Top Showbiz Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Walk the Line on DVD Walk the Line
Synopsis
This critically acclaimed biopic distills country singer Johnny Cash's transformation from man to icon -- from his hardscrabble days on an Arkansas farm to his time inside Memphis's Sun Studios, where he finally found a voice for his talents.
Cast
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Shelby Lynne, Dan Beene, Larry Bagby, Lucas Till, Ridge Canipe, Hailey Anne Nelson, Tyler Hilton, Brittany Shaw
Director
Director
James Mangold
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Country & Western, 20th Century Period Pieces, Country & Western/Folk, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Aviator on DVD The Aviator
Synopsis
Leonardo DiCaprio portrays eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes, who turned a small fortune into a massive one by producing Hollywood classics such as Scarface. He simultaneously branched into and transformed industry after industry -- including aviation.
Cast
Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Good Night, and Good Luck on DVD Good Night, and Good Luck
Synopsis
George Clooney's Oscar-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the threat of communism in America.
Cast
Cast
David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney, Jeff Daniels, Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella, Tate Donovan, Alex Borstein, Ray Wise, Robert John Burke
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Ray on DVD Ray
Synopsis
Jamie Foxx portrays rhythm and blues legend Ray Charles, who rose from obscurity to become world famous despite losing his eyesight at age 6, a hardscrabble upbringing, repeated struggles with racism, romantic letdowns and his own heroin abuse.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjanue Ellis, Sharon Warren, C.J. Sanders, Curtis Armstrong, Richard Schiff, Larenz Tate, Terrence Howard, David Krumholtz, Wendell Pierce
Director
Director
Taylor Hackford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Classic R&B/Soul, Dramas Based on Real Life, Blues, Showbiz Dramas, Urban & Dance, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Dreamgirls on DVD Dreamgirls
Synopsis
This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical follows the rise of 1960s girl group the Dreams. Tensions arise when manager Curtis demotes the talented Effie from lead singer to backup, replacing her with the more marketable Deena.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Burlesque on DVD Burlesque
Synopsis
After leaving Iowa with stars in her eyes, Ali arrives at a Los Angeles burlesque lounge with dreams of taking the stage with her soaring voice. Club owner Tess is about to lose the place and thinks Ali may help business.
Cast
Cast
Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming, Peter Gallagher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Dianna Agron
Director
Director
Steve Antin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Saving Mr. Banks on DVD Saving Mr. Banks
Synopsis
When Walt Disney sets his sights on obtaining the rights to the children's classic "Mary Poppins," he reaches out to the book's author, P.L. Travers, only to find that she proves a tough nut to crack.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, B.J. Novak, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Annie Buckley, Melanie Paxson, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Disney
Rent Country Strong on DVD Country Strong
Synopsis
While on tour to revive her career, country singer Kelly falls for emerging musician Beau and tries to hide their romance from her husband/manager. The love triangle is further complicated by Kelly's vices and the introduction of a young songstress.
Cast
Cast
Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Marshall Chapman, Ed Bruce, Alana Grace, Jeffrey Buckner Ford, Jeremy Childs
Director
Director
Shana Feste
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Country & Western/Folk, New Country
Rent Chicago on DVD Chicago
Synopsis
Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.
Cast
Cast
Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Dominic West, Lucy Liu, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Deirdre Goodwin, Mya, Susan Misner, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent My Week with Marilyn on DVD My Week with Marilyn
Synopsis
While filming a movie in England, Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe slips away with a young Brit for a week of self-discovery and frivolity. The story that ensues is based on the real-life memoirs of Colin Clark, once assistant to Sir Laurence Olivier.
Cast
Cast
Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper, Julia Ormond, Emma Watson, Judi Dench, Zoë Wanamaker, Toby Jones, Derek Jacobi, Dougray Scott
Director
Director
Simon Curtis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent La Vie en Rose on DVD La Vie en Rose
Synopsis
Director Olivier Dahan paints a poignant portrait of legendary Parisian singer Édith Piaf, whose passion for music saw her through a life filled with tragedy. The film follows the chanteuse from her childhood in a brothel to her premature death.
Cast
Cast
Marion Cotillard, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gérard Depardieu, Clotilde Courau, Marc Barbé, Elisabeth Commelin
Director
Director
Olivier Dahan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Showbiz Dramas, Foreign Dramas, French Language, France
Rent Nine on DVD Nine
Synopsis
Film director Guido Contini faces a midlife crisis and struggles to complete his latest movie while juggling relationships with several women -- including his wife, his mistress and his mother -- in this musical based on the Broadway smash.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Elio Germano, Martina Stella
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Mrs. Henderson Presents on DVD Mrs. Henderson Presents
Synopsis
Having already cultivated an offbeat reputation among high society in 1930s London, Laura Henderson embarks on her latest adventure: transforming an old movie theater into a space that will host a nude musical revue.
Cast
Cast
Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Will Young, Christopher Guest, Kelly Reilly, Thelma Barlow, Anna Brewster, Rosalind Halstead, Sarah Solemani, Natalia Tena, Sir Thomas Allen, Richard Syms, Ralph Nossek, Camille O'Sullivan, Elise Audeyev
Director
Director
Stephen Frears
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent The Artist on DVD The Artist
Synopsis
Winner of five Oscars, this artful black-and-white silent film follows the romance between a silent-era superstar on a downward spiral and a rising young starlet who embraces the future of cinema at the dawn of the "talkies."
