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1. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 294,002 | Gross: $73.86M

2. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 5,028 | Gross: $2.29M

3. Five Came Back (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 3,224

4. The Image Book (2018)

84 min | Drama

6.3
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76 Metascore

Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Dimitri Basil, Jean-Pierre Gos, Anne-Marie Miéville

Votes: 1,852 | Gross: $0.09M

5. Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' (2018)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary

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Stars: Simon Frederick, Nelson George, Lil Rel Howery, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 101

6. When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

During the production of his latest movie, a director feels the need to add a new scene, emphasising on the protagonist's aesthetic nudity. Endless negotiations begin between lunch and dinner; however, will they ever reach a conclusion?

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Diana Avramut, Mihaela Sirbu, Alexandru Papadopol

Votes: 943

7. Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018)

840 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary that spans 13 decades and five continents to give a guided tour of the art and craft of movies as told by female filmmakers.

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mania Akbari, Adjoa Andoh, Clio Barnard, Antonia Bird

Votes: 19

8. What War May Bring (2010)

120 min | Drama

6.7
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Ilva runs her stepfather's Eden Palace cinema in wartime Paris against a background of Resistance activities, the frequent sight of less fortunate Parisians being shipped east in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch | Stars: Audrey Dana, Dominique Pinon, Raphaël Haroche, Samuel Labarthe

Votes: 623

9. De Kijk van Koolhoven (2018–2020)

Documentary

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Director Martin Koolhoven takes a look at his favorite genres and their movies.

Star: Martin Koolhoven

Votes: 70

10. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 701

11. Special Collector's Edition (2010–2015)

9 min | Comedy, History

6.6
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A Special Collector's Edition.

Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 64

12. Two in the Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, their careers, their friendship and their impact on the French New Wave of the 1960s.

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

Votes: 777 | Gross: $0.03M

13. One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train (1988)

55 min | Documentary

8.2
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"Tells the story of a group of Chilean children who discover a larger reality and a different world through the cinema. Each Saturday, Alicia Vega transforms the chapel of Lo Hermida into a... See full summary »

Director: Ignacio Agüero | Star: Alicia Vega

Votes: 180

14. History of Cinema in Popielawy (1998)

100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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A young boy dreams of rebuilding a cinematograph constructed by his ancestor. The boy's father, however, does not approve of the idea.

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski | Stars: Krzysztof Majchrzak, Bartosz Opania, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Franciszek Pieczka

Votes: 279

15. Regarding Buñuel (2000)

103 min | Documentary

7.3
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Documentary about spanish director Luis Buñuel.

Directors: José Luis López-Linares, Javier Rioyo | Stars: José Sancho, Carlos Fuentes, Claudio Isaac, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 304

16. Razor's Edge: The Legacy of Iranian Actresses (2016)

130 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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An examination of the work and lives of actresses in the Iranian film industry prior to the 1979 revolution, featuring myriad interviews and rare film clips.

Director: Bahman Maghsoudlou | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Katayun Amir Ebrahimi, Mary Apick, Pouri Baneai

Votes: 8

17. HAGIGA: The Story of Israeli Cinema (2015– )

54 min | Documentary

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Documentary series about the history of Israeli cinema, featuring hundreds of interviews and a wealth of rare archival footage.

Stars: Itay Tiran, Nira Gal, Menahem Golan, Rodica Alkalai

18. In the Teeth of Jaws (1997 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.6
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Stars: Peter Benchley, David Brown, Michael Chapman, Richard Dreyfuss

Votes: 7

19. Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A look at the history of British B-movies.

Director: Hans Petch | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Steve Chibnall, Kenneth Baker, John Mortimer

Votes: 43

20. Film Before Film (1986)

83 min | Documentary

7.0
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What really happened between the pictures?

Director: Werner Nekes | Star: Werner Nekes

Votes: 124

21. The Awful Truth: From Slapstick to Screwball (2018 Video)

24 min | Short

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Critic Gary Giddins discussing the career of film director Leo McCarey and his 1937 screwball comedy 'The Awful Truth'. On Criterion Collection blu ray release of the Awful Truth.

Star: Gary Giddins

22. Natan (2013)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Bernard Natan could be described as one of the fathers of French cinema. How did he come to be completely forgotten, especially so in France? How is it that what little attention is paid to... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Duane, David Cairns | Stars: Lenny Borger, Serge Bromberg, Bart Bull, Gisèle Casadesus

Votes: 68

23. Ozuland: David Bordwell on Good Morning (2017 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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An interview with film scholar David Bordwell on Yasujiro Ozu's themes and style and a comparison of Ozu's 1959 film Good Morning and 1932 film I was born, but..

Star: David Bordwell

24. Coming to America: Jan Troell on 'The Emigrants' and 'The New Land' (2016 Video)

36 min | Documentary, Short

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An interview with director Jan Troell, conducted by critic Peter Cowie, on his epic Oscar-nominated masterpieces, The Emigrants (1971) and The New Land (1972).

Stars: Eddie Axberg, Peter Cowie, Jan Troell, Liv Ullmann

25. Entangling Shadows (1998)

Documentary

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Celebrates 100 years of cinema in Latin America by discussing its origins and development in this subcontinent. Its structure is based in 12 short films directed by various Latin American directors.

Directors: Fernando Birri, Federico García Hurtado, Andrés Marroquín, Jacobo Morales, Pablo Rodríguez Jáuregui, Juan Carlos Tabío, Edmundo Aray, Marcela Fernández Violante, Julio García Espinosa, María Novaro, David Rodríguez, Orlando Senna, Iván Trujillo | Stars: Maria Bethânia, Michael Chanan, Costa-Gavras, Gabriel García Márquez

Votes: 20

26. Exquisite Corpses (2011)

21 min | Short

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Exquisite Corpses is a formal study that alludes to the decay of cinema and the advancing of digital film through a series of devolving images from the history of photography, and early ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Plays

27. New Cinema of Latin America (1983– )

Documentary

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Stars: Michael Chanan, Patricio Guzmán, Fernando Birri, Carlos Diegues

28. Britain Through a Lens - The Documentary Film Mob (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.5
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A film that shows how, from 1929 to the end of World War Two, a small group of well-to-do film makers' and government bureaucrats started the British documentary genre.

Director: Chris Durlacher | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Edgar Anstey, H.E. Fowle, Stuart Legg

Votes: 13

29. Agadati: Screen of an Artist (1997)

37 min | Documentary, Short

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Baruch Agadati - one of the pioneers of cinema in Israel.

Director: Hillel Tryster

30. Sophia Loren on 'A Special Day' (2015 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Sophia Loren discusses her longstanding friendship with Marcello Mastroianni and the making of A Special Day (1977).

Star: Sophia Loren

31. Kak Gollivud s russkogo kino primer bral (2015 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Maxim Bukhteev | Stars: Maxim Bukhteev, Pavel Klushantsev

32. Ciné-Club (1971– )

Documentary

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Stars: Thierry Chèze, Frédéric Mitterrand, Claude-Jean Philippe

33. Reimagining the western (2018 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short

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Interview with film scholar Chon A. Noriega about The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, a 1982 film directed by Robert Young, and how it transforms the stereotypes of Mexican-Americans from ... See full summary »

Star: Chon A. Noriega

34. The Road to 'A Day in the Country' (2015)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Interview with Jean Renoir scholar, Christopher Faulkner, on the making of Renior's 1936 film, A Day In The Country.

Stars: Sylvia Bataille, Jacques B. Brunius, Georges D'Arnoux, Christopher Faulkner

35. Commeddia all'italiana and Il Sorpasso (2014)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Interview with film scholar Remi Fournier Lanzoni who discusses the social foundation of commedia all'italiana, the style of director Dino Risi and the unique qualities of Risi's 1962 film Il Sorpasso.

Stars: Rémi Fournier Lanzoni, Jean-Louis Trintignant

36. Kinomagnat (2012)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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The film tells about Aleksandr Khanzhonkov - the first Russian cinema producer and famous film maker of pre-revolutionary Russia.

Directors: Yuliya Kiseleva, Marina Kosinova | Stars: Yekaterina Chaplygina, Vladislav Chepinoga, Vyacheslav Kharkhota, Yulia Kostina

37. Hollywood sur Seine (2016)

7 min | Short, Comedy

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Richard from Épinay tells us the crazy and fabulous story of Eclair Studios. Devoured by the passion of cinema, he makes us discover with his acolytes his Hollywood-on-Seine, where Louis Jouvet or Jean Gabin are regularly invited.

Directors: Audrey Espinasse, Sami Lorentz | Stars: Marco Horanieh, Julien Chaudet, Gratia Mahop, Daouda Mare



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