film·​og·​ra·​phy | \ fil-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce filmography (audio) \
plural filmographies

Definition of filmography

: a list of motion pictures featuring the work of a prominent film figure or relating to a particular topic

Examples of filmography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just 17, Reid has the kind of filmography performers twice her age would be proud of. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Inside Miu Miu Women’s Tales With Storm Reid," 24 Feb. 2021 But for sheer emotional potency, nothing in Werner Herzog’s filmography can rival the ending of Grizzly Man, his 2005 documentary on the life and death of wildlife activist Timothy Treadwell. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 There’s some early Hitchcock on HBO Max courtesy of Criterion, including The 39 Steps and this comedy-thriller gem, an underrated entry in the master’s filmography. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on HBO Max," 1 Feb. 2021 There is a surprisingly thick seam of horror to be located in Kevin Bacon's filmography. Clark Collis,, "Kevin Bacon recommends the perfect movie to watch this Halloween," 1 Oct. 2020 So take the chance to learn about the filmography of the great Mia Hansen-Love, the French director of Goodbye First Love, Eden, and this acclaimed Isabelle Huppert drama from 2016. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 100 Best Movies on Hulu Right Now," 9 Jan. 2021 But The Great marks a new chapter in her already extensive filmography. Anne Cohen,, "Elle Fanning Was Born To Be An Outrageous, Messy Queen & The Great Is Proof," 5 Jan. 2021 Yet Audrey puts surprisingly little emphasis on Hepburn’s filmography or her role in popular culture. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "A New Audrey Hepburn Documentary Reveals the Life Beyond the Glamour," 16 Dec. 2020 Their strained relationship, which heals over the course of the movie, is the emotional core of Get on the Bus, an underappreciated jewel in Lee’s storied filmography. David Sims, The Atlantic, "20 of the Best Films About Family for the Holidays," 21 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of filmography

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for filmography

film + -ography (as in bibliography)

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The first known use of filmography was in 1941

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3 Mar 2021

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“Filmography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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