Movie Releases by User Score

Lincoln 201.

Lincoln

November 9, 2012 | PG-13
Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. (DreamWorks Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
The Wolf House 202.

The Wolf House

May 15, 2020 | Not Rated
Maria, a young woman finds refuge in a house in the south of Chile after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics. She is welcomed into the home by two pigs, the only inhabitants of the place. Like in a dream, the universe of the house reacts to Maria’s feelings. The animals transform slowly into humans and the house becomes a nightmarish world. Inspired on the actual case of Colonia Dignidad, The Wolf House masquerades as an animated fairy tale produced by the leader of the sect in order to indoctrinate its followers. [KimStim]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
An Elephant Sitting Still 203.

An Elephant Sitting Still

March 8, 2019 | Not Rated
Under the gloomy sky of a small town in northern China, different protagonists’ lives are intertwined in this furious tale of nihilistic rage. While protecting his friend from a dangerous school bully, 16-year-old Wei Bu pushes the tormentor down a staircase. Wei escapes the scene and later learns that the bully is hospitalized and gravely injured. Wei’s neighbor, the 60-year-old Wang Jin, is estranged from his family and, with nothing to lose, decides to join him. Later the pair is joined by Huang Ling, Wei’s classmate. She is bedeviled by a destructive affair with a married school official. Together, this unlikely and desperate trio, decide their only hope is to flee as the bully’s gangster brother, enraged parents and vindictive school authorities all go on a cold-blooded hunt for Wei across town. As Wei threads his way through the urban wilderness, he begins to come to terms with his own lost life. In the end, he boards a long-distance bus with Huang and Wang toward a city in Manchuria, where it is rumored that a circus elephant is said to be sitting still, seeming oblivious to the pain and tribulations of the world at large.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Room 204.

Room

October 16, 2015 | R
Jack (Jacob Tremblay) is a spirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The Remains of the Day 205.

The Remains of the Day

November 5, 1993 | PG
Set just prior to World War II, this film focuses on the butler (Hopkins) in an English country home.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
sex, lies, and videotape 206.

sex, lies, and videotape

August 4, 1989 | R
Written in eight days on a trip to Los Angeles by first-time feature director Stephen Soderbergh, and shot in five weeks on a meager $1.2 million budget, the film tells the story of Graham (James Spader), who visits old friend John (Peter Gallager), and engages John's wife (Andie McDowell), and her sister (Laura San Giacomo) in his unique method of overcoming his unusual sexual dysfunction.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Divine Love 207.

Divine Love

November 13, 2020 | Not Rated
Brazil, 2027. Joana (Dira Paes) uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together. Her secret weapon is Divine Love, an evangelical cult she belongs to that mixes in a little swinging and group fun into its more traditional prayers and services. Joana herself can’t seem to get pregnant by her own husband, but in an attempt to save her own marriage, she prays regularly at a very unusual religious drive-in, looking for a miracle to help her conceive.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Dreamcatcher 208.

Dreamcatcher

March 20, 2015
For twenty-five years Brenda Myers-Powell called herself Breezy and she dominated her world, or that's what she thought. It was a world that had turned her into a teenage, drug-addicted prostitute. After a violent encounter with a john, Brenda woke up in the hospital and decided to change her life. Today she is a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength for hundreds of women and girls as young as fourteen who want to change their own lives.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.3
To Die For 209.

To Die For

September 27, 1995 | R
Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
The Deer Hunter 210.

The Deer Hunter

December 8, 1978 | R
The Deer Hunter tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Robert De Niro gives an outstanding performance as Michael, the natural leader of the group. The Deer Hunter is a searing drama of friendship and courage - and what happens to these qualities under hardship. (Universal)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
The Inheritance 211.

The Inheritance

March 12, 2021 | NR
After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora — and his own place within it — Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with The Inheritance, an astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective. A scripted drama of characters attempting to work towards political consensus — based partly on Asili’s own experiences in a Black liberationist group — weaves with a documentary recollection of the Philadelphia liberation group MOVE, the victim of a notorious police bombing in 1985. Ceaselessly finding commonalties between politics, humor, and philosophy, with Black authors and radicals at its edges, The Inheritance is a remarkable film about the world as we know it. [Grasshopper Film]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
4.2
Little Men 212.

Little Men

August 5, 2016 | PG
Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather's funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake's father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony's mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
The Kids Are All Right 213.

The Kids Are All Right

July 9, 2010 | R
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
Dead Ringers 214.

Dead Ringers

September 23, 1988 | R
The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists--suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality--who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance--as both twins?raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. (Criterion Collection)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.4
Welcome to Chechnya 215.

Welcome to Chechnya

June 30, 2020 | Not Rated
Searing urgency is a guiding force as Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Since 2016, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a depraved operation to “cleanse the blood” of LGBTQ+ Chechens, overseeing a government-directed campaign to detain, torture, and execute them. With no help from the Kremlin and only faint global condemnation of the violence, a vast and secretive network of activists takes matters into its own hands.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
The Great Escape 216.

The Great Escape

July 4, 1963 | Approved
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 217.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

July 27, 2018 | PG-13
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. Mission: Impossible – Fallout finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Cave of Forgotten Dreams 218.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

April 29, 2011 | Not Rated
For over 20,000 years, Chauvet Cave has been completely sealed off by a fallen rock face, its crystal-encrusted interior as large as a football field and strewn with the petrified remains of giant ice age mammals. In 1994, scientists discovered the caverns, and found hundreds of pristine paintings within, spectacular artwork dating back over 30,000 years (almost twice as old as any previous finds) to a time when Neanderthals still roamed the earth and cave bears, mammoths, and ice age lions were the dominant populations of Europe. Since then, only a handful of specialists have stepped foot in the cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt—until Werner Herzog managed to gain access. Filming in 3D, Herzog captures the wonder and beauty of one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth, all the while musing in his inimitable fashion about its original inhabitants, the birth of art, and the curious people surrounding the caves today. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
My Neighbor Totoro 219.

My Neighbor Totoro

April 16, 1988 | G
When two girls move to the country to be near their ailing mother, they have adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
The Red Turtle 220.

The Red Turtle

January 20, 2017 | PG
Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Tangerine 221.

Tangerine

July 10, 2015 | Not Rated
It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
In the Bedroom 222.

In the Bedroom

November 23, 2001 | TV-MA
Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, In the Bedroom tells the story of a couple whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother. When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the intensely difficult decision of how to respond. [Miramax]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
A Fantastic Woman 223.

A Fantastic Woman

November 17, 2017 | Not Rated
A Fantastic Woman is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic. [Sony Pictures Classics]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Nobody's Fool 224.

Nobody's Fool

January 13, 1995 | R
An aging scoundrel (Paul Newman) is given a second chance at being a father when his estranged son and grandson come to town with problems only he can solve.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Deliver Us from Evil 225.

Deliver Us from Evil

October 13, 2006 | Not Rated
This controversial documentary is the story of Father Oliver O'Grady, the most notorious pedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Maidan 226.

Maidan

December 12, 2014 | Not Rated
Maidan chronicles the civil uprising that toppled the government of Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich and has since developed into an international crisis between Russia and the West. Filmed in stunning long takes, sans commentary, Maidan is a record of a momentous historical event and an extraordinary study of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. [Cinema Guild]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.0
Drug War 227.

Drug War

July 26, 2013 | Not Rated
A drug cartel boss who is arrested in a raid is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Happening 228.

Happening

May 6, 2022 | R
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
The Big Sick 229.

The Big Sick

June 23, 2017 | R
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Our Daily Bread 230.

Our Daily Bread

November 24, 2006
This documentary aims to show the industrial production of food as a reflection of our society's values: plenty of everything, made as quickly and as efficiently as modern technology permits. (First Run/Icarus)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Talk to Her 231.

Talk to Her

November 22, 2002 | R
A story about the friendship between two men, about loneliness and the long convalescence of wounds provoked by passion. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Traffic 232.

Traffic

December 27, 2000 | R
Traffic evokes the high stakes and high risks of the drug trade, as seen through a series of interrelated stories, some of which are highly personal and some of which are filled with intrigue and danger. (USA Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.8
The Grifters 233.

The Grifters

December 5, 1990 | R
When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust. (Miramax)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
The Wild Pear Tree 234.

The Wild Pear Tree

January 30, 2019 | Not Rated
Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 235.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

June 13, 1985 | PG
Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Aladdin 236.

Aladdin

November 25, 1992 | G
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
City of Ghosts 237.

City of Ghosts

July 7, 2017 | R
City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”— a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.4
The Interrupters 238.

The Interrupters

July 29, 2011 | R
The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. Shot over the course of a year, The Interrupters captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape. (Kartemquin Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Z 239.

Z

December 8, 1969 | M/PG
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Beasts of the Southern Wild 240.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

June 27, 2012 | PG-13
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Let the Fire Burn 241.

Let the Fire Burn

October 2, 2013 | Not Rated
On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto a MOVE-occupied rowhouse. TV cameras captured the conflagration that quickly escalatedâ
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
Last Train Home 242.

Last Train Home

September 3, 2010
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze) travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
The Double Life of Veronique 243.

The Double Life of Veronique

November 22, 1991 | R
Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’s shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling. [Criterion]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Say Anything... 244.

Say Anything...

April 4, 1989 | PG-13
John Cusack plays Lloyd Dobler--an average guy with a penchant for kickboxing. There is only one thing that all-around nice guy Lloyd wants for his high school graduation: a date with beautiful valedictorian Diane Court (Skye). Lloyd's dream comes true when Diane accepts his invitation to a graduation party. Diane falls for Lloyd, whose goal is to spend as much time with her as possible. Their budding romance is put to the test when Diane has to choose between pursuing her academic dreams and spending time with him. John Mahoney is first-rate as Diane's father, a single parent who wants only the best for his brilliant daughter but who harbors a serious secret that the IRS is investigating. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Before Night Falls 245.

Before Night Falls

December 22, 2000 | R
A richly imagined joumey into the life and writings of the brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas. [Fine Line Features]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
Judas and the Black Messiah 246.

Judas and the Black Messiah

February 12, 2021 | R
FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Raiders of the Lost Ark 247.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

June 12, 1981 | PG
You're in for thrills as Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) confronts snakes, Nazis and one astonishing cliffhanger after another -- all topped off by the discovery and opening of the mystical Ark of the Covenant. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 248.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

July 15, 2011 | PG-13
In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Tea with the Dames 249.

Tea with the Dames

September 21, 2018 | NR
What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats—up close and unfiltered. [Sundance Selects]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Take Shelter 250.

Take Shelter

September 30, 2011 | R
Curtis LaForche lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Hannah, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have terrifying dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can't compare with Curtis's privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
The Pianist 251.

The Pianist

December 27, 2002 | TV-MA
Wladyslaw Szpilman, a brilliant Polish pianist, a Jew, escapes deportation. Forced to live in the heart of the Warsaw ghetto, he shares the suffering, the humiliation and the struggles. He manages to escape and hides in the ruins of the capital. A German officer comes to his aid and helps him to survive. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Children Underground 252.

Children Underground

September 19, 2001
This political documentary focuses on homeless children living in the subway tunnels of Bucharest, Romania.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
You Can Count on Me 253.

You Can Count on Me

November 10, 2000 | R
A young mother (Laura Linney) is cheating on her fiancé (Jon Tenney) with her boss (Matthew Broderick), and her life becomes further complicated by the return home of her wild brother (Mark Ruffalo).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
Boogie Nights 254.

Boogie Nights

October 10, 1997 | TV-MA
A multifaceted look at the porn industry in Los Angeles in the 70's and 80's, focusing on the journey of a young man (Wahlberg) from restaurant dishwasher to porn star and beyond.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.2
Song of the Sea 255.

Song of the Sea

December 19, 2014 | PG
Ben and his little sister Saoirse, the last Seal-child, embark on a fantastic journey across a fading world of ancient legend and magic in an attempt to return to their home by the sea. [GKIDS]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Amy 256.

Amy

July 3, 2015 | Not Rated
Amy tells the story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. [A24]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
The Savages 257.

The Savages

November 28, 2007 | R
The Savages is an irreverent look at family, love and mortality as seen through the lens of one of modern life’s most bewildering and challenging experiences: when adult siblings find themselves plucked from their everyday, self-centered lives to care for an estranged elderly parent. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
First Reformed 258.

First Reformed

May 18, 2018 | Not Rated
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. [A24]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Lebanon 259.

Lebanon

August 6, 2010 | R
June, 1982 - The First Lebanon War. A lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town - a simple mission that turns into a nightmare. The four members of a tank crew find themselves in a violent situation that they cannot contain. Motivated by fear and the basic instinct of survival, they desperately try not to lose themselves in the chaos of war.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.4
I Am Another You 260.

I Am Another You

September 27, 2017 | Not Rated
When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang first comes to America, Florida seems like an exotic frontier full of theme parks, prehistoric swamp creatures, and sunburned denizens. As she travels wide-eyed from one city to another, she encounters Dylan, a charismatic young drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family for a life of intentional homelessness. Fascinated by his choice and rejection of society's rules, Nanfu follows Dylan with her camera on a journey that takes her across America and explores the meaning of freedom - and its limits. [SXSW]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.5
The Novice 261.

The Novice

December 17, 2021 | Not Rated
An obsessive novice rower climbs the ranks of her cutthroat university's team, pushing herself to physical and mental extremes in her quest to become the best.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.5
Let's Get Lost 262.

