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1. Little Nicky (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.3
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38 Metascore

After two of the devil's three sons escape hell to wreak havoc on Earth, the devil must send his third son, the mild-mannered Nicky to bring them back before it's too late.

Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler, Steven Brill | Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans

2. Citizen Gangster (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

Writer: Nathan Morlando | Director: Nathan Morlando | Stars: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross

3. Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck

4. Jimmy Hollywood (1994)

R | 112 min | Crime, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Jimmy Alto is an actor wannabe who stumbles into the role of a lifetime. He becomes a vigilante crime-fighter, aided by his sidekick William, who has suffered a head wound and has problems ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria Abril, Jason Beghe

5. City of Life (2009)

Drama, Romance

7.1
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A privileged young male Arab at odds with his cultural identity and his less fortunate street smart friend; a disillusioned Indian taxi driver who bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonny Brown, Ali F. Mostafa, Gerry Sherard, Tim Smythe | Director: Ali F. Mostafa | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sonu Sood, Saoud Al Kaabi, Jason Flemyng

6. Multi-Facial (1995)

20 min | Short

7.7
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A short film about the problems that accompany an actor as he auditions, due to his multi-ethnic appearance.

Writer: Vin Diesel | Director: Vin Diesel | Stars: Vin Diesel, Lewis Steidl, Cara Gaffen, Phillip Jones

7. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai (2004–2006)

30 min | Comedy

9.4
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The show revolves around the lives of the members of an upper-middle class Gujrati family of South Bombay, whose daughter-in-law is from a middle class Delhi background.

Stars: Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak, Sumeet Raghvan, Roopali Ganguli

8. I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Grandmother has nothing to say when Libby tells her that she is off to LA to look up Dad, a Hollywood screenwriter. Grandmother has been in a New York cemetery for six years and Dad has ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Dinah Manoff, Lance Guest

9. Hollywood Wives (1985 TV Mini-Series)

270 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A three-part, six-hour adoptation of Jackie Collins' book about a group of very wealthy, attractive, snobbish women who are caught up in the low life and high society of Hollywood.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Joanna Cassidy, Mary Crosby, Angie Dickinson

10. Upstream (1927)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Among the residents of a theatrical boarding house is the last member of a once great acting family, down on his luck. When an offer to star in a London "Hamlet" comes, he takes lessons ... See full summary »

Writers: Randall Faye, Wallace Smith | Director: John Ford | Stars: Nancy Nash, Earle Foxe, Grant Withers, Lydia Yeamans Titus

11. The Garth Method (2004)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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In 2001 out-of-work actor Garth Petridis was imprisoned for one of the most unusual crimes in Australian history.

Writer: Gregory Pakis | Director: Gregory Pakis | Stars: Gregory Pakis, Katrina Baylis, Scott Terrill, Jamie Unicomb

12. L'Audition (2005)

111 min | Drama

7.8
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Forty-year old Louis is a loud-mouthed repo-man who has nurtured a lifelong dream of becoming a successful actor. Fortunately for Louis his cousin is a casting agent, and he soon learns ... See full summary »

Writer: Luc Picard | Director: Luc Picard | Stars: Luc Picard, Suzanne Clément, Denis Bernard, Alexis Martin

13. Murder by Natural Causes (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, together with her lover tries to kill him by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill when it turns out that he knew about it all along.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Robert Day | Stars: Richard Anderson, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Barry Bostwick

14. Carving Out Our Name (2001)

Documentary

8.8
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A desperate filmmaker with no budget, stars or crew begins to film his aspiring actor roommates and ends up with the only Hollywood success story caught on camera as it really happened.

Director: Tony Zierra | Stars: Wes Bentley, Gregory Fawcett, Brad Rowe, Chad Lindberg

15. Unpredictable Guy (1980)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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Following his mother`s death, wise son Sebastian(Adrian Ferrario) attempts to organise dad Nestor(Hector Alterio) to cope with basic household chores... See full synopsis »

Writer: Mario Sábato | Directors: Aldo Romero, Mario Sábato | Stars: Héctor Alterio, Graciela Alfano, Aldo Barbero, Héctor Bidonde

16. The Hit Producer (2014)

107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller | Completed

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Katelin Ballantine, a struggling movie producer in search of an investor, reluctantly follows the promise of money into Dublin's drug underworld where she witnesses a botched murder attempt... See full summary »

Writers: Niall Queenan, Kevin de la Isla O'Neill | Director: Kevin de la Isla O'Neill | Stars: Michelle Doherty, Neill Fleming, Fergus Kealy, Susan Barrett

17. Juninin no yasashii nihonjin (1991)

116 min | Comedy

6.9
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Writer: Kôki Mitani | Director: Shun Nakahara | Stars: Kazuyuki Aijima, Michiko Hayashi, Zen Kajiwara, Yoshihiro Katô

18. Le Fear (2010)

62 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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A failed Director tries his luck in casting and producing a Feature Film which he wrote 'Le Fear'. He hires the worst Film crew and cast ever to walk this planet the outcome is catastrophic and produces a hilarious outcome.

