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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.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 33,956

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 The Doors 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.

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

Votes: 69,949 | Gross: $35.18M

3. 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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 22,998

4. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 37,023

5. 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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 5,908

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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 10,953 | Gross: $4.36M

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.

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

Votes: 4,613

8. Meet the Feebles (1989)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Votes: 16,192

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.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 13,720 | Gross: $11.03M

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.

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

Votes: 8,827 | Gross: $2.19M

11. Leonning maen (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: Jong-Kook Kim, Jae-Suk Yoo, Suk-Jin Ji, Dong-hoon Ha

Votes: 1,476

12. 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.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 10,777 | Gross: $0.10M

13. 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.

Stars: Tracey Ullman, Dan Castellaneta, Sam McMurray, Joseph Malone

Votes: 712

14. The Jimmy Dean Show (1963–1966)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.2
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Country music star Jimmy Dean hosts a comedy-variety show with help from his puppet sidekick, Rowlf the Dog.

Stars: Jimmy Dean, Jim Henson, Scott Vincent, Buck Owens

Votes: 16

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.

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

Votes: 533 | Gross: $0.30M

16. 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: 1,148

17. 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.

Director: Per Fly | Stars: Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Vera Vitali

Votes: 2,839

18. 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 »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Alain Delon, Jeanne Moreau, Francine Bergé, Juliet Berto

Votes: 3,842

19. Naisu no mori: The First Contact (2005)

150 min | Comedy

6.9
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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.

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

Votes: 1,861

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 »

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

Votes: 3,685 | Gross: $0.84M

21. 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 that led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty, Jules Berry

Votes: 4,858 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Variety Lights (1951)

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.

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

Votes: 2,006

23. Flip (1970–1974)

60 min | Comedy, Music

7.3
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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, Roy Clark

Votes: 631

24. 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: 268

25. Gilgamesh Night (1991– )

Talk-Show

6.7
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A popular late-night variety show in Japan. The format was similar to most talk/variety shows: interviews, comedy skits, movie reviews, cooking segments and human interest news. The major ... See full summary »

Stars: Ijirî Okada, Asami Jô, Ai Iijima, Anna Kazuki

Votes: 6

26. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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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 »

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 394

27. 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.

Stars: Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, Laraine Newman, Luke Ruegger

Votes: 361

28. 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: 94

29. 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 »

Stars: Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney, Michael Ian Black, Betsy Chang

Votes: 163

30. 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: 105

31. 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.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

Votes: 427

32. 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: 56

33. Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stars: Shaun Majumder, J.B. Smoove, 'Big' LeRoy Mobley, Michael O'Hara

Votes: 139

34. 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.

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

Votes: 319 | Gross: $0.11M

35. The Beaver Trilogy (2000)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 402

36. Neulovimye mstiteli (1967)

78 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.5
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A group of teenagers named "Imperceptible avengers" fight on the side of red army during the civil war in Russia.

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

Votes: 1,165

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

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

7.0
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The hapless man made of clay hosts this showcase of comedy sketches, while trying to avoid the tricks of his frenemies, Mr. Hands and Sluggo.

Stars: Walter Williams, John Borkowski, Russ Abbot, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 52

38. Cavalcade of Variety (1940)

70 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

4.7
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Director: Thomas Bentley | Stars: Billy Cotton, Eve Becke, The Four Air Aces, Bobbie 'Uke' Henshaw

Votes: 7

39. Wowowee (2005– )

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

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

Votes: 55

40. 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: 53

41. The Steve and Kathy Show (2006– )

Comedy, Talk-Show

8.5
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Funny, yet life changing. Formatted with a "late-night talk show" motif, the Grays draw their audience in with humor, wit, and their ability to laugh at the same flaws and weaknesses the ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Gray, Bryan Savage, Kathy Gray, Drew Dimmel

Votes: 44

42. The Troy Cory Evening Show (1974–1978)

30 min | Talk-Show

8.5
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Variety Talk Show, with well known guests.

Stars: Priscilla Cory, Troy Cory, Foster Brooks, Sammy Fain

Votes: 13

43. Ci troviamo in galleria (1953)

91 min | Musical, Comedy

6.0
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Ignazio Panizza in arte Gardenio gira in provincia con uno spettacolo di varietà con poco successo. In un paese insistono per far cantare la cassiera della farmacia, Caterina Lari, che ha ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Nilla Pizzi, Carlo Dapporto, Sophia Loren, Mario Carotenuto

Votes: 65

44. The David Steinberg Show (1972– )

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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

45. The Big Show (1980– )

60 min | Comedy, Music

5.7
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Dick Clark was the weekly host. In the tradition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" singers, comedians and acrobats performing a wide variety of daredevil acts appeared on the show, which reportedly was broadcast live.

Stars: John Aylesworth, Dick Clark, Denise McKenna, Tina Roark

Votes: 13

46. 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

47. Kids Are People, Too (1978–1988)

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

8.0
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A teen oriented variety show.

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

Votes: 28

48. Buenafuente (2005–2011)

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.1
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Stars: Andreu Buenafuente, Miquel Company Costa, Joan Eloi Vila, Edu Soto

Votes: 202

49. Sábado gigante (1999– )

Comedy, Game-Show, Music

5.7
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Stars: Gabriel Benitez, Jessica Guadix, Óscar Ferretti, Vivi Kreutzberger

Votes: 9

50. Saturday Night Live (2009– )

Comedy, Music

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

Votes: 46