Movie Releases by User Score

Get Shorty 101.

Get Shorty

October 25, 1995 | R
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a Miami loan shark who's sent to Los Angeles to collect on a gambling debt from film producer Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman). Chili soon discovers that loansharking was the perfect training ground for making movies...though you have to be ruthless to make it in Hollywood. [MGM]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Frozen River 102.

Frozen River

August 1, 2008 | R
Frozen River is the story of Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom who is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling when she meets a Mohawk girl who lives on a reservation that straddles the US-Canadian border. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin making runs across the frozen St. Lawrence River carrying illegal Chinese and Pakistani immigrants in the trunk of Ray’s Dodge Spirit. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Late Marriage 103.

Late Marriage

May 17, 2002
Set within the Georgian émigré community of Tel Aviv, Late Marriage is a sexy and biting comedy of manners that investigates what happens when human beings get stuck between the rock of true love and the hard place of family tradition. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
Western 104.

Western

February 16, 2018 | Not Rated
Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but tensions mount when, Meinhard, the strong, silent and newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other — or is the stage being set for a showdown?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Arrival 105.

Arrival

November 11, 2016 | PG-13
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team is put together to investigate – including language expert Louise Banks (Amy Adams). Mankind teeters on the verge of global war as everyone scrambles for answers – and to find them, Banks will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 106.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

November 14, 2003 | PG-13
Based on author Patrick O'Brian's series of Aubrey/Maturin novels, the film is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Crowe is Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy, and Bettany is ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. Their ship, the H.M.S. Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. With the Surprise badly damaged and much of his crew injured, Aubrey is torn between duty and friendship as he pursues a high-stakes chase across two oceans, to intercept and capture his foe. It's a mission that can make his reputation – or destroy Lucky Jack and his crew. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Living in Oblivion 107.

Living in Oblivion

July 21, 1995 | R
Film about filmmaking. It takes place during one day on set of non-budget movie. Ultimate tribute to all independent filmmakers.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
My Joy 108.

My Joy

September 30, 2011 | Not Rated
Truck driver Georgy sets out on a provincial Russian highway for a routine delivery, but a series of chance encounters see his journey spiral out of control. A roadside police check, a war veteran, and a young prostitute lead him to a village from which there appears to be no way out – where the locals struggle to survive a tough, elemental world, and the past holds a grip on their everyday lives. Caught in a merciless dead end, Georgy's unexpected fate is the crux of award-winning documentarian Sergei Loznitsa's unique and original feature debut, My Joy. Based on true stories the director encountered during his decade-long pilgrimage by road through Russia, My Joy is a daring and haunting parable from an arresting new voice in feature filmmaking. [Kino Lorber Films]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Invisible Life 109.

Invisible Life

December 20, 2019 | Not Rated
Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
The Wailing 110.

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
The General 111.

The General

December 18, 1998 | R
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Midnight in Paris 112.

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
Tuesday, After Christmas 113.

Tuesday, After Christmas

May 27, 2011 | Not Rated
In the days leading up to Christmas, a married man forces himself to choose between his wife and his mistress. A sharply observed, deeply felt drama from director Radu Muntean, showcasing the strengths of current Romanian cinema in its beautifully calibrated performances, expert craftsmanship, and dazzling technical mastery.(Lorber Films)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
The Story of the Weeping Camel 114.

The Story of the Weeping Camel

June 4, 2004 | PG
Set amid the cast expanse of South Mongolia's Gobi Desert, this film follows the adventures of a family of camel herders who face a crisis when one mother camel rejects her newborn, following a particularly difficult delivery. Invoking an ancient ritual, the family sends two of its young boys to the capital city to enlist the aid of a musician whom they believe will coax the mother camel into nursing her baby. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
The Wrestler 115.

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
Bang the Drum Slowly 116.

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
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles 117.

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

August 23, 2019 | PG-13
The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Love and Death on Long Island 118.

Love and Death on Long Island

March 6, 1998 | PG-13
A stuffy British novelist becomes infatuated with a cinematic teen idol and sets out to meet him.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Food, Inc. 119.

Food, Inc.

June 12, 2009 | PG
In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. We have bigger-breasted chickens, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybean seeds, even tomatoes that won't go bad, but we also have new strains of e coli--the harmful bacteria that causes illness for an estimated 73,000 Americans annually. We are riddled with widespread obesity, particularly among children, and an epidemic level of diabetes among adults Featuring interviews with such experts as Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm's Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms' Joe Salatin, Food, Inc. reveals surprising -- and often shocking truths -- about what we eat, how it's produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till 120.

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

August 17, 2005 | PG-13
This documentary investigates the murder and subsequent injustice surrounding Emmett Louis Till's death, which many consider to be the true catalyst for the American Civil Rights Movement. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Gleason 121.

Gleason

July 29, 2016 | Not Rated
At the age of 34, former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Bigger Stronger Faster* 122.

Bigger Stronger Faster*

May 30, 2008 | PG-13
In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. We reward speed, size and above all else: winning – at sport, at business and at war. Metaphorically we are a nation on steroids. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Blending comedy and pathos, Bigger, Stronger, Faster* is a collision of pop culture and first-person narrative, with a diverse cast including US Congressmen, professional athletes, medical experts and everyday gym rats. At its heart, this is the story of director Christopher Bell and his two brothers, who grew up idolizing muscular giants like Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and who went on to become members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. When you discover that your heroes have all broken the rules, do you follow the rules, or do you follow your heroes? (Magnolia)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
I Wish 123.

I Wish

May 11, 2012 | Not Rated
Twelve-year-old Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, in the southern region of Kyushu, Japan. His younger brother Ryunosuke lives with their father in Hakata, northern Kyushu. The brothers have been separated by their parents’ divorce and Koichi’s only wish is for his family to be reunited. When he learns that a new bullet train line will soon open, linking the two towns, he starts to believe that a miracle will take place the moment these new trains first pass each other at top speed. With help from the adults around him, Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.(Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
White God 124.

White God

March 27, 2015 | Not Rated
When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen, because it's mixed-breed heritage is deemed unfit by The State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted, unloved and so-called unfit dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, the one-time housepet who has learned all too well from his journey through the streets and animal control centers. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Lady Chatterley 125.

Lady Chatterley

June 22, 2007 | R
Based on D.H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover," this film tells the story of a passion that is both innocent and subversive - one that transcends, without ever ignoring, class and social conventions. (Kino International)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.3
Children of a Lesser God 126.

Children of a Lesser God

October 3, 1986 | R
A new speech teacher (William Hurt) at a school for the deaf falls in love with the janitor, a deaf woman (Marlee Matlin) speechless by choice.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
In the Mirror of Maya Deren 127.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

January 24, 2003
With this film, Martina Kudlacek has fashioned not only fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential artist, but a pitch-perfect introduction to her strikingly beautiful and poetic body of work. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Endless 128.

The Endless

April 6, 2018 | Not Rated
Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Moorhead and Benson return with this mind-bending thriller that follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reconsider the cult’s beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Shane 129.

Shane

April 23, 1953 | TV-PG
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Oasis 130.

Oasis

May 7, 2004
A hardened ex-con falls for a severely disabled woman in this psychological drama.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Pride 131.

Pride

September 26, 2014 | R
It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. [CBS Films]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Whose Streets? 132.

Whose Streets?

August 11, 2017 | Not Rated
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
The Central Park Five 133.

The Central Park Five

November 23, 2012 | Not Rated
A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully accused of raping a white woman in Central Park.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Beautiful People 134.

Beautiful People

February 18, 2000 | R
Set in October 1993 in London, this film tells the story of four families and their encounters with refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
November 135.

November

February 23, 2018 | Not Rated
In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by the visiting German baroness that possesses all that he longs for. For Liina, winning Hans’ requited love proves incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded, but come quite cheap. With alluring black and white cinematography, Rainer Sarnet vividly captures these motley lives as they toil to exist—is existence worth anything if it lacks a soul?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Moving Midway 136.

Moving Midway

September 12, 2008
Godfrey Cheshire's richly observed film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at the lingering remnants and still-powerful mythology of plantation culture and the antebellum South. An award-winning film critic turned film maker, Cheshire uses the relocation of his family's North Carolina plantation house to embark on a surprising and multi-layered journey. While observing the elaborate, arcane preparations for moving a centuries-old house over fields and a rock quarry, unexpected human drama - from both the living and the dead - emerges. And a chance encounter leads Cheshire and his cousins to discover a previously unknown African American branch of the family (who have their own take on Midway and its legacy). Through the use of movies and music, and by turning the camera on himself and his family, Cheshire examines the Southern plantation in American history and culture, and how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Bright Leaves 137.

Bright Leaves

August 25, 2004
This documentary is a subjective, autobiographical meditation on the allure of cigarettes and their troubling legacy for the state of North Carolina. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.3
Night Comes On 138.

Night Comes On

August 3, 2018 | Not Rated
Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, Angel embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister to avenge her mother’s death.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
The Winslow Boy 139.

The Winslow Boy

April 30, 1999 | G
Set in 1910, The Winslow Boy is based on a real-life story of a young cadet who is accused of stealing a five-shilling postal note. As his case proceeds, it challenges many long accepted legal notions and sets off a national frenzy, exacting a heavy price on the family that takes on his defense. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Only Lovers Left Alive 140.

Only Lovers Left Alive

April 11, 2014 | R
Adam and Eve have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Adam, a reclusive underground musician hiding out in the ruins of contemporary Detroit, despairs about human civilization’s decline, and worries about future survival. Eve, who is perhaps 3000 years old to Adam’s 500, takes a longer view of history and is more optimistic. She leaves her home in the ancient city of Tangier to come to his side. As blood has been tainted by the zombies (humans), the formerly immortal Adam and Eve must secure uncontaminated blood from hospitals or they will perish. Eve’s close friend, Christopher Marlowe, is an elder vampire who provides Eve with hospital blood. Adam gets his supply from Dr. Watson, a skittish hematologist who provides safe blood at a price. Adam and Eve’s precarious footing is further threatened by the uninvited arrival of Eve’s carefree and uncontrollable little sister Ava. Unlike Adam and Eve, Ava hasn’t yet learned to tame her wilder instincts, and her recklessness concerns Adam.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Yellow Submarine 141.

Yellow Submarine

November 13, 1968 | G
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
All In: The Fight for Democracy 142.

All In: The Fight for Democracy

September 9, 2020 | PG-13
In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning. With the perspective and expertise of Stacey Abrams, the former Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, the documentary offers an insider’s look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know are threats to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
3.6
Les Misérables 143.

Les Misérables

January 10, 2020 | Not Rated
Stephane, only just arrived from Cherbourg, joins the anti criminality brigade of Montfermeil in a sensitive district of the Paris suburbs. Paired up with Chris and Gwada whose methods are sometimes "special" he rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighborhood groups. When an arrest starts to get out of hand, a drone is filming every move they make.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Roman Holiday 144.

Roman Holiday

August 27, 1953 | Passed
Princess Ann (Hepburn) runs from her duties while in Italy and meets a reporter (Peck) looking for an exclusive story. He acts as if he doesn't know who she is but he soon finds himself falling in love with her.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Aberdeen 145.

Aberdeen

August 17, 2001 | TV-MA
A modern, raw, pitch-black comedy about a young woman who travels from Scotland to Norway to find her estranged, alcoholic father and bring him home. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Diamond Men 146.

Diamond Men

September 28, 2001 | R
An aging diamond salesman (Forster) with a heart condition is forced to train a brash, inexperienced kid (Wahlberg) with whom he clashes almost immediately.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.2
The Lost City of Z 147.

The Lost City of Z

April 14, 2017 | R
In 1925, Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), a British military-man-turned-explorer, searches for a lost city deep in the Amazon. His quest grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
A Time for Drunken Horses 148.

A Time for Drunken Horses

October 27, 2000
When the youngest boy of a destitute Iranian Kurdish family suffers from a terminal illness, his young siblings struggle to pay for a life-saving operation. (Shooting Gallery)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Dr. No 149.

Dr. No

May 8, 1963 | GP
A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Up and Down 150.

Up and Down

February 25, 2005 | R
In the dead of the night, near the Czech-Slovak border, two smugglers discover their truckload of illegal Indian immigrants have left a baby behind. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.1
Live-In Maid 151.

Live-In Maid

July 18, 2007 | Unrated
Dora (51) is the maid of Mrs. Beba (59) and has worked and lived with her for 35 years. Beba used to be a well-to-do socialite but successive economic and personal crises have worn her out, reducing her to a purveyor of decadence. Nowadays she finds herself forced to sell door-to-door beauty products. And she owes Dora six months of salary. Dora, tired of listening to Beba’s promises of payment, is now determined to resign. Beba asks her for more time to get the money together. Dora accepts. During this period Beba tries to mine the confidence of Dora, discouraging her not to venture into a new phase of her life. Though doomed by class prejudices and abusive power codes there is also a bond cemented by mutual love from three decades of living together. Finally, Beba gets the money to cancel the debt and offers some cash in advance to make her maid stay. But Dora has already made up her mind. (Aqua Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Thief 152.

Thief

March 27, 1981 | R
Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.6
Zodiac 153.

Zodiac

March 2, 2007 | R
Based on the actual case files of one of the most intriguing unsolved crimes in the nation's history, Zodiac is a thriller from David Fincher, director of "Seven" and "Fight Club." As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Goldstone 154.

Goldstone

March 2, 2018 | R
On the trail of a missing person, troubled indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is arrested for drunk driving by local cop Josh (Alex Russell). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gun fire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play. While struggling to overcome their mutual distrust, Jay and Josh uncover a web of crime and corruption, which leads directly to the town’s cold-blooded Mayor (Jacki Weaver) and its smarmy gold mine director (David Wenham).
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Morvern Callar 155.

Morvern Callar

December 20, 2002 | R
An aimless supermarket clerk (Morton) in a small Scottish town gets a new lease on life upon discovering her boyfriend dead under their Christmas tree.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.7
2046 156.

2046

August 5, 2005 | R
Picking up where "In the Mood for Love" left off, 2046 is a visually seductive reverie of memory and regret, refracted through a serial womanizer's experiences with six women. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Command and Control 157.

Command and Control

September 14, 2016 | Not Rated
Command and Control reveals the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Woven through the Damascus story is a riveting history of America’s nuclear weapons program, from World War II through the Cold War, much of it based on recently declassified documents. A cautionary tale of freak accidents, near misses, human fallibility and extraordinary heroism, Command and Control forces viewers to confront the great dilemma that the U.S. has faced since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Human Flow 158.

Human Flow

October 13, 2017 | Not Rated
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
Apollo 13 159.

Apollo 13

June 30, 1995 | PG
Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell (Hanks), Fred Haise (Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Bacon) fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingle (Sinise), flight director Gene Kranz (Harris) and a heroic ground crew race against time -- and the odds -- to bring them home. [Universal]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Paper Moon 160.

Paper Moon

May 9, 1973 | PG
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Ulee's Gold 161.

Ulee's Gold

June 6, 1997 | R
The story of Ulysses Jackson (Fonda), a solitary beekeeper working in the tupelo marshes of the Florida Panhandle and caring for his two grandchildren. The trio lives an ordered, if somewhat narrow life until a call from Jackson's son in jail changes everything. (Orion Pictures)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
The Three Musketeers 162.

The Three Musketeers

March 29, 1974 | PG
A young swordsman comes to Paris and faces villains, romance, adventure and intrigue with three Musketeer friends.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
The Ghost Writer 163.

The Ghost Writer

February 19, 2010 | PG-13
A gifted author hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of a controversial former British Prime Minister becomes a hunted man when he uncovers explosive secrets about the past. (Summit Entertainment)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
The Usual Suspects 164.

The Usual Suspects

August 16, 1995 | R
Five career criminals in New York are rounded up for a standard police line-up. After release, they get together for a bit of revenge by pulling off a $3 million emerald heist. This scheme brings them to the attention of an underworld crime figure who convinces them to do a highly dangerous job.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
God Loves Uganda 165.

God Loves Uganda

October 11, 2013 | Not Rated
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to infuse African culture with values imported from America's Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting sexual immorality and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow biblical law.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Chi-Raq 166.

Chi-Raq

December 4, 2015 | R
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a Child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.4
Presenting Princess Shaw 167.

Presenting Princess Shaw

May 27, 2016 | Not Rated
The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world. By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur YouTube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist embraced by the world of fine art. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. The film unfolds as Kutiman pairs Princess Shaw’s emotional performances in a beautiful expression of generosity and compassion, revealing the bonafide star underneath and her fight to never give up on her dreams.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Somers Town 168.

Somers Town

July 15, 2009
Tomo is a troubled young lad who runs away to London. There he meets Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his laborer father in a rundown area. When Marek agrees to let Tomo stay with them, unbeknownst to his father, the pair form a strong bond as they work odd jobs for an eccentric neighbor and compete for the attention of Maria, a beautiful French waitress, and try to avoid discovery by Marek's father. (Film Movement)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.8
Carnal Knowledge 169.

Carnal Knowledge

June 30, 1971 | R
Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Stephanie Daley 170.

Stephanie Daley

April 20, 2007 | R
This film weaves two parallel journeys into a sublime masterpiece about the absolute nature of truth. (Regent Releasing)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
Bill Cunningham New York 171.

Bill Cunningham New York

March 16, 2011
“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World 172.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

August 19, 2016 | Not Rated
Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Working with NetScout, a world leader in real time service assurance and cybersecurity, Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.9
Every Little Step 173.

Every Little Step

April 17, 2009 | PG-13
Every Little Step explores the incredible journey of A Chorus Line from ambitious idea to international phenomenon. It compares and contrasts the original musical with the current revival. It investigates the societies in which they’ve debuted, and why the themes are so timeless and universal. Finally, it goes behind the scenes with exclusive interviews and footage of the revival’s audition process, revealing the dramatic journey of the performers, and unfolding a story of life imitating art. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Testament of Youth 174.

Testament of Youth

June 5, 2015 | PG-13
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. [Sony Pictures Classics]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 175.

Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

July 8, 2011 | R
Michael Rapaport sets out on tour with A Tribe Called Quest in 2008, when they reunited to perform sold-out concerts across the country, almost ten years after the release of their last album, The Love Movement. As he travels with the band members, Rapaport captures the story of how tenuous their relationship has become; how their personal differences and unresolved conflicts continue to be a threat to their creative cohesion. When mounting tensions erupt backstage during a show in San Francisco, we get a behind-the-scenes look at their journey and contributions as a band and what currently is at stake for these long-time friends collaborators. (Sony Picture Classics)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Escape from Alcatraz 176.

Escape from Alcatraz

June 22, 1979 | PG
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Silent Souls 177.

Silent Souls

September 16, 2011 | Not Rated
When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of the Merja culture, an ancient Finno-Ugric tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians in the 17th century, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life. The two men set out on a roadtrip thousands of miles across the boundless lands. With them, two small birds in a cage. Along the way, as is custom for the Merjas, Miron shares intimate memories of his conjugal life. But as they reach the banks of the sacred lake where they will forever part with the body, he realizes he wasn’t the only one in love with Tanya…(Shadow Distribution)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Citizen K 178.

