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Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia! (2008)

Set on a colorful Greek island, the plot serves as a background for a wealth of ABBA songs. A young woman about to be married discovers that any one of three men could be her father. She invites all three to the wedding without telling her mother, Donna, who was once the lead singer of Donna and the… Dynamos. In the meantime, Donna has invited her backup singers, Rosie and Tanya. (Read More)

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Hair (1979)

Hair (1979)

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is …short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. (Read More)

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bride and groom
based on stage musical
title sung by character
hippie
flowers
fantasy sequence
tears
bare butt
drink
slow motion scene
song
crying
party
singing
dancing
…
male rear nudity
male nudity
dog
flashback
nudity
female nudity
one word title
bare breasts
male frontal nudity
masturbation
bare chested male
cigarette smoking
title spoken by character
male full frontal nudity
explosion
panties
underwear
food
horse
urination
undressing
vomiting
rifle
sunglasses
running
marijuana
jail
hallucination
reference to jesus christ
manhattan new york city
subjective camera
candle
basketball
eating
white panties
judge
journey
park
skinny dipping
public nudity
microphone
puppet
protest
cowboy
mistaken identity
tank
american flag
hairy chest
horse riding
class differences
trust
black american
washington d.c.
freeze frame
pickup truck
pot smoking
balloon
jeep
scene during opening credits
cowboy hat
jail cell
demonstration
sergeant
vietnam war
impersonation
following someone
gas mask
haircut
face paint
u.s. army
boxer shorts
love at first sight
medical examination
tuxedo
sodomy
coin
being followed
levitation
anti war
hair
set up
central park manhattan new york city
doubt
naivety
harmonica
falling into water
lsd
cowboy boots
stoned
bunk bed
chandelier
military uniform
n word
urinating
park bench
nevada
opium
military training
begging
reference to the virgin mary
counter culture
reference to richard nixon
political activism
loudspeaker
oklahoma
high society
barracks
bail
vietnamese
boot camp
necktie
manchester england
pretending to be someone else
hashish
socks
woman dressed as man
phone book
poison gas
white bra and panties
shooting star
authority
public urination
pacifism
debutante
watchtower
duffel bag
male with long hair
reference to mick jagger
military draft
hare krishna
anti war protest
drunk driver
reference to lyndon johnson
360 degree well shot
reflection in water
mounted police
draft
absent without leave
black stereotype
white house washington d.c.
trickster
lincoln continental
reference to federico fellini
african american stereotype
pederasty
smoking a joint
gonorrhea
black american stereotype
reference to mars the planet
bandstand
bell bottoms
hair clippers
reference to the grateful dead
security checkpoint
switching clothes
dancing on a table
reference to roman polanski
standing on a table
interracial affair
lawn party
blind love
military salute
peace symbol
happening
reference to jupiter the planet
smoke inhalation
blowing smoke rings
draft card
ex army officer
sex harassment
u.s. army base
reference to little black sambo
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Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massa…chusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. (Read More)

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title based on song
jukebox musical
title sung by character
biological father
dock
hippie
buttocks
fantasy sequence
drawing
no opening credits
band
swimming
guitar
letter
slow motion scene
…
title directed by female
song
crying
party
singing
photograph
dancing
male rear nudity
male nudity
f rated
kiss
female nudity
blood
female frontal nudity
bare chested male
gun
female rear nudity
fight
cigarette smoking
title spoken by character
explosion
chase
three word title
telephone call
fire
beating
corpse
machine gun
urination
blonde
punched in the face
watching tv
battle
arrest
undressing
shooting
rifle
bomb
running
marijuana
jail
british
classroom
manhattan new york city
alcohol
television
newspaper
concert
california
basketball
montage
army
immigrant
rock band
subway
assassination
underwater scene
roommate
journey
pantyhose
news report
looking at the camera
immigration
microphone
protest
tent
college student
university
domestic violence
gym
american flag
injection
cheerleader
cross
death of son
rock 'n' roll
sadness
premarital sex
class
graffiti
pub
newspaper headline
heroin
runaway
riot
circus
female stockinged legs
syringe
flying
hypodermic needle
performance
jail cell
guitarist
demonstration
beard
american football
hammer
vietnam war
phone booth
composer
torch
burial
hitchhiker
street life
hitchhiking
apple
hooker
janitor
imagination
bloody nose
veteran
breakup
u.s. army
fan
mourning
animated sequence
pool table
shot in the face
broken glass
newsreel footage
football player
theatre audience
medical examination
absent father
dead child
billiards
drunk
sketch
black eye
choir
songwriter
snowing
dressing room
bowling
war veteran
bruise
meeting
death of loved one
illegal immigrant
patriotism
music band
poster
thanksgiving
lighthouse
anti war
closet
playing pool
detroit michigan
locker
golf club
black pantyhose
escalator
television news
deportation
strike
hangover
broken window
climbing through a window
laundromat
making out
lsd
cornfield
electric guitar
landlady
megaphone
toast
dance club
bowling alley
breaking a window
americana
bum
hearse
prom
volunteer
jock
domestic abuse
death of boyfriend
moustache
interracial couple
acoustic guitar
college campus
washing machine
cultural difference
patriot
ironing
television set
infantry
the beatles
tour bus
counter culture
statue of liberty
guru
radical
loudspeaker
smoking pot
march
rock singer
estranged father
guard dog
drug trip
looting
strawberry
letter writing
imperialism
protestor
mural
passing out
cereal
record producer
search for father
dog tag
reference to martin luther king jr.
barricade
floating
liverpool
gig
greenwich village manhattan new york city
high school dance
protest march
welder
football field
keyhole
sexy nurse
shipyard
sketching
political unrest
psychedelia
repairman
platoon
riot police
afro
bus trip
locked in a closet
military draft
war wound
hare krishna
thanksgiving dinner
patrol
slow dancing
trippy
basic training
dropout
nude drawing
football practice
peace sign
reference to lyndon johnson
chest hair
flying machine
thanksgiving day
draft
black white relations
greyhound bus
bleachers
bomb making
delicatessen
physical exam
reference to brigitte bardot
urine sample
graffiti art
gospel choir
record contract
wall painting
princeton university
singing to the camera
outdoor concert
physical examination
protest song
social unrest
record deal
washington square manhattan new york city
college bound
college kid
march on washington
picket sign
record executive
transcendental meditation
protest riot
dockworker
homemade bomb
street theater
floating body
psychedelic drug
reference to jack kerouac
anti war movement
bus depot
draft notice
ex lovers back together
lesbian attraction
looking at the audience
student movement
burning paper
dayton ohio
packet
rioting
sliding down a banister
ocean wave
solarisation
uncle sam
army induction
cranberry sauce
double negative
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Dreamgirls (2006)

Dreamgirls (2006)

Detroit, the early 1960s. Curtis Taylor, Jr., a car salesman, breaks into the music business with big dreams. He signs a trio of young women, the Dreamettes, gets them a job backing an R&B performer, James "Thunder" Early, establishes his own record label and starts wheeling and dealing. When Early …flames out, Curtis makes the Dreamettes into headliners as the Dreams, but not before demoting their hefty big-voiced lead singer, Effie White, and putting the softer-voiced looker, Deena Jones, in front. Soon after, he fires Effie, sends her into a life of proud poverty, and takes Deena and the Dreams to the top. How long can Curtis stay there, and will Effie ever get her due? (Read More)

