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1. Big (1988)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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72 Metascore

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body.

Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard

2. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Writers: Claude Binyon, Elmer Rice, Irving Berlin | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

3. Summer Stock (1950)

Approved | 108 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister.

Writers: George Wells, Sy Gomberg | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken, Gloria DeHaven

4. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

5. An American in Paris (1951)

Passed | 113 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. However, things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary

6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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75 Metascore

In 1930s New Jersey, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

7. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Writers: Takeshi Kitano, Kan Shimozawa | Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ôkusu

8. On the Town (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Jerome Robbins | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

9. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.5
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In prohibition-era Chicago, the corrupt sheriff and Guy Gisborne, a south-side racketeer, knock off the boss Big Jim. Everyone falls in line behind Guy except Robbo, who controls the north ... See full summary »

Writer: David R. Schwartz | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby

10. Top Hat (1935)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.9
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An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.

Writers: Dwight Taylor, Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes

11. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Unrated | 143 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Writers: Isobel Lennart, Natalie Marcin | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

12. Wonder Man (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy

7.3
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Boisterous nightclub entertainer Buzzy Bellew was the witness to a murder committed by gangster Ten Grand Jackson. One night, two of Jackson's thugs kill Buzzy and dump his body in the lake... See full summary »

Writers: Don Hartman, Melville Shavelson, Philip Rapp, Jack Jevne, Eddie Moran, Arthur Sheekman | Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Donald Woods

13. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family, War

7.0
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

14. 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

15. For Me and My Gal (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Musical, Romance, War

7.2
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Writers: Howard Emmett Rogers, Richard Sherman, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sid Silvers | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Mártha Eggerth

16. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld looks down from heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Writers: David Freedman, Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane | Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

17. The Search for John Gissing (2001)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy

7.0
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Matthew Barnes is a young exec on the move up who finds himself a pawn in corporate in-fighting when he's sent to London to oversee a merger. He's to replace John Gissing; Gissing's gotten ... See full summary »

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Mike Binder, Tim Briggs, Allan Corduner, Janeane Garofalo

18. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

Passed | 102 min | Musical

7.4
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Johnny Brett and King Shaw are an unsuccessful dance team in New York. A producer discovers Brett as the new partner for Clare Bennett, but Brett, who thinks he is one of the people they lent money to gives him the name of his partner.

Writers: Leon Gordon, George Oppenheimer, Jack McGowan, Dore Schary | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, George Murphy, Frank Morgan

19. Bootmen (2000)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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45 Metascore

Charismatic tap dancing Sean tries to find a way out of working at the steel mill. When failure brings him home he starts his own dance group wearing hardhats. He must then find inspiration in the steel mill he once tried to escape.

Writers: Steve Worland, Hilary Linstead, Dein Perry | Director: Dein Perry | Stars: Vaughan Sheffield, Christian Patterson, Lisa Perry, Sam Worthington

20. Fable (2004 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Action, Fantasy

8.6
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Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world. Choose the path of righteousness or dedicate your life to ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Hill, James Leach | Director: Peter Molyneux | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Georg Backer, Emma Butcher, Luke Butcher

21. Jack and the Beanstalk (1967 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A retelling of the popular fairy tale that mixes live action and animation.

Writers: Larry Markes, Michael Morris | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Bobby Riha, Ted Cassidy, Marian McKnight

22. The Princess Comes Across (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a cruise ship.

Writers: Walter DeLeon, Francis Martin, Don Hartman, Frank Butler, Philip MacDonald, Louis Lucien Rogger | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, Douglass Dumbrille, Alison Skipworth

23. In the Mood (2006)

7 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Eva, a German spy in World War II, has a very unusual method of transmitting her secret messages.

Writer: Jonathan Hall | Director: Hannah Robinson | Stars: Kelly Brook, Stephan Erdman, Cornelius Macarthy, Adrian Peck

24. Go West, Young Lady (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.7
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Federal Marshall Tex Miller, and his girl-friend Belinda Pendergast are having problems with the masked bandid 'Pecos Pete'.

