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1. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 407,804 | Gross: $218.08M

2. How the West Was Won (1962)

G | 164 min | Western

7.1
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56 Metascore

A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the 19th century, including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Directors: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe | Stars: James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda

Votes: 19,873 | Gross: $46.50M

3. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Director: Albert Lewin | Stars: George Sanders, Hurd Hatfield, Donna Reed, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 12,660

4. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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81 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 222,542 | Gross: $170.69M

5. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film star falls for a chorus girl just as he and his delusionally jealous screen partner are trying to make the difficult transition to talking pictures in 1920s Hollywood.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 229,244 | Gross: $8.82M

6. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.4
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47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

Votes: 82,383 | Gross: $39.44M

7. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Passed | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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75 Metascore

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 52,986 | Gross: $4.05M

8. Chaplin (1992)

PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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47 Metascore

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys, John Thaw

Votes: 55,944 | Gross: $9.49M

9. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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71 Metascore

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 53,783 | Gross: $27.37M

10. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.4
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Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 23,596

11. Funny Girl (1968)

G | 151 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 21,412 | Gross: $58.50M

12. Valentino (1977)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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The life of 1920s movie star and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips, Carol Kane

Votes: 1,855

13. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

5.8
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Sharon Osbourne

Votes: 9,549

14. The Electric Company (1971–2009)

TV-G | 28 min | Family, Comedy

8.1
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A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

Stars: Jim Boyd, Morgan Freeman, Judy Graubart, Skip Hinnant

Votes: 1,917

15. Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.1
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World War II veteran Clarence "Jigger" Millard forms a band with several other former GIs. The band fails to take off and he is forced to join a minstrel show headed by Colonel Wallace. He soon falls for Wallace's niece Chris Hall.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett, Lori Nelson

Votes: 147

16. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 19,456 | Gross: $1.00M

17. The Three Stooges (1934–1959)

20 min | Comedy

9.1
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Curley, Moe and Larry's zany brand of comedy offers hilarity at every turn.

Stars: Jock Mahoney, Joe Besser, Larry Fine, Curly Howard

Votes: 129

18. The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.5
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.

Stars: Jack Benny, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Don Wilson, Dennis Day

Votes: 1,367

19. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 35,395 | Gross: $0.17M

20. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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61 Metascore

An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 5,608 | Gross: $17.79M

21. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

G | 138 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Millie Dillmount comes to town in the roaring twenties to encounter flappers, sexuality, and white slavers.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $34.34M

22. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 6,003 | Gross: $13.01M

23. Children of Paradise (1945)

Not Rated | 189 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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96 Metascore

The theatrical life of a beautiful courtesan and the four men who love her.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault, Pierre Brasseur, Pierre Renoir

Votes: 19,178

24. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joined Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provides George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet, Harry von Zell

Votes: 1,296

25. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 17,539 | Gross: $0.10M

26. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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89 Metascore

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: 14,984 | Gross: $11.80M

27. The Red Skelton Hour (1951–2016)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Long-running weekly show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved television clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags, and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers.

Stars: Red Skelton, David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Tom Hansen Dancers

Votes: 1,174

28. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Western

6.1
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A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 4,485

29. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson (Dame Judi Dench) buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, amongst other things, its all-nude revues.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 15,464 | Gross: $11.03M

30. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 103 min | Musical, Romance

7.4
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 9,391 | Gross: $9.03M

31. Lightning Jack (1994)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Western

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Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Paul Hogan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Beverly D'Angelo, Kamala Lopez

Votes: 6,737 | Gross: $16.82M

32. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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Born poor in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker achieved fame and fortune through her sizzlingly exotic, erotic performances. Starting life on the American Vaudeville circuit, success ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Lynn Whitfield, Rubén Blades, David Dukes, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 1,369

33. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.4
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72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 16,335 | Gross: $6.38M

34. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 5,804

35. The Three Stooges (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A biography of the Three Stooges, in which their careers and rise to fame is shown throughout the eyes of their leader, Moe Howard.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Paul Ben-Victor, Evan Handler, John Kassir, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 1,946

36. The Entertainer (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 3,252

37. Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

Unrated | 193 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier

Votes: 5,316 | Gross: $0.03M

38. The Crowd (1928)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The life of a man and woman together in a large, impersonal metropolis through their hopes, struggles and downfalls.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark

Votes: 8,067

39. The Serpent's Egg (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 5,635

40. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Asner

Votes: 1,832

41. The Sunshine Boys (I) (1975)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.1
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A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a television special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Walter Matthau, George Burns, Richard Benjamin, Lee Meredith

Votes: 5,999

42. Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Crime

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In 1892, two vaudevillians and petty con artists get involved, together with the most notorious bank robber, in a New York City bank heist.

Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton

Votes: 991

43. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)

Passed | 132 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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In the 1920s, three women become performers in the renowned Broadway show the Ziegfeld Follies, where they find fame, love, and tragedy.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley | Stars: James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner

Votes: 2,761

44. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.0
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 2,220

45. Lost Empires (1986)

420 min | Drama

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In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Travelling from one city to the next, assisting at ... See full summary »

Stars: Colin Firth, John Castle, Gillian Bevan, Mike Edmonds

Votes: 324

46. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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58 Metascore

The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 2,584

47. Star! (1968)

G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A musical biography of Gertrude Lawrence, who led a hustling and bustling life on the stage.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey

Votes: 2,081 | Gross: $9.16M

48. The Girl on the Bridge (1999)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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75 Metascore

One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Daniel Auteuil, Frédéric Pfluger, Dimitris Georgalas

Votes: 13,601 | Gross: $1.71M

49. Just You and Me, Kid (1979)

PG | 95 min | Comedy

6.0
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George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern | Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary, Ray Bolger

Votes: 895

50. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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A portrayal of the triumphs and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridgeses, from 1899 to 1933.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 4,997 | Gross: $7.63M



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