Writer: Jason Croot | Director: Jason Croot | Stars: Kyri Saphiris, Spencer Austin, Lucinda Rhodes-Flaherty, Ilona Saic

19. Destination Unknown (1997)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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Writer: Nestor Miranda | Director: Nestor Miranda | Stars: Arnold Acevedo, Yancey Arias, Frank Blake, Andres Faucher

20. So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard L. Bare | Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Art Gilmore, Fred Kelsey

21. Overnight (1986)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

4.3
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An out of work actor takes a role in a vampire porno.

Writer: Jack Darcus | Director: Jack Darcus | Stars: Victor Ertmanis, Gale Garnett, Barbara Gordon, Alan Scarfe

22. Grip (2009)

88 min | Drama

6.6
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A struggling actor puts his life on hold as he reluctantly agrees to escape the relative safety of London for the summer to work on a low-budget feature film in Norfolk with his best friend.

Writer: Matt Wildash | Director: Matt Wildash | Stars: Christopher Pizzey, Sadie Lyth, Timothy Michael, Claire Chate

23. The Next Big Thing (2012)

7 min | Short, Comedy | Completed

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A hilarious love triangle between the colorful costumed characters that begrudgingly work the Hollywood Walk of Fame for tips.

Writers: Hollie Andrew, Julian Curtis | Director: Hollie Andrew | Stars: Esther Anderson, Julian Curtis, David Coussins, Galen Howard

24. A Midsummer Night's Dream (II) (1981 TV Movie)

156 min | Fantasy, Music, Comedy

7.5
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Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears | Director: Dave Heather | Stars: Ileana Cotrubas, James Bowman, Ryland Davies, Dale Duesing

25. The Peanut Butter Experiment (2005)

35 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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The landlord wants his rent, their girlfriends want to kill them and they have less than a week to make the big score they've always dreamed of. Two out of work actors, Billy and Jeff, have... See full summary »

Writer: Loring Murtha | Director: The McQuaid Brothers | Stars: Loring Murtha, Rob Brock, Leigh Spofford, Erika Genovese

26. Actor Commits Suicide on Youtube (2009)

15 min | Short, Drama

5.8
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A young actor records his suicide and leaves instructions to have the video posted to YouTube and MySpace.

Writer: Ernest Dancy | Director: Ernest Dancy | Stars: Ernest Dancy, Mfon Ekpe

27. Actors Untitled: The Web Series (2014– )

Comedy

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Actors Untitled is a web series that follows the lives of two best friends, Marisa and Danny, who are struggling actors trying to break into the industry.

Creators: Ceirra Burton, Stanton Longoria | Stars: Ceirra Burton, Stanton Longoria, Stephen Stone Marez, Hunter Hudson

28. Auditions (2013– )

Comedy | Post-production

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Stars: Jeremy Clark, Elie Haddad, Nicholas Marrinson, Tadas Stapona

29. Hear Me Now (2010)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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Henry and Marie have a tempestuous love affair. But all is not as it seems...and just who has overheard their latest spat?

Writer: Amy-Joyce Hastings | Director: Amy-Joyce Hastings | Stars: Rachel Cullen, Tom Sawyer, Graham Cruz, Charlie Endean

30. Döntö pillanat (1938)

79 min | Drama

6.8
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Gyula Kabos is the manager of a Hungarian theater, and is a staunch supporter of Antal Pager, who is struggling for a stage career with the help of his wife, Lrari Tolney. Kabos loses his ... See full summary »

Writers: Andor Zsoldos, János Bókay | Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Andor Ajtay, Gyula Kabos, Zoltán Makláry, Béla Mihályffi

31. All the Wrong Moves (2006 Video)

17 min | Short, Comedy

7.6
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Stan Sherberry is a struggling actor in the midst of a midlife crisis. It seems that every time he thinks he has landed the role that will skyrocket him to stardom, the role ends up going ... See full summary »

Writer: Eric J. Seidman | Directors: Shant Ergenian, Eric J. Seidman | Stars: Dan Dvor, Rebecca Katz, Damien Colletti, Randy Seidman

32. Casting for Glinda (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Tammi Katherine Jones | Stars: Haile Gerima, Hill Harper, Phil James, Tammi Katherine Jones

33. Die Mekaniks (2009)

27 min | Short

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Inspired by the bumbling acting troupe 'the Mechanicals' from Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'die Mekaniks' (dee mek-a-NEEKS) fly the flag for struggling artists ... See full summary »

Writers: Rowan Brooks, Jason Hoag, William Shakespeare | Director: Rowan Brooks | Stars: David Fierro, Hallili Knox, Doris Ling, Gary Martinez

34. Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011– )
Episode: Johnny Cage (2011)

Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.1
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Johnny Cage is an action hero who has incredible abilities in fighting. But everything's not perfect in his life... and now he's unemployed. This situation leads him to talk with his ... See full summary »

Writers: Aaron Helbing, Todd Helbing | Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Matt Mullins, David Nykl, Adrian Hough, Erica Cerra

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Cream of the Jest (1957)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Broken-down actor Charles Gresham,with a weakness for booze, demands that playwright Wayne Campbell give him a part. When Campbell refuses, Gresham resorts to blackmail.

Writers: Sarett Rudley, Fredric Brown | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, James Gregory, Paul Picerni

36. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.1
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Tom Tucker goes to Hollywood to revive his acting career, with Peter as his agent. Back in Quahog, Chris starts dating a girl who looks exactly like Lois.

Creators: Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman | Directors: Greg Colton, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis