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

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 32,888

2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 368,747 | Gross: $59.89M

3. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 30,019 | Gross: $0.35M

4. Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

106 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.4
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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 »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Ray Bolger, Gordon MacRae, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 245

5. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.8
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 122,847 | Gross: $59.99M

6. 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 »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,435

7. Bloomington (2010)

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 3,635

8. 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, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

Votes: 74,505 | Gross: $73.00M

9. 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.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 5,764 | Gross: $3.56M

10. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001– )

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,738

11. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s 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.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,126

12. The Surreal Life (2003– )

22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

5.2
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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.

Stars: Dave Coulier, Jordan Knight, Brigitte Nielsen, Ryan Starr

Votes: 499

13. 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.

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

Votes: 2,525

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

R | 101 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery

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.

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

Votes: 1,164

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

TV-MA | 70 min | Animation, Comedy, Mystery

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.

Director: Greg Franklin | Stars: Adam Carolla, Jess Harnell, Seth MacFarlane, Jack Plotnick

Votes: 3,113

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

120 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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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.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Lynn Redgrave, Bruce A. Young, Amy Steel

Votes: 387

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

172 min | Biography, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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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 »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Justine Waddell, Michael Weatherly, Matthew Settle, Colin Friels

Votes: 765

18. 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.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 1,766

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

210 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Nigel Havers, Katherine Helmond, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 316

20. Chasing Ghosts (I) (2014)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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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 »

Director: Joshua Shreve | Stars: Toby Nichols, Tim Meadows, Robyn Lively, W. Earl Brown

Votes: 272

21. On Our Merry Way (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.

Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, John Huston, George Stevens | Stars: Paulette Goddard, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour

Votes: 472

22. Kathy O' (1958)

99 min | Drama, Comedy

7.2
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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.

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

Votes: 88

23. Beth and Charly (2015– )

24 min | Short, Comedy

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Charly is a former teen Disney TV star who is trying to make a serious comeback with a hip, new Indie film. Beth is her frumpy, loyal assistant/ friend. Together they navigate the drama of ... See full summary »

Stars: Elizabeth Seldin, Shauna Goodgold, Stephen Friedrich, Jeremy Jordan

24. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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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 »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

Votes: 83

25. 50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Dan Riley | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Candace Cameron Bure, Clay Adkins, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 63

26. Ballet Shoes (1975– )

120 min | Family

8.1
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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

Votes: 91

27. Schöne Frauen (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.

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

Votes: 192

28. Kodomo no omocha (1996–1998)

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

7.9
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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: Tomoko Hikita, Shizue Oda, Tatsuya Nakazaki, Laura Bailey

Votes: 326

29. Hayley Wagner, Star (1999 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 244

30. Kids Unlimited (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.2
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A sitcom about a talent agency run for kids by kids.

Stars: Garland Carter, Nicholas Lobue, Elizabeth Machabeli, Angel Manila

Votes: 291

31. Say What (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show for kids.

Stars: Stephanie Kennealy, Jordan Parrott, Jonathan Young, Czia Bennett

Votes: 101

32. Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (1990)

12 min | Comedy, Short

2.8
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Former child star Mason Reese goes out for a night on the town. He has a run in with a fan of his while at a sushi resturant.

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

Votes: 455

33. Fimpen (1974)

89 min | Family, Sport

5.5
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Six year old Johan, a.k.a. Fimpen, loves football. One day his talents are discovered. It doesn't take long before Fimpen gets to travel around with the national team. Fimpen becomes an ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Johan Bergman, Magnus Härenstam, Monica Zetterlund, Ernst-Hugo Järegård

Votes: 265

34. 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.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Marion Davies

Votes: 245

35. Adiós, cigüeña, adiós (1971)

90 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

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

Votes: 98

37. Alkitrang dugo (1975)

107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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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.

Director: Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara | Stars: Eddie Villamayor, Roderick Paulate, Jingle, Efren Montes

Votes: 14

38. Akropol (1996)

125 min | Musical, Drama

5.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 105

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

58 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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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.

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

Votes: 134

40. Page Miss Glory (1936)

8 min | Family, Animation, Musical

6.5
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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

Votes: 248

41. Stick It (2014)

5 min | Short, Romance, Sport

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The single channel video STICK IT combines television footage of women's gymnastics with recordings of the artist attempting the same routines. Merging himself and the young gymnasts of the... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ramirez Perez

42. Toy Mountain Christmas Special (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Family, News

8.6
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The Salvation Army's Toy Mountain Drive with News Reporter Tom Brown, Live Event

Stars: Haley Hill, Rocky Stone

Votes: 124

43. 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

Votes: 54

44. 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: Austin Lee Wages, Houston Wages, Christopher Paolucci, Jarrod Pistilli

45. L'oeil du cyclone (1991–1999)

27 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

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Stars: Stéphane Ballouhey, Paquito Bolino, Jean-Eudes Trouslard, René Lebrun

46. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.7
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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 »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 6

47. 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 »

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

Votes: 48

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

60 min | Documentary

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

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

49. Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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The former principal ballerina tells her story, with historic performances from the BBC archives and candid interviews from throughout her career. Showing how she grew up in front of the camera and mastered television.

Stars: Roberto Bolle, Graham Bond, Darcey Bussell, Jonathan Cope

50. Oi mikä Mimmi (1998 TV Movie)

48 min | Family

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Director: Raili Rusto | Stars: Markku Arokanto, Sara Heimolinna, Liisamaija Laaksonen, Erja Manto