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based on stage musical
playing against type
pianist
limousine
no opening credits
woman
band
guitar
piano
tears
drink
mirror
song
crying
party
…
singing
dancing
kiss
sex
one word title
gun
cigarette smoking
title spoken by character
telephone call
fire
watching tv
camera
reporter
concert
montage
cocaine
boxing
radio
coffin
graveyard
microphone
prologue
fired from the job
audition
christmas tree
wig
film within a film
las vegas nevada
heroin
garage
black american
applause
tv news
disco
race relations
fame
recording
guitarist
fraud
rehearsal
vietnam war
composer
press conference
new year's eve
tv show
burial
drug overdose
backstage
rejection
theatre audience
card playing
absent father
bet
songwriter
dressing room
recording studio
tour
bribery
sandwich
detroit michigan
stairway
friendship between women
jazz music
naivety
no title at beginning
flask
tape recording
quitting a job
show business
saxophone
rags to riches
tv studio
cadillac
reference to john f. kennedy
comeback
price of fame
blues music
ego
flash camera
trio
unwed pregnancy
car salesman
girl group
reference to martin luther king jr.
music producer
announcer
jazz club
gospel music
soul music
saxophonist
talent contest
medical clinic
alleyway
rhythm and blues
screening room
photo session
reference to lyndon johnson
tambourine
chaperone
race riot
reference to cleopatra
musical trio
racist joke
musical quartet
tape player
motown
miami beach florida
theatrical manager
backup singer
roman a clef
payola
reference to ed sullivan
45 recording
primadonna
reference to dick clark
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Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Mamma Mia! (2008)

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. …As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

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based on stage musical
swinging on a rope
feather boa
pianist
fantasy sequence
woman
band
piano
tears
drink
mirror
song
crying
singing
photograph
…
dancing
f rated
flashback
kiss
sex
number in title
one word title
interview
bare chested male
cigarette smoking
leg spreading
chase
panties
telephone call
voice over narration
beating
underwear
camera
undressing
lie
sunglasses
running
birthday
lingerie
stripper
reporter
bra
candle
suicide attempt
nonlinear timeline
child abuse
underwater scene
search
pantyhose
microphone
costume
striptease
champagne
passion
convertible
pursuit
cross
film within a film
automobile
cinema
loss of mother
based on film
cheating wife
sexual fantasy
eyeglasses
italian
rope
female stockinged legs
rome italy
group of friends
crucifix
movie star
phone booth
press conference
cheating husband
driving a car
womanizer
following someone
towel
haunted by the past
imagination
pills
corset
sand
movie set
medical examination
cigarette lighter
makeup
lipstick
film producer
screenwriter
dead mother
sports car
promiscuity
being followed
casting
fountain
physician
stairway
autograph
corporal punishment
legs
film camera
catholicism
paparazzi
writer's block
film studio
fur coat
spa
circular staircase
vatican
flash camera
spotlight
implied nudity
glamour
showgirl
talent agent
voice over inner thoughts
cardinal the priest
sex game
media frenzy
exhaustion
catwalk
luxury hotel
sidewalk cafe
pseudonym
scaffold
coastline
screen test
pretending
confetti
motorscooter
screening room
costume designer
vespa
sound stage
tambourine
cigarette case
catacomb
film script
teddy
chorus line
reference to federico fellini
self indulgence
cinecitta
year 1926
alfa romeo
feathers
vogue magazine
writing in lipstick
italian filmmaking
eyeliner
room key
search for meaning
sequins
based on stage musical based on film
film class
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Evita (1996)

Evita (1996)

High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity …works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. (Read More)

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La La Land (2016)

La La Land (2016)

Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain …in each other threaten to rip them apart. (Read More)

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wedding reception
split screen
pianist
flowers
fantasy sequence
no opening credits
band
piano
slow motion scene
mirror
song
party
singing
photograph
dancing
…
flashback
kiss
three word title
shower
telephone call
cell phone
computer
camera
sunglasses
telephone
cooking
wine
concert
video camera
nonlinear timeline
apology
roommate
coffee
flash forward
theater
library
prologue
fired from the job
mini skirt
champagne
audition
passion
christmas tree
convertible
obscene finger gesture
fireworks
record player
jazz
applause
looking at oneself in a mirror
listening to music
babysitter
repetition in title
recording
vandalism
watching a movie
hollywood california
crying woman
movie theater
rehearsal
audience
home movie
ambition
movie theatre
photo shoot
backstage
movie set
drummer
surprise
raised middle finger
pier
dressing room
lens flare
recording studio
play
bench
drums
coffee shop
contract
piano player
yelling
sunset
levitation
casting
mini dress
jazz music
name calling
legs
playwright
traffic jam
theatre production
quitting a job
whistling
pool party
short skirt
lip synching
aspiring actress
reference to marilyn monroe
car radio
woman in a bikini
overhead camera shot
texting
posing
hermit
keyboard
freeway
spotlight
overhead shot
aspiring actor
fedora
globe
christmas decorations
skateboarder
women's bathroom
reference to charlie chaplin
golf cart
song and dance
makeup artist
car keys
concert tour
jazz club
waltz
alliterative title
reference to marlon brando
hula hoop
jazz musician
reference to james dean
blowing a kiss
jazz band
penis slur
trumpet player
reference to elizabeth taylor
reference to humphrey bogart
casting director
samba
honking a car horn
kissing in public
saxophone player
overhearing a conversation
woman wearing a red dress
woman wearing a towel
bigger dreams
reference to new york city
repeated scene from a different perspective
dancing in the street
memorabilia
bass player
meet cute
planetarium
360 degree well shot
christmas music
jumping into a swimming pool
one woman show
pendulum
toy airplane
knocking on a window
listening to a car radio
sad ending
chicken as food
reference to ingrid bergman
spilled coffee
playing trumpet
reference to george michael
reference to louis armstrong
shushing
spring the season
woman wrapped in a towel
band tour
smoke alarm
barista
bright color
four seasons
reference to shirley temple
jumping into a river
bumping into someone
iris shot
reference to miles davis
snapping fingers
reference to goldilocks and the three bears
backup singer
haberdasher
opening credits
reference to burt lancaster
prius
reference to charlie parker
reference to joseph campbell
stage door
unpaid bill
car key
reference to boston massachusetts
reference to china
reference to the eiffel tower
trombone player
griffith park los angeles
studio backlot
chasing a dream
pipe dream
reference to richard burton
white savior
intertitle shows passage of time
los angeles skyline
upstart
fall the season
knocking on a car window
reference to count basie
surrealism sequence
biting lip
catchy song
dancing on the roof of a car
griffith observatory
honking car horn
movie lot
reference to kenny g
reference to new orleans louisiana
scat singing
toyota prius
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Rent (2005)

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In… the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

