Most Voted Titles With Robert J. Flaherty


1. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Allee, Cunayou

Votes: 7,682

2. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure

7.6
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On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Anne Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu, Bill Bambridge

Votes: 3,413

3. Man of Aran (1934)

76 min | Documentary

7.5
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In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Colman 'Tiger' King, Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane, Pat Mullin

Votes: 1,384

4. Louisiana Story (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama

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The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Joseph Boudreaux, Lionel Le Blanc, E. Bienvenu, Frank Hardy

Votes: 1,152

5. Prelude to War (1942)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

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The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 826

6. Elephant Boy (1937)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.

Directors: Robert J. Flaherty, Zoltan Korda | Stars: Sabu, W.E. Holloway, Walter Hudd, Allan Jeayes

Votes: 485

7. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance

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An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Monte Blue, Raquel Torres, Robert Anderson, Renee Bush

Votes: 457

8. Moana (1926)

85 min | Documentary

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Directors: Frances H. Flaherty, Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Ta'avale, Fa'amgase, T'ugaita, Tama

Votes: 285

9. A Letter to Freddy Buache (1982)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Godard has been hired to make a film celebrating the 500th anniversary of Lausanne. This film is his videotaped refusal.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Star: Jean-Luc Godard

Votes: 173

10. Twenty-Four-Dollar Island (1927)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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In 1626, Dutch traders bought Manhattan for $28 of beads and gift product. Within 30 years, there were 1,000 residents, and 300 years later, there were 8 million. This film celebrates the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 109

11. Industrial Britain (1931)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Donald Calthrop

Votes: 102

12. The Land (1942)

43 min | Documentary

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Documentary showing the poor state that American agriculture had fallen into during the Great Depression.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Star: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 56

13. The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)

70 min | Documentary

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The life and works of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti are shown against the historical background of his time. It begins with his earliest artworks, and follows his life and career... See full summary »

Directors: Robert J. Flaherty, Richard Lyford, Curt Oertel | Star: Fredric March

Votes: 31

14. The Country Comes to Town (1933)

21 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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Director: Basil Wright

Votes: 10

15. St. Matthew Passion (1949)

80 min | Documentary, Music

9.0
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Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth Höngen, Walther Ludwig, Karl Schmitt-Walter

Votes: 8

16. A Boatload of Wild Irishmen (2010)

90 min | Documentary

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Robert Flaherty is credited with being the father of the modern documentary after making "Nanook of the North" and classics such as "Man of Aran" and "Louisiana Story", but he is also criticized for engaging in distortion and stereotyping.

Director: Mac Dara Ó'Curraidhín | Star: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 7

17. The English Potter (1933)

Documentary, Short

7.7
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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 7

18. The Potterymaker (1925)

15 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

Votes: 5

19. Oidhche Sheanchais (1935)

11 min | Short, Drama

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A well known storyteller, Tomas O' Diorain tells tales of the sea around a fire in an old Irish cottage. His storytelling is juxtaposed with images of the sea.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Maggie Dirrane, Michael Dirrane, Colman 'Tiger' King, Patch 'Red Beard' Ruadh

Votes: 5

20. The Last Voyage of Captain Grant (1938 TV Movie)

45 min | Adventure, Drama

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Stars: Douglas Allen, Ian Aylmer, Basil Cunard, Graveley Edwards

21. Toxic Tom (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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Local drinking legend and fishing expert extraordinaire, Toxic Tom, takes on his biggest challenge yet as he crawls out of retirement to capture the mythological Glamor Monster.

Director: Chris Goodwin | Stars: Tom Goodwin, Mike Estes, Chris Brewster, Alisa Severina

22. The Glassmakers of England (1933)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty

23. Art of the English Craftsman (1933)

Documentary, Short

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Director: Robert J. Flaherty