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1. Chaplinesque, My Life and Hard Times (1972)

56 min | Documentary

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The biography of silent film legend Charlie Chaplin is brought to the screen with the narration of fellow silent star, Gloria Swanson.

Director: Harry Hurwitz | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Gloria Swanson

Votes: 16

2. The Gentleman Tramp (1976)

G | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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A film about the life and work of the master comedy filmmaker, Charles Chaplin.

Director: Richard Patterson | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 107

3. An Examination of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1972 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Director: John Musilli | Stars: Anthony Burgess, William K. Everson, James McAndrew, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 35

4. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

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A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk

Votes: 369 | Gross: $41.60M

5. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.4
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C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: William Conrad, Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Mark Hamill

Votes: 501

6. Billy Baxter Presents Diary of the Cannes Film Festival with Rex Reed (1980 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

7.1
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An eye-opening documentary that reveals the behind-the-scenes partying and plotting at one of the most memorable festivals in Cannes' storied history.

Director: Iain Johnstone | Stars: Anouk Aimée, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Lucie Arnaz, Bruce Beresford

Votes: 12

7. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 522

8. Unknown Chaplin (1983– )

156 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.

Stars: James Mason, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff, Virginia Cherrill, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 444

9. Tokyo-Ga (1985)

92 min | Documentary

7.3
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Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Chris Marker

Votes: 1,799

10. Location Africa (1987 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

6.7
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This film essay by Steff Gruber is a report on the exceedingly difficult work of making Werner Herzog's film COBRA VERDE in Ghana. The very personal film however is more than just a blow by... See full summary »

Director: Steff Gruber | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Steff Gruber, Peter Berling

Votes: 58

11. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Toutes les histoires (1989)

51 min

7.2
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 862

12. The Incredibly Strange Film Show (1988–1989)

45 min | Documentary

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This show is a series of documentaries focusing on the world of psychotronic movies. Episodes focus on the lives of such diverse filmakers as Hershell Gordon Lewis, Saim Raimi, Doris ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Ross, David F. Friedman, Johnny Legend, Ric Meyers

Votes: 111

13. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Une histoire seule (1989)

42 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 679

14. Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann (1992)

58 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Director: Joshua Waletzky | Stars: Philip Bosco, Elmer Bernstein, Claudine Bouché, Royal S. Brown

Votes: 132

15. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

Votes: 2,716 | Gross: $0.80M

16. It's All True (1993)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva

Votes: 627

17. Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993)

54 min | Documentary

6.9
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A retrospective of the work of the late actor Warren Oates, with clips from his films and interviews with cast and crew members who worked with him.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Ned Beatty, Robert Culp, Becky Fonda, Peter Fonda

Votes: 73

18. Totally Bill Hicks (1994 Video)

116 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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A celebration of the comedy of Bill Hicks. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the Hicks stand-up, sampling the best of his confrontational performance. ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Bill Hicks, Richard Belzer, Eric Bogosian, Kevin Booth

Votes: 767

19. The Making of Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1995 Video)

125 min | Documentary

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Excellent and very detailed documentary on the making of a classic. Filled with appealing trivia, exhaustive interviews with cast and crew members, and never before seen footage.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Peter Benchley, David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 627

20. You Can't Do That! The Making of 'A Hard Day's Night' (1995 Video)

62 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Thirty years after A Hard Day's Night, its producer, director, writer and others describe its making. United Artists Records came to Walter Shenson, asking him to produce a movie so UA ... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Collins, Micky Dolenz, Roger Ebert, Michael Friend

Votes: 126

21. Chaplin's Goliath (1996)

54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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A film about the tall actor who was most famous for playing the quintessential villian for Charles Chaplin's Tramp character.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bill Paterson, Brenda Bull, Peter Menzies, Jimmy Logan

Votes: 84

22. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996 Video)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Keith Fulton, Terry Gilliam, Charles Roven, Lloyd Phillips

Votes: 863

23. The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage (1996)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Paul Seydor | Stars: Nick Redman, Walon Green, Newell Alexander, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 209

24. Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: Len Morris | Stars: James Garner, Tom Selleck, Clint Eastwood, Daniel Stern

Votes: 70

25. Eastwood on Eastwood (1997 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary, Biography

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Autobiography of Clint Eastwood up to his movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: John Cusack, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 212

26. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Fatale beauté (1994)

28 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Sabine Azéma

Votes: 674

27. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Seul le cinéma (1994)

26 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Serge Daney, Julie Delpy

Votes: 651

28. The Making of 'Psycho' (1997 Video)

94 min | Documentary

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A retrospective on the entire movie, from start to finish. There are interviews with many of the principle cast and crew (including Janet Leigh and Joseph Stefano), who all talk openly and ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Peggy Robertson, Clive Barker, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 328

29. Obsessed with Vertigo (1997 TV Short)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece "Vertigo". Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, ... See full summary »

Director: Harrison Engle | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Herbert Coleman, C.O. Erickson

Votes: 313

30. The Race to Save 100 Years (1997)

PG | 57 min | Documentary

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As the documentary points out, 85 percent of all silent pictures are gone forever because of neglect, abuse, and improper storage of original prints. This film stresses the importance of ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Peter Brooks, Mary Lea Bandy, James H. Billington, Kevin Brownlow

Votes: 63

31. Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River (1998)

77 min | Documentary

7.8
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"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is an independent documentary film that reviews the careers of movie makers indigenous to Chicago. The filmmakers are interviewed aboard an amusing... See full summary »

Director: D.P. Carlson | Stars: Louis Antonelli, D.P. Carlson, Richard M. Daley, Andrew Davis

Votes: 32

32. Glorious Technicolor (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The history of color photography in motion pictures, in particular the Technicolor company's work.

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Esther Williams, Arlene Dahl, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 196

33. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Le contrôle de l'univers (1999)

27 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 605

34. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999)

27 min

7.5
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Alain Cuny, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 608

35. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Les signes parmi nous (1999)

38 min

7.4
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 592

36. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Episode: Une vague nouvelle (1999)

27 min

7.3
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 653

37. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1998)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Gene Hackman, Alfred Hitchcock, David O. Selznick, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 304

38. The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Leonard Nimoy, Ray Bradbury, Dennis Muren

Votes: 251

39. Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work (1998 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Jörn Donner | Stars: Ingmar Bergman, Jörn Donner

Votes: 145

40. Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist (1998)

54 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Isles | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Rosetta LeNoire, Dick Campbell, Frederick O'Neal

Votes: 91

41. Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999 TV Movie)

101 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Haimes | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Demme, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 488

42. Monsieur Truffaut Meets Mr. Hitchcock (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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When Francois Truffaut approached Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 with the idea of having a long conversation with him about his work and publishing this in book form, he didn't imagine that more ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fischer | Stars: Claude Chabrol, Patricia Hitchcock, Madeleine Morgenstern, Jean-Louis Richard

Votes: 22

43. Stanley and Us (1999)

58 min | Documentary

6.7
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Three hapless directors arrive in England from Italy to make a documentary on their idol. The funny thing is, they have no interviews lined up! Not to worry, these guys have a miracle or ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauro Di Flaviano, Federico Greco, Stefano Landini, Faisal A. Qureshi | Stars: Ken Adam, Michel Ciment, Mauro Di Flaviano, Nigel Galt

Votes: 146

44. All About 'The Birds' (2000 Video)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A wonderfully informative 80-minute documentary combining current interviews with archival materials and scenes from the film. Hitchcock's daughter Pat, production designer Robert Boyle, ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Tippi Hedren, Malcolm Atterbury, Martin Balsam, Ray Berwick

Votes: 250

45. Beyond Doubt: The Making of Hitchcock's Favorite Film (2000 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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This is a documentary about the making of Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943).

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Patricia Hitchcock, Peter Bogdanovich, Teresa Wright, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 109

46. Destination Hitchcock: The Making of 'North by Northwest' (2000 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Hosted by Eva Marie Saint, the film's leading lady, this 40-minute documentary of Alfred Hitchcock's only M-G-M film combines interviews (Martin Landau, Patricia Hitchcock, production ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Hitchcock, Ernest Lehman, Robert F. Boyle

Votes: 247

47. Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' (2000 Video)

46 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary on the making of Kubrick's classic film.

Director: David Naylor | Stars: James B. Harris, Alexander Walker, Lee Minoff, Ken Adam

Votes: 306

48. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Kurosawa (2000)

100 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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Director: Adam Low | Stars: Akira Kurosawa, Sam Shepard, Paul Scofield, James Coburn

Votes: 357

49. Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces (2000 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Lon Chaney, the silent movie star and makeup artist, renowned for his various characterizations and celebrated for his horror films, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Kevin Brownlow | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Forrest J. Ackerman, Michael F. Blake, Teresa Blake

Votes: 334

50. The Making of 'Evil Dead II' or The Gore the Merrier (2000 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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This documentary, produced for the DVD release of Evil Dead II, provides film fans with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the horror comedy about a man who must lead a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Ferretti | Stars: Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Mark Shostrom

Votes: 245

51. The Man on Lincoln's Nose (2000)

40 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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Production design has always been a key part of the Hollywood filmmaking process, but until recently the field received very little critical attention. But thanks to Daniel Raim's lucid and... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raim | Stars: James D. Bissell, Robert F. Boyle, Henry Bumstead, Norman Jewison

Votes: 65

52. 'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic (2000 Video)

56 min | Documentary

7.6
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An informative documentary on Alfred Hitchcock's famous classic Rear Window (1954), featuring interviews with members of the crew, directors who are fan of the film such as Curtis Hanson, ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Henry Bumstead, Herbert Coleman, Georgine Darcy

Votes: 229

53. Saboteur: A Closer Look (2001 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Patricia Hitchcock, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 116

54. Regarding Buñuel (2000)

103 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary about spanish director Luis Buñuel.

Directors: José Luis López-Linares, Javier Rioyo | Stars: José Sancho, Carlos Fuentes, Claudio Isaac, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 284

55. The Trouble with Marnie (2000 Video)

59 min | Documentary

7.4
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This hour long documentary on the making of Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie" incorporates the usual melange of contemporary interviews with surviving participants and liberal helpings of film ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Stefano, Patricia Hitchcock, Evan Hunter

Votes: 201

56. Cinéma, de notre temps (1988– )
Episode: Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000)

55 min | Documentary

8.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary made prior to the death of filmmaker Andrei Arsenevitch (Tarkovsky) and showing him working on his final film, this record was made at Arsenevitch's request to stand as a ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Andrei Tarkovsky, Marina Vlady, Eva Mattes, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 442

57. Eraserhead Stories (2001 Video)

85 min | Documentary

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The enduring hope that humanity may or may not persevere. A tale of love and abandonment.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Catherine E. Coulson, David Lynch, Jack Nance

Votes: 304

58. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Documentary on the legendary Hollywood movie mogul, who created his own independent production company to produce such classics as Dodsworth, Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, The Little ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark A. Catalena, Peter Jones | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dana Andrews, Ann Blyth, Marlon Brando

Votes: 170

59. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.3
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90 Metascore

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,581 | Gross: $0.01M

60. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Monster That Ate Hollywood (2001)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Director: Vince DiPersio

61. Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001 Video)

49 min | Documentary

6.5
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Hitchcock, Howard G. Kazanjian, Sue Gauthier

Votes: 86

62. 'Rope' Unleashed (2001 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Farley Granger, Patricia Hitchcock, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 126

63. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Director: Ray Greene | Stars: F.X. Feeney, Maila Nurmi, Michael Copner, Samuel Z. Arkoff

Votes: 501

64. Screenwriter John Michael Hayes on 'Rear Window' (2001 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A short documentary that presents screenwriter John Michael Hayes partnership with Alfred Hitchcock during the making of Rear Window (1954). From the first meeting with the director to the ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: John Michael Hayes, Alfred Hitchcock, Grace Kelly, James Stewart

Votes: 88

65. The Story of 'Frenzy' (2001 Video)

45 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Laurent Bouzereau, Alfred Hitchcock, Anthony Shaffer, Jon Finch

Votes: 85

66. The Trouble with Harry Isn't Over (2001 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A documentary discussing the making of the Alfred Hitchcock film The Trouble with Harry (1955).

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Patricia Hitchcock, Herbert Coleman, John Michael Hayes, John Forsythe

Votes: 144

67. With the Filmmaker: Portraits by Albert Maysles (2001– )

29 min | Documentary

7.2
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Stars: Wes Anderson, Jane Campion, Robert Duvall, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 16

68. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

6.8
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

Votes: 582

69. Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak | Stars: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

Votes: 2,101 | Gross: $0.01M

70. Cinerama Adventure (2002)

97 min | Documentary

7.9
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A nostalgic and compelling look into the legendary three camera, three projector process that revolutionized motion pictures and led the industry into the widescreen era. Through actual ... See full summary »

Director: David Strohmaier | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Fred Waller, Jim Morrison, Rudy Behlmer

Votes: 280

71. Fanalysis (2002)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Actor/cult icon Bruce Campbell examines the world of fan conventions and what makes a fan into a fanatic.

Director: Bruce Campbell | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Meri Hazlewood, Harry Jay Knowles, Tim League

Votes: 238

72. Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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67 Metascore

A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Pettigrew | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino, Dante Ferretti

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.11M

73. Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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80 Metascore

Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

Director: Martina Kudlácek | Stars: Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Rita Christiani

Votes: 304 | Gross: $0.01M

74. Jack Pierce: The Man Behind the Monsters (2002 Video)

72 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The life of Universal makeup legend Jack P. Pierce is told through narration, stills, and recreations of scenes from six famous Universal horror films. Sixteen actors perform in elaborate ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Essman | Stars: Alan August, Shielu Bharwani, Devon Davidson, Ken DeShan

Votes: 12

75. Japanorama (2002– )

Documentary

8.5
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A six-part TV series focusing on Japanese films, TV shows, anime, manga & culture, hosted by Jonathan Ross. Interviews include those with Lone Wolf and Cub comic writer Kazuo Koike, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Ross, Hideaki Anno, Hayao Miyazaki, Keiichi Tsuchiya

