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, light, offbeat, serious and talky films and TV shows about / with filmmaking, artists and showbiz, film within a film, actress, showbiz, director, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), actor and mentor plots mostly in Comedy, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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filmmaking movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as filmmaking: Bowfinger (1999), Hugo (2011), FEUD (2017), Clash of Egos (2006), Barely Legal (2003), Dangerous Game (1993), Supporting Characters (2012), Dolemite Is My Name (2019), Reality (2014), Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2013).

List of filmmaking movies

 6.4
 67K
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, showbiz, comedy of errors, nothing goes right, ambition, lifestyle, film within a film ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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 7.5
 309K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, 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: visually appealing, touching, sentimental, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, adventure, filmmaking, steampunk, magical, friendship, street kid, kids in trouble, hopes, toys, destiny, robot ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, post world war one, 1920s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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 8.5
 17K
FEUD (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, thought provoking, melancholic, humorous, factual ...
Plot: filmmaking, hollywood, feud, movie star, actress, jealousy, glory, woman, aging, workplace problem, family problems, relationship problems ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: filmmaking, ego clash, righting the wronged, artists and showbiz, film producer, opening night, danish, barefoot male, car on fire, locked door, father daughter relationship, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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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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 4.7
 6K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: pornography, looking for sex, porn star, high school, filmmaking, teenage life, nothing goes right, misfit, youth, lifestyle, disorder, sexual relations ...
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, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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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, couple relations, love and romance, romance, buddies, interracial friendship, marriage proposal, friends, artists and showbiz, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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: captivating, serious, realistic, surreal, factual
Plot: mexican revolution, filmmaking, film within a film, obsessive quest, state affairs, adventure, rebelliousness, battle zone, campaign, battles, violence, battle ...
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, light, entertaining, thought provoking
Plot: filmmaking, film industry, vulgarity, showbiz, show business, male protagonist, actor, money, vinyl, comedian, group of friends, dark humor ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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 6.9
 5K
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: humorous, mind bending, surreal, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, race against time, artists and showbiz, disorder, film producer, surrealism, award ceremony, nightmare, media, chases and races, blood, camera ...
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, vengeance, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, danger, chaos, female killer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.0
 6K
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, stylized, atmospheric, clever, sentimental ...
Plot: filmmaking, bankruptcy, anti semitism, obsession, movie business, society, media, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, ego clash, ambition, rise and fall ...
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, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: hollywood, murder, filmmaking, showbiz, rape, car accident, miraculous event, factory, crimes, actor's life, rise to the top, ambition ...
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, offbeat ...
Plot: filmmaking, satire, photograph, world war one, director, spanish civil war, interview, inventions and discoveries, ambition, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s
Place: new zealand
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 6.7
 592
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: offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: filmmaking, writers, screenwriter, writer's life, artists and showbiz, unlikely partners, disorder, showbiz, down on your luck, partners, nothing goes right, old woman ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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 5.9
 1K
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty, clever ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, lifestyle, showbiz, artists and showbiz, actress, actor, film industry, jazz, television, midlife crisis, actress playing herself ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 6.9
 54K
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: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, actress, danger, seance, debt, infidelity, murder, makeup artist, nightmare, lifestyle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, los angeles, california, usa, europe ...
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 7.5
 38K
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, party, misunderstanding, boss and employee, farce, clumsy, hapless, disorder, chaos and mayhem, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, 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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, dealer, filmmaking, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, stoners, down on your luck, crime, danger, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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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 6.7
 5K
The Caiman (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A skewering of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: filmmaking, politics, film within a film, bribery, relationship vs career, showbiz, political intrigue, ambition, crumbling marriage, state affairs, head of state, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
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 5.4
 7K
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: humorous, not serious, sexy, light, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: porn, blonde, filmmaking, follow your dream, nothing goes right, fish out of water, once in a lifetime opportunity, starlet, hopes, artists and showbiz, sexual attraction, peeping tom ...
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, humorous, captivating, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, cause and meaning, social relations, society, artists and showbiz, monologue, philosopher, film history, philosophy, archive footage, sexism, sexual identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
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The Woman in the Septic Tank (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Mila, a mother from the slums, who out of desperation to survive, has sold her child to a pedophile.
Style: humorous, surreal, captivating, entertaining, light ...
Plot: filmmaking, film within a film, artists and showbiz, society, daydreamer, actress, film set, arrogance, neo realism, caucasian, producer, film festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines
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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, midlife crisis, love and romance, actress, film producer, money, film within a film, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: india, france, paris france
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 7.4
 13K
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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 6.4
 3K
Miss Lovely (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A meeting with a struggling actress (Niharika Singh) gives a mild-mannered filmmaker (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) the idea to break away from his controlling brother (Anil George) and direct a feature of his own.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, sincere ...
Plot: filmmaking, artists and showbiz, family relations, siblings relations, bollywood, aspiring actress, film industry, film within a film, brother brother relationship, murder, crimes, romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bombay india
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Brother's Justice (2010)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Motivated by Box Office statistics, Dax Shepard has made a decision to leave comedy to pursue his dream of becoming an international Martial Arts action star.
Style: humorous, cynical, not serious, realistic, feel good ...
Plot: filmmaking, martial arts, hollywood, lifestyle, showbiz, partners, buddies, follow your dream, film within a film, actor's life, artists and showbiz, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.7
 874
S&man (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: S&Man (also known as Sandman) is a 2006 pseudo-documentary film that examines the underground subculture of horror films. It combines real interviews with indie horror film makers and a scripted plot that does not immediately come into focus ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, filmmaking, obsession, gory, deadly, serial killer, crimes, sexual abuse, murder, stalking, artists and showbiz, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, new york, new jersey
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