Most Popular One Man Show Movies and TV Shows
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1. Walk the Line (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
Votes: 223,486 | Gross: $119.52M
2. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 143,610 | Gross: $1.03M
3. All Is Lost (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Votes: 73,205 | Gross: $6.26M
4. Lenny (1974)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
5. Gray's Anatomy (1996)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama
After doctors inform him that an eye affliction will require risky surgery, monologist Spalding Gray recounts his various pursuits for alternative medicine to avoid the doctor's scalpel.
7. Ted Mosby Responds to LeBron James Coming Back to Cleveland (2014 TV Short)
1 min | Short, Comedy
How I Met Your Mother (2005) leading character, Ted Mosby, reacts to the news of NBA All Star, LeBron James' return to his favorite basketball team.
Star: Josh Radnor
9. Befikre (2016)
Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in Paris, Befikre is the free-spirited, contemporary love story of Dharam and Shyra, two young people who believe in living life to the fullest.
10. Top Dog (1995)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.
Votes: 3,001 | Gross: $5.09M
11. Secret Honor (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A fictionalized former President Richard M. Nixon offers a solitary, stream-of-consciousness reflection on his life and political career - and the "true" reasons for the Watergate scandal and his resignation.
12. Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary
In the weeks before the 2016 general election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore performs a pro-Hillary Clinton stand-up show deep in the heart of TrumpLand.
Votes: 3,622 | Gross: $0.15M
13. Missing Link (1988)
PG | 91 min | Adventure
A million years ago in Africa, the last of the Australopithecines is on flight from the humans, who killed the rest of his clan. Alone, seeking others of his kind, he traverses steppes, ... See full summary »
14. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Votes: 1,933 | Gross: $1.09M
16. CM101MMXI Fundamentals (2013)
139 min | Documentary, Comedy
The funny little details of everyday life; the simple things that makes us laugh. An unforgettable performance from Cem Yilmaz. Yilmaz captures the audience with his hilarious stories about... See full summary »
17. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)
70 min | Documentary, Comedy
It's Bad For Ya, Carlin's Emmy-nominated 14th and final HBO special from March of 2008 features Carlin's noted irreverent and unapologetic observations on topics ranging from death, ... See full summary »
21. Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »
Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.11M
22. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Comedy, Documentary
Chris Rock combines his hilarious delivery and his fearless style to launch an all-out comedy assault in his third solo HBO special.
23. George Carlin: Jammin' in New York (1992 TV Special)
TV-MA | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy
When George Carlin is asked which HBO concert is his favorite, his answer is always, "Jammin' In New York." The reasons are several: It was his first HBO show done live; it was the first he... See full summary »
24. John Leguizamo: Freak (1998 TV Special)
Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Comedy
John Leguizamo's semi-falsified, one-man stand-up performance as...himself. This is his autobiographical story, about his life growing up, and his journey to try to be accepted by his ... See full summary »
25. Collector (2016)
75 min | Drama, Thriller
Arthur is the best employee of a collecting firm. He's got a high income and a solid reputation among his colleagues. He risks losing it all at once because of a scandalous video that just ... See full summary »
27. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy
Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.
29. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy
In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.
30. Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In Los Angeles in 1947, a police detective tries to solve the shocking and grisly murder of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, whose nude body was dumped in a lot after being ... See full summary »
32. Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time' (1998 TV Special)
TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy
Live from New York City, Jerry Seinfeld, aided and abetted by a host of friends and fellow comedians, performs his 1998 Emmy-nominated performance on Broadway.
33. Thurgood (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Prior to his appointment to United States Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall worked as a lawyer for the NAACP. This one man play tells the story of his role in the civil rights movement and the people that influenced him.
36. George Carlin: Carlin on Campus (1984 TV Special)
60 min | Documentary, Comedy
In his New York City grammar school, George Carlin was known as a "disruptive influence in the classroom." With this concert, the ultimate class clown is back at school at UCLA, making ... See full summary »
37. Louis C.K.: Shameless (2007 TV Special)
TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary, Comedy
Comedy and television star Louis C.K. returns to HBO for an hour of no-holds-barred, adults-only stand-up comedy! Taped before a live audience at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, the... See full summary »
38. Moby Dick (1978)
90 min | Drama
Captain Ahab's descent into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.
40. You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush (2009 TV Special)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy
It's time for change in America--but not without a few parting words from former President George W Bush. Here's your chance to discover the man behind the myth as HBO presents Will Ferrell... See full summary »
41. George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001 TV Special)
55 min | Documentary, Comedy
In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced ... See full summary »
45. Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays (2014 TV Special)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Billy Crystal tells the stories of his youth, growing up in the jazz world of Manhattan, his teenage years, and finally adulthood. The Tony Award-winning show is a funny and poignant exploration of family and fate, loving and loss.
46. Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (1991)
R | 96 min | Drama, Comedy, Documentary
Performance artist/comedian Bogosian brings to hilarious life 10 separate oddball characters in a one-man-show. This profane, smart, crisply edited film will have you screaming for more.
Votes: 191 | Gross: $0.53M
48. Richard Pryor... Here and Now (1983)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Documentary
Part live stand-up performance, part documentary, this film is one of comedian Richard Pryor's later stand-up performances. As foul-mouthed as ever, Pryor touches on most of the same topics as in his previous live shows.
Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $16.16M