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1. Birdman (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

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

8.0
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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.

Writers: Ira Levin, Roman Polanski | Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

3. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Writers: Andrew Kevin Walker, David Self, Curt Siodmak | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

4. The Alamo (2004)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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47 Metascore

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.

Writers: Leslie Bohem, Stephen Gaghan, John Lee Hancock | Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Emilio Echevarría, Jason Patric

5. Torch Song (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.3
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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 »

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Jan Lustig, I.A.R. Wylie | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Wilding, Gig Young, Marjorie Rambeau

6. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Writers: Ralph Wheelwright, R. Wright Campbell, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts | Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

7. The Cheaters (1945)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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.

Writers: Frances Hyland, Albert Ray | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette, Ona Munson

8. Here Come the Girls (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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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.

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Hal Kanter | Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Bob Hope, Tony Martin, Arlene Dahl, Rosemary Clooney

9. The Three-Way Wedding (2010)

104 min | Drama

5.3
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A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.

Writer: Jacques Doillon | Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Pascal Greggory, Julie Depardieu, Louis Garrel, Agathe Bonitzer

10. The Curse of Steptoe (2008 TV Movie)

67 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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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 »

Writer: Brian Fillis | Director: Michael Samuels | Stars: Roger Allam, Jason Isaacs, Zoë Tapper, Clare Higgins

11. Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003)

R | 95 min | Comedy

6.0
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44 Metascore

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 »

Writer: Michael Pressman | Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Michael Pressman, Lisa Chess, Alan Rosenberg, Stephen Tobolowsky

12. Dandelions by the Roots (1964)

95 min | Comedy

6.0
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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 »

Writers: Clarence Weff, Georges Lautner, Michel Audiard, Albert Kantof | Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Michel Serrault, Maurice Biraud, Louis de Funès, Mireille Darc

13. Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)

74 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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A frank and unconventional view of the life and work of actor Nick Nolte.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, F.X. Feeney

14. The Tyrant's Heart (1981)

96 min | Drama, History

7.4
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Writers: Giovanna Gagliardo, Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó | Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Teresa Ann Savoy, László Gálffi, József Madaras, Ninetto Davoli

15. The Brighton Strangler (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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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.

Writers: Hugh Gray, Max Nosseck, Arnold Phillips | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel, Miles Mander

16. Grief Street (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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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 »

Writer: Arthur Hoerl | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Barbara Kent, John Holland, Dorothy Christy, Crauford Kent

17. Whom the Gods Destroy (1934)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Albert Payson Terhune, Sidney Buchman, Fred Niblo Jr. | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Walter Connolly, Robert Young, Doris Kenyon, Macon Jones

18. The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)

Approved | 58 min | Mystery

5.1
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A theatre critic (Dave O'Brien) teams up with a cop (Jack Mulhall) to investigate the murder of a Broadway actor.

Writers: Jack Harvey, Milton Raison | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge, Alan Mowbray, Frank Jenks

19. Murder in Times Square (1943)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Paul Gangelin, Stuart Palmer | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Chapman, John Litel, William Wright

20. The Last Act (1991)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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"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 »

Writer: Varuzh Karim-Masihi | Director: Varuzh Karim-Masihi | Stars: Farimah Farjami, Dariush Arjmand, Niku Kheradmand, Shahin Alizadeh

21. Documenti su Giuseppe Pinelli (1970)

45 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Elio Petri, Nelo Risi | Stars: Giancarlo Dettori, Luigi Diberti, Renzo Montagnani, Licia Pinelli

22. The Zero Hour (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Writer: Garrett Fort | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Frieda Inescort, Otto Kruger, Adrienne Ames, Donald Douglas

23. Ambitious People (1931)

Passed | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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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 »

Writer: Herman Timberg | Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: Herman Timberg, Barbara Blair

24. Je l'ai été trois fois (1952)

81 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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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.

Writer: Sacha Guitry | Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Sacha Guitry, Bernard Blier, Lana Marconi, Simone Paris

25. The Seventh Day, the Eighth Night (1969)

103 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Writers: Zdenek Mahler, Evald Schorm | Director: Evald Schorm | Stars: Jan Libícek, Josef Bek, Karel Belohradský, Nina Divísková

26. Já uz budu hodný, dedecku! (1979)

86 min | Comedy

6.5
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Writer: Petr Schulhoff | Director: Petr Schulhoff | Stars: Milos Kopecký, Alena Vránová, Ladislav Pesek, Frantisek Filipovský

27. Caro Paolo (2013)

20 min | Short, Drama

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Director: Donata Gallo | Stars: Marco Bellocchio, Anna Bonaiuto, Paolo Borsellino, Andrea Camilleri

28. Francesco, lu santo jullare (2014 TV Movie)

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Writer: Dario Fo | Director: Felice Cappa | Stars: Dario Fo, Mika

29. Lear

Drama | Announced

A failed Broadway stage director finds redemption through his estranged Alzheimer-ridden father, a once great stage actor.

Writer: Thomas Roth | Director: Thomas Roth | Star: Bo Svenson

30. My Naked Villainy (2011)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Writer: Gil Austin | Director: Gil Austin | Stars: Gil Austin, Barth Bennett, Leslie Ann Chastain, R. Michael Clinkscales

31. The Flattering Word (1929)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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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.

Writer: George Kelly | Director: Bryan Foy | Stars: Harrison Ford, John Litel, Margaret Fielding, Janet Adair

32. The Real Presence (1984)

60 min

8.3
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Writer: Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Franck Oger, Nadège Clair, Camila Mora-Scheihing, Catherine Oudin

33. Chance (1971)

88 min | Drama

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Writers: Iva Hercíková, Rangel Vulchanov | Director: Rangel Vulchanov | Stars: Jirina Trebická, Josef Abrhám, Jirí Krampol, Gustav Nezval

34. Bellevue (1969 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Jirí Sotola | Director: Jirí Belka | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Blanka Bohdanová, Josef Abrhám, Josef Bláha

35. Why Girls Go Back Home (1926)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

Writers: Sonya Levien, Catherine Brody, Walter Morosco | Director: James Flood | Stars: Patsy Ruth Miller, Clive Brook, Jane Winton, Myrna Loy

36. Colpo di scena (2014– )

45 min

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Stars: Pino Strabioli, Alessandro Gassman, Filippo Timi, Vittorio Gassman

37. The Gay Deceiver (1926)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Benjamin Glazer, Douglas Furber | Director: John M. Stahl | Stars: Lew Cody, Malcolm McGregor, Marceline Day, Carmel Myers

38. Never Odd or Even (2006)

14 min | Short, Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Ellen Arden, Theresa Jasko | Directors: Ellen Arden, Theresa Jasko | Stars: Mike Sobocinski, Ellen Arden, Dana Green, Shawn Gustafson

39. Harlem Theatre (1968)

106 min | Documentary

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Director: Klaus Wildenhahn | Stars: Ed Bullins, Yvette Hawkins, Robert MacBeth, George Miles

40. The Screen Test (1936)

19 min | Short, Comedy

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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 »

Writers: Arthur L. Jarrett, Marcy Klauber | Director: William Watson | Stars: Buster West, Tom Patricola, Dudley Clements, Donald MacBride

41. Calling Scotland Yard: Falstaff's Fur Coat (1954)

Approved | 27 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

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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 »

Writer: Paul Dickson | Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Paul Douglas, Robert Adair, Peter Bathurst, Wilfrid Caithness

42. Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Documentary on the making of "Gorgo" (1961).

Writer: Tom Weaver | Stars: Steve Garfinkel, William Sylvester, Bill Travers

43. La voce naturale - Giving Voice (2008)

91 min | Documentary

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Writer: Alessandro Fabrizi | Director: Alessandro Fabrizi | Stars: Noel Arthur, Isabelle Byloos, Ken Cheeseman, Christian Crahay

44. Atto unico (2013– )

10 min | Drama

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Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Vinicio Marchioni, Alessandro Roja

45. Character Studies (II) (1928)

9 min | Short

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Star: Montagu Love

46. The Method (I) (2010)

28 min | Short, Drama

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Writers: Shane Bartlett, Jackson Wickham, Matt Schosser | Director: Shane Bartlett | Stars: Brandon Boyd, Richard Daniel, David Ditmore, Miranda Fisher

47. Scene napoletane (2014 TV Movie)

Drama

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Director: Margherita Lamagna | Stars: Vincenzo Ambrosino, Hilenia De Falco, Eduardo De Filippo, Adele Gallo

48. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #2.20 (1965)

Comedy, Music

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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 »

Stars: Danny Kaye, John Gary, Fred Gwynne, Harvey Korman

49. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Quadromania (1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Starsky poses as a cabbie in order to catch a serial killer who has already murdered four other taxi drivers.

Creator: William Blinn | Director: Rick Edelstein | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton