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1. De Palma (2015)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma.
Votes: 4,256 | Gross: $0.16M
De Palma narrating his story himself, very insightful.
2. Friedkin Uncut (2018)
107 min | Documentary
In this documentary, the hotshot director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, now 83 years old, is interviewed about his career,and a number of his colleagues and admirers weigh in with reminiscences and tributes.
4. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography
The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.
5. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.
6. Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A feature documentary on the life and work of filmmaker, Richard Linklater. Produced and Directed by Louis Black (founder of SXSW Festivals and the Austin Chronicle) and Karen Bernstein (... See full summary »
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8. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.
Votes: 6,487 | Gross: $0.43M
9. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary
In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.
10. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.
Votes: 4,406 | Gross: $0.17M
12. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »
15. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.02M
16. Filmworker (2017)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary about how English actor Leon Vitali came to work as an assistant to American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for over 30 years.
Votes: 2,039 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008 TV Movie)
48 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson... See full summary »
18. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,645 | Gross: $0.06M
19. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,687 | Gross: $1.43M
20. Tell Them Who You Are (2004)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father.
Votes: 478 | Gross: $0.04M
American Masters (1985– )
Woody Allen: A Documentary
Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.
23. King Cohen (2017)
110 min | Documentary
A feature length documentary on the acclaimed work and eclectic career of maverick filmmaker Larry Cohen (BLACK CAESAR, GOD TOLD ME TO, Q THE WINGED SERPENT, THE STUFF, PHONE BOOTH)
24. My Best Fiend (1999)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,711 | Gross: $0.10M
25. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)
TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary
STEVE MCQUEEN: THE MAN and LE MANS is the story of obsession, betrayal and ultimate vindication. It is the story of how one of the most volatile, charismatic stars of his generation, who ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick (2007 Video)
20 min | Documentary, Short
He is considered by many the greatest film director the medium has ever known. Yet in a 45-year career, Stanley Kubrick's films number only a dozen. That he strove for perfection is well ... See full summary »
28. Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999 TV Movie)
101 min | Documentary, Biography
This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, ... See full summary »
29. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2012)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A follow-up to the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008), focusing on the filmmaker's successful battle to avoid extradition into the U.S. in 2010.
30. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
From an early age, David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. "Pretty as a Picture:The Art of David Lynch" examines how... See full summary »
31. Kubrick Remembered (2014)
84 min | Documentary
Kubrick Remembered is one of the supplementary bonus documentaries included in Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection. This box set of eight Kubrick classics has films, from the 1962 ... See full summary »
32. S Is for Stanley (2015)
78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
S Is For Stanley is the story of Emilio D'Alessandro, Stanley Kubrick's personal driver. A Friendship that lasted through 30 years of their lives, helped create four cinema masterpieces, ... See full summary »
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.
Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.02M
34. Spielberg on Spielberg (2007 TV Movie)
86 min | Documentary, Biography
Considered to be one of the most respected film critics in the country, as evidenced by his work with Time magazine, Richard Schickel is widely known for writing, producing and directing a ... See full summary »
35. Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story (2013)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
This documentary highlights the more the 40 movies that Clint Eastwood has made. It explores his style of direction and features comments from people with whom he has worked.
37. The Eastwood Factor (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
Documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman with Clint Eastwood commenting on his film career as an actor, a director and a song writer. He reviews his long relationship with Warner Brothers ... See full summary »
38. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks (2000 TV Movie)
91 min | Documentary, Biography
An intimate look at the life and career of Gordon Parks a true Renaissance man who has excelled as a photographer, novelist, journalist, poet, musician and filmmaker.
41. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,382 | Gross: $0.01M
43. Mario Bava: Operazione paura (2004 TV Movie)
54 min | Documentary
Mario Bava Operazione Paura", hosted by Joe Dante, is an hommage of the Master of the Terror, the italian director Mario Bava
44. Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1993 TV Movie)
92 min | Documentary, Biography
This straight-talking program seeks to understand the enigmatic and controversial Sam Peckinpah, whose violent films such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs had a telling effect on the cinema... See full summary »