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1. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 631,603 | Gross: $192.73M

2. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 69,316

3. Lost in Translation (2003)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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89 Metascore

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

Votes: 386,865 | Gross: $44.59M

4. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 871,158 | Gross: $125.62M

5. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.9
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74 Metascore

An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

Votes: 426,183 | Gross: $56.36M

6. The King of Comedy (1982)

PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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73 Metascore

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 77,545 | Gross: $2.50M

7. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 120,437 | Gross: $108.25M

8. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

Votes: 201,620 | Gross: $37.77M

9. Final Destination 2 (2003)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: A.J. Cook, Ali Larter, Tony Todd, Michael Landes

Votes: 144,816 | Gross: $46.96M

10. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

8.0
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A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 48,210 | Gross: $0.78M

11. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 75,347 | Gross: $41.90M

12. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

Votes: 35,680 | Gross: $0.28M

13. The Larry Sanders Show (1992–1998)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

8.3
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A comedic behind the scenes look at a late night talk show.

Stars: Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor, Wallace Langham, Rip Torn

Votes: 7,113

14. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.5
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Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 17,403

15. Alan Partridge (2013)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 28,635 | Gross: $0.15M

16. For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.3
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68 Metascore

Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, Christopher Guest

Votes: 13,358 | Gross: $5.54M

17. Little Black Book (2004)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

5.3
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36 Metascore

A woman snoops through her boyfriend's palm pilot and reveals his former girlfriends, which causes her to question why they're still listed in his little black book.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Ron Livingston, Holly Hunter, Kathy Bates

Votes: 16,876 | Gross: $20.42M

18. World's Greatest Dad (I) (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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69 Metascore

When his son's body is found in a humiliating accident, a lonely high school teacher inadvertently attracts an overwhelming amount of community and media attention after covering up the truth with a phony suicide note.

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait | Stars: Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Morgan Murphy, Naomi Glick

Votes: 36,083 | Gross: $0.22M

19. The Critic (1994–2001)

TV-14 | 522 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Jay Sherman is a New York film critic who has to review films he doesn't like for a living.

Stars: Jon Lovitz, Nick Jameson, Maurice LaMarche, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 7,153

20. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

Votes: 4,188 | Gross: $20.26M

21. Welcome to Me (2014)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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69 Metascore

When Alice Klieg wins the Mega-Millions lottery, she immediately quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show.

Director: Shira Piven | Stars: Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini, Wes Bentley

Votes: 17,572 | Gross: $0.61M

22. Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1993–2011)

15 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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Space Ghost in his 40s is no longer a superhero, and now he even goes by his real name Tad Ghostal. However, to remain in the spot-light he has started his own late-night talk show filmed ... See full summary »

Stars: George Lowe, C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Dave Willis

Votes: 5,682

23. Then She Found Me (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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56 Metascore

39-year-old April Epner's childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Hunt | Stars: Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick

Votes: 9,405 | Gross: $3.74M

24. Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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56 Metascore

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Vanessa Feltz

Votes: 4,036 | Gross: $0.17M

25. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A local talk show host organizes an alcoholic professor and a pensioner known for playing Santa Claus to decide whether there was ever a revolution in their town Vaslui.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

Votes: 6,723 | Gross: $0.09M

26. What Just Happened??! (2019– )

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

4.2
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Hosted by actor Fred Savage, "What Just Happened??!" is a unique bland of a real talk-show and a scripted comedy series set around Fred's fictional aftershow for the most popular fictional Sci-Fi show in America called The Flare.

Stars: Fred Savage, Taylor Tomlinson, Best Coast, Bethany Cosentino

Votes: 187

27. Micki + Maude (1984)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Dudley Moore, Amy Irving, Ann Reinking, Richard Mulligan

Votes: 2,560 | Gross: $26.20M

28. Peep World (2010)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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27 Metascore

Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Lewis Black

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Keith Lemon: The Film (2012)

85 min | Comedy

2.6
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Keith Lemon (Leigh Francis) is preparing to take his invention, the securipole, which he has been attempting to lift off the ground for twenty years, to a business convention in London. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Angunawela | Stars: Leigh Francis, Kelly Brook, Laura Aikman, Kevin Bishop

Votes: 4,011

30. The Perfect Holiday (2007)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.5
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32 Metascore

A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother.

Director: Lance Rivera | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah, Faizon Love

Votes: 2,799 | Gross: $5.81M

31. Buddy (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta

Votes: 4,230

32. Absolutely Fabulous (2001)

105 min | Comedy

4.6
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Patsy has a penchant for alcohol, especially for a famous brand of champagne. Eddie is obsessed with her curves and perpetually electrified by cocaine, soothed by countless different sleeping pills.

Director: Gabriel Aghion | Stars: Josiane Balasko, Nathalie Baye, Marie Gillain, Vincent Elbaz

Votes: 876

33. Forever, Lulu (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Mystery

4.2
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A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. Alec Baldwin plays the cop who pursues her killers.

Director: Amos Kollek | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Debbie Harry, Alec Baldwin, Annie Golden

Votes: 327

34. Primetime Glick (2001–2003)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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Talk-show parody featuring obese host Jiminy Glick, who usually knows nothing about his guests and hurls veiled insults at them during his interviews.

Stars: Martin Short, Michael McKean, Brett Gilbert, Jackie Stevens

Votes: 788

35. Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut (2012 Video)

124 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake "Star Wars: A New Hope" into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars ... See full summary »

Director: Casey Pugh

Votes: 142

36. Queer Duck: The Movie (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 72 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

5.3
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Adam Seymour "Queer Duck" Duckstein (Jim J. Bullock) leaves his lover, Stephen Arlo "Openly" Gator (Kevin Michael Richardson), when he becomes enamored of and marries the Nora-Desmondesque Lola Buzzard (Jackie Hoffman).

Director: Xeth Feinberg | Stars: Jim J. Bullock, Jackie Hoffman, Kevin Michael Richardson, Billy West

Votes: 935

37. Night Stand (1995–1999)

60 min | Comedy

8.2
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Of all the talk shows, there's only one show that doesn't hesitate to take up such serious issues as teenage prostitution, aliens from outer space or breast implants in the Dick Dietrick ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Stack, Lynne Marie Stewart, Robert Alan Beuth, Peter Siragusa

Votes: 550

38. Heil (2015)

102 min | Comedy

5.4
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An African-German Author loses his memory and is used by a modern National Socialist Party as promotion-figure for more political power over Germany.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Jerry Hoffmann, Liv Lisa Fries, Jacob Matschenz

Votes: 711

39. Po cem muzi touzí (2018)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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The charismatic and self-confident man, Karel Král, is the editor-in-chief of men's magazine. Although a chauvinistic type, he is very popular with women. However, he struggles in his ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolf Havlik | Stars: Anna Polívková, Jirí Langmajer, Tatiana Pauhofová, Sára Sandeva

Votes: 179

40. Awakening of the Beast (1970)

93 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Ângelo Assunção, Ronaldo Beibe, Andreia Bryan

Votes: 1,006

41. Superstar (2012)

112 min | Drama

5.3
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An average guy who works in a recycling plant wakes up one morning to discover that he's become inexplicably famous.

Director: Xavier Giannoli | Stars: Kad Merad, Cécile de France, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Cédric Ben Abdallah

Votes: 861

42. Murder Live! (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Marg Helgenberger, David Morse, Christine Estabrook, Lauren Tom

Votes: 284

43. Forgive and Forget (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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David O'Neil, a plasterer and mature student Theo have been best mates for fourteen years and are practically inseparable. However, their friendship has become strained as Theo is about to ... See full summary »

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: John Simm, Steve John Shepherd, Laura Fraser, Maurice Roëves

Votes: 544

44. Sunes familie (1997)

85 min | Family, Comedy

4.4
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Director: Hans Kristensen | Stars: Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen, Henrik Lykkegaard, Erni Arneson, Niels Anders Thorn

Votes: 169

45. Laura Lansing Slept Here (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

6.4
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A famous, pampered novelist accepts a bet suggesting that she can't survive one week of living with an average family.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Karen Austin, Brenda Forbes, Joel Higgins

Votes: 200

46. You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (1972 TV Short)

Not Rated | 24 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Linus runs for school president with Lucy and Charlie Brown being his campaign managers.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Chad Webber, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 1,429

47. The Psychic (1968)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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An ad executive takes a fall off a ladder and afterwards discovers that he has psychic powers. He leaves his family to go into show business and cash in on his new powers, and proceeds to ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Hurley | Stars: Dick Gjonola, Robyn Guest, Bobbi Spencer, Rhonda Reed

Votes: 46

48. McBride: Anybody Here Murder Marty? (2005 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Tracy is an aspiring singer who breaks up with Joe, her longtime boyfriend, on a popular TV show, but when the show's TV host is found murdered, all fingers point straight to Joe. McBride must now take charge and clear Joe's name.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: John Larroquette, Marta DuBois, Matt Lutz, Lisa Brenner

Votes: 152

49. Terminal City Ricochet (1990)

107 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Welcome to Terminal City, a decaying world where the citizens wallow amidst a mind-boggling profusion of discarded consumer goods; a ruthless world where television is exploited to its ... See full summary »

Director: Zale Dalen | Stars: Peter Breck, Germain Houde, Jello Biafra, Mark Bennett

Votes: 140

50. El grito en el cielo (1998)

101 min | Comedy

4.8
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TV host Miranda Vega heads a variety talk-show format. Confronted with plummeting ratings, she is forced to try a different approach that brings singing hookers, drug addicts, and other ... See full summary »

Directors: Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso | Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Loles León, María Pujalte, Daniel Guzmán

Votes: 126



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