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A list of the best filmmaking movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This filmmaking movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about filmmaking are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about filmmaking you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous filmmaking movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these filmmaking movie titles for more information about the films.

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This list answers the questions, "What are the best filmmaking movies?" and "What is the greatest filmmaking movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular filmmaking movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these filmmaking movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good filmmaking movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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20 8
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Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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14 3
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frankpanderson added William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson

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19 9
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Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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13 4
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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

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14 6
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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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12 5
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Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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7 2
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PeteBoyle added Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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10 6
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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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10 7
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Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

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9 6
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Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro

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8 5
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Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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8 6
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John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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5 3
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PeteBoyle added John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell

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5 3
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Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

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8 7
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt

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7 6
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Ron Jeremy, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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7 6
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Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg

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6 5
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles

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5 4
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Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

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4 3
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Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

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4 3
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Jacqueline Bissett, Graham Greene, François Truffaut

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4 3
8½ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Filmmaking Movies
frankpanderson added Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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YaraKamal added Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

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7 7
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Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

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4 4
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3 3
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Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley

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2 2
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PeteBoyle added Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

29
2 2
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Filmmaking Movies
YaraKamal added Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

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4 5
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Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling

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4 5
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Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Naomie Harris

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3 4
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George C. Scott, Ed Begley, Jr.

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1 2
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Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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2 4
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Ben Stiller, Ron Howard, Andy Dick

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2 4
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frankpanderson added Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

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2 4
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PeteBoyle added Fumiko Orikasa, Kōichi Yamadera, Hirotaka Suzuoki

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2 4
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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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2 4
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Phillip Adams, Steve Bisley, Briony Behets

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1 4
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Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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1 4
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Natalia Vodianova, Jason Schwartzman, Gérard Depardieu

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1 4
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Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell

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0 3
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Julie Andrews, William Holden, Rosanna Arquette

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0 3
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Jeff Bridges, Lauren Graham, Judy Greer

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0 3
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YaraKamal added Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

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0 5
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Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Catherine Keener