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1. Day for Night (1973)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Truffaut, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 18,817 | Gross: $0.02M

2. The Exterminating Angels (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

54 Metascore

A filmmaker holds a series of boundary-pushing auditions for his project about female pleasure.

Director: Jean-Claude Brisseau | Stars: Frédéric van den Driessche, Maroussia Dubreuil, Lise Bellynck, Marie Allan

Votes: 2,933 | Gross: $0.02M

3. This Is the End (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy

67 Metascore

Six Los Angeles celebrities are stuck in James Franco's house after a series of devastating events just destroyed the city. Inside, the group not only have to face the apocalypse, but themselves.

Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 371,960 | Gross: $101.47M

4. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Noël Brouté

Votes: 1,356 | Gross: $0.02M

5. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 5,224 | Gross: $14.87M

6. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

A neurotic baker travels to Hollywood to attend a talent search for an actor to rival the great Valentino. Although not an actor, through blind luck he succeeds, to a certain degree.

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Carol Kane, Dom DeLuise, Fritz Feld

Votes: 1,829 | Gross: $21.58M

7. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 170,164 | Gross: $22.25M

8. El fantástico mundo de Juan Orol (2012)

94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Juan Orol, was born in Galicia, Spain at the end of the XIX Century. As a child, his mother sent him away to Cuba, looking for a relative he never found. He grew up wildly and encroached in... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian del Amo | Stars: Roberto Sosa, Juan Manuel Bernal, Juan Carlos Bonet, Alfonso Borbolla

Votes: 172

9. Paradzhanov (2013)

95 min | Drama, Romance

A film director Sergey Paradjanov creates brilliant films. His nonconformist behavior conflicts with Soviet System. He is committed to prison for being eccentric. His indestructible love ... See full summary »

Directors: Serge Avedikian, Olena Fetisova | Stars: Serge Avedikian, Yuliya Peresild, Zaza Kashybadze, Karen Badalov

Votes: 246

10. How Strange to Be Named Federico (2013)

90 min | Biography

An exciting and visionary portrait of the master filmmaker Federico Fellini, based on the memories and the feelings of his great friend director Ettore Scola.

Director: Ettore Scola | Stars: Tommaso Lazotti, Maurizio De Santis, Giacomo Lazotti, Giulio Forges Davanzati

Votes: 597

11. A Fuller Life (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

57 Metascore

Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs.

Director: Samantha Fuller | Stars: James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, James Toback

Votes: 168

12. Lukas the Strange (2013)

83 min | Drama

Lukas nino (Lukas the strange) is a story of an awkward teenager coming to grips with his own initiation into manhood just when there is a movie shoot in their neighborhood. The story opens... See full summary »

Director: John Torres | Stars: Cheeno Dalog Ladera, Edilberto Marcelino

Votes: 25

13. Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten with a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore, Anne Triola

Votes: 1,416 | Gross: $3.00M

14. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

65 Metascore

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Annie Rose Buckley, Colin Farrell

Votes: 146,095 | Gross: $83.30M

15. The Extra Day (1956)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

The final scene of a film has been lost and the extras have to be rounded up for it to be re-shot.

Director: William Fairchild | Stars: Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 97

16. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,061

17. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 22,761

18. Women in Film (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

Three women in Hollywood talk to the camera one summer (with a coda six months later). Sara is a casting director; her soliloquies are addressed to Samson (her blind infant son) and to ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Wagner | Stars: Beverly D'Angelo, Portia de Rossi, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Camren Tyler Geyen

Votes: 195

19. The Cameraman (1928)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Hopelessly in love with a woman working at MGM Studios, a clumsy man attempts to become a motion picture cameraman to be close to the object of his desire.

Directors: Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, Sidney Bracey

Votes: 9,631

20. Safe Conduct (2002)

Not Rated | 170 min | Biography, Drama, History

82 Metascore

In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business. Assistant director and Resistance activist Jean Devaivre works for Continental, where he can get "in ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Denis Podalydès, Charlotte Kady, Marie Desgranges

Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.03M

21. The Congress (2013)

Not Rated | 122 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, Jon Hamm, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 16,694 | Gross: $0.14M

22. Celebrity (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Greg Mottola

Votes: 23,391 | Gross: $5.03M

23. Alex in Wonderland (1970)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

Bohemian Alex Morrison has just finished directing his first feature length movie. In its previews, the movie is considered a critical, artistic and surefire commercial success. As such, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Ellen Burstyn, Meg Mazursky, Glenna Sergent

Votes: 689 | Gross: $0.29M

24. The Pickle (1993)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

Harry Stone (Danny Aiello), a formerly top notch director, has had three disastrous movies in a row. Facing dismissal from the top perch of Hollywood and finacial ruin from back taxes, he ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Danny Aiello, Dyan Cannon, Clotilde Courau, Shelley Winters

Votes: 572 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 293,803 | Gross: $73.86M

26. Movie Movie (1978)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, World War I aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Red Buttons, Eli Wallach

Votes: 918

27. Jake Squared (2013)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

30 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to make a new project in order to figure out how he's screwed up every relationship he's ever had.

Director: Howard Goldberg | Stars: Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Railsback

Votes: 323 | Gross: $0.00M

28. David Holzman's Diary (1967)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

Young filmmaker decides to make a movie of his life.

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: L.M. Kit Carson, Eileen Dietz, Louise Levine, Lorenzo Mans

Votes: 1,347

30. Celeste & Estrela (2005)

96 min | Comedy

Short movie director struggles to shoot her first feature film, specially trying to raise the necessary funds.

Director: Betse De Paula | Stars: Dira Paes, Catarina Accioly, André Amaro, João Antônio

Votes: 55

32. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected, but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 51,601 | Gross: $21.71M

33. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 493,170 | Gross: $138.45M

34. 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.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroianni, Henri Garcin, Julie Gayet

Votes: 983

35. Now We've Seen It All! (1976)

R | 100 min | Comedy

An advertising photographer (Francois) has agreed to sell the poetic script of one of his friends to a porn-maker without his knowledge. But Christine, Francois' fiance, doesn't want him to... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Pierre Richard, Miou-Miou, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Renée Saint-Cyr

Votes: 549

36. In Praise of Love (2001)

PG | 97 min | Drama

62 Metascore

An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy, Françoise Verny

Votes: 2,604 | Gross: $0.25M

37. The Dirties (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Padraig Singal, Ross Hill

Votes: 5,974

38. The Gold Bug (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

After an actor finds a treasure map detailing the location of ancient gold hidden near a town in the Misiones province named after the 19th-century politician Leandro N. Alem, he persuades ... See full summary »

Directors: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund | Stars: Luciana Acuña, Guillermo Goldschmidt, Walter Jakob, Mariano Llinás

Votes: 112

39. Worst Case Scenario (2014)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

Olga is a costume designer. Six weeks ago, she split up with Georg: film director, artist, dick head. Now they are both somewhere in Poland, trying to shoot a comedy. The script is awful, ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Müller | Stars: Eva Löbau, Samuel Finzi, Mirek Balonis, Justyna Bartoszewicz

Votes: 49

40. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger

Votes: 26,014 | Gross: $1.81M

41. Two in the Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, their careers, their friendship and their impact on the French New Wave of the 1960s.

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 777 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies.

Director: Thom Andersen | Stars: Encke King, Ben Alexander, Jim Backus, Brenda Bakke

Votes: 2,045

43. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 33,028 | Gross: $0.49M

44. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy