Movies About Movies: Netflix Documentaries About Your Favorite Films

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You know that feeling when you’ve just watched an awesome movie, and you want it to continue forever? We do. Unfortunately for us, franchises do end, and we have to rejoin the real world eventually. But at least some filmmakers understand this dilemma, and they’ve created documentaries covering the films they love. Here are a few of the best film documentaries available for streaming on Netflix. 

Full Tilt Boogie
This documentary about the making of action flick From Dusk Till Dawn gives an interesting glimpse into the creation of an independent movie.

National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This LoTR documentary includes a lot of fascinating details about the creation of the movies and the life of J.R.R. Tolkein. 

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007
This doc is as slick as its subject as it traces the history of James Bond from his obscure beginnings to ubiquity. 

Lost in La Mancha
This documentary tells the story of a movie that was never made, Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote, which would have starred Johnny Depp but never worked out for a variety of fascinating reasons.

Best Worst Movie
For those obsessed with the ultimate terrible movie, Troll 2this documentary is a must-see.


This film chronicles the fans and influence of the Indiana Jones movies. 

Making the Boys
This doc discusses the iconic film The Boys in the Band, which was groundbreaking in its treatment of gay subjects. 

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