Most Popular Film History Movies and TV Shows
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1. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Votes: 277,793 | Gross: $135.37M
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: 315,355 | Gross: $102.61M
3. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 290,048 | Gross: $73.86M
4. 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: 24,544 | Gross: $5.47M
6. 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: 209,547 | Gross: $11.99M
7. 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: 220,314 | Gross: $44.67M
9. 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: 70,565 | Gross: $7.86M
10. QT8: The First Eight (2019)
TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary
A documentary that focuses on the first 21 years of Quentin Tarantino's career and includes interviews with his frequent collaborators.
11. Hitchcock (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 69,335 | Gross: $6.01M
13. 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: 2,697 | Gross: $0.82M
17. 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: 6,319 | Gross: $0.65M
21. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2019)
94 min | Documentary
An exploration of the history and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at their actual process of creation and discovery.
22. 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: 3,643 | Gross: $6.37M
23. 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 »
24. That's Entertainment! (1974)
G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Votes: 4,421 | Gross: $26.89M
26. Letters From Baghdad (2016)
TV-PG | 95 min | Documentary
Gertrude Bell, the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, shaped the destiny of Iraq after WWI in ways that still reverberate today.
Votes: 306 | Gross: $0.36M
27. 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: 2,072 | Gross: $0.10M
29. 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.
31. 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: 12,631 | Gross: $0.03M
32. 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: 1,219 | Gross: $0.15M
33. 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: 2,343 | Gross: $0.03M
34. 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 »
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: 1,306 | Gross: $0.13M
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: 206 | Gross: $0.10M
40. 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 »
41. No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
The lifelong friendship of the great cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond and their impact on American cinema.
42. The Great Buster: A Celebration (2018)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
Votes: 581 | Gross: $0.12M
45. 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: 5,889 | Gross: $1.51M
46. 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 »
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.
50. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
In the oppressive 1980s communist Romania, the smuggled VHS tapes of banned Hollywood films become an inspirational ray of hope. A hybrid feature about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.