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1. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

Votes: 186,824 | Gross: $118.63M

2. Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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58 Metascore

A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.

Director: Robert Lorenz | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake

Votes: 56,900 | Gross: $35.76M

3. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 44,784 | Gross: $8.41M

4. Summer Catch (2001)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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21 Metascore

A rich girl whose family summers on Cape Cod has a romance with a local poor boy who hopes to become a major league baseball player.

Director: Michael Tollin | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 14,637 | Gross: $19.69M

5. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 12,318 | Gross: $2.45M

6. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 46,294

7. Myra Breckinridge (1970)

R | 94 min | Comedy

4.4
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After undergoing gender reassignment surgery, an aspiring actress travels to Hollywood, where she also wants to make a claim on her wealthy uncle's estate.

Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed

Votes: 2,678 | Gross: $3.00M

8. Ma ma (2015)

R | 111 min | Drama

6.4
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31 Metascore

In the aftermath of a tragedy a woman, Magda, reacts with a surge of newfound life that engulfs her circle of family and friends.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia, Teo Planell

Votes: 3,436 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Wolves (I) (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

5.7
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46 Metascore

An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University seems to have it all figured out: captain of his team, a good student, has a longtime girlfriend and some good ... See full summary »

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Taylor John Smith, Michael Shannon, Carla Gugino, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 934

10. Her Best Move (2007)

G | 101 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.5
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15 year-old soccer prodigy, Sara Davis, has a chance to join the U.S. National Team, but she must juggle high school, romance, sports, and parental pressure while deciding her own priorities.

Director: Norm Hunter | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Leah Pipes, Lisa Darr, Jhoanna Flores

Votes: 2,157

11. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.0
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45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,336

12. The Crown Jewels (2011)

120 min | Drama

5.9
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When she's arrested for attempting to murder the son of a factory owner, Fragancia spins a tale of love and betrayal that began in her youth.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Bill Skarsgård, Loa Falkman, Noah Byström

Votes: 2,372

13. Rudo y Cursi (2008)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.8
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67 Metascore

Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional soccer.

Director: Carlos Cuarón | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia

Votes: 7,800 | Gross: $1.83M

14. Deep Jaws (1976)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy

4.8
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A bankrupt studio schemes the government to finance a sexploitation mermaids film. Casting couches thus join the already exploitive studio. Meanwhile, the Secretary of State arranges an affair with the studio head's buxom wife Henrietta.

Director: Perry Dell | Stars: Sandy Carey, Byron Clark, Michael Darrin, Roxanne Brewer

Votes: 149

15. The Star Maker (1995)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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A photographer and the types of people he encounters.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato, Franco Scaldati, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,534 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Harlow (I) (1965)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.6
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A screen adaption of the blistering best-seller which examines the story of the platinum blonde bombshell (Baker) who rose to fame in the reckless Hollywood of the 1930's.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Carroll Baker, Red Buttons, Raf Vallone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 657

17. Girl Model (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Olivia Arben, Tigran Khachatrian

Votes: 2,131 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Nude (I) (2010)

103 min | Biography, Drama

5.0
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Young and attractive, northern Japanese girl from Niigata Prefecture makes the move south to the bright lights of the Japanese capital of Tokyo upon graduating from high school. Hiromi ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichi Onuma | Stars: Naoko Watanabe, Ken Mitsuishi, Aimi Satsukawa, Tsuyoshi Gotô

Votes: 184

19. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.1
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Rebecca's Uncle Harry leaves her with Aunt Miranda who forbids her to associate with show people. But neighbor Anthony Kent is a talent scout who secretly set it up for her to broadcast.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 1,333

20. Variety Girl (1947)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 296

21. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

Votes: 2,419

22. Chasing Ghosts (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.2
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Lucas Simons, an 11 year-old filmmaker, is obsessed with death after the loss of his brother. When Lucas accidentally captures a mysterious presence in one of his films, he inadvertently ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Shreve | Stars: Toby Nichols, Tim Meadows, Robyn Lively, W. Earl Brown

Votes: 327

23. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)

131 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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Desperate for money, three men (Saif Ali Khan, Fardeen Khan) plot to kidnap a woman (Sonali Bendre) and hold her for ransom.

Director: Eeshwar Nivas | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Fardeen Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonali Bendre

Votes: 1,400

24. Star Dust (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Linda Darnell, John Payne, Roland Young, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 219

25. Lost in a Harem (1944)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.6
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Two bumbling magicians help a Middle Eastern prince regain his rightful throne from his despotic uncle.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marilyn Maxwell, John Conte

Votes: 1,047

26. Too Young to Kiss (1951)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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Eric Wainwright (Van Johnson), a busy impresario, is besieged by hordes of wannabe concert stars, eager for their big break. One of them is Cynthia Potter (June Allyson), a talented pianist... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young, Rita Corday

Votes: 389

27. Ogenki kurinikku: Tatte moraimasu (1988)

66 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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Director: Mototsugu Watanabe | Stars: Mako Takigawa, Yukijirô Hotaru, Kyôko Hashimoto, Saori Mizuno

Votes: 28

28. In Orange (2004)

90 min | Drama, Family, Music

6.5
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An 11 year old talented soccerplayer, Remco, has one big dream: to be selected for the national team under 12 years. His father Erik coaches him and everything seems to work out fine, until... See full summary »

Director: Joram Lürsen | Stars: Yannick van de Velde, Thomas Acda, Wendy van Dijk, Peter Blok

Votes: 1,201

29. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien, Ginger Rogers, The Mills Brothers

Votes: 332

30. Abgefahren (2004)

86 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
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Director: Jakob Schäuffelen | Stars: Felicitas Woll, Sebastian Ströbel, Nina Tenge, Rebecca von Mitzlaff

Votes: 468

31. Jealousy (1984 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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In this made-for-TV drama, Angie Dickinson stars in three separate vignettes as a woman whose life is dramatically affected by the emotion that gives the film its name.

