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1. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 185,944 | Gross: $100.24M

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: 91,524 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, David Alexander

Votes: 23,262 | Gross: $12.29M

4. The Producers (1967)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.7
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97 Metascore

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor

Votes: 42,530 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis

Votes: 14,459 | Gross: $0.22M

6. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Votes: 10,075 | Gross: $4.66M

7. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 16,231

8. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 4,466

9. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music

5.5
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A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those who oppose himself or the young singer.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy

Votes: 3,012 | Gross: $3.95M

10. A Double Life (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy, he's the most enjoyable person in the world, but when he's playing drama, ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,325

11. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 6,305

12. The Tenderfoot (1932)

70 min | Comedy

5.8
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Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Lew Cody, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 232

13. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 4,367

14. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 5,579

15. Born to Dance (1936)

Passed | 106 min | Musical, Comedy

6.8
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Sailor Ted meets at the Lonely Hearts Club of his friend Gunny's wife, Jenny, a girl, Nora Paige, and falls in love. Nora wants to become a dancer on Broadway. Ted rescues the Pekinese of ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Eleanor Powell, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,030

16. Footlight Parade (1933)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell

Votes: 3,639

17. Design for Living (1933)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 4,305

18. Bathing Beauty (1944)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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A contrived misunderstanding leads to the breakup of a songwriter and his fiancée. She returns to work as a gym teacher at an all-girls school, but a legal loophole allows the man to enroll as one of her students.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 1,184

19. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

Votes: 1,498

20. Designing Woman (1957)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Dolores Gray, Sam Levene

Votes: 3,271

21. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 4,839

22. Lady of Burlesque (1943)

91 min | Comedy, Music, Mystery

6.4
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After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian

Votes: 1,646

23. Babes on Broadway (1941)

Approved | 118 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Tommy Williams desperately wants to get to Broadway, but as he is only singing in a spaghetti house for tips he is a long way off. He meets Penny Morris, herself no mean singer, and through... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler

Votes: 1,089

24. Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero, Bobby Howes

Votes: 565

25. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter, Richard Carlson

Votes: 722

26. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

Votes: 530

27. The Jazz Singer (1952)

107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 256

28. 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: 842

29. Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.5
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When two investors inform an opportunistic dancer that they can't fund an elderly stage producer's production, she suggests they get an insurance policy on the producer's life.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Victor Moore

Votes: 702

30. So This Is Love (1953)

Approved | 101 min | Biography, Music, Musical

6.4
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Biopic of opera star Grace Moore, who was killed in a plane crash in 1947.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Merv Griffin, Joan Weldon, Walter Abel

Votes: 139

31. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

Votes: 294

32. Doll Face (1945)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 309

33. Soup to Nuts (1930)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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Mr. Schmidt's costume store is bankrupt because he spends his time on Rube Goldberg-style inventions; the creditors send a young manager who falls for Schmidt's niece Louise, but she'll ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Ted Healy, Charles Winninger, Frances McCoy, George Bickel

Votes: 288

34. Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 734

35. Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Allen Jenkins, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 1,431

36. The Duke Is Tops (1938)

Approved | 73 min | Musical

5.3
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A theatrical producer puts aside his own success to boost the career of a talented singer.

Directors: William L. Nolte, Ralph Cooper | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Lena Horne, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley

Votes: 223

37. I Dood It (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Romance, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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A bumbling pants presser at an upscale hotel's valet service nurses an unrequited crush on a Broadway star. He gets more than he bargained for when she agrees to marry him, to spite her womanizing fiance, and encounters Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Richard Ainley, Patricia Dane

Votes: 401

38. I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason

Votes: 258

39. Meet the People (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr

Votes: 244

40. The Man with Two Faces (1934)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A talented young actress seems to be under the spell of her unscrupulous, avaricious, and totally unprincipled husband.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke

Votes: 399

41. Broadway's Finest (2012)

88 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Broadway's Finest is a diverting story about three struggling men who impersonate New York City under cover cops and chase down a notorious drug dealer in order to create their own cutting ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Marro | Stars: Adam Storke, John Lavelle, Nick Cornish, Larry Pine

Votes: 150

42. His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Pat O'Brien, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 345

43. Because of Him (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Helen Broderick

Votes: 201

44. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 415

45. Forty Naughty Girls (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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While Oscar and Hildegarde are attending a Broadway show, a press agent is shot in an actress' dressing room and an actor is murdered onstage in full view of the audience. Oscar and Hildegarde are on the case.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, George Shelley

Votes: 181

46. New Faces of 1937 (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.6
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A crooked producer tries to link his backers by producing a flop and disapearing with the money. Patricia, one of the chorus girls has given her money, too and after the disapearing of the ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Joe Penner, Milton Berle, Harry Parke, Harriet Nelson

Votes: 140

47. They Call It Sin (1932)

69 min | Drama

6.4
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Marian moves to New York to make it big in the chorus and becomes involved in a love triangle.

Director: Thornton Freeland | Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel, David Manners

Votes: 414

48. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1944)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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A rope bridge over a gorge in the Peruvian Andes snaps, sending five people plunging to their deaths. A priest sets out to find out more about the life of each of the victims.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Lynn Bari, Akim Tamiroff, Francis Lederer, Alla Nazimova

Votes: 132

49. One in a Million (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Adolphe Menjou, Jean Hersholt, Ned Sparks

Votes: 199

50. The Half Naked Truth (1932)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette, Frank Morgan

Votes: 386