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1. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 79,566 | Gross: $63.37M

2. Annie Hall (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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92 Metascore

Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane

Votes: 239,351 | Gross: $39.20M

3. Can't Buy Me Love (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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36 Metascore

A nerdy outcast secretly pays the most popular girl in school one thousand dollars to be his girlfriend.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Amanda Peterson, Courtney Gains, Tina Caspary

Votes: 30,040 | Gross: $31.62M

4. My Fair Lady (1964)

G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.8
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95 Metascore

Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins (Sir Rex Harrison) agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) presentable in high society.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 80,927 | Gross: $72.00M

5. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.9
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21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,160 | Gross: $42.72M

6. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 34,443 | Gross: $53.67M

7. Drive Me Crazy (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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42 Metascore

Nicole and Chase used to be BFFs, then junior high happened. The high school centennial dance is coming but Nicole gets dumped. So does Chase. They stage a relationship to get at their exes. They visit each other's worlds. Love in the air?

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Adrian Grenier, Stephen Collins, Mark Metcalf

Votes: 17,228 | Gross: $17.85M

8. Whatever Works (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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45 Metascore

A middle-aged, misanthropic divorcée from New York City surprisingly enters a fulfilling, Pygmalion-type relationship with a much younger, unsophisticated Southern girl.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Larry David, Henry Cavill, Adam Brooks

Votes: 67,703 | Gross: $5.31M

9. B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

4.6
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle Reid, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson

Votes: 4,652 | Gross: $7.24M

10. The Shape of Things (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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59 Metascore

A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Gretchen Mol, Frederick Weller

Votes: 10,574 | Gross: $0.73M

11. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,229

12. Mad Love (1935)

Passed | 68 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.3
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In France, an insane surgeon's obsession with an actress from England leads him to replace her pianist husband's hands that got mangled in an accident with the hands of a late knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy

Votes: 4,044

13. Pygmalion (1938)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A phonetics and diction expert makes a bet that he can teach a cockney flower girl to speak proper English and pass as a lady in high society.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, Marie Lohr

Votes: 7,270 | Gross: $3.05M

14. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 1,372

15. Born Yesterday (1993)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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A businessman comes to Washington with his ex Vegas showgirl girlfriend, and after some embarrassments, he hires a reporter as tutor to smarten her up. She turns out to be smart, sucks up knowledge and questions things. Trouble?

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Don Johnson, Edward Herrmann

Votes: 3,553 | Gross: $17.95M

16. Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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Two black friends, one of lighter skin complexion than the other, try to use each other to improve their social and professional positions.

Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $7.68M

17. The Idolmaker (1980)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Votes: 1,103

18. Never on Sunday (1960)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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An American scholar in Greece sets about improving the prostitute with whom he is infatuated.

Director: Jules Dassein | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Jules Dassein, Giorgos Foundas, Titos Vandis

Votes: 4,761

19. Sweet Hostage (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Linda Blair, Martin Sheen, Jeanne Cooper, Lee de Broux

Votes: 618

20. What a Woman! (1956)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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A photographer named Corrado snaps a picture of Antonietta. When it shows up on the front page of a magazine, she wants to take him to court over it.

Director: Alessandro Blasetti | Stars: Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer, Marcello Mastroianni, Elisa Cegani

Votes: 253

21. Mister Designer (1987)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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A famous artist strives to find the secret to eternal life through the beautiful mannequins he creates.

Director: Oleg Teptsov | Stars: Viktor Avilov, Anna Demyanenko, Mikhail Kozakov, Ivan Krasko

Votes: 736

22. Emmanuelle's Magic (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

4.2
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Young Emmanuelle and her friend Coco visit a friend whose sculptor husband is infatuated with one of his plaster creations. Emmanuelle uses her magic to get him interested again, jump ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Leroi | Stars: Marcela Walerstein, George Lazenby, Sylvia Kristel, Joel Bui

Votes: 191

23. Brahmachari (I) (1968)

157 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.9
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Of unknown parentage, as he was abandoned as a child, calling himself Brahmachari (Shammi Kapoor) lives in a heavily mortgaged house, with twelve other young orphans, and a servant/former ... See full summary »

Director: Bhappi Sonie | Stars: Shammi Kapoor, Rajshree, Pran, Mumtaz

Votes: 320

24. Pygmalion (1983 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 109 min | Comedy

6.6
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The standard My Fair Lady (1964) story, with a provocative rendition by Peter O'Toole. He knows how to talk, but does he know how to behave towards a lady?

Director: Alan Cooke | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Margot Kidder, Helen Beavis, Philip Craig

Votes: 132

25. Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Rowdy young girl crashes high society when wealthy older man falls for her.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, Jack Carson, Mamie Van Doren

Votes: 88

26. Hoi Polloi (1935)

Approved | 19 min | Comedy, Short

8.2
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A professor plays Pygmalion to three bumbling garbagemen and tries to turn them into gentlemen.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Gail Arnold

Votes: 710

27. Princesse Tam-Tam (1935)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A French novelist passes off a African shepherdess as a princess.

