Movies About Movies, Movie-Making, and Movie-Makers

Here is a list of most memorable (to me) films about movies, movie-making, and movie makers and actors. Does not pretend to be exhaustive in any way. Emphasis is made on Golden Age Hollywood.
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1.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
2.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. (118 mins.)
 
3.
Fedora (1978)
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Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
4.
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots. (110 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
5.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening. (90 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
 
6.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
7.
Dreamboat (1952)
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Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans. (83 mins.)
Director: Claude Binyon
 
8.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
9.
Ed Wood (1994)
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Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
10.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
11.
On Our Merry Way (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper. (107 mins.)
 
12.
The Carpetbaggers (1964)
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Jonas Cord is a disagreeable rich young tycoon on the corporate make, with some subplots about booze, broads and Hollywood in the 1930's. (150 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
13.
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
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An ice skater jeopardizes her marriage when she becomes a movie star. (82 mins.)
 
14.
Living in Oblivion (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
15.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
16.
Beloved Infidel (1959)
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Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist. (123 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
17.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
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Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film... (120 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
18.
Souls for Sale (1923)
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star. (90 mins.)
Director: Rupert Hughes
 
19.
The Oscar (1966)
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Snotty Hollywood actor becomes even more full of himself after he's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. (119 mins.)
Director: Russell Rouse
 
20.
The Perils of Pauline (1947)
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials. (96 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
21.
The Party (1968)
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A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired. (99 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
22.
My Geisha (1962)
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An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'. (119 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
23.
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist. (155 mins.)
 
24.
A Star Is Born (1954)
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral. (154 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
25.
Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
26.
Finger of Guilt (1956)
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A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know. (95 mins.)
 
27.
Actor's and Sin (1952)
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Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger... (82 mins.)
 
28.
The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot. (67 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas