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What Are Your Top 10 Favorite Movies About Theater


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Here are my Top 10 Favorite Movies About Theater


1. All About Eve

2. 42nd Street

3. The Producers (Zero & Gene Wilder)

4. All That Jazz

5. The Dresser

6. The Band Wagon

7. Bullets Over Broadway

8. Being Julia

9. Stage Door

10. Yankee Doodle Dandy


Honorable mention: A Double Life, Stage Beauty, Limelight, The Last Metro, The Barkleys of Broadway, The Great Ziegfeld, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Topsy Turvy

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7 hours ago, Sgt_Markoff said:



  • The Stunt Man (Peter O'Toole)
  • Day for Night (Truffaut)
  • Nickelodeon (Bogdanovich)
  • 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  • Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
  • Fedora
  • S.O.B.
  • The Wild Party
  • Inside Daisy Clover
  • The Goddess


  • The Barefoot Contessa
  • The Day of the Locust
  • The Big Knife

Aren't most of these about movies, and not the theater per se?

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My favorite films about theater:

1. All About Eve.  I've seen this film 20 times and I never tire of it--even knowing how Eve will be brought down and anticipating the showdown between her and Addison, it's still just as fun to watch the 20th time as it was the 1st time.

2. Stage Door 

3. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

4. The Gold Diggers of 1933

5. 42nd Street

6. Waiting For Guffman

7. Easter Parade

8. Summer Stock

9. The Band Wagon.  Save for the "Triplets" song which I can't stand.

10. The Producers (1967). 

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Anything on stage?  Opera?  Ballet?  Concerts?  Road Shows?  Street Theatre?

1.  A Night at the Opera

2.  Amadeus

3.  Children of Paradise

4.  All About Eve

5.  King Kong

6.  The Last Waltz

7.  Bye Bye Brazil

8.  La Strada

9.  Shakespeare In Love

10.  The Red Shoes

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"The Red Shoes", yeah for sure.

"I Wanna Hold Your Hand" is a sweet comedy by Joe Dante(?) and Steven Spielberg. About the Beatles first concert in New York.

Then there's "Gimme Shelter" about the Stones.

semi-related: "Carny" with Robbie Robertson, Gary Busey, and Jody Foster.

"The Competition" (about symphony pianists) with Richard Dreyfus and Amy Irving.

A superb little TV movie starring Don Johnson: "Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill"

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