Movie Releases by Score

The Remains of the Day 401.

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:
8.5
sex, lies, and videotape 402.

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
Dog Day Afternoon 403.

Dog Day Afternoon

December 25, 1975 | R
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Like Water for Chocolate 404.

Like Water for Chocolate

May 28, 1993 | R
When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Ordinary People 405.

Ordinary People

September 18, 1980 | R
In Robert Redford's directorial debut, the accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the austere mother (Mary Tyler Moore), the compassionate, well-meaning father (Donald Sutherland), and the guilt-ridden younger son (Timothy Hutton).
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.7
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors 406.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

May 23, 2014 | Not Rated
The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of discovery while, above ground, his mom frantically searches for him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Dreamcatcher 407.

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
They Were Expendable 408.

They Were Expendable

December 31, 1945 | Passed
The PT boat unit Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three defends the Philippines from Japanese invasion during World War II.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
To Die For 409.

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:
8.9
The Deer Hunter 410.

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:
7.7
Million Dollar Baby 411.

Million Dollar Baby

December 15, 2004 | PG-13
Two retired boxers who run a Los Angeles gym are caught off guard when a woman approaches them with her dream of stepping into the ring.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
The Straight Story 412.

The Straight Story

October 15, 1999 | G
The true story of Alvin Straight (Farnsworth) who rides his 1961 lawnmower from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, to visit his estranged brother after the latter suffers a stroke.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Last Days in Vietnam 413.

Last Days in Vietnam

September 5, 2014 | Not Rated
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. The United States has only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. As Communist victory becomes inevitable and the U.S. readies to withdraw, some Americans begin to consider the certain imprisonment and possible death of their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers, and friends. Meanwhile, the prospect of an official evacuation of South Vietnamese becomes terminally delayed by Congressional gridlock and the inexplicably optimistic U.S. Ambassador. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans take matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese lives as possible.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Krisha 414.

Krisha

March 18, 2016 | R
When Krisha shows up at her sister's Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning. [A24]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Dawson City: Frozen Time 415.

Dawson City: Frozen Time

June 9, 2017 | Not Rated
This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints from the early 1900s. Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever, returned. The now-famous Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.1
Shadows 416.

Shadows

November 11, 1959 | PG
Cassavetes' jazz-scored improvisational film explores interracial friendships and relationships in Beat-Era (1950s) New York City.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.3
Cameraperson 417.

Cameraperson

September 9, 2016 | Not Rated
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage collected over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A hybrid work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world. [Janus Films]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
The Babadook 418.

The Babadook

November 28, 2014 | Not Rated
Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both. When a disturbing storybook called The Babadook turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, and he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behavior, is forced to medicate him. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Little Men 419.

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 420.

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
Boys Don't Cry 421.

Boys Don't Cry

October 8, 1999 | TV-MA
Based on a true story, Brandon Teena (Swank) is the popular new "guy" in a tiny Nebraska town and falls in love with local girl Lana (Sevigny). When it is revealed that Brandon is actually a woman, Lana's family and friends put Brandon's life in jeopardy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Dead Ringers 422.

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:
5.3
Welcome to Chechnya 423.

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:
7.6
The Great Escape 424.

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 425.

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:
8.2
Rushmore 426.

Rushmore

December 11, 1998 | R
Max Fischer, a tenth grade scholarship student at Rushmore Academy, falls in love with Rosemary Cross, a widowed elementary school teacher, but his friendship with Herman Blume, an unhappy, wealthy industrialist, suffers when Blume falls for Miss Cross as well.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Cave of Forgotten Dreams 427.

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 428.

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 429.

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 430.

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
How to Survive a Plague 431.

How to Survive a Plague

September 21, 2012 | Not Rated
How To Survive A Plague is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition – and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. These drugs saved their lives and ended the darkest days of the epidemic, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Loveless 432.

Loveless

December 1, 2017 | Not Rated
Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
In the Bedroom 433.

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 434.

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
Barbara 435.

Barbara

December 21, 2012 | PG-13
A doctor in 1960s East Germany makes the mistake of applying for an exit visa and is, as a result, banished to a small hospital in the hinterlands.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
Of Gods and Men 436.

Of Gods and Men

February 25, 2011 | R
Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? Despite the growing menace in their midst, they slowly realize that they have no choice but to stay... come what may. This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.9
One Cut of the Dead 437.

One Cut of the Dead

September 13, 2019 | Not Rated
Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility, when they are attacked by real zombies.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Museo 438.

Museo

September 14, 2018 | Not Rated
Perennial students Juan and Wilson are planning a daring coup. They intend to break into the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and steal precious Mayan, Mixtec and Zapotec artefacts, in particular the funerary mask of King Pakal. While their families celebrate Christmas they get down to business, just like a couple of seasoned criminals. Everything goes off without a hitch and, with their sports bags stuffed full of treasures, they return home to see on the news how their deed is described as an attack on the entire nation. Only now do they realise the gravity of their actions. Feeling more than a little queasy, they set about fencing their haul. The ensuing road movie takes us from the impressive Mayan ruins of Palenque to the chic seaside resort of Acapulco. Even when Juan and Wilson are behind the wheel, their endeavour has long since gone off the rails.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Nobody's Fool 439.

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
Stranger Than Paradise 440.

Stranger Than Paradise

July 25, 1984 | R
A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along with a friend, they eventually end up visiting their aunt in the wastelands of Cleveland and then proceed to Florida where they lose all their money gambling before unwittingly gaining a fortune.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Bonnie and Clyde 441.

Bonnie and Clyde

August 13, 1967 | R
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are the legendary Depression-era bandits and lovers in this landmark film that won two Academy Awards and triggered a revolution in screen violence. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
Das Boot 442.

Das Boot

February 10, 1982 | Unrated
It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. Das Boot is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.1
West Side Story 443.

West Side Story

December 13, 1961 | Approved
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Deliver Us from Evil 444.

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:
8.0
Maidan 445.

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 446.

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
The Great Beauty 447.

The Great Beauty

November 15, 2013 | Not Rated
Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
The Odd Couple 448.

The Odd Couple

May 16, 1968 | G
Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 449.

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

February 1, 1944 | Passed
After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
Black Mother 450.

Black Mother

March 8, 2019 | NR
Part film, part baptism, in Black Mother director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to a succession of vividly rendered souls who call this island home. Their candid testimonies create a polyphonic symphony, set against a visual prayer of indelible portraiture. Thoroughly immersed between the sacred and profane, Black Mother channels rebellion and reverence into a deeply personal ode informed by Jamaica’s turbulent history but existing in the urgent present. [Grasshopper Film]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
3.9
The Big Sick 451.

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
Argo 452.

Argo

October 12, 2012 | R
Based on true events, “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA “exfiltration” specialist named Tony Mendez comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Our Daily Bread 453.

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
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (re-released) 454.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (re-released)

February 13, 2004
Jacques Demy's 1964 musical fantasy stars Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.9
Talk to Her 455.

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:
8.1
Traffic 456.

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:
8.9
The Grifters 457.

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:
8.8
The Master 458.

The Master

September 14, 2012 | R
In the years after WWII, an American intellectual creates a religion. When he meets a troubled drifter, he invites the man to help him spread the new faith. As their congregation increases, the drifter begins to question the religion he once accepted and the mentor who gave his life direction.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
The Wild Pear Tree 459.

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 460.

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 461.

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
Vitalina Varela 462.

Vitalina Varela

February 21, 2020 | NR
A Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, arrives mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.6
City of Ghosts 463.

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
Sweet Sixteen 464.

Sweet Sixteen

May 16, 2003 | R
Liam's Mom, Jean is in prison...but is due to be released in time for his 16th birthday. This time Liam is determined that things will be different. He dreams of a family life he's never had, which means creating a safe haven beyond the reach of wasters like Jean's boyfriend Stan and his own mean-spirited grandfather. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The Player 465.

The Player

April 3, 1992 | R
A Hollywood studio executive (Tim Robbins) with a shaky moral compass finds himself caught up in a criminal situation that would be right at home in one of his movie projects, in this biting industry satire from Robert Altman. Mixing elements of film noir with sly insider comedy, The Player, based on a novel by Michael Tolkin, functions as both a nifty stylish murder story and a commentary on its own making, and it is stocked with a heroic supporting cast (Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Greta Scacchi, Dean Stockwell, Fred Ward) and a lineup of star cameos that make for an astonishing Hollywood who’s who. This complexly woven grand entertainment (which kicks off with one of American cinema’s most audacious and acclaimed opening shots) was the film that marked Altman’s triumphant commercial comeback in the early 1990s.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Ponyo 466.

Ponyo

August 14, 2009 | G
Ponyo is a story inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Little Mermaid." Already a box-office success in Japan, the story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo and her quest to become human features an outstanding roster of voice talent. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
The Interrupters 467.

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
Rose Plays Julie 468.

Rose Plays Julie

March 19, 2021 | Not Rated
Rose (Ann Skelly) is at university studying veterinary science. An only child, she has enjoyed a loving relationship with her adoptive parents. However, for as long as Rose can remember she has wanted to know who her biological parents are and the facts of her true identity. After years trying to trace her birth mother, Rose now has a name and a number. All she has to do is pick up the phone and call. When she does it quickly becomes clear that her birth mother has no wish to have any contact. Rose is shattered. A renewed and deepened sense of rejection compels her to keep going. Rose travels from Dublin to London in an effort to confront her birth mother, Ellen (Orla Brady). Ellen is deeply disturbed when Rose turns up unannounced. The very existence of this young woman threatens the stability of the new life Ellen has painstakingly put together. But Rose proves very tenacious and Ellen is forced to reveal a secret she has kept hidden for over 20 years. This shocking revelation forces Rose to accept the violent nature of how she came into existence. Rose believes she has little to lose but much to gain when she sets out to confront her biological father, Peter (Aidan Gillen). What Rose cannot possibly foresee is that she is on a collision course that will prove both violent and unsettling – dark forces gather and threaten to destroy her already fragile sense of her own identity. [Film Movement]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
4.2
Ernest & Célestine 469.

Ernest & Célestine

February 28, 2014 | PG
Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Z 470.

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:
tbd
Black Narcissus 471.

Black Narcissus

December 1, 1947 | TV-14
A group of nuns struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas, while isolation, extreme weather, altitude, and culture clashes all conspire to drive the well-intentioned missionaries mad.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.5
Only Angels Have Wings 472.

Only Angels Have Wings

May 12, 1939 | Approved
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Baby Driver 473.

Baby Driver

June 28, 2017 | R
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Beasts of the Southern Wild 474.

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 475.

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 476.

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:
7.8
Persona 477.

Persona

March 16, 1967 | Not Rated
A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personas are melding together.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
The Double Life of Veronique 478.

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:
8.2
Flight of the Red Balloon 479.

Flight of the Red Balloon

April 4, 2008 | Not Rated
A highlight at the 2007 Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Flight of the Red Balloon is the latest masterpiece from Hou Hsiao Hsien. Inspired by Albert Lamorisse's 1956 Academy Award-winning classic, Flight of the Red Balloon, Hou expands on that film's key elements--a young boy, a red balloon, and Paris--to weave an achingly beautiful tale about the mysteries of familial bonds and the lingering effects the past has on us all. Simon, a precocious young boy, must deal with the increasing fragility of his mother, the loving yet preoccupied Suzanne. Completely immersed in her own tribulations, Suzanne hires Song, a Taiwanese film student, to help care for Simon. Together with Song, a unique extended family is formed, utterly interdependent yet lost in separate thoughts and dreams mirrored by a delicate, shiny red balloon. (IFC First Take)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.7
Honeyland 480.

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:
86
User Score:
8.8
Fargo 481.

Fargo

March 8, 1996 | R
Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has landed himself deep into debt. Desperate for money, he hires two inept crooks to kidnap his own wife in the hope that her wealthy father will pay the ransom, giving him enough cash to pay off his associates and clear his debts.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Sabotage 482.

Sabotage

January 11, 1937 | Approved
A Scotland Yard undercover detective is on the trail of a saboteur who is part of a plot to set off a bomb in London. But when the detective's cover is blown, the plot begins to unravel.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Say Anything... 483.

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
Walkabout 484.

Walkabout

July 1, 1971 | GP
Two city-bred siblings are stranded in the Australian Outback, where they learn to survive with the aid of an Aboriginal boy on his "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Before Night Falls 485.

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:
6.8
Judas and the Black Messiah 486.

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:
7.3
Five Easy Pieces 487.

Five Easy Pieces

September 12, 1970 | R
A dropout from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
From Here to Eternity 488.

From Here to Eternity

August 28, 1953 | Approved
This 1953 classic portrays the loves, hopes and dreams of the soldiers in a close-knit Army barracks in Hawaii shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
The Bourne Ultimatum 489.

The Bourne Ultimatum

August 3, 2007 | PG-13
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was. (Universal)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Raiders of the Lost Ark 490.

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 2 491.

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:
8.2
Tea with the Dames 492.

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 493.

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:
7.8
The Pianist 494.

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 495.

Children Underground

September 19, 2001
This political documentary focuses on homeless children living in the subway tunnels of Bucharest, Romania.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
You Can Count on Me 496.

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:
8.5
Boogie Nights 497.

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:
4.3
Song of the Sea 498.

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 499.

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 500.

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

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