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1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

Devastated Peter takes a Hawaiian vacation in order to deal with the recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know, Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex - and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Mila Kunis

Votes: 250,783 | Gross: $63.17M

2. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 71,539 | Gross: $22.24M

3. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

6.6
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32 Metascore

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

Votes: 22,593 | Gross: $0.14M

4. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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66 Metascore

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the figurehead of a cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 18,089 | Gross: $34.25M

5. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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67 Metascore

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Paul Williams, William Finley, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham

Votes: 14,910

6. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

G | 106 min | Drama, History, Musical

7.4
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64 Metascore

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen

Votes: 23,531 | Gross: $24.48M

7. Zeus and Roxanne (1997)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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A touching friendship story between a dog and a dolphin.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Arnold Vosloo, Dawn McMillan

Votes: 2,713 | Gross: $7.18M

8. Red Fields (2019)

90 min | Drama, Musical

5.8
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This is the story of Mami, a young woman who was born and raised in a small impoverished town down south. She works at the snack bar at the local gas station and is in love with Nissim, her... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Neta Elkayam, Ami Abu, Riki Gal, Yuval Banai

Votes: 21

9. István, a király (1984)

100 min | History, Music

8.3
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After the death of Géza, the Hungarian monarch, his son István and his brother Koppány gets in a conflict for the Hungarian throne. Their battle should settle the fate of Hungary: whether it adopts Christianity or remains in Paganism.

Director: Gábor Koltay | Stars: László Pelsöczy, Miklós Varga, Gyula Vikidál, Katalin Berek

Votes: 876

10. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Directors: Paul Crowder, Murray Lerner, Parris Patton | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon

Votes: 1,194

11. Night Magic (1985)

95 min | Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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Night Magic, a musical fantasy, is set on earth but it is also about the heavens. At the centre of it all is Michael, a music hall artist, who finds Judy, an angel that epitomizes the woman... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Furey | Stars: Carole Laure, Nick Mancuso, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet

Votes: 34

12. Meat Loaf: Paradise by the Dashboard Light (1977 Video)

8 min | Short, Music

8.4
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The music video for Meat Loaf's "Paradise by the Dashboard Light."

Director: Arnold Levine | Stars: Karla DeVito, Meat Loaf, Phil Rizzuto

Votes: 11

13. Skulhedface (1994 Video)

60 min | Comedy, Horror, Music

7.2
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GWAR, the bloodthirsty alien antiheroes, conduct a worldwide telethon to feed souls to the World Maggot, which will transport the members of GWAR off our miserable planet once it grows. ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Mandl | Stars: Sebastian Bach, Jello Biafra, Dave Brockie, Balsac the Jaws of Death

Votes: 131

14. Breaking (1985)

90 min | Comedy, Music

6.7
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Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Izhar Ashdot, Yossi Ashdot, Gali Atari, Meir Banai

Votes: 14

15. The Rebel (I) (2018)

R | 71 min | Musical

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Johnny Tri Nguyen stars as an elite double agent tasked with taking down his own country's freedom fighters. However, when he meets a beautiful rebel he rethinks his loyalty.

Director: Oscar Doviso | Stars: Fernando Dacosta, Javier Octavio de Toledo, José Manuel Mao, Ledicia Piñeiro

16. Styx: Mr. Roboto (1983 Video)

6 min | Short, Music, Musical

7.1
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Music video by Styx based on the dystopian storyline from their concept album Kilroy Was Here. Escaped Kilroy revels his true identity to the world and thanks his robot prison guard, Mr. Roboto, for its unwilling sacrifice.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Dennis DeYoung, Styx

Votes: 15

17. Song of the Dead (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Musical, Horror

4.7
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Musical Horror Film. Spray missions intended to protect Americans against the dangerous 1000-year Mosquito Awakening, when, Terrorists infect it with the Jihad Resurrection Virus (JRV) for ... See full summary »

Director: Chip Gubera | Stars: John Gilbreth, Justin Stewart, Alicia Kauffman, Chip Gubera

Votes: 114

18. Styx: Caught in the Act (1984 Video)

83 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

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Concert film by the rock band Styx in which they reenact key parts of the dystopian story from their rock opera-like concept album 'Kilroy Was Here' during their normal live show.

