INTERTEXTUALITY: the history of films through the meta-cinema

by felix87 | created - 06 Jan 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

this list is about movies about filmmaking, set in studios/ movie theaters, referencing to other movies, or whose characters come from the cinema universe and which deal with the problems of mise-en-scène and film.

also look at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/moviesaboutmovies.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Films_about_filmmaking

http://www.allmovie.com/explore/theme/filmmaking-1641

http://www.imdb.com/list/mQMV2OqCvdg/?ref_=tt_rls_1 it lacks of:

Il ragazzo che abitava in fondo al mare (Mario Santocchio, 2010)

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1. Lisbon Story (1994)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Music

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The director Friedrich Monroe has trouble with finishing a silent b&w movie about Lisbon. He calls his friend, the sound engineer Phillip Winter, for help. As Winter arrives Lisbon weeks ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Rüdiger Vogler, Patrick Bauchau, Vasco Sequeira, Canto e Castro

Votes: 3,624

2. L'ultima sequenza (2003)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Mario Sesti | Stars: Federico Fellini, Gideon Bachmann, Tullio Pinelli, Enzo Verzini

Votes: 113

3. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.1
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 88,750 | Gross: $0.05M

4. Nickelodeon (1976)

PG | 121 min | Comedy

6.3
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This homage to the childhood days of the motion pictures starts in 1910, when the young attorney Leo Harrigan by chance meets a motion picture producer. Immediately he's invited to become a... See full summary »

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal, Brian Keith

Votes: 1,641

5. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

Ambitious but troubled movie director, Edward D. Wood Jr, tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 151,037 | Gross: $5.89M

6. Be Kind Rewind (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

6.4
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52 Metascore

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jack Black, Yasiin Bey, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

Votes: 83,426 | Gross: $11.17M

7. Sogni d'oro (1981)

105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Nuovamente nei panni del suo alter-ego Michele Apicella, Nanni Moretti scrive la sua commedia apparentemente più ilare ma anche surreale ed inquietante. Il regista Michele, ancora sulla ... See full synopsis »

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Piera Degli Esposti, Remo Remotti, Laura Morante

Votes: 774

8. The Lady Without Camelias (1953)

101 min | Drama

7.2
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A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Ivan Desny

Votes: 1,031

9. Nitrato d'argento (1996)

87 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.8
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The film celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of cinema. It presents the technical and artistic evolution of the motion pictures. We move from mute to sound, from black-and-white ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: László Balogh, Éric Berger, Marc Berman, Doriana Bianchi

Votes: 87

10. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 45,976 | Gross: $21.71M

11. Irma Vep (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Votes: 4,120 | Gross: $0.19M

12. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 16,220 | Gross: $0.02M

13. The Last Tycoon (1976)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau

Votes: 6,852 | Gross: $1.82M

14. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $14.87M

15. L'ultimo gattopardo: Ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo (2010)

104 min | Documentary

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Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Renzo Arbore, Dario Argento, Pippo Baudo, Alberto Bevilacqua

Votes: 44

16. Un lugar en el cine (2008)

106 min | Documentary

7.0
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The commitment of three film directors used to structure a story that calls for reflection. Greek Theo Angelopoulos traveling from Athens to Ostia, the Roman beach where Pasolini was killed... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Morais | Stars: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Ninetto Davoli, Víctor Erice, Tonino Guerra

Votes: 21

17. Colpo d'occhio (2008)

110 min | Drama

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Director: Sergio Rubini | Stars: Sergio Rubini, Riccardo Scamarcio, Vittoria Puccini, Cristina Serafini

Votes: 359

18. Good Morning Heartache (2008)

93 min | Comedy

6.2
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The marriage of an actor and a freelance film editor breaks up unexpectedly in front of two filmmakers' camera.

Director: Anna Negri | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Marco Foschi, Valentina Lodovini, Stefano Fresi

Votes: 189

20. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 69 min | Comedy, Romance, Family

8.3
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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.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 8,442

21. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,815

22. Snuff-Movie (2005)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.0
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Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Jeroen Krabbé, Lisa Enos, Teri Harrison-Keaton, Alastair Mackenzie

Votes: 641

23. Freaks (1932)

Not Rated | 64 min | Drama, Horror

7.9
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 35,533

24. Monkey Business (1931)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy, Musical

7.6
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On a transatlantic crossing, The Marx Brothers get up to their usual antics and manage to annoy just about everyone on board the ship.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, The Marx Brothers, Chico Marx

Votes: 9,794

25. What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood producer.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 1,549

26. Hollywood Party (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Boleslawski, Allan Dwan, Edmund Goulding, Russell Mack, Charles Reisner, Roy Rowland, George Stevens, Sam Wood | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jimmy Durante, Jack Pearl

Votes: 602

27. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,639 | Gross: $14.93M

28. The Rules of the Game (1939)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Marcel Dalio, Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély

Votes: 22,593

29. Citizen Kane (1941)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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100 Metascore

Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 331,538 | Gross: $1.59M

30. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 20,170

31. All About Eve (1950)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.3
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98 Metascore

An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 94,605 | Gross: $0.01M

32. 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: 158,756

33. The Ape Woman (1964)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Annie Girardot, Achille Majeroni, Filippo Pompa Marcelli

Votes: 469

34. Miramar (1997)

82 min | Drama

6.3
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Story with some autobiographical touches taken from director's life. Miramar is a teenager raised by his parents to be an artist. But a tragedy occurs in his life: both his parents commit ... See full summary »

Director: Júlio Bressane | Stars: João Rebello, Giulia Gam, Diogo Vilela, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 45

35. 5-25-77 (2007)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.

Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: John Francis Daley, Austin Pendleton, Colleen Camp, Neil Flynn

Votes: 292

36. Boy Meets Girl (1984)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first ... See full summary »

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, Carroll Brooks, Maïté Nahyr

Votes: 2,265

37. Cold Souls (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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69 Metascore

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.

Director: Sophie Barthes | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Dina Korzun, Armand Schultz

Votes: 8,941 | Gross: $0.90M

38. Kantoku · Banzai! (2007)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Takeshi Kitano plays a version of himself in which he's a struggling director cycling through a number of different genres in an effort to complete his latest project.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tôru Emori, Kayoko Kishimoto, Anne Suzuki

Votes: 1,695

39. La moitié gauche du frigo (2000)

90 min | Comedy

7.2
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Christophe agrees to be filmed by his roommate Stéphane, while he is searching for a meaningful engineering job. Since he voluntarily resigned his job when he was to be moved to quality ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Falardeau | Stars: Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron, Jules Philip

Votes: 466

40. Red Hollywood (1996 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary that examines the films made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically difference perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Directors: Thom Andersen, Noël Burch | Stars: Paul Jarrico, Eric Johnston, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson

Votes: 126

41. Fantasma (2006)

63 min | Drama

6.3
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A solitary man whose only pastime is to go to a movie theater, the Teatro San Martín, on Corrientes Avenue in Buenos Aires. There he exorcise his ghosts.

Director: Lisandro Alonso | Stars: Argentino Vargas, Misael Saavedra, Carlos Landini, Jorge Franceschelli

Votes: 299

42. Di me cosa ne sai (2009)

78 min | Documentary

6.8
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A secret war has been waged in Italy. The first victims are the spectators. And film directors.

Director: Valerio Jalongo | Stars: Roberto Andò, Francesca Archibugi, Jean Michel Baer, Sandro Baldoni

Votes: 17

43. White Hunter Black Heart (1990)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Fahey, Charlotte Cornwell, Norman Lumsden

Votes: 9,430 | Gross: $2.32M

44. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,176 | Gross: $0.30M

45. The Inner Circle (1991)

PG-13 | 137 min | Drama

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The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins, Aleksandr Zbruev

Votes: 1,696 | Gross: $0.58M

46. La vallée (1972)

106 min | Drama

6.5
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Filmmaker Barbet Schroeder explores themes of sexual freedom, mind alteration, and pursuit of paradise against the backdrop of an early 70's encounter with the Mapuga rain forest tribe in upland New Guinea.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jérôme Beauvarlet, Monique Giraudy, Michael Gothard, Jean-Pierre Kalfon

Votes: 916

47. Entourage (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent.

Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 145,294

48. Road to Nowhere (I) (2010)

R | 121 min | Romance, Thriller

5.5
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59 Metascore

A young filmmaker gets wrapped up in a crime while shooting his new project on location.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Tygh Runyan, Dominique Swain, Shannyn Sossamon, John Diehl

Votes: 1,460 | Gross: $0.04M

49. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,029 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 15,448 | Gross: $1.32M

51. Coda: Thirty Years Later (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

6.8
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A behind-the-scenes look at the trials and tribulations of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola directing his first film in ten years, "Youth Without Youth" (2007). The documentary also includes ... See full summary »

Director: Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Roth, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 62

52. ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Western

6.4
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52 Metascore

Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 58,340 | Gross: $39.25M

53. The Last Shot (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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47 Metascore

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

Director: Jeff Nathanson | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 3,897 | Gross: $0.46M

54. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

Votes: 110,566 | Gross: $36.66M

55. Ararat (2002)

R | 115 min | Drama, War

6.6
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62 Metascore

Interrogated by a customs officer, a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Brent Carver, Eric Bogosian, Simon Abkarian

Votes: 10,816 | Gross: $1.55M

56. Living in Oblivion (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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81 Metascore

Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, Danielle von Zerneck

Votes: 13,875 | Gross: $1.15M

57. Bowfinger (1999)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

6.4
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71 Metascore

When a desperate movie producer fails to get a major star for his bargain basement film, he decides to shoot the film secretly around him.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski

Votes: 60,110 | Gross: $66.38M

58. Contempt (1963)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

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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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Giorgia Moll

Votes: 22,552 | Gross: $0.04M

59. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)

101 min | Comedy, History, Romance

6.2
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Monsieur Cinema, a hundred years old, lives alone in a large villa. His memories fade away, so he engages a young woman to tell him stories about all the movies ever made. Also, a line of ... See full summary »

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet

Votes: 849

60. Good morning Babilonia (1987)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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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 »

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Vincent Spano, Joaquim de Almeida, Greta Scacchi, Désirée Nosbusch

Votes: 1,330 | Gross: $0.18M

62. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,363 | Gross: $1.43M

63. Of Time and the City (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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81 Metascore

A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.

Director: Terence Davies | Star: Terence Davies

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.03M

64. Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy

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A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Markes, Adam Rifkin | Stars: Adam Rifkin, Jane Jenkins, Scott Wolf, Peter Facinelli

Votes: 611

65. La Vénus à la fourrure (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 14,220 | Gross: $0.34M

66. Red Flag (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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65 Metascore

A solipsistic filmmaker takes his independent film on tour. Hoping to escape the pain of his recent breakup, he stumbles into a twisting constellation of fear, sex, and tortured ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Karpovsky | Stars: Dustin Guy Defa, Alex Karpovsky, Keith Poulson, Jennifer Prediger

Votes: 423

67. Four Rooms (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.7
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Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Directors: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Tim Roth, Antonio Banderas, Sammi Davis, Amanda De Cadenet

Votes: 85,130 | Gross: $4.30M

68. Marco Ferreri: Il regista che venne dal futuro (2007)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Mario Canale | Stars: Michele Placido, Rafael Azcona, Nicoletta Braschi, Franco Brocani

Votes: 16

69. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,314 | Gross: $0.03M

70. Deux de la Vague (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.7
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59 Metascore

Two in the Wave is the story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write in the same magazines, ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 715 | Gross: $0.03M

71. Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires (2007 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary

5.6
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Director: Gilles Nadeau | Stars: Pierre Santini, Michèle Morgan, Brigitte Fossey, Marina Vlady

Votes: 27

72. Marcello, una vita dolce (2006)

98 min | Documentary

7.1
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Directors: Mario Canale, Annarosa Morri | Stars: Sergio Castellitto, Anouk Aimée, Ursula Andress, Francesca Archibugi

Votes: 68

73. Barton Fink (1991)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

Votes: 97,543 | Gross: $6.15M

74. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 174,512 | Gross: $8.82M

75. A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995 TV Movie)

225 min | Documentary

8.6
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Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 4,161

76. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,007 | Gross: $0.73M

77. The Movie Orgy (1968)

420 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A compilation film designed to evoke nostalgia for the shared entertainment experiences of early baby boomers, "The Movie Orgy" includes clips from television programs and B-movies of the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ann-Margret, Ngo Dinh Diem, Dwight D. Eisenhower, The Beatles

Votes: 84

78. Mayis Sikintisi (1999)

130 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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This is a movie within movie, which is almost recursive, i.e., the movie inside looks like director Ceylan's previous movie, Kasaba. It is about the movie director, Muzaffer, going back to ... See full summary »

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Emin Ceylan, Muzaffer Özdemir, Fatma Ceylan, Emin Toprak

Votes: 3,231

79. Hollywood or Bust (1956)

95 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Pat Crowley, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 1,475

80. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier

Votes: 12,032 | Gross: $1.28M

81. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

Votes: 18,999 | Gross: $6.92M

82. Altman (2014)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary

6.8
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A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Michael Murphy, Robert Altman, Kathryn Reed, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 1,027

83. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.2
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 18,465 | Gross: $0.26M

84. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,307 | Gross: $17.79M

85. The Big Picture (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

Film school grad Nick Chapman thought his career was made after his award winning short film, but discovered Hollywood wasn't as easy as it seems.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Longstreth, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 4,096 | Gross: $0.12M

86. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah

Votes: 2,389

87. Il treno va a Mosca (2013)

70 min | Documentary

7.0
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The end of an era and the end of a dream through the eyes of Sauro Ravaglia, an Italian amateur film-maker, barber and communist.

Directors: Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini | Star: Sauro Ravaglia

Votes: 48

88. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,343

89. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Bruno Ganz, Greta Garbo

Votes: 1,802

90. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

Votes: 3,017

91. The American Nightmare (2000)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

7.4
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An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,672

92. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Documentary film-maker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 4,328 | Gross: $31.90M

93. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary

Votes: 71,505 | Gross: $43.02M

94. What Just Happened (2008)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci, Sean Penn

Votes: 24,711 | Gross: $1.09M

95. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 13,390 | Gross: $33.24M

96. Mistress (1992)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

5.5
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A comedy about a screenwriter (Robert Wuhl), whose old movie script is read by a producer (Martin Landau) and the search for financial backers begins. But it seems that each money source (... See full summary »

Director: Barry Primus | Stars: Robert Wuhl, Martin Landau, Vasek Simek, Thomas R. Voth

Votes: 1,783 | Gross: $1.10M

97. Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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66 Metascore

A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 20,192 | Gross: $0.38M

98. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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83 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 269,065 | Gross: $7.22M

99. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 332,123 | Gross: $110.52M

100. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 456,549 | Gross: $64.62M