Cast
Cast
Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Joel Murray, Bitsie Tulloch, Ken Davitian, Malcolm McDowell
Director
Director
Michel Hazanavicius
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, France, Period Pieces
Rent Hustle & Flow on DVD Hustle & Flow
Synopsis
Terrence Howard turns in an Oscar-nominated performance in director Craig Brewer's indie drama as DJay, a pimp with aspirations of grandeur who wants to make it as a rapper but discovers that fame isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Cast
Cast
Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, DJ Qualls, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Isaac Hayes, Jordan Houston
Director
Director
Craig Brewer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Crime Dramas, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance
Rent Hollywoodland on DVD Hollywoodland
Synopsis
When the actor who famously played the Man of Steel in TV's "Adventures of Superman" turns up dead in Beverly Hills, a dogged private eye investigates and unearths a string of strange secrets in this gritty noir-style drama based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Robin Tunney, Kathleen Robertson, Lois Smith, Phillip MacKenzie, Larry Cedar, Eric Kaldor, Caroline Dhavernas, Kevin Hare, Molly Parker, Zach Mills, Neil Crone
Director
Director
Allen Coulter
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Mystery
Rent Magic Mike on DVD Magic Mike
Synopsis
This Steven Soderbergh-helmed look at the world of male strippers was inspired by the experiences of one of its stars, Channing Tatum, who plays a veteran stripper introducing a new dancer to the pleasures and perils of their profession.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn, Olivia Munn, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Gabriel Iglesias
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Beyond the Sea on DVD Beyond the Sea
Synopsis
Kevin Spacey directs and stars in this biopic of Bobby Darin, a hipster in the Frank Sinatra tradition and singer of pop hits such as "Splish Splash." Darin moved on to performing jazz standards that culminated in his signature hit, "Mack the Knife."
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman, Bob Hoskins, Brenda Blethyn, Greta Scacchi, Caroline Aaron, Peter Cincotti, Michael Byrne, Matt Rippy
Director
Director
Kevin Spacey
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Almost Famous on DVD Almost Famous
Synopsis
In the early 1970s, teenage writer William Miller gets a plum assignment from a <i>Rolling Stone</i> editor to write about the band Stillwater on a cross-country tour. Along the way, he learns about friendship and love with help from Penny Lane.
Cast
Cast
Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor, John Fedevich, Mark Kozelek, Jimmy Fallon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Stonestreet
Director
Director
Cameron Crowe
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Period Pieces
Rent Being Julia on DVD Being Julia
Synopsis
Estranged from her son, willfully ignorant of her husband's philandering and aware that her youth and beauty are fading, aging actress Julia Lambert (Annette Bening, who earned an Oscar nomination for her spirited performance) is in search of a way to regain the spark of passion. And that passion may lie in the smoldering attentions of a much-younger admirer (Shaun Evans) who might not be able to stay faithful to her.
Cast
Cast
Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Bruce Greenwood, Miriam Margolyes, Juliet Stevenson, Shaun Evans, Lucy Punch, Thomas Sturridge, Maury Chaykin, Sheila McCarthy, Rosemary Harris
Director
Director
Istvan Szabo
Genres
Genres
Drama, Dramas Based on the Book, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Comedies, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Moulin Rouge on DVD Moulin Rouge
Synopsis
A na&#239;ve young poet (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with a cabaret star (Nicole Kidman), and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs, from snatches of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" to Madonna's "Like a Virgin." But the real star is director Baz Luhrmann, who came up with this infectious concoction that won two Oscars for art direction and costume design as well as six other nods.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker, Catherine O'Connor, Christine Anu, Natalie Mendoza, Lara Mulcahy, David Wenham, Kylie Minogue
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Romance, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals
Rent Cadillac Records on DVD Cadillac Records
Synopsis
The sounds of 1950s Chicago color this drama based on the true story of a bar owner who signed a lineup of future legends to his fledgling record label. He crosses paths with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Etta James, changing the face of pop music.
Cast
Cast
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé Knowles, Gabrielle Union, Mos Def, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Cedric the Entertainer, Columbus Short, Norman Reedus, Tammy Blanchard, Shiloh Fernandez, Eric Bogosian, Joshua Alscher, Osas Ighodaro
Director
Director
Darnell Martin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Classic R&B/Soul, Rock & Roll Oldies, Rock & Pop
Rent Boogie Nights on DVD Boogie Nights
Synopsis
A well-endowed busboy is taken in by a tight-knit group of 1970s porn actors and transforms himself into skin flick celebrity Dirk Diggler. Dirk's rising star shrinks, however, when he becomes intoxicated by success, drugs and delusions of grandeur.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Heather Graham, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Philip Baker Hall, Thomas Jane, Ricky Jay, John C. Reilly, Alfred Molina, Nicole Ari Parker
Director
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Hitchcock on DVD Hitchcock
Synopsis
Iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock struggles with his marriage, the censors and the financiers of his 1960 film Psycho in this biopic. Driven to prove he still has an edge, Hitchcock crafts what would become one of the greatest thrillers of all time.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Wincott, Jessica Biel, James D'Arcy, Ralph Macchio, Kurtwood Smith, Richard Portnow
Director
Director
Sacha Gervasi
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Notorious on DVD Notorious
Synopsis
Based on the story of Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G. (played by Jamal Woolard), this insightful biopic chronicles the gangsta rapper's troubled life as a drug dealer, his artistic success and his unresolved murder at age 24. The film also delves into his close friendship with Sean Combs (Derek Luke) and the famous feud with hip-hop rival Tupac Shakur (Anthony Mackie). Angela Bassett portrays Biggie's mother.
Cast
Cast
Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke, Mohamed Dione, Dennis L.A. White, Marc John Jefferies, Menyone DeVeaux, Ginger Kroll, Ricky Smith, Charles Malik Whitfield, Angela Bassett, Sean Ringgold, Antonique Smith, Naturi Naughton
Director
Director
George Tillman Jr.
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Crime Dramas, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance
Rent Fame on DVD Fame
Synopsis
When a group of ambitious teenage dancers, musicians and actors enter a new semester at New York's prestigious High School of Performing Arts, they try to make the most out of their chance at stardom in this remake of the Oscar-winning 1980 drama.
Cast
Cast
Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, Naturi Naughton, Asher Book, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Kristy Flores, Paul McGill, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, James Read
Director
Director
Kevin Tancharoen
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Musicals, Ballet & Modern Dance, Pop
Rent Begin Again on DVD Begin Again
Synopsis
Moving to New York City proves disastrous for a young singer after her boyfriend yields to the temptation of another woman. But opportunity comes knocking when she meets a recently axed music producer looking to launch her career -- and save his own.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Catherine Keener, Ceelo Green, Mos Def
Director
Director
John Carney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas
Rent 8 Mile on DVD 8 Mile
Synopsis
The people of Detroit know 8 Mile as the city limit -- a boundary that also represents a psychological line separating aspiring hip-hop artist Jimmy from where and who he wants to be. This drama chronicles a critical week in Jimmy's life.
