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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 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: 25,153 | Gross: $85.91M

2. The Look of Love (2013)

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: 5,373 | Gross: $0.01M

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

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: 22,113

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: 22,968 | Gross: $16.96M

5. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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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: 8,527 | Gross: $0.00M

6. 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: 4,801 | Gross: $3.38M

7. 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: 13,157

8. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

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: 1,867

9. 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: 4,311 | Gross: $1.82M

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

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,065

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: 2,918 | Gross: $3.26M

12. 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: 4,825

13. 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: 2,272

14. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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To save his career, an ad man wants a sex symbol to endorse a lipstick. But she wants something too: he has to pretend to be her new lover.

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

Votes: 2,357

15. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.2
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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: 1,790

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: 2,363

17. 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: 3,174

18. 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: 1,061

19. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.1
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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: 166

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

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 1,353 | Gross: $0.49M

21. Doll Face (1945)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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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: 286

22. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.0
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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: 1,288

23. 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: 617

24. Having a Wild Weekend (1965)

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: 361

25. 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: 534

26. Holyman Undercover (2010)

90 min | Comedy

4.9
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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: 146

27. 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: 786 | Gross: $0.02M

28. 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: 211

29. 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: 218

30. Waikiki Wedding (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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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: 184

31. 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: 342

32. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Family

6.9
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 613

33. 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: 448

34. Start Cheering (1938)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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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: 104

35. 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: 355

36. 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

37. This Way Please (1937)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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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: 18

38. Musical Mutiny (1970)

G | 74 min | Documentary, Music

5.3
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Don Williams The Great invites patrons over to a free Iron Butterfly concert at Pirate World in this potpourri of groovy musical talents.

Director: Barry Mahon | Stars: Erik Braunn, Ron Bushy, Terri de Sario, Lee Dorman

Votes: 16

39. I Live for Love (1935)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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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: 74

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: 138

41. 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: 39

42. 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: 37

43. 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: 25

44. Pardon Our Nerve (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Sport

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City girls have dating service jobs long enough to learn that a society matron needs a boxer to perform at a party. They talk a waiter into playing the part and a series of accidents and tricks sends him on a boxing career.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Lynn Bari, June Gale, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Michael Whalen

45. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.7
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 6

46. 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

47. MTV Video Music Awards 1998 (1998 TV Special)

Music

4.3
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The Fifteenth Annual MTV Video Music Award show with performances like Monica Arnold, Cher and Madonna. Hosted by Ben Stiller.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Tori Amos, Monica Arnold, Beck

Votes: 137

48. It Happened in New York (1935)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.1
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A New York City cab driver in need of $200 picks up a movie star in his cab, and schemes to get the money from her.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Heather Angel, Lyle Talbot, Hugh O'Connell

Votes: 11

49. Fugitives for a Night (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.0
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An actor in Hollywood is accused of murder and tries to figure his way out of it.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Frank Albertson, Eleanor Lynn, Allan Lane, Bradley Page

Votes: 46

50. Nancy Drew: The Final Scene (2001 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for her kidnapped friend in a theater that is due to be demolished in three days.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, David S. Hogan, Max Holechek, Bob Heath

Votes: 46