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1. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

5.9
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44 Metascore

A veteran Vegas magician tries to revive his career after his longtime partner quits, he gets fired from his casino act, and an edgy new "street magician" steals his thunder.

Writers: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Chad Kultgen, Tyler Mitchell | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Steve Carell, Luke Vanek, Steve Buscemi, Mason Cook

2. The Comeback (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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An ex A-list celebrity attempts to rekindle the flame of her once prominent acting career with nothing but a camera crew and some determination.

Creators: Michael Patrick King, Lisa Kudrow | Stars: Damian Young, Lisa Kudrow, Lance Barber, Robert Michael Morris

3. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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56 Metascore

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's.

Writer: Stacy Peralta | Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Johnny Knoxville

4. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

5. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.3
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92 Metascore

An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

Writers: Jake LaMotta, Joseph Carter, Peter Savage, Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

6. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

7. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Writer: Robert D. Siegel | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

8. Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a costume ball only has one hint at her identity: the Zune she left behind as she rushed home in order to make her curfew. And ... See full summary »

Writers: Erik Patterson, Jessica Scott, Leigh Dunlap | Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle

9. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.6
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

10. Crazy Heart (2009)

R | 112 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.3
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83 Metascore

A faded country music musician is forced to reassess his dysfunctional life during a doomed romance that also inspires him.

Writers: Scott Cooper, Thomas Cobb | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, James Keane

11. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror

7.1
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Writer: Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

12. Music and Lyrics (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.5
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59 Metascore

A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.

Writer: Marc Lawrence | Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Hugh Grant, Drew Barrymore, Scott Porter, Nick Bacon

13. Playing for Keeps (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.7
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27 Metascore

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Writer: Robbie Fox | Director: Gabriele Muccino | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid, Noah Lomax

14. The Rocker (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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53 Metascore

The Rocker tells the story of a failed drummer who is given a second chance at fame. Robert "Fish" Fishman is the extremely dedicated and astoundingly passionate drummer for the eighties ... See full summary »

Writers: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Ryan Jaffe | Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Josh Gad, Christina Applegate, Teddy Geiger

15. 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

16. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

6.7
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47 Metascore

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Writers: Steven Pressfield, Jeremy Leven | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

17. Twilight (1998)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A retired ex-cop and private detective (Newman) who lives with a rich actor (Hackman) who is dying from cancer and his actress wife (Sarandon) gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Benton, Richard Russo | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon

18. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.5
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Writers: William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

19. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

R | 114 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.8
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Frank and Jack Baker are professional musicians who play small clubs. They play schmaltzy music and have never needed a day job. Times are changing and dates are becoming more difficult to ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Kloves | Director: Steve Kloves | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

20. Postcards from the Edge (1990)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her... See full summary »

Writer: Carrie Fisher | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid, Gene Hackman

21. Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.8
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A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

Writer: Baillie Walsh | Director: Baillie Walsh | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Eve, Olivia Williams

22. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

6.7
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55 Metascore

Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs and young women. If he were to... See full summary »

Writers: Sam Shepard, Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

23. A Star Is Born (1954)

TV-PG | 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

24. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

25. Hollywood Ending (2002)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

A director is forced to work with his ex-wife, who left him for the boss of the studio bankrolling his new film. But the night before the first day of shooting, he develops a case of psychosomatic blindness.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Téa Leoni, Bob Dorian, Ivan Martin

26. Never Cry Werewolf (2008 TV Movie)

87 min | Horror

4.9
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Jared Martin moves next door to the Hansetts, along with his hot motorcycle and eerie, ill-tempered dog. Although everyone else in the neighborhood takes an instant liking to him, Loren ... See full summary »

Writer: John Sheppard | Director: Brenton Spencer | Stars: Nina Dobrev, Kevin Sorbo, Peter Stebbings, Spencer Van Wyck

27. Shakes the Clown (1991)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even ... See full summary »

Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait | Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Bruce Baum, Steve Bean

28. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama

7.5
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Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »

Writers: Tennessee Williams, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley

29. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy

6.4
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Writer: Blake Edwards | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

30. The Open Road (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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47 Metascore

Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father.

Writer: Michael Meredith | Director: Michael Meredith | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Ted Danson, Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen

31. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Writer: Jacquelin Perske | Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

32. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

33. The Surreal Life (2003– )

22 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

5.1
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A reality show about fading celebrities who were hot back in the day, and how they live their day to day lives in one Los Angeles mansion.

Creators: Mark Cronin, Cris Abrego, Rick Telles | Stars: Dave Coulier, Jordan Knight, Brigitte Nielsen, Ryan Starr

34. A Star Is Born (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson, William A. Wellman | Directors: William A. Wellman, Jack Conway | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson

35. Mistress (1992)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Wuhl) whose old movie script is read by a producer (Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (Aiello, DeNiro, ... See full summary »

Writers: Barry Primus, J.F. Lawton | Director: Barry Primus | Stars: Robert Wuhl, Martin Landau, Vasek Simek, Thomas R. Voth

36. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Writer: Anthony Lawrence | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

37. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Writers: Desmond Lowden, Timothy Prager | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

38. Girls Will Be Girls (2003)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men!

Writer: Richard Day | Director: Richard Day | Stars: Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp, Jeffery Roberson, Ron Mathews

39. Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012)

R | 150 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

3.8
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The film director must save his love from the black magic of a wicked woman who has become blind in love, lust and passion.

Writer: Shagufta Rafique | Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta, Manish Chaudhary

40. Local Boys (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

6.7
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Two brothers and their surfing buddies face new challenges and adventures over the course of a memorable summer.

Writers: Norman Douglas Bradley, Thomas Matthew Stewart, Ron Moler | Director: Ron Moler | Stars: Mark Harmon, Eric Christian Olsen, Stacy Edwards, Jeremy Sumpter

41. Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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48 Metascore

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Writer: Joshua Goldin | Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Philip Baker Hall

42. Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.4
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54 Metascore

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

Writer: Charles Busch | Director: Mark Rucker | Stars: Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley, Angela Paton

43. Stardom (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

5.7
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36 Metascore

A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

Writers: Denys Arcand, Jacob Potashnik | Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jessica Paré, Victoria Snow, Jessica Mackenzie, Macha Grenon

44. Champion (1949)

TV-PG | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Writers: Carl Foreman, Ring Lardner | Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

45. Satin (2011)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

4.3
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A washed up Vegas lounge singer, Jack Satin (Hamilton von Watts), has no money, no job, and delusional aspirations of fame. When Jack is forced to leave Vegas, he packs up his old Cadillac ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Olness, Hamilton von Watts | Director: Christopher Olness | Stars: Hamilton von Watts, Melissa Joan Hart, Michael Cudlitz, Robert Guillaume

46. 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

47. The Lodger (1944)

TV-PG | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke

48. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

7.5
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a come-back.

Writers: Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert | Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

49. The Comic (1969)

M | 94 min | Drama, Comedy

6.7
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Story of a brilliant silent-film comic whose talent is overshadowed by his ego.

Writers: Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney, Cornel Wilde

50. Grown Up Movie Star (2009)

95 min | Drama

6.6
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The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.

Writer: Adriana Maggs | Director: Adriana Maggs | Stars: Shawn Doyle, Tatiana Maslany, Julia Kennedy, Jonny Harris