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1. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 89,310 | Gross: $2.54M

2. Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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79 Metascore

Returned home to his long-estranged mother upon a request from her deathbed, a man raised by his parents in an orphanage has to confront the childhood memories that have long haunted him.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Katherine E. Scharhon

Votes: 3,120 | Gross: $0.23M

3. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011)

TV-G | 15 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.0
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life.

Directors: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg

Votes: 5,027

4. Who Wants to Kill Jessie? (1966)

80 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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"What if someone had an absurd dream and the visions ran out in the street?" a scientist asks Rose, a researcher who discovers a way to engender beneficial dreams (to produce contented, ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Dana Medrická, Jirí Sovák, Olga Schoberová, Juraj Visny

Votes: 807

5. Rampo (1994)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »

Directors: Rintaro Mayuzumi, Kazuyoshi Okuyama | Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Michiko Hada, Masahiro Motoki, Teruyuki Kagawa

Votes: 520 | Gross: $0.31M

6. Have You Got Any Castles? (1938)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Musical, Animation

7.1
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Another entry in the "books come alive" subgenre, with possibly more books coming alive than any other. We begin with some musical numbers, notably the various pages of Green Pastures all ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank Tashlin, Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, The Four Blackbirds, Delos Jewkes, Tedd Pierce

Votes: 516

7. Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights (1998)

Adventure, Fantasy

2.2
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Young Anthony and his grandfather read a magical book about their ancestor Sinbad and become participants in it. Sinbad and wizard Sage must stop evil wizard Bophisto and his minion Nimbus from obtaining the key to all knowledge.

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Richard Grieco, Ryan Slater, Dean Stockwell, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 147

8. Book Revue (1946)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.3
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As the literary characters come to life in a bookstore at night, Daffy Duck sings and dances before being chased by the Big Bad Wolf.

Director: Robert Clampett | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Sara Berner, Richard Bickenbach

Votes: 1,167

9. I Like Mountain Music (I) (1933)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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The magazines and books in a drugstore come to life and sing the title song, among others. Some celebrities shown: Will Rogers, Sonja Henie, Kay Kyser; like most of this genre, there's an ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Sara Berner, Pinto Colvig, Jack Mercer

Votes: 148

10. Sniffles and the Bookworm (1939)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.3
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Literary characters come to life late at night in a bookshop, serenading Sniffles the mouse with swing music until the Frankenstein monster intrudes.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Margaret Hill-Talbot, Cliff Nazarro, Gay Seabrook

Votes: 171

11. Beauty and the Beast (1934)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.6
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A little girl falls asleep and dreams she is in Toyland, where she and a toy soldier contend with the Beast from "Beauty and the Beast."

Director: Friz Freleng

Votes: 133

12. You're an Education (1938)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.8
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The brochures in a travel agency come to life. After a series of quick gags (flying fish in airplanes, a wave washing swimmers out to sea and back, etc). , there's a musical interlude ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Dave Weber

Votes: 224

13. The Bookworm Turns (1940)

9 min | Comedy, Animation, Short

6.5
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Poe's Raven, not feeling well, goes in search of a doctor, and in a nearby book finds Dr. Jekyll. The doctor offers to transfer the bookworm's brain to the raven.

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hugh Harman | Stars: Mel Blanc, Frank Elmquist

Votes: 34

14. Shake, Mr. Shakespeare (1936)

20 min | Musical, Comedy, Short

6.5
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Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Carolyn Marsh, Loretta, Harris Twins, Allan Mann

Votes: 32

15. Good Little Monkeys (1935)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.5
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The Devil comes out of Dante's Inferno, hoping to get the See No Evil, Speak No Evil and Hear No Evil monkeys to his side, but a bunch of literary characters come to the rescue of the monkeys.

Director: Hugh Harman | Star: The Rhythmettes

Votes: 53

16. Speaking of the Weather (1937)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.4
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It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher

Votes: 255

17. I'm Just a Jitterbug (1939)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.8
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At a cartoon studio, a drawing of a jitterbug comes to life and encourages the other drawings to dance and sing. Meanwhile, the cuckoo bird in the cuckoo clock is desperate for sleep.

Director: Alex Lovy

Votes: 11

18. Bibliofrenia (2003)

Short, Fantasy, Mystery

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Director: Marcos Moreno | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Marieta Orozco, Emma Cohen

19. Three's a Crowd (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.4
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An old man is reading a book by the fire. The clock strikes 8, and he heads off to bed. From his book, Alice in Wonderland, out crawls Alice, who turns the radio to the title tune. This ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Ising | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Bernice Hansen, Jack Mercer

Votes: 62

20. The Deadlines (2010)

90 min | Thriller

8.4
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Travis Levon (Rickey Bird) is forced to finish a novel from famous author, Simon Woodburn (Robin Steffen) after he suddenly dies, in order to meet a deadline. Gavin Stone (James MacPherson)... See full summary »

Directors: Blake Hooks, Jason Sanders | Stars: Rickey Bird Jr., Jenna Marie Bowers, James MacPherson, George McArthur

Votes: 7

21. A Coy Decoy (1941)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.4
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Characters on book covers come to life, including Porky and Daffy. The "Wolf of Wall Street" chases Daffy through "The Hurricane," "The Storm" and across "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" before expiring in "For Whom the Bell Tolls."

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 183



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