Director movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant director movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, clever, humorous, talky, visually appealing and melancholic films and TV shows about / with director, actor, artists and showbiz, storytelling, actress, dialogue, mentor, filmmaking, creativity and showbiz plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
director movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as director: Development Hell (2013), An Adventure in Space and Time (2013), Radioland Murders (1994), Day for Night (1973), Hitchcock (2012), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Rock'n Roll (2017), Mulholland Drive (2001), A Dirty Carnival (2006), Starlets (2000).

List of director movies

Development Hell (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The story of a failed director and his hodgepodge crew as they search, in vain, for fame and success in the crazy world of Hollywood.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, captivating, cult film
Plot: filmmaking, director, film within a film, hollywood, desire for fame, hopes, artists and showbiz, agent, film industry, satire, film producer, actor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen. Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV ...
Style: sincere, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: success, producer, director, actor, cultural icon, backstage, tv show, artists and showbiz, media, television, mentor protege relationship, television studio ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, year 1966 ...
Place: england, london
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Radioland Murders (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: radio, murder, showbiz, director, radio station, mystery, crimes, who done it, investigation, chase, coping, disgruntled ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, chicago illinois, london
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Day for Night (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A committed film director struggles to complete his movie while coping with a myriad of crises, personal and professional, among the cast and crew.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, filmmaking, director, workplace situations, nothing goes right, workplace, artists and showbiz, actor's life, extramarital affair, love and romance, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 18th century
Place: france, europe, nice france, riviera, french riviera
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Hitchcock (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hitchcock follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous film "Psycho" - and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censors.
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, showbiz, director, filmmaking, talented, love and romance, couple relations, dreams, artists and showbiz, censorship, husband wife relationship, film within a film ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Style: surreal, psychological, twists and turns, ambiguous ending, depressing ...
Plot: existentialism, depression, obsession, theater, actor, director, writer's life, writers, self fulfillment, artists and showbiz, alienation, actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, berlin germany
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Rock'n Roll (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.
Style: humorous, light, feel good, entertaining, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, producer, actor, director, friend, french, love, plastic surgery, couples, love and romance, ambition, male female relationship ...
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, neo noir, surreal ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, hallucination, surrealism, obsession, lesbianism, dreams, strong sexual content, alternate reality, hollywood, lesbian sex, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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A Dirty Carnival (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, rivalry, financial problem, murder, right hand man, director, gang war, criminal heroes, rise and fall, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
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Starlets (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Grosse Pointe is an American television parody series which aired on the WB Network during the 2000–2001 television season. Created by Darren Star, it was a satire depicting the behind-the-scenes drama on the set of a television show, and was ...
Style: parody, not serious, humorous, cynical, sitcom ...
Plot: backstage, satire, actress, actor, tv show, rivalry, lifestyle, showbiz, actor's life, celebrity culture, star, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Coogan, an arrogant actor with low self-esteem and a complicated love life, is playing the eponymous role in an adaptation of "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" being filmed at a stately home. He constantly spars ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, adaptation, showbiz, couples, artists and showbiz, nosy, actor's life, nothing goes right, buddies, couple relations, disorder, director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
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The Rest is Silence (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1911-12, the Romanian movie director Grigore Brezianu and the financial tycoon Leon Popescu made together the 2 hours long movie "Romania's Independence" - an as faithful as possible screen adaptation of the real Independence War ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, ambition, career change, showbiz, society, director, state affairs, partners, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, romania
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show.
Style: witty, realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous ...
Plot: tv show, workplace situations, showbiz, friendship, artists and showbiz, workplace problem, comedian, backstage, determination, renewed love, rivals, confrontation with superior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The World of the Married (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others. Meanwhile, Lee Tae Oh dreams of ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: adultery, extramarital affair, infidelity, sex, married couple, betrayal, doctor, seduction, director, marriage, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Iran, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Orson Welles' unfinished masterpiece, restored and assembled based on Welles' own notes. During the last 15 years of his life, Welles, who died in 1985, worked obsessively on the film, which chronicles a temperamental film director—much ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, parody
Plot: sex scene, comeback, death, filmmaking, director, journalist, film set, cinema, interview, film within a film, media, hollywood ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona
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Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Mexico, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1931, following the success of the film Battleship Potemkin, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to the city of Guanajuato, Mexico, to shoot a new film. Freshly rejected by Hollywood, Eisenstein soon falls under Mexico’s spell. ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, love and romance, artists and showbiz, fall in love, director, love triangle, husband wife relationship, day of the dead, hollywood, thunderstorm, folk music ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917, year 1936 ...
