Movie Releases by Score

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One 801.

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

December 11, 2015
In which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men: It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that a distressed judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence on a night when all three moons are aligned. A runaway murderer will wander through the land for over forty days and will tele transport himself to escape the Police while dreaming of prostitutes and partridges. A wounded cow will reminisce about a thousand-year-old olive tree while saying what she must say, which will sound none less than sad! The residents of a tower block in the suburbs will save parrots and piss inside lifts while surrounded by dead people and ghosts; including in fact a dog that... And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent. Damned tales! If things continue this way my daughter will surely end up with her throat slit! the Grand-Vizier, Scheherazade's father, thinks in his palace in Baghdad. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Twinsters 802.

Twinsters

July 17, 2015 | Not Rated
In February 2013, Anaïs Bordier, a French fashion student living in London, stumbled upon a YouTube video featuring Samantha Futerman, an actress in Los Angeles, and was struck by their uncanny resemblance. After discovering they were born on the same day in Busan, Korea and both put up for adoption, Anaïs reached out to Samantha via Facebook. In Twinsters, we follow Samantha and Anaïs’ journey into sisterhood, witnessing everything from their first meeting, to their first trip back to Korea where their separation took place.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Beginners 803.

Beginners

June 3, 2011 | R
Beginners tells the bittersweet story of a man who learns that his terminally ill father is gay and has a young lover. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Bright Star 804.

Bright Star

September 16, 2009 | PG
London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23 year old English poet, John Keats, and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, and outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds, he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. It was the illness of Keats' younger brother that drew them together. Keats was touched by Fanny's efforts to help and agreed to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny's alarmed mother and Keats' best friend Brown realized their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers were swept into powerful new sensation, "I have the feeling as if I were dissolving," Keats wrote her. Together they rode a wave of romantic obsession that deepened as their troubles mounted. Only Keats' illness proved insurmountable. (Apparition)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Mandy 805.

Mandy

September 14, 2018 | Not Rated
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Wait Until Dark 806.

Wait Until Dark

October 26, 1967 | Approved
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Weekend 807.

Weekend

September 23, 2011 | Not Rated
After meeting one lonely Friday night at a bar, Russell and Glen find themselves caught up in an lost weekend full of sex, drugs, and intimate conversation. Although they have conflicting ideas of what it is they want from life and certainly how to get it, they form a startling emotional connection that will resonate throughout their lives. (Sundance Selects)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Raw 808.

Raw

March 10, 2017 | R
Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet and a vegetarian. At sixteen she’s a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
The Man Who Fell to Earth 809.

The Man Who Fell to Earth

May 28, 1976 | R
The Man Who Fell to Earth is a daring exploration of science fiction as an art form. The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. Rock legend David Bowie, in his acting debut, completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry, and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances. The film’s hallucinatory vision was obscured in the American theatrical release, which deleted nearly twenty minutes of crucial scenes and details. [The Criterion Collection]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Inherent Vice 810.

Inherent Vice

December 12, 2014 | R
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused—except this one usually leads to trouble. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Under the Sun 811.

Under the Sun

July 6, 2016 | Not Rated
"My father says that Korea is the most beautiful country... Korea is the land of the rising sun," says eight-year-old schoolgirl Zin-mi. Despite continuous interference by government handlers, director Vitaly Mansky still managed to document life in Pyongyang, North Korea in this fascinating portrait of one girl and her parents in the year as she prepares to join the Korean Children's Union on the Day Of The Shining Star (Kim Jong-Il's birthday). As the family receives instruction on how to be the ideal patriots, Mansky's watchful camera capture details from comrades struggling to stay awake during an official event to Zin-mi's tears at a particularly grueling dance lesson. [Icarus Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Three Identical Strangers 812.

Three Identical Strangers

June 29, 2018 | PG-13
Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret - a secret with radical repercussions for us all. [Neon]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Wrinkles 813.

Wrinkles

July 4, 2014 | Not Rated
Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two elderly gentlemen shut away in a retirement home. Recent arrival Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimer, is helped by Miguel to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost cause or "assisted" floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious days with humor and tenderness.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 814.

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

September 20, 1985 | R
A fictionalized account in four chapters of the life of celebrated Japanese writer Yukio Mishima.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Midnight Family 815.

Midnight Family

December 6, 2019 | Not Rated
In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help. As the Ochoas try to make a living in this fraught industry, they struggle to keep their dire finances from compromising the people in their care.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Revenge 816.

Revenge

May 11, 2018 | Not Rated
Jen (Matilda Lutz) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly––and viciously––intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Summer 1993 817.

Summer 1993

May 25, 2018 | Not Rated
In the summer 1993, following the death of her parents, six years old Frida moves from Barcelona to the Catalan province to live with her aunt and uncle, who are now her new legal guardians. The country life is a challenge for Frida – time passes differently in her new home and the nature that surrounds her is mysterious and estranging. She now has a little sister for whom she has to take care of and has to deal with new feelings, such as jealousy. Often, Frida is naively convinced that running away would be the best solution to her problems. Yet, the family does what it can to achieve a fragile new balance and bring normality to their life. Occasional family outings to a local fiesta or a swimming pool, cooking or listening to jazz in the garden bring them moments of happiness. Slowly, Frida realizes that she is there to stay and has to adapt to the new environment. Before the season is over, she has to cope with her emotions and her parents have to learn to love her as their own daughter.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Leviathan 818.

Leviathan

March 1, 2013 | Not Rated
Filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month, Leviathan follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters. Filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Verena Paravel (Foreign Parts) use a dozen cameras to present a vivid representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. [Cinema Guild]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.9
Selma 819.

Selma

December 25, 2014 | PG-13
In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) leads a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminates in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Fish Tank 820.

Fish Tank

January 15, 2010
The film is an emotionally stunning coming-of-age story, electrified by the breakthrough performance of its young star Katie Jarvis. Fifteen-year-old Mia is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her, without any creative outlet for her considerable energies save a secret love of hip-hop dance. When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor, she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life. A clear-eyed, potent portrait of teenage sexuality and vulnerability, Fish Tank confirms writer/director Arnold’s status as one of the leading figures of new British cinema. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Little Shop of Horrors 821.

Little Shop of Horrors

December 19, 1986 | PG-13
When geeky Seymour Krelborn discovers a very strange and unusual plant, business starts to turn around at the flower shop where he works and (sadly) lives. When the plant's health is threatened, Seymour desperately discovers the gory secret to keeping it alive. As Seymour grows more and more anemic and the number of bandages adorning his fingers mounts, the plant thrives, business booms and Seymour gets the girl. But as the plant grows bigger, so does its demand for the life-nourishing liquid is craves and Seymour must discover other, bigger sources for feeding it...like the sadistic dentist next door.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
In Fabric 822.

In Fabric

December 6, 2019 | R
A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. [A24]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.3
No 823.

No

February 15, 2013 | R
In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a referendum on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), to spearhead their campaign. With scant resources and under scrutiny by the despot's minions, Saavedra and his team devise an audacious plan to win the election and set Chile free. [Sony Pictures Classics]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
A River Below 824.

A River Below

November 3, 2017 | Not Rated
A River Below captures the Amazon in all its complexity as it examines the actions of environmental activists using the media in an age where truth is a relative term.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Jackie 825.

Jackie

December 2, 2016 | R
Jackie is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well. [Fox Searchlight]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
The China Syndrome 826.

The China Syndrome

March 16, 1979 | PG
This thriller about the dangers of nuclear power arrived in theaters a mere thirteen days before the disaster at Three Mile Island. In it, a reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a California nuclear power plant.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Hot Fuzz 827.

Hot Fuzz

April 20, 2007 | R
In this action-packed comedy from the makers of "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is the finest police officer London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. A small village is about to get some big city justice. (Rogue Pictures)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Django Unchained 828.

Django Unchained

December 25, 2012 | R
Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Sister 829.

Sister

October 5, 2012 | Not Rated
Simon lives with his older sister in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Everyday, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory. (Adopt Films)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Police, Adjective 830.

Police, Adjective

December 23, 2009
Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his self-serious superior, for whom the word “conscience” has an entirely different meaning. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.1
The Hill 831.

The Hill

October 3, 1965 | TV-14
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 832.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

November 21, 2014 | Not Rated
In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Us 833.

Us

March 22, 2019 | R
A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
The Big Short 834.

The Big Short

December 11, 2015 | R
When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea: The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Black Orpheus 835.

Black Orpheus

February 24, 2006 | PG
1960 Academy Award Winner and winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus's Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States. (Criterion Collection)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
The Devil's Miner 836.

The Devil's Miner

March 17, 2006
The Devil's Miner is the story of 14 year-old Basilio Vargas and his 12 year-old brother Bernardino, as they work in the Bolivian silver mines of Cerro Rico, which date back to the sixteenth century. Through the children's eyes, we encounter the world of devout Catholic miners who sever their ties with God upon entering the mountain. It is an ancient belief that the devil, as represented by hundreds of statues constructed in the tunnels, determines that fate of all who work within the mines. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Moana 837.

Moana

November 23, 2016 | PG
Moana, a spirited teenager and born navigator, sets sail from the ancient South Pacific islands of Oceania in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. [Walt Disney Studios]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence 838.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

June 3, 2015 | Not Rated
Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, take us on a kaleidoscopic tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy, unfolding in absurdist episodes: a sing-along at a 1940s beer hall, a randy flamenco teacher, a thirsty King Charles XII of Sweden en route to battle, and a diabolical metaphor for the horrors inflicted by European colonialism. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, life’s grandeur, and the humor and tragedy hidden within us all. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
The Wailing 839.

The Wailing

June 3, 2016 | Not Rated
A foreigner’s mysterious appearance in a quiet, rural village causes suspicion among the locals - suspicion which quickly turns to hysteria as the townspeople begin killing each other in brutal outbursts for seemingly no reason. As the investigating officer watches his daughter fall under the same savage spell, he agrees to consult a shaman for answers - unknowingly escalating the situation into something far more dangerous. [Well Go USA]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Shadow 840.

Shadow

May 3, 2019 | Not Rated
In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself. Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want. [Well Go USA]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
White Sun 841.

White Sun

September 6, 2017 | Not Rated
When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra travels to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepalese civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father's body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. Suraj storms off in a rage, leaving Chandra with no other men strong enough to help. Under pressure from the village elders, Chandra must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Empty Hours 842.

The Empty Hours

July 11, 2014 | Not Rated
On the desolated coast of Veracruz, 17 year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle’s small and cozy rent-by-the hour motel. There he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. As Sebastián and Miranda get to know each other, an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Gimme the Loot 843.

Gimme the Loot

March 22, 2013 | Not Rated
Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they must raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Premature 844.

Premature

February 21, 2020 | NR
On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, seventeen-year-old poet Ayanna (Zora Howard) meets Isaiah (Joshua Boone), a charming music producer who has just moved to the city. It’s not long before these two artistic souls are drawn together in a passionate summer romance. But as the highs of young love give way to jealousy, suspicion, and all-too-real consequences, Ayanna must confront the complexities of the adult world—whether she is ready or not. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.0
Tchoupitoulas 845.

Tchoupitoulas

December 7, 2012 | Not Rated
Three brothers make their way through a night of discovery in this New Orleans documentary.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.1
Blood Simple 846.

Blood Simple

January 18, 1985 | R
Deep in the heart of Texas, a sleazy bar owner suspects his wife of having an affair and hires a private detective to confirm his suspicions—only to have the crosshairs turned back on himself. [Janus Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Skyfall 847.

Skyfall

November 9, 2012 | PG-13
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. [Columbia Pictures, MGM]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Thunder Soul 848.

Thunder Soul

September 23, 2011 | PG
Houston's legendary Kashmere Stage Band reunites in this funky, soulful, award-winning film. In an amazing testament to the power of music and teachers, the group comes back together after more than 30 years to pay tribute to their band-leader and mentor in what is sure to be one of the most beloved, and rump-shaking, docs of the year. (Roadside Attractions)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
In the Company of Men 849.

In the Company of Men

August 1, 1997 | R
A psychological love triangle set within 90's corporate culture. (Sony Picture Classics)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Upstream Color 850.

Upstream Color

April 5, 2013 | Not Rated
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 851.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

June 24, 2016 | PG-13
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. [The Orchard]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 852.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

November 18, 2005 | PG-13
Harry and friends are back in this fourth installment of the series.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Hell and Back Again 853.

Hell and Back Again

October 1, 2011 | Not Rated
In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Within hours of being dropped deep behind enemy lines, 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris’s unit is attacked from all sides. Embedded in Echo Company during the assault, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis captures the frontline action with visceral immediacy. When Sergeant Harris returns home to North Carolina after a life-threatening injury in battle, the film evolves from stunning war reportage to the story of one man’s personal apocalypse. With the love and support of his wife, Ashley, Harris struggles to overcome the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life. The two realities seamlessly intertwine to communicate both the extraordinary drama of war and, for a generation of soldiers, the no-less-difficult experience of returning home. An unprecedented exploration of the moving image and a film of uncommon intimacy, Hell and Back Again comes full circle as it lays bare the true cost of war. (Docurama Films)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Hairspray 854.

Hairspray

July 20, 2007 | PG
Based on the 1988 John Waters’ cult classic, Hairspray is the story of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, who has only one passion—dancing. When her dream of becoming a regular personality on “The Corny Collins Show” comes true, she wins many fans and becomes an advocate for integration. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
The Blair Witch Project 855.

The Blair Witch Project

July 16, 1999 | R
On October 21, 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams hiked into Maryland's Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary film on a local legend, The Blair Witch. They were never heard from again. One year later, their footage was found. The Blair Witch Project is their legacy. [Artisan Entertainment]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Flirting with Disaster 856.

Flirting with Disaster

March 22, 1996 | R
In a quest to find his biological parents, Mel Coplin (Stiller) -- joined by his wife (Arquette) and a sexy adoption counselor (Leoni) -- embarks on a cross country search for his "roots." (Miramax)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
King Kong 857.

King Kong

December 14, 2005 | PG-13
Director Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) helms the dramatic adventure King Kong, bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape captured in the wild and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Chicago 858.

Chicago

December 27, 2002 | PG-13
A new interpretation that takes the award-winning Broadway show into fresh and expansive cinematic realms, Chicago shifts adroitly from the reality of intrigue, rivalry and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance, offering tongue-in-cheek commentary on the cult of celebrity and the scandalous lengths to which people will go to attain it. [Miramax]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Daughters of the Dust 859.

Daughters of the Dust

December 27, 1991 | Not Rated
At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots. [Cohen Media Group]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Goodnight Mommy 860.

Goodnight Mommy

September 11, 2015 | R
In the heat of the summer lays a lonesome house in the countryside where nine year old twin brothers await their mother’s return. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before and the children start to doubt whether this woman is actually who she says she is. What ensues is a terrifying struggle for identity and fundamental trust. [RADiUS-TWC]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Starred Up 861.

Starred Up

August 27, 2014 | Not Rated
19-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell) is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father (Ben Mendelsohn). As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both the prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past the breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist (Rupert Friend), who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him. [Tribeca Film]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Midnight in Paris 862.

Midnight in Paris

May 20, 2011 | PG-13
This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. (Sony Classic Pictures)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Mirai 863.

Mirai

November 30, 2018 | PG
Kun, a little boy, enjoys a happy childhood until the arrival of his baby sister, Mirai. As the new baby becomes the center of his parents' attention, he becomes increasingly jealous. Little by little, he withdraws into himself. In the backyard where he likes to take refuge, grows a magical family tree. Kun finds himself suddenly catapulted into a fantastic world where the past and the present mingle. One after another, he meets his relatives at different ages: his mother, as a little girl; his great-grandfather, as an energetic young man; and his little sister, as a teenager. Through these adventures, Kun is able to discover his own story. [Gkids]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
A War 864.

A War

February 12, 2016 | Not Rated
Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
The World's End 865.

The World's End

August 23, 2013 | R
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Menashe 866.

Menashe

July 28, 2017 | Not Rated
Deep in the heart of New York’s ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe—a kind, hapless grocery store clerk—struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah’s death. Tradition prohibits Menashe from raising his son alone, so Rieven’s strict uncle adopts him, leaving Menashe heartbroken. Meanwhile, though Menashe seems to bungle every challenge in his path, his rabbi grants him one special week with Rieven before Leah’s memorial. It’s his chance to prove himself a suitable man of faith and fatherhood, and restore respect among his doubters. [A24]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
District 9 867.

District 9

August 14, 2009 | R
Over twenty years ago, aliens made first contact with Earth. Humans waited for the hostile attack, or the giant advances in technology. Neither came. Instead, the aliens were refugees, the last survivors of their home world. The creatures were set up in a makeshift home in South Africa’s District 9 as the world’s nations argued over what to do with them. Now, patience over the alien situation has run out. The tension between the aliens and the humans comes to a head when a human field operative, Wikus van der Merwe, contracts a mysterious virus that begins changing his DNA. Wikus quickly becomes the most hunted man in the world, as well as the most valuable – he is the key to unlocking the secrets of alien technology. Ostracized and friendless, there is only one place left for him to hide: District 9. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Woman at War 868.

Woman at War

March 1, 2019 | Not Rated
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.8
Paprika 869.

Paprika

May 25, 2007 | R
Dr. Atsuko Chiba is a genius scientist by day, and a kick-ass dream warrior named Paprika by night. In this psychedelic sci-fi adventure anime, it will take the skills of both women to save the world. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Picnic at Hanging Rock 870.

Picnic at Hanging Rock

February 2, 1979 | TV-PG
On Valentine's Day 1900, three school girls and a school teacher go missing under mysterious circumstances during a trip to Hanging Rock in Victoria, Australia.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry 871.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

July 27, 2012 | R
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist. (Sundance Selects)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Right Now, Wrong Then 872.

Right Now, Wrong Then

June 24, 2016 | Not Rated
Quite by accident, a film director arrives in town a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, he stops by a restored, old palace and meets a fledgling artist. She’s never seen any of his films, but knows he’s famous. They talk. And together, they go to her workshop to look at her paintings, have Sushi and Soju. More conversation follows, and drinks, and then an awkward get-together with friends where all sorts of secrets are revealed. All the while, they may or may not be falling for each other. Then, quite unexpectedly, we begin again, but now things appear somewhat different. [Grasshopper Film]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Ford v Ferrari 873.

Ford v Ferrari

November 15, 2019 | PG-13
Visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Bad Education 874.

Bad Education

November 19, 2004 | NC-17
In the early 60s, two boys - Ignacio and Enrique - discover love, movies and fear in a Christian school. Father Manolo, the school principal and Literature teacher, both witnesses and takes part in these discoveries. The three characters come against one another twice again, in the late 70s and in 1980. These meetings are set to change the life and death of some of them. (Club Cultura)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Bullitt 875.

Bullitt

October 17, 1968 | M/PG
An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
The Chambermaid 876.

The Chambermaid

June 26, 2019 | Not Rated
In her feature debut, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
Silver Linings Playbook 877.

Silver Linings Playbook

November 16, 2012 | R
Life doesn’t always go according to plan...Pat Solitanohas lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother and father after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Norte, the End of History 878.

Norte, the End of History

June 20, 2014 | Not Rated
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Buena Vista Social Club 879.

Buena Vista Social Club

June 4, 1999 | G
This ground-breaking documentary, inspired by the album, includes appearances by legendary performers Ry & Joaquim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzáles, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo and many other renowned Cuban Musicians. (Artisan Entertainment)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me 880.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

February 21, 2014 | Not Rated
Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Waiting for 'Superman' 881.

Waiting for 'Superman'

September 24, 2010 | PG
For a nation that proudly declared it would leave no child behind, America continues to do so at alarming rates. Despite increased spending and politicians’ promises, our buckling public—education system, once the best in the world, routinely forsakes the education of millions of children. Oscar winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education “statistics” have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of Waiting for Superman. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop—out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. However, embracing the belief that good teachers make good schools, Guggenheim offers hope by exploring innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have—in reshaping the culture—refused to leave their students behind. (Paramount Vantage Point)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Ray & Liz 882.

Ray & Liz

July 10, 2019 | Not Rated
On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyond their control. At times shocking and laced with an unsettling humour, three episodes unfold as a powerful evocation of the experience of growing up in a Black Country council flat.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Prince of the City 883.

Prince of the City

August 21, 1981 | R
A New York City narcotics detective (Treat Williams) reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Encounters at the End of the World 884.

Encounters at the End of the World

June 11, 2008 | G
Werner Herzog confirms his standing as poet laureate of men in extreme situations with Encounters at the End of the World. In this visually stunning exploration, Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, headquarters of the National Science Foundation and home to eleven hundred people during the austral summer (Oct-Feb). Over the course of his journey, Herzog examines human nature and Mother nature, juxtaposing breathtaking locations with the profound, surreal, and sometimes absurd experiences of the marine biologists, physicists, plumbers, and truck drivers who choose to form a society as far away from society as one can get. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
The Turin Horse 885.

The Turin Horse

February 10, 2012 | Not Rated
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver loses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse’s neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan until he mutters the obligatory last words, and lives for another ten years, silent and demented, cared for by his mother and sisters. Somewhere in the countryside, the cab driver lives with his daughter and the overworked horse. Outside, a windstorm rages. The horse refuses to move, and the man and his daughter struggle through their daily schedule. Food and water grow scarce. Beggars and gypsies come to their door. The horse stops eating. Slowly, the apocalypse approaches. (The Cinema Guild)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
The Proposal 886.

The Proposal

May 24, 2019 | Not Rated
Known as “the artist among architects,” Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself—a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Unrest 887.

Unrest

September 22, 2017 | Not Rated
When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Western Stars 888.

Western Stars

October 25, 2019
Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars. Western Stars offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
North Dallas Forty 889.

North Dallas Forty

August 3, 1979 | R
A semi-fictional account of life as a professional football player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Waves 890.

Waves

November 15, 2019 | Not Rated
Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. [A24]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
The Martian 891.

The Martian

October 2, 2015 | PG-13
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. [20th Century Fox]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
The Last Temptation of Christ 892.

The Last Temptation of Christ

August 12, 1988 | R
A thought-provoking interpretation of the classic tale of Christ, Temptation explores the idea of Christ as a mere mortal, who, at the threshold of self-sacrifice, is tempted by the desire to continue on with his life.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Neon Bull 893.

Neon Bull

April 8, 2016 | Not Rated
Iremar works at the Vaquejadas, a rodeo in the northeast of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural Vaqueiro, feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show, which he shares with his co-workers; Galega, an exotic dancer, the truck driver and mother to the young & spirited Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bullpen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family. But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles elaborate new fashion designs. [Kino Lorber]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Melancholia 894.

Melancholia

November 11, 2011 | R
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, Justine and Michael are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire, and brother-in-law John. Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Wendy and Lucy 895.

Wendy and Lucy

December 10, 2008 | R
Wendy Carroll is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy. Wendy and Lucy addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people's duty to each other in tough times. (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.1
The Wrestler 896.

The Wrestler

December 17, 2008 | R
Back in the late ‘80s, Randy “The Ram” Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
The Hours 897.

The Hours

December 27, 2002 | PG-13
The story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place; all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. [Paramount]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Superman 898.

Superman

December 15, 1978 | PG
An adventure re-told, spanning the Man of Steel's life from his Krypton infancy and Midwest boyhood to his career as Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent and through his titanic struggle with archnemesis Lex Luthor. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Bang the Drum Slowly 899.

Bang the Drum Slowly

August 26, 1973 | PG
The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Dallas Buyers Club 900.

Dallas Buyers Club

November 1, 2013 | R
Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1985 was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live. He started taking the FDA approved AZT, the only legal drug available in the U.S, which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggled non-toxic, anti-viral medications from all over the world yet still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks and a fellow patient, Rayon, Ron unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies which waged an all out war on Ron.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2