Movie Releases by Score

Birds of Passage 501.

Birds of Passage

February 13, 2019 | Not Rated
From the Oscar®-nominated team behind the genre-defying Embrace of the Serpent, comes an equally audacious saga centered on the Wayúu indigenous people during a crucial period in recent Colombian history. Torn between his desire to become a powerful man and his duty to uphold his culture’s values, Rapayet (José Acosta) enters the drug trafficking business in the 1970s and finds quick success despite his tribe’s matriarch Ursula’s (Carmiña Martínez) disapproval. Ignoring ancient omens, Rapayet and his family get caught up in a conflict where honor is the highest currency and debts are paid with blood. A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change. [The Orchard]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Ilo Ilo 502.

Ilo Ilo

April 4, 2014 | Not Rated
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a live-in maid and nanny. An outsider in both the family and Singapore itself, Teresa initially struggles to manage Jiale's antics and find her footing in her new community. The two eventually form a unique bond, but just as Teresa becomes an unspoken part of the family, unforeseen circumstances in an uncertain economy will challenge the new normal yet again. [Film Movement]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
First Reformed 503.

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:
7.5
Lebanon 504.

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
To the Ends of the Earth 505.

To the Ends of the Earth

December 11, 2020 | Not Rated
Yoko (Atsuko Maeda) travels with a small crew to Uzbekistan to shoot an episode of her travel reality show. In front of the camera, her persona is carefree and happy-go-lucky, but behind the scenes she is cautious and introverted. Despite her best efforts, the filming of the television series ends unsuccessfully, and frustrated by the failure, she sets off into the mysterious country. Lost in the streets of Tashkent, she finds herself adrift and alone, confronting her deepest fears and hidden aspirations. [KimStim]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
The Treasure 506.

The Treasure

January 8, 2016 | Not Rated
Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero - righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed. One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there's treasure buried in his grandparents' garden, he's sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he'll give him half of whatever they get. Skeptical at first, in the end Costi can't resist. He's on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he's a real hero - nothing and no one are going to stop him.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
I Am Another You 507.

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
Night Will Fall 508.

Night Will Fall

November 21, 2014 | Not Rated
Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Exit Through the Gift Shop 509.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

April 16, 2010 | R
Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post—hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, "It's basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed." [Paranoid Pictures]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Girlhood 510.

Girlhood

January 30, 2015 | Not Rated
Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Let's Get Lost 511.

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
Offside 512.

Offside

March 23, 2007 | PG
Offside is a smart comedy illustrating the fight for women's rights in Iran. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
The Ornithologist 513.

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
El Dorado 514.

El Dorado

June 7, 1967 | TV-PG
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old Indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.5
Sleeping Beauty 515.

Sleeping Beauty

January 29, 1959 | Approved
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Easy Rider 516.

Easy Rider

July 14, 1969 | R
An alcoholic attorney (Nicholson) hooks up with two part-time, drug-dealing motorcyclists (Fonda and Hopper) in search of their "American Dream." Heading from California to New Orleans, they sample the highs and lows of America the beautiful in a stoned-out quest for life's true meaning. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Knocked Up 517.

Knocked Up

June 1, 2007 | R
In this film about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Judd Apatow takes comic look at the best thing that will ever ruin your best-laid plans: parenthood. (Universal)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.7
Distant Voices, Still Lives 518.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

September 11, 1988 | PG-13
The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series ('Trilogy', 'The Long Day Closes') is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. The first part, 'Distant Voices', opens with grown siblings Eileen (Angela Walsh), Maisie (Lorraine Ashbourne) and Tony (Dean Williams), and their mother (Freda Dowie) arranged in mourning clothes before the photograph of their smiling father (Pete Postlethwaite). Soon after, the family poses in a similar tableau, but for a happier occasion - Eileen's wedding. While relatives sing at her reception, Eileen hysterically grieves for her dad, and recalls happy times of her youth. Tony and Maisie's memories, however, are more troubled. Davies intermingles and contrasts scenes like the family peacefully lighting candles in church with the brutal man beating his wife and terrorizing his young children. In 'Still Lives', set (and filmed) two years later, the siblings are settled in life, but not all happily. For Eileen, relief from her drab existence comes only when singing at the pub. With his skillfully composed frames and evocative use of music in place of dialogue, Davies creates a lovely, affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
The Departed 519.

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:
7.1
April and the Extraordinary World 520.

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
Festival Express 521.

Festival Express

July 30, 2004 | R
A rousing record of a little-known, but monumental, moment in rock n roll history. Set in 1970, Festival Express was a multi-band, multi-day extravaganza that captured the spirit and imagination of a generation and a nation. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.2
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring 522.

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring

April 2, 2004 | R
Entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape, this film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
An Education 523.

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
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 524.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

December 9, 2011 | R
The time is 1973. The Cold War of the mid-20th Century continues to damage international relations. Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), a.k.a. MI6 and code-named the Circus, is striving to keep pace with other countries’ espionage efforts and to keep the U.K. secure. When things go awry, it's up to top lieutenant, George Smiley, a career spy with razor-sharp senses, to get things back on track. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
Harakiri 525.

Harakiri

August 4, 1964 | Not Rated
An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Ash Is Purest White 526.

Ash Is Purest White

March 15, 2019 | Not Rated
Qiao (Zhao Tao) is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Half Nelson 527.

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 528.

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 529.

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 530.

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
Unforgiven 531.

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:
8.4
Victim 532.

Victim

February 5, 1962 | Not Rated
The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against several gay men in 1960s London.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Get Out 533.

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:
7.4
About Schmidt 534.

About Schmidt

December 13, 2002 | R
Warren Schmidt (Nicholson) has arrived at several of life's crossraods all at the same time. With no job, no wife, and no family, he is desperate to find something meaningful in his thoroughly unimpressive life. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery, exploring his roots across Nebraska in a 35-foot motor home. (New Line Productions)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
The Silence of the Lambs 535.

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:
8.9
Hero 536.

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:
8.9
Hale County This Morning, This Evening 537.

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:
6.1
Neil Young: Heart of Gold 538.

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

February 10, 2006 | PG
Neil Young: Heart of Gold is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's "Prairie Wind" concert at Nashville's hallowed Ryman Auditorium. (Paramount Classics)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
My Life as a Zucchini 539.

My Life as a Zucchini

February 24, 2017 | Not Rated
After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. [Gkids]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 540.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

July 20, 2001 | R
Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. (Fine Line Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
The Last Seduction 541.

The Last Seduction

October 26, 1994 | R
Linda Fiorentino stars as the consummate femme fatale in this sexy thriller.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
The Conversation 542.

The Conversation

April 7, 1974 | PG
Wiretapper Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) becomes concerned about recordings he made for a client.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
God's Own Country 543.

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:
8.4
Kaili Blues 544.

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
Mulholland Dr. 545.

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) 546.

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:
8.3
Behemoth 547.

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 548.

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:
8.2
Cinderella 549.

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:
7.6
24 Hour Party People 550.

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:
8.9
Identifying Features 551.

Identifying Features

January 22, 2021 | Not Rated
Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.6
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin 552.

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 553.

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:
7.9
The Tree of Life 554.

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 555.

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 556.

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 557.

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 558.

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 559.

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 560.

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
Out of Sight 561.

Out of Sight

June 26, 1998 | R
Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight tells the story of the unlikely relationship that forms between a sexy US Marshal (Lopez) and a charming career criminal (Clooney).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 562.

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:
8.2
Support the Girls 563.

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:
6.8
The Iron Giant 564.

The Iron Giant

August 6, 1999 | PG
A giant metal machine falls to Earth in 1950s Maine, frightening townspeople. However, the robot befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth who must save it from the predjudices of the townspeople and from a government agent intent on destroying the robot.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Won't You Be My Neighbor? 565.

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 566.

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
Meek's Cutoff 567.

Meek's Cutoff

April 8, 2011 | PG
The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy. (Oscilloscope Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.2
Three Colors: Blue 568.

Three Colors: Blue

September 3, 1993 | R
In the devastating first film of the Three Colors trilogy, Juliette Binoche gives a tour de force performance as Julie, a woman reeling from the tragic death of her husband and young daughter. But Blue is more than just a blistering study of grief it’s also a tale of liberation, as Julie attempts to free herself from the past while confronting truths about the life of her late husband, a composer. Shot in sapphire tones by Slawomir Idziak, and set to an extraordinary operatic score by Zbigniew Preisner, Blue is an overwhelming sensory experience. [Criterion]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Fruitvale Station 569.

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:
7.9
Carrie 570.

Carrie

November 16, 1976 | R
Carrie White, a shy, reclusive teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Watchers of the Sky 571.

Watchers of the Sky

October 17, 2014 | Not Rated
Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem From Hell, Watchers of the Sky takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Sound and Fury 572.

Sound and Fury

October 25, 2000
Takes viewers inside the seldom seen world of the deaf to witness a painful family struggle over a controversial medical technology called the cochlear implant. (Next Wave Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Atlantic City 573.

Atlantic City

April 3, 1981 | R
In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs and danger.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Slumdog Millionaire 574.

Slumdog Millionaire

November 12, 2008 | R
Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. [Fox Searchlight]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Holy Motors 575.

Holy Motors

October 17, 2012 | Not Rated
Inspired by the filmmaker’s fascination with the after hours life of stretch limousines, Denis Lavant plays Monsieur Oscar who, over the course of a single day, takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and ageing millionaire to a troubled parent and anarchic tramp. Including a few unexpected cameos, Holy Motors is the rarest of things – a true original. (Indomina Releasing)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
The Work 576.

The Work

October 20, 2017 | Not Rated
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort zones and forcing them to see themselves and the prisoners in unexpected ways. [SXSW]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Sling Blade 577.

Sling Blade

November 27, 1996 | Not Rated
A southern gothic tale about a man named Karl (Thornton), who's just been released from an asylum -- some 25 years after he committed a gruesome crime. He returns to the southern town of his youth, where his quiet, gentle manner and simple charm land him a job and lead him to an unlikely friendship with a young boy (Black) and his widowed mother. When the mother's abusive boyfriend appears, however, this simple man is thrust into a combustible dilemma that has powerful, moving consequences for all. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
A Christmas Tale 578.

A Christmas Tale

November 14, 2008 | Not Rated
Abel and Junon had two children, Joseph and Elizabeth. Victim of a rare genetic condition, Joseph's only hope was a bone marrow transplant. As they and Elizabeth were incompatible, his parents conceived a third child in the hope of saving their son. But little Henri too was unable to help his brother, and Joseph died at the age of seven. The Vuillard family has never recovered. Many years have passed, and family relationships are more strained than ever. In particular, those between Elizabeth, authoritarian head of the family and Henri, a cynical drop out who divides his time between women and drink. After a violent argument, Elizabeth banishes her feckless brother, cutting him off from his nephew, her son Paul - a tortured adolescent beset by serious mental problems. Masterfully directed and acted, by turns savage, bittersweet, darkly comic and unbearably moving, A Christmas Tale shows internationally acclaimed Desplechin at the height of his powers. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.9
Giant 579.

Giant

November 24, 1956 | TV-G
The film version of Edna Ferber's big Texas novel, a sprawling epic of contemporary cattle barons and nouveau riche oil tycoons.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Brazil 580.

Brazil

December 18, 1985 | R
Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
76 Days 581.

76 Days

December 4, 2020 | Not Rated
Raw and intimate, this documentary captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Children of Men 582.

Children of Men

December 25, 2006 | R
Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against the backdrop of London torn apart by violence and nationalistic sects, the film follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth's survival. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Man Without a Past 583.

The Man Without a Past

April 4, 2003 | PG-13
The second installation of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland Trilogy," this touching and amusing film portrays a man who must start his life anew when he is brutally mugged and loses his memory. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.4
After the Storm 584.

After the Storm

March 17, 2017 | Not Rated
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay his child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother Yoshiko (Kiki Kilin) and his beautiful ex-wife Kyoko (Maki Yoko) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a place in the life of his young son Shingo (Yoshizawa Taiyo) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Moonrise Kingdom 585.

Moonrise Kingdom

May 25, 2012 | PG-13
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, the film follows a young boy and girl falling in love. When they are moved to run away together, various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing. [Focus Features]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
BPM (Beats Per Minute) 586.

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

October 20, 2017 | Not Rated
Early 1990s. With AIDS having already claimed countless lives for nearly ten years, ACT UP Paris activists multiply actions to fight general indifference. Nathan, a newcomer to the group, has his world shaken up by Sean, a radical militant, who throws his last bits of strength into the struggle. [Cannes]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Horse Money 587.

Horse Money

July 24, 2015 | Not Rated
While the young captains lead the revolution in the streets, the people of Fontainhas search for Ventura, lost in the woods.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.2
Up the Yangtze 588.

Up the Yangtze

April 25, 2008
In China, it is simply known as 'The River.' But the Yangtze—and all of the life that surrounds it—is undergoing an astonishing transformation wrought by the largest hydroelectric project in history, the Three Gorges Dam. Chinese-Canadian director Yung Chang returns to the gorgeous, now-disappearing landscape of his grandfather’s youth to trace the surreal life of a “farewell cruise” that traverses the gargantuan waterway. With a humanist gaze and wry wit Chang’s Upstairs Downstairs approach captures the microcosmic society of the luxury liner. Below deck: a bewildered young girl trains as a dishwasher sent to work by her peasant family, who is on the verge of relocation from the encroaching floodwaters. Above deck: wealthy international tourists set sail to catch a last glance of a country in dramatic flux. The teenage employees who serve and entertain them—tagged with new Westernized names like “Cindy” and “Jerry” by upper management—warily grasp at the prospect of a better future. "Up the Yangtze" gives a human dimension to the wrenching changes facing not only an increasingly globalized China, but the world at large. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi 589.

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

December 15, 2017 | PG-13
Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.1
McQueen 590.

McQueen

July 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
The Black Stallion 591.

The Black Stallion

October 13, 1979 | G
A boy forges a special friendship with a wild stallion after both are shipwrecked on a deserted island. (MGM)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Booksmart 592.

Booksmart

May 24, 2019 | R
Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school friendships and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
4.8
Wise Blood 593.

Wise Blood

February 17, 1980 | PG
A Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
From Russia with Love 594.

From Russia with Love

May 27, 1964 | GP
James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Lantana 595.

Lantana

December 14, 2001 | TV-MA
This ensemble mystery set in Australia examines the stories of four married couples, each touched by the discovery of a murdered woman.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Séraphine 596.

Séraphine

June 5, 2009 | Unrated
Seraphine vividly recounts the tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the wars grouped with other naïve painters like Henri Rousseau only to descend into madness and obscurity with the onset of the Great Depression and World War II. (Music Box Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Oliver Twist 597.

Oliver Twist

July 30, 1951 | Approved
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Naked 598.

Naked

December 15, 1993 | Unrated
Johnny (David Thewlis) flees Manchester for London. There he finds an old girlfriend, and spends some time homeless, ranting at strangers, and meeting characters in plights very much like his own.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
A Serious Man 599.

A Serious Man

October 2, 2009 | R
A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man’s search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been informed by his wife Judith that she is leaving him. She has fallen in love with one of his more pompous acquaintances, Sy Ableman, who seems to her a more substantial person than the feckless Larry. Larry’s unemployable brother Arthur is sleeping on the couch, his son Danny is a discipline problem and a shirker at Hebrew school, and his daughter Sarah is filching money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Struggling for equilibrium, Larry seeks advice from three different rabbis. Can anyone help him cope with his afflictions and become a righteous person – a mensch – a serious man? (Focus Features)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.7
The Joy Luck Club 600.

The Joy Luck Club

September 8, 1993 | R
The story of four remarkable friends whose extraordinary lives are filled with joy and heartbreak. Their lifelong friendship reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives -- and how these experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children. (Hollywood Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1

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