films The Best Documentaries About Filmmaking  

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List Rules Documentaries about filmmaking, filmmakers, and the film industry.

This list of the best documentaries about filmmaking has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with some independent films. What is the best documentary about filmmaking? Vote up your favorite documentaries below, that look at the art of making movies.

As you vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentary about filmmaking is the best. This list currently includes titles such as Hearts of Darkness, Overnight, and Dangerous Days.

 Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes or to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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The Greatest Documentaries of All Time The Best Netflix Original Comedy Movies

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Lost in La Mancha Vanessa Paradis

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Burden of Dreams Mick Jagger, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog

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A Film Unfinished Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Sendrowitz

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Full Tilt Boogie Salma Hayek, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated Darren Aronofsky, Matt Stone, Atom Egoyan

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Best Worst Movie Christian Sellers

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Document of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Filmmaking
Document of the Dead George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Ken Foree

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The Battle Over Citizen Kane Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Winfield, Robert Wise

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The Best G-Rated Music Movies The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Phillip Adams, Steve Bisley, Briony Behets

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Sylvester Stallone, Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno Bérénice Bejo, Romy Schneider, Jacques Gamblin

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Overnight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Filmmaking
Overnight Rachel Blanchard, Anthony LaPaglia, James D'Arcy

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The Five Obstructions Lars von Trier, Patrick Bauchau, Alexandra Vandernoot

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Strictly Background Geoffrey Gould, Terry Bolo, Cecilia Hartfeld

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Official Rejection Kevin Smith, Traci Lords, Bryan Singer

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The Last Mogul: The Life and T... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Filmmaking
The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman Jimmy Carter, Larry King, Suzanne Pleshette

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William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet William Shatner, Henry Rollins, Ben Folds

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Inside Deep Throat Gerard Damiano

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