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1. The Glassmakers of England (1933)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 6

2. The Land (1942)

43 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary showing the poor state that American agriculture had fallen into during the Great Depression.

Writers: Frances H. Flaherty, Robert J. Flaherty, Russell Lord | Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 56

3. St. Matthew Passion (1949)

80 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth Höngen, Walther Ludwig, Karl Schmitt-Walter

Votes: 7

4. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Allee, Cunayou

Votes: 6,641

5. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

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In his final film, F.W. Murnau presents the tale of two young lovers on the idyllic island of Bora Bora in the South Pacific. Their life is shattered when the old warrior declares the girl ... See full summary »

Writers: F.W. Murnau, Robert J. Flaherty | Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 2,911

6. Man of Aran (1934)

76 min | Documentary

7.6
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.

Writer: Robert J. Flaherty | Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Colman 'Tiger' King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane, Pat Mullin

Votes: 1,260

7. The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)

70 min | Documentary

7.5
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The life and works of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti are shown against the historical background of his time. It begins with his earliest artworks, and follows his life and career... See full summary »

Writer: Norman Borisoff | Directors: Robert J. Flaherty, Richard Lyford, Curt Oertel | Star: Fredric March

Votes: 29

8. Prelude to War (1942)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 704

9. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.

Writers: Frederick O'Brien, Ray Doyle, Jack Cunningham, John Colton | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush

Votes: 439

10. Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Drama

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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Writers: Frances H. Flaherty, Robert J. Flaherty | Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy

Votes: 1,046

11. The English Potter (1933)

Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 9

12. A Letter to Freddy Buache (1982)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Godard has been hired to make a film celebrating the 500th anniversary of Lausanne. This film is his videotaped refusal.

Writer: Jean-Luc Godard | Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Star: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 158

13. The Potterymaker (1925)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 7

14. Moana (1926)

85 min | Documentary

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Writers: Robert J. Flaherty, Julian Johnson | Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Ta'avale, Fa'amgase, T'ugaita, Pe'a

Votes: 237

15. Twenty-Four-Dollar Island (1927)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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In 1626, Dutch traders bought Manhattan for $28 of beads and gift product. Within 30 years, there were 1,000 residents, and 300 years later, there were 8 million. This film celebrates the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 99

16. Elephant Boy (1937)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.6
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This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Writers: Rudyard Kipling, John Collier, Ákos Tolnay, Marcia De Silva | Directors: Robert J. Flaherty, Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes

Votes: 438

17. Industrial Britain (1931)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Donald Calthrop

Votes: 91

18. The Country Comes to Town (1933)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Basil Wright

Votes: 13

19. A Boatload of Wild Irishmen (2010)

90 min | Documentary

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Robert Flaherty is credited with being the father of the modern documentary after making "Nanook of the North" and classics such as "Man of Aran" and "Louisiana Story", but he is also criticized for engaging in distortion and stereotyping.

Writer: Brian Winston | Director: Mac Dara Ó'Curraidhín | Star: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 8

20. Oidhche Sheanchais (1935)

11 min | Short, Drama

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A well known storyteller, Tomas O' Diorain tells tales of the sea around a fire in an old Irish cottage. His storytelling is juxtaposed with images of the sea.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane, Colman 'Tiger' King, Patch 'Red Beard' Ruadh

21. Art of the English Craftsman (1933)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

22. The Last Voyage of Captain Grant (1938 TV Movie)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

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Writers: Robert J. Flaherty, Denis Johnston | Stars: Douglas Allen, Ian Aylmer, Basil Cunard, Graveley Edwards