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1. Begin Again (II) (2013)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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62 Metascore

A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.

Writer: John Carney | Director: John Carney | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld

2. Nashville (2012– )

43 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising teen star.

Creator: Callie Khouri | Stars: Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Charles Esten

3. Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.6
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27 Metascore

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Writer: Gina Wendkos | Director: David McNally | Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello

4. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

5. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Writers: Johnny Cash, Gill Dennis, James Mangold | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

6. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Writers: Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Kim Krizan | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torres

7. Once (2006)

R | Drama, Music, Romance

8.0
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88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Writer: John Carney | Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

8. Austin & Ally (2011– )

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Music | Active

6.0
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Following the lives of Austin, an aspiring confident musician, Alley, a quiet talented songwriter and their two friends.

Creators: Kevin Kopelow, Heath Seifert | Stars: Ross Lynch, Laura Marano, Raini Rodriguez, Calum Worthy

9. Across the Universe (2007)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

7.5
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56 Metascore

The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Julie Taymor | Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs

10. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

11. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Jonathan Larson | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

12. Smash (2012–2013)

44 min | Drama, Musical

7.6
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Creator: Theresa Rebeck | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

13. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Writer: Marc Lawrence | Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

14. Just My Luck (2006)

PG-13 | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.3
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29 Metascore

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Writers: I. Marlene King, Amy Harris, Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell, James Greer | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner

15. I'm Not There. (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Writers: Todd Haynes, Oren Moverman | Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

16. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.4
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68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Writer: Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

17. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.8
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Writers: Taylor Hackford, James L. White | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

18. Nowhere Boy (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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67 Metascore

A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.

Writer: Matt Greenhalgh | Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, David Threlfall

19. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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76 Metascore

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.

Writers: Bill Condon, Tom Eyen | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

20. La Vie en Rose (2007)

PG-13 | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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66 Metascore

The life story of singer Édith Piaf.

Writers: Isabelle Sobelman, Olivier Dahan | Director: Olivier Dahan | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner

21. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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67 Metascore

An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.

Writers: Chuck Barris, Charlie Kaufman | Director: George Clooney | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts

22. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.3
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39 Metascore

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Writers: Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Ross Bagdasarian | Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch

23. 10 (1979)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A Hollywood lyricist goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Bo Derek, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber

24. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Writers: Lionel Bart, Vernon Harris, Charles Dickens | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

25. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Writers: Scott Cooper, Thomas Cobb | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

26. Pillow Talk (1959)

Approved | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A man and woman share a telephone line and despise each other, but then he has fun by romancing her with his voice disguised.

Writers: Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin, Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter

27. Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

5.7
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31 Metascore

Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She ... See full summary »

Writer: Jason Freeland | Director: Jason Freeland | Stars: Erik Smith, Tierra Abbott, Vinessa Shaw, Christopher Allport

28. The Squid and the Whale (2005)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Writer: Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg

29. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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38 Metascore

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Writers: Peter Dexter, Jim Quinlan, Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

30. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Billie Letts | Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

31. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Writer: Christopher Gore | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

32. Maid to Order (1987)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Comedy

5.3
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Spoiled Jessie Montgomery, whose wild behavior and spending excesses cause her well-meaning but exasperated millionaire father Charles to wish he never had her, is visited by fairy ... See full summary »

Writers: Amy Holden Jones, Perry Howze, Randy Howze | Director: Amy Holden Jones | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Beverly D'Angelo, Michael Ontkean, Valerie Perrine

33. The Commitments (1991)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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The travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the "World's Hardest Working Band," The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin, Ireland.

Writers: Roddy Doyle, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy

34. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

35. Cadillac Records (2008)

R | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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65 Metascore

Chronicles the rise of Chess Records and its recording artists.

Writer: Darnell Martin | Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Columbus Short

36. Me and Orson Welles (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

6.8
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73 Metascore

A teenager is cast in the Mercury Theatre production of "Julius Caesar" directed by a young Orson Welles in 1937.

Writers: Robert Kaplow, Holly Gent Palmo, Vincent Palmo Jr. | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan

37. Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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45 Metascore

A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

Writer: Shana Feste | Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Garrett Hedlund, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw

38. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 187 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of a number of suburban Los Angeles residents.

Writers: Raymond Carver, Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

39. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.7
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69 Metascore

Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.

Writers: Jack Burns, Jerry Juhl | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

40. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Writers: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Noah Baumbach | Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

41. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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96 Metascore

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.

Writer: Alun Owen | Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

42. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

TV-G | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Writers: Michael Stewart, Irving Brecher | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

43. Love & Mercy (2014)

PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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83 Metascore

The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

Writers: Michael A. Lerner, Oren Moverman | Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti

44. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.6
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62 Metascore

An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

45. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Writers: Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

46. The Five Heartbeats (1991)

R | Drama, Music

7.5
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group.

Writers: Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix

47. The Women (1939)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.

Writers: Clare Boothe Luce, Anita Loos, Jane Murfin | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Mary Boland

48. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Writers: Bo Goldman, Bill Kerby | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

49. Listen to Your Heart (2010)

Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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A singer/songwriter falls in love with a girl who can't hear the music she inspires him to write.

Writer: Kent Moran | Director: Matt Thompson | Stars: Alexia Rasmussen, Kent Moran, Cybill Shepherd, Shirley Knight

50. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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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.

Writers: Tom Patchett, Jay Tarses, Frank Oz | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire