film·​og·​ra·​phy fil-ˈmä-grə-fē How to pronounce filmography (audio)
plural filmographies
: 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 Ové’s filmography spans four decades and encompasses drama, documentary, music examination, cultural exploration and visual arts. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 21 Aug. 2023 Lau is one of Hong Kong’s most popular entertainers, with a career spanning more than four decades and over 160 films in his filmography. William Earl, Variety, 22 Aug. 2023 The playfulness and renegade B-movie spirit that has invigorated much of Robert Rodriguez’s one-man-band filmography is largely missing from the soullessly slick Hypnotic, an absence heightened by an ultra-serious Ben Affleck in familiar Guru of Glum mode. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2023 Curtis also seems to be having the time of her life as a disembodied head in a movie that's much less frightening than the rest of her Halloween-ready filmography. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 25 July 2023 The influence of those movies in my filmography is embarrassingly apparent. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 2023 Jane ends up being a more interesting character in the context of Cate Blanchett’s filmography than in the context of Wes Anderson’s films. Joe Reid, Vulture, 26 June 2023 An exploration/investigation of John Wayne’s filmography concludes: A patchwork of scenes from two Wayne movies has likely melded together in the Biden brain clutter and produced the nonsensical, contrived line. Jack Fowler, National Review, 18 June 2023 Still, The Royal Tenenbaums isn't the pinnacle of his filmography, and the family can sometimes feel too unreal for a viewer to connect with, even with the droll humor. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History


film + -ography (as in bibliography)

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of filmography was in 1941

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“Filmography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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