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1. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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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: 66,583 | Gross: $113.01M

2. 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: 18,334 | Gross: $6.92M

3. 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: 22,762 | Gross: $2.89M

4. 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: 20,539

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: 17,405 | Gross: $11.20M

6. 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: 3,233

7. Room at the Top (1959)

115 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An ambitious young accountant schemes 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: 3,604

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

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,050

9. Trust Me (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, Susanne Thorson

Votes: 661

10. 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: 404

11. Crave (I) (2012)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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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: 945

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: 1,574

13. Borstal Boy (2000)

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: 2,019 | Gross: $0.09M

14. Haasil (2003)

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

7.7
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Anirudhh, 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 friends turn into foes.

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

Votes: 2,024

15. 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: 3,906 | Gross: $0.32M

16. 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: 4,221

17. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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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: 1,429

18. 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: 742 | Gross: $0.93M

19. Mad Love (2015)

107 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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: 122

20. Enter Laughing (1967)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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: 334

21. A Voyage Round My Father (1984 TV Movie)

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: 157

22. OT: Our Town (2002)

76 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: 251

23. Greener Mountains (2005)

89 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 74

24. 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: 61

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: 216

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: 280

27. 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: 609

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: 184

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: 373

30. 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: 43

31. 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

32. 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: 669

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

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: 108

34. 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: 218

35. 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: 162

36. 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: 60

37. The Last Schoolbell (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 159

38. 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: 108

39. Millionaire Playboy (1940)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

5.0
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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: 32

40. 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

41. Hello, Mr. Kivi (1984)

88 min | Drama

5.4
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Eccentric small town librarian Helinä struggles between everyday life and her love for the theatre, directing amateurs for a play by the famous Finnish writer Aleksis Kivi. She still ... See full summary »

Director: Timo Linnasalo | Stars: Kristiina Elstelä, Markku Huhtamo, Ragni Grönblom, Antti Litja

Votes: 12

42. The Song of the Old Days (1982)

87 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 61

43. Merely Players (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Kitty Gordon, Irving Cummings, George MacQuarrie, Johnny Hines

44. Soar (2004)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.6
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"Soar is a comedy about everyone's worst travel nightmare-being stuck next to an obnoxious dork on a flight where there are no spare seats."

Director: Tristan Bancks | Stars: Rupert Reid, Damon Herriman, Tone Moore

Votes: 24

45. Nahá pastýrka (1966)

91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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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: 32

46. Doc's Full Service (1994)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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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: 14

47. Elise (1985)

106 min | Drama, Romance

3.9
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Director: Claus Ploug | Stars: Ann-Mari Max Hansen, Kirsten Olesen, Anne Birch, Frits Helmuth

Votes: 10

48. S.T.S. 58 (1959)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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Songs and sketches of the legendary Student Satirical Club, established in 1954 in Warsaw.

Director: Agnieszka Osiecka | Stars: Leszek Biskupski, Elzbieta Czyzewska, Andrzej Drawicz, Jerzy Markuszewski

49. Familie Backeljau (1994–1997)
Episode: Alles voor de kunst (1994)

Comedy

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Franky's love-life suffers like the family home neighbor Marcel's from 'artistic endeavors'. Cois rehearse endlessly but desperately the part he accepted to play in amateur theatre, but ... See full summary »

Director: Luk Wyns | Stars: Luk Wyns, Mitta Van der Maat, Paul Maes, Iris Van Straten

50. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death of a Hollow Man (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Barnaby donates time to the local amateur when Joyce is cast in a revival of "Amadeus," but complications arise when the leading man is murdered onstage.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 419