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1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 478,195 | Gross: $42.34M

2. Kiss Me Kate (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,768

3. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

Votes: 12,572 | Gross: $0.75M

4. Shock Treatment (1981)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.8
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Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn

Votes: 3,886

5. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Not Rated | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
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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: 12,202 | Gross: $11.80M

6. Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Music

6.5
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A disfigured violinist haunts the Paris Opera House.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 5,158

7. Pandora's Box (1929)

Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Carl Goetz

Votes: 8,288 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Tall Guy (1989)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Dexter King plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson. He falls in love with Kate, a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Votes: 3,956 | Gross: $0.51M

9. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 4,111 | Gross: $5.31M

10. Twentieth Century (1934)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Barrymore, Carole Lombard, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 5,015

11. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

Votes: 4,713

12. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.8
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $0.16M

13. The Hard Way (1943)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson

Votes: 916

14. Red, Hot and Blue (1949)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.2
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An aspiring actress finds herself in a jam when a gangster, who is backing the show she is in, is found dead in her apartment.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Betty Hutton, Victor Mature, William Demarest, June Havoc

Votes: 183

15. Depeche Mode: 101 (1989)

R | 117 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Depeche Mode prepares for the 101st and final concert of its massive world tour at the Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California, while a group of fans who won a contest travel to the concert through the United States on a bus.

Directors: David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder

Votes: 1,259

16. Angels Over Broadway (1940)

Passed | 79 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, John Qualen

Votes: 718

17. Once Upon a Time (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.1
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason, Ted Donaldson

Votes: 749

18. Trois places pour le 26 (1988)

106 min | Musical

6.3
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A pseudo-documentary on the life of Yves Montand, who plays himself, in this tribute to his long career. During a musical tour, Montand returns to Marseille and revisits the many highlights... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Yves Montand, Mathilda May, Patrick Fierry, Françoise Fabian

Votes: 278

19. One Night of Love (1934)

Passed | 84 min | Music, Romance

5.9
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Mary Barrett is an aspiring Opera singer who is taken under the wings of a famous operatic maestro, Guilio Monterverdi. After spending endless working hours together and arguing, their ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Grace Moore, Tullio Carminati, Lyle Talbot, Mona Barrie

Votes: 432

20. Broadway Babies (1929)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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Dee lives with her two girlfriends in a boarding house. Billy is in love with Dee and runs the show where Dee is in the chorus. He has Dee stepping from the chorus to featured dancer. ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Alice White, Marion Byron, Sally Eilers, Charles Delaney

Votes: 98

21. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 448

22. Mr. Music (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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A golf-crazy songwriter tries to avoid the long, solitary hours of concentration needed to produce a hit musical. His producer and his secretary conspire to get him back on track.

Director: Richard Haydn | Stars: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Charles Coburn, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 152

23. The Creator (1999)

90 min | Comedy

7.0
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Director: Albert Dupontel | Stars: Claude Perron, Albert Dupontel, Philippe Uchan, Michel Vuillermoz

Votes: 854

24. Héroïnes (1997)

115 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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Two best friends, Johanna and Jeanne, live in the small town of Decazeville, a mining town in France. One year at the Miners' Ball, the music group The Sirens perform, of which Johanna and ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Maïdi Roth, Marc Duret, Saïd Taghmaoui

Votes: 419

25. George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Music

5.8
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Joan Davis, Jack Haley, Phillip Terry, Martha Holliday

Votes: 135

26. Chasing Rainbows (1930)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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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: 184

27. 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: 184

28. Walls of Glass (1985)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Aging New York cabbie Flanagan still has hopes of making it as a stage actor. He can recite any Shakespeare sonnet and is facile with accents, but he can't land an agent or a job. During ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein | Stars: Philip Bosco, Geraldine Page, Linda Thorson, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 60

29. The Gay Lady (1949)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris

Votes: 79

30. The Great Victor Herbert (1939)

Approved | 91 min | Biography, Music, Musical

6.7
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Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Allan Jones, Mary Martin, Walter Connolly, Lee Bowman

Votes: 43

31. Mike Fright (1934)

Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy, Family

7.5
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The gang attends a radio station amateur show.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Scotty Beckett, Tommy Bond, George 'Spanky' McFarland

Votes: 134

32. The Star Maker (1939)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

6.0
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This is a film about the life of Gus Edwards, a well known vaudeville composer, entertainer, and producer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bing Crosby, Louise Campbell, Linda Ware, Ned Sparks