Let's Get Lost

April 21, 1989 | Not Rated
Let's Get Lost looks at the life of jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
The Ornithologist 263.

The Ornithologist

June 23, 2017 | Unrated
Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.9
The Departed 264.

The Departed

October 6, 2006 | R
This gritty crime drama from director Martin Scorsese takes us into the lives of two cops: Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), smart and unabashedly ambitious, appears to be on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department's elite Special Investigations Unit, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), street-smart and tough, is purported to have a violent temper that costs him his badge and eventually lands him back on the rough streets of South Boston, where he is recruited into Costello's ranks. But neither man is what he seems and, as they work at cross purposes, they are plunged into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in which the stakes could not be higher. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
April and the Extraordinary World 265.

April and the Extraordinary World

March 25, 2016 | PG
Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance. [Gkids]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
An Education 266.

An Education

October 9, 2009 | PG-13
In the post-war, pre-Beatles London suburbs, a bright schoolgirl is torn between studying for a place at Oxford and the more exciting alternative offered to her by a charismatic older man. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Half Nelson 267.

Half Nelson

August 11, 2006 | R
Dan, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit, and Drey, one of his troubled students, stumble into an unexpected friendship that threatens either to undo them or to provide the vital change they both need to move forward in their lives. [ThinkFilm]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Vincere 268.

Vincere

March 19, 2010 | Unrated
In Vincere, the closely guarded story of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's secret lover and son is revealed in fittingly operatic proportions. Thunderstruck by the young Mussolini's charisma, Ida Dalser gives up everything to help champion his revolutionary ideas. When he disappears during World War I and later resurfaces with a new wife, the scorned Dalser and her son are locked away in separate asylums for more than a decade. But Ida will not disappear without a fight. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Street Fight 269.

Street Fight

February 22, 2006
This documentary chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. (Marshall Curry Productions)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.9
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 270.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

October 26, 2007 | R
Andy, an overextended broker, lures his younger brother--Hank--into a larcenous scheme: the pair will rob a suburban mom-and-pop jewelry store that appears to be the quintessential easy target. The problem is, the store owners are Andy and Hank's actual mom and pop--and--when the seemingly perfect crime goes awry, the damage lands right at their doorstep. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? 271.

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

November 12, 2021 | Not Rated
In the Georgian riverside city of Kutaisi, summertime romance and World Cup fever are in the air. After a pair of chance encounters, pharmacist Lisa and soccer player Giorgi find their plans for a date undone when they both awaken magically transformed — with no way to recognize or contact each other. As the would-be couple tries to reunite, their eyes are opened to a whole new world filled with surprises in every cafe, courtyard, and cinema.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Get Out 272.

Get Out

February 24, 2017 | R
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
The Silence of the Lambs 273.

The Silence of the Lambs

February 13, 1991 | R
In pursuit of one serial killer, ambitious FBI student Clarice Starling (Foster) is forced to enlist the aid of another notorious killer, the incarcerated ex-psychiatrist known as "Hannibal the Cannibal" Lecter (Hopkins).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Hero 274.

Hero

August 27, 2004 | PG-13
The time: two thousand years ago. The place: the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty. The story: the soon-to-be First Emperor of China is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land. Three opponents are determined to assassinate him and one loyal subject stands in their way. [Miramax]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Hale County This Morning, This Evening 275.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

September 14, 2018 | Not Rated
An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the patiently observed interstices of their lives. The audience is invited to experience the mundane and monumental, birth and death, the quotidian and the sublime. These moments combine to communicate the region’s deep culture and provide glimpses of the complex ways the African American community’s collective image is integrated into America’s visual imagination. [Cinema Guild]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.0
Honeyland 276.

Honeyland

July 26, 2019 | Not Rated
Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
The Last Seduction 277.

The Last Seduction

October 26, 1994 | R
Linda Fiorentino stars as the consummate femme fatale in this sexy thriller.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
God's Own Country 278.

God's Own Country

October 25, 2017 | Not Rated
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. An intense relationship forms between the two which could change Johnny's life forever.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Kaili Blues 279.

Kaili Blues

May 20, 2016 | Not Rated
In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill his dead mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to find her old lover, and give him an old photograph, a shirt and a music cassette. But on the way, Chen passes a mysterious town called Dangmai, where time is not linear and people’s lives complement each other. Here, Chen experiences the past, present and future. It’s unclear whether this world is the doctor’s dream, or the other way around. [Grasshopper Film]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Unforgiven 280.

Unforgiven

August 7, 1992 | R
In this Academy Award winning western, Eastwood and Freeman are down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time in order to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of remote Big Whiskey, Wyoming.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Mulholland Dr. 281.

Mulholland Dr.

October 12, 2001 | R
In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city's schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. (Universal Focus)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
The Wages of Fear (1953) 282.

The Wages of Fear (1953)

December 9, 2011 | Not Rated
In a squalid South American oil town, four desperate men sign on for a suicide mission to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin over a treacherous mountain route to a faraway oil fire. The result is a white-knuckle ride from France’s legendary master of suspense, Henri-Georges Clouzot. (Janus Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
Behemoth 283.

Behemoth

January 27, 2017 | Not Rated
Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang’s visionary new film Behemoth details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and ecological devastation behind an economic miracle that may yet prove illusory. [Grasshopper Films]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.7
The Past 284.

The Past

December 20, 2013 | PG-13
Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, when his estranged French wife, Marie (Bérénice Bejo), asks him to finalize their divorce procedure so she can marry her new boyfriend Samir (Tahar Rahim). During his tense brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie's relationship with her teenage daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad's efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. [Sony Pictures Classics]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Cinderella 285.

Cinderella

March 4, 1950 | Approved
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
24 Hour Party People 286.

24 Hour Party People

August 9, 2002 | TV-MA
Spanning from the late 1970's to the early 1990's, this is the story of the Manchester music scene, as seen by the founders of the legendary Factory Records label.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin 287.

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

August 26, 2020 | Not Rated
When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin's passion for the nomadic life.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Atonement 288.

Atonement

December 7, 2007 | R
Atonement spans several decades. In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister, Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but Robbie is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
The Tree of Life 289.

The Tree of Life

May 27, 2011 | PG-13
The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Alexandra 290.

Alexandra

March 26, 2008
In a desolate, sun-scorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson, a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routine of military life, before making a sudden trip to the outlying countryside. (The Cinema Guild)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
The Host 291.

The Host

March 9, 2007 | R
Utilizing state-of-the-art special effects, The Host is both a creature-feature thrill ride and a poignant human drama. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.9
The Departure 292.

The Departure

October 13, 2017 | Not Rated
Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned- Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Starless Dreams 293.

Starless Dreams

January 20, 2017 | Not Rated
Starless Dreams plunges us into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran’s most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility. As the New Year approaches, the girls bond, and reveal—with playfully disarming honesty—the circumstances and acts that resulted in their incarceration. They have killed their father, robbed a bank, or were arrested for carrying 651 grams of cocaine. Outside the prison walls, danger is everywhere, even within their own families. [Cinema Guild]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Restrepo 294.

Restrepo

June 25, 2010 | R
A feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soliders in Afghanisatn'ss Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the US military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley: there are no interviews with the generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you. (Passion Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Summer Hours 295.

Summer Hours

May 15, 2009
The divergent paths of three forty-something siblings collide when their mother, heiress to her uncle's exceptional 19th century art collection, dies suddenly. Left to come to terms with themselves and their differences, Adrienne, a successful New York designer, Frederic, an economist and university professor in Paris, and Jeremie, a dynamic businessman in China, confront the end of childhood, their shared memories, background and unique vision of the future. [IFC films]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.1
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 296.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

November 11, 1988 | R
The wildly hysterical international box office hit, women on the verge of a nervous breakdown, introduces us to Pepa who has just been jilted by an answering machine. The love of her life, Ivan, has just ended their relationship and she is heartbroken. But misery does love company. (MGM)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Support the Girls 297.

Support the Girls

August 24, 2018 | Not Rated
Lisa is the last person you'd expect to find in a highway-side 'sports bar with curves',--but as general manager at Double Whammies, she's come to love the place and its customers. An incurable den mother, she nurtures and protects her girls fiercely--but over the course of one trying day, her optimism is battered from every direction...Double Whammies sells a big, weird American fantasy, but what happens when reality pokes a bunch of holes in it?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.7
Won't You Be My Neighbor? 298.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

June 8, 2018 | Not Rated
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Passing Strange 299.

Passing Strange

August 21, 2009 | Not Rated
Spike Lee’s adaptation of the Broadway show “Passing Strange” presents the portrait of a musician as a young man. In 1970s Los Angeles, a talented but rebellious middle-class African-American discovers punk rock. Through the intervention of a sincere choir director, the young man travels to Europe, where his talents blossom, but at the expense of those who care for him. The film is based on the life of musician Stew, who appears as narrator and commentator on his younger, rasher self. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Fruitvale Station 300.

Fruitvale Station

July 12, 2013 | R
The true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8

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