Citizen K

November 22, 2019 | Not Rated
Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that followed the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. However, when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets seized and following a series of show trials, sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy in Russia and beyond.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.1
Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders 179.

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

June 4, 2010
Two volunteers are new recruits: a 26 year-old Australian doctor stranded in a remote bush clinic and an American surgeon struggling to cope under the load of emergency cases in a shattered capital city. Two others are experienced field hands: a dynamic Head of Mission, valiantly trying to keep morale high and tensions under control, and an exhausted veteran, who has seen too much horror and wants out. Amidst the chaos, each volunteer must confront the severe challenges of the work, the tough choices, and the limits of their own idealism. (Truly Indie)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Shotgun Stories 180.

Shotgun Stories

March 26, 2008 | PG-13
Son Hayes never speaks of the scars on his back. The shotgun pellets left under his skin make for a sporadic pattern of blue-black dots. The men he works with take bets on how he got them. His brothers, Boy and Kid Hayes, don't discuss it. His past, just like the scars, is never far behind him. This stands true for the memory of his father, a man who never bothered to give his children proper names. He left the three brothers, Son, Boy, and Kid, when they were young. Their last impressions of him were of a violent drunk who never hesitated to put his own needs ahead of his family's. The brothers were left to be raised by their mother, a hateful woman who to this day blames her children for the life she's been left with and the loss of the man she couldn't keep. Their father, having left the memory of his children as completely as he left their home, managed to move on and put his life back together. He sobered up, became a devout Christian, married a wonderful woman, and fathered four new sons--all of whom received proper names. His life became a model that most would aspire to--a man successful in business, community, and family--with his only true failing being the sons he turned his back on. (Liberation Entertainment)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Tickled 181.

Tickled

June 17, 2016 | R
After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reaches out to request a story from the company. But the reply he receives is shocking—the sender mocks Farrier's sexual orientation and threatens extreme legal action should he dig any deeper. So, like any good journalist confronted by a bully, he does just the opposite: he travels to the hidden tickling facilities in Los Angeles and uncovers a vast empire, known for harassing and harming the lives of those who protest their involvement in these films. The more he investigates, the stranger it gets, discovering secret identities and criminal activity. [Magnolia Pictures]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Pass Over 182.

Pass Over

April 20, 2018 | Not Rated
Moses and Kitch, two young black men, chat their way through a long, aimless day on a Chicago street corner. Periodically ducking bullets and managing visits from a genial but ominous stranger and an overtly hostile police officer, Moses and Kitch rely on their banter to get them through a day that is a hopeless retread of every other day, even as they continue to dream of their deliverance.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
4.0
A Place in the Sun 183.

A Place in the Sun

August 14, 1951 | Passed
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
The Secret of NIMH 184.

The Secret of NIMH

July 16, 1982 | G
To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Black Souls 185.

Black Souls

April 10, 2015 | Not Rated
The Carbone family consists of three brothers, Luigi (Marco Leonardi) and Rocco (Peppino Mazzotta) who are engaged in the family business of international drug trade and Luciano (Fabrizio Ferracane) who has remained in the ancestral town of Africo in the Aspromonte mountains on the Mediterranean coast—herding goats. His 20-year old son Leo (Giuseppe Fumo) has little respect for his farmer father, but idealizes his Mafioso uncles. When Leo shoots up a bar owned by a rival family with a longstanding blood feud with the Carbones, his reckless actions create trouble that brings the whole family back to Africo for the inevitable bloody showdown. [Vitagraph Films]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Mud 186.

Mud

April 26, 2013 | PG-13
Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days 187.

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

February 17, 2006
The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in Germany's official Foreign Language Film selection for the 2005 Academy Awards. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Down to the Bone 188.

Down to the Bone

November 25, 2005 | R
Irene (Vera Farmiga) is a working class mother living in upstate New York. She struggles to keep her marriage together and raise two sons while keeping her cocaine addiction a secret. After a series of nearly fatal mishaps, and finally hoping to make a change in her life, she decides to check herself into a rehab center. There, she meets and falls in love with a fellow reformed addict (Hugh Dillon). When one of them falls into a relapse with the addiction, their commitment to staying clean – and to each other – shatters. This beautifully wrought film accurately and authentically explores the wrenching road of recovery without ever resorting to histrionics. [Down to the Bone Productions]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.2
The Manchurian Candidate 189.

The Manchurian Candidate

July 30, 2004 | R
As the entire nation watches the presidential campaign hurtle towards Election Day, one soldier races to uncover the conspiracy behind it -- a conspiracy that seeks to destroy democracy itself. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
The Front Page 190.

The Front Page

April 4, 1931 | TV-PG
An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Pistol Opera 191.

Pistol Opera

June 13, 2003
In this belated sequel to director Seijun Suzuki's 1967 film "Branded to Kill," a female assassin rises in the criminal underworld.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 192.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

December 22, 1978 | PG
In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one with clones devoid of emotion.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
Sands of Iwo Jima 193.

Sands of Iwo Jima

March 1, 1950 | Passed
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Cul-de-sac 194.

Cul-de-sac

November 7, 1966 | Not Rated
In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Terror's Advocate 195.

Terror's Advocate

October 12, 2007 | Unrated
Communist, anticolonialist, right-wing extremist? What convictions guide the moral mind of Jacques Vergès? Barbet Schroeder takes us down history's darkest paths in his attempt to illuminate the mystery behind this enigmatic figure. As a young lawyer during the Algerian war, Vergès espoused the anticolonialist cause and defended Djamila Bouhired, "la Pasionaria," who bore her country's hopes for freedom on her shoulders and was sentenced to death for planting bombs in cafes. He obtained her release, married her, and had two children with her. Then, suddenly, at the height of an illustrious career, Vergès disappeared without trace for eight years. He reemerged from his mysterious absence and took on the defense of terrorists of all kinds, from Magdalena Kopp and Anis Naccache to Carlos the Jackal. He represented historical monsters such as Nazi lieutenant Klaus Barbie. From the lawyer's inflammatory and provocative cases to his controversial terrorist links, Barbet Schroeder follows the winding trail left by this "devil's advocate" as he forged his unique path in law and politics. Schroeder explores and questions the history of "blind terrorism" through his penetrating investigation of this compelling man, and leads us toward shocking revelations that expose long-hidden links in history. (Magnolia Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.3
Bernie 196.

Bernie

April 27, 2012 | PG-13
In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder. (Millennium Entertainment)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
An Inconvenient Truth 197.

An Inconvenient Truth

May 24, 2006 | PG
This documentary offers a passionate and inspirational look at Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. [Participant Productions]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.0
I'll See You in My Dreams 198.

I'll See You in My Dreams

May 15, 2015 | PG-13
Carol, a widow in her 70's, is forced to confront her fears about love, family, and death. After her routine is rattled she decides to start dating again and falls into relationships with two very different men.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Night Moves 199.

Night Moves

May 30, 2014 | R
As organic farmer Josh (Jesse Eisenberg), high society dropout Dena (Dakota Fanning) and ex-Marine Harmon (Peter Sarsgaard) plan, carry out and then witness the fallout of an attention-grabbing act of sabotage, they find their own personal limits tested.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
The Deserted Station 200.

The Deserted Station

December 3, 2004
Based on a concept the director and Abbas Kiarostami developed on a photography trip together, a man and a young woman are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The photographer and the sole adult male inhabitant, a schoolteacher, leave to get help while the young woman, herself childless, bonds with the children whose parents are nowhere to be found. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1

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