Votes: 42

33. Grief Street (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

5.8
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Alvin Merle, a womanizing Broadway matinée idol, is found strangled in his dressing room. The door is locked from the inside and there is no possible other way into the room. Merle is ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Barbara Kent, John Holland, Dorothy Christy, Crauford Kent

Votes: 60

34. Champagne Charlie (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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The story of a 19th century English music hall (vaudeville) performer and life behind the scenes.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Betty Warren, Jean Kent

Votes: 218

35. You're a Sweetheart (1937)

Approved | 96 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Hal Adams tries to win the heart of Broadway star Betty Bradley.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Alice Faye, George Murphy, Ken Murray, Charles Winninger

Votes: 56

36. Bumping Into Broadway (1919)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent of struggling actress in a theatrical boarding house. Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.

Director: Hal Roach | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard, Helen Gilmore

Votes: 876

37. One Hour Late (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.1
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When the romance between radio-singer Eddie Blake and Bessie Dunn goes sour through a series of misunderstanding, Bessie packs to take a week-end trip with the station boss,Stephen Barclay,... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Joe Morrison, Helen Twelvetrees, Conrad Nagel, Arline Judge

Votes: 23

38. The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.1
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When Jimmie Monahan's father is absent to aid the war effort, young Jimmie works hard to lift his family's spirits. Finding he has a dancing and musical talent he organizes a show at the nearby aircraft plant to raise morale.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, Jack Oakie, Ann Blyth

Votes: 57

39. Le chanteur de Mexico (1956)

85 min | Musical, Music, Romance

5.3
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Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Luis Mariano, Bourvil, Annie Cordy, Tilda Thamar

Votes: 127

40. Exit Smiling (1926)

Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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A maid who works for a traveling theatrical troupe wants desperately to be an actress, and manages to get some small roles in the company's productions, but is determined to do anything she... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor | Stars: Beatrice Lillie, Jack Pickford, Doris Lloyd, DeWitt Jennings

Votes: 359

41. Upstage (1926)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Dolly Havens, a small-town girl with big-town ambitions that are larger than her talents, hooks up with Johnny Storm, a vaudeville performer, whose talents make the act a success. Dolly, ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell | Stars: Norma Shearer, Oscar Shaw, Tenen Holtz, Gwen Lee

Votes: 53

42. Priorities on Parade (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Musical

6.7
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Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Ann Miller, Johnny Johnston, Jerry Colonna, Betty Jane Rhodes

Votes: 16

43. Geraldine (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.7
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Janey Edwards, working for Cambria Records, is managing the personal appearance tour of sobbing songster Billy Weber, and Janey is disgusted when Billy leaves her at Santa Fe College with ... See full summary »

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: John Carroll, Mala Powers, Jim Backus, Stan Freberg

Votes: 9

44. Till We Meet Again (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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In London, August 1914, Austrian star Elsa Duranyi (Gertrude Michael) and English matinee idol Alan Barclay (Herbert Marshall) are in love and plan an immediate marriage. But the War comes ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Gertrude Michael, Lionel Atwill, Rod La Rocque

Votes: 30

45. The Blue Veil (1942)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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In 1914, in the first months of World War I, Louise Jarraud loses her husband, killed on the front. Shortly after, she gives birth to a baby, who soon dies. Devastated by this double ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Stelli | Stars: Gaby Morlay, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme, Fernand Charpin

Votes: 59

46. Mystery at the Burlesque (1949)

Passed | 58 min | Drama, Musical, Mystery

6.3
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A man watching a musical show at the Windmill theatre is shot apparently from the stage. The cast continues the performance so that the detective can solve the murder.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Garry Marsh, Jon Pertwee, Jack Livesey, Eliot Makeham

Votes: 42

47. The Music Goes 'Round (1936)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.9
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Harry Wallace (Harry Richman) is the star of a musical comedy who, while on a leave of absence from Broadway, encounters a troupe of untalented showboat players and takes them to New York ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Harry Richman, Rochelle Hudson, Walter Connolly, Douglass Dumbrille

Votes: 7

48. 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: 31

49. Is Everybody Happy? (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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This is the story of Ted Lewis, popular band leader and clarinettist.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Ted Lewis, Alice Day, Ann Pennington, Lawrence Grant

50. Moonlight Murder (1936)

Passed | 66 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

5.9
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An escaped lunatic, a mysterious swami, and various lovers all have designs on a famous opera singer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Chester Morris, Madge Evans, Leo Carrillo, Frank McHugh

Votes: 114