. Swingtime Johnny (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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The Andrews Sisters take a hiatus from show business to aid the war effort. They take on jobs at a pipe-organ plant now making artillery shells. But they still find time for plenty of ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Patty Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Laverne Andrews, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 18

35. Swing Banditry (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.2
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A group of musicians takes extraordinary measures to appear on a radio program.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: George Stoll, Georgie Stoll Orchestra, Maurice Cass, Virginia Dale

Votes: 39

36. Musical Airwaves (1936)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Another of the many Mentone Productions, Inc. (practically a one-man operation for Milton Schwarzwald) musical shorts filmed in New York, and made for Universal Pictures distribution, who ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Sybil Bowan, Cappy Barra, Cappy Barra's Harmonica Band, Audrey Catri

37. The Old Homestead (1942)

Approved | Comedy, Drama, Music

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Another in the series of films Republic made from 1939 to 1944 headlining the rustic family musical group known as "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry." In real life, June Weaver (Elviry) was ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Dick Purcell

38. College Lovers (1930)

Romance

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Romance on college campus.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Jack Whiting, Marian Nixon, Frank McHugh, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

39. Rush Hour Rhapsody (1936)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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In this two-reel, twenty minute short from Vitaphone (as a Broadway Brevity), it appears the new bus lines in New York City are taking away passenger from the subway line, and the board of ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Jean Sargent, Billy Reed, Louise Mele, Bert Prival

40. Columbia World of Sports 4801: Wheeling Wizards (1959)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Action, Sport

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With sportscaster Bill Stern commentating, this World of Sports short visits the unique rooftop roller-skating rink atop Hess' Depertment Sore in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Roller skaters ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Foster | Stars: Bill Stern, Diane Ludwig, Paul Zukowski, Arturo Grego

41. The Covered Trailer (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy

5.3
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Director: Gus Meins | Stars: James Gleason, Lucile Gleason, Russell Gleason, Harry Davenport

Votes: 6

42. Mia nyhta ston Paradeiso (1951)

78 min | Comedy

5.7
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Ms. Vyzantiou, a maniac novelist & spinster, Mr and Mrs Damianos and their son Agis, the owner with his wife and Antonis the steward are the seven strange occupants of countryside hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Thanassis Meritzis | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Linda Miranda, Mimis Fotopoulos, Georgia Vasileiadou

Votes: 23

43. Frankie Carle and His Orchestra (1949)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Music

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In this Columbia "Thrills of Music" short, Frankie Carle and his orchestra play while vocalists Jerry Wayne and Marjorie Hughes (Carle's daughter) sing "You Can't Be True Dear" and "I Don't... See full summary »

Stars: Frankie Carle, Jerry Wayne, Marjorie Hughes, Frankie Carle's Orchestra

44. Billie Gets Her Man (1948)

Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy

6.9
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Billie has the mistaken impression that her only daughter is pregnant and must rush to the hospital. At the same time, her old boyfriend, now wealthy, returns to make amends with her.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Billie Burke, Dick Wessel, Emil Sitka, Symona Boniface

Votes: 7

45. Katz' Pajamas (1935)

Approved | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Fifi (Fifi D'Orsay) is a New York City nightclub singer, and her boyfriend (George Tapps), is a salesman for a high-fashion dress house. He is having a hard time trying to sell a big-time, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Fifi D'Orsay, Duffin and Draper, The Meadowbrook Boys, George Tapps

46. Trumpet Serenade (1942)

Approved | 15 min | Short, Music

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Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Harry James, Harry James and His Orchestra, Helen Forrest, Grace McDonald

47. Cavalcade of Broadway: Leon and Eddie's (1950)

Approved | Short, Comedy

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Broadway columnist Earl Wilson drops by NYC's "Leon and Eddie's" night club and watches owner host Eddie Davis sing "It's That Friendly Spirit" and crack a few jokes. Jean Carroll does a ... See full summary »

Stars: Earl Wilson, Jean Carroll, Clymas, Eddie Davis

48. Television Highlights (1936)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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A Mentone Brevity short that features an early-day Henny Youngman (billed as Henry Youngman). Gogo DeLys (the correct version of her name), old-timer Lew Hearn and Powers' Prom Girls also ... See full summary »

Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Gogo De Lys, Henny Youngman, Lew Hearn, Roy Smeck

49. Rhythm Saves the Day (1937)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short, Music

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Buddy Page hires the Cabin Kids (young singers and dancers) to lock up the old band maestro who has the band in uniforms and playing boring music. The Kids also walk the town with signs advertising a new swing band.

Director: Raymond Kane | Stars: The Cabin Kids, Alice Dawn, Ed Cole, Buddy Page and His Orchestra

50. Paris in New York (1936)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Joking with a newspaper reporter about the way he discovered the French star, 'Irene Bordoni'), a Broadway producer tells how he hired the entire cast in his latest stage production. While ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Irène Bordoni, Pansy Sanborn, Will Aubrey, Frank Mazzone