Cast
Cast
Eminem, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Evan Jones, Omar Benson Miller, De'Angelo Wilson, Eugene Byrd, Taryn Manning, Proof
Director
Director
Curtis Hanson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance, Blockbusters
Rent Sunset Boulevard on DVD Sunset Boulevard
Synopsis
Running from debt collectors, screenwriter Joe Gillis stumbles upon the crumbling mansion of former silent-film star Norma Desmond. As he begins penning a comeback screenplay for her, their professional relationship evolves into something more.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson, Fred Clark, Lloyd Gough, Jack Webb
Director
Director
Billy Wilder
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Film Noir, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Ricki and the Flash on DVD Ricki and the Flash
Synopsis
Abandoning her family to chase -- and ultimately attain -- her dream of rock stardom, guitarist Ricki Rendazzo returns years later to try to mend fences. Unfortunately, her estranged sons and daughter want little to do with her ... at first.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield
Director
Director
Jonathan Demme
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Get Rich or Die Tryin' on DVD Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Synopsis
Determined to leave his criminal days behind, inner-city drug dealer Marcus pursues the one thing that inspires him -- rap music -- but on his life-altering journey, the aspiring artist runs into tough times.
Cast
Cast
50 Cent, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Omar Benson Miller, Tory Kittles, Ashley Walters, Marc John Jefferies, Sullivan Walker, Serena Reeder, Bill Duke
Director
Director
Jim Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Rap & Hip-Hop, Urban & Dance
Rent All About Eve on DVD All About Eve
Synopsis
Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic All About Eve won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Mankiewicz), Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders).
Cast
Cast
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Walter Hampden
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies
Rent Love & Mercy on DVD Love & Mercy
Synopsis
This candid biopic traces the winding path of Brian Wilson, creator of the Beach Boys' unique sound. Battling mental illness, Wilson traded stardom for an isolated existence in the 1960s but returned to the stage in the '80s after taming his demons.
Cast
Cast
Bill Camp, Jake Abel, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Giamatti
Director
Director
Bill Pohlad
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Rock & Pop, Rock & Roll Oldies
Rent The Truman Show on DVD The Truman Show
Synopsis
Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show," a 24-hour-a-day TV phenomenon that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. When Truman discovers that his life is a sham for public consumption, he makes a desperate escape bid.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Brian Delate, Blair Slater, Peter Krause, Paul Giamatti, Harry Shearer, Philip Baker Hall
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Spoofs and Satire, Blockbusters
Rent Honey on DVD Honey
Synopsis
Honey, a tough, sexy dancer from the inner city, becomes a successful music video choreographer, but her career is threatened when her mentor blackmails her into the following choice: either sleep with him ... or be blackballed.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Alba, Romeo Miller, Mekhi Phifer, David Moscow, Zachary Williams, Joy Bryant, Missy Elliott, Anthony Sherwood, Lonette McKee, Jay-Z
Director
Director
Bille Woodruff
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance
Rent The Notorious Bettie Page on DVD The Notorious Bettie Page
Synopsis
Provocative filmmaker Mary Harron delivers an intimate biopic about 1950s pinup girl Bettie Page, who whetted many a male appetite with her raven locks and sadomasochistic poses before becoming the target of a U.S. Senate investigation.
Cast
Cast
Gretchen Mol, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris, Sarah Paulson, Cara Seymour, David Strathairn, Lili Taylor, John Cullum, Norman Reedus, Matt McGrath, Dallas Roberts, Tara Subkoff, Kevin Carroll, Jonathan M. Woodward, Molly Moore
Director
Director
Mary Harron
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Barton Fink on DVD Barton Fink
Synopsis
When Hollywood taps him to pen a movie script, idealistic playwright Barton Fink develops severe writer's block and soon falls victim to a strange sequence of events, culminating in a murder investigation.
Cast
Cast
John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner, John Mahoney, Tony Shalhoub, Jon Polito, Steve Buscemi, David Warrilow, Richard Portnow, Christopher Murney, I.M. Hobson, Meagen Fay, Lance Davis, Harry Bugin
Director
Director
Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent 8 1/2 on DVD 8 1/2
Synopsis
Dog-tired movie director Guido Anselmi retreats to thoughts of yesteryear when his producers, his wife and his mistress all pressure him to start making another movie in director Federico Fellini's rumination on the joys and rigors of filmmaking.
Cast
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Rossella Falk, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo, Barbara Steele, Caterina Boratto, Edra Gale, Guido Alberti
Director
Director
Federico Fellini
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Dramas, Italy, Foreign Classics, Italian Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Paparazzi on DVD Paparazzi
Synopsis
Incessantly dogged by a pack of photographers, action-movie star Bo Laramie takes matters into his own hands after they precipitate a car accident that leaves his wife and son fighting for their lives.
Cast
Cast
Cole Hauser, Robin Tunney, Dennis Farina, Daniel Baldwin, Tom Hollander, Kevin Gage, Tom Sizemore, Larry Cedar, Robert Catrini, Duane Davis
Director
Director
Paul Abascal
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Suspense & Thriller, Crime Thrillers
Rent Laurel Canyon on DVD Laurel Canyon
Synopsis
When Sam (Christian Bale) takes Alex (Kate Beckinsale) home to meet his mom, Jane (Frances McDormand), he's worried his fianc&#233;e will be embarrassed by his family. Instead, Alex becomes inexplicably drawn to Jane's and her boyfriend's (Alessandro Nivola) lives -- leaving Sam vulnerable to the attentions of another woman. Writer Lisa Cholodenko (High Art) also directs this complicated tale of love and lust.
