Howard Hughes: Aviator, Entrepreneur, Film Maker, Business Tycoon, Mad Man

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1. The Passions of Howard Hughes (2004 Video)

60 min | Documentary

Howard was business, but not all business... The Passions of Howard Hughes is a fascinating look at how power, possessions and personality created a lifetime of passionate affairs with the most desirable women in the world.

Director: Mark McLaughlin | Stars: Bill Alexander, Phyllis Applegate, Gail Ganley, Randy Gitsch

Votes: 10

2. The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977 TV Movie)

215 min | Biography, Drama

Howard Hughes is a driven man who amassed wealth and recognition as a Hollywood mover and shaker, aviation giant and man of mystery.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Ed Flanders, James Hampton, Tovah Feldshuh

Votes: 492

5. Howard Hughes: The Man and the Madness (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

Documentary on the idiosyncratic, eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes utilizes rare archive footage and interviews with associates to shed light on the Hughes enigma.

Director: Nick Millard | Stars: Shannon Bollinger, Brett Brinkhoff, Jan Dicken, Frances Millard

Votes: 27

6. Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator (2004 Video)

55 min | Documentary

A look at the secret life of eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, as told through Howard's own writing and interviews from personal friend Jack Real, business assistant Robert Mahue, wife Terry Moore and personal assistant George Francom.

Director: Bill Schwartz | Stars: Michael Ferreri, George Francom, Robert Maheu, Terry Moore

Votes: 48

9. Howard Hughes, Aviator, Director, Billionaire (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

Born in Houston, Texas,, in 1905, Hughes was known as a notorious and shrewd business man and a captivation ladies' man. By the time he was 35, he has produced three celebrated movies: ... See full summary »

Director: Sanya Ilich | Star: Jack Patterson

Votes: 7

13. Modern Marvels (1993– )
Episode: Howard Hughes Tech (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

A look into how the inventions of Howard Hughes and his companies changed the world.

Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Pat Broeske, James B. Steele, George Marrett

Votes: 31

14. The Will (2010– )
Episode: The Estate of Howard Hughes (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Mystery

Billionaire Howard Hughes dies, leaving behind an estate worth $2.5 billion, but no will. But 3 weeks later, a will appears, leaving $156 million to Melvin Dummar. An epic legal battle will... See full summary »

Stars: Christie Claymore, Guido Deiro, Melvin E. Dummar, Roger Dutson

17. Man, Moment, Machine (2005–2007)
Episode: Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose (2005)

Biography, History

Howard Hughes takes on the challenge to build an enormous flying boat capable of airlifting 750 troops and war materiel as heavy as tanks across the Atlantic Ocean in support of the Allied ... See full summary »

Stars: David Fitzpatrick, Danny Swartz, Pat Broeske, Greg Cala

19. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

Votes: 323,725 | Gross: $102.61M

20. Undercover History (1997– )
Episode: Howard Hughes Revealed (2007)

Documentary, History

How and why did a man so rich, so accomplished and so visible become so reclusive, phobic and fragile? How much truth is there in the popular image of Hughes' descent into madness? What can... See full summary »

Stars: Jordan Romano, Trisha Hershberger, Keith E. Smith, Mark James Fernandes

21. Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (1977)

R | 95 min | Biography, Drama

When maverick first-time director Howard Hughes has to recast the female lead in his aerial war picture Hell's Angels (1930), he chooses a fiery, unknown movie extra named Jean Harlow, launching both of their Hollywood careers in the process.

Director: Larry Buchanan | Stars: Victor Holchak, Lindsay Bloom, David McLean, Charles Aidikoff

Votes: 37

22. Paramount News Special: 1947, Year of Division (1947)

Approved | 20 min | Documentary, Short

Annualy, the newsreel divisions of the various studios (Paramount News, RKO Pathe News, Fox Movietone News, etc.)would put together an end-of-the-year recap two-reeler, culled from their ... See full summary »

Director: Max Klein | Stars: George Putnam, Maurice Joyce, Frank Gallop, Howard Hughes

23. Melvin and Howard (1980)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of hard-luck Melvin E. Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Paul Le Mat, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Cheshire, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 4,256 | Gross: $4.31M

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