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1. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 153,615

2. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 139,422 | Gross: $15.52M

3. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

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.

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

Votes: 95,310 | Gross: $6.15M

4. Casanova (2005)

R | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt

Votes: 46,357 | Gross: $11.29M

5. The End of the Tour (2015)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.'

Director: James Ponsoldt | Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Mamie Gummer

Votes: 21,878 | Gross: $2.99M

6. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 33,484 | Gross: $0.22M

7. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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In 1900, a young widow finds her seaside cottage is haunted...and forms a unique relationship with the ghost.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Votes: 12,590

8. Les poupées russes (2005)

Unrated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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67 Metascore

Five years after their summer together in Barcelona, Xavier, William, Wendy, Martine and Isabelle reunite.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France

Votes: 17,362 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Cobb (1994)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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A reporter hired to write the 'official' biography of Ty Cobb discovers just how dark the baseball legend's real story is.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich, Ned Bellamy

Votes: 6,197 | Gross: $1.01M

10. 'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13 | 113 min | Romance, Comedy

4.8
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Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, John Plumpis, Janel Moloney

Votes: 2,397 | Gross: $3.48M

11. Luster (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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40 Metascore

Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »

Director: Everett Lewis | Stars: Justin Herwick, B. Wyatt, Shane Powers, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 1,043

12. Pulp (1972)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A seedy writer of sleazy pulp novels is recruited by a quirky, reclusive ex-actor to help him write his biography at his house in Malta.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Lionel Stander, Lizabeth Scott

Votes: 1,747

13. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,170

14. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 885 | Gross: $7.85M

15. Roman de gare (2007)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A popular novelist researches unlikely sources to find characters for her next bestseller.

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, Audrey Dana, Michèle Bernier

Votes: 2,159 | Gross: $1.85M

16. The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur, Arthur Hohl, James Donlan

Votes: 1,582

17. Budapest (2009)

113 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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José Costa is a Brazilian ghost writer. Returning from a ghost writers convention his airplane is rerouted to Budapest. His life is also rerouted when he meets Krista and with her help, ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Carvalho | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Gabriella Hámori, Giovanna Antonelli, Andrea Balogh

Votes: 449

18. Stalker (II) (2010)

77 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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A writer struggling with her second novel is terrorised by a homicidal PA.

Director: Martin Kemp | Stars: Jane March, Anna Brecon, Jennifer Matter, Danny Young

Votes: 441

19. The March Sisters at Christmas (2012 TV Movie)

91 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.9
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To keep the family home from being sold, 4 very modern March sisters tackle home improvement on their own. But their romantic entanglements involving the boy next door, an old flame and a new acquaintance become a distraction.

Director: John Stimpson | Stars: Julie Berman, Kaitlin Doubleday, Melissa Farman, Molly Kunz

Votes: 325

20. Doll Face (1945)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 309

21. Winchell (1998 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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The true story of the influential and controversial columnist, Walter Winchell.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 482

22. Admissions (2004)

PG | Drama

6.2
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The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty years old Emily Brighton is intellectually disabled due to a fall when she was one, and her overprotective ... See full summary »

Director: Melissa Painter | Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Amy Madigan, Christopher Lloyd, Fran Kranz

Votes: 266

23. The Trial of Tony Blair (2007 TV Movie)

72 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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In 2010, the International Criminal Court puts Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Robert Bowman, Adrian Scarborough, Claire Skinner

Votes: 222

24. L'autre Dumas (2010)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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Nobody knows Auguste Maquet, and yet everybody knows "The Three Musketeers", Everybody knows Alexandre Dumas who wrote the swashbuckling masterpiece but who knows that Maquet is his ... See full summary »

Director: Safy Nebbou | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Dominique Blanc, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 507

25. Einer von uns beiden (1974)

105 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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What started as a simple blackmail quickly devolves into a downward spiral of psychological and physical violence.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Klaus Schwarzkopf, Elke Sommer, Jürgen Prochnow, Ulla Jacobsson

Votes: 174

26. Mensonges et trahisons et plus si affinités... (2004)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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Raphael is a ghostwriter who takes a job writing for famous footy player Kevin. To his delight and his girlfriend, Murials horror, Kevins current girlfriend is an old (easily rekindled) ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Edouard Baer, Marie-Josée Croze, Clovis Cornillac, Alice Taglioni

Votes: 1,428

27. It's Not Me, It's Him (1980)

105 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Pierre Richard | Stars: Pierre Richard, Aldo Maccione, Valérie Mairesse, Danielle Minazzoli

Votes: 406

28. Il portaborse (1991)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman. He finds the right person in Prof. Luciano Sandulli (... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Silvio Orlando, Nanni Moretti, Giulio Brogi, Anne Roussel

Votes: 621

29. Grand Slam (1933)

67 min | Comedy

5.8
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Because the Stanislavsky method of playing bridge has no rules, it promotes marital harmony for those who stick with it.

