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1. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

2. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.8
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

3. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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74 Metascore

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl.

Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

4. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

5. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Writers: Len Brown, Woody Gelman, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Norman Saunders, Jonathan Gems | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

6. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 115 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.1
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 15th year.

Writers: Meg Cabot, Gina Wendkos | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

7. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Writer: Richard LaGravenese | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

8. Final Destination 2 (2003)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick | Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes

9. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

7.0
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber | Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

10. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

11. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

12. Little Black Book (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.2
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36 Metascore

A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.

Writers: Melissa Carter, Elisa Bell | Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates

13. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

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

14. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

15. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Arlen, Victor Levin, Helen Hunt, Elinor Lipman | Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

16. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

29 min | Comedy

8.6
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu

17. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Yoshikazu Takeuchi, Lia Sargent | Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

18. The Critic (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh, Gerrit Graham

19. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994–2004)

TV-PG | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Creators: Mike Lazzo, Khaki Jones | Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

20. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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56 Metascore

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Writers: Paul Fraser, Shane Meadows | Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Vanessa Feltz

21. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.2
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32 Metascore

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Writers: Lance Rivera, Marc Calixte, Nat Mauldin, Jeff Stein | Director: Lance Rivera | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love

22. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

PG | 88 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Jane Wagner | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

23. Buddy (2003)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Writers: Lars Gudmestad, Tom Gulbrandsen | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta

24. Micki + Maude (1984)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.

Writer: Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking, Richard Mulligan

25. Queer Duck: The Movie (2006 Video)

72 min | Animation, Comedy

5.8
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Seymour Duckstein (Queer Duck) leaves his lover, Openly Gator, when he becomes enamored of and marries the Nora-Desmondesque Ms. Buzzard.

Writer: Mike Reiss | Director: Xeth Feinberg | Stars: Jim J. Bullock, Jackie Hoffman, Kevin Michael Richardson, Billy West

26. Absolutely Fabulous (2001)

105 min | Comedy

4.4
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Creators: Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French | Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Nathalie Baye, Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz

27. Forgive and Forget (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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David O'Neil, a plasterer and mature student Theo have been best mates for fourteen years and are practically inseparable. However, their friendship has become strained as Theo is about to ... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Burt | Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: John Simm, Steve John Shepherd, Laura Fraser, Maurice Roëves

28. You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972 TV Short)

24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

Writer: Charles M. Schulz | Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger

29. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.1
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A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Writer: Amos Kollek | Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Deborah Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

30. Awakening of the Beast (1970)

93 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism.

Writers: Rubens F. Lucchetti, José Mojica Marins | Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Ângelo Assunção, Ronaldo Beibe, Andreia Bryan

31. Behind Closed Doors (2002 TV Movie)

Drama

4.4
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On their talk show, three female hosts talk about their various sexual escapades which are then shown in flashbacks.

Writer: Clark Winslow | Director: Stephanie McLellan | Stars: Samantha Phillips, Kira Reed Lorsch, Houston, Amy Lindsay

32. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

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77 Metascore

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »

Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu | Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

33. McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty? (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Creator: Dean Hargrove | Director: James A. Contner | Stars: John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, Matt Lutz, Lisa Brenner

34. The Critic (2000– )

10 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Update of the genius 1994 sitcom "The Critic".

Creators: Al Jean, Mike Reiss | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Valerie Levitt

35. Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Mullan, Al Thurgood, John Conti, Phil Savath, Ken Lester | Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Peter Breck, Germain Houde, Jello Biafra, Mark Bennett

36. Sunes familie (1997)

85 min | Family, Comedy

4.6
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Writers: Sören Olsson, Anders Jacobsson, John Stefan Olsen, Hans Kristensen, Regner Grasten | Director: Hans Kristensen | Stars: Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen, Henrik Lykkegaard, Erni Arneson, Niels Anders Thorn

37. Murder Live! (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Writers: Peter Horton, Chris Bertolet | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Tom

38. Talk to Me (1996 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

5.6
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An idealistic talk show producer clashes with her ratings obsessed boss on a story involving a young prostitute.

Writer: Dan Bronson | Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Yasmine Bleeth, Veronica Hamel, Peter Scolari, Jenny Lewis

39. Public Domain (2003)

77 min

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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even ... See full summary »

Writer: Kris Lefcoe | Director: Kris Lefcoe | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Don McKellar, Nadia Litz, Mike Beaver

40. McDull, the Alumni (2006)

95 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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Writer: Brian Tse | Director: Leung Chun 'Samson' Chiu | Stars: Albert Au, Conroy Chan Chi-Chung, Jaycee Chan, Bo-lin Chen

41. De gulle Minnaar (1990)

100 min | Comedy

3.4
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Writers: Marjan Berk, Rob Houwer, Mady Saks | Director: Mady Saks | Stars: Peter Faber, Mariska Van Kolck, Ella van Drumpt, Ian Smith

42. We, the Animals - Squeak! (1941)

9 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.8
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Porky hosts a radio program, where animals tell their stories. The guest star is Kansas City Kitty, the best mouser in the country. She tells the story of her life, including her marriage ... See full summary »

Writer: Melvin Millar | Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Robert C. Bruce

43. Tell It Like It Is (1971)

Comedy

1.9
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Episode of fictional late-night television talk show "The Irv Carlson Show," parodying the genre.

Writer: Arch Hall Sr. | Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Don Forio, Toni Schmucker, Leslie McRay, Chuck Harrod

44. The Psychic (1968)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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An ad executive takes a fall off a ladder and afterwards discovers that he has psychic powers. He leaves his family to go into show business and cash in on his new powers, and proceeds to ... See full summary »

Writers: James F. Hurley, Herschell Gordon Lewis | Director: James F. Hurley | Stars: Dick Genola, Robyn Guest, Arlene Banas, Elaine Blake

45. Reagan: Let's Finish the Job (1986)

Comedy, War

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Four part comedy satire about President Ronald Reagan, his wife Nancy and his son Ron who is coping with an inferiority complex.

Stars: Ton van Duinhoven, Henny Orri, Sjoerd Pleijsier, Wim Van Der Grijn

47. Geknipt voor de show (2005– )

Comedy

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Stars: Roy Aernouts, Stijn Cole, Veerle Dobbelaere, Lotte Pinoy

48. Rosa (II) (1995–1996)

Comedy

4.9
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Stars: Walter Baele, Kurt Defrancq, Gerry Cracco

49. Playing the Part (2007)

14 min | Short, Comedy

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A typical argument between John and Nicole turns very atypical when they suddenly find themselves hashing out their differences in a variety of TV formats including a talk show, a sitcom, a... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Stanley | Directors: Tony Pombo, Stephen Stanley | Stars: Dwayne Holden, Wesley Nielsen, Paul Weinberg, Sheila Willey

50. Opposing Views (1994)

1 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

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On a talk show, a chicken and an egg debate the eternal question--which came first?

Director: John Schnall