Votes: 271

76. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,362 | Gross: $1.43M

77. The Magic of Fellini (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary

5.9
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Director: Carmen Piccini | Stars: Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni, Claudia Cardinale, Charlotte Chandler

Votes: 276

78. Making of 'To Catch a Thief' (2002 Video)

17 min | Documentary

6.8
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Documentary of the making of Alfred Hitchcock's classic 1955 tale.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Mary Stone, C.O. Erickson, Steven DeRosa, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 71

79. The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller (2002 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.4
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Samuel Fuller discusses his career as a filmmaker, illustrated by plenty of clips.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Samuel Fuller, Sydney Pollack, Reed Hadley, John Ireland

Votes: 93

80. Powaqqatsi: Impact of Progress (2002 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Philip Glass, Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 65

81. Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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This 90-minute documentary illustrates how directors pushed boundaries and altered the art of filmmaking during the turbulent, swinging 1960s. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, "Reel Radicals" ... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis A. Bogach, Don Fizzinoglia | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Fidel Castro, Phyllis Coates, John Connally

Votes: 38

82. Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films.

Director: Richard Schickel | Star: Woody Allen

Votes: 393

83. Writing and Casting 'To Catch a Thief' (2002 Video)

10 min | Documentary

6.3
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Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Patricia Hitchcock, Mary Stone, Steven DeRosa

Votes: 53

84. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 468

85. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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80 Metascore

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Sydney Pollack, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 1,235

86. Cinema Hong Kong: The Beauties of the Shaw Studio (2003 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Ian Taylor | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ping Chin, Dai Lin, Ivy Ling Po

Votes: 35

87. Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Action

7.2
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A look at the martial arts and kung fu cinema of Hong Kong.

Director: Ian Taylor | Stars: Jackie Chan, Pei-Pei Cheng, David Chiang, Yuen Chor

Votes: 152

88. Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Ian Taylor | Stars: Shao-Peng Chen, Pei-Pei Cheng, David Chiang, Szu-Ying Chien

Votes: 35

89. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.03M

90. Dennis Hopper: Create (or Die) (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Directors: Henning Lohner, Ariane Riecker | Stars: Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, Sean Penn, Wim Wenders

Votes: 71

Dennis Hopper: Create (or Die)

91. Les premiers pas du cinéma - À la recherche du son (2003 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Eric Lange | Stars: Julien Anton, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Maurice Gianati, Stephen Herbert

Votes: 31

92. I Bergmans regi (2003 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about the inception of Ingmar Bergman's TV film "Saraband".

Director: Torbjörn Ehrnvall | Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Ingmar Bergman, Julia Dufvenius, Erland Josephson

Votes: 25

93. La mafia à Hollywood (2002 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary

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The story of the mob in Hollywood, since 1933.

Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Robert Kuperberg

94. An Opera of Violence (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Part one of the making of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.

Director: Lancelot Narayan | Stars: Christopher Frayling, Tonino Delli Colli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Bernardo Bertolucci

Votes: 153

95. Red Trousers: The Life of the Hong Kong Stuntmen (2003)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Fantasy

6.9
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50 Metascore

A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Shou | Stars: Robin Shou, Beatrice Chia, Keith Cooke, Hakim Alston

Votes: 172

96. Rita (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Biography of 1940's sex goddess Rita Hayworth. Born Margarita Cansino, she studied dancing from the age of 5 and was soon part of the family's night club act. By age 18 she was married and ... See full summary »

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Kim Basinger, Robert Board, Eduardo Cansino, Elisa Cansino

Votes: 138

97. Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003 Video)

185 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, James Cameron

Votes: 427

98. The Work of Director Chris Cunningham (2003 Video)

83 min | Music

8.4
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An 84 minute collection of commercials, music videos and other stuff by the influential English video artist and filmmaker Chris Cunningham.

Directors: Chris Cunningham, Lance Bangs | Stars: Vanessa Eloy, Kiran Shah, Nikki McInness, Karen Anderson

Votes: 982

99. The Work of Director Michel Gondry (2003 Video)

300 min | Music

8.7
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A look at the work of director Michel Gondry, through his music videos, short films, and commercials.

Directors: Lance Bangs, Jeff Buchanan, Michel Gondry, Cyril Merle, Adrian Scartascini | Stars: Beck, Björk, The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands

Votes: 1,661

100. The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003 Video)

200 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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The music videos, documentaries and short stories of director and actor Spike Jonze.

Directors: Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Roman Coppola, Kim Gordon | Stars: Mark Gonzales, Lauren Curry, Rico Bueno, Gavin Scott

Votes: 1,101