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1. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.2
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29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 25,478 | Gross: $9.71M

2. 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: 19,149 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Ellen White, Michael Houston, Cissy Houston

Votes: 5,727 | Gross: $3.03M

4. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.9
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Stars: Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen, Albert Hague

Votes: 2,924

5. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.1
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39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 15,596 | Gross: $22.46M

6. Curtains (1983)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka | Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson, Anne Ditchburn

Votes: 3,757

7. Dream High (2011– )

70 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.6
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Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who sings ... See full summary »

Stars: Jin-young Park, Suzy Bae, Jin-woon Jung, Soo-hyun Kim

Votes: 1,941

8. Good Vibrations (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A chronicle of Terri Hooley's life, a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast's punk-rock scene.

Directors: Lisa Barros D'Sa, Glenn Leyburn | Stars: Richard Dormer, Jodie Whittaker, Liam Cunningham, Killian Scott

Votes: 4,532

9. Youth (2017)

135 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of members of a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Xuan Huang, Miao Miao, Caiyu Yang, Elane Zhong

Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $1.89M

10. An L.A. Minute (2018)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.2
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15 Metascore

"An L.A. Minute" is a satirical look at fame, success, the star-making machinery and the karma that attaches to all those who worship at the altar of Celebrity. Best-selling author Ted Gold... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Adams | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Kiersey Clemons, Lyne Renee, Bob Balaban

Votes: 34 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Stadium Anthems (2018)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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A female recording artist encounters the misogyny and outdated business practices of male record label executives.

Director: Scott Douglas Brown | Stars: Toddy Walters, Jude Moran, Jordan Leigh, Christopher Soren Kelly

Votes: 177

12. Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle (2017 Video)

118 min | Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Bradley James Allan, Halle Berry, Angus Bickerton, Adam Bohling

Votes: 22

13. Somos tú y yo (2007– )

60 min | Music, Romance

6.5
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Sheryl Rubio and Victor Drijas are two students at La Academia, a School for the Performing Arts-style secondary school. Victor is new to the school, and, before long, he and Sheryl are in ... See full summary »

Stars: Sheryl Rubio, Victor Drija, Arán de las Casas, Rosmeri Marval

Votes: 80

14. Fame L.A. (1997–1998)

60 min | Drama

5.8
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Updated version of the acclaimed show from the '80s, set in Los Angeles, and featuring a group of talented Performing Arts students being mentored by a seasoned acting coach.

Stars: Danny Wooten, William R. Moses, Heidi Lenhart, Christian Kane

Votes: 207

15. Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live (1990 TV Special)

112 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Madonna and her crew perform in Nice, France on the last day of the legendary Blond Ambition Tour in 1990 for the most watched HBO Special in its history and for an exclusive LaserDisc release.

Directors: David Mallet, Mark Aldo Miceli | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 717

16. Almost a Woman (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 97 min | Drama

5.8
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A young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico. The transition is difficult due to the many challenges she and her family face. Esmeralda ... See full summary »

Director: Betty Kaplan | Stars: Wanda De Jesus, Miriam Colon, Cliff De Young, Francesco Quinn

Votes: 137

17. Actors 2020 Podcast (2019– )

30 min | Talk-Show

8.3
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Actors 2020 Podcast promotes Actors. Host Johnny Keatth empowers one or two actors per episode the ability to promote themselves and share their success stories that enables other Artist to keep going. Dreams come true if you have one.

Stars: Johnny Keatth, Lorianna Izrailova, Lacey Caroline, Marneen Fields

Votes: 10

18. Fame High (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

6.5
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67 Metascore

Everyone dreams of fame. From the nail-biting freshman auditions to the spectacular year-end performances, Fame High captures the in-class and at-home drama, competition, heartbreak, and ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Brittany Hayes, Ruby McCollister, Zak Astor, Grace Song

Votes: 277

19. Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2007)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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55 Metascore

Academy Award®-nominated director Scott Hicks ("Shine") documents an eventful year in the career and personal life of distinguished Western classical composer Philip Glass as he interacts ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Philip Glass, Holly Critchlow, Chuck Close, JoAnne Akalaitis

Votes: 674 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Talent Africa (2019– )

30 min | Family, Music, Reality-TV

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A Docuseries and glimpse into the journey of young performers as they follow their dreams in Performing Arts through the International Competition - Talent Africa, A Family of Performers.

Stars: Nicho Barnard, Nicola Ashcroft

21. Strehler: Il mago dei prodigi (2017 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

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An eulogy to Giorgio Strehler, the first real director in the italian theatre. He was a master, knowing all aspects of the show, from the set techniques up to narrative influences. The ... See full summary »

Director: Maurizio Porro | Stars: Alessandro Bandini, Peter Brook, Lev Dodin, Andrea Jonasson

22. Shakespeare High (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.2
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59 Metascore

Executive produced by Kevin Spacey, Shakespeare High is an inspiring documentary that follows a diverse group of California high school students as they compete in a Shakespeare Festival ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Rotaru | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Val Kilmer, Kevin Spacey, Mare Winningham

Votes: 95

24. The Superhost (2017 TV Movie)

29 min | Comedy

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The Superhost follows Preston (Preston Chaunsumlit) and his roommate Sage (Colin Self) as they try to figure out rent, rapport and cold hard reality in downtown New York.

Director: Britta Thie | Stars: Preston Chaunsumlit, Colin Self, Jamie Krasner, Veruschka von Lehndorff

25. Left (I) (2017)

81 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A college woman, born with a paralyzed arm, aspires to become a pianist. To develop her musical talent and find her inner strength, she'll need the help of a washed-up music professor.

Directors: Stan-Lee Ray Baker, Les Gaddis | Stars: Crystal Cook, David DeLao, Sheril Rodgers, Rachel G. Whittle

Votes: 17

26. Vox Lumiere: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2008 Video)

97 min | Music

6.7
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Vox Lumiere brings its breathtaking combination of music, dance, theatre and silent film to this thrilling and beautiful retelling of the timeless movie masterpiece The Hunchback of Notre ... See full summary »

Director: Michael King | Stars: Victoria Levy, Joel Alpers, Bryan Chadima, Scott Dicken

Votes: 7

27. Goth Girls (2005 Video)

78 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Goth Girls consists of three erotic chillers, Tell-Tale Heart, A Deadly Friend, and bonus story Sinners.

Director: Josh Maldonado | Stars: Travis Bowen, Nikki C., Jessica Del Monte, Brian Floorjack

Votes: 16

28. The AIDS Show (1986)

58 min | Documentary, History

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Directors: Peter Adair, Rob Epstein

29. Making It Happen with Jonah Verdon (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Jonah Verdon, Dale Badway, Lilla Crawford, Savvy Crawford

30. Belly Dance Man: From Canada to Cairo (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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How does a son of Sri Lanka - raised on the rough and tumble Canadian prairies - fare onstage in San Francisco, Toronto, London and Cairo...as a male belly dancer? As one of the few ... See full summary »

Director: Sameer Singh | Star: Viraj Wanigasekera

31. On Location with: FAME (1980)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Music

6.6
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A short film about the making of the movie "Fame."

Director: Mark Schneider | Stars: Alan Parker, Maureen Teefy, Antonia Franceschi, Irene Cara

Votes: 47

32. Nowhere, U.S.A. (2017)

Documentary

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Director: Tyler Meyer | Stars: George Chakiris, Ric Blair, Lisa Marie Bolin, Marc Bolin

33. Kaha:wi - The Cycle of Life (2014)

45 min | Documentary

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Director: Shane Belcourt | Star: Santee Smith

34. Adelaide Festival (2020)

58 min | Documentary | Post-production

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Director: Richard Jasek | Stars: Neil Armfield, Rachel Healy

35. The Fabulous Ice Age (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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From Berlin's Charlotte, to the great American touring ice shows, go from ponds to sold-out arenas dominating live entertainment for decades, while also depicting one skaters' life and quest to share this history.

Director: Keri Pickett | Stars: Stephanie Andros, Denise Benoit-Eby, Roy Blakey, Douglas Breniser

Votes: 46

36. Girls on Top (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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'Girls on Top' is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the lives of eight women as they reunite to perform in an award-winning production of Caryl Churchill's 'Top Girls'. A funny and ... See full summary »

Director: Cassandra Nicolaou | Stars: Diana Donnelly, Megan Follows, Kelli Fox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

37. Strings Attached (II) (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.0
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A teenage girl from Harlem struggles with obeying her mother's wishes and risk the relationship they have in order to play the violin.

Director: Nelcie Souffrant | Stars: Nelcie Souffrant, Malcolm Xavier, China L. Colston, Geri-Nikole Love

Votes: 5

38. John Hemmer & the Showgirls (2017)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Singer John Hemmer reunites with his band of showgirls from the famed Lou Walters Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City, and in doing so, finds renewed purpose.

A retired performer's ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kirsten Larvick | Stars: John Hemmer, Jane Thomas Freed, Margo Mayor, Dana Lorge

39. The Silent Thrush (1992)

Drama, Romance

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The Silent Thrush is a fascinating mixture of exoticism and eroticism. It tells the story of Mu Yun (Li Yu-shan), a young woman who joins a Taiwanese opera company. Ka-hung, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Sheng-Fu Cheng | Stars: Yu-Shan Li, Yi-Chan Lu, Emily Y. Chang, Pai-Tan Chang

40. A Moving Picture (1989 TV Movie)

54 min | Fantasy

8.6
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1989 dance fantasy 1989 tv movie feathering Leonard Cohen

Director: Jurgen Lutz | Stars: John Alleyne, Yolande Auger, Lorraine Blouin, Robert Desrosiers

Votes: 14

41. Athletes and the Arts (2013 Video)

3 min | Short, Musical

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Athletes and the Arts is a collaboration among the top U.S. sports medicine academies to help develop performing arts medicine (music, dance, singing, acting). This video is part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Karageanes | Stars: Sarah Draugelis, Amy Yakima

42. Rituals For Change: The Film (2018)

44 min | Short

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Emma Frankland explores the notion of change.

Star: Emma Frankland

43. The Subliminal Rabbit Presents (2011)

25 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

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A young man escapes his bullies by following a rabbit into a fantasy world as his drawings come to life.

Director: Martha Affleck | Stars: Nick Crane, Ty Sexsmith, Natoyah Alaka, Saul Benary

44. 2013 Soul Train Awards (2013 TV Special)

TV-G | 180 min | Music

6.7
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A music awards ceremony hosted by Anthony Anderson and honored achievements made during 2012 by musicians of color. The event was held on December 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Director: Tony McCuin | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Debbie Allen, Ashanti, Jon B.

Votes: 10

45. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (2004 TV Special)

120 min | Family

6.6
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Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Caroline Kennedy, Warren Beatty, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Votes: 60

46. Kosky in Paradise (1995)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Melissa Rymer | Stars: Barrie Kosky, Robyn Archer, Ian Scobie

47. Ultimate Land: A Year of Iwasaki Onikenbai (2008)

128 min | Documentary

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Iwasaki Onikenbai is one of traditional Japanese performing arts, designated as the nation's significant intangible folklore cultural assets. It is practiced in a farming village called ... See full summary »

Director: Nagaru Miyake | Stars: Kaoru Chiba, Yûki Chiba, Makoto Chida, Yûzô Chida

48. Sir Robert Helpmann (1975)

53 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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Director: Keith Salvat | Star: Robert Helpmann

49. Voices on the Page: David Williamson, Compulsive Playwright (1986 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Directors: Ian Walker, Ian Warren | Stars: David Williamson, Betty Burstall, Brian Kiernan, Alan Cassell

50. Dance Complex (2009)

51 min | Documentary

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Dance Complex puts the spotlight on one building that unites a diverse population through the love of dance. The dancers that we meet in Dance Complex face injuries, multiple jobs, lack ... See full summary »

Director: Leah Xylona | Star: Kieran Jordan



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