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1. Before Sunset (2004)

R | 80 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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90 Metascore

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 208,743 | Gross: $5.79M

2. Team America: World Police (2004)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Elle Russ, Kristen Miller

Votes: 151,180 | Gross: $32.77M

3. 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: 15,577

4. The Producers (1967)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.7
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96 Metascore

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor

Votes: 46,427 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Michael Caine, Barbara Hershey

Votes: 61,864 | Gross: $40.08M

6. Staying Alive (1983)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

4.6
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23 Metascore

It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Steve Inwood

Votes: 13,274 | Gross: $64.89M

7. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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89 Metascore

The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfeld girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.

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

Votes: 16,782 | Gross: $0.22M

8. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.7
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The life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

Votes: 12,907 | Gross: $11.80M

9. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Approved | 120 min | Drama

7.4
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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 »

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

Votes: 6,140

10. Lovestruck: The Musical (2013 TV Movie)

83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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A jaded woman who never fulfilled her dreams of a Broadway career pushes her daughter to have one. Daughter rebels and goes to Italy to get married. The mother drinks a potion that makes her young again and tries to sabotage the wedding.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Jane Seymour, Sara Paxton, Chelsea Kane, Drew Seeley

Votes: 2,060

11. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Helen Mirren, Olivier Martinez, Anne Bancroft, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 1,274

12. The Sound of Music Live! (2013 TV Special)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.8
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A live telecast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Directors: Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle

Votes: 3,436

13. Cover Girl (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 4,246

14. The Murder Pact (2015)

TV-14 | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Revolves around four friends at a prestigious university whose promising futures are jeopardized when they become connected to the accidental death of a classmate. When another student says... See full summary »

Director: Colin Theys | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, John Heard, Bailey De Young, Renee Olstead

Votes: 540

15. Exterminator 2 (1984)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.1
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The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.

Director: Mark Buntzman | Stars: Robert Ginty, Mario Van Peebles, Deborah Geffner, Frankie Faison

Votes: 1,722 | Gross: $3.74M

16. Breaking Brooklyn (2018)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Family, Music

5.0
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A 12 year old boy with a passion for dance and his brother are rescued from the streets by an old showman who takes them to live with his estranged former dancing partner/brother.

Director: Paul Becker | Stars: Madeleine Mantock, Louis Gossett Jr., Nathan Kress, Jack Noseworthy

Votes: 123

17. Every Act of Life (2018)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime): 60 years of groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski

Votes: 70

18. Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway (2017)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

5.9
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The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America...and are getting ready to conquer the world.

Director: Elio Espana | Stars: Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jesse Green, Chris Jackson

Votes: 141

19. A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012)

R | 85 min | Animation, Comedy

5.9
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45 Metascore

An animated, factually incorrect biography of Graham Arthur Chapman, one of the founding members of the comedy group Monty Python.

Directors: Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Ben Timlett | Stars: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Votes: 1,490 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Babs (2017 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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A drama about the life and career of actress Barbara Windsor.

Director: Dominic Leclerc | Stars: Samantha Spiro, Charlie Archer, Nick Moran, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 339

21. Te Ata (2016)

PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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51 Metascore

Te Ata set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and began to wonder if she was cut out for the bright lights.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Q'orianka Kilcher, Gil Birmingham, Brigid Brannagh, Graham Greene

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.07M

22. You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (2018)

84 min | Documentary

9.0
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You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were ... See full summary »

Director: Moze Mossanen | Stars: Beverley Bass, Reg Batson, Beulah Cooper, Diane Davis

Votes: 68

23. Down to Earth (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.3
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Upset about a new Broadway musical's mockery of Greek mythology, the goddess Terpsichore comes down to earth and lands a part in the show. She works her charms on the show's producer and he... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver

Votes: 957 | Gross: $5.45M

24. Submissions Only (2010– )

Comedy

8.1
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Penny Reilly is a reader for Broadway casting director Tim Trull attempting to become an actress herself. Throughout the web-series, we follow the misadventures of Penny and her love life.

Stars: Colin Hanlon, Kate Wetherhead, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Stephen Bienskie

Votes: 131

25. The Stooge (1951)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.9
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall

Votes: 1,186

26. Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Returning from European exile where she avoided testifying against her criminal associates, a former singer with a tell-all diary is murdered to ensure her silence.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Joan Marsh, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 1,223

27. Lillian Russell (1940)

Passed | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Life story of the musical star from her discovery in 1890 by band leader Tony Pastor till her retirement in 1912 when she married newspaperman Alexander Moore.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Henry Fonda, Edward Arnold

Votes: 358

28. Haywire (1980 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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Based on autobiography of Brooke Hayward, daughter of famous Broadway producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan, who grows up in the glamorous, cruel and emotionally unstable world of her parents.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Lee Remick, Jason Robards, Deborah Raffin, Dianne Hull

Votes: 93

29. Step Lively (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music

6.1
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Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, George Murphy, Frank Sinatra, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 431

30. Crossovers (2018– )

Talk-Show

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Crossovers is a talk show hosted by Taye Diggs who interviews stars that have crossed over from theatre to other media (or the other way around). Inspirational, instructive and often ... See full summary »

Stars: Leslie Uggams, Taye Diggs, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Magnussen

31. The Clown (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Loring Smith

Votes: 321

32. Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.9
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81 Metascore

The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

Directors: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi | Stars: W.H. Auden, Don Bachardy, Ted Bachardy, James Berg

Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.21M

33. Six by Sondheim (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.0
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An intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist.