Place: mexico, ussr, latin america, soviet union, moscow russia
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The Ugly Truth (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an ...
Style: feel good, sexy, witty, romantic, funny ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: opposites attract, romance, love and romance, womanizer, battle of the sexes, looking for love, workplace, relationships, love story, sex aid, teaching the ways of the world, career woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, sacramento california, los angeles
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Contempt (1963)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang (as himself) to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, cynical, thought provoking, stylized, biting ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, director, sexism, filmmaking, jealousy, car accident, screenwriter, new wave, german, showbiz, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, southern italy
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The Producers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Broadway producer, Max Bialystock and his accountant, Leo Bloom plan to make money by charming little old ladies to invest in a production many times over what it will actually cost, and then put on a sure-fire flop, so nobody will ask for their ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: farce, broadway, satire, director, audition, bribery, accountant, hippie, cheating, secretary, attempted murder, theatrical producer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, serious, thought provoking, realistic, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: filmmaking, audition, demonstration, protest, native americans, culture clash, society, film within a film, director, bribery, exploitation, civil unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 70s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, spain, south america
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Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two reunite. On the way he discovers France, bicycling and true love, among other things.
Style: light, feel good, humorous, sentimental, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: comedy of errors, goofy hero, escapades, misfit, actress, videotaping, road trip, movie business, video camera, vacation, love and romance, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, london, french riviera, england ...
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Chaplin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, France, Italy, Japan, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: With the use of flashback, an elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, who urges him to be more vulnerable and emotionally honest with his memoirs while journeying through his poverty-stricken childhood, closest ...
Style: silent film, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: rising to stardom, actor, actor's life, exile, hollywood, childhood, artists and showbiz, success, lifestyle, ambition, mccarthyism, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 90s, 70s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, california, switzerland
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Home Movies (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom that was originally broadcast from April 26, 1999 to April 4, 2004. Brendon Small is the creator, head writer and lead musician of Home Movies. Jon Benjamin, Melissa Bardin Galsky and Janine ...
Style: not serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, adult animation
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coach, filmmaking, family relations, divorce, director, football, actor, actress, videotaping, friends, childhood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa
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A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, director, family, siblings relations, friendship, misfit, heroes, youth, young heroes, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz ...
Place: minnesota
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8? (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 138 min.
Story: With 8 ½ Frederico Fellini leaves a self-portrait where dreams and reality are a mix. With help from a most excellent cast and unique scenery this self reflecting film is one of his master works.
Style: psychological, art house, surreal, stylized, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, midlife crisis, childhood, filmmaking, mistress, adultery, dreams, producer, postmodernism, creator, star, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, england, paris france, rome italy ...
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The Comeback (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The series initially follows Valerie Cherish (Kudrow), a veteran sitcom actress who has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, as she attempts in 2005 to return to the industry that made her famous. Valerie lands a role on a new network ...
Style: sitcom, humorous, not serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: comeback, actress, tv show, ambition, lifestyle, workplace, backstage, celebrity culture, media satire, disorder, self involved, worn out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Three... Extremes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: “Three” is an anthology of three horror shorts from three different Asian countries.In "Dumplings" an aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties; however, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, anthology ...
Plot: cannibalism, murder, healing power, gory, danger, spouse in danger, director, jealousy, abortion, strangulation, pregnancy, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, korea, south korea
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Bad Education (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: captivating, psychological, thought provoking, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, transsexual, transvestism, child abuse, male nudity, teacher, boarding school, priest, dangerous attraction, first love, blackmail, gay ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
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Smash (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, producer, singer, actor, actress, starlet, rising to stardom, ambition, desire for fame, lifestyle, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ed Wood (1994)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.
Style: gothic, humorous, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: actor, transvestism, friendship, hollywood, misfit, showbiz, actress, filmmaking, desire for fame, ambition, depression, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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