Director: Edmond T. Gréville | Stars: Josephine Baker, Albert Préjean, Robert Arnoux, Germaine Aussey

Votes: 388

28. The Making of 'My Fair Lady' (1995 Video)

58 min | Documentary

7.3
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This 30th anniversary documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of My Fair Lady, the classic musical about a poor young girl transformed into a woman of society... See full summary »

Director: Suzie Galler | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Gene Allen, Julie Andrews, Army Archerd

Votes: 74

29. Perhaps a Gentleman (1950)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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Director Haglund make a bet with actor Stig Järrel that he can turn a bum from society's bottom into a real gentleman in two months.

Director: Ragnar Frisk | Stars: John Elfström, Stig Järrel, Marianne Löfgren, Gösta Cederlund

Votes: 17

30. Perhaps a Gentleman (1935)

98 min | Comedy

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Director Hugo Berner and Doctor Olof Mellgren have come out of the theater where they have just shown the classic play Pygmalion. Director Mellgren claims that, like Higgins in the play, he can turn a harbor worker into the gentleman.

Directors: Ragnar Arvedson, Tancred Ibsen | Stars: Adolf Jahr, Carl Barcklind, Olga Andersson, Brita Appelgren

31. The First Night of 'Pygmalion' (1975 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

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Director: Eric Till | Stars: William Hutt, Elizabeth Shepherd, Paxton Whitehead, Colin Fox

32. Fly mej en greve (1959)

87 min | Comedy

5.3
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The burglar Karl Kilian Ledig tries to get his somewhat reluctant son Carl Gustaf interested in his "profession".

Director: Torgny Anderberg | Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sigge Fürst, Ulla-Carin Rydén, Sif Ruud

Votes: 18

33. The Sculptor's Dream (1907)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

4.9
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The artist studio is decorated with a rug, a chaise longue, a small table, a plinth, a couple of copies of classic sculptures, a vase with flowers, a few prints on the walls, and on the ... See full summary »

Director: Johann Schwarzer

Votes: 37

34. Pygmalion and Galatea (2007)

3 min | Short

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A creator struggles to come to terms with the emotional reality of his creations.

Director: John R. Hand | Star: Jason Marks

35. The Inspiration of Charlotte Burke (2012)

Short

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Charlotte Burke is an aspiring artist. Though everyday she faces a tough situation with a smothering and bold teacher, Mrs. Stochern, and a boy, Will, who seems to have done something ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Linehan | Stars: Kaela Meyer, Curtis Horger, Kaitlin Ruby, Tyler Abrams

36. Au théâtre ce soir (1966–1990)
Episode: Ferraille à vendre (1972)

125 min | Comedy

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Director: Pierre Sabbagh | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Amarande, Louis Velle, Marc Cassot

37. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: Love Me Not (1964)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.1
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Ben's Pygmalion-like efforts to 'civilize' a young, white woman, raised by a neighboring Paiute Indian tribe, have an unintended result when, instead of choosing a husband from among the ... See full summary »

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 53

38. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: My Fair Esther (1975)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Fred becomes a latter-day Henry Higgins when he undertakes the task of transforming ugly duckling Esther into a swan so she can win the Mrs. Watts Businessman's Contest and net Fred half the prize money.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Raymond Allen

Votes: 53

39. Grimm (2011–2017)
Episode: My Fair Wesen (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Nick (David Giuntoli) does his best to educate Trubel (guest star Jacqueline Toboni) on how best to handle the world she is learning about for the first time, and decides it best to bring ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Mathis | Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Elizabeth Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell

Votes: 705

40. Celebrity Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Pygmalion (1981)

90 min | Drama

7.8
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Can Professor Higgins transform cockney flower girl Eliza Dolittle into a great lady?

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Twiggy, Robert Powell, Mona Washbourne, Ronald Fraser

Votes: 29

41. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Stage Fright (1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.8
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Alex reluctantly preps Mallory for a high school television quiz show when he can't find anyone else to fill an empty spot on his team - but when the cameras are on, he's the one who freezes up.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 98

42. Andromeda (2000–2005)
Episode: Star-Crossed (2001)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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The Andromeda attempts to defend a freighter from a Restorian fighter, but in its last moments the fighter rams the freighter, destroying it and all 536 aboard. However unlikely, one escape... See full summary »

Director: David Warry-Smith | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Laura Bertram

Votes: 140

43. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Tower Beyond Tragedy (1972)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Stone and Keller uncover the seedy world of escort services when their suspect is a cultured art collector with a Pygmalion complex who hires escorts determined to create in them his idealized woman.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Edward Mulhare, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 103



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