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1. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.3
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33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 28,263 | Gross: $85.91M

2. You Don't Know Jack (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Al Pacino, Brenda Vaccaro, John Goodman, Deirdre O'Connell

Votes: 23,325

3. The Leopard Man (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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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: 3,558

4. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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52 Metascore

A small-town girl wins a date with a male celebrity through a contest. When the date goes better than expected, a love triangle forms between the girl, the male celebrity, and the girl's best friend.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Kate Bosworth, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace, Nathan Lane

Votes: 23,969 | Gross: $17.07M

5. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,448

6. The Look of Love (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots

Votes: 5,713 | Gross: $0.02M

7. 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: 4,944 | Gross: $3.38M

8. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck

Votes: 2,009

9. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 5,520

10. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Thriller

8.2
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When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 14,388 | Gross: $0.62M

11. Mrs Dalloway (1997)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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In 1923 London, socialite Clarissa Dalloway's well-planned party is overshadowed by the return of an old suitor she had known 33 years earlier.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox

Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $3.26M

12. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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A university professor leaves his job to become a theater critic, creating problems with his family and friends.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,292 | Gross: $11.10M

13. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.8
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48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 8,839 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Carry on Girls (1973)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.5
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Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,993

15. Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Cyber Attacks (2016 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary, Crime, History

5.5
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The shocking story of the Ashley Madison hacking scandal.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Rebecca Humphries, Noel Biderman, Jeremy Bullock, Joseph Cox

Votes: 143

16. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 2,602 | Gross: $1.40M

17. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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An unsophisticated stationmaster from provincial New Mexico fraudulently claims that he is dying in order to get an expense-paid dream tour of New York.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

Votes: 1,150

18. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.3
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The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 1,935

19. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

Votes: 2,529

20. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,441

21. 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: 176

22. 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: 600

23. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)

216 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.2
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Six couples in love must face different problems caused by love itself. Do they resolve their issues and face life anew, or do they succumb under pressure ?

Director: Nikkhil Advani | Stars: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla

Votes: 4,525 | Gross: $1.82M

24. Top Banana (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.7
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A filmed version of Phil Silvers' hit Broadway show about a television comic who tried to regain his ratings on TV.

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Albert Zugsmith | Stars: Phil Silvers, Rose Marie, Danny Scholl, Judy Lynn

Votes: 223

25. 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: 669

26. Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.7
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »

Director: S.R. Bindler | Stars: Sid Allen, Brent Baskin, Greg Cox, J.C. Crum

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $0.49M

27. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Dinah is a model whose face appears in an ad campaign for meat. While shooting a TV commercial, she and Steve, one of the stunt men, run off together. The advertising executives use their ... See full summary »

Director: John Boorman | Stars: The Dave Clark Five, Barbara Ferris, David Lodge, Robin Bailey

Votes: 402

28. Holyman Undercover (2010)

90 min | Comedy

4.7
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An Amish man comes to Hollywood to be a missionary, and gets cast as Satan on a nighttime soap opera.

Director: David A.R. White | Stars: David A.R. White, Fred Willard, Jennifer Lyons, Andrea Logan White

Votes: 162

29. Doll Face (1945)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 310

30. Start Cheering (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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Film star Ted Crosley, fed up with movie life, quits pictures to enroll in Midland College, much to the horror of his manager Sam Lewis and his stooge-friend Willie Gumbatz. Ted wishes to ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett

Votes: 123

31. Waikiki Wedding (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross

Votes: 203

32. Lady by Choice (1934)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Fan dancer Alabam Lee is convicted of breaching the morals code with her racy shows. Her agent has her adopt a "mother" from an old ladies home as a publicity ploy to improve her image. ... See full summary »

Director: David Burton | Stars: Carole Lombard, May Robson, Roger Pryor, Walter Connolly

Votes: 363

33. Broadway Limited (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

5.6
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A publicity stunt staged on a train known as the Broadway Limited creates problems because of an unknown baby that was part of the stunt.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Marjorie Woodworth, Dennis O'Keefe, Patsy Kelly

Votes: 231

34. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012)

R | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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70 Metascore

Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.

Directors: Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger | Stars: Morton Downey Jr., Glenn Beck, Victoria Jackson, Bob Pittman

Votes: 837 | Gross: $0.02M

35. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family

6.8
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It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

Votes: 692

36. The Star Maker (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.0
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This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks

Votes: 36

37. Angel (I) (2008)

108 min | Drama

2.5
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Once, a long time ago, Angelica "Angel" Holst was a celebrated rock star. Now she's getting desperate to get a comeback. Then her husband has an idea: What if she arranges her own death?

Director: Colin Nutley | Stars: Helena Bergström, Rolf Lassgård, Rikard Wolff, Elisabeth Carlsson

Votes: 470

38. The Half Naked Truth (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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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: 390

39. Peoria Babylon (1997)

90 min | Comedy

4.6
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Art gallery operators hit upon a stunt to boost their business, but other hands get involved.

Director: Steven Diller | Stars: David Drake, Ann Cusack, Matthew Pestorius, Paul Adelstein

Votes: 38

40. Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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A press agent for a Broadway actress whose career is going downhill, attempts to get her some publicity by having her adopt two orphans.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 143

41. African Story (1971)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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When his top client, popular singer Rex Maynard, runs away to South Africa with his daughter, powerful producer, Arnold Tiller, stages Maynard's fake kidnapping out of revenge. Maynard escapes only to be pursued by actual kidnappers.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Sylva Koscina, Michael Kirner, Marie du Toit

Votes: 30

42. Chatterbox (1943)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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While shooting a western on location, a Hollywood "cowboy" star--whose offscreen image is exactly the opposite of his onscreen one--is saved from disaster by a gregarious local girl. She ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Rosemary Lane, John Hubbard

Votes: 15

43. I Live for Love (1935)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.0
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Donna (Del Rio) is a diva of the stage and wants her lover Rico (Alvarado) as her leading man. To keep this from happening, the producers (Churchill, Cavanaugh) grab Roger Kerry (Marshall) off the street and say he has a contract.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Everett Marshall, Guy Kibbee, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 77

44. Yokel Boy (1942)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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A "Perfect Movie Fan",Joe Ruddy, is brought to Hollywood as a publicity stunt, and is put in charge of a production company as a gag, but everybody isn't in on the gag, and Joe imports a ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Albert Dekker, Joan Davis, Eddie Foy Jr., Alan Mowbray

Votes: 8

45. You're a Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.3
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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: 48

46. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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A famous singer and matinée idol helps a pretty young theater usher in her dreams of becoming a singer, but when her career begins to take off and she becomes engaged to a wealthy young man... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

Votes: 20

47. Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.3
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Bob Allen, a struggling songwriter poses as a millionaire cowboy to win Broadway star Babs Lee.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Frances Langford, Robert Paige, Leon Errol, Walter Catlett

Votes: 7

48. Mexicana (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Music, Romance

6.1
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Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Tito Guízar, Constance Moore, Leo Carrillo, Estelita Rodriguez

Votes: 12

49. The Man in the Trunk (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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The ghost of a murdered man returns to Earth to help a young couple find his killer.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Lynne Roberts, George Holmes, Raymond Walburn, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 7

50. Hollywood Mystery (1934)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Drama

5.0
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A PR man for a low-budget studio comes up with what he believes is the perfect gimmick: to make a gangster picture with a real gangster in the lead role! He convinces a director--a ... See full summary »

Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: June Clyde, Frank Albertson, José Crespo, Tenen Holtz

Votes: 33