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R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play.
Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Raymond Carver | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough
2. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
5. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
6. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
7. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
8. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
9. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
10. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
11. Dreamgirls (2006)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
12. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy film-maker.
Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw
14. Funny Girl (1968)
G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Plain faced Fanny Brice rises to stardom on the New York Vaudeville Stage and maintains a turbulent marriage with suave gambler Nick Arnstein.
15. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)
30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo ... See full summary »
17. All That Jazz (1979)
R | 123 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.
18. Valley of the Dolls (1967)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young ladies in show business.
20. Death to Smoochy (2002)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.
21. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
23. The Goodbye Girl (1977)
PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.
24. The Seven Little Foys (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After the young wife of vaudevillian Eddie Foy passes away, he incorporates their seven children into the act and takes it on the road.
25. Mannequin (1937)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »
26. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, History, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
27. A Chorus Line (1985)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Music, Musical
Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.
28. Entertainment Tonight (1981– )
30 min | News
"Entertainment Tonight" is the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. Launched in 1981, ET is anchored by Mary Hart and Bob Goen. Primary substitute anchors are Jann Carl ... See full summary »
29. Gypsy (1962)
Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
30. Postcards from the Edge (1990)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »
32. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.
33. Performance (1970)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by... See full summary »
34. A Star Is Born (1954)
Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
35. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
36. Bronco Billy (1980)
PG | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
An idealistic, modern-day cowboy struggles to keep his Wild West show afloat in the face of hard luck and waning interest.
37. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama
Biographic made-for-TV movie of the life of one of Hollywood's most famous actreses: Audrey Hepburn, spaning from her early childhood to the 1960's which details her life as Dutch ... See full summary »
38. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.
39. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.
41. Top Hat (1935)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.
42. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
43. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.
44. Comedian (2002)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
45. Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
PG | 84 min | Comedy
In his attempts to reconcile a lounge singer with his mistress, a hapless talent agent is mistaken as her lover by a jealous gangster.
47. The Jazz Singer (1980)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.
48. Sparkle (1976)
PG | 98 min | Drama, Music
A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.
49. Stage Door (1937)
Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.