Most Popular "Film History" Titles
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1. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.
2. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
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.
3. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Comedy, Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
4. 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.
5. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
6. Cantinflas (2014)
PG | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.
8. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible.
10. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
More than 30 years after Deep Throat's provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.
11. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance
The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such ... See full summary »
12. Klimt (2006)
131 min | Biography, Drama
A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
13. Side by Side (2012)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
15. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
16. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)
R | 101 min | Documentary
Documentary about the way sex was and is deliberately used in cinema to influence and manipulate human behaviour and development. This documentary uses real examples including the decline ... See full summary »
17. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.
18. Dinner for Five (2001– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »
19. A Life in Dirty Movies (2013)
80 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary shot at the end of pornographer Joe Sarnos's life, which reveals his attempt to make one last film, as well as his relationship with his wife, Peggy.
20. Popcorn (1991)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror
A "Leatherface" type murderer who wears other people's faces, kills at an all-night horrorthon at an old theatre put on by a bunch of film students. Maggie, the lead character, believes ... See full summary »
22. Perversion for Profit (1965)
Unrated | 29 min | Documentary, Short
George Putnam narrates standing in front of a map of the U.S., using large title cards to establish each topic. He argues that moral decay is spreading in this country: pornography, smut ... See full summary »
23. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
25. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)
53 min | Comedy
Forgotten Silver is a mockumentary which details the prodigious life of "lost" filmmaker Colin McKenzie and his incredible advances that were lost to history...until now. This supergenius ... See full summary »
26. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015)
114 min | Documentary
A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
THE GO-GO BOYS: The Inside Story of Cannon Films is a documentary about two Israeli-born cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the American Dream turned the Hollywood ... See full summary »
28. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
29. That's Entertainment! (1974)
G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
31. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
101 min | Comedy, History, Romance
Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also a line of ... See full summary »
33. 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997 TV Movie)
67 min | Documentary, History
Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and ... See full summary »
34. American Grindhouse (2010)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.
35. The Rest is Silence (2007)
114 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible ... See full summary »
36. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
150 min | Documentary
THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO CINEMA takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide is the charismatic Slavoj Zizek, ... See full summary »
37. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)
84 min | Documentary
A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.
38. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
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.
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror
A documentary on the history of the slasher film.
40. Visions of Light (1992)
92 min | Documentary, History
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 »
41. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
98 min | Documentary
Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.
42. The American Nightmare (2000)
73 min | Documentary, Horror
An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror
An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.
44. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
45. Sex and Buttered Popcorn (1989)
R | 74 min | Documentary
Actor Ned Beatty hosts a look at the genre known as "exploitation" films. Interviews with some of the producers and directors of these films are shown, along with scenes from and trailers for some of these films.
47. Show People (1928)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance
A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.
49. Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)
114 min | Biography, Drama, War
50. That's Entertainment! III (1994)
G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954) , from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »