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1. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 276,571 | Gross: $102.61M

2. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 5,744

3. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 11,961

4. Let's Make Love (1960)

Approved | 119 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan

Votes: 5,191 | Gross: $6.54M

5. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 20,990

6. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 10,277

7. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 6,173

8. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 7,452

9. The MatchMaker (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David O'Hara, Milo O'Shea, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 4,882 | Gross: $3.38M

10. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 5,252

11. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,195

12. People I Know (2002)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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53 Metascore

A New York press agent must scramble when his major client becomes embroiled in a huge scandal.

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Al Pacino, Téa Leoni, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Basinger

Votes: 10,092 | Gross: $0.12M

13. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,316

14. A Damsel in Distress (1937)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Lady Alyce Marshmorton must marry soon, and the staff of Tottney Castle have laid bets on who she'll choose, with young Albert wagering on "Mr. X." After Alyce goes to London to meet a beau... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Joan Fontaine

Votes: 1,369

15. The Right Approach (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Music

5.3
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The story of five fun-loving young bachelors who live together in a converted nightclub in the Hollywood Hills. Newcomer Leo Mack is a young Hollywood hopeful who stirs up trouble when he ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Frankie Vaughan, Martha Hyer, Juliet Prowse, Gary Crosby

Votes: 67

16. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 4,750

17. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,859

18. Cafe Society (1995)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery

5.6
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A society playboy with a taste for the lowlife is set up for exploitation by an unscrupulous undercover cop and his shadowy political masters.

Director: Raymond De Felitta | Stars: Frank Whaley, Peter Gallagher, Lara Flynn Boyle, John Spencer

Votes: 306 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Fleet's In (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Musical, Romance

6.9
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Shy sailor Casey Kirby suddenly becomes known as a sea wolf when his picture is taken with a famous actress. His buddies then make a bet with some other sailors that Casey can defrost an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton

Votes: 271

20. Bombshell (1933)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Sexpot film star Lola Burns seeks a new image and tries marrying a marquis, adopting a baby -- all sorts of schemes which go awry.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone

Votes: 1,729

21. Summer Holiday (1963)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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A fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, drive it around Europe as a hotel and if they make it they ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Cliff Richard, Lauri Peters, Melvyn Hayes, Una Stubbs

Votes: 1,060

22. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.2
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An aspiring actress finds herself in a jam when a gangster, who is backing the show she is in, is found dead in her apartment.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest, June Havoc

Votes: 173

23. The Leopard Man (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy new Mexico town.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 3,363

24. La cité de la peur (1994)

93 min | Comedy

7.8
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A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.

Director: Alain Berbérian | Stars: Chantal Lauby, Alain Chabat, Dominique Farrugia, Gérard Darmon

Votes: 6,143

25. Something to Sing About (1937)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A New York bandleader journeys to Hollywood when he is offered a contract with a studio, but he is determined to do things his way and not theirs.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: James Cagney, Evelyn Daw, William Frawley, Mona Barrie

Votes: 581

26. The Big Circus (1959)

109 min | Drama

6.3
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A circus owner tries to keep his financially troubled circus on the road, despite the efforts of a murderous saboteur who has decided that the show must not go on.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming, Kathryn Grant

Votes: 473

27. Making of a Male Model (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A young man is enticed by an agent to join her modeling agency.

Director: Irving J. Moore | Stars: Joan Collins, Jon-Erik Hexum, Kevin McCarthy, Roxie Roker

Votes: 147

28. Stand-In (1937)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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A former child star falls in love with a stuffy accountant, who wants to learn why his firm's movie studio is losing money.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Leslie Howard, Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Alan Mowbray

Votes: 795

29. Dancing Co-Ed (1939)

Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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Right before the dancing Tobins ought to film a new production, his wife tells Freddy Tobin that she's pregnant. So the producer desperately has to seek a replacement and starts a ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Carlson, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Ann Rutherford

Votes: 252

30. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

6.7
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 646

31. Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Horror

6.7
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A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick, Randolph Scott

Votes: 685

32. I Shot Jesse James (1949)

81 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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Bob Ford murders his best friend Jesse James in order to obtain a pardon that will free him to marry his girlfriend but is plagued by guilt and self-disgust.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland, Reed Hadley

Votes: 1,521

33. Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss's new nightclub or face the consequences.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys

Votes: 558

34. Playmates (1941)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

5.4
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Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly), the press agent for John Barrymore (John Barrymore),is attempting to get a sponsor for a radio program. To that end, she and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser (... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Velez, Ginny Simms

Votes: 166

35. Going Hollywood (1933)

Passed | 78 min | Musical, Romance

7.9
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Sylvia is the French teacher at Briarcroft's School for Girls, but she wants to find romance. When she hears Bill on the radio, she decides to leave and thank him. But he is on his way to ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay, Stuart Erwin

Votes: 1,413 | Gross: $0.96M

36. The Trap (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

Votes: 712

37. Sensations of 1945 (1944)

86 min | Musical

6.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Eleanor Powell, Dennis O'Keefe, C. Aubrey Smith, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 77

38. Cowboy from Brooklyn (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

5.8
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An actor can only get a radio job if he can prove that he's an authentic cowboy.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Priscilla Lane, Dick Foran

Votes: 200

39. Sunny Side of the Street (1951)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.4
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Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels, Terry Moore, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 54

40. Professional Sweetheart (1933)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Radio singer Glory Eden is publicized as the ideal of American womanhood, in order to sell the sponsor's product Ippsie-Wippsie Washcloths. In reality, Glory would like to at least sample ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster, Zasu Pitts, Frank McHugh

Votes: 358

41. Hats Off (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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Rival press agents Jimmy Maxwell and Jo Allen have both been assigned to stir up publicity for separate exhibitions at the 1936 Texas Centennial.

Director: Boris Petroff | Stars: Mae Clarke, John Payne, Helen Lynd, Luis Alberni

Votes: 68

42. Forty Naughty Girls (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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While Oscar and Hildegarde are attending a Broadway show, a press agent is shot in an actress' dressing room and an actor is murdered onstage in full view of the audience. Oscar and Hildegarde are on the case.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, George Shelley

Votes: 179

43. The Old Homestead (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Musical, Romance, Western

6.1
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Wertheimer, a New York radio talent scout, shows up at Uncle Jed's barn dance having received numerous letters from Nancy Shackelford, the adopted daughter of Uncle Jed Shackelford, telling... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Lawrence Gray, Willard Robertson, Dorothy Lee

Votes: 9

44. The Half Naked Truth (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan

Votes: 360

45. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.2
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

Votes: 110

46. Riding High (1943)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music

5.3
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In order to help her father get his silver mine running, a burlesque queen returns home to Arizona and gets a job as an enterainer at a dude ranch and runs into a romantic mining engineer and a counterfeiter.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell, Victor Moore, Gil Lamb

Votes: 44

47. Bedside (1934)

TV-G | 66 min | Drama

6.4
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Bob Brown uses his bedside manner to charm his patients while his partner makes the actual diagnoses.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Warren William, Jean Muir, Allen Jenkins, David Landau

Votes: 137

48. The Affairs of Jimmy Valentine (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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To boost listener ratings, radio personality Mike Jason (Dennis O'Keefe) encourages sponsors, of his murder mystery radio show, to offer a reward to anyone who can locate safe cracker Jimmy... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Ruth Terry, Gloria Dickson, Roman Bohnen

Votes: 56

49. Sensation Hunters (1945)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Robert Lowery, Doris Merrick, Eddie Quillan, Constance Worth

Votes: 91

50. You're a Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.4
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Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Alice Faye, George Murphy, Ken Murray, Charles Winninger

Votes: 45