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1. The Puffy Chair (2005)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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73 Metascore

Josh Sagers drives cross-country on a mission to deliver his father's birthday gift - a giant purple LazyBoy.

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton, Rhett Wilkins, Julie Fischer

Votes: 4,743 | Gross: $0.19M

2. Happy Christmas (2014)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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70 Metascore

After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

Votes: 7,414 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Cook Off! (2007)

R | 98 min | Comedy

4.1
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Amateur "chefs" from around the country compete for a million dollar prize in the ultimate food fight.

Directors: Cathryn Michon, Guy Shalem | Stars: Louie Anderson, Nick Rey Angelus, Diedrich Bader, Jordan Black

Votes: 751

4. Scot Squad (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Mockumentary comedy series following the life of scottish police officers from different areas of the force. In a fly on the wall style.

Stars: Joe Hullait, Karen Bartke, Jack Docherty, Manjot Sumal

Votes: 169

5. High Road (2011)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.3
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A drug-dealer goes cross country with a group of roadies to deliver or else he'll be killed by a group of gangsters.

Director: Matt Walsh | Stars: Ben Boodman, Kathryn Burns, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Coleman

Votes: 1,526

6. Conrad & Butler Take a Vacation (2000)

30 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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When Conrad and Butler decide to take a vacation, things don't go quite as planned.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Carlos Jacott, John Lehr

Votes: 128

7. UCB Comedy Originals (2007– )

Short, Comedy

6.1
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UCB Comedy is the home for Sketch and Short Films from the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Stars: Matt Besser, Timothy Dunn, Jim Santangeli, Cody Lindquist

Votes: 39

8. Operation Good Guys (1997–2000)

30 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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A mockumentary which looks behind the scenes of a supposedly elite police force.

Stars: John Beckett, Dominic Anciano, Perry Benson, Mark Burdis

Votes: 440

9. Unscripted (2005– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Three young actors try to make it big in Hollywood.

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

Votes: 386

10. The UCB Show (2016– )

TV-PG | Comedy

7.1
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A weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the UCB Theatres in LA and NYC. Hosted by Upright Citizens Brigade co-founders Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh

Votes: 61

11. Women in Revolt (1971)

X | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

5.8
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This film is a satire of the women's liberation movement, staring a trio of female impersonators. Candy is an aloof heiress caught in an unhappy relationship with her brother. Jackie is a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn, Jonathan Kramer

Votes: 692

12. Friends, Foes & Fireworks (2018)

75 min | Drama

5.9
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Fiona has recently received a life-changing health diagnosis, so in an attempt to curb feelings of isolation and anxiety she hosts a NYE reunion with her closest female friends. However, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Jayne, Ivan Malekin | Stars: Lara Deam, Whitney Duff, Asleen Mauthoor, Genya Mik

Votes: 16

13. Parallel Lives (1994 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.9
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Fraternity is having a nostalgic weekend reunion decades after their graduation. The girls they went to college with join them. Old flames are rekindled and lives reexamined but reality strikes when one of them is tragically murdered.

Director: Linda Yellen | Stars: Jim Belushi, Liza Minnelli, Michael S. O'Rourke, James Brolin

Votes: 283

14. On the Spot (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Only Half a script and the audience makes up the rest and when you hear that bell the person who ever just said the last line has to make up a completely new one "On the Spot"

Stars: Jeff Bryan Davis, Jordan Black, Arden Myrin, Erinn Hayes

Votes: 45

15. Crime Stories (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Former real life police officer Jane Antrobus and an actor play detectives alongside guest stars in a daily show using improvisation, narration, and talking and looking to camera to create the impression of a documentary.

Stars: Jane Antrobus, Ben Hull, Tom Butcher, Anna Acton

Votes: 31

16. House of Little Deaths (2016)

154 min | Drama

3.2
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A week in the life of the eight women working a brothel outside Philadelphia.

Director: Scout Tafoya | Stars: Emily Crovella, Michelle Siracusa, Alexandra Maiorino, Reina Guarini

Votes: 8

17. Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (1987 TV Movie)

Comedy

7.6
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From "In Your Face," an uproarious news spoof, to a luncheonette that specializes in some sandwiches, Winters and his wild bunch wreak comedy havoc in this wacky walk on the wild side.

Director: Peter Ferrara | Stars: Jonathan Winters, Susan Anton, Milton Berle, Phyllis Diller

Votes: 40

18. Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat (2008 TV Special)

Unrated | 61 min | Comedy

7.2
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Beginning with a suggestion from the audience, guest monologists tell true stories that kick off a series of high octane improvised sketches. From medical marijuana to embarrassing sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Cochran | Stars: Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh

Votes: 228

19. Factory (2008)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Largely improvised, this 1/2-hr comedy revolves around 4 long-time friends - Gary, Smitty, Gus and Chase - who all work at the local factory in a small Illinois town.

Stars: Michael Coleman, David Pasquesi, Jay Leggett, Mitch Rouse

Votes: 180

20. Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.9
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The story of the Del Close Marathon in New York City, a celebration of improv comedy, Del Close, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Director: Todd G. Bieber | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anthony Atamanuik, Claire Ayoub, Matt Besser

Votes: 23

21. G.I.L.F. (2008– )

Comedy

7.4
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She's a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a lover, a fashion designer, and a part-time receptionist who's full-time irresistible!

Stars: Damon Jones, Tara Karsian, Tom Lenk, Steve Little

Votes: 5

22. A Bad Penny (2018)

Comedy

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Ditsy, Directionless, Dumped. Penny's life's a disaster, but she won't give up on love.

Director: Natalys Willcox | Stars: Katherine Press, Pippa Haywood, Zahra Ahmadi, Sophie Delora Jones

23. The Last 48 (2012)

74 min | Drama, Romance

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Annie tells Stan it's time to move on.

Director: Cameron Bossert | Stars: Stacey Linnartz, Jeremy Rishe, Will Blomker, Emma DeCorsey

24. 12 Months (2020)

Drama | Post-production

A completely improvised film that looks at a relationship, from the first date to the last, over the course of 12 months.

Director: Clinton Cornwell | Stars: Rachel Amanda Bryant, Christopher Mychael Watson, Kailena Mai, Trisha Molina

25. A Life in Pieces (1990–1991)

5 min | Short, Comedy

7.7
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Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling gives his rambling opinions on the Twelve Days of Christmas, in discussion with Ludovic Kennedy.

Stars: Peter Cook, Ludovic Kennedy

Votes: 22

26. The Expropriation (1974)

60 min | Drama

7.7
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An Agronom arrive at a farm to expropriate land, but the landowner is willing to leave the country voluntarily. A revolt among the tenants occur.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Delfina Guzmán, Nemesio Antúnez, Jaime Vadell, Luis Alarcón

Votes: 20

27. Brothers (2011)

90 min | Drama

5.7
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The story about three brothers who are reunited to celebrate their father's 70th birthday.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: Kari Heiskanen, Pertti Sveholm, Timo Torikka, Liisa Mustonen

Votes: 151

28. Low Self-Esteem Girl (2000)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A generous but gullible young woman is exploited sexually by a pot dealer and his clients. Meanwhile, a demon-possessed virgin falls in love with her but his Christian youth group pastor ... See full summary »

Director: Blaine Thurier | Stars: Corrina Hammond, Rob McBeth, Ted Dave, Cindy Wolfe

Votes: 38

29. Turnbuckle (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

4.8
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Kimberly Beckmen is a reporter who cares less about being good, than about getting a good story. She is drawn into the world of W.A.N.C at a tag team title match, which pits Destroyer and ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Craddock, Kevin Gillese | Stars: Jocelyn Ahlf, Belinda Cornish, Francois Marchand, Frederick Kroetsch

Votes: 23

30. UCB Live! (2012–2014)

Comedy

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Stars: Lauren Adams, Benjamin Apple, Anthony Atamanuik, Matt Besser

31. Good News (2007)

16 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Playwrights play at making a movie.

Directors: Peter Dizozza, Maria Micheles | Stars: Peter Dizozza, Maria Micheles

32. A Sudden Loss of Gravity (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min

5.9
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Three generations of small town rebel-rebels crash into each other and burn in Todd Verow's new film, A Sudden Loss of Gravity. The small town of Bangor Maine is finally entering the 80's ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Verow | Stars: Philly Abe, Craig Bowden, Tiffany Cordell-Lee, Rebecca Denise

Votes: 48

33. Misguided (II) (2015– )

30 min | Comedy

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Misguided is an improvised comedy television show where four characters are 'misguided' by a live studio audience. The characters and storylines progress every episode and all four storylines come together at the end of the season.

Stars: Laura Buskes, Brigitte Craig, Aisling Rose McGrogan, Phillip McKechnie

34. The Long Johns (1995–1997)

15 min | Comedy

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Stars: John Bird, John Fortune

35. Mystery Babylon (2011)

55 min | Thriller

7.7
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It is the End of Times. A mysterious signal draws survivors to a so-called safe haven. A scientist is trying by any means possible to rid the Earth of the plague that has descended. The question is, has she gone too far?

Director: Alex Hughes | Stars: Hannah Cantrell, Dominic Carson, Samantha Dent, Jessica Dove

Votes: 13

36. Drunken Butterflies (2014)

89 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, the Twenty-Teens. A romantic, violent, life-changing day in the life of eight teenagers.

Director: Garry Sykes | Stars: Leanne Rutter, Yasmine Ati, Amanda Sarah Hodgson, Katie Quinn

Votes: 5

37. Irregular Fruit (2009)

16 min | Short, Comedy

8.0
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Abby owns a little organic grocery store. Her employee quits unexpectedly and she must hire a replacement as soon as possible. A revolving door of unbalanced applicants show up to interview... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Adloff | Stars: Mary Sohn, Mike Daflos, Jeff Garretson, Dana Quercioli

Votes: 9

38. Sulphur (2016)

Short, Thriller

8.5
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Sulphur follows the descent of a young couple, falling into a rabbit hole of intoxication, pagan ritual and local hostility. As they lose each other, they also lose their grip on reality - ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ian Smith | Stars: Toby Chown, Alex Harvey, Rakel Lindgren

Votes: 6

39. Beanz (2010)

50 min | Drama

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When the inhabitants of Westboro are faced with a one boy crime wave, the police are no help, so they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Director: Stephen Woods | Stars: Sophie Ash, Persephone Bell, Josh Burns, Michael Callaghan

40. The Last Flesh & Blood Show (2012)

125 min | Horror

4.2
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A love triangle is further complicated by economic strain and the undead.

Director: Scout Tafoya | Stars: Stephie Ulm, Jack Farrell, Taryn Hipp, Scout Tafoya

Votes: 9

41. We Cause Scenes (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.1
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The extraordinary story of a group of twenty-somethings who seized the streets of New York, transforming the meaning of comedy, performance and art through forming 'Improv Everywhere,' a prank collective ten years in the making.

Director: Matt Adams | Stars: Charlie Todd, Ben Folds, Daniel Berman, Milo Finch

Votes: 231

42. Such Is Life (III) (2012)

120 min | Drama

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10 stories form a tapestry of life as seen through the eyes of young people.

Director: Stephen Woods | Stars: Caroline Adams, Juliet Adams, Matteo Addis, Lucy Aitken

43. A Knock at the Door (2010)

70 min | Drama

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A boy stops at a friend's house to flirt after a bad day, but things go worse than he could have imagined.

Director: Scout Tafoya | Stars: Tim Earle, Rachel Thompson, Tucker Johnson, Justin Demers

44. On the Cusp, Off the Cuff (2012)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.3
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A sociologist and improv comedian, filmmaker Nate Dern follows five aspiring comedians hoping to make it onto a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Since its founding in ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Dern | Stars: J.D. Amato, Will Hines, Anthony King, Allie Kokesh

Votes: 6

45. Piccola settimana - Semanita (2003)

Comedy, Drama

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A rock'n roll band goes away for a weekend in the country, hoping to find the inspiration for their debut album. On the way, they pick up two groupies to join them. During the weekend they ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisandro Berenguer, Sebastián De Caro | Stars: Soledad Borches, Mónica Leirana, Natalia San Juan, Maximiliano García

46. Blood on the Catwalk (2011)

35 min | Short, Mystery

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Ross Whyatt is a womanising politician. When he tries to improve his popularity by hosting a glamorous fashion show, things couldn't go more horribly wrong.

Director: Stephen Woods | Stars: Sophie Ash, Persephone Bell, Michael Callaghan, Rowan Chalmers

47. Untied Strangers (2008)

18 min | Short, Comedy

6.7
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Four Chicago singles share coffee and awkwardly aim to impress with stories from their lives. This comic short with a darkly satiric undertone highlights the awkward nuances required when blind dating in the Windy City.

Director: Nathan Adloff | Stars: Noah Blair, Emmi Chen, Melvin Dillon, Bill Gross

Votes: 11

48. Watermelon's Baked & Baking (2003 Video)

62 min | Comedy

4.8
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Director: Marcus Rogers | Stars: Watermelon, Bill Small, Tom Small, Kelly Small

Votes: 22

49. Stage Struck (1950)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

3.8
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Half-Pint, a stage-struck baby circus elephant, is forever getting into and messing up somebody's act. Although the ringmaster thinks he is too young to perform, Half-Pint cannot resist the... See full summary »

Director: Mannie Davis

Votes: 5

50. Beggars' Teeth (2012)

65 min | Drama

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8 unique tales, from the imaginations of young people. Each tale offers a surprising and dark twist.

Director: Stephen Woods | Stars: Hayley Abbott, Jack Andrews, Ellen Archbold, Matthew Ash



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