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1. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.6
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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: 225,236

2. 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: 3,273

3. Cinemania (2002)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

7.1
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67 Metascore

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult ... See full summary »

Directors: Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak | Stars: Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

Votes: 1,936

4. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Writers: Douglas Blush, Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,167

5. Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992)

55 min | Documentary

6.4
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Mikhail Vartanov's influential documentary about the imprisoned genius Sergei Parajanov who was persecuted "during the height of his artistic power," for his unruly life style and ... See full summary »

Writers: Martiros Vartanov, Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Directors: Mikhail Vartanov, Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sergei Parajanov, Sofiko Chiaureli, Mikhail Vartanov, Yuri Mgoyan

Votes: 169

6. Celluloid Man (2012)

164 min | Documentary

7.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur | Stars: Saira Banu, Jahnu Barua, Shyam Benegal, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 63

7. Night Terror (1989)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

4.9
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A man is plagued by recurring nightmares, and when he wakes up he finds that the nightmares he just dreamed of keep coming true.

Writers: Paul Howard, David C. Lee, Michael Weaver | Directors: Paul Howard, Michael Weaver | Stars: Jeff Keel, James M. Foley, Robert B. Graham, Walt Menetrey

Votes: 46

8. Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (2007)

70 min | Documentary, History

5.7
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An overview of the portrayal and influence of sexuality on film, from the silent era until the administration of the Hayes Code in 1934.

Writers: Elaina Archer, Scott Eyman | Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Diane Lane, Chris Basinger, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 92

9. You Must Remember This (1992 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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A woman and a friend of hers investigate the mysterious past of Uncle Buddy. Among his properties they find a trunk he had received and never opened before.

Writer: Daryl G. Nickens | Director: Helaine Head | Stars: Tim Reid, Vonte Sweet, Vonetta McGee, María Celedonio

Votes: 24

10. Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Writer: Jacques Richard | Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

Votes: 345

11. Lost Forever (2011)

30 min | Documentary

7.7
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Reveals the rich and diverse American film heritage and shows us how preservation saves both the cultural heritage and the individual memories.

Writers: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Robin Blaetz, Allen Daviau, Michael Gates, Robert A. Harris

Votes: 33

12. Captain Celluloid vs. the Film Pirates (1966)

66 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

6.1
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Captain Celluloid battles the evil Master Duper and his criminal gang, the League of Film Pirates, who plan to hijack copies of classic films, copy them and sell them to desperate film collectors all over the world.

Writers: William K. Everson, Louis McMahon, Robert Miller | Director: Louis McMahon | Stars: Robert Miller, Doris Burnell, Alan G. Barbour, Barney Noto

Votes: 35

13. Keepers of the Frame (1999)

70 min | Documentary

7.2
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An exploration of film preservation and restoration in the United States.

Writers: Mark McLaughlin, Randy Gitsch | Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Eric Aijala, Alan Alda, Laurence Austin

Votes: 95

14. Hyacinth (2014)

Unrated | 46 min | Documentary

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In 1964 poets Elizabeth Buckner, Jim Morrison and Max Schwartz made a film called "First Love". In the spring of 2002 Schwartz talks about first love, pictures, and poetry as a message of change for the future of mankind.

Writer: Rod Pitman | Director: Rod Pitman | Star: Max Schwartz

15. The Race to Save 100 Years (1997)

PG | 57 min | Documentary

7.5
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As the documentary points out, 85 percent of all silent pictures are gone forever because of neglect, abuse, and improper storage of original prints. This film stresses the importance of ... See full summary »

Writers: Mary Adair Kaiser, John de Groot | Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Peter Brooks, Mary Lea Bandy, James H. Billington, Kevin Brownlow

Votes: 64

16. 007: Licence to Restore (2006 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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A short documentary featurette made for DVD about the film restoration of the original film negatives of the Eon Productions James Bond series. Focuses mainly on the 1960 Bond movies.

Director: Michael Arick | Stars: Scott Grossman, James Owsley, Michael Inchalik, John Lowry

Votes: 42

18. The Film That Was Lost (1942)

Approved | 10 min | Short, History

7.8
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A look at the problems of film preservation efforts in the 1930s and 1940s. Focuses on MOMA's efforts which commenced on August 8, 1935. It illustrates the problems with celluloid stock. It... See full summary »

Writer: Doane R. Hoag | Director: Sammy Lee | Stars: William Jennings Bryan, John Nesbitt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas A. Edison

Votes: 66

20. A 15ª Pedra (2007)

121 min | Documentary, Music

5.2
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'Duarte de Almeida', director of the Portuguese National Film Archives [deceased in 2009], interviews the dean of contemporaneous film directors [96-years-old then]. Two humanists of ... See full summary »

Director: Rita Azevedo Gomes | Stars: Manoel de Oliveira, João Bénard da Costa

Votes: 5

21. Félix Ribeiro - Dr. Celulóide (1980 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

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Mini biography of the man who dedicated most of his life to collecting films and printed material relative to moving images, and who worked since his 29th birthday, for the creation of a ... See full summary »

Director: Leonel Brito | Star: José Gomes Ferreira