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Poll: Movies With Longest Production Time

In general, the time that a movie stays in production is from a couple of months to about two years. The Other Side of the Wind (2018) holds the record for a movie to be in production for the longest time.

Here is a list of movies with at least 2,000 votes that took at least three years in production.

Which of these movies do you think was worth the wait?

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Source: List of films with longest production time

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    Boyhood (2014)

    12 Years
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    Sleeping Beauty (1959)

    7 Years
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    The Fall (2006)

    4 Years
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    Eraserhead (1977)

    6 Years
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    Movie 43 (2013)

    4 Years
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    Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

    18 Years
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    Bad Taste (1987)

    4 Years
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    The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

    8 Years
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    Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

    7 Years
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    The Act of Killing (2012)

    8 Years
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    Samsara (2011)

    4 Years
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    Hoop Dreams (1994)

    5 Years
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    The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

    29 Years
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    Meru (2015)

    3 Years
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    Redline (2009)

    7 Years
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    Begotten (1989)

    4 Years
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    Shoah (1985)

    11 Years
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    Othello (1951)

    3 Years
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    Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

    14 Years
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    Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)

    6 Years
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    The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

    48 Years
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    Hard to Be a God (2013)

    7 Years
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    Hell's Angels (1930)

    3 Years
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    Marketa Lazarov√° (1967)

    7 Years
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    Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

    16 Years
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    The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)

    29 Years
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    Marwencol (2010)

    4 Years
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    Roar (1981)

    11 Years
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    The Evil Within (2017)

    13 Years
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    Delgo (2008)

    6 Years
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    On the Silver Globe (1988)

    12 Years
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    Lake of Fire (2006)

    16 Years
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    Jet Pilot (1957)

    8 Years

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