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1. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Elmer Rice, Irving Berlin | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

2. Tin Man (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

3. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

4. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.4
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

5. Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

3.2
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Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.

Writers: Alex Gordon, Edward D. Wood Jr. | Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Clancy Malone, John Robert Martin

6. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Hutchinson, Michael Zagor | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

7. Babes in Arms (1939)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business.

Writers: Jack McGowan, Kay Van Riper, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee

8. This Is the Army (1943)

121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.1
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In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Writers: Casey Robinson, Claude Binyon | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

9. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Writers: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Elaine Ryan | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

10. The Pied Piper (1972)

G | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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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

11. Dimples (1936)

PG | 79 min | Family, Musical

6.7
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Dimples Appleby lives with the pick-pocket grandfather in 19th century New York City. She entertains the crowds while he works his racket. A rich lady makes it possible for the girl to go legit. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is performed.

Writers: Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan, Robert Kent, Helen Westley

12. My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Biography, Musical

6.4
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The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Milne, Rita Olcott | Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Andrea King, Arlene Dahl, Alan Hale

13. I Dream of Jeanie (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.3
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The life and career of famed American composer Stephen Foster.

Writer: Alan Le May | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Middleton, Bill Shirley, Muriel Lawrence, Eileen Christy

14. Dixie (1943)

Approved | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A young songwriter leaves his Kentucky home to try to make it in New Orleans. Eventually he winds up in New York, where he sells his songs to a music publisher, but refuses to sell his most... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Binyon, William Rankin, Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware | Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Billy De Wolfe, Marjorie Reynolds

15. Kid Millions (1934)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

7.8
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A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy (Eddie Cantor) who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

Writers: Arthur Sheekman, Nat Perrin, Nunnally Johnson | Directors: Roy Del Ruth, Willy Pogany | Stars: Eddie Cantor, Ann Sothern, Ethel Merman, George Murphy

16. College Holiday (1936)

86 min | Comedy

6.0
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Expecting to put on a musical show, singing and dancing college students are brought to a struggling hotel to be guinea pigs in an ancient Greek-themed eugenics experiment.

Writers: J.P. McEvoy, Harlan Ware, Jay Gorney, Henry Myers | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jack Benny, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Mary Boland

17. 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

18. Mammy (1930)

84 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A love triangle develops in a traveling minstrel troupe.

Writers: Irving Berlin, Joseph Jackson, Gordon Rigby | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Al Jolson, Lois Moran, Lowell Sherman, Louise Dresser

19. Minstrel Man (1977 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

8.7
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Two black brothers in a traveling minstrel show in the early part of the century have two different goals. One brother is determined to succeed in a field that is dominated by white ... See full summary »

Writers: Esther Shapiro, Richard Alan Shapiro | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Glynn Turman, Ted Ross, Stanley Bennett Clay, S. Pearl Sharp

20. Housewife (1934)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

6.8
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Nan Reynolds encourages her copywriter husband Bill to open his own agency. Nearly out of business, he finally gets a client. Former girlfriend Patricia Berkeley writes a very successful ... See full summary »

Writers: Manuel Seff, Lillie Hayward, Robert Lord | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: George Brent, Bette Davis, Ann Dvorak, John Halliday

21. 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

22. The Singing Vagabond (1935)

Approved | 56 min | Western

6.2
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Tex rides to the rescue when badguys led by LaCrosse and Utah Joe kidnap Lettie.

Writers: Oliver Drake, Betty Burbridge | Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette, Barbara Pepper

23. Texas Jack (1935)

Passed | 55 min | Western

4.8
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Jack is looking for the man that was responsible for the death of his sister after he hired her as a school teacher. When he runs into school teacher Ann who was just hired by Corey, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Rose Gordon, Carl Krusada | Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Jack Perrin, Jayne Regan, Nelson McDowell, Robert Walker

24. The Making of 'Bamboozled' (2001 Video)

53 min | Documentary

4.8
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Spike Lee's satirical take on the American entertainment industry, in which a black writer for a TV network, frustrated at his failure to get his ... See full summary »

Directors: Spike Lee, Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Budd Schulberg, Clyde Taylor, Jack Newfield, Stanley Crouch

25. Oklahoma Renegades (1940)

Approved | 57 min | Western

7.2
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Stony Brooke, Rusty Joslin and Rico, known as The Three Mesquiteers, return to Oklahoma at the close of the Spanish-American War, and are concerned that some of their wounded buddies have ... See full summary »

Writers: Earle Snell, Doris Schroeder, Charles R. Condon, William Colt MacDonald | Director: Nate Watt | Stars: Robert Livingston, Raymond Hatton, Duncan Renaldo, Lee 'Lasses' White

26. Minstrel Days (1941)

19 min | Musical, Short

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This Vitaphone musical featurette features a minstrel show, with traditional interlocutor and Mr. Bones, doing many old time songs (mostly Stephen Foster) with Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor in... See full summary »

Writer: Owen Crump | Director: Bobby Connolly | Stars: Bud Jamison, Al Herman, Billy Elliott, Willie Best

27. Boss of Rawhide (1943)

Approved | 57 min | Western

6.1
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In the 8th film of the 22-film series, Texas Rangers Tex Wyatt, Jim Steele and Panhandle Perkins are sent to the district of Rawhide to investigate the killings of several ranchers. Tex ... See full summary »

Writer: Elmer Clifton | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson, Nell O'Day

28. Oh Dem Watermelons (1965)

12 min | Short

6.1
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Writer: Robert Nelson | Director: Robert Nelson | Stars: R.G. Davis, Saul Landau

29. 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

30. Camptown Races (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Music

4.3
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Writers: Larry Riley, Bill Turner | Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

31. Mississippi Swing (1939)

Animation, Short

4.0
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When the showboat comes to town, all the black people flock to it. A slapstick burlesque of a minstrel show with some 1939 updates are shown, including "Gone With The Wind" references.

Writer: John Foster | Director: Connie Rasinski

32. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Birth of the Baby: Part 1 (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Archie is a nervous wreck because he wants to back out of the annual minstrel show at the lodge, which he has successfully avoided for several years. Lodge brothers Barney Hefner and Ed ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Lear | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

33. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Birth of the Baby: Part 2 (1975)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Archie is forced to show up at the hospital for the birth of his grandchild in black face, When his lodge brothers refused to give him their cold cream because he left, He and Edith are ... See full summary »

Creator: Norman Lear | Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

34. The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show (1962– )
Episode: Minstrel Show (1962)

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Stars: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans

35. Are You Being Served? (1972–1985)
Episode: Roots? (1981)

TV-PG | 28 min | Comedy

7.4
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Every year the department store has an elaborate celebration for the birthday -now the 90th- of Mr. Grace, the owner. After a brainstorming for a pleasing, original present without any cost... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Lloyd, David Croft | Director: John Kilby | Stars: Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton, Wendy Richard