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1. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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72 Metascore

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 12,779

2. Valley of the Dolls (1967)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

Film version of Jacqueline Susann's best-selling novel chronicling the rise and fall of three young women in show business.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke, Sharon Tate

Votes: 6,969 | Gross: $44.43M

3. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.1
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75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his 2 human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop an avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

Votes: 84,336 | Gross: $88.63M

4. Where the Truth Lies (2005)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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47 Metascore

Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

Votes: 16,565 | Gross: $0.87M

5. UHF (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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32 Metascore

An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

Director: Jay Levey | Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards

Votes: 24,719 | Gross: $6.16M

6. 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: 17,578 | Gross: $0.61M

7. Repossessed (1990)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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Parody of The Exorcist (1973), with Linda Blair once again possessed by Satan, and Leslie Nielsen as the exorcist.

Director: Bob Logan | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty, Anthony Starke

Votes: 7,720 | Gross: $1.38M

8. Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 54 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.7
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After Santa tells Michael Bolton that he needs 75,000 new babies by Christmas to meet toy supply, Michael Bolton hosts a sexy telethon to get the world to start making love.

Directors: Scott Aukerman, Akiva Schaffer | Stars: Michael Bolton, Sarah Shahi, Adam Scott, Matthew Kimbrough

Votes: 1,712

9. La Cérémonie (1995)

Not Rated | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A newly hired maid for a rich countryside family befriends a post-office clerk who encourages her to rebel against her employers.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel

Votes: 9,243 | Gross: $0.08M

10. Children in Need (1980– )

Family

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The annual BBC telethon, for its own charity for children. Every BBC local and national radio and television station gets involved. Your only chance to see Auntie Beeb's top newsreaders and... See full summary »

Stars: Terry Wogan, Fearne Cotton, Gaby Roslin, Sue Cook

Votes: 203

11. Stardom (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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36 Metascore

A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jessica Paré, Victoria Snow, Jessica Mackenzie, Macha Grenon

Votes: 1,587 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Americathon (1979)

PG | 86 min | Comedy

4.5
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In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Harvey Korman, Fred Willard, Peter Riegert, Zane Buzby

Votes: 735 | Gross: $6.17M

13. Girls Will Be Girls (2003)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men!

Director: Richard Day | Stars: Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp, Jeffery Roberson, Ron Mathews

Votes: 1,333 | Gross: $0.15M

14. Jenny Lewis: Red Bull & Hennessy (2019 Video)

5 min | Short, Music

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Jenny Lewis and friends put on a telethon to raise money for homeless women in LA.

Director: Eric Notarnicola | Stars: Jenny Lewis, Beck, Vanessa Bayer, Tim Heidecker

15. Prime Time (1977)

R | 75 min | Comedy

5.1
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Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley R. Swirnoff | Stars: Paul Ainsley, Wil Albert, Royce D. Applegate, Meridith Baer

Votes: 344

16. Get Yourself a College Girl (1964)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Music

5.0
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A college co-ed tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher who tries to pursue her.

Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: Mary Ann Mobley, Joan O'Brien, Nancy Sinatra, Chris Noel

Votes: 314

17. Broadcast Bombshells (1995)

R | 80 min | Comedy

3.2
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An ambitious brunette associate producer at a local New Jersey TV station uses her seductive charms to compete against a sexy blond anchorwoman to further her career.

Director: Ernest G. Sauer | Stars: Amy Lynn Baxter, Debbie Rochon, John Richardson, Elizabeth Heyman

Votes: 143

18. Goedenavond, Dames en Heren (2015– )

Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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Stars: Anna Raadsveld, Sophie Höppener, Huub Stapel, Loes Luca

Votes: 48

19. Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do (2003 TV Special)

400 min | Comedy

5.7
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Stars: Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly

Votes: 144

20. Comic Relief (1988 TV Special)

450 min | Comedy

6.0
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The first night of Comic Relief on Red Nose day 1988 hosted by Lenny 'Nice Suit' Henry and Griff 'Stupid Hat' Rhys Jones. Participants managed to raise over 15 million pounds for charity projects in Britain and Africa.

Stars: Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones, Mark Arden, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 25

21. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (2010 TV Special)

120 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Telethon in support of relief organizations dedicated to assisting victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.

Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Aguilera, Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 140

22. Comic Relief (1991 TV Special)

395 min | Comedy

6.8
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Having taken a year off to spend all the money from the previous two Red Nose Days, Comic Relief returns with 'The Stonker', the biggest and baddest fund raising night of comedy yet, helped... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Dalton | Stars: Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones, Jonathan Ross, Russ Abbot

Votes: 69

23. Comic Relief: Red Nose Night Live 05 (2005 TV Special)

485 min | Comedy

7.3
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Stars: Chris Evans, Lenny Henry, Kevin Adams, Simon Amstell

Votes: 76

24. Olympic Fund Telethon (1952 TV Special)

1,470 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

1.8
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An all-star telethon put together to raise funds for the United States Olympic Team, featuring such stars as Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and The Three Stooges.

Stars: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Bud Abbott, Gracie Allen

Votes: 25

25. Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes (1993 TV Special)

425 min | Comedy

6.9
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Top telly included Mr Bean in a 'Blind Date' spectacular, Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton taking on assorted sporty celebs in "Have I Got A Question Of Sport For You". More ... See full summary »

Stars: Lenny Henry, Jonathan Ross, Griff Rhys Jones, Angus Deayton

Votes: 48

26. Live from the Lighthouse (1998 TV Special)

200 min | Comedy

3.7
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Director: Geoff Posner | Stars: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, All Saints

Votes: 31

27. Chabad: To Life Telethon (2008 TV Movie)

360 min | Family

5.1
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Director: Barry Glazer | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Arnold, Lee Baca

Votes: 10 | Gross: $8.09M

28. Comic Relief: The Record Breaker (1999 TV Special)

Comedy

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Stars: Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Zoë Ball, Johnny Vaughan

Votes: 30

29. A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989 TV Special)

390 min | Comedy

7.3
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20 million people across the UK helped to raise £26.9 million on the second Red Nose Day. At night, the BBC once again gave over their studio's to Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones and Jonathan... See full summary »

Stars: Griff Rhys Jones, Jonathan Ross, Richard Addison, Clive Anderson

Votes: 23

30. Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together (2012 TV Special)

61 min | Music

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A telethon for the American Red Cross's relief efforts to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy features musical performances and footage of the storm's destruction.

Stars: Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Ann Curry

31. Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal (2009 TV Special)

242 min | Music

7.5
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Hosted by Eddie McGuire, Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal is a live telethon, where entertainers, athletes and personalities gather to help raise funds for the victims of ... See full summary »

Stars: Eddie McGuire, Vanessa Amorosi, Angry Anderson, Simon Baker

Votes: 22

32. Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service (2009 TV Special)

480 min

2.0
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Move America Forward's Annual Troopathon 2009 is a star-studded 8-hour national telethon to raise money for care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Stars: Andrew Breitbart, Ann Coulter, Robert Davi, Kevin P. Farley

Votes: 6

33. Comic Relief 2015 (2015 TV Special)

Comedy

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Director: Dee Koppang O'Leary | Stars: Edith Bowman, Daniel Craig, Caroline Flack, Stephen Fry

Votes: 7

34. Edward Flemmings' Please Enjoy Segment (2007)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy

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The ruin of Edward P. Flemmings' life is shown through his four public-access television segments.

Directors: Chris Cook, Nate Tuenge, Calvin Johannsen, Brandon Neil, Christy Sundstrom, Kara Wiese | Stars: Chris Cook, Ben Lepley, Nathan Epley, Amanda Lynn Juhl

35. Tubeathon (2014 Video)

138 min

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A live holiday experience unlike any other, #Tubeathon presented by the 2015 Ford Focus is our annual variety show and fundraiser starring your favorite YouTubers and celebrities. For every... See full summary »

Director: Jack Ferry

36. Lofty (2005)

Drama

8.5
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When legendary TV telethon host Joseph Ludgren Jr. hits the skids, his colleagues rally to his aid; but, it takes a tragedy to get him back on the air.

