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11 Best Film History Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Film History books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best film history books" and study the top 5 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 3
    Appears in 2 articles
  2. 4

    Making Movies

    Sidney Lumet

    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 5


    Francois Truffaut

    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 9

    For Keeps

    Pauline Kael

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 11
    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this Film History books list created?

    We searched for "best Film History books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Film History books are in this list?

    There are 11 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Film History books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Film History books on the internet.

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