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1. 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: 173,421 | Gross: $11.99M
2. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 265,800 | Gross: $73.86M
3. 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: 286,079 | Gross: $102.61M
5. 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: 203,921 | Gross: $44.67M
6. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 61,365 | Gross: $7.86M
7. Hitchcock (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 64,427 | Gross: $6.01M
11. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 5,857 | Gross: $0.65M
12. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,954 | Gross: $0.03M
13. 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. 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.
Votes: 3,338 | Gross: $6.37M
20. Side by Side (2012)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
Votes: 11,964 | Gross: $0.03M
25. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)
53 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 5,198 | Gross: $0.03M
27. VHS Forever? Psychotronic People (2014)
90 min | Documentary, Horror
A feature length documentary taking a look at the explosion of movies that became available on VHS in the U.K. Taken from the perspective of those who tried to unearth that elusive movie at all costs known as psychotronic cinema.
28. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)
TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary
A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.
29. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 1,436 | Gross: $0.14M
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 »
32. Letters from Baghdad (2016)
95 min | Documentary
Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.
33. 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.
Votes: 4,135 | Gross: $26.89M
34. 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.
Votes: 5,431 | Gross: $1.51M
36. 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.
38. 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 »
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror
A documentary on the history of the slasher film.
40. Dinner for Five (2001–2005)
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 »
41. Girl 27 (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.
42. 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 »
Votes: 2,698 | Gross: $0.80M
43. 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.
46. 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 »
Votes: 753 | Gross: $0.15M
48. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
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.
288 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.