Directors: William Dieterle, Alfred E. Green | Stars: Paul Lukas, Loretta Young, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 169

30. La luna en botella (2007)

97 min | Comedy

6.0
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Director: Grojo | Stars: Edu Soto, Bárbara Goenaga, Dominique Pinon, Pep Jové

Votes: 141

31. Stick It (2014)

5 min | Short, Romance, Sport

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The single channel video STICK IT combines television footage of women's gymnastics with recordings of the artist attempting the same routines. Merging himself and the young gymnasts of the... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ramirez Perez

32. El testaferro (1999)

Short

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Director: Gabriel Olivares | Stars: Juan Manuel Chiapella, Javier Martín, Carmen Sandoval

33. Bibliofrenia (2003)

Short, Fantasy, Mystery

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Director: Marcos Moreno | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Marieta Orozco, Emma Cohen

34. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Baby Fat (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Alan needs Rob's help improving a script for his Broadway debut, but without anyone's knowledge.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 59

35. Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files (2010– )
Episode: Burning Rubber/Hyperjump (2010)

Open | 44 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

5.6
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The Fact or Faked team investigates the mysterious case of a Georgia Ghost car caught of police tape passing through a wire fence and a series of unusual jumping lights at a UFO hot-spot near Phoenix, Arizona.

Director: Johanna Vanderspool | Stars: Ben Hansen, Jael De Pardo, Bill Murphy, Austin Porter

Votes: 23

36. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
Episode: By the Book (2011)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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The team investigates the bizarre death of a housekeeper in the island mansion that belongs to a famed vampire novelist.

Director: Gina Lamar | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Jonathan Togo, Rex Linn

Votes: 139

37. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Christmas Special (2015)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance

9.3
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Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy

Votes: 1,067

38. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Episode #6.8 (2015)

TV-PG | 72 min | Drama, Romance

9.2
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Romance blossoms but a betrayal of trust threatens the chance of lasting happiness. Thomas considers desperate measures.

Director: David Evans | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy

Votes: 760

39. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Mind Control (2012)

Documentary

7.0
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Weird or What examines mind control. It looks at a Colorado man who discovers a mysterious object in his body and believes aliens might be monitoring him. It goes to St. Louis where a ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Grant, Ryan Marley | Stars: William Shatner, Tim Cullen, Derrel W. Sims, Michael Shermer

Votes: 7

40. Popular (1999–2001)
Episode: Misery Loathes Company (2000)

TV-14 | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Harrison goes to a clinic for cancer treatment and gets an annoying roommate. Brooke and Sugar go to the same clinic for their eating disorders. Mary Cherry locks Sam in the Novak and forces her to write her memoirs. Carmen tries to help.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 60

41. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: My Ghostwriter - The Vampire (1987)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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Hack horror writer Peter Prentice receives an offer from Vampire Count Jeffrey Draco: nine hundred years of authentic vampire stories to use as material - in exchange for sanctuary in Peter's home.

Director: Frank De Palma | Stars: Jeff Conaway, Roy Dotrice, Jillie Mack, Chi Chi Navarro

Votes: 108

42. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Sins of Commission (2004)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When Midsomer hosts its 12th Annual Literary Festival, an author is found with his neck broken. More writers will die before the winner of the competition is announced.

Director: Peter Smith | Stars: John Nettles, John Hopkins, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 307

43. Mr. & Mrs. North (1952– )
Episode: Stranger Than Fiction (1953)

30 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.6
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When Kovack, an uncouth pulp writer Jerry is publishing, invites them to his country retreat, Jerry and Pam reluctantly undertake the arduous journey, only to find upon arrival that Kovack never invited them.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Richard Denning, Barbara Britton, Francis De Sales, Charles McGraw

Votes: 8

44. Stalker (2014–2015)
Episode: Tell All (2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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The estranged wife of a high-profile athlete is terrorized by a stalker, which may be connected to her tell-all memoir, which is soon to be published. Meanwhile, Janice helps Beth by investigating Perry.

Director: Dave Rodriguez | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Mariana Klaveno, Victor Rasuk

Votes: 307

45. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The 21-Inch Sun (1987)

Not Rated | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Lerner, Craig Richard Nelson, Robert Starr

Votes: 87

46. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Front (1993)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.1
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Bart and Lisa decide to write their own episodes of the "Itchy and Scratchy" show after they begin to grow bored with the current scripts.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,306

47. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (2009)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lewis investigates the murder of student Richard Scott. He was killed just before premiering The Merchant of Venice. During the investigation Lewis gets personally involved.

Director: Bille Eltringham | Stars: Jo Herbert, Bryan Dick, Ronan Vibert, Shaughan Seymour

Votes: 317

48. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Van Buren Boys (1997)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

8.3
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Kramer gets mixed up with a gang when he is mugged by them and mistakenly shows their secret sign.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 916