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1. Café Society (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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64 Metascore

In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Votes: 51,369 | Gross: $11.10M

2. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 155,614

3. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 69,583

4. Houdini (1953)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,452

5. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.3
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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.

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

Votes: 1,905 | Gross: $0.03M

6. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

Votes: 4,346 | Gross: $0.67M

7. The Book of Life (1998)

Not Rated | 63 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.7
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens if Jesus Christ has second thoughts about the Apocalypse? It is December 31, 1999 and New... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Martin Donovan, PJ Harvey, Dave Simonds, Thomas Jay Ryan

Votes: 1,683

8. Hollywood Mouth (2008)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

3.3
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In Hollywood, a film buff gets involved with selling a Faberge egg.

Director: Jordan Mohr | Stars: Michael Abruscato, Katy Baker, Sam Bologna, Veli Erturk

Votes: 702

9. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 651 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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How was it possible that a movie like "Plan 9 from Outerspace" could be made? This documentary about Ed Wood Jr.'s masterpiece gives the answer.

Director: Brett Thompson | Stars: Maila Nurmi, Dolores Fuller, Paul Marco, Conrad Brooks

Votes: 395

11. Before the Nickelodeon: The Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter (1982)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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This documentary is produced by one of the world's foremost authorities and biographers of Edwin S. Porter. Since little is known of Porter's personal life, the emphasis here is on his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Musser | Stars: Blanche Sweet, Jay Leyda, Rob Issen, Robert Sklar

Votes: 84

12. Frank Capra's American Dream (1997 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Ron Howard hosts a biography of the life and career of filmmaker Frank Capra, including interviews with the director's friends, colleagues and admirers.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Ron Howard, Robert Altman, Jeanine Basinger, Edward Bernds

Votes: 196

13. Let's Go to the Movies (1949)

9 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.4
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What goes in to the phrase, "Let's go to the movies"? An off-screen narrator takes us back to the earliest days of film: clips remind us of early stars and blockbusters. He explains how ... See full summary »

Director: Tholen Gladden | Stars: Warner Anderson, John Barrymore, Ingrid Bergman, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 48

14. The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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The Thanhouser Company was a trail-blazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released over 1,000 films that were seen by audiences around the globe. This 53... See full summary »

Director: Ned Thanhouser | Stars: Ned Thanhouser, Judith Buchanan, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, Randy Johnson

Votes: 49

15. Black Shadows on the Silver Screen (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

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Ossie Davis narrates a history of "race films," films made before 1950 which catered to a primarily black audience.

Director: Steven York | Stars: Ossie Davis, Fredi Washington, George Johnson, Lorenzo Tucker

16. Concerto Macabre: The Films of John Brahm (2007 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.3
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A tribute to the life and films of the underrated expressionistic director John Brahm.

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Mark Vieira, Steve Jones, Drew Casper, Christopher Wicking

Votes: 6

17. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Trick of the Light (1980)

58 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Viola Dana, Allan Dwan

Votes: 20