Filmmaking movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant filmmaking movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, humorous, offbeat, talky, clever and absurd films and TV shows about / with filmmaking, artists and showbiz, film within a film, lifestyle, showbiz, actress, actor, nudity (full frontal - brief), culture clash and runaway plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
filmmaking movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as filmmaking: Bowfinger (1999), Feud: Bette and Joan (2017), Hugo (2011), Clash of Egos (2006), A Cock and Bull Story (2005), Barely Legal (2003), Dangerous Game (1993), Supporting Characters (2012), Dolemite Is My Name (2019), Reality (2014).

List of filmmaking movies

Bowfinger (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the verge of bankruptcy and desperate for his big break, aspiring filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger concocts a crazy plan to make his ultimate dream movie. Rallying a ragtag team that includes a starry-eyed ingenue, a has-been diva and a film studio ...
Style: parody, humorous, feel good, witty, not serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, audition, desire for fame, movie business, satire, comedy of errors, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, nothing goes right, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Feud: Bette and Joan (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 406 min.
TV show
Story: Anthology series of famous feuds with the first season based on the legendary rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford which began early on their careers, climaxed on the set of "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" and evolved into an ...
Style: sincere, melancholic, thought provoking, humorous, factual ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, actress, feud, movie star, jealousy, glory, woman, aging, family problems, workplace problem, loneliness ...
Time: 60s
Place: los angeles
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Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, visually appealing, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, steampunk, magical, adventure, filmmaking, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, child's point of view, hopes, destiny, robot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Clash of Egos (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tony has recently been released from a sentence for violent behaviour. He promises to improve his ways and is finally granted a few hours alone with his two children. They celebrate the reunion by going to the movies to see a new film by the famous, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, ego clash, righting the wronged, artists and showbiz, film producer, manuscript, director, cinema, medication, narcissism, family relations, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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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, showbiz, artists and showbiz, couples, couple relations, buddies, actor's life, nothing goes right, nosy, disorder, director, rehearsal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, london
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Barely Legal (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Teenager Deacon works at a video shop, and his buddies, Fred and Matt, sell the bootleg porno films he acquires. Deacon gets fired, but the pals have the bright idea of filming their own Internet porn flick in order to make money and become more ...
Style: teen sex comedy, humorous, not serious, sexy, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: looking for sex, porn star, high school, filmmaking, teenage life, disorder, sexual relations, lifestyle, nothing goes right, misfit, youth, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
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Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, middle east, usa, california ...
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Supporting Characters (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two New York film editors balance their personal relationships while reworking a movie in crisis.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, humorous, witty
Plot: filmmaking, lifestyle, couples, buddies, romance, love and romance, couple relations, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, artists and showbiz, friends, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1914, the Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) invites studios to shoot his actual battles against Porfírio Diaz army to raise funds for financing guns and ammunition. The Mutual Film Corporation, through producer D.W. Griffith ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, surreal, factual
Plot: mexican revolution, filmmaking, obsessive quest, state affairs, adventure, campaign, rebelliousness, battle zone, battles, violence, revolution, battlefield ...
Place: mexico
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Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Rudy Ray Moore, who created the iconic big screen pimp character Dolemite in the 1970s.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, funny, captivating ...
Plot: filmmaking, film industry, black american, showbiz, male protagonist, actor, black man, money, vulgarity, comedian, group of friends, historical figure ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 161 min.
Story: A faded TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: hippie, celebrity, filmmaking, fame, hollywood, lsd, struggling actor, movie business, aspiring actor, friendship between men, sarcasm, showbiz ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, italy, california, usa
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Reality (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wanna-be director is given 48 hours by a producer to find the best groan of pain, worthy of an Oscar, as the only condition to back his film.
Style: absurd, humorous, mind bending, surreal, experimental ...
Plot: filmmaking, race against time, disorder, artists and showbiz, film producer, surrealism, nightmare, award ceremony, media, swing, multiple perspectives, award ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.
Style: humorous, rough, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: yakuza, filmmaking, gang war, female killer, chaos, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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RKO 281 (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Style: talky, realistic, serious, stylized, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, power of media, mogul, radio, ambition, lifestyle, rise and fall, media ...
Time: 1940s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, new jersey, california
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Hollywood Boulevard (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joe Dante directs this story of the glamour, the glitter, the magical allure of Hollywood... and not a speck of it rubs off on Miracle Pictures, where "If it's a good picture, it's a Miracle." This is a hilarious tribute to the ...