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title sung by character
interracial romance
flowers
guitar
tears
bare butt
drink
song
crying
singing
photograph
dancing
f rated
dog
…
kiss
nudity
female nudity
blood
one word title
masturbation
female rear nudity
fight
cigarette smoking
title spoken by character
lesbian kiss
telephone call
fire
beating
food
cafe
marijuana
neighbor
handcuffs
reference to jesus christ
manhattan new york city
halloween
bisexual
wine
candle
video camera
drug dealer
montage
eating
cocaine
subway
man with glasses
coffin
roommate
graveyard
drug addict
microphone
protest
key
pay phone
champagne
missing person
injection
date
gay couple
cross dressing
graffiti
cow
heroin
power
moon
riot
transvestite
eyeglasses
tv news
waiter
answering machine
tea
drag queen
breaking and entering
hypodermic needle
demonstration
loss of loved one
drug abuse
new year's eve
rebellion
home movie
milk
celebration
promise
mourning
spanish
job interview
pool table
hunger
junkie
christmas eve
balcony
songwriter
snowing
male male kiss
passionate kiss
sodomy
tango
world trade center manhattan new york city
landlord
neighborhood
promiscuity
vodka
female female kiss
alley
eviction
stairway
beggar
wallet
human immunodeficiency virus
group therapy
rabbi
film camera
drug deal
denial
interracial kiss
anarchy
gay romance
coughing
mooning
transvestism
mugging
fever
marriage engagement
pawnshop
first gay sexual experience
interracial couple
cross dresser
reference to james bond
pole dancer
support group
begging
garbage can
human immunodeficiency virus positive
commitment
rent
spotlight
squatter
camera focus on female butt
dignity
bulldog
girlfriend girlfriend relationship
christmas decorations
documentary filmmaker
broken engagement
hiv positive
performance artist
automated teller machine
saying goodbye
freezing
condominium
pulitzer prize source
cat costume
pierced nipple
drug withdrawal
country club
shooting up
sparkler
broke
memorial service
nursery rhyme
school expulsion
benefactor
new york university
skylight
tenement
lower east side manhattan new york city
drug rehab
artist's studio
glory
eviction notice
bongo drum
community center
music club
santa fe new mexico
drumsticks
radio city music hall manhattan new york city
emotional healing
range rover
reference to akira kurosawa
reference to spike lee
man wearing woman's clothing
new year's resolution
street riot
living on the street
reference to lenny bruce
tent city
smack the drug
azt
diet coke
erotic dancer
reference to martin heidegger
sound equipment
la boheme
missing person flyer
apartment eviction
white light
plastic bucket
life partner
m.i.t.
scarsdale new york
steel barrel
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Hairspray (2007) is one of the best movies like Mamma Mia! (2008)

Hairspray (2007)

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with all the right moves, is obsessed with the Corny Collins Show. Every day after school, she and her best friend Penny run home to watch the show and drool over the hot Link Larkin, much to Tracy's mother Edna's dismay. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Co…llins holds auditions to see who will be the next person on the Corny Collins show. With all of the help of her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show, angering the evil dance queen Amber Von Tussle and her mother Velma. Tracy then decides that it's not fair that the black kids can only dance on the Corny Collins Show once a month, and with the help of Seaweed, Link, Penny, Motormouth Maybelle, her father and Edna, she's going to integrate the show.....without denting her 'do! (Read More)

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based on stage musical
interracial romance
fainting
scene during end credits
no opening credits
tears
drink
song
crying
party
singing
photograph
dancing
f rated
kiss
…
one word title
cigarette smoking
title spoken by character
telephone call
food
remake
watching tv
running
classroom
television
newspaper
flashlight
eating
false accusation
news report
microphone
protest
audition
rat
tied up
class
fireworks
newspaper headline
black american
record player
applause
rope
tv news
race relations
demonstration
communist
agent
flatulence
tv show
female tied up
gas mask
civil rights
switchblade
nostalgia
obesity
backstage
love at first sight
dressing room
alarm clock
music band
underdog
hair
crown
beauty pageant
billboard
blackboard
teenage daughter
tv studio
beauty salon
teenage crush
garbage truck
racial tension
ironing
baltimore maryland
detention
march
fat woman
record store
protestor
title appears in song
music store
dance contest
phonograph record
racial segregation
tv camera
clothes line
fat suit
social change
marching
tiara
bomb shelter
doughnut
fat girl
instructor
pageant
theatrical agent
candy bar
protest sign
washing clothes
blonde stereotype
flasher
reference to j. edgar hoover
boys' bathroom
memorabilia
overprotective parent
woman played by man
dress shop
reference to doris day
hiding in a car trunk
placard
tv show host
girls' bathroom
hair spray
shoeshine
newspaper boy
ironing board
tv cameraman
civil rights era
tony award source
chemistry class
racial integration
reference to jackie kennedy
fitting room
turkey baster
girl tied up
fad
laundress
black white friendship
gorilla mask
reference to gina lollobrigida
whoopee cushion
physical education class
novelty shop
p.e. class
shoeshine man
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The Doors (1991)

The Doors (1991)

Oliver Stone's homage to 1960s rock group The Doors also doubles as a biography of the group's late singer, the "Electric Poet" Jim Morrison. The movie follows Morrison from his days as a film student in Los Angeles to his death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. The movie features a tour-de-force …performance by Val Kilmer, who not only looks like Jim Morrison's long-lost twin brother, but also sounds so much like him that he did much of his own singing. It has been written that even the surviving Doors had trouble distinguishing Kilmer's vocals from Morrison's originals. (Read More)

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female nudity
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blood
female frontal nudity
interview
two word title
knife
panties
fire
car accident
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watching tv
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arrest
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mask
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marijuana
hallucination
alcohol
reporter
candle
concert
california
cocaine
rock band
nonlinear timeline
judge
man with glasses
trial
bird
birthday party
theater
grave
argument
drug addict
microphone
tent
domestic violence
rock 'n' roll
manager
premarital sex
stage
cinema
poet
heroin
heart attack
riot
occult
captain
entertainment
reference to adolf hitler
tape recorder
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beard
drug abuse
watching a movie
witchcraft
movie theater
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surfing
time
audience
tv show
rock star
hitchhiker
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full moon
drug overdose
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rock concert
backstage
pet dog
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headphones
drummer
miami florida
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songwriter
duck
lantern
nervous breakdown
recording studio
casual sex
horse and carriage
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thanksgiving
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ceremony
show
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autograph
film clip
lizard
performer
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tv studio
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admiral
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film school
mace
sexual intercourse
lamb
cult figure
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dying young
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record company
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underage girl
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venice beach california
asian american woman
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photo session
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trippy
university of california los angeles
death valley
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acid trip
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rock club
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27 year old
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reference to the beach boys
west coast
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reference to the doors
reference to miles davis
drug problem
light show
mace the repellent
the doors
new haven connecticut
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psychedelic drug
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bongos
blood ritual
drunk and disorderly
heroin overdose
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roast duck
venice beach
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television smashing
drug abuser
reference to erich von stroheim
reference to john coltrane
ed sullivan show
heroin user
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Lorelei and Dorothy are just "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", lounge singers on a transatlantic cruise, working their way to Paris, and enjoying the company of any eligible men they might meet along the way, even though "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Based on the Broadway musical based on …the novel. (Read More)

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Singin' In The Rain (1952)

Singin' In The Rain (1952)

1927 Hollywood. Monumental Pictures' biggest stars, glamorous on-screen couple Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood, are also an off-screen couple if the trade papers and gossip columns are to be believed. Both perpetuate the public perception if only to please their adoring fans and bring people into the m…ovie theaters. In reality, Don barely tolerates her, while Lina, despite thinking Don beneath her, simplemindedly believes what she sees on screen in order to bolster her own stardom and sense of self-importance. R.F. Simpson, Monumental's head, dismisses what he thinks is a flash in the pan: talking pictures. It isn't until _The Jazz Singer (1927)_ (qv) becomes a bona fide hit which results in all the movie theaters installing sound equipment that R.F. knows Monumental, most specifically in the form of Don and Lina, have to jump on the talking picture bandwagon, despite no one at the studio knowing anything about the technology. Musician Cosmo Brown, Don's best friend, gets hired as Monumental's ideas man and musical director. And by this time, Don has secretly started dating Kathy Selden, a chorus girl who is trying to make it big in pictures herself. Don and Kathy's relationship is despite their less than friendly initial meeting. Cosmo and Kathy help Don, who had worked his way up through the movie ranks to stardom, try make the leap to talking picture stardom, with Kathy following along the way. However, they have to overcome the technological issues. But the bigger problem is… (Read More)

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title based on song
title sung by character
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ladder
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suitcase
piano
book
slow motion scene
song
crying
punctuation in title
party
singing
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dancing
flashback
title spoken by character
explosion
sword
secret
lie
apostrophe in title
manhattan new york city
newspaper
candle
sword fight
california
video camera
montage
femme fatale
necklace
microphone
costume
fired from the job
umbrella
statue
wig
film within a film
glasses
ballet
reference to william shakespeare
casino
henchman
applause
street
cake
performance
hat
watching a movie
hollywood california
movie star
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orchestra
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movie theatre
fan
partner
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theatre audience
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film producer
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extortion
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laughing
flat tire
violinist
poster
bush
contract
piano player
jewelry
table
comedy team
true love
harmonica
billboard
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unconsciousness
megaphone
obsessive love
movie studio
pearl necklace
fashion show
pun
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lip synching
broadway manhattan new york city
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reference to shakespeare's romeo and juliet
stuntman
biplane
treadmill
whipped cream
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curtain
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fedora
musical instrument
dignity
movie fan
sitting
sign
morning
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tarantula
trolley
talent agent
streetcar
man wearing a wig
cigarette holder
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candelabra
clown costume
raincoat
vaudeville
heartbeat
film premiere
lifting a female into the air
fiddle
movie premiere
dubbing
famous song
musical filmmaking
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marquee
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straw hat
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grauman's chinese theater
kissing in the rain
reference to george bernard shaw
hidden microphone
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streetlight
reference to al jolson
driving off a cliff
pratfall
spinning newspaper
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jalopy
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noises
stage door
hollywood mogul
spontaneous choreography
studio backlot
talkie
movie magazine
reference to a tale of two cities
toreador
comic villainess
reference to calvin coolidge
reference to king lear
theater curtain
type casting
new concept
tossing coin
wind machine
ziegfeld follies
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West Side Story (1961) is one of the best movies like Mamma Mia! (2008)

West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet". The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with …any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending. (Read More)

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Chicago (2002)

Chicago (2002)

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from …the gallows in 1920s Chicago. (Read More)

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Annie (1982)

Annie (1982)

In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver… Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger. (Read More)

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The Producers (2005)

The Producers (2005)

New York, 1959. Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now all his shows close on opening night. Things turn around when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then mak…e sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. To this end, they produce a musical called Springtime for Hitler written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct. Finally, they hire as a lead actress the loopy Swedish bombshell Ulla (whose last name has over 15 syllables). As opening night draws near, what can go wrong? Well, there's no accounting for taste... (Read More)

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pianist
piano
tears
book
title directed by female
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crying
party
singing
photograph
dancing
kiss
sex
two word title
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fight
knife
telephone call
blonde
face slap
remake
shooting
lie
beer
bathroom
jail
british
prayer
manhattan new york city
newspaper
judge
bird
painter
double cross
old woman
looking at the camera
virgin
costume
liar
champagne
umbrella
audition
massage
reading
court
manipulation
wig
based on film
reference to william shakespeare
newspaper headline
trust
transvestite
applause
drag queen
reference to adolf hitler
friendship between men
helmet
happiness
hiding
fraud
rehearsal
irish
rapist
s&m
breakfast
broken leg
celebration
prison guard
buddy
backstage
partner
anxiety
theatre audience
scene after end credits
safe
sweden
volcano
knife fight
poland
sailor
mustache
cane
pigeon
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poster
contract
accountant
hysteria
closet
swastika
central park manhattan new york city
scheme
postcard
neo nazi
playwright
jury
billboard
broken mirror
rabbi
theatre production
show business
receptionist
pocket watch
purse
hillbilly
unhappiness
strait jacket
rio de janeiro brazil
conscience
luck
times square manhattan new york city
broadway manhattan new york city
nervousness
black cat
pillow
bronx new york city
buenos aires argentina
choreographer
blanket
chrysler building manhattan new york city
sausage
spotlight
motorcycle with a sidecar
tap dancing
water fountain
swedish
warden
third reich
bad luck
reference to winston churchill
handkerchief
gun held to one's head
niagara falls
verdict
crutch
crook
reference to george washington
reference to friedrich nietzsche
banner
walker
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