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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.4
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90 Metascore

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Writers: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin | Directors: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

2. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Writers: Larry Clemmons, Ken Anderson, Vance Gerry, Frank Thomas, Eric Cleworth, Julius Svendsen, David Michener | Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

3. Cat Ballou (1965)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

6.9
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A woman seeking revenge for her murdered father hires a famous gunman, but he's very different from what she expects.

Writers: Walter Newman, Frank Pierson, Roy Chanslor | Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Dwayne Hickman

4. Inbred (2011)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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Four young offenders and their care workers visit the remote Yorkshire village of Mortlake, which prides on keeping itself to itself. A minor incident with locals rapidly escalates into a blood-soaked, deliriously warped nightmare.

Writers: Alex Chandon, Paul Shrimpton | Director: Alex Chandon | Stars: Jo Hartley, James Doherty, Seamus O'Neill, James Burrows

5. The Reckoning (II) (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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49 Metascore

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Writers: Barry Unsworth, Mark Mills | Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marian Aguilera, Trevor Steedman

6. Knightriders (1981)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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A medieval reenactment troupe find it increasingly difficult to keep their family-like group together, with pressure from local law enforcement, interest from entertainment agents and a growing sense of delusional from their leader.

Writer: George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Ed Harris, Gary Lahti, Tom Savini, Amy Ingersoll

7. Siegfried (1924)

Unrated | 100 min | Fantasy, Drama, Adventure

8.0
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Siegfried, son of King Sigmund, hears of the beautiful sister of Gunter, King of Worms, Kriemhild. On his way to Worms, he kills a dragon and finds a treasure, the Hort. He helps Gunther to... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Paul Richter, Margarete Schön, Theodor Loos, Gertrud Arnold

8. The Crusades (1935)

Approved | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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King Richard and the Third Crusade (1190-1192) are given the DeMille treatment with more spectacle than history.

Writers: Harold Lamb, Waldemar Young, Dudley Nichols | Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith

9. The Kentuckian (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Felix Holt | Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, John McIntire

10. Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

Writer: Thea von Harbou | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

11. Galileo (1975)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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This bio-pic is about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Bray, Bertolt Brecht, Charles Laughton, Joseph Losey | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

12. 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

13. The Mikado (1939)

Not Rated | 90 min | Musical, Comedy

6.7
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The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.

Writer: William S. Gilbert | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville

14. Ashik Kerib (1988)

73 min | Drama

7.6
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Wandering minstrel Ashik Kerib falls in love with a rich merchant's daughter, but is spurned by her father and forced to roam the world for a thousand and one nights - but not before he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Gia Badridze, Mikhail Lermontov | Directors: Sergei Parajanov, Dodo Abashidze | Stars: Yuri Mgoyan, Sofiko Chiaureli, Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Konstantin Stepankov

15. The Rowdy Girls (2000)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

3.8
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Writers: India Allen, Khara Bromiley | Director: Steven Nevius | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Julie Strain, Deanna Brooks, Richie Varga

16. Cuba feliz (2000)

96 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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62 Metascore

Seventy-six-year-old Cuban street musician Miguel Del Morales, known as El Gallo (The Rooster), travels around Cuba with his guitar, making music in the homes of friends, in bars, and on ... See full summary »

Writers: Karim Dridi, Pascal Letellier | Director: Karim Dridi | Stars: Miguel Del Morales, Pepín Vaillant, Mirta Gonzáles, Aníbal Ávila

17. The Story of the Fox (1930)

65 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

Writers: Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebé, Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Directors: Irene Starewicz, Wladyslaw Starewicz | Stars: Claude Dauphin, Romain Bouquet, Sylvain Itkine, Léon Larive

18. Castle of the Living Dead (1964)

90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.8
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Count Drago (Christopher Lee) invites over entertainers to his castle, but what the people don't know is that Drago mummifies animals and humans!

