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1. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama

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The story of six young Indians who assist an English woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 100,878 | Gross: $2.20M

2. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 19,621 | Gross: $0.04M

3. 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: 21,745

4. Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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68 Metascore

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Spalding Gray, Sam Waterston, Ira Wheeler

Votes: 1,877 | Gross: $1.09M

5. 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: 2,490

6. The Second Front (2005)

R | 88 min | Action, Romance, War

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In the midst of World War 2, intelligence services from England, Germany and Russia collided in a fierce fight for the mind of Nicky Raus, a genius German Jewish scientist who's developing ... See full summary »

Director: Dmitriy Fiks | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Todd Field, Svetlana Metkina, Ron Perlman

Votes: 276

7. 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: 269

8. The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990 TV Movie)

73 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast. This feature also includes the original screen tests of some of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Werner | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando, James Caan

Votes: 966

9. Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II (1991)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.3
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Ron Peck talks about his experiences of growing up as a gay man, the attitudes to homosexuality in Britain, and his journey towards making his film Nighthawks (1978).

Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Ron Peck, John Brown, John Daimon, Nick Bolton

Votes: 74

10. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows - A Behind-the-Scenes Look (2002 TV Special)

Documentary

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Stars: Tammy Blanchard, Judy Davis, Jayne Eastwood, Victor Garber

Votes: 27

11. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 790 | Gross: $0.02M

12. The Making of Fanny and Alexander (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A chronicle of the making of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar winning film.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Daniel Bergman, Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Allan Edwall

Votes: 764

13. Dirty Harry: The Original (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A look at the making of the Dirty Harry series.

Director: Jerry Hogrewe | Stars: Robert Urich, Clint Eastwood, John Milius, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Votes: 148

14. Wanderlust (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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A documentary on road movies and their effect on American culture.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Allison Anders, Jeanine Basinger, Robert Benton, Karen Black

Votes: 100

15. Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.8
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An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven's Gate (1980), the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Steven Bach, Hal Ashby, Sandy Berke Jordan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 387

16. Making 'Taxi Driver' (1999 Video)

71 min | Documentary

7.3
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To highlight Taxi Driver's 38th anniversary, this 70-minute documentary delves into the making of Scorsese's film and highlights the many contributions put forth by Taxi Driver's ensemble of talented actors and artisans.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Peter Boyle, Robert De Niro

Votes: 258

17. Operation Dirty Dozen (1967)

9 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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This promotional short film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Dirty Dozen (1967). It shows star Lee Marvin and the other actors on set and enjoying their time off in London during the Swinging 60s.

Director: Ronald Saland | Stars: Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Jim Brown, Clint Walker

Votes: 160

18. Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Lawrence Bender, Samuel L. Jackson, Sally Menke

Votes: 302

19. Oscar Presents: The War Movies and John Wayne (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

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Star: John Wayne

Votes: 18

20. Bag om filmen 'Fucking Åmål' (1999 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Michael Sandager | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Lukas Moodysson

Votes: 21

21. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

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From an early age, David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. "Pretty as a Picture:The Art of David Lynch" examines how... See full summary »

Director: Toby Keeler | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Angelo Badalamenti, Robert Blake, Mel Brooks

Votes: 713

22. The Making of 'Amadeus' (2002 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.6
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This riveting film takes a look behind the scenes at one of the 20th century's cinema classics and at one of contemporary cinema's most maddeningly brilliant directors, Milos Forman. Using ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Jersey | Stars: Milos Forman, Peter Shaffer, Saul Zaentz, Neville Marriner

Votes: 157

23. Sal (II) (2011)

114 min | Drama, Western

5.2
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A film director obsessed with making a western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Being confused with another, a real adventure begins. Now he will ... See full summary »

Director: Diego Rougier | Stars: Fele Martínez, Patricio Contreras, Sergio Hernández, Javiera Contador

Votes: 139

24. Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

Stars: Edward Asner, Linwood G. Dunn, Ginger Rogers, Pandro S. Berman

Votes: 119

25. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.8
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 220

26. All About 'The Birds' (2000 Video)

80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A wonderfully informative 80-minute documentary combining current interviews with archival materials and scenes from the film. Hitchcock's daughter Pat, production designer Robert Boyle, ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Patricia Hitchcock, Robert F. Boyle, Evan Hunter

Votes: 261

27. La femme de l'hôtel (1984)

89 min | Drama

5.6
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Tournant un film dans sa ville natale, une réalisatrice trouve l'inspiration chez une femme, Estelle David, qui erre dans un hôtel. Cela l'aide à mieux définir le rôle qu'elle écrit pour sa... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Paule Baillargeon, Raymond Cloutier, Serge Dupire, Louise Marleau

Votes: 58

28. Look Out, Haskell, It's Real: The Making of 'Medium Cool' (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Production history of Haskell Wexler's ground-breaking 1969 feature Medium Cool.

Director: Paul Cronin | Stars: Bill Ayers, Warren Beatty, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 35

29. The Movies (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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You play the head of a movie studio who must produce movies, manage your personnel and market your product as the technology of the medium changes over the years.

Director: Peter Molyneux | Stars: Benedict Caeser, Ben Cullum, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood

Votes: 474

30. The Making of 'Tombstone' (2002 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A Documentary covering the making of the 1993 Western 'Tombstone' featuring cast and crew

Stars: George P. Cosmatos, Kurt Russell, Wyatt Earp, Powers Boothe

Votes: 45

31. The Assassination of Jesse James: Death of an Outlaw (2008 Video)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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Explores the true story of the notorious Jesse James, how the myth developed during his lifetime, and how the legends have persisted over 100 years after his death at the hands of his former friend, Robert Ford.

Stars: Casey Affleck, Andrew Dominik, Ralph Ganis, Ron Hansen

Votes: 57

32. Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns

Votes: 305

33. The China Odyssey: 'Empire of the Sun', a Film by Steven Spielberg (1987 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's film Empire of the Sun (1987).

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Martin Sheen, Steven Spielberg, J.G. Ballard, Christian Bale

Votes: 198

34. The Making of 'Along Came a Spider' (2001 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kevin Gorman | Stars: Morgan Freeman, James Patterson, Dylan Baker, Monica Potter

Votes: 28

35. The Making of 'Gettysburg' (1993 Video)

52 min | Documentary

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Stars: Martin Sheen, Ron Maxwell, Moctesuma Esparza, Robert Katz

Votes: 47

36. Cinéma Vérité: Defining the Moment (2000)

193 min | Documentary

6.7
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This is a documentary about direct-cinema from its very beginnings (Nanook of the North) to the fake-direct-cinema of the Blair Witch Project. All the important direct-cinema filmmakers are... See full summary »

Director: Peter Wintonick | Stars: Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Michel Brault, Gillian Caldwell, Robin Cowie

Votes: 189

37. Fried Green Tomorrows: Juliette, GA Lives (2006)

46 min | Documentary

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A visit to Juliette, GA, 15 years after this former kudzu-covered ghost town received a 1/4 million dollar makeover by a Hollywood movie.

Director: Neill Calabro | Stars: Danny Vinson, Emmy Collins, Neill Calabro, Clay Cranford

Votes: 7

38. The Jodorowsky Constellation (1994)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The quest for the true personality of multi-talented cult artist and psycho-magician Alexandro Jodorowsky

Director: Louis Mouchet | Stars: Fernando Arrabal, Peter Gabriel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Marcel Marceau

Votes: 471

39. Whether You Like It or Not: The Story of Hedwig (2003 Video)

87 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary on the making of the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001).

Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Peter Askin, Ashley Bachner, Stephen Bachner, Kevin Cahoon

Votes: 197

40. A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of 'The Pianist' (2003 Video)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Stars: Roman Polanski, Adrien Brody, Gene Gutowski, Robert Benmussa

Votes: 71

41. A Film for the Few: Making 'Battle of Britain' (2004 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Guy Hamilton, Bernard Williams, Garth Thomas, Paul Annett

Votes: 6

42. A Profile of 'The Red Shoes' (2000)

24 min | Short, Documentary, Music

7.2
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Stars: Darcey Bussell, Jack Cardiff, Christopher Challis, Ian Christie

Votes: 25

43. Elizabeth & Essex: Battle Royale (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 10 min | Documentary, Short

8.7
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Stars: Lincoln Hurst, Rudy Behlmer, Bob Thomas, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 75

44. Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart': A Filmmaker's Passion (2000 TV Short)

Unrated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

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A very well structured making-of ducumentary for the film Braveheart (1995). We learn about how Mel Gibson got attached to the project as star, director and producer. This is a fairly ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Shelly, Toby Reisz | Stars: Mel Gibson, Randall Wallace, Catherine McCormack, Bruce Davey

Votes: 120

45. British Film Forever (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

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Stars: Jessica Hynes, Timothy Spall, Nick Moran, Ronald Neame

Votes: 71

46. Das Boot - The Making of (1981 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary

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Directors: Wilhelm Bittorf, Ulli Pfau

Votes: 25

47. Los perros de 'Amores perros' (2000 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A documentary on the use of dog actors in Amores Perros (2000).

Stars: Larry Casanova, Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Votes: 45

48. A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (2001 Video)

53 min | Documentary

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Revisiting Platoon (1986)

Directors: Charles Kiselyak, Jeff McQueen | Stars: Oliver Stone, Arnold Kopelson, Dale Dye, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 159

49. Making 'Mercenary for Justice' (2006 Video)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Behind-the-scenes on the set of the Steven Seagal action adventure "Mercenary for Justice".

Director: Bud Robertson | Stars: Don E. FauntLeRoy, Randall Emmett, George Furla, Steven Seagal

Votes: 15

50. The Brothers Kowalski (2008)

8 min | Short, Drama

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Whenever inevitability and fear align, life's dance begins.

Director: Jouri Smit | Stars: Chad Brigockas, Jouri Smit

Votes: 12



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