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1. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 296,063 | Gross: $7.22M

2. Tootsie (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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88 Metascore

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 90,907 | Gross: $177.20M

3. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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89 Metascore

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 219,345 | Gross: $44.67M

4. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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48 Metascore

The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Kim Stanley, Bart Burns

Votes: 6,428 | Gross: $5.00M

5. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 18,895 | Gross: $0.00M

6. 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: 17,150 | Gross: $0.22M

7. The Last Movie Star (I) (2017)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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46 Metascore

An aging former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. On its surface, the film is a tale about faded fame. At its core, it's a universal story about growing old.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter, Clark Duke, Chevy Chase

Votes: 2,842 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Scarlet Diva (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama

5.1
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48 Metascore

A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Jean Shepard, Herbert Fritsch, Gianluca Arcopinto

Votes: 2,165 | Gross: $0.02M

9. Factory Girl (2006)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Sienna Miller, Guy Pearce, Hayden Christensen, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 20,168 | Gross: $1.66M

10. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.0
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 2,422

11. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Anthology film from three European directors based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe: a cruel princess haunted by a ghostly horse, a sadistic young man haunted by his double, and an alcoholic actor haunted by the Devil.

Directors: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,114

12. Peter's Friends (1992)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 9,839 | Gross: $4.06M

13. The Fan (1981)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Douglas, a record salesman, is an obsessive fan of actress Sally Ross. When his letters are rejected, he strikes out at her and her loved ones.

Director: Ed Bianchi | Stars: Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 1,702

14. Mephisto (1981)

Unrated | 144 min | Drama

7.8
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 8,696

15. The Girl (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren.

Director: Julian Jarrold | Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Conrad Kemp

Votes: 6,405

16. Star! (1968)

G | 176 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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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: 1,843 | Gross: $9.16M

17. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A chronicle of the ambitions, dreams, and disappointments of aspiring actresses who all live in the same boarding house.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 7,131

18. Audition (II) (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A romance is portrayed by one hundred actors who audition for the two lead roles and the chance to perform the final terrifying act.

Director: Matt Herron | Stars: Paige Spara, Chelsea Frei, Nicholas Baroudi, Tyler Elliot Burke

Votes: 35

19. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $1.40M

20. The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,968

21. Rainbow (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.8
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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her... See full summary »

Director: Jackie Cooper | Stars: Andrea McArdle, Don Murray, Michael Parks, Rue McClanahan

Votes: 190

22. 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

23. A Very Private Affair (1962)

103 min | Drama

5.6
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When Jill becomes a movie star, she soon discovers that her private life is destroyed by persistent fans that won't leave her alone. Her mother's ex-lover, Fabio, tries to protect her.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni, Nicolas Bataille, Dirk Sanders

Votes: 884

24. What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.1
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood director.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 1,988

25. Echo Park (1985)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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In the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, everyone is more than they initially seem. May waits tables, raises a son, Henry, and is an aspiring actress. She needs a roommate and takes in... See full summary »

Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Susan Dey, Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen, Christopher Walker

Votes: 572 | Gross: $0.70M

26. The Actress (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 1,066

27. Unscripted (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

Stars: Krista Allen, Bryan Greenberg, Jennifer Hall, Frank Langella

Votes: 384

28. Blaze Starr Goes Nudist (1962)

Not Rated | 75 min | Romance

3.4
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Stripper Blaze Starr, playing herself, drives her agent--who is also her fiancé--to distraction by ignoring scheduled "press functions" and spending her weekends at a nudist camp.

Director: Doris Wishman | Stars: Blaze Starr, Ralph Young, Gene Berk, William Mayer

Votes: 289

29. The Long Firm (2004)

220 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives of characters who live, love, and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.

Stars: Mark Strong, George Costigan, Neil Conrich, Geoff Bell

Votes: 581

30. Jeanne Eagels (1957)

Not Rated | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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The life of 1920s actress Jeanne Eagels.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kim Novak, Jeff Chandler, Agnes Moorehead, Charles Drake

Votes: 591

31. Life After Flash (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.6
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"Life After Flash" looks at the roller coaster life of Sam J Jones since his role as Flash Gordon, his struggles and successes, and the aftermath of when he went up against one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood.

