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1. Birdman (2014)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough
2. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
R | 136 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A young couple move into a new apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins controlling her life.
3. The Wolfman (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.
4. The Alamo (2004)
PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
5. Torch Song (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Jenny Stewart is a tough Broadway musical star who doesn't take criticism from anyone. Yet there is one individual, Tye Graham, a blind pianist who may be able to break through her tough ... See full summary »
6. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.
7. The Cheaters (1945)
Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
An eccentric wealthy family facing bankruptcy schemes to steal an inheritance, but an alcoholic ex-actor they take in for Christmas charity complicates their plan.
8. Here Come the Girls (1953)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical
A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer.
9. The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
104 min | Drama
A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
10. The Curse of Steptoe (2008 TV Movie)
67 min | Biography, Drama
In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success ... See full summary »
11. Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)
R | 95 min | Comedy
Television director/producer Michael Pressman mounts a production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clare de Lune starring his wife, Lisa Chess. But their attempts to stage the play and work on ... See full summary »
12. Dandelions by the Roots (1964)
95 min | Comedy
Jockey Jack has a bill open with a gangster just released from jail. He somehow manages to parry the gangster's knife attack backstage at a theatre and the latter ends up dead being put ... See full summary »
15. The Brighton Strangler (1945)
Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, an actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.
16. Grief Street (1931)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Alvin Merle, a womanizing Broadway matinée idol, is found strangled in his dressing room. The door is locked from the inside and there is no possible other way into the room. Merle is ... See full summary »
17. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)
Approved | 75 min | Drama
Broadway's most successful producer, John Forrester, is deeply in love with his wife Margaret and dreams of the future when his son Jack will step into his shoes. He sails to England to ... See full summary »
18. The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)
Approved | 58 min | Mystery
A theatre critic (Dave O'Brien) teams up with a cop (Jack Mulhall) to investigate the murder of a Broadway actor.
19. Murder in Times Square (1943)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Actor-playwright Cory Williams is sitting in a nightclub when Longacre Lil, a Broadway vagrant, and asks him for some money. He not only refuses her but call her a fake,and she threatens ... See full summary »
20. The Last Act (1991)
105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
"Gaslight" as Farsi farce. Kamran and Moluk, middle-aged siblings, live penniless in the family's Tehran mansion, selling furniture to pay expenses. Their brother, who owns the house, has ... See full summary »
23. Ambitious People (1931)
Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Music
Herman Timberg, (father of Herman Timberg Jr/Tim Herbert in real life,) plays the director of a Broadway musical comedy and wants singer Barbara Blair to have the lead role, but the angel (... See full summary »
24. Je l'ai été trois fois (1952)
81 min | Comedy, Romance
A husband who had divorced twice because he had been betrayed by his former wives, takes his precautions to prevent the did to happen a third time. And yet it does.
30. My Naked Villainy (2011)
127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ian, a commercially successful stage director, mounts an avant-garde production of 'Othello' for the sole purpose of destroying Tyson, the actor who stole his fiancee Anne. Fanatic in his ... See full summary »
31. The Flattering Word (1929)
25 min | Short, Comedy
The adventures of an actor on tour, resting upon the intriguing theme that you can cure a person of his prejudice by extending him the flattery of comparing him to an actor.
35. Why Girls Go Back Home (1926)
Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Marie Downey (Patsy Ruth Miller), a trusting country girl falls in love with a touring stage-actor, Clifford Dudley (Clive Brook),and becomes a chorus girl as he becomes a matinée idol on old Broadway.
38. Never Odd or Even (2006)
14 min | Short, Comedy
What happens when a small-town, middle-aged theater actor scores an audition for a big-budget action flick? You'll find out as we follow Chet Marshall in Never Odd or Even. Chet Marshal, an... See full summary »
40. The Screen Test (1936)
19 min | Short, Comedy
Buster West and Tom Patricola are understudies in a melodrama but the star has them fired. They try for a job at a film studio and the producer says he is looking for a romantic-type who ... See full summary »
41. Calling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur Coat (1954)
Approved | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Crime
Because of his luxurious fur coat, a hammy actor becomes involved with crooks. His coat resembles the one that a gang's fence wears, and he is continually finding stolen jewelry in his coat... See full summary »
The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Danny is joined by actor Fred Gwynne, singer John Gary and series semi-regulars Harvey Korman and Joyce Van Patten. Danny plays a novice Broadway actor who receives advice from a director ... See full summary »
Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Starsky poses as a cabbie in order to catch a serial killer who has already murdered four other taxi drivers.