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1. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Writers: John McNamara, Bruce Cook | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 42,437

2. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 263,455 | Gross: $102.61M

3. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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83 Metascore

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.

Writers: John Logan, Brian Selznick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 244,604 | Gross: $73.82M

4. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

R | 155 min | Drama

8.5
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80 Metascore

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.

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Vanna Paoli, Richard Epcar | Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

Votes: 151,598 | Gross: $11.99M

5. The Artist (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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89 Metascore

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

Writer: Michel Hazanavicius | Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

Votes: 189,429 | Gross: $44.67M

6. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Writers: Adolph Green, Betty Comden | Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 149,350

7. Hitchcock (2012)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

A love story between the influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959.

Writers: John J. McLaughlin, Stephen Rebello | Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston

Votes: 60,290 | Gross: $6.00M

8. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

6.9
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71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

Writer: Steven Katz | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 34,126 | Gross: $8.28M

9. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

NC-17 | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Writers: Kirby Dick, Eddie Schmidt, Matt Patterson | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 25,176 | Gross: $0.30M

10. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) director James Whale are explored.

Writers: Christopher Bram, Bill Condon | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 24,933 | Gross: $6.39M

11. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Writers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 5,604 | Gross: $0.65M

12. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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60 Metascore

Rejected by Hollywood and facing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino, he experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life.

Writer: Peter Greenaway | Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

Votes: 1,433 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

7.4
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79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Writers: Kent Jones, Serge Toubiana | Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher

Votes: 1,480 | Gross: $0.30M

14. Cantinflas (2014)

PG | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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44 Metascore

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.

Writers: Edui Tijerina, Sebastian del Amo | Director: Sebastian del Amo | Stars: Óscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas, Bárbara Mori

Votes: 3,108 | Gross: $6.37M

15. Atari: Game Over (2014)

TV-14 | 66 min | Documentary

6.7
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 3,793

16. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001– )

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

Votes: 1,702

17. A Life in Dirty Movies (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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69 Metascore

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.

Writer: Wiktor Ericsson | Director: Wiktor Ericsson | Stars: Joseph W. Sarno, Peggy Steffans, Michael Bowen, John Waters

Votes: 353

18. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary

7.3
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The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Writer: Mark Hartley | Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 3,211

19. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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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 »

Writers: Earl Mills, Shonda Rhimes, Scott Abbott | Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 2,609

20. Blonde (2001 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

Stars: Titus Welliver, Eric Bogosian, Niklaus Lange, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 700

21. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)

78 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.5
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A documentary about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

Writer: Ilinca Calugareanu | Director: Ilinca Calugareanu | Stars: Irina Margareta Nistor, Ana Maria Moldovan, Dan Chiorean, Valentin Oncu

Votes: 914

22. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Writer: Christopher Kenneally | Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 11,186 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Popcorn (1991)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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A murderer begins killing off teenagers at a horrorthon they have organized in an abandoned theater.

Writers: Mitchell Smith, Alan Ormsby | Directors: Mark Herrier, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Jill Schoelen, Tom Villard, Dee Wallace, Derek Rydall

Votes: 2,384 | Gross: $4.21M

24. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 2,843

25. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)

R | 101 min | Documentary

6.3
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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 »

Writers: Kevin Burns, James Petersen, Steven Smith | Directors: Kevin Burns, Steven Smith | Stars: Brandy Snow, Shannon Tweed, Richard Roeper, Paul Verhoeven

Votes: 358

26. Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015)

Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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75 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stig Björkman, Dominika Daubenbüchel, Stina Gardell | Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Pia Lindström, Isotta Rossellini

Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.14M

27. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.7
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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Writer: Jack Haley Jr. | Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 3,884

28. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)

77 min | Documentary

5.4
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65 Metascore

A documentary about the stereotype of the gay voice.

Writers: David Thorpe, Maeve O'Boyle | Director: David Thorpe | Stars: David Thorpe, George Takei, Tim Gunn, David Sedaris

Votes: 1,234 | Gross: $0.06M

29. Dinner for Five (2001– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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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 »

Stars: Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kevin James, Kevin Smith

Votes: 630

30. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Writers: Vito Russo, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Sharon Wood, Armistead Maupin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,040 | Gross: $1.51M

31. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Writers: J. Albert Bell, Rachel Belofsky, Michael Derek Bohusz, Adam Rockoff, Rudy Scalese | Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

Votes: 2,684

32. Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)

195 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time. With this unprecedented access, ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert B. Weide | Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 3,869

33. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

101 min | Comedy, History, Romance

6.2
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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 »

Writer: Agnès Varda | Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet

Votes: 763

34. Hollywood (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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The definitive documentary about the American silent film industry.

Stars: James Mason, Viola Dana, Byron Haskin, Colleen Moore

Votes: 526

35. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

Votes: 379

36. Klimt (2006)

131 min | Biography, Drama

5.2
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44 Metascore

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.

Writers: Raoul Ruiz, Gilbert Adair, Herbert Vesely | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 2,329

37. Reel Injun (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Writers: Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond, Jeremiah Hayes | Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 935

38. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

7.6
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The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Writers: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

Votes: 4,957

39. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Writer: Mark Hartley | Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,204 | Gross: $0.02M

40. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

Writer: Alexandre O. Philippe | Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Joe Nussbaum, Daryl Frazetti, Doug Jones, Damian Hess

Votes: 3,642

41. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Writer: Thom Andersen | Director: Thom Andersen | Star: Encke King

Votes: 1,454

42. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Writers: Elijah Drenner, Calum Waddell | Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,752 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Show People (1928)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston, Laurence Stallings, Wanda Tuchock, Ralph Spence | Director: King Vidor | Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli

Votes: 2,740

44. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

7.9
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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 »

Writer: Slavoj Zizek | Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 4,607

45. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 818

46. The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Documentary

6.5
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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 »

Writers: Hilla Medalia, Daniel Sivan | Director: Hilla Medalia | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris

Votes: 242

47. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Add a Plot

Creators: David Díaz, Juan Pérez | Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 47

48. The American Nightmare (2000)

73 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Writer: Adam Simon | Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,578

49. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.3
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Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Writer: Leonard Gershe | Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,599

50. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Writer: Joseph Maddrey | Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,010