Cast
Cast
Frances McDormand, Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Lou Barlow, Russell Pollard, Imaad Wasif, Melissa De Sousa
Director
Director
Lisa Cholodenko
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Me and Orson Welles on DVD Me and Orson Welles
Synopsis
The story of a whirlwind week in 1937 NYC when a young aspiring actor (Zac Efron) is thrown into the middle of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre Company on the eve of the opening of Welles' historic staging of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Ben Chaplin, Zoe Kazan, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Tupper, Leo Bill, Al Weaver
Director
Director
Richard Linklater
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Indie Dramas, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Behind the Candelabra on DVD Behind the Candelabra
Synopsis
Michael Douglas stars as flamboyant entertainer Liberace in this sequin-studded drama that chronicles the legendary pianist's roller-coaster relationship with his young lover, Scott Thorson -- from their passionate liaison to their stormy battles.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Paul Reiser, Nicky Katt, Tom Papa, Deborah Lacey
Director
Director
Steven Soderbergh
Genres
Genres
Drama, LGBT, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, LGBT Dramas, Romantic LGBT, Made-for-TV Movies
Rent Where the Truth Lies on DVD Where the Truth Lies
Synopsis
A young journalist investigates the mysterious demise of beloved comedy duo Lanny Morris and Vince Collins two decades after their split. When a beautiful girl was found dead in their hotel room, their longtime friendship ended.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, Sonja Bennett, Rachel Blanchard, Kathryn Winslow, Maury Chaykin, Don McKellar, Arsinée Khanjian, David Hayman
Director
Director
Atom Egoyan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Crime Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent El Cantante on DVD El Cantante
Synopsis
Spanning three decades in the life of salsa great Hector Lavoe -- from his 1963 arrival in New York to his 1993 death from AIDS -- this riveting biopic tells the Puerto Rican singer's story in flashback from the perspective of his Bronx-born wife.
Cast
Cast
Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Vincent Laresca, John Ortiz, Manny Perez, Nelson Vasquez, Romi Dias, Federico Castelluccio
Director
Director
Leon Ichaso
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Latin Music
Rent Sparkle on DVD Sparkle
Synopsis
When three Detroit sisters rise to fame as a Motown girl group in the 1960s, their sudden success creates conflict that rips their lives apart. While she deals with her family's issues, the youngest sister, Sparkle, starts to chase her own dreams.
Cast
Cast
Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Ceelo Green, Curtis Armstrong, Terrence Jenkins
Director
Director
Salim Akil
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, African-American Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Shrink on DVD Shrink
Synopsis
In the wake of a personal tragedy, a Hollywood psychiatrist to the stars devolves into a slovenly pothead and worries he's incapable of helping his patients. An array of real-life stars fills the couch as the shrink's brood of showbiz clientele.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Spacey, Keke Palmer, Jack Huston, Saffron Burrows, Mark Webber, Dallas Roberts, Pell James, Andrew Sibner, Robin Williams, Laura Ramsey, Robert Loggia, Jesse Plemons, Gore Vidal, Derek Alvarado
Director
Director
Jonas Pate
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Rock Star on DVD Rock Star
Synopsis
A wannabe lead singer gets to live his wildest dream when he's whisked from anonymity to being the front man for the enormously popular band he worships. But he soon discovers that life in the fast lane isn't what he expected.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Jamie Williams, Deborah Leydig, Timothy Olyphant, Timothy Spall, Jason Bonham, Jeff Pilson, Zakk Wylde
Director
Director
Stephen Herek
Genres
Genres
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Clinging to memories of his 1970s heyday, former rock star Danny Collins gets a wake-up call when his manager finds an unopened 40-year-old missive written to Danny by John Lennon. Newly inspired, Danny decides to reinvent his future.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer, Josh Peck
Director
Director
Dan Fogelman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies
Rent The Player on DVD The Player
Synopsis
Director Robert Altman's wickedly funny masterpiece about a slick Hollywood studio executive named Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) -- a hotshot whose life is falling apart -- is packed with irreverence and myriad star cameos (including appearances from Steve Allen, Cher, John Cusack, Peter Falk and Jeff Goldblum). A rival wants his job, and he's facing a murder rap. But will Griffin face the music or turn his liabilities into assets?
Cast
Cast
Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Ward, Peter Gallagher, Gina Gershon, Brion James, Cynthia Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lyle Lovett, Jeremy Piven, Cher, Jeff Goldblum, David Alan Grier, Teri Garr, Peter Falk, Bruce Willis, Steve Allen, John Cusack, Sydney Pollack, Dina Merrill, Jill St. John
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Majestic on DVD The Majestic
Synopsis
Screenwriter Peter Appleton (Jim Carrey) is on the verge of being blacklisted when a car wreck gives him amnesia. Wandering into a small California town, he's mistaken for "Luke," a native son missing since World War II. A family reunion and the reopening of the town's movie theater invigorate the community -- just as "Luke" remembers his true identity. Set in the 1950s, this romantic drama is reminiscent of Frank Capra's classic films.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Laurie Holden, Allen Garfield, Bruce Campbell, Amanda Detmer, Daniel von Bargen, Bob Balaban, Hal Holbrook
Director
Director
Frank Darabont
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
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Synopsis
Jim Carrey gives the performance of his career as the insanely inventive comedian Andy Kaufman, best known as lovable mechanic Latka Gravas on the 1970s sitcom "Taxi," who shocked audiences with his caustic, off-the-wall routines. Director Milos Forman vividly recreates the era (with help from Lorne Michaels and David Letterman, who play themselves) and profiles a man who often blended comedy with performance art.
Cast
Cast
Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Bonerz, Jerry Lawler, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, Richard Belzer
Director
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, 20th Century Period Pieces
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Synopsis
Alcoholic drifter Mac Sledge comes into the life of a lonely widow and her young son in the barren flatlands of Texas. But when Mac is revealed to be a once-famous country singer, he must face a painful past and an uncertain future.
Cast
Cast
Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin, Lenny von Dohlen, Allan Hubbard, Michael Crabtree, Norman Bennett, Andrew Scott Hollon
Director
Director
Bruce Beresford
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Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The Sapphires on DVD The Sapphires
Synopsis
The spirit and vitality of 1960s soul music are at the core of this film about a real-life Australian aborigine singing group and their bumpy career. Three sisters and a cousin are brought together as the Sapphires by a talent scout with a plan.
