Most Popular Titles With David Thomson


1. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,006

2. American Masters (1985– )

90 min | Documentary, Biography

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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 476

3. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 77

4. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )

30 min | Documentary

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Hollywood's most notorious scandals exposed through interviews and re-enactments.

Stars: A.J. Benza, A.C. Lyles, Noel Britton, Jeanne Carmen

Votes: 166

5. Esther Kahn (2000)

142 min | Drama, Romance

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46 Metascore

A Jewish girl in 19th century London dreams of becoming a stage actress.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Summer Phoenix, Ian Holm, Fabrice Desplechin, Akbar Kurtha

Votes: 776

6. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography

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80 Metascore

Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Sydney Pollack, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 1,205

7. Brando (2007 TV Movie)

165 min | Documentary, Biography

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The life and legacy of Marlon Brando and how he changed acting.

Directors: Mimi Freedman, Leslie Greif | Stars: Marlon Brando, Edward R. Murrow, Janet Aemisegger, Betty Gossell

Votes: 544

8. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )

Documentary, History

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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Daniel Selznick, Gregory Orr, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Votes: 292

9. The 100 Greatest Movie Stars (2003 TV Movie)

360 min | Documentary, Family

5.2
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A national survey of the top 100 film actors in history, voted on by the British public.

Directors: John Piper, Tony Earnshaw, Sian Edwards-Beal, Jane Garcia, Debbie Geller, Sarah Hunt | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Juliette Binoche

Votes: 175

10. Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

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This documentary, shown on the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable channel, is a survey of Hollywood's leading men from silent film star 'Rudolph Valentino' to today's young stars, such as ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Meeker | Stars: Sela Ward, Casper Van Dien, Jennifer Aniston, Warren Beatty

Votes: 216

11. Reputations (1994–2002)

50 min | Documentary

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Stars: Denis Lawson, Jancis Robinson, Josette Simon, Veronika Hyks

Votes: 8

12. The Media Show (1987–1991)

60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Emma Freud, Muriel Gray, John Hegarty, Judith Williamson

Votes: 9

13. Becoming Cary Grant (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

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For the first time one of Hollywood's greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, the ultimate self-made star, explores his own screen image and what it took to create it.

Directors: Mark Kidel, Mark Kidel | Stars: Judy Balaban, Mark Glancy, Barbara Jaynes, David Thomson

14. Living Famously (2002– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Caroline Quentin, David Thomson, Sheridan Morley, Sanjeev Bhaskar

Votes: 11

15. Warren Oates: Across the Border (1993)

54 min | Documentary

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A retrospective of the work of the late actor Warren Oates, with clips from his films and interviews with cast and crew members who worked with him.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Ned Beatty, Robert Culp, Becky Fonda, Peter Fonda

Votes: 71

16. Strictly Courtroom (2008 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

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A look at the portrayals of courtroom trials in film history.

Director: Georgina Harvey | Stars: Martin Shaw, Clive Stafford Smith, Derek Malcolm, Stella Bruzzi

Votes: 51

17. Edge of Outside (2006)

TV-14 | 65 min | Documentary

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An hour-long documentary designed to celebrate the spirit of the independent filmmaker from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino. Interview footage and film clips are blended together to form... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Davis | Stars: Peter Biskind, Robert Townsend, Edward Burns, Paul Auster

Votes: 87

18. The Sunday Programme (1994–2008)

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Stars: Steve Richards, Alastair Stewart, David Mills, Frank Dobson

19. Chemistry 101: The Film-Duo of Rock Hudson & Doris Day (2009 Video)

Short

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Stars: Samantha Cook, Daniel M. Kimmel, Judith Roof, David Thomson

Votes: 7

20. The Making of 'Rebecca' (2008 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: John Cork, Lisa Van Eyssen | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Peter Bogdanovich, Drew Casper, Charlotte Chandler

Votes: 17

21. Murnau, Borzage and Fox (2008 Video)

105 min | Documentary

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Directors: John Cork, Lisa Van Eyssen | Stars: Jeanine Basinger, John Belton, Janet Bergstrom, Robert S. Birchard

Votes: 40

22. Reflections on Golden Pond (2003 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: James A. Contner, Gary Daigler, Ken Russell, Mark Rydell

Votes: 7

23. Dreaming with Scissors: Hitchcock, Surrealism & Salvador Dali (2008 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary analyzing the surrealist elements of the film Spellbound, and the work made by Salvador Dalí in that film.

Director: Lisa Van Eyssen | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Lesley Brill, Royal S. Brown, Sara Cochrane

Votes: 8

24. Guilt by Association: Psychoanalyzing Spellbound (2008)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: John Cork | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Kuntz, Scott McIsaac

Votes: 5

25. A Woman of Substance: Katharine Hepburn Remembered (2003 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: George Cukor, Anthony Harvey, Mark Rydell, Richard Schickel

Votes: 8

26. Back in Bed with Pillow Talk (2009 Video)

Short

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Stars: Samantha Cook, Daniel M. Kimmel, Judith Roof, David Thomson

Votes: 5

27. I'm Standin' Over Here Now (2013 Video)

45 min | Documentary

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Stars: Leo Braudy, Lis Dombrowski, Dan Georgakas, Victor Navasky

28. Living Famously (2002– )
Episode: Alfred Hitchcock (2003)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director: Deep Sehgal | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Robert F. Boyle, Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 5

29. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?: 1929-1941 (2010)

59 min | Documentary, History

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The American movie business started as peepshows and grew into a near-mythical art form that used an exciting new technology to create drama, laughter and adventure bigger than life.

Stars: Christopher Plummer, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp, A. Scott Berg

Votes: 27

30. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Burt Lancaster (2002)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Kirk Douglas, John Frankenheimer, John Guare

Votes: 41

31. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Cary Grant (1999)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Graham McCann, Peter Bogdanovich, Cary Grant

Votes: 50

32. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Doris Day (2002)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Jonathan Ross, Kaye Ballard, Barbara Bonney, Doris Day

Votes: 43

33. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1987)

Documentary

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Directors: Bob Long, Peter Orton, Franco Rosso | Stars: Muriel Gray, Joe Dante, Ken Livingstone, David Lynch

34. The Sunday Programme (1994–2008)
Episode: Episode dated 27 February 2005 (2005)

News

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Stars: Steve Richards, Vince Cable, Thomas Galbraith, Patricia Hewitt

35. Living Famously (2002– )
Episode: Grace Kelly (2002)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Grace Kelly, Patrick Allen, Louisette Azzoaglio

36. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Hitch: Alfred the Auteur (1999)

59 min | Documentary

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Second episode of a two-part profile on the life and films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Denis Lawson, Dan Auiler, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert F. Boyle

Votes: 6

37. Reputations (1994–2002)
Episode: Hitch: Alfred the Great (1999)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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First episode of a two-part profile on the life and films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Tim Kirby | Stars: Denis Lawson, Jim Forster, Ronald Markham, Matthew Smart

Votes: 52

38. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1998)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Gene Hackman, Alfred Hitchcock, David O. Selznick, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 302

39. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend (2006)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Samuel D. Pollard | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Harry Carey Jr., Harry Carey, William H. Clothier

Votes: 98

40. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Judy Garland (1978)

70 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Profile of Judy Garland.

Director: Elaine Donnelly | Stars: Barry Norman, Lauren Bacall, Tony Bennett, Betsy Blair

Votes: 56

41. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 1 (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Michael Murphy, Lucille Ball, Imogene Coca, Noël Coward

Votes: 29

42. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Las Vegas: An Unconventional History: Part 2 (2005)

Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Director: Stephen Ives | Stars: Michael Murphy, Patricia Cunningham, Oscar Goodman, Brian Greenspun

Votes: 22

43. Living Famously (2002– )
Episode: Mae West (2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Director: Ben Southwell | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cary Grant, Mickey Hargitay, Kenny Kingston

44. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: None Without Sin (2003)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Elia Kazan and playwright Arthur Miller were once best friends and professional colleagues, to most that knew them then in both capacities as soul mates. Their politics were ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: George Bartenieff, Warren Beatty, Walter Bernstein, Herbert J. Biberman

Votes: 90

45. E! Mysteries & Scandals (1998– )
Episode: Orson Welles (1999)

Documentary

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Stars: A.J. Benza, Orson Welles, Joseph McBride, Henry Jaglom

Votes: 11

46. Hollywood Greats (1977– )
Episode: Robert Mitchum (1999)

Documentary, History

5.4
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Stars: Polly Bergen, Andrew J. Fenady, Jane Greer, A.C. Lyles

Votes: 42

47. The Media Show (1987–1991)
Episode: Sex and the Cinema (1990)

Documentary

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Directors: Claire Lasko, Sharon Maguire | Stars: Emma Freud, James Ferman, Philip Kaufman, Rose Kaufman

48. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.3
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Stars: Christopher Plummer, A. Scott Berg, Andrew Bergman, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 30

49. Living Famously (2002– )
Episode: Vivien Leigh (2003)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Caroline Quentin, Olivia de Havilland, Trader Faulkner, Rosemary Geddes

50. Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010– )
Episode: Warriors & Peacemakers: 1941-1950 (2010)

Documentary, History

8.2
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Stars: Christopher Plummer, Jeanine Basinger, Cari Beauchamp, A. Scott Berg

Votes: 27

51. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story (2008)

228 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Arliss, Carroll Baker, John Barrymore

Votes: 186