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1. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy

8.9
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 235,617

2. Mindhorn (2016)

TV-MA | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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70 Metascore

A has-been actor best known for playing the title character in the 1980s detective series "Mindhorn" must work with the police when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real person.

Director: Sean Foley | Stars: Julian Barratt, Simon Farnaby, Essie Davis, Steve Coogan

Votes: 7,308

3. The Resurrection of Gavin Stone (2016)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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36 Metascore

A washed-up former child star, forced to do community service at a local megachurch, pretends to be a Christian to land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.

Director: Dallas Jenkins | Stars: Brett Dalton, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Neil Flynn, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $2.28M

4. The Honey Pot (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

Votes: 1,764

5. 7-10 Split (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Sport

4.6
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An aspiring actor whose career is in the dumps, exploits his amazing bowling skills to take the PBA by storm and becomes rich and famous, only to lose his best girl and best friend...

Director: Tommy Reid | Stars: Tara Reid, Ross Patterson, Clayne Crawford, John DiMaggio

Votes: 973

6. Memories of Me (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.

Director: Henry Winkler | Stars: Billy Crystal, Alan King, JoBeth Williams, Janet Carroll

Votes: 805 | Gross: $3.97M

7. Development Hell (2013– )

Comedy

8.3
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The story of a failed director and his hodgepodge crew as they search, in vain, for fame and success in the crazy world of Hollywood.

Stars: Nicola Barber, Devon Henry, Aria Inthavong, Richard Rubin

Votes: 301

8. The Road to Coronation Street (2010 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

8.0
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The story of how the 22-year-old Tony Warren conceived, wrote and fought for the record breaking UK TV series Coronation Street (1960).

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Ann Aris, Lynda Baron, Steven Berkoff, David Dawson

Votes: 229

9. Kako sam sistematski unisten od idiota (1983)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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The film follows a life of a homeless, but very well read, Marxist who is coping with Che's death and wishes to live a life of revolutions and workers' uprisings. He is a hypochondriac, ... See full summary »

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Danilo 'Bata' Stojkovic, Svetislav 'Bule' Goncic, Rados Terzic, Jelisaveta 'Seka' Sablic

Votes: 704

10. Dvojníci (I) (2016)

Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Comedy tells the story of two men who are much alike but their temperament and life story are as different as day and night. They have never seen each other, they have no idea about each ... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Chlumský | Stars: Ondrej Sokol, Jakub Kohák, Petr Nározný, Jitka Schneiderová

Votes: 73

11. Le mort en fuite (1936)

85 min | Comedy

6.8
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Two third-rate thespians feign a murder to make the headlines.Their subterfuge backfires on them and both are sentenced to death.

Director: André Berthomieu | Stars: Jules Berry, Michel Simon, Marie Glory, Fernande Albany

Votes: 99

12. A Natural Disaster (2017)

Drama, Romance

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Romantic-horror-comedy about a dysfunctional marriage set in New York City during a hurricane.

Director: Ananya Sundararajan | Stars: Daniel De Lange, Claudia de Latour, Dina Desmone, Peter Gonzalez

13. Maid in Hollywood (1934)

20 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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Thelma, who came to Hollywood from Joplin to be a star, is ready to go home. She and her pal Patsy are packing up and packing it in. Then, through Patsy's deviousness, Thelma gets a call to... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Thelma Todd, Patsy Kelly, Constance Bergen, Don Barclay

Votes: 52

14. Diagnóza Brodský + (2012 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Jan J. Vágner | Stars: Marek Brodský, Barbora Brodská, Bozena Brodská, Helena Brodská

15. Keen Eddie (2003–2004)
Episode: Horse Heir (2003)

44 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Director: Simon West | Stars: Mark Valley, Sienna Miller, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Colin Salmon

Votes: 27

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: If the Shoe Fits (1987)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An unemployed actor kills his twin brother, an advertising agency executive, and then assumes his identity - along with his wealth and beautiful wife. However, his brother's complicated life is not all that It's cracked up to be.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Ted Shackelford, Lawrence Dane, Lori Hallier

Votes: 30

17. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Reunion (1989)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Seven Vietnam vets meet on the date of their leader's death.

Director: John Wood | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Geraint Wyn Davies, James Blendick, Patricia Collins

Votes: 19