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1. 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: 13,272 | Gross: $64.89M

2. New York, New York (1977)

PG | 155 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.7
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62 Metascore

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus

Votes: 16,214 | Gross: $16.40M

3. Manhattan Parade (1931)

TV-G | 75 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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The fortunes of a Broadway costume company rise and fall depending on who is running it, and whether its clients' shows succeed or not.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Winnie Lightner, Charles Butterworth, Joe Smith, Charles Dale

Votes: 116

4. 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: 12,906 | Gross: $11.80M

5. 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: 4,244

6. Love Happy (1949)

Passed | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

5.8
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The Marx Brothers help young Broadway hopefuls while thwarting diamond thieves.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Ilona Massey

Votes: 2,342

7. Hellzapoppin' (1941)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 2,502

8. Happiness Never Comes Alone (2012)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Sacha Keller is only interested in one night stands with 20-somethings and has a phobia of children. That is until he meets Charlotte, the divorced mother-of-three and ex-wife of one his employer's powerful clients.

Director: James Huth | Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Sophie Marceau, Maurice Barthélémy, François Berléand

Votes: 4,548

9. Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Three struggling theatrical performers meet a famous songwriter who is trying to convince a wealthy oilman to finance a musical he is scripting, promising them stardom if it comes to fruition.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 582

10. You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy

7.1
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It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Will Ferrell, Michael Delaney, Pia Glenn, Adam Mucci

Votes: 3,718

11. Delightfully Dangerous (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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Young Sherry Williams dreams of having a singing career, and she idolizes her older sister Josephine, who has gone to New York to perform on the stage. When Sherry is distraught just before... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Constance Moore, Jane Powell, Louise Beavers

Votes: 190

12. Wives and Lovers (1963)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy

6.0
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A struggling author and his wife suddenly become wealthy and move to the suburbs. Divorced neighbor and "companion" aid marital misconstrual which almost culminates in a divorce.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Shelley Winters, Martha Hyer

Votes: 187

13. Deadline at Dawn (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon-to-ship-out sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.

Directors: Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 1,473

14. Footlight Serenade (1942)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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A boxing champ gets involved with a Broadway show and a shapely chorine...who's engaged to his new sparring partner.

Director: Gregory Ratoff | Stars: John Payne, Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Jane Wyman

Votes: 151

15. Broadway Idiot (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

7.7
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51 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical.

Director: Doug Hamilton | Stars: Michael Mayer, Steven Hoggett, Tom Kitt, Christine Jones

Votes: 590 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Lila Beaumont is an understudy in a Broadway musical. Her boyfriend, George Shelby, arrives in New York hoping to take Lila back home with him to marry. George buys a majority interest in ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: John Breeden, Lola Lane, DeWitt Jennings, Sharon Lynn

Votes: 7

17. Chasing Rainbows (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.4
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The road-show troupe of a top Broadway show go cross-country while taking the audience along on the on-stage scenes as well as what happens and is happening back stage of the production. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bessie Love, Charles King, Jack Benny, George K. Arthur

Votes: 192

18. Smiling Irish Eyes (1929)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

3.1
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A pretty young violinist travels from Ireland to America to seek fame and fortune on Broadway. She finds a bit more than she bargained for.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Colleen Moore, James Hall, Robert Homans, Claude Gillingwater

Votes: 16

19. Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.0
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Bob Allen, a struggling songwriter poses as a millionaire cowboy to win Broadway star Babs Lee.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Frances Langford, Robert Paige, Leon Errol, Walter Catlett

Votes: 8

20. Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

4.4
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A famous radio singer takes time off from her career and returns to New York City to visit with old friends, who don't know she's a famous singer (she uses a stage name). She falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Al Pearce, Dale Evans, Stanley Brown, William Frawley

Votes: 11

21. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954 TV Special)

Comedy, History, Musical

8.6
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Tribute to the then-ten-year partnership between composer Richard Rodgers and librettist-lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, presented by General Foods, celebrating its 25th anniversary. ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Levy | Stars: Mary Martin, Ed Sullivan, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen

Votes: 18

22. Redhead from Manhattan (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy

7.3
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Lupe Vélez plays a dual role, twin sisters Rita and Elaine. After escaping a torpedoed ship, Rita shows up in Manhattan, where she takes the place of her Broadway-star twin sister Elaine, ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Lupe Velez, Michael Duane, Tim Ryan, Gerald Mohr

Votes: 13

23. Broadway Scandals (1929)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.3
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When the road-show that Ted Howard, a singer, and Mary, a chorus-dancer, goes broke and the company is stranded in the sticks, Ted Uses his own savings to get them all back to New York. Ted... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Sally O'Neil, Jack Egan, Carmel Myers, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 7

24. ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life, from Script to Stage (2013 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.3
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It's the Hard-Knock Life is a feature length documentary that provides an insider's look at the Tony-nominated revival of the musical Annie. The film documents the production through the ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Andy Blankenbuehler, Lilla Crawford, Madi Rae DiPietro, Katie Finneran

Votes: 33

25. Rainbow Over Broadway (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Musical

6.4
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Ex-vaudeville performer Trixie makes a come-back, and threatens to thwart the ambitions of her song-writing step-children, Bob and Judy.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Joan Marsh, Frank Albertson, Lucien Littlefield, Grace Hayes

Votes: 27

26. Polly of the Follies (1922)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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Director: John Emerson | Stars: Constance Talmadge, Horace Knight, Thomas Carr, Harry Fisher

Votes: 5

27. An Angel Comes to Brooklyn (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

4.6
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An angel returns to Earth to help a Broadway producer put on a show, so a struggling young actress will have a job.