Writers: Warren Kiefer, Fede Arnaud | Directors: Warren Kiefer, Luciano Ricci, Michael Reeves | Stars: Christopher Lee, Gaia Germani, Philippe Leroy, Mirko Valentin

19. Here Come the Waves (1944)

99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Writers: Ken Englund, Zion Myers, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

20. The Singing Princess (1949)

76 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.0
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Writers: Lucio De Caro, Nina Maguire, Tony Maguire | Director: Anton Gino Domenighini | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Germana Calderini, Giulio Panicali, Olinto Cristina

21. Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)

95 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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An off-screen narration, four dozen talking heads, and clips of performances tell a chronological story about Black comedy: who has made us laugh since 1901, what is the nature of their ... See full summary »

Writers: John Long, Quincy Newell | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Angela Bassett, Bill Bellamy, Julian Bond

22. Classified X (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 53 min | Documentary

6.9
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A history of the racially stereotyped portrayal of African Americans in cinema.

Writer: Melvin Van Peebles | Director: Mark Daniels | Stars: Melvin Van Peebles, Margaret Barker, Joanna Barnes, Ethel Barrymore

23. The Play House (1921)

G | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.8
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After waking up from his wacky dream, a theater stage hand inadvertently causes havoc everywhere he works.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline | Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Monte Collins, Virginia Fox

24. Fiddlers Three (1948)

17 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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The stooges are musicians at the court of King Cole. When they ask the king's permission to marry their sweethearts, the King agrees, but only after Princess Alicia has married Prince ... See full summary »

Writer: Felix Adler | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Vernon Dent

25. Sumurun (1920)

85 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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The favorite slave girl of a tyrannical sheik falls in love with a cloth merchant. Meanwhile, a hunchback clown suffers unrequited love for a traveling dancer who wants to join the harem.

Writers: Friedrich Freksa, Hanns Kräly, Ernst Lubitsch, Richard Rieß | Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Ernst Lubitsch, Pola Negri, Paul Wegener, Jenny Hasselqvist

26. Minstrel Man (1944)

70 min | Musical

5.6
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The story of a singer in a minstrel show, from his career highs to the tragedies in his personal life.

Writers: Irwin Franklyn, Pierre Gendron, Martin Mooney, Raymond L. Schrock | Directors: Joseph H. Lewis, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Benny Fields, Gladys George, Alan Dinehart, Roscoe Karns

27. If I Had My Way (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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When a fellow bridge builder is killed in an accident, two of his co-workers bring his now orphaned daughter to New York to be adopted by relatives.

Writers: David Butler, William M. Conselman, James V. Kern | Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Gloria Jean, Charles Winninger, El Brendel

28. One for the Book (1940)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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On a desktop with many books, familiar characters in literature (such as Captain Kidd, Huckleberry Finn, Robinson Crusoe, and Rip Van Winkle) come out of their books after dark. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Cyrus Wood, Eddie Forman | Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Betty Hutton, Hal Sherman, Miriam Grahame, Beaus & Belles

29. Blackface Killer (2009)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.1
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When a series of haunting murders plagues a small Texas town, law officers Tex Holland and Pike McGraw lead the investigation. The murders turn out to be the most shocking and vile acts of ... See full summary »

Writers: David Brashear, Michael Fredianelli | Director: Michael Fredianelli | Stars: Michael Fredianelli, Anthony Spears, Eric Andersen, Vanessa Celso

30. Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

Not Rated | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

4.2
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A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note ... See full summary »

Writer: Oscar Micheaux | Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Lawrence Chenault, A.B. DeComathiere, Laura Bowman, Willor Lee Guilford

31. Ye Olden Days (1933)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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The king locks up his daughter, Minnie, when she refuses to wed a dippy prince. Mickey Mouse, a wandering minstrel, comes to the rescue.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

32. A Nightmare (1896)

1 min | Short

6.7
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A man sleeps fitfully then dreams that a lovely woman is sitting at the foot of his bed. He reaches to embrace her and she becomes a minstrel, then Pierrot. The clown gestures to the moon ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès

33. Monty Python & the Holy Grail in Lego (2001)

2 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.9
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Directors: Tim Drage, Tony Mines

34. Dixie Jamboree (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Musical

4.4
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A medicine man on the last show boat on the Mississippi is mistaken by two gangsters as a bootleger, and has to envade them.