Writers: Richard Flournoy, Karen DeWolf | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Glenn Ford, Ann Miller, Charles Ruggles

25. Thru the Mirror (1936)

Approved | 9 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.7
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Mickey has been reading Alice in Wonderland, and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is alive. He eats a walnut, which makes him briefly ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand | Star: Walt Disney

26. Happiness Ahead (1934)

Approved | 86 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.7
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Society heiress Joan Bradford rebels against her mother's choice of a future husband by masquerading as a working class girl and dating a window washer.

Writers: Harry Sauber, Brian Marlow | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Dick Powell, Josephine Hutchinson, John Halliday, Frank McHugh

27. Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)

20 min | Short, Comedy, Music

6.0
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A girl is desperate to get to Washington D.C. to be with her lonesome brother, a wounded G.I. She persuades Bing Crosby to let her join his caravan.

Director: William D. Russell | Stars: Robert Benchley, Humphrey Bogart, Carmen Cavallaro, U.S. Maritime Service Training Station Choir

28. Jericho (1937)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Musical, Adventure

6.1
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During WWI, action hero Robeson escapes an unjust death sentence to ramble around Arabia.

Writers: George Barraud, Walter Futter, Robert N. Lee, Peter Ruric | Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Paul Robeson, Henry Wilcoxon, Wallace Ford, Kouka

29. Mickey's Revue (1932)

Approved | 7 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.7
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Mickey Mouse conducts an orchestra, while the rest of the Disney menagerie of the era provides a dance recital, with Horace Horsecollar as stage manager, and Pluto continually sneaking on stage.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

30. Monopol (1996)

106 min | Comedy

5.8
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A middle-aged simple man, Egil, becomes the victim of a candid-camera in Hacke Häger's television show 'Långa näsan'. But to Häger's surprise, Egil refuses to give them his permission to ... See full summary »

Writer: Claes Eriksson | Director: Claes Eriksson | Stars: Knut Agnred, Kerstin Granlund, Peter Rangmar, Anders Eriksson

31. Sweetheart of the Campus (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.3
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A college Principal objects to a nightclub opening near his campus.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Edmund L. Hartmann | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ruby Keeler, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Gordon Oliver

32. Paula Abdul: Straight Up (1989 Video)

35 min | Short, Music

6.9
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Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paula Abdul, Bill Bohl, Dee Caspary, Nikki Cox

33. Money Talks (1972)

PG | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.4
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From Alan Funt, the creator of TV's "Candid Camera." The hidden camera is pointed at people dealing with money in all sorts of human and, often, hilarious circumstances.

Director: Allen Funt | Stars: Muhammad Ali, David McHarris, Marian Mercer, Henny Youngman

34. Mickey's Birthday Party (1942)

Approved | 8 min | Comedy, Family, Animation

6.7
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The gang throws Mickey a surprise birthday party; his present is an electric organ, which Minnie plays while Mickey does a jazzy dance. Goofy bakes the cake, but keeps having trouble with ... See full summary »

Director: Riley Thomson | Stars: Thelma Boardman, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Florence Gill

35. Alice in Movieland (1940)

Approved | 22 min | Short, Drama, Music

6.0
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In a U.S. town that could be anywhere, 18-year-old Alice Purdee wins a free trip to Hollywood. With the assistance of a cheerful porter, she takes the night train and dreams about her ... See full summary »

Writers: Ed Sullivan, Owen Crump, Cyrus Wood | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Joan Leslie, Nana Bryant, Clara Blandick, Clarence Muse

36. Kiddie Revue (1930)

Passed | 14 min | Short, Music

5.2
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Singing and dancing numbers by juvenile performers.