Director: Lisa Downs | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Brian Blessed, Topol

Votes: 220

32. Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Elizabeth Taylor

Votes: 807

33. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 3,337 | Gross: $1.10M

34. Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.7
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This made for TV movie tells the story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It begins in the 1930's when they met as actors under contract at RKO and ends with their divorce in 1960. In between ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Frances Fisher, Maurice Benard, Robin Pearson Rose, John Wheeler

Votes: 191

35. Esther Kahn (2000)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in nineteenth century London, dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 855

36. Number One Fan (1995)

R | 89 min | Thriller

4.3
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Hollywood's biggest action star, Zane Barry, played by Chad McQueen (son of Steve McQueen) is seduced by his gorgeous number one fan, Blair Madsen, played by Renee Griffin. For Blair, it's ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Simpson | Stars: Chad McQueen, Catherine Mary Stewart, Renee Allman, Paul Bartel

Votes: 180

37. Lazare

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical | Completed

A team of French-Brazilian actors goes to Bucharest to shoot a film at a lower cost. But the Romanian technical team secretly shoot their own film.

Director: Philippe Chalem | Stars: Emine Meyrem, Milena Straube, Lionel Rousselot, Stanislas Siwiorek

38. La bomba (1999)

96 min | Comedy

5.9
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Three young Italian actors while attending Actor's Studio set up as a joke an extortion acting like real mafiosi. After the successful first extortion they decide to continue on that way. But the NY mafia realize what is happening and...

Director: Giulio Base | Stars: Vito Antuofermo, Alexis Arts, Giulio Base, Enrico Brignano

Votes: 233

39. Sweethearts (1938)

Passed | 114 min | Musical

6.3
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The team behind a successful Broadway production tries to stop the married stars from transitioning to Hollywood.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

Votes: 523

40. Aktorzy prowincjonalni (1979)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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The film is set in a small town near Warsaw, to which a young and coming director comes to produce a classic play (Wyspianski "Wyzwolenie") with a modern vein. Everyone in the production ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Halina Labonarska, Tadeusz Huk, Iwona Biernacka, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 211

41. See the Man Run (1971 TV Movie)

73 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Robert Culp, Angie Dickinson, Eddie Albert, June Allyson

Votes: 92

42. Being Michael Madsen (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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Actor Michael Madsen turns the tables on notorious paparazzo, Billy Dant, by hiring a trio of documentarians to chronicle Dant's life, loves, and troubles.

Director: Michael Mongillo | Stars: Michael Madsen, Jason Alan Smith, Doug Tompos, Kathy Searle

Votes: 259

43. Wonderworks: Young Charlie Chaplin (1989– )

160 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.5
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A film about the early life of the great comedy film maker.

Stars: Joe Geary, Lee Whitlock, Twiggy, Ian McShane

Votes: 47

44. Tasmanian Devil: The Fast and Furious Life of Errol Flynn (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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The story of Tasmanian-born actor Errol Flynn whose short & flamboyant life, full of scandals, adventures, loves and excess was largely played out in front of the camera - either making ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Nasht | Stars: Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Meyers, Kathryn Medlock, Ila Andrews

Votes: 76

45. Marisa in the Woods (2017)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Marisa feels that she is the supporting actress of her own life. She is ready to disappear, silent and quietly, like fading into black.

Director: Antonio Morales | Stars: Patricia Jordá, Aida de la Cruz, Mauricio Bautista, Carmen Mayordomo

Votes: 36

46. Carola (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Michael Sacks, Leslie Caron, Douglas Anderson, Edward Knight

Votes: 22

47. Curtains (III) (2017)

25 min | Short, Comedy

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A comedy about the rise and fall of Peter Fleming, avant-garde theatre legend and one-time bad boy of Cleveland's experimental art scene.

Director: Gar Hoover | Stars: Lara Carling, Jack Curtin, Brendan Dowling, Ryder Insua

48. Happenings of the Eighth Day (2014)

82 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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Director: Arya Ghavamian | Stars: Arya Ghavamian, Jason Kapoor, Travis Cole Watkins, Joseph Pisacane

Votes: 13

49. Hollywood and Vine (2008)

80 min | Drama

2.8
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A night in the life of 5 dysfunctional actors, struggling to make it in Hollywood.

Director: Eric Minh Swenson | Stars: Tenaya Cleveland, Brandon Burkhart, Sarah Craveiro, David Daskal

Votes: 22

50. Before Twilight (2008)

96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A group of retired esteemed actors plans to stage Goethe's Faust. Their work toward fulfilling the dream breaks the routine of everyday life at the Retirement Home for Actors, and reveals the joy of reappearing on the stage.

Director: Jacek Blawut | Stars: Jan Nowicki, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Ewa Krasnodebska, Irena Kwiatkowska

Votes: 114



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