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Son of Rambow! We are looking for your 8½ best narrative films about films and filmmaking, and we’ll feed you Players all the ferrets you want until you’ve made your choices. So get Behind the Screen at the Dragon Inn and nominate the self-referential cinematic treats that Bobby Bowfinger would be proud of. The rules are loose: a film-within-a-film; a film that’s constantly talked about but we never see; narrative biopics of filmmakers (hello, Ed Wood). Just no real-life, making-of documentaries—we’ll save that apocalypse for another time. Hellzapoppin’, so get selecting!

Most mentioned

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Ed Wood
  • Adaptation.
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Boogie Nights
  • Tropic Thunder
  • 8½
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Barton Fink
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • The Player
  • Day for Night
  • Argo
  • The Artist
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Super 8
  • Blow Out

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