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1. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Writers: Johnny Cash, Gill Dennis, James Mangold | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

2. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Writer: Chris Sparling | Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

3. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of ... See full summary »

Writer: Robin Williams | Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

4. Gray's Anatomy (1996)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spadling Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.

Writers: Spalding Gray, Renée Shafransky | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Spalding Gray, Mike McLaughlin, Melissa Robertson, Alvin Henry

5. Lenny (1974)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

Writer: Julian Barry | Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck

6. Firewalker (1986)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.

Writers: Robert Gosnell, Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum, Norman Aladjem | Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson

7. Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

Writer: Eddie Murphy | Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

8. Famous (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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57 Metascore

A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »

Writers: Nat DeWolf, Laura Kirk | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Laura Kirk, Nat DeWolf, Griffin Dunne, Daniel London

9. Bill Cosby: Himself (1983)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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A concert film in which Bill Cosby discusses weekends, raising children, dentists, and many other situations.

Writer: Bill Cosby | Director: Bill Cosby | Star: Bill Cosby

10. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.5
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In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Writer: Louis C.K. | Director: Louis C.K. | Stars: Louis C.K., Jesse Newman

11. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Movie)

65 min | Comedy, Documentary

8.0
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Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker... See full summary »

Writer: Chris Rock | Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Chris Rock, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Monteria Ivey

12. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »

Writer: Louis C.K. | Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: Louis C.K.

13. Secret Honor (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.

Writers: Donald Freed, Arnold M. Stone | Director: Robert Altman | Star: Philip Baker Hall

14. An Evening with Robin Williams (1982 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Stand-up comic Robin Williams performs his act in San Francisco's Great American Music Hall. Although he does do some of his more well known routines, much of the footage is devoted to ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Pearl, Robin Williams | Director: Don Mischer | Star: Robin Williams

15. Top Dog (1995)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

3.9
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With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.

Writers: Aaron Norris, Tim Grayem, Ron Swanson | Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Michele Lamar Richards, Erik von Detten, Carmine Caridi

16. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Writer: Dave Chappelle | Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

17. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011 Video)

63 min | Comedy

8.2
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Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theater in New York.

Writer: Louis C.K. | Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

18. Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.6
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Richard Pryor performs his stand-up comedy act on the Sunset Strip.

Writer: Richard Pryor | Director: Joe Layton | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson

19. Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

7.5
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The aggravatingly amiable star of "Full House," "America's Funniest Home Videos"

Writers: Whitney Cummings, Michael Ferrucci, Aaron Matthew Lee | Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Tony Besson, Lewis Black

20. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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68 Metascore

Spalding Gray tells about his participation in the film, "The Killing Fields" & the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Writer: Spalding Gray | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

21. Freak (1998 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Comedy

8.0
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John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »

Writers: David Bar Katz, John Leguizamo | Director: Spike Lee | Star: John Leguizamo

22. Robin Williams: An Evening at the Met (1986 TV Movie)

65 min | Comedy

8.2
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Writer: Robin Williams | Director: Bruce Gowers | Star: Robin Williams

23. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.1
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Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.

Writer: Richard Pryor | Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney

24. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Comedy

8.6
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It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, ... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

25. Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special (2008 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy

7.7
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The multi-platinum selling comedian performs his first holiday-themed stand-up special with his friends.

Writer: Jeff Dunham | Director: Michael Simon | Stars: Jeff Dunham, Brian Haner

26. CM101MMXI Fundamentals (2013)

139 min | Documentary, Comedy, Game-Show

9.4
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The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Cem Yilmaz. Yilmaz captures the audience with his hilarious stories about... See full summary »

Writer: Cem Yilmaz | Director: Murat Dundar | Star: Cem Yilmaz

27. Bill Maher: The Decider (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy

7.3
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Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Star: Bill Maher

28. Bill Hicks: Revelations (1993 TV Special)

Comedy

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Writer: Bill Hicks | Director: Chris Bould | Star: Bill Hicks

29. P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.5
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33 Metascore

Jimmy (Guttenberg) and Kate (Watros) are in the middle of a break-up and completely oblivious to the fact that they're being robbed...by a gay guy. Kate splits, leaving Jimmy alone in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Steve Guttenberg, James Kirkwood Jr., Jeff Korn | Director: Steve Guttenberg | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Watros, Lombardo Boyar, A.J. Benza

30. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.6
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Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

31. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

7.6
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Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.

Writer: George Stevens Jr. | Director: Michael Stevens | Star: Laurence Fishburne

32. George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced ... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

33. Letting Go of God (2008)

Documentary

7.9
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Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church, the religion her family raised her in, and takes a Bible study ... See full summary »

Writer: Julia Sweeney | Director: Julia Sweeney

34. Moby Dick (1978)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

6.9
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Captain Ahab's descend into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.

Writer: Herman Melville | Director: Paul Stanley | Star: Jack Aranson

35. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

36. George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005 TV Special)

TV-MA | 75 min | Comedy

8.3
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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Star: George Carlin

37. Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, History, Mystery

7.2
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Dramatization of an actual homicide investigation. In 1947 Los Angeles, a police detective tries to solve the shocking and grisly murder of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert W. Lenski | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Brooke Adams, Donna Mills, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Ronny Cox

38. Ricky Gervais Live: Animals (2003 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Ricky Gervais entertains a live audience in his first stand-up routine.

Writer: Ricky Gervais | Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stirling Gallacher

39. George Carlin: Doin' It Again (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

8.4
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George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people ... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Rocco Urbisci | Stars: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci

40. Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008)

100 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6
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October 1980. Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche, is the French people's favorite comedian. He performs every night to a packed house at the Théâtre du Gymnase. One day, always ... See full summary »

Writers: Diastème, Antoine de Caunes, Philippe Boggio, Jean-Michel Vaguelsy | Director: Antoine de Caunes | Stars: François-Xavier Demaison, Léa Drucker, Olivier Gourmet, Laurent Bateau

41. An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970)

Unrated | 53 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Vincent Price recites four Edgar Allen Poe stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Pit and the Pendulum.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, David Welch, Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Star: Vincent Price

42. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Writer: Samuel Gallu | Director: Steve Binder | Star: James Whitmore

43. Sexaholix... A Love Story (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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John Leguizamo returns to HBO in this one-man stage show to examine the world's most intimate act! SEXAHOLIX is an affectionate tale of the comic's path to maturation and the women who ... See full summary »

Writers: John Leguizamo, Rob Tannenbaum | Director: Marty Callner | Star: John Leguizamo

44. Tim Minchin: So Live (2007 Video)

113 min | Comedy

8.0
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Writer: Tim Minchin | Director: Rhian Skirving | Star: Tim Minchin

45. George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

8.1
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In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making ... See full summary »

Writer: George Carlin | Director: Steven J. Santos | Star: George Carlin

46. Bill Maher... But I'm Not Wrong (2010 TV Movie)

79 min | Comedy

7.0
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Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher.

Writer: Bill Maher | Director: John Moffitt | Stars: Maureen MacDonald, Bill Maher, Cait Mathis

47. Bob Saget: That Ain't Right (2007 TV Movie)

56 min | Comedy

6.3
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Bob Saget does a one hour stand up special.

Writer: Bob Saget | Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Star: Bob Saget

48. Spic-O-Rama (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writer: John Leguizamo | Director: Peter Askin | Star: John Leguizamo

49. The Life of Reilly (2006)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.9
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72 Metascore

If, in 1940, you had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and were the only gay kid on the block, what do you think the odds would be that you'd end up a Tony ... See full summary »

Writers: Paul Linke, Charles Nelson Reilly | Directors: Frank L. Anderson, Barry Poltermann | Star: Charles Nelson Reilly

50. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991)

R | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Documentary

6.8
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Performance artist/comedian Bogosian brings to hilarious life 10 separate oddball characters in a one-man-show. This profane, smart, crisply edited film will have you screaming for more.

Writer: Eric Bogosian | Director: John McNaughton | Star: Eric Bogosian