Director: Jeffrey Bloom | Stars: Angie Dickinson, David Carradine, Paul Michael Glaser, Chuck Martinez

Votes: 76

32. Sunday Night at the Trocadero (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Music

4.7
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The Brian Sisters are also featured in this short.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Reginald Denny, George Hamilton, Louis & Celeste, Connee Boswell

Votes: 233

33. Loss of Innocence (2008)

64 min | Drama

5.3
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Director: Miko Jacinto | Stars: Ran Domingo, Ynez Veneracion, Paolo Rivero, Simon Ibarra

Votes: 65

34. City of Missing Girls (1941)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.9
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Climaxing a long series of mysterious disappearances of young girls, dancer Thalia Arnold is found murdered. Police-detective Captain McVeigh believes that King Peterson, a nightclub ... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: H.B. Warner, Astrid Allwyn, John Archer, Sarah Padden

Votes: 171

35. Mister Big (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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At the Davis School of the Theatre, run by Jeremy Taswell, where teen-age kids study drama and the serious arts, instructors Johnny Hanley and Alice Taswell are in love. The students, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, Robert Paige

Votes: 53

36. Square Dance Jubilee (1949)

Approved | 79 min | Musical, Western

4.1
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Two talent scouts for a New York-based country music TV show called "Square Dance Jubilee" are sent out West to get authentic western singing acts. They find what they're looking for, but also get mixed up in cattle rustling and murder.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Mary Beth Hughes, Wally Vernon, Spade Cooley

Votes: 25

37. Swing Hostess (1944)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.1
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Rags-to-riches-to-rags story features Benny Goodman vocalist Martha Tilton as an unemployed big band singer who takes a job as an operator at a jukebox company. After falling in love with a... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Martha Tilton, Iris Adrian, Charles Collins, Cliff Nazarro

Votes: 126

38. Junction 88 (1947)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Music

6.9
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Small town lovers are aided by a visiting showman.

Director: George P. Quigley | Stars: Bob Howard, Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham, Noble Sissle, Wyatt Clark

Votes: 15

39. Les rayures du zèbre (2014)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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José is a football agent. He is in Ivory Coast to spot young talents in football . José Brussels is a braggart , who willingly sleeps with Gigi , a beautiful African woman who loves above ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Mariage | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Marc Zinga, Tatiana Rojo, Tom Audenaert

Votes: 390

40. Sunny Side of the Street (1951)

Passed | 71 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.4
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Ted Mason is a studio guide at CBS Television in Hollywood. His ambition is to get a break and become a headline singer such as 'Frankie Laine (I)', Toni Arden and Billy Daniels, who he ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels, Terry Moore, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 57

41. The Old Homestead (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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Wertheimer, a New York radio talent scout, shows up at Uncle Jed's barn dance having received numerous letters from Nancy Shackelford, the adopted daughter of Uncle Jed Shackelford, telling... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Mary Carlisle, Lawrence Gray, Willard Robertson, Dorothy Lee

Votes: 14

42. Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.0
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In this fictional film in which performers using their own name do fictional things with fictional people there is no one playing 'Self', but there is a record-company talent scout, Bill ... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Dámaso Pérez Prado, Perez Prado Orchestra, The Mary Kaye Trio, Mary Kaye

Votes: 36

43. A Wave, a WAC and a Marine (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Henny, talent scout for the Margaret Ames Film Agency in Hollywood, mistakes Judy and Marian, the understudies, for Eileen and Betty, the real stars of a Broadway show and signs them up for... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elyse Knox, Ann Gillis, Sally Eilers, Richard Lane

Votes: 52

44. Scatterbrain (1940)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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Eddie MacIntyre is a press agent, talent scout and right-hand man to J.R.Russell, Producer/Director of Perfection Pictures, is planning a scheme in which he will "plant" his girl friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Judy Canova, Alan Mowbray, Ruth Donnelly, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 25

45. Sioux City Sue (I) (1946)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Utilizing a script from 1939's "She Married a Cop" with a 1946 Hit Parade song for the title, Gene Autry's screen return following his WW II Army Air Corps service, "Sioux City Sue" has ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion Jr., Lynne Roberts, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 79

46. Loretta (1994)

Drama

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JUST PLEASE LET ME WATCH THE MOVIE!

Director: Mel Chionglo | Stars: Ruffa Gutierrez, Gabby Concepcion, Jaclyn Jose, Rosemarie Gil

47. 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: 64

48. My Best Gal (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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Kitty O'Hara (Jane Withers)has a good singing voice but will have nothing to do with trying to use it in the theatre or on the radio. She and her grandfather, Danny O'Hara (Frank Craven), ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Jane Withers, Jimmy Lydon, Frank Craven, Fortunio Bonanova

Votes: 16

49. Scoutman (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Mary (17) and Atsushi (20) elope and come to live in Tokyo from a nearby city. Soon after running out of money, they start looking for a job. Mari meets a girl named Kana who sells party ... See full summary »

Director: Masato Ishioka | Stars: Miku Matsumoto, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuka Fujimoto, Akihito Yoshiie

Votes: 92

50. Glamour Girl (1948)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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The marriage of Ray Royle (Jack Leonard) to recording company talent scout Lorraine (Virginia Grey) ends in divorce after she tries to dictate both his personal and professional life. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Gene Krupa and His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Virginia Grey, Michael Duane

Votes: 7



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