This list encompasses a wide-ranging selection of films (and their makers) on filmmakers - as a list, filmmakers on filmmakers, is somewhat loosely followed in certain places and more strictly followed in others.
- films about filmmaking / the cinema / the form
- films that provide commentary about cinema and the nature of the movies but aren’t directly depicting the aforementioned point
- films which break down scenes/other scenes and may be appraisals/visual essays/re-appraisals (parody always welcome)
- semi-autobiographical / biographical films about the filmmaker’s own life and/or work - be that through fiction (I.e All That Jazz) or documentary (I.e The Beaches of Agnes).