Style: parody, not serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, filmmaking, showbiz, car accident, rape, factory, miraculous event, disorder, rise to the top, crimes, desire for fame ...
Time: 70s
Place: the philippines, usa, los angeles
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Forgotten Silver (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 53 min.
Story: An epic documentary chronicling the extraordinary, unbelievable life of pioneer Kiwi filmmaker Colin McKenzie. Or is it?
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, epic, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, world war one, director, spanish civil war, inventions and discoveries, silly humor, lifestyle, ambition, rise and fall, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture ...
Time: 70s
Place: new zealand
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Crime Wave (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young director intent on making "the greatest color crime movie ever" can't seem to finish his script--he has a beginning and an end, but he can't quite figure out the middle. The daughter of his landlord, excited to have a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, screenwriter, writers, showbiz, down on your luck, partners, artists and showbiz, writer's life, unlikely partners, nothing goes right, disorder, old woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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Actors (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Les Acteurs is the absurd story of Jean-Pierre Marielle desperately waiting for a cup of hot water, the story of a conspiracy against actors, the story of aging actors whose careers are slowly less active than they used to be, but a stunning tribute ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, witty, cynical ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, showbiz, film industry, actor, actress, jazz, television, midlife crisis, motorcycle accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: curse, seance, filmmaking, actress, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, europe, usa ...
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S.O.B. (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.
Style: sexy, cynical, humorous, witty, clever ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, satire, transvestism, film producer, film industry, catastrophe, disaster, goofy hero, actor's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The Party (1968)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone actor from India, is accidentally put the name on the guest list for an upcoming party at the home of a Hollywood film director. Unfortunately, from the moment he arrives, one thing after another goes wrong with a ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, culture clash, hollywood, misunderstanding, boss and employee, farce, clumsy, hapless, power relations, high society, disorder, silly humor ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, india
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Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, tense ...
Plot: dealer, filmmaking, drug dealing, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, down on your luck, stoners, rivalry, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The House of Seven Corpses (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A director is filming on location in a house where seven murders were committed. The caretaker warns them not to mess with things they do not understand (the murders were occult related), but the director wants to be as authentic as possible and has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, filmmaking, haunted house, ghost, zombie, estate, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, actor, living dead, house, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, utah
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I Want Candy (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two hopeful lads from Leatherhead trying to break into the movies stumble upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Frustrated by their arty film teacher, wannabe producer Joe and his talented but neurotic director friend Baggy head to London to sell what ...
Style: not serious, humorous, sexy, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: porn, blonde, filmmaking, follow your dream, nothing goes right, fish out of water, once in a lifetime opportunity, starlet, artists and showbiz, hopes, sexual attraction, porn actress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
Genre: Documentary
Country: UK, Austria, Netherlands
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of ...
Style: intellectual, psychological, captivating, humorous, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, cause and meaning, social relations, artists and showbiz, society, monologue, philosopher, philosophy, parents and children, human nature, sexual relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
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Perhaps Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: China, Malaysia, Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A love triangle develops during the making of a musical in mainland China.
Style: stylized, emotional, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, filmmaking, rivalry, love affair, femme fatale, romance, showbiz, ambition, actor's life, unfulfillment, introspection, movie star ...
Place: china, hong kong, asia, shanghai, beijing china
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Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History
Country: Iran
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This film was made in Iran. The protagonist looks almost like Charlie Chaplain. He is given a chance to make films for the emperor. There are many scenes of people running on and off of movie screens, and in and out of old kinetiscope projectors. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, cynical, witty, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, politics, filmmaker, satire, starlet, cinematographer, couple relations, society, lifestyle, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, turn of the century
Place: iran, tehran iran
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Cut (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of film students set out to finish filming a movie that was never completed after its director was murdered. After they begin filming, they realize they're in for a bit of trouble, not unlike the late director...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, filmmaking, survival, mystery, isolation, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural, movie business, curses spells and rituals, violence spree, supernatural power ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: australia
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All About Actresses (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: While shooting a documentary about all kinds of actresses, the director falls for one of them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, showbiz, lifestyle, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance, midlife crisis, actress, money, film producer, humiliation, elderly lovers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, india, france
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Sex Is Comedy (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A director struggles with a difficult sex scene between a young actor and actress who can't stand one another. Aided by her loyal assistant, she is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise.
Style: serious, erotic, stylized, art house, melancholic ...
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, filmmaking, sexual relations, sex, lifestyle, love affair, showbiz, actor's life, gender, manipulation, employer employee relationship, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
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