Most Popular Film History Movies and TV Shows
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1. Stan & Ollie (2018)
PG | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.
Votes: 18,776 | Gross: $5.47M
2. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 309,149 | Gross: $102.61M
3. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 285,769 | Gross: $73.86M
4. Cinema Paradiso (1988)
R | 155 min | Drama
A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Votes: 203,675 | Gross: $11.99M
6. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 217,782 | Gross: $44.67M
7. Trumbo (2015)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
Votes: 69,191 | Gross: $7.86M
8. Hitchcock (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 68,504 | Gross: $6.01M
13. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 6,254 | Gross: $0.65M
15. Side by Side (2012)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.
Votes: 12,496 | Gross: $0.03M
16. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Votes: 2,478 | Gross: $0.82M
18. Cantinflas (2014)
PG | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The untold story of Mexico's greatest and most beloved comedy film star of all time, from his humble origins on the small stage to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Votes: 3,592 | Gross: $6.37M
19. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary
In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.
103 min | Documentary
Pamela B. Green's energetic film about pioneer filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché is both a tribute and a detective story, tracing the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and the path toward her reclamation.
Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.08M
21. Filmworker (2017)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.
Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $0.10M
23. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
This biography of Dorothy Dandridge follows her career through early days on the club circuit with her sister to her turn in movies, including becoming the first black actress to win a Best... See full summary »
25. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)
53 min | Comedy
The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.
Votes: 5,485 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Dinner for Five (2001–2005)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Actor/Director Jon Favreau hosts an evening with four Hollywood friends (four different people or combinations of people each episode), who casually discuss the craft of acting and the ... See full summary »
27. Klimt (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama
A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
31. Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The venerated filmmaker Eisenstein is comparable in talent, insight and wisdom, with the likes of Shakespeare or Beethoven; there are few - if any - directors who can be elevated to such ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,297 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
PG | 118 min | Biography, Drama
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $0.15M
35. Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
120 min | Documentary, History
The history of Dawson City, the gold rush town that had a historical treasure of forgotten silent films buried in permafrost for decades until 1978.
Votes: 1,221 | Gross: $0.13M
37. Best Worst Movie (2009)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.
Votes: 7,203 | Gross: $0.10M
39. Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003 Video)
R | 101 min | Documentary
Documentary about the way sex was and is deliberately used in cinema to influence and manipulate human behaviour and development. This documentary uses real examples including the decline ... See full summary »
41. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
101 min | Comedy, History, Romance
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 »
42. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
94 min | Documentary
An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look... See full summary »
43. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $1.51M
44. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography
A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
Votes: 1,764 | Gross: $0.14M
288 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.
49. The Movie Orgy (1968)
420 min | Documentary, History
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 »