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  1. 13 Moons

    13 Moons (2002)

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    13 Moons is a 2002 comedy-drama film by director Alexandre Rockwell. The title is a reference to the saying of a minor character's mother, who suggested that if nights of the full moon are strange, then "this must be the night of thirteen moons."


  2. 200 Motels

    200 Motels (1971)

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    200 Motels is a 1971 American-British musical surrealist film cowritten and directed by Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer and starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr. The film covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town Centerville. A soundtrack album was released in the same year. As of 2009, 200 Motels was restored / commented on by Tony Palmer and is currently available on an England-sourced for-retail DVD.


  3. 24 Hour Party People

    24 Hour Party People (2002)

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    24 Hour Party People is a 2002 British comedy-drama film about Manchester's popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records. It was written by Frank Cottrell Boyce and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. It received positive reviews.


  4. 30 Rock

    30 Rock (2006)

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    30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live, takes place behind the scenes of a fictional live sketch comedy series depicted as airing on NBC. The series' name refers to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, the address of the GE Building, in which the NBC Studios are located. This series is produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc., in association with NBCUniversal.


  5. 365 Nights in Hollywood

    365 Nights in Hollywood (1934)

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    365 Nights in Hollywood is a 1934 American drama film starring Alice Faye and James Dunn. The film was directed by George Marshall.


  6. 8½

    (1963)

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    (Italian title: Otto e mezzo) is a 1963 Italian-French comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi.


  7. A Cock and Bull Story

    A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

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    A Cock and Bull Story (marketed in Australia, New Zealand and the United States as Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) is a 2005 British comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. It is a film-within-a-film, featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing themselves as egotistical actors during the making of a screen adaptation of Laurence Sterne's 18th century metafictional novel Tristram Shandy. Gillian Anderson and Keeley Hawes also play themselves in addition to their Tristram Shandy roles. Since the book is about a man attempting but failing to write his autobiography, the film takes the form of being about failing to make the film.


  8. A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night (1964)

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    A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the BeatlesJohn Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania. It was written by Alun Owen and originally released by United Artists. The film portrays several days in the lives of the group. The film is considered to be one of the better and more influential musical films of all time.


  9. A los cuatro vientos

    A los cuatro vientos (1955)

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  10. A Midwinter's Tale

    A Midwinter's Tale (1995)

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    In the Bleak Midwinter (also known as A Midwinter's Tale) is a 1995 British romantic comedy written and directed by Kenneth Branagh. Many of the roles in the film were written for specific actors.


  11. A Night at the Opera

    A Night at the Opera (1935)

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    A Night at the Opera is a 1935 American comedy film starring Groucho Marx, Chico Marx and Harpo Marx, and featuring Kitty Carlisle, Allan Jones, Margaret Dumont, Sig Ruman, and Walter Woolf King. It was the first film the Marx Brothers made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer after their departure from Paramount Pictures, and the first after Zeppo left the act. The film was adapted by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind, and Al Boasberg (uncredited) from a story by James Kevin McGuinness. It was directed by Sam Wood.


  12. Abby Singer

    Abby Singer (2003)

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    Abby Singer is a 2003 dark comedy film tale that chronicles the life of Curtis Clemins, who is torn between the love of his life and accomplishing his dream. It had some film festival screenings in 2003 and again in 2006 (in a revised edition). The film also has several celebrity cameo appearances.


  13. Adorable Julia

    Adorable Julia (1962)

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    Adorable Julia (German: Julia, Du bist zauberhaft) is a 1962 Austrian comedy film directed by Alfred Weidenmann. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.


  14. Airheads

    Airheads (1994)

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    Airheads is a 1994 American comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians called "The Lone Rangers" who take a radio station hostage, just so that their song would get played on-air. Joe Mantegna plays the radio station's DJ and Michael McKean plays the Station Manager.


  15. All the Way

    All the Way (1998)

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  16. Always Leave Them Laughing

    Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

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    Always Leave Them Laughing is a 1949 musical comedy-drama film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Milton Berle and Virginia Mayo.


  17. American Dreamz

    American Dreamz (2006)

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    American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy/parody film that satirizes both American politics and popular entertainment.


  18. America's Sweethearts

    America's Sweethearts (2001)

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    America's Sweethearts is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Joe Roth and written by Billy Crystal and Peter Tolan. It stars Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones, with Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Seth Green, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken in smaller roles.


  19. Anything Goes

    Anything Goes (1956)

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    Anything Goes is a 1956 American musical film directed by Robert Lewis and starring Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Jeanmaire, and Mitzi Gaynor. Adapted from the 1934 stage play Anything Goes by Cole Porter, Guy Bolton, and P.G. Wodehouse, the film is about two entertainers scheduled to appear in a Broadway show together who travel to Paris, where each discovers the perfect leading lady for the female role—each promising the role to the girl they selected without informing the other. On the return voyage, with each man having brought his leading lady along, the Atlantic becomes a stormy crossing when each man must tell his discovery that she might not get the role.


  20. Art House

    Art House (1998)

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  21. Author! Author!

    Author! Author! (1982)

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    Author! Author! is a 1982 film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Israel Horovitz and is loosely autobiographical. It stars Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon and Tuesday Weld.


  22. Avenue Montaigne

    Avenue Montaigne (2006)

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    Avenue Montaigne, also known as Fauteuils d'orchestre is a French film released in 2006 directed by Danièle Thompson, which she co-scripted with her son, Christopher Thompson.


  23. Baghead

    Baghead (2008)

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    Baghead is a 2008 comedy/horror film directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. Its limited release began on 25 July 2008. The film stars Ross Partridge, Elise Muller, Greta Gerwig, and Steve Zissis.


  24. Band Waggon

    Band Waggon (1940)

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    Band Waggon is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch and Moore Marriott. It was based on the BBC radio show Band Waggon.


  25. Barton Fink

    Barton Fink (1991)

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    Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, directed, produced, and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a film studio in Hollywood, and John Goodman as Charlie, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle.


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