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kaye Dowd, Robert Duke, David Street, Barbara Perry

Votes: 10

28. A Roundabout Road to Broadway (2016 TV Movie)

History

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NBC's "A Roundabout Road to Broadway" chronicles Roundabout Theatre Company's 50-year history, from humble beginnings in a supermarket basement to Broadway powerhouse. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and directed by Andrew Lawton.

Director: Andrew Lawton | Stars: Jeff Augustin, Alec Baldwin, Sydney Beers, Laura Benanti

29. Good Morning, Judge (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Music

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A songwriter is sued for libel, and when he gets to court he discovers that his girlfriend is the plaintiff's attorney.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Louise Allbritton, Mary Beth Hughes, J. Carrol Naish

30. The Broadway Boob (1926)

60 min | Comedy

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Dan Williams leaves his small hometown in disgrace, and travels to New York City to try his luck on Broadway. He gets a small part in a Broadway show, but his press agent releases a story ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Glenn Hunter, Mildred Ryan, Antrim Short, Beryl Halley

31. Appointment with Baby (1948)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

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Jinx Falkenburg tries to make time for both her career and her baby and finds that it's not as easy as it might sound.

Director: Gene Martel | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Tex McCrary, Patrice Munsel, Harry Conover

32. The Girl He Didn't Buy (1928)

Passed | 57 min | Drama, Romance

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Philip D'Arcy (William Eugene), the financial backer of a Broadway show offers to star Ruth Montaige (Pauline Garon), in the show but he has another reason for doing so. But Ruth, dumb but ... See full summary »

Director: Dallas M. Fitzgerald | Stars: Pauline Garon, Allan Simpson, Rosemary Cooper, Gladden James

33. Broadway Blogspot (2010– )

10 min | Documentary

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Broadway Backstage Video Series (featuring interviews of people who work on Broadway on-stage or Behind-the-scenes on Broadway), The Glamorous Life Series Video Series (Videos Series for ... See full summary »

Stars: Marcus Conerly, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, Barry Livingston, Stanley Livingston

34. Main Street Follies (1935)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Musical

5.5
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A New york producer sends a spy to a nightclub to report back on the musical acts.

Director: Joseph Henabery | Stars: Hal Le Roy, Mary Joan Martin, Arthur Petley Troupe, Burley & Recco

Votes: 41

35. Turning Point (1993–1999)
Episode: Broadway's New Annie: Search for a Star (1997)

Documentary, News

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Stars: Christiana Anbri, Kristine Bogan, Justine Griffiths, Cassidy Ladden

36. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
Episode: Confessions of a Nervous Man (1953)

51 min | Drama

7.2
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On opening night, a playwright sits in a bar interacting with well-wishers and remembering the problems of getting a play ready for Broadway while anxiously awaiting the verdicts of the eight newspaper reviewers.

Director: Paul Nickell | Stars: George Axelrod, Art Carney, Jerome Kilty, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 20

37. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Deadpan (1988)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When one of Jessica's former students brings a play based on her novel to Broadway, she finds herself in the middle of a war between two rival critics.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Lloyd Bochner, Miles Chapin, Carole Cook

Votes: 155

38. The Danny Thomas Show (1953–1965)
Episode: Evil Eye Schultz (1958)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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On the day on which he is opening his show at the Copacabana, Danny is afraid to see or be served by 'Evil Eye' Schultz, a waiter at Lindy's Restaurant with a reputation for jinxing ... See full summary »

Director: Sheldon Leonard | Stars: Danny Thomas, Marjorie Lord, Rusty Hamer, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 12

39. Impractical Jokers (2011– )
Episode: Love Expert (2013)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

8.4
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Four friends compete to embarrass each other in the ultimate hidden camera showdown.

Stars: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Drew Patterson, Brian Quinn

Votes: 93

40. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Opening Night (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.7
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Nervous for opening night, Rachel is willing to do anything to succeed. When she finds out that Jacob Ben Isreal is writing a review of the show for the New Yorker, her director pressures her to do whatever it takes for a good review.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss

Votes: 685

41. Mozart in the Jungle (2014–2018)
Episode: Pilot (2014)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

8.0
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Sex, drugs and classical music illustrate what happens behind the curtains at the symphony can be just as captivating as what occurs on stage.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Saffron Burrows, Peter Vack, Gael García Bernal

Votes: 1,245

42. Girls (2012–2017)
Episode: Two Plane Rides (2014)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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The girls each face life-altering news and decisions.

Director: Lena Dunham | Stars: Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet

Votes: 428



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