Movie Releases by Score

Manchester by the Sea 1.

Manchester by the Sea

November 18, 2016 | R
After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 15-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised. Bonded by the man who held their family together, Lee and Patrick struggle to adjust to a world without him.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.2
Don't Look Now 2.

Don't Look Now

December 9, 1973 | R
A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
tbd
I Am Not Your Negro 3.

I Am Not Your Negro

December 9, 2016 | PG-13
Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
5.4
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 4.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

April 22, 1962 | Approved
A senator, who became famous for killing a notorious outlaw, returns for the funeral of an old friend and tells the truth about his deed.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.6
We Were Here 5.

We Were Here

September 9, 2011 | Not Rated
We Were Here documents the coming of what was called the “Gay Plague” in the early 1980s. It illuminates the profound personal and community issues raised by the AIDS epidemic as well as the broad political and social upheavals it unleashed. It offers a cathartic validation for the generation that suffered through, and responded to, the onset of AIDS. It opens a window of understanding to those who have only the vaguest notions of what transpired in those years. It provides insight into what society could, and should, offer its citizens in the way of medical care, social services, and community support. [Red Flag Releasing]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.9
Inside Llewyn Davis 6.

Inside Llewyn Davis

December 6, 2013 | R
Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter of 1961, he struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles - some of them of his own making.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.8
Sita Sings the Blues 7.

Sita Sings the Blues

December 25, 2009 | Not Rated
Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, Sita Sings the Blues earns its tagline as "the Greatest Break-Up Story Ever Told."
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.2
Apocalypse Now Redux 8.

Apocalypse Now Redux

August 3, 2001 | R
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
The Souvenir 9.

The Souvenir

May 17, 2019 | Not Rated
A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. [A24]
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.7
Love Affair 10.

Love Affair

April 7, 1939 | TV-G
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
tbd
The African Queen 11.

The African Queen

March 21, 1952 | Passed
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.8
Stories We Tell 12.

Stories We Tell

May 10, 2013 | PG-13
Director Sarah Polley looks into her past and excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.3
EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library 13.

EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library

September 13, 2017 | Not Rated
Frederick Wiseman’s film, EX LIBRIS – The New York Public Library, goes behind the scenes of one of the greatest knowledge institutions of the world. The film reveals the library as a place of welcome, cultural exchange and learning to 18 million patrons and 32 million online visitors annually. There are 92 library branches throughout Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The NYPL is committed to being a resource for all the inhabitants of this multifaceted and cosmopolitan city. It is accessible, open to everyone and exemplifies the deeply rooted American belief in the individual’s right to know and be informed. The library is one of the most democratic institutions in America—all races, social classes and ethnicities are welcome and are active participants in the life and work of the library. The library strives to inspire learning, advance knowledge and strengthen communities.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.0
Patton 14.

Patton

February 18, 1970 | M
This Academy Award-winning biography of American General George S. Patton chronicles the general's wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.4
Cold War 15.

Cold War

December 21, 2018 | R
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times. [Amazon Studios]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.9
Big Men 16.

Big Men

March 14, 2014 | Not Rated
Big Men looks at the corruption in the oil industries of Ghana and Nigeria.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.4
Hannah and Her Sisters 17.

Hannah and Her Sisters

February 1, 1986 | PG-13
A comic look at the relationships among three sisters and their various romantic interests.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
The Fits 18.

The Fits

June 3, 2016 | Not Rated
Toni trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati’s West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she discovers the joys of dance and of female camaraderie, she grapples with her individual identity amid her newly defined social sphere. Shortly after Toni joins the team, the captain faints during practice. By the end of the week, most of the girls on the team suffer from episodes of fainting, swooning, moaning, and shaking in a seemingly uncontrollable catharsis. Soon, however, the girls on the team embrace these mysterious spasms, transforming them into a rite of passage. Toni fears “the fits” but is equally afraid of losing her place just as she’s found her footing. Caught between her need for control and her desire for acceptance, Toni must decide how far she will go to embody her new ideals. [Oscilloscope]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.7
Paterson 19.

Paterson

December 28, 2016 | R
Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani). By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.9
The Farewell 20.

The Farewell

July 12, 2019 | Not Rated
Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectations and proprieties, she finds there’s a lot to celebrate: a chance to rediscover the country she left as a child, her grandmother’s wondrous spirit, and the ties that keep on binding even when so much goes unspoken. [A24]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Eighth Grade 21.

Eighth Grade

July 13, 2018 | R
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school—the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year—before she begins high school.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
Stop Making Sense 22.

Stop Making Sense

October 18, 1984
A concert film of the rock band Talking Heads.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Deep Red 23.

Deep Red

June 11, 1976 | Not Rated
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Downhill Racer 24.

Downhill Racer

November 7, 1969 | PG
Quietly cocky David Chappellet (Robert Redford) joins the U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Zama 25.

Zama

April 13, 2018 | Not Rated
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit. [Strand Releasing]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.4
Ghost World 26.

Ghost World

July 20, 2001 | R
Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (Johansson) who, faced with high school graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. (MGM / UA)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Tulpan 27.

Tulpan

April 1, 2009
Following his Russian naval service, young dreamer Asa returns to his sister’s nomadic brood on the desolate Hunger Steppe to begin a hardscrabble career as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa must win the hand of the only eligible bachelorette for miles—his alluringly mysterious neighbor Tulpan. Accompanied by his girlie mag-reading sidekick Boni (and a menagerie of adorable lambs, stampeding camels, mewing kittens and mischievous children), Asa will stop at nothing to prove he is a worthy husband and herder. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.3
Leave No Trace 28.

Leave No Trace

June 29, 2018 | PG
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Sweet Country 29.

Sweet Country

April 6, 2018 | R
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.4
The Long Goodbye 30.

The Long Goodbye

March 7, 1973 | R
Private investigator Philip Marlowe helps a friend out of a jam then gets implicated in his wife's murder.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.7
The Bridge on the River Kwai 31.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

December 14, 1957 | TV-PG
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.5
Elena 32.

Elena

May 18, 2012 | Not Rated
Elena is a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller. Sixty-ish spouses Vladimir and Elena uneasily share his palatial Moscow apartment—he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s his dowdy former nurse who has clearly “married up.” Estranged from his own wild-child daughter, Vladimir openly despises his wife’s freeloading son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten the dutiful housewife’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan...[Zeitgeist Films]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.4
Hereditary 33.

Hereditary

June 8, 2018 | R
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. [A24]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
Fateless 34.

Fateless

January 6, 2006 | R
Fateless is based on the moving and disturbing novel by 2002 Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész about a Hungarian Jewish boy's experiences in German concentration camps and his attempts to reconcile himself to those experiences after the war. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.6
Love & Friendship 35.

Love & Friendship

May 13, 2016 | Not Rated
Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale), who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica—and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia (Chloë Sevigny), but two particularly handsome suitors (Xavier Samuel and Tom Bennett) complicate her orchestrations.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.9
Murderball 36.

Murderball

July 8, 2005 | R
Featuring fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, and larger-than-life personalities, Murderball is a film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Rewind 37.

Rewind

May 8, 2020 | Not Rated
Digging through the vast collection of his father's home videos, a young man reconstructs the unthinkable story of his boyhood.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.8
Bisbee '17 38.

Bisbee '17

September 5, 2018 | Not Rated
An old mining town on the Arizona-Mexico border finally reckons with its darkest day: the deportation of 1200 immigrant miners exactly 100 years ago. Locals collaborate to stage recreations of their controversial past.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
5.2
Grizzly Man 39.

Grizzly Man

August 12, 2005 | R
In his mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.2
Blow Out 40.

Blow Out

July 24, 1981 | R
A movie sound recordist (John Travolta) accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually an intentional killing and consequently finds himself in jeopardy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Lincoln 41.

Lincoln

November 9, 2012 | PG-13
Lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. (DreamWorks Pictures)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
The Tillman Story 42.

The Tillman Story

August 20, 2010 | R
Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the right thing to do. The fact that the military manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a propaganda tool is unfathomable and thoroughly explored in Amir Bar-Lev's riveting and enraging documentary.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors 43.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

May 23, 2014 | Not Rated
The story of an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the subways. It's here that he starts his real journey, on a days-long voyage of discovery while, above ground, his mom frantically searches for him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.8
Nobody's Fool 44.

Nobody's Fool

January 13, 1995 | R
An aging scoundrel (Paul Newman) is given a second chance at being a father when his estranged son and grandson come to town with problems only he can solve.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
West Side Story 45.

West Side Story

December 13, 1961 | Approved
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
The Big Sick 46.

The Big Sick

June 23, 2017 | R
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
City of Ghosts 47.

City of Ghosts

July 7, 2017 | R
City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”— a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With astonishing, deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.4
Last Train Home 48.

Last Train Home

September 3, 2010
Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the world’s largest human migration—an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past and industrial future. Working over several years in classic verité style Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Lixin Fan (with the producers of the award-winning hit documentary Up the Yangtze) travels with one couple who have embarked on this annual trek for almost two decades. Like so many of China’s rural poor, Zhang Changhua and Chen Suqin left behind their two infant children for grueling factory jobs. Their daughter Qin—now a restless and rebellious teenager—both bitterly resents their absence and longs for her own freedom away from school, much to the utter devastation of her parents. Emotionally engaging and starkly beautiful, Last Train Home’s intimate observation of one fractured family sheds light on the human cost of China’s ascendance as an economic superpower. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
The Salesman 49.

The Salesman

January 27, 2017 | Not Rated
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
First Reformed 50.

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
I Am Another You 51.

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:
tbd
El Dorado 52.

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:
7.0
Tales of the Grim Sleeper 53.

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

December 26, 2014 | Not Rated
Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Street Fight 54.

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:
7.5
Hale County This Morning, This Evening 55.

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
The Silence of the Lambs 56.

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
One Child Nation 57.

One Child Nation

August 9, 2019 | R
China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning. From award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You) and Jialing Zhang, the sweeping One Child Nation explores the ripple effect of this devastating social experiment, uncovering one shocking human rights violation after another - from abandoned newborns, to forced sterilizations and abortions, and government abductions. Wang digs fearlessly into her own personal life, weaving her experience as a new mother and the firsthand accounts of her family members into archival propaganda material and testimony from victims and perpetrators alike, yielding a revelatory and essential record of this chilling, unprecedented moment in human civilization. [Amazon Studios]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
The Departure 58.

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
Meek's Cutoff 59.

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
Atlantic City 60.

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:
5.3
In the Shadow of the Moon 61.

In the Shadow of the Moon

September 7, 2007 | PG
Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecrafts voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first--and possibly the last--time the surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission that flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words. This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archival material that has been remastered from the original NASA film footage--much of it never used before. The result is an intimate epic that vividly communicates the daring, the danger, the pride, and the promise of this extraordinary era in history, when the whole world literally looked up at America. (THINKFilm)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Up the Yangtze 62.

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
McQueen 63.

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:
7.3
The Handmaiden 64.

The Handmaiden

October 21, 2016 | Not Rated
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Kim Tae-ri) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Kim Min-hee) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Jo Jin-woong). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count (Ha Jung-woo) to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
The Vast of Night 65.

The Vast of Night

May 29, 2020 | PG-13
In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra McCormick) and charismatic radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz) discover a strange audio frequency that could change their small town and the future forever. Dropped phone calls, AM radio signals, secret reels of tape forgotten in a library, switchboards, crossed patchlines and an anonymous phone call lead Fay and Everett on a scavenger hunt toward the unknown.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.4
Old Joy 66.

Old Joy

September 20, 2006
Old Joy is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Oldham) and Mark (London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. (Kino International)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.0
You Were Never Really Here 67.

You Were Never Really Here

April 6, 2018 | R
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
The Square 68.

The Square

October 25, 2013 | Not Rated
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
On Her Shoulders 69.

On Her Shoulders

October 19, 2018 | Not Rated
Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
The Terminator 70.

The Terminator

October 26, 1984 | R
A cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is sent from the 21st century to present-day Los Angeles to assassinate a seemingly innocent women whose child will play an important part in the world from which the killer came. [MGM]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.5
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary 71.

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

May 14, 2003
Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's interpretation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Guy Maddin has forged a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama and shadow. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.8
The Last Black Man in San Francisco 72.

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

June 7, 2019 | Not Rated
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. [A24]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
Custody 73.

Custody

June 29, 2018 | Not Rated
Miriam (Léa Drucker) and Antoine Besson (Denis Ménochet) have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria) to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Fighter 74.

Fighter

August 24, 2001
A documentary about a journey made by two Holocaust survivors through the geography and psychology of their pasts.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
The Forbidden Room 75.

The Forbidden Room

October 7, 2015 | Not Rated
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
The Graduate 76.

The Graduate

December 21, 1967 | PG
Shy Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross). But there's one problem: she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter. [MGM]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Amores Perros 77.

Amores Perros

March 30, 2001 | R
A bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. (Lion Gate Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.3
The Gleaners & I 78.

The Gleaners & I

March 7, 2001
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip, and in previous generations were immortalized by the likes of Millet and Van Gogh. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.0
Office 79.

Office

September 18, 2015 | Not Rated
Based on the hit play Design for Living by star and producer Sylvia Chang, Office is a movie musical spectacular revolving around corporate maneuvering and romantic intrigue. Hong Kong legend Johnnie To delivers a biting takedown of capitalism, detailing the financial crisis following the Lehman Brothers collapse and what one company has to do to fight to stay alive — all in a lavishly detailed, wholly original musical production. [China Lion]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Raising Victor Vargas 80.

Raising Victor Vargas

March 28, 2003 | R
Victor Vargas (Rasuk), a 16-year-old Dominican boy growing up on New York's Lower East Side, finds his self-image as a burgeoning ladies man deflated when the neighborhood finds out that he's dating an unpopular and overweight girl.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.3
'71 81.

'71

February 27, 2015 | R
’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
The Lighthouse 82.

The Lighthouse

October 18, 2019 | Not Rated
A hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus 83.

La Camioneta: The Journey of One American School Bus

May 31, 2013 | Not Rated
Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted, and resurrected as the brightly-colored camionetas that bring the vast majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare-collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money demanded by local Guatemalan gangs. La Camioneta follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people, and places that serve to quietly remind us of the interconnected worlds in which we live.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Gloria 84.

Gloria

January 24, 2014 | R
Gloria is a "woman of a certain age" but still feels young. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Up in the Air 85.

Up in the Air

December 4, 2009 | R
Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he’s met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
The Naked Kiss 86.

The Naked Kiss

May 1, 1964 | Approved
Kelly's path towards happiness is thrown amiss when she witnesses a shocking event, which threatens not just her happiness, but her mental health as well.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Henry V 87.

Henry V

November 8, 1989 | PG-13
The English king invades France and wins the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War in Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Trouble the Water 88.

Trouble the Water

August 22, 2008 | Unrated
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Water takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall—just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward neighbors trapped in the city. “It’s going to be a day to remember,” Kim declares. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their harrowing retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple’s return to New Orleans, the devastation of their neighborhood and the appalling repeated failures of government. Weaving an insider’s view of Katrina with a mix of verite and in-your-face filmmaking, Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes—two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. (Zeitgeist)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
James White 89.

James White

November 13, 2015 | R
James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. [The Film Arcade]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.0
Charade 90.

Charade

December 5, 1963 | Approved
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Election 91.

Election

April 23, 1999 | R
This satirical comedy uses a high school election as the backdrop to take an uncommon look at ambition, morality, desire, love and the lies we never cease telling ourselves. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Ava 92.

Ava

April 27, 2018 | NR
Based on her own adolescent experiences, Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava is a gripping debut about a young girl’s coming-of-age in a strict, traditional society. Living with her well-to-do parents in Tehran, Ava is a bright and focused teen whose concerns — friendships, music, social status, academic performance — resemble that of nearly any teenager. When Ava’s mistrustful and overprotective mother questions her relationship with a boy — going so far as to visit a gynecologist — Ava is overwhelmed by a newfound rage. Formerly a model student, Ava begins to rebel against the strictures imposed by her parents, her school, and the society at large.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Second Mother 93.

The Second Mother

August 28, 2015 | R
Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo, is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.7
These Birds Walk 94.

These Birds Walk

November 1, 2013 | Not Rated
In Karachi, Pakistan, a runaway boy's life hangs on one critical question: where is home? The streets, an orphanage, or with the family he fled in the first place? Simultaneously heart-wrenching and life-affirming, These Birds Walk documents the struggles of wayward street children and the samaritans looking out for them. [Oscilloscope Pictures]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Wrestle 95.

Wrestle

February 22, 2019 | Not Rated
Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in this intimate, coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville’s J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama’s list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn’t off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. [Oscilloscope Labs]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Transit 96.

Transit

March 1, 2019 | Not Rated
Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.4
Short Term 12 97.

Short Term 12

August 23, 2013 | R
Grace (Brie Larson), a young supervising staff member of a foster care facility, looks after troubled teens and reckons with her own past alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend, Mason (John Gallagher Jr.).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
The Squid and the Whale 98.

The Squid and the Whale

October 5, 2005 | R
The Squid and the Whale captures with extraordinary immediacy the inner workings of the Berkman family in 1986 Brooklyn.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Life and Nothing More 99.

Life and Nothing More

October 24, 2018 | Not Rated
Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
A Quiet Place 100.

A Quiet Place

April 6, 2018 | PG-13
A family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5