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1. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Writer: Nancy Meyers | Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

2. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

3. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Writer: Michael Sloane | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

4. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Writers: Susan Orlean, Charlie Kaufman, Donald Kaufman | Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

5. Nine (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

5.9
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49 Metascore

Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.

Writers: Michael Tolkin, Anthony Minghella, Arthur Kopit, Maury Yeston, Mario Fratti | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sandro Dori

6. The Invention of Lying (2009)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.

Writers: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Louis C.K.

7. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.6
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

8. A Perfect Getaway (2009)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: David Twohy | Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant, Kiele Sanchez

9. Straw Dogs (2011)

R | 110 min | Thriller

5.8
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45 Metascore

L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.

Writers: Rod Lurie, David Zelag Goodman, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon Williams | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods

10. In the Land of Women (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

L.A. soft-porn writer Carter Webb is frustrated enough after his actress girlfriend dumps him to need a serious break. He decides to spend it with his grandmother, who can't really take ... See full summary »

Writer: Jon Kasdan | Director: Jon Kasdan | Stars: Adam Brody, Kristen Stewart, Meg Ryan, Elena Anaya

11. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

12. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

13. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

14. Hollywoodland (2006)

R | 126 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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62 Metascore

A detective examines the mysterious death of George Reeves, TV's Superman.

Writer: Paul Bernbaum | Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins

15. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

16. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

17. The Way We Were (1973)

PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two desperate people have a wonderful romance, but their political views and convictions drive them apart.

Writer: Arthur Laurents | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Bradford Dillman, Lois Chiles

18. What Just Happened (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Writer: Art Linson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn

19. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.

Writer: Steven Katz | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

20. The Nines (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways.

Writer: John August | Director: John August | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning

21. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

22. Friends with Money (2006)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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68 Metascore

After she quits her lucrative job, Olivia finds herself unsure about her future and her relationships with her successful and wealthy friends.

Writer: Nicole Holofcener | Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener, Joan Cusack

23. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

6.2
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Writers: Gwyneth Hughes, Donald Spoto | Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

24. The Singing Detective (2003)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

5.6
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45 Metascore

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Writer: Dennis Potter | Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam

25. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Writer: Alberto Moravia | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

26. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Writers: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harold Pinter | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

27. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Bassett | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

28. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane (1941), despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.

Writers: John Logan, Richard Ben Cramer, Thomas Lennon | Director: Benjamin Ross | Stars: Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich

29. Full Frontal (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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45 Metascore

A day in the life of a group of men and women in Hollywood, in the hours leading up to a friend's birthday party.

Writer: Coleman Hough | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, David Hyde Pierce, David Duchovny, Nicky Katt

30. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Writers: Charles Schnee, George Bradshaw | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

31. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Writers: Julien Duvivier, Henri Jeanson, George Axelrod | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

32. Inside the Actors Studio (1994– )

65 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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Famous actors, directors and writers reminisce about their careers and the philosophy behind their careers.

Stars: James Lipton, Bradley Cooper, Ellen Burstyn, Dave Chappelle

33. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy | Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest, Ricky Gervais

34. The Deal (I) (2008)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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A down-and-out film producer agrees to make his nephew's film about 19th century English statesman Benjamin Disraeli, but can only get financing if he casts a well-known action star. ... See full summary »

Writers: William H. Macy, Steven Schachter, Peter Lefcourt | Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Meg Ryan, LL Cool J, Elliott Gould

35. Ellie Parker (2005)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

A hilarious comic portrait of a young woman's struggle for integrity, happiness and a Hollywood acting career.

Writer: Scott Coffey | Director: Scott Coffey | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Greg Freitas, Gaye Pope

36. The Muse (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

5.6
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56 Metascore

With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern day muse, which proves to test his patience.

Writers: Albert Brooks, Monica Mcgowan Johnson | Director: Albert Brooks | Stars: Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges

37. Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck

38. Hooper (1978)

PG | 99 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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Aging stuntman Sonney Hooper is still on top as one of the best stuntmen in the business. But up and coming Ski is starting to do bigger and better stunts. Hooper has the experience to ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Rickman, Bill Kerby, Walt Green, Walter S. Herndon | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field, Brian Keith

39. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Writer: Atom Egoyan | Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

40. Man About Town (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Sam Ball

41. The Amateurs (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.4
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45 Metascore

Citizens of a small town, under the influence of a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis, come together to make an adult film.

Writer: Michael Traeger | Director: Michael Traeger | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Joe Pantoliano, Tim Blake Nelson

42. The Brothers McMullen (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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73 Metascore

Three Irish Catholic brothers from Long Island struggle to deal with love, marriage, and infidelity.

Writer: Edward Burns | Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Jack Mulcahy, Michael McGlone, Edward Burns, Shari Albert

43. Life During Wartime (2009)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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69 Metascore

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy, Michael Kenneth Williams

44. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Crime, 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 »

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

45. Smash Cut (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

3.7
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After his latest film is met with horrible reviews, Able Whitman sets out to prove the critics wrong by finding inspiration in his cast and crew. Sometimes great art requires great sacrifice- and the director always gets final cut!

Writer: Ian Driscoll | Director: Lee Demarbre | Stars: David Hess, Jesse Buck, Michael Berryman, Ray Sager

46. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out, and falls for the leading lady.

Writers: Lawrence B. Marcus, Richard Rush, Paul Brodeur | Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

47. White Dog (1982)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that's been raised to kill Black people.

Writers: Romain Gary, Samuel Fuller, Curtis Hanson | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Christa Lang, Vernon Weddle, Jameson Parker

48. Sleep with Me (1994)

R | 86 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »

Writers: Duane Dell'Amico, Roger Hedden, Neal Jimenez, Joe Keenan, Rory Kelly, Michael Steinberg | Director: Rory Kelly | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Eric Stoltz, Meg Tilly, Lewis Arquette

49. Slipstream (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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47 Metascore

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Writer: Anthony Hopkins | Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stella Arroyave, Christian Slater, John Turturro

50. Rocket Gibraltar (1988)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems.

Writer: Amos Poe | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Suzy Amis, Patricia Clarkson, Frances Conroy