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1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 397,884 | Gross: $42.34M

2. All About Eve (1950)

Approved | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 83,320 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 299,089

4. The Object of My Affection (1998)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell

Votes: 15,614 | Gross: $29.11M

5. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband until it is inspired to write the masterpiece "The Mikado".

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 10,066 | Gross: $6.20M

6. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 9,043 | Gross: $17.39M

7. Theatre of Blood (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews

Votes: 6,708

8. Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Drama critic Larry McKay, his wife Kay, and their four sons move from their crowded Manhattan apartment to an old house in the country. While housewife Kay settles into suburban life, Larry... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,050

9. Illuminata (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

6.2
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60 Metascore

It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's ... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro | Stars: Leo Bassi, Henri Behar, Maurizio Benazzo, Fernando Bolles

Votes: 1,406 | Gross: $0.84M

10. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci

Votes: 4,128

11. Star! (1968)

G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant musical production numbers with 'Julie Andrews' , acting, singing and dancing.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $4.00M

12. Game 6 (2005)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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56 Metascore

Combining real and fictional events, Game 6 centers around the historic 1986 World Series and a day in the life of a playwright who skips opening night to watch the momentous game.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Ari Graynor

Votes: 2,201

13. Deep in My Heart (1954)

Approved | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Biographic movie about the American composer Sigmund Romberg.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon

Votes: 521

14. Critic's Choice (1963)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Parker Ballantine is a New York theater critic and his wife writes a play that may or may not be very good. Now Parker must either get out of reviewing the play or cause the breakup of his marriage.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Maxwell, Rip Torn

Votes: 625

15. Stage Fright (1980)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A little girl named Cathy tries to keep her mother from making out with a man while driving one day, and she inadvertently causes her mother's death in the car crash. 16 years later, Cathy ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Lamond | Stars: Jenny Neumann, Gary Sweet, Nina Landis, Max Phipps

Votes: 376

16. You Are a Widow, Sir (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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After a soldier cuts off the arm of king's cousin, king decides to deactivate the army. Of course, generals don't like it at all and they try to kill the king. The assassin should be ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Olga Schoberová, Eduard Cupák, Jirí Sovák

Votes: 504

17. For Them That Trespass (1949)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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"Cristy" Drew, an aspiring young writer, trying to broaden his experience, gets involved with "Frankie" Ketchen and her two suitors, Herb Logan and Jim Heal. One night, Jim finds "Frankie" ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Richard Todd, Patricia Plunkett, Stephen Murray, Michael Laurence

Votes: 41

18. My Life's in Turnaround (1993)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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Two Manhattan slacker dudes, best friends, want to make a movie about their lives. Splick drives a hack, Jason tends bar; each has a stuttering relationship with a down-to-earth woman. But ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Schaeffer, Donal Lardner Ward | Stars: Eric Schaeffer, Donal Lardner Ward, Dolores McDougal, Tara Shannon

Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.20M

19. Two Roses and a Golden Rod (1969)

83 min | Drama, Romance

4.3
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A beautiful young woman resents her stepmother while seeking the lustful company of her Hollywood mogul father. A strange menage a trois soon unfolds. In HD.

Director: Albert Zugsmith | Stars: John Alderman, Elizabeth Knowles, Ami Paisley, Lois Ursone

Votes: 52

20. Born to Sing (1942)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Musical

6.2
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Show promoter Cartwright has stolen the songs that Frank wrote while he was in the big house. The boys go to Cartwright to get Frank credit for his work, and Cartwright has them arrested ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Leo Gorcey, Douglas McPhail

Votes: 117

21. Le cinéma de papa (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Director: Claude Berri | Stars: Yves Robert, Hénia Suchar, Claude Berri, Alain Cohen

Votes: 136

22. Waxie Moon (2009)

70 min | Documentary

3.4
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What happens when a classically-trained dancer/actor decides to pursue the lowbrow art of stripping? Waxie Moon a boylesque sensation takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in this ... See full summary »

Director: Wes Hurley | Stars: Miss Kitty Baby, Jean Barron, Benjimen Blair, Miss Indigo Blue

Votes: 32

23. Chemi qalaqis varskvlavi (1970)

Romance

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Director: Otar Abesadze | Stars: Medea Bibileishvili, Leo Pilpani, Zurab Kapianidze, Karlo Sakandelidze

24. Critical Condition (1998– )

Documentary

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Jon Ronson investigates the world of critics in this fly-on-the-wall documentary series. In the four episodes he takes a look at comedy, opera, theatre and film.

Stars: Jon Ronson, Ranjit Bolt, James Christopher, Nicholas de Jongh

25. Vilket drama (2009– )

40 min | Talk-Show

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Finland Swedish talk-show with the top cultural persons in Finnish cultural scene.

Stars: Tarja Halonen, Lilli Paasikivi, Jouko Turkka, Michael Vardian

26. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Piano in the House (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Sadistic and hated theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys a player piano that has the power to reveal the souls of all who hear it.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Barry Morse, Joan Hackett, Don Durant, Muriel Landers

Votes: 779

27. The Best of Broadway (1954–1955)
Episode: Arsenic and Old Lace (1955)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Director: Herbert B. Swope Jr. | Stars: John Alexander, Orson Bean, Richard Bishop, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 9

28. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Deadpan (1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When one of Jessica's former students brings a play based on her novel to Broadway, she finds herself in the middle of a war between two rival critics.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lloyd Bochner, Miles Chapin, Carole Cook

Votes: 83

29. Darkroom (1981–1982)
Episode: Exit Line (1982)

Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

7.6
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Actor Dan Burroughs tries desperately to convince an extremely influential critic to revise her negative opinion about his play and performance.

Director: Peter Crane | Stars: James Coburn, Newell Alexander, Jim Boeke, Jack Carter

Votes: 12

30. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: Hash (1976)

Comedy, Drama

9.3
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Everyone on the squad except Barney is stoned by hashish-laced brownies made by Wojo's new girlfriend. An actor and a critic duel with swords.

Director: Noam Pitlik | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Ron Glass

Votes: 84

31. The Nanny (1993–1999)
Episode: Sunday in the Park with Fran (1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.7
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A play-date between Gracie and the child of a Broadway critic does not go well.

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis, Lauren Lane

Votes: 124

32. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: The Scented Room (1998)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jonathan and Maddy investigate the mysterious disappearance of a priceless painting from the home of Sylvester Le Fley and his wife Lady Theresa Cutler.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Sam Bradley, Valerie Colgan, Bob Monkhouse, Christine Kavanagh

Votes: 137