Doug's list of great cinema

by dougers79 | created - 17 Aug 2011 | updated - 17 Aug 2011 | Public
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1. Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

4.0
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27 Metascore

A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell

Votes: 57,944 | Gross: $95.67M

2. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 38,172 | Gross: $83.76M

3. The House of Yes (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 7,022 | Gross: $0.62M

4. Best in Show (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

7.5
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78 Metascore

A colorful array of characters compete at a national dog show.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Fred Willard, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 49,107 | Gross: $18.62M

5. She-Devil (1989)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

5.5
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A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt

Votes: 13,760 | Gross: $15.35M

6. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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65 Metascore

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 83,846 | Gross: $2.04M

7. Death Becomes Her (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 87,767 | Gross: $58.42M

8. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

6.3
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55 Metascore

After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,267 | Gross: $1.63M

9. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 29,240 | Gross: $1.99M

10. Waiting for Guffman (1996)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey

Votes: 23,868 | Gross: $2.92M

11. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 21,812 | Gross: $2.21M

12. Sordid Lives (2000)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Director: Del Shores | Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John, Kirk Geiger

Votes: 2,544 | Gross: $1.11M

13. Straight Talk (1992)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A woman ditches her small town life for big city Chicago, where she becomes a sensation as a radio show host.

Director: Barnet Kellman | Stars: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,920 | Gross: $21.20M

14. Miss Congeniality (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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43 Metascore

An FBI agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, Candice Bergen

Votes: 154,959 | Gross: $106.81M

15. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

5.8
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28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 44,248 | Gross: $25.70M