Cast
Cast
Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell, Tory Kittles, Eka Darville
Director
Director
Wayne Blair
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Australia/ New Zealand, Period Pieces
Rent Network on DVD Network
Synopsis
When a network news anchor loses his mind on the air, his outrageous rants reach viewers at home, boost the ratings and intrigue a pair of cutthroat network executives in this Oscar-winning masterpiece that predicted today's rash of trash television.
Cast
Cast
Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, Beatrice Straight, Jordan Charney, Lane Smith
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The Commitments on DVD The Commitments
Synopsis
Robert Arkins stars as Jimmy Rabbitte, a committed young man with an ambitious goal: to form an American-style soul band in a low-income section of Dublin, Ireland. Before long, he's cobbled together a group of misfits who can really play. But can they stay together long enough to make it to the top? Director Alan Parker packs his film with fresh faces, evocative locations and soul classics such as "Mustang Sally" and "Chain of Fools."
Cast
Cast
Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Felim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Johnny Murphy, Kenneth McCluskey, Andrew Strong, Colm Meaney, Anne Kent, Andrea Corr, Gerard Cassoni, Ruth Fairclough, Lindsay Fairclough, Michael O'Reilly, Liam Carney, Ger Ryan, Mark O'Regan, Phelim Drew, Sean Hughes, Philip Bredin, Aoife Lawless, Lance Daly, Conor Malone, Jezz Bell, Colm MacConiomare, Emily Dawson
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
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Synopsis
Raised aboard an ocean liner after being abandoned there as an infant, 1900 (Tim Roth) becomes a virtuoso piano player who learns about the outside world only through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship in this compelling drama from director Giuseppe Tornatore.
Cast
Cast
Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Clarence Williams III, Bill Nunn, Mélanie Thierry, Gabriele Lavia, Peter Vaughan, Niall O'Brien, Alberto Vazquez, Luigi De Luca, Femi Elufowojo, Nigel Fan, Roger Monk, Leonid Zaslavski, Bernard Padden
Director
Director
Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres
Genres
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Synopsis
A telephone repairman and a music promoter play second fiddle to Little Voice, a young woman whose beautiful pipes could pack a thousand cabarets. Trouble is, she can only sing along to records in her room.
Cast
Cast
Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor, Philip Jackson, Annette Badland, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Adam Fogerty, James Welsh, Karen Gregory
Director
Director
Mark Herman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, United Kingdom, Foreign Regions
Rent Gods and Monsters on DVD Gods and Monsters
Synopsis
As his life draws to a close, film director James Whale -- the openly gay genius behind The Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man -- befriends a gardener, and both men learn from their unexpected but platonic bond.
Cast
Cast
Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, Jesse James, David Dukes, Kevin J. O'Connor, Mark Kiely, Jack Plotnick, Rosalind Ayres, Jack Betts, Matt McKenzie, Todd Babcock, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Brandon Kleyla, Pamela Salem
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
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Synopsis
Sissy Spacek shines in her Oscar-winning role as country singer Loretta Lynn in this biopic that charts the queen of country music's rise -- from her hardscrabble upbringing in Appalachia to stardom at the Grand Ole Opry.
Cast
Cast
Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens, William Sanderson, Sissy Lucas, Pat Patterson, Brian Warf, Elizabeth Watson, Beverly D'Angelo
Director
Director
Michael Apted
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Country & Western/Folk, Classic Country & Western, Blockbusters
Rent Nashville on DVD Nashville
Synopsis
Countless characters -- from a bored housewife to a pompously patriotic country singer -- get caught up in a political rally that takes over Nashville in director Robert Altman's sprawling satirical masterpiece about politics and country music.
Cast
Cast
David Arkin, Barbara Baxley, Ned Beatty, Karen Black, Ronee Blakley, Timothy Brown, Keith Carradine, Géraldine Chaplin, Robert DoQui, Shelley Duvall, Allen Garfield, Henry Gibson, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Barbara Harris, David Hayward, Michael Murphy, Allan F. Nicholls, Dave Peel, Cristina Raines, Bert Remsen, Lily Tomlin, Gwen Welles, Keenan Wynn
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Political Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The Doors on DVD The Doors
Synopsis
Director Oliver Stone's sex-and-drug-soaked biopic chronicles Jim Morrison's rise from obscurity to the pinnacle of fame as the lead singer for the Doors, culminating in his tragic final days in Paris.
Cast
Cast
Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, Michael Wincott, Michael Madsen, Josh Evans, Dennis Burkley, Billy Idol, Kathleen Quinlan, John Densmore, Mimi Rogers, Paul Williams, Crispin Glover, Jennifer Tilly, Annie McEnroe
Director
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore on DVD Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Synopsis
Ellen Burstyn won an Oscar playing Alice Hyatt, a destitute widow who must find the strength to go on for her young son (Alfred Lutter) in the face of loneliness and fear, in this classic slice of 1970s cinema from director Martin Scorsese. When the pair lands in Tucson, Ariz., Alice takes a job at a diner and meets a customer (Kris Kristofferson) who helps mend her fractured heart. The film spawned the popular TV sitcom "Alice."
Cast
Cast
Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Kris Kristofferson, Diane Ladd, Vic Tayback, Valerie Curtin, Lelia Goldoni, Lane Bradbury, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Billy Green Bush, Alfred Lutter
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Tearjerkers
Rent 24 Hour Party People on DVD 24 Hour Party People
Synopsis
In the wild days of 1980s and 90s Manchester, England, an ambitious TV journalist-turned-talent manager nurtures the hedonistic new wave and rave culture that develops around the now legendary bands Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays.
Cast
Cast
Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Danny Cunningham, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson, Lennie James, Andy Serkis, John Simm
Director
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Chaplin: The Movie on DVD Chaplin: The Movie
Synopsis
Through flashbacks and other nonlinear devices, director Richard Attenborough recounts comic icon Charlie Chaplin's (Robert Downey Jr.) poignant journey through triumph, failure, infamy and government persecution. The large cast of characters includes George Hayden (Anthony Hopkins), Douglas Fairbanks (Kevin Kline) and Chaplin's mentally unbalanced mother (Geraldine Chaplin). Downey's performance earned both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations.
Cast
Cast
Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Hopkins, Dan Aykroyd, Penelope Ann Miller, Kevin Kline, Géraldine Chaplin, Marisa Tomei, David Duchovny, Diane Lane, Moira Kelly, Deborah Moore, Kevin Dunn, Maria Pitillo, John Thaw, Paul Rhys, Milla Jovovich, James Woods
Director
Director
Richard Attenborough
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Sweet Dreams on DVD Sweet Dreams
Synopsis
As one of country music's first female stars, Patsy Cline brought sophistication to the Nashville sound. This film chronicles her rise to fame, focusing on her troubled marriage to the charming and confident Charlie Dick (Ed Harris). When the pair marries, Cline (played by Jessica Lange in an Oscar-nominated performance) gives up her career to raise their children -- until Dick goes into the Army. Then, the songbird resumes her rise to stardom.
Cast
Cast
Ed Harris, Jessica Lange, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba, John Goodman, P.J. Soles, Bruce Kirby
Director
Director
Karel Reisz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Classic Country & Western, Country & Western/Folk
Rent Shadow of the Vampire on DVD Shadow of the Vampire
Synopsis
A wicked movie about the making of the 1922 silent-film classic Nosferatu, Shadow of the Vampire features Willem Dafoe's Oscar-nominated performance. Director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) yearns to create the most terrifying vampire tale imaginable. Unknown actor Max Schreck (Dafoe), cast as the vampire Count Orlock, makes an impressive debut as filming begins, even as he hides an unearthly secret.
Cast
Cast
John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, Aden Gillett, Nicholas Elliott, Ronan Vibert, Sophie Langevin
Director
Director
E. Elias Merhige
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Indie Dramas, Period Pieces
Rent I Saw the Light on DVD I Saw the Light
Synopsis
Showcasing the unique talent and musical influence of country-western artist Hank Williams, this candid biography also sheds light on the legacy of drug abuse and tormented relationships that contributes to the singer's legend.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt
Director
Director
Marc Abraham
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Fame on DVD Fame
Synopsis
Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. The kids who attend it have big dreams and the talent to make them come true. This Academy Award-winning, Montgomery, Doris, Raul.
Cast
Cast
Irene Cara, Eddie Barth, Lee Curreri, Paul McCrane, Laura Dean, Gene Anthony Ray, Antonia Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Anne Meara, Albert Hague, Teresa Hughes, Steve Inwood, Barry Miller, Jim Moody, Debbie Allen, Richard Belzer, Isaac Mizrahi, Meg Tilly
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Flashdance on DVD Flashdance
Synopsis
Alex works as a welder by day and a stripper by night, but she dreams of training at the local conservatory and becoming a professional dancer. Meanwhile, she navigates a romance with her boss at the steelyard.
Cast
Cast
Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson, Kyle T. Heffner, Lee Ving, Ron Karabatsos, Belinda Bauer, Robert Wuhl
Director
Director
Adrian Lyne
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent The Bodyguard on DVD The Bodyguard
Synopsis
A former Secret Service agent grudgingly takes an assignment to protect a pop idol who has a determined stalker. At first, the protector and diva clash, but soon trust and attraction overpower the unlikely pair.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Bill Cobbs, Gary Kemp, Ralph Waite, Tomas Arana, Mike Starr, Robert Wuhl, DeVaughn Nixon
Director
Director
Mick Jackson
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Suspense, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Tearjerkers, Blockbusters
Rent A Face in the Crowd on DVD A Face in the Crowd
Synopsis
Elia Kazan's masterpiece proves that celebrity isn't all it's cracked up to be. When talent scout Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) spots drifter Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith) and makes him a superstar, he gets a taste of the good life. But his hunger for klieg lights, fed by run-ins with famous people such as Burl Ives and Bennett Cerf (who play themselves), turns desperate, and he loses sight of who he is and what he's truly about.
Cast
Cast
Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Percy Waram, Paul McGrath, Rod Brasfield, Marshall Neilan, Alexander Kirkland, Charles Irving, Burl Ives, Bennett Cerf
Director
Director
Elia Kazan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent The King of Comedy on DVD The King of Comedy
Synopsis
Director Martin Scorsese hits a satirical bulls-eye in this black comedy that explores the absurd lengths to which nebbish Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) will go to land a spot on the TV talk show of his idol, Jerry Langford (a wonderfully caustic Jerry Lewis). Pupkin believes that one appearance on Langford's show will be his ticket to stardom, so he kidnaps his idol and sets into motion a chain of events you have to see to believe!
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Ed Herlihy
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Dramas, Showbiz Comedies
Rent Velvet Goldmine on DVD Velvet Goldmine
Synopsis
A decade after British glam-rocker Brian Slade fakes his assassination on stage and disappears from view, tabloid journalist Arthur Stuart is dispatched to deconstruct the legend of the bisexual pop star.
Cast
Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emiy Woof, Michael Feast, Janet McTeer, Mairead McKinley, Luke Morgan Oliver, Osheen Jones, Micko Westmoreland
Director
Director
Todd Haynes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, LGBT Dramas, Indie LGBT, LGBT, Bisexual
Rent A Chorus Line on DVD A Chorus Line
Synopsis
Based on the smash hit Broadway musical with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and starring Michael Douglas, A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of young dancers auditioning for a part in a new show. It includes such song hits as "What I Did for Love," "Dance 10, Looks 3" and "At the Ballet." The stage version won many Tony Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Vicki Frederick, Cameron English, Yamil Borges, Gregg Burge, Audrey Landers, Pam Klinger, Blane Savage, Michael Blevins
Director
Director
Richard Attenborough
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Control on DVD Control
Synopsis
This rock biography chronicles the life and sad fate of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, a unique post-punk band from Manchester, England. Despite popular success, Curtis's ghostly vocals and troubled existence presaged his suicide at 23.
