Movies About Filmmaking

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Hitchcock (2012)
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A love story between the influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959. (98 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
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The Girl (2012 TV Movie)
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The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren. (91 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Yep, 2 films about Hitchcock in one year, both look interesting. ” - jwoehr
 
3.
Hugo (2011)
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Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. (126 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
4.
Ed Wood (1994)
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An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
5.
Chaplin (1992)
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A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin. (143 mins.)
 
6.
The Player (1992)
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A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one? (124 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
7.
The Big Picture (1989)
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Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems. (100 mins.)
 
8.
The Pickle (1993)
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Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row... (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
9.
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss. (93 mins.)
Director: George Huang
 
10.
Adaptation. (2002)
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A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
11.
Barton Fink (1991)
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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
12.
The Muse (1999)
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With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience. (97 mins.)
Director: Albert Brooks
“ Some people hate it, but why ? James Cameron being told by Sharon Stone to "stay out of the water" is hilarious since he's obsessed with underwater documentaries. ” - jwoehr
 
13.
Bowfinger (1999)
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When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him. (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
14.
American Movie (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. (107 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
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RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)
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Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst. (86 mins.)
Director: Benjamin Ross
 
16.
Get Shorty (1995)
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A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job. (105 mins.)
 
17.
Scream 3 (2000)
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While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again. (116 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
18.
Living in Oblivion (1995)
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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
 
19.
Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
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An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film. (87 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
20.
Super 8 (2011)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. (112 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams