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by JasonIK75 | created - 14 Jun 2014 | updated - 26 Mar 2018 | Public

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1. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

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: 26,775 | Gross: $0.30M

2. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,043 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

R | 95 min | Documentary

A documentary on DIY producer/director Roger Corman and his alternative approach to making movies in Hollywood.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Roger Corman, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Paul W.S. Anderson

Votes: 2,073 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Baadasssss Cinema (2002 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Pam Grier, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Elvis Mitchell

Votes: 626

5. The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary

A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson.

Director: Keith R. Clarke | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, David Carradine, Jackie Chan, Pei-Pei Cheng

Votes: 302

6. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

81 min | Documentary

A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 568

7. Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)

57 min | Documentary

This film chronicles the drive-in's birth and development, its phenomenal popularity with audiences of all ages, its tragic decline, and its inevitable comeback as a classic form of Americana.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Leonard Maltin, John Bloom, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Jon Bokenkamp

Votes: 174

8. Precious Images (1986)

8 min | Documentary, Short

A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars", from "Some like it hot" to "E.T.". The ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman

Votes: 576

9. Starz presents Zombie Mania (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 57 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary that gives us a panoramic through the zombie movies, with footage about the main peaks in the gender.

Director: Donna Davies | Stars: George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Greg Nicotero, Max Brooks

Votes: 235

10. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 1 (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

A weird, wild and crazy collection of exploitation movie trailer promos from around the world.

Votes: 268

11. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary

This amazing follow-up to Synapse Films' best-selling 2005 compilation features even more classic theatrical trailers full of nudity, sex, violence, monsters and mayhem.

Votes: 138

12. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 3: Exploitation Explosion (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

Synapse Films presents another volume in their best-selling series of classic exploitation trailers. Another collection from the bygone days of New York City's classic 42nd Street theatres.

Stars: Michael Gingold, Chris Poggiali, Edwin Samuelson

Votes: 113

13. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 4: Cooled by Refrigeration (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

Get ready for the fourth volume of classic exploitation, horror and just plain cool trailers in Synapse Films' best-selling compilation series. This time we've got alien horrors, schizoid ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Gingold, Chris Poggiali, Edwin Samuelson

Votes: 89

14. 42nd Street Forever, Volume 5: The Alamo Drafthouse Edition (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

A collection of the most outrageous cinematic gems from several golden ages of sleaze cinema shown at the Alamo Drafthouse is presented.

Directors: Stephen Romano, Justin Paul Warren | Stars: Matthew Kordelski, T. Lynn Mikeska, Heather Wallis

Votes: 83

15. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,356

16. Extra Weird (2003 Video)

223 min | Documentary

A speciality trailer show from the library of Something Weird Video featuring almost 100 trailers, real as well as so-called ones.

Star: Boris Karloff

Votes: 112

Disclaimer on the back of the DVD box:

"WARNING: This program contains monsters, nudity, gorillas, violence and wrestlers!"

17. Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Comedy, Documentary

Deranged projectionist Mad Ron, host Nick, and charismatic zombie Happy Goldsplatt screen a collection of horror and exploitation trailers for a theater of the undead.

Director: Jim Monaco | Stars: Nick Pawlow, Happy Goldsplatt, Michael Townsend Wright, Anthony Kelly

Votes: 424

In the same vein as the "42nd Street Forever" collections, except wackier, with a host and a puppet.

18. Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Action

A look at the martial arts and kung fu cinema of Hong Kong.

Director: Ian Taylor | Stars: Jackie Chan, Pei-Pei Cheng, David Chiang, Yuen Chor

Votes: 156

All about swordplay in these movies.

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

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Horror

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

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

Votes: 88

22. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,455

23. Missing Reel (2014)

48 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

A six-episode web series exploring the histories of different exploitation genres.

24. Bond Girls Are Forever (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 46 min | Documentary

Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls", the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James Bond heroine from ... See full summary »

Director: John Watkin | Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Halle Berry, Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman

Votes: 566

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