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1. Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell

Votes: 17,347

2. Smash (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.7
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There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 15,372

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama, and comedy about people of different backgrounds committing murders, suicides, thefts, and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations, perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 12,193

4. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Approved | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters, Joseph Schildkraut, Richard Beymer

Votes: 10,648 | Gross: $5.01M

5. Born Yesterday (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 8,544

6. My Favorite Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,990

7. The More the Merrier (1943)

Passed | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.9
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During the World War II housing shortage in Washington, two men and a woman share a single apartment and the older man plays Cupid to the other two.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn, Richard Gaines

Votes: 4,962

8. Pat and Mike (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.0
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Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,533

9. Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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A businessman shows up in Washington to lobby agendas that are friendly to his construction plans. His ditsy ex-showgirl bimbo proves to be an embarrassment in social situations, so he ... See full summary »

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Don Johnson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $17.95M

10. Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing

Votes: 3,336

11. Bachelor Mother (1939)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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An unemployed woman discovers an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage, and accepts an offer to take responsibility for the child in return for a job.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn, Frank Albertson

Votes: 3,090

12. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $1.40M

13. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

Votes: 2,674

14. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,642

15. A Double Life (1947)

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

7.0
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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: 2,530

16. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,784 | Gross: $6.54M

17. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,403

18. What's My Line? (1950–1967)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

8.6
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Four panelists must determine guests' occupations - and, in the case of famous guests, while blindfolded, their identity - by asking only "yes" or "no" questions.

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen

Votes: 1,135

19. Good Morning America (1975– )

TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.0
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Amy Robach, Robin Roberts

Votes: 1,066

20. The Marrying Kind (1952)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond

Votes: 1,054

21. The Rat Race (1960)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Tender romantic comedy about an aspiring musician who arrives in New York in search of fame & fortune. He soon meets a taxi dancer, moves in with her, and before too long a romance develops.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Oakie, Kay Medford

Votes: 895

22. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 889

23. A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

6.6
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A city girl on a bus tour of the West encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy who helps her forget her simpy city suitors.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Jean Arthur, John Wayne, Charles Winninger, Phil Silvers

Votes: 837

24. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 604

25. High Time (1960)

103 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 481

26. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1974)

90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.5
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Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 479

27. The Great Man Votes (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Drama

6.7
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In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: John Barrymore, Peter Holden, Virginia Weidler, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 440

28. Film '72 (1971– )

30 min | Talk-Show

7.7
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The BBC's flagship cinema review television programme featuring reviews of new releases, news items and interviews. The title of the programme changes each year to incorporate the year of broadcast.

Stars: Barry Norman, Danny Leigh, Claudia Winkleman, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 394

29. The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Joseph Goebbels, Robert Harris

Votes: 351

30. A Man to Remember (1938)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Doctor John Abbott is a single parent who settles in the town of Westport, with his son Dick, trying to eke out a living for them. He also inherits, by way of his doorstep, an unwanted baby... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Anne Shirley, Edward Ellis, Lee Bowman, William Henry

Votes: 346

31. From This Day Forward (1946)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Incidents of a marriage are recalled in flashback.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Mark Stevens, Rosemary DeCamp, Harry Morgan

Votes: 335

32. The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

7.3
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The film follows the trials and tribulations of David O. Selznick as he attempts to find an actress to play the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939).

Director: John Erman | Stars: Tony Curtis, Bill Macy, Harold Gould, Sharon Gless

Votes: 331

33. The Merv Griffin Show (1962–1986)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.7
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Merv Griffin invites a series of actors, actresses, writers, and directors to discuss the progressive work they have done and current culture, arts, and entertainment surrounding the numerous projects.

Stars: Merv Griffin, Arthur Treacher, Mort Lindsey Orchestra, Milt Kamen

Votes: 321

34. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Pat Cooper

Votes: 318

35. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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While courting a young woman by mail, a rich farmer sends a photograph of his foreman instead of his own, which leads to complications when she accepts his marriage proposal.

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, William Gargan, Harry Carey

Votes: 315

36. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

8.1
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With their latest show "Heaven on Earth" still running on Broadway, the song and book writing team of Julia Houston and Tom Levitt have decided to take a professional break, in part to give... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 305

37. Playhouse 90 (1956–1961)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Of the many anthology series, Playhouse 90 is considered the most ambitious with outstanding talent in front of the camera. Attracting top ranked directors and scripts it was often filmed live including the entire first season.

Stars: Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter, Malcolm Atterbury

Votes: 237

38. Next Time I Marry (1938)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Heiress Nancy Crocker Fleming will only receive her inheritance if she marries a "plain American." Her late father was afraid a foreign gigolo would steal her heart and money. So Nancy pays... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Lucille Ball, James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Granville Bates

Votes: 236

39. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: The Callback (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.7
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Ivy and Karen learn that they are the final two auditionees standing for the role of Marilyn. After an excruciating four day delay, they learn that they are being called back for yet ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 224

40. Some Kind of a Nut (1969)

M | 90 min | Comedy

4.6
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In this comedy-satire on conformity, Dick Van Dyke plays a Manhattan bank teller who grows a beard when he develops a rash from a bee sting. He is promptly fired from his job while his ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Rosemary Forsyth, Zohra Lampert

Votes: 220

41. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Bombshell (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

8.7
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Now that Rebecca has decided not to return to "Bombshell", the creative team, beyond the need for Tom and Julia to rewrite the ending which will include one more song, has a major decision:... See full summary »

Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 209

42. Rosie! (1967)

98 min | Comedy

6.9
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Rosie is a sweet, rich and generous woman, especially when is comes to giving away money. Daughters Mildred and Edith are worried that she will spend all their inheritance, so they plan to ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee, Brian Aherne, Audrey Meadows

Votes: 204

43. The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986 TV Special)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

Director: David Heeley | Stars: Joan Bennett, Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Widmark

Votes: 201

44. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: The Cost of Art (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

8.2
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Despite their respective roles in the production, the seeming battle between Ivy and Karen continues into the workshop. Ivy is mad since she wasn't told previously that Karen would be in ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Morris | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 201

45. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Enter Mr. DiMaggio (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.5
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With Ivy cast as Marilyn and Karen cast in the ensemble, the production moves into the workshop phase, the $200/week paycheck per person which causes some unspoken issues among many of the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 187

46. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.7
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Add a Plot

Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 186

47. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: The Workshop (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

8.3
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In the lead up to showing the workshop to potential investors, things don't seem to be going well for anyone involved with the show except Karen, whose biggest issue is if her allegiances ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 177

48. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Six People, No Music (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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When wealthy department store owner Barryvale dies, local mortician Art Motherwell anticipates a windfall from a lavish funeral. But the dearly beloved awakens from death to insist the mortician keep expenses to the bare minimum.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John McGiver, Peggy Cass, Howard Smith

Votes: 172

49. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Let's Be Bad (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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In the workshop, Derek seems to be changing both his professional and personal allegiance from Ivy to Karen, which places both women in an awkward and embarrassing situation. While Ivy ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 169

50. Smash (2012–2013)
Episode: Chemistry (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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The workshop is being shown to potential investors. It's not good timing for either the creative team or Ivy has she has come down with a vocal stress issue, which is affecting her ability ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle

Votes: 162



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