Cast
Cast
Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, James Anthony Pearson, Harry Treadaway, Craig Parkinson, Toby Kebbell, Andrew Sheridan, Nicola Harrison, Matthew McNulty, Ben Naylor
Director
Director
Anton Corbijn
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Modern & Alternative Rock, United Kingdom
Rent Mommie Dearest on DVD Mommie Dearest
Synopsis
Based on Christina Crawford's scandalous tell-all memoir, Mommie Dearest paints a portrait of a Joan Crawford the public never knew. The film portrays Crawford as a wicked, abusive mother who lives as though she's perpetually onscreen.
Cast
Cast
Faye Dunaway, Diana Scarwid, Steve Forrest, Howard Da Silva, Mara Hobel, Rutanya Alda, Harry Goz, Michael Edwards, Jocelyn Brando, Priscilla Pointer
Director
Director
Frank Perry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Anniversary Party on DVD The Anniversary Party
Synopsis
Recently uncoupled couple Joe (Allan Cumming) and Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh) celebrate their anniversary with a group of friends in this dark, Independent Spirit Award-nominated drama (also written and directed by Cumming and Leigh). When Judy (Parker Posey), Cal (Kevin Kline), Sky (Gwyneth Paltrow) and assorted spouses and friends come over, it only takes a few cocktails and a load of ecstasy before the situation careens out of control.
Cast
Cast
Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey, Parker Posey, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline, Denis O'Hare, Mina Badie, Jane Adams, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Beals, Craig Chester, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Panes, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Director
Director
Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Indie Dramas
Rent Rock the Kasbah on DVD Rock the Kasbah
Synopsis
Some unlikely turns of fate bring luckless rock producer Richie Vance the chance of a musical lifetime: After being stranded in Afghanistan on a USO tour, he meets a young singer with a magical voice and is convinced he can make her a star.
Cast
Cast
Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Danny McBride, Zooey Deschanel, Scott Caan
Director
Director
Barry Levinson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Dramas, Military & War Dramas
Rent Auto Focus on DVD Auto Focus
Synopsis
Greg Kinnear stars in this biographical drama about the colorful life and mysterious death of actor Bob Crane, best known as the star of TV's "Hogan's Heroes." But as his fame waned, the former family man fed an increasing sexual appetite.
Cast
Cast
Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Bruce Solomon, Michael E. Rodgers, Kurt Fuller, Christopher Neiman, Lyle Kanouse, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Alex Meneses
Director
Director
Paul Schrader
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Crime Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Sid & Nancy on DVD Sid & Nancy
Synopsis
This gritty biopic portrays the relationship and downward spiral of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (Gary Oldman) and his junkie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb), from their first meeting soon after Vicious joined the iconic punk band to the tragic end of their story. Hole front woman Courtney Love plays Nancy's friend, Gretchen, and music from the Clash's Joe Strummer, the Pogues, the Circle Jerks and others is included on the soundtrack.
Cast
Cast
Gary Oldman, Chloe Webb, David Hayman, Debby Bishop, Drew Schofield, Xander Berkeley, Perry Benson, Tony London, Sandy Baron, Courtney Love
Director
Director
Alex Cox
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Dramas Based on Real Life, Punk Rock, Rock & Pop
Rent Pure Country 2: The Gift on DVD Pure Country 2: The Gift
Synopsis
From the director of the 1992 hit Pure Country comes this heartwarming story of three angels who bestow the gift of song upon a young girl named Bobbie (Katrina Elam), who must learn to follow their rules if she wants to keep her extraordinary talent. As she grows up, Bobbie's voice brings her fame in the world of country music, but will she be able to regain her talent after her misbehavior causes the angels to take back their gift?
Cast
Cast
Katrina Elam, Krisinda Cain, William Katt, Travis Fimmel, George Strait, Bronson Pinchot, Michael McKean, Cheech Marin, Michael Yama, Sharon Thomas, Dean Cain
Director
Director
Christopher Cain
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent People I Know on DVD People I Know
Synopsis
Al Pacino is in fine form as Eli Wurman, a has-been New York publicist whose last remaining A-list client is Cary Launer, a movie star with a yen for drugs and star-struck women. Soon, taking care of Cary's messes lands Eli in a mess of his own.
Cast
Cast
Al Pacino, Kim Basinger, Ryan O'Neal, Téa Leoni, Richard Schiff, Bill Nunn, Robert Klein, Mark Webber, Brian McConnachie
Director
Director
Daniel Algrant
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Crime Dramas, Political Dramas, Indie Dramas
Rent Yankee Doodle Dandy on DVD Yankee Doodle Dandy
Synopsis
James Cagney won the Best Actor Oscar for his lively portrayal of "Mr. Broadway," George M. Cohan, in this lavish screen biography that highlights Cagney in some of his finest song-and-dance routines. Cohan, a playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot, made his mark on the vaudeville stage and penned countless memorable tunes, including "Over There," "It's a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and the film's rousing title number.
Cast
Cast
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Eddie Foy Jr., Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Quiz Show on DVD Quiz Show
Synopsis
Robert Redford directs this infamous true story of Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), who rocketed to national fame as a repeat winner on the TV quiz show "Twenty-One." In the late 1950s, prime-time game shows were a cultural phenomenon. But the American public didn't realize it was being hoodwinked ... until persevering congressional investigator Dick Goodwin (Rob Morrow) unmasked the corruption behind the show's glittering fa&#231;ade.
Cast
Cast
John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Scofield, David Paymer, Hank Azaria, Christopher McDonald, Johann Carlo, Elizabeth Wilson, Allan Rich, Mira Sorvino, Martin Scorsese, William Fichtner, Griffin Dunne
Director
Director
Robert Redford
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Cat's Meow on DVD The Cat's Meow
Synopsis
Peter Bogdanovich directs this historical fiction about the death of down-on-his-luck film pioneer Thomas Ince, who met his demise during a weekend outing on media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht.
