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1. 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.

Writers: Matt Greenhalgh, Paul Willetts, Jean de Letraz, Simone Peigniet, Mawby Green, Ed Feilbert, Tom Eyen | Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Harold Kellock | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

5. The MatchMaker (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Greg Dinner, Karen Janszen, Louis Nowra, Graham Linehan | Director: Mark Joffe | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David O'Hara, Milo O'Shea, Jay O. Sanders

6. Love Is a Headache (1938)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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Writers: Louis E. Heifetz, Herbert Kline, William R. Lipman, Marion Parsonnet, Harry Ruskin | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gladys George, Franchot Tone, Ted Healy, Mickey Rooney

7. 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.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

8. Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)

Unrated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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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 »

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

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

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 »

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Jean Kerr | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

10. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007)

216 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.1
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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 ?

Writers: Nikhil Advani, Suresh Nair, Saurabh Shukla | Director: Nikhil Advani | Stars: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla

11. 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.

Writers: Gregory La Cava, Corey Ford, Ben Markson, H.N. Swanson, David Freedman | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan

12. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Approved | 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.

Writers: Lionel Houser, Adele Comandini, Aileen Hamilton | Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

13. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Unrated | 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.

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

14. 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 »

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

15. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

8.3
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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.

Writers: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan, H.M. Walker | Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

16. Horror of the Zombies (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.0
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The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

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

17. Living It Up (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy

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.

Writers: Ben Hecht, Jack Rose, Melville Shavelson, James H. Street | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Janet Leigh, Edward Arnold

18. 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

19. Holyman Undercover (2010)

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.

Writers: Jill Gatsby, Sean Paul Murphy, Timothy Ratajczak, David A.R. White | Director: David A.R. White | Stars: David A.R. White, Fred Willard, Jennifer Lyons, Andrea Logan White

20. 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.

Writers: Ardel Wray, Edward Dein, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

21. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Russell Janney, Ben Hecht, Quentin Reynolds | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, Lee J. Cobb

22. 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 »

Writers: Jo Swerling, Dwight Taylor | Director: David Burton | Stars: Carole Lombard, May Robson, Roger Pryor, Walter Connolly

23. Doll Face (1945)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Writers: Harold Buchman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Praskins | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

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 »

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

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

R | Documentary

6.7
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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.

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

26. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.1
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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.

Writers: Laird Doyle, H.C. Witwer | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

27. 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.

Writers: Hagar Wilde, John Farrow, Charles Lederer | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest, June Havoc

28. Broadway Limited (1941)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy

5.5
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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.

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

29. Angel (I) (2008)

Drama

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

30. Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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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.

Writers: Lawrence Kimble, Robert Faber, Charles Newman, Robert E. Kent | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys

31. 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.

Writers: Frank Butler, Walter DeLeon, Don Hartman, Francis Martin | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross

32. I Live for Love (1935)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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Writers: Jerry Wald, Julius J. Epstein, Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Everett Marshall, Guy Kibbee, Allen Jenkins

33. The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy

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 »

Writers: Michael Arlen, Charles Kenyon | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Eugene Pallette, Dick Foran

34. A Fig Leaf for Eve (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Drama

5.8
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An "exotic dancer" is thrown in jail for "lewd activity." She later discovers the raid was set up by her boss to get publicity.

Writers: Harry O. Hoyt, Elizabeth Hayter | Director: Don Brodie | Stars: Jan Wiley, Phil Warren, Eddie Dunn, Janet Scott

35. 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.

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

36. Peoria Babylon (1997)

90 min | Comedy

4.5
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Art gallery operators hit upon a stunt to boost their business, but other hands get involved.

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

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 »

Writers: Maxwell Shane, William C. Thomas, Grant Garett, Seena Owen, Howard J. Green | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Betty Grable, Ned Sparks, Jim Jordan

38. You're a Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.7
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Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley.

Writers: Warren Wilson, Maxwell Shane, William C. Thomas, Monte Brice, Charles Grayson | Director: David Butler | Stars: Alice Faye, George Murphy, Ken Murray, Charles Winninger

39. 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 »

Writers: Eugene Solow, Richard Wormser, Philip Rapp, Corey Ford | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Walter Connolly, Joan Perry, Charles Starrett

40. Secrets of Selfridges (2013 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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The story of the innovative retailer, Harry Gordon Selfridge, and the landmark department store he founded.

Director: Sam Taplin | Star: Samuel West

41. The Star Maker (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.1
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This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.

Writers: Arthur Caesar, William A. Pierce, Frank Butler, Don Hartman | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks

42. Yokel Boy (1942)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

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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 »

Writers: Isabel Dawn, Russell Rouse | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Albert Dekker, Joan Davis, Eddie Foy Jr., Alan Mowbray

43. 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 »

Writers: George Carleton Brown, Frank Gill Jr. | Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Rosemary Lane, John Hubbard

44. The Man in the Trunk (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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The ghost of a murdered man returns to Earth to help a young couple find his killer.

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

45. Fugitives for a Night (1938)

Approved | 63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.1
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Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Richard Wormser | Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Frank Albertson, Eleanor Lynn, Allan Lane, Bradley Page

46. 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.

Writers: Ward Morehouse, Jean Dalrymple, Seton I. Miller, Rian James | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Gertrude Michael, Heather Angel, Lyle Talbot, Hugh O'Connell

47. 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

48. Mexicana (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Music, Romance

5.9
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Writer: Frank Gill Jr. | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Tito Guízar, Constance Moore, Leo Carrillo, Estelita Rodriguez

49. Pie Fight '69 (2000)

7 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Independent filmmakers raid the 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival's fur and tuxedo-clad crowd on opening night.

Directors: Christian Bruno, Sam Green

50. The Gigolo Racket (1931)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Drama, Musical

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As a publicity stunt, a musical comedy star announces her engagement to a young man she believes is a gigolo, with whom she eventually falls in love.

Writers: Burnet Hershey, Stanley Rauh | Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Helen Morgan, Reed Brown Jr., John Hamilton, Winifred Harris