Directors: Ryan Baumbach, Scott Allen Nollen | Stars: Ryan Baumbach, Amelia Beaugard, Antwan Beaugard, Nathan Brown

Votes: 15

38. Zulu Royal 2: The Wedding (2004 TV Special)

579 min | Comedy

7.6
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Worlds first "Royality Comedy Event". In an unprecedenced 9 hour live "piggyback" transmission, comedian quartet Casper Christensen, Frank Hvam, Lars Hjortshøj and Lasse Rimmer of Casper &... See full summary »

Stars: Casper Christensen, Lars Hjortshøj, Frank Hvam, Lasse Rimmer

Votes: 94

39. ToeJam & Earl's Super Funky Telethon (2019 Video)

240 min | Comedy, Game-Show

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Prepare for four hours of groovy nostalgia with prizes to be won, announcements to be made, games to be played, wacky surprises, and so much more funky stuff.

Director: Greg Johnson | Stars: Denetra Blackshear, Jon Lee Brody, Leo Camacho, Alex Corea

40. Comic Relief: Behind the Nose (1995 TV Special)

425 min | Comedy

7.7
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Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Jonathan Ross, Mel Smith

Votes: 32

41. Joachim og Marie (2008 TV Special)

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Danmarks Radio's live coverage from Møgeltønder of the Danish royal wedding of Prins Joachim and Prinsesse Marie on May 24, 2008.

Stars: Reimer Bo Christensen, Jens Blauenfeldt, Uffe Buchard, Alain Cavallier

42. DM i indsamling 2005 - Forældreløse børn i Afrika (2005 TV Special)

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All-day charity telethon in benefit of African orphans. Five regions of Denmark race against time, in competition of collecting the most money per citizen. Broadcast live from TV-Byen (Danmarks Radio) and numerous sites all over Denmark.

Stars: Line Baun Danielsen, Peter Mygind, Carsten Bang, Anders Bircow

43. Comic Relief (1997 TV Special)

370 min | Comedy

5.1
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Stars: Lenny Henry, Rowan Atkinson, Mel B, Jane Bassett

Votes: 17

44. Haiti Earthquake Relief Telethon (2010 Video)

Talk-Show

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This three-part event represents Access Sacramento's effort to call attention to, and raise awareness of, the relief efforts for the devastating Haiti Earthquake in 2010. These collected ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Cooper | Star: Steve Dakota

45. Troopathon 2010: Remember Their Sacrifice (2010 TV Special)

480 min

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Move America Forward's 2010 Troopathon is an annual 8-hour telethon to raise money for care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Stars: Michele Bachmann, Andrew Breitbart, Liz Cheney, Robert Davi

46. Sport Relief 2018 (2018 TV Special)

Comedy, Sport

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Davina McCall and Freddie Flintoff present live coverage of the BBC's biannual charity fund-raising event in which the world's of sport and entertainment combine to raise money for good causes.

Stars: Nicola Adams, Zoë Ball, John Bishop, Wayne Bridge

47. Childrens Miracle Network Telethon 2002 (2002 TV Movie)

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Director: Ron Cohen | Star: Ossie Beck

48. The Gold Week Telethon (2014 TV Special)

420 min | Music

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Stars: Gracie Gilbert, Frank Lakoudis

49. Afrika NU! (2011 TV Special)

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Stars: Kim Bildsøe, Jes Dorph-Petersen, Puk Elgård, Cecilie Frøkjær

50. Kongeligt bryllup (2008 TV Special)

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TV 2/Danmark's live coverage from Møgeltønder of the Danish royal wedding of Prins Joachim and Prinsesse Marie on May 24, 2008.

Stars: Jes Dorph-Petersen, Natasja Crone-Back, Rolf Christensen, Annemette Krakau



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