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1. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 12,800

2. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Creator: Doug Ellin | Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 130,690

3. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Writers: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez, Joshuah Bearman | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 431,172

4. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 133,912

5. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 84,946

6. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 183,306

7. Thank You for Smoking (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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71 Metascore

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Writers: Jason Reitman, Christopher Buckley | Director: Jason Reitman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello, Joan Lunden

Votes: 188,657

8. Hollywoodland (2006)

R | 126 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.5
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62 Metascore

A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, the star of the television series Adventures of Superman (1952).

Writer: Paul Bernbaum | Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 28,529

9. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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36 Metascore

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Writers: Dan Schneider, Brian Robbins | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer

Votes: 28,177

10. In a World... (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy

6.7
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79 Metascore

An underachieving voice coach finds herself competing in the movie trailer voice-over profession against her arrogant father and his protégé.

Writer: Lake Bell | Director: Lake Bell | Stars: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Michaela Watkins, Rob Corddry

Votes: 24,716

11. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 12,718

12. Mommie Dearest (1981)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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Mommie Dearest, best selling memoir, turned motion picture, depicts the abusive and traumatic adoptive upbringing of Christina Crawford at the hands of her mother...screen queen Joan Crawford.

Writers: Christina Crawford, Frank Yablans, Frank Perry, Tracy Hotchner, Robert Getchell | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 10,143

13. Bowfinger (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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71 Metascore

When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.

Writer: Steve Martin | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski

Votes: 55,416

14. Blow Out (1981)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 25,873

15. 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

Votes: 12,032

16. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 40,444

17. What Just Happened (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Writer: Art Linson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn

Votes: 23,411

18. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

Votes: 34,655

19. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Writer: Alberto Moravia | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 18,938

20. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

NC-17 | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Writers: Kirby Dick, Eddie Schmidt, Matt Patterson | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 24,786

21. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )

30 min | News

3.7
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"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »

Creator: Alfred Masini | Stars: Nancy O'Dell, Mark Steines, Kevin Frazier, Mary Hart

Votes: 1,376

22. Om Shanti Om (2007)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

Writers: Farah Khan, Mushtaq Sheikh, Mayur Puri | Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, Kiron Kher

Votes: 26,526

23. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

Writer: Steven Katz | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 33,642

24. Stardust Memories (1980)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault

Votes: 15,814

25. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 5,989

26. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »

Writer: Carrie Fisher | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

Votes: 10,778

27. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

Votes: 4,036

28. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 10,425

29. The Big Picture (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.

Writers: Michael Varhol, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,728

30. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Writer: Steven Peros | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,795

31. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Writers: François Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 13,913

32. 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.

Creators: Al Jean, Mike Reiss | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Christine Cavanaugh, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 5,319

33. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 2,045

34. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Writers: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 9,453

35. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy

6.4
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 4,020

36. CQ (2001)

R | 88 min | Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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56 Metascore

A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.

Writer: Roman Coppola | Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Angela Lindvall, Élodie Bouchez, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 4,121

37. Ellie Parker (2005)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

Writer: Scott Coffey | Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Greg Freitas, Gaye Pope

Votes: 4,033

38. An Open Secret (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

An investigation into accusations of teenagers being sexually abused within the film industry.

Writers: Amy Berg, Lorien Haynes, Billy McMillin | Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Evan Henzi, Michael Egan III, Mark Ryan, Joey Coleman

Votes: 137

39. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier

Votes: 11,253

40. Hollywood Shuffle (1987)

R | 78 min | Comedy

7.0
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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Craigus R. Johnson, Helen Martin, Starletta DuPois

Votes: 2,699

41. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,299

42. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

3.5
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When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action film he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D., Eric Idle

Votes: 2,978

43. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 86 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Writers: John Logan, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon | Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

Votes: 4,894

44. Devil's Mistress (2016)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

4.6
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A film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair.

Writer: Ivan Hubac | Director: Filip Renc | Stars: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard, Simona Stasová

Votes: 75

45. 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

Votes: 2,317

46. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 9,243

47. The Dirty Picture (2011)

144 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The love story between an actress and a director. Inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Writers: Rajat Arora, Aditi Mediratta | Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 6,144

48. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

Votes: 5,181

49. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Writers: Rafael Azcona, Miguel Ángel Egea, Carlos López, David Trueba | Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 2,642

50. Luck by Chance (2009)

156 min | Drama

7.1
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58 Metascore

When Vikram gets tapped to play the male lead in a Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But it may ruin his relationship with his girlfriend.

Writers: Zoya Akhtar, Javed Akhtar | Director: Zoya Akhtar | Stars: Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 6,824