100 Films about filmingby hou26-tw | created - 03 Dec 2014 | updated - 08 Mar 2016 | Public
Ordering by the period they are set in.
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1. The Magic Box (1951)
Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama
A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.
2. Chaplin (1992)
PG-13 | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin.
Votes: 48,417 | Gross: $9.49M
3. Shadow Magic (2000)
PG | 116 min | Drama, History, Romance
Beijing, 1902: an enterprising young portrait photographer named Liu Jinglun, keen on new technology, befriends a newly-arrived Englishman who's brought projector, camera, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 703 | Gross: $0.15M
4. Nickelodeon (1976)
PG | 121 min | Comedy
A lawyer, then a writer, then a film director, is the career path of the bashful Leo Harrigan. But Leo has problems as well, such as being hopelessly smitten with his leading lady, who ... See full summary »
5. 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: 277,706 | Gross: $73.86M
6. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
Not Rated | 12 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »
Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
7. Good morning Babilonia (1987)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War
After the bankruptcy of their father's stonemasonry firm, Nicola and Andrea emigrate to America to restore their fortunes. After many adventures and near-disasters, they end up in Hollywood... See full summary »
Votes: 1,391 | Gross: $0.18M
8. Center Stage (1991)
126 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biopic of 1930's Chinese actress Ruan Ling Yu.
9. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
R | 92 min | Drama, Horror
Votes: 37,100 | Gross: $8.29M
10. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Votes: 188,030 | Gross: $8.82M
11. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 212,843 | Gross: $44.67M
12. The Cameraman (1928)
Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family
Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.
14. Vigo (1998)
106 min | Drama
Based on the life of a classic french cineast Jean Vigo, the story follows his daily struggle with sanity, normal life and uncompromising filmmaking. Story also focuses on his relationship ... See full summary »
15. Millennium Actress (2001)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.
Votes: 18,661 | Gross: $0.04M
16. A Star Is Born (1937)
Passed | 111 min | Drama
A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.
Votes: 6,674 | Gross: $4.36M
17. La niña de tus ojos (1998)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
18. The Last Tycoon (1976)
PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Votes: 7,143 | Gross: $1.82M
19. Safe Conduct (2002)
Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History
In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,168 | Gross: $0.03M
20. Sanguepazzo (2008)
148 min | Biography, Drama
The story of rising, fancy life and falling of Osvaldo Valenti and Luisa Ferinta, two of the stars of the Italian cinema during the Facism period of Italy.
22. Barton Fink (1991)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.
Votes: 101,255 | Gross: $6.15M
23. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
24. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
Votes: 154,611 | Gross: $5.89M
25. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama
A thinly fictionalized account of a legendary movie director, whose desire to hunt down an animal turns into a grim situation with his movie crew in Africa.
Votes: 9,846 | Gross: $2.32M
29. A Star Is Born (1954)
Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 12,931 | Gross: $14.93M
30. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »
32. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 78,017 | Gross: $14.60M
33. Gods and Monsters (1998)
R | 105 min | Biography, Drama
Votes: 26,937 | Gross: $6.39M
34. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
148 min | Musical, Romance
Suresh Sinha, a famous director, discovers star potential in Shanti, a woman he stumbled into one rainy evening, and casts her as the lead in a film. In a twist of fate, Shanti becomes a superstar and Suresh faces a decline in his career.
35. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 134,679 | Gross: $83.30M
36. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Approved | 107 min | Drama
After spending three years in an asylum, a washed-up actor views a minor assignment from his old director in Rome as a chance for personal and professional redemption.
38. Contempt (1963)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Votes: 23,895 | Gross: $0.04M
39. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)
Not Rated | 122 min | Comedy, Drama
This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »
40. The Pornographers (1966)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama
While avoiding the mob and local authorities, a world-weary pornographer finds being a family man the most difficult as he wrestles with his own desires and afflictions.
43. A ma de meng zhong qing ren (2013)
Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Romance
The feel-good sleeper hit of 2013, Forever Love is the story about chasing dreams and following your heart. A bubbly aspiring actress and a charming screenwriter team up to shake up the ... See full summary »
44. Beware of a Holy Whore (1971)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director ... See full summary »
45. The Last Movie (1971)
R | 108 min | Drama
A film shoot in Peru goes badly wrong when an actor is killed in a stunt, and the unit wrangler, Kansas, decides to give up film-making and stay on in the village, shacking up with local ... See full summary »
46. Bang Bang (1971)
85 min | Comedy
The actor of a film being made lives without distinction his own personal reality and his character's fiction. As the involuntary object of chance and circumstance, he looks for a meaning ... See full summary »
47. Day for Night (1973)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Votes: 17,213 | Gross: $0.02M
48. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 520,828 | Gross: $136.03M
49. Torremolinos 73 (2003)
Unrated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.
Votes: 3,389 | Gross: $0.09M
50. Kurobara shôten (1975)
72 min | Drama