Writers: Sam Neuman, Lawrence Taylor | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Frances Langford, Guy Kibbee, Eddie Quillan, Charles Butterworth

35. The Grand Parade (1930)

70 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Edmund Goulding | Director: Fred C. Newmeyer | Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Fred Scott, Richard Carle, Marie Astaire

36. Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Western

6.2
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Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors.

Writer: James R. Webb | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Carol Adams, Henry Brandon

37. Ye Olde Minstrels (1941)

10 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

5.5
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The Our Gang members want to raise money for the Red Cross. Of course they decide to put on a musical show. With the help of Froggy's uncle, an old minstrel show man, they hire the ... See full summary »

Writer: Sam Baerwitz | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Robert Blake, Darla Hood, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin, George 'Spanky' McFarland

38. Sweethearts on Parade (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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Cam Ellerby (Ray Middleton) brings his traveling medicine show to town and it spells glamor and excitement to young Sylvia Townsend (Eileen Christy). Her mother, Kathleen (Lucille Norman), ... See full summary »

Writer: Houston Branch | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Middleton, Lucille Norman, Eileen Christy, Bill Shirley

39. Actors' Fund Field Day (1910)

Short

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Stars: George Bickel, Emma Carus, George M. Cohan, James J. Corbett

40. Harmony Lane (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

6.0
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The life and loves of composer Stephen Foster, from his early success through his decline, degradation, and death from alcoholism.

Writers: Elizabeth Meehan, Joseph Santley, Milton Krims | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Douglass Montgomery, Evelyn Venable, Adrienne Ames, Joseph Cawthorn

41. Tannhäuser (1989 TV Movie)

188 min | Music, Fantasy, Drama

8.8
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Tannhäuser (tenor) is sick of the sensual pleasures of the Venusberg and longs for the simple joys of earthly life. The love goddess Venus (soprano) summons a magic grotto and tempts him to... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Wagner | Director: Brian Large | Stars: Hans Sotin, Richard Versalle, Wolfgang Brendel, William Pell

42. Merry Minstrel Magoo (1959)

Passed | 6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.6
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Magoo's nephew, Waldo, is watching Tarzan on TV. Magoo thinks Waldo is watching a talent show and, convinced he can do better than the other contestants, volunteers to go on the show with ... See full summary »

Writer: Dick Shaw | Director: Rudy Larriva | Stars: Jim Backus, Daws Butler

43. La cape et l'épée (2000– )

Comedy

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Stars: Alain Chabat, Gérard Darmon, Dominique Farrugia, Edouard Baer

44. By Request (1935)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Musical

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This Vitaphone Melody Master starts off on the Louisiana levees, and then shifts to a California nightclub, where Claude Hopkins and His Orchestra are performing. Orlando Roberson sings a ... See full summary »

Writer: Cyrus Wood | Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Claude Hopkins, Orlando Roberson, Tip Tap & Toe

45. Flicker Flashbacks No. 2, Series 5 (1947)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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Clips from very early and primitive silent melodramas are edited and narrated for laughs.

Writer: Richard Fleischer | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Knox Manning, Agnes Ayres, Theda Bara, Lionel Barrymore

46. Modern Minstrels (1930)

Musical

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Star: Cliff Nazarro

47. A Pair o' Dice (1930)

Comedy

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Stars: Lee 'Bud' Harrison, Peenie Elmo, Leo White

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

80 min | Documentary, Drama

5.7
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Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Bernard Pautrat, Raoul Ruiz

49. Aloyse et le ménestrel (1909)

Comedy, Short

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Writer: Charles Torquet | Stars: Gabrielle Lange, Andrée Marly, Louis Blanche, Brunais

50. The Kentucky Minstrels (1939 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy, Music

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Writers: Harry S. Pepper, C. Denier Warren | Stars: Adelaide Hall, Ike Hatch, Bobby Howell, Nosmo King