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1. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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30 Metascore

Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 72,753 | Gross: $113.09M

2. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

Votes: 23,565 | Gross: $2.92M

3. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 22,142

4. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

Votes: 18,876 | Gross: $6.92M

5. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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19 Metascore

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 18,757 | Gross: $11.66M

6. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An ambitious young accountant plots to wed a wealthy factory owner's daughter, despite falling in love with a married older woman.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 3,988

7. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,282 | Gross: $11.10M

8. Confidentially Yours (1983)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place than Julien Vercel, an estate agent that knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier's car. As the police discovers... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 4,524

9. Greener Mountains (2005)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Greener Mountains is a family friendly, coming-of-age story about finding your place in the world.

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Nick Daley, Chris Heuisler, Kimberly McCullough, Brad Raider

Votes: 84

10. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 3,516

11. Borstal Boy (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 2,111 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Cosi (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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Lewis is a young Sydney amateur theater director at his first experience: he is offered a job with a Governmental program for the rehabilitation of mentally ill patients in a Sydney ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 1,618

13. Puss (2010)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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A comical fresco on human misdemeanors and betrayals... A film about our right to not be perfect.

Director: Johan Kling | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Filip Berg, Vera Vitali

Votes: 691

14. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Aria Adloo, Ashley Adloo, Amy Allred, Gabriel Allred

Votes: 1,463

15. Crave (I) (2012)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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19 Metascore

A downtrodden photographer, haunted by the urban violence and decay around him, retreats into an inner world of dark fantasies.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Josh Lawson, Emma Lung, Ron Perlman, Edward Furlong

Votes: 984

16. Haasil (2003)

PG-13 | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Aniruddh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime and must fight it out for himself when his friend becomes his foe.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia | Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan, Ashutosh Rana

Votes: 2,184

17. A Man of No Importance (1994)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 816 | Gross: $0.93M

18. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, a cinema projectionist, steals Marco's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,022 | Gross: $0.32M

19. Enter Laughing (1967)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A young would-be actor seeks his first break.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: José Ferrer, Shelley Winters, Elaine May, Jack Gilford

Votes: 347

20. Flirtation Walk (1934)

Not Rated | 97 min | Musical, Romance

5.8
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A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien, Ross Alexander

Votes: 440

21. Fou d'amour (2015)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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1959. Guilty of a double-murder, a man is beheaded. At the bottom of the basket that just welcomed it, the head of the dead man tells his story: everything was going so well. Admired priest... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Ramos | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Dominique Blanc, Diane Rouxel, Lise Lamétrie

Votes: 143

22. Hurra - Die Schwedinnen sind da (1978)

84 min | Comedy

4.6
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Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb | Stars: Scarlett Gunden, Wolf Goldan, Corinne Brodbeck, Bea Fiedler

Votes: 67

23. A Voyage Round My Father (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.9
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Before creating the beloved courtroom drama Rumpole of the Bailey, writer John Mortimer found inspiration in his own life for this portrait of a difficult but enduring love between father ... See full summary »

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Jane Asher, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 162

24. Route 30 (2007)

83 min | Comedy

5.6
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3 interconnecting stories set along the Lincoln Highway in South Central Pennsylvania.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Curtis Armstrong, Nathalie Boltt, David Cowgill, Dana Delany

Votes: 215

25. Varsity Show (1937)

Approved | 120 min | Musical

6.3
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Winfield College students who are trying to put together the annual varsity show come into conflict with their faculty adviser, a stodgy old professor whose ideas are hopelessly out of date... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Dick Powell, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ted Healy, Rosemary Lane

Votes: 251

26. Lonely Hearts (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In this offbeat comedy, an unlikely romance develops between a flamboyant, middle-aged piano tuner and an extremely timid office worker. In HD.

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Wendy Hughes, Norman Kaye, Jon Finlayson, Julia Blake

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.78M

27. OT: Our Town (2002)

76 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

Dominguez High, in the infamous Compton, CA, has not produced a play in over twenty years. With no money and no stage, two teachers and twenty-four students attempt to produce Thornton Wilder's American Classic OUR TOWN.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown, Archy Posada

Votes: 261

28. Une journée bien remplie ou Neuf meurtres insolites dans une même journée par un seul homme dont ce n'est pas le métier (1973)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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A father plan to kill in the same day the 9 members of the jury who had condemned his son to the death sentence.

Director: Jean-Louis Trintignant | Stars: Jacques Dufilho, Luce Marquand, Franco Pesce, Albin Guichard

Votes: 195

29. The Matinee Idol (1928)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A Broadway matinee idol famous for his black-face portrayals anonymously joins an amateur acting troupe and falls in love with the leading lady.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 406

30. Jak svet prichází o básníky (1982)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Director: Dusan Klein | Stars: Pavel Kríz, David Matásek, Miroslava Safránková, Frantisek Filipovský

Votes: 371

31. Get Out and Get Under (1920)

Passed | 25 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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The comic adventures of a new car owner.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson, Roy Brooks

Votes: 655

32. Sing and Like It (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy

6.7
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A gangster becomes enamored with a dowdy, amateur off-key singer and tries to force a producer to put her in his Broadway production.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, Edward Everett Horton, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 269

33. The Boys (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A group of mischievous Finnish boys experience the ups and downs of life during World War 2.

Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Pentti Tarkiainen, Vesa-Matti Loiri, Uti Saurio, Hannu Vironmäki

Votes: 716

34. Dvojníci (I) (2016)

Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Comedy tells the story of two men who are much alike but their temperament and life story are as different as day and night. They have never seen each other, they have no idea about each ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Chlumský | Stars: Ondrej Sokol, Jakub Kohák, Petr Nározný, Jitka Schneiderová

Votes: 53

35. Kukacka v temném lese (1985)

94 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Director: Antonín Moskalyk | Stars: Miroslava Soucková, Oleg Tabakov, Alicja Jachiewicz, Vilém Besser

Votes: 62

36. The Great Love (1931)

76 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Hansi Niese, Attila Hörbiger, Betty Bird, Hugo Thimig

Votes: 48

37. Shakespeare in... and Out (1999)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Rich Longfellow is a young aspiring actor who dreams of playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. He moves from a small town in Ohio to L.A., sure he will star in major motion pictures before making ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Shushtari | Stars: Roger Shank, Lawrence Trilling, J.D. Smith, William Neenan

Votes: 109

38. The Better 'Ole (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, War, Drama

6.4
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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Syd Chaplin, Harold Goodwin, Jack Ackroyd, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 183

39. Harold Teen (1934)

66 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Harold seems to flop at every thing he tries, his school work, his newspaper job, even his car is repossessed. It even looks like his girl is losing interest until a school musical is put ... See full summary »

Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Hal Le Roy, Rochelle Hudson, Patricia Ellis, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 61

40. Millionaire Playboy (1940)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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Joe Zany has been bashful around girls since he was a baby, and has violent spells of hiccuping when he is kissed by one. His father, utilities magnate J.B. Zany, calls in the services of ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Joe Penner, Linda Hayes, Russ Brown, Fritz Feld

Votes: 33

41. Charley's (Big-Hearted) Aunt (1940)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy

6.1
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Taking inspiration from a well-known Victorian play, a modern-day prankster poses as a wealthy woman in a ploy to prevent him and his friends from being expelled from college.

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott

Votes: 110

42. Elise (1985)

106 min | Drama, Romance

3.8
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Director: Claus Ploug | Stars: Ann-Mari Max Hansen, Kirsten Olesen, Anne Birch, Frits Helmuth

Votes: 12

43. Ostatni dzwonek (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.1
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As high school students put on a politically-engaged school play, tensions begin to rise between them and their headmaster. The conflict seems to mirror the social situation in the 1980s Poland.

Director: Magdalena Lazarkiewicz | Stars: Zbigniew Suszynski, Agnieszka Kowalska, Aleksander Bednarz, Henryk Bista

Votes: 179

44. Doc's Full Service (1994)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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The comings and goings in a small-town service station in Texas.

Director: Eagle Pennell | Stars: Bronwyn Andrus, Travis Baker, James Belcher, David Born

Votes: 15

45. Penrod (1922)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

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Young rapscallion Penrod Schofield causes a good deal of trouble in his community, all in the name of protecting kids from too-strict parents and nasty neighbors. He heads the ABPA (... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Wesley Barry, Tully Marshall, Claire McDowell, John Harron

Gross: $0.14M

46. Nahá pastýrka (1966)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.5
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At the Ronov castle, the archive-keeper professor Nykl (Milos Nedbal) is searching for the lost painting The Naked Shepherdess by the famous Fragonard. Nykl is just about to disassemble the... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Mach | Stars: Karel Höger, Jirina Petrovická, Vladimír Mensík, Bohumil Smída

Votes: 39

47. Rakev ve snu videti... (1968)

86 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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The Ronov castle has been changed into a hotel, offering stylish facilities to its guests: weddings in the torture chamber, a Black Lancer kidnapping brides, a night's lodging in a family ... See full summary »

Director: Jaroslav Mach | Stars: Bohumil Smída, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Zdenek Díte, Cestmír Randa

Votes: 8

48. Hin oreri yerge (1982)

87 min | Drama

7.7
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The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.

Director: Albert Mkrtchyan | Stars: Shaum Kazaryan, Mher Mkrtchyan, Verjaluys Mirijanyan, Guzh Manukyan

Votes: 73

49. Den store amatören (1958)

92 min | Comedy

5.0
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Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Martin Ljung, Marianne Bengtsson, Hasse Ekman, Yngve Gamlin

Votes: 29

50. Vlcí halír (1975 TV Movie)

81 min | Biography, Drama, History

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Director: Jaroslav Novotný | Stars: Blanka Blahníková, Jana Brezinová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Vera Bublíková