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1. Papillon (I) (2017)

R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime

7.1
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51 Metascore

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Damijan Oklopdzic, Christopher Fairbank, Jason Ryan

Votes: 36,827 | Gross: $2.34M

2. 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: 71,997 | Gross: $39.44M

3. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 223,771 | Gross: $159.60M

4. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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77 Metascore

1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 27,118 | Gross: $2.01M

5. The Love Witch (2016)

Unrated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

6.2
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82 Metascore

A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.

Director: Anna Biller | Stars: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys

Votes: 9,879 | Gross: $0.23M

6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

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

Votes: 200,694 | Gross: $8.82M

7. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical

7.8
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80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 44,467 | Gross: $42.77M

8. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 39,984 | Gross: $6.11M

9. Laurel Canyon (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 15,413 | Gross: $3.66M

10. Stuck on You (2003)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy

5.7
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62 Metascore

Conjoined twins from Martha's Vineyard move to Los Angeles so that one of them can pursue an acting career.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher

Votes: 49,261 | Gross: $33.83M

11. Knife+Heart (2018)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.3
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69 Metascore

Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.

Director: Yann Gonzalez | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet

Votes: 2,104 | Gross: $0.03M

12. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton, Michael Crawford

Votes: 7,860

13. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Not Rated | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert

Votes: 11,567

14. Tin Man (2007)

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 12,661

15. Screwballs (1983)

R | 80 min | Comedy

4.7
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34 Metascore

Frolicking youth comedy about zany high school students set in the 1960s.

Director: Rafal Zielinski | Stars: Peter Keleghan, Kent Deuters, Linda Speciale, Alan Deveau

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $2.08M

16. My One and Only (2009)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

6.5
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62 Metascore

After leaving her philandering husband, an elegant socialite takes her two sons on a road trip across America in search of a better life.

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Logan Lerman, Mark Rendall, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 8,168 | Gross: $2.48M

17. 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: 15,690 | Gross: $6.38M

18. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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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: 5,084 | Gross: $13.01M

19. The Look of Love (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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57 Metascore

The life of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur who became Britain's richest man.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots

Votes: 6,306 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself for the murder of a burlesque dancer as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,141

21. Ugly, Dirty and Bad (1976)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Four generations of a family live in a shantytown in the outskirts of Rome. The household engages in various forms of sexual idiosyncrasies, land swindles, incest, drugs and adultery.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Francesco Anniballi, Maria Bosco, Giselda Castrini, Alfredo D'Ippolito

Votes: 6,959 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Promises..... Promises! (1963)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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After a drunken spree on a cruise ship, two women discover that they're pregnant, and set out to find who the fathers are.

Director: King Donovan | Stars: Jayne Mansfield, Marie McDonald, Tommy Noonan, Mickey Hargitay

Votes: 346

23. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 9,435

24. Make It Happen (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

5.4
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Embarking on a journey to fulfill her dreams as a dancer, a young girl discovers a new style of dance that will prove to be the source of both conflict and self-discovery.

Director: Darren Grant | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Riley Smith, John Reardon

Votes: 5,811

25. King of California (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.

Director: Mike Cahill | Stars: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Laura Kachergus

Votes: 21,483 | Gross: $0.26M

26. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

6.0
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A naive Amish young woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jason Robards, Britt Ekland, Norman Wisdom, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 1,297

27. Box of Moonlight (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An engineer finds his first gray hair, takes 6 days off from wife, son and work, rents a car and meets different people.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount

Votes: 5,073 | Gross: $0.72M

28. Cover Girl (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Rusty Parker wins a contest and becomes a celebrated cover girl; this endangers her romance with dancing mentor Danny.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Lee Bowman, Phil Silvers

Votes: 4,296

29. Real Sex (1990– )

TV-MA | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary series that explores sex in the '90s. Each episode has several segments about current trends in sexuality as well as street interviews with common people.

