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1. 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.

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

Votes: 21,710

2. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 18,593

3. 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.

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

Votes: 863

4. 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.

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Agatha Christie | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 2,873

5. 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.

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

Votes: 17,601

6. 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.

Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Jennifer Ventimilia, Joshua Sternin | Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 15,805

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

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 »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Jean Kerr | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 2,764

8. 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.

Writers: Neil Paterson, John Braine | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit

Votes: 3,298

9. Cosi (1996)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,496

10. Borstal Boy (2000)

93 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.

Writers: Brendan Behan, Nye Heron, Peter Sheridan | Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 1,921

11. 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.

Writer: Johan Kling | Director: Johan Kling | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Gustaf Skarsgård, Moa Gammel, Gitte Witt

Votes: 610

12. Haasil (2003)

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

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 1,686

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,773

14. 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 »

Writers: Charles Williams, François Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 3,790

15. 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 »

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

Votes: 724

16. 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: 1,401

17. Millionaire Playboy (1940)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Romance

4.9
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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 »

Writers: Bert Granet, Charles E. Roberts | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Joe Penner, Linda Hayes, Russ Brown, Fritz Feld

Votes: 32

18. Enter Laughing (1967)

112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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A young would-be actor seeks his first break.

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

Votes: 319

19. 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.

Writer: Thornton Wilder | Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Catherine Borek, Karen Greene, Ebony Starr Norwood-Brown, Archie Posada

Votes: 249

20. Flirtation Walk (1934)

TV-G | 97 min | Musical, Romance

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Delmer Daves, Louis F. Edelman | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien, Ross Alexander

Votes: 350

21. Greener Mountains (2005)

Drama, Romance

6.7
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Greener Mountains is a family friendly, coming-of-age story about finding your place in the world.

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

Votes: 76

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

90 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

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

Votes: 152

23. Lonely Hearts (1982)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 281

24. Hurra - Die Schwedinnen sind da (1978)

84 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 56

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 »

Writers: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Sig Herzig, Warren Duff | Director: William Keighley | Stars: Dick Powell, Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, Ted Healy, Rosemary Lane

Votes: 204

26. 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.

Writers: Robert Lord, Ernest Pagano, Elmer Harris, Peter Milne | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bessie Love, Johnnie Walker, Ernest Hilliard, Lionel Belmore

Votes: 361

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.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson, Roy Brooks

Votes: 558

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

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy

6.0
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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.

Writers: Brandon Thomas, J.O.C. Orton, Marriott Edgar, Ralph Smart | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott

Votes: 105

29. Harold Teen (1934)

66 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Carl Ed, Paul Girard Smith, Alfred A. Cohn | Director: Murray Roth | Stars: Hal Le Roy, Rochelle Hudson, Patricia Ellis, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 62

30. The Better 'Ole (1926)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, War, Drama

6.3
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The adventures of Old Bill and his friends Bert and Alf in the trenches of the first World War.

Writers: Bruce Bairnsfather, Arthur Eliot, Darryl F. Zanuck, Charles Reisner, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Syd Chaplin, Harold Goodwin, Jack Ackroyd, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 163

31. 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 »

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

Votes: 108

32. 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 »

Writers: Lucita Squier, Booth Tarkington | Director: Marshall Neilan | Stars: Wesley Barry, Tully Marshall, Claire McDowell, John Harron

33. The Last Schoolbell (1989)

107 min | Drama

7.2
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Writers: Wlodzimierz Bolecki, Magdalena Lazarkiewicz | Director: Magdalena Lazarkiewicz | Stars: Zbigniew Suszynski, Agnieszka Kowalska, Aleksander Bednarz, Henryk Bista

Votes: 145

34. Sing and Like It (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy

6.7
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Writers: Aben Kandel, Marion Dix, Laird Doyle | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Zasu Pitts, Pert Kelton, Edward Everett Horton, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 189

35. Elise (1985)

106 min | Drama, Romance

4.5
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Writers: Steen Steensen Blicher, Mogens Rukov | Director: Claus Ploug | Stars: Ann-Mari Max Hansen, Kirsten Olesen, Anne Birch, Frits Helmuth

Votes: 11

36. 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."

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

Votes: 24

37. Hello, Mr. Kivi (1984)

88 min | Drama

5.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 13

38. The Song of the Old Days (1982)

87 min | Drama

7.5
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The members of an amateur theater group share the losses and sorrows of war with Armenian provincial town's inhabitants.

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

Votes: 59

39. Doc's Full Service (1994)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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The comings and goings in a small-town service station in Texas.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Eagle Pennell, Henry Wideman Jr. | Director: Eagle Pennell | Stars: Bronwyn Andrus, Travis Baker, James Belcher, David Born

Votes: 18

40. Merely Players (1918)

50 min | Drama

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Writers: Wallace Clifton, Lillian Case Russell | Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Kitty Gordon, Irving Cummings, George MacQuarrie, Johnny Hines

41. 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

42. 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

43. 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.

Writers: Caroline Graham, Peter Shaffer | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 343

44. Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Episode: Enter Two Gardeners (2006)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The girls are contracted to do the landscaping for a traditional amateur theatrical, but when members of the cast are murdered, Laura is forced to don greasepaint.

Writer: Clive Exton | Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, John Sackville, Rachel Pickup

Votes: 48

45. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Pig in a Poke (1993)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Bill Brodie, one of the country's biggest pork farmers, is expecting a royal visit and is desperate to rid himself of a hot property, A Venetian bronze stolen from the Palace.

Writers: Ian La Frenais, Jonathan Gash, Terry Hodgkinson | Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

Votes: 15

46. The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (1957–1960)
Episode: The Celebrity Next Door (1957)

60 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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When Tallulah Bankhead moves in next door Lucy reacts in typical fashion and chaos ensues.

Writers: Madelyn Davis, Bob Carroll Jr., Bob Schiller, Bob Weiskopf | Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Tallulah Bankhead, Vivian Vance

Votes: 141

47. The Shari Show (1975– )
Episode: There's Going to Be a Show Tonight (1975)

24 min

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Lionel starts a small theater company whose first play will be Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" but the production soon runs into a monetary difficulties.

Creators: Shari Lewis, Jeremy Tarcher | Director: Tony Verdi | Star: Shari Lewis