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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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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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frankpanderson added Sunset Boulevard William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson

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Tropic Thunder Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr.

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Barton Fink John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

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The Aviator Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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Wes Craven's New Nightmare Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

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PeteBoyle added Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Get Shorty John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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Bowfinger Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

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What Just Happened Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro

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Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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PeteBoyle added The Artist John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell

The Best Decades For Filmmaking

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Gods and Monsters Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave

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Cecil B. Demented Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt

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Orgazmo Ron Jeremy, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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The Player Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg

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State and Main Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles

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Stardust Memories Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling

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Cannibal Holocaust Ruggero Deodato, Luca Barbareschi, Robert Kerman

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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Day for Night Jacqueline Bissett, Graham Greene, François Truffaut

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8½ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Filmmaking Movies
frankpanderson added 8 1/2 Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele

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YaraKamal added The Place Beyond the Pines Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno Elizabeth Banks, Seth Rogen, Traci Lords

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The Day of the Locust Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley

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The Last Tycoon Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston

Sasha Grey's Top 5 Movies of All Time

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

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Filmmaking Movies
YaraKamal added The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Bad Education Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling

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A Cock and Bull Story Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Naomie Harris

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Hardcore George C. Scott, Ed Begley, Jr.

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The Great Waldo Pepper Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder

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The Independent Ben Stiller, Ron Howard, Andy Dick

The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

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frankpanderson added The Bad and the Beautiful Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

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

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PeteBoyle added Millennium Actress Fumiko Orikasa, Kōichi Yamadera, Hirotaka Suzuoki

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The Stunt Man Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

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CQ Natalia Vodianova, Jason Schwartzman, Gérard Depardieu

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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Naomi Campbell

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S.O.B. Julie Andrews, William Holden, Rosanna Arquette

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The Amateurs Jeff Bridges, Lauren Graham, Judy Greer

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YaraKamal added My Sister's Keeper Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

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Hooper Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

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Living in Oblivion Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Catherine Keener