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1. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

8.0
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A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 28,053

2. You Can't Take It with You (1938)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold

Votes: 20,640 | Gross: $4.66M

3. Animal Crackers (1930)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Director: Victor Heerman | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, The Marx Brothers

Votes: 12,003

4. A Day at the Races (1937)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.7
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A veterinarian posing as a doctor and a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Votes: 11,876

5. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 6,802

6. Dinner at Eight (1933)

Passed | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow

Votes: 6,733

7. The Cocoanuts (1929)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Musical

7.2
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During the Florida land boom, The Marx Brothers run a hotel, auction off some land, thwart a jewel robbery, and generally act like themselves.

Directors: Robert Florey, Joseph Santley | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx

Votes: 6,290

8. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 5,931

9. Nothing Sacred (1937)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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An eccentric woman learns she is not dying of radium poisoning as earlier assumed, but when she meets a reporter looking for a story, she feigns sickness again for her own profit.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly

Votes: 5,234

10. Of Mice and Men (1939)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

7.8
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Two itinerant migrant workers, one mentally disabled and the other his carer, take jobs as ranch hands during the Great Depression to fulfill their shared dream of owning their own ranch.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,901

11. 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 »

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: John Turturro, Bob Nelson, Mel Smith, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 3,639 | Gross: $0.92M

12. Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Votes: 3,202

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

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.4
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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: 1,794 | Gross: $6.54M

14. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,300

15. George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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When Bill and Connie Fuller are forced to move out of their Manhattan apartment because of their pet dog, Connie persuades Bill to buy a dilapidated old Pennsylvania house that George Washington allegedly slept in.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Jack Benny, Ann Sheridan, Charles Coburn, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 1,281 | Gross: $0.66M

16. Not So Dumb (1930)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy

7.6
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Not-so-smart chatterbox Dulcy Parker does and says all the wrong things, but they right themselves to prove she's not so dumb after all.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, Elliott Nugent, Raymond Hackett, Franklin Pangborn

Votes: 848

17. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 755

18. The Late George Apley (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy

7.1
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George and Catherine Apley of Boston lead a proper life in the proper social circle, as did the Apleys before them. When grown daughter Eleanor falls in love with Howard (from New York!), ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Ronald Colman, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, Charles Russell

Votes: 648

19. Roman Scandals (1933)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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A kind-hearted young man is thrown out of his corrupt home town of West Rome, Oklahoma. He falls asleep and dreams that he is back in the days of olden Rome, where he gets mixed up with court intrigue and a murder plot against the Emperor.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Eddie Cantor, The Goldwyn Girls, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 486

20. Great Performances (1971– )

Music

7.7
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"You Can't Take It With You" is hailed one of the greatest revivals and filmed plays for PBS television. David Woods brought stunning charm, humor, and time to this Moss Hart masterpiece. ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 481

21. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.8
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

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

Votes: 438 | Gross: $0.60M

22. The Man with Two Faces (1934)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A talented young actress seems to be under the spell of her unscrupulous, avaricious, and totally unprincipled husband.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke

Votes: 437

23. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Director: George S. Kaufman | Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 363

24. Make Me a Star (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Merton Gill is longing to become a cowboy actor and leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood, but there his acting ability is regarded as non-existent. Actress Flips gives him a ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Joan Blondell, Stuart Erwin, Zasu Pitts, Ben Turpin

Votes: 333

25. First Lady (1937)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.1
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As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise, Walter Connolly

Votes: 308

26. Merton of the Movies (1947)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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A Kansas bumpkin goes to Hollywood to become a movie star and gets a job burlesquing his favorite actor - only he thinks the role is serious.

Director: Robert Alton | Stars: Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Leon Ames

Votes: 299

27. The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000 TV Movie)

176 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy, about a famous (and famously acid-tongued) theater critic who ... See full summary »

Directors: Jay Sandrich, Judy Kinberg, Jerry Zaks | Stars: Nathan Lane, Jean Smart, Harriet Sansom Harris, Lewis J. Stadlen

Votes: 289

28. The Dark Tower (1943)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A struggling circus finds salvation in the form of an exciting new twist on their high-wire act.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Ben Lyon, Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Herbert Lom

Votes: 287

29. The Royal Family of Broadway (1930)

82 min | Comedy

6.5
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Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner | Stars: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Mary Brian, Henrietta Crosman

