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1. 30 Rock (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.2
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Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

Creator: Tina Fey | Stars: Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 91,924

2. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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81 Metascore

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.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 235,158 | Gross: $7.22M

3. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,773

4. Wayne's World (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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53 Metascore

Two slacker friends try to promote their public-access cable show.

Writers: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere

Votes: 114,248 | Gross: $121.70M

5. Beaches (1988)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.8
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A privileged rich debutante and a cynical struggling entertainer share a turbulent, but strong childhood friendship over the years.

Writers: Iris Rainer, Mary Agnes Donoghue | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray

Votes: 18,044 | Gross: $57.04M

6. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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The misadventures of a TV writer both at work and at home.

Creator: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam

Votes: 5,807

7. Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

8.5
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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

Votes: 139,019

8. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 102,983

9. That Thing You Do! (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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71 Metascore

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

Writer: Tom Hanks | Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler, Charlize Theron, Tom Everett Scott

Votes: 50,168 | Gross: $25.81M

10. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.

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

Votes: 42,820 | Gross: $9.49M

11. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

Writers: Rudolph Grey, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 142,094 | Gross: $5.89M

12. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 82,647 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule (2010– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.8
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See Dr. Steve learn about restaurants, spend time with his family, conquer his fears, and more. Featuring guest appearances by Jan Skylar, Wayne Skylar, and David Liebe Hart.

Creators: Tim Heidecker, John C. Reilly, Eric Wareheim | Stars: John C. Reilly, Doug Foster, Carol Kraft, Robert Axelrod

Votes: 3,550

14. A Star Is Born (2017)

Drama, Musical, Romance | Pre-production

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Writers: Will Fetters, Irene Mecchi, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Bradley Cooper | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

15. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Music

4.6
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33 Metascore

A teenage girl is convinced that her home city revolves around her until her family packs up and moves to the suburbs, where she finds herself competing for attention.

Writers: Dyan Sheldon, Gail Parent | Director: Sara Sugarman | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Adam Garcia, Glenne Headly

Votes: 23,357 | Gross: $29.30M

16. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 34,715

17. The Mighty Boosh (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

8.4
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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 »

Stars: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding, Rich Fulcher

Votes: 15,984

18. Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy

8.5
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This is a sketch-comedy show. The twist here is that all of the sketches (Even the monologue) are connected in some strange way.

Creators: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, John Ennis, Jay Johnston

Votes: 6,740

19. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)

R | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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64 Metascore

The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos.

Writers: Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Gretchen Mol, Lili Taylor, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris

Votes: 8,954 | Gross: $1.41M

20. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,178

21. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Creators: Dennis Klein, Garry Shandling | Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 4,904

22. The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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24 Metascore

A vulgar private detective is hired to find a missing groupie and is drawn into a mystery involving a series of murders tied to the music industry.

Writers: Daniel Waters, James Cappe, David Arnott, Rex Weiner | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley

Votes: 14,391 | Gross: $21.41M

23. The Kids in the Hall (1988–1994)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

8.4
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The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits.

Stars: Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney

Votes: 6,681

24. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 11,037

25. Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007– )

TV-14 | 11 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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Two comedians, average nobodies, and celebrity guest stars perform bizarre low-budget comedy sketches.

Creators: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim | Stars: Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Bob Odenkirk, John C. Reilly

Votes: 8,500

26. The Rat Pack (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama

6.8
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A look at the famous "Rat Pack" of the '60s, and how their glamorous alliances and carefree sophistication created a mythical lifestyle.

Writer: Kario Salem | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, Don Cheadle, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 2,445

27. SCTV (1976–1981)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The staff of Melonville's TV station put on programming that is unique in its own silly way.

Creator: Andrew Alexander | Stars: Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Dave Thomas

Votes: 1,344

28. The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000 TV Movie)

PG | 133 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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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 »

Writer: Marsha Norman | Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Frances Fisher, Keir Dullea, Gabriel Macht

Votes: 2,087

29. Sparkle (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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A girl group experiences turmoil after one of their members turns to drugs and another achieves their desired fame all by herself.

Writers: Howard Rosenman, Joel Schumacher | Director: Sam O'Steen | Stars: Philip Michael Thomas, Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, Dwan Smith

Votes: 1,026

30. The Ben Stiller Show (1992–1993)

306 min | Comedy

7.2
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This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often, they would also have a special guest (e.g., a TV actor) join them in the comedy ... See full summary »

Creators: Judd Apatow, Jeff Kahn, Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 1,168

31. Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Writer: George Huang | Director: George Huang | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 19,113 | Gross: $0.38M

32. 42nd Street (1933)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star.

Writers: Rian James, James Seymour, Bradford Ropes | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 7,897 | Gross: $2.30M

33. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Writers: Chris Clark, Suzanne De Passe, William Dufty, Billie Holiday, Terence McCloy | Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 2,785 | Gross: $9.60M

34. The Jazz Singer (1927)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Alfred A. Cohn, Jack Jarmuth | Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland, Eugenie Besserer

Votes: 6,779 | Gross: $3.00M

35. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Writers: Eric Bergren, Christopher De Vore, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Votes: 5,286 | Gross: $5.00M

36. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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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.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Herbert Baker, Stephen H. Foreman | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 2,925 | Gross: $27.12M

37. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 7,007

38. Show Boat (1936)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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Despite her mother's objections, the naive young daughter of a show boat captain is thrust into the limelight as the company's new leading lady.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: James Whale | Stars: Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger, Paul Robeson

Votes: 2,112

39. An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth... See full summary »

Writers: Beryl Bainbridge, Charles Wood | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Georgina Cates, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $0.26M

40. The Carpetbaggers (1964)

PG | 150 min | Drama

6.5
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's.

Writers: Harold Robbins, John Michael Hayes | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Robert Cummings

Votes: 1,480

41. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001– )

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,702

42. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Elmer Rice, Irving Berlin | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 8,655

43. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Unrated | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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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

Votes: 9,648

44. Mistress (1992)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Primus, J.F. Lawton | Director: Barry Primus | Stars: Robert Wuhl, Martin Landau, Vasek Simek, Thomas R. Voth

Votes: 1,664 | Gross: $1.10M

45. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »

Writers: Earl Mills, Shonda Rhimes, Scott Abbott | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 2,611

46. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Writers: Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 6,464 | Gross: $6.80M

47. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Writers: Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 2,714

48. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.

Writer: William Anthony McGuire | Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 5,054

49. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Writers: Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman | Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 5,824

50. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.3
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Three women each claim to be the widow of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.

Writer: Tina Andrews | Director: Gregory Nava | Stars: Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $12.41M