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1. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Votes: 109,459 | Gross: $80.22M

2. Love & Mercy (2014)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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80 Metascore

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.

Director: Bill Pohlad | Stars: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 23,044 | Gross: $12.55M

3. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.2
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47 Metascore

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles

Votes: 31,662 | Gross: $79.57M

4. Just Friends (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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47 Metascore

While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein

Votes: 82,009 | Gross: $32.60M

5. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 117,397 | Gross: $83.30M

6. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.2
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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.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch

Votes: 57,089 | Gross: $217.33M

7. 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.

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

Votes: 67,582 | Gross: $39.46M

8. Danny Collins (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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58 Metascore

An aging rock star decides to change his life when he discovers a 40-year-old letter written to him by John Lennon.

Director: Dan Fogelman | Stars: Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale

Votes: 20,628 | Gross: $5.35M

9. 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.

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

Votes: 33,520 | Gross: $22.20M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 81,167 | Gross: $50.56M

11. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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52 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 14,731

12. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang

Votes: 19,604 | Gross: $37.91M

13. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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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.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 11,041

14. Glitter (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

2.1
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14 Metascore

A young singer dates a disc jockey who helps her get into the music business, but their relationship become complicated as she ascends to super stardom.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 19,390 | Gross: $4.27M

15. You and I (2011)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.0
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Two teenage girls, Janie who is American and Lana who is Russian, fall in love after meeting at a t.A.T.u concert and are swept into a dangerous world of obsession, drug abuse and murder.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Mischa Barton, Shantel VanSanten, Anton Yelchin, Alex Kaluzhsky

Votes: 1,951

16. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6,751

17. Blue Crush 2 (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.6
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Haunted by the memory of her deceased mother, Dana leaves Malibu behind and heads to South Africa to fulfill her mother's dream of surfing Jefferys Bay.

Director: Mike Elliott | Stars: Sasha Jackson, Elizabeth Mathis, Ben Milliken, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 2,890

18. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy, but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 7,461

19. Paper Heart (2009)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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54 Metascore

Charlyne Yi embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn't fully understand: Love.

Director: Nicholas Jasenovec | Stars: Charlyne Yi, Michael Cera, Jake Johnson, Gill Summers

Votes: 7,351 | Gross: $1.27M

20. Marina (2013)

118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.

Director: Stijn Coninx | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans

Votes: 2,197

21. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Musical

6.5
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Light bio-pic of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern, featuring renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

Votes: 1,547 | Gross: $6.72M

22. Answers to Nothing (2011)

R | 124 min | Drama, Mystery

5.1
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29 Metascore

Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell, Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford

Votes: 889 | Gross: $0.02M

23. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 7,081 | Gross: $0.24M

24. Birth of the Beatles (1979)

104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft

Votes: 468

25. A Way Back Home (2013 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

5.9
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When Norman Rockwell's painting fades into the world of Charlie Shuffleton's barbershop, this classic piece of Americana becomes the center of a small town in Georgia where friends gather, ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Austin Stowell, Kayla Ewell, Brett Rice, Bryant Prince

Votes: 160

26. I'll Be There (2003)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair.

Director: Craig Ferguson | Stars: Charlotte Church, Craig Ferguson, Jemma Redgrave, Stephen Noonan

Votes: 1,275

27. Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 518

28. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Sean Lynch, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards

Votes: 2,220

29. Two of Us (2000 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney have a chat about their lives, and if "The Beatles" will ever reunite. The movie takes place in 1976.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Jared Harris, Ric Reid, Martin Martinuzzi

Votes: 687

30. Three Little Words (1950)

Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.1
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The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Red Skelton, Arlene Dahl

Votes: 1,150

31. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,462 | Gross: $1.21M

32. Face the Music (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Lisa and Charlie Hunter, a divorced couple and former song writing team, spend a weekend in the French countryside in order to write one last song together. But Charlie's fiance isn't too ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Wiseman | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Patrick Dempsey, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok

Votes: 245

33. Words and Music (1929)

81 min | Comedy, Musical

5.1
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Phil and Pete compete for Mary's love and also in a contest for best song written by a college student.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees, William Orlamond

Votes: 44

34. The Star of Christmas (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Musical, Comedy

7.1
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Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber appear as Cavis Appythart and Millward Phelps, respectively--two jingle writers based loosely on Gilbert and Sullivan. The setting is 1880s London, and... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hodge | Stars: Dan Anderson, Matthew Hodge, Tim Hodge, Mike Nawrocki

Votes: 236

35. Héroïnes (1997)

115 min | Drama, Music

5.7
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Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France. One year at the Miners' Ball, the music group The Sirens perform, of which Johanna and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Maïdi Roth, Marc Duret, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 382

36. Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert Lowery, Dona Drake, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan

Votes: 65

37. Kinderen voor kinderen (1980– )

Music

5.8
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In this annual event, the children's choir 'Kinderen Voor Kinderen' performs 12 songs based on ideas sent in by children. The songs make up an album from which the proceeds go to a good ... See full summary »

Stars: Kinderen Voor Kinderen, Bart Peeters, Karin Bloemen, Michel Follet

Votes: 26

38. Rhythm on the River (1940)

92 min | Musical, Comedy

7.2
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Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone, Oscar Levant

Votes: 237

39. Rhythm in the Clouds (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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Struggling songwriter Judy Walker talks her way into the apartment of a famous composer, and finds that he's on vacation. Homeless and without any money, she decides to stay at his place ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: Patricia Ellis, Warren Hull, William Newell, Richard Carle

Votes: 82

40. Oasis: Definitely Maybe (2004 Video)

59 min | Documentary, Music

8.8
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Retrospective documentary on the making of Definitely Maybe, the 1994 debut album by British rock band Oasis.

Directors: Dick Carruthers, Nigel Dick, Carlos Grasso, Mark Szaszy | Stars: Anthony Griffiths, Chris Griffiths, Mani, Keith Cameron

Votes: 190

41. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance

5.6
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One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 78

42. Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1969 - 1982 (2012 Video)

134 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.0
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Following Sexy Intellectual's previous film about Brian Wilson's magnificent craft; Songwriter 1962 - 1969, comes this companion piece covering the composer's life and work throughout the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom O'Dell | Stars: Thomas Arnold, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Peter Ames Carlin

Votes: 5

43. Love Shines (2010)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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An atmospheric quest film, Love Shines follows Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith as he embarks on a last ditch effort to achieve a 'hit'. The curtain pulls back for a rare glimpse inside the... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Arrowsmith | Stars: Rob Bowman, Elvis Costello, Steve Earle, Leslie Feist

Votes: 57

44. American Reel (2003)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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The story of an overnight success - twenty years in the making...

Director: Mark Archer | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Maloney, Mariel Hemingway, Marina Anderson

Votes: 55

45. Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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A young girl goes to New York to find a band leader who has stolen all the songs she wrote and is passing them off as his own. She soon meets and falls in love with a struggling young songwriter who has his own problems.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jane Frazee, Stanley Brown, Harry Langdon, Minna Gombell

Votes: 6

46. Rock'n Roll Never Dies (2006)

131 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.4
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Director: Juha Koiranen | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Risto Aaltonen, Eija Ahvo, Laura Birn

Votes: 243

47. The Poet and the Little Mother (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Family

5.6
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Poeten and Lillemor are making their living on his writing, but the general interest in modern poetry is low and their income very small. A creditor is dogging them, when a sudden bequest ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Balling | Stars: Henning Moritzen, Helle Virkner, Ove Sprogøe, Lis Løwert

Votes: 123

48. Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (2014 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary

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The story of 2-time Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, from small town Nth Carolina to the A list of Nashville songwriting and Americana royalty.

Director: Jeremy Dylan | Stars: Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Gary Allan, Jerry Douglas

49. Kelly Clarkson: Behind Hazel Eyes (2005 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

9.1
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Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Lindsey Krueger

Votes: 9

50. Idea Girl (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Larry Brewster, partner in the music publishing firm of Brewster and Crow, returns from a trip to find that his partner, J.C. Crow has hired Pat O'Rourke as a song plugger. Larry doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Jess Barker, Julie Bishop, Alan Mowbray, George Dolenz

Votes: 5