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1. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,542

2. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 31,725 | Gross: $0.35M

3. Beyond the Sea (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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46 Metascore

A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth).

Director: Kevin Spacey | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 13,469 | Gross: $6.32M

4. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,581 | Gross: $13.01M

5. Bellissima (1951)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari, Tina Apicella, Gastone Renzelli

Votes: 3,031

6. Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011)

126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.2
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A story centered on four students coming of age during a year at their school, St. Marks.

Director: Roshan Abbas | Stars: Lillete Dubey, Satyajeet Dubey, Ali Fazal, Manoj Joshi

Votes: 1,152

7. Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! (1967)

94 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.5
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Heather is the lead singer for a band that is on its way to fame and fortune. Things get complicated when she becomes pregnant and has three men willing to be both husband and father. But her boss isn't one of them.

Director: Peter Tewksbury | Stars: Sandra Dee, George Hamilton, Celeste Holm, Bill Bixby

Votes: 329

8. Too Hot to Handle (1938)

Passed | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Two rival newsreel photographers join forces to find the an aviatrix's missing brother, who has disappeared in the Amazon rainforest.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Connolly

Votes: 1,130

9. The Hard Way (1943)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson

Votes: 863

10. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.2
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In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg

Votes: 360

11. Leading Ladies (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy

5.8
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A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom. When one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, the family must hustle... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Beahm, Erika Randall Beahm | Stars: Melanie LaPatin, Benji Schwimmer, Laurel Vail, Shannon Lea Smith

Votes: 217

12. Stage Mums (2014– )

Comedy

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Shaz and Trace are Aussie sheilas who also happen to be stage mothers. They adore their daughters and the talent they exude. These mums will do whatever they can to help their daughters achieve the full potential.

Stars: Anna Waters-Massey, Tara Page, Cleo Massey, Samantha Pearce

13. Stardoom (1971)

145 min | Drama

7.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Garcia, Hilda Koronel, Walter Navarro

Votes: 18

14. Goriong butete (1980)

Comedy, Fantasy

4.4
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Add a Plot

Director: Luciano B. Carlos | Stars: Chiquito, Amy Austria, Dennis Roldan, Tintoy

Votes: 5

15. Uvidet Parizh i umeret (1992)

120 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A Russian stage mother will let nothing stand in the way of her son's promising career as a concert pianist.

Director: Aleksandr Proshkin | Stars: Tatyana Vasileva, Dmitriy Malikov, Stanislav Lyubshin, Vladimir Steklov

Votes: 42

16. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Aria (1991)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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An aspiring actress dies from a drug overdose. Investigation reveals that her domineering mother may have driven her to suicide by forcing her to act in a pornographic film. The DA's office pursues murder charges against her.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 147

17. The L.A. Complex (2012)
Episode: Be a Man (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

7.7
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Kal reconnects with the past. Raquel suffers a blow to her ego on set. Abby looks to befriend her "Saying Grace" co-star. Nick tries to beat Sabrina at her own game. Beth's mouth runs her into trouble.

Director: Stefan Brogren | Stars: Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joe Dinicol, Andra Fuller, Dayle McLeod

Votes: 28

18. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Boy #1, Boy #2 (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Millie and Laura become two terrible stage-mothers when Rob agrees to hire sons Ritchie and Freddie for a commercial directed by Mel Cooley.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 50

19. Neon Naege Banhaesseo (2011– )
Episode: Champion (2011)

Drama, Music, Romance

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As director of the 100th anniversary show, Suk-hyun disturbs the professors by changing laid plans in order to present what seems a very personal story.

Stars: Yong-hwa Jung, Shin-hye Park, Chang-ui Song, Yi-hyeon So

20. Follow the Sun (1961–1962)
Episode: Conspiracy of Silence (1961)

60 min | Adventure

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Templin is asked to collaborate on a former movie star's autobiography, but the woman refuses to explain why hasn't appeared in front of the camera in recent years.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Brett Halsey, Gary Lockwood, Gigi Perreau, Stella Stevens

21. Surfside 6 (1960–1962)
Episode: Little Star Lost (1961)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Locally born movie star Linda Lord is back in Miami to do a publicity event. Along with her is her hard-as-nails adoptive mother Sybil who keeps a tight rein on her. A shady lawyer has ... See full summary »

Director: Charles R. Rondeau | Stars: Troy Donahue, Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Diane McBain

Votes: 6

22. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Milton Berle: Mr. Television

Documentary, Biography

A look back at the career of comedian Milton Berle, "Mr. Television," the first inductee in the Television Hall of Fame.

Director: Del Jack | Stars: Peter Graves, Larry Robinson, Milton Berle, Steve Allen

23. The L.A. Complex (2012)
Episode: The Contract (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

7.7
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Connor gets an interesting offer from A-list movie star. Abby tries her best to masquerade as a good Christian girl on her first day on "Saying Grace". Nick's pitted against his former fling, Sabrina.

Director: Martin Gero | Stars: Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joe Dinicol, Andra Fuller, Dayle McLeod

Votes: 33

24. The Monkees (1966–1968)
Episode: Too Many Girls (1966)

30 min | Comedy, Music

8.4
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A gypsy tea room owner predicts Davy will fall in love within 24 hours and leave the group. Her plan is to team him up with her daughter Fern to enter Mr. Hack's Amateur Hour. The remaining... See full summary »

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork

Votes: 64

25. The L.A. Complex (2012)
Episode: Vacancy (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

8.0
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Kal sets out to make things right with Tariq. Connor is eager to drown his sorrows and turns to Raquel for comfort. Back at The Lux, Nick and Abby take their relationship to the next level.

Director: Martin Gero | Stars: Jonathan Patrick Moore, Joe Dinicol, Andra Fuller, Dayle McLeod

Votes: 35