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1. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

Votes: 63,284 | Gross: $3.08M

2. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 46,667 | Gross: $7.06M

3. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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71 Metascore

A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.

Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 9,949 | Gross: $1.59M

4. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 18,753 | Gross: $20.71M

5. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

Director: Tom Stoppard | Stars: Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss, Livio Badurina

Votes: 18,065 | Gross: $0.74M

6. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life.

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, José Lewgoy

Votes: 11,788 | Gross: $17.04M

7. Man of La Mancha (1972)

PG | 132 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,182 | Gross: $3.80M

8. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 7,893 | Gross: $4.10M

9. Tendres cousines (1980)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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With the outbreak of WWII, the sudden call to arms will send the men of a family's estate to the front, leaving a curious adolescent alone with the remaining women of the house, in need of a warm embrace and, possibly, a daring kiss.

Director: David Hamilton | Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas, Évelyne Dandry

Votes: 1,259

10. Lucy (2003 TV Movie)

128 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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MOW about the life of Lucille Ball, focusing on the loving yet tumultuous relationship with Desi Arnaz.

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Rachel York, Danny Pino, Ann Dowd, LaChanze

Votes: 624

11. Salome's Last Dance (1988)

R | 89 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Stratford Johns, Nickolas Grace, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 1,107 | Gross: $0.33M

12. Marat/Sade (1967)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.6
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In an insane asylum, Marquis de Sade directs Jean Paul Marat's last days through a theater play. The actors are the patients.

Director: Peter Brook | Stars: Patrick Magee, Clifford Rose, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson

Votes: 1,978

13. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.7
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While traveling in caravan through the country of Sweden, one member of the decadent Alberti Circus tells the owner and ringmaster Albert Johansson a sad story about the clown Frost: seven ... See full summary »

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek

Votes: 4,529

14. Head of the Family (1996)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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The "head" of the family is literally that - a giant head on a tiny body, who psychically controls the rest of his even weirder family.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Blake Adams, Jacqueline Lovell, Bob Schott, James Jones

Votes: 1,026

15. Tales of Manhattan (1942)

Unrated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A formal tailcoat that gets passed from one owner to another affects each life in a significant way.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Charles Boyer, Rita Hayworth, Ginger Rogers, Henry Fonda

Votes: 1,462

16. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,569

17. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,198

18. The Vagabond King (1956)

Approved | 86 min | Musical, Romance

5.5
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Louis XI of France drafts Paris's popular "king" of criminals as Provost Marshal in his fight against usurper Charles of Burgundy and the traitorous nobles who rally around him.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Oreste Kirkop, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 164

19. The Tyrannical Father (1941)

114 min | Comedy

7.9
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Francisco, salesman in a shoe store, is totally in love with Tatão, which sells perfume in the same street. But he is an amateur theater actor, as she hates theater and is a fan of cinema. Will this unlikely love endure?

Director: António Lopes Ribeiro | Stars: Vasco Santana, Francisco Ribeiro, Leonor Maia, Barroso Lopes

Votes: 537

20. The Red Shoes (1983 TV Movie)

79 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.3
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The story of a little girl name Karen who was very poor and was given a pair of red shoes made of cloth to keep her feet warm in the winter. When her mother dies, she's adopted by a rich ... See full summary »

Directors: John Clark Donahue, John Driver | Stars: Rana Haugen, Stephen Boe, Molly Atwood, Sonja Kostich

Votes: 21

21. Prince of the Himalayas (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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An adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet set in ancient Tibet.

Director: Sherwood Hu | Stars: Purba Rgyal, Dobrgyal, Zomskyid, Sonamdolgar

Votes: 76 | Gross: $0.01M

22. A Drunkard's Reformation (1909)

13 min | Drama, Short

5.8
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A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; ... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Adele DeGarde, Charles Avery

Votes: 96

23. Sucesos distantes (1996)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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One couple (Carlos & Irene) are having troubles, because he suspects that Irene's hiding something about her past in Russia. To make things worst her ex-husband goes to Mexico and tells ... See full summary »

Director: Guita Schyfter | Stars: Angélica Aragón, Fernando Balzaretti, Lucila Balzaretti, Selma Beraud

Votes: 16

24. Hamlet (II) (1910)

20 min | Short, Drama

5.0
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Add a Plot

Directors: William Barker, Charles Raymond | Stars: Charles Raymond, Dorothy Fane, Constance Backner

Votes: 7

25. ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
Episode: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Mis-directed love potions complicate an already complicated set of relationships.

Director: Ed Fraiman | Stars: Bill Paterson, Imelda Staunton, Lennie James, Sharon Small

Votes: 338

26. Quintuplets (2004–2005)
Episode: Bob and Carol Save Christmas (2004)

TV-14 | Comedy

7.3
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Bob and Carol find the quints are really sick of 'Quintsmass', which means getting no Christmas presents until the Christmas sale, just pictures on the actual holiday; they risk all their ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Andy Richter, Rebecca Creskoff, Johnny Lewis, April Matson

Votes: 6

27. Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Episode: Enter Two Gardeners (2006)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The girls are contracted to do the landscaping for a traditional amateur theatrical, but when members of the cast are murdered, Laura is forced to don greasepaint.

Director: Simon Langton | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, John Sackville, Rachel Pickup

Votes: 67

28. Home and Away (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.5062 (2010)

28 min | Drama, Romance

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Romeo and 'Romeo' have mixed feelings about the play finally being at hand. Xavier cutely helps Ruby over her nerves. Elijah tries to make Miles realize teaching is his vocation, not ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Nottage | Stars: Esther Anderson, Bob Baines, Charlotte Best, Luke Bracey

29. Joey (2004–2006)
Episode: Joey and the Musical (2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Joey is trying to impress his girlfriend Candace, who he hired as interior decorator, but is instantly and intensely disliked by her grandmother Gloria, who says he resembles her hated ex ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Andrea Anders, Paulo Costanzo, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 159

30. Joey (2004–2006)
Episode: Joey and the Perfect Storm (2004)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Joey is an understudy in three different plays. The lead actor from each play, cannot go on, Joey has to figure a way to be in all three plays when they're all on at the same time, in different locations.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Andrea Anders, Paulo Costanzo, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 196

31. De kotmadam (1991– )
Episode: Pancreas (1993)

Comedy

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Worried about her mother's latest health problem, the pancreas, Jeanne asks Billy to explain medically. Jef and the students help Odilon rehearse the part of Dingemans the Strangler for the... See full summary »

Directors: Ronnie Commissaris, Guy Helsen | Stars: Pieter-Jan De Smet, Aron Wade, Tom Van Landuyt, Odilon Mortier

32. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Phineas and Ferb Star Wars (2014)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.2
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Phineas and Ferb travel to a galaxy far far away to help out some rebel heroes.

Directors: Robert Hughes, Sue Perrotto | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ella Kennedy, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Votes: 360

33. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Stage Struck (1986)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The murder of the leading lady's understudy disrupts rehearsals of a play starring two previously married but now warring actors.

Director: John Astin | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Shea Farrell, Robert Hastings, Don Most

Votes: 118

34. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Clocks (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Suchet, Olivia Grant, Anna Skellern, Tom Burke

Votes: 1,097

35. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: The Witch's Curse (1992)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Cabot Cove suspects a woman playing a witch in a community play is the real thing.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Angela Lansbury, David Ackroyd, Julie Adams, Mary Crosby

Votes: 123

36. Step by Step (1991–1998)
Episode: Way-Off Broadway (1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.4
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To become closer to a new boyfriend, Dana auditions for - and wins - the role of Juliet in a local production of "Romeo and Juliet." However, her bid at stardom is placed in jeopardy when ... See full summary »

Director: Rich Correll | Stars: Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Staci Keanan, Sasha Mitchell

Votes: 18