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1. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Writer: Bruce Wagner | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska

2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Writer: Michael Arndt | Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

3. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.9
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant Austrian fashionista Brüno takes his show to America.

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Mazer, Jeff Schaffer, Peter Baynham | Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

4. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.6
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52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

5. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

6. Bloomington (2010)

83 min | Drama

6.1
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"Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

Writer: Fernanda Cardoso | Director: Fernanda Cardoso | Stars: Allison McAtee, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Ann McGregor, Ray Zupp

7. Cats Don't Dance (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Writers: Mark Dindal, Robert Lence, Brian McEntee, Rick Calabash, David Womersley, Kelvin Yasuda, Roberts Gannaway, Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser, Theresa Cullen, Cinco Paul | Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon

8. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An art director in the 1930's falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Writers: Nathanael West, Waldo Salt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

9. The Surreal Life (2003– )

22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

5.1
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A reality show about fading celebrities who were hot back in the day, and how they live their day to day lives in one Los Angeles mansion.

Creators: Mark Cronin, Cris Abrego, Rick Telles | Stars: Dave Coulier, Jordan Knight, Brigitte Nielsen, Ryan Starr

10. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.3
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Writer: Gavin Lambert | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

11. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)

170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Writers: Lorna Luft, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

12. Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Family

3.0
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Bratty Junior Healy is back to bring you chapter 3 in the rambunctious, slapstick Problem Child trilogy!!

Writers: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Michael Hitchcock | Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: William Katt, Justin Chapman, Sherman Howard, Carolyn Lowery

13. The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010)

Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.3
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Eight housemates on a fake animated reality TV show realize they've been canceled and set off on a journey to get back on the air.

Writers: Dave Jeser, Matthew Silverstein | Director: Greg Franklin | Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Seth MacFarlane, Abbey McBride

14. The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to... See full summary »

Writers: Suzanne Finstad, Warren G. Harris, Elizabeth Egloff | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Justine Waddell, Michael Weatherly, Matthew Settle, Colin Friels

15. Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995 TV Movie)

210 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

Writers: C. David Heymann, Burr Douglas | Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Nigel Havers, Katherine Helmond, Angus Macfadyen

16. Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001 TV Movie)

95 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.2
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Writers: Shirley Temple, Joe Wiesenfeld | Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Connie Britton, Colin Friels, Hinton Battle, Emily Hart

17. Babes in Arms (1939)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business.

Writers: Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

18. Chasing Ghosts (I) (2014)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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Lucas Simons, an 11 year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious presence in one of his films, he inadvertently ... See full summary »

Writer: Josh Chesler | Director: Joshua Shreve | Stars: Frances Conroy, W. Earl Brown, Robyn Lively, Tim Meadows

19. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Writer: Henry Farrell | Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir

20. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Writers: Helen Deutsch, Jay Richard Kennedy, Lillian Roth, Mike Connolly, Gerold Frank | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

21. 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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Writers: Ethan T. Berlin, Bob Stone | Director: Dan Riley | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Candace Cameron Bure, Clay Adkins, Tatyana Ali

22. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music

6.0
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Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests,... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Lou Breslow, Arch Oboler, John O'Hara | Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour

23. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Brian Taggert | Director: David Greene | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Bruce A. Young, Amy Steel

24. Ballet Shoes (1975– )

120 min | Family

8.0
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Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil live with Sylvia Brown, their guardian. Money is tight and as the story opens, three boarders - a garage owner, a retired English professor, and a dance ... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Thorne, Jane Slaughter, Elizabeth Morgan, Sarah Prince

25. Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (1990)

12 min | Comedy, Short

2.7
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Writer: Brett Ratner | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Mason Reese, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael J. Anderson, Anthony Michael Hall

26. Beautiful Women (2004)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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Five "older" actresses vying for the same role decide to walk out on their audition. They end up on a road trip full of adventures and revelations.

Writer: Sathyan Ramesh | Director: Sathyan Ramesh | Stars: Floriane Daniel, Julia Jäger, Caroline Peters, Clelia Sarto

27. Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Marian Spitzer, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby | Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Charles Ruggles

28. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Mannheimer, Irving Phillips, Edward Verdier | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

29. Kodomo no omocha (1996–1998)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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The story of super hyper child star Sana Kurata. Her mother is an award winning writer who has strange hairstyles and hats in which lives the family pet, Maro-chan the squirrel. Her manager... See full summary »

Stars: Shizue Oda, Hikita Tomoko, Tatsuya Nakazaki, Laura Bailey

30. Hayley Wagner, Star (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

5.1
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Writer: Nell Scovell | Director: Nell Scovell | Stars: Bethany Richards, Nick Cornish, Meghan Ory, Bill Fagerbakke

31. Acropole (1996)

125 min | Musical, Drama

6.2
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This musical shows of the Acropole dominated Greek theater during the 1950s and 60s. Acropole follows Prince, the self-made producer of this unusual and mythic theater, and Lakis, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Pantelis Voulgaris | Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Lefteris Voyatzis, Stavros Paravas, Konstantinos Tzoumas, Themis Bazaka

32. Child Stars: Their Story (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

7.1
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How young celebrities deal with fame, pressure, and wealth, including interview with Fred Savage, Patty Duke, Jerry Mathers, Danny Bonaduce and Todd Brides.

Directors: Tony Dow, Melissa Gilbert | Stars: Hayley Mills, Baby Peggy, Jeannie Russell, Angela Cartwright

33. Adiós, cigüeña, adiós (1971)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Arturo, who has just turned 15, is in love with 13-year-old Paloma. In a moment of passion at a ski lodge while on a field trip to the mountains with their schoolmates, he gets her pregnant... See full summary »

Writers: Antonio de Lara, Manuel Summers | Director: Manuel Summers | Stars: María Isabel Álvarez, Francisco Villa, Curro Martín Summers, Beatriz Galbó

34. Alkitrang dugo (1975)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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A group of Filipino teenaged boys and girls survives a plane crash and copes to live in an island amid politics, social class, sanity and death.

Writers: Nicanor B. Cleto Jr., William Golding | Director: Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara | Stars: Eddie Villamayor, Roderick Paulate, Jingle, Efren Montes

35. Kathy O' (1958)

99 min | Drama, Comedy

7.1
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A publicity man tries to hide a child film star's brattiness from a magazine writer, who happens to be his ex-wife.

Writers: Jack Sher, Sy Gomberg | Director: Jack Sher | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jan Sterling, Patty McCormack, Mary Fickett

36. Kids Unlimited (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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A sitcom about a talent agency run for kids by kids.

Creator: Nick Tabri | Stars: Garland Carter, Nicholas Lobue, Elizabeth Machabeli, Angel Manila

37. Found Footage Festival Volume 1: Live in Brooklyn (2005 Video)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Writers: Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher | Stars: Jim Allee, Jackie Conrad, John Cremeans, Cynthia

38. Page Miss Glory (1936)

8 min | Family, Animation, Musical

6.7
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A bellhop in the No 1. hotel of a smalltown awaiting the arrival of Miss Glory dreams he has to page Miss Glory at a first class hotel in New York, and this turns out to be a nightmare. ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tommy Bond, Bernice Hansen, The Varsity Three

39. The Christmas Party (1931)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Family

6.6
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Jackie wants to throw a Christmas party for his friends on his football team, but doesn't know how to go about it. His fellow stars at MGM decide to help him out.

Writer: Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Marion Davies

40. Crazy Richard (2002)

64 min | Comedy

3.2
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At eight years old, Richard Veed was the highest paid and most popular star on television. Five years later, he suffered a near-fatal drug overdose and was instantly forgotten. Now, aged 21... See full summary »

Writers: Dean Francis, Katrina Mathers | Directors: Dean Francis, Katrina Mathers | Stars: Billy Amarantos, Lankesh Aponso, Randall Berger, Allison Byrne

41. Say What (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Family

8.6
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show for kids.

Creators: Nick Tabri, Barry Falck | Stars: Stephanie Kennealy, Jordan Parrott, Jonathan Young, Czia Bennett

42. Toy Mountain Christmas Special (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, News

7.9
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The Salvation Army's Toy Mountain Drive with News Reporter Tom Brown, Live Event

Stars: Haley Hill, Rocky Stone

43. The Next Best Web Series (2012– )

Comedy

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When Nicky Jackson came into our lives, it was clear he needed to be used to our advantage. The best idea we had was to make The Next Best Web Series. So far, it's turning out to be mostly ... See full summary »

Stars: Matthew Albrecht, Bethany Dwyer, Annie Gaia, Gibson

44. Whatever Happened to the Minipops? (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

5.8
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Documentary examining the controversial 80's programme 'Minipops'.

Director: Martin Fuller | Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Stephanie Coleman, Kelly East, Joanna Foster

45. Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room (2012 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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Documentary about an extraordinary lady, Diana Serra Cary. In the early 1920's she was one of Hollywood's first major child stars, Baby Peggy.

Writer: Vera Iwerebor | Director: Vera Iwerebor | Stars: Baby Peggy, Hobart Bosworth, Jack Earle, Jack Montgomery

46. Mr. Babbo (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Family

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Mr. Babbo, A 9-year-old C.E.O. of a toy company, Funztatstic Toys, tries to buy out their main competitor. He must beat the rival C.E.O, but things get out of control as the companies hash it out.

Writer: Quinn Wilson | Director: Quinn Wilson | Stars: John Babbo, Laura Bloechl, Chris Boykin, Steve Cosgrove

47. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.3
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Grace Neville, Michael L. Simmons | Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

48. Si Baleleng at ang gintong sirena (1989)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

4.3
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Writers: Chito S. Roño, Bibeth Orteza | Director: Chito S. Roño | Stars: Cheche Sta. Ana, Charito Solis, Eddie Garcia, Laurice Guillen

49. Malchiki (1971)

Drama, Music

6.0
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A story of a young singer Zhenya Prokhorov, a soloist of the Moscow boys chorus, losing voice and becoming a composer.

Writer: Aleksandr Rekemchuk | Director: Ekaterina Stashevskaya-Naroditskaya | Stars: Anton Tabakov, Anatoliy Nikitin, Andrey Drozdov, Yuri Leonidov

50. Flippen's Frolics (1936)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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In a New York City cabaret setting, Jay. C. Flippen (using his Colonel Flippen character, as J. C. Flippen) emcees and introduces various stage, vaudeville and radio acts and performers, ... See full summary »

Writers: Ernie Stanton, Jay C. Flippen, Lewis Seiler | Director: Milton Schwarzwald | Stars: Jay C. Flippen, Rose Marie, Lewis Seiler, Bill Powers