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1. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

2. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.3
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Writer: Steve Antin | Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

3. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Writers: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins | Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

4. 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

5. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.4
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

6. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of comedienne Fanny Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and ... See full summary »

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

7. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker.

Writers: David Robinson, Charles Chaplin, Diana Hawkins, William Boyd, Bryan Forbes, William Goldman | Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

8. Limelight (1952)

Approved | 137 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

Writer: Charles Chaplin | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

9. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

10. How the West Was Won (1962)

Approved | 164 min | Western

7.1
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A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Writer: James R. Webb | Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

11. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Writers: Albert Lewin, Oscar Wilde | Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

12. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV | Active

5.5
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Creators: Simon Cowell, Jason Raff, Ken Warwick | Stars: Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan

13. The Electric Company (1971–1977)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.3
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

14. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.6
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Kermit the Frog and his friends struggle to put on a weekly variety show.

Creator: Jim Henson | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

15. The Aristocrats (2005)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

16. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Western

6.7
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The title river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Writers: Frank Fenton, Louis Lantz | Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

17. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Writers: Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

18. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)

170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Writers: Lorna Luft, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

19. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical

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

20. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance

7.5
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Sidney Sheldon | Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

21. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

7.1
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman becomes lost in the city while traveling to a new school, and is taken in by a pair of down-on-their-luck performers.

Writers: Sam Hellman, Gladys Lehman, Harry Tugend, Eleanor Gates, Ralph Spence | Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Shirley Temple, Alice Faye, Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley

22. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

23. 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.

Writers: Phoebe Ephron, Henry Ephron, Lamar Trotti | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

24. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

25. The Three Stooges (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

Writers: Michael Fleming, Janet Roach, Kirk Ellis | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Handler, John Kassir, Michael Chiklis

26. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

27. Blue Skies (1946)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Irving Berlin, Allan Scott, Arthur Sheekman | Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

28. The Grand Illusion (1937)

Unrated | 114 min | Drama, War

8.2
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During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Writers: Charles Spaak, Jean Renoir | Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

29. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide - that actor was Rudolph Valentino. ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Russell, Mardik Martin, Brad Steiger, Chaw Mank | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

30. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2013)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.3
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

31. 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

32. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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An art director in the 1930's falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Writers: Nathanael West, Waldo Salt | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

33. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Writers: Arthur Kopit, Alan Rudolph, Robert Altman | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel

34. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.1
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A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War,... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Berkeley, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

35. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Harold Kellock | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

36. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Writer: Arthur Laurents | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner

37. Children of Paradise (1945)

Approved | 190 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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This tale centers around the love between Baptiste, a theater mime, and Claire Reine, an actress and otherwise woman-about-town who calls herself Garance. Garance, in turn, is loved by ... See full summary »

Writer: Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

38. Brain Donors (1992)

PG | 80 min | Comedy

7.0
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44 Metascore

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Proft, George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, James Kevin McGuinness | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

39. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

40. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.2
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A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

41. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.9
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Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, William Morrow, Harry Tugend | Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

42. Das Schlangenei (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American circus acrobat living in poverty-stricken Berlin following Germany's defeat in World... See full summary »

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

43. 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

44. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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The Wolves baseball team gets steamed when they find they've been inherited by one K.C. Higgins, a suspected "fathead" who intends to take an active interest in running the team. But K.C. ... See full summary »

Writers: Harry Tugend, George Wells, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen | Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett

45. Daybreak (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

46. 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.

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

47. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must ... See full summary »

Writers: Marguerite Roberts, Sonya Levien, William Anthony McGuire | Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley | Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner

48. The Entertainer (1960)

96 min | Drama

7.2
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Archie Rice, an old-time British vaudeville performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Writers: John Osborne, Nigel Kneale | Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

49. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Writers: Bill Kerby, Daniel Taplitz | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

50. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker was born poor, but achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic and erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville ... See full summary »

Writers: Ron Hutchinson, Michael Zagor | Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.