Best films about TV

A short list of films with TV as main character. In all these movies, the television is showed as a modernity icon, cynical means of social promotion, hypnotic, star system, politic battlefield and finally as an evil way to corruption.
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1.
The Inhuman Woman (1924)
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen... (135 mins.)
 
2.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
3.
Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. (87 mins.)
Director: Charlie Chaplin
 
4.
Murder by Television (1935)
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James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world... (53 mins.)
 
5.
Trapped by Television (1936)
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An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention. (64 mins.)
Director: Del Lord
 
6.
Mille lire al mese (1939)
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Un ingegnere televisivo ottiene un posto presso la Radio di Budapest. Il primo giorno di assunzione... (83 mins.)
Director: Max Neufeld
 
7.
Heartbeat (1939)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Mario Camerini
 
8.
The Glass Web (1953)
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A beautiful but heartless television actress, uses seduction and tricks to blackmail the men in her life to a point, where she could get herself killed. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
9.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
10.
The King of Comedy (1982)
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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy. (109 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
11.
Edtv (1999)
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A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show. (122 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
12.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
 
13.
I mostri (1963)
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The myths of the sixties are satirized in 20 episodes. (121 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
14.
The Treasure of San Gennaro (1966)
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An American gangster in Italy enlists a local gang to help him steal the treasure of Naples' patron saint. (104 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
 
15.
The Apartment (1960)
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
16.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
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In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
 
17.
Brazil (1985)
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. (132 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
18.
V for Vendetta (2005)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
 
19.
Totò lascia o raddoppia? (1956)
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The Duke Gagliardo della Forcoletta, penniless and expert in horse-races, finds out he has a daughter... (94 mins.)
 
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21.
Complexes (1965)
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In the first episode, Quirino tries to conquer Gabriella, lover of Alvaro, with the complexity of shyness... (100 mins.)
 
22.
Gli onorevoli (1963)
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(106 mins.)
Director: Sergio Corbucci
 
23.
Signore e signori, buonanotte (1976)
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An episodic satire of the political and social status of Italy in the seventies, through the shows of one day of a television channel... (105 mins.)
 
24.
La terrazza (1980)
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Expensive vines, tables filled with food, but emptiness inside. Everyone has stopped developing, and fastened in their roles. Hurtful, but still funny story about human development. (150 mins.)
Director: Ettore Scola
 
25.
Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980)
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The intersecting stories of three people who face difficult choices in life-changing situations are used to illustrate the theories espoused by Henri Laborit about human behavior and the relationship between the self and society. (125 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
26.
Red Wood Pigeon (1989)
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Because of an accident, Michele (a leader of P.C.I. and a water-polo player) loses his memory. During one water-polo match... (89 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
27.
The Yes Man (1991)
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Cesare Botero (Nanni Moretti) is a young minister well-known to be corrupted and corrupter. He is looking for an appropriate spokesman... (95 mins.)
 
28.
Aprile (1998)
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Nanni Moretti takes a comic look at the ebbs and flows of his life as he becomes a father for the first time. He struggles with distractions while trying to make a documentary of the Italian national elections. (78 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
29.
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy. (93 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
30.
Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
31.
Capricorn One (1977)
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A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
32.
Batman (1989)
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The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. (126 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
33.
Wag the Dog (1997)
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Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. (97 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
34.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
35.
Network (1976)
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A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
36.
Death Watch (1980)
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Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine... (130 mins.)
 
37.
The 10th Victim (1965)
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Some people like violence so much, that they decide to create a club in which human hunts are organized - members being alternately hunters, and prey, until they end up dead. (92 mins.)
Director: Elio Petri
 
38.
Le prix du danger (1983)
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In a futuristic society, contestants pit their survival skills against each other in a fight to the death for cash prizes, and the contest is aired live on television. (100 mins.)
Director: Yves Boisset
 
39.
The Running Man (1987)
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
 
40.
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
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A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom. (86 mins.)
Director: Daniel Minahan
 
41.
Sogni d'oro (1981)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
42.
Grog (1982)
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Two convicts escape from prison and evade the law by taking hostage the middle-class family of a doctor... (100 mins.)
 
43.
Ginger and Fred (1986)
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Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred... (125 mins.)
 
44.
Quiz Show (1994)
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A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation. (133 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
45.
Poltergeist (1982)
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
46.
Videodrome (1983)
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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (87 mins.)