Votes: 255

30. Three Sailors and a Girl (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Sam Levene

Votes: 252

31. The Tenderfoot (1932)

70 min | Comedy

5.9
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Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Lew Cody, Vivien Oakland

Votes: 243

32. Dulcy (1940)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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A dizzy young woman aranges to turn her inventor-boyfriend's vacation into a chance meeting with a possible investor who happens to be her brother's future father-in-law. And Wacky stuff happens.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Ann Sothern, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 199

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

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.6
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Add a Plot

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

Votes: 189

34. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.9
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A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received eighteen Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year run... See full summary »

Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brinson, Paul Branson, Mary Sinclair

Votes: 186

35. An Angel from Texas (1940)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Stage struck Lydia Weston leaves her small Texas town for Broadway. Left behind is her steady beau Peter. Lydia sends letters and news clippings back home telling everyone she's now a big ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Eddie Albert, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Jane Wyman

Votes: 163

36. Once in a Lifetime (1932)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy

6.8
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Story of a Hollywood studio during the transition from silents to talkies.

Director: Russell Mack | Stars: Jack Oakie, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon, Russell Hopton

Votes: 145

37. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

8.8
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Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 136

38. Dinner at Eight (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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Society matron Millicent Jordan arranges a dinner party to honor some visiting aristocrat oblivious to the health and financial problems of her husband.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: John Mahoney, Marsha Mason, Stacy Edwards, Charles Durning

Votes: 131

39. Dancing in the Dark (1949)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.5
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Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake, Adolphe Menjou

Votes: 130

40. Kraft Theatre (1947–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.5
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A well-received anthology series presenting live television dramas.

Stars: Vaughn Taylor, Ed Herlihy, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 114

41. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: You Can't Take It with You (1984)

Not Rated | 116 min | Music

8.7
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A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Ellis Rabb | Stars: Elizabeth Wilson, Carole Androsky, Rosetta LeNoire, Jack Dodson

Votes: 104

42. The Expert (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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An old yet spry man comes to Chicago to live with his son and daughter-in-law. Despite the old fellow's good intentions, he becomes a useless irritation to the couple. However, Grandpa ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Charles 'Chic' Sale, Dickie Moore, Lois Wilson, Ralf Harolde

Votes: 93

43. Dance Charlie Dance (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

6.0
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A stage-struck small-towner is tricked in backing a bad straight play, but it turns out to be a unintentional comedy hit. Problems arise, when he is sued for plagiarism.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Stuart Erwin, Jean Muir, Glenda Farrell, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 82

44. Repertory Theatre (1948–1956)

60 min | Drama

8.1
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This live dramatic series featured original stories and adaptations of novels, plays, et cetera during its eight year run. During the first year, the show was sponsored by the Actor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Bert Lytell, Jay Jackson, Bob Stanton, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 70

45. Beggar on Horseback (1925)

70 min | Comedy

6.2
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Neil McRae, an impoverished composer, loves Cynthia Mason, but fearing poverty, proposes to the wealthy Gladys Cady. One night, he dozes in an armchair and has a nightmare of a wedding and ... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Edward Everett Horton, Esther Ralston, Erwin Connelly, Gertrude Short

Votes: 64

46. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

Drama

8.0
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Series of television plays performed live.

Stars: Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix

Votes: 61

47. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy

7.2
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Lecturer and broadcaster Sheridan Whiteside has been invited to dinner at the home of a pompous small-town bigwig. But he stays rather longer than anyone expects.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Orson Welles, Lee Remick, Joan Collins, Don Knotts

Votes: 56

48. You Can't Take It with You (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy

7.4
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Emmy winner Jean Stapleton and Academy Award winner Art Carney star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart about a slightly daft family who do exactly as they please.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jean Stapleton, Barry Bostwick, Blythe Danner, Marla Gibbs

Votes: 44

49. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: June Moon (1974)

88 min | Music

7.0
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In this rousing satire a native upstate New York clerk comes to 1920s Manhattan with dreams of making in big on Tin Pan Alley.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Burt Shevelove | Stars: Jack Cassidy, Beatrice Colen, Barbara Dana, Marshall Efron

Votes: 43

50. Merrily We Roll Along (2013)

Musical

8.3
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Follows the fortunes - in reverse chronology (from 1976 to 1957) - of three "good friends" and aspiring playwrights/composers Franklin Shepard, Charles Kringas, and Mary Flynn.

Director: Maria Friedman | Stars: Matthew Barrow, Martin Callaghan, Clare Foster, Josefina Gabrielle

Votes: 39



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