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2. El aullido del diablo (1987)
97 min | Horror
Paul Naschy plays several roles in this film about a nowhere actor who likes to pick up prostitutes and play sex games. His nephew resides with him, and is lost in a fantasy world of his ... See full summary »
3. Super 8 (2011)
PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.
Votes: 305,779 | Gross: $127.00M
4. New Nightmare (1994)
R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?
Votes: 42,172 | Gross: $18.09M
5. Be Kind Rewind (2008)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Votes: 83,189 | Gross: $11.17M
6. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 174,566 | Gross: $11.99M
7. Chillerama (2011)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Horror
It's the closing night at the last drive-in theater in America, and Cecil Kaufman has planned to show four movies, which are so rare that they have never been exhibited publicly on American soil, until this very night.
8. Last Action Hero (1993)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.
Votes: 115,642 | Gross: $50.02M
11. Son of Rambow (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).
Votes: 28,451 | Gross: $1.78M
14. Bowfinger (1999)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 59,906 | Gross: $66.38M
15. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 204,567 | Gross: $44.67M
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
TV-MA | 59 min | Horror
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
17. Play It Again, Sam (1972)
PG | 85 min | Comedy, Romance
19. Day for Night (1973)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Votes: 16,111 | Gross: $0.02M
20. El viaje a ninguna parte (1986)
134 min | Comedy, Drama
The movie tells the story of a family of comedians that work in the towns of Spain during the 40's and 50's. Life gets very tough for them since they cannot compete any longer with cinema. ... See full summary »
21. Tesis (1996)
R | 125 min | Mystery, Thriller
While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
22. Extras (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
Andy Millman is an actor with ambition and a script. Reduced to working as an extra with a useless agent, Andy's attempts to boost his career invariably end in failure and embarrassment.
24. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.
Votes: 150,356 | Gross: $5.89M
28. Xun zhao Cheng Long (2009)
PG | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Family
Jackie Chan is the undefeated Kung Fu Master who dishes out the action in traditional Jackie Chan style. When a young boy sets out to learn how to fight from the Master himself, he not only... See full summary »
29. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Votes: 22,365 | Gross: $0.04M
30. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »
31. Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
104 min | Drama, Fantasy
A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
33. Amator (1979)
117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen... See full summary »
35. To vlemma tou Odyssea (1995)
Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War
An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.
Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 97,022 | Gross: $6.15M
37. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Votes: 496,808 | Gross: $136.03M
40. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.
Votes: 155,113 | Gross: $156.45M
42. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Thriller
An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.
43. Through the Olive Trees (1994)
G | 103 min | Drama
The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,311 | Gross: $0.04M
45. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »
Votes: 6,665 | Gross: $9.48M
46. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama
A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.
Votes: 9,369 | Gross: $2.32M
47. Behind the Screen (1916)
TV-G | 30 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.
49. Movie Crazy (1932)
Passed | 84 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
After a mix-up with application photograph, an aspiring actor is invited to a test screening and goes off to Hollywood.
Votes: 1,077 | Gross: $1.44M
53. Sweet Liberty (1986)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
After selling the rights of his book to a film production company, a writer finds himself fighting the many egos and varying views around him.
Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $14.21M
54. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 287,028 | Gross: $102.61M
55. The State of Things (1982)
121 min | Drama
On location in Portugal, a film crew runs out of film while making their own version of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). The producer is nowhere to be found and director Friedrich... See full summary »
Votes: 2,282 | Gross: $6.00M
56. Drive (I) (2011)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman and mechanic moonlights as a getaway driver and finds himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbor.
Votes: 479,863 | Gross: $35.06M
59. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
Votes: 208,392 | Gross: $21.38M
61. Targets (1968)
R | 90 min | Thriller
An elderly horror film star, while making a personal appearance at a drive-in theatre, confronts a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who has turned into a mass-murdering sniper.
62. Czlowiek z marmuru (1977)
160 min | Drama
In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was... See full summary »
64. The Cat's Meow (2001)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.
Votes: 7,115 | Gross: $3.21M
65. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »
67. Intervista (1987)
105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,948 | Gross: $0.11M
68. Fedora (1978)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
Votes: 2,722 | Gross: $2.20M
71. F/X (1986)
R | 109 min | Action, Thriller
A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.
Votes: 14,681 | Gross: $20.60M
72. George Lucas in Love (1999)
8 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
1967 film student George Lucas has writer's block trying to finish his "Space Wheat" script, until a beautiful fellow student with a familiar hairstyle teaches him that the best stories are in plain sight.
73. Fanboys (2009)
PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 52,132 | Gross: $0.69M
75. Good morning Babilonia (1987)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »
Votes: 1,326 | Gross: $0.18M
76. A Star Is Born (1954)
Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 11,570 | Gross: $14.93M
77. A Star Is Born (1937)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Votes: 5,796 | Gross: $4.36M
81. The Patsy (1964)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy
When a star comedian dies, his comedy team, decides to train a nobody to fill the shoes of the Star in a big TV show (a Patsy). But the man they choose, bellboy Stanley Belt, cant do ... See full summary »
82. King Kong (1933)
Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
Votes: 69,361 | Gross: $10.00M
84. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 35,863 | Gross: $8.28M
85. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.
86. The Last Picture Show (1971)
R | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Votes: 34,534 | Gross: $29.13M
87. Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family
Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.
Votes: 97,219 | Gross: $33.30M
88. Martín (Hache) (1997)
123 min | Drama
19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.
91. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 267,168 | Gross: $7.22M
92. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 12,062 | Gross: $19.03M
93. Stand-In (1937)
Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A New York bank plans to sell a Hollywood studio at a big loss. But the head accountant is suspicious and goes to investigate. He finds chicanery, romance, and help to save the studio.
94. S1m0ne (2002)
PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person.
Votes: 54,309 | Gross: $9.68M
95. RKO 281 (1999 TV Movie)
R | 86 min | Biography, Drama
98. Takeshis' (2005)
108 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Beat Takeshi, a prominent actor, meets a lookalike named Kitano, who is a struggling actor, but after the meeting, Kitano's dreams take a violent, surreal turn.
100. Star Dust (1940)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Comedy
Carolyn Sayres gets a Hollywood contract from talent scout Brooke but is later rejected because she's too young. She falls in love with Bud Borden, another contractee who helps her to ... See full summary »