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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: 106,185 | 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: 62,286 | 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: 8,267 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

Votes: 4,227

5. Strasidla (2016)

Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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Director: Zdenek Troska | Stars: Bronislav Kotis, Tereza Kostková, Carmen Mayerová, Jirí Dvorák

Votes: 8

6. 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: 1,932

7. Crazy House (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Music

6.6
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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: 146

8. Young and Beautiful (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Bob Preston, publicity man for Superba Pictures, uses his publicity skills in an attempt to make this fiancée June Dale the most famous movie star in the world. But in doing so, he forgets ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: William Haines, Judith Allen, Joseph Cawthorn, John Miljan

Votes: 242

9. 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

10. The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.2
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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: 62

11. 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: 152

12. 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: 63

13. Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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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: 73

14. 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

15. St. Louis Blues (1929)

16 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.5
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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: 203

16. 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: 132

17. 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

18. 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: 288

19. Wall Street Cowboy (1939)

Approved | 66 min | Action, Music, Western

6.3
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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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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: 54

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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: 95

26. 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: 19

27. Ever Since Venus (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.2
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The American Beauty Association is about to hold its annual trade show in New York City and songwriter "Tiny" Lewis (Billy Gilbert) has just sold a song to Ina Ray Hutton ('Ina Ray Hutton')... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Ina Ray Hutton, Hugh Herbert, Ann Savage, Billy Gilbert

Votes: 13

28. 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

29. Follow the Band (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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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: 15

30. Friendly Neighbors (1940)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Leon Weaver, Frank Weaver, June Weaver, Lois Ranson

Votes: 11

31. 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

32. Always a Bridesmaid (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Music

7.6
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Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Patric Knowles, Grace McDonald, Charles Butterworth

Votes: 14

33. 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

34. In Old Missouri (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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: 12

35. 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

36. 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

37. Guests Wanted (1932)

18 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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Benny Rubin is a New York City vaudeville performer who inherits a hotel in California, and takes all of his ham-actor friends there, as chefs, bellhops, maids and waiters, to help him run ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Ceder | Stars: Benny Rubin, Nell Breen, Louise Carver, Bud Jamison

Votes: 6

38. 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

39. 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

40. Trumpet Serenade (1942)

Approved | 15 min | Musical, Short

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

41. Swing Banditry (1936)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Music

7.1
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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: 36

42. 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

43. Hall's Holiday (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Music

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Another entry in Paramount's "Headliner" series of shorts headlining top bands of the period---and many not so top---with George Hall and His orchestra and band singer Dolly Dawn featured ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Stars: George Hall, Dolly Dawn, George Hall and His Orchestra

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

Passed | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

5.3
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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: 14

45. Now We'll Tell One (1932)

19 min | Comedy, Short

6.9
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Charley unwittingly puts on a belt that has the power to change the wearer's personality.

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Muriel Evans, Lillian Elliott, Frank Darien

Votes: 30

46. 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

47. Henry King and His Orchestra (1937)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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In this entry of Vitaphone's long-running "Melody Masters" shorts, Henry King and his group are shown as yokels taking music lessons from a correspondence school. After winning their ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Henry King, Betty Allen

48. Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 9: The Judy Canova Radio Show (1946)

11 min | Short, Documentary

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Ralph Staub drops his Screen Snapshots (production number 7859) camera in on NBC's The Judy Canova Radio show, sponsored by Colgate Toothpaste and broadcast on that network from 1944-1953 ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Staub | Stars: Judy Canova, Verna Felton, Mel Blanc, Ruby Dandridge

49. 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: 7

50. Woody Herman & His Orchestra (1940)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Music

6.5
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Woody Herman's orchestra plays five tunes, and guest performers sing and dance.

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Woody Herman, Woody Herman and His Orchestra, Lee Wiley, Hal Abbott

Votes: 51