Cast
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Tilly, Claudia Harrison, Victor Slezak, Ronan Vibert, Claudie Blakley
Director
Director
Peter Bogdanovich
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Mystery, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Life & Death of Peter Sellers on DVD The Life & Death of Peter Sellers
Synopsis
Geoffrey Rush won a Golden Globe Award for his turn as Peter Sellers in this biopic that reveals the true nature of the iconic British comedian, who brought laughter to millions worldwide -- yet was notorious for throwing tantrums and spousal abuse. This intimate, critically acclaimed profile of Sellers -- who was best known for his Pink Panther movies and radio's "The Goon Show" -- also stars Charlize Theron and John Lithgow.
Cast
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Charlize Theron, Emily Watson, John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Vaughan, Sonia Aquino, Stanley Tucci, Stephen Fry, Henry Goodman, Alison Steadman, Peter Gevisser
Director
Director
Stephen Hopkins
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, HBO
Rent All That Jazz on DVD All That Jazz
Synopsis
Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning autobiographical film celebrates the raunchy underbelly of show business. Successful director-choreographer Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the Broadway heap. But he stands powerless as his world slowly collapses around him. His obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of Dexedrine keep him going. Soon, it's clear Gideon will have to make a choice -- his art or his life.
Cast
Cast
Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Michael Tolan, Max Wright, William LeMassena, Irene Kane, Anthony Holland, John Lithgow
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Biographies, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Interview on DVD Interview
Synopsis
When hard-nosed journalist Pierre Peders is forced by his editor to interview seemingly vapid soap opera star Katya, the pair initially clash. But soon enough, they discover that there's more to their personalities than meets the eye.
Cast
Cast
Steve Buscemi, Sienna Miller, Tara Elders, David Schechter, Molly Griffith, Jackson Loo, Philippe Vonlanthen, Wayne Wilcox, Yan Xi
Director
Director
Steve Buscemi
Genres
Genres
Independent, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Center Stage: Turn It Up on DVD Center Stage: Turn It Up
Synopsis
Rejected by a prestigious ballet school, self-taught Kate questions whether she has what it takes to make it. But with the help of a former hockey player and some hip-hop inspiration, Kate realizes that she isn't ready to give up her dream.
Cast
Cast
Kenny Wormald, Rachele Brooke Smith, Sarah Jayne Jensen, Nicole Muñoz, Christopher Russell, Peter Gallagher, Ethan Stiefel, Christian Vincent, Daniela Dib, Crystal Lowe, Lucia Walters, Cody Green
Director
Director
Steven Jacobson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Teen Dramas, Ballet & Modern Dance, Dance
Rent Man About Town on DVD Man About Town
Synopsis
Jack Giamoro (Ben Affleck) is a man with a blessed life -- a successful career as a top Hollywood agent, a beautiful wife and a large bank account. But his world begins to crash when he learns his wife (Rebecca Romijn) is cheating and a reporter has swiped his private journal. Now, it's up to Jack to reclaim his life, love and privacy -- and find the true happiness he only thought he had achieved.
Cast
Cast
John Cleese, Gina Gershon, Howard Hesseman, Jerry O'Connell, Ben Affleck, Bai Ling, Damien Wayans, Adam Goldberg, Amber Valletta, Rebecca Romijn, Kal Penn, Mike Binder
Director
Director
Mike Binder
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Comedies, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Lovelace on DVD Lovelace
Synopsis
Amanda Seyfried stars as adult film icon Linda Lovelace, a woman coerced into and abused by the porn industry before taking charge of her life. The supporting cast includes all manner of Hollywood A-listers stepping into meaty roles.
Cast
Cast
Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts
Director
Director
Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Indie Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent What's Love Got to Do with It on DVD What's Love Got to Do with It
Synopsis
Ike Turner meets a singer whom he grooms into a star, marries and renames Tina. But repeated run-ins with Ike's violent side shatter Tina's spirit. With nothing left but her name and her talent, she reemerges on the pop scene at the top of her game.
Cast
Cast
Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Rae'ven Kelly, Virginia Capers, Jenifer Lewis, Chi McBride, Rob LaBelle, Richard T. Jones, Damon Hines, Suli McCullough, Tina Turner
Director
Director
Brian Gibson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Rock & Pop, African-American Dramas, Pop, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Maps to the Stars on DVD Maps to the Stars
Synopsis
Centering on a showbiz family desperate to maintain celebrity status, director David Cronenberg's biting satire lampoons a host of Tinseltown stereotypes, including fading leading ladies, insufferable child stars and pushy stage mothers.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon
Director
Director
David Cronenberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Beyond the Lights on DVD Beyond the Lights
Synopsis
Unprepared for the demands of fame and the conflicts that success generates, rising musical star Noni Jean finds herself in a moment of suicidal despair -- until she's rescued by a young policeman who's destined to become her lover.
Cast
Cast
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson "MGK" Baker, Danny Glover, Darryl Stephens, Elaine Tan, Tyler Christopher
Director
Director
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Bird on DVD Bird
Synopsis
Clint Eastwood labored for years to raise the money needed to bring this biography of Charlie Parker to the big screen. Nicknamed "Yardbird," Parker was a virtuoso saxophonist whose innovations revolutionized jazz. Despite his musical genius, Parker was hopelessly addicted to drugs. At the film's center looms the hulking presence of Forest Whitaker, who delivers a great performance in a complex role.
Cast
Cast
Forest Whitaker, Diane Venora, Michael Zelniker, Arlen Dean Snyder, Samuel E. Wright, Keith David, Michael McGuire, James Handy, Damon Whitaker, Sam Robards, Morgan Nagler
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Jazz Greats, Classic Jazz, Jazz & Easy Listening
Rent Purple Rain on DVD Purple Rain
Synopsis
In his semi-autobiographical film debut, Prince plays a hip Minneapolis club musician known as The Kid who struggles with a tumultuous home life and his own smoldering anger. He takes refuge in his music and in a budding relationship with a beautiful young singer, Apollonia (Apollonia). Winner of both an Academy Award and a Grammy for Best Original Musical Score, Purple Rain also stars Clarence Williams III and Morris Day.
Cast
Cast
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones, Charles Huntsberry
Director
Director
Albert Magnoli
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Blockbusters
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