Stars: Susan Block, Barbara Carrellas, Samantha Jones, Nely Galan

Votes: 305

30. Mermaid's Song (2015)

88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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Done Four Productions' "Charlotte's Song" is a dark homage to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" set in the 1930s Dust Bowl, and stars "Game of Thrones" baddie Iwan Rheon.

Director: Nicholas Humphries | Stars: Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, Brendan Taylor, Jessie Fraser

Votes: 220

31. Lustful Illusions (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

6.9
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Unfulfilled housewife Allison (Darian Caine) secretly yearns for adventure. When a mysterious antique movie camera appears in her living room, it heralds the beginning of a sexual odyssey ... See full summary »

Director: Brian McNulty | Stars: Darian Caine, Jackie Stevens, Sativa Verte, A.J. Khan

Votes: 46

32. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

6.6
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73 Metascore

Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Votes: 2,649 | Gross: $7.70M

33. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 6,170 | Gross: $3.73M

34. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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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, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,539

35. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)

Approved | 61 min | Musical, Romance

6.1
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A chorus girl falls in love with a wealthy young man, but their relationship is jeopardized by her mother's fears about the reaction of his family.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Adele Jergens, Marilyn Monroe, Rand Brooks, Nana Bryant

Votes: 860

36. Bizarre (2015)

Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

4.5
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Maurice is a French teenager who escaped France and begins working at a hype club in Brooklyn called BIZARRE. He quickly becomes a sort of 'mascot' of this incredible club.The owner and the... See full summary »

Director: Étienne Faure | Stars: Pierre Prieur, Adrian James, Raquel Nave, Rebekah Underhill

Votes: 897

37. The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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A pardoned stagecoach robber, becomes government agent and marries a naive unsuspecting east-coast dentist in order to join a wagon train and catch the smugglers who have been selling guns to the Indians.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Don Knotts, Barbara Rhoades, Jackie Coogan, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 2,163

38. Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Approved | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.1
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George Gershwin is a driven composer whose need to succeed destroys his relationship with singer Julie Adams and socialite Christine Gilbert.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith, Charles Coburn

Votes: 1,121

39. The Josephine Baker Story (1991 TV Movie)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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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: 1,134

40. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,022

41. Dancing Lady (1933)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.7
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An attractive dancer is rescued from jail by a rich man, who helps her to have her first big opportunity at a musical play on Broadway.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 1,853

42. Lady of Burlesque (1943)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Mystery

6.4
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After one member of their group is murdered, the performers at a burlesque house must work together to find out who the killer is before they strike again.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Michael O'Shea, J. Edward Bromberg, Iris Adrian

Votes: 1,935

43. Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.7
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Judy O'Brien is an aspiring ballerina in a dance troupe. Also in the company is Bubbles, a brash mantrap who leaves the struggling troupe for a career in burlesque. When the company ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Louis Hayward, Lucille Ball, Virginia Field

Votes: 1,737

44. Sweet Karma (2009)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A mute Russian girl infiltrates Toronto's underground sex trade to avenge the death of her sister.

Director: Andrew Thomas Hunt | Stars: Shera Bechard, John Tokatlidis, Frank J. Zupancic, Christian Bako

Votes: 1,791

45. Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens

Votes: 3,783

46. Cabaret of the Dead (2017)

71 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.6
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Pin-up vixens vs. bloodthirsty zombies, set in post-apocalyptic Hollywood.

Director: Staci Layne Wilson | Stars: Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Carrie Keagan, Tristan Risk, Chase Williamson

Votes: 123

47. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

Votes: 1,753

48. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak, Albert Dekker

Votes: 2,416 | Gross: $0.86M

49. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,065 | Gross: $0.01M

50. Tonight for Sure (1962)

69 min | Comedy, Western

3.1
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On the club's stage reality and fiction are mixed.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Karl Schanzer, Don Kenney, Marli Renfro, Virginia Gordon

Votes: 164



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