Writer: Robert E. Hopkins | Director: Gus Edwards | Star: Douglas Scott

37. Gaya-gaya... Puto-maya! (1977)

Comedy

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Writer: Bert R. Mendoza | Director: Cesar Gallardo | Stars: Carding Castro, Niño Muhlach, Rey Ramirez, The Reycards Duet

38. Vaudeville (I) (1934)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.7
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A cute gal carrying a title card announces each of four acts. The six-member Honey family - three women and three men - perform acrobatics. Reece and Dunn sing a ballad in harmony with ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Herb Williams, The Honey Family, Les Reis, Artie Dunn

39. The Edsel Show (1957 TV Special)

60 min | Music

7.7
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Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra host a program that's wall-to-wall music.

Writer: William Morrow | Director: Seymour Berns | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Armstrong

40. Mga anak ni Facifica Falayfay (1987)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Writers: Tony Mortel, Roy Vera Cruz, Mars Ravelo, Garry Garcia | Director: Romy Villaflor | Stars: Dolphy, Roderick Paulate, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Rolly Quizon

41. Tap Heat (2004)

14 min | Short, Musical

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Tap Heat is a 14-minute upbeat tap dance extravaganza that tells a story through dance as the only means of dialogue. A young man raised on urban funk has a hard time when trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Hargrove | Stars: Chloe Arnold, Danny Daniels, Arthur Duncan, Chantel Heath

42. Tough to Handle (1937)

60 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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A young reporter's grandfather wins a sweepstakes, but it turns out that his ticket is phony. The reporter finds out that the police are looking for the criminal ring responsible for the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter B. Kyne, Betty Laidlaw, Robert Lively, Robert Neville | Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Phyllis Fraser, Harry Worth

43. The Head Guy (1930)

22 min | Short, Comedy

5.4
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Harry is made the temporary stationmaster in a small town.

Writer: H.M. Walker | Director: Fred Guiol | Stars: Harry Langdon, Thelma Todd, Judith Barrett, Eddie Dunn

44. Wash Your Step (1936)

21 min | Short, Musical

5.8
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It's all about Hal Le Roy's expertise at selling (washing machines). He tap dances inside your home or on your front steps.

Writers: A. Dorian Otvos, George J. Bennett | Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Hal Le Roy, Cherry Preisser, June Preisser, Eton Boys

45. Honeycomb Heels (2009)

20 min | Short, Drama, Music

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The story of a struggling tap dancer in New York City during the Great Depression, who must choose between following his dreams or saving his family.

Writers: Andre Plaut, Chris Hutton | Director: Andre Plaut | Stars: Alexander Richard, Jim Posner, Laura Princiotta, Liam McNeill

46. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra (1986 TV Special)

60 min | Music, Musical

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Director: Brian Large | Stars: Steven Apple, Eric Bernhoft, Tamsin L. Bomar, Horacio Cifuentes

47. The Rise and Fall of Miss Thang (2007)

90 min | Drama

6.3
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An irresponsible party girl begins a journey to re-discover her tap dancing roots.

Writer: Stacie Hawkins | Director: Stacie Hawkins | Stars: Tony Cazeau, Mee-ae Chatmon-Nelson, Angela Cobb, Tonee Dang

48. Sa isang sulyap mo Tita (1953)

Comedy, Romance, Musical

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Writer: Armando Garces | Director: Armando Garces | Stars: Tita Duran, Pancho Magalona, Dolphy, Aruray

49. Insomnia (IV) (2014)

6 min | Short, Musical

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A Short Tap Dance Film talks about the challenge within Mira's mind with her fear, and how she suffers from Insomnia and she has to fight her fear in order to be get back the sleep to her ... See full summary »

Writer: Ahmed Said | Director: Ahmed Said | Stars: Allison Plamondon, Ann-Marie Sepe

50. Postal Union (1937)

21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.6
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A telegraph worker has to learn magic in order to get a pretty co-worker to agree to marry him.

Writers: Jack Henley, Cyrus Wood | Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Georgie Price, Vera Dunn, Toni Lane, Marilyn Marlowe