filmmakers on filmmakers

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.

Some considerations:
- 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).

  • Hitchcock/Truffaut
  • Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Maps to the Stars
  • Lost River
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Life Itself
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • Room 237
  • Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • Dreams of a Life
  • Disclosure
  • Faces Places
  • Homemade
  • The Other Side of the Wind
  • Lost in Translation
  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Road to Roma
  • Out of Print
  • Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense
  • Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
  • The Souvenir
  • Broadway by Light
  • The Image Book
  • Director's Cut
  • 8½
  • Soundtrack to War
  • Pain and Glory
  • Capturing Reality
  • Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
  • Elstree 1976
  • Trumbo
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary
  • Take Two
  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
  • Never Be Boring: Billy Wilder
  • Altman
  • Arcadia
  • Some Adult Content
  • The Garden
  • Jane B. by Agnès V.
  • Knife+Heart
  • Contempt
  • Through Korean Cinema
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Memory: The Origins of Alien
  • Prayers to the Gods of Guerrilla Filmmaking
  • Trespassing Bergman
  • Side by Side
  • The Editor
  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
  • Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
  • QT8: The First Eight
  • 21 Years: Richard Linklater
  • Kino Wien Film
  • This Is Not a Film
  • Cameraperson
  • Talking About Trees
  • The Glass Note
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
  • Claire's Camera
  • Close-Up
  • Life May Be
  • I'm Still Here
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • F for Fake
  • Histoire(s) du cinéma
  • Tale of Cinema
  • One Hundred and One Nights
  • My Journey Through French Cinema
  • Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema
  • Linklater: On Cinema and Time
  • Notes on an American Film Director at Work
  • Cinematographer Style
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
  • Burden of Dreams
  • Cinema
  • Camera Buff
  • To Each His Own Cinema
  • Visions of Light
  • Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
  • Cinemania
  • You Don't Nomi
  • The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
  • Half the Picture
  • The Prince of Nothingwood
  • 78/52
  • Five-Year Diary
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • A Letter to Elia
  • My Voyage to Italy
  • David Lynch: The Art Life
  • Room 666
  • Lisbon Story