Directors: James Lapine, Autumn de Wilde, Todd Haynes | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Jack Bashkow, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning

Votes: 500

34. George White's Scandals (1934)

Passed | 1 min | Musical

6.5
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Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy ... See full summary »

Directors: Thornton Freeland, Harry Lachman, George White | Stars: Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Durante, Alice Faye, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 45

35. Forty Naughty Girls (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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While Oscar and Hildegarde are attending a Broadway show, a press agent is shot in an actress' dressing room and an actor is murdered onstage in full view of the audience. Oscar and Hildegarde are on the case.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Marjorie Lord, George Shelley

Votes: 278

36. Golda's Balcony (2019)

86 min | Biography

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GOLDA'S BALCONY, THE FILM (2019) has won the Audience Award for "BEST FEATURE" at every competitive Film Festival at which it's been screened (as of 3/20/19), reflecting the film's growing popularity with Festivals in America today.

Director: Scott Schwartz | Star: Tovah Feldshuh

37. Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2018)

Documentary, History, Musical

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Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age is the sequel to the feature film documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, which documented American theater in the 30s, 40s and 50s. This second installment of... See full summary »

Director: Rick McKay | Stars: Jason Alexander, Debbie Allen, Arthur Anderson, Lucie Arnaz

38. Waiting in the Wings: The Musical (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

5.9
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WAITING IN THE WINGS: THE MUSICAL stars two entertainers, destined for the big time, who are mismatched in a casting office from two very different online contests. Tony (Adam Huss), a ... See full summary »

Director: Jenn Page | Stars: Jeffrey A. Johns, Adam Huss, Rena Strober, Lee Meriwether

Votes: 148

39. The Fate of Cysalion (2018)

188 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

7.6
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In a distant place called Cysalion two young girls experience an epic adventure in outlying, curious and mysterious places and in the midst of a secret society, pirates, kingdoms and empires, two heroes become play figures of evil.

Director: Marc Blasweiler | Stars: Nicole Schuhmacher, Marc Blasweiler, Peter Groß-Paaß, Olaf Jansen

Votes: 13

40. Lily in Love (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.9
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Broadway star Fitzroy Wynn is thrilled when his wife Lily writes a new script with a brilliant lead role. While ego-centric Fitz thinks himself perfect for the role, Lily dashes his hopes ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Maggie Smith, Elke Sommer, Adolph Green

Votes: 144 | Gross: $0.38M

41. Be More Chill: The Upgrade (2018)

Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of BE MORE CHILL, the new off-Broadway musical by Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis, running in the summer of 2018 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Stars: Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Stephen Brackett

42. The Christmas Pageant (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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When a temperamental Broadway director is fired from yet another job, she is forced to direct a community Christmas pageant.

Director: David S. Cass Sr. | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Robert Mailhouse, Candice Azzara, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 442

43. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.7
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George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford

Votes: 57

44. The Velvet Touch (1948)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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A Broadway star unintentionally kills her impresario but keeps mum about it when the police investigator targets a rival actress.

Director: Jack Gage | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Leo Genn, Claire Trevor, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 746

45. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

6.2
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A calculating New York bookie hires a talented singer and dancer to entertain his nightclub. She brings her pet bloodhounds with her. This makes his girlfriend jealous, so she considers spilling the beans on his dealings to the feds.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Mitzi Gaynor, Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman

Votes: 199

46. Broadway Bad (1933)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Music

6.2
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Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers, Adrienne Ames

Votes: 128

47. Johnny Midnight (1960– )

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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Johnny Midnight (Edmond O'Brien) is an ex-actor/theater owner, now turned private eye. His turf is Broadway and New York City's theater district. He lives in a penthouse apartment above the... See full synopsis »

Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Yuki Shimoda, Arthur Batanides, Barney Phillips

Votes: 23

48. Broadway Nights (1927)

72 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Fannie, a performer in a music hall act, teams up with Johnny, an MC and a gambler, and becomes a success. They marry, and a few years later they have a child. One night while they are ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Boyle | Stars: Louis John Bartels, Lois Wilson, Sam Hardy, Philip Strange

Votes: 19

49. Make a Wish (1937)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

6.0
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While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Bobby Breen, Basil Rathbone, Marion Claire, Henry Armetta

Votes: 117

50. Bring Your Smile Along (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Music

5.6
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Nancy Willows (Constance Towers), pretty blonde high school teacher, writes song lyrics which spark the careers of struggling young pianist-composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle')and ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Frankie Laine, Keefe Brasselle, Constance Towers, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 74



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