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  • 2011 50/50 (2011)
    50/50 (2011) Director: Jonathan Levine
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Angelica Huston
  • 2009 500 Days of Summer
    500 Days of Summer Director: Marc Webb
    Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
  • 1983 A Christmas Story
    A Christmas Story Director: Bob Clark
    Starring: Melinda Dillon, Darren Mcgavin, Peter Billingsley, Jean Shepherd, Ian Petrella
  • 1988 A Fish Called Wanda
    A Fish Called Wanda Director: Tom Piggot Smith, mgm
    Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Maria Aitken
  • 2002 About Schmidt
    About Schmidt Director: Alexander Payne
    Starring: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates
  • 2000 Almost Famous
    Almost Famous Director: Cameron Crowe
    Starring: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • 2013 American Hustle (2013)
    American Hustle (2013) Director: David O. Russell
    Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper
  • 1994 Angels in the Outfield (1994)
    Angels in the Outfield (1994) Director: Matthew F. Leonetti, William Dear
    Starring: Danny Glover, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza, Brenda Fricker
  • 1978 Animal House
    Animal House Director: John Landis
    Starring: Tom Hulce, John Belushi, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Bacon
  • 1960 Apartment, The
    Apartment, The Director: Michael Taverna
    Starring: Mischa Barton, Rebecca De Mornay, Julianne Michelle, Corey Sevier, John Diehl
  • 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
    Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Director: Michael Anderson
    Starring: David Niven, Shirley Mac Laine, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Newton
  • 2004 Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
    Around the World in 80 Days (2004) Director: Frank Coraci
    Starring: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Cecile de France, Jim Broadbent
  • 2011 Bad Teacher
    Bad Teacher Director: Jake Kasdan
    Starring: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, John Michael Higgins, Jason Segel
  • 2002 Banger Sisters, The
    Banger Sisters, The Director: Bob Dolman
    Starring: Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Rush, Erika Christensen, Robin Thomas
  • 1988 Beaches
    Beaches Director: Garry Marshall
    Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard, Spalding Gray, Lainie Kazan
  • 1916 Behind the Screen
    Behind the Screen Director: Charlie Chaplin
    Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Eric Campbell, Edna Purviance
  • 1999 Being John Malkovich
    Being John Malkovich Director: Spike Jonze
    Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Ned Bellamy, Eric Weinstein, Madison Lanc
  • 1999 Bicentennial Man
    Bicentennial Man Director: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Robin Williams, Oliver Platt, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Kiersten Warren
  • 1999 Big Daddy
    Big Daddy Director: Dennis Dugan
    Starring: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse
  • 1998 Big Lebowski, The
    Big Lebowski, The Director: Joel Coen
    Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston
  • 1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Director: Stephen Herek
    Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri, Dan Shor
  • 1996 Birdcage, The
    Birdcage, The Director: Mike Nichols
    Starring: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Diane Wiest, Dan Futterman
  • 2013 Blue Jasmine
    Blue Jasmine Director: Woody Allen
    Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard
  • 1985 Breakfast Club, The
    Breakfast Club, The Director: John Hughes
    Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
  • 2002 Catch Me If You Can
    Catch Me If You Can Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye
  • 1994 Cemetery Man
    Cemetery Man Director: Michele Soavi
    Starring: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox, Fabiana Formica
  • 1931 City Lights
    City Lights Director: Charlie Chaplin
    Starring: Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann
  • 2006 Click
    Click Director: Frank Coraci
    Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff
  • 2005 Corpse Bride
    Corpse Bride Director: Tim Burton
    Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney
  • 2013 Delivery Man
    Delivery Man Director: Ken Scott
    Starring: Chris Pratt, Vince Vaughn, Simon Delaney, Bobby Moynihan
  • 2011 Descendants, The
    Descendants, The Director: Alexander Payne
    Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Nick Krause, Patricia Hastie
  • 1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Director: Frank Oz
    Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly, Anton Rodgers, Barbara Harris
  • 1999 Dogma
    Dogma Director: Kevin Smith
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort, Barret Hackney
  • 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
    Down and Out in Beverly Hills Director: Paul Mazursky
    Starring: Nick Nolte, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Little Richard, Tracy Nelson
  • 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
    Driving Miss Daisy Director: Bruce Beresford
    Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti Lupone, Esther Rolle
  • 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off Director: John Hughes
    Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey
  • 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes
    Fried Green Tomatoes Director: Jon Avnet
    Starring: Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jessica Tandy, Chris O'Donnell
  • 2013 Frozen (2013)
    Frozen (2013) Director: Scott Walker
    Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
  • 2010 Get Him to the Greek
    Get Him to the Greek Director: universal
    Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Tyler McKinney, Zoe Salmon
  • 1990 Ghost Dad
    Ghost Dad Director: Sidney Poitier
    Starring: Bill Cosby, Denise Nicholas, Kimberly Russell, Ian Bannen, Christine Ebersole
  • 1984 Ghostbusters
    Ghostbusters Director: Ivan Reitman
    Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts
  • 1967 Graduate, The
    Graduate, The Director: Mike Nichols
    Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton
  • 2014 Grand Budapest Hotel, The
    Grand Budapest Hotel, The Director: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Mathieu Amalric, Ralph Fiennes
  • 1978 Grease
    Grease Director: Randal Kleiser
    Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn
  • 1940 Great Dictator, The
    Great Dictator, The Director: Charles Chaplin
    Starring: Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert
  • 1984 Gremlins
    Gremlins Director: Joe Dante
    Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain
  • 1986 Howard the Duck
    Howard the Duck Director: Willard Huyck
    Starring: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale, Chip Zien
  • 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
    Inside Llewyn Davis Director: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
    Starring: Oscar Issac, Carey Mulligan
  • 2011 Intouchables, The
    Intouchables, The Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
    Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot, Clotilde Mollet
  • 2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Director: John Schultz
    Starring: Heather Graham, Jordana Beatty, Cameron Boyce, Parris Mosteller, Preston Bailey
  • 2010 Kids Are All Right, The
    Kids Are All Right, The Director: Lisa Cholodenko
    Starring: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson
  • 1949 Kind Hearts and Coronets
    Kind Hearts and Coronets Director: Robert Hamer
    Starring: Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Alec Guinness, Audrey Fildes
  • 2004 Kung Fu Hustle
    Kung Fu Hustle Director: Stephen Chow
    Starring: Stephen Chow, Xiaogang Feng, Wah Yuen, Kwok Kuen Chan, Qiu Yuen
  • 1991 L.A. Story
    L.A. Story Director: Mick Jackson
    Starring: Steve Martin, Marilu Henner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Pollak, Victoria Tennant
  • 2004 Life Aquatic, The
    Life Aquatic, The Director: Wes Anderson
    Starring: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willen Dafoe
  • 1997 Life Is Beautiful
    Life Is Beautiful Director: Roberto Benigni
    Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano
  • 2015 Lobster, The
    Lobster, The Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
    Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John C. Reilly, Léa Seydoux
  • 1985 Man with One Red Shoe, The
    Man with One Red Shoe, The Director: Stan Dragoti
    Starring: Carrie Fisher, Dabney Coleman, Jim Belushi, Lori Singer, Tom Hanks
  • 2010 Meeting Spencer
    Meeting Spencer Director: Malcolm Mowbray
    Starring: Jeffrey Tambor, Jesse Plemons, Melinda McGraw, Mark Harelik
  • 1996 Michael
    Michael Director: Nora Ephron
    Starring: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Jean Stapleton
  • 2000 Miss Congeniality
    Miss Congeniality Director: Donald Petrie
    Starring: Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson
  • 2006 Monster House
    Monster House Director: Gil Kenan
    Starring: Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee
  • 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail Director: Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
    Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones
  • 1979 Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Monty Python's Life of Brian Director: Terry Jones
    Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones
  • 2013 Movie 43
    Movie 43 Director: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Peter Farrelly, Wil
    Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell, Halle Berry, Leslie Bibb, Kate Bosworth
  • 1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Director: Frank Capra
    Starring: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold, Guy Kibbee
  • 1988 Mystic Pizza
    Mystic Pizza Director: Donald Petrie
    Starring: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, William R. Moses
  • 2004 Napoleon Dynamite
    Napoleon Dynamite Director: Jared Hess
    Starring: Jon Heder, Jon Gries, Aaron Ruell, Efren Ramirez
  • 2013 Nebraska
    Nebraska Director: Alexander Payne
    Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte
  • 2000 O Brother Where Art Thou
    O Brother Where Art Thou Director: Joel Coen
    Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco
  • 2013 Pain & Gain
    Pain & Gain Director: Michael Bay
    Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub, Ed Harris
  • 2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles
    Pawn Shop Chronicles Director: Wayne Kramer
    Starring: Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Vincent D'Onofrio
  • 2012 Perks of Being a Wallflower, The
    Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Director: Stephen Chbosky
    Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh
  • 2013 Prince Avalanche
    Prince Avalanche Director: David Gordon Green
    Starring: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
  • 1987 Princess Bride, The
    Princess Bride, The Director: Rob Reiner
    Starring: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn
  • 1994 Pulp Fiction
    Pulp Fiction Director: Quentin Tarantino
    Starring: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz
  • 1990 Pump Up the Volume
    Pump Up the Volume Starring: Christian Slater, Ellen Greene, Samantha Mathis, Cheryl Pollak, Jeff Chamberlain
  • 2002 Punch-Drunk Love
    Punch-Drunk Love Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
    Starring: Emily Watson, Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Mary Lynn Rajskub
  • 1983 Romantic Comedy
    Romantic Comedy Director: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Starring: Holland Taylor, Marisa Tomei, Vincent D. Onofrio, Tovah Feldshuh, Nadia Dajani
  • 1986 Ruthless People
    Ruthless People Director: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
    Starring: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater, Bill Pullman
  • 2013 Saving Mr. Banks
    Saving Mr. Banks Director: John Lee Hancock
    Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Pual Giamatti
  • 1991 Scenes from a Mall
    Scenes from a Mall Director: Paul Mazursky
    Starring: Bette Midler, Woody Allen, Bill Irwin
  • 2013 Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), The
    Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), The Director: Norman Z. McLeod
    Starring: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff
  • 2004 Sideways
    Sideways Director: Alexander Payne
    Starring: Sandra Oh, Thomas Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen
  • 1952 Singin' in the Rain
    Singin' in the Rain Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
    Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'connor, Gene Kelly
  • 1984 Sixteen Candles
    Sixteen Candles Director: John Hughes
    Starring: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
  • 1998 SLC Punk!
    SLC Punk! Director: James Merendino
    Starring: Matthew Lillard, Annabeth Gish, Michael A. Goorjian, Christopher McDonald, Adam Pascal
  • 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
    Sleepless in Seattle Director: Nora Ephron
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Ross Malinger, Rob Reiner
  • 2000 Snatch
    Snatch Director: Guy Ritchie
    Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Jason Flemyng, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt
  • 1959 Some Like It Hot
    Some Like It Hot Director: Billy Wilder
    Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien
  • 2012 Somebody Up There Likes Me
    Somebody Up There Likes Me Director: Bob Byington
    Starring: Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler, Keith Poulson, Megan Mullally
  • 2013 Spectacular Now, The
    Spectacular Now, The Director: James Ponsoldt
    Starring: Miles Teller, Brie Larson
  • 1989 Steel Magnolias
    Steel Magnolias Director: Herbert Ross
    Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Daryl Hannah
  • 1998 Stepmom
    Stepmom Director: Chris Columbus
    Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Lynn Whitfield
  • 2007 Superbad
    Superbad Director: Greg Mottola
    Starring: Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • 2010 Tangled
    Tangled Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
    Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ron Perlman, M.C. Gainey
  • 1983 Terms of Endearment
    Terms of Endearment Director: James L. Brooks
    Starring: Debra Winger, Shirley Maclaine, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, John Lithgow
  • 1996 That Thing You Do!
    That Thing You Do! Director: 20th_century_fox
    Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler
  • 2011 Tied to a Chair
    Tied to a Chair Director: CreateSpace
    Starring: Peter O'Toole, Desmond Daly, Donna Bradley, Paul Byrne, Paula Gahan
  • 2010 Toy Story 3
    Toy Story 3 Director: Lee Unkrich
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Don Rickles
  • 2009 Up
    Up Director: Pete Docter
    Starring: Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai, Bob Peterson, Delroy Lindo
  • 2009 Up in the Air
    Up in the Air Director: Jason Reitman
    Starring: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride
  • 1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse
    Welcome to the Dollhouse Director: Todd Solondz
    Starring: Heather Matarazzo, Victoria Davis, Christina Brucato, Christina Vidal, Siri Howard
  • 1991 What About Bob?
    What About Bob? Director: Frank Oz
    Starring: Bill Murray, Kathryn Erbe, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo, Richard Dreyfuss
  • 1989 When Harry Met Sally...
    When Harry Met Sally... Director: mgm
    Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Lisa Jane Persky
  • 2013 World's End, The
    World's End, The Director: Edgar Wright
    Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan
  • 2012 Wrong
    Wrong Director: Quentin Dupieux
    Starring: Jack Plotnick, Eric Judor, Alexis Dziena, William Fichtner, Steve Little
  • 2011 Your Highness
    Your Highness Director: David Gordon Green
    Starring: Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Theroux
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