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1. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Writers: David Magee, Simon Beaufoy, Winifred Watson | Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

2. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, S.N. Behrman | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

3. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.3
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Emeric Pressburger, Keith Winter, Michael Powell | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Jean Short

4. 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

5. The Company (2003)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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73 Metascore

Ensemble drama centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer.

Writers: Neve Campbell, Barbara Turner | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Neve Campbell, James Franco, Malcolm McDowell, Barbara E. Robertson

6. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Writers: Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista, James Toback | Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

7. Shoot the Pianist (1960)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, ... See full summary »

Writers: David Goodis, François Truffaut, Marcel Moussy | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier

8. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009 Video Game)

Action, Comedy, Crime

9.0
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Luis Lopez is the bodyguard and business partner of famous Liberty City nightclub owner Anthony "Gay Tony" Prince. With the drug-addled Tony owing money to the mob and other shady ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Houser, Rupert Humphries, John Zurhellen | Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Mario D'Leon, David Kenner, Greg Siff, John Tormey

9. Brothers of the Head (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Music

6.5
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67 Metascore

In the 1970s a music promoter plucks Siamese twins from obscurity and grooms them into a freakish rock'n'roll act. A dark tale of sex, strangeness and rock music.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Tony Grisoni | Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Harry Treadaway, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm

10. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Writers: Charles Bruce Millholland, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

11. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company ... See full summary »

Writers: Tess Slesinger, Frank Davis, Vicki Baum | Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field

12. Whatever Lola Wants (2007)

115 min | Drama

6.7
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A New York postal worker travels to Egypt to take belly dancing lessons from a legendary instructor.

Writers: Nabil Ayouch, Jane Hawksley, Nathalie Saugeon | Director: Nabil Ayouch | Stars: Assaad Bouab, Carmen Lebbos, Hichem Rostom, Achmed Akkabi

13. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Thriller

7.1
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A crafty serial killer plays a game of cat-and-mouse with a harried police detective trying to track him down.

Writers: John Gay, William Goldman | Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Lee Remick, George Segal, Eileen Heckart

14. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli | Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

15. San Francisco (1936)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A Barbary Coast saloonkeeper and a Nob Hill impresario are rivals for the affections of a beautiful singer, both personally and professionally in 1906 San Francisco.

Writers: Anita Loos, Robert E. Hopkins | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, Jack Holt

16. Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

Approved | 70 min | Romance, Drama

6.8
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A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert hall as well. He ... See full summary »

Writers: George O'Neil, Gösta Stevens, Gustaf Molander | Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Edna Best, John Halliday

17. Champion (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Writers: Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

18. The Story of Three Loves (1953)

Approved | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

6.6
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An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Writers: John Collier, George Froeschel, Jan Lustig, Jacques Maret, Arnold Phillips, Ladislao Vajda | Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger

19. L'effrontée (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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Charlotte (Gainsbourg) is being raised without a mother. She is only 13 but ready to be an adult. She meets an older boy and begins a relationship while teaching a young friend about life and learning the ropes herself.

Writers: Claude Miller, Luc Béraud, Bernard Stora, Annie Miller | Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Clothilde Baudon, Julie Glenn, Bernadette Lafont

20. A Cold Wind in August (1961)

80 min | Drama

6.6
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An older woman seduces an impressionable working-class boy who falls deeply in love with her. Disillusionment sets in when the boy discovers that she is a stripper and prostitute.

Writers: John Hayes, Burton Wohl | Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Lola Albright, Scott Marlowe, Joe De Santis, Clarke Gordon

21. New Orleans (1947)

Approved | 90 min | Music, Romance

6.8
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New Orleans - with Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman

Writers: Elliot Paul, Herbert J. Biberman, Dick Irving Hyland | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Dorothy Patrick, Marjorie Lord, Irene Rich

22. Intermezzo (I) (1936)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years, but their love has gone. Their young daughter gets a new ... See full summary »

Writers: Gösta Stevens, Gustaf Molander | Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gösta Ekman, Inga Tidblad, Erik 'Bullen' Berglund

23. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Writer: Terence Young | Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

24. Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Western

6.4
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Alone on "Executioner's Row," Ned Blessing is a haggard, old cowboy and former sheriff. With nothing more than reflections on a life that's been filled with danger and excitement, he marks ... See full summary »

Writer: William D. Wittliff | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Daniel Baldwin, Luis Avalos, Chris Cooper, Sean Baca

25. The Hard Way (1943)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Peter Viertel | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson

26. The Trap (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, Miriam Kissinger | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

27. One Night of Love (1934)

Approved | 84 min | Music, Romance

6.0
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Writers: S.K. Lauren, James Gow, Edmund H. North, Dorothy Speare, Charles Beahan | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

28. The Man with Two Faces (1934)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A talented young actress seems to be under the spell of her unscrupulous, avaricious, and totally unprincipled husband.

Writers: Tom Reed, Niven Busch, George S. Kaufman, Alexander Woollcott | Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke

29. The Climax (1944)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror, Musical, Thriller

5.3
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A demented physician becomes obsessed with a young singer whose voice sounds similar to his late mistress.

Writers: Edward Locke, Curt Siodmak, Lynn Starling, George Waggner | Director: George Waggner | Stars: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard

30. Song of Freedom (1936)

66 min | Drama

6.4
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Writers: Claude Wallace, Dorothy Holloway, Ingram D'Abbes, Fenn Sherie, Philip Lindsay | Director: J. Elder Wills | Stars: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Esme Percy, Robert Adams

31. Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Music

6.3
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Gangsters take control of a record company and use toughguy tactics on unwilling performers.

Writers: Harry Sauber, Frank Hummert | Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Phil Regan, Leo Carrillo, Ann Dvorak, Tamara Geva

32. On Your Toes (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Music, Comedy

5.8
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A young hoofer quits vaudeville to become a composer and hooks up with a Russian ballet troupe.

Writers: Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Sig Herzig, Lawrence Riley, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, George Abbott | Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh

33. Barnum (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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The amazing biography of legendary circus impresario and unparalleled showman, P.T. Barnum.

Writers: Michael Norell, Andy Siegel | Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hanna Schygulla, John Roney, Sandor Raski

34. The Glass Tomb (1955)

59 min | Mystery

5.4
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Crowds flock to a carnival sideshow to see "The Starving Man", a heavyset man who claims he can go 70 days without eating. However, a couple of murders occur at the carnival, resulting in the police becoming involved.

Writers: Richard H. Landau, A.E. Martin | Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: John Ireland, Honor Blackman, Geoffrey Keen, Eric Pohlmann

35. Flirting with Fate (1938)

Passed | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

5.7
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A show troupe, led by Dan Dixon and traveling in a trailer, is stranded in Paraguay. Dan is all set to be booked in the theatres controlled by Don Luis Garcia until the latter discovers Dan... See full summary »

Writers: Daniel Jarrett, A. Dorian Otvos, Joseph Moncure March, Charlie Melson, Ethel La Blanche, Harry Clork | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Leo Carrillo, Beverly Roberts, Wynne Gibson

36. Traffic in Souls (1937)

100 min | Drama

6.2
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Two journalists from different papers are looking for the same story. They want to know, who a group of gangsters getting young women from Europe to South America, where they are forced to ... See full summary »

Writers: Henri Jeanson, Herbert Juttke, Jean Masson, G. Murray | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Jules Berry, Suzy Prim, Jean-Pierre Aumont

37. The Last Fakir (2005)

13 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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Writers: Babis Makridis, Luis Sepúlveda | Director: Babis Makridis | Stars: Kostas Berikopoulos, Kostas Philippoglou, Nur Mohammed, Magician Christopher

38. The Head Guy (1930)

22 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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Harry is made the temporary stationmaster in a small town.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Harry Langdon, Thelma Todd, Judith Barrett, Eddie Dunn

39. Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Music

5.8
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Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.

Writers: Carol Webster, Winifred Dunn | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Lucien Littlefield, Grace Hayes

40. Gypsy Melody (1936)

77 min | Comedy, Musical

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Writers: Irving LeRoy, Alfred Rode, Dan Weldon | Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Lupe Velez, Alfred Rode, Jerry Verno, Raymond Lovell

41. The Cantor's Son (1937)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Musical

7.4
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This musical drama marks the screen debut of Moishe Oysher, in a film critic J. Hoberman calls an "anti-Jazz Singer." Oysher stars as a wayward youth who makes his way from his Polish ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Freiman, Mark Schweid | Directors: Ilya Motyleff, Sidney M. Goldin | Stars: Moyshe Oysher, Florence Weiss, Judith Abarbanel, Michael Rosenberg

42. L'île aux enfants (1974–1976)
Episode: L'imprésario (1975)

10 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe | Stars: Yves Brunier, Patrick Bricard, Sacha Briquet

43. L'île aux enfants (1974–1976)
Episode: La cage du monstre (1976)

6 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Philippe Galardi | Stars: Yves Brunier, Éliane Gauthier, Henri Bon, Sacha Briquet

44. L'île aux enfants (1974–1976)
Episode: La tempête de neige (1976)

7 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Philippe Galardi | Stars: Yves Brunier, Éliane Gauthier, Henri Bon, Sacha Briquet

45. L'île aux enfants (1974–1976)
Episode: Monsieur Travling pris au piège (1976)

7 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Philippe Galardi | Stars: Yves Brunier, Éliane Gauthier, Henri Bon, Sacha Briquet

46. L'île aux enfants (1974–1976)
Episode: Un contrat pour Albert Travling (1976)

7 min | Comedy, Family

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Writer: Christophe Izard | Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe | Stars: Yves Brunier, Patrick Bricard, Sacha Briquet