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Sat, Apr 24, 2021 2:34 PM

Live Poll: Movies With Longest Production Time

In general, the time that a movie stays in production is from a couple of months to about two years. The Other Side of the Wind (2018) holds the record for a movie to be in production for the longest time.

Here is a list of movies with at least 1,500 votes that took at least three years in production (script to screen).

Which of these movies do you think was worth the wait?

Source: List of films with longest production time

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls088874680/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/zWFhXhwjJxM/

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6 m ago

A lot of these films took a moratorium in the production.  It would be more interesting to know which film had the longest continuous production time or shooting. Otherwise, in my opinion,  the times indicated in this list are irrelevant.

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To me this list is important to highlight

1. A lot of independent films that do not get enough funding to complete in one go. They are shot when they get funding or the actors are available.

2. Movie productions that got delayed for significant duration for various reasons (especially pre-covid era).

Longer (years) delay in production generally means the movie never gets finished and it is simply amazing that these movies eventually got released and were liked by the people.

Also, there shouldn't be that many movies which stayed (continuously) in production for years without delays in schedules.

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6 m ago

I'm not sure about the criteria of the list. The Wikipedia page says, "This is a list of films shot over three or more years." But The Other Side of the Wind was shot in the 70s, and the rest is post-production.

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It is quite simple actually. Movies that took more than 3 years in production are eligible. The statement is inversely written in intro.

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You also say "script to screen", which seems to be different (since a film doesn't go into production just because you write a script).

FYC:

Gilliam started working on it in 1989, it went into pre-production in 1998, started filming in 2000 but was canceled, finally shot with new cast in 2017 and released in 2018.

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Ok, I removed that remark to avoid confusion.

Added the suggestion. Thanks. 🙂

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6 m ago

Does the planing of the Film count?

Avatar 2 was planned to be released at 2014. 2 & 3 are planned to be released simultanously according to wikipedia. They had 3 years only for shooting the picture.

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I have added released titles only. So, not at the moment.

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5 m ago

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Thank you. 🙂

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5 m ago

Something similar I made in the past:

Movies That Took Forever to Make

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I didn't see it before. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

I can see the differences though.