Directors: Jerry Kramer, Brian Gibson | Stars: Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, John Panozzo

19. Rainbow Around the Sun (2008)

75 min | Musical, Romance

7.3
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Zachary Blasto is a hard-drinking but talented songwriter and performer. Zach suffers from an over-active imagination; Whenever he is faced with an unpleasant reality, he retreats into an ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Ely, Beau Leland | Stars: Matthew Alvin Brown, Jamie Buxton, Doug Van Liew, Rebecca McCauley

Votes: 60

20. Libertaria (2013)

Not Rated | 60 min | Animation, Horror, Music

7.3
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Teen runaway Libertaria escapes a genetics factory and teams up with her addict father to rescue her adoptive mother from the evil Collective in this post-apocalyptic animated musical by award-winning composer Sabrina Pena Young.

Director: Sabrina Peña Young | Stars: Joe Cameron, Perry Cook, Gracia Gillund, Jennifer Hermansky

Votes: 7

21. The Rite of Luna: A Rock Opera (2006 Video)

109 min | Musical

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Directors: Melissa Holm, Jon Sewell | Stars: Melissa Holm, Daniel Christensen, Jon Sewell, Amanda Hauk

22. Dark Side of the Moon; an Interpretation (2013)

45 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi

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Based on the famous Pink Floyd album, a man from space looses his sanity after he transports himself to an extremist socialist world where masked anti-human officers force conformity onto the population.

Director: Tyler A.M. | Stars: Toni Dickens, Aaron Dickens, Christian Pickens, A.J. Nolan

23. Tommy: The Interactive Adventure (1996 Video Game)

Drama, Music, Musical

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Interactive CD dedicated to the classic rock opera Tommy by The Who. The CD combines the clips and inserts from the band's album, the 1975 film and the Broadway adaptation as well as Pete Townshend's commentary.

Star: Pete Townshend

24. The WitcHunt (2012)

45 min | Horror, Music, Thriller

7.7
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Loosely based off the seven deadly sins, The WitcHunt takes you through the day in the life of seven different people living with their own personal struggles.

Director: T.D. Benton | Stars: Charles Liggett, Gary Pirraglia, Lisa Belue, Derek Thomas

Votes: 23

25. Styx: Heavy Metal Poisoning (1983 Video)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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Music video for a song from the rock band Styx's rock opera concept album 'Kilroy Was Here'. Rock rebel Jonathan Chance crashes Dr. Righteous' live TV show to try and stop the maniacal preacher from brainwashing a captured rock fan.

Director: Brian Gibson | Stars: Chuck Panozzo, John Panozzo, Tommy Shaw, James Young

26. Rockin' Romeo & Juliet (2006)

87 min | Drama, Musical

3.4
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Shakespeare's famous love story set to music as a new rock musical featuring 17 all-original songs by the band OGGI. The band is whisked into the dream world of Verona, where Romeo and Juliet fall in love through music.

Director: David McGaw | Stars: Oto Brezina, Stephen Burr, Tristan Creeley, Gregg Edwards

Votes: 15

27. Burgerface vs. Count Blackula in 4D! Act I (2015)

80 min | Action, Comedy, Music

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Two immortals trapped in the space-time continuum wage battle to the epic rock opera by The Dylan Farnum Look.

Director: Kevin Martin | Stars: Tarun Devnani, Matt Delcalzo, Kevin Martin, Satchell Drakes

28. Toy Room (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Musical

8.7
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In the rock opera Toy Room, Sally Tomato (the individual and her eponymous band) and director Wesley J. Turner bring together an assemblage of talented performers and designers to offer a ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Wesley Turner | Stars: Tricia Beck, Cynthia Chimienti, Danny Davis, Sean Hathaway

Votes: 15

29. Battle of the Bands: Rock-a-bye Road II

Action, Music, Romance | Announced

Continuing story of Billy & Cricket, 1960s newlyweds, experiencing music career fame and further dangers from the Summer of '59 mystery.

30. Atilla - Isten kardja (1998 TV Movie)

146 min | Musical

7.3
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Director: Gábor Koltay | Stars: Gyula Vikidál, Miklós Varga, Feró Nagy, Attila Vértes

Votes: 6

31. Tommy and Quadrophenia Live: The Who (2005 Video)

174 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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Director: Aubrey Powell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Zak Starkey

Votes: 61

32. Ombra e il Poeta (2017)

105 min | Musical, Thriller

4.3
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The story is a psycho-drama full of turns of events right from the opening scene and well after the credits. Icaro, a man in his late thirties with a wife and a child he loves and a safe ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Caminiti | Stars: Gianni Caminiti, Daniela Monico, Luca Salmaso, Massimo Vinci

