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1. La La Land (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.
Votes: 295,178 | Gross: $151.06M
3. Atonement (2007)
R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.
Votes: 205,887 | Gross: $50.92M
4. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A movie crew, travelling to a mysterious island to shoot their picture, encounter a furious gorilla, taking their leading actress and forming a special relationship with her, protecting her at all costs.
Votes: 339,398 | Gross: $218.05M
6. About Time (I) (2013)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decision to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
Votes: 226,163 | Gross: $15.29M
7. The Lives of Others (2006)
R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.
Votes: 283,246 | Gross: $11.28M
9. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 185,976 | Gross: $100.24M
14. Something's Gotta Give (2003)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.
Votes: 96,113 | Gross: $124.59M
17. Wilde (1997)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,893 | Gross: $2.16M
19. Stealing Beauty (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »
Votes: 21,574 | Gross: $4.57M
20. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 95,307 | Gross: $6.15M
21. All About Eve (1950)
Approved | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 91,551 | Gross: $0.01M
23. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Votes: 36,501 | Gross: $19.38M
25. The Lady in the Van (2015)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her van that's parked in his driveway.
Votes: 17,626 | Gross: $10.02M
26. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
R | 124 min | Drama
A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Votes: 21,391 | Gross: $1.81M
27. Somewhere in Time (1980)
PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.
28. Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
PG | 132 min | Drama, Romance
A young, compassionate man struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his cold-heartedly grasping uncle.
Votes: 9,902 | Gross: $1.31M
29. Anonymous (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.
Votes: 35,918 | Gross: $4.46M
30. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 56,264 | Gross: $32.89M
32. Reds (1981)
PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
33. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama
After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends.
Votes: 16,015 | Gross: $69.59M
34. No Time for Comedy (1940)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the ... See full summary »
36. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 20,092 | Gross: $101.50M
37. Camp (2003)
PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama
After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.
Votes: 5,235 | Gross: $1.63M
38. Persepolis (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.
Votes: 75,331 | Gross: $4.44M
39. Girl Most Likely (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy
A failed New York playwright awkwardly navigates the transition from Next Big Thing to Last Year's News.
Votes: 13,080 | Gross: $1.38M
40. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
41. The Libertine (2004)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance
The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Votes: 32,300 | Gross: $4.83M
42. My Dinner with Andre (1981)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.
Votes: 13,206 | Gross: $5.25M
43. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
This film is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,755 | Gross: $1.65M
47. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
48. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
In New York in 1928, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.
Votes: 31,054 | Gross: $13.38M
49. Tetro (2009)
R | 127 min | Drama
Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.
Votes: 11,031 | Gross: $0.44M
50. Hamlet 2 (2008)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Music
In this irreverent comedy, a failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama-teacher rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Votes: 15,529 | Gross: $4.88M