With Van Ness Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,559

2. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)

R | 101 min | Documentary

6.4
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Playboy unveils the hottest moments in the history of film. This feature-length documentary traces the evolution of sex in Hollywood cinema and uncovers the formula for successfully arousing audience interest around the world.

Directors: Kevin Burns, Steven C. Smith | Stars: Brandy Snow, Shannon Tweed, Richard Roeper, Paul Verhoeven

Votes: 386

3. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,843

4. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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Documentary about the moviestar's last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox's "... See full summary »

Director: Patty Ivins Specht | Stars: James Coburn, Gene Allen, Steve Allen, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 731

5. Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

7.5
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The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies.

Directors: Kevin Burns, David Comtois | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Mort Abrahams, Charlton Heston, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 1,556

6. The Omen Legacy (2001 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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The true stories that spawned the eerie tale of Damien, a small boy with an angelic face, whose very name still conjures up thoughts of Satan. This documentary shares spine-tingling ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: Jack Palance, David Seltzer, Blanche Barton, Doug Posey

Votes: 283

7. Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion (2002 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Documentary

4.3
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Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Hugh Hefner, Janet Pilgrim, Joyce Nizzari, Joy Tarbell

Votes: 264

8. Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 TV Movie)

119 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed.

Directors: Kevin Burns, Brent Zacky | Stars: Robert Culp, Roddy McDowall, Darryl F. Zanuck, Mel Gussow

Votes: 281

9. Backstory (2000– )

Documentary

8.3
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As seen on AMC, "Backstory" is a series that takes a provocative and in-depth look at the making of popular motion pictures. Stars, directors, producers and other Hollywood players provide ... See full summary »

Stars: Rino Romano, Rudy Behlmer, Richard D. Zanuck, Red Buttons

Votes: 78

10. The 'Alien' Saga (2002 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

7.8
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The special edition of the Alien saga.

Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: John Hurt, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, Martin Bower

Votes: 370

11. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s (2002 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary, Music

5.9
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a look at "rock and roll" and other pop music based film of the 1970s.

Director: Patty Ivins Specht | Stars: David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Lou Adler

Votes: 62

12. Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Horror

7.1
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An hour of gargantuan gorillas, deadly dinosaurs, one-eyed giants & colossal beasts!

Stars: Bill Mumy, Cassandra Peterson, Forrest J. Ackerman, Ronald V. Borst

Votes: 92

13. History vs. Hollywood (2001– )

22 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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Stars: Burt Reynolds, Josh Binswanger, Richard D. Zanuck, Geoffrey Wawro

Votes: 34

14. Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures (2004 TV Movie)

87 min | Horror

7.9
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Elvira hosts a show about creepy creatures in the world.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, John Carpenter, David J. Skal, Diana Simons

Votes: 14

15. Beyond Titanic (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary

7.3
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A survey of 86 years of Titanicana in popular culture, with the emphasis on movies about (or inspired by) the disaster.

Director: Edith Becker | Stars: Victor Garber, Steven Biel, Daniel Allen Butler, Ryan Cassidy

Votes: 107

16. Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.9
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Joan Collins hosts a collection of film clips, mostly from musicals, that were cut from the released product.

Director: Shelley Lyons | Stars: Joan Collins, Don Ameche, Phil Baker, Walter Brennan

Votes: 49

17. The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | Documentary

7.8
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An overview of the career of producer/director Irwiln Allen, using footage from his films and interviews with those who worked with and for him.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: June Lockhart, Bill Mumy, Irwin Allen, Sheila Allen

Votes: 67

18. 'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest (2003 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: Rino Romano, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter, Nick Castle

Votes: 274

19. Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000 TV Movie)

145 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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Ringo Starr narrates this compilation of clips from classic "Rock and Roll" films from the 1950s and 60s.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Ringo Starr, Ray Anthony, William Asher, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 59

20. Biography: Susan Sarandon (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mike Stevens

21. A Hollywood Christmas (1996 Video)

TV-G | 90 min | Documentary

7.1
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A narrated retrospective of Christmas films from the the silent era to the mid-90's.

Director: Kevin Burns | Star: Jane Seymour

Votes: 34

22. Bride of Monster Mania (2000 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Horror

7.0
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This horror documentary salutes the role of women in fright films, hosted by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.

Stars: Jo-An Anderson, Martine Beswick, Mary Jo Cysewski, Mark Goulston

Votes: 54

23. Monster Mania (1997 TV Movie)

62 min | Documentary, Horror

7.6
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Monster Mania traces the evolution of horror films, featuring footage from classic and contemporary favorites.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Jack Palance, Cassandra Peterson

Votes: 86

24. Reel to Real (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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25. Love Hollywood Style (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

4.3
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Stars: Ann-Margret, Ken Baker, Stephen Baldwin, Warren Beatty

Votes: 12

26. The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect (2000 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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Leonard Nimoy narrates this documentary chronicling all five "Fly" films. Starting with a short story in Playboy Magazine in 1957, and ending with a gruesome tale in _Fly II, The (1989), ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Vivian Sobchack, Hugh Hefner, Ray Bradbury

Votes: 18

27. Biography of a Corpse (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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Stars: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Bill Bass, Murray Marks

Votes: 6

28. The Great Escape: Bringing Fact to Fiction (2001 TV Short)

12 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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How Hollywood sought to sell a blockbuster by beefing up the role played by US personnel in what was in reality a largely British and Commonwealth affair.

Director: Frankie Glass | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Alex Cassie, Arthur Durand, Elizabeth Floody

Votes: 18

29. Ultimate Super Heroes, Vixens & Villains (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Maria Boren, Robert Englund, Vivica A. Fox, Mark Hamill

Votes: 30

30. Hollywood Spies on Spies (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

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Director: Larayne Decoeur | Star: Patrick Macnee

31. Biography: Ray Walston (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Mike Stevens

32. Hollywood Behind the Badge: A Century of Cops and Detectives (1997 TV Movie)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary

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Director: Larayne Decoeur | Stars: Leo Braudy, Sonny Grosso, James Robert Parish, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

33. Monaco: Kingdom of Wealth (2002– )

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34. The Great Escape: A Standing Ovation (2001 TV Short)

6 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Director: Frankie Glass | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Alex Cassie, Arthur Durand, Elizabeth Floody

Votes: 21

35. The Great Escape: Preparations for Freedom (2001 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Director: Frankie Glass | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Alex Cassie, James J. Cullen, Arthur Durand

Votes: 23

36. The Great Escape: The Flight to Freedom (2001 TV Short)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Director: Frankie Glass | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Alex Cassie, James J. Cullen, Arthur Durand

Votes: 23

37. Hollywood's Top Dogs (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

3.2
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From the silent to era to present day TV and cinema, Hollywood's Top Dogs celebrates Tinsel Town's greatest dog stars.

Stars: Joe Camp, Cameron Diaz, Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 14

38. Between Heaven and Hell: Hollywood Looks at the Bible (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Larayne Decoeur | Star: Michael Medved

Votes: 9

39. Backstory (2000– )
Episode: The Long, Hot Summer (2001)

25 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Michele Farinola | Stars: Richard Anderson, Angela Lansbury, Paul Newman, Elena Oumano

Votes: 13

40. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa (2000)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Al Lewis becomes well-known for his iconic role as Grandpa on "The Munsters".

Stars: Al Lewis, Henry Meister, Ted Lewis, Craig Seeman

Votes: 58

41. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Hayley Mills: Seeing Double (1999)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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The young actress from England won an Academy Award at the age of 14 for her role in Pollyanna. But it was her real-life role that brought her the most publicity. Her fans, who adored the ... See full summary »

Director: Steven C. Smith | Stars: Hayley Mills, Maxwell Caulfield, Leonard Maltin, John Mills

Votes: 64

42. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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Biography: Jennifer Jones reveals how Jennifer battled back from the loss of her husband, financial pressure, and a stalled career to forge a new life. Jennifer Jones' story is told with ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Williams | Stars: Peter Graves, Dominick Dunne, Edward Jay Epstein, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 90

43. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain (1997)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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Director: Kerry Jensen | Stars: Richard Kiley, Vincent Price, Lucy Chase Williams, Victoria Price

Votes: 139

44. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Roddy McDowall: Hollywood's Best Friend (1998)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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This documentary from the award-winning series "A&E Biography" shows us the life of actor and photographer Roddy McDowall. The focus lies on his early days as a child star. It was produced before McDowall's death.

Stars: Carol Burnett, Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Frances Klamt

Votes: 64

45. Biography (1987– )
Episode: The Munsters: America's First Family of Fright (2003)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Director: Rick Hull | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Pat Priest

Votes: 82

46. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Anastasia: Her True Story (1997)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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When the Communists took over Russia in 1917, the royal family was executed the year after, 1918. But in later years, many said that the youngest princess escaped. The program looks at ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Schneider | Stars: Anna Anderson, Michael Baden, Albert Bartridge Jr., Don Bluth

Votes: 69

47. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Anna and the King: The Real Story of Anna Leonowens (1999)

44 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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A biography of Anna Leonowens, the English schoolteacher who was hired to educate the children of the King of Thailand (then called Siam), and upon whose life the play and film "Anna and the King of Siam" were based.

Director: Steven C. Smith | Stars: Rudy Behlmer, Ted Chapin, Jodie Foster, Sara Karloff

Votes: 62

48. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Florence Henderson: Here's the Story (2000)

Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Director: Jeanne Begley | Stars: Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones, Christopher Knight

Votes: 52

49. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jackie Gleason: The Great One (2001)

Documentary, Biography

7.9
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Director: Jeanne Begley | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Honey Merrill Roman, David Frost, Michael Starr

Votes: 47

50. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The life and career of film mogul Darryl F. Zanuck, founder of Twentieth Century Fox, is examined featuring film clips, archival footage, and interviews.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Darryl F. Zanuck, Peter Graves, Mel Gussow, Darrilyn Zanuck DePineda

Votes: 73


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