RT Counts Down the Best-Reviewed Theater Movies of all Time!

Hamlet 2 inspires us to look at movies about life in the theater.

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats: the countdown is about to begin. We at RT have raised the curtain on "The Play's the Thing," a list of the 25 best-reviewed films about life in the theater!

We poured over the reviews to compile a countdown that showcases the best in theatrical cinema, from Broadway to Blaine, MO. Our countdown has it all, from backstage drama (All that Jazz, Bullets over Broadway) to the complexities of writing for the stage (Shakespeare in Love, The Lives of Others), from actors acting out (Opening Night) to theater life as a metaphor for turbulent times (Cabaret, Farewell My Concubine).

As with previous lists, every movie on this list has 20 reviews or more to ensure there was some critical weight behind each entry. And we utilized a system that is weighted counting both Tomatometer and number of reviews.

Without further ado, break a leg and check out "The Play's the Thing!"

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