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1. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

8.2
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The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Creator: Lorne Michaels | Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 32,496

2. The Doors (1991)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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62 Metascore

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley

Votes: 67,502

3. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.8
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Creators: Neal Brennan, Dave Chappelle | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan, Rudy Rush

Votes: 33,982

4. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Approved | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.

Writers: Michael Stewart, Irving Brecher | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 5,633

5. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Writers: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 21,149

6. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Writers: Moss Hart, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 10,567

7. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Millie comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality and white slavers.

Writer: Richard Morris | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 4,423

8. Meet the Feebles (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Heidi, the star of the "Meet The Feebles Variety Hour" discovers her lover Bletch, The Walrus, is cheating on her, and with all the world waiting for the show the assorted co-stars must ... See full summary »

Writers: Fran Walsh, Stephen Sinclair, Danny Mulheron, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 15,769

9. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Writers: David Rose, Kathy Rose, Martin Sherman, Sheila van Damm | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 13,438

10. Bamboozled (2000)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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50 Metascore

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 8,657

11. Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Musical, Talk-Show

6.2
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A variety show starring Neil Patrick Harris. Inspired by the U.K. program "Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway."

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger, Nathaniel Motulsky, Penelope Bellerjeau

Votes: 1,111

12. The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990)

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons.

Creators: Jerry Belson, James L. Brooks, Ken Estin, Heide Perlman | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, Joseph Malone

Votes: 624

13. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 10,275

14. Running Man (2010– )

80 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

9.3
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A variety show in which cast members will go to a South Korean landmark and play games there. There are several games to be played within the landmark and at least one of them has to do ... See full summary »

Stars: Jae-Suk Yoo, Jong-Kook Kim, Suk-Jin Ji, Dong-hoon Ha

Votes: 1,275

15. Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

R | 105 min | Comedy

5.1
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Two gamblers must leave New York City after one loses a lot of money. Doing what all gamblers in trouble would do, they hurry to the gambling capital Las Vegas to turn their luck around.

Writers: Al Schwartz, Jon Voight | Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Bert Remsen

Votes: 519

16. Le Jour se Leve (1939)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.

Writers: Jacques Viot, Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

Votes: 4,572

17. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.4
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One of the many variety shows available in the 1970s (along with Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, Donny and Marie, etc). Hosted by black comic Flip Wilson, this show featured skits, ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin, Redd Foxx

Votes: 560

18. Monica Z (2013)

111 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

Writers: Monica Zetterlund, Peter Birro, Per Fly | Director: Per Fly | Stars: Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Vera Vitali

Votes: 2,658

19. Mr. Klein (1976)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France. He has a well-furnished flat, a mistress, and business is booming. Jews facing ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Solinas, Fernando Morandi | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

Votes: 3,679

20. Ginger and Fred (1986)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

Votes: 3,551

21. Eat Bulaga (1979– )

Comedy, Family, Game-Show

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Stars: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto, Allan K.

Votes: 61

22. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli | Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

Votes: 1,889

23. The Richard Pryor Show (1977– )

60 min | Comedy

7.6
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

Stars: Richard Pryor, Jimmy Martinez, Edie McClurg, Robin Williams

Votes: 254

24. Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)

150 min | Comedy

7.0
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An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

Writers: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, Shunichiro Miki | Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno, Tadanobu Asano

Votes: 1,785

25. Histeria! (1998–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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Edutainment animated series that parodies and satirizes history, pop culture and edutainment concept itself.

Creator: Tom Ruegger | Stars: Tom Kenny, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 346

26. Viva Variety (1997–1999)

Comedy

7.3
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Pseudo-European variety show with all the trimmings. Mr. and (the former) Mrs. Laupin and their dimwitted more-American-than-American sidekick Johnny Blue-jeans team up to bring their "... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Ian Black, Betsy Chang

Votes: 158

27. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Tugend, George S. Kaufman, Arthur A. Ross, Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 375

28. Stars in Their Eyes (1990– )

50 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

4.8
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Musical talent show in which amateur lookalikes and soundalikes impersonate their favourite singing stars.

Stars: Matthew Kelly, Cat Deeley, Leslie Crowther, Sally Lindsay

Votes: 101

29. The 24 Hour Woman (1999)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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Grace tries to be the perfect mother and TV producer but finds trouble in juggling both.

Writers: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay | Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Patti LuPone, Karen Duffy

Votes: 311

30. The Beaver Trilogy (2000)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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It begins in 1979 with the chance meeting in a Salt Lake City parking lot where filmmaker Trent Harris is approached by an earnest small-town dreamer from Beaver, Utah. Harris jumps at the ... See full summary »

Writer: Trent Harris | Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Groovin' Gary, Sean Penn, Crispin Glover, Stefan Arngrim

Votes: 382

31. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

7.9
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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

Votes: 49

32. Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

5.5
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Creators: John Bowman, Cedric the Entertainer, Matt Wickline | Stars: Shaun Majumder, J.B. Smoove, 'Big' LeRoy Mobley, Michael O'Hara

Votes: 132

33. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Primary focus on the multi-talented Kaye - singing and dancing his way through comedy skits and monologues - assisted by semi-regular guests, singers, dancers and orchestra.

Stars: Danny Kaye, Harvey Korman, Joyce Van Patten, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 87

34. Neulovimye mstiteli (1967)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.6
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A group of teenagers named "Imperceptible avengers" fight on the side of red army during the civil war in Russia.

Writers: Pavel Blyakhin, Edmond Keosayan, Sergei Yermolinsky | Director: Edmond Keosayan | Stars: Viktor Kosykh, Mikhail Metyolkin, Vasiliy Vasilev, Valentina Kurdyukova

Votes: 1,100

35. In Melbourne Tonight (1957–1970)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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An iconic, popular, and long-running variety series.

Stars: Graham Kennedy, Bert Newton, The Unisounds, Mike Preston

Votes: 12

36. The Dead Sullivan Show (2015– )

Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Creators: Brad Bauer, Denis LaBrie, Cathy Peterson | Star: Denis LaBrie

37. The Wayne & Shuster Show (1955– )

Comedy

7.9
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Sketch comedy feauturing Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster.

Stars: Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Ben Lennick, Don Gillies

Votes: 51

38. Presenting Susan Anton (1979– )

60 min

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Stars: Susan Anton, Peter Lambert Smith, Jack Fletcher, Jack Knight

39. Kids Are People, Too (1978–1988)

TV-G | 90 min | Family, Talk-Show

7.9
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A teen oriented variety show.

Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Irene Cara, Stephanie Mills, Fred Berry

Votes: 27

40. The Rich Little Show (1976– )

60 min | Comedy

6.3
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Stars: Rich Little, Julie McWhirter, R.G. Brown, Charlotte Rae

Votes: 23

41. Wowowee (2005– )

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

7.3
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Stars: Willie Revillame, Mariel Rodriguez, Bentong, Kat Alano

Votes: 55

42. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Years before "The Larry Sanders Show" came this Canadian-made sitcom taking place behind the scenes of the fictional "David Steinberg Show," starring real-life comic David Steinberg. Like ... See full summary »

Stars: David Steinberg, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, John Candy

Votes: 36

43. Saturday Night Live (2009– )

Comedy, Music

5.9
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Stars: Eva Hache, Gorka Otxoa, Yolanda Ramos, Secun de la Rosa

Votes: 44

44. La cosa nostra (1999–2000)

Comedy, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Andreu Buenafuente, Santi Millán, Sergi Mas, Fermí Fernández

Votes: 26

45. Zis Boom Bah (1941)

Passed | 61 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.9
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"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who goes to college to spy on her bratty son.

Writers: Connie Lee, Harvey Gates, Jack Henley | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Grace Hayes, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Huntz Hall

Votes: 50

46. Australian Gladiators (1995–1996)

Action, Game-Show, Sport

6.9
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Stars: Kimberley Joseph, Mike Hammond, Aaron Pedersen, John Alexander

Votes: 35

47. Ohh, Nooo! Mr. Bill Presents (1998– )

TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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Creator: Walter Williams | Stars: Walter Williams, John Borkowski, Russ Abbot, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 49

48. Turtle Tunes (1994 Video)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

1.0
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are given their own variety TV show by April. For the pilot, they sing and dance with their kid fans in the park, joke with each other and try to cook.

Writer: Tish Rabe | Director: Larry Osborne | Stars: Eric Anzalone, Alfredo Miller, Florence Reymond, Ronn K. Smith

Votes: 11

49. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.

Writers: Ardel Wray, Gerald Geraghty, Michael Arlen | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

Votes: 378

50. Novye priklyucheniya neulovimykh (1968)

82 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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A brilliant continuation of the saga, now in the city. The target of young patriots is a map held in the safe locker in the headquarters of secret police!

Writers: Edmond Keosayan, Artur Makarov | Director: Edmond Keosayan | Stars: Viktor Kosykh, Mikhail Metyolkin, Vasiliy Vasilev, Valentina Kurdyukova

Votes: 644