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1. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG | 129 min | Drama

7.9
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The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

Votes: 13,133

2. Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.0
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A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbour who only shows affection to her pet tortoise.

Director: Dearbhla Walsh | Stars: James Corden, Salo Gardner, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Cordery

Votes: 3,401

3. The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: William Powell, Esther Williams, Angela Lansbury, James Gleason

Votes: 351

4. Hard to Handle (1933)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly

Votes: 497

5. Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

6.0
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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews, Fred Astaire

Votes: 263

6. Blind Date (1934)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Ann Sothern, Neil Hamilton, Paul Kelly, Jane Darwell

Votes: 194

7. The Lottery Bride (1930)

TV-PG | 80 min | Musical, Romance

5.4
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Sundered lovers meet again amid tragic irony at a mining camp in northern Norway.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, John Garrick, Joe E. Brown, Zasu Pitts

Votes: 121

8. Maraton (2011)

10 min | Short, Drama

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Dance marathon contests are an almost forgotten phenomenon of the past. During the Great Depression the contests attracted people to compete for prize money. However, only the dancing ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Hudecek | Stars: Marek Adamczyk, Barbora Benesovska, Vuk Celebic, Velissa Dimitrova

9. This Is America (1933)

70 min | Documentary

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A compilation of newsreel clips covering historic world events in the U.S. from the end of World War I until 1933.

Star: Alois Havrilla

10. Marathon Dancers (1923)

Animation, Short

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11. Community (2009–2015)
Episode: Accounting for Lawyers (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.4
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Jeff blows off the study group and their break-dancing competition to hang out with his old co-workers at the law firm, but Annie tries to prove that one of them is the person who turned him in and got him fired.

Director: Joe Russo | Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,425

12. Samson en Gert (1990– )
Episode: De dansmarathon (1999)

Comedy

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Gert proudly tells how he danced all night with Marlène, but the mayor and Van Leemhuizen each boast they can dance better and longer. This leads to a town dance marathon, which even ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Verbiest, Gert Verhulst, Koen Crucke, Walter De Donder

13. Sterren op de dansvloer (2005– )
Episode: Episode #5.3 (2012)

Game-Show

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After the leaving of Tom Coninx, the nine remaining dance couples venture upon either a passionate "Tango" or a fiery "Paso Doble". Afterwards they have to prove their endurance in a powerful swing marathon.

Stars: Francesca Vanthielen, Kurt Rogiers, Dina Tersago, Davy Brocatus

14. Dancing with the Stars (2005– )
Episode: Fusion Dance Week (I) (2012)

TV-PG | Family, Game-Show, Music

6.6
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For fusion dance week contestants combine two dances into one performance. Most contestant perform the one quick and one slow dance sequentially while a few accept the challenge to merge ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rudzinski | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Tom Bergeron, Sabrina Bryan, Cheryl Burke

Votes: 9

15. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: Head of Fire: Feet of Clay (1960)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Special agent Ness is worried about his childhood pal - a big, successful boxing promoter who's mixed up with a gangster Ness can never get convicted.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Robert Stack, Nehemiah Persoff, Madlyn Rhue, Jack Warden

Votes: 46

16. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Kissing Cousins (1994)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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Jesse's cousin Stavros comes to visit and takes advantage of the whole family.

Director: John Tracy | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 115

17. The L Word (2004–2009)
Episode: Last Couple Standing (2009)

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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The girls partake in the annual 24-hour Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center's dance marathon at Hit! with Sunset Boulevard as the MC. There, rumors fly about Tasha and Alice's relationship ... See full summary »

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 89

18. Point Pleasant (2005– )
Episode: Last Dance (2005)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.8
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Boyd offers to help Amber coordinate a church fund-raising dance marathon in the hopes of sweeping Sarah off her feet and putting some of his past demons to rest. Frequent flashbacks show ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Elisabeth Harnois, Grant Show, Sam Page, Aubrey Dollar

Votes: 56

19. Dancing with the Stars (2005– )
Episode: Round Six (I) (2009)

TV-PG | 122 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

6.4
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The contestants compete in the jitterbug and waltz in the first double-elimination week of the season. They also face off in a marathon-style mambo competition, and preview the following night's dance-off.

Director: Alex Rudzinski | Stars: Aaron Carter, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Dacascos, Tom DeLay

Votes: 10

20. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Gang Dances Their Asses Off (2007)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

8.6
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After Charlie accidentally puts Paddy's Pub up for 1st prize in a local dance competition, Frank makes the gang participate in the contest. Here, they form alliances and try to cheat the ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,583

21. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Marathon (1974)

TV-G | 49 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.7
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John Boy participates in a dance marathon with Daisy. Daisy turns up later in the series as a visiting friend and love interest for John Boy.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby

Votes: 43

22. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Underground Railway (1959)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Eliot Ness and the Untouchables pursue bank robber Frank Holloway who has escaped from prison. Holloway murdered an federal agent but was not convicted. Holloway is seeking to retrieve the cache of stolen loot.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Robert Stack, Virginia Vincent, Joe De Santis, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 61

23. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: They Shoot Fonzies, Don't They? (1976)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Music

7.9
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A motorcycle mishap forces the Fonz to push his broken bike for twelve miles just before he partners with Joanie Cunningham for a grueling dance marathon.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Anson Williams

Votes: 44

24. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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It's time for the annual Stars Hollow Dance marathon again and Lorelai is determined to win. Dean sits in the bleachers to support Rory, but so does Jess whose intentions aren't quite so innocent.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena

Votes: 538