Votes: 32

33. Monkey Circus: The Story of the Space Monkey Odyssey (2011)

93 min | Documentary

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Space Monkey Odyssey: The Documentary and Rock Opera (2DVD)

The documentary film, "Monkey Circus:The story of the Space Monkey Odyssey" film follows the Evil Monkeybrothers band as they ... See full synopsis »

Director: Charles Hibbler | Stars: Charles Cullen, John Colletti, Gary Colletti

34. The Life and Death of Gotel Botel (2009)

Not Rated | 82 min | Musical

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Nati Ornan, an unknown musician and failed lover, lives in a grey world. During the day he is a genuine loser who lives with his mother and plays the part of a vacuum cleaner in a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Sivan | Stars: Nadav Bossem, Hila Goshen, Smadar Jaaron, Noa Leibowitz

35. Elina (2009)

PG | 10 min | Short, Musical

7.4
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A lonely DVD store clerk is manipulated into orchestrating his own murder.

Director: Aaron Guzzo | Stars: Harter Clingman, Adrianna Lombardo, Adam Welsh

Votes: 14

36. The Golborne Variations (2011)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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The sights sounds and smells of Golborne Road, a street in West London.

Directors: Jc Carroll, Simon Godley | Stars: Nigel Bennett, Jc Carroll, Nick Cash, Chester Kamen

37. Baked! (2012)

7 min | Short, Musical

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If you had the chance to get back at your boss, would you? The crew of cable cooking show 'Yeast Confections' are thinking about it.

Director: Christopher L. Bright | Stars: Jamie Hufford, Stephanie Downs, Erin Smith, Farukh Abdullev

38. Way Up North (2009)

Not Rated | 24 min | Short, Action

7.3
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A small-town drug dealer Guy North, a cartoonish representation of everyman. He is simple, proud, and brash with an iron will and a dream of carving his own path. The story unfolds as Guy's... See full summary »

Director: Levi A. Taylor | Stars: Levi A. Taylor, Angela Vice, Anthony Oliva, Mike Wachsmuth

Votes: 15

40. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010–2012)
Episode: 2 Girls, 1 Tongue (2012)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

9.3
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The Phantom of Crowley High returns and switches roles with Hannah to get Curtis back. The three dudes realize that Todd must lose his virginity to become the Pure Evil One. Atticus comes ... See full summary »

Director: James Genn | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 100

41. Home Movies (1999–2004)
Episode: Director's Cut (2001)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Duane wants to produce a rock opera based on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" but runs into some stiff opposition from Brendon and his own project, a fictional meeting between Louis Braille and Louis Pasteur.

Director: Loren Bouchard | Stars: Brendon Small, H. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky, Ron Lynch

Votes: 66

42. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Jesus Christ Superstar (2000)

Unrated | 107 min | Music

7.1
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A rock musical version of the Passion Play seen from the point of view of Judas.

Directors: Gale Edwards, Nick Morris | Stars: Glenn Carter, Jérôme Pradon, Renée Castle, Fred Johanson

Votes: 1,946

43. Young Drunk Punk (2015– )
Episode: Rock of Seagulls (2015)

Comedy

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Director: Ron Murphy | Stars: Tim Carlson, Atticus Mitchell, Bruce McCulloch, Tracy Ryan

Votes: 9

44. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)
Episode: SpykeCam (2001)

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.0
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Spyke receives a video camera for a class assignment, but the camera is found by Wolverine's nemesis, Sabre-Tooth, who uses it to find the institute.

Director: Frank Paur | Stars: Meghan Black, Neil Denis, Michael Donovan, Noel Fisher

Votes: 110

45. The Aunty Jack Show (1972–1973)
Episode: The Aunty Jack Kulture Show (1972)

32 min | Comedy

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Director: Maurice Murphy | Stars: Grahame Bond, John Derum, Rory O'Donoghue, Sandra McGregor

46. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: The Nightman Cometh (2008)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

9.7
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Charlie stages a rock opera based on his song "Nightman," and recruits the rest of the gang to help him with it.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 4,398

47. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010–2012)
Episode: The Phantom of Crowley High (2010)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A girl uses the book to become a better singer, but the spell backfires and her tongue falls out. She becomes the Phantom of Crowley High and Curtis falls for her. Meanwhile Atticus, Todd, and Jenny try to whip up a heavy metal musical.

Director: James Dunnison | Stars: Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman

Votes: 61



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