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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

2. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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92 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

3. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

4. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

Writers: Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Craig Bartholomew Strydom | Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

5. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Writers: Captain Mauzner, Simon Monjack, Aaron Richard Golub | Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

6. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Jim Moret

7. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam. They play a dirty game called 'Dogfight': all of them seek a woman for a party, and who ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Comfort | Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

8. Bob Roberts (1992)

R | 102 min | Comedy

7.1
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A right-wing folk singer becomes a corrupt politician and runs a crooked election campaign. Only one independent muck-raking reporter is trying to stop him.

Writer: Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Alan Rickman, Ray Wise

9. Chelsea Walls (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

5.1
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34 Metascore

This movie tells five stories set in a single day at the famed Chelsea Hotel in New York City, involving an ensemble cast of some 30-35 characters.

Writers: Nicole Burdette, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas | Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Paz de la Huerta, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bianca Hunter, Kevin Corrigan

10. Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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48 Metascore

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Writer: Joshua Goldin | Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Philip Baker Hall

11. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

4.2
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Musical set in the 'future', e.g. 1994. A young couple enters the world of the music industry, but also the world of drugs.

Writers: Menahem Golan, Coby Recht, Iris Recht | Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

12. Ten (2014)

83 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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Ten women find themselves in a vacant mansion on Spektor Island in December, 1972. Each believes she's traveled to the house on business, but they all agree that something seems strange. ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael J. Epstein, Sarah Wait Zaranek, Jade Sylvan, Sophia Cacciola | Directors: Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein | Stars: Jade Sylvan, Molly Carlisle, Molly DeVon, Karin Webb

13. Taal (1999)

179 min | Musical, Romance

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On a sight-seeing road trip of India, U.K. based Manav Mehta meets Mansi, the daughter of a singer, Tarababu. He is attracted to her, and makes his attraction known. She also is attracted ... See full summary »

Writers: Sachin Bhowmick, Subhash Ghai, Javed Siddiqui | Director: Subhash Ghai | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alok Nath

14. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.7
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Greed, corruption, ignorance, and disease. Midsummer, 1349: the Black Death reaches northern Germany. Minstrels go to Hamelin for the Mayor's daughter's wedding to the Baron's son. He wants... See full summary »

Writers: Jacques Demy, Andrew Birkin, Mark Peploe | Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Jack Wild, Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Donovan

15. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Drama

7.3
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Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Anderson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Deborah Kerr, John Kerr, Leif Erickson, Edward Andrews

16. Izo (2004)

128 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Writer: Shigenori Takechi | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda, Ryôsuke Miki

17. Renaldo and Clara (1978)

R | 235 min | Drama

6.6
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This epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types that is, contrary to popular opinion, coherent and a unified whole. Bob Dylan is shown in concert, often masked, during the ... See full summary »

Writers: Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard | Director: Bob Dylan | Stars: Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, Joan Baez, Ronnie Hawkins

18. The Crazy Stranger (1997)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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A man is looking for a singer he had heard on cassette. He finds much more.

Writers: Tony Gatlif, Kits Hilaire, Maigne Jaques | Director: Tony Gatlif | Stars: Romain Duris, Rona Hartner, Izidor Serban, Ovidiu Balan

19. Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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81 Metascore

Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist and activist Pete Seeger.

Director: Jim Brown | Stars: Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan

20. Eat the Document (1972)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Director: Bob Dylan | Stars: Bob Dylan, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko

21. The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (2013)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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A documentary on the life and work of Gene Clark, co-founder of The Byrds, whose subsequent career was a rollercoaster of pioneering music and personal disaster.

Writer: Paul Kendall | Directors: Jack Kendall, Paul Kendall | Stars: Gene Clark, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman

22. Seven in Darkness (1969 TV Movie)

74 min | Adventure, Drama

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Writers: John W. Bloch, Leonard Bishop | Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Milton Berle, Bill Dyer, Nancy Fisher, Ted Foulkes

23. The Singer (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead.

Writers: Dean Reed, Wolfgang Ebeling | Director: Dean Reed | Stars: Dean Reed, Friederike Aust, Gerry Wolff, Thomas Wolff

24. Seeing Red (1983)

100 min | Documentary, History

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Directors: Jim Klein, Julia Reichert | Stars: Oscar Hunter, Rose Podmaka, Sylvia Woods, Howard 'Stretch' Johnson

25. Out in the Silence (2009)

56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

7.2
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The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson | Stars: C.J. Bills, Diane Granley, Linda Henderson, Roxanne Hitchcock

26. Don't Give Up on Us (2006)

Drama, Romance

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Writers: Enrico Santos, Dindo Perez, Carol San Pedro, Artemio Abad | Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Piolo Pascual, Hilda Koronel, Rio Locsin

27. Low Self-Esteem Girl (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A generous but gullible young woman is exploited sexually by a pot dealer and his clients. Meanwhile, a demon-possessed virgin falls in love with her but his Christian youth group pastor ... See full summary »

Writer: Blaine Thurier | Director: Blaine Thurier | Stars: Corrina Hammond, Rob McBeth, Ted Dave, Cindy Wolfe

28. Celebration at Big Sur (1971)

GP | 82 min | Documentary, Music

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Directors: Baird Bryant, Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Joan Baez, Carol Ann Cisneros, David Crosby, Chris Ethridge

29. Glamour Girl (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »

Writers: M. Coates Webster, Lee Gold | Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Virginia Grey, Michael Duane

30. Lifetime Guarantee: Phranc's Adventure in Plastic (2001)

58 min | Documentary

7.7
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The award-winning documentary follows Phranc, a Jewish lesbian folk singer who reached notable fame in the 1980s, in her new escapades as a Tupperware saleswoman. The film displays Phranc's... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Udelson | Star: Phranc

31. Irish and Proud of It (1938)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

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Donogh O'Connor is an Irish singer making good in London who, at a banquet, expresses the desire to return to the little village, Ballyvoraine, where he was born. Two of his friends, owning... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothea Donn-Byrne, David Evans, Donovan Pedelty | Director: Donovan Pedelty | Stars: Richard Hayward, Dinah Sheridan, Gwenllian Gill, George Pembroke

32. The Ballad and the Source (1983)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Music

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Director: John Cohen | Star: Walter Pardon

33. Ayúdeme usted compadre (1968)

115 min

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A select group of immortal Chilean songs, from folklore and pop, that show us the beauty and diversity of this country. A must-see for every Chilean, and for every music lover.

Writer: Germán Becker | Director: Germán Becker | Stars: Los Perlas, Los Huasos Quincheros, Pedro Messone, Fresia Soto

34. Here's William Clauson (1957 TV Movie)

15 min | Music

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A live recital by American folk-singer William Clauson.

Star: William Clauson

35. William Clauson (1957 TV Movie)

45 min | Music

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American folk singer William Clauson sings songs in a live program from Melbourne Town Hall.

Star: William Clauson

36. Just Folk (1965– )

30 min | Music

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A weekly half-hour series featuring folk singers.

Star: Gary Shearston

37. Cofralandes, Part Two: Faces and Places (2002)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

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Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Bernard Pautrat, Raoul Ruiz

38. Neptune Presents (1957– )

5 min | Music

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Little is known about this series, a weekly 5-minute music program which aired on Fridays at 7:25PM, each episode featuring a vocalist. Among the singers featured during the run were Stan Stafford and Denis Gibbons.

Stars: Denis Gibbons, Stan Stafford

39. William Clauson Recital (1957 TV Movie)

40 min | Music

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A live 40-minute Sydney-aired recital by American folk singer William Clauson.

Star: William Clauson

40. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Andy Pratt (2011)

Music

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Andy joins us to debut material from his 2011 release, Life And Death, produced by Fernando Perdomo.

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Mantis Khiralla, Andy Pratt

41. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Andy Pratt (2010)

Music

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Andy appears fresh out of the studio with his new release, Andy Pratt Loves You, produced by Fernando Perdomo. This full-length CD features the single "Home of the Brave".

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Mantis Khiralla, Andy Pratt

42. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Andy Pratt (2009)

Music

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Music Legend, Andy Pratt, joins us for the series premiere with a great solo set of his classic songs.

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Mantis Khiralla, Andy Pratt

43. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Bird Mancini (2010)

Music

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This Dou is widely known for their great styling's in Folk/Americana.

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Ruby Bird, Mantis Khiralla, Billy Carl Mancini

44. Top Cat (1961–1962)
Episode: Choo Choo Goes Ga-Ga (1962)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Choo Choo threatens to kill himself unless he gets a date with a famous Hollywood actress. Top Cat was never one to resist a challenge.

Writer: Barry E. Blitzer | Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Allen Jenkins, Leo DeLyon, Bea Benaderet, Maurice Gosfield

45. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.30 (1964)

Comedy, Music

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Guests include actors Mary Tyler Moore and Harvey Korman and the singing group, The Youngfolk. In one sketch Danny discovers the beautiful Queen of the Jungle played by Mary. In another ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Mary Tyler Moore, The Youngfolk

46. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #2.3 (1964)

Comedy, Music

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Actress/Comedienne Imogene Coca and folk singing duo Joe and Eddie are Danny's guest. Danny and Imogene appear in a skit where a husband tries to find the perfect gift for his wife. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, Imogene Coca, Joe and Eddie

47. Home (1954–1957)
Episode: Episode dated 25 March 1957 (1957)

Family, Talk-Show

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Host Arlene Francis welcomes the Turner family from Montgomery, Alabama. In addition to being a talented painter, husband and father Jack Turner is an accomplished folk singer, ... See full summary »

Writer: George Kirgo | Stars: Arlene Francis, Lurene Turner, Jack Turner, Dixie Turner

48. Futurama (1999– )
Episode: Forty Percent Leadbelly (2013)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Bender finally fulfills his dream of becoming a folk singer by creating a copy of a famous guitar, but then something goes terribly wrong.

Creators: Matt Groening, David X. Cohen | Director: Stephen Sandoval | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

49. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Gil Correia and Doug Bell (2011)

Music

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Two top performers for the 2011 Onset Blues Festival drop in to tell you a little about the show and play so Kazoo and Ukulele for you.

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Doug Bell, Gil Correia, Mantis Khiralla

50. On Stage with Mantis (2009– )
Episode: Grace Morrison and the RSO (2012)

Music

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Grace Morrison is a performer and music teacher from Wareham, Mass. With her band RSO she does shows across the region. She had a great set of fabulous Folk Music for her audience.

Creator: Mantis Khiralla | Stars: Mantis Khiralla, Ben Moniz, Grace Morrison, Marta Rymer