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1. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

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

7.6
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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.

Writers: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith | Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 97,254

2. 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

Votes: 48,025

3. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 98,717

4. 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

Votes: 31,332

5. Just Friends (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.

Writer: Adam 'Tex' Davis | Director: Roger Kumble | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein

Votes: 72,024

6. Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

4.1
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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.

Writers: Dan Berendsen, Michael Poryes, Richard Correll, Barry O'Brien | Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Earles

Votes: 28,573

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.

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

Votes: 59,884

8. 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.

Writers: Cheryl L. West, Kate Lanier | Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Mariah Carey, Eric Benét, Max Beesley, Da Brat

Votes: 18,581

9. 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.

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

Votes: 2,534

10. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 9,873

11. 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.

Writers: Shawn Schepps, Luke Goltz, Andrew Cullen, Aleksey Mitrofanov, Anastasiya Moiseeva | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Mischa Barton, Shantel VanSanten, Anton Yelchin, Alex Kaluzhsky

Votes: 1,848

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

208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.

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

Votes: 5,824

13. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 6,477

14. 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.

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

Votes: 7,114

15. 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.

Writers: John Kurland, Jacob Eskendar | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft

Votes: 424

16. 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.

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

Votes: 6,304

17. 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 »

Writers: Guy Bolton, George Wells, Myles Connolly, Jean Holloway | Directors: Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney | Stars: Robert Walker, Van Heflin, Lucille Bremer, June Allyson

Votes: 1,400

18. Answers to Nothing (2011)

R | 124 min | Drama, Mystery

5.0
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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.

Writers: Ric Barbera, Matthew Leutwyler, Gillian Vigman | Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell, Caitlin Gerard, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 870

19. 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.

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

Votes: 1,073

20. 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: 4,347

21. I'll Be There (2003)

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

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 1,236

22. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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Godard's documentation of late 1960's 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 »

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

Votes: 2,070

23. Face the Music (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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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 »

Writers: Randee Russell, Laurie Craig | Director: Carol Wiseman | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Patrick Dempsey, Lysette Anthony, Rebecca Potok

Votes: 228

24. Shuffleton's Barbershop (2013 TV Movie)

84 min | Drama

5.8
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When Normal 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 »

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

Votes: 105

25. 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.

Writers: Elliott Arnold, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 485

26. 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 »

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

Votes: 206

27. Héroïnes (1997)

115 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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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 »

Writers: Didier Daeninckx, Gérard Krawczyk, Alain Layrac | Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Maïdi Roth, Marc Duret, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 373

28. 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.

Writers: Andrew Bennison, Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Jack McEdwards | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Lois Moran, David Percy, Helen Twelvetrees, William Orlamond

Votes: 46

29. 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 »

Writers: Frank Gill Jr., Frances Hyland | Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 80

30. Love Shines (2010)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 55

31. Rhythm on the River (1940)

92 min | Musical, Comedy

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Dwight Taylor, Jacques Théry, Billy Wilder | Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone, Oscar Levant

Votes: 236

32. Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.8
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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 »

Writers: Tim Ryan, Charles R. Marion | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Dona Drake, Robert Lowery, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan

Votes: 69

33. American Reel (2003)

100 min | Drama, Music

7.1
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The story of an overnight success - twenty years in the making...

Writers: Junior Burke, Scott Fivelson | Director: Mark Archer | Stars: David Carradine, Michael Maloney, Mariel Hemingway, Marina Anderson

Votes: 56

34. Oasis: Definitely Maybe (2004 Video)

59 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Directors: Dick Carruthers, Nigel Dick, Carlos Grasso, Mark Szaszy | Stars: Anthony Griffiths, Chris Griffiths, Mani, Keith Cameron

Votes: 178

35. 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

36. Rock'n Roll Never Dies (2006)

131 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.3
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Writer: Juha Koiranen | Director: Juha Koiranen | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Risto Aaltonen, Eija Ahvo, Laura Birn

Votes: 241

37. Jimmy Page: How We Wrote Stairway to Heaven (2014 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.2
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Musician Jimmy Page discusses how the song "Stairway to Heaven" was composed and recorded.

Star: Jimmy Page

Votes: 5

38. Kinderen voor kinderen (1980– )

Music

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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: 25

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

134 min | Documentary, Music

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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 »

Stars: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Peter Ames Carlin, Blondie Chaplin

40. The Shield Around the K (2000 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Profiles the birth and growth of the punk rock DIY record label, K Records, based in Olympia, Washington.

Writer: Heather Rose Dominic | Director: Heather Rose Dominic | Stars: Michael Azerrad, Sonic Boom, Timothy Brock, Gerard Cosloy

Votes: 33

41. The Poet and the Little Mother (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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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: 109

42. Confab (2012– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Inspired by the classics from Cheers to Friends, Confab is a throwback web series to the golden age of sitcoms: bringing this old school genre to the new medium of the web. Following four ... See full summary »

Creators: Erik Cieslewicz, Jason Kopplin | Stars: Joshua Dick, Caroline O'Grady, Laura Muschelli, Christian M.A. Campbell

Votes: 9

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

40 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.6
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Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Lindsey Krueger

Votes: 10

44. Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1962 - 1969 (2010 Video)

190 min | Documentary, Music

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Stars: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Hal Blaine, Peter Ames Carlin

45. The Boys from Baghdad High (2007 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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Four students from different religious backgrounds in Baghdad document their final year in high school.

Directors: Ivan O'Mahoney, Laura Winter | Stars: Hayder Khalid, Mohammad Raed, Anmar Refat, Ali Shadman

Votes: 169

46. The End of America (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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An offbeat documentary about America's most vibrant city, Miami, Florida, inspired by Alexander Stuart's book, Life On Mars.

Writer: Alexander Stuart | Director: Laura Ashton | Stars: John Hood, Alexander Stuart

Votes: 15

47. The Real People & Oasis (2013 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Stars: Paul Arthurs, Brian Cannon, Mark Coyle, Liam Gallagher

48. Yankee Doodle Home (1939)

Approved | 10 min | Short, Musical, Comedy

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Nick and Vince, a song writing team, are fired from their jobs at a publishing house when a foreign producer arrives looking for "hot" numbers. Vince dons a disguise and poses as a foreign ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Nick Lucas, Vince Barnett, Jean Walters, Nathaniel Shilkret

49. Weightless: A Recording Session with Jakob Bro (2009)

50 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.4
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In NY's legendary Avatar Studios guitarist Jakob Bro has gathered some of the biggest jazz legends of our time. They have two days to make an album out of Jakob Bro's notes.

Writer: Sune Blicher | Director: Sune Blicher | Stars: Jakob Bro, Bill Frisell, Lee Konitz, Jørgen Leth

Votes: 16

50. Swingin' on a Rainbow (1945)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Music

5.1
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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.

Writers: Olive Cooper, John Grey | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Jane Frazee, Stanley Brown, Harry Langdon, Minna Gombell

Votes: 8