Movies About Movies, Movie-Making, and Movie-Makersby lora-31 | created - 02 Feb 2011 | updated - 29 Jan 2013 | Public
Here is a list of most memorable (to me) films about movies, movie-making, and movie makers and actors. Does not pretend to be exhaustive in any way. Emphasis is made on Golden Age Hollywood.
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3. Fedora (1978)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.
Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $2.20M
4. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.
6. In a Lonely Place (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.
7. Dreamboat (1952)
Approved | 83 min | Comedy
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.
9. Ed Wood (1994)
R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Ambitious but troubled movie director Edward D. Wood Jr. tries his best to fulfill his dreams, despite his lack of talent.
Votes: 159,628 | Gross: $5.89M
11. On Our Merry Way (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.
12. The Carpetbaggers (1964)
Approved | 150 min | Drama, Romance
Jonas Cord's a disagreeable young tycoon who's building planes, directing films and catting around on the corporate make, in the 1930's Hollywood.
Votes: 1,806 | Gross: $28.41M
14. Living in Oblivion (1995)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Votes: 15,381 | Gross: $1.15M
15. 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: 220,222 | Gross: $44.67M
16. Beloved Infidel (1959)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist.
17. The Miracle of the Bells (1948)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Granting her final request, a Hollywood press agent brings the dead body of an actress, who died after making her first and only film, back to her hometown for burial. To arouse public ... See full summary »
22. My Geisha (1962)
Not Rated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An actress disguises herself as a geisha in order to land the lead role in her director husband's film version of 'Madam Butterfly'.
23. 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: 209,427 | Gross: $11.99M
24. A Star Is Born (1954)
Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 14,510 | Gross: $14.93M
26. Finger of Guilt (1956)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know.
27. Actors and Sin (1952)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama
Two-part story--the first is about a washed-up Broadway actor and his tough daughter, who is a bigger star than he is